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Mustang – The Hidden Himalayan Kingdom

I talked to King


7.10.2009 Chele


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Upper Mustang is like desert, desert without any rainfall. Then, why am I standing on the roof and totally wet and cold?


8.10.2009 Geling


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Nilgiri (7061m) and deepest valley in the world, valley of saint river Kali Gandaki from Syangboche (3923m)


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Nilgiri (7061m)


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Five thousand's peaks from Syangboche (3923m)


9.10.2009 Tsarang


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Purkung Himal, Annapurna Himal and Annapurna (8091m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), Nilgiri (7061m) from Nyi Pass (4010m)


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Lo and five thousand's peaks at the border with Tibet from Nyi Pass (4010m)


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Ghemi and Jakrijang Lek (6390m)


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Five thousand's peak Sherlang Danda


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400 years old monastery of Gelup sect


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Tsarang


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Five thousand's peaks Sherlang Danda


10.10.2009 Lo-Manthang, the capital city of Mustang Kingdom


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Tsarang and Annapurna (8091m)


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The land is changing to desert


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Five thousand's peaks Damoder Himal line on Tibetan border


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The first view of Lo-Manthang and Tibet on the horizon


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The king's palace


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The meeting with King Jigme Parbal Bista


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From 900 of channels they choose just wrestling. The best part of day. I am sad because of that


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Bhavi Mustang Cultural Show


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The private gompa, where I spent time by keeping meditation, covered by blanket, with cap and gloves


12.10.2009 Ride a horse to Tibetan border


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Garphu


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After seven hours of riding we are friends with our horses


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Waiting for ceremony in Namgyal, Monastery of Victory

The sound which makes my flesh creep – record of monks (3:14) mp3


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Lo-Manthang


13.10.2009 Ghemi


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Ghar Gompa


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Jakrijang Lek (6390m)


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Dhakmar


14.10.2009 Samar


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16.10.2009 Chhengar


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Dhaulagiri Himal and deepest valley in the world, valley of saint river Kali Gandaki


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Yakwakang (6482m), Thorung Pass (5416m), Khatungkang(6484m)


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Dhaulagiri (8167m)


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Chhengar


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Chhong gompa, where we where offered a chang and accommodation, saw a Tibetan dance with masks and in night time were listening amazing drumming


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The woman of the house


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Dhaulagiri (8167m)


19.10.2009 Kagbeny


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22.10.2009 Pokhara

Thank you Mike, not only for amazing Slovak biscuits you brought to me, but also for all nice days spent in the hidden Himalayan Kingdom Mustang.

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Can you imagine to travel seven hours (in Europe ~600km) on the roof of the bus? It's something common in Nepal. Next day you feel like to be beating all the night by group of twenty gypsies. The short movie (2:40) of the way from Ghasa to Pokhara wmv.

I am leaving Nepal after few days and heading more south. Five months in Nepal and many exciting experience and meetings totally changed my life. At the end just last words : “You can not change Nepal, Nepal will change you”

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