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Livelihood in cold arid of Upper Mustang.

November 27, 2017
Tsusang, Mustang
Settlements in Mustang are situated in certain pockets. Upper mustang was literally a forbidden kingdom until end of the 20th century. This photo was captured in Tsusang village. the area lies in the rain-shadow zone although it has not remained untouched from climate change. Main sources of water in the zone area are snow fed streams. Due to the depletion of snow line in mountains, stream discharge has reduced sigificantly and it has directly impacted on its inhabitants and their farmlands.