Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Trip Overview

Mustang, the forbidden valley located behind the Himalayas of our country, is one of the major and demanding touristic destinations of our country. This is one of the major tourist destinations of our country and every year, thousands of tourists come to this place for the sightseeing of some of the majestic things and places of Mustang region.
One of the major attractions of this valley is the unique and ancient lifestyles, culture, festivals, traditions and rituals. The Mustang Tiji Festival trek is designed for those trekkers and adventure lovers who wish to do the sightseeing of the Tiji Festival and want to explore the cultures and traditions of people living in the Mustang region of our country.
The Mustang Tiji Festival lasts for three days and is usually celebrated in the month of May. This authentic festival is mostly celebrated in Upper Mustang and in Lo-Manthang. Tiji, the abbreviation of the word “Tempa Chirim”, means the prayer for world peace and is also known as “The Chasing of Demons”.
This festival is celebrated in the memory of the victory of Lord Buddha’s incarnation as Dorjee Sonu over a cruel demon called Man Tam Ru, who was feeding on human beings and causing droughts and storms. The famous festival of Mustang is celebrated by performing ritual dances and celebrations. You will also sightsee some of the highest mountain ranges of the world.
This beautiful journey starts with a scenic flight to Jomsom from Kathmandu. We will then trek to Kagbeni and will take us to famous Chele village. Trekking through the ancient villages of Mustang region will take us to the famous Syangbochen village, where you can do the sightseeing of ancient culture and lifestyle of local villagers.
We will then trek through Ghami, and then through Tsarang to reach Lo-Manthang. After the festival, we will trek via Chhuksang and reach Jomsom, where we will fly back to Kathmandu and end our trip.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 3: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, 25 minutes flight or 6–7 hour drive.
Day 4: Pokhara fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,858m): 20 minutes flight and walking distance 3–4 hours
Day 5: Kagbeni trekking to Chele (3,050m): Walking distance 5–6 hours
Day 6: Chele trekking Ghiling (3,806m): Walking distance 6–7 hours
Day 7: Ghiling trekking to Charang (3,575m): Walking distance 4–5 hours
Day 8: Charang trekking to Lo-Manthang (3,700m): Walking distance 5–6 hours
Day 9: 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 (3,520m): Walking distance 6 hours
Day 13: Ghami trekking to Samar (3,520m): Walking distance 5 hours
Day 14: Samar to Kagbeni (2,858m): Walking distance 6 hours
Day 15: Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,700m): 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

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  • Trip Duration: 18 days
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