Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek - 20 days

Explore forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang and observe 3 days Tiji festival

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 3,950m/12,956ft at Lo La Pass Transportation Private Vehicle and Flight
Grade Scenic/ Easy to Adventurous Accommodation Hotel/Resort at Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea Houses During Trekking
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner During Trekking Best Season Spring (March, April, May) & Autumn (September, October & November)
Communication Satellite Phone Group Size Minimum 02 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore 3 days annual festival of Tiji in Lo Manthang. Experience surprising family culture of Mustang people.
  • Upper Mustang – a Land of spirituality, mysticism, holiness, sanctity, religiousness, and devoutness.
  • Beautiful architecture, old ancient caves, Buddhist monasteries, monks, traditional healers can be experienced while traveling around.
  • Opportunity to enter into the one of the most preserved regions in the world.

Trip Introduction: 

Tiji Festival, also known as Tenji is an important festival celebrate in Lo Manthang of Upper Mustang for 3 days every year. The word Tiji is a short form of Tibetan word “Tempa Chhirim” which means “Prayers for world Peace”. Tiji festival in Upper Mustang is usually celebrated at the last of dry season which is usually in the month of May. Behind the celebration of the Tiji festival there is an interesting story. Where the mythology says it is a celebration of the great victory of Buddha’s incarnation against demon that was really harmful for the people, used to make trouble by cutting water supply of that people. Since the place is very dry one can imagine what could happen on their living through water shortage. Through it was very difficult to destroy the demon; Dorje Sinam used is supreme power to sort out the situation.

Officially regulated day to day itinerary of 20 days Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Pvt. Ltd begins after spending a day in capital city Kathmandu with a day guided sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of UNESCO. Leaving Kathmandu, we drive to one of the beautiful city Pokhara then make a short mountain flight to Jomsom to get started a trek. While continuing our Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek journey, we start exploring a naked and barren landscape with prayers flags, chanting, ringing of religious bells and mind blowing wind. Kagbeni, Chaile, Geling and Dakmar are the places we followe before reaching at Lo Manthang to explore 3 days Tiji Festival celebration. During the three day celebration of Tiji Festival, we can explore amazing dance performs by monks at Chhyode Gompa of Lo Manthang where they perform “Tsa Chham” dance on their first day and they perform “Nga Chham” on their second day. Surely, it will be a research report if someone is interested in life style, anthropology, social science and cultural lifestyle of remote villagers. Monasteries, Gompas, Traditional healers, monks add extra charm in this trek.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,689ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs drive)
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 04: Morning flight to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) & Trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chaile (3,080m/10,102ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Chaile to Geling (3,510m/11,513ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Giling to Dhakmar (3,820m/12,529ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Dhakmar to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Free Exploration day at Upper Mustang – Lo Manthang
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10, 11 & 12: Attend 3 days Tiji Festival with several cultural attractions. 
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch 

Day 13: Trek from Lo – Manthang to Yara Gaon (3,530m/11,578ft) via Lo La Pass (3,950m/12,956ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Excursion hike to Luri Gompa (3,850m/12,628ft altitude) and back to Yara (2-3 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Yara to Tanggye (3,240ft/10,627ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek from Tanggye to Chuksang (3,050m/10,004ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek from Chuksang to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing, boating or free for any other personal activities
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 20: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Cost Includes: 

  • All land transportation by private vehicle including Airport Pick up & Drop
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu & 2 Nights stay in Pokhara with BB Plan (3 star category Hotel/Resort)
  • A day guided sightseeing tour in world heritage sites of Kathmandu including private vehicle, experienced city tour guide, all entrance permits
  • Tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
  • Restricted Area permit of Upper Mustang (USD 500 per person)
  • Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara round trip flight
  • An experienced government certified Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of experienced porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary and insurance
  • General first Aid Kid
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with entire Adventure Mountain Trekking Team
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch and Dinner in city as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff
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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@adventuremountaintreks.com

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