Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Actively participate in an auspicious festival of Upper Mustang

Duration Duration 17 Days
Meals Meals
  • 16 breakfast
  • 14 Lunch
  • 15 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 5-nights hotel
  • 11-nights lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
Price Reduced US$ 3850 Price Starts From US$ 3450
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3840 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trekking

Overview of Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek lies in the forbidden kingdom of Nepal up in the Himalayas and is the most precious and vibrant outdoor activity to conduct in Nepal. Moreover, this Mustang Tiji Festival Trek 2024 can be combined with the unique and traditional festival of the host people; then, the trip would be worthwhile for every penny spent on the journey.

The Tiji Festival is the most promising in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. Upper Mustang Tiji Festival 2024 has been released for May 5, 6, and 7, 2024. The magnificent Mustang, Tiji Festival Trekking, starts after the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. The gradual trekking from the lower Mustang to the upper Mustang region helps acclimatize the thin air in the Himalayas.

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Highlights

  • Active participation in this festival
  • You can dance and observe Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang
  • Discover the peace in Tibetan influenced Buddhist culture
  • Explore historical places, their surroundings, and the Lo Mangthang
  • Walk in the rain-shadow area like desert
  • Sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic flight to Jomsom from Pokhara and drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • About Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking

According to mythology, the Upper Mustang Tiji festival is celebrated to mark the victory of good against evil. It is believed that the region was in trouble because of the demon that destroyed the part by consuming the water supplies and spreading the epidemics. Later Dorje Jono fought relentlessly against his demon father and defeated him.

Thereupon the festival is celebrated with beautiful prayer chants and colorful dances. Besides the festival’s charm, the trekking is in the Upper Mustang region. It presents awestruck views of the Himalayan ranges, a very close, barren geographical landscape. The mysterious holes settlement, clustered villages, and the world’s deepest gorges, Kaligandaki Gorge, are another attraction. If you are lucky enough, you can also witness the unique cremation ritual of the region’s people.

It presents the awestruck views of the Himalayan ranges very close, the barren geographical landscape, and the mysterious holes settlements. Also other major attractions are clustered villages, the deepest gorges in the world, and Kaligandaki Gorge. If you are lucky enough, you can also witness the unique cremation ritual of the region’s people. The chance to observe and participate in this sacred festival of the area together with the delights of Mother Nature nestled in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.

Come and Book this incredible trekking amalgamation of traditions and natural resources. Peregrine Treks & Expedition offers this package competitively and provides excellent hospitality.

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu (1340 m) and transfer to the hotel

    The flight will take you across the picturesque hilly terrain of Central Nepal before landing at Kathmandu’s TIA Airport. After retrieving your luggage from the airport, you will wait for our tour representative to pick you up. Within a short while, our tour representatives will pick you up and take you in a private vehicle to the hotel.

    Meals: Not Included
    Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park or a similar 3-star hotel

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath and Pashupatinath) and overnight at hotel

    Today will be your sightseeing day in Kathmandu. The morning air will be soothing as we drive through Kathmandu’s market. The first stop will be in Kathmandu Durbar Square, where we will take in the surrounding architecture before continuing to additional UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambunath, and Boudhanath. After soaking in your surroundings and these monuments’ blessings, we will return to our accommodation to rest for the drive the following day. This evening, we will discuss Tiji Festival Trek.

    Temple Square - Kathmandu Durbar Square
    Temple Square – Kathmandu Durbar Square

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park or a similar 3-star hotel

  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (200 km and takes 6-7 hours). You can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara upon extra US$ 120 payment). Overnight at hotel

    The morning bus ride will be excellent as we drive north from Kathmandu. We will pass through several mountainous communities as we travel to Pokhara on the luxurious bus. After around a five-hour bus ride, we will arrive at the picturesque city of Pokhara after navigating bridges and rivers. Once we reach Pokhara, the view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapuchre in the background would be magnificent to explore. After admiring the surroundings, we’ll spend the night at one of Pokhara’s top hotels.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Kuti Resort or a similar Hotel

  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2720m) and trek to Kagbeni 2800m (Approx. 3 hour trek and guesthouse accommodation)

