Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
  • Max Altitude
    4210 m
  • Group Size
    Min - 2 Pax 
  • Best Time
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All Inclusive Price: $2,150USD

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 10: May 9, Second day of Tiji festival

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

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

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

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

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

Day 16: May 15, Fly back to Pokhara

Day 17: May 16, Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 18: May 17, Farewell/Departure

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

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

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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