Mustang Tiji Festival | Upper Mustang Trek with Tiji Festival

Mustang Tiji Festival

Mustang Tiji Festival – The annual celebration in Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang Nepal. 

 

Mustang is the land with its own culture, tradition, and uniqueness in the Trans Himalayan region of Nepal. the border within Tibet. We can find Treeless barrier land and the last forbidden Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. In this unique land, there is an annual celebration called Mustang Tiji Festival or Upper Mustang Tiji Festival.

 

The Tiji Festival is one of the most auspicious annual celebration in the Himalayan land Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. This festival is celebrated for three days. About the celebration of Mustang Tiji Festival, there is an ancient legend on believed the victory of good over bad. It is believed that in ancient period Mustang region was in trouble, and was being destroyed by a demon who spread disease and took water away from peoples. Dorje Jono fought and defeated this evil and that was how this festival is celebrated for his victory with prayer chants and colorful dance by monks.

 

Mustang Tiji Festival is celebrated on the Lunar calendar so the dates of this festival surround between May and June. If you are planning for this amazing trip to Nepal contact us we will give you the best package offer.

 

Tiji Festival itinerary.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1300m

Day 02: Trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara/800m (2624ft)

Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m flight and trek to Kagbeni 2810m

Day 05: Kagbeni –Chaile (10004ft. 3050m) 9869379028

Day 06: Chele – Giling (11709ft. 3570m)

Day 07: Giling – Charang (11677ft. 3560m).

Day 08: Charang – Lo Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m)

Day 09: OBSERVE TIJI FESTIVAL AT LO-MANTHANG.

Day 10: OBSERVE TIJI FESTIVAL AT LO-MANTHANG.

Day 11: Explore surrounding, Visit the villages, monasteries and the King’s palace.

Day 12: Lo-Manthang – Dhakmar (3,460m/11,352ft)

Day 13: Dhakmar  – Chhusang Drive.

Day 14: Chhusang to Jomsom

Day 15: Jomsom – Pokhara

Day 16: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Day 17: Drop you off to the international airport.

 

The following itinerary is for our walking trip Mustang Tiji Festival also we do offer Jeep Trip for this festival. For a jeep trip email us at jrntreks@gmail.com

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1300.

After the arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you and manage you to transfer to the hotel and in the evening you will meet with the guides and brief about the trek.

 

Day 02: Trek preparation.

This will be the free day for you to permit the document for the preparation day so that you can visit the world UNESCO sites. If you need, then you can buy the things which you need for the trek

 

 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara/800m (2624ft)

After the breakfast in the hotel, you will head to the Tourist Bus station for the drive of 200km to Pokhara and it will take around 7 hours from Kathmandu. It will be an exciting and quite a long drive, although we can enjoy the beautiful scenic view of terraced farmland, dramatic landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal -and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range if the weather is clear

 

Day 4: Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m flight and trek to Kagbeni 2810m

Will fly to Jomson by the morning flight & meet with the supportive staffs at the Jomsom. After a short preparation, the trek starts along the bank of Kaligandaki River to Kagbeni which is North of Jomsom.

 

Day 05: Kagbeni –Chaile (10004ft. 3050m 

Register special permit checking will happen at the ACAP Permit Check Post at Kagbeni Village. The trail continues in the east bank of the Kaligandaki on the motor road during the walk you can see Gompa, stupas, and caves along the way. The amazing views Nilgiri Peak and Dhaulagiri Peaks. Chhuksang village is about hours a half beyond Tangbe Village. Continue north; wither wading the river or climbing. The trek now leaves the Kaligandaki Valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to and Chele at 3030m.

 

Day 06: Chele – Giling (11709ft. 3570m)

The climb from Chele is up to Samar Village 3290m. Here there is a view of the village of Gyagar across a huge canyon. You will see some Buddhist Chortens on a ridge. The Annapurna Himal, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Shyangmochen is the lunch place for today. The trail climbs gently from Shyangmochen to a pass at 3770m and enters another huge east-west valley. There is a trail junction, take the right and descend to Geling with its extensive fields of barley at 3600m.

 

 

Day 07: GilingCharang (11677ft. 3560m).

