Local people in Lomanthang have rebuilt the Lomanthang Palace by taking an initiative. The eastern section of the palace had developed cracks due to quake last year. Indradhara Bista, a local of Lomanthang, informed that the palace was built in the 15th century in a special way by using mud.
According to Bista, the cracked palace was posing a threat to houses and Gumbas located nearby, so local people decided to reconstruct the palace. Bista said local people repaired the damaged section using mud and timber to lessen the risk of its collapse and the resulting threat to nearby structures. The palace is a landmark of Upper Mustang and a major tourist attraction. It is in the name of former King of Mustang, Jigme Parwal Bista.
Indradhara, who is close to Mustang’s former royals, said local youths toiled for a week to rebuild the palace.