Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

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We are branding the trek as “Mustang Tiji Festival Trek” which is an exciting cultural adventure trek that takes you to the hidden kingdom of Upper Mustang in Nepal. Tiji Festival is a religious festival celebrating the victory of good over evil and is celebrated every year in the walled city of Lo Manthang. Along with the breathtaking view of Upper Mustang, the festival is distinguished by colorful masks, dance, music and rituals that mark the period of the Bon-Buddhist era. The Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is an ideal adventure holiday trek for anyone who wants to explore the gems of Nepal and immerse themselves in the local mountain culture and tradition. A challenging mountain holiday trek and a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience, this trek is a must for anyone looking for a truly culturally unique adventure in Nepal.  Starting from Jomsom, this trek passes through the picturesque landscape of Lower Mustang.

  • Destination Nepal
    Region/Category Mustang
  • Travel Duration 22 Days
    Travel Season Spring/Summer
  • Max. Altitude 4,230 Metres
    Activity Style Tea House Trek
  • Activity Level Moderate
    Transportation Car & Flight
  • Active Time 5-7 Hours
    Group Size 02-12 Person
  • Tour Code No. JH-251
    Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Starting Point Pokhara
    Staring Days 4th Day
  • Ending Point Pokhara
    Ending Days 19th Day
Trip Description - Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Upper Mustang is part of Mustang District, one of the eleven districts of Gandaki Province and one of the 77 districts of Lo-Manthang State of Nepal, which joined the Union of Nepal in 2008 after the abolition of the Shah dynasty. It has its own language and culture! Therefore, Tiji festival is the most important festival of Lo Manthang in the Upper Mustang region. We are branding the trek as “Mustang Tiji Festival Trek” which is an exciting cultural adventure trek that takes you to the hidden kingdom of Upper Mustang in Nepal. Tiji Festival is a religious festival celebrating the victory of good over evil and is celebrated every year in the walled city of Lo Manthang. Along with the breathtaking view of Upper Mustang, the festival is distinguished by colorful masks, dance, music and rituals that mark the period of the Bon-Buddhist era. The Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is an ideal adventure holiday trek for anyone who wants to explore the gems of Nepal and immerse themselves in the local mountain culture and tradition. A challenging mountain holiday trek and a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience, this trek is a must for anyone looking for a truly culturally unique adventure in Nepal.  Starting from Jomsom, this trek passes through the picturesque landscape of Lower Mustang. The trek also takes you to traditional villages, where you can witness the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people. As soon as you reach Lo Manthang, you will have the opportunity to witness the Tiji Festival in its full glory. The main attraction of this three-day festival is the dance of the monks, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. The festival is a unique experience that leaves a lasting impression of the rich culture and tradition of Upper Mustang.

Although the Tiji festival is celebrated for 3 days, every year the chief lamas decide the date of the festival according to their own calendar. It is not difficult to participate in Tiji because it is a deserted area of upper Mustang in Lo Manthang in April and June. It has religious and cultural significance for local residents of Mustang district. The Tiji Festival is one of the most notable three-day events held annually in Lo Manthang, an ancient town in the Mustang district of Nepal. This festival is celebrated with a mixture of dance, music and rituals to ward off evil spirits to bring peace and prosperity to the land of the country. Before the main event of the festival begins, the chief dancer must complete a three-month retreat. In the main event members of the Mustang royal family and all the villagers of Upper Mustang (Nichodun of the seven administrative units of Mustang) participate in this sacred dance along with many other rituals. Actively participate in the sacred Mustang region influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and experience peace and spirituality. Experience pure Tibetan culture and lifestyle preserved for centuries in Mustang. Enjoy the rituals and prayers performed by the monks to the gods to seek their blessings.
Details of inclusions and exclusions in package!
What's included in this tour
Services that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport private transportation
  • Pokhara travel by scheduled deluxe tourist bus
  • Flight from Pokhara - Jomsom and Return
  • Travel Pokhara-Kathmandu by domestic airlines flight
  • 13 Days full board (BLD) tea-house package trek
  • Standard twin share best room during the trek
  • Daily breakfast with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation entrance fee and TIMS
  • 11 Days Upper Mustang Trekking Permit
  • 2N - Stay at Kathmandu Guest House or similar ***
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with daily buffet breakfast plan
  • Free daily bottled water & Coffee maker in the room
  • 3N-Stay at Hotel Middle Path Pokhara or similar ***
  • Hotel in Pokhara with daily buffet breakfast plan
  • Extra guides if the group size is more than 6 trekkers
  • Porter (2 guests = 1 porter, max. weight 10kg/trekker)
What's not included in this tour
Services that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • ssup 155$
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal tourist visa and international flight ticket
  • Travel insurance for rescue work and other costs.
  • Bar bills, drinks [water or tea coffee and alcohol etc.]
  • Personal nature of expenses and trekking equipment
  • Hotel cost if earlier return from trekking by any reason
  • Any costs incurred due to flight delays or cancellations.
  • Extra services during trek (i.e. porter, horse or treatment)
  • Sightseeing entry fees, camera fee in Kathmandu & Lumbini
  • TIPs for trekking guide & porter (USD10 per day per trekker)
  • Additional costs for sightseeing or Hotel or mountain flight
  • Extra cost incurred by any reason which is not in our control
  • All the other cost and things which are not included above.
  1. Day 1 Departure Day – Nepal

