Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

  • Duration
    18 days
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
    4210 m
  • Group Size
    Min - 2 Pax
  • Best Time

Trip Overview

Mustang Tiji Festival is one of the favorable celebrations to praise the magnificent culture and legacy of Mustang locale. Consistently, the celebration is seen during the long stretch of May. This is recognized as a token of the victory over the drought and the demonic spirits. It’s a fantastically cheerful season for the inhabitants of Mustang. They watch this celebration for 3 days with prayers and dances and with explicit types of functions and customs. Lama is the priest who renders penances and tunes at this celebration. The Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is an incredible spot for guests trying to praise the excellent ceremonies and strict convictions of Nepal.

Alongside that, it additionally lets adventurers appreciate the stunning view and the miracles of Mother Nature offered on this side of the nation. Generally speaking, it’s a celebration period of the year that can be delightful while journeying through country towns and towns.

Features of Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

  • Cultural legacy sites visit through Kathmandu with a profoundly qualified, and English-speaking local area expert
  • Appreciate the grand drive to Pokhara taking the delight of view that pass by you
  • Investigate the chipper lakeside city of Pokhara
  • Cross through the little towns and watch the country way of life
  • Appreciate the stunning Tiji Festival
  • Watch the Tibetan Buddhist culture territory.
  • Investigate the walled caverns that eclipse the small settlements spread around the Lo Manthang.
  • Visit the Lo Manthang towns
  • The experiences into the long and complex past of Mustang, which renders it one of the captivating corners of the Himalayas.
  • Witness Mustang’s amazing landscape and trans-Himalayas

About the Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Tiji Festival is a marvelous and noteworthy celebration celebrated in Upper Mustang. This festival is complemented by neighborhood people of pony who follow the Tibetan Buddhist culture. The segregated place that is known for Mustang flawlessly features their unadulterated and unblemished characteristic and social magnificence. Tiji festival is adulated for 3-days at the start of May. Tiji festivity for 2021 will start from 8 to 10 May. Individuals watch this festival with conviction to expel detestable spirits. During this celebration, individuals wear their standard mind-blowing dresses and serenade their promising solicitations. Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is the best way to deal with the unique social orders of Nepal while regarding the stunning scenes and charming little towns. The journey includes experiencing the different towns experiencing their staggering old articulations and history of the far off.

According to legends, the celebration of the Tiji festivity started when a heavenly being named Dorje Jono took on a dispute against his abominable dad to spare the Kingdom of Mustang from such a decimation. “Tiji” has been derived from “ten che” whose serious significance is any longing for dharma that is winning in the whole world. It is the message spread by Guru Rinpoche quite a long while back. During the celebration, individuals store up and depict themselves in various characters. Cleric performs various moves which include how Dorje Jono influenced the detestable spirits. This multi-day celebration is recognized with prayers, devotions, happiness, singing, and good spirits. The celebration is likewise heavenly as it is an image of congruity. Individuals get together to celebrate with joy and fortune their outstanding custom.

Mustang Tiji Festival resembles the Upper Mustang journey with 3 additional days to be the bit of the Tiji Festival. This trip is a super combo of bewildering scenes far out of the incredible Himalayas. In like manner a perfect opportunity to experience the superbness of sky caverns while investigating the Tibetan Buddhist culture regularly in these bits of the country. Its intrigue has started from a foundation set apart by relative inaccessibility and a reputation for being a bastion of standard Tibetan culture. By and large, it is a completely collected excursion that will hypnotize you with shocking society and impressive mountain perspectives on Nepal.

What are the dates for the Tiji Festival for 2021?

The Tiji celebration is seen in the spring season. Also, the celebration dates change each year. The days for the festival of the Tiji Festival in 2021 are 8th, 9th, and 10th of May.

How’s the Tiji Festival celebrated?

The occasion is to be held with a wide number of individuals in the town’s biggest cloister. The celebration re-institutes the epic war of Dorje Jono against his evil presence companion. Priests develop the devil’s body of grain, nectar, and yak hide, which is then wounded and consumed, exorcizing the insidious spirits of the region.

Is the celebration celebrated in different regions of Nepal?

No, this celebration isn’t commended in different pieces of Nepal. It’s just celebrated in the Mustang region.

Which dates should I arrive in Kathmandu, if I decided to join this trip?

