Tiri was off-limits to tourists without a special pass until about 5 years ago. Technically in Upper Mustang, and subject to a pricey permit of $50 US per day per person, not including anything else, it was overlooked. There is a wonderful chef at the Norling Guest House in town named Lokpa and it is well worth a visit.
This dog, who we have named Double Dorji for his remarkable similarity to another dog on the Annapurna Circuit who IS named Dorje, is often found sleeping near the center of town. When he does wake up, however, he is as sweet a dog as you could imagine.
We hiked high above the village to get a good look at the surrounding mountains...
...and for a glimpse into forbidden Upper Mustang. Festooned with prayer flags, the Annapurna Range was magnificent.
Later we again met up with Double Dorji and he accompanied us part of our way back home from Tiri to Keg Beni, approximately a half hour walk across the Kali Gandaki riverbed.
We crossed the river scrambling over rocks and this convenient winter bridge.