Highlights of Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
- Picturesque flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
- Explore Kalagandaki River valley, the deepest gorge in the world
- Visit the forbidden kingdom of LO-MAN THANG village
- Stunning views of mountains Annapurna-II, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak with Damodar Kunda (pond)
- Experienced the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition
- Visit mysterious Jhong Cave
- Nepal China border
- Mustang Tiji festival
- Amazing views of surrounding Himalayan range with a diverse landscape of Nepal
Duration: 17 Days from arrival to departure Nepal.
Trek Grade: Moderate
Festival Date: May 31, June 01, and 02
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea house during the trek.
Group Size: Min.2 pax
Max altitude: 4320 m
Mode of Travel: Drive/Flight: Pokhara/ Flight Jomsom
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Overview
Upper Mustang Tiji festival trek offers the Himalayan nature with the cultural beauty of upper mustang village. The trek is the best choice of experience of beautiful nature, typical Nepali villages, culture, wilderness, and surroundings with trance Himalayan.
Upper Mustang Trek is a popular trekking route for the traveler all around the world. The unique culture and tradition of Tibetan Buddhist culture is the main attraction of the Upper Mustang trek. The Tiji festival is celebrated in May 2020. This is the most importance and colorful festival celebrate in Upper Mustang.
The treks provide you an amazing journey, also accompanied by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif your surroundings. The lower elevation of the trek, trekking trail leads you through the green lush forest. And the alpine level of the trek through the pine, oak and rhododendrons trees, orchid flowers with the amazing beauty of high Himalayan lands. While you reached Upper Mustang northern part of Kagbani mesmerizing views of the Trans Himalayan Tibetan field.
Upper Mustang trek is the rain shadow deserted land in Nepal. It is located in the Mustang district in Nepal. In the upper Mustang trek, you can see visitation anymore, you can see only rocky and deserted Himalayan land. People are very helpful and hospitality service providers. They will share their culture and tradition with you. And you will experience the amazing cultural beauty of the Upper Mustang Buddhist religion. Here you will also experience the traditional Bon Po culture and Tibetan Buddhist culture.
Plus, the trek provides the experience of typical Tibetan and Thakali foods. Also, it offers the best destination of Upper Mustang to visit several attractions like Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, Gumbas, Temple, stupas, with many sacred lakes and places.
Cultural Aspect of Tiji Festival
The Upper Mustang Tiji trek is unspoiled traditional and ancient Buddhist Tibetan villages in the mustang region. It reflects the fascinating Buddhist culture and arts with the unique beauty of the Himalayan region. Tiji festival is the colorful festival of Buddhist religion in upper mustang trek. The festival celebrates more than five hundred years before in Mustang. The Tiji festival is celebrated three days rituals known as “the chasing of the Demons” this is the center of myths TIJI. It tells the story of God named Dorje Jono. The god battle against the demon to save the kingdom of Mustang destruction. People celebrate the festival to pry the god for the rain and good crops. On the occasion of the festival, the monk was dress traditional manner with masks and dance. We supposed to the evil spirit dive away.
Best season in Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek
Spring is the best season in the Upper Mustang Tiji festival trek. The spring season falls from March to May. This season is the perfect time to trek with stable and clear weather. Thus during the season many travelers along the way. Tiji is the color festival of Lo-Manthang village. The festival celebrates three days to victory over the evil (demon) by God. There was myth many centuries back a boy named Dorje Jono fights against the demon, where is a shortage the water and suffering the Upper Mustang valley. And he got over the victory with demon and people started the celebration of the Tiji festival. During the time you can explore the surrounding amazing with the snow-capped mountain. However, the Upper Mustang trek can be part of the all-over year.
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Short Outline Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (9,00m) from Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,858m)
Day 04 Trek to Chele (3,050m)
Day 05 Trek to Ghiling (3,806m)
Day 06 Trek to Charang (3,575m)
Day 07 Charang trek to Lo- Manthang (3,700m)
Day 08 Tiji Festival begins 1 day of Tiji May 31
Day 09 Second Day of Tiji Festival June 01
Day 10 Third day of Tiji and end of Festival: June 02
Day 11 Lo-Manthang trekking to Ghami via Lo-Gekker (3,520m)
Day 12 Ghami trekking to Samar (3,520m)
Day 13 Samar to Kagbeni (2,858m)
Day 14 Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,700)
Day 15 Fly back to Pokhara, 18 minutes flight
Day 16 Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight
Day 17 Farewell Departure