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Tiji Festival Trekking

By Nepalvisitors @nepalvisitors
Tiji Festival Trekking

Tiji Festival Trek in Upper Mustang introduces you to the chronicles of the Tiji Festival through traditional dance performances by monks to spread world peace.

The Upper Mustang trail will take you through dry terrains, yak caravans, Buddhist monasteries, and temples into villages heavily influenced by Tibetan culture and traditions. The walled capital of Lo Manthang hosts the annual 3-day Tiji Festival in the courtyards of the Royal Palace in the presence of villagers, locals, monks, tourists, and the Royal family.

The traditional dances recreate the mythological folklore of how the reincarnation of Buddha, Dorjee Sonam, got victory over a demon who brought havoc to Mustang.

The trail will cross high passes with views of snowcapped Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Bhrikuti, and Annapurna, never leaving your sight. The ancient caves in the red, brown, and silver-gray cliffs bear testimony of primeval settlers in the ancient kingdom.

The elaborate costumes, traditional dance performances, flavorsome history of Tiji, views of majestic mountains, and the villages stuck back in time make the Mustang Tiji Festival trek a once-in-a-lifetime cultural adventure.

Tiji festival in Lo-manthang is celebrated according to the Tibetan calendar. Upcoming Tiji festival 2022 dates are announced and will celebrate from 27th 2022 to 29th May 2022.

Highlights of the Mustang Tiji Festival Trek:
  1. Take a journey to Land beyond the Himalayas in 4WD Land cruiser or Mahindra scorpio 4WD.
  2. Feel the Buddhist spirituality and beliefs via Tiji Festival in the naturally isolated region.
  3. Experience mini Tibet: Tibetan people/culture/lifestyles/ ancient cave.
    Visit the picturesque areas including magnificent barren landscapes ancient caves, century old monasteries and many other archeological sites.
  4. Experience the Himalaya views from its backyard.
  5. Test the renowned local apples, apple pie and apple wine (marpha) in Jomsom.
  6. Visit Muktinath: important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist.
  7. Take a journey through Kaligandaki George, the world deepest.
  8. Take a tour in the beautiful city of Pokhara (Lakes, caves and Davis fall).

04 May 2018: Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m.
Hotel - Included.

05 May 2018: Day 2: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m.
Sightseeing: 5-6 Hours | Hotel, Breakfast - Included.

06 May 2018: Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m
Drive: 5-6 Hours | Hotel, Breakfast - Included.

07 May 2018: Day 4: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni - 2800m
Walking: 3-4 Hours | Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

08 May 2018: Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Tsaile - 3100m
Walking: 5-6 Hours | Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

09 May 2018: Day 6: Trek from Tsaile to Ghiling 3570m/6-7 hours via Chuksi Cave.
Walking: 6-7 Hours | Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

10 May 2018: Day 7: Trek from Ghiling to Drakmar - 3450m
Walking: 5-6 Hours | Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

11 May 2018: Day 8: Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/7-8 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.
Walking: 7-8 Hours | Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

Teji Festival Start
12 May 2018: Day 9: First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
13 May 2018: Day 10: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
14 May 2018: Day 11: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
Tiji Festival End

15 May 2018: Day 12: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Tsarang 3560m.
Walking: 3-4 Hours | Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

16 May 2018: Day 13: Trek from Tsarang to Syangmochen 3500m.
Walking: 6-7 Hours | Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

17 May 2018: Day 14: Trek from Syangmochen to Chhusang 2980m.
Walking: 5-6 Hours | Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

18 May 2018: Day 15: Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom 2720m
Walking: 6-7 Hours | Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

19 May 2018: Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest.
Flight: 35min, Jomsom to Pokhara | Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - Included.

20 May 2018: Day 17: Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
Driving 200km /5-6 hours | Hotel, Breakfast, Dinner - Included.

21 May 2018: Day 18: Final departure from Kathmandu
Breakfast Included

Cost Detail:
* 2 persons =USD 2099
* 4-8 persons=USD 1899
* 9-12 persons=USD 1699
* Single Supplement Charge will be 15% on the above cost.

Cost Include

* 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
* 1 night hotel in Pokhara Bed and breakfast.
* Flight Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu.
* Fully Tea House trek with meal, guide, sherpas, porters, cook etc.
* 2 men tent, dining tent, table & seating chair, toilet tent .
* Necessary Kitchen equipment
* Annapurna Conservation fee, Upper Mustang Permit
* Transportation of staff & equipment
* Staff flight Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara
* Cargo for trekking goods from Pokhara - Jomsom -Pokhara
* Domestic airport tax
* Insurance & clothing for trekking staff.
* Air port /hotel/airport transfer
* 1 full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
* last day good bye dinner in Kathmandu with official staff.
* Our service charge and all government taxes

Cost Exclude:
* All expenses of personal nature
* Personal travel insurance
* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
* Helicopter rescue incase needed
* International airport taxes
* All entrance fees in Kathmandu, Tiji Festival Entrance fees, Camera charge @ Upper Mustang
* Tips for staff
* Laundry, phone calls
* Bar bills, Mineral water, Sweet candy

For More information:
Mustang Trekking
P.O. Box :19760, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel :+977-1-4002108, +9779841258665 (M)
E-mail: [email protected]

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