From Geling, the trail climbs gently through fields up the center of the valley, passing below the settlement of Tama Gung and Chorten. Climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La pass at 3950m, the highest point reached on the trek. The descent from the Nyi La is gentle to reach in Ghami village then climbs through perhaps the longest mani wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m, the route makes the long gentle descent to Charang at 3520m.

 

Day 08: Charang – Lo Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m)

LO MANTHANG The trail descends about 100m from Charang and short steep climb up and then most of the Nepali flat. On the way encounter with the beautiful Buddhist stupas and caves. The view from the top of the Lo Manthang valley is just panorama. We enjoy the festival in the afternoon upon arrival.

 

Day 09: OBSERVE TIJI FESTIVAL AT LO-MANTHANG. 

 

Day 10: OBSERVE TIJI FESTIVAL AT LO-MANTHANG.

 

Day 11: Explore surrounding, Visit the villages, monasteries and the King’s palace.

 

Day 12p: Lo-Manthang – Dhakmar (3,460m/11,352ft)

The trails to back is two way one from the same way and another is via Ghar Ghompa; Ghar Ghumba is one of the oldest monasteries in Upper Mustang region. From Ghar Ghumba the trail will ascend to and descend to the Dhakmar Village. The mud cliff with the different color is spectacular.

 

Day 13: Dhakmar  – Chhusang Drive.

From Dhakmar the trail to the Ghami we will walk for an hour and from Ghami we will take Jeep to Chhusang because the trekking trail we already walked when we ascend to Lo Manthang.

 

Day 14: Chhusang to Jomsom

Retrace the upward trail back to the Kaligandaki and descend to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni to Jomosm will around more 2 to 3 hours of walk. Say good by for porters and other team members with the trip ending party.

 

Day 15: Jomsom – Pokhara

Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom. Relax and enjoy in Lake Side of Pokhara in the main tourist hub and beautiful city. Stay overnight in the hotel.

 

Day 16: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu 200km from Pokhara. Transfer to hotel by your guide.

 

Day 17: Drop you off to the international airport.

Cost Includes

√ Airport pick and drop by private car/van/jeep depending on group size

3 Nights sharing twin/double deluxe room in Kathmandu with breakfast.

2 Nights sharing twin/double deluxe room in Pokhara with breakfast.

Experienced, government registered, fluent English speaking and friendly trip guide.

1 Sharing porter for 2 travellers to carry your trekking stuffs.

3 times meal: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trip.

Tea, coffee, cookies and seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.

Food, accommodation, salary, transportation, and insurance of your guide and porters.

Sharing twin/double bed room during the trek

Special trekking permit USD 500 per person for Upper Mustang

ACAP Permit NPR 2260 (U$ 23) per person and airport taxes.

Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist coach.

Pokh ara – Jomsom – Pokhara by flight.

Group first aid kit and water purifier tablets during the trek. If you need.

Upper Mustang Trekking Map carriy by Guide.

Government tax, vat, airport taxes and office service charge etc.

Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show

 

Cost Excludes

× All bar bills, such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer and other drinks

× Hot shower and hot water, laundry and toiletries.

 × Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls and wifi services.

× Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.

× Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter, and driver.

Equipments list

The Equipment list.

Here is a recommended Equipment list for this Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trip. You could bring the ones you already have and rest can be bought even hired in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

  • Lightweight trekking boots with spare laces
  • A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet
  • 4-season sleeping bag
  • Warm jacket (Fibber or down)
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a rain poncho.
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters or fleece.
  • A pair of lightweight/ heavyweight windproof/ waterproof trousers.
  • Thermal underwears.
  • A tracksuit useful for wearing in Lodge in evening.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts
  • 1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
  • A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night and a sunhat with a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • A pair of gloves.
  • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • Mask or other dust protective items (Upper Mustang area is the dry area so a little wind can make difficult during the walk.
  • Duffle bag to gear while trekking.
  • Daypack/ rucksack to carry the personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses
  • Polyethene plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels.
  • Small headlamp/ torchlight with spare batteries
  • Snow gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over at other times.
  • Reading materials, camera, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional).

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested in trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking on the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We JRN Treks shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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