    Today is your departure day for Nepal. To book your flight, please open the given link to get information about airlines offering flights to Nepal and see which airlines are flying from where in Nepal. https://www.tiairport.com.np/all-flights

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu Arrival Day: Arrive anytime!

    Upon arrival in Nepal, Jagadamba Holidays representatives will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport with a Jagadamba Holidays placard (Jagadamba Holidays signboard). In case of late night arrival, private transportation to the hotel will be arranged by the representative.

    Clients will be notified of tour briefings and group meeting times by a representative. In the meeting we discuss the travel plans and services and introduce the trek or tour guide as per the itinerary. You must completely fill up a legally binding travel form and a non-liability disclaimer form. If any person’s tour payment is due, such person must pay at this meeting. Stay overnight at Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel.

  3. Day 3 Preparation days and private activities in Kathmandu!

    Preparation days and private activities in Kathmandu!

  4. Day 4 Drive from Kathmandu - Pokhara (822 m) and transfer to Lakeside, Pokhara

    Pokhara is a beautiful lake city in Nepal. It is located about 200 km north-west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is located at an altitude of 822 meters above sea level. Deluxe air-conditioned tourist buses depart from Kathmandu at 7 am daily for Pokhara. You will travel in a deluxe air-conditioned bus and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara. There are daily flights to Pokhara which cost around $130 including airport transfers, which is an additional cost for you. On your road trip to Pokhara, you will pass through the Trishuli River and small villages on the Prithivi Highway through green hills and valleys. This river is famous for rafting. We see villagers walking along the highway and sitting in tea stalls. On your arrival in Pokhara, proceed to Lakeside. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to your hotel at Lakeside. After checking into your hotel, you have free time to explore Phewa Lake or the city and surroundings. Stay at Hotel (Meal Plan: Breakfast included.)

  5. Day 5 Fly from Pokhara - Jomsom (2,736 m) and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800 m)

    Jomsom is a popular tourist destination town in the Himalayas, also known as the windy city in Nepal. It is located about 148.4 km north-west of Pokhara. Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang district, which has a domestic airport called Jomsom Airport and is located at an altitude of 2,736 meters (8,976 ft) above sea level. You fly to Jomsom by domestic airline and it takes around 20-25 minutes to reach Jomsom. There are daily flights from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom which will cost around $145 and this price is included in your tour price. The domestic flight from Jomsom will take you through Dhaulagiri and Annapurna 8000 twin peaks. After reaching the Jomsom airport, you should start preparing to start the trek. After the preparation, the first day’s Kagbeni trek begins.

    Located in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, Kagbeni is a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists in the Mukti Kshetra of the Mustang district of the Himalayas. However, it is the gateway to the Upper Mustang Trek and the Korala Border in Tibet, China.

    Your Today’s Activities: After breakfast, you will proceed to the airport for your flight to Jomsom. With mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, this flight is scenic. Jomsom is a large town and windy place in Mustang district. After walking for 2 hours on the Kali Gandaki River, we reached Ekle Bhatti village and from here we continued our trek to Kagbeni on the banks of two rivers and after an hour’s walk we would reach Kagbeni. Walking distance from Jomsom airport to Kagbeni village is about 10 km. The road is flat and you often have to walk along the banks of the river. Today’s average walking time is around 3-4 hours. During our trek we will have to climb 200 meters and descend 100 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Kagbeni, our destination today. Stay at the Lodge in Kagbeni (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  6. Day 6 Trek from Kagbeni to Chhuksang (3,050 m)

    After checking approval for Upper Mustang entry, we proceed to Kali Gandaki river bank. While walking we reach a beautiful place. The trail here winds and up and down and takes us through Tangbe village, wheat, barley and wheat fields, apple orchards and Chusang. We will cross small rocks to reach Chele. Our destination tonight is Chele.
    The walking distance from Kagbeni to Chele village is about 14 kilometers. The path is flat and you often have to walk slowly up and down. Today’s average walking time is around 6-7 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 650 meters and descend 400 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Chele, our destination today. Stay at the Lodge in Chele (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  7. Day 7 Trek from Chhusang to Ghiling (3,500 m)

    Today, after breakfast and before lunch, we will climb Taklam La Pass (3624m) and we will have a panoramic view of Tilicho peak, Damodar mountain and many surrounding peaks. Then, we will descend to Samar Village and walk on the rocks. After spending some time in Samar village, the trek should continue to reach Syangboche village.
    The walking distance from Chele to Syangboche village is about 13 kilometers. The path is flat and you often have to walk slowly up and down. Today’s average walking time is around 7-8 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 1250 meters and descend 550 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Syangboche, our destination today. Stay at the Lodge in Syangboche (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

    From Samar Village, we have two alternative options to reach Syangboche via Vena La or Chungsi Cave. Of these two options, we recommend trekking through the Ranchung Chungsi cave because we will not return the same way to visit again. Ghayakar Village and Chungsi Caves are the highlights of today’s trek. We will reach Muktinath along the eastern route of the Kali Gandaki river. The beautiful landscape and clean villages make Chele and Syangboche the preferred destination of tourists from different parts of the world. This is not an ordinary trek, so the trek will be led by a professional and cheerful guide for safe and proper conduct.

  8. Day 8 Trek from Ghiling to Tsarang (3,620 m)

    After breakfast at the lodge, our trek today will begin. After a short climb to Syangboche La (3850 m), we take a beautiful scenic trail (optionally via Ghiling village) to Nyi La (4020 m). Taking a leisurely walk we will reach our day destination Ghmi (3510 m) which is the third largest village in Mustang situated high above the river. There is an old monastery in Ghami village.
    The walking distance from Syangboche to Ghami village is about 11 kilometers. The path is flat and you often have to walk slowly up and down. Today’s average walking time is around 4-5 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 400 meters and descend 650 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Ghami, our destination today. Stay at the Lodge in Ghami (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  9. Day 9 Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3,730 m

    After breakfast at the lodge, our trek today will begin. There are two routes from Ghami to Lo Manthang. On the way, we chose the easy version and we would go to Tsarang via Dhakmar (3,820m). Next day we will trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang via Ghar Gumba and Chogo La (4,280 m). We will trek for incredible views of Annapurna (I), as well as the impressive features of Chortens. Some of the mountains we see will be yellowish. We will also see snow-capped peaks and green hills on both sides as we trek. Under a rocky ridge at the summit lies one of the oldest and well-preserved chortens, with a 14th century monastery. Tsarang has a wonderful chorten at its entrance.
    The walking distance from Ghami to Tsarang village is about 11 kilometers. The path is flat and you often have to walk slowly up and down. Today’s average walking time is around 6-7 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 500 meters and descend 500 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Tsarang, our destination today. Stay at the Lodge in Tsarang (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  10. Day 10 First day of the Tiji Festival in Lo-Manthang

    The Tiji Festival is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist festival celebrated in the Mustang region of Nepal, particularly in the walled city of Lo Manthang. The festival typically spans three days, with each day holding its own significance. Here are the details of the first day of the Tiji Festival:

    Opening Ceremony: The first day of the Tiji Festival is marked by an elaborate opening ceremony. The local monks, dressed in their traditional attire, gather at the Choedhe Monastery, which is one of the main monasteries in Lo Manthang.

    Procession: A colorful and vibrant procession takes place, starting from the monastery and winding its way through the narrow streets of Lo Manthang. The local people, monks, and tourists often join in this procession, making it a lively and energetic event.

    Thangka Unfurling: One of the highlights of the first day is the unveiling of a large, ancient Thangka (a religious painting or tapestry) of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). This Thangka is usually displayed on a large wall at the monastery, and it remains there throughout the festival.

    Masked Dances: After the Thangka is unveiled, the monks perform traditional masked dances called “Chaam.” These dances are highly symbolic and represent various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. The dancers wear intricate costumes and masks, and their movements are synchronized to the beat of drums and trumpets.

    Religious Rituals: Throughout the day, there are various religious rituals and ceremonies held at the monastery. These may include chanting, prayers, and offerings to deities. The entire community comes together to participate in these rituals, creating a sense of unity and spirituality.

