Adventure Alpine Gorkha

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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Trip Duration: 17 Days

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

Trip Fact 

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

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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks representative will pick up from the airport and drop to the hotel. You may arrive early in the day, take a few hours rest and visit our office. We will introduce your guide and briefing about the trekking program with us. You must bring your passport photocopy, three passport size pictures with your insurance policy copy. If you arrive late evening we will tomorrow morning talking about your whole program. Rest of the due amount clear before starting a trip. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel

Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (900m) from Kathmandu

Activity: 7-8 hour drive

Altitude: 900m

Meal: Breakfast

After having breakfast leave Kathmandu’s drive to Pokhara. A few minutes’ drives left the crowed city Kathmandu and enjoy the scenic drive along the Trushuli river valley. Along the drive, you will see green hills, paddy fields, Rivers, a village with mountains range views. When you arrive at Pokhara, you will be amazed by the magnificent views of mountain Annapurna, DHAULAGARI, Fishtail, Manaslu and many more. You will stroll evening time in Lake Side Pokhara enjoying the beauty of Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel

Day 03 Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,858m)

Activity: 18-minute flight and 3-4 walk

Altitude: (2,858m)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Early morning picturesque flight to Jomsom crossing the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. You will get amazed by the Ariel views of the snow-covered mountains and deepest gorge of Kalagandaki. Then you will meet with your porter and heading towards the Kagbani. Trekking trail leads you through the narrow alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley. Overnight at tea house

Day 04 Trek to Chele (3,050m)

Activity: 5-6 walk

Altitude: 3,050m

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today you will check your permits and continued your journey through the Kalagandaki valley. The treks lead you to walk the sand with the windy valley of Upper mustang. The trekking trail crossing the beautiful villages, whitewashed houses, narrow alleyway, barley and buckwheat with apple orchid. Finally, you will leave the Kalagandaki valley and climb steeply up and rocky hills to Chele. Overnight tea houses

Day 05 Trek to Ghiling (3806m)

Activity: 5-6 walk

Altitude: 3806m

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From the Chele, trekking trail flows the long steep, treeless barren and dry land with a spectrally beautiful surrounding side of a deep canyon pass a cairn of rock. You will walk above the Samar village flowing the George until pass another valley, where you cross the cold stream and juniper trees up to another ridge at 3800m. Then you will climb the Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through narrow stretches, where you can enjoy the views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda. Here you flow the ridge and descend to Shyangmochen. You will cross the highest point of the pass and descend to the Ghiling village. Overnight at tea house

Day 06 Trek to Charang (3575m)

Activity: 5-6 walk

Altitude: 3575m

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trekking trail descents through the grey, blue and red cliff across the valley and cross the suspension bridge Tangmar the Chu. You will walk across the plateau and passes the longest and most amazing wall in Upper Mustang. Then the trail leads towards the village of Charang (Tsarang), with willow trees, maze field with separated walls houses. Then you will visit huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the attraction of the villages. These attractions are the excellent collection of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha’s. Overnight at tea houses


Day 07 Charang trek to Lo- Manthang (3700m)

Activity: 5-6 walk

Altitude: 3700m

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The journey begins with the descent hill walk from Charang and crossing the Tsarang Chu with crossing the ridge of the opposite village at 3580m and arrive at Tholung village. Then the trekking trail gradually ascends the windy pass of Lo, where you can explore the Lo-Manthang valley. You will views the walls of the magnificent hills of the Tibetan border. You make a short descent walk and cross the stream and climb up to the Lo-Manthang village. Overnight at tea house

Day 08 Tiji Festival begins 1 day of Tiji May 31

In upper mustang trek, Lo-Manthang is the remote walled town in Nepal. Today you spend a day exploring the major Gompas of the town, namely Jhampa, Thupchen, and Chhoeda. Also, you can trek Tingkhar beautiful village, which is located north-west of Lo-Mangthang. The first day of the Tiji festival monk dance is called “TSA CHHAM”. This day legend ‘DorjeJono’ was born as Demon’s son:-rebirth Buddha to a demon. The mask dancer monk portrayed the myth Dorje Jono, who fight with the demon through the magical power and dance. As the end dance, Dorje Jono kills the devil, which is the victory over the devil thing and on the occasion they started to celebrate Tiji festivals.

