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Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking 2016 (May 4, 5, 6)

Tiji festival trekking Fact
  • Trip Code : HST-AT-14
  • Trek Start/End : Jomsom
  • Grade : Moderate/Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation :  2700m.
  • Highest Elevation :  3750m.
  • Group Size : Minimum 2 person
  • Festival time : May
  • Mode of Trek : Teahouse / Tent
  • Trek Duration : 20 days

Upper Mustang Tiji (Teechi) festival trekking is one of the colorful and sacred festivals of Nepal celebrated in Lo Manthang, the capital city of Mustang. Tiji festival is observed annually at the beginning of spring season. The festival features a three day ritual known as the 'chasing of demons'. According to the story, a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. His father used to give problem to the people of Mustang by creating a water shortage whereas Mustang is extremely arid land and water is the most precious life sustaining resource. Dorje Jono ultimately defeats the demon and banishes him from this area. During the festival, monks wearing masks and colorful costumes enact the story of Dorje Jono. They perform different dances. The major goal of Tiji festival trekking is to view this colorful festival. Apart from it you get an opportunity to discover a vast dry valley which looks similar to the Tibetan plateau and culture, architecture, traditions exist in this forbidden land. The interesting thing is till 2008, the time prior of Nepal becomes a republic, Mustang had a king. The last king is Jigme Dorjee Palbar Bista. He and his family still stay at the royal palace of Lo Manthang. He is still highly regarded and respected by the locals. Another fact is Upper Mustang was only opened to foreigners in March 1992 for travelling.

Tiji Festival Trekkig 2016 ( May 4, 5, 6 )

May 4, 2016: Morning opening ceremony and masked dance by monks.

May 5, 2016: The second day morning start offering and praying to Vajrakila, masked dance more aggressive style typical weapons and animal form and finally doing act of Dhakey. After thrown the air the evil of the religion the second day is finish.

May 6, 2016: The third day morning also similarly start offering and praying to Vajrakila and monk mask dance and destruction the effigy evil of the religion cut the head and buried in fort of the Palace’s main entrance. Finally finish with monk dance.

Tiji Festival Trekking Highlights

  1. Colorful three days Tiji festival
  2. Sightseeing of Lo Manthang, the capital city of Mustang
  3. Ancient monasteries and amazing caves
  4. Lifestyle, culture and tradition of local people
  5. Dry place similar to the Tibetan plateau
  6. Spectacular mountain flight from Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara
  7. Seven hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  8. Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath)

Tiji Festival Trekking Itinerary

Day 01 : Upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the trip. O/n at Kathmandu in hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath). Preparation for trekking/n at Kathmandu in hotel.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara. 7h scenic dive. O /n at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04 : Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2700m). 20m.  Trek to Kagbeni (2800m). 3h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

Day 05 : Kagbeni to Chaile (3050m)). 5h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

Day 06 : Chaile to Ghami(3520m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

Day 07 : Ghami to Tsarang(3500m). 4h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

Day 08 : Tsarang to Lo-Manthang(3700m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

Day 09 : Morning explore around Lo-Manthang.  Afternoon see Tiji festival, first day. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Day 10 : Tiji festival, second day ceremony. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Day 11 : Last day of Tiji festival. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Day 12 : Lo-Manthang to Dhakmara (3750m). O/n at basic Tea house.

Day 13 : Dhakmara to Shyangmochen. O/n at basic Tea house.

Day 14 : Shyangmochen to Chusang .O/n at basic Tea house.

Day 15 : Chusang to Kagbeni. O/n at basic Tea house.

Day 16 : Kagbeni to Jomsom. O/n at basic Tea house.

Day 17 : Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.  Afternoon free time. O/n at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 18 : Drive back to Kathmandu. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19 : Free day in Kathmandu. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20 : Transfer to the Kathmandu international airport for final departure.

Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your preferences. If you want to make any changes please write us.

A typical trekking day on a Camping:

A typical trekking day means hiking from morning to afternoon only. Each morning after packing bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, sun cream, hat, raincoat, camera and warm jumper just case. Rest of your materials will carry by porters. You just need to pack your belongings before the breakfast. The walk will be 3-4 hours in the morning until for lunch in midday. The lunch will be prepared in the grassland beside the Trail. In between your get sufficient time to roaming with villagers, take photographs and enjoy the flora and fauna. After that walk will gradually shorter. We usually reach camping spot in time for afternoon tea but this is not a fixed schedule. But evening camp will set near village area.  Remaining period of afternoon can be spent by exploring the village or simply relaxing with a good book. Local food will provide at dinner by cook and kitchen crew and they were fully aware of food hygiene and green travel.

After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures or writing diary if you habitual of it before heading off to bed for well-earned sleep.

Essential Trek Info

Overnight at tent during trekking

While in camping trekking we provide you private medium size of tent which is enough for two people. Although you'll be sleeping on foam mattresses placed on the ground, we are fully conscious of well earn sleep while camping cause hiking up to 5/6 hrs per day need peaceful sleep. So we select tent according to size of person so that s/he have enough space for sleep.

Meal during the camping Trekking

In camping trekking you will have breakfast and dinner in the tent. Lunch will be taken at the trail side at camp site. The camping chef will prepare meal for you. You will serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentis) local vegetable, noodles, French fries, pasta, soup as well as variety of combination of western and local cuisine. We assure that foods are fully hygiene, tasty meal and kitchen crew is fully aware of general cleanliness and personal hygiene.

Safety drinking water in camping

We suggest you to drink boiled filter water. For boiled water ask to guide or camping crew or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the camp site. Although mineral water is available in most places which is better choice and there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, but we encourage the guest to do what they can protect the environment.

Shower and toilet facilities in camping trekking

In camping trekking toilets tent is usually we fix nearby camp site. You suggest having your own toilets paper during whole trekking period. Hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your guide or camping crew. For ecological reasons please try to limit your use of hot water. For shower we will provide you shower tent. Please not that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is rare chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Re charge and Electrical items in camping

We highly recommend you to bring Solar panel by yourself for batteries re-charge. Normally we will set the camp nearby village. In some village you can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 - 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 cycles per second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plug in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee for recharging facilities.

Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)

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Weather & climate

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