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Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang & Tiji Festival


Mustang is a Tibetan kingdom that falls within the boundaries of Nepal. Its capital, Lo Manthang, is a medieval walled city, within which the Tiji festival—a purification ritual—takes place at the beginning of every harvest season. The origins of the festival predate Buddhism, born out of an animistic and shamanistic tradition. You can accompanied the voyeurs of a living history; the costumes and dance steps of the Tiji festival have remained the same for over 600 years during your this trip.

Because of its isolation and unique alliances with the leaders of Nepal, the semi-feudal kingdom represents perhaps the purest existent Tibetan culture in the world. The history of Tibet itself is an imbroglio of warring sects, involving the sublimation and destruction of kingdoms, all incited by the significant doctrinal differences between them. The Kingdom of Mustang remains a thriving testament to the Red Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism (unlike the Yellow Hat sect to which the Dalai Lama belongs) and is the only surviving continuous Tibetan monarchy, currently ruled by a direct descendent of the very first king.

Trip length: 20 Days
Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
Activity: Sightseeing and Trekking
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel & Guest House
Trek Type: Teahouse Base Treks / Meals & Accommodation during trek
Transportation: Flights / private car / Tourist Coach
Maximum altitude: 3840m (Nyi La)

Fixed date of Tiji Festival: 2017
Groups size: 2  (Pax) Minimum Require
Trip cost USD: 2500/- per person. (Teahouse Base Trek)

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel O/N Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu full day sightseeing Kathmandu valleyO/N Hotel.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara, (5-6 hours) transfer to Hotel O/N Pokhara.
Day 04: Flight to Jomsom (2720m) & trek to Kagbeni(2800m) O/N Tea house. (3 - 4 hours walk)

ENTER Restricted area:
Day 05: Kagbeni - Chele (3050m) O/N Tea house (5-6 hours walk)
Day 06: Chele – Ghilling (3200m) (Via chungse Gompa) O/N Teahouse (6-7 hours)
Day 07: Ghilling - Dakmar (3500m) O/N Tea house (5-6 hourswalk)
Day 08: Dakmar – Tsarang(3620m) (via Lo-Ghyakar Monastery)O/N Tea house (5-6 hours)
Day 09: Tsarang - Lo-Manthang (3720m) O/N Tea house
Day 10: Lo-Manthang Day hiking (Choksar, Chonup, Namgyalby hourse .

(Start Tiji Festival - 2017)
Day 11: Lo-Manthang - Tiji Festival
Day 12: Lo- Manthang - Tiji Festival Ends
Day 13: Lo-manthang – Gemi O/N Tea house (5-6 hours)
Day 14: Gemi – Samar O/N Tea house (5-6 hours)
Day 15: Samar – Chhusang O/N Tea house (6-7 hours)
Day 16: Chhusang - Muktinath O/N Tea house (5-6 hours)

Exit restricted area:
Day 17: Muktinath - Jomsom Stay in Hotel
Day 18: Fly Jomsom - Pokhara (Day: Pokhara Sightseeing)
Day 19: Drive or Fly to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
Day 20: Final departure to your own destination

What Is Included:
    All airport/hotel transfers
    A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide
Hotel Accommodation / Food / Entrance Fee etc throughout trip
    Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes
    An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), including his day wages salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
    All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and Upper Mustang special trekking permit)

What Is Not Included:
    Nepal Visa fee and two passport photographs
    International airfare to and from Kathmandu .
    Excess baggage charges / Travel and rescue insurance
    Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
    Tips for guides and porters

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