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Tiji Festival Trekking 2023

Duration : 18 Days | Travel style : Cultural and Festival Tour , Active Adventures


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  • Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
  • Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
  • Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
  • Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking
  • Trekking in Mustang
  • Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking
  • Trekking in Mustang
  • Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking

Trip Highlights

  • Country


  • Duration

    18 Days

  • Max Altitude

    12467 ft./ 3800 m.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel and Lodge

  • Fitness Level


  • Best Season

    Mar to May - Aug to Dec

  • Group Size

    1- 15 People

  • Transportation

    Flight / Private Vehicle

“The exotic purification ritual for peace of the region of Mustang as well as world peace and to negotiate with sentient beings.”

Highlights of the Mustang Tiji Festival trekking

  • The naturally isolated area filled with Buddhism principles and practices.
  • Get a glimpse of Tibetan culture and life style.
  • Explore the scenic landscapes, prehistoric caves, century-old classic monasteries, and numerous archeological sites.
  • Enjoy beautiful Himalaya’s views.
  • At Jomsom, try the famous local apples, apple pie, and apple wine (marpha).
  • Travel to Muktinath, a significant Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site.
  • Travel through Kaligandaki George, one of the deepest place on earth.

Tiji Festival is purification ritual that takes place at the beginning of every harvest season. The history of Tiji Festival goes many centuries back, but is embellished by myths and legends rather than recorded facts. The word Tiji originates from the word “Ten Che” which means “hope of Buddhism prevailing in the world for peace” and basically celebrates the triumph of God over demon. The 3 days ritual is celebrated by various kinds of dancing ceremonies in order to chase the devil away. It stands on the mythological story of Lo Manthang. Many centuries back a boy named Dorje Jono fights against his demonic father who creates havoc in the Mustang by creating water shortage, a very scarce resource in the region. Ultimately Jono defeats the demon and banishes him away from the arid land.

Permits fees and Duration
Trekking in the Upper Mustang Area requires a special permit. Permits cost $500 for 10 days and an additional $50 for each day after the 10 day permit expires. Remember, its ten days, not nights that start and end in Kagbeni. The precise area of Upper Mustang is a restricted area and is no-go zone and foreigners weren't allowed to enter until after 1992. It’s still no-go-zone without permit. Since the certain areas of Mustang is under ACAP, a permit from ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) is also required. A no-go zone aka, restricted area permit can only be obtained if two or more people are traveling together. Individuals cannot be licensed.


You can always customize this itinerary as per your preference.



8th May 2023: Arrival in TIA Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal !

Activities: Welcome with Flower Garland and a bottle of Water, and drive you to the hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.
Highlights: Explore Thamel, restaurants, bars and local shops.

Hotel on BB



9th May 2023: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1340m).
Activities: Pre-briefing with trekking guide, last minute shopping for your trip and Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
Highlights: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath (Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.

Hotel on BB



10th May 2023: Fly/drive to Pokhara (820m).
Fly Hours: 25 minutes
Driving hours: 4 to 5 hours by Private vehicle.

Hotel on BB



11nd May 2023: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m) and trek to Kagbeni.
Fly Hour to Jomsom: 16 minutes
Hours of walking: 3.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy.
Elevation: 2800m.
Views: Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) in the west, Nilgiri (6940m) and the entire Annapurna massif to the south and southwest.
Highlights: The immensely pretty village of Kagbeni, the old monastery, Buddhist School and local activities.

Guesthouse on BLD



12th May 2023: Trek from Kagbeni to Tsaile.
Walking hours: 5hrs.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation: 3100 M.
Highlights: Entering the restricted areas, Miles of Buckwheat, barley and wheat fields, apple orchards, the scattered white-washed houses of Tangbe, Village of Chhusang, Crossing Kaligandi River by foot.

Guesthouse on BLD



13th May 2023: Trek from Tsaile to Ghiling via Chuksi Cave.
Walking Hours: 5hrs
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation: 3570m.
Highlights: The views of beautiful landscape, the colorful village, hand crafted Buddhist chortens and walking amongst groves of poplar trees, Chuksi Cave, Views of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Bharkuti Himala.

Guesthouse on BLD



14th May 2023: Trek from Ghiling to Dhakmar.
Walking hours: 5 hrs.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation: 3450m and 3950m on the pass.
Highlights: Standing on the pass in an alpine wilderness, Views of Himalayas, explore how local make plantation in Mustang, many Bhuddhist stupa, Tsrang monastery.

Guesthouse on BLD



15th May 2023: Trek from Dhakmar to Lo-Manthang (3840m) via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.
Hours of walking: 7 hrs.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation: 3850m.
Highlights: Beautiful views of the surrounding Himalayas from Lo-Manthang, Explore Local market of Lo-Mangtang.

Guesthouse on BLD



16th May 2023: Tiji Festival Start
First day observation of Tenji/Tiji Festival Lo-Manthang (3840)m.
Activities: Morning Visit Namgyal Gompa and then on to Tingkhar. Afternoon after 12 Pm celebrate Teji Festival with Local people. Various dances and sacrifice rituals can be observed.

Guesthouse on BLD



17th May 2023 Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Lodge.
Activities: Morning visit Chosar Gumpa and Cave. Afternoon after 12 PM celebrate Teji Festival witl Local people.

