Wheat field against Nilgiri Himal backdrop. Kali Gandaki, Mustang, Nepal.
Ruins of first Khampa resettlement. Chhumpa, Upper Mustang. Nepal.
Crossing over rivers on horseback, uncrossable except April-May and make way through wild, raw and steep terrain reaching a plateau. Mustang, Nepal.
Trekking through the village of Kagbeni. (2900m), the trail is flat, barren, following the Kali Gandaki riverbed. Mustang, Nepal.
Anthony Drexler. Mustang, Nepal.
Chorten marking exit/entrance to Gurung Village in Gyakar. Mustang, Nepal.
Riverstone and mud wall in Gurung Village. Gyakar, Mustang, Nepal.
Majestic landscape on the way to Samar. Mustang, Nepal.
Entrance passagway with chortens to the village in Samar. Mustang, Nepal.
Unknown trails along rugged mountain in Samar. Mustang, Nepal.
Chorten outside Gurung Village in Samar. Mustang, Nepal.
77 year old Tarchin Gurung tells his stories of those years past when the Khampas lived nearby and local villagers lived in fear of the Tibetan insurgency that had entered Nepal. Samar, Mustang, nepal.
Looking South towards Tharangla and Niligiri Himal. Samar, Mustang, Nepal.
Chyungsi Rhangchung Cabe Monastery is situated at an altitude of 3400m. It is believed that Yogi Padma Sambhawa (Guru Rinpoche) meditated here long time ago. The Monastery lies in a unique landscape at the base of the cliff. Inside the cave Monastery, on can see a religious pond. The collection of traditional dresses and antique pieces of statues of gods and goddesses provide an insight of the culture and tradition. A religious book use by the Yogi is kept safe. Mustang, Nepal.
Houses in Ghiling (Geling) 3570m as seen from Tamagoan. Mustang, Nepal.
Chorten with religious marking. Ghiling (Geling). Mustang, Nepal.
Chortens above Tamagaon. Mustang, Nepal.
Lunch at Tamagaon (3710m). Mustang, Nepal.
Chorten with religious marking and prayer flags in Chhungar (3750m). It is 30 min walk from Tamagaon heading north. Mustang, Nepal.
Mustangi women with her grand children wears traditional attire. Ghemi village in Mustang, Nepal.
13th century Monastery. It was recently repaired and repainted. Ghemi Village, Mustang, Nepal.
A khampa trying to migrate down to Pokhara khampa camp. Carroll and Tony interviewd him. Mustang, Nepal.
Heading towards Lo Ghekar from Ghemi village. One can witness magnificent mani walls and chortens with the backdrop of red rock formations. Mustang, Nepal.
The cave complexes built into fantastical red rock formations above the village in Dhakmar. Mustang, Nepal.
Lo Ghyekar Goempa. Mustang, Nepal.
Mustangi women spin prayer wheel at Lo Ghyekar Goempa. Mustang, Nepal.
Mustangi women circumambulate Lo Ghyekar Goempa. Seen here is the main entrance to goempa. Mustang, Nepal.
Women wear traditional head dresses called "Perak" for special occasions such as wedding and festivals. Lo Ghyekar Goempa, Mustang, Nepal.
Nomad family inside their yak hair tent. Samduling (4090m). Mustang, Nepal.
On the way to Konchokling Cave pass Chosher village. The Cave is fully equipped with some of the ancient Wall Paintings along with the rugged landscape and mid hills. It is believed that the Cav originated 2000 years ago. Mustang, Nepal.
Overview of Chosher village with majestic landscape. Mustang, Nepal.
View of Lo Manthang from Kechar fort. Within the walls of the city the large white cube is the Palace and red ones are Chyodi, Champa and Tugchen temples. Mustang, Nepal.