TIJI FESTIVAL UPPER MUSTANG

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Journey into the historic and far off Mustang Region in Northern Nepal. This is the “Forbidden Kingdom” and focal point of the unique and culturally rich Tiji Festival.  Previously Mustang was locked away from the outside world.  However, in 1992...

Journey into the historic and far off Mustang Region in Northern Nepal. This is the “Forbidden Kingdom” and focal point of the unique and culturally rich Tiji Festival.  Previously Mustang was locked away from the outside world.  However, in 1992 the area was opened up for trekking and since then has attracted a growing number of outside visitors.

Most trekking agencies in Nepal offer expeditions to the Mustang Region but have tended to ignore the Tiji Festival.  Pure Adventure Nepal offers a trip to the Region that includes the Lo Manthang Tiji Festival.The festival involves three days of religious and spiritual ritual and ceremony aimed at chasing away the demons from the area.

Lo Manthang is an ancient “city” immersed in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs and traditions, surrounded by the great sculptured peaks of Tukuche ,Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri with Annapurna in the near distance.The religious ceremonies and rituals are colourful  and precise and retell the myth of the casting out of wicked demons from the people and the “city”. There is no doubt that the Tiji Festival invites happiness and delights in witnessing the expulsion of these powerful, evil spirits.

Pure Adventure Nepal is happy to invite you to participate in this eighteen day experience incorporating the three days of the Tiji Festival.  You will reach an altitude of about 4200 metres,  trekking over moderate grade tracks and staying in tea house and home stay accommodation.

Includes

  • Transport: Airport Arrival and departure transport / Domestic flight(Pok-Jomsom/Jomsom-Pok).
  • Accommodations : Three star Hotel in Kathmandu Hotel Moon Light or Similar category (3nights)/ two star hotel in Pokhara(2nights)and Best available twin sharing local Lodge/Tea house accommodation during the trek(11nights).
  • Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara and Full board meals(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and seasonal fruits) during trek.
  • An experienced English speaking guide on the trek that is government licensed and trained. There will be an assistant leader (1 assistant leader for every four trekkers) plus Sherpas and porters (2 trekkers = 1 porter) This includes insurance/ salaries/equipment/ food and lodging for all staff on the trek.
  • Sleeping bag/Pure Adventure Nepal T-Shirt/ trekking maps.(Sleeping bag has to be returned after the trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (TIMS/ Conservation Fee).
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government/ local taxes and Pure Adventure Nepal service charge.

Excludes

  • 1 Pair strong hiking boots
  • 2 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 Pair sports shoes
  • 2 Pairs light socks
  • 1 Down jacket\all weather Anorak
  • 1 Fleece\warm sweater
  • 1 Sweatshirt\light sweater
  • 1 Water and windproof jacket
  • 1 Long sleevs cotton or polypro
  • 2 Pair lightweight trousers
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 2 T-shirt
  • Cotton headscarf\bandanna
  • Warm hat\gloves(waterproof?)
  • Underwear(including thermals)
  • 1 Medium sized towel
  • 1 Sleeping bag
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • Sunglasses and sunhat
  • Sunblock cream(30-50)
  • 1Turch\flashlight and spare batteries
  • 1Water bottle-1 or 2litre
  • Water purification tablets\solution
  • 1Swiss type knife?
  • 1Money belt?
  • Washing kit
  • Personal toiletries
  • Talcum powder
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Toilet Paper
  • Bio degradable soap\shampoo
  • Any personal medication
  • 3\4 plastic bags(for wrapping clothes)
  • 1 Medium rucksack\backpack
  • 1 Small day pack

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