Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Pokhara city
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
  • Mountain views: Annapurna-II,  Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond)
  • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River valley
  • Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang
  • The landscape of dry land in Jomsom & Muktinath temple 
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas
  • Visiting the capital of Mustang “The Lo Manthang"
  • The best cultural experience of the Tibetan Tiji Festival in the hidden walled city of Lo Mangthang

Upper Mustang Trek is one of the Best Trekking routes in Nepal and Himalayas to explore the Himalayan nature and Trans Himalayan land. Upper Mustang trek is the best choice to experience the nature, environment, and wilderness of the Trans Himalaya. The unique Tibetan culture and tradition of the area add more spice to the Upper Mustang trek.
The unique rugged and dried path of Upper Mustang greets every trekker with extreme adventurous experience and thrilling feels. All on the way several peaks of Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri Massif accompany their great and astounding views. Lower attitude trails cool trekkers via amazing fresh air flowing through the lush green forest. An alpine lush forest full of pine, oak and rhododendrons trees, orchid flowers and many more makes the path to upper mustang so amazing. After reaching Upper mustang- north to Kagbeni, you will be mesmerized with the unique beauties of the Trans Himalayan Tibetan field.
You can also say Upper Mustang as a desert in the basin of almighty Himalayan. Peoples of Mustang believe the curse of the devil made Upper Mustang such a dry place.
After reaching the upper Mustang, you can’t see vegetation anymore, only rocky and rugged landscapes can accessible. The peoples of Mustang are so helpful and kind. These adorable peoples are always ready to share their cultures and tradition with you. Upper Mustang trek is the best trekking route in Nepal to experience the traditional Bon Po culture and Tibetan Buddhist culture.   
Upper Mustang trek is also best to experience the typical Tibetan and Thakali foods. Thakali Khana is the most popular meal plan for the whole of Nepal.
More to that Upper Mustang is the best destination to visiting several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and gumba, temples, and many sacred lakes and places.
Upper Mustang trek starts with an amazing sightseeing tour of some UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu for a whole day. After that, two flights, Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom is made. These amazing scenic flights provide wonderful views of landscapes. After landing Jomsom, with a few pre- trekking preparations, we start exclusive trekking and reach to Kagbeni. Crossing Chele, Syanbochen, Ghami and Tsarang from Kagbeni, on day 10 we reach to Lo Mangthang- the hidden valley of the Mustang. Lo Mangthang was one hidden Kingdom and a walled city with unique cultures and traditions. After the whole day of acclimatization in Lo Mangthang for exploring and experiencing the environment of Trans Himalayan and their culture, we again start to trek and cross Drakmarfrom, Ghiling, Chuksang and come back to Jomsom. Again with two return flights to Kathmandu we back to Kathmandu. Here are full trekking is complete. If you want to more things after this trek, Luxury Holidays Nepal has many other packages and adds on trips.
Luxury Holiday Nepal is also offering Jomsom Muktinath Trekking in the same region to explore Muktinath temple- a sacred holy temple for both Buddhists and Hindus.
For more information and detail please contact us. It is our pride to connect with you.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN130
  • Duration19 Days
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax1-20
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 May 10, 2020 : Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Timber House Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport in a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) on twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis. 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin/double sharing bed basis.
  • All standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Luxurious transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city, and trekking route map - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

Trip Map

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport in a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Timber House Nepal) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) on twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis. 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin/double sharing bed basis.
  • All standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Luxurious transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with the cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city, and trekking route map - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

Read Reviews

Rated 5 based on 4 reviews

Tiji Celebration with LHN:

Tiji Celebration with LHN:

Rating:  

I wanted to do short festivals trek which I needed to accommodate our limited time in Nepal through Luxury Holidays Nepal. The company was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through completion of our trek and last couple of days back in Kathmandu. They were waiting at the airport until I arrived and moved toward the hotel rooms in luxurious cars. Our guide was knowledgeable, professionalism and helpful while trekking in upper mustang of lo-Manthang for the experience the Tiji festivals of Tibetan people. We view the culture of people and enjoy the festivals of their tradition and rituals which was followed from the ancient period that makes the trip so memorable and fabulous time with the LHN team. The lodges, teahouse, and hotels room were very comfortable and perfect food and dinner and much better than I expected and full credit goes to Luxury Holidays Nepal and their team. I surely come to Nepal again and highly recommend this agency for the next trek.

