• Tiji festival

    Tiji festival

  • Tiji  festival

    Tiji festival

  • Tiji  festival

    Tiji festival

Tiji Festival Upper Mustang

Trip Overview

The intriguing and colorful Tiji festival best known as “The chasing of the Demons” is celebrated in the Mustang district in the name of deity Dorje Jono who is said to battle his demon father to save the forbidden kingdom of Mustang. Starting at the end of May, Tiji festival lasts for three days.

After entering the Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang which is often regarded as the Mini Tibet of Nepal, one can observe the medieval and unique ways of life of the Upper mustang people. The Tiji festival is best experienced in Lo Manthang (upper Mustang). The main event of the Tiji festival is celebrated by masked people who reenact the legendary tale of how Dorje Jono saves Mustang from his demon father who has brought a drought upon the village. After days of costume dancing, religious music and feast, the Tiji festival ends on the third day. This trek also offers a view of the awe-inspiring Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges as well as the majestic Kali Gandaki river valley.

A loosely drafted itinerary offers flexibility for the traveller who wishes to experience the Tiji festival and the Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: - Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: - A full day tour of world haritage side in Kathmandu,  

Day 03: - Flight or Drive to Pokhara, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.

Day 04: - Pokhara fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,858m):20 minutes flight and Walking Distance 3-4 hours

Day 05: - Kagbeni trekking to Chele (3050m): Walking Distance 5-6 hours

Day 06: - Chele trekking Ghiling (3806m): Walking Distance 6-7 hours

Day 07: - Ghiling trekking to Charang (3575m): Walking Distance 4-5 hours

Day 08: - Charang trekking to Lo- Manthang (3700m): Walking Distance 5-6 hours

Day 09: - The Tiji Festival begins 1 day of Tiji

Day 10: - Second Day of Tiji Festival

Day 11: - Third day of Tiji and end of Festival:

Day 12: - Lo-Manthang trekking to Ghami via Lo-Geker (3520m): Walking Distance 6 hours

Day 13: - Ghami trekking to Samar (3520m): Walking Distance 5 hours

Day 14: - Samar to Kagbeni (2,858m): Walking Distance 6 hours

Day 15: - Kagbeni to Jomsom (2700): Walking Distance 3 hours

Day 16: - Fly back to Pokhara, 20 minutes flight

Day 17: - Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.

Day 18: - Farewell Departure

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

  • Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • Farewell dinners.

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Domestic transportation  (Kathmandu- pokhara -Kathmandu)

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary

  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)

  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)

  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

  • soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

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

Gear list

UPPER BODY LAYERS 

Walking t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.

Sleeping t-shirt -1 it can be cotton.

Thermal base layers top -1 mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry. 

Insulating layers -1mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers 

Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold 

Rain jacket -1 essential 

Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meters.

LOWER BODY LAYERS

Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)

Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.

Sleeping trousers 1 light weight yoga style evening sleeping, but no jeans.

Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.

Rain pants -1 advisable 

Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.

PACKS&BAGS

Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.

Day pack with rain cover -1to carry your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate, water.

Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).

Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.

FOOTWEAR 

Trekking boots -1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.

Socks -3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quality socks.

Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 

Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder.  Bladders are preffered

Water purification drops -1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (piyous).

Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.

Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection. 

Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 

Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 

Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 

Warm woolen hat -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.

Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 

Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).

Travel towel -1 light weight and compact. 

Wash kit -1 travel items for the trek. 

Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean. 

Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 

Book or journal as you like. 

Pack of cards/travel board games for evening fun. 

Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in Kathmandu. 

Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in the mountains. 

Trekking poles optional and advisable for anyone with knee issues.

Gloves warm enough.  Preferably warmers as well 

Neck warmer \Buff. 

 

A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE.

 

All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in Kathmandu. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.

                       www.soulhimalayatreks.com                                    info@soulhimalayatreks.com

 

 

FROM US

17 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: nepal
  •    Trip grade: moderate
  •    Destination: Annapurna region
  •    Activities: festival tours and trek
  •    Accommodation: two night hotel in Kathmandu BF and local guest houses during the trek. BF and local guest houses during the trek.
  •    Meals: included during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 4000m
  •    Group size: 2 min
  •    Best Season: May

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