Trip Duration: 16 days Trekking Days: 10 days Trip Grading: Mild to strenuous Maximum Elevation: 3860 meters / 12660ft Accommodation: Teahouses
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Tiji Festival Trek 2023 Upper Mustang

Tiji Festival held at Lomanthang, Upper Mustang is a unique cultural event that started centuries ago while the area of Lo was an independent Kingdom of the ethnic Lo people. The Tiji festival is celebrated to mark the victory of the Gods over the Demons and takes place on the third month of the Tibetan lunar calendar (usually in May or June). The upcoming Tiji Festival for 2023 has fallen on May 16-18.

The Tiji Festival activities represent the chasing away of those Demons and bad spirits from the kingdom and its walled capital Lomanthang thus bringing good fortune and harmony amongst the locals and beyond. During the event, a large number of local Lo people, trekkers, and visitors from different parts of the world gather in the courtyard of the Mustang King’s palace. It is a prime opportunity to witness the traditional costume and culture of the local people with a major attraction being the dancing and chanting of local Tibetan Buddhist Monks.

Our itinerary for Tiji Festival 2023 is combined with an exhilarating trek to Upper Mustang and Lomanthang (the center where the event takes place). This trip will be led by a local, knowledgeable, guide who has led the same trip in the past years. The Tiji festival itinerary can be changed from trek to mostly 4W drive jeep trip as now major villages including Lomanthing are connected by road to the outside world. You may check a youtube video of previous Tiji Festival here by Ghumante, Nepal.  Please contact us if you would like to join us for this extraordinary cultural experience.

Tiji Festival Trek 2023 Dates and Itinerary 

May 08-09: Kathmandu for permits and meeting guide
May 10: Travel to Pokhara by flight
May 11: A short flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
May 12: Trek to Chhuksang
May 13: Trek to Syangmochen
May 14: Trek to Ghami
May 15: Trek to Charang
May 16-18 Lomanthang, Observe the Tiji Festival and places of interest
May 19 Return by jeep to Jomsom
May 20 Flight to Pokhara and continue to Kathmandu
May 21 Free day
May 22 Return home, or plan more!


Tiji Festival Trip Cost $ 2200 Includes

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel as per itinerary breakfast and taxes
  • One welcome meal
  • National Park Entry fee, Local Municipal Entry Fee
  • Kathmandu – Jomsom – Kathmandu flight fare of you and guide
  • Jomsom to Jomsom trekking period : Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea or coffee at the time of meal
  • One tea break in a day tea or coffee, drinking water boiled or treated
  • Accommodation: single or double room in local home lodges (teahouses)
  • Porter to carry luggage, extra bag
  • Guide entire trip from Kathmandu back to Kathamndu
  • Insurance, equipment, bonus, wages for staff
  • Airport pick up and drop


Trip Cost Doesn’t Include

  • Hotel change or upgrade if applicable in Kathmandu
  • Lodge, hotel upgrade to private bathroom type during the trek
  • Extra porter if required for a specific purpose like photography equipment
  • Additional day trek charge in the case of itinerary change or dates added
  • Your travel, rescue, medical insurances.
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for hotel breakfast and welcome meal
  • Bottled drinking water, and beverages other than tea/coffee during meals
  • Hot shower
  • Special meals other than mentioned on the printed menu, special desert
  • Any meals taken outside the lodge stayed
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, tipping, donation, offering, etc
  • Anything that’s not mentioned under the cost includes the section above
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