Tiji Festival Trek Overview

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is truly a splendid trekking journey to observe the real essence of intricate Nepalese culture. Each Spring, the Tiji Festival Trek takes place in Lo Manthang. The Tiji Festival is a spring-renewal party that ushers in the monsoons while celebrating the triumph of good over evil in a ritual locals call “the chasing of the demons.”

Tiji comes from the words ten che, meaning the “hope of the dharma prevailing in all worlds,” the message Guru Rinpoche carried through this region over a thousand years ago.

During the Tiji Festival, the town square fills with characters clad as demons in flamboyant robes and hideous masks dancing about, slashing at the air with their swords and intoning spells over onlookers.

This three-day ceremony is lit up with colorful custom dress, dancing, music, and reenactments from the story of a deity and his demon father. According to legend, the demon father kept water from falling in the already arid land. This dark sin was answered by Dorje Jono, his deity son, who soundly destroyed the demon and banished him from the domain forever.

Tiji Festival Trekking is one of the popular trekking destination in Mustang region. This Upper Mustang Trekking is idyllic for those travelers who wants to explore ancient monasteries, caves, ancient Kingdom of Lo mathang, Experience unique culture, tradition and festival of the ancient Tibetan people.


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 and back to Kathmandu.
  • 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:

Tiji Festival Trek Dates:
16th – 18th May 2023 at Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang
16 Nights / 17 Days
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Kagebni, Lo Manthang.
MODE OF TOURS: Private transportation + Flight KTM – PKR – JOM – PKR – KTM
2 to 20 persons.
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Tiji Festival Trek 2023:

The festivity is three days long and includes many cultural performances like mask dance by monks of the monasteries. The Tiji festival date is based on the Tibetan calendar and changes every year but usually occurs in May. A lunar festival, every year the tiji festival dates are different. In 2023, Tiji festival will take place on 16th May to 18th May 2023. Booking is now open!. Minimum 2 persons are required to booked the trip.

Note:  If you are elder peoples and could not walk 5/6 hours per day then we have a jeep hire option for the Upper Mustang. We are continue doing the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m & Transfer to hotel
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley 1340m.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara ( 820m) – 25min flight
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,713m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft) 3-4 hours trek
Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chuksang (2880m), 5 hours
Day 06: Trek Chhuksang to Syangbochen (3800m), 6 hours
Day 07: Trek from Shyanbochen to Tsarang (3,620m/11,874ft, 7- 8 hours)
Day 08: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3,730m/12,235ft, 3 to 4 hours) and excursion
16th May 2023 Day 09: Attend the first day of the Tiji Festival in Lo-Manthang
17th May 2023 Day 10: Observe 2nd day of Tiji Festival with Mask Dance
18th May 2023 Day 11: Last day of Tiji Festival Trek 2023.
Day 12: Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3820M/12530Ft), Duration: 7 Hours
Day 13: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs.
Day 14: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 4-5 hrs.
Day 15: Trek Chhusang to Muktinath (2700M/8855Ft), Duration: 6-7 Hours
Day 15: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2700M/8855Ft), Duration: 5 Hours
Day 16: Fly Back jomsom to Pokhara (25 Minutes Flight) and connecting flight to Kathmandu
Day 17: Final Departure : “Nepal Once is not enough”

Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you would wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person).
Annapurna conservation fee
Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight fare.
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Land Transportation.
All accommodations in lodges/tea houses or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
An experienced Government licensed guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
Fare well dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
All government taxes.

Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
Personal Equipment.
All entrance fees in Kathmandu cultural tour.
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Tips for trekking staff, driver (Tipping is expected).
Any donation to the Monastery.
Upper Mustang Monastery Entrance fees.

Tiji Festival Trek
Tiji Festival Trek
Mask Dance at Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
November 8, 2016

I went to Nepal for several times over a period of time but never used a travel agent like this time and I am so glad I did it and made the right choice. Kulendra, the proprietor of this company personally looked after our tour ensuring our safety, comfort and requirement.

We had reasonable hotel rates but best in the locality and the rooms selected were good with views. We made friends with the team especially with Kulendra, Kumar. I felt so close. Nepal will live very close to my heart. If you are looking for a family trip something off the beaten activity and tour Nepal meaningfully, Nepal Tours, doubtlessly, is your choice.

Visited May 2016

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