Trekking the Mustang Route in Nepal, w/Sonam Gyaljen Sherpa


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  • Group size 65 people
  • Instructor Sonam Gyaljen Sherpa

Trekking the Mustang Route in Nepal A presentation by Sonam Gyaljen Sherpa, Kathmandu, Nepal The Upper Mustang District, formerly the Kingdom of Lo, is a beautiful, remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. A restricted area until 1992, it is home to traditional mountain people whose lives revolve around animal husbandry, farming, trade and tourism. Tibetan culture has been preserved by the relative isolation of the region. The influence of the outside world, especially China, is growing and contributing to rapid change in the lives of Mustang's people. The Upper Mustang region was opened to non-Nepali trekkers only seventeen years ago and access is still highly restricted. To enter the region, trekkers need a special permit and must be accompanied by a government appointed official. Sonam Gyaljen Sherpa was born in the Everest region of Nepal and currently lives in Kathmandu. He became a trekking guide in 1998 and began operating his own trekking company, Nord Extreme Himalaya, in 2012. Sonam guides in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. He started and is president of the NGO, Smile for Hope Foundation. In 2017, Sonam Sherpa guided a group of eight Alaskans in the Mustan

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