Mustang, a remote region in the Himalayas of Nepal known for its mystical setting, is increasingly affected by environmental and social changes. Due to a lack of education and employment opportunities, the majority of the youth are faced with a difficult decision—to stay or to leave. Tashi Bista is a local environmental activist with dreams of harnessing the strong winds of Mustang to bring electricity to all Mustangis. An ambitious young librarian, Dikee Dolker struggles to balance her professional life with the domestic and cultural demands that are traditionally put on the women of Mustang. Tse Long, a nomadic herdsman, faces the bleak employment alternatives in the region and contemplates crossing the boarder into India for a more promising future. Mustang Rising delicately interweaves these three extraordinary stories of Mustangis, illustrating the struggles of Nepalese youth.