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 of Upper Mustang is a unique cultural event that started centuries ago while the area was an independent Kingdom of the Lo people. Tiji 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 festival activities represent the chasing away of those Demons and bad spirits from the kingdom and its walled capital Lomanthang. During the event, a large number of local Lo people, and visitors from all over the world, gather at 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 Buddhist monks. Our itinerary for Tiji Festival 2022 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 similar trips in the past.  Please contact us if you would like to join us for this extraordinary cultural experience.

Brief Itinerary for Tiji Festival Upper Mustang Trek 2022

May 20-21: Kathmandu for permits and meeting guide
May 22: Travel to Pokhara by flight
May 23: Short flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
May 24: Trek to Chhuksang
May 25: Trek to Syangmochen
May 26: Trek to Ghami
May 27: Trek to Charang
May 28-30 Lomanthang, Observe the Tiji Festival and places of interest
May 31-01 (June) Return by jeep to Jomsom
June 02 Flight to Pokhara and Kathmandu
June 03 Free day
June 04 Return home, or plan more!

Notes: Based on the local tradition the dates fixed on the calendar can be different by one day early or later as we have purposed here. Keeping that in mind, we have kept our itinerary flexible.

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
You can read some reviews from past clients about our services below. Click here for more reviews

      It is difficult to choose a favorite part of this trek because the whole experience was spectacular from start to finish. However the views from the top of Lobuche East... read more

    Chuck W
    10/17/2021

      I just returned from this trek. If you only have a short amount of time and want to go on an absolutely beautiful trek, I highly recommend this one. The... read more

    rickmacauley
    9/24/2021

      We loved seeing the real Kathmandu. We saw areas that we never would have known existed and learnt a lot about the history and people. Would definately recommend this tour.

    O4379SZsarahj
    4/13/2020

      Amber was constantly helpful and informative on our 2 day trek (without being too pushy) - always going the extra mile to ensure all our needs were taken care of.... read more

    Essex_Delta
    3/16/2020
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