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Mustang Tiji Festival - 2020

Mustang Tiji Festival - 2020

Mustang lies in the western part and particularly the origin of Tibet. Hidden at the back of huge peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Mustang was out-of-the-way or completely restricted region for the trekkers until 1991. 

Mustang Trekking way embraces treeless deserted scenery, vertical rocky path ascending and descending the hill and eye-catching views of Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho peak, Tukche peak, Mustang Himal, and many other giant peaks. Mustang region is considered to be a restricted area where a special trekking permit is obligatory through a registered trekking Agency.

We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks has been arranging special Trekking permits of Mustang and all necessary arrangements for Mustang Trekking.

Tiji Festival Mustang
People from Mustang region are very religious. They have very rich culture.Very popular festival called Teji festival has been celebrating in Mustang every year. Mostly Teji festival is in the month of May.

New date is published for Mustang Tiji Festival for 2019. People of Mustang and Lo-manthang celebrating Teiji festival on 31st May - 2nd June - 2019. So many tourists are very much interested to see Teji festival in Mustang and they plan as per festival schedule every year.Since it is one of interesting culture in Mustang. If you are interested to see the Teji Festival in Mustang please do plan your Mustang Teji festival Trek 2019 in month of May - June 2019.

The people settling in Mustang region are known as Lo and they settle at the end of Kaligandaki. Mustang is also an antique Himalayan Kingdom with several largest Tibetan Buddhist Gompas. 

Upon our arrival in Jomsom the doorway to Mustang trekking, we begin trekking crossing few striking villages and high passes, observe the standard of living of the selters, experience the deepest gorge in the world on the way.The arresting peaks and frequently changing scenery, white rinsed walls of Lo Mangthang adds charm to Mustang trekking.

We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks has been arranging Mustang Trekking for those who wish to experience the Himalayan way of life and look at the unaffected and distinctive traditions of the Nepali Tibetan local people there. Trekking to Mustang region was entirely camping trekking in the past years. However, Mustang trekking can organize teahouse trekking these days. Tiji Festival is full of Tourist and need to book in advance to secure the seats, so hurry up too book it on time for 2019.

 

Mustang Teji Festival - 2020 - Outline Itinerary

Day 01 [11th May] Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02 [12th May] Kathmandu
Day 03 [13th May] Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 04 [14th May] Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni
Day 05 [15th May] Kagbeni - Tsehile(3110m)
Day 06 [16th May] Tsehile - Syangbochhen (3800m)
Day 07 [17th May] Syangbochhen - Tsrang (3570m)
Day 08 [18th May] Tsrang - Lomanthang (3530m)

Tiji Festival

Day 09 [19 May] First day observe Teji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
Day 10 [20 May] Teji Festival second day
Day 11 [21 May ] Final celebration of Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m.

Day 12 [22nd May] Lomanthang - Tsrang
Day 13 [23rd May] Tsrang – Syambochhen
Day 14 [24th May] Syambochhen - Chuksang (3050m)
Day 15 [25th May] Chuksang - Kagbeni
Day 16 [26th May] Kagbeni - Jomsom (2743m)
Day 17 [27th May] Jomsom - Pokhara
Day 18 [28th May] Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 19 [29th May] Kathmandu
Day 20 [30th May] Departure

Mustang Trekking

Cost Included
Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking. English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter. All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek. Every day 3Meals Trekking portion. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), Camping Trek Our Cook prepare & Tea House Trek will provide on local Lodge. All fees on Trek.

Cost Excludes

All the expenses of personal nature, drinks, lunch and dinner city portion, tipping, all the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control Nepal Visa, (USD25 for 15days, USD40 for 30days) and Airport Tax etc.

Mustang Tiji Festival - 2020 - Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 [11th May] Arrival Kathmandu
you will meet on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to hotel. Evening welcome Nepali dinner with culture program. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 [12th May] Kathmandu
Free day on your own and we make trekking permit and necessary trekking arrangement.

Day 03 [13th May] Kathmandu - Pokhara
After Breakfast 6 hrs Drive to Pokhara about 200km by Tourist Bus through good scenery of River and countryside. Check in to the Hotel. Free afternoon on your own. Take a walk around Lakeside or you can do boating at fewa lake. O/n Hotel. (You can fly to Pokhara takes 25 minutes Flight).

Day 04 [14th May] Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni
Early morning drive to airport to board your flight 25-minute flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival in Jomsom meet with our crews and proceed toward Kagbeni. Camping in Kagbeni.

