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Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour 2023

Duration : 11 Days | Travel style : Cultural and Festival Tour , Short and Easy Tours , Nepal Private Tours


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Group Discount

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Group Size Price Per Person
2 Pax US$ 2530
3 Pax US$ 2350
4 Pax US$ 2070
  • Upper Mustang Tiji Jeep Tour
  • Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Tour
  • Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Tour
  • Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Tour
  • Upper Mustang Tiji Jeep Tour
  • Upper Mustang Tiji Jeep Tour
  • Upper Mustang Tiji Jeep Tour
  • Mustang Tiji Tour
Fixed Departure

Trip Highlights

  • Country


  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Max Altitude

    12467 ft./ 3800 m.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel and Lodge

  • Festival Date

    16, 17 and 18 May 2023

  • Grade


  • Group Size

    Any Private Group

  • Type of Jeep

    4WD Land Cruiser / Mahindra Scorpio

Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour incorporates the experience of century old Tiji Festival celebrated the Buddhist Tibetan Community in the land beyond the Himalayas while taking the Journey in a 4WD land cruiser driving through various narrow ridges, barren landscapes and mind-blowing mountain views.” 

Tiji festival in Lo-manthang is celebrated according to the Tibetan calendar. Upcoming Tiji festival 2023 dates are announced and will celebrate from 16th May 2023 to 18th May 2023 in King Place Lo-manthang. 

Highlights of the Mustang Tiji Festival Trek:

  • Take a journey to Land beyond the Himalayas in 4WD Land cruiser or mahindra scorPio drive.
  • Feel the Buddhist spirituality and beliefs via Tiji Festival in the naturally isolated region.
  • Experience mini Tibet: Tibetan people/culture/lifestyles/ ancient cave.
  • Visit the picturesque areas including magnificent barren landscapes ancient caves, century old monasteries and many other archeological sites.
  • Experience the Himalaya views from its backyard.
  • Test the renowned local apples, apple pie and apple wine (marpha) in Jomsom.
  • Visit Muktinath: important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist.
  • Take a journey through Kaligandaki George, the world deepest.
  • Take a tour in the beautiful city of Pokhara (Lakes, caves and Davis fall).

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.

Fees, Permits and Facilities:-
Foreign travelers have been allowed to the region since 1992 but tourism in this area is regulated. Foreigners need to obtain a special permit to enter in this area. Mustang is one of the most restricted trekking areas of Nepal but now it is popular destination for trekkers. Upper Mustang is well marked by official "Mustang" boarder signs just north of Kagbeni where a police and ACAP checks permits for non-Nepalese seeking to enter the region, and at Gyu La (pass) east of Kagbeni.

Trekking permits for Mustang costs US $ 500 per person for 10 days. Note that it is defined as 10 days not nights, starting and ending at Kagbeni. Extra days are charged extra US $ 50 per day. In order to obtain the permit you need to have at least two members in a group. That means single permit won’t be allowed from the immigration. If you are single traveler, let us know, we can provide permits by joining you with other travelers group. We need your original passport copy to obtain the restricted area permits.

Tour Cost:-

 Details  2 Pax 3 Pax  4 Pax
 Tour Cost  US $ 1580.00 Per Pax  US $ 1400.00 Per Pax  US $ 1120.00 Per Pax
 Ktm - Pokhara - Ktm Flight   US $ 180.00 Per Pax  UUS $ 180.00 Per Pax  US $ 180.00 Per Pax
 Pokhara - Jomsom- Pokhara Flight  US $ 240.00 Per Pax US $ 240.00 Per Pax US $ 240.00 Per Pax
 Mustang Entry Permit  US $ 500.00 Per Pax  US $ 500.00 Per Pax  US $ 500.00 Per Pax
ACAP Entry Fees US $ 30.00 Per Pax US $ 30.00 Per Pax US $ 30.00 Per Pax
Grand Total US $ 2530.00 Per Pax US $ 2350.00 Per Pax US $ 2070.00 Per Pax

We are offering group joining Tiji Festival Jeep tour in Mustang for 2023. We operate maximum 4 persons in a single jeep with one professional trekking guide. If you are a solo traveler and interested to join Tiji festival with other travelers then book your trip with us. For sure we will confirm your departure for this amazing journey. To confirm your booking please email us 


You can always customize this itinerary as per your preference.



