Into the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang – A Himalayan Road Trip Adventure

I'm in the Tibetan influenced village of Kagbeni, as far as you can go into Upper Mustang without a special and rather costly permit (which I have) and am heading for the fabled "city" of Lo Manthang. Mustang (formerly the Kingdom of Lo) was famously "off limits" until 1992. Lying "behind" the Himalayas on the high Tibetan Plateau, it remained culturally intact and is very different to the rest of Nepal.

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Yarsagumba on the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Lonely Planet’s Stuart Butler

His mission was to find out more about the mysterious Yarsagumba, half caterpillar, half fungus it's worth more than its weight than gold! Author of Lonely Planet Trekking in Nepal and Rough Guides Nepal Stuart Butler recently travelled to Nepal with Snow Cat Travel. Stuart undertook the amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek, which offers a dramatic circular trail with dramatic views in varied landscapes and to get a close-up view of one of the most strange and valuable natural products on earth.

THE DHAULAGIRI CIRCUIT TREK IN JUST 2 MINUTES! – “MOVING PICTURES” NEPAL VIDEO SERIES

One of the toughest Himalayan circuit treks and one that feels more like an expedition than "just a trek". The Dhaulagiri Circuit is serious and committed undertaking with a number of very tough trekking days at high altitude. The realm of the experienced trekker only. A journey into a true Himalayan wilderness that goes beyond the definition of spectacular. Still in this "Moving Pictures" Video you can do the whole thing in just 2 minutes!