October 09,Jomsom: A team including the Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Elizabeth von Kepler arrived in the Mustang district across the Himalayas on Saturday. According to the District Police Office, Mustang, a team including Swiss Ambassador Kepler and World Bank Country Director Faris Hazar Hadad have arrived in Mustang by chartering a Twinet aircraft directly from Kathmandu.
The visit of Swiss Ambassador Kepler Mustang is very personal, said Ram Kumar Dani, Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Police Office, Mustang. The team, which includes Ambassador Kepler, also includes World Bank Country Director Faris Hazar Hadad. Most of the Swiss ambassador’s team is American. Although it is said to be a very private visit, they have left for the Upper Mustang while visiting Mustang’s agriculture, tourism, religious places, etc.
There are 10 foreigners and 3 Nepalis on the team including the ambassador. Their Mustang stay period is 10 days. The team is also scheduled to visit the Upper Mustang. Earlier, EU Ambassador Nona Deprez’s team had visited Mustang. The team came to Mustang to monitor the work done by the European Union and partner organizations and to understand the potential of the Western region.
With the second variant of the Corona, all the citizens of Mustang over the age of 18 have been vaccinated and the tourist area including Muktinath has been opened in Mustang and the number of domestic and foreign tourists has started increasing.
Puskar Sharma, chief of the Jomsom Civil Aviation Office, said that the Pokhara-Jomsom air service has resumed regular operation after five months since Saturday.
Evidence of corona test report or vaccination card has been made mandatory for domestic and foreign tourists visiting Mustang.