KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The New York Times has included Nepal's Mustang in the list of 37 destinations in the world to visit in 2024.

Himalayan settlements facing severe cold

December 17, 2023 11:00 am

POKHARA, Dec 16: The settlements in the upper parts of the Himalayan districts of Manang and Mustang are wearing deserted looks due to extreme cold. The locals say that villagers are flocking to the city to escape the cold.

BENI, Dec 3: The pace of the construction of RCC bridges from Beni of Myagdi to Korala of Mustang has been accelerated. The infrastructure development is taking place under the Kaligandaki Corridor Road Project, a project of national pride.

Tourism bounces back in Mustang

November 24, 2023 12:30 pm

MUSTANG, Nov 24: Mustang district welcomed an impressive number of tourists last month. Almost 80,000 tourists visited the mountainous district in the Nepali month of Kartik.

MYAGDI, Nov 14: Residents of the entire district of Mustang can now travel across the Chinese border.

JOMSOM, Oct 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has announced the allocation of Rs 500 million to Mustang for climate protection.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal left for Mustang this morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The distribution of departure and entry permits for residents of two remote villages in the Nepal-China border region of Mustang has officially commenced.

MYAGDI, Oct 5: The chief minister (CM) of Gandaki Province, Surendra Raj Pandey, has said preparations have been made for the operation of the Korala cross-border checkpoint in Mustang.

BENI (MYAGDI), Sept 23: After Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ left for a week-long visit to China, the issue related to the operation of Korala transit point bordering Tibet Autonomous Region of China has emerged as a public concern.

BAGLUNG, August 21: The Jomsom-Korala road is currently obstructed due to flooding.

DHORPATAN, Aug 21: More than Rs 15 million have been recovered from the floods in Kagbeni, Mustang. Local residents, security personnel, and bank employees discovered the money while clearing the debris on Sunday.

Baglung, Aug 16: Kagbeni at Varagung Muktichettra Rural Municipality-4 in Mustang has been shrouded in darkness for three days since a monsoon-induced flood disrupted electricity supply to the locality.

Mustang disaster- A wake up call

August 16, 2023 07:37 am

The unexpected surge in heavy rainfall and subsequent floods in the traditionally arid regions of Mustang and Manang in recent years has highlighted a pressing need for proactive and transformative adaptation strategies to protect both human lives and vital infrastructure.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Mustang and Manang, regions known for their rain shadow status due to limited rainfall, have been grappling with an unexpected surge in heavy rains and subsequent floods. This perplexing occurrence has prompted experts to delve into the underlying causes, sparking debates over whether it is linked to a climate crisis or other factors.

BENI, Aug 14: The process of collecting the data of the damage and destruction caused by floods in the Varagung Muktichhetra Rural Municipality-4, Kagbeni of Mustang district, across the mountains has started.

MYAGDI, Aug 14: A massive flood that occurred at Baragung Muktichhetra rural municipality-4, Kagbeni in Mustang on Sunday evening swept away 10 houses, police posts and a bridge.

Inflow of tourists up in Mustang

July 24, 2023 10:00 am

MYAGDI, July 24: Number of tourists visiting Mustang has increased by 45 percent.

GANDAKI, May 16: The construction of high altitude sports training centers in Mustang and Baglung districts remains stalled for years since the decision was made. The two big sports infrastructure projects were put forward by the federal and provincial governments.

KATHMANDU, MAy 15: US-based Cable News Network (CNN) has picked Nepal’s Mustang Valley enriched with ancient Tibetan culture as a must-visit travel destination in 2023. Mustang, which lies in Gandaki Province of central Nepal (formerly western Nepal), is one of  the 23 places worldwide recommended by CNN Travel.

MUSTANG, March 27: Wool of Himalayan goats – the raw material of Pashmina – is being collected for a quality test in Mustang.

MYAGDI, March 16: The Beni-Jomsom road that connects Mustang to the national highway is to remain closed for six hours a day beginning Friday.

Pilots at fault in Jomsom plane crash

February 23, 2023 08:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The Air Crash Investigation Commission has pointed out the mistake of crew members of a Twin-Otter plane of Tara Air that met with an accident at Jomsom in Mustang district.

MYAGDI, Nov 29: The apples worth Rs 500 million have been exported from Mustang this year.

GANDAKI, Nov 21: Nepali Congress candidate Namdu Gurung won the election to the province assembly (a) from Mustang.

POKHARA, Nov 21: Yogesh Gauchan, the Nepali Congress candidate elected to the House of Representatives from Mustang, has said that he will speed up the politics of the future by promoting the new generation.