12th May 2023: Arrival to Kathmandu, Transfer to the hotel.
Our Global Holidays Adventure's airport representative meets you and transfers you to hotel by the private Vehicle. The vehicle will drop you to the hotel. Rooms will be assigned with a welcome drink. Our trekking guide will explain about your program in evening time.
Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle



13th May 2023: Fly Pokhara and Half day sightseeing around Pokhara. (25 mins flight)

Early morning, you will fly to Pokhara from domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. Our office representative will pick you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will have a half day sightseeing around Pokhara city.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy top view of capital city Kathmandu and 2nd largest city Pokhara with great Himalayas from the flight.
  • Visit Pokhara, most visited tourist destination and gateway to various adventurous trekking routes.
  • Visit World Peace Pagoda Stupa.
  • Visit Devi’s fall and Mahendra Cave.
  • Visit International Mountain Museum.
  • Enjoy the evening around Phewa lakeside.
  • Boating (Additional Activity)

Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle



14th May 2023: Fly Jomsom and 4WD Jeep drive to Kagbeni via Muktinath. (20 mins flight /Drive 3 hours / around 35 kms.)

Early morning, fly to Jomsom from Pokhara Airport. The altitude of Jomsom is 2,743 m. The driver will be waiting for you at the airport with 4WD jeep. After landing, you will drive to Muktinath via Kagbeni and return Kagbeni for the overnight. Kagbeni is at an elevation of 2,804 m.

Things to do:-

  • Admire beauty of the Himalayas from the flight.
  • Witness the 7th highest peak of the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri, 10th highest peak Annapurna, Fishtail, Nilgiri and other mountain ranges.
  • Visit Muktinath, one of the highest situated temple and a holy sacred place for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It is at an elevation of 3,800 m.
  • Witness Jal Devi where you can see a fire burning itself. (Natural gas)
  • Explore Kagbeni village.
  • Explore Buddhist monastery in Jharkot.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Land Cruiser or Mahindra scorpio



15th May 2023: Drive to Tsarang. (Drive 7 hours/ around 40 kms.)

At Kagbeni, we will check our special permit and then explore the monasteries and Buddhist school of Kagbeni. After that, we will head towards Ghami. You will cross the Kali Gandaki River, pass Chuksang, Chella, Samar, Syangboche, Bhina, Ghiling, Ghami and then reach Tsarang. It is situated at an elevation of 3,570 m.
After reaching Tsarang, rooms will be assigned to you.

Things to do:

  • Explore the monasteries, Gumba and Buddhist school of Kagbeni village.
  • Witness the Tibetan plateaus and desert like landscape.
  • Witness the Mani walls.
  • Pass various beautiful human settlements.
  • Witness various sky caves and red cliffs.
  • Crossing Kali Gandaki River occasionally.
  • Explore around the beautiful human settlement of Tsarang village.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Land Cruiser or Mahindra scorpio



16th May 2023: Drive to Lomanthang and explore first day TIJI Festival. (FESTIVAL START)

You will explore Nepal's oldest monastery Lo-Ghar gumpa and then continue your journey to Lomanthang. It is situated at an altitude of 3,840m. You will witness various Tibetan plateaus, cliffs and sky caves along the way. The desert like landscape will surely mesmerize your eyes.

