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Jomsom-Pokhara flight service in Nepal resumes after three months easing travel for pilgrims and tourist

The flight transport service from Pokhara to Jomsom, of Mustang remained closed since November, 2023 due to harsh winters where temperature dips to -14 degree centigrade. Time of travel is reduced for Pilgrims to Muktinath Temple who land in Jomsom airport as well as for trekkers who hike on Greater Himalayas . Summit, Sita and Tara Airline provide flight services to passengers from capital of Gandaki province to Mustang. 
The resumption of flight service has eased Mustang locals, pilgrims and tourists when the up-gradation was taking place in Myagdi section of the Beni-Jomsom road stretch. Inflow of tourists is expected to increase in Mustang with the resumption of flight services. 
According to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Jomsom, as many as 91,000 foreign tourists had visited Mustang in 2023. With steady rise in temperature , flow of vehicles heading towards Mustang through Beni-Jomsom road has gradually increased for the past few of days.

Sweta Singh/Kathmandu/02.03.2024

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