Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

18 Day(s) From USD $ 3490 per pax Dates

Overview

Group Size Min 2 - Max 10
Accommodation 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouse during trek
Difficulty Moderate
Max Alt. 3840 m at Lo Manthangm

Engage yourself with the noise, colourful dance, slashing swords to mark the victory of good over evil at Upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek gives you an insight into the old Tibetan culture residing in the realm of the Mustang region. The auspicious festival of Tiji is Celebrated by the local Gurung and Bista communities of Upper Mustang.  Since the 15th century, the three days festival is observed by exchanging love and greetings among the communities, wishing for world peace and no natural destruction.

Various deities are worshipped on the very first day of the festival while the second and third days see the presentation of cultural dances. This typical festival carries the Ancient mythology associated with the belief in the reincarnation of Buddhist Lama Dorji Sunu.

It is believed that Lamaa Dorji Sunu Fought a battle against his demon father that spread epidemics to save the Kingdom of Mustang.  The Tiji festival is also referred to as lunar festival or mid-autumn festival & is held on 31 May To 2nd June.

Wish to celebrate the lively festival of Upper Mustang? Book your dates for 2019 & reserve your seat.

History

  • "Tiji" the name is an abbreviation of the word "Tempa Chirim" which means "Prayer for World Peace".
  • The Tiji festival celebrates the victory of Lord Buddha's incarnation Dorji Sunu over a demon.
  • The Tiji festival usually takes place around mid-autumn-31 May To 2nd June.
  • Since Tiji is a lunar festival, every year the dates are different.
  • The monks of Lo Manthang "Choedhe" monastery perform ritual dances during the Tiji celebration.
  • The Tiji festival dances are all organized by the Choede Monastery

Highlights

  • Kaligandaki River Gorge-the deepest canyon in the word.
  • Lo-manthang- the capital of Upper Mustang
  • Kagbeni village- one of the beautiful village
  • Scenic flight Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom and back to Kathmandu.
  • Witness 3 days Tiji Festivals in Upper Mustang
  • Promising views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri.
  • White-washed mountain villages, alongside colourful Buddhist shrines, prayer flags, and temples

Top things to do

  • Explore Four storeys Chhoser Cave with 50 + private room and community kitchen
  • Pick a date to catch up for Tiji Festival
  • Take time to see The Mysteries Sky Caves, a collection of some 10,000 man-made caves dug into the sides of valleys.
  • Spend overnight at Kagbeni village
  • Involve in the Tiji Celebration

What to expect

  • Tiji Special Ticket
  • Fairly good bathrooms, Dining & beds
  • Hot showers available
  • Decent Wifi service
  • Permit for mustang
  • Fewer lodges/per village

 

3 Days Mustang- Lo Manthang- Tiji festival

31 May 2019:  First day observe Tiji Festival Lo Manthang
1 June 2019: Second day observe Tiji Festival Lo Manthang
2 June 2019:: Final day observe Tiji Festival Lo Manthang

Includes & Excludes

What's included ?

  • 4-star or equivalent hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (as per the itinerary)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag(to be returned after the trek use) Free T-shirt
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced guide
  • Free Trip dossiers & other information in a printable format
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • OPEN & CHOICE: All meals(B,L,D) on trek including tea & coffee
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Based on your picks (Any 4), with entrance fees by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Signature Accommodations-Best Available in the mountains
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at finest local restaurant

What's excluded ?

  • Extra Guide or Porter
  • Hot Shower, Wi-Fi, Power charging during the trekking or mountaineering
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips of a guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
  • Travel and rescue insurance

Detailed Itinerary (15 Days)

  • Day 1 : Welcome to Kathmandu

    We are delighted to provide an airport pickup service as an innovative customer offering, so our chauffeur will assist you with baggage & escort you to your Hotel. He will also help you with the check-in. Later in the evening, we will be hosting a welcome dinner

    Highlights:  Music, Cultural dance, the lively Thamel, one-stop shop for backpackers, clubs & pubs, an array of restaurants.

