Information to discover legend & history of Mustang, Lo Manthang Nepal
History of the last forbidden Kingdom in Himalayas intimately linked with the religion, culture and olden times of Tibet. Now, Lo Manthang Nepal is only place in the world where real Tibetan culture still preserved well. Lo Manthang, is the walled capital of Upper Mustang, situated in the north of Nepal. It is located on an isolated rugged plateau and hidden behind snow-covered Himalayan Mountains.
Due to this isolation, culture and lifestyle also remained pure and unchanged for centuries. Upper Mustang is known to be one of the places in the world that have preserved Tibetan culture in the world.
There was a time when Mustang Kingdom was a very independent kingdom. The language and culture in Mustang have close resemblance to the Tibetan language and culture. From 15th to 17th century, due to its strategic location, Mustang gained the power to manage trade between India and Himalayan region.
During the 15th century to 17th century, due to the strategic location, the kingdom of Mustang had an advantage to control trade between Himalayas and India. At the beginning of the 18th century Lo and Dolpo became a part of the Tibetan empire.
Later, in the 10th century, both became a part of the kingdom of Purang in the western region of Tibet. In the middle of 10th century, the kingdom of Gungthang in the northern region of Tibet brought Lo under its control.
Later, in the next centuries, a new kingdom Jumia came into existence. In the 14th century, Lo got temporarily subdued by the kingdom of Jumia. By the end of 18th century, Nepal acquired the kingdom of Lo Manthang.
Lo Manthang is also known as the ‘last big settlement’ in the Mustang north. It is the capital of Upper Mustang and often referred to as the ‘the city of wall’ or ‘the city of clay’. In the old times, a big wall was constructed around the village to save the kingdom.
At that time, everyone needed to build their homes inside this big wall. In the past, Lo Manthang Nepal was divided into four quarters. Now, population has grown and people have also made their homes outside the wall because there is limited space inside the wall.
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