Lost Treasures of Tibet is a documentary film about Mustang, and their ancient cultural art which needs to be saved.
Mustang (moo-stahn) is one of the last outposts of Tibetan culture. It’s so isolated and protected that no Westerner has set foot inside its borders for centuries. But in the early 1990s, this untouched society set high in the Himalayas opened its borders for the first time, exposing an ancient worlds dazzling sacred relics long damaged by the elements and neglect.
Mustang was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture to Tibet. From the 15th century to the 17th century, its strategic location granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalayas and India. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal.