Tiji Festival 14 Days Upper Mustang

Price US$ 2250.00 Per person
  • Max elevation 3840m
  • Difficulty Moderate/easy
  • Trip Type Buddhist Culture explore
  • Duration 14 days
  • Accomodation Hotel/ Guest House
  • Transportation Flight/private vehicle
  • Trip Style Demanded
  • Group Size 2-25
  • Best Season May
  • Food Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara, During the Trek 3 times meal.
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Upper Mustang Adventure trip start end of the dry season thus overlaps with the Tiji Festival, a spring –renewal party. Tiji is a fascinating annual three-day festival consisting of Tibet rituals that celebrate the myth of a son who had to save the Mustang kingdom from the destruction also said to be triumph of good over evil in a ritual locals call “the chasing of the Demons” Tiji comes from the words ten che, meaning the “hope of the dharma prevailing in all world” the message Guru Rinpoche carried through this region over the thousand years. The festival is indigenous to Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang.
“Tiji” name is abbreviations of the world “Tempa chirim” which mean “Prayer for World Peace” Tiji festival commemorate the victory of the Lord Buddha’s incarnation Dorjee Sonnu over a demon called Man Tam Ru a vicious creature feeding on human beings and causing storm and droughts. This festival takes place in the month of mid may celebrate for 3 days. Lo-Manthang Choedhe Monastery performs this ritual dance during the celebration. The harassment of Ma Tam Ru Ta (dance called “TSA Chham”) and the attempt to return the demon to Lord Buddha’s realm on the third day enacted during the performance.
Tiji festival is related to Tibetan culture are organized by the choedhe Monastery belong to the Sakya sect of Buddhism. The Monastery is headed by a Rinpoche around 65 monks from surrounding areas of Lo-Manthang.

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  • Day 1 : 06 May 2018: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 2 : 07 May 2018: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 3 : 08 May 2018: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820 m/ 30min flight

  • Day 4 : 09 May 2018: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and then drive to Muktinath and drive back to Kagbeni 2800m/5 hours

  • Day 5 : 10 May 2018: Drive Kagbeni to Ghami 3520m / 4 hours. Overnight at Lodge

  • Day 6 : 11 May 2018: Drive Ghami to Lo-Manthang 3840m/4 hours

  • Day 7 : 12 May 2018: First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge.


  • Day 8 : 13 May 2018: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge


  • Day 9 : 14 May 2018: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge


  • Day 10 : 15 May 2018: Drive Lo Manthang to Chhuksang (3310m). 5-6 hours

  • Day 11 : 16 May 2018: Drive Chhuksang to Jomsom (3310m). 5-6 hours

  • Day 12 : 17 May 2018: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest time at Pokhara. Overnight at hotel

  • Day 13 : 18 May 2018: Fly back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/30min. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 14 : 19 May 2018: Final departure from Kathmandu


Trip Price:USD 2100 / Person
Arrival KTM:2018-05-04
Depart From KTM:2018-05-23


  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you would wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person).
  • Annapurna conservation fee
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara flight fare
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by Land Transportation
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Fare well dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • All government taxes.


  • International air fare to Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal clothing & equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $40. ( during 60 days from the date of issue.)
  • Travel insurance and helicopter charter in any cases but if you want us to arrange
  • Items of personal nature. ( Personal Expenses)
  • Any kinds of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, phone call, internet, laundry etc
  • Tips for your crews ( Guide, porter and driver) Expeted

1.Warm fleece hat with ears cover or balaclava.
2.Sun hat and scarf to cover the face.
3.Well polarized sunglass (UV protector).
4.Coldproof polypropylene t-shirt (2/2 half and full sleeve).
5.Windproof fleece jacket and thermal down t-shirt.
6.waterproof shell jacket and Gore-tex jacket.
7.Lightweight poly-liner gloves and wool or fleece gloves(1 pair each).
8.A pair of expedition mittens.(waterproof shell).
10.light weight cotton pants and hiking shorts.(1 pair each)
11.A pair of light and expedition thermal bottoms.
12.A pair of fleece trousers and A pair of waterproof shell pants.(breathable fabric)
13.A pair of socks.(Thin lightweight inner and thick warm wool hiking socks).
14.Hiking shoes with spare laces.
15.light sandals/shoes for camp.

Extra necessary equipment.
1. Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs)
2. Basic First Aid Kit
3. Large plastic bags.
4. 2 water bottles.(1 liter each)
5. Toiletries and Medium-size towel.
6. Face and body moisturizer
7. 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches)
8.A small day trek bag( with a combination lock).
9. Small padlocks for duffel bags.
10. Books, Games, Binoculars. (Optional).

Trip Highlight

Trek in the shadows of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along the Kali Gandaki River en route to Mustang. Pass through white-washed mountain villages, alongside colorful Buddhist shrines and temples.
Following 5 days of trekking, reach Lo Manthang, the fabled walled city of Mustang
Spend 3 days in Lo Manthang at the Tije Festival – a vibrant Buddhist celebration with dancing and traditional music.
The Teji festival will be celebrating 12th, 13th and 14th of May 2018 in Upper MustangThe date for Tiji Festival, 2018 in Lo-Manthang is announced. The Teji festival will be celebrating 12th, 13th and 14th of May 2018 in Upper Mustang

Travel Guide

Nepal Travels will send you the list of Upper Mustang Trek Packing List specifically required for this trekking once your booking is received with us. But in the meantime consider buying some good walking boots and start wearing them.  No technical kit is required; though a good sleeping bag will be much appreciated at the higher altitudes. In Lower elevations lodge provide quilts and blanket and you can pile it up on your sleeping bag but as we go higher towards, Mustang there are limited lodges and trekkers are expected to have a good sleeping bag

Hotel Information

We will provide you best hotels during the Nepal Tour Hotel standards will be followed as per the customer desire during the trek you will be using guest house.
During the trekking, we will be considered 3,4 & 5 Star hotels. Given cost will be based on 3-star standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara e accommodating you in best abaliable guest in trekking route providing 3 times meal Lunch-Dinner-breakfast.

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I and my husband from France we did small trekking to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara, Dilip was our guide he did great jobs and Amrit from Nepal travels and Expedition serve great jobs. Guide service and knowledge were perfect, Hotel in Pokhara and Kathmandu was nice overall everything went well. good job Amrit and His Team.


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