Internationally renowned travel guidebook Lonely Planet has listed Nepal’s Mustang as one of the top three regions in 'Best in Travel 2013'.
It is a last chance to see ‘forbidden kingdom’ as the completion of a road connection Mustang to China in the north and the rest of Nepal to the south will make all the difference to this remote region, according to the Lonely Planet.
"Nepal, which is being repeatedly listed as a favourite destination in the Lonely Planet and CNN, reflects the fact that the effort that the country has put together for the promotion of tourism has been paying back handsomely,” director at the Public Relation and Publicity department and spokesperson of Nepal Tourism Board Aditya Baral said.
Having listed in both Top Regions and Best value destinations for Best in Travel 2013 series, Nepal is undoubtedly a favourite destination to travel in 2013, he added.
Earlier last month, Nepal has been listed in Lonely Planet's 'Best value destinations' for 2013, under 'Best in Travel' annual series.
CNN in its website, quoting Lonely Planet, writes, "With visitor numbers steadily rising, Nepal remains a tremendous option for budget travellers. Nepal is not only the best-value spot for Himalayan hiking, but also a contender for offering the most astonishing rewards for the least upfront investment of anywhere in the world."Lonely Planet has featured Corsica, France, The Negev, Israel, The Kuon, Canada, Chachapoyas & Kuelap, Peru, The Gulf Coast, USA, Carinthia, Austria, Palawan, the Philippines, Inland Sea, Japan, and Campania, Italy too.