The kingdom of Mustang opened to foreigners in 1992. It is one of the very few places of the world where we can have an experience of ancient and authentic Buddhist culture, and off course nobody can stay without appreciation of its fantastic landscapes. Tiji festival has always attracted many foreigners to the Trans-Himalayan area of Upper Mustang. It is celebrated in the month of April/May.Tiji festival is a time of religious pilgrimage for many local people as well as a wonderful time of grand celebration. The celebration of Tiji festival in the Mustangi’s capital of Lo-Manthang have various reasons,one of the main reason is the victory of goodness over evil and it also created unity among people of Mustang.
Duration: 18 days
Maximum altitude : 4200m
Possible extensions: Chitwan national park – the Newar towns of Bandipur – Kathmandu Valley …
Best Saeson : 12, 13, 14 May 2018: 3 days festival in Lo Manthang –
itinerary by days
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu airport by the agency and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Visit some historical monuments in Kathmandu Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and afternoon flight or take a tourist bus early in the morning to Pokhara – Hotel.
Day 3: Take an early morning from pokhara to arrive at Jomsom airport situated near the bank of Kaligandaki river.An unforgettable flight over Annapurna over Annapurnas will be a memorable journey.Trek to kagbeni -Lodge.
Day 4: Entrance to the Upper Mustang and walk to Tshuksang,splendid landscape – Lodge.
Day 5:We cross the kaligandaki before climbing to Chele and the trail continue to climb to small pass and after the pass we descend to the village of Samar – Lodge.
Day 6: A pass of 3900 m awaits us and we have a wondorful view of Annapurna one,Tilicho,Nilgiri,Thorong peaks and many more… we descend to the village of Ghiling – Lodge.
Day 7:We leave the village of Ghiling to climb up Nyala passe,again beutiful panorama of the mountains and we go down to the beautiful village of Ghami and after the lunch we have a small pass of 3900m to reach at nice plateau of Tsarang- Lodge
Day 8: We join Lo Manthang capital of Mustang- Lodge
Day 9: Explore the capital of Upper Mustang Lo Manthang or excursion to the valley of Chhoser and Garphu.Lo-Manthang-Lodge.
Day 10: Tiji Festival Day 1 – Lodge
Day 11: Festival Tiji em 2 days – Lodge
Day 12: We leave Lo Manthang passing by Dhrackmar trail and visit the monastery of Logekar – Ghami – Lodge.
Day 13: Ghami – Syangboche- Lodge.
Day 14: Syangboche – Tshuksang – Lodge.
Day 15: Tsutsang – Jomsom- Lodge.
Day 16: Retake flight from Jomsom to Pokhara , relaxing day after trek in pokhara – Hotel
Day 17: Take afternoon flight or tourist bus early in the morning to Kathmandu from pokhara. – Hotel
Day 18: Free morning in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport.