Inflow of tourists up in Mustang

Number of tourists visiting Mustang has increased by 45 percent.According to the Area Conservation office, Jomsom of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), tourists’ arrival in Mustang has increased by 45.75 percent in the fiscal year 2079/80 in comparison to the previous fiscal year, 2078/79 BS.

ACAP Jomsom In-charge Ashok Subedi informed a total of 71,707 foreign tourists had entered Mustahg in the fiscal 2079/80 BS.

“The data shows immoderate rise in the inflow of tourists before and after COVID-19”, he shared, adding, “Total 38,896 tourists had entered Mustang in the year 2078/79 BS.

Compared to the previous fiscal year, over 32,811 tourists had visited Mustang in the FY 2079/80.

In the FY 2079/80, as many as 59,310 tourists arrived here from SAARC member countries and 6,749 tourists from the third countries, it is shared.

Likewise, in the FY 2079/80, a total of 3,388 tourists visited Upper Mustang which is the semi-prohibited area.

Influx of tourists has upped in Mustang last year owing to favourable weather, easy road access, hotel/lodge facilities and nominal incidents of natural disasters.



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