• Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Group Size 2-10 peoples
  • Max-Altitude 3,840 meters
  • Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Dec
  • Difficulty

Starting Price

$2040

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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking is the trek into the last forbidden kingdom of Mustang which is undoubtedly the great experience you will have during your hike. Tiji is annual three days festival celebrated in Lo Manthang in front of Choedhe monastery where monks perform ritual dances. Tiji falls in the end of May every year; festival is about deity Dorje Jono and his demon father, Dorje Jono who battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of upper Mustang from destruction. We Himalayan Excursion Nepal operate Tiji Festival Trek every year with best service at very reasonable price. 

 

During the trek you will be rewarded with breath taking landscapes, majestic mountains views and unforgettable lifetime experience of culture, tradition and unique lifestyle of Thakali people. Before arriving at the famous walled city of Lo-Manthang you will enjoy exploring Hindu pilgrimage temple Muktinath, ancient Buddhist monastery at Kagbeni village and many other beautiful small villages.

 

Upper Mustang is restricted area in Nepal therefore every foreigner need special permit to enter. You will spend your 2 nights in capital city Kathmandu for issuing special permits. While staying at Kathmandu you will enjoy exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites Basantapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey temple and Pashupatinath Temple.

Note: If you have time constraints but really interested to explore hidden Kingdom of Mustang and enjoy Tiji Festival then Mustang 4WD Jeep Tour could be the better choice. 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy 20 minutes adventure flight to and from Jomsom airstrip.
  • Observe 3 days colorful Tiji festival at Lo-Manthang.
  • Enjoy majestic mountains view of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.
  • Explore ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang.
  • Visit ancient monastery and Cave from 13th century.
Itinerary

Our company representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International airport upon your arrival and transfer you to pre-booked hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast basis.

Today, after breakfast you will have full day sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley including Basantapur Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple.

Today, after breakfast 25 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara. After short refreshment at hotel you will enjoy boating at Phewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi Temple. Enjoy evening walk and delicious dinner at lake side. Overnight at hotel with bed & breakfast basis. 

Today, early morning 15 minutes scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, after having breakfast in Jomsom we will start our trek to Kagbeni 3-4 hours enjoy hiking. Evening time explore Kagbeni village and ancient Buddhist monastery. Overnight at guesthouse in Kagbeni with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Early morning breakfast in Kagbeni and start trek to Tsaile (5-6 hours). Our trekking trail pass through Tangbe village (3060 m), Tetang village (3040 m), Chhuksang village (2980 m). We will enjoy our lunch at Chhuksang village. Overnight at guesthouse in Tsaile with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, after breakfast our trek continues along steep, treeless & dry terrain, Climb above Samar village and descend into a huge gorge and go into another valley along the surrounding of junipers trees, crossing a cool streams and climbs up to a ridge at 3800 m. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624 m) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Damodar Danda, Yakawa Kang and Tilicho Peak. Finally our trail drops steeply to the whitewashed building of Ghiling village. Overnight at Guesthouse in Ghiling with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

After early morning breakfast we start our trek to Dhakmar. While hiking enjoy views of Himalayan range and explore many ancient Buddhist monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse in Dhakmar with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

After breakfast we start our trek to reach our final destination Lo-Manthang. Our trail pass through beautiful village and further ascends  gently to the 3,850 meters windy pass of Lo, from where you can enjoy stunning views of walled city Lo-Manthang. Overnight at guesthouse in Lo-Manthang with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis. 

Today, after breakfast explore Lo-Manthang village and after lunch enjoy rituals dance performance by monks at first day of Tiji Festival. Overnight at guesthouse in Lo-Manthang with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis. 

Today, after breakfast visit Namgyal Gompa, Choedhe Gompa and then on to Tingkhar. After lunch enjoy second day of Tiji Festival. Evening time visit local people and know about their unique culture and tradition. Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, after early breakfast you will trek to ancient Chhosar Cave (44 living rooms) and visit different old Buddhist monasteries, after short visit to Chhosar cave trek back to Lo-Manthang and enjoy third and final  day of Tiji Festival. Overnight at Guesthouse in Lo-Manthang with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, after early breakfast you will trek back to Dhakmar. Our trails will be different than the previous. We will trek Dhakmar via Gyakar village where lies more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa, the Gompa is famous for its rock paintings. People belief that if anybody who makes wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. Overnight at Guesthouse in Dhakmar with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, we trek back to Ghiling. Normally day time there is dusty wind so we suggest to explore villages and hike at morning and evening time. Overnight at Guesthouse in Ghiling with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis. 

Today, we trek to Chhuksang village. During journey you will enjoy awesome landscapes and majestic Himalayan views. We will visit salt mine at Chhuksang. Overnight at Guesthouse in Chhuksang with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, we start our trek to Muktinath, holy temple of Hindus where daily so many Nepali as well as Indian pilgrimage come to show their devotion to Hindu Gods. From Muktinath you will enjoy stunning views of Himalaya Parbat. Overnight at Guesthouse in Muktinath with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, we walk through the bank of Kaligandaki River. The trail is flat down which makes us easy for hiking, enjoy beautiful landscapes and incredible view of Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Nilgiri. After 5 to 6 hours long walk we will reach Jomsom airport. Overnight at Guesthouse in Jomsom with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.

Today, early morning scenic flight to Pokhara and day time flies to Kathmandu. Evening time enjoy farewell dinner with Nepali cultural dance program. Overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast basis.

Today, our company representatives will transfer you to international airport for final departure.

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.