tiji festival

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

With Kul Bahadur K.C

$3150 USD
per person
Departed
ServiceAll-Inclusive
Duration 18 days
StartKathmandu
FinishKathmandu
SleepingHotel, Teahouse
Max. Altitude3840m
Difficulty Moderate
Cancellation Strict

This Tiji Festival trek, which offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain region with the Tibetan influence culture.

Your Guide

Namaste & Warm Greetings from Land of Himalaya to all the Adventure Travelers!

I started my career as a kitchen boy back in the year 1980’s and since 1990's I have become a Trekking guide. I was very much attached to this profession that I loved being Trekking Guide. I have guided almost all the areas of Nepal, including all the popular regions like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Dolpa, Tibet etc. I have guided the trip with mostly American, Australian, British, Canadian, Danish, French, Japanese, Indian, and Swiss clients.


Guides for: Agency Employed
Guiding Experience: 30 years
Nationality: Nepal
Speaks: English, Hindi, Nepali
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Overview

  • Beautiful Landscapes,
  • Old Monasteries
  • Caves, Temples,
  • Himalayan Sights: Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Muktinath Himal
  • Tibetan culture, Bon & Hindu Culture, Buddhism
  • Lo-Manthang village,
  • Most waited Mast Dance,
  • Tiji Festival
  • Discover Mustang’s ancient monasteries, and superb Buddhist art

Join our Upper Mustang Tiji Festival 15 day trek, which offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain region with the Tibetan influence culture.

The Mustang is a distinctly separated region of Nepal, where influences divide unequally into three. Firstly, it is a land standing alone and bravely independently, secondly, it draws almost all other historic, cultural and religious traditions of Tibet, and, thirdly (lastly really) it is a somewhat inappropriate part of Nepal (which continues to recognize its autonomy and its king and its status as a kingdom.

In March 1992, the ‘forbidden’ kingdom of Mustang was opened to the outside world. Now, for the first time in recent history, foreign travelers are able to visit Lo Manthang, the seat of an ancient kingdom dating back to the 15th century. The people of Upper Mustang are called Bhotias and those from Lo are called Lobas. They speak various dialects of Tibetan.

Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth. Throughout the festival the events & story of the myth are re-enacted. The festival timed to coincide with the end of the dry season and ushers in the wetter monsoon season.

The Tiji festival is a three-day ritual known as “The chasing of the Demons” and it is the center of the Tiji myth. Tiji 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.

Note: Mustang is Restricted areas which have been opened for Group Trekking only and a trekking permit will not be issued to individual trekkers so we need at least two people to operate this trekking.


Price Includes

  • Access Flights (Both-Ways)
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Equipment
  • Guide's Salary
  • Meals
  • One Porter
  • Public Bus

Price Excludes

  • ACAP Permit
  • Access Flights (One-Way)
  • Four Porters
  • Guide's Transport
  • Guide’s Accommodation
  • Guide’s Insurance
  • Guide’s Meals
  • International Flights
  • MCAP Permit
  • MRAP Permit
  • Permit Fees
  • Porter Insurance
  • Porter's Insurance
  • Private Jeep
  • Private Taxi
  • Public Jeep
  • Three Porters
  • TIMS Card
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Two Porters
  • Visa Fee

Itinerary

Day Destination Duration Altitude
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu 1350m
Day 2 Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu 4 hours 1350m
Day 3 Drive to Pokhara 7 hours
Day 4 Fly to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni 5 hours
Day 5 Trek to Chele 5 hours
Day 6 Trek to Ghiling 6 hours
Day 7 Trek to Charang 6 hours
Day 8 Trek to Lo-Manthang 7 hours
Day 9 Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar 6 hours
Day 10 Tiji Festival in Lo-Manthang
Day 11 Tiji Festival in Lomanthang
Day 12 Tiji Festival in Lo-Manthang
Day 13 Trek to Ghami 6 hours
Day 14 Trek to Samar 6 hours
Day 15 Jomsom 6 hours
Day 16 Pokhara
Day 17 Kathmandu 7 hours 1350m
Day 18 Depart

Planning

  1. I’m interested in the Mustang Tiji Festival trek. Is the listed trek (by Kul Bahadur) confirmed as of yet. It is tagged as Undecided in the Guides section. Also, does the price include permit fees into the Upper Mustang region. Could you please help me with a detailed itinerary of the same?

    • Hi Tanmay,

      Glad to hear you’re interested in this trek. We have another inquiry for this trek as well so maybe we can help you get a group together to minimize the costs.

      The trek may be listed as ‘undecided’ because nobody has officially booked it yet. Once it has the minimum number of clients booked (2 people), the date (and trek) will be confirmed.

      All the permit fees are included in the price, and I’ll get a detailed itinerary sent to you shortly!

      Best,
      Alex

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