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Published on : Thursday, October 20, 2016
Lomanthang can be reached in two days if one starts his journey from Mustang headquarters in Jomsom. Chakra Gurung is a tourism entrepreneur from Pkhara who exclaimed that it is indeed a heavenly experience when one reaches the region of Lomanthang.
It has been discovered that local tourists are going in large numbers to Lomanthang, particularly during the holidays of Tihar and Dashian.
Even a few years ago, it was just the foreign tourists who made a beeline for this part of the world. However, at present, Lomanthang has started attracting a large number of local tourists, as stated by Tshering Sanmo Gurung, who operates a hotel in Lomanthang.
Currently, Lomanthang has 10 hotels that are well-equipped with all kinds of modern facilities. The hotel is capable of hosting 150 people in a day.
Apart from that, home-stay is also available for the tourists who are unable to find hotels as they might be full. Official data suggest that about 200 domestic tourists end up visiting Lomanthang every day. ACAP or Annapurna Conservation Area Project has asserted that about 4,000 foreign tourists arrive in Lomanthang annually.
Tulasi Prasad Dahal, chief of ACAP also said that the flow of domestic travellers to Lomanthang is gradually increasing.
He added that the cold weather that has been signaling the onset of winter has not been able to deter the domestic tourists from visiting this place.