First you will take your lunch then, you will go to the king’s palace to celebrate TIJI festival. You will witness the rituals and dancing of the Tibetan monks from different part of the world. After TIJI festival, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Things to do:-

  • Explore Lo Gyagar Ghar Gumba, one of the oldest Gumba from centuries.
  • Admire the view of Lomanthang, the forbidden kingdom from the view point.
  • Explore the king’s Palace.
  • Observe the cultural dance of TIJI festival.
  • Celebrate TIJI festival with the locals.
  • Interact with the locals.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Land Cruiser or Mahindra scorpio



17th May 2023:Celebrate second day TIJI Festival.

The festival will start usually from 12pm so in the morning, we will head towards Chhoser village. It is a short drive of 1 hour from Lomanthang. If you are lucky, you will have a glimpse of Blue sheep and other wildlife too. At Chhoser, you will explore sky cave and Buddhist school of the village. After exploring Chhoser, you will return to Lomanthang for the TIJI celebration. After TIJI, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Things to do.

  • Visit Chhoser.
  • Explore Shija Jhong Cave.
  • Visit Lowo Nyiphug Namdrol Norbuling monastery, monastery made on a cliff.
  • Celebrate TIJI festival with the local people.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Land Cruiser or Mahindra scorpio



18th May 2023:Third day TIJI Festival. (FESTIVAL END).

This is the last and final day of TIJI festival. You will explore the monasteries and Buddhist school of Lomanthang. You will have a good sightseeing around the village. After 12 pm, join the local to celebrate the final day of TIJI. Interact with the local and observe the rituals and dance. After celebration, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Things to do:

  • Explore the monasteries of Lomanthang.
  • Explore the lifestyle of people.
  • Celebrate TIJI festival with the local people.
  • Participates the ending ceremony of Tiji Festival.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Land Cruiser or Mahindra scorpio



19th May 2023: Drive back Jomsom. (Drive 8 hrs / around 70 kms).
You will drive back to Jomsom retracing the trail. You will pass the same beautiful village of Tsarang, Ghami, Ghiling, Samar and reach Kagbeni. Special permit check out at Kagbeni. Then, we will drive back to Jomsom. After reaching Jomsom, rooms will be assigned. You can explore the market area of Jomsom until dinner.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Land Cruiser or Mahindra scorpio



20th May 2023: Fly back Pokhara. Fly back Kathmandu. (Fly 20 mins to Pokhara / 25 mins to Kathmandu)

Early morning, you will fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom Airport. You will fly back to Kathmandu after that. Our office representative will be waiting for you at the airport. A private vehicle as per your group size will drop you to the hotel from the airport.

Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle



21st May 2023: Kathmandu Sightseeing tour. Also a back up day for Jomsom - Pokhara Flight.

Things to do:

  • Visit Patan durbar square.
  • Visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupa of the world.
  • Visit Pashupatinath, a sacred and holy temple of Hindu pilgrim.
  • Visit Swayambhunath, also known as the monkey temple.
  • Enjoy the view of Kathmandu valley from Swayambhunath hill.
  • Explore the cultural, artificial and architectural beauties of Kathmandu valley.
  • Explore various Gumba and monasteries around the heritage sites.
  • Evening walk around Thamel

Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle



22nd May 2023:Final Departure.
Free for shopping and packing until final departure. Our office representative will drop you to the airport in a private vehicle for your final departure.

Cost Details

"So What you are paying For?"

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 (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional english speaking tour guide. 
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu domestic flight.
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara Flight.
  • 4WD Jeep Jomsom to Lo-Mangthang to Jomsom by Toyota Landcruser or Mahindra Scorpio.
  • 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. 
  • 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$ 150 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Hot shower during the trip.
  • 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 16, 17 and 18 May 2023. This festival is celebrate according to the Tibetan Calender.

Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep tour is designed for thouse travellers who are physically or timely unable to do trekking in Mustang. It is suitable for all kind of people from child to elder.

We use 4X4 Toyota Land Cruser or 4X4 Mahindra Scorpio for our Upper mustang jeep tour. Regarding the drivers they are very experiece for off road driving. Until now they have 100% sefety records. 

