Mustang, a popular tourist destination in northern Nepal, has experienced a significant upsurge in tourist number during 2018 compared to that of previous year.
52,475 tourists visited Mustang during 2017 while the year 2018 saw the number jump to 59,838. This is a whooping two digit boost of 12.30 pc as per ACAP regional office in Jomsom.
Tourists from neighbouring India are found to be most fond of Mustang, particularly due to Muktinath, one of the holiest pilgrimage for Hindu devotees. 33,159 tourist from India visited Mustang while 3290 tourists from Germany and 3089 tourist from France visited Mustang occupying second and third highest tally respectively.
Tulasi Dahal, Head of ACAP regional office Mustang informed that the increase in tourist could be the result of infrastructural development including transportation, favourable weather condition, political stability and promotion efforts.
ACAP has been collecting informations about tourist inbound to Mustang from Jomsom and Kagbeni. Lomanthang, Muktinath, Thini, Dhumba Lake, Kagbeni, Damodar Kunda along with Tibetan art and culture are the major attraction of Mustang. Mustang is a major tourism destination along the ACAP region.
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