Trekking through the mountains of the Forbidden Kingdom was an amazing privilege. Upper Mustang is a territory of Nepal that extends into the plains of old Tibet. Protected within Nepal boarders, upper Mustang is a place where the many Tibetans have found refuge from the conflicts within their own borders. The traditional buddhist religion has been under suppression in Tibet for many years. But here in northern Nepal, Tibetans have been able to hold on to and live out their traditional spiritual practices.
The area has been ruled by a lineage of Kings and has long been referred to as The Forbidden Kingdom. Only in recent years have outsiders been allowed to enter the area by obtaining a special permit. Head over to Maptia to read the full story and explore the images of our journey.