In the past often misspell as Moostang and Mastang, Mustang can be best described with two climates and regions. To find an actual balance in wide varieties of factors is key to the best time for trekking Upper Mustang. Except late December to beginning of March, rest other months, including October and November are recommended for trek. The month of May often holds a famous festival of Tiji. Monsoon of June, July and August doesn’t hamper any of the trip above Kagbeni. September marks the end of monsoon on the lower belt of Mustang. Trekking prehistoric salt trading route, passes deep through the Kali Gandaki Valley with cool wind bridge on your head, it is a trek of a lifetime.
Pre Monsoon | Spring for Upper Mustang Trek
If you are looking for some spiritual experience along with trek, look for dates of Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang. Festival dates are chosen on the basis of Tibetan Calendar. Normally the festival happens inMay. This is marked as the beginning of spring in Mustang. For three days long festival you have to spend around sixteen day in trekking with two additional permit days. The festival is held on the premises of the king’s palace in Lo Manthang. Despite of monsoon in another territory of Nepal, here the flow of trekkers keeps same during June, July and August.
Pre Winter | Winter for Upper Mustang Trek
From the mid of December local start packing to leave the sacred valley of Lo. According to stat 80 % of local descends to the nearby cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. As the winter approaches the night temperature falls as low as -25 ° C. Few people stay in the valley with adequate firewood and foods to look after animal and the village. Big organized groups stop trekking, Upper Mustang during December, January and February. You most be well equipped with winter gears to trek Lo Manthang. Experienced guides are the most rather than trainee and assistant guide. It might be hard to figure out the trail without a proper trekking map.
Autumn | October and November for Upper Mustang Trek
No doubt, flawless weather and view October and November are the best recommended month for trekking in Upper Mustang. Sight of Tibetan Plateau and view of high Himalayas you can experience amazing weather during these two months in Upper Mustang. Be prepared with windproof gears, as every afternoon strong wind from north of valley dominates the entire trail. To some degree, of expedition within Upper Mustang, like Saribung peak can be carried out during these months period of years. April and May are the best for climbing and traversing high passes. Also, it is not rare to encounter a group exiting to Dolpo directly from Upper Mustang.
Find out the chart of day and night temperature of Lo Manthang, throughout the year from January to December. Plan your holidays on right time of year for Upper Mustang. If you have more unanswered queries, refers to our frequently asked question about Jomsom to Lo Manthang Trek. Browse the homepage of UpperMustang, Nepal for more information.
Lo Manthang Weather | Min and Max Temperature
|December - January - February||0 º | 5 º||32 º | 41 º||-25 º | -20 º||-13 º | -4 º|
|Min | Max||Celsius||Fahrenhite||Celsius||Fahrenheit|
|March - April - May - June||16 º | 22 º||61 º | 72 º||-6 º | -2 º||21 º | 28 º|
|July - August - September||20 º | 33 º||68 º | 73 º||-3 º | 0 º||27 º | 32 º|
|October - November||12 º | 20 º||54 º | 68 º||-8 º | -4 º||18 º | 25 º|