Looking into the "Forbidden Kingdom" of Upper Mustang from the 600-year-old Tibetan Buddhist gompa (monastery) in the village of Kagbeni. The village used to be a stop on the Tibetan trade routes. Now it's the jumping off point for treks into the restricted area of Upper Mustang (tourist permits are $700).
The wind blowing up the Kali Gandaki river valley was intense.
Taken on the eleventh day of the trek around the Annapurna Circuit.
Read more about our Annapurna Circuit trek.
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