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18 Days Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek (Music, Dance, Cultures)

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek coincides with the combination of the dramatic Himalayan desert with the magnificent views of massive Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri ranges at the backdrop. Trekking through the world’s deepest gorge, Kaligandaki Gorge and high vibrant walls of Mustang villages, exploring the centuries back lifestyle of people add a significant cultural and geographical highlight. This year the Tiji Festival will be celebrated on 30th, 31st May, and 1st June 2019. We offer a fixed departure for this trip. If you find this trip appealing, you may reserve with Osho World Adventure. We are committed to making your travel reliable, safe, comfortable, and affordable.

per adult from

$2,907

AUD

Duration

18 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 17x Breakfast
    • 12x Dinner
    • 12x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 17 nights
    • Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
    • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share b&b basis as per the itinerary.
    • Tourist Coach Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
    • Domestic Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
    • 30 minutes Wellness and Spa after Trekking.
    • Trekking Permit ($500) and Annapurna Conservation area entry fees.
    • Comfortable teahouse accommodation during the tour.
    • Welcome Dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
    • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary.
    • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc
    • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
    • Trekking guides and other support staff.
    • Upper Mustang Trekking map.
    • Osho Adventure T-shirts / other seasonal gifts.
    • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
    • All applicable Government taxes.
    • Entry/Admission - Pokhara Lakeside
    • Entry/Admission - Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Lo Manthang Village
    • Entry/Admission - Chhusang Village
    • Entry/Admission - Jomsom Muktinath Trek
    • Entry/Admission - Thamel
    What's excluded :
    • International Airfare to and from your country
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
    • All standard meals during the trek are optional add on (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu – keeps $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant.
    • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a case of early return from trekking than scheduled.
    • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek.
    • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek.
    • Personal expenses such as the phone calls, laundry service, the internet, battery recharge etc.
    • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above.
    • Tips for Guide & Porter after trek completion.
    • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Swayambhunath Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa

  • Day 1: Arrived in Kathmandu

    Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Our representative will meet you on your arrival at the Airport and transfer you to the Hotel. An information session about the program will be conducted by our Tour Guide. Overnight stay in Hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Kathmandu

    Day 2: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Early in the morning after breakfast, our tour guide will takes you for the sightseeing around the Kathmandu, the sightseeing site are- Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the late afternoon you will have preparation for the trek and you can buy necessary equipment.

    This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. There are also three museums inside the palace building.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Swayambhunath Stupa, Swayambhu, BHAGANPAU 44600, Nepal
    You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    It is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Asan, Between Durbar Square and Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Asan is a very popular and crowded local market in Kathmandu. It is inhabited by mainly Newar people (indigenous people of Kathmandu).Meanwhile, people from all over the nation and even foreigners are regular customers and visitors there.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Kathmandu

    Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

    Stop At: Pokhara Lakeside, Lakeside Rd, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
    On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Pokhara.

    Day 4: Pokhara to Kagbeni

    Stop At: Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Kagbeni Nepal
    An appealing drive to Kagbeni starts after a delicious breakfast in Pokhara. The journey to the starting point of Mustang passes through the beautiful landscapes. The Kagbeni village is situated at the bank of rushing Kaligandaki river. Kagbeni is the main entrance gate for Upper Mustang.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 5: Trek to Chele

    Stop At: Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Kagbeni Nepal
    Our trek to Chele begins from Kagbeni through the east bank of Kali Gandaki river. The landscapes follow through uphill and downhill sandy trails to Tangbe Village, which offers the finest view of Nilgiri peak. Whitewashed houses, apple orchards along the way leads us to Chhusang Village and finally cross the Kali Gandaki Valley to Chele. Overnight, we stay at Chele.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 6: Trek to Geling

    Stop At: Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Kagbeni Nepal
    Our trek to Chele begins from Kagbeni through the east bank of Kali Gandaki river. The landscapes follow through uphill and downhill sandy trails to Tangbe Village, which offers the finest view of Nilgiri peak. Whitewashed houses, apple orchards along the way leads us to Chhusang Village and finally cross the Kali Gandaki Valley to Chele. Overnight, we stay at Chele.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 7: Trek to Charang

