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

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    Maximum: 23.1°c Minimum: -2.7°c

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    323 mm

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    Temperate, Sub-Alpine & Alpine

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    Hotel, Lodge, Resort and Community Home Stay

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    Teej, Yaton, Holi, Pange, Ghuichang, Lhosar

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    Pokhara to Jomsom: 158 km by Bus & Jeep Plane

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    Hospital, Health Post, Clinic, Ayurvedic Centers

Spread over 727 sq. km Lomanthang has a population of about only 1,899. Lomanthang rural municipality is a part of Mustang district which borders Tibet to the north. Lomanthang as a village is walled within a six meter high, one meter wide wall that runs 856 meter in the shape of the English alphabet L.

Built approximately around the 15th century during the reign of Mustang dynasty’s first king Amae Pal, the walls of circumventing Lomanthang are still intact. The walls were built entirely by clay and according to elders in the village, Yaks were used to compress the wall during the construction process. This region, referred to “Lo” in the Tibetan language has its language and cultural practices similar to that of Tibetans. Prior to Nepal being declared a federal republic state, the region had an acceptance for the royalty and subject system with the last king of the Lomanthang region being Jigme Dorje Palwar Bista. Also known as the upper Mustang region, more than a dozen caves with historical and archeological importance have been discovered. The caves have historical scriptures that depict Buddhist philosophy and practices. Lomanthang is 50 km from Mustang’s district headquarter Jomsom. “Lo” in the local language means heart, “man” meaning wish and “thang” meaning land. It is in this context that “Lo” was referred to all the land ruled and expanded by the kings of Mustang. Monkhar palace, Thupchhen monastery, Chhoden monastery, Jhyampal monastery (Maitriya) which were built around the 15th century are key attractions within the walls of Lomanthang. Lomanthang which served as a key trade and transit point between Nepal and Tibet in ancient times has in recent years been recognized as a key tourism center.