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Tourist arrivals in Mustang witness an increase


20 October 2023  

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MUSTANG: Mustang in Nepal has recently seen a notable surge in tourist activity, marking a promising resurgence in the area’s tourism sector.

With the onset of the peak tourist season from August to November, the traffic of visitors has notably intensified, especially in the context of religious tourism.

According to the latest data released by the Area Conservation Office of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project in Jomsom, a total of 15,328 foreign tourists reached Mustang since last July.

Pramod Raj Regmi, the Head of the Conservation Office, stated, “From July to October of the current fiscal year, we’ve recorded 13,098 tourists from SAARC countries and 2,230 tourists from outside SAARC visiting Mustang.”

Indian religious tourists primarily visit the revered Muktinath, significantly contributing to the overall influx, according to him.

Regmi emphasized that after a slowdown induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism sector in Mustang is gradually reclaiming its pace.

However, he pointed out that the movement of domestic tourists within Mustang has experienced a slight decline compared to the previous year, though specific statistics were not available.

“This year, we have observed a noticeable decrease in the movement of Nepalis within Mustang,” he stated.

Publish Date : 20 October 2023 06:22 AM

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