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Tiji Festival Trek 2019

Departure Date

09 May

Duration

19 Nights / 20 Days

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Maximum Seats

30

The Tiji Festival Trek usually takes place around mid May and lasts for 3 days. The monks of Lo Manthang’s “Choedhe” monastery perform ritual dances during the celebration. The Tiji Festival is the most auspicious festival in the Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang region of Nepal. Ancient mythology relates how the Tiji Festival was celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. It is believed that what is now the Mustang region was in trouble, and was being destroyed by a demon who spread disease and took away water. Dorje Jono fought and defeated this demon and the festival celebrates his victory with prayer chants and colourful dances.

The harassment of Ma Tam Ru Ta (in a dance called “Tsa Chham” on the first day), the birth of Dorjee Sonnu as the demon’s son (on the second day called “Nga Chham”) and the attempt to return the demon to Lord Buddha’s realm (on the third and final day) are enacted during the performances.

With the impressive array of opportunities this naturally beautiful country (Nepal) has to offer, it certainly is not an easy task to pick your itinerary. You always run a risk of possibly giving some attractions a miss! This is mainly the reason why Adventure Connexion thought that a package we offers you the glimpse of natural beauty of this landlocked country..

Here a few highlights of Tiji Festival Trek:

  • Old monasteries built in 13 century.
  • Watch 3 days ritual festival celebration at Lo Manthang.
  • Close view of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri
  • Semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, fringed with snowy peaks.
  • Rich Tibetan-influenced culture and tradition.
  • Visit oldest monastery at Yara, Ghara, Luri Gompa.
  • Farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural in Kathmandu with Adventure Connexion team.

Note: If you have a shorter day and really interested to see the Upper Mustang and Tiji festival then Mustang 4WD Jeep Adventure could be the better choice

Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking

Trips Details

22 May 2019: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
23 May 2019: Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
24 May 2019: Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/ 5 to 6 hours
25 May 2019: Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni 2800m/3-4 hours
26 May 2019: Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chhuksang 3100m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
27 May 2019: Day 06: Trek from Chhuksang to Ghiling 3570m/7-8 hours via Chuksi Cave. Overnight at Lodge
28 May 2019: Day 07: Trek from Ghiling to Drakmar 3450m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
29 May 2019: Day 08: Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/6-7 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.

Tiji Festival Start
30 May 2019: Day 09: First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
31 May 2019: Day 10: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
01 June 2019: Day 11: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
Tenchi Festival End

02 June 2019: Day 12: Trek Lo Manthang (3750m) to Yara (3580m). 5-6 hours
03 June 2019: Day 13: Rest Day at Yara visit Luri Gompa. Overnight at Lodge
04 June 2019: Day 14: Trek Yara to Tange (3320).5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
05 June 2019: Day 15: Trek Tange (3320) to Chhuksang (3310m). 9 – 10 hours
06 June 2019: Day 16: Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath 3,710 m / 6-7 hours
07 June 2019: Day 17: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m/5 hours. Overnight at Lodge
08 June 2019: Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest time at Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
09 June 2019: Day 19: Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Hotel
10 June 2019: Day 20: Final departure from Kathmandu

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Airport Pick up and drop service
All ground transportation by private vehicle
 Accommodation with bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
Flight fare according to the Itinerary ( Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara – Kthmadu)
Special Trekking Permit for 13 days (the above includes 13 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you would wish to stay more than 13 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person)
All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits
Annapurna conservation fee
An experienced Government licensed guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples)
All charges of Guide and Porters
Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek
Last night farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Office service charge and all government taxes

Nepal Visa fees
 Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
All kind of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
All entrance fees.
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Tips for cultural guide & driver.

How long is the trek?

The length of the trail depends on where you start and end your trek, therefore it can be anything between 160-230km. It can be done in as few as 16 days, or as many as 21 days, if doing side trips. Usually it takes either 15 or 16 days to do the shorter version, and 18-19 for the full route.

Do I need any permits?

Yes. You will need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) which is $33 and Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS card), which are $20 each for individual trekkers. Both can be obtained at the Adventure Connexion (AC) in Kathmandu. You will need your scan passport copy and passport sized pictures with you as well.

What is the lodging like?

The ACT is a teahouse trek, which means there are guesthouses in almost every village. Some are better than others, but generally rooms are basic and come with shared bathrooms. Blankets are provided but it’s a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag as it gets chilly in the higher levels and there are no heating systems inside the buildings. Usually you will have to dine at your lodge in order to get a room. Some places may offer hot gas showers for an additional fee, so take advantage of that while you can because above Manang you won’t get the chance to shower at all until you reach Muktinath, on the other side of the pass.

Is there are risk of getting altitude sickness?

There is a risk since you will be hiking above 3000m. Naturally Nepal HolidaysDifferent people react to altitude in different ways, no matter their fitness level or experience in the mountains. That’s why you should learn and understand what altitude sickness is and what the symptoms are beforehand. You can ask your local travel medicine specialist, search online or attend one of the lectures organized in Kathmandu. There’s also an option to attend the high altitude sickness lecture in Manang organized by the Himalayan Rescue Association.

When is the best time to go?

The best weather for trekking in the Annapurna region is during autumn (September to November) and spring (March-May). The skies are clear then and you will get a chance to enjoy some outstanding views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri peaks. Keep in mind that even though it is not monsoon season anymore it will be much warmer and humid in the lower regions (jungle) and you still may encounter an unexpected shower or two. It will also be much cooler above 3500m. Even though it’s not technically winter you will need warm clothes and a down jacket.

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Adventure Connexion are going to celebrate Tiji Festival 2019 in Upper Mustang from 30th of May, 31st of May to 01st of June 2019 at Lo- manthang. Following 5 days of trekking, reach Lo Manthang, the fabled walled city of Mustang spend 3 days in Lo Manthang At the Tiji Festival – a vibrant Buddhist celebration with dancing and traditional music by monks and locals.
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