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Upper Mustang Trek: Tiji Festival in the Himalayas

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Join the certified guides at Himalayan Wander Walkers on an exciting Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal and take part in the vibrant annual Tiji Festival!

Himalaya

18 Days

Mar - Nov

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy a unique trek in the Himalaya mountains.

* Take part of the vibrant and colorful Tiji Festival.

* Discover the Upper Mustang Region of Nepal.

* Explore Buddhist shrines, temples and traditions.

Description

Would you like to enjoy one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal and participate in one of its most colorful festivals? Then join us on this Upper Mustang Trek during the Tiji Festival in May 2023 and discover the full color of the Himalayas.

Upper Mustang is a special place in Nepal that preserves many Tibetan traditions and lies on the border with China. Every year, visitors trek to this unique location to experience the local Buddhist culture and visit monasteries, pilgrimage sites, and local towns on the way. Furthermore, the mountain views and culture are also one of a kind. Every year, the Tiji Festival, a special 3-day Buddhist ceremony that reenacts the chasing out of demons from the sacred land of Lo Manthang, takes place in the region.

On this trek, we will get to both explore Upper Mustang and participate in the unique festivities of the Tiji Festival. Furthermore, we will spend 1 night in a local home, 1 night in a monastery guest house, and one night at a tea house, which will give us a real feel of the local culture. Of course, you will need to be physically fit, as we will be hiking for 4 to 5 hours a day. The Tiji festival of 2023 will take place on the 16th, 17th, and 18th of May of 2023.

So, are you ready for an exciting Upper Mustang trek and Tiji Festival? Then book your place now and join us!

Or, if you prefer, you can join us on a shorter Pikey Peak trek in the Everest region and get a taste of the Himalayan way of life.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

For individual tours, you will need to pay an extra fee. We offer a special discount for groups larger than 4.

COST INCLUDES:

Airport pick up and drop off,

Taxi/bus to the start and end of the trek,

English-speaking government license holder trekking guide,

Porter,

Trekking guide’s and porter’s insurance during the trip,

TIMS trekking permit,

National park fee,

Bus fare from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu,

All Government and local taxes.

Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company),

Accommodation during the trek,

Fooding (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trek,

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Meals & drinks in Kathmandu (unless stated otherwise under ‘The trip cost includes’),

Personal trekking equipment,

Travel/medical insurance,

Upper Mustang Restricted Permit of USD 500 per person for 10 Days

Domestic Flights from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara

Emergency rescue evacuation,

Phone calls,

Photography and video charge,

Internet,

Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara,

monastery entry fee,

International air ticket,

Tips for your trekking guide & porters at the end of the trek,

If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur,

Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek preparation.

Day 3: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara.

Day 4: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and Trek to Lupra.

Day 5: Muktinath

Day 6: Chuksang

Day 7: Sangmochen

Day 8: Dhakmar

Day 9: Lo-Maanthang

Day 10: 16th May 2023 First days of Tiji Festival and Explore Lo-Manthang walled city.

Day 11: 17th May 2023 Second day of Tiji Festival.

Day 12: 18th May 2023 Final Day of Tiji Festival and drive to Charang.

Day 13: Charang Trek to Yara

Day 14: Trek to Charang

Day 15: Drive to Jomsom

Day 16: Fly or Drive back to Pokhara

Day 17: Drive From Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 18: Final Departure

 

FAQs

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

We choose best available lodges in the mountain during your trek. All the meals you can choose as per in the respective lodges and guest houses.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

Last week of March to May and September to November

Can I join a group?

Yes, during the Peak Season. (Mar-May and Sep-Nov)

What happens in the event of bad weather?

If the domestic flight bwtween Pokhara to Jomsom get cancelled due to bad weather, then we will provide 4x4 private Car (road transportation) on same day.

About the guide

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Himalayan

Tour Operator

Himalayan Wander Walkers P.Ltd (HWW) is an accredited Trekking & Tour operator company in Nepal. We provide reasonable and quality services for individual/group, as well from and within the country which aspires for responsible tourism.

We are legally registered with the Nepal Government Tourism Authority (NGTA) and committed to providing services for the extent of the travelers, trekkers, Mountain climbers and adventure seeker with the essence of traveling in the secured and ecologically friendly way. We are an active Member of Trekking Agent’s Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

Thank you for choosing us. We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!

Languages

German | French | English | Chinese


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