With the abolition of monarchy in 2008, the special privilege and status given by Nepal's Monarchy to King of Mustang, who agreed to peacefully merge politically with Nepal, also came to an end. However, Upper Mustang's religion, culture and landscape continue to attract people from around the world. Thanks to the continual patronage of former Raja of Mustang Jigme Singhi Palbar Bista and his family members, Buddhist Monks and ancient monastery, Upper Mustang is able to retain its glory of past. With her own love to Mustang's monastery, religion, culture and landscape, Dr. Susanne von der Heide from Himal Asia, has been backing all the efforts of people of Upper Mustang for the preservation and protection of heritage and monastery.
By Keshab Poudel Apr 18, 2019