Mustang Tiji Festival Trek 2017

Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking 2017

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We have timed our spring departure to coincide with the annual Tiji festival, one of the most impressive festivals still held in the Tibetan settlements lay in the lap of Upper Mustang Himalaya. At 13,000 feet height of the Himalayas, Mustang is a Tibetan kingdom that falls within the boundaries of Nepal. Its the capital of Lo Manthang, is a medieval walled city, within which the Tiji festival a purication ritual takes place at the beginning of every harvest season. The origins of the festival predate Buhhhism, born out of an animistic and shamanistic tradition. You can accompained the same for over 600 years during your trip.

Mustang Tiji festival is a celebration and reaffirmation of the myth. Throughout the festival and events the story of myth are re-enacted. Tiji comes from the words "ten che" meaning "the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds" and is a spring renewal festival that also celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Tiji fetival is a three-day ritual known as "The chasing of the Demons", centered around the Tiji myth celebrated in Upper Mustang. Specially Tiji festival tells the story of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaks havoc on Mustang by creating a water shortage which, in this extremely arid land, is the most precious life-sustaining resource. Dorje Jono eventually defeats the demon and banishes him from the land.

Group Joining trekking and Jeep tour cost:-

Group Joining cots for 17 Days Trekking

Group Joining cost for 12 days Jeep tour

Trekking cost

USD $ 1190.00  Per Person

Trekking cost

USD $ 1550.00  Per Person

Upper Mustang Retreated area permit fees

USD $ 500.00 Per Person

Upper Mustang Retreated area permit fees

USD $ 500.00 Per Person

ACAP entry permit Fees

USD $ 20.00 Per Person

ACAP entry permit Fees

USD $ 20.00 Per Person

Kathmandu Pokhara – Kathmandu Flight cost

USD $ 160.00  Per Person

Kathmandu Pokhara – Kathmandu Flight cost

USD $ 160.00  Per Person

Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara Flight cost

USD $ 222.00 Per Person

Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara Flight cost

USD $ 222.00 Per Person

Grand  total cost

USD $ 2092.00 Per Person

Grand  total cost

USD $ 2,452.00 Per Person

Trekking Starting Date: 14th May 2017
Trekking Ending Date: 31st  May 2017
Conformed: 2 Pax
Limited seats available: 5 Pax

Tour Starting Date: 17th May 2017
Trekking Ending Date: 27th   May 2017
Conformed: 2 Pax
Limited seats available: 2 Pax

 

Trip Facts:

Country: Nepal
Trekking Type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 3890 M
Group Size: 01 - 12
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Best Season: Mar - May | Sep - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate
Start: MAY 06 2015

17 Days Trekking Itinerary

  • 14 May 2017: Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. O/N at Hotel.
  • 15 May 2017: Day 2: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. O/N at Hotel.
  • 16 May 2017: Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/ 25 minutes by flights / 4 to 5 hours by Car.
  • 17 May 2017: Day 4: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni 2800m/3-4 hours.
  • 18 May 2017: Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Tsaile 3100m/5-6 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 19 May 2017: Day 6: Trek from Tsaile to Ghiling 3570m/6-7 hours via Chuksi Cave. O/N at Lodge.
  • 20 May 2017: Day 7: Trek from Ghiling to Drakmar 3450m/5-6 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 21 May 2017: Day 8: Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/7-8 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.
  • Tenchi Festival Start
    22 May 2017: Day 9: First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. O/N at Lodge.
  • 23 May 2017: Day 10: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. O/N at Lodge.
  • 24 May 2017: Day 11: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. O/N at Lodge
    Tenchi Festival End.
  • 25May 2017: Day 12: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Tsarang 3560m/3-4 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 26 May 2017: Day 13: Trek from Tsarang to Syangmochen 3500m/6-7 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 27 May 2017: Day 14: Trek from Syangmochen to Chhusang 2980m/5-6 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 28 May 2017: Day 15: Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom 2720m/6-7 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 29 May 2017: Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and Pokhara to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
  • 30 May 2017: Day 17: Final departure from Kathmandu.


13 Days Tiji Festival 4WD Jeep Tour Itinerary

  • May 16th 2017 (Day 01): Arrival at Tribhuwan International airport (Kathmandu). Overnight at Hotel.
  • May 17th 2017 (Day 02): Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.
  • May 18th 2017 (Day 03): Fly to Pokhara and afternoon sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.
  • May 19th 2017 (Day 04): Fly to Jomsom and 4WD drive to Kagbeni via Muktinath. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • May 20th 2017 (Day 05): After official formalities of Special permit we drive to Ghami Village. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • May 21st 2017 (Day 06): Drive to Lo-Mangthang. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Tiji Festival Start
  • May 22nd 2017 (Day 07): First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
  • May 23rd 2017 (Day 08): Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
  • May 24th 2017 (Day 09): Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
    Tiji Festival End
  • May 25th 2017 (Day 10): Drive back to Jomsom. Overnight at Lodge.
  • May 26th 2017 (Day 11): Fly to Pokhara then fly to Kathmandu.
  • May 27th 2017 (Day 12): Final Departure day, our Global Holidays Adventure's airport representative will drop to the international airport by private tourist vehicle.


Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara Flight:

For Upper Mustang Trekking often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form Jomsom to Pokhara. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Jomsom) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of mountain or technical problems. In such case Global Holidays Adventure organize alternative available road transportation to ensure your international flight.

The cost of rode transportation will manage from the cancellation of flight ticket. Please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Pokhara Jomsom or Jomsom Pokhara, if the alternative road transportation is used.


