Tiji Festival Trek

Destination: Mustang/Annapurna
Duration : 20 days
Best Season : May-Jun

Grade : Moderate
Max. Altitude : 4120m

Mustang is an area of Nepal that was once known as the Kingdom of Lo, bordering Tibet on the central Asian plateau. Trekking through the upper Mustang brings you into a hidden world where Tibetan buddhism is still practiced in its pure form, and villages are built in Tibetan style; a place where life continues as it has for centuries. As with everywhere in the Himalayas this region provides spectacular mountain scenery, highlighted by Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. The Tiji festival is celebrated over three days and is one of the most important festivals of the region. It involves a long ritual known as “The Chasing of Demons”, whereby the monks dress in elaborate costumes and masks and perform dances and rituals in order to drive away evil spirits. Trekking through the upper Mustang during festival time creates a fascinating fusion of adventure and culture.

This area was only opened to trekkers n 1992 and foreigners require a government issued permit before entering. 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1300 m/4265 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu full day of sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara, transfer to hotel (914 m/3000 ft)

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2700 m/8858 ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2810 m/9219 ft)

Day 05: Trek to Chele

Day 06: Trek to Geling (3510 m/11515 ft)

Day 07: Trek to Dakmar

Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (3620 m/11876 ft)- (via Lho-gekar, Ghar Gompa)

Day 09: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3840 m/12598 ft)

Day 10: Lo-Manthang day hiking (Choksar, Chonup, Namgyal by horse (upper restricted area) - (Start Tiji Festival)

Day 11: Lo - Manthang - Tiji Festival

Day 12: Lo - Manthang - Tiji Festival ends

Day 13: Trek to Yara 

Day 14: Trek to Tange

Day 15: Trek to Tetang

Day 16: Trek to Muktinath

Day 17: Trek to Jomsom - stay in hotel

Day 18: Jomsom - Pokhara (Day: Pokhara sightseeing)
 
Day 19: Drive or fly to Kathmandu - transfer to hotel

Day 20: Final departure to your own destination.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS:

- Camera, chargers, personal medical kit, ID/passport, diary/notebook, Nepalese currency etc....

TREKKING GEAR:

- Warm inner layer/base layer set
- Goretex jacket and trouser
- Feather/down or any warm jacket
- Trekking shoes
- Warm socks (few pairs)
- Gloves
- Hat/cap
- Sunglasses
- Water bottle/camelbak
- Trekking poles

 

COST INCLUDES:

- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu
- 2 nights hotel in Pokhara
- 3 meals food and lodge accommodation during trek
- Special Mustang permit/Trekking permit/TIMS
- All domestic flights as per itinerary
- Guide
- Porter
- Staff insurance
- All ground transportation as per itinerary

COST EXCLUDES:

- Meals in city
- Drinks and beverages
- Personal nature expenses
- Medical and rescue evacuation
- Single supplement
- Additional service activities
- Crew tips

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