Tiji Festival in Lomonthang

19 Days
Activity:
  • Tiji Festival in Lomonthang

Overview

Upper Mustang is also called hidden Himalayan valley at the North of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Range. ItHere is in the rain-shadow area of Nepal so it is called dessert land of Nepal.Here  people are called Lo who are influenced with Tibetan Buddhist, Religion and Culture. Lo people believe that they are celebrating Tiji festival since 15th Century. Celebrated at the courtyard of the king’s palace, this is most important festival around this valley. All the people from seven villages of Upper Mustang participate in this festival. Tiji festival begins as a religious ceremony around this valley during the month of May. It is 3 days ceremony. All the people are seen wearing colorful custom dress when they dance at the town Square in Lo-manthang.
The story behind the festival is related to the victory of the god power against evil power and is surrounded around the theme of rebirth. People pray strongly for Hope, Peace and Prosperity of the people residing here during the occasion. After prayer, they believe that the god will protect the village from evil eyes or evil power. The region becomes crowded during this festival as people from local area as well as from other parts of the world too gather here for the celebration.
Not only the festival, visitors can visit many other interesting places like ancient caves, thousands of old Buddhist monastery, painted cave, etc. If time suits, Damodar Kunda, the source of Kaligandaki holi river can be visited. On the way, panoramic mountain views, valleys, terrace fields, wooden bridge, sheepherding, mountain goats, bunch of yaks and cows can be seen. Animal husbandry is the major source of income for mountain people.

Trip Duration 19 Days
Activity Nepal Trekking
Accommodation Normal tea houses
Start - End Kagbeni in Mustang - Jomsom in Mustang
Group Size Min 2 Px
Max. Altitude 3730 m
Trip Season During the Month of May
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) and Transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 02:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu and  Preparation for Trip and Permit
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 5/6 hrs
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,713m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m) 4/5 hrs
  • Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m) 5/6 hrs
  • Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m)6/7 hrs
  • Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m) 5/6 hrs
  • Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m)5/6 hrs
  • Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m)4/5 hrs
  • Day 10: Rest day In Lo manthang to enjoy the Tiji festival and Explore Lo Manthang
  • Day 11: Rest in Lo Manthang
  • Day 12:  Lo Manthang to Ghami (3520m) 6/7hrs 
  • Day 13:  Ghami to Samar(3620m) 5/6 hrs
  • Day 14: Samar to Chhuksang(3050m)  4/5hrs
  • Day 15: Chhuksang to Muktinath(3760m) 6/7hrs
  • Day 16:Muktinath to Jomsom(2720m)5/6hrs
  • Day 17: Flight or Drive to Pokhara
  • Day18:Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Drive to International Airport and final departure
INCLUDED
  • Airport picks up and drops by  Private Vehicle
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu World heritage Sight
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • 2  Night accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • One  Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • All the Permit include Special Permit 
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • Lodge during the Trek
  • Jomsom Pokhara Flight fare to Client and Guide Porter
  • Insurance for all Staffs 
Not Included
  • International Flight and Nepal Visa 
  • Food in Kathmandu and pokhara accept Breakfast
  • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
  • Temple/Monastery entrance fees
  • Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek

Price:$2015

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