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Upper Mustang with Tiji Festival 2023

Upper Mustang with Tiji Festival 2023 - Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
3810m
Meals
B/L/D
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic view of giant mountain Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Arniko, Virkuti etc.
  • The beautiful high desert landscape behind the Himalayas.
  • Typical culture of local people.
  • Tiji festival observation.
  • Nepali local food and cuisine.
  • Scenic flight to Pokhara.
  • Visit Lo-Manthang.
  • Ancient caves and monasteries.
  • Choser cave observation ( ancient multi-storeyed cave ).
  • Multi colour landscape exploration.

Trip Overview of Upper Mustang with Tiji Festival 2023

Tiji also known as the Teenji festival is celebrated for 3 days at the Upper Mustang with Tije Festival 2023 of Nepal – the forbidden kingdom. The festival is celebrated at the end of the dry season (usually in May of the annual calendar). The word Tiji is derived from the word “Ten Che” which means “hope of the dharma prevailing in all worlds”. The accordance with mythology, this is a celebration of the great victory of Buddha’s incarnation against the most harmful demon who used to make trouble the local people’s living by making a massive shortage of water in the dry land. Similarly, the trek offers an exploration of Lo Manthang with its amazing landscapes, thousands of mysterious caves, monuments, splendid views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, exploring Tibetan cultural villages, etc.

An organized Upper Mustang with Tiji (Teeji) Festival 2023 Treks with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition (P) Ltd begins after enjoying a day stay in Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour and all essential arrangements that require for trekking adventure. Leaving Kathmandu, we will take a day scenic drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is an entrance for this Upper Mustang Tiji (Teeji) festival trekking. From Pokhara, we will have a scenic flight to Jomsom to reach our exact trekking starting point. Having a tantalizing view of Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and many other snowcapped ranges while on an adventurous flight. We start our trekking gradually towards Lo-manthang by following the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, Amazingly diverse landscapes, several Tibetan villages, and splendid views of mountains; explore Buddhist monasteries, chhortens, gompas, etc along the route. After accomplishing the exploration and observation of three days of Tiji festivals which will be performed gradually process-wise with different activities on 3 separate days, our adventurous and cultural journey gradually returns via one of the popular holy temples at Muktinath, back to Jomsom, and fly back to Pokhara then drive back to Kathmandu.

Additional Information:
The best time for this Upper mustang with tiji festival 2023 is April to May. Every year, we offer 20 days of upper mustang tiji festival for small groups and other groups joining Trekkers with minimum budget cost. We will provide proper instruction and guidelines by our experienced crew, authentic information, and other required essentials while making your memorable adventure trip to Upper Mustang with Tiji Festival with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition. We have also fixed departure dates for 2023 and 2024.


Itinerary

Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from ‘Tourist Link Treks & Expedition’ who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will spend a pleasant night in the comfy bed.

Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa which is the largest Stupa existing inside Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple which is the oldest Stupa inside Kathmandu which dates almost 2oooyrs back and the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is yet another UNESCO enlisted historical site where you will get chance to view the abode of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairab and many more.

A 25-minute pleasant flight from the Domestic Airport of Kathmandu with scenic views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Langtang Himalayan range will be able to take us to Pokhara. Alternatively, we can choose 5hour of enchanting drive through the meandering road along the Prithvi Highway which will eventually take us to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. The route will be full of natural grandeurs like the Trishuli River, rice terraces, and numerous peaks in the background.

It takes 20 minutes of pleasant flight over mountains to arrive at the Airport in Jomsom. We will be enjoying the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains from the comfortable seats of the plane. Landing at Jomsom which is the district headquarters and the hub of the Mustang Region, we will begin our trekking by walking along Kali Gandaki River to the village at Kagbeni which is the gateway for Upper Mustang.

Walking along the eastern bank of Kaligandaki River, we will follow the upward trail to Tangbe Village. Making our way through the narrow alleys between the homes, we will arrive at the fields of buckwheat and apples which we will cross to reach to Chhusang Village. Later we will cross the Kaligandaki River over a suspension bridge to make it to Chele Village which is located at the top of the ridge.

Early in the morning around 7:00 am get breakfast and trek to the Ghiling. We do evening sightseeing which is 800 hundred oldest monasteries.

After getting breakfast in the morning, our Trekking again starts, we will crosses the Tsarang Chu after we will get to Tholung Village and the windy pass of Lo which is 3,850 m above the sea level, the continue ahead you can see Lo- Manthang Valley which is views of the walled city near magnificent of hills on the Tibetan Border. we cross the Tsarang Chu after you can get to the plateau of Lo- Manthang.

Lo-Manthang is the farthest point of our trek. So, on the 10th day, we will be making a return trip. We will choose a different path that moves forward through Dramkar. En route, we will visit the Ancient Gyokar Gompa which is rich in paintings that are popular among locals as the wish-fulfilling Gompa. Climbing the ridge, we will have a gentle descent from where we will continue walking to Dramkar.

Almost finished festival’s trip so you will return journey follows different trails and we let you explore another part of the village. Sometimes you explore the monastery in Nepal, Tibet as well as the oldest Buddhist Gompa, and continue down the valley Syanboche.

The trek on the 12th day begins early in the morning as we take the easy trail that lowers down from the hill to Chhuksang. It takes about 6hours of walking to arrive at Chhuksang which offers pleasant views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. We will be staying overnight at Chhuksang.

Continuing through the trail that prolongs along the southern border of the Mustang region, we will head to Kagbeni. Walking past Kagbeni, the trail prolongs through the bank of Kali Gandaki River all the way to Jomsom.

This is a small trek around a 3-hour walk from Muktinath, it continues down the riverbed to Jomsom.

20 minutes of an early morning flight with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains will take us to Pokhara. We will spend our spare time exploring the enchanting Lake city of Pokhara whereby we will be visiting Phewa Lake, Seti Gorge, David Fall, KI Singh Bridge, Mahendra Cave, and the International Mountaineering Museum prior to returning back to the hotel where we will be staying overnight.

5 hours of scenic drive through the serpentine roads along Prithvi Highway with exotic views of the Trishuli River, paddy fields, terraces, and hills will lead us back to Kathmandu where we will be staying in a hotel. Dinner will be served in the evening to celebrate the successful ‘Upper MustangTrek.’ Alternatively, 25minutes of a pleasant flight can be chosen from Pokhara Airport to arrive at the Domestic Airport of Kathmandu.

This is an easy day you have. You can spend according to your wish so you can go shopping, sightseeing around Thamel or be idle in the cafe.

Well, this is the last day of your Journey in Nepal including the Upper mustang with Tiji Festival. Tourist link trek will provide you with the airport drop facility. We like to say goodbye full of thankfulness and look forward to serving you in the upcoming days.


What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Domestic Airfare( Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara)
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by Tourist Bus
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • For all necessary paperwork and permits (Restricted area permit, ACAP, and TIMS) please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which your travel insurance Company will pay

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara and Jomsom
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
2420/PP 20 PAX
2482/PP 4 PAX
2482/PP 2 PAX
2420/PP 8 PAX

Essential Information

Upper Mustang with Tiji Festival 2022 Trekking details information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


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