Mount Everest Foundation
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Upper Mustang (Scientific)

This was a most unusual project undertaken by a mixed party of specialists to assess the impact that tourism is having on a Tibet-like trekking area of Nepal only opened up in 1991. Backed by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the King of Mustang/Mustang Development Corporation and the Nepal Ministry of Tourism, their work (which included a survey with a view to setting up a GIS) will form the basis of a Management Structure for the future: currently no more than 2000 visitors per year are allowed.

April - May 1994
Professor Myra Shackley with David Barlow, Rose Beddington, Philip Behrend, Tsewang Bista, Ben Gladstone, James Gladstone, Richard Keeler, Dave McAdam, Lhakpa Sherpa and Gary Weber

Other expeditions nearby