Mustang: Lives and Landscapes of the Lost Tibetan Kingdom

With a foreword written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In 2011, with the help of the Fulbright program, we received special permission from the Nepali government to travel extensively through the restricted region of Upper Mustang to document the lifestyle of the Loba. With this unique opportunity, we created a beautiful, intensively researched coffee-table book that describes the culture of Upper Mustang, its history, and its possible future.

This unique, ethnically Tibetan culture nestled in the desert mountains still retains its rich Himalayan heritage, but a new road being built through the area—planned to be completed in 2012—poses great change.

Chronicled are the age-old lifestyles that still exist today, before modernization creeps into the region and changes Lo forever.

  • 120-page coffee table book
  • full-color photos
  • 9.25″ x 12″ trim size
  • foreword insert by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso


These books are sold exclusively through the Vanishing Cultures Project and a portion of all proceeds is donated to cultural initiatives in Mustang. If you would like a preview, see our selection of featured images on Boston Globe’s Big Picture.