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Tiji Festival Trekking

Upper Mustang additionally alludes generation from all over the international thru its amazingly celebrated Tiji competition hiking. And Nepal Kailash trekking has been arranging the top Mustang Tiji competition hiking each year all through the Tiji competition. The pageant has had a good time for three days in Lo-Manthang of Mustang. Tiji festival is reckoned as a prominent pageant in higher mustang location. it's far celebrated by the sacred pilgrimage of the population of Mustang. 

The word Tiji has been derived from the word Tenji this means that worshipping for bringing peace inside the international. Tenji, in reality, marks the conquest of Dorje Sonam in opposition to Matamaruta, a depraved guy who turned into the purpose for bringing drought and in the long run brought about the loss of plants. in the course of this birthday celebration, the priests of the Chyode monastery execute the soreness of Ma Tam Ru Ta, the shipping of the courageous guy Dorje Sonam who helped humans of Mustang to remove the evil spirit who actually is his very own father. The dances like known as TSA Chham, Nga Chham, Rha chham is proven on the primary second and 1/3 day respectively. Tiji festival is widely known by using letting the monk act the function of Dorje Sonam.

upper Mustang place, a confined vicinity of Mustang as soon as upon a time become opened for foreigners in 1992. A gift, you need to get particular go to allow to head for upper Mustang trekking. top Mustang is the maximum baffling and infrequently walked path which in truth appeals site visitors with its putting such as a large open uninhabited land and barren sandstone pillars in addition to choppy terraces. This jointly offers a multicolored hodgepodge made from brown, yellow, and red color. It is reasonably smooth trek that also takes you to Lo Manthang, which is the capital of Mustang area which falls in the back of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks.  

higher Mustang Tiji pageant alongside its untouched landscape and tradition additionally allures you with its ritual together with Tiji pageant. Tiji competition is well known in step with the Tibetan calendar on twenty-seventh to twenty-ninth of the 3rd month, for that reason, 2016 Tiji pageant will even rejoice the month of the may additionally. Tiji competition date is constant for 03 may also to 05 of the year 2016 and it's miles simply finished to this point.  Nepal Kailash hiking will update the date as soon as an obtained message from higher Mustang for 2017 Tiji. human beings from all over the Lo Manthang come to study this festival and also help for the accomplishment of this pageant.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 18 days
  • Trek Duration: 12
  • Trip Code: 11
  • Trip Cost: $1890 Starts/Per Person
  • Primary Activity: Trekking
  • Secondary Activity: City sightseeing
  • Min. Group Size: 02
  • Starts Point: Kathmandu
  • Ends Point: Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Midium Hard
  • Max. Height: 4210m
  • Transportation: Medium
  • Accommodation: Hotel/lodge
  • Season: April - Oct
  • Other Info: Goal is Tiji Festival

Fixed Departure Dates

Starting Date Trip Duration Single Suplementary Cost Per Person Trip Deposit Availability
2016-04-28 18 days $ US 90 each $US 1890 starts each $US 30% Book Now

Day 01: (25th 2016 ) - Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu of Nepal

Day 02: (26th) - Preparation day specially for special permit of Upper Mustang, and Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: (27th April) - Drive/fly to Pokhara

Day 04: (28th April) - Fly to Jomsom 2720m then trek to Kagbeni 2810m

Day 05: (29th April) - Trek to Tseile 3050m

Day 06: (30st April) - Trek to Syangbochen 3818m

Day 07: (01st April) - Trek to Dhakmar 3786m

Day 08: (02nd May 2016) - Trek to Tsarang 3560m via Ghar Gumba 3900m

Day 09: (03rd May 2016) - Trek to Lo Manthang 3809m 

Day 10: (04th May 2016) - Excursion, visit monasteries of Lo Manthang – Lo manthang - 1st Day of the Tiji Fistival 2016

Day 11: (05th May 2016) - Visit to Chhoser cave 3897m  - 2nd Day of the Tiji Fistival 2016 

Day 12: (06th May 2016) - Trek to Dhakmar 3786m - 3rd and last Day of the Tiji Fistival 2016

Day 13: (07th May 2016) - Trek to Samar 3660m

Day 14: (08th May 2016) - Trek to Kagbeni

Day 15: (09th May 2016) - Trek to Jomsom

Day 16: ( 10th May 2016) - Fly to Pokhara

Day 17: (11th May 2016) - Drive/fly to Kathmandu

Day 18: (12th May 2016) - Departure

Note:- Itinerary can be modified Day 07 overnight at Ghmi and Day 12 at Dhakmar ( after Lo Manthang via Ghar gompa,  Chogo la 4210 m, the highest pass of the trek)