, Qatar

Great Trek, Excellent Guide

Great Trek, Excellent Guide

Rating:  

Thoroughly impressed by Luxury Holidays Nepal and the company was always helpful during the booking process. The guide was very attentive to the objects and timeframe requirements for our trip and appreciated his recommendations on our itinerary. We decided on the Mustang tour of the Annapurna region and they provided the Knowledgeable and supportive guide Ram for the good support and information for planning trekking during Tiji festivals in Mustang districts. The scenery was majestic, the landscapes suffused with holiness and enjoyed the view of the mountain. We thoroughly enjoyed the Tibetan Cultural Tour with Luxury Holidays Nepal and the Great arrangement of Hotels, Lodges, with the perfect accommodation, dinners and have a shower in a suitable bathroom. The extra add on Kathmandu one day tour where we saw temples and burial areas was amazing and memorable with their team. Thank you LHN made us feel at home, giving us always great assistance! We highly recommend them and choose them again!!

, Indonesia

Extremely Wonderful

Extremely Wonderful

Rating:  

We organized our trip to Nepal and the most rewarding hiking adventure ever with a very professional and excellent caring team to guide the way Annapurna. Luxury Holidays Nepal handled all flights, food and Hotel room and kept us in great spirits. We saw beautiful vistas, amazing sights (an avalanche in the distance, yak “trains” moving across thin trails, monks chanting at Tembouche Monastery). One morning visited the caves and gompas of the chooser area which is north of Lo Mangthang and highly recommend because you can actually enter some of the caves and hike itself has great views. A trek to Mustang for the Tiji festival is a great experience no matter how you go but LHN made it even better. So we highly recommend LHN Company and their team. THANK YOU!!!

, Australia

Amazing experience:

Amazing experience:

Rating:  

My friend and I booked a private trek through LHN to upper Mustang and it was a great experience! And their response was quick and easy to deal with them. Everything was just perfect from the first step on Nepal ground until our departure. My guide was excellent, informative and good to speak English and known about the corner of the country. We spend the day in Jhampa, Thupchen, and Chhoeda which were major gompas of the town of this region. We saw the Mt.Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and it was the mesmerizing view from upper mustang, beautiful rock painting, and dance with deeper meaning and enjoy the making flight from Jomson to Pokhara with amazing experience of nature and great accommodation in cities with Luxurious Hotels and lodges and deal according to our will. The country was full of experience and enjoy the beauty of nature. I would highly recommend the Luxury Holidays Nepal PVT. LTD

, Netherlands

1. Accommodation: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you Timber House Nepal in Kathmandu, in Pokhara(Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) and Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket, and pillows. Some rooms have an electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail.

2. Food on the way (Journey):
Your breakfast included in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during trekking. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trial in the local lodge.

3. Water Facilities:
There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated "pure water" stations along the trek. As a last alternative, you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges. 

4. Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

5. Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicles for airport transferal, sightseeing, Pokhara-Nayapul, flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara and Jomsom-Pokhara) and Luxurious Tourist bus Pokhara-Kathmandu.

6. Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

7. Visa:
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Days

Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee USD 5 per day

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8. Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
www.makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.comwww.expedia.com
They usually have good offers. (See the flight details page for more information)

9. When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

10. Health Issues:
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Annapurna Base Camp. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache, but they will get less in a couple of days. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills, or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

11. Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be insured (As you will reach up to 3900meter). (See the travel insurance page for more information)

12. Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

13. Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan, and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

For more information about Nepal Trip click here.

1. Flight Delay in JOMSOM
Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such a case, Luxury Holidays Nepal will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.
The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of the cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.
2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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