Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is all about trekking in the upper region of Mustang and attending the special Tiji festival there. This trek is organized in this special occasion so as to attend the festival and make the trip more interesting and a memorable one
The Tiji festival is a three day ritual festival. The name stands for “chasing the demons away”, according to Mythology. The story also tells that a legendary deity Dorje Jono chased away his demon father who was likely to destroy the entire Mustang region. The demon tried to destroy this region by making it scarce of water. This why still today the lands of Mustang region are barren and treeless. Dorje Jono succeeds in banishing the demon away from the state and because of this reason; The Tiji Festival is celebrated still today.
This trekking package adds a different charm to upper mustang trekking package. The similar kind of trekking package is carried out with addition of attending the Tiji Festival. The natural beauties of the upper region of Mustang are amazingly flawless. The rough rugged high steep hills and gravel paths that lead to your destination are the prime factors of the trek you can never forget. The trip becomes more interesting when you encounter with the unique local inhabitants here and participate in their inspiring traditions and lifestyle. These ever-smiling and neighbourly friendly people are always ready to co-operate during your trek.
Tiji Festival Mustang 2014 Itinerary:
Day 01 [May 17]: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight
Day 02 [May 18]: Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft] sightseeing. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight
Day 03 [May 19]: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [827m/2,713ft] takes 6 hours. Hotel overnight
Day 04 [May 20]: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom [2,713m/8,900ft] and trek to Kagbeni [2895m/9,498ft] takes 3-4 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 05 [May 21]: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele [3,100m/10,170ft] takes 6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 06 [May 22]: Trek from Chele to Giling [3,700m/12,139ft] takes 6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 07 [May 23]: Trek from Giling to Charang [3,650m/11,975ft] takes 5-6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 08 [May 24]: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang [4,300m/14,107ft] takes 5 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 09 [May 25]: Tiji festival starts and witness of the day first of Tiji and sight visits around. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 10 [May 26]: Witness of the day second of Tiji and sight visits around. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 11 [May 27]: Witness of the day third of Tiji festival and sight visits around. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 12 [May 28]: Return trek from Lo-Manthang to Surkhan [3,460m/11,351ft] takes 5-6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 13 [May 29]: Trek from Surkhan to Tange [2,640m/8,661ft] takes 6-7 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 14 [May 30]: Trek from Tange to Tetang [3,160m/10,367ft] takes 5-6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 15 [May 31]: Trek from Tetang to Muktinath [3800m/12,467ft] takes 6 hours. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 16 [Jun 1]: Trek from Muktinath – Jomsom takes 5 hours. Hotel overnight
Day 17 [Jun 2]: Fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara. Hotel overnight
Day 18 [Jun 3]: Drive Back to Kathmandu. Hotel overnight
Day 19 [Jun 4]: Rest Day
Day 20 [Jun 5]: Final departure
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Why trip price is different?
Following are the determinants for the price
- Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
- Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
- Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
- Travelling time(Season)
- Extra services
Note: . The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
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