    The atmosphere in Pokhara in the morning will be remarkable. The flight from Pokhara to the north side of Jomsom is what we’ll be taking. The flight will take us from above the beautiful Kaski Region hills, passing over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. We will land on the Jomson, the central hub of the Mustang, in approximately 20 to 25 minutes. The Himalayan region’s atmosphere will be breathtaking from here. It is the starting point of the Tiji Festival Trek. From the Kali Gandaki river’s side and other water shores, we will trek northeast till we reach the Aklo Vhati. From here, we will ascend to the Kagbani by ascending further steps and taking pleasure in the rhythm of the river flashing. Overnight will be at Kagbeni.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 05: Trek to Chaile

    The morning will be pleasant as we begin our trek from the banks of the Kali Gandaki. Following the stark plains of the Northern Mustang Region, we will make our way to the Tongbe settlement. We will eventually get to the large farming fields after passing through the arable land of the Tibetian-Nepalese settlement. After passing through Chusang and ascending from the crest of the High Cliffs along the Kali Gandaki River, we will arrive at Chaile. It will be fantastic to spend the night in Chaile.

    A beautiful sunrise seen from Chaile in Upper mustang Nepal.
    A beautiful sunrise from Chaile in Upper mustang

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 06: Trek to Syanboche

    The lovely morning will be something to appreciate as we trek from the foot of Tilicho Peak toward the Damodar valley. The samor will greet us as we exit the trial, pass through Aklo Bhatti, and turn north from the Kali Gandaki River’s edge. The trek will be more strenuous as we take the gradual incline from the Samor since it takes us through incredible caverns and deep valleys. Within a short while, we will arrive at Syangboce, where we will spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 07: Trek to Charang

    Exploring the monasteries will be a wonderful experience. It will be fantastic to traverse the Yamdo La pass and arrive at the village of Tibetan and Nepalese inhabitants. It will take a bit longer to get over the Nyi pass and the Settlement of the Ghyami. However, the view will be with us the entire route. As we cross the Ghyami river, we will arrive at the magnificently adorned mani wall Dzongs wrapped with prayer flags. From the Sarang Chu Canyon, we will proceed a little farther downhill till we reach the Charang, where we will spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 08: Lomanthang (Tiji Festival Day 1)

    The stunning vista of the northern highlands begins to emerge as we make our way to the spectacular Lo Manthang region. There will be a clear view of the Manaslu and the Annapurna I, III, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri mountains. We will reach the Lomanthang after ascending much further and navigating the stone-lined path through the Buddhist hamlet. As you ascend into the valley, you will get a breathtaking view of the Tibetan border in the far north. The first day of the Tiji Festival Trek will be spectacular, and we will see the beautiful ceremonies at the Royal Palace. The wonderful melodies are blaring as the folks practice the traditional dance while wearing masks and costumes. Overnight at Lomanthang.

    During Tiji Festival Trek
    During Tiji Festival Trek

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 09: Lomanthang (Tiji Festival Day 2)

    The second day of the Tiji festival will be memorable. It will be a wonderful experience to awaken early in the morning to the sound of amazing traditional music. We can investigate and participate in rituals starting in the early morning. We’ll also visit the Namgyal Gumba to watch the monks practicing their traditional arts and engaging in meditation. The same goes for visiting the adjacent monasteries, talking to the villagers, and moving on to the Choden Gompa and other monasteries before ascending to the old king’s Durbar. We will remain the night at the hotel after returning from exploration.

    Monks in Tiji Festival Trek
    Monks in Tiji Festival Trek

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 10: Lomanthang (Tiji Festival Day 3)

    Extraordinary events will fill the third day of the festival held in the shadow of the Himalayas. Similarly, the devil’s remnants will be eliminated on this day. Along with the tiger skin, the red swirl hung around the corner. Following then, a ritual involving bow attacks will commence. The remainder will gradually descend from the surface with the impact of conventional weapons. There will be dancing and other traditional activities following the ritual’s conclusion. The monks will then return to the palace’s stage and perform some incredible dancing routines. Following our tour of the whole location, we will head back to the hotel for the night.

