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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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October 17, 2014

Mustang Trek - Trekkers and Staff

Happily back in Kathmandu, we celebrated with drinks and dinner. It's been a spectacular journey on the Mustang Trek - and a great group of clients to travel with! I'm also always proud to work with our Nepal staff. They are simply amazing - hard working, caring, and always with a smile. Here's a few photos of their friendly faces. And if you're wondering what our trekkers thought about the journey, read on for what they had to say…

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October 10, 2014

Mustang Trek - Local Culture

The culture of Mustang revealed itself not only in monasteries and spiritual places, but also in women weaving, in men galloping horses across the plateau, in friendly faces peeking out doorways and windows, in children saying "Namaste!" on their way home from school.

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October 2, 2014

Into Mustang

Once part of western Tibet and later subsumed by Nepal, Mustang is an ancient kingdom on the cusp of change. Tantric Buddhism still thrives, yet the first coffee shops have sprung up. Most people are busy with the grain harvest, but many young people have left the area in search of better work. Fifteenth century deities are worshipped and appeased at dark altars and every home has a private prayer room, yet cell phones, road development, and political discussion are equally at the fore. It has been a magical and challenging trek into an ancient culture meeting the modern world. 

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October 1, 2014

A Look Across Time In Mustang

Updates from the remote region of Mustang in Nepal are on their way in! Here is another dispatch from MM Guide Deana Zabaldo as the team got ready to begin their Mustang Trek this month.

"Our journey began in Pokhara, a lakeside town with sweeping views of the Annapurna range, where we had the rare opportunity to speak with Ngawang, an old Tibetan Khampa warrior.

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September 17, 2014

Artisans of Kathmandu

Our trip to Mustang begins with a delicious traditional Newari dinner. Newari people are the centuries-old artists of the Kathmandu Valley, and our tour the following day includes an inside look at the old kingdom of Patan and some of its world-famous artisans. The pagoda temples of the palace square pay tribute to the craftsmanship that goes back hundreds of years, and we get to meet today's artists who follow in their father's and grandfather's footsteps. 

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