Day 01:  Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu 1350m, overnight Hotel
Arrival in Kathmandu. Pick you up from Airport & transfer to Hotel by our company representative and brief about the program, Bed, and Breakfast

Day 02: Preparation day Overnight Hotel
This day in  Kathmandu - for preparation specialpermit and conformity, full day sightseeing of Kasthmandu valley, evening briefing about the tour, overnight Hotel on BB plan

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 820m, an overnight hotel
Normally, people take a tourist bus or private vehicle as a size of the group go to Pokhara along the highway cultivated land, scenic view of some mountains like Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and adventurous experience by driving. There is another possible by airlines go to Pokhara where you can see mountains view of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling. Transfer to Hotel Pokhara.

Day 04: Early morning fly to Jomsom 2720m, and trek to Kagbeni 2800m, 2 ½ hrs
You will fly to Jomsom early in the morning about 6 to 7 am. after your breakfast. Great and beautiful flight from Pokhara to Jomsom with scenic views of Mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.  Take a tea coffee or breakfast then trail leads to Kagbeni along the left bank of Kali Gandaki river. Kali Gandaki is the deepest gorge in the world. It takes about two and half hours from Jomsom to Kagbeni.  Kagbeni is the most famous for the ruins of its medieval castle houses.  At Kagbeni, there is plenty of lodges as well as the campsite.

Day 05: Trek to Tsaile 3050m, 5 – 6 hrs
After breakfast and fully prepared for trekking, the trekking trail leads you along the right bank of the KaliGandaki River as you see another side crosses riverbed farm field irrigating oasis.  About three and a-half hours trekking you will be reached   to Chhuksang village via Tangbe 3060m, houses made by mud and stone washed by white colors as well as red which remains you Tibetan tradition and culture. Mostly, Chhuksang is lunch place. Next an hour walks to Tsaile along the bank of the River and crosses a bridge where is a tunnel of the Galigandaki River and climbs up about 15 minutes to Tsaile. From the Tsaile, you can see the north face of Nilgiri 6,940m. Overnight lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Syangbochen 3818m, 6 – 7 hrs
The trekking trail continues to climb up through the cliff to Samar pass. The left side from your trail is a long range visible gorges with a crystal line mountain and reddish rocks. There is a long suspension bridge to the left side across the gorge go to Gyaker village.  Some Himalayan plants like juniper and village are surrounding by Poplar trees. It looks greenery colorful scenery

After Samar by heading down to the river and after a little climb up, there are two trails for Syangboche. One is as usual normal trail via Yamdola 4010m with Upper Mustang’s landscape and another via Chhungsi cave. If you have planned to visit Chhugsi Monastery cave, you have to follow the right bank with amazing canyons. This trail will be over Chhungsila 3810m; along the magnificent view of dipping down gorge soon it reaches the famous Chhunsi Kangchung monastery cave 3,400 m. The Chhunsi Kangchung cave monastery appearance the most important place of pilgrimage for Buddhist who interest on it. It says many years ago Yogi Padmasamvab (Guru Rempochen) choose the peaceful place for meditation job. Therefore, this place is made defiant (openly and fearlessly) popular. Then trail slowly climbs up again through the narrow path between two lines of hills. It takes about one and half hour to Syangbochen. You can continue an hour further to Gelling if time is early by reaching Syangbochen. Overnight lodge. 

Day 07: Trek to Dhakmar 3786m, 4 - 5 hrs
After breakfast, start to climb a little hill with a pass you will be seen towards the valley of Gelling and back sight some mountain views.  After crosses the village there is an unreasonable hill to ride up on the top of Nyi La pass 4010m. This is the good view point of the Mustang landscape as well as Annapurna, Nilgiri ranges. From this path, the  trail descends to down just follow left the straight trail by seeing cultivated land and  the beautiful green valley. That will Ghami village where you stop for the night, but you are already at lunch time. After lunch, next sight of the Ghami where you can find Japanese Hospital, primary school, longest Mani wall of the Mustang with prayer wheel & apple garden.  Afternoon you can hike to the up valley of Ghami which trail leads to Dolpa and see their old broken houses before established Ghami village where you stay. The trail is head towards Dhakmar  through mostly red colorful cliffs and green scenery. Immediately leaving Ghami trail follows little descend & ascend which takes approximately an hour. There is a view point as well from where you can see Upper Mustang landscape. Then you get the valley of Dhakmar.  Overnight lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Tsarang 3575m, 5 hrs
There are lots of cliffy caves above the Dhakmar village with naturally colorful cliffs. Around and after the Dhakmar, there will be a chance to see blue sheep during climbing the Mui La pass 4170m. Ghar Gompa is the oldest monastery of Nepal which is built before than Samey Monastery of Lhasa (Tibet).  The monastery is Ngyinmapa sect where found the hidden scriptures of Padmasambhava.  Then we follow the Tsarang Khola/stream via Lo Ghekar for  Tsarang. Overnight lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Lomanthang 3809m, 4 hrs
Either this morning or the previous day you might have visited around Tsarang’s palace and monastery. Immediately leaving Tsarang village trail leads you down to the river and gradually ascending. Before entering the Lo-Manthang ( Lo La 3950m) you able to be seen the South face of Nilgiri Mountain then continues towards through the desert area to historical wall city. This day your trekking will be three to four hours normally.

