Mustang trekking in Nepal.
Visiting Mustang 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 nearely related to Tibet. Tibetan lifestyles and their Buddhism culture are still exist in a true form and villages are built in Tibetan style, with white washed houses with firewood wrap on the roofs. Mysterious landscapes and the culture are similar to Tibet so the land is also called as a small Tibet. Mustang lies in the trans Himalayan region of Nepal. So, you walk in a complete dreary landscape, surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors and curious formations. In this barren landscape the villages with their brilliant colored fields are like an oases.
Mustang trekking is one of those few places in the world that has survived a very close nice life and that region was a forbidden land for outsides. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking routes. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to preserve their typical life style and heritage that remained almost untouched for centuries. The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas draw very little rainfall making this region dry which is similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. Lo Manthang city, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind Annapurna mountain ranges with Dhaulagiri and is an ancient Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. Find the given below for sample trekking routes.
Mustang trekking seasonal fact during the whole yearDecember / January / February
The temperature is cool and icy sometimes but generally skies are clear. There are very few visitors in winter time because it is very cold at night but the days are generally 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
Excellent weather. Not too cold on high up, not too warm down below
Wonderful weather to trek, the skies are clear all the time, all the Mountain views can be seen.
Monsoon season in Nepal
Even monsoon season is better to hiking in this area as the land located under the rain shadow area, lower mustang is rainy while upper mustang is dry as it lies behind the annapurna range. Generally all mountain is visible from jomsom and upper part of mustang site.
Monsoon is over, dimness and rains still possible, excellent 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