It wasn't until 1950 that the first European set foot in Mustang, a
hidden Tibetan kingdom in the northwest of Nepal, and it was officially
closed to other foreigners until 1992. In the map at left, click on #1
to begin a self-guided tour of this fascinating realm high in the
Himalayas. All photos were shot in fall 2000 and summer 2001.
(Note: Some of the photos in this tour are panoramas that require the QuickTime plug-in.)