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UPPER MUSTANG TIJI FESTIVAL SPECIAL TREK
Upper Mustang Tiji festival trek is cultural trekking in Upper Mustang, the country of ‘Lo’ community. Upper Mustang Tiji festival trek is a three-day ritual known as “The chasing of the Demons” and it is centered on the Tiji myth. Tiji tells the story of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction.
The festival is one of the most important festivals of Mustang region. The three days festival is celebrated at the beginning of harvest season to chase away demons. This festival is celebrated by wearing their colorful traditional dresses, chanting their auspicious prayers and dancing which enacts all the trouble caused by demons. This trek allows you to experience the cultural rituals of the people living in Mustang region and also explore the uncommon beauty of the region.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL DAY IN KATHMANDU
DAY 02: FLIGHT OR DRIVE TO POKHARA
DAY 03: POKHARA FLY TO JOMSOM AND TREK TO KAGBENI (2,858M)
DAY 04: KAGBENI TO CHELE (3050M) 5-6 HRS
DAY 05: GHILING TO CHARANG (3575M): WALKING DISTANCE 4-5 HOURS
DAY 06: CHARANG TO LO- MANTHANG (3700M): 5-6 HOURS
DAY 07-08-09: TIJI FESTIVAL (MAY 15 -16 – 17)
DAY 10: LO-MANTHANG TO GHAMI VIA LO-GEKER (3520M): 6 HOURS
DAY 11: GHAMI TO SAMAR (3520M): 5 HOURS
DAY 12: SAMAR TO KAGBENI (2,858M): 6 HOURS
DAY 13: KAGBENI TO JOMSOM (2700): WALKING DISTANCE 3 HOURS
DAY 14: JOMSOM TO POKHARA BY FLIGHT
DAY 15: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
DAY 16: FINAL DEPARTURE
Upper Mustang Tiji Itinerary for 2019
22 May 2019: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
23 May 2019: Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
24 May 2019: Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/ 5 to 6 hours
25 May 2019: Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni 2800m/3-4 hours
26 May 2019: Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chhuksang 3100m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
27 May 2019: Day 06: Trek from Chhuksang to Ghiling 3570m/7-8 hours via Chuksi Cave. Overnight at Lodge
28 May 2019: Day 07: Trek from Ghiling to Drakmar 3450m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
29 May 2019: Day 08: Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/6-7 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.
Tiji Festival Start
30 May 2019: Day 09: First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
31 May 2019: Day 10: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
01 June 2019: Day 11: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
Tiji Festival End
02 June 2019: Day 12: Trek Lo Manthang (3750m) to Yara (3580m). 5-6 hours
03 June 2019: Day 13: Rest Day at Yara visit Luri Gompa. Overnight at Lodge
04 June 2019: Day 14: Trek Yara to Tange (3320).5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
05 June 2019: Day 15: Trek Tange (3320) to Chhuksang (3310m). 9 – 10 hours
06 June 2019: Day 16: Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath 3,710 m / 6-7 hours
07 June 2019: Day 17: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m/5 hours. Overnight at Lodge
08 June 2019: Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest time at Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
09 June 2019: Day 19: Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Hotel
10 June 2019: Day 20: Final departure from Kathmandu
24 May 2019: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
25 May 2019: Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
26 May 2019: Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820 m/ 30min flight
27 May 2019: Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and then drive to Muktinath and drive back to Kagbeni 2800m/5 hours
28 May 2019: Day 05: Drive Kagbeni to Ghami 3520m / 4 hours. Overnight at Lodge
29 May 2019: Day 06: Drive Ghami to Lo-Manthang 3840m/4 hours
Upper mustang Tiji festival tour by jeep
Tiji Festival Start
30 May 2019: Day 07: First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
31 May 2019: Day 08: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
01 June 2019: Day 09: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
Tenchi Festival End
02 June 2019: Day 10: Drive Lo Manthang to Chhuksang (3310m). 5-6 hours
03 June 2019: Day 11: Drive Chhuksang to Jomsom (3310m). 5-6 hours
04 June 2019: Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest time at Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
05 June 2019: Day 13: Fly back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/30min. Overnight at Hotel
06 June 2019: Day 14: Final departure from Kathmandu
After arriving in Kathmandu representative of Nepal Trekking Trial will pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer you to the Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu
Early in the morning after having breakfast we will take a ride to the lake city, Pokhara following Trishuli River. Afternoon can be enjoyed by the lake as the hotel is located near to the lake. (5-6 hours drive). Stay Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
After having breakfast we will take a flight early in the morning to Jomsom which is about 25minutes. After reaching in Jomsom we will move on trekking to Kagbeni. During trekking we can picturesque peaks of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and Dhampus are spectacular all the way. Kagbeni provides its narrow alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley. Overnight in Kagbeni
After having our breakfast we will begin our trek. Our journey starts with a special permit check up in Kali Gandaki River. Our trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and ascends steeply up a rocky mountain to reach Chele. The trial offers spectacular views of the surroundings. Overnight in Chele
After having our breakfast today we will climb to Taklam La Pass through plateaus. On the way there is narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. The trail then drops to the whitewashed buildings of Ghiling. Overnight in Ghiling.
Today after having our breakfast we will trek from Ghiling to the village Charang. We will take a long ascent to Nyi La pass after crossing the pass we will enter the center of the mustang Lo region and descend to a small pass to Ghami village. On our way to Charang village we will see the longest mani wall in Mustang region painted with vertical stripes of white, red and black. From there after walking about 2 hours we will reach Charang. Overnight in Charang.
Today after having our breakfast we will trek from Charang to Lo- Manthang (3700m). We will trek to Tsarang village from there following an uphill trial we will go to Lo Gyakar Ghar. After that we will cross a suspension bridge and visit the oldest Gompa of upper Mustang. From there we will cross Chogo La pass and then a gradual descent will take us to the wall city of Mustang. Overnight in Lo- Manthang.
From today Tiji festival starts so we enjoy the cultural and natural sector of this region. The festival is a three-day ritual known as “The chasing of the Demons” and it is centered on the Tiji myth. So we will be busy for three days by celebrating the festival.
Now, we will return to Ghami from Lo-Manthang. On the way we will cross the Chogo La (4325m), the highest point on this trek. The trail finally drops to the whitewashed buildings of Ghami. Ghami is a village which is surrounded by large fields most of them are barren. Overnight in Ghami
We will have our breakfast and start our trek. Today we will trek down from Ghami to Samar by walking about 5 hours. Samar is small village with nice terraces and people over there follow the Tibetan lifestyle and tradition. Overnight in Samar.
After having our breakfast we will start our trek.Today while trekking from Samar to Kagbeni we will mostly walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. In our way we will get the views of natural vegetation and apple farming to Kagbeni. Overnight in Kagbeni
We will have our breakfast at Kagbeni. Today our trial descents below to Jomsom through the beautiful landscapes filled with apple trees and cross several suspension bridges. It will take about 3 hours to decent Jomsom from Kagbeni. Overnight in Jomsom
After taking breakfast early in the morning, we will take a short walk to airport and fly back to Pokhara. We will spend rest of our days in Pokhara.Overnight in Pokhara
After breakfast drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which will take approximately 5-6 hours. Then transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free at Kathmandu Hotel
A representative from Nepal Trekking Trial will transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with lots of a hope of seeing you again in the future.