Rare Upper mustang Trek Tiji Festival 2024

The Upper Mustang trek during the Tiji Festival is a rare opportunity to witness a vibrant cultural event in one of the most remote and culturally intact regions of Nepal. The Upper mustang trek tiji festival, a three-day ritual celebrated annually in Lo Manthang, commemorates the victory of Dorje Jono over a demon that threatened Mustang. This trek combines the classic Upper Mustang route with the added excitement and cultural immersion of participating in this unique festival.

Overview

The Upper Mustang trek during the Tiji Festival is an extraordinary experience that combines the adventure of trekking through remote and stunning landscapes with the cultural immersion of one of Mustang’s most important festivals. The Tiji Festival adds a unique and unforgettable dimension to the trek, providing a deep insight into the spiritual and cultural life of the Mustang people

Itinerary

Activities: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and settle in.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Highlights: Initial orientation about the trek and the Tiji Festival, permit arrangements, and equipment check. Free time to explore Thamel and acclimate to the vibrant atmosphere of Kathmandu.

Activities: Embark on a guided tour of Kathmandu’s cultural landmarks. Visit the ancient Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, and the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Highlights: Gain insights into Nepal’s rich spiritual heritage. Finalize trekking preparations and meet your trekking group.

Activities: A short flight takes you from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day exploring this lakeside city.
Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara
Highlights: Stroll along the shores of Phewa Lake, visit the International Mountain Museum, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Annapurna range.

Activities: Early morning flight to Jomsom. Begin your trek by walking to Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang.
Trekking Hours: 3-4 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Kagbeni
Highlights: The trail offers spectacular views of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains. Kagbeni’s medieval architecture and narrow alleys provide a glimpse into the region’s history.

Activities: After obtaining your special permits, trek from Kagbeni to Chele. The path follows the Kali Gandaki River and crosses several suspension bridges.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Chele
Highlights: Pass through picturesque villages such as Tangbe and Chhusang. The stark landscape, with its eroded cliffs and arid terrain, is mesmerizing.

Activities: Trek through narrow canyons and ascend to the Dajori La pass. Descend into the village of Samar before climbing again to reach Syanbochen.
Trekking Hours: 6-7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Syanbochen
Highlights: The rugged beauty of the landscape and the serene, sparsely populated villages offer a sense of tranquility and adventure.

Activities: Continue your journey, crossing the Yamda La pass. The trail takes you through juniper forests and across high-altitude plateaus before descending into Ghami.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Ghami
Highlights: Ghami is one of the larger villages in Upper Mustang, known for its extensive Mani walls and ancient chortens.

Activities: Trek over the Tsarang La pass and descend into the village of Tsarang. The trail is lined with ancient chortens and prayer walls.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Tsarang
Highlights: Visit the Tsarang monastery and the ancient fort. The village’s whitewashed buildings and red cliffs are particularly striking.

Activities: The final leg to Lo Manthang is a relatively gentle ascent. Arriving in the walled city of Lo Manthang is like stepping back in time.
Trekking Hours: 4-5 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Lo Manthang
Highlights: Explore the ancient capital with its royal palace, monasteries, and intricately carved buildings. The anticipation for the Tiji Festival adds to the excitement.

Activities: Participate in the Tiji Festival, a three-day event filled with colorful dances, music, and rituals. The festival takes place in the square in front of the royal palace.
Accommodation: Tea house in Lo Manthang
Highlights: The Tiji Festival is a unique cultural experience. Watch the monks perform masked dances that reenact the story of Dorje Jono, who saved Mustang from destruction. The festival is a time of great joy and spiritual significance for the locals.

Activities: Begin your return journey, trekking back to Drakmar. The route passes through Gyakar, known for its 1,200-year-old Ghar Gompa, which houses beautiful rock paintings.
Trekking Hours: 6-7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Drakmar
Highlights: The dramatic red cliffs of Drakmar are a highlight, and the area’s spiritual significance adds to the experience.

Activities: Continue your trek back to Ghiling. The trail descends steeply in places and passes through several villages and agricultural fields.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Ghiling
Highlights: The views of the surrounding mountains and the traditional Mustang houses offer excellent photo opportunities.

Activities: Trek back towards Chhuksang. The route offers different perspectives on the landscapes you crossed earlier in the trek.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Chhuksang
Highlights: Enjoy the changing scenery and the opportunity to revisit villages you passed through on the way up.

Activities: The final leg of your trek takes you back to Jomsom. This is a longer trekking day, but the path is relatively straightforward.
Trekking Hours: 6-7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Jomsom
Highlights: Celebrate the completion of your trek with a hearty meal and perhaps a hot shower. Jomsom’s modern amenities will be a welcome comfort.

Activities: Take an early morning flight back to Pokhara. Once in Pokhara, you can relax or explore the city at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara
Highlights: The flight offers one last chance to see the stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from above. Enjoy a relaxing day in Pokhara, perhaps with a massage or some shopping.

Activities: Return to Kathmandu by flight. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Highlights: Use this day to explore more of Kathmandu or to do some last-minute souvenir shopping. A farewell dinner with traditional Nepali cuisine and cultural performances can be arranged.

Day 19 :
Departure

Activities: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight.
Highlights: Reflect on your incredible journey through the mystical land of Mustang and the memories made along the way.

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Rare Upper mustang Trek Tiji Festival 2024
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