Tiji festival Trek is one of the most popular festivals in Upper mustang-Lo-Manthang. Himalaya Darshan Treks offer to explore and observe the unique culture, festivals tradition and lifestyle of remote and mysterious land Upper Mustang-Lo Manthang. Upper mustang Trek starts after a short and scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.Upper Mustang widely popular for its mysterious attraction where wide range of monasteries, caves, archeological inscriptions, ancient Gompas and amazing landscape can be observe and explore.The trail follows world’s deepest George – Kali Gandaki, numerous numbers of villages, forests with views of entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif until reach to former capital of Upper Mustang Lo Manthang.The festival functions with religious ceremony which reflects empowerment of strength and harmony between all devotees. The king of Lo Manthang keeps main role and the festival celebrates with performance of music and dance by monks. After exploring the 3 days Tiji festival our return journey goes to Tsarang, Syangboche, Chhusang, than finally to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara.
The three days celebrating, Tiji festival is ritually known as “The Chasing of the Demons” based on mythological legends. During the festival, Tiji tells the story of immortal “Dorje Jono” who was responsible to fight against his devil father and saved the kingdom of Mustang – Lo Manthang. The land Upper Mustang is very dry land and the Demon Father created critical situation by creating water shortage, which made very difficult situation to live. Legend assumes that, Dorje Jono used his supreme power against the devastating devil and banished him from that kingdom which was not possible by any other human beings.The festival celebrated in spring season, generally in the month of May. Additional options:
If you are interested and you have enough time, we can arrange any other excursions you’d like to have such as visit to Chitwan and Bardia national park for Jungle safari, Rafting adventures, Day hiking to Nagarkot, Chisapani, Namobuddha,Tours to Lumbini, Mountain flight/Everest express etc. Please inform us and we can arrange this for you.
Activities:Trekking/Explore and observe Tiji festival
Trekking Mode:Tea house/Lodge trek
Trip Duration:18 days.
Highest Altitude:Lo-manthang 3860m
Minimu Group Size:2
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport 1365m and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour to all world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley 1340m.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m, drive by tourist bus or private vehicle (It depends on your group size & Package)
Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni 2800m, 3-4 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Tsaile 3100m, 5-6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Syangmochen 3570m, 6-7 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Drakmar 3450m, 5-6 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3840m, 6-7 hours. Tiji Festival Start.
Day 09: First day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m.
Day 10: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m.
Day 11: Final observes Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m.
Tiji Festival End
Day 12: Trek back to Tsarang 3620m, 3-4 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Syangmochen 3500m, 6-7 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Chhusang 2980m, 5-6 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 2720m, 6-7 hours.
Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, transfer to hotel (half day rest, explore Pokhara)
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu, drive by tourist bus or private vehicle (It depends on your group size)
Day 18: Transfer to aiport for Your final departure.
Cost per person $ Cost: depending on your group size and duration of days so please Contact-Us include:
-All grounded transportation-Kathmandu-Pokhara drive by tourist Bus, all airport and hotel transfer by private vehicle
-Both way flight, Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara for group.
-Both way airfare for Guide.
-Experience guide and staff with salaries, food, drink and insurance. (2 trekkers, 1 porter.)
-3 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night hotel in Pokhara (one night before the trek and one night after the trek)
-Accommodation and 3 times meals during the trek,( breakfast/lunch and dinner) Tea/Coffee.
-All government and local taxes,
-Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)
-Upper mustang special Trekking permit,
-Annapurna conservation entry fee.
-Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, all world heritage sites & entrance fees.
-Company T-shirt as gift.
-Staff transportation Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara by drive. Exclude:
-Your Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Wifi, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
-Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, because of early arrival, late departure, Early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
-Tips for guide and staff.
-Delay due to weather,
-Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
-Your travel insurance (necessary).
-Airefare for Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara.