Mustang, June 18, 2015: With aftershocks subsiding the number of tourists has been gradually increasing coming to Mustang by air.
Tourists especially for trekking in the district and Annapurna Conservation Area are brought by different airlines through the Pokhara to Jomsom flight. Chief of ACAP in Lomantang Santosh Sherchan said that some 200 tourists have landed at Jomsom airport in the past seven days alone. And the tourists from Japan, US, China and Malaysia are arriving.
Due to landslides the Beni-Jomsom road section are obstructed at various locations so, direct road transportation service to the district is yet to resume. The completion of the 72-kilometer-long Beni-Jomsom road had remained instrumental in increasing the number of tourists coming to Mustang.
According to Mustang Chamber of Commerce and Industry tourism business is limping back to normalcy, with hotel bookings also on the rise. Mustang had not received any tourist for one month after the April 25 Gorkha quake.