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Mustang Tiji Festival 19 Days

Mustang Tiji Festival  
Trip Duration : 19 Days
Trek Length : 13 Days
Trip Rating : Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 14,278ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotels and Tents
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Kathmandu
Best Season : May to September
Trip Date :
Land Cost :
Single Supp :
Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Highlights:

The Tiji Festival in Lo Manthang is one of the most important and colorful in Mustang. Held annually to chase away demons, it is a time of prayer and dance as monks dress in colorful costumes and masks and perform ritual dances watched by spectators (dressed in their best clothes and jewelry) who have gathered from throughout the region. The long forbidden Kingdom of Mustang has always exuded an air of romance. Mustang is the arid region at the end of the Kali Gandaki, beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Lower Mustang is inhabited by people related to the Manangis while in northern Mustang (the ancient Kingdom of Lo), language and traditions are almost purely Tibetan. With a rich and complex history with written records dating back to the 8th century Lo, like Dolpa, was once a part of the western Tibetan region of Ngari and maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951.

This is a land of barley fields, pasture and vast expanses of gray and yellow rolling hills eroded by the wind that howls across the area most afternoons. Sun baked bricks of pale mud are used for almost all construction, including the walls and palace of Lo Manthang.

Trip Details:

Trip duration: 19 Days
Trek length: 13 Days
Trip rating: Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum altitude: 14,278ft
Activity: sightseeing and trekking
Lodging: Hotel and tents
Transportation: by vehicle and flight
Begins and ends in:
Kathmandu
Season: The Lo Manthang Tiji festival is usually held between May and June according the lunar calendar. May to September is the best time to trek Mustang as it is located in the northwest trans-Himalayan rain-shadow area of Nepal close to the Tibetan Plateau.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu (4,500ft),
On arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 2 Kathmandu heritage tour
Katmandu Durbar Square, Swayambunath and Boudha stupa.
Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara flight,
On arrival, transfer to hotel and at leisure to explore Phewa Lake area.
Day 4 Flight Pokhara to Jomsom (8,922ft) & trek to Kagbeni (9,217ft)
Day 5 trek to Chele (10,168ft)
Day 6 trek to Geling (11,710ft)
Day 7 trek to Charang (11,678ft)
Day 8 trek to Lo Manthang (12,595ft)
Day 9 Lo Manthang Tiji Festival,
Day 10 Lo Manthang Tiji Festival Western Valley,
Day 11 Lo Manthang Tiji Festival Eastern Valley,
Day 12 trek to Marang La (14,278ft) or Ghimi (12,103ft),
Day 13 trek to Samar (12,136ft),
Day 14 trek to Kagbeni (9,217ft)
Day 15 trek to Muktinath (12,300ft),
Day 16 trek to Muktinath to Jomsom,
Day 17 Flight Jomson to Pokhara and to Kathmandu,
Day 18 Kathmandu at leisure to relax,
Day 19 Departure from kathmandu.

 

Service Includes:

  • Five nights in 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing with breakfast,
  • Trip activities as per itinerary,
  • 13 days camping trek with overnights in tents,
  • Trekking equipment (two person tents, foam pads, dining tent, tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils),
  • Meals (3 meals a day) freshly cooked and served while on camping trek,
  • Trekking staff (guide(s), cooking crew, and porters),
  • Porters to carry your luggage on the trek,
  • Entrance fees to monuments and parks as per program,
  • Domestic airfares Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Kathmandu including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, sightseeing, and departures,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • Restricted area trekking permit fees,
  • All personal items such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Emergency rescue evacuation fees,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

Restricted Permit Fees:

Restricted permit for the first 10 days USD$500 per person and after that USD$50 per day or equivalent convertible foreign currency. Restricted area begins from Kagbeni.

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