POKHARA, Oct. 18 -- Lakeside, the hub for business related to tourism in Pokhara, is yet to open, even while main markets in Mahendrapul, Chipledhunga, New Road, Sabhagriha Chowk and Prithvi Chowk area have opened up.

Lakeside heavily relies for its business on the domestic and international tourists but as there is no flow of tourists whatsoever, Lakeside still remains closed while other areas, where the locals go for shopping, have opened for business.

Lakeside is a hub of hotels, restaurants, travel essentials and trekking equipment shops. It is the main season for foreigners to visit Nepal and Lakeside during this time in previous years used to shine with crowds of tourists. This year it is completely different.

Other than that loc...