    Blessings and Well Wishes: People attending the festival receive blessings from the monks and lamas. It is believed that these blessings bring good fortune and cleanse one’s negative karma.

    Social Gatherings: The Tiji Festival is not only a religious event but also a social one. Locals and visitors mingle, exchange greetings, and enjoy traditional Tibetan food and beverages.

    Cultural Exhibitions: Sometimes, there are cultural exhibitions and displays of local art and craftsmanship during the festival. This allows visitors to learn more about the culture and traditions of the Mustang region.

    The first day of the Tiji Festival sets the tone for the entire event, and it is a visual and spiritual feast for both locals and tourists. The festival’s unique combination of religious rituals, masked dances, and community involvement makes it a memorable experience for anyone fortunate enough to attend. We will spend the night here. Stay overnight at a Royal Mustang Resort in Lo Manthang.

  11. Day 11 Observe 2nd day of Tiji Festival with Mask Dance

    The Tiji Festival in Mustang, Nepal, typically spans three days, with each day holding its own significance. Here are the details of the second day of the Tiji Festival:

    Religious Ceremonies and Rituals: The second day of the Tiji Festival continues with a series of religious ceremonies and rituals at the Choedhe Monastery in Lo Manthang. Monks and lamas gather to perform these sacred rites, including chanting, prayers, and the offering of butter lamps and other religious offerings.

    Masked Dances (Chaam): Just like on the first day, the second day features a continuation of the masked dances known as “Chaam.” These dances are performed by the monks and are a central aspect of the Tiji Festival. Each dance has its own symbolic meaning, and they often depict stories from Tibetan Buddhism, legends, or historical events. The elaborate costumes and masks worn by the dancers are a sight to behold.

    Dance of the Dorje Jono: One of the most important dances on the second day is the “Dance of the Dorje Jono.” In this dance, the main dancer, representing Dorje Jono, the protector deity, performs intricate movements while wielding a large dorje (a ritual object) and a phurba (a ritual dagger). It is local people believe that This dance symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

    Community Participation: The local community plays an active role in the festival. People from all over the Mustang region come to Lo Manthang to participate in the festivities. They dress in their finest traditional attire, adding to the colorful and vibrant atmosphere.

    Blessings and Empowerments: Monks and lamas continue to give blessings and empowerments to the attendees. Devotees and visitors seek these blessings for protection, good health, and spiritual well-being.

    Social Gatherings and Cultural Exhibitions: Throughout the day, there are social gatherings where people exchange greetings and engage in conversations. Additionally, cultural exhibitions showcasing local art, handicrafts, and traditional practices may be held, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the rich culture of Mustang.

    Traditional Food and Drink: Attendees often have the opportunity to sample traditional Tibetan and Nepali food and beverages, which are an integral part of the festival experience. Local specialties may be served, such as momo dumplings, thukpa (noodle soup), and butter tea.

    Continued Thangka Display: The large Thangka of Guru Rinpoche, unveiled on the first day, continues to be displayed prominently throughout the second day, reminding attendees of the festival’s spiritual significance.

    The second day of the Tiji Festival is marked by a continuation of the vibrant masked dances, religious ceremonies, and community engagement that make the festival a unique and culturally rich experience. It provides a deeper immersion into the religious and cultural heritage of the Mustang region. We will spend the night here. Stay overnight at a Royal Mustang Resort in Lo Manthang.

  12. Day 12 Final day of Tiji festival Celebration

    The third and final day of the Tiji Festival in Mustang, Nepal, is a culmination of the preceding days’ events and rituals. It is a day of grand celebrations and spiritual significance. Here are the details of the third day of the Tiji Festival:

    Religious Ceremonies and Rituals: The third day of the Tiji Festival begins with more religious ceremonies and rituals at the Choedhe Monastery. Monks and lamas gather to offer prayers and perform rituals that mark the conclusion of the festival.

    Masked Dances (Chaam): The third day features a continuation of the masked dances, with some variations and additional dances. These dances are highly symbolic and often depict the triumph of Buddhism over demons and obstacles. The dances may become more intense and dramatic on this day.

    Burning of the Torma: One of the most iconic moments of the third day is the burning of the Torma. Torma are intricately crafted dough sculptures that represent evil spirits. During the festival, these Torma are ritually destroyed by fire, symbolizing the purification of negativity and the triumph of good over evil. We will spend the night here. Stay overnight at a Royal Mustang Resort in Lo Manthang.

