Leopard Cave

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    Location

    Longitude: 83°28’ 56’’-84°15’18’’ Latitude: 28°33’52’’-29°19’52’’

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    Temperature

    Maximum: 23.1°c Minimum: -2.7°c

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    Rainfall

    323 mm

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    Weather

    Temperate, Sub-Alpine & Alpine

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    Accommodation

    Hotel, Lodge, Resort and Community Home Stay

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    Culture

    Teej, Yaton, Holi, Pange, Ghuichang, Lhosar

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    Access

    Pokhara to Jomsom: 158 km by Bus & Jeep Plane

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    Health Service

    Hospital, Health Post, Clinic, Ayurvedic Centers

The Leopard cave which is truly unique cave of Mustang is situated at 2,900m from sea level. In typical Thakali language the cave is known as Lhukkum. The cave has been occupied and abandoned alternately throughout the existence.

It is believed that the famous monk ‘Urgen Palsang’ had meditated on this cave. Still, inside the cave there is a small meditation room. The area of the Thini is important habitat of rare and endangered fauna ranging from sub-alpine to alpine zone.

The forest and high altitude pasture are home to the endangered Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia). Already four Snow Leopard were videotapped around the pasture area of Thini on a camera trap project. So, it is a hub for researchers on rare Snow Leopard (Queen of the mountain). The name of this cave is declared as Leopard cave and it is managed by Jana Mukti Youth Club, Thini.