|If you pay close attention to the clip above you will see this helicopter|
Mustang (pronounced Moo-stahng) was a former Himalayan kingdom long closed off from the herds of tourists. In fact permits were not granted for general trekking purposes until 1992. Much of Mustang’s culture, especially the upper region, is purely Tibetan. Although never technically part of Tibet it was heavily influenced by its neighbor to the north. The actual kingdom (known as ‘Lo’) is believed to have been establish in the 14th century by Ame Pal. In fact the present King, Jigme Palbar Bista, can trace his ancestry back 25 generations to Mr. Pal.