    Community Participation: As on the previous days, the local community actively participates in the festival. People from all over Mustang continue to gather in Lo Manthang, wearing their traditional attire and joining in the festivities.

    Final Blessings and Empowerments: Monks and lamas give final blessings and empowerments to the attendees. These blessings are believed to bring prosperity, protection, and spiritual growth.

    Procession: A concluding procession takes place through the streets of Lo Manthang. This procession often includes the display of the Thangka of Guru Rinpoche, which has been a focal point throughout the festival.

    Community Feast: The festival concludes with a communal feast, where locals and visitors come together to share traditional food and drinks. This feast is a way to celebrate the end of the festival and strengthen community bonds.

    Cultural Exhibitions: Cultural exhibitions showcasing the region’s art, handicrafts, and cultural practices may continue on the final day, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about the local heritage.

    Closing Ceremony: The Tiji Festival formally concludes with a closing ceremony at the Choedhe Monastery. It often involves prayers, dedications, and the display of religious relics.

    Marking the End: The end of the Tiji Festival is bittersweet, as it marks the conclusion of this unique and vibrant celebration. However, it leaves lasting memories for both the local community and the fortunate visitors who experienced this cultural and spiritual event.

    The third day of the Tiji Festival is a day of spiritual culmination and communal celebration, where the themes of purification, protection, and the triumph of good over evil are emphasized. It provides a fitting and joyful conclusion to this traditional Tibetan Buddhist festival in the Mustang region of Nepal.

  13. Day 13 Detour - Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lhakang and Tingkhar

    There are many things to see and do in Lo Manthang, the capital of the former Mustang Kingdom, and attractions spot vary according to the desires and interests of the trekkers.<br>

    The most famous places are Chhoser and Samar Palace. Besides that there are many others things in Lo Manthang, they are Jampa Lhakhang or Jampa Gompa, also known as “House of God”, which was built in the early 15th century and is the oldest. Another is Thubchen Gompa which was built in the late 15th century and is located southwest from Jampa Gompa. Chodey Gompa is now the main gompa, and Choprang Gompa is known as the “New Gompa”.

  14. Day 14 Trek from Lo Manthang to Dhakmar (3,820 m)

    We will explore Lo Manthang and the special surroundings, “Prayer Place.” The town is an old walled fort with densely packed houses and narrow streets. Unfortunately, we are only allowed to see the former king’s palace from the outside, but we are allowed to see three monasteries: Chamba Lhakhang, where there is a 14 meter tall statue of Maitreya (the Buddha of the future). Thugchen Lhakhang, a monastery with many large images of Shakyamuni, Avalokiteshvara and Maitreya, and Namgyal Monastery, the largest monastery in Mustang with magnificent sculptures, images and thangkas.

    Journey from Lo Manthang to Yara offers you the perfect opportunity to visit 13th century monasteries, mysterious caves and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of natural scenery. Upper Mustang is an open university to learn about Tibetan Buddhism. Upper Mustang cannot be entered without a special trekking permit from the Nepal Immigration Department. A professional guide must be taken through the agency. Jagdamba Holidays is a local travel agent and tour operator in Nepal. We will always be happy to arrange a trip to Upper Mustang Nepal for you.

    Today is a special day of trekking and we will explore full day in Upper Mustang and there are different options to see and visit so you can choose according to your interest while you are there, your guide will assist you. Your lunch today will be arranged according to your appetite and selected detour destination. After completion of day tour in Lo Manthang – drive to Yaragaon by private jeep. The walking distance from Lo Manthang to Yaragaon is about 15 km. Stay at the lodge at Yaragaon (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  15. Day 15 Trek from Dhakmar to Shyangmochen (3,800 m)

    After breakfast at the lodge, we leave Yara village and it is the Damodar Kunda trek to Muktinath and the entrance route to Upper Mustang via Teri La Pass through Nar Phu Valley. After vacating the room, today our trek will begin, which will take us the next 4,000 meters of this trek to Tange village. The first part of today’s trek is that we cross a small pass, then we will cross the Dhechang river valley, and we will continue trekking towards Tangge to enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas. A tough climb to the next pass (about 3,900m) awaits us on a long steep climb before reaching our destination for the day, Tange. The black Shaligram ‘ammonite fossil’ is found by lucky walkers along the banks of the Dhechang River. The Upper Mustang region offers complete satisfaction to trekkers and this trek can be one of the best adventures of a lifetime.

