Tiji Festival Mustang Trek - 18 Day

Tiji Festival Mustang Trek - 18 Day

    Tiji Festival is the most popular celebration among Tibetan Buddhist people in the Lo Manthang and around the Upper Mustang. Annually celebrate for three days marking the beginning of the harvest season with faith to chase away the demons. During Tiji, people intone prayers and dance. The monks can be seen dressed in traditional wear and performing traditional dances. The red, yellow, and blue colored dresses and the colorful flags make the whole environment bright and vibrant.

    According to the myth, Dorjo Jono, a divinity fought a battle against his father to save the kingdom of Mustang from destruction. His father was a demon who caused terror among the people by creating a shortage of water in such a barren land. Dorjo Jono, therefore, beat his demon father and chased him away from the land of Mustang. Hence, the Tiji festival symbolizes chasing demons to bring peace and prosperity. Trekking, on the occasion of the festival, is an especially designed package where you can trek in the beautiful landscapes of the Upper Mustang and attend the heart-whelming Tiji festival. All Nepal Hiking offers Tiji festival trekking on the falls on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of May. You can walk along with the beautiful and unique landscapes of Upper Mustang with the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains all the time and be a part of this bright and lively festival.


    Kathmandu, sightseeing tours of UNESCO-listed world cultural heritage sites I Drive to Pokhara, enjoy a flight to Jomsom,n Kali Gandaki valley exploration, Cultural encounters with the ethnic people of Tibetan descent and Buddhist Monasteries Be amazed by the landscape of the forbidden Kingdom of upper mustang with spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and more. Attend on Tiji Festival in Lo Manthang. All Nepal Hiking provides the best trekking plan and guides for Tiji Festival Mustang treks. For detailed information, you can Contact Us.


    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from All Nepal Hiking. All Nepal Hiking display boards will appear with our representative at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the selected Hotel. Our representative will explain in brief to you about the Tiji festival Upper Mustang trek. You may ask our guides if you’ve any queries regarding the trek. Our staff will also assist you with the trek preparation. In the evening, ANH offers you a well-come dinner in a classic Nepali restaurant for traditional cousins. 


    • Accommodation:Kathmandu
    • Meals:Dinner

      Early morning, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and 6-hour drive to Pokhara. You will be transferred to a hotel for check-in. In the evening, you can enjoy boating on the Fewa Lake or see the reflection of the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the serene water of the lake. Overnight at the hotel, breakfast included.


        we take a flight to Jomsom in the morning. After a 20-minute amazing flight through the valley made by two giants maintain peak Dhaulagiri and Annapurna above the beautiful landscapes. we reach Jomsom and start our trek to Kagbeni. We take a gradual path along the Kaligandaki bank and continue to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is an elevation of 2800m and is an entrance gate to Upper Mustang. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


          Along the east bank of Kaligandaki River, we head our trek to Chele. Seclude and unique landscapes along this sandy trail are mind-blowing. Full of ups and down hills to Tangbe village. The excellent view of Nilgiri Peak from this village is amazing. washed houses, crop fields, and apple orchards are the major attractions of the trail and continue to Chhusang village. We cross the river and continue our climb up to a huge red bump of agglomerate which falls from the cliff above. We leave Kali Gandaki Valley and climb a steep rocky gorge to Chele. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


            Today, We continue our climb along steep, dry terrain along the side of a steep canyon to a pass and a cairn of rock at (3540m). We make a long gradual descent to Samar village and climb up above Samar village to a ridge. We further descend into a large gorge and continue to a valley field. We cross a stream and climb up a ridge at (3800m). We continue our climb up and cross yet another pass. We follow the ridge and descend to Shyangmochen. We further climb to a pass at (3770m) and descend to Geling Village. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


              we climb gently up to a pass called NYI La and descend below to a valley. We cross a metal bridge over the Tangmar Chu (river) and follow the way to the longest Mani wall in Mustang. We climb a pass at 3,600m and make a long gentle descent to Charang village. We visit a huge five-storey white Dzong and red Gompa which are the main attractions of the village. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch,, and dinner included.


                Our trail climbs up steadily to Lo-Gekar Gompa, one of the oldest Gompa in Nepal. We continue our trek with a sight of the walled city of Lo all along the trail. We make a short descent, cross a stream and climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


                  Today is the first day of the Tiji Festival. We spend our day observing the dances and celebrations. Horse racing and a giant tug-of-war are the major attractions. Tibetan women in their traditional clothing with colorful jewelry, monks in their robes, and dancers in elaborate costumes make the entire environment vivid and vibrant. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


                    We can enjoy a colorful ceremony accompanied by an unusual dance of Tibetan lamas. It is done to chase away all the hungry and evil spirits from the village. We can see many people across the region participating in this ritual of purification and renewal. After the observation, we can explore the intimate alleyways and courtyards of the city or simply rent a horse and visit some of the other villages in the area. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


                      Today, we walk to Namgyal Gompa, a monastery that lies on a hilltop. It is an important monastery that serves as a local court to the local community people. After we visit the monastery, we continue our tour to Tingkhar, the last village to the northwest of Lomanthang. In the evening, we return to Lomanthang and continue the celebration of the Tiji festival. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


                        Today, our trail climbs up steadily. We climb a ridge at 4070m and continue to the Chogo La at 4210m, the highest point of our trek. Then we make a short and steep descent and cross the Charang River. We climb up to Lo Gekar and continue to Ghar Gompa, a small monastery. We climb up a ridge, cross a valley along some alpine meadows and drop down a steep eroded path to Drakmar. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


                          Our trail descends as we pass the stone walls and fields of Drakmar and then climbs up to a ridge. We descend to the lower part of Ghami and then to Jaite (3820m). We further descend to Chhung-Kah and follow the trail to Tama Gaon (3710m). We continue our descent until we reach Shyangmochen. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


                            We follow a stream all the way down to Chhusang. We can also take an alternative route to Samar by visiting Ranchung Cave which is 30 minutes longer than the usual route. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


                              We start our trek early in the morning and continue to Kagbeni. After completing the upper Mustang trails, we join the normal route and head on to Jomsom for an overnight halt. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.


                                We take an early morning flight back to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel, breakfast included.