Lo-Manthang welcomes more tourists

Lo-MathangKATHMANDU – Lo-Manthang, a tourist spot in Mustang district, has witnessed an increase of 24 per cent in the influx of tourists this year.

Some 4,147 tourists have visited this place compared to 3,151 last year, according to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Mustang.

Once believed to be the capital city of the forbidden kingdom, Mustang, Lo-Manthang is notable for its enchanting desert-like landscapes, remains of ancient caves, ancient monasteries and the Annapurna Trekking Route among others.

Bidur Kuikel, the Chief at ACAP, Mustang shared that the number of tourist wills likely surge in coming years since the tourists are found to return to the spot again.

The increment in the number of tourists to Lo Mangthan, situated at the altitude of 3,800 metres above sea level, could also be attributed to the recent construction of roads to the place, Kuikel opined.

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