Our fascination for the unknown and the compulsion to explore the undiscovered sent us on a timeless journey to Lo Manthang - the last forbidden Kingdom. To this day, Mustang remains a cultural anomaly: an ethnically Tibetan kingdom, untouched by the ravages of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, possessing unrivalled artistic expression and a moon-like topography, nestled within the predominantly Hindu state of Nepal.
The Mustang region in the Himalayas of Nepal is a land so beautiful, it has long been the ultimate dream for adventurers all over the world. Here, the sacred peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri - shining with snow all year round, tower over the Kali Gandaki River, forming the deepest valley on the planet.
Follow local rider Mandil Pradhan as he rides in the shadows of the world's highest mountains, through mystic Himalayan villages, on trails that have been trodden upon for centuries.
A Himalayan Rides Production (http://www.himalayanrides.com, http://www.facebook.com/himalayanrides)
A film by Gaurav Man Sherchan (http://www.gauravman.com)
Rider: Mandil Pradhan, Himalayan Rides
Music: Radical Face - Welcome Home (http://www.radicalface.com)
Edit: Gambhir Rajkarnikar, Mokshya Production
Driver: Ram Bahadur Magar
Porter: Purna Bahadur Pariyar
Special thanks to:
Nepal Tourism Board
Yeti Travels Pvt Ltd
Trekker's Inn, Jomsom
A Himalayan Rides Production - http://www.himalayanrides.com, http://www.facebook.com/himalayanrides
A film by Gaurav Man Sherchan - http://www.gauravman.com
Rider / Editor: Mandil Pradhan
Music: La Volta by Michael Praetorius (1598), Katmandu by Bob Seger (1975)
Driver: Ram Bahadur Magar
Porter: Phurba Sherpa
Production Assistant: Rabindra Prajapati
Post Production: Gambir Rajkarnikar, Mokshya Production
Director of Photography: Gaurav Man Sherchan
Nepal’s Mustang is often compared to the fabled Himalayan valley of Shangri-La. Cut off from the rest of the world on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, Mustang is a high altitude desert of rich red and ocher land, deep gorges, and the world’s highest peaks set against an infinite blue sky.
Mustang is home to an endless network of ancient trails that were once used by caravans carrying salt from the Tibetan plateau to the great plains of India. In the heart of the Mustang lies the world’s deepest valley, carved by the wild waters of the Kali Gandaki river between the two giant mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Follow Rob J Heran as he explores the solitary trails of Mustang through magical villages and mystical monasteries.
A film by Sebastian Doerk
Featuring Rob J Heran
Produced by Himalayan Rides
Music: Mike Perry Ft Shy Martin (Ocean)
Post Production: Gambir Rajkarnikar, Rajendra Moktan
Logistical Support: Yeti Travels
Support Staff: Ram Lama, Wangchu Sherpa