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Mustang

For centuries, Mustang, or Lo Manthang, was an independent kingdom that sat astride crucial trading routes that crossed the jagged Himalayan highlands into India. Because of its strategic and geographic importance, Mustang was annexed by Nepal and became a semi-autonomous realm.

Today, due primarily to its isolated location and closed nature (the area was only open to tourism in 1992), Mustang is one of the last true remote lands remaining in the world. Its inhabitants, who are primarily of Tibetan descent, lead lives little-changed from centuries past; they till the fields by hand, tend herds amid the dry hills, and work and live among the harsh, starkly beautiful lands.

Still, with the completion of a new highway linking Mustang to Tibet and Nepal, it is clear that this stronghold of traditional Tibetan culture may not remain remote and untouched for much longer.

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