Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 4353 m


  • Lo-Manthan; Forbidden Kingdom
  • World’s Top 10 monk leads the Tiji Festival
  • Classic and Authentic exposure to century-old ceremonies and rituals
  • Panorama View of the world’s 7th highest mountain-Dhaulagiri and Gangapurnna, Tukuche, Manaslu, Thorang
  • Kali Gandaki George, World’s Deepest George
  • Muktinath Temple- high value for Buddhists and Hindus
  • Traditional Palaces, Monasteries, and caves formed on high cliffs
  • Ghar Gumba- oldest monasteries
  • Desert landscape with spires and cliffs as well as dense green hills and woods
  • Kagbeni - Holy Kaligandaki river valley
  • Diversified culture, tales, and lifestyle of Gurung, Tibetan, Thakali, Magar, and like
  • A Unique History of Lo-Manathang
  • Tranquil, unexplored, and unspoiled trails with few/no settlements

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is a trekking package to attend a fascinating annual three-day festival consisting of Tibetan rituals that celebrate the myth of a son who had to save the Mustang kingdom from destruction. The Tiji festival date is not fixed for 2025

The Tiji festival, which locals call Tenchi Festival is a monk dance festival celebrated every year in Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. According to Tempa Chhirim, Tenji: commonly pronounced Teeji or Tiji means “ Prayer for World Peace”. Upper Mustang, is a place highly influenced by Tibetan- Buddhism and the only untouched preserved safe zone for Tibetan Buddhism. According to His Highness Dalai Lama “Authentic Tibetan culture survives only in exile in a few places like Mustang, which has had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet.” The main priest of the Tiji Festival is one of the Top 10 Buddhist priests of the World.

The festival is only celebrated in indigenous Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang. Over the Mustang during the Tiji festival time, monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks perform dances and rituals that are supposed to drive away evil spirits. The Tiji festival dances are all organized by the Choedhe Monastery and led by the monks, which belong to the Sakya sect of Buddhism. The monastery is headed by a Rimpoche, the Top 10 Buddhist priests in the World. About 65 monks from Lo Manthang, Nhenyul, and Chhosyer reside in this monastery. They practice religious and traditional dances for months just to perform at the Tiji Festival.

The Tiji Festival begins with the opening of the 400-year-old banner of the respective Lord who conquered the demons and brought peace. The Tiji Festival is held in the town’s main square. On the first day, monks integrate the dances and complex ceremonies to lead the world towards peace, evoke God, and purify ground for further days of the Tiji Festival. The second day is lit as different dances are performed with drums, masks, attitude, swords, and the ragging of demons. The king of Lo comes to the town’s main square and settles on the throne for the ongoing Tiji Festival. The third day is all about winning over demons and destruction and welcoming peace.

Tiji Festival Date on 2025 in Upper Mustang

Since 2019 Tiji festival has not been celebrated for 3 years because of COVID-19. The local people of Lo-Manthang decided to celebrate the Tiji festival in 2025 is still not fixed. The Tiji festival date had been fixed according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar, and it goes on for days and praying for world peace Puja. 

Nepal Adventure Team arranges the fixed departure for the Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek 2025 as per the customized requirements for the attainment of the Tiji festival. The highest altitude you face is 4353 meters with windy and chilly weather. You may have a chance to grab an easy way to travel on the Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Ride Tour option.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
  • Day 02Preparation day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03Drive to Pokhara (860 m) 220 km, 8 hours
  • Day 04Morning fly to Jomsom (2,715 m) and trek to Kagbeni (2858 m) 4 hours
  • Day 05Trek to Chele / Tsele (3,050 m) 6 hours
  • Day 06Trek to Syangboche (3,475 m) 5 hours
  • Day 07Trek to Dhakmar (3810 m) 5 hours
  • Day 08Trek to Lo - Manthang (3,700 m) 5 hours
  • Day 09First Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 10Second Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 11Third Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 12Trek to Yara (3760m) 5 hours
  • Day 13Trek to Tengbe (3320m) 6 hours
  • Day 14Trek to Chuksang/ Tsusang (3050m) 9-10 hours
  • Day 15Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 8 hours
  • Day 16Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel
  • Day 17Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hours
  • Day 18International Departure
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines

    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport terminal Nepal, Adventure Team staff, and a guide will receive you. You are dropped off at your respective hotels in the popular hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. After the refreshment break our guide/leader will brief us with information regarding hotels, Nepali culture, tours, and Upper Mustang Trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with a folk cultural program.

