Mustang is primarily known as kingdom of Lo, established by Ame Pal with existence of his capital or Palace in walled city, named Lo-Manthang.
The walled city Lo-Manthang and neighbouring village
Mustang has its unique identity and existence under rain shadow of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna that incorporate Annapurna Trekking Route and is habitat of endangered species clouded Snow leopard. Last forbidden Kingdom, where Buddhism and Buddhist followers thrive on semi-arid desert with harmony and co-operation and maintaining religious harmony among Bon religion in Luprak village and Muktinath (is sacred place for both Buddhism and Hinduism).
Clouds and the Himalayas
Muktinath, now and has become synonym to Mustang and the culture and tradition, as well as festivals like Teeji and Yartung welcome number of outsiders every year. So, called Accent of Mustang, live with joyous, cooperation and having taste of Thakali dishes and wearing of beautiful woolen dresses of Lowas.
“KUSHUP TERNGA” being the protector and tranquil DUMBA like on vicinity of windy valley Jomsom, Kaligandaki, flow across showing trekking route to upper Mustang. The beautiful apple farm and farm of crops like buckwheat, wheat, barley and flowers of caragana, that refresh the people life and nature, and add beauty to the landscape.
Ethnic value, the values may not be as it used to be, still youngster are actively being involved and attracted towards beauty and identity of the traditional dress and art and architecture they have in their village in age of modernisation.
Nowadays, youth are spreading message about their identity, culture and tradition and integrity and beauty of the landscape and existence of village with unique features on social media like Facebook and Instagram through digitisation. It give the message of hope, existence of humanity and responsibility of youth to preserve the beautiful land.
White headed Vulture; Natural predator
To those who are out of country or in foreign land, still have strong affection and respect towards culture and tradition they had to put off for their better future. The physical appearance may be different but spiritually, socially and mentally, they believe Mustang is our identity, soul and integrity. They gather in every festivals and occasion so as they do in Homeland on their traditional dress and traditional way on busy city like New York. So, I called it Accent of Mustang.
With blessing from Lotus born spiritual teacher, Guru Rinpoche ( @Ghargompa), our unity, cooperation and harmony are basis of our life. That is the Accent of Mustang, where we go we have identity and people that will make you feel the greatness, identity and beauty of your existence among of billions of people.