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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.

Chele Village, Upper Mustang Choser Village, Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Dorje Jono Tsering Yangzom, Tachung & Tsering Wangmo Tangge Village, Upper Mustang Nepal, 2011 Lopa Namgyal Monastery Tsarang Village Choser Village, Upper Mustang Dorje Jono Nifuk Cave Monastery Tiji Festival, Lo Mangthang Village Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang Pema Tenjing Lo Mangthang Village, Upper Mustang Nepal, 2011 Tiji Festival, Lo Mangthang Village Mustang