entrance of restricted area of upper mustang (nepal)

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entrance of restricted area of upper mustang (nepal)

The valley upstream from Kagbeni is part of the Upper Mustang Restricted Area, and special permits and guides are required to continue North towards the old royal city of Lo Mustang.­ Those permits are rather expensive ($500 for 10 days), and they require that you hire a local guide.­ This was unfortunately out of my budget.­

View my other photos of Kagbeni.

For more info about Kagbeni, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Kagbeni,_­Mustang.

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March 18, 2013
Nepal 247 photos

Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­