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 $ 30 for 15 day, $ 50 for 30 days and $ 150 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 in Mustang: 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.

Most of teahouses 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.

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 guesthouse reception by paying some service charges. Don’t forget to bring your own adapters!!

How is the communication facilities during the trek?

ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Jomsom. 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

On the top menu of our website, under the company there is "Our Legal documents" where all of our legal documents are present. We are officially registered with the followings:

  • Office of the Company Registrar, Reg No: 92142/068/69.
  • Company VAT No.: 600581666.
  • Tourism Industry Division, License No.: 1601.
  • Nepal Cottage and Small Industry, Reg No.: 12567/667.
  • Nepal Rastra Bank, License No.: 1397.
  • Member, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN).
  • Member, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA ).
  • Member, Village Tourism Promotion Forum Nepal.

Additional Information

Best Reasons to choose Upper Mustang jeep tour.
4WD Upper Mustang tour is much more luxury tour in the Himalaya. You will explore the most beautiful landscape, ancient Tibetan culture and thousand years old Buddhist monasteries. Walking all the way to Lo-manthang via classic trekking route takes long time and physically challenges for those travelers who have not previous experience. Jeep tour is much easy and wonderful journey to reach lo-manthang and explore all the corners of Mustang.

This is similar experience of trekking where you can stop your jeep any viewpoints to captures the landscape and admire beauty of Mustang. Undoubtedly, this is one of the adventurous 4WD drive where you will be the part of breathtaking landscape of rain shadow Himalaya.

Jeep tour is suitable for all ages groups.
Upper Mustang jeep tour is suitable for all ages groups. As our previous experience we had experience of traveler as old 84 years. This tour is perfect fit for everyone. For those who are not able to walk in Himalaya or those old citizens can easily join this adventure jeep tour.

Best Experience of culture and religions
Mustang itself is a mini-Tibet where the people are influence with ancient Tibetan culture and traditions. The whole kingdom celebrates the Tibetan festival which are exclusive in other parts of Nepal. Visiting thousand years of ancient monasteries and chorten are also the highlights of Mustang tour.

Why Upper Mustang Jeep Tour with us?
You are planning to go a new destination so, booking with a local tour expert saves your money and time. We are a local tour agency who is operating Mustang Jeep tour for the beginning when the rode was stablished in Mustang. We are much more flexible and provide the best customizes itinerary.

Regarding Jeeps we have our own 4X4 Toyota Land Curser or 4X4 Mahindra Scorpio for our Upper mustang tour. We ensure that our drivers are very experience for off road driving and responsible for your persons belongings. Until now they have 100% safety records.

Best rate and service promise.
We guarantee and promise our best price to our valuable customers who are joining with us for their precious holidays in Nepal. Also, we ensure that we will provide the best services which are available throughout the entire trip. Guest satisfaction is our main motto.

Local knowledge.
Born and grow in Nepal, we are local exports and we know our place’s mysteries and tradition better than anyone else. Our jeep tour to Upper Mustang is handle by our professional guides who are expertise about mustang and Buddhist culture. Specially for Mustang we have selected guides who have studied Buddhism and already spend several years in Monasteries as a monk.

We never offer somethings that we have not experience ourself in advance and never promise which are not possible throughout the trip. Our guides and 4WD drivers are all selected and well-trained.

Safety is our top priority.
Your health and safety are global Holidays Adventure’s prime responsibility. Our wisely designed itinerary ensures the acclimation process in Himalaya. Upper Mustang is not very high elevation areas but in case of emergency cases we provide oxygen canes in our jeeps. Also, our guides are fully trained and experience how to handle the situation in high altitude.

24/7 hrs Services.
We are 24 hours in your service and happier to answer your inquiries in the shortest possible time-either instantly or within a few hours.

Customized your itinerary.
We are approaching our standard itinerary in our page but we are always flexible to organize your trip based on your schedules and requirements. Please write your require plan to our tour specialist before book your trip who will help you to plan a prefect itinerary for you.

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