Lo-Manthang: Capital of the forbidden Kingdom

Lo-Manthang, the capital of forbidden kingdom, THE MUSTANG MADNESS is a highlight event in the stage MTB race, Mustang is a place full of history, culture and ancient traditions. It is Located in Mustang district, which lies in the Western Development Region, the capital is surrounded by canyons and cliff on all sides, the High Himalayan Desert plateau is home to ethnic Lohbas (any diverse amalgamation of Sino-Tibetan-speaking tribespeople). The Kingdom had maintained its hereditary rules despite the unity of Nepal by the Shahs of Gorkha, the Kingdom and capital lost its title in 2008 after the establishment of Republican Government in Nepal. Despite losing his title, King Jigme Palbar Bista has been by many Mustang residents and lives in the former Palace.

The capital of the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo, Lo-Manthang.

The capital of the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo, Lo-Manthang.

The Royal palace Lo-Manthang is the most visited site in the area. Built around the 1400s, the palace is four stories tall. At the entrance of the capital of once the Forbidden Kingdom, a religious Shrine is erected. Locals offer Khatas(a traditional ceremonial scarf in Buddhism) at the Shrine at ceremonial occasions such as birth, death, funeral, graduation and arrival and departure from the capital.

Royal Palace at Lo-manthang

Royal palace at Lo-manthang

Along with the palace, Lo-Manthang accommodates some of the oldest Gompa(Buddhist temple) in the region. The oldest of Gompas is Jampa Gompa which was built in the early 15th Century compared to Thubchen Gompa built in the late 15th Century blood pressure medicine lisinopril. Other gompas in the capital are Chodey Gompa which is now taken as the main Gompa and Chopra Gompa known as “New Gompa”.

Religious Shrie at Lo-Manthang.

Religious Shrie at Lo-Manthang.

One could feel the essence of the past linger in the alleys of Lo-Manthang. The preservation of ancient architecture, culture, and art is one key factor in such feeling.

MTB in Mustang

MTB in Mustang: – The Mustang Madness

MTB in Mustang is an enthralling and mesmerizing experience on MTB bike tour.  which is offers by the Mustang Madness event in the upper mustang. Mustang is one of the best mountain biking destination on earth. There are no other places in the world has such an amazing, speechless and jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas. which is one of the best single track trails that Nepalese Himalayas has to offer. In upper Mustang you’ll experience some tough climbs, technical descents, fast, flowy single track, and the most spectacular views that you can never imagine.

Now, we have to find some awesome biking trails with our passion and unique knowledge of the area of the upper mustang and we’ve managed to carve out a spectacular route on some of the most remote trails in the world in a place where most riders would never get the chance to ride. If you’re looking for something truly unique, then the Mustang madness, MTB in Upper Mustang Valley is truly an awe-inspiring adventure and a phenomenal experience that you’ll never forget.

we provide a complete MTB package in a mustang with views of jaw-dropping landscapes, towering peaks and ancient culture which makes an unforgettable beautiful image in your memories of the mustang madness MTB bike event.

Mustang Madness 2016, MTB with a view.

History: – The Kingdom of Lo, as it was known in the ancient world and until fairly was restricted to outsiders and hence also become known as the hidden Kingdom. which is Opened for foreigners in 1988, now where are Tibetan culture, architecture, and art preserved better in Mustang. So, when you are rolling your MTB bike wheels on the land of Mustang, technically, you are riding in the once Forbidden Kingdom.

The capital of the Forbidden Kingdom of Lo, Lo-Manthang.

Location: – Mustang lies in the north of the Himalayas and is technically part of Tibetan plateau; hence the similarity is landscape albeit with beautiful and unique features. A high altitude desert perpetually battered by the wind, the eroded cliffs bring out the natural colors of local earth pigments in variations of red, yellow, brown complemented by clear blue skies and white snow caps of nearby mountains. Two of which stand as the biggest gate columns in the world, Mount Annapurna, and Mount Dhaulagiri. MTB in Mustang will take you through these shots of awe where you’ll certainly stop the wheels to take in the moment better.

Royal Palace at Lo-manthang

The View: – MTB in Mustang En-route a huge cultural change, visiting ancient villages and ancient cave towns with some of the oldest places of worship among many other things are visible. Additionally, thousands of cliff dwellings believed to be established in 8-10,000 BC when Mustang was a much greener place in another site experience Himalayan riding that’ll imprint memories in your soul.

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The holiness: – Muktinath, a famous temple for Hindu and Buddhist delegates alike, is spectacular as it can get. The name Muktinath translates to “Place of Moksha”.The temple is also considered to be a Shakti Peetha which are sacred Shakti(energy) dwellings which are believed to have formed from the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi(the first wife of Lord Shiva) when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered after she died.

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The challenge: – Mustang offers physically and psychologically challenging adventure Mountain Biking (MTB). along with the culturally rich, mysterious, and the ancient Hidden Kingdom of Mustang deep in the Himalayas. you’ll love it because the riding is challenging both in the climbs and the descents, all through scenery that blows your mind. There is 7 stage of semi-technical high altitude MTB ride along a jeep road and some awesome single trek village trails. Biking through the stunning high elates and through a spectacular desert landscape against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks.

Riders with their bikes on the back.

When riding an MTB in Mustang, you don’t just ride. You feel the wind, the culture, the myths and the mountains altogether. In a nutshell, MTB in Mustang is a thrilling adventure culturally, physically, and psychologically. It’s one you don’t want to miss.