    • Meals: Welcome Dinner
    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350 m
  • Day 02 Preparation day in Kathmandu

    This day is separated for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed of trekking plans and the packing lists along with what you can expect and how it can be more interesting. A sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional, if intended you can visit a number of world heritage-listed places.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350 m
  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (860 m) 220 km, 8 hours

    Early morning drive of about 08 hours to popular tourism hub Pokhara allowing you to explore the Nepali living style. You are settled in the hotels of Pokhara and can enjoy the peaceful and fresh vibes of the city that are highly appreciated by people from all around the world. Besides, sightseeing is optional for you. (30-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu is available as per request with additional charges)

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Place: Pokhara
    • Altitude: 860 m
  • Day 04 Morning fly to Jomsom (2,715 m) and trek to Kagbeni (2858 m) 4 hours

    Early morning short scenic flight is made to Jomsom from Pokhara. Throughout the 22-minute flight, you can please your eyes with woods, rivers, and snowcapped high mountains. Jomsom welcomes visitors with apple orchards and a chilly breeze from the mountains around.

    Basically, trekking starts from Jomsom through the bank of Kali Gandaki River leading to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is the gateway of Upper Mustang and we stay there to enjoy the Kagbeni valley composed of the windy village, crackling river, and vibrant barren hillocks. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Kagbeni
    • Altitude: 2858 m
  • Day 05 Trek to Chele / Tsele (3,050 m) 6 hours

    After a night's stay at Kagbeni village, we head towards Chele through the old Trans-Himalayan Caravan route of Nepal -Tibet. This morning's walk by Kali Gandaki River leads to well-cultivated terraced farm fields nearby Tirigaon village. Likewise, we will be mesmerized by distinct landscapes and high-shaded cliffs and canyons on the way to Chele.

    On route to Chele, we could see pilgrims searching for a fossil named “Salagram Silas” which is regarded as a sacred stone by Hindus and worshiped as an iconic representation of the supreme Lord Vishnu (one of the three main Hindu Gods).

    The walk continues for a few hours through Tangbe and Tsusang (Chusang) villages. Further, broken canyons and ruined castle walls surrounded by high red-shaded cliffs are encountered. After crossing the small bridge, an uphill walk for 45 minutes brings you to Chele village.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Tsele
    • Altitude: 3,050 m
  • Day 06 Trek to Syangboche (3,475 m) 5 hours

    The morning walk from Chele village gets steeper for an hour onto a ridge at (3,130m) from where one can get a grand view of Gyagar across a huge canyon. Trek continues with a slow climb on the windswept terrain till the pass at 3,540m is reached.

    Then walk from Samar village to a ridge that leads to a large gorge painted with red, black, yellow, and white rocks. The journey continues into another valley with juniper trees, a stream and a climbing drive to a ridge at 3,800m. With a few minutes' walk, Syangbochen is accomplished by having a small settlement with few tea shops at 3,710m.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Syangbochen
    • Altitude: 3,475 m
  • Day 07 Trek to Dhakmar (3810 m) 5 hours

    From Syangbochen, we climb gradually through the fields and pass various settlements. Among those settlements, named Ghiling village is our stop for the lunch for this day. Ghiling has a monastery as well as a water-rotating prayer wheel. We have a short break and have lunch to energize ourselves for the further walk to Dhakmar. Following the trails, the right path leads to Tsarang while the left leads to Ghaymi village. We take the left turn, cross Ghami rivulets, and pass Ghaymi village to reach Dhakmar village. Dhakmar is our overnight station 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Dhakmar
    • Altitude: 3810 m
  • Day 08 Trek to Lo - Manthang (3,700 m) 5 hours