    Tiji Festival Trek Celebration
    Tiji Festival Trek Celebration

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 11: Trek back to Dhakmar

    With the morning freshness and the view of the beautiful Nilgiri and Annapurna to the north, we will then continue our trek. Leaving the Lomanthang Valley by the southern route, we will pass the Ghar Gumba and arrive at the picturesque settlement. After leaving the sculpture and the statues of the renowned members of the Buddhist community, we will proceed to the Chilling, where we will spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 12: Trek down to Ghiling

    As we go south, we will pass the Mustang Region’s desolate sandy trial early in the morning. Of course, the wind will be blowing on us in the late afternoon, so we’ll aim to get to our location before the windy afternoon. From the breathtaking region of the Mustang, it will take us five to four hours to trek to Ghiling, where we will spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 13: Trek to Chuksang

    As we proceed in the direction of Jomsom, the trekking trial will get more comfortable. We will continue to travel the spectacular landscape with views of the northern Himalayas, teahouses, and secret settlements of the Mustang Region. As we approach Chuksang, the landscape will slowly begin to turn greener. The trip will last for around 4 to 5 hours as it passes through the stunning scenery of the Mustang Region. A Chuksang guesthouse will serve as the place to spend the night.

    View from Chuksang during Tiji Festival Trek

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 14: Trek to Jomsom

    After waking up in the morning and taking a glass of Yak’s Milk tea, we shall begin our walk towards Jomsom. The Annapurna Circuit Trek trial will welcome us when we cross the suspension bridge. After the trial, the countryside will begin to become apparent. We will reach Kagbani after more than 3 hours of trekking, and after taking the appropriate stoned route, the great market of Jomsom will welcome us. Stay the night at the Jomsom.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    Accommodation: Local Lodge

  • Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara

    The mid-morning flight will be refreshing. We will receive flying service from Jomsom to Pokhara by either a Twin Otter or a Dornier aircraft. The aerial view from the plane’s windows will be stunning. It will be beautiful to fly over the lush countryside and the lush foliage of central Nepal. We will land at the airport in Pokhara after a 25-minute flight.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Kuti Resort or a similar Hotel

  • Day 16: Pokhara Sightseeing and fly back to Kathmandu.

    After recharging, we’ll get in a vehicle and travel to some of Pokhara’s great locations. We will ascend to the Mahadev monument before beginning our walk to the Tibetan refugee camp. As we take in the scenery, we’ll be boating around the Phewa and Begnas Lakes. The Mahendra cave will also be fantastic, as well as exploring Davis Falls. The flight to Kathmandu will take approximately 20 to 25 minutes after we return from the expedition.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park or a similar Hotel

  • Day 17: Departure

    The tour operator will organize a private vehicle to get you from the hotel to the airport. Before your flight’s scheduled departure time of two to three hours, you will pack everything and head to the airport. After bidding your final farewell, you will depart from the Himalayan kingdom.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • Private vehicle arrangements for airport transfers
  • Comfortable accommodation in three-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Best available lodging, inclusive of all meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking
  • Complimentary welcome and farewell dinners
  • All itinerary-specific ground transportation in a private vehicle
  • Round-trip flight tickets between Pokhara and Jomsom
  • Private guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara, inclusive of all entry fees
  • Services of an experienced guide proficient in English or other languages and an additional assistant guide for groups larger than five
  • Special permit for Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking
  • Comprehensive provision for guide, porter, and other staff members, including salaries, insurance, accommodation, meals, and airfares if required
  • Provision of sleeping bags (to be returned after the trip) and tents if necessary
  • Complimentary duffel bags, t-shirts, achievement certificates, and trekking maps from the company
  • All necessary permits, including Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit, Special Permit of Upper Mustang (Costing USD 500), and TIMS
  • Access to a first aid medical kit or essential medicine during the trek
  • Provision of seasonal fruits throughout the trek
  • Emergency rescue arrangements in case of critical situations
  • Inclusion of all relevant government and local taxes.

What is excluded

  • Nepalese visa fees and international flight fares
  • Extra charges for hotel accommodation, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure from Nepal or early return from Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking for any reason not covered in the scheduled itinerary
  • The cost of travel and rescue insurance for trekkers
  • Personal expenses incurred during trekking include phone calls, laundry services, beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), battery recharge, bottled/boiled water, additional porter services, hot showers, tea, etc.
  • Optional tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s).


Accommodation will be fantastic in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. Three-star hotels and cottages with the finest services will be accessible. At Kathmandu and Pokhara, guests can also access spacious rooms, roof-top views, plush blankets, pillows, and hot showers. Similarly, various teahouses and modest cottages offering fantastic services ranging from the most basic to the best can be available above Pokhara. Most will be wooden teahouses with a shared apartment and a beautiful window view. The accommodations, however, will be fantastic from Kathmandu all the way up to Lo Manthang.

