1. Site location
The site is situated just above the village, very near to the Lama’s cave, and just below a cliff wall. The rocks on the site show signs of rockfall. It will need further investigation to establish possible options to minimize the risk.
There are many poplar trees around the man-made water course just below the boundary wall.
2. Sun path, views, North and wind direction
The site is very sunny till late afternoon, with probably the best view of the valley, overlooking the Annapurna Range. North and South is shown on the diagram. It is not sheltered from the wind and especially in the afternoons can be blowy.
3. Site approach
There is no direct access to the site, but there is a jeep road very close by, and the connecting footpath can be widened for construction.
The road between Kagbeni and Muktinath is not as popular as the jeep road on the other side of the Khola valley. There is jeep transport from 8am till 4pm between Muktinath and Jomsom.
There are several routes from the village, the most popular one is highlighted.