POKHARA, Nov 20: More than 50 percent of votes have been cast in the mountain districts of Manang and Mustang, according to the election officials there. Electoral officials have said that in Mustang, a district across the Himalayas, 51 percent of votes were cast and in Manang, another Himalayan district, 55 percent of the eligible voters cast their votes.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The preparation for the Yartung festival, which is held annually in Muktinath– a holy place of pilgrimage in the mountainous region of Mustang district– has kicked off.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The ongoing search and rescue operation for an aircraft that went missing since Sunday morning shortly after it took off from Pokhara airport for Jomsom  has been has been suspended for today.

MYAGDI, May 14: Mohan Singh Lalchan of the CPN (Unified Socialist) has won the election as Chairperson of Gharpajhong Rural Municipality in Mustang district. Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (Unified Socialist) had made an electoral alliance in the rural municipality.

KATHMANDU, May 12: One hundred and fifty farmers from the Mustang district have received training on pashmina fiber combing and harvesting to add higher value to their products and thus comply better with global market requirements.

PARBAT, April 6: The Maldhunga-Beni road section that connects Mustang and Myagdi districts with the national highway will be closed for five hours a day from April 16 to May 8.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The international chain hotel brand, Shinta Mani Hotel, owned by Bill Belsley is set to start providing its service in Nepal.

Tourist inflow up in Mustang

March 31, 2022 11:25 am

GALESHWOR, March 31: Inflow of domestic and external tourists has shot up in trans-Himalayan touristic district, Mustang, with the fear of coronavirus infection receding of late.

Fifteen yaks killed in avalanche

March 6, 2022 10:00 am

MYAGDI, March 6: Fifteen yaks have died in an avalanche that fell from Manapathi mountain in Thasang Rural Municipality of Mustang on Saturday.

GALESHWOR, Feb 20: As many as 13 settlements in Mustang are at high risk of erosion from the Kaligandaki River. The settlements from Chhusang to Lete are vulnerable to erosion from the river during rains, suggests a study conducted in support of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

POKHARA, Nov 14: A huge avalanche that occurred in the Kowang area in Mustang on Sunday left six students studying at a local school injured.

MYAGDI, Nov 9: The rebuilding of the Lo Gekar monastery located at Lo-ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality in Mustang has begun. The Kathmandu-based US Embassy has assisted the monastery reconstruction project. The US Embassy has said it would be spending US dollars 285,000 for the project.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Nepal has been ranked one of the top 10 destinations for visit in 2022.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Hotels and lodges are full of domestic tourists visiting Myagdi and Mustang lately.

Muktinath temple opens from today

September 26, 2021 09:44 am

MYAGDI, Sept 26: The famous Muktinath Temple, a holy place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists in Mustang, has been opened from today.

POKHARA, Sept 23: The Muktinath Temple located in Mustang that has been closed for the past six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be reopened from September 26, Sunday. Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara believe that tourism activities will increase after the reopening of the temple.

KATHMANDU, August 23: Yartung festival is one of the most important festivals for the people of Baragaun Muktichhetra Rural Municipality of Mustang district. It is celebrated by the ethnic Gurungs and Thakuri people, who reside in the region. The day marks the start of the winter season and locals in various settlements inside the municipality gather to celebrate and enjoy the festival.

MUSTANG,July 22: Vaccine supply has witnessed a big trouble in the trans-Himalayan district, Mustang. With a regular vehicular movement coming to a halt following disaster-triggered road blockage, tractors had to be used to transport the anti-COVID vaccine.

Despite the low traffic of people, the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has reached the highlands of both districts. According to the respective district’s health offices, the virus has reached 3,500 meters above sea level in Manang and 3,900 meters above sea level in Mustang district

MUSTANG, May 14: Mustang district which lies in the himalayan region and was unaffected by the first wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has witnessed a surge in infected patients from the second variant of the virus.

MYAGDI, March 31: The Beni-Jomsom road, which connects the Himalayan district Mustang with the national highway, will remain closed till Thursday.

MYAGDI, Jan 1: Hotels in Mustang that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic have reopened after nine months. The fear of COVID-19 had led to the closure of hotels in the district since March.

MYAGDI, Dec 29: Hoteliers of Myagdi have demanded opening of tourist areas in Mustang district. COVID-19 pandemic and its risk of spreading led to the closure of all religious and tourist areas in Mustang since March. They have maintained that the areas have been closed despite the fact that they are resuming their business activities by following all safety measures.

POKHARA, Dec 13: It’s sad but true. People in some villages in Mustang have reached the decision to leave their ancestral land out of no choice. The terrains where they could easily grow valuable crops, fruits and vegetables have gone barren due to the lack of irrigation facilities. The locals of Lo Manthang, Dhakmar, Lo Ghekar and so on have expressed grief over the “apathy shown by the government”.