Essential services for foreign tourists should be made available on time; however, in the absence of adequate information and failure to establish a network amongst hotel, travel and tour operators within the country, tourists have to bear additional hassles. Furthermore, there is an inability to develop a network of reliable air services that enables tourists of various countries intending to come to Nepal to be able to come to Nepal directly.
There is an inability to identify tourist destinations, and utilise, as an opportunity, the possibility of integrated and coordinated development of infrastructure in the identified regions; moreover, judicious sharing of benefits has also been found to be challenging.
In the absence of availability of local products, benefits obtainable from the consumption of services and goods by tourists have not been achieved to the anticipated extent; in addition, operation of tourism activities in an eco-friendly manner has also become a challenge.
In the absence of proper trainings to the human resources involved in tourism sector, quality services and maximum benefits therefrom as well as the expansion of services and facilities have not been achieved.
Though there are ample possibilities and opportunities of tourism promotion, it has become a challenge to transform these into means of income by developing them up to the appropriate level. There has been a failure to initiate sustainable development programmes, by assessing the achievement of tourism programmes for rural poverty alleviation.
Heritage preservation could not be made effective due to lack of sufficient resources, statistics and informations.
Since partners of tourism sector, such as governmental, non-governmental and private investors, are involved more in promotional activities rather than in infrastructure development, this sector has not been able to received priority for investment.
It has become a challenge to operate the reconstruction and expansion of the infrastructures (airports) damaged during conflict, owing to lack of resources.
Although it is clear that the development of tourism sector cannot be sustainable in the absence of involvement and active participation of local bodies, effectiveness in responsibility, ownership and coordination has not been materialized, due to the failure to provide for managerial, policy and legal provision in this regard.
There is a lack of coordinated activities between the agencies directly involved in infrastructural development, such as road, drinking water, electricity and communication.