    Stop At: Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Kagbeni Nepal
    Today, we continue our trip towards the longest Mani walls in Mustang. The trail follows a suspension bridge over Tangmar Chu river and a gentle NYI La Pass. We head towards a Dzong and Red Gompa slowly descending towards Charang village. Overnight, we stay at Charang.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 8: Trek to Lo Manthang

    Stop At: Lo Manthang Village, Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal
    From Charang village we gently climb up to visit the oldest Gompa of Nepal; Lo-Gekar Gompa. Then, we continue our trail towards the plateau of Lo-Manthang enjoying the walled city of Lo. Lo- Manthang is the capital of this Himalayan Kingdom.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 9: Lo-Manthang, First Day of Tiji Festival

    Stop At: Lo Manthang Village, Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal
    30th May 2019. Mark your calendar! Today is the first day of Tiji Festival. The celebration of this ceremony lit-up with the lively ambiance as the people gather together in the vibrantly colored traditional dresses and they showcase their own way of dancing style. Not only this, tug-of-war and horse racing are the major attractions of this day. We spend this day observing this unique celebration. Overnight, we stay at Lo-Manthang.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 10: Second Day of Tiji Festival

    Stop At: Lo Manthang Village, Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal
    Tibetan monks perform unique dance and dramas to chase away the hungry demons from their villages. Many people from different regions of Mustang will be involved in this celebration. After this, we will walk around to explore the other appealing villages around Lo- Manthang. Overnight, we stay at Lo-Manthang.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 11: Final Day of Tiji festival, Explore Namgyal Gompa and return back

    Stop At: Lo Manthang Village, Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal
    Today is the last day of Tiji Festival. We will hike around the Namgyal Gompa which lies on a hilltop, which is also an important monastery. Then, we continue to explore the Tingkhar village situated to the northwest of Lo-Manthang. After this, we come back at Lo-Manthang and watch out the final moment of celebration of Tiji Festival. Overnight at Lo-Manthang.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 12: Trek to Drakmar

    Stop At: Lo Manthang Village, Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal
    Today, we climb up to the highest point of our trek to Chogo La, at an elevation of 4210m. We head to explore Lo Gekar and continue to descend Ghar Gompa. Then, we walk through the alpine meadows and steep down to Drakmar. Overnight at a comfortable guesthouse in Drakmar.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 13: Trek to Shyangmochen

    Stop At: Lo Manthang Village, Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal
    We head towards the stone walls pass and the small fields of Drakmar descending through the lower part of Ghami and Jaite. Then, finally, descend to Tama Gau to Shyangmochen. Overnight, we stay at guesthouse.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 14: Trek to Chhusang

    Stop At: Chhusang Village, Tsugsang, Chhusang 33100, Nepal
    Today, we hike down to Chhusang Village passing by an alternative route to Samar by visiting Ranchung Cave.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 15: Chhusang to Jomsom

    Stop At: Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Nepal
    Today, we complete the route of Upper Mustang and head towards the Jomsom through the Lower Mustang(Kagbeni). We stay at Jomsom tonight.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at tea lounge

    Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara

    Stop At: Pokhara Lakeside, Lakeside Rd, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
    We head towards Pokhara by a scenic Himalayan flight from Jomsom.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Pokhara

    Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

    Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and get ready to head towards Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. Tracing the same way back we reach Kathmandu and we transfer you back at the hotel.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at boutique hotel in Kathmandu

    Day 18: Final departure

    Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Today we say our final goodbye. Our representative will come to see you off at the airport. Hoping you had a pleasant and wonderful trekking experience we bid you goodbye.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our airport representative will receive you from Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Your guide will meet you either on the same day upon your arrival or next day morning an hour before the trip begins.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Trekking Top Nepal

Activity ID: V-103070P43

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