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Collection by Darren Ornitz

Visiting the Lost Kingdom of Tibet

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Photojournalist Darren Ornitz traveled last year to Mustang, Nepal, known as the “Lost Kingdom of Tibet.”

This story originally appeared on Matador Network, a Dwell partner site.

Situated within the world’s highest mountain range and just south of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Mustang is one of the...
Lone Stupa In this photo, a stupa can be seen along a road that runs deep into Mustang, the Himalayan mountains...
Road Building I took this photograph of some kids I came across who were working on the road that will connect Lower...
Local Transport We passed a lot of local people on ponies, which made me think about all of the people who have ridden...
Syangboche A mother and her daughter pose inside of their home (which is also an inn and restaurant) in the village of...
At Elevation After hiking nearly 20km through steep terrain, Syangboche was a very welcome sight.
Yam Bhadur Perhaps the most remarkable thing I saw throughout the whole trek was the ability of people to grow food in...
Ancient Cliff Caves Hundreds of caves like these are found in the region, built thousands of years ago.
Night Sky On my last night in Lo Manthang, I climbed to the roof of the inn we were staying at. When I looked up, this...
Towards Tibet After all the trekking on foot, I was finally able to explore by pony on an off day I had in Lo Manthang.
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