Mustang, an isolated part of Nepal, has caves, hikes and royals

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Once known as the Kingdom of Lo, Mustang preserves a lot of traditional cultures -- mostly Tibetan

Nepal abolished the Mustang monarchy in 2008 but the royal family is still respected by locals

CNN  — 

As Prince Harry’s well documented Nepal visit nears the end, the spotlight has been refocused on this beautiful Himalayan country as it continues to recover from April 2015’s catastrophic earthquake.

For many travelers, reaching Nepal’s Mustang region is like arriving at the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Cut off from the world on the edge of the Tibetan plateau, Mustang has been part of Nepal since the 18th century, but its traditional Tibetan culture has survived in isolation.