Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kingdom of Mustang - The Forgotten Caves.

Mustang was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture to Tibet. From the 15th century to the 17th century, its strategic location granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalayas and India. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal.

A team of Climbers, Archeologists and Sherpa's set out to explore these long forgotten and extremely hard to access caves. They venture to places man has not stepped in for millennia. I wasn't even aware there was a kingdom called Mustang until this. Looking at its geographical setting, its the only route through the Himalayas, which is an obvious strategic area for any nation in that area. Under years of military rule, the borders were finally opened and the lost knowledge can be finally pieced back together.

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