Likewise, different places will provide different options for meals. From Kathmandu to Jomsom, you may experience the entire meal by taking the Tiji Festival Trek Jeep drive. In the package, there will be three different types of meals. There will be various breakfast options, such as toast, milk tea, coffee, boiled eggs, and others. Dinner and lunch will also be the same, and you may select from various culinary options, including Continental foods, Tibetan cuisine, Spanish, and Nepali cuisine. You will also likely be able to sample the local traditional Tibetan-Nepalese cuisine around Lo Manthang.

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    Alter Itineraryof Tiji Festival Trek (Jeep Drive from and to Kathmandu)

    Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

    The scenic flight will be thrilling as you approach Nepal from the south. Similarly, the flight will take you down gradually from the lush hills and land you at Kathmandu’s TIA airport. Our tour representative will pick you up from the TIA airport and take you to the hotel in a private vehicle within a brief time.

    Day 2: Permit preparation and sightseeing

    The day begins with the freshness of essence in the center of Nepal’s only historic capital city. The morning will be a great time to stroll outdoors. Today, together with the appropriate documentation, a passport, and a photo, we will apply for a permit. After obtaining the permit, we will tour the magnificent historical sites, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swaymbhunath. Before returning to the hotel, we’ll snap a stunning panorama of Patan Durban Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Once back at the hotel, we will be ready for the beautiful adventure the following day.

    Day 3: Drive to Tatopani

    During the morning, the jeep will be waiting in front of our hotel. While navigating the slopes, the jeep will transport us through astonishingly picturesque scenery and meander the Prithivi Highway roadways. We’ll get to Pokhara in around 4 hours of driving. As we continue north from here, taking in the splendid views of Macchapuchre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri, we will cross through several settlements and eventually arrive at Tatopani. The perspective will be stunning from here. Tatopani is where we’ll spend the night.

    Day 04: Drive to Jomsom

    After a morning hot shower at the Tatopani hot spring, we will depart for our next destination. As we progress into the high altitude, the road will become bumpier. In the same way, after passing through the villages of Kalapani, Ghasa, and Marpha, we will arrive in Jomsom after a six-hour jeep drive. Both the sights and the weather will be spectacular. Staying overnight in the heart of Mustang Jomsom will be fantastic.

    Day 05: Jomsom to Chele Drive

    The route will be even narrower as it descends from Jomsom, leading us deeper into the countryside. After crossing the Kagbeni, the barren terrain also begins. The eastern path to the Muktinath is also accessible from here, but we’ll head straight for the Chuksang and finish in the Chele instead. We’ll spend the night at Chele.

    Day 06: Drive to Ghiling

    The vehicle will transport us directly north from Chele. Within a few hours, we’ll be over 3200 meters. After passing through the monasteries of the former Tibetan-Nepalese villages, we will reach Syangboche. We’ll proceed to some adjacent caves after lunch and a brief tour of the neighborhood. From here, we will take another jeep ride to the northern terrain, making up to the Ghiling, where we will spend the night.

    Day 07: Drive to Charang

    The route will get narrower and bumpier, making the jeep ride more adventurous. As we pass through the ancient residences and the Hidden Valley, we will soon arrive at the lovely neighborhood of Ghami. After eating at Ghami, the jeep will drive us across cliffs with a spectacular view of the Sky-touching Mountains like Nilgiri, Damodar, and Manaslu. We’ll arrive at Charang in about 3 hours and spend the night there.

    Day 08: Drive to Lo Manthang (Tiji Festival Starts)

    The picturesque morning vista in the Mustang valleys will be spectacular to observe. The vehicle will take us farther into the arid highlands after we receive the morning blessings from the nearby monasteries. The stunning village to the south and the fantastic vista of the Himalayas will be present. We will be to Lo Manthang in about an hour to enjoy the fantastic first day of the Tiji Festival. Monks will dance “Tsha Chamn” as they evacuate monasteries while sporting crimson masks that symbolize the diabolical behavior that demons have caused among the local populace. Overnight at Lo Manthang.

    Day 09: Lo Manthang (Tiji Festival Day 2)

    This quest acquires an exciting aspect on the second day of the festival. Females assemble to execute the ceremonies while dressed in ceremonial attire and donning jewelry. Similarly, neighboring monks also carry out ceremonies that anticipate Dorje Jonu’s metamorphosis of the evil energy and identify him as the avatar of the devil. We’ll spend the night in Lo Manthang.