Day 05 [15th May] Kagbeni - Tsehile(3110m)
After early breakfast, proceed toward Tsehile. The trail follows to the bank of Kaligandaki, somewhere crossing the river. The journey passes the villages of Tangbe & Chunksang. You will enjoy hot lunch cooked by our own cook on the way. Before we reach Tsehile we need to cross a bridge over Kaligandaki and climb steeply up about 35 minutes to the Tsiele Village. Camp at Tseile.

Day 06 [16th May] Tsehile - Syangbochhen (3800m)
Enjoy early breakfast and start journey Today we cross four passes Taklam La (3240m) Dzong La (3550m), Baga La, Yemdo pass (4000m). You travel through Samar, Bhona, and Yemdo villages. There are very few settlements in Mustang. Each village contains about 2-6 families. Each day we have to walk about 7-8 hours. There are three families or houses in Syambochhen. Camp in Syamgbochen.

Day 07 [17th May] Syangbochhen - Tsrang (3570m)
We have to start early each day and stop early. We have to pass four passes today, Shyammochhen la, Nyi or Nya la (4050m), Ghemila (3520m), Tsarang la (3920m). There is a big village in Ghami. After Ghami, we see big Chhortens along the way and we travel through the Great Chorten Gate before we arrive in Tsarang. The Tsarang also a villages containing about 50 families or houses. Camp in Tsarang.

Day 08 [18th May] Tsrang - Lomanthang (3530m)
Early start, about 6-7 hours walk. Before we arrive in Lomanthang we pass Lo (Dry) pass from where you can view Lomanthang- Main city of Mustang where you can visit Palace of Historic King of Am Pal, Low caste village etc. Overnight guest house in Lomanthang.

Tiji Festival Start
Day 09 [19th May] Observe the Tenji Festival - 2019 in a 1st day at Lo-Manthang (3840m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 10 [20th May] Exploration of cave and monastery in morning and afternoon witness the stunning mask dances performed by monks in Tenji Festival. Overnight at Lodge - Lo- Manthang.

Day 11 [21st May] Enjoy the last and final celebration of Tenji Festival -  2019. Overnight at Lodge in Lo-Manthang. Tenji Festival End !

Note:
Mean time - visit King palace, Monasteries, Low Caste Village, Herbal Medical School, even you can visit with Traditional Herbal Medicine Doctor in Lomangthang.

Day 12 [22nd May] Lomanthang - Tsrang
Your return journey will more easily than going up to Tsarang. Overnight at Guest House at Tsrang.

Day 13 [23rd May] Tsrang – Syambochhen
After Breakfast Trek to Syambochen. Overnight Guest House.

Day 14 [24th May] Syambochhen - Chuksang (3050m)
After Breakfast Trek to Chuksang. Overnight Guest House.

Day 15 [25th May] Chuksang - Kagbeni
After Breakfast Trek to Kagbeni. Overnight Guest House.

Day 16 [26th May] Kagbeni - Jomsom (2743m)
Today is your last night with your all crews including porters, guide etc. You will enjoy your dinner this evening offering some drinks to your crews. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 17 [27th May] Jomsom - Pokhara
All flights to Pokhara start morning only. Wake up early and lines-up for flight to Pokhara. Explore Pokhara as relaxing day. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18 [28th May] Pokhara - Kathmandu
Drive or fly back (half an hour) back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 19 [29th May] Kathmandu
Free day on your own for relaxation, shopping or hang around the city. Overnight Hotel.

Day 20 [30th May] Departure
After Breakfast transfer to Airport for final departure.

Note:
You may take drive back from Lomangtang to Jomsom by Jeep also possible to save time or both way by 4 WD Jeep Trip also possible for adventure lovers! We can customize as per your time schedule.

Trip Duration: 20 days including Kathmandu and Pokhara
Country: Nepal (Mustang region)
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Total Nights in Kathmandu: 4 nights
Total Nights in Pokhara: 2 nights
Trip Grade: moderate
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 7 hrs
Minimum Group Size: from 2 Person & above - mostly private Tour
Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Cultural and religious Tour
Maximum High Altitude: 4050m Nyi or Nya la pass
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or camping in trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/tourist bus or domestic Flights
Best Travel season: March - June, September - December
Trip Route: Kathmandu- Pokhara- jomsom- Tsehile- Tsarang- Lo Monthang-  Tsarang- Chuksang- Kagbeni- Jomsom- Pokhara- Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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