Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek in walled city Lo Manthang
The Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek is one program that appeals to millions of tourists from all around the globe. Tiji Festival trekking program is the best chance to explore the natural beauty of the place. Trip explore its variety of flora an fauna, landscape, ancient monasteries, historical and spiritual values, Tibetan culture and eventually participating in the Tiji Festival, which is celebrated to invoke the Nobel power to eliminate the evil. Month of May is the best time to trek to Mustang, when the weather condition is at its best, and the area features positive and happy vibes of major annual celebration in Mustang region.
The Mustang Tiji Festival trekking trip usually spans for 18 days. Participant start the trek from Pokhara moving through Jomsom, Kagbeni, Ghilling, Drakamar and Tsarang before arriving at Lo Manthang to participate in Tiji Festival. Participating in Tiji celebration program, you will get the best chances to know about Tibetan culture and lifestyle of locals in this hidden world.
Tiji festival takes place in the square of Mustang Royal Palace. During tiji festival Monks wear traditional Tibetan attires, Masks, chant mantras, preform mask dance and other ritual activities. Tiji tells the story of a deity called Dorje Jono who battle against his demon father to protect the kingdom of mustang from devastation. During the 3 days of celebration monks performs ‘Tsa Chaam’ ‘Ngacham’and ‘Rha Chham dances to brings peace and prosperity to the land of Mustang. Local wear traditional Tibetan clothes to participate on festival differently to make it memorable. Once, the 3 days celebration is over, trekkers will trek back towards Pokhara and from there getting back to Kathmandu.
Tiji Festival Trek is not just a journey to witness a religious festival, it is a cultural and spiritual experience that takes you back in time to the ancient civilization of Lo.
Basic to luxury lodge facility available in Lo Manthang, on the way you will get basic tea houses. Road connected to Lo-manthang recently in this way you can make this trip by luxurious jeep too. Mustang Tiji Festival trek will come in medium category trekking, maximum height reached in this trip is around 3800 meters. Being a restricted area, you need to obtain special permit, before you set for Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek package. If you cannot walk and interested to see the Tiji celebration book Upper mustang tiji festival tour 10 days or 14 days package which suits your need.
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight or overland jeep
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom by flight then trek to Kagbeni 2810m
Day 05: Trek to Chele 3050m via Tangbe and Chhusang
Day 06: Trek to Ghiling 3570m via Sammar, Dajong la, Bhena la & Syangboche la
Day 07: Trek to Dhakmar 3820m via Nyi la and Ghami la
Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang 3810m via Marang la, Ghar Gumba and Mui la
Day 09: Day trip to Explore Lo Manthang & Chhoser by jeep, horse or walk on choice
Tiji “Tenchi” festival start dates 2023/2024/2025
Day 10: May 16 2023: First day to see the opening of festival at Lo Manthang
Day 11: May 17 2023: Second day to observe Tiji celebration at Lo Manthang Nepal
Day 12: May 18 2023: Final day to observe Tenchi festival at Choedhe monastery in Mustang
Tiji Festival 2024 5th, 6th and 7th May 2024
Tiji Festival 2025 24th, 25th and 26th May 2025
Tiji celebration end date 2023/2024/2025
Day 13: Trek to Tsarang (Charang) 3560m via Sungda la and Lo la
Day 14: Trek to Yara via Dhigaon & Surkhang visit Tashi Kabum, Gharagaon, Luri Gumba
Day 16: Trek to Chhusang 2980m via Paha, Siyarko Tangk Danda
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom 2820m via Tangbe, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti
Day 18: Morning flight or drive back to Pokhara on choice
Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight or drive
Day 20: Airport transfer to depart Nepal
Services included on Lo manthang Tiji Festival trek cost
# Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
# Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara by private vehicle / flight according to your preference
# Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara BB basic
# Round trip Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara
# All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
# Best accommodation at tea houses during Mustang trekking period
# Professional English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
# Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
#All necessary paperwork, special permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
# Travel and rescue arrangements if require
# Airport transfer by private vehicle to depart Kathmandu, Nepal
Service exclude Mustang Tiji Festival trek 18 days package
* Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
* Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
* Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
Famous Tiji Festival is celebrated in Mustang an ancient Buddhist Kingdom of Nepal. People of Mustang believed that Tiji festival bring the hope and peace to protect them from evil forces. Upper mustang lies in rain shadows of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna area behind the Himalayas. If you need even more information about upper mustang tiji festival trekking then write us to discuss with expert.
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek is a popular cultural trek in Nepal. It takes you through the hidden kingdom of Mustang, known for its rich culture and traditions. The Tiji Festival is an annual celebration that marks the victory of good over evil. It is considered as one of the most important cultural events in Mustang.
The festival is marked by prayers, chanting, and traditional dances performed by the local people & monks in elaborate costumes. The highlight of the festival is the reenactment of the battle between Lord and the demon, which is a captivating display of color, music, and energy. Tiji Festival is a three-day-long Buddhist celebration that takes place every year in the month of May and is a grand spectacle that showcases the rich culture and traditions of the people of Mustang.
The trek to the Tiji Festival is a challenging yet rewarding journey that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in Nepal. The Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique insight into the rich culture and traditions of Mustang, and a chance to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle.