The rain shadow area of Mustang close to the Tibetan border is similar to the rest of the Trans-Himalaya and close to Tibet in topography and features.
One would expect that this desert like terrain where the winds howls up the Kali Gandaki river valley every day would not be conducive for plant life.
A South Col team trekked Mustang in September 2016 and we were very surprised to find many flowers and plants in bloom.
Here are some photographs of the plants and flowers we saw:
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