KATHMANDU: The number of tourists visiting Mustang has gone up, of late. With the spring season in full swing, hotels are chock-a-block with tourists visiting the holy temple. February-May is the main tourist season.
Mustang can be reached by both road and airways. Tourists on the expedition to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) can reach the area through Manang and Thorang-La pass.
According to the ACAP, Area Conservation Office, Jomsom, the total 16,557 tourists visited Mustang from January to April alone.
April saw the largest flow of 10,229. Likewise, April, 2018 recorded 9,615 tourists. A total of 13,998 tourists reached Mustang in May last year. Likewise, the total 59,838 tourists visited Mustang last year. “The number of tourists increases in May. The flow continues until the end of mid-June,” said Prem Basnet of the Office.
“The figure dominates Indian pilgrims,” said Samjhana Rana, a local hotel entrepreneur. The panorama of the area, its topography, mountain lifestyle, civilization and the culture of Mustang have attracted tourists.