Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek 2018
Trek Name: Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek 2018
Trek Duration: 14 Days
Best Season: March, April, May,June, July, August, September October are the best seasons.
Trek Grade: Moderate and Strenuous
Accommodation: Tea House or Camping
Maximum altitude: 4320m
Mode of Travel: Drive/Flight: Pokhara/ Flight Jomsom
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival dates for 2018 has been published. Now our booking is opened. We are operating 14 days trekking and 8 -10 days 4WD jeep tour for Tiji Festival 2018.
Festival Date: 12, 13 and 14 May, 2018
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is the religious and cultural tour in Upper Mustang situated in far western region of Nepal. Mustang region is listed as the restricted area of Nepal which requires special permit through any government registered organization.
Mustang Region offers an unforgettable experience with unique and amazing culture and tradition of pristine Tibetan culture. Distinctive culture and traditional of this region is very rich and unique as well. One of the most important and religious festival of this region is Tiji Festival which occurs at the end of dry season. The festival is a three-day ritual known as "The chasing of the Demons" and it is centered on the Tiji myth. Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth and celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is categorized under Moderate and Strenuous Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 4,320m/14,173ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is between October and May. This particular time span provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
For the first 10 days per person US $500
After 10 days per day per person US $50
Day 01: Arrive and visit our office for details information.
Day 02: Make a permit and basic preparation of the trek.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara: about 6 hour drive by tourist bus or fly to Pokhara.
Day 4: Pokhara-Jomsom trek to Kagbeni,
Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3030m).
Day 6: Trek from Chele to Geling (3540m)
Day 7: Trek from Geling to Charang (3600m)
Day 8: Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang (3850m) - Festival Starts
Day 9: First day of Tiji ( 12 May 2018) The Tiji Festival begins
Early in the afternoon, horns resounded, announcing the two twelve-foot
copper dunchens, with their elephantine blurting, followed by two double-reeled
horns, all accompanied by drum and cymbals,
Next, an ancient and enormous tanka three stories high was unrolled down the
entire south wall of the square. The thanka portrayed Padma Sambhava or (Guru
Rimpoche) who brought this ceremony to Tibet in the 8th century."
At mid-afternoon, in high wind and blowing dust, eleven lamas in maroon and
gold, wearing high red hats, came from the palace and took their places along
the wall beneath the thanka, with Tashi Tenzing on the elevated seat just in
As the monks and lamas commence chanting, twelve more monks come from the
palace in maroon and royal blue and glittering gold brocade, with cymbal-shaped
hats decked with upright peacock plumes. Soon they withdraw, to be replaced by
the masked dancers who" start the portrayal of the Tiji myth.
Dorje Jono repels the demon through the power of his magical dancing — he dances
fifty-two separate dances, one of them in ten different bodies, each with a
different head. As the dances end, Dorje Jono kills the demon, after which his
people are relieved of their plague of misfortunes, water becomes plentiful
once more, and the balance and harmony of existence are restored.
Day 10:Second day of TIji Festival (13 May 2018): On the second day of Tiji, numbers of Loba have arrived from the outlying hamlets, and the small square is thronged with wild beautiful people, with all of the women and children, at least, in traditional dress. The King of Mustang "wears a whole crown of tiny river pearls set off by dozens of large red coralline tones interspersed with matched ornaments of turquoise.The costumes and masks, the twelve-foot horns, the gold cups of wheat, the butter cakes, the snow peaks and wind and dust and sun, the mehti, snow leopard, snow pigeons, saligrams, the dying glacier and the desert ruins, the drunks and rajas and foreigners, the dogs and yaks.
Day 11: Third day of Tiji and end of Festival (14 May 2018): On the third day, Tiji ends with the ceremonial destruction of the evil remains, represented by some long black yak hair and red torma cakes minced to a dark red gurry. The demons red remnants are set out on an old tiger skin, where-upon they are attacked by bow and arrow, slings, and the old guns. The poor devils remains are over- turned upon the ground, each time to a wild cannonade from the old muzzle-loaders and a wave of cheers and smoke.
Day 12: Lo-Manthang via Geker – Ghami: Visit Lo-Geker Gompa on the way, which is one of the oldest Gompas in Nepal.
Day 13: Trek from Ghami to Samar
Day 14: Trek from Samar to Kagbeni
Day 15: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom
Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- Airport and hotel transportation
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights at Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights fare (Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara)
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Sleeping bags and duffel bags for trekking
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- Upper Mustang special permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel Insurance fee and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
A company with great services
We came to Nepal to visit the Tiji festival in upper Mustang region. We
have booked a tour with Life Dream for 23 days including on top of the
trek to Lo Mathang where the Tiji festival took place, also trek to
Muktinath and tours around Pokhara and Kathmandu. The idea was that from
the moment we land in Nepal until we left, someone will take care of
I must say that this small company with its manager Hari Bhatta fulfilled ALL its commitments and assigned us a wonderful guide Sabin Dhakal and a a very nice porter. We were very happy and satisfied. I must conclude that it is not really necessary to go to the big companies and with small companies you get more attention and the service is better accordingly.
I strongly recommend this company
“Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang”
My husband and I have just returned from the unique Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang, Nepal. We had used Life Dream Adventure and Hari gave a good service. We will not hesitate to use Hari again in our future trip to Nepal. Food was exceptional in the tea-houses and the hot showers too! Hari went out of his way to accommodate the unforeseen circumstances. Friends who want to explore Nepal please do not hesitate to contact Life Dream Adventure Pvt. Ltd.