Day 09 Second Day of Tiji Festival June 01

The second day also danced by the monk, it is called “NGA CHHAM”. This time Dorje Jono tries Demento to return to Lord Buddha’s realm.

Day 10 Third day of Tiji Festival: June 02

The third day is the final of the Tiji festival. During the festivals, the villagers offering their representative in their kingdom harvest to King Dorje Jono to protect their food from storms from the demon was in Buddhist kingdom in all villages of upper mustang within three days.

Day 11 Lo-Manthang trekking to Ghami via Lo-Gekker (3520m)

You will make your return journey via crossing the alpine meadow. Then trekking trail climb steeply cairn on a pass at 4000m through Lo Gekar, it offers the last chance of Lo-Manthang village. You will cross the Chogo La (4325m), the highest point on this trek. Today gives you to experience the ancient Ghar Gompa made by Guru Rimpoche more than 1200 years ago. The Gompa was painted by the rocks with ledged fulfilling good wishes. Trekking trail descends passing through the whitewashed buildings of Ghemi villages. The place is surrounded by deserted land. Overnight at tea house

Day 12 Ghami trekking to Samar (3520m)

Activity: 5-6 walk

Altitude: 3520m

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trekking trail flows the Ghami valley with the dusty and windy trail. You will walk through the arid plateau and crops field in between the trail. Plus, you will not enjoy the walk because you may suffer from the wind on the face of Kaligandaki valley. Then you arrive at Ghami small village with a lovely terrace field. People are mainly flowing the Tibetan culture and tradition with a lifestyle. Overnight at tea house

Day 13 Samar to Kagbeni (2,858m)

Activity: 5-6 walk
Altitude: 2,858m
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Today you will walk through the Kalagandaki River valley with viewing the natural beauty with apple garden. You will spend a night ancient and unique Kagbani village. Overnight at tea house

Day 14 Kagbeni to Jomsom (2700m)

Activity: 5-6 walk

Altitude: 2700

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Last day of our trek through the easy and smooth trekking trail passing the bank River valley. Trekking trail across the Eklibhatti and continued to walk Jomsom. You will fun with trekking crew last day celebration of the trek. Overnight at tea house

Day 15 Fly back to Pokhara, 18 minutes flight

Early morning fly back to Pokhara. During the short flight, you had an amazing experienced Ariel views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif and many more. Chill out after the long trip to Upper Mustang. Evening walks around the beautiful Pokhara Lakeside with enjoys the friends. Overnight at Hotel

Day 16 Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight

After having breakfast heading airport fly back to Kathmandu. The picturesque flight will be drop at the airport our guide takes to your hotel. Rest a few hours and walk around the Touristic place Thamel for your friends and family souvenir, you can buy from Nepal. Farewell dinner at Nepali authentic restaurant.

Day 17 Farewell Departure

Our company representative drop at the airport before 3 hours on your flight schedule. Wish you a happy journey toward your home town and GOODBYE, hope to see you next time.

Frequently Asked Questions


 Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks provide the best accommodation service as per your interest in city areas but trekking region based on local service. You can get luxurious service provider hotel star categorized as per the guest choice. In Nepal 5/4/3 star hotels are available. They provide luxurious hospitality with standard accommodation how much did you pay for the hotel service.

Besides, during the Upper mustang trek provide the common accommodation twin sharing room service. They provide a comfortable bedroom service with a sharing bathroom. Upper Mustang region trek there can be home-stay style accommodation available. If you are trek in high season, you have to bring a sleeping bag because of the crowd of the guest. The tea houses only provide only one blanket but it will not sufficient for higher elevation trek. However, the tea house provides healthy and comfortable accommodation during the trek.


