Nepal-China Border (01:57)
The frontier between Nepal and China, on the Tibetan plateau, is restricted. Foreign Correspondent wants to provide one refugee a view of his homeland.
Upper Mustang (02:31)
Some people see Upper Mustang as the last true outpost of Tibetan culture. Meet a refugee who plays the three-stringed Tibetan lute; Tenzin Choegyal once played for the Dalai Lama.
Road Through Plateau (02:10)
Until recently, the only way through the plateau was on horseback. Some worry that a new road across Mustang will bring Chinese influence.
Tourism Restrictions (01:51)
China sealed the Tibetan border, devastating the Upper Mustang trade route economy. Nepal restricts tourism into Upper Mustang due to sensitivities.
Difficult Terrain (01:22)
Trekkers have to abandon their vehicles and walk; others ride horses.
Tibetan refugee Tenzin Choegyal went to school in India and moved to Australia.
Upper Mustang Refugees (03:21)
Tibetan refugees preserved their culture in Upper Mustang. Isolation brings poverty; transportation is improving.
Lo Kingdom (01:41)
Mustang was formerly the Tibetan kingdom of Lo. In Tsarang, many still identify with the kingdom. Consider the balance between tradition and modernity.
Seeing Homeland (01:34)
A group of trekkers reaches Lo Manthang; Tibet lies just over the ridge. A refugee talks about being denied entrance.
Lo Manthang (02:34)
People preserve Tibetan culture and live much as in medieval times. A King still lives in the palace; Nepal's government took away his power in 2008.
Musical Performance (02:03)
Choegyal plays for a Lo Manthang audience, including the local royal family.
Trekking Difficulties (02:54)
The Jeep gets stuck while crossing a river near the Nepal-China border; riders push it back and try again.
Choegyal's Homeland (02:57)
Choegyal sees Tibet, but cannot cross the Nepal-China border; China has fences and surveillance cameras on the other side.
Credits: Nepal: The Road (00:35)
Credits: Nepal: The Road
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