    Day 10: Lo Manthang (Tiji Festival Day 3)

    The sound of the bells and instruments echoing in the morning and the splendid backdrop of the Himalayas above will be everlasting. Today the monks will engage in several activities. Today marks the end of devil energy and the beginning of good energy. A wooden pole will support the devil’s remains, which the monks will set and shoot with an arrow until everything falls. After the festival is complete, we’ll have a tour of the neighborhood and spend the night at Lo Manthang.

    Day 11: Drive to Jomsom

    After taking the early-morning jeep, we will proceed to Jomsom through the southwestern route. We will arrive in Jomsom in 4 hours after passing through the beautiful surroundings of Charang and Kagbeni. The rocky jeep drive traverses cliffs across barren terrain in a region with steep terrain. Jomsom is where we will spend the night.

    Day 12: Drive to Pokhara

    The morning’s incredible freshness and the Himalayas’ breathtaking landscape will surely be something to see. The driving will be more accessible, and the road will get broader as you get closer to Pokhara. After a six-hour jeep ride, we will arrive in Pokhara after navigating waterfalls, bridges, and a magnificent green environment with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We’ll spend a fantastic night in Pokhara.

    Day 13: Pokhara Sightseeing

    It will be incredible to wake up early morning to the majesty of the Himalayan mountain range to the north. Initially, we’ll travel in the direction of Pokhara’s northern side. A short trek to Tibet Refugee Camp will be invigorating, as will the general panorama of the northern valleys. Along with it, we’ll also tour the nearby Davis Falls and Mahendra Cave. After admiring the breathtaking heavenly waterfalls and scenery, we’ll go to the Phewa and Begnas Lakes for boating. There will be a little break by the lake’s edge in the evening while we take in the lovely surroundings. Overnight at one of Pokhara’s best hotels

    Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu

    The jeep drive leads us to the eastern mountain road from the Pokhara. We will pass through pine forests, rivers, and several different settlements as we travel the winding roads of the Alpine region. Likewise, we will arrive in Kathmandu and experience its bustle after a six-hour jeep ride. After strolling around the Thamel area in the evening, we will spend the night in Kathmandu.

    Day 15: Departure

    The morning cup of tea will be your final breakfast in Nepal. A vehicle will be waiting for you outside the hotel for transportation to the airport. Our representative will transport you to the airport after you’ve packed everything. Following expressing your farewells, you will depart for your following location.

    Tiji Festival Trek Difficulty

    Altitude Sickness

    Altitude sickness is one of the most challenging aspects of the Tiji Festival Trek. With an elevation of more than 3500m, Lo Manthang will be the highest point of this trek. While traversing the high-altitude landscape of this region, there may be difficulties. Consequently, one can be conscious of altitude sickness. Reducing the risk of altitude sickness is feasible with adequate rest, acclimatization, and nutrition that provides energy throughout the day.

    Time and Distance

    The Tiji Festival Journey will involve an average daily trek of 5 to 6 hours. Similarly, depending on how far the trekking destination is, you must trek approximately ten to fifteen km daily. Furthermore, maintaining the designated pace during the trek will be acceptable due to the low to moderate difficulty. However, some landscapes may be a legitimate concern, but there will be no obstacles to conquer in terms of distance and time.


    Health and fitness are critical components of the adventure. During this trek, issues might develop due to low strength and stamina. Substantial strength and endurance are necessary while trekking for more than five days and traversing more than 10 kilometers daily. Additionally, you risk being accepted if you cannot maintain vitality throughout the Tiji Festival Trek. Therefore, one should moderate cardiovascular and muscular exercise before trekking.

    Tiji Festival and Rituals

    Tiji Festival is one of the traditional festivals of the Tibetan-Nepalese community in the Mustang Region. This festival honors the remarkable legacies of Buddhist legends like Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche and Dorje Jono. Guru Rinpoche is a notable legendary figure who has significantly influenced Buddhism. Identically, the Dorje Jono, also known as the Vajrakila, resembles the venerated divinity of the Buddhists of the Mustang Region. Similarly, this festival is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil. Over this festival’s three days, monks from various monasteries undertake pristine traditional ceremonies and rituals.