Our Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek stars from Kathmandu, on 30th April and ends on 17th May 2021. The tour start date i.e. 30th April is your arrival in Nepal, Kathmandu, and ends date i.e. 17th May is your return date from Kathmandu.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - April 30, Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

You will be picked up at the airport by our staff and transferred to a hotel for check in. Our airport representative will explain you the details of program further. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - May 1, Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Enjoy the artistic palace, art, culture, paintings and history of Nepal. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 03 - May 2, Drive to Pokhara (910m/3020ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel for a drive to Pokhara. After a 6 hours scenic drive, we reach Pokhara. You will be transferred to a hotel for check in. In the evening, you can enjoy boating on the Fewa Lake or see the reflection of the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on serene water of the lake. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 04 - May 3, Fly to Jomsom (2700m/8855ft) & Trek to Kagbeni (2800m/9185ft) Duration: 3 hrs

Early in morning, we take a flight to Jomsom. After a 20 minutes amazing flight above the beautiful landscapes, we reach Jomsom and start our trek to Kagbeni. We take a gradual path along the Kaligandaki bank and continue to Kagbeni. Kagbeni lies at an elevation of 2800m and is a main gate to Upper Mustang. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05 - May 4, Trek to Chele (3110m/10200ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs

We start our trek to Chele along the east bank of Kaligandaki river. Seclude and unique landscapes along this sandy trial are mind blowing. We continue uphill and downhill to Tangbe village. The view of Nilgiri peak from this village is amazing. We pass white washed houses, crop fields and apple orchards and continue to Chhusang village. We cross the river and continue our climb up to a huge red lump of agglomerate which falls from the cliff above. We leave Kali Gandaki valley and climb a steep rocky canyon to Chele. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06 - May 5, Trek to Geling (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs

We continue our climb along steep, treeless terrain along the side of a steep canyon to a pass and a cairn of rock at (3540m). We make a long gradual descend to Samar village and climb up above Samar village to a ridge. We further descend into a large gorge and continue to a valley field. We cross a stream and climb up a ridge at (3800m). We continue our climb up and cross yet another pass. We follow the ridge and descend to Shyangmochen. We further climb to a pass at (3770m) and descend to Geling Village. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07 - May 6, Trek to Charang (3620m/11875ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Our trail climbs gently up to a pass called NYI La and descends below to a valley. We cross a steel bridge over the Tangmar Chu (river) and follow the way to the longest Mani wall in Mustang. We climb a pass at 3,600m and make a long gentle descend to Charang village. We visit a huge five-storey white Dzong and red Gompa which are the major attractions of the village. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08 - May 7, Trek to Lo - Manthang (3840m/12595ft) Duration: 3 hrs

Our trail climbs up steadily to Lo-Gekar Gompa, one of the oldest Gompa of Nepal. We continue our trek with a sight of the walled city of Lo all along the trial. We make a short descent, cross a stream and climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09 - May 8, Lo – Manthang (3730 m) – the celebration of the first day of Tiji festival

Today is the first day of Tiji Festival. We spend our day observing the dances and celebrations. Horse racing and a giant tug-of-war are the major attractions. Tibetan women in their traditional clothing with colorful jewelry, monks in their robes and dancers in elaborate costumes make the entire environment vivid and vibrant. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10 - May 9, Second day of Tiji festival

We can enjoy a colorful ceremony accompanied by an unusual dance of Tibetan lamas. It is done to chase away all the hungry and evil spirits from the village. We can see many people across the region participating in this ritual of purification and renewal. After the observation, we can explore the intimate alleyways and courtyards of the city or simply rent a horse and visit some of the other villages in the area. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11 - May 10, Final day of the festival Tiji/Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar and return 4 - 6 hrs

Today, we walk to Namgyal Gompa, a monastery that lies on a hilltop. It is an important monastery that serves as a local court to the local community people. After our visit to the monastery, we continue our tour to Tingkhar, the last village to the northwest of Lomanthang. In the evening, we return back to Lomanthang and continue the celebration of Tiji festival. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12 - May 11, Trek to Drakmar (3820m/12530ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Today, our trail climbs up steadily. We climb a ridge at 4070m and continue to the Chogo La at 4210m, the highest point of our trek. Then we make a short and steep descent and cross the Charang River. We climb up to Lo Gekar and continue to Ghar Gompa, a small monastery. We climb up a ridge, cross a valley along some alpine meadows and drop down a steep eroded path to Drakmar. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 13 - May 12, Trek to Shyangmochen (3800m/12465ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs

Our trail descends as we pass the stone walls and fields of Drakmar and then climbs up to a ridge. We descend to the lower part of Ghami and then to Jaite (3820m). We further descend to Chhung-Kah and follow the trial to Tama Gaon (3710m). We continue our descend until we reach Shyangmochen. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14 - May 13, Trek to Chhusang (2980m/9775ft) Duration: 6 hrs

We follow a stream all the way down to Chhusang. We can also take an alternative route to Samar by visiting Ranchung Cave which is 30-minutes longer than the usual route. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 15 - May 14, Chhusang to Jomsom (2700/8856ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

We start our trek early in the morning and continue to Kagbeni. After completing the upper Mustang trails, we join the normal route and head on to Jomsom for an overnight halt. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 16 - May 15, Fly back to Pokhara

We take an early morning flight back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 17 - May 16, Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 18 - May 17, Farewell/Departure

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Nepal Hiking Team will escort you to the airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees
  • Round trip flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara including departure taxes
  • Meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Special trekking permit), please bring 3-passport size photos for permit
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks, water, snacks, and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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