Tiji Festival Upper Mustang

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destination
Annapurna Region
duration 18 days
maximum altitude 4000m
trip difficulty moderate
total cost $12340
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itinerary

  • Our representative will pick you up from the airport after your landing and escort you to the Hotel.
  • You can complete the checking-in procedure and enjoy a night’s rest.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Included.
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge

  • The tours start from today, there will be a short briefing about the tour and after that, we will head out for a thorough guided tour of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Include
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge

  • Take a private vehicle (around 6 hours) or flight (25 minutes) towards the metropolitan city of Pokhara, depending on your convenience. 
    Explore the city in the evening for the countless attractions that Pokhara has to offer.
  • Overnight in Pokhara.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel?lodge

  • Early morning flight from Pokhara to the windy city of Jomsom.
  • After reaching Jomsom, start our trek towards Kagbeni.
  • Overnight in Kagbeni. 
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2858m

  • Continue our ascent from Kagbeni to Chele.
  • Throughout our hike, we will see large buckwheat and barley farmlands, spectacular apple orchards, and flat-roofed stone houses.
  • Overnight in Chele.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3050m

  • Start our trek early morning with a steady climb from Chele towards the village of Ghilling.
  • Throughout our trek towards Ghiling, numerous tight-knit houses will appear and the breath-taking views of the hills and plateau will become apparent.
  • Overnight in Ghiling.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3806m

  • Continue our trek towards Charang from Ghiling.
  • Charang is full of Mani Walls, Gompas, Dzong (Fortress), spectacular statues, and paintings, which we can admire throughout our trek.
  • Overnight in Charang.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3575m

  • The final stretch of trekking from Charang to Lo-Manthang on Day 8.
  • Lo-Manthang is famous for its stone-walled buildings, Buddhist monasteries, and one-of-a-kind custom. From Lo-Manthang, you can also admire mountains such as Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3700m

  • The first day of the Tiji festival will begin with a cultural dance by the monks called Tsa Chaam. This tells the story of the birth of Dorji Sonam, a reincarnated Buddha, to a demon.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel /Lodge

  • On the second day of the festival, Monks will perform Nga Cham, during which Dorjee Sonam tries to return the demon to the realm of the Buddha.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge

  • This festival will finally conclude by observing the Rha Chham dance. During this, Dorjee Sonam triumphs over the evil demon and banishes him from Mustang.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge

  • After bidding farewell to Lo-Manthang, our journey will be towards Ghami via Lo-Geker.
  • Overnight in Ghami.
  • Trekking hour: 6 hours.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3520m

  • Continue our return by trekking from Ghami to Samar.
  • Make an ascend to a ridge marked by a cairn and then continue to climb until we meet the trail that comes from Tsarang.
  • Make our way to a pass and then descend towards Gheling Valley.
  • Continue further from the valley for a while and reach Samar.
  • Overnight in Samar.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3520m

  • Start our trek by descending down from Samar back towards Kagbeni.
  • Relive the wonderful panoramic view of the Kagbeni hills, and landscape once again.
  • Overnight in Kagbeni.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2858m

  • The next day, continue the trek by heading from Kagbeni back to Jomsom.
  • Overnight in Jomsom.
  • We will stay overnight in Jomsom.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2700m

  • We will take a short flight from Jomsom back to Pokhara.
  • Overnight in Pokhara.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Included
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/lodge

  • Make the return to Kathmandu. Like before, the travel can be done by airplane or a private vehicle depending on your comfort.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.
For Meals
  • Breakfast  Included
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge

  • Our representative will pick you up from your hotel (approximately three hours prior to your scheduled flight) for you departure.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Included
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge

excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar & Beverage bills
  • Personal Insurance 
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) staffs; guide & porter

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