    First Day of Tiji Festival

    The first day of the Tiji Festival begins with magical and enchanting rituals depicting significant context. The monks will similarly congregate from early in the morning and engage in the “Sha Charm” dance. This dance will be stunning because of the incredible leg and hand maneuvers. Furthermore, the dance depicts Dorji Sanam’s sordid history, including how he first masquerades as Buddha before transforming into a demon. The monks started acting like the devil harassing the Mustang residents, demonstrating how the devil was trying to find a method to rule the Mustang with his strength and demonic power.

    Second Day of Tiji Festival

    The second day will be intriguing because the monks will perform the Nga cham dance, depicting Dorje Jono’s transformation into the devil. Female performers clad in traditional costumes and accessories follow the standard square for the performance. The introductory presentation exhibited the new influx of ethereal dwellings and divine power, creating a considerable impact.

    Third-Day of Tiji Festival

    There will be a remarkable conclusion to the final ritual of the Tiji festival. Monks and residents of the Mustang Region gather around the monasteries of Lo Manthang to perform the Rhea Chaam, a traditional dance. The ambient music will feature traditional instruments as well as dance. The most impressive aspects of the ritual on this day will be the attempts to shoot an arrow at the devil’s remains and terminate it, as well as activities like dancing and gathering.

    Permits for Tiji Festival

    Multiple permits will be necessary for the Tiji Festival Trek. First and foremost, a special permit for this expedition will be essential, costing roughly USD 500. The specified quantity of 10 days will be the duration of the special permit for the Tiji Festival Trek. Likewise, the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is essential. Because the trek will take you into the Annapurna Conservation Area, you will need an ACAP permit.
    Furthermore, the cost of the ACAP will be about USD 30 per person and will vary depending on the season and the number of days. Likewise, it will require a maximum group size of around 30 people and a minimum of about two trekkers to ascend this region. A guide and porter are necessary for this Tiji Festival Trek as it is nonetheless restricted. Similarly, you will not have to worry about permits while on the trek because they are all part of the trekking package.

    Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS)

    One of the critical difficulties of this expedition is altitude sickness. Altitude gain occasionally provides an issue for you. If your body doesn’t obtain enough oxygen when mountaineering, the oxygen level in the air will gradually decrease with altitude, and you risk developing altitude sickness. The Tiji Festival Trek Jeep drive will reach a maximum altitude of around 3,800 to 4,000m. However, since the jeep will always provide a ride, you only have to spend some of your energy on the trek. But the reality is, whether you travel by jeep or on foot, altitude sickness will begin to stalk you as you pass a height of 2500m. As a result, before embarking on this adventure, one should be conscious of the difficulties of Altitude Mountain Sickness.

    How to Prevent AMS

    Several strategies you might employ to safeguard yourself from an assault of altitude sickness. Getting enough rest at a low altitude will be the first step because sleeping extensively at higher altitudes is not advisable. Avoiding substances like alcohol and other vices will also be a good idea on this expedition. With no chemical toxicity, this will assist in keeping your body light. Also, always keeping the body hydrated will help combat altitude sickness. The medicine Acetazolamide, which can prevent Altitude Mountain Sickness, is another option you have. Energy-giving items like chocolate and dried fruits enhance athletic performance and boost energy.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    This trek has no age restrictions. You are free to invite persons of any age. Additionally, when bringing children under ten and anyone between the ages of 60 to 65, take extreme caution. Choose the appropriate trekking alternative to bring older or younger groups. Furthermore, individuals of all ages may enjoy this trek without any hardship.

    Yes, fitness level is crucial for the Mustang Tiji Festival Trek. Reaching this expedition’s final objective will be simpler if you have high endurance and stamina. Before the weeks of the expedition, try some mild exercise. Combining cardiovascular activity with athletic strength training will be best to keep your body steady during the trek.

    Of course not; you don’t need any prior trekking experience for this expedition. However, general exercises and an in-depth personal study of the region, trials, and terrain difficulty levels will benefit you. With a moderate to low level of difficulty, every kind of trekker may easily reach the expedition’s target in the right season, along with good physical and mental health.

    The porters and guides will assist you with every step of the process. Porters will carry your bulky backpacks, while guides will provide you with knowledge and help you in many other ways. Similarly, guides occasionally carry essential supplies they can utilize while trekking. It’s always appropriate to provide tips to tour guides and porters. In the shadow of the Himalayas, they offer excellent services with humility.

