Check out this amazing documentary about Upper Mustang and its ancient walled city, Lo Manthang. It touches on the new road being built through the region from Nepal to China and the impact it may have on the Tibetan cultures living in this area.
These beautiful kids are from the Chosyar Valley in Upper Mustang. During the winter months, when temperatures drop far below zero, they travel down to warmer climates to continue their studies. Their current school is a one-room hall in Pokhara, in which students sleep on inch-thick mattresses on concrete floor and attend classes in their outdoor classroom, furnished only with plastic chairs and a tarp. We're helping to build these kids a new school - check out the link for more info.