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


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.