Best in Travel 2013 – Top 10 regions Read more:


3. Mustang, Nepal

Last chance to see ‘forbidden kingdom’

Best for: Activities, off the beaten track, culture

Tilicho Peak and Annapurna I from Tama Gaon.

The completion of a road connecting Mustang to China in the north and the rest of Nepal to the south will make all the difference to this remote region. Lo Manthang, or Mustang as it’s usually called, has been dubbed ‘little Tibet’ or ‘the last forbidden kingdom’; though politically part of Nepal, in language, culture, climate and geography, it’s Tibet. Until 1992 nobody from outside was allowed in; for a while after that it was opened up to a few hundred a year, and these days it anyone can enter, though the pricey trekking permit keeps the numbers down. Expect that to change.

Source: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/best-in-travel-2013/top-10-regions/

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/best-in-travel-2013/top-10-regions/#ixzz2AqaCKyza

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