Mustang trekking in Nepal.
Mustang trekking brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire, and is therefore closely related to Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism is still being practiced in a very pure form and villages are built in Tibetan style, with white washed houses with firewood tucked on the roofs. Not only the culture, also the landscape is very much related to Tibet. Mustang / Lo Manthang lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri and you walk in a complete desolate landscape, surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors and bizarre formations. In this barren landscape the villages with their bright colored fields are like an oases .
Mustang trekking is one of those few places in the world that has survived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, was a forbidden land for outsides. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to preserve their life style and heritage that remained almost untouched for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. Lo Manthang city is the capital entire upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, is an antique Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture.
Mustang Trekking seasonal fact during the whole yearDecember / January / February
Cold and icy but generally clear skies. Very few visitors in winter season, cold at night, fresh and beautiful.
Winter storms sometimes visit the pass through January and February, but changing weather patterns make it difficult to predict.March / April / May
Good weather. Not too cold high up, not too warm down below
Wonderful weather to trek, the skies are clear, all views of Himalayas can be seen.
Monsoon season in Nepal
Even monsoon season is better to trek in this region, lower mustang is rainy while upper mustang is dry because upper mustang lies behind the Annapurna Himalayan range, all mountain is visible from the jomsom and upper part of mustang
Monsoon is over, haze and rains still possible, Magnificent for trekking
Monsoon ends around middle of September month. Then the busiest season for trekking tours start in Nepal, generally this time very busy all the trekking route. Same here in mustang as well, comparatively busy season