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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Tour 2019

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Mustang is a Tibetan kingdom that falls within the boundaries of Nepal nestled in the Himalayas at 13,000 feet. Upper Mustang region lies north of Kagbeni which is north-west part of Nepal and is influenced by Tibetan culture. Upper Mustang is far Nepal's most restricted area in Annapurna region. It was opened for foreigners in 1992 and is located in the Northwestern area of Nepal and the part of Tibetan Plateau. The main places of interest of Mustang Jeep tour are ancient Tibetan villages, rare medieval Buddhist arts, interesting culture and the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert. Upper Mustang area is similar to trekking into Tibet, which geographically is a part of Mustang a land where the soul of man still considered to be as real as feet walks. The land itself is almost treeless, barren landscape with a countryside similar to Tibetan Plateau, but where beauty and happiness flourishes, in spite of hardship.The Capital Lo Manthang (3730m) of the ancient Kingdom of Mustang was attached to Tibet in the 14th century. The region was annexed by Nepal in 17th century. Since Mustang region lies in the Tran-Himalayan part of Nepal and Therefore untouched by the outside world or the Chinese cultural revolution, Lo Manthang is truly a medieval town with 14th-century monastries still remains active to preserve this magnificent Trans-Himalayan Kingdom.
 
The Tenji festival in annual event indigenous to Lomanthang,Tenji festival commonly pronounced "Teeji"is the abbreviated from of Tempa Chhirim which translates to "prayer for world peace".Tenji commemorates the victory of Buddha's incarnation. Dorji sonam over a demon called MA TAM RU TA, who waxman eater and who caused storms and droughts to destroy people's houses and livestock. The dance performed by the monks of lomanthang chhyode Gumba during these three days festival enact the harassment of the MA TAM RU TA, the birth of Dorji Sonam to return and the demon to the Buddha realm.

Tiji Festival is going to celebrate from 12 May 2019 To 14 May 2019.
GROUP DISCOUNT:
       Details  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax
Lodging, Fooding, Vehicle, Guide, Kathmandu sightseeing  USD 1550 per person USD 1350 per      person                 USD 1100 per           person                   
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Flight Fare   USD 240 per person  USD 240 Per person  USD 240 per person
Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara Flight Fare  USD 240 per person  USD 240 per person  USD 240 per person
Restricted area permit   USD 500 per person USD 500 per person USD 500 per person
ACAP entry permit  USD 20 per person  USD 20 per person  USD 20 per person
Total Trip Cost  USD 2550 per person  USD 2350 per person  USD 2100 per person
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend 3 days in Lo-Manthang at the Tiji Festival.
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Experienced the real Tibetan culture and religion.
  • Visit Ancient Chosser caves where 44 living rooms.
  • Explore ancient monasteries,caves and Buddhist shrines.
  • Breathtaking mountain views of Annapurna,Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : 07 May 2019: Arrive in Kathmandu airport.
  • Day 02 : 08 May 2019: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trip preparation (1,300m).
  • Day 03 : 09 May 2019: Early morning fly to Pokhara.
  • Day 04 : 10 May 2019: Fly (17 minutes) to Jomsom & drive (4 hours) to Kagbeni via Muktinath.
  • Day 05 : 11 May 2019: Drive (6 hours) to Ghami Village.
  • Day 06 : 12 May 2019: Drive (3 hours) to Lo-Manthang and enjoy first day of Tiji Festival.
  • Day 07 : 13 May 2019: Visit ancient Chhoser Cave and enjoy second day of Tiji Festival.
  • Day 08 : 14 May 2019: Explore around Lo-Manthang and enjoy last day of Tiji Festival.
  • Day 09 : 15 May 2019: Early morning drive (7 hours) to Jomsom.
  • Day 10 : 16 May 2019: Early morning fly to Pokhara and then fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 11 : 17 May 2019: Transfer to airport for final departure.

Day 01 : 07 May 2019: Arrive in Kathmandu airport.

Our company representative will meet you in airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 02 : 08 May 2019: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trip preparation (1,300m).

Today, After morning breakfast we will start sightseeing around kathmandu valley visit UNESCO world heritage sites Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar square and Boudha stupa.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 03 : 09 May 2019: Early morning fly to Pokhara.

Today, Early morning fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.After refreshment at hotel we will have boating at Phewa lake and visit TalBarahi temple located center of Phewa lake.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 04 : 10 May 2019: Fly (17 minutes) to Jomsom & drive (4 hours) to Kagbeni via Muktinath.

Today, Early morning fly to jomsom and drive to kagbeni via Muktinath.We will drive through Kaligandaki river and visit muktinath temple.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 05 : 11 May 2019: Drive (6 hours) to Ghami Village.

Today,After morning breakfast we will drive to Ghami.We will cross Kaligandaki river and drive through beautiful landscape. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 06 : 12 May 2019: Drive (3 hours) to Lo-Manthang and enjoy first day of Tiji Festival.

Today, After morning breakfast we will drive to Lo-Manthang.Explore Lo-Manthang village,Chode Gonpa,Jampa Monastery and Thupchen Gonpa.Around 2pm we will enjoy Tiji festival. 
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 3
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 07 : 13 May 2019: Visit ancient Chhoser Cave and enjoy second day of Tiji Festival.

Today, We will drive to chhosar cave and visit Tibetian monastery and day time we will enjoy second day of Tiji festival.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 08 : 14 May 2019: Explore around Lo-Manthang and enjoy last day of Tiji Festival.

Today, After early morning breakfast we will explore around Lo-Manthang and know culture,tradition and lifestyle of local people. Day time we will enjoy last day of Tiji festival.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 09 : 15 May 2019: Early morning drive (7 hours) to Jomsom.

Today, After early morning breakfast we will drive to Chhusang and have lunch and drive to Jomsom.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 : 16 May 2019: Early morning fly to Pokhara and then fly to Kathmandu.

Today, After early morning breakfast we will fly to Pokhara and then after we will fly to Kathmandu.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 : 17 May 2019: Transfer to airport for final departure.

Today, Our representative will meet you and transfer to airport for your final departure.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 Night twin sharing hotel accomodation in Pokhara.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
  • One professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trip.
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes
  • Upper Mustang restricated area permit fee.
  • Salary,Food,Acommodation and Insurance for the Guide and driver.

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo)
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek
  • Tips for Guide & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above
Upper Mustang Tiji festival tour is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Upper Mustang Tiji festival tour can be done in February,June,April, May and December as well.
 
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 30 degree celsius to -15 degree celsius low.
 
During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We provide tourist bus transfer service from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. We book flight ticket through Simrik air, Buddha Air, Yeti air for the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.
 
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
 
 
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Generally, in kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
 
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu and Pokhara city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.

If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
 
 
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
Duration
11 days
Price Start From
USD 2100

Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/-01
Grade: Easy grading info
Best Month of the Year : Mar to May - Aug to Dec
No. of Person : 2-12 peoples
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 4,000M.
Destination: : Nepal

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