Accommodation during the Trekking:

Normally in mountain area there are no star hotels. During the trekking we provide the stander mountain lodges which are available in our trekking route. Please note that single rooms are not available during the main trekking season. Though there are blankets available at the lodges, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag. If you don't bring the sleeping bag please inform us before depart to trekking. We will provide you a good sleeping bag.

Regarding the meals, we will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking. Most of the lodges, you can enjoy in continental, Italian, Tibetan and local cuisines except while crossing the passes. Our day will start with warm wake up tea or coffee and followed by breakfast, lunch and dinner. Upon arrival in the lodges at the end of the day, some tea/coffee with cookies are served. The entire beverages during trekking likewise wine, juices, beer, Coca, etc is paid by the client her/himself.

A Typical Trekking Day:-

While we are in trekking our day starts with warm wake up tea/coffee. After refreshing ourselves, we pack our luggage and proceed for the breakfast. As day sets off, considering the altitude and acclimatization, we walk slowly towards our next destination. The group will be guided and accompanied by our trained government licensed holder guide. Throughout the day, we will take frequent rest breaks to take photographs, treasure the landscape, confront the culture and admire the fascinating mountains and sceneries. A 1 to 2 hour relaxing lunch break is usually taken except when crossing the passes. After the lunch break, we will at least spend 2 to 3 hours more on the trail before reaching the next lodge. Before the dinner, we might enjoy a short walk through the local village, photographing etc. After the dinner, you will be briefed for the next day program by our guide and sleep.

Health and Experience Requirements:

Upper Mustang Trekking is a moderate trekking suited for all those passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 4 to 5 hours in a day. Some days even we need to walk 7 to 8 hours. Mustang is quite easy trekking comparing with Everest, Annapurna and others regions. However if Traveler have excellent health condition and fatness, self-confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trip successfully. We recommended that regularly exercising and jogging for some we is better for trekking. No experience and any technical skill is required for this trip.

Travel Insurance:

While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence traveler have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make that the policy of the insurance company should cover the process of giving you the service of Helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of Altitude Sickness or other accidents during your trip.
  • 14 May 2017: Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. O/N at Hotel.
  • 15 May 2017: Day 2: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. O/N at Hotel.
  • 16 May 2017: Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/ 25 minutes by flights / 4 to 5 hours by Car.
  • 17 May 2017: Day 4: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni 2800m/3-4 hours.
  • 18 May 2017: Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Tsaile 3100m/5-6 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 19 May 2017: Day 6: Trek from Tsaile to Ghiling 3570m/6-7 hours via Chuksi Cave. O/N at Lodge.
  • 20 May 2017: Day 7: Trek from Ghiling to Drakmar 3450m/5-6 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 21 May 2017: Day 8: Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/7-8 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.
  • Tenchi Festival Start
    22 May 2017: Day 9: First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. O/N at Lodge.
  • 23 May 2017: Day 10: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. O/N at Lodge.
  • 24 May 2017: Day 11: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. O/N at Lodge
    Tenchi Festival End.
  • 25May 2017: Day 12: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Tsarang 3560m/3-4 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 26 May 2017: Day 13: Trek from Tsarang to Syangmochen 3500m/6-7 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 27 May 2017: Day 14: Trek from Syangmochen to Chhusang 2980m/5-6 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 28 May 2017: Day 15: Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom 2720m/6-7 hours. O/N at Lodge.
  • 29 May 2017: Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and Pokhara to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.
  • 30 May 2017: Day 17: Final departure from Kathmandu.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Cost Include

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB Plan.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara Flight Ticket.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges /guesthouses.
  • Rusticated area trekking Permit for Mustang.
  • Annapurna conservation area Permit fee.
  • TIMS Card.
  • Professional English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters.
  • Sleeping Bag and Duffel bag during Trekking period.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
What type of shape do I need for this Trip?
Upper Mustang trek is a suitable trek for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Upper Mustang Trekking. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure name with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Visa info:-
Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal. You take take Visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu, and in trekking?

In Kathmand here are all kind of Hotel Simple hotel to 5* hotel. Its depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package We use standard rooms from three/four star hotels in Kathmandu with included breakfast.

During the trekking
, You will have teahouses/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Global Holidays Sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. We usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is downstairs around a fire. All food will be cooked to order in the little kitchen. You should not enter the kitchen unless asked to do so.

Toilet Facilities -
On trek, common toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses.

What kind of food can I expect in trekking?

In Mustang area, Most of Teahouse’s cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

What sort of transportation I use?

Global holidays Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure, with that in mind, where we think you will get more out of your holiday by using a different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalaya tours and enhances the experience!
We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or land cruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the Narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

What is the best season for this trekking?

The best time for Mustang trek is October to mid December and mid February to mid June. It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August except treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Kailash.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are enerally warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges. Remember to bring your adapters!

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.

Can I use credit cards in the places visit in trekking?

In Kathmandu you can use your credit/Master Card. During the Trekking you need cash you cannot use your credit card.


How much additional money do I need per day?

In Kathmandu, you can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner. It’s all depends on your spending habits. US$10 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates and few drinks in trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to tell. Its up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.


Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?
In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Global Holidays Adventure Agency's staff insured?

Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?
  • Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for Trip.
  • Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate.
  • Flight tickets
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?

Yes, we arrange guesthouse with hot shower but some Place there is not hot shower, we will provide hot water in bucket for shower.


I would you like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

What immunizations will I need?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We also recommend:
- A dental check-up prior to travelling.
- That you know your blood group in case of emergency.

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