Lopa

Lopa

The former kingdom of Lo is linked by religion, culture and history to Tibet, but is politically part of Nepal. Now while Tibetan culture is in danger of disappearing, the Mustang culture of Lo stands alone as one of the last Tibetan cultures existing today. Until 1991 no outsiders were allowed to enter Mustang.

“The one who is guilty has the higher voice”

The traditions of the people of Lo are closely related to early Buddhism. Most still believe that the world is flat. They are religious, prayers and festivals are an integral part of their lives. The grandeur of the monasteries illustrates the prominent position of religion.

Jamyang, Pasang, Thupten, Tsering, Mustang, Chele Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Pema, Choser Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Tiji Festival, Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Thashi Lhamu, Tiji Festival, Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Tsering Yangzom, Tachung, Tsering Wangmo, Tangge Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Mingimar, Choser Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Namgyal, Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Tsarang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Pamo, Choser Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Karsang, Tiji Festival, Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Nifuk Cave Monastery, Choser Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Tiji Festival, Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Pema Tenjing Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Tiji Festival, Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011 Tiji Festival, Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang, Kingdom of Lo, Nepal, 2011