    The 8th-day trek leads to our main destination at Lo-Manthang. On leaving Dhakmar, the longest and most spectacular series of Mani walls (Sacred-Holy prayer stone wall which is built by locals and Buddhist pilgrims) can be encountered. We further climbed to reach Lo-Manthang. Before reaching Lo-Manthang, we visit and observe Ghar Ghumba which is the oldest monastery in the area. After the quality moment at Ghar Ghumba and enjoying the monument we head ahead to climb up. We pass the highest pass of this trekking route named as Morang-La with an altitude of 4353m. Being nearer to Lo-Manthang we see the grand view of the walled village of Lo-Mananthang. A short downhill walk leads to a stream that outlines Lo-Manthang village, from here a short climb on a plateau takes us toward the wall of our ultimate destination, Lo-Manthang. The only entrance to the village is from the northeast gate, the main entrance gate.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Lo - Manthang
    • Altitude: 3,700 m
  • Day 09 First Day of Tiji Festival

    On the 1st day, the monks perform a dance called ‘TsaChaam’. This tells the story of the birth of ‘DorjiSonam’- a reincarnated Buddha to conquer a demon. This demon harassed the kingdom of Mustang and brought huge destruction to the country. The performance of the first day includes 52 different steps practiced for months and evoking God and purifying the ground for the dances to take place on Day 2 of the Tiji festival. You can witness the monks enacting the harassment of the said demon on the people of Mustang along with the enchanted prayers.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Lo - Manthang
    • Altitude: 3,700 m
  • Day 10 Second Day of Tiji Festival

    The second day is the main list of the Tiji Festival. Many tourists travel 100 kilometers from Jomsom through barren areas to attend the second day of the Tiji Festival. Tourist crowd around the square and top of the buildings to watch the show of the day by standing shoulder to shoulder with locals. The monks perform ‘NgaCham’. During this performance, DorjeeSonam tries to return the demon to the Buddha realm. You see different dances, dance with drums, by monks, wolves with swords, ghosts dances, dangerous attitudes, warriors ragging demons, and monkey boys entertaining the audience. The King of Lo arrives on the Second day and settles on his throne.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Lo - Manthang
    • Altitude: 3,700 m
  • Day 11 Third Day of Tiji Festival

    On the 3rd and final day of the Tiji festival, the ‘Rhachham’ dance takes place. In this ceremony, DorjeeSonam triumphs over the evil demon and banishes him from Mustang. Numbers of monks enchant prayer and mantras with drums and worship. The festival goes beyond the town’s main square, and monks and people walk through the city. They walk away from the city and fire the gun to scare off the demon and claim the victory over demon and destruction by peace. The monk who plays the role of Dorjee Sonam does this by throwing an effigy. This effigy made from Tsampa (barley) represents the demon ‘Ma Tam Ru Ta’.This defeat brings peace and prosperity to the land of Mustang. Every year Tiji festival takes place in the hope of spreading peace throughout the world.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Lo - Manthang
    • Altitude: 3,700 m
  • Day 12 Trek to Yara (3760m) 5 hours

    After an amazing time in Lo-Manthang, early morning we head towards Charang. We need to walk for 2 hours to reach Charang. Though we stay at Yara, we visit one of the oldest palaces, monasteries, and open valleys that come on our way. This day we slowly stroll and explore the area and reach Yara. Yara is another cozy village for our stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Yara
    • Altitude: 3760 m
  • Day 13 Trek to Tengbe (3320m) 6 hours

    The trail towards Tengbe from Yara is filled with solitude and tranquility as we could find no settlements on our way. Probably, there is a small tea house offering limited service far away from the city chaos and urbanization. You just see the Himalayas, barren colorful hillocks, long trails, and Nepal Adventure Team’s guide on today’s entire journey. This day is all about cherishing the tranquility, nature, and settlement-free environment, and enjoying the hike. Having a smooth gradual calm hike, we stay at Tengbe to rest.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Tengbe
    • Altitude: 3320 m
  • Day 14 Trek to Chuksang/ Tsusang (3050m) 9-10 hours