    The walking distance from Yaragaon to Tangge (3,350 m) is about 15 km. The path is difficult to walk, mostly walking up and down. Today’s average walking time is around 6-7 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 700 meters and descend 950 meters. Today’s lunch place will be chosen according to your appetite. Stay at the lodge at Tangge (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  16. Day 16 Trek from Shyangmochen to Chhusang (2,980 m)

    After breakfast at the lodge, we will begin today’s trek to Chhusang. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley and climb Tentang (3040m) from the eastern bank. The hardest and longest day of the Upper Mustang trek is the Tangge to Chhusang day of the trek. No, there’s no way to sugarcoat it: this section of the trek is really exhausting. Today, during our trek, we will pass Paha village, which is the highest point of today’s trek, and its height is 4,218 meters above sea level.There are many plateaus to reach Kali Gandaki valley and from Paha village (4060m) we can again enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri.We will continue trekking through the Chhusang Mountains to today’s destination, the small town of Tetang, with views of snow-capped peaks. In earlier years, the salt trade was very important to Mustang and much of the villagers’ wealth came from this trade. The Chusang section is also famous for its breathtaking views of Upper Mustang. By doing this trek you can discover the amazing views of the Himalayas and experience the ethnic culture of Mustang.
    The walking distance from Tangge to Tetang (3,050 m) is about 25 km. The path is difficult to walk, mostly walking up and down. Today’s average walking time is around 9-10 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 1300 meters and descend 1600 meters. Today’s lunch place (light pack lunch) will be chosen according to your appetite. Stay at the lodge at Tetang (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

  17. Day 17 Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath (3,780 m)

    After breakfast at the lodge we will start the trek to Muktinath. The highest point of the day from Tetang to Muktinath is Gyu La Pass and it is located at an altitude of 4077 meters above sea level. The day begins with a partly vertical climb to the Gyu La Pass (4,077 m). Today’s efforts are rewarded with magnificent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. According to travelers’ experiences, the Lower Mustang and the Upper Mustang are the most picturesque places in Nepal that anyone should visit before they die. The main attractions of the trek from Tetang to Muktinath are Jhong village, the holy Muktinath temple and the monastery. Muktinath, considered an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists, is called Mukti Kshetra. This is the last part of the Upper Mustang Trek that follows the eastern part of the Kali Gandaki river.

    Muktinath, a holy place for Hindus and Buddhists, is our destination today. We will take the remote back route to Muktinath which includes a steep 1000m climb to the Gue La Pass (4077m) before a gradual descent to the busy little town. You can take the afternoon to absorb the sights of Hindu and Buddhist worshipers around Muktinath Temple.

    The walking distance from Tetang to Muktinath (3,760 m) is about 15 km. The path is difficult to walk, mostly walking up and down. Today’s average walking time is around 5-6 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 1150 meters and descend 450 meters. Today’s lunch place will be chosen according to your appetite. Stay at the lodge at Muktinath (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

     

     

    After breakfast at the lodge we will start the trek to Muktinath. Trekking from Tetang to Muktinath is a popular route in the Mustang region of Nepal, offering stunning mountain views, cultural experiences, and access to the sacred Muktinath Temple. Muktinath holds great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple has 108 waterspouts, and taking a ritual bath in them is believed to cleanse one’s sins. Pilgrims often visit this temple as a part of their journey. The best time to trek from Tetang to Muktinath is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is clear and temperatures are moderate. Avoid trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rains. Be prepared for altitude sickness as you’ll be trekking at high elevations. Proper acclimatization, adequate hydration, and awareness of altitude sickness symptoms are essential. The Tetang to Muktinath trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. However, the high altitude and remote location can make it challenging for some trekkers. Make sure you are physically prepared and take it slow to avoid altitude-related issues. Also, ensure you have adequate gear and clothing for varying weather conditions.

  18. Day 18 Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2750 m)

    After breakfast at the lodge, we will begin the trek to Jomsom, which is the last day of our Upper Mustang trek. There are two ways to go to Jomsom, so we chose 2 routes. A shorter option goes directly to Jomsom, to Jharkot Fort and then Ekle Bhatti. The second option goes to Lupra (3,000 m) in a little used, beautiful side valley, first with a little steep and steep downhill walk, we reach a little below Ekle Bhatti, then through the Kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom. It is really a literal fate to wander around the blissful natural phenomena housed in the pleasant vicinity of Mustang. The walking distance from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,736 m) is about 19 km. Jomsom trekking depends on the choice of how difficult the trail to Jomsom is. Today’s average walking time is around 6-7 hours. In today’s walk we have to climb 400 meters and descend 1450 meters. Lunch will be provided according to your appetite on the way to Jomsom, our destination today. Stay at the Lodge in Jomsom (Meals: Dinner and Breakfast included).

