The Tiji Festival Jeep Tour for 13 days starts from Jomsom. 4WD drive and takes you to the remote area of Nepal and almost to the border of Tibet. With its gentle Buddhist people, medieval city centers strewn with temples and some of the worlds most outstanding natural landscapes. Nepal has proven irresistible to travellers for decades.
Upper Mustang known as Lo is a remote Himalayan province situated north of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Which is being surrounded by the Tibetan plateau on all sides expect the south which links with Nepal.
A highlight of a visit to Lo Manthang is the Tiji Festival, a three-day ritual known as the ‘chasing of the demons’, held here during the summer. Centered on the Tiji myth, which tells the story of a deity named Dorje Jono. He battles against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. Loba villagers converge on the capital to participate in masked dances, offering prayers and celebrating a new season.
Tiji Festival Trek Highlights:
- Upper Mustang trekking is yet restricted area trekking trail in Nepal.
- Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World heritage sites in Kathmandu.
- Scenic flight Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Kathmandu.
- 7 days off-road adventure drive ( Jomsom – Lo Manthang – Jomsom)
- Visit Historical place including Kagbeni and Lo-Manthang.
- Observe 3 days Tiji Festivals in Upper Mustang.
- Very beautiful backdrop of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri.
- Best views of Himalayas range.
Tiji Festival Trip Facts:
||19 -21 May 2020 @ Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang|
||12 Nights / 13 Days|
||Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Kagebni, Ghami Charang, Lo Manthang, Muktinath.|
|MODE OF TOURS:||Jomsom – Lo Manthang – Jomsom by 4WD Vehicle + Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by domestic flight|
||2 to 20 persons.|
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Upper Mustang Trek Permit
Upper Mustang is one of the highly conserved trekking destinations in the world. The region was restricted for foreign visitors until 1992. Even until recent time the trekkers need special trekking permit to visit this region. The special trekking permit for 10 days to Upper Mustang costs USD 500. An additional USD 50 per day is charged for extra day. You will also need to have Annapurna Conservation Area permit as well. The ACAP permit costs NPR 226 for the citizens of SAARC countries and NPR 3000 for citizens outside the SAARC countries.
Food and Accommodation in Upper Mustang
The Upper Mustang area is a fairly remote area of Nepal. Because of this, the cost of food is generally more expensive in this area than in Kathmandu. As for accommodation, Upper Mustang has many tea houses. Thus, accommodation will not be an issue, you can easily find one. It is only a matter of budget and how much you intend to spend.
Tiji Festival 2020 dates
Mustang Tiji festivals give perfect opportunity to know the ancient Tibetan village, their people and culture. This festival is only celebrated by the inhabitants of the upper Mustang. For the Tiji Festival 2020 dates will be celebrate 19th May to 21st May 2020.
Final Words from the Company
Traveling in Upper Mustang is not cheap. It’s not easy. It’s not simple and it’s not comfortable. Upper Mustang is isolated by culture, by government order, and by geography. Princes of ancient kingdoms walk the walled cities, remains of the long dead rest in peace in caves from prehistory, and barely-cut roads wend through skies topped with mountains.As the resorts roll in, some of the enchantment will fade, but, for now at least, Upper Mustang is a world of magic, mountain gods, and kings. So why not to visit Upper Mustang by Jeep Drive or Why not to Walk Upper Mustang. Adventure Connexion has a both option
14 May 2020: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
15 May 2020: Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
16 May 2020: Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820 m/ 30min flight
17 May 2020: Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and then jeep drive to Ghami 3520m / 4 hours. Overnight at Lodge
18 May 2020: Day 05: Jeep Drive Ghami to Lo-Manthang 3840m /4 hours
19 May 2020: Day 06: First day observe Tiji Festival Lo Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
20 May 2020: Day 07: Second day observe Tiji Festival Lo Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
21 May 2020: Day 08: Final observe Tiji Festival and drive to Charang. Overnight at Lodge
22 May 2020: Day 09: Jeep Drive Charang to Chhuksang (3310m). 5-6 hours
23 May 2020: Day 10: Jeep Drive Chhuksang to Muktinath and drive to Jomsom (3310m). 5-6 hours
24 May 2020: Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest time at Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
25 May 2020: Day 12: Fly back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/30min. Overnight at Hotel
26 May 2020: Day 13: Final departure from Kathmandu
International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
2 nights accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
Kathmandu city tour by professional english speaking cultural tour guide.
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu domestic flight.
Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara Flight.
4WD Jeep Jomsom to Lo-Manthang and drive back to Jomsom by Toyota Landcruiser.
3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card.
Upper Mustang Restricted area permit fee.
Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide.
Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for official crew.
Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish the trip)
Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
All government and local taxes.
Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara other than breakfast.
Items and expenses of personal nature
Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
If you use a Pony, all donation, Camera Fees during festival.
Hot shower during the trip.
Personal trekking equipment
Tips for guide, porters, driver.