    This day is the tough day of our trek as we have to walk for long hours. Besides, the trail to Chuksang from Tengbe is more peaceful, settlements, and hustle free than the trails from Yara to Tengbe. We find no settlements at all in this way which makes it a more peaceful, entirely unspoiled nature, with zero human settlements, and just the moments of nature and you. Since there are no settlements on the trail, Nepal Adventure Team arranges packed lunches for you to keep you healthy and energetic. You just have to gradually walk enjoying nature and its tranquility to reach Chuksang for the night stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Chuksang
    • Altitude: 3050 m
  • Day 15 Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 8 hours

    This is the last day of the Upper Mustang Trekking to enjoy the unspoiled and unexplored aspects of nature as this is the end of those trails having limited settlements and human chaos. You see a few settlements and tea house lodges on your way. However, Nepal Adventure Team prefers to use quality packed lunches for this day as well. You do not have to hike long hours as you did on the previous day from Tengbe to Chuksang. Today, we head to one of the most famous places named Muktinath which has Muktinath Temple at an altitude of 3700m. Muktinath Temple holds high religious value for all Hindus and Buddhists. People from different parts of the world visit Muktinath Temple and receive blessings. Additionally, Muktinath Temple is situated at the lap of the Himalayas offering a heart-pleasing view of mountains, hills, and settlements. It has 108 holy water streams and two holy ponds and bathing in them is believed to be blissful, valuable, a blessing, and a way of salvation. Pilgrims believe it makes them pure.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee in a cup
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
    • Place: Muktinath
    • Altitude: 3800 m
  • Day 16 Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel

    Early morning you make a visit to Muktinath Temple and cherish the religious and unspoiled environment. Then, you head downhill towards Jomsom to take a flight to Pokhara. Jomsom is the only place in this region having modern facilities, quite dense settlements yet amazing surroundings. However, you can choose to stay at Jomsom instead of Muktinath such that you enjoy more facilities and more rest you do not have to walk. Nepal Adventure Team arranges your stay at Pokhara and if required sightseeing in Pokhara can be managed. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Place: Pokhara
    • Altitude: 860 m
  • Day 17 Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hours

    We drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus as the way we came to Pokhara. You are transferred to respective hotels with leisure time for relaxation and shopping for souvenirs. Farewell Dinner is arranged for you by the Nepal Adventure Team to add more amazing moments to your stay in Nepal. (30-minute flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara is available as per request with additional charges)

    • Meals: Breakfast and farewell Dinner
    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350 m
  • Day 18 International Departure

    The incredible Upper Mustang Trek ends here on the 17th day. You will be dropped to the airport by our staff as per your flight schedule. Nepal Adventure Team appreciates you for completing the trek and bids you a warm see-off with the hope to serve you further in the following days.

    • Meals: Breakfast

Trip Map

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek map

What's Included


  • Airport pick up and drop by private Car / Jeep / Hiace
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant and cultural dance
  • Three days 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara on a BB plan basis
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
  • Pokhara – Jomsom, and back to Pokhara by domestic flight
  • 13 Days 12 Nights tea house lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All meal Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee in a cup, and fruit salad for every day
  • An experienced and expert trekking guide and porter (one for two clients) and their salary, food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance
  • Trekking map, equipment, and first Aid Medical Kitbag
  • Restricted area permit (It does cost USD 500 dollar for each)
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers information management system) Cards permit
  • Company T-shirt, duffel bag, and appreciation letter
  • All local monument fees and taxes
  • All Nepal Government VAT 13% included


  • Nepal visa fee and international flight
  • Extra drinks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses such as phone bill, chocolate, bakery items, battery charge, laundry, hot shower, and extra porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters


Useful Information

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected].

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

Equipment and Packing Lists

After booking with the Nepal Adventure Team, please pack the necessary items as listed:

  • Travel documents: passport, visa (If you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
  • Bank cards or credit cards, travelers' Cheque, etc
  • Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
  • 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
  • Gloves- 2 pairs.
  • T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts (woolen/cotton).
  • A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
  • Trousers.
  • Short and tracksuits.
  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
  • Large and small towels.
  • Toiletries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sun /snow glass.
  • Ski/walking poles (optional but useful).
  • First Aid/medical kit.
  • Rucksack/backpack.
  • Duffel Bags (carried by porters or animals).
  • Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
  • Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
  • Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
  • Personal hygiene stuff.
  • Any other extras you feel are necessary like binoculars, cameras, books, journals, and more.