As per our planning, we provide breakfast and bed service in Pokhara and Kathmandu but in trek all meal included. In city areas, you will get the verities of meal services from the national and international meals items are included hotels and restaurant menu. But in the trekking region may not available. Upper Mustang region trek also has a menu but few items can be found. The tea houses provide the local and energetic food for the higher altitude trek. You can get traditional Nepali food Dal, Bhat with curry with other international foods also found in a cushion. But they focused on healthy and hygienic food for the Upper mustang trek.

Transpiration on journey

Our company provides luxurious vehicle service to airport pickup drop service. One way Kathmandu Pokaha tourist bus and Pokhara-Jomsom both way flight and one way Pokhara Kathmandu flight service. If you want Kathmandu Pokhara’s flight or private car service, we will provide it as per your choice.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is the main issue for the high Himalayan land trekking. For the Everest base camp trek, you have to physically fit and strong with can easily adopt a new environment. Otherwise, you may have suffered from altitude sickness. If you are planning altitude trek, you have one month before the preparation of the hiking, walking for a long hour or physical fitness activities, morning walk, the gym will help to strengthen your body. There are some symptoms of mild altitude sickness like headache, vomiting, dizziness and uncomfortable your body. To overcome this problem having soup items food like Garlic soup, noodles soup and a verity of soup items. Drink plenty of water for the hydrate your body. Don’t use smoke and alcohol. Walk slowly with sufficient rest for the high altitude trek. If you flow these things you easily accomplished the journey. If you suffer a lot from the altitude sickness you have to have medicine or as soon as possible trek back to the lower elevation of the trek. For more information, you can consult with our trekking guide. There is more knowledgeable and experienced altitude sickness during the many more trekking in the Himalayan region.

Payment method

You can pay a different method of your trip cost. Nowadays available multiple systems to pay the trip cost like online, wire pay, QR code scanning from your visa, Master card but it will chard 4% extra charge. You can pay the rest of the due amount to our meeting but it will not charge.


During the Everest base camp trek, the porter will carry your luggage. Your luggage has around 70-80L capacity, which can easily bring your trekking gears. Luggage should be waterproof and comfortable to carry your helper. Porter will carry 20 KG around load your trekking gears. Besides, you should carry your daypack, which helps to bring your necessary documents like a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. The domestic airlines Kathmandu to Lukla flight weight allowance 15Kg and more weight you have to pay an extra amount per kg 1USD depending on the areas. You will enjoy the trip without heavy load luggage, porter and guide will provide you an amazing adventurous journey.

Water facilities

Yes, you can get good facilities for drinking water in trekking. You can get mineral water but tea houses provide safe drinking water. You must bring the bottle you can pour the water from the tea house. If you want to minimize your cost you can bring water purifiers or tables to purify the water. However the city areas you can get mineral water and not too much expensive. But in higher elevation, it will be a bit expensive.

Travel Insurance 

Everest base camp trek is the altitude trekking region in Nepal. Thus you have to travel insurance to take part in this region trek. This is adventurous as well as challenging trekking trail in Everest region. We can’t be assured that nothing will happen in altitude trek. If you are physically fit and strong sometime you will face any kind of difficult situation. There may be altitude sickness, or any other physical disconformity creates problems during the trek. While starting a journey you have to confirm that your travel insurance coverage the emergency evacuation, medicine for the bad health, flight cancellation or delayed with luggage lost. It is a very important aspect for the higher altitude trek like Everest base camp trek.

Cost Includes

Airport to hotel transfer both ways by private vehicle

Sightseeing by private vehicle with a professional tour guide.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the BB plan

All accommodation and foods while on Trekking (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)

ACAP permit, Special Trekking Permit.

First Aid kits.

All Necessary Equipment’s (like if you need a Sleeping bag)

All necessaries trekking staffs like a guide, porters

All necessaries for them: all meals, Equipment, accommodation Insurance and medical for them, insurance, salary, medical expenses, field allowance, etc.

Necessaries ground transportations.

All company and Domestic Airport Tax service

Cost Excludes

Nepal visa and tax service

Bar bills (Beer, coke, mineral water)

Donation, TIPS

Personal insurance, Personal clothing,

Rescue charge, any unforeseen expenses, etc.

Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Altitude: 4,320 m

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