Departs on 3 May 2019

Tiji Festival Trek is a well crafted trek for those who would like to enjoy the colorful landscapes of Upper Mustang and become an important part of the Tiji Festival, which is observed by the peoples of Upper Mustang as one of the most important festivals.

Tiji Festival

Tiji Festival, a three-day long Tibetan ritual, is observed by the peoples of Upper Mustang inside the inner courtyard of one of the monasteries of Lo Manthang. “Tiji” derives from the words “Ten Che”, meaning the hope of the Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds, the message Guru Rimpoche carried through this region over a thousand years ago.

The Tiji centers around a myth of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his own demon father to save the kingdom of Upper Mustang from destruction.

During the Tiji Festival, the town square fills with characters clad as demons in flamboyant robes and hideous masks dancing about, slashing at the air with their swords and intoning spells over onlookers. Spend the day steeped in the sights, sounds, and movements of this once-in-a-lifetime cultural marvel. This three-day ceremony is lit up with colorful custom dress, dancing, music, and reenactments from the story of a deity and his demon father.

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek


  • Total Duration: 21 Days
  • Max Elevation: 4,320 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Month: May
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and tents on the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • Guided city sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Stunning mountain scenery and picturesque landscapes
  • Unique culture and lifestyle
  • Century old highly revered monasteries

Dates & Prices

Dates: This trip departs on 3 May 2019, and completes on 23 May 2019.

Prices: US$ 2,999/person for the entire trip

The cost includes:

  • All ground transports including airport pickup and transfers
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on b/b as specified in the itinerary
  • Guided city sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with all applicable entry fees
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight fares
  • Tents during the trek
  • All meals during the
  • All necessary camping equipment and gears
  • Necessary special restricted area and trekking permits
  • Service of knowledgeable and insured guide and assistant staffs
  • Duffel bags
  • Sleeping bags
  • Comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit
  • All government taxes and royalties

The cost does not include:

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International flight fares to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel and medical insurance, which must cover the expenses of emergency land and air evacuation
  • Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Pure personal trekking gears and clothes
  • Expenses of medical treatment if needed
  • Pure personal expenses, e. g. bar bills, laundry, telephone etc
  • Extra night hotel (s) in case of late departure and early arrival caused by any unforeseen circumstances
  • Any other costs not specified in the cost includes section, but may incur due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Tips and gratuity

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01 (03/05/2019): Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02 (04/05/2019): Briefing on the trip and guided city sightseeing.

Trek Days

  • Day 03 (05/05/2019): Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 04 (06/05/2019): Fly to Jomsom (2,710m) and commence trekking to Kagbeni (2,800m).
  • Day 05 (07/05/2019): Trek to Chele (3,050m).
  • Day 06 (08/05/2019): Trek to Syangmochen (3,800m).
  • Day 07 (09/05/2019): Trek to Dhakmar (3,570m).
  • Day 08 (10/05/2019): Trek to Lo Manthang (3,809m), en-route visit Ghar Gompa, the ancient Gompa.
  • Day 09 (11/05/2019): Explore Tsoser and best of Lo Manthang.
  • Day 10 (12/05/2019): Observe the opening ceremony of Tiji Festival at Lo Manthang.
  • Day 11 (13/05/2019): Observe the second day of Tiji Festival at Lo Manthang.
  • Day 12 (14/05/2019): Observe the concluding ceremony of Tiji Festival and trek to Charang (3,500m).
  • Day 13 (15/05/2019): Trek to Dhi (3,851m).
  • Day 14 (16/05/2019): A day excursion to Luri Gompa.
  • Day 15 (17/05/2019): Trek to Tange (3,240m).
  • Day 16 (18/05/2019): Trek to Tetang (3,040m).
  • Day 17 (19/05/2019): Trek to Muktinath (3,800m).
  • Day 18 (20/05/2019): Trek to Jomsom (2,710m).

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 19 (21/05/2019): Fly to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu.
  • Day 20: (22/05/2019): Leisure day and farewell dinner.
  • Day 21: (23/05/2019): Trip concludes.

Trip Extensions

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