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Tiji Festival Special- Upper Mustang Trek-18 days

Trip Introduction
Upper Mustang Trek on the beginning of spring overlaps with the magnificent Buddhist Festival- Tiji. Tiji is derived from two Tibetan words “Ten” and “Che”, which refer to “Hopes of Dharma reigning in all worlds”. Guru Rinpoche all around Mustang spread this precious message over thousand years ago. Festival that the people of Mustang (Lo) celebrate signifies the victory of good over evil is also observed to chase demons out of Mustang performing several traditional rituals.

Three days of celebration, Tiji is a mythical festival that revolves around the myth of Dorje Jono who fought against his demon father and protected the Kingdom of Mustang. Town square occupied with natives performing as demons wearing fearsome masks and traditional flamboyant attires in authentic Tibetan music played by the monks, is worthwhile observing and capturing into cameras during Tiji.

Apart from the mythical celebration, Upper Mustang Trek during spring takes you to the fabled town of walls, which nestles at the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges.

Dates of Tiji Festival in Lomanthang for 2018 is announced. Tiji Festival starts at 12th May (First Day if Festival), 13th May (Second Day of Festival) & 14th May( Third day of Festival). Festival ends at 14 May, 2018 at Third Day. 


 Trip Highlights

  • The exploration of cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu prior the trek begins.
  • The short cultural tour of Nepal’s most beautiful town, Pokhara on the second day of the trip

  • The walk through the trails of Apple Orchard of Nepal, Jomsom all the way to Upper Mustang via many culturally opulent villages

  • The ancient Monasteries of the region, where travlers experience spiritual peacefulness
  • The landscapes dominated by barren valleys, colorful mountains having interesting myths and widespread Himalayas to the north
  • The remains of ancient Lo Kingdom at Upper Mustang and western and valleys, which lie in close proximity of Lomanthang
  • The amazing culture of people of Lo, which they have been practicing for centuries
  • The colorful and mythical festival Tiji

Can I approach this trek easily?
If you have, the extreme ability to walk around 6-8 hours a day with a light daypack and passionate feeling, this trek will be highly suitable as this is moderate trek. It is fact that having walk in higher altitudes is definitely more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Therefore, you need to be prepared to adjust in the high altitude. Advance Adventure Kindly request to all the clients to prepare themselves for Tiji Festival Special- Upper Mustang Trek 18 day/s  jogging and exercising regularly at least 3 month prior to the start of the trek. If you have the subtle experiences on walking /trekking in high altitude, environment this trek will be really easier. Your Past hiking experiences may be worthy but you need special technical skill for this trek. To accomplish the trek you should have excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination. If you have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases please kindly inform us before booking the trip. We are highly conscious about your health and safety. You can have the experiences of more demanding and challenging episode while in Trek.


Customize Your Own Trek !

This festival trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trek to your need and timeline suggested. 

 


Outline Itinerary

Day: 01 Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day: 02 DAy Guided tour in Kathmandu Valley
Day: 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(210kms)- 5 to 6 hours drive
Day: 04  Fly to Jomsom (2,713m/8898ft) and Trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 Hr. Trek
Day: 05 Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 Hr. Trek
Day: 06 Trek from Chele to Geiling (3806m/12,484ft): 5-6 Hr. Trek
Day: 07 Trek from Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 Hr. Trek
Day: 08 Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 Hr. Trek
Day: 09 Tiji Festival Starts- First Day of Tiji Festival at Lo Manthang
Day:10 Tiji Festival Witness- Second Day of Tiji Festival at Lo Manthang
Day:11 Tiji Festival- First Day of Tiji Festival at Lo Manthang
Day:12 Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 Hr. Trek
Day:13 Trek from Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 Hr. Trek
Day:14 Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 Hr. Trek
Day:15 Trek to Kagbeni/ Muktinath(3800m/12464ft): 6-7 Hr. Trek
Day:16 Trek to Jomsom ( 2800m/9184ft): 5 to 6 Hr. Trek
Day:17 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara( 20 min) in the morning. Afternoon, fly to Kathmandu( 30 min)
Day:18 Depart from Kathmandu

End of our Trek

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m Bed and dinner

After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then you will be taken to our trip hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the program about your upcoming Tiji Festival Mustang Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide.Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel". In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance.O/N Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Altitude: 1400m B/B

After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then you will be taken tothe traveller’s recommended hotel, Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the program about your upcoming Mustang Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide.Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel". In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance.O/N Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara 200km 7-8 hrs drive
Altitude: 823m B/B

After your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and then you will be taken tothe traveller’s recommended hotel, Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Our tour operator will explain briefly about the program about your upcoming Mustang Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide.Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you may explore "Thamel". In the evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance.O/N Kathmandu.

Day 4: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kegbeni 3-4 hrs trek
Altitude: 2858m B/LD

Today we fly to Jomsom (windy valley) in the early morning, then after some initial preparation of loads, our trek leads towards northern valley of Kaligandaki by crossing suspension bridge. It is tiring walking through the bank of the river where one can enjoy the views snow peaked mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri, whilst to the south can be seen the entire Annapurna massif. Enjoy your evening to walk around the village which is very interesting with its settlement where clustered type of house can be found. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Trek to Chele 5-6 hrs trek
Altitude: 3050m B/L/D

The trek starts towards north valley of Kagbeni to Chele where we pass the beautiful village of Tangbe, with its picturesque traditional houses  and fields of barley, buckwheat and apple orchards. We enjoy views of the magnificent Nilgiri peak and cross several ridges. After Chhusang village, we cross a stream and leave the Kaligandaki valley behind to reach the village of Chele, where we stop for overnight.
 
Day 6: Trek to Geling 5-6 hrs trek
Altitude: 3570m B/L/D

After breakfast the trail leads you to the village of Samar to a ridge and then descend into a large gorge past a Chorten before entering another valley which filled with juniper trees. Then cross a stream and after climbing to a pass, we descend along a ridge to Shyangmochen, a tiny settlement with a few tea shops. Nearby is Rangbyung, a cave containing stalagmites in the form of a Chorten and one of the holiest places in Mustang. The trail continues descends to Geling, with its extensive fields of barley and stop for overnight.  

Day 7: Trek to Charang 4-5 hrs trek
Altitude: 3520m B/LD

Today’s walk is through perhaps the driest part of Mustang, and much of our energy will be spent negotiating the loose, dry soil. However, the magnificent views of the countryside, from the gentle contours of the north to the rugged mountains in the east and west, more than compensates for the hard climb. Finally, we come to Charang, a large spread-out village at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village are a huge dzong [fortress] and a red gompa (monastery) which houses an excellent collection of statues and thangkas.  

Day 8: Trek to Lo-Manthang 5-6 hrs trek
Altitude: 3700m B/L/D

We will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo Manthang. We climb gently above the valley to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo Manthang. The trail then broadens and eventually we get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so we circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north-east corner. We begin our return journey from Lo Manthang, taking the upper highland route. This highland route offers dramatic views of Lo Manthang and the Charang Valley, with snow clad peaks in the background. Just past the settlement of Lo Gekar, we reach the oldest monastery in Mustang, the Ghare Gompa. Stay overnight at Lomanthang.

Day 9: Observation of Tiji Festival at Lomanthang
Altitude: 3700m B/L/D

The celebration of victory over evil in the highland forbidden kingdom, Lomanathang is Tiji. The Tiji festival is celebrated for three days long in Lo-Manthang. Dorje Jono banished the demon who wreaked havoc by creating water shortage in the extremely barren land and Tiji celebrates this victory. The festival is all about chasing the demons.

The first day of Tiji begins with the traditional elephant’s trumpet like music Lamas create with the primitive musical instruments. Horns trussed with twelve feet copper dunchen blows to fill the environment with its loud sound followed by double-reeled horns, drums and cymbals, which together produce the complete music for Tiji. Then at the main square of celebration, thankas (religious paintings) as high as three storied building are unrolled down the wall. In the windy noon, 11 maroon robed lamas with red high hats exit out of palace and take their respective seats right below the thankas. Eventually, Tashi Tenzing the head Lama takes the center and elevated seat. Then, the masked dances begin portraying Tiji myths until Dorje Jono repels and chaes the demon with the magical dancing. Once the demon is, chased people the balance and harmony of existence in Lomanthang and the neighboring regions are restored.

Day 10: Observation of Tiji Festival at Lomanthang
Altitude: 3700m B/L/D

On the second Day, Lhoba (indigenous people of Tibet) living in the villages of Himalayan Regions throng to the celebration square wearing beautiful traditional attires. It is wonderful to watch the wild tribe of beautiful people. King of Mustang adorned with Royal costume also wears a crown, embeded with tiny river pearls and equally valuable necklace. The Himalayan rituals begin where Himalayan animals like snow leopard, snow pigeon,  Himalayan landscapes including snow-capped peaks, Dying glaciers and deserted lands are offered traditional worship.