Precautionary Note:

Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

Additional Money

Every traveler is different and they spend their way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

Possession or use of any illegal drugs is intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible for acting in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to

  • Respect the local laws, customs, and beliefs
  • Always ask for permission before doing something local or consult the leader
  • Keep the area the same as you found it, wherever you go, and dispose of rubbish
  • Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

Feedback and Reviews

This is very important for us. After your travel, we want your feedback whether it is good or bad since that's the way we can thrive further. To motivate you to finish the review or feedback online, we are going to give you an 8% discount on your next trip with us. Outstanding isn’t it?

Additional Information

For all the additional information, go to contact us or send a message and call directly to Mr. Jeevan Thapa Magar +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp)

Client Reviews

  • Hannah Evans
    Rating Review by: Hannah Evans, United Kingdom

    Cultural Extravaganza!!

    Witnessing the vibrant Tiji Festival in Lo Manthang was an experience like no other, with its colorful rituals and dances against the backdrop of stunning Himalayan landscapes. The trek itself was challenging yet rewarding, offering breathtaking views and unique cultural encounters.

  • Rajesh Kumar
    Rating Review by: Rajesh Kumar, India

    A Trek to Remember

    Participating in the Tiji Festival was a highlight, with its fascinating rituals and vibrant performances that brought the history and traditions of Mustang to life. The trek offered stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and a glimpse into the daily lives of the local people. Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek was a magical journey through one of Nepal's most remote and culturally rich regions.

  • noimage
    Rating Review by: Ivana K., Germany

    my great experience with my guide KISIM and JEEBAN of agency NEPAL ADVENTURE TEAM in Upper Mustang and Annapurna Circuit

    Go to Nepal, go as soon as possible to Nepal!
    Times are changing, not forever you'll be able to find so much authenticity, so warm and naturally friendly people, such unspoiled nature...
    Go there and find JEEBAN Thapa Magar and his agency NEPAL ADVENTURE TEAM!! 
    And ask for KISIM!! Perhaps he'll also help you and carry your sleeping bag. And he will go with you, step after step, mostly quiet, sometimes even singing; and he'll care for everything and he will be so very sensitive to feel who you are, what you want, how you want, what and how to eat, where to stay overnight..and he'll find a way even in nowhere, and he'll be with you on your way to the heart of this landscape, to the heart of these people...
    And he and Jeevan were so flexible to change the route as I wanted it and Kissim walked with me even longer up and down and again up and down in hot sun, by strong dusty wind, in morning coolness.. and in Kathmandu he took me on his scooter and had a good plan to show me all the attractions... and he took me to his so dear family.. 
    And Jeevan let me stay and eat and sleep in his home with his family and he didn't take money for it and he even wanted to give me money back as my flight didn't work and he waited for hours at the airport as my flight had a delay..and I felt like a member of these two families - wow, I'll never, never forget You and Your hospitality!!
    Yes, go to NEPAL, to JEEBAN and his NEPAL ADVENTURE TEAM and go with KISIM - you'll find friends!!
    And go the way of ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT, you'll be every day surrounded by ever higher mountains, by kind people living in their ancient houses.. having so little, too less! 
    Go to MUSTANG!! Go to Ghiling and Tsarang, to Lo Manthang, to Yara and Tangge, to Muktinath. It is really very unique experience of nature, shining in all colors and formations, deep canyons, the infinite distances, with scattered white stupas, red golden monasteries... it's a great experience with all these kind people in their way of living, of their traditions, of their religions- and again and again their singing..!!
    The road through Mustang is in working progress, Jeep-driving tourists will come soon and more and more and it will change a lot!! Go now!!
    And say hello to Kisim, to Jeeban, to their families, to all these people, to this amazing country Nepal!!