    Accommodation: Kathmandu 4 star hotel.

    Elevation: 1,400 metres

  • Day 2 : Explore Kathmandu

    Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur Durbar Square

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 3 : Morning flight to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni

    Flight: 25 minutes

    Walking hours: 3-4 hours walk

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2810m

    Topography:  open trail, river crossings

    Highlights: Flight to Jomsom, Eaklibatti village, Kali Gandaki River, the oldest monastery in Kagbeni

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 4 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chele

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,050m

    Topography:  narrow alleyways, farmlands, river crossings

    Highlights: apple orchards, Tangbe Village,  Chele Village

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 5 : Trek from Chele to Zhaite

    Walking hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,730m

    Topography:  steep trail, countryside paths

    Highlights: Taklam La pass, Dajori La pass

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 6 : Trek from Zhaite to Tsarang via Dhakmar & Lo Gekar

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3575m

    Topography:  Gentle descents, crossing mountain pass

    Highlights: Longest mani wall in Nepal, River Tangmar chu

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 7 : Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate/difficult.

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,840m

    Topography:  Steep, rocky paths, ridge ascends

    Highlights: Thong Valley,  Lo-Manthang, Himalayan panoramas, Namgyal Gompa,  Tingkhar, Thugchen Gompa

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 8 - May 31 : First day Observe Tiji Festival

    A vibrant Buddhist celebration with dancing and traditional music.

    The dance begins depicting the triumph of Dorje Jono against an evil which symbolizes the freedom of the people from the plagues and misfortunes.

  • Day 9 - June 1 : Second day Observe Tiji Festival

    Dancers in their elaborate costumes dressed as demons fill up the town square beginning their dance by slashing the air with their swords and also casting spells to the onlookers.

  • Day 10 - June 2 : Third day Observe Tiji Festival

    The third day of Tiji festival concludes the entire ceremony by the ceremonial destruction of the evil.

  • Day 11 : Trek from Lo Manthang to Dhakmar via Lo Gekar

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate/strenuous

    Accommodation: camping

    Elevation: 3810 m

    Topography:  rocky, riverbank paths.

    Highlights: old Ghar Gompa,  rock paintings, Gyakar village, promising views of Himalayas

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 12 : Trek from Dhakmar to Geling

    Walking hours: 4-5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,570m

    Topography:  Gradual descends, dry plateau, farmlands

    Highlights: Local Hospitality, Gheling village, Views- Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains.

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 13 : Trek from Geling to Chuksang

    Walking hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2,950m

    Topography:  Gradual descends, Steep paths,

    Highlights: Himalayan views, Small village settlements

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 14 : Trek from Chuksang to Jomsom

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2,750m

    Topography:  flat, well-defined trekking route

    Highlights: Local Hospitality, a wide variety of food menus, the cool wind of Jomsom, an old fortress, views-annapurna range

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 15 : Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

    Today we take an Early morning flight to Pokhara. The comfortable stay & food is amazing in Pokhara

    Flight: 30 minutes

    Elevation: 823m

    Highlights:  Music, souvenir shopping, lakeside view. an array of restaurants, a wide variety of food menus

    Accommodation: Pokhara 4 star hotel

  • Day 16 : Sightseeing In Pokhara

    Highlights: Devi’s Fall, the Mahendra Cave, the Bat Cave, the World Peace Pagoda and the Phewa Lake.

    Accommodation: Pokhara 4 star hotel

  • Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu

    An early morning flight will take you to Kathmandu. On reaching Hotel we will be having a farewell dinner together in the evening.

    Highlights: Bird's eye view of lake city Pokhara, Towering hills, a glimpse of fishtail mountain

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 18 : Final Departure

    Today as per your flight schedule,  our chauffeur will take you to the airport from this amazing country, Nepal

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