    Upon departure from Pokhara, your chances of using an ATM will be slim. In Pokhara or Kathmandu, you may exchange your money as well. Both Kathmandu and Pokhara will have an abundance of banks and ATMs. However, there will only be ATM services if you venture more into the outlying area of Jomsom. As a result, you can withdraw money from both Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Yes, without a doubt, you may use the internet and charge your devices while on the trek. All you need to do for these amenities is pay a modest fee. These facilities will be available in teahouses and lodges as well. When there is no electricity or an emergency, you may also carry a power bank to charge your electronic gadgets.


    5 Star Rating

    Based on 6 Reviews

    Jonas Glockner
    Isert, Germany
    5 Star Rating


    Highly recommended Trek and operator

    My first experience was the Tiji Festival Trek with the entire Peregrine Treks & Tours team. The exciting jeep ride to the Mustang Valley and the mountainous landscape excursion were beautiful. Additionally, I missed no opportunity to attend the spectacular three-day Lo Manthang festival. The people were so gracious that they took me to their main house and fed me delicious meals. The excitement was also genuine as we passed through the Tatopani’s magical landscape before emerging into the Jomsom. Every service, including the accommodations and food, was excellent. Throughout the entire expedition, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    Christine Walter
    Würzburg, Germany
    5 Star Rating


    A perfect trip of the Himalaya

    From the start of this expedition to the very conclusion, the competent staff at Peregrine Treks and Tours led me step-by-step. The booking process was simple, and I’m happy to report that my expedition went smoothly without any significant hiccups. The cultural and traditional way of life of the inhabitants of the upper mustang region was incredible. The Jeep ride through upper Pokhara’s bamboo forest to Tatopani was my best memory. Astonishingly beautiful scenery to witness as the clouds moved around above our heads. Beyond this, the three-day festival was the main highlight for me because it provided me with helpful information about the way of life of those who live in the Mustang Region.

    Ray Doucet
    Privas, France
    5 Star Rating


    Fastastic Tiji Festival Trek

    Both the porters and the guides were amiable. It’s more complex than accompanying someone on an expedition that lasts more than ten days. I want to thank Peregrine Treks and Tours for coordinating the experienced porters and guides for me. I experienced an authentic Himalayan flavor in the food. From breakfast to dinner, every aspect of the meals was excellent. I also got to experience the entire jeep ride into the wild mustang zone in addition to all of that. There were monasteries everywhere, and I felt like I was in a historical film. I was also excited to try and shoot the bow with the monks.  The Tiji Festival trek was fantastic for me overall.

    Jeoffroi Covillon
    Chartres, France
    5 Star Rating


    Marvelous Jeep Drive for Mustang Tiji Festival

    I never imagined that Peregrine Treks & Tours would be able to provide me with such superior services. Everything worked out perfectly. The airport pickup and drop-off service were excellent since I did not need a public bus or cab to get to the hotel. More than that, I found the lower Kaski region’s stunning pine forest and lush vegetation pleasant. The off-road Jeep trip was fascinating, and the rocky Alpine area road added to the adrenaline as we passed higher cliffs and hazardous terrain. Every part of our adventure was top-notch, and the culture and traditions of the local inhabitants were marvelous.

    Joseph Sarrazin
    5 Star Rating


    Once-in-a-lifetime experience

    As I browsed down the Peregrine website, I saw this expedition. My buddy was about to go on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but we decided to go to Tiji Festival Trek Jeep drive later. It was simple to get in touch with the tour representative. During our tour in Kathmandu, we used a private vehicle. It was enchanting to explore UNESCO world heritage monuments, like Pashupatinath, Sawaymbhunath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar Square. Along with that, Lomanthang’s ambiance was incredible due to all of the monasteries and traditional activities that were taking place there. The excellent environment of the Mustang region, along with the exquisite Tiji Festival, was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Shirley R. Martinez
    West Fork Street, United States
    5 Star Rating


    Tririlling Jeep Ride and Tiji Festival Trek

    The jeep ride was thrilling, and I will never forget the period spent on the steep roads of Central Nepal. I was comfortable looking at Annapurna and Dhaulagiri through the clouds and over slopes covered in vegetation. The meals, too, were available in various choices, and I could choose what I wanted to eat. The fantastic room services and everything were available at teahouses and lodges. With the Peregrine crew, the expedition also ran more smoothly and was more exciting due to the professionalism and expertise of the whole staff and Peregrine representatives. Everything went flawlessly and without any problems. If you want to visit Nepal, I always advise you to select Peregrine as your tour operator.

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