KATHMANDU, Nepal–Mountainous district Mustang has witnessed unseasonable snow fall this year, first in the past ten years. Lower Mustang, neighboring the district headquarters Jomsom has been experiencing snowfall even after the onset of summer season, according to state owned national news agency RSS.
Jomsom, Marpha, Tukuche, Lete Kobang, Kagbeni, Muktinath VDCs have been receiving incessant rainfall along with snowfall. The unseasonable snowfall is likely to have an adverse impact on apple farming, the major crop of the district, according to District Agriculture Development Office, Mustang.
In addition to trekking routes through the Lo Kingdom (“Upper Mustang”) and along the Annapurna Circuit in lower Mustang, the district is famous for the springs and Muktinath. Also known as the desert of Nepal, the district lodges snow leopard, kasturi deer, ghoral, wild boar among other endangered animal