Tiji Festival Trek 2020 - 21 Days

Tiji Festival Trek is a very famous festival in Buddhism mainly happen in Lo-manthang. Tenji or Tiji festival is an annual event commonly pronounced also “Teeji” is abbreviated form of Tempa chhirim.

Mustang was once an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture to Tibet. From the 15th century to the 17th century,  its strategic location granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalayas and India. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal.

Tiji Festival is celebrated in Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang) of Nepal. It is the most important spiritual ceremony which is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Tiji Festival is a three days long festival celebrated to mark the victory of Buddha’s incarnation over a demon. The ritual is known as the ‘Chasing of Demons‘.

Dorje Jono fought and defeated this demon and the festival celebrates his victory with prayer chants and colourful dances.

Tiji Festival 2020 will be celebrated on 19th – 21st May 2020. Apart from strolling along the stunning and exceptional surroundings of Upper Mustang. Magnificent views of the snow-topped peaks, you can partake on this vibrant and lively festival which will be a lifetime experience.

  • Mustang Tiji Festival trek is one of most popular annual religious festival of Upper mustang- ancient capital kingdom of Lo-manthang
  • Tiji is 3 days religious belief and festival of chasing Demons from Mustang
  • Tiji fetival is annually celebrated in month of May
  • You will experience a great flight from Pokhara to jomsom and fly back to pokhara
  • 21 days Mustang Tiji festival is one of best festival trekking experience of lifetime.
  • Tiji festival mustang trek is only available in month of may every year

Day 1
10 May 2020: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m & Transfer to hotel

Day 2
11th May 2020: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m.

Day 3
12th May 2020: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara( 820m) - 25min flight

Day 4
13th May 2020: Fly to Jomsom (2,713m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek

Day 5
14th May 2020: Trek Kagbeni to Chuksang (2880m), 5 hours

Day 6
15th May 2020: Trek Chhuksang to Syangbochen (3800m), 6 hours

Day 7
16th May 2020: Trek Syangbochen (3800m) to Ghami (3520m), 5 hours

Day 8
17th May 2020: Trek Ghami to Charang (3560m) , 5 hours

Day 9
18th May 2020: Trek Charang to Lo-Manthang (3810m). 5 hours

Day 10
19th May 2020: Lo-Manthang (3810m) observe Tiji Festival

Day 11
20th May 2020: Observe 2nd day of Tiji Festival with Mask Dance

Day 12
21st May 2020: Last day of Tiji Festival Event.

Day 13
22nd May 2020: Trek Lo Manthang (3750m) to Yara (3580m). 5-6 hours

Day 14
23rd May 2020: Rest Day at Yara visit Luri Gompa.

Day 15
24th May 2020: Trek Yara to Tange (3320).5-6 hours.

Day 16
25th May 2020: Trek Tange (3320) to Chhuksang (3310m). 9 - 10 hours

Day 17
26th May 2020: Trek Chhusang to Muktinath 3,710 m / 6-7 hours

Day 18
27th May 2020: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m/5 hours.

Day 19
28th May 2020: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest time at Pokhara.

Day 20
29th May 2020: Fly back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/ 25 minute

Day 21
30th May 2020: Final Departure : Once is not enough

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 2 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu - Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara - Kathmandu as a round trip airfare with airport tax.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Upper Mustang special permits cost USD 650 for each guest for each 13 days.
  • Pokhara city sightseeing (Devi’s fall and Gupteswor Mahadev cave) transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Excludes

  • 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.
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Frequently asked Questions

When is the confirm date of Tiji Festival Trek 2020?

The 3 days ritual Tiji festival is going to celebrate 19th May 2019 to 21st May 2020.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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My father and I did the Upper Mustang tiji festival trek at the mid of may over 18 days with Adventure Connexion. The guys were absolutely fantastic from the very beginning, Kulendra was incredibly responsive on email, he provided all the information needed and answered all my queries, overall level of customer service was just amazing.
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Trip Facts

  • 3,840m/12600ft
  • 2-15 people
  • Fly In / Fly Out
  • Festival Trek
  • Month of May