In Pictures: The Forbidden Kingdom of Lo

An important route for crossing the Himalaya between Tibet and Nepal, The Kingdom of Lo “Mustang”, is now one of the popular travel destination. Once an independent kingdom, Mustang at the end of 18th century was annexed into Nepal.

Opened for foreigner visitors in  1992 Upper Mustang it one of the most preserved regions in the world which is yet still needed to be explored. This is an area where you discover the wonders of the architecture, language, their interesting culture and traditions which are almost purely Tibetan. Here are some pictures of the barren valley with Trans Himalayan territories that borders Tibet to the north.

Highlights of Upper Mustang
  • The ancient Monasteries of the region, where travelers experience spiritual peacefulness.
  • The landscapes dominated by barren valleys, colorful mountains having interesting myths and widespread Himalayas to the north.
  • The remains of ancient Lo Kingdom at Upper Mustang and western and valleys, which lie in close proximity of Lomanthang.
  • The amazing culture of people of Lo, which they have been practicing for centuries.

It is an alternate way to experience the Tibetan culture and landscape to the tours provided by the Chinese government.


Trekking in Upper Mustang region is a unique experience which takes you to an arid region beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The route entails traveling across desert like landscape, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys.Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the most rewarding experiences in Nepal.


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