Stuart Butler - Author of the Rough Guide to Nepal and Lonely Planet Trekking in Nepal recently went hiking into Upper Mustang, Nepal with Snow Cat Travel
Reaching Upper Dolpo (for locals and tourists alike) involves many days of challenging trekking over high mountain passes, as well as negotiating the fearsome "Demon's Trail" that skirts its way perilously above the impossibly turquoise waters of the stunningly beautiful Phoksundo Lake.
Enjoying a spiritual holiday in Nepal is almost part of being in Nepal by default. Such is the power of the majestic Himalayas and the ever present influence of both Hinduism and Buddhism in Nepal, that even the most fervent un-spiritual often say they found their time in Nepal to be........life-changing!
Talk about remote. The region of Mustang lies behind the Himalayas on the Tibetan plateau. Nowadays this region is more accessible than ever thanks to the 18 minute flight from Pokhara....
Become part of the magical Kingdom of Bhutan on this fascinating illustrated journey.
What's the best thing about Nepal? Nope......it's not Everest! OK...the dream of seeing Everest may be the big attraction for the first time visitor to Nepal, but I'll wager that Nepal's "secret" weapon is the fondest and most lingering memory.
Dolpo is one of the most inaccessible parts of the Himalayas. There are no roads and even after flying to a mountain airstrip there's several days of walking involved just to get there. Oh....and the Demons Trail,plus a 5000 metre pass to cross and then you've gotta walk out again. Throughout you're rarely below 4,000 … Continue reading People within a Landscape, Dolpo, Nepal