|Lowest Altitude||Approximately 827 meters Pokhara|
|Highest Altitude||Approximately 3730 meters Lo Manthang|
|Activities||Tiji Festival trek|
|Duration||16 Days Trip,14 Days trek|
|Start-End||Pokhara-Jomsom-Chaile- Syangboche-Lo Manthang- Dhakmar- Jomsom- Pokhara|
|Group Size||Minimum One to Maximum Fifty|
|Best Season||March-May, September-November|
|Cost||$925 per person|
The Everest holiday managed Upper Mustang trek on Tiji festival held annually during month of May and June perceiving heavenly beautiful trans Himalaya landscape on rain desert region is awe inspiring.
Tiji revered festival; instigated during period of independent Lo-Manthang kingdom centuries ago to exorcise obstacles and sufferings befalling on region due to evil forces, while numerous devotees, villagers and visitors swarm at the at Mustang King’s palace courtyard for three days to celebrate the festival.
The royal family of Mustang prays as well as blesses for peace and prosperity of Lo-Manthang region and people on this pious festival celebrated as glory of victory of virtues over vices.
Day One: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day Two: Depart from Kathmandu for six hours drive to Pokhara.
Day Three: Drive from Pokhara to Jomsom, then approximately three hours’ trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni
Day Four: Kagbeni to Chaile at elevation of 3500 meters to 10004 feet consuming approximately 5 to 6 hours.
Day Five: Trek from Chaile to Syanbochen taking about six to seven hours
Day Six: Trek from Syangboche to Tsarang consuming approximately seven to eight hours.
Day Seven: Trek to Lo- Manthang from Tsarang taking about three hours to catch opening ceremony of Tiji festival that starts on midday.
Day Eight: Indulge on carnival like festival of Tiji exploring culture, religion and scenario of Lo- Manthang.
Day Nine: Enjoy final day of Tiji festival celebration.
Day Ten: Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar passing Ghar Gompa taking around six to seven hours
Day Eleven: Trek from Dhakmar to Somar consuming approximately seven hours.
Day Twelve: Wander on route to Kagbeni from Somar taking around six hours
Day Thirteen: Leave Kagbeni moving on sloppy trail to Jomsom taking about four hours.
Day Fourteen: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes thirty-five minutes.
Day Fifteen: Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara on seven hours’ drive.
Day Sixteen: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to hotel by private vehicle.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
We set out for Pokhara; natural paradise embellished with nature’s treasure that lies 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu on six hours’ drive.
Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom drive and Trek to Kagbeni
Exhilarating drive from Pokhara to Jomsom over small villages on backdrop of world’s most enormous mountains perceiving glimpse of sparkling snowcapped mountain peaks from close distance. Then, trek begins from Jomsom along the coast of Kali Gandaki river to Kagbeni that literally means bolt at the two river.
Day 04: Kagbeni to Chaile
We leave Kagbeni following the trail along Kali Gandaki river after showing your restricted area in Kagbeni checkpoint then climb uphill for short period to reach Tangbe; beautiful village with scenic traditional houses and fields of barley, buckwheat, apple orchards. We move forward crossing river and pass another village Chuksang to arrive at Chaile for overnight stay.
Day 05: Chaile to Syangboche
We continue our journey trekking on undulating path witnessing unraveled classic skycaves that dates back three years ago and observing numerous artistic eroded diverse colored rocks and passing Taklam la pass and Dajori la pass to arrive at Syangboche for overnight stay.
Day 06: Syangboche to Tsarang
We climb gently uphill from Syangboche to cross Syangboche la pass then treks down passing Tama Gaon to reach Jaite then follow gradual up and down trail crossing another village Ghami with eye catching vision of upper Mustang unique topography to reach Tsarang.
Day 07: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang to enjoy opening ceremony of Tiji festival
We leave Tsarang trekking down up to river then gently climb upward to land at walled city Lo-Manthang to witness famous three days Tiji festival beginning on afternoon at three pm.
Day 08: Enjoy Tiji Festival ceremony on second day
We explore major Gompas along historical palace of royal family of Lo-Manthang embedding on historical Tibetan culture on morning and later indulge on carnival environment of special Tiji festival for lifetime memory.
Day 09: Final day Tiji festival celebration
Enchant on final day celebration of Tiji festival that ends with symbolic and ceremonial destruction of evil signified through long black hair.
Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar
We proceed our return trek following instantly ascending trail leading to world’s oldest Tibetan monastery, Ghar Gompa then head to Dhakmar for overnight stay.
Day 11: Dhakmar to Somar
We head our journey to beautiful village Somar grabbing moment to witness eye appealing scenery.
Day 12: Somar to Kagbeni
We trek to Kagbeni from Somar passing old village Chusang with magical vision of mount Nilgiri.
Day 13: Kagbeni to Jomsom
We retrace the trail that runs along Kali Gandaki river and passes Eklebhatti village to arrive at Jomsom to catch scenic flight to Pokhara.
Day 14: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes thirty-five minutes.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries rice terrace fields.
Day Sixteen:Return flight
We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
The Cost Includes:
- Airport pickup and drop up.
- Insurance, food, accommodation and fees for porter and guide for whole trek.
- Rescue help.
- First aid and medical for guide and porter.
- All government VAT and TAX.
- Annapurna National park permit and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).
- Specail restricted area permit of upper Mustang for minimum 10 days and two persons (per person USD 500).
- All help to find the best and cheapest accommodation and food during the trek and stay in Nepal.
-Local vechiles drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomson.
The Cost Excludes:
- Accommodation, Meals and drinks during the treks and your stay in Nepal.
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
-Cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
-Entrance fees for monastry, caves and museum in Upper Mustang.
To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired.
- Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.)
- Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary)
- Duffel Bag
- Flash Light (Head lamp)
- Sun glass
- Water purifier
- Trekking boots
- Lightweight sandals
- Woolen socks (3 pairs)
While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes.
- Hat (For warmth)
- Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts
- Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material
- Fleece Jacket or pullover
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Thermal Clothing (As per the Season)
- Lightweight rain Jacket
- Warm Gloves or mittens
- Sports bra
- Sun block
- Toilet articles and towel
- Small Knife
- First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you)
- Batteries backup
Accommodation: You would be accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And offered to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during trek.
Meal: You would be offered breakfast, Nepali meal at homestay during time at Kathmandu while on trekking you would be provided Nepalese meals three times a day during trek.