Most people who venture to Mustang start with a twenty minute flight from the town of Pokhra to the town of Jomsom, which serves as an entry point for trekkers. Flights often are cancelled, sometimes for days, due to high winds and low visibility.
The caretaker of Guru Rincpoche Cave holds a turquoise mala. Mala beeds are used by Buddhist practitioners to help keep count of the numbers of mantras recited. Mantras are sacred syllabuls used to protect the mind from negativity and impure perception.
The caretaker of Guru Rinpoche Cave in front of the shrine. The cave, a few days journey into Mustang served as a three year retreat for Guru Rinpoche, the "Lotus Born", on his journey from India to introduce Buddhism into Tibet, Bhutan, and other neighboring countries in the 8th century AD.
During the Winter months many residents of villages throughout Mustang leave for other cities in Nepal like Kathamndu to escape the inhospitable conditions.
A mother and her daughter pose inside of their home, which also is an inn and resturant catering to trekkers who pass through.
Pony's have been used for thousands of years by the local people as a primary means to navigate the mountaneous landscape of Mustang.
This man attempts to heard his goats into their pasture. Unwilling to cooperate he needed the help of a few different people to corral them in the right direction after they trapped themselves down a dead end path.