     

    Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom via Lupra village is a captivating journey that takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the Mustang region in Nepal. Start your trek from Muktinath and descend through arid terrain. Pass by scenic apple orchards and enjoy the serene surroundings. Arrive at Lupra village, known for its ancient Bon Po monastery, which is distinct from Tibetan Buddhism. Accommodation options in Lupra include basic lodges and homestays with warm hospitality. Continue your trek, following the Kali Gandaki River downstream. You’ll encounter the unique geological feature of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, one of the world’s deepest gorges, with breathtaking cliffs on both sides. Pass through charming villages like Kagbeni, known for its ancient architecture and as the gateway to Upper Mustang. Reach Jomsom, the administrative center of the Mustang district and a hub for trekkers. Along this route, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The dramatic landscapes, desert-like terrain, and the contrasting green river valley make for a visually captivating journey.
    Don’t miss the chance to explore the ancient culture and traditions of the people in the villages you pass through. Jomsom is well-connected by flights and road to major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, making it convenient for the end of your trek. Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom via Lupra village offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a sense of spiritual serenity, making it a memorable journey in the Mustang region of Nepal.

  19. Day 19 Fly from Jomsom - Pokhara (850 m) and transfer Lakeside, Pokhara

    Fly or Drive
    After breakfast at the lodge, we needed to head to the airport one hour before the actual departure of the flight. We will take off from Jomsom, landing at Pokhara Airport after 20 minutes because the Jomsom-Pokhara flight time estimate is 20-25 minutes. Pokhara is a beautiful city where many tourist activities can be done, like boating in Phewa Lake, paragliding, ultralight flying, visiting Sarangkot, World Peace Stupa, International Mountain Museum, David’s Fall, Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave and Tibetan Camp.
    After reaching a city like Kathmandu or Pokhara, the duty and service of a trekking guide ends. However, sometimes at the request of the group members, we keep the guide on duty till Kathmandu while trekking in the Annapurna region. Food in cities is on your own, so you can have your lunch/dinner at your convenient time. Cities have restaurants of different tastes and you can choose your delicious restaurant in the city. Stay at a Hotel in Pokhara (Meals: Breakfast included).

  20. Day 20 Free day in Pokhara for relaxation and private activities

    The flight from Jomsom to Pokhara is a popular way to return to the city after completing treks in the Annapurna and Mustang regions.

    The flight from Jomsom to Pokhara typically takes around 20-25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 67 kilometers (42 miles). However, flight schedules can be subject to change due to weather conditions, so it’s a good idea to check with the airline for the most up-to-date information.

    The flight offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges as you fly over the Kali Gandaki Gorge. On a clear day, you’ll be treated to breathtaking Himalayan panoramas.

    Upon arriving at Pokhara Airport, you can easily find taxis or pre-arrange a transfer to your hotel in the city. The Pokhara international airport is located about 7.5 kilometers from the Lakeside area, which is a popular tourist hub in Pokhara.

    Private Activities in Pokhara:
    Pokhara is a beautiful and vibrant city in Nepal, known for its stunning natural surroundings and a wide range of activities. Here are some private activities you can enjoy in Pokhara:

    Boating on Phewa Lake: Rent a private rowboat or pedal boat and explore the tranquil Phewa Lake. You can visit the Tal Barahi Temple located on an island in the lake.

    Paragliding: Pokhara is one of the best places in the world for paragliding. You can book a private tandem flight with an experienced instructor to soar over the city and enjoy panoramic views.

    Visit Peace Pagoda: Take a private taxi to the World Peace Pagoda, a serene Buddhist stupa with stunning views of the Annapurna Range and Pokhara Valley.

    Exploring Davis Falls and Gupteshwor Cave: Visit Davis Falls, a unique waterfall that flows into an underground cave. Nearby, you can explore the Gupteshwor Cave, known for its sacred Shiva shrine.

    Mountain Biking: Rent a mountain bike and explore the countryside around Pokhara. There are various trails suitable for different skill levels.

    Private Yoga and Meditation: Many yoga and meditation centers in Pokhara offer private sessions, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate amidst the serene surroundings.

    Visit Local Markets: Stroll through the local markets and bazaars, such as the Old Bazaar and Lakeside Market, for shopping and experiencing the local culture.