Guesthouse on BLD



18th May 2023: Final day observation Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Lodge.
Activities: Visit inside monasteris of Lo-mangthang. fternoon after 12 PM celebrate Teji Festival witl Local people.

(Tiji Festival Ends)

Guesthouse on BLD



19th May 2023: Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs.
While returning from Lo-Mangthan, we take a different route than the formers. Trek to Dhakmar via Gyakar with more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Rinpoche as the primary figure. The Gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. While exploring the local area there is high chance of dusty wind, so it is suggested to walk in the morning.

Guesthouse on BLD



20th May 2023: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs.
Today, we get back to Ghiling as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk of 5-6 hrs. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring the area, but it will be dusty wind in the afternoon, better to walk in evening time.

Guesthouse on BLD



21st May 2023: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 4-5 hrs.
We re-track back to Ghiling for the overnight stop after 5 hrs walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view. Enjoy your trip and overnight at teahouse.

Guesthouse on BLD



22nd May 2023: Chhuksang to Muktinath [3,800m/12,480ft]: 6-7 hrs.
The trail from Chhuksang is all the way up that you are climbing over then 1,100m and through the very small track way inside the bushes and you will have a magnificient view of Himalaya Parbat dominated by Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m). Muktinath is a holy temple for Hindus where so many Neplai and Indian pilgrimage will come to show their devotion to hindu Gods, above that, the temple shows the co-operation between Hindusm and Buddhisum.

Guesthouse on BLD



23rd May 2023: Muktinath to Jomsom,( 2,713m/9,000ft).
The trail is all the way flat down through the very beautiful landscape and view of Mt. Dhaulagiri(8,167m), most of the way through the bank of Kaligandaki river, we walk through windy air but is a ralxing walk.

Guesthouse on BLD



24th May 2023: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Hotel on BLD



25th May 2023:  Final departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Details

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We would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

Cost Include
  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional english speaking tour guide. 
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara transportation by private car.
  • Pokhara -Jomsom - Pokhara flight cost.
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu Flight.
  • 3 meals a day during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card.
  • Upper Mustang Restricated area permit fee ($500 Each Person).
  • Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and driver.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish the trip)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government and local taxes.
Cost Exclude
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 day, US$ 50 for 30 day, and US$ 125 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The 3 days ritual Tiji festival is going to celebrate 31st May 2019 to 02nd June 2019.

Upper Mustang Trekking is suitable for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Mustang trek. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical flaws must seek medical advice before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Global Holidays Adventure name card with your name on it. After that you will be transferred to pre-chosen Hotel.

You can get the visa at Tribhuwan International Airport after landing, furthermore it will be easier if you fill up the visa form by online ( before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present is $ 25 for 15 day, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal.
You should bring following essential documents in the trip:

  • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
  • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of insurance paper to Global Holidays Adventure before you start the trek.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C's bank, insurance, family contacts.

All types of Hotels from a budget to Luxurious including five star services are available in Kathmandu. Normally, Global Holidays Adventure offers three hotel services in our outline itinerary. We can also accommodate according to your choice.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can also offer Global Holidays Adventure's sleeping baggage if needed (which needs to be returned after the trip) but it’s always better to have a personal sleeping bag. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. During the peak season it is quite difficult to manage single room therefore double rooms are preferred in our outline itinerary.

Normally there are common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are usually neat and clean. Nowadays, some small number of teahouses and lodges offer attached restroom. We will provide you the best option as far as possible in this regard.

Normally there are hot water shower services in various teahouses and lodges. In the absence of such facility, the teahouse/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the places.

Whilst on the trek, our porters who are honest and experienced, 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, money etc. Normally, we assign one porters to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatoes, Eggs, Dal-bhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( 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 items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. 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.

During the airport pick-drop and Kathmandu sightseeing we use private tourist vehicles of various categories such as cars, vans, micro, bus etc. according to size of the group. We take a domestic flight for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.

Upper Mustang is rain shadow area where you can go from august to mid December and February to May.

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. Generally, nights are chillingly cold, whereas, the days are warmer. Winter (January and February) will be a bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be a bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. The temperature inside the teahouses/lodges are fairly maintained. You can always sit beside a fire to keep yourself warmer. The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during the day time.

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by paying some service charges. Don’t forget to bring your adapters!!

How is the communication facilities during the trek?

ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Kathmandu, Pokhara andJomsom. Above that, you need cash payments for various service you need.

In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 10-15 for lunch and dinner. It all depends on your spending habits. $. 15- 20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

Well it totally depends upon you. There is trend of tipping the guide and porters in trekking. Tipping is a good way to acknowledge their works and thank them in a better way, something they would cherish and support their daily lives.

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, better if you have some for yourself.

In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incase of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

In case of any casualties, travel insurance will be a boon to recover the incurred expenses. In case of helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge, which is little expensive, can also be recovered by your insurance. So it a good act to check you insurance validity and policy, whether it recovers the rescue charges or not.

Yes, all the staffs of Global Holidays Adventure including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holidays before or after your main trip. You can visit our other touring trips to add to the main event. In general, following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

  • Trisuli River Rafting, Paragliding, bungee and other adventures.
  • Chitwan Jungle Safari Package.
  • Volunteering in Schools and Villages

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