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Tiji Festival Trek

14 Days

Tiji Festival Trek is a fascinating annual three-day festival consisting of Tibetan rituals that celebrate the myth of a son who had to save the Mustang kingdom from destruction.Local legends hold that the Great Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava came to Mustang and battled with evil forces that were intent upon destroying Buddhism.

The most important festival in the region is the Tiji Festival, which influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The Tiji Festival features a three day ritual known as the ‘chasing of demons’. The exact date for the festival varies each year as the Lamas calculate the date for the festival according their own calendar. For 2012, the Tiji Festival falls on May 29, May 30, and May 31.

There is an interesting story that took place in the reign of 15th King of Mustang. When the Kingdom suffered from various problems and the Queen also could not bear a son. Then a great Sakyapa master was invited from Tibet. The Sakyapa master performed as the lead dancer at the Tiji Festival.

For the Tiji Festival trek 2020 will be celebrate 19th May to 21st May 2020.We offer other different package beside this Trekking, Upper mustang Trekking and Manaslu circuit  trekking is popular trekking for trekkers.


  • Get to explore the historical palaces, its courtyard, and the alleys of Upper Mustang during the festival.
  • Enjoying the natural diversity of the Sherpa villages of Kagbeni, Chele, Ghiling, and Chharang to Lo-Manthang.
  • Tiji Festival, one of the famous colorful Buddhist festivals.
  • The festival is celebrated to pray to God for water and good crops.
  • The monks dress in traditional manner and masks and dance, which supposedly to drive the evil spirits away.
  • Traverse through many ridges, walk through boulders and cross different boulders to reach Upper Mustang.
  • Tiji Festival Trek is an opportunity to witness the vivid Tibetan culture of the last forbidden Kingdom of Lo.

Price Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • Round Trip flight ticket for Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara.
  • All meals during trekking 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners and Tea).
  • Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking on local tea houses.
  • Special Permit for Upper Mustang.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Trekking certificates.
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • Transportation for Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu by Tourist bus/Private Car/Van and Flights depends on Clients requirement and budget.

Price doesn't Include:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
What time should we star Trekking?

We start our trek after breakfast at 7:30 am.

Trekking Permit:

Tiji Festival Trek is a restricted region. You will need special restricted area permit for this trekking. Trekking Permit can be issued by Nepal government register local trekking company. You will also need ACAP and MCAP permit for this trekking. Two trekkers are compulsory for this trek.

Accommodation and Foods for this Trekking:

Tiji Festival Trek is a tea house trekking. Every day sleep in the tea house which will basic with two single beds and toilets are shared and can be outside of teahouses. Some of the teahouse provides heating at dining hall. Foods Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are available in teahouses. You will stop in teahouses for Food during your trekking.


Everest Hiking Treks charges a non-refundable $100 deposit at the time of booking. The remaining amount you will pay before departure your trip.

Travel Equipment:

Sun hat or scarf / Light balaclava or warm fleece hat / Sunglasses with UV protection.


Thin, lightweight inner socks / Thick, warm wool hiking socks / Hiking boots with spare laces.


Camp shoes / Gaiters for hiking in winter..


Lightweight gloves / Heavyweight gloves or mittens / With a waterproof shell outer (Seasonal


Under Garments / Hiking shorts / Lightweight cotton long pants / Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms


Fleece or wool pants / Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


T-shirts / Light and expedition weight thermal tops / Fleece jacket or pullover


Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket / Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket


Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees / Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries / Small pad or combination lock-to-lock


Trekking Bags/Duffel bag  / Basic First Aid Kit / Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside trek bag


Day pack (Approximately 20-22 Liter) / Trekking Poles / Water bottles


Toiletries / Ear Plug  / Tooth brush /paste / Multipurpose soap / Nail cutter / Small mirror


Wet wipes (baby wipes) / Tissue /toilet roll / Anti bacterial hands wash


Binoculars / Reading book / Trail Map/Guide book / Journal & Pen / Pencils and small notebooks


Passport, Cash, Photo 3×4, Insurance, Airfare. There should be a backup copy and let your family members keep it in case of emergency.

Personal First-Aid:

Diamox, cold, Vitamin C and other Normal Medicine.

Travel Insurance:

The Travel Insurance must cover the cost of Helicopter Flight and Rescue service. Emergency Air Ambulance and Medical Expenses, especially for altitude sickness, must also be covered under the Travel Insurance Policy. And we recommend you to make travel insurance of US$ 100,000 on average.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Tiji Festival Trek
7% Off
From $ 2,300 $ 2,130
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Jeep
  • 2-20
  • 4200 m
  • 14
  • Mustang Region
  • March -May & Oct-Dec
  • Hotel /Tea House
  • 3 Meals a day
  • Buddhist