Day 10: Excursion day 
In the walled city, the houses stand against one another in a line to from small alley sometime feels tunnel, if you have no idea you will lose end in that passes-ways. Traditionally, built their mud houses with flat roofs white washed painted outside and monasteries with red. . Local from here, people grow wheat, barley buck- wheat and some potatoes. Lo-pa people like the business they want to do some business from Tibet like Chinese goods.  During the winter, the Lo-Pa people come down to lower part like to Pokhara. There temperature falls in minus in winter. This day visits to Chode Gmpa, Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa & King’s palace and around. Do not forget to take with you head light because monasteries and caves will be dark or sometimes light does not work properly. Overnight lodge.

Day 11: Excursion day
You will be visiting the Chhoser village as well as caves ridding by horse or jeep and self-carry packed lunch, or at least you may have tea or coffee as well as Chinese noodle there by the local restaurant. Chhoser is a mysterious, by its beauty of architecture. This cave looks like the cliff but inside it there is step by step floor with 44 rooms. This cave is so amazing that it gives the feeling of being in Alien place, if you are heading by jeep and by asking about the road is fine to visit Kerala border ( Tibet/China and Nepal), it gives you outstanding landscape views with the Himalayas. Returned back to Lo-manthang for overnight.

Day 12: Trek to Ghami 3520m

Day 13: Trek to Samar 3660m

Day 14: Trek to Kagbeni

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom

Day 16: Fly to Pokhara

Day 17: Drive/fly to Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure
A representative of Nepal Kailash Trekking drops you for  towards boarding

Note:- Itinerary can be modified Day 07 overnight at Ghmi and Day 12 at Dhakmar ( after Lo Manthang via Ghar gompa,  Chogo la 4210 m, the highest pass of the trek)

Cost Include

- All ground transports by private vehicle as per itinerary required

-  One day Kathmandu city sightseeing with tour guide and all entry fees

- Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodation inclusive breakfast as per itinerary in 3 star Hotel

- All entry fees as per itinerary – Upper Mustang special permit per head US $ 500 for the first 10 days, then after 10 days US $ 50 per head per day,  ACAP fee 2000 per head and required monasteries entrance fee (bring 2 copies passport size picture)

- Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara round trip airfare and airport tax + Guide

- Three time meals including Lunch, Dinner and breakfast during trek with tea/coffee

- Available twin sharing room, lodge during trekking

- An English speaking highly experienced friendly and helpful trekking guide

- One porter for two-member

- Guide salary/food/accommodation/insurance and required transports

- Porter salary/food/accommodation/insurance and required transports

- Rain protection duffel bag for luggage

- Company guarantee the rescue services if needed; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us

- Government taxes and office service charge


Cost Exclude

- International airfare

- Nepal visa fee which obtained at the airport on arrival, a multiple tourist visa for 15 days US $ 25, for 30 days US $ 40 and for 90 days US $ 100 or Equivalent convertible currency (bring 2 copies passport size picture)

- Pokhara and Jomsom staying on flight cancelation due to bad weather

- Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks bottle of mineral/hot water, hot shower and snack  foods during trekking

- Hot shower except Jomsom

- Battery charge during trekking

- Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur and strongly recommend international Travel Insurance

- Extra porter for the personal day bag pack

- Horse riding along the trek

- Horse or jeep to Chhoser cave or Kerala border (talk to guide because the rate gets better on locally discussion)

- Extra cost on natural disaster

- Sleeping bag, can be rented from company @ USD 00.80 cent per day per piece

- Kathmandu sightseeing (it will be extra because we should arrange according your  staying in Nepal)

- Any other expenses which is not mentioned in the cost include

- Tips to staffs


Contact Information

  • Nepal Kailash Trekking Pvt. Ltd
    Nayabazaar 16, Kathmandu, Nepal
    P. O. Box No. 20213
  • Tel: +977-1-4365099
    Cell: +977 - 9851064386
  • Skype: nepalkailshtrekking

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