Day 11: Observation of Tiji Festival at Lomanthang
Altitude: 3700m B/L/D

The final day of Tiji ends with destruction of the evil remains. The remains of the evil are represented by long black yak hair minced with Tsompa cake to dark red furry.  The remains then are laid out on the old tiger skin and are attacked by arrows, slings and old guns. The poor devils remains are repealed upon the ground, each time to a wild drumfire from the old firearms and a wave of cheers an

Day 12: Trek to Dhakmar via Ghar Gompa [3950]   6-7 hrs Trek
Altitude: 3820m B/L/D

The latter half of the trek begins today. Ascending up for almost an hour the trek arrives to Pangga 4090m. Beyond Pangga the trek continues to gain altitude till Chogo La Pass 4230m. The trek then arrives to Ghar Gompa 3950m. Ghar Gompa is the famous monastery of the region where pure virtue of Lo Nying Sect scriptures of Padmasanbhava can be viewed. After the thorough exploration of Ghar Gompa the trek winds through Mui La Pass 4170m before it ends at Dhakmar 3820m                                

Day 13: Trek to Samar  6-7 hrs Trek 
Altitude: 3660m B/L/D

Today the trek begins to drop down the elevation in a rapid way. An hour walk from Dhakmar will bring us to Ghami 3520m. At Ghami you can explore the ruins of old village on the way towards Ghami La Pass 3765m. Once again, for a while the trek gains elevation at Nyi La Pass 4010m. Chasing the alternate trial via Jhaite, Chhungar and Tamagaon the trek arrives to Syanbochen. Retracing the trial today’s trek ends at Samar. 

Day 14: Trek to Chukusang
Altitude:  2980m B/L/D

Today the trail continues through deep ridges and provides astounding views of wind imprinted hills on both sides and brings you to a small village amidst the similar landscape. Chhuksang Village nestles between two of these hills to shield it from the strong wind that hit the entire Kali Gandaki valley.                                             

Day 15: Trek to Muktinath [6-7] hours trek
Altitude: 3800m B/L/D

This is the last day of the Upper Mustang Trek. The trail goes through the village of Jharkot where you can see the Jharkot Monastery, a Tibetan herb medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot, which was once a palace. You will continue your final day of the trek by going towards Muktinath. You will also be able to view the Kali Gandaki Valley and Kagbeni Village which is the entry point of Upper Mustang.

Day 16: Trek to Jomsom [5-6] hours trek 
Altitude: 2700m  B/L/D

Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and then to Kathamndu
Altitude: 1400m Bed & farewell dinner

After breakfast we check in the Jomsom airport to fly back to Pokhara. This is a dramatic flight between George of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri which is known as the deepest George in the world. On arrival at Pokhara airport we will board the connecting flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel. In the evening, we will together enjoy farewell dinner in Kathmandu's one of the finest cultural restaurants.

Day 18: Depart Kathmandu
Breakfast After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. End of the trip!

Price: US $2230 per person

What is Included?

Airport pick up and transfer
• 3 nights in 3 star standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan as per itinerary suggested
* 1 night accommodation in 3 star standard hotel in Pokhara
• Day Guided tour of Kathmandu valley with private car, entrance of all the temples and monuments
• Welcome and Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music
• Upper Mustang Trek Special Permit- Trekkers Security Card
• 14 Nights/ 15 Days complete trek of Tiji Festival Special Upper MustangTrek with full board of meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea coffee)
• Accommodation while on trekking at Mt. Lodge, Tea House
• One Advance Adventures Trek Leader (Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), all of their entire expenses, equipment and insurance etc.
• Entire cost of porter and Sherpa’s- one porter for each two member in a group for the trip
• Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and vice verca to Pokhara
• 1 night in 3 star standard hotel in Pokhara on BB plan
• Pokhara- Kathmandu & vice versa transport by deluxe tourist bus
• All the Gov and local taxes as applicable
• AA duffle bag and T- shirt
• Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags for the trekking & climbing Time
• Group Medicine kit box
• Departure transfer
 


What is Excluded?

• Nepal Visa intl. flights (You could obtain Nepal visa at airport upon arrival)

• Lunch and evening meals at Kathmandu and Pokhara stay

• Personal travel insurance, personal nature expenses, Tips

• Any additional services beyond the services inclusive

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Experience and fitness required.
This trip is not a difficult. No previous trekking experienced is required but if you have, it is a great plus point. This trek is a non technical walk. The highest height you would reach on this trip is 3800m from sea level. The walk involves a lots of ups and downs, takes you through local villages, farming lands, terraces, and river side but as long as you have strength of walking for 4 to 6 hours a day, you are qualified for the trek however you should be having a moderate health and fitness. 

We strongly suggest travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us. 

A part of the health and fitness, participant must be having a positive attitude and strong determination for the successful trip. 

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal Visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. 

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453, 

Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np

Group Size:
In this Everest Base Camp Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date. 

Our Guides, trip and safety
Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags. 

Meals and Accommodations:
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200. 

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. 

Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.

(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested) 

Trekking Seasons:
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek to Everest Base Camp. As this trip is a big trip to you, we always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible. 

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not. 

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.

Vaccination:
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. 

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal. 

Caring Porter:
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. 

The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

Communication facilities on this Trek:
These days, there are enough communication facilities on this trek, most of the local villages has local telephone booth phone thus if required, you can easily communicate with your friends and family however the cost is slightly expensive, 2 to 3 dlr per minute. Nowadays, during the clear days, reception of Nepalese cell phones is on throughout the trail, your guide will have Cell phone on the trip.

At, Lukla & Namche, there are internet facilities available as well so if you need to get in touch with your business, family and friends online, it is possible here however the cost of internet is pretty expensive- 1 USD for 15 Min.

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.


Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

Hom Rana

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Born in Bungkot village of Gorkha, Hom Rana is cheerful mountain guide with more two decades of experience. Most of the guests who trek Nepal with him thinks that he is a "cool" guide. Mr. Magar's engagement in trekking started when he was 15 years old (in year 1995). He went to Annapurna Circuit Trek and his first salary was a modest NRs 75. Hom Magar is passionate about trekking in the Himalayas. He talks fondly of the mountains, the people and the cultural heritage of Nepal.

Hom can play traditional Nepalese musical instruments like Madal and Flute. He is also fond of singing. He has a tiger face tattooed on his left arm and fondly tells his guests about the story behind it. He generally spends his free time with his family- cooking Momo and playing with his child.

He says that Nepal is a "small world with a lot to behold".

Ishor Lamichhane

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Born in Burlang, Gorkha District, Ishwor first came to Kathmandu in 1999 to get enrolled in a college to complete his under-graduation.

It was during the final year of his under-graduation that he got into tourism to support his financial instability. A novice, he first went to the Annapurna Circuit as a porter carrying a 30 kg goods on his back. He did the same for half a dozen trips, An earnest man, he waspromoted to be the porter cum guide for Annapurna trek and later guided a trek to Everest Base Camp.

He lives with his family in Kathmandu. A family guy, he loves to cook at home and help with other household chores along with assisting his children with school assignments.

His friends call him a jolly fellow. He loves dancing to folk tunes...and occasionally sings during the recreational activities in trek. He says, "If we consider going to Everest Base Camp to trek, it is not just about Everest, the cultural and natural extravanza along the way is what make the trip special [...] The fun of the trek is not in the destination but in what you meet along that way…and in Nepal one meets a lot!"

He is a man of various stories and you can talk about a variety of topics with him.

Kim Rana

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Born and raised in Gorkha, Kim Rana came into the tourism sector through his cousin Hom Rana. He started as a porter and fondly remembers his first every trip. He carried 45 kg weight all the way from Jomsom to the Annapurna Base camp as a porter for a group of 14 Hungarian trekkers.

The content faces of the trekkers after long and adventurous trek motivates him to become an even better guide. His first trip as a full time guide was a 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla with a group of Australian tourists.

Kim lives with his spouse with whom he has a son and daughter together. He has a metal workshop and works there when he is not trekking. He learned his trade as an apprentice under a friend who was a good metal worker.

Kim does not know how he has a seemingly Korean name. He asked his priest who gave him the name; he even doesn't have an answer. Kim speaks some Korean too. Once, a group of four Koreans started talking to him in Korean language. He knows some Korean too and started conversing to them. They ended up thinking he was a Korean too.

Lok Bhatta

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Mr. Lok Bhatta is one of our best and professional guide in the company. He has been guiding with us from last 12 years. He have trekked over to our major trekking region of- Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Mustang Region, Manalsu Region, Langtang Region etc. He is loyal, dedicated, honest and quiet person, but do guides his groups most carefully and ensure professional and personalized services.

He is licensed from Nepal Gov, Department of Tourism as professioanl trekking guide in Nepal. He loves meeting new peoples and guiding them to our Himalayas! 

 

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Trip Facts
Activities Sightseeing and Tours, Trekking & walking, Tiji Festival Celebration
Meals Full board on Trek/Breakfast in the city
Difficulty easy to Moderate
Room Hotel in CITIES/Lodge & Tea-House at Trek
Max Elevation 3950m Ghar Gompa
Transport Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus & Flight
Group Size Min 2 Peoples
Best Month May 12, 13 & 14 is Tiji Festival Dates

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We no doubt recommend Advanced Adventures to anyone willing to go trekking in Nepal.

We are just back from a 12 days trek on the Annapurna Circuit, from Besi Sahar to Jomsom, and we absolutely loved it. We arrived in Nepal without having booked our trek. We had looked what was on offer online though and liked Advanced... read more

Advanced Adventures (AA) and yet again, the trip exceeded my expectations!

I returned for a second time to Nepal this year with Advanced Adventures (AA) and yet again, the trip exceeded my expectations! AA tailored my trip to suit my individual requirements, and provided great guides who I now class as my friends!... read more

Responsible Tourism Approach

Social

Better to learn some words of the local Nepalese language, this is appreciated and often results in getting more out of the experience...read more

  Economic

Wild animals should not be touched, fed or disturbed and do not encourage local people to parade animals...read more

  Environment

We always encourage our clients to buy locally made crafts and support local skills to encourage the positive sides of tourism...read more