• Group Size 02-16 people
  • Max-Altitude 3,800m/12,467ft
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Dec
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
  • Difficulty

Starting Price

$2100

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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Tour 2019

Tiji Festival is one of the major and colorful event, usually takes place around mid - May and lasts for 3 days. Tiji festival is stand on the mythological story of walled city Lo-Manthang, it is belief that before fifteenth century there was a deity named Dorje Jono who fights against his demon father and save the kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The monks of Lo-manthang Monastery perform various Tibetan rituals dances wearing various kinds of colorful costumes & masks during celebration in order to chase the demon away from Kingdom of Mustang.

 

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour combines through Mustang’s alluring local villages, spectacular dry landscapes, ancient temple & monastery, amazing wall cave and magnificent views of most iconic mountains including mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many other incredible snowcapped peaks before arriving at the walled city of Lo-Manthang. This tour offers opportunity to experience the adventure Jeep safari at world’s deepest river gorge Kali Gandaki and also chance to know more about culture, tradition, food and unique life style of Tibetan.

 

Restricted area permits 

Upper Mustang was a restricted area until it was opened in 1992 for visitors which makes it one of the most conserved area in the world. Tourism to Upper Mustang is still regulated and tourist need to get a special permit to enter restricted area. In order to get the special permit, you need to have minimum two peoples in a group. If you are solo traveler, we can arrange special permit by group joining with other travelers. Special Permit charge for restricted area costs USD 500 per person for 9 nights and 10 days, starting & ending in Kagbeni. For special permit we need original passport and photo.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Breathtaking mountain views of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri.
  • Enjoy adventurous Off-Road Jeep Safari.
  • Explore ancient monasteries, caves and Buddhist shrines.
  • Visit Ancient Chosser caves where 44 living rooms.
  • Experienced the real Tibetan culture and religion.
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Spend 3 days in Lo-Manthang at the Tiji Festival.

 

Date for Tiji Festival 2019 is announced. The Tiji Festival will be celebrating 12 May 2019 to 14 May 2019.    

 

Details 2 people 3 people 4 people
Lodging, Fooding, Vehicle, Guide, Kathmandu Sightseeing USD 1550 per person USD 1350 per person      USD 1100 per person
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Flight Fare  USD 240 per person USD 240 per person    USD 240 per person
Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara Flight Fare USD 240 per person USD 240 per person    USD 240 per person
Restricted area permit USD 500 per person USD 500 per person    USD 500 per person
ACAP entry permit USD 20 per person USD 20 per person   USD 20 per person
Total Trip Cost      USD 2550 per person USD 2350 per person          USD 2100 per person

 

Itinerary

Our company representative will meet you in airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel on Bed & Breakfast Basis.

Today, after morning breakfast we will start sightseeing around Kathmandu valley visit UNESCO world heritage sites Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar square and Boudha stupa. Overnight at hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Today, early morning fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. After refreshment at hotel we will have boating at Phewa lake and visit TalBarahi temple located center of Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Today, early morning fly to Jomsom and drive to Kagbeni via Muktinath. We will drive through Kaligandaki River and visit Muktinath temple. Overnight at Guesthouse on Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, after breakfast we will drive to Ghami. We will cross Kaligandaki River and drive through beautiful landscape. Overnight at Guesthouse on Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, after breakfast we will drive to Lo-Manthang. Explore Lo-Manthang village, Chode Gonpa, Jampa Gonpa and Thupchen Gonpa. Around 2pm we will enjoy Tiji festival. Overnight at Guesthouse on Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, we will drive to Chhosar cave and visit Tibetan monastery and day time we will enjoy second day of Tiji festival. Overnight at Guesthouse on Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, after early morning breakfast we will explore around Lo-Manthang and know culture, tradition and lifestyle of local people. Day time we will enjoy last day of Tiji festival. Overnight at Guesthouse on Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, after early morning breakfast we will drive to Chhusang and have lunch and drive to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse on Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, after early morning breakfast we will fly to Pokhara and then after we will fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Today, our representative will meet you and transfer to airport for your home country or onward destination.

Includes/Excludes
    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
    • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • 1 Night twin sharing hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
    • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
    • One professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
    • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trip.
    • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trip.
    • License holder English speaking guide for entire trip.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff.
    • Necessary entry permits fees & traveler TIMS card.
    • Company provides sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion).
    • Upper Mustang restricted area permit fee.
    • Salary, Food, Accommodation and Insurance for the Guide and driver.
    • All government and local taxes.

     

    • International airfare and necessary airport taxes.
    • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
    • Temple and monasteries entry fees during Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
    • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu &  Pokhara.
    • Tips for Guide & driver (tipping is expected).
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Fixed Departures (Dates & Availability)
Start date Finish date Availability Price Booking
07-May-2019 17-May-2019 Available $2100 Book Now
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Faq

Upper Mustang Tiji festival tour is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required

Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying your name outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.

Best season for trip is usually March-April and October-November but Upper Mustang Tiji festival tour can be done in February, June, April, May and December as well.

Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict. At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. The temperature could be as high as 30 degree Celsius to -15 degree Celsius low.

During trip guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner, but they have facility of hitting the dining area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.

Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service. we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We provide tourist bus transfer service from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. We book flight ticket through Simrik air, Buddha Air, Yeti air for the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.

There are landline telephone in some village along the trip routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. Some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges. Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your Xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.

In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.

Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner. During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, biscuits, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.

Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so it’s better to bring power bank or spare batteries.

There are many restaurants available in Kathmandu and Pokhara city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in this trip route most of the tea houses menu you may find noodles soup, steam mo:mo, daal bhat, green salad, finger chips, eggs, potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea, coffee, hot lemon, hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch, dinner will be at a lodge.

Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, accommodation and food. Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.

Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude are not safe for the stomach.

Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.

Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They has also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide.

Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Click here