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Mustang's lakes get new look after cleanliness drive

Published On: March 7, 2020 10:33 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, March 7: The Titi Lake in Mustang looks mesmerizing these days. Otherwise not so clean, this lake has received this new look after a massive cleanliness drive jointly launched by Nepal Army, locals and other stakeholders for the past few years. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) took the initiative for the change.

Garbage disfiguring Muktinath’s pristine surrounding

Published On: May 12, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, May 12: Muktinath temple area, a prominent religious destination for Hindus and Buddhists, is being polluted with garbage dumped by pilgrims and visitors. Heaps of waste around the area is left uncollected.

Mustang villages cutoff in lack of bridge over Kaligandaki

Published On: May 4, 2019 04:05 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, May 4: Lack of a bridge over the Kaligandaki River has made life difficult for the residents of several villages in Mustang district.

Locals take initiative to resume trekking along the Thorong La

Published On: March 12, 2019 07:26 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, March 12: Thorong La (pass) that connects Manang and Mustang has mesmerized trekkers for years. However, the pass is restricted whenever snowfall in the region is heavy.

Snowfall in Upper Mustang kills 450 sheep, mountain goats

Published On: March 10, 2019 07:40 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, March 10: Hundreds of sheep and mountain goat died in upper Mustang after the recent heavy snowfall. At least 450 sheep and mountain goats died in Chumjung of Lomanthang Rural Municipality alone as some were buried under the thick snow and many others starved to death when the snow covered the grass in the meadows.

Excessive snowfall triggers fear of avalanche

Published On: March 3, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, March 3: Excessive snowfall this winter in Mustang and neighboring districts has increased the risk of avalanches, putting dozens of settlements at a great risk.

Ski training in Mustang to attract tourists

Published On: February 23, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, Feb 23: With the objective of attracting adventure sports lovers from around the world, Himalyan Ski Trek is starting skiing training course on the slopes of the Himalayas in Mustang district from Saturday.

Work on 12 bridges along Beni-Jomsom-Korala road ongoing

Published On: February 19, 2019 08:10 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, Feb 19: Work to upgrade the Jomsom-Korala road section, which falls under the Kaligandaki Corridor national pride project, is going on at a rapid pace.

Pokhara-Jomsom flights resume after a week

Published On: February 15, 2019 04:53 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, Feb 14: Flights between Pokhara and Jomsom, which remained disrupted since the past seven days due to heavy snowfall in Mustang, finally resumed from Wednesday.Due to nearly continuous snowfall for a week, the runway of Jomsom airport and surrounding areas saw up to three feet of snow.

Waste continues to pile up in Muktinath

Published On: November 3, 2018 07:30 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, Nov 3: Every day, thousands of domestic and international pilgrims throng Muktinath, the famous religious shrine in Mustang. In recent years, this place has evolved as one of the most preferred destinations for travelers. Various dignitaries such as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reached this site to see its mesmerizing beauty.

Demand for dried apples on the rise

Published On: October 15, 2018 09:25 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, Oct 15: Youths of Mustang are busy preparing dried apple slices. As dried apples fetch good price during off season, many farmers prefer to slice apples and dry them for future use rather than sell them at lower price during flush season.

A year after local election, construction of ward offices intensified in Mustang

Published On: June 26, 2018 04:05 AM NPT By: SUSHIL BABU THAKALI

MUSTANG, June 26: A year after the successful conclusion of the local elections, the construction of ward offices has been intensified in the mountain district of Mustang.