39,000 tourists visited Mustang in 2016

MUSTANG: More than 39,000 tourists have visited Mustang district in 2016.

According to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, a total 39,017 tourists visited the trans-Himalayan district in the year.

Among them, 15,478 tourists were from India and the remaining from other countries around the world, according to ACAP Jomsom Chief Tulasi Dahal.

The record shows a significant rise in the arrival of tourists than that of last year, which was 23,272.

Some of the tourist attractions in the district include Lomanthang, Muktinath, former Mustangi royal palace, studying Tibetan arts and culture there and trekking in the Annapurna Circuit.

As per the data, highest tourist arrival was recorded in the month of May with 6,816 people and the lowest was in January with only 365.