    Spa and Wellness: Treat yourself to a private spa or wellness session to relax and rejuvenate after your trekking adventure.

    Pokhara offers a wide array of private activities catering to different interests and preferences, making it an ideal destination for relaxation and adventure alike.

  21. Day 21 Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350 m) and transfer to Thamel

    After breakfast at the lodge, we needed to head to the airport one hour before the actual departure of the flight. We will take off from Pokhara, landing at Kathmandu Airport after 25 minutes because the Pokhara – Kathmandu flight time estimate is 25-30 minutes. We will also have opportunities to see the best views of the Himalayan peaks during this flight. Food in cities is on your own, so you can have your lunch/dinner at your convenient time. Cities have restaurants of different tastes and you can choose your delicious restaurant in the city. In the afternoon you will have time for your own exploration and/or souvenir shopping. Stay at a Hotel in Kathmandu (Meals: Breakfast included).

  22. Day 22 Departure from Nepal: Depart anytime!

    After breakfast, you should leave your room and store your luggage at the hotel and relax in the hotel lobby or explore the surrounding local market for last minute shopping for friends and family until you head to the airport for your flight back home.

    Due to limited space at Kathmandu Airport, all airlines have requested to report at the check-in counter three hours before the actual flight departure time. Therefore, we will pick you up from the hotel three and a half hours in advance, as the estimated travel time to the airport is around half an hour.

    We hope that your visit to Nepal and the activities you do during your visit will remind you to visit Nepal again in the future. As per the service policy of Jagadamba Holidays, your journey will conclude with a farewell at the airport. Have a safe and pleasant journey ahead. Thank you, see you again!

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The accommodation we use may vary depending on our package travel and the range of travel destinations. Before or after the trip you can book comfortable hotels in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara for your stay. If you book a tea house trekking trip, we will provide a small two-bed room for sharing in the hill lodges which is a basic facility but very clean.

Now, better-equipped lodges are also available in Annapurna and Everest areas but we recommend trekkers to use accommodation above 3500 meters where clean rooms and clean food are readily available. Sometimes a level of flexibility may be required when trekking in remote mountain areas. We believe that you will complete your vacation without any problems and have the trip of a lifetime. If you book camping/trekking, our camping team will manage a comfortable camping site by the river where possible.

There will usually be a dedicated support team on the trip to move luggage and equipment, set up camp, and prepare your food. You will find more detailed information about travel accommodation which is mentioned separately in the lodging section of each vacation package page.

However, you can expect excellent service and high quality in any budget range you choose. You can learn more about different types of travel and their features and the proposed travel price by contacting us directly where we will be very pleased to answer your questions. We always try to choose comfortable accommodation with local character reflecting the best value based on twin share accommodation.

When you book a trip, unless you request a private single room, we will arrange for you to share a twin bed room with a person of the same gender. If you request a private single room, you will need to pay a single room supplementary fee. Please note that during the trek, if the destination is 4000 meters above sea level, only dormitory accommodation with private beds will be available. On trekking trips we try our best but do not promise guaranteed room options. For most of our camping trips, we supply branded two-person tents, including groundsheets.

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, service plates, bowls, and all necessities are provided. Members of the mountaineering travel group are requested to manage according to the options given on the website.

Types of rooms during Trekking and City.
Sample room in Kathmandu and Pokhara Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Sample room in trekking Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
21.04. - 12.05.2024
Departure Guarantee
3,065 US$
2,815 US$
2,745 US$
26.04. - 17.05.2024
Booking Open
3,065 US$
2,815 US$
2,745 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
15.04. - 05.05.2025
Booking Open
3,065 US$
2,815 US$
2,745 US$

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Fixed Depature Date for 2024

Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
21.04. - 12.05.2024
Departure Guarantee
3,065 US$
2,815 US$
2,745 US$
26.04. - 17.05.2024
Booking Open
3,065 US$
2,815 US$
2,745 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Fixed Depature Date for 2025

Travel Dates Departure Schedule Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-14Pax  
15.04. - 05.05.2025
Booking Open
3,065 US$
2,815 US$
2,745 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 14 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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Departure Dates Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price Per Person Grp. Size: 2-3Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 4-7Pax Price Per Person Grp. Size: 8-12Pax  
21.04. - 12.05.2024
Departure Guarantee
3,065 US$
2,815 US$
2,745 US$
26.04. - 17.05.2024
Booking Open
3,065 US$
2,815 US$
2,745 US$

NOTE : If you like to do solo tours or private or your travel team members are more than 12 people please contact us for tour price customize.

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