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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival 2023

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  • Duration: 18 days
  • Departs: 22/05/2023
  • Arrives: 02/06/2023
  • Price: $1,960

The Tiji festival, locals calls Tenchi Festival is annual three days monk dance festival celebrate every year in Upper mustang , Lo manthang . According to Tempa Chhirim , Tenji: commonly pronounced Teeji or Tiji means “Prayer for world peace”.
Upper mustang, a place highly influenced from Tibetan bon Buddhism and only untouched preserved safe zone for Tibetan Buddhism . According to His highness Dalai Lama “Authentic Tibetan culture survives only in exile in a few places like Mustang, which has had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet.”

Three days Tenji commemorates for the victory of Buddha’s incarnation. It’s also victory by Dhorji Sonam (A monk) over demon called “MA TAM RU TA” – The wax-man eater and who cased storms and droughts to destroy people’s house and livestock.

Three days victory mask dance perform by monks from Chhyode Gumba (Monastic School , Lo-manthang) , a unique dance with ancient mask and swords . Three days mask dance shows about enact the harassment of Demon MA TAM TU TA to people, birth of Dhorji Sonam (Buddha incarnation) . It’s also shows Dhorji Sonam’s attempt to return demons to Buddha realm.

The First Day of Teji Monk dance called “TSA CHHAM” and Second Day called “NGA CHHAM” . Three days festivals starts from offering by seven villages(All village of Upper Mustang) representative offering their harvest to Dhorji Sonam to protect their food from storms . And end the festival , once victory over demons by Dhorji Sonam . All villagers take Demons statue out of village and throw away .

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Tiji Festival 2023 Dates : 16th to 18th May 2023


20 May 2022 : Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport ,our representative greet you and transfer to Hotel by private Car.

Overnight in Hotel Shanker or So standard Hotel, Kathmandu .[B]

21 May 2022 : Day 2
Private local cultural expert guided sightseeing in Kathmandu. [officially we need this days to final issue your upper mustang permit]

Overnight in Hotel, Kathmandu .[B]

22 May 2022 : Day 3
After breakfast in Hotel, we transfer to Pokhara by private vehicle (210KM takes 7 hrs), ***flight option available***.

Overnight in Hotel , Pokhara . [B]

23 May 2022 : Day 4
6:30 am flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (15 Min Flight), breakfast in Jomsom and Commencing trek to Kagbeni (3.5 hrs easy walking following bank of Kaligandaki river ) . Lunch in Kagbeni . Evening visit in Kagbeni village, Red monastery .

Overnight at Shangi-la Hotel, Kagbeni (2810m) . [B, L, D] – Small Family run homestay/tea house .

24 May 2022 : Day 5
Early breakfast in Kagbeni and start trek to Tsaile Village(3050M) . First day of restricted zone trekking 15KM, 5-6 hrs, We pass through Tangbe village (3060m), Tetang village (3040m), Chuksang village (2980m) . We take Lunch in Chuksang village .

Overnight in Tsaile village(3050M) . [B.L.D.] – family run teahouse/homestay Mustang Gate Guest House.

25 May 2022 : Day 6
After Breakfast start our mustang journey towards Shenmoche village, the hardest part of entire trekking ,we cross almost 300 meter height in first hour . Passing through Samar Village (3600m), Vena Pass (3500M) . (6-7 Hrs)

Overnight in Shenmoche (3400M), A small road side motel village .[B.L.D.]- Family run Teahouse ,Nilgiri  view Hotel.

26 May 2022 : Day 7
Early breakfast in tea house and start trek to Tsarang(Charang) village (3645m), one of the biggest village in upper mustang. We pass through Gheling village(3500M) , Nyi La (4010m), Lo-Ghemi Village (3500m)  (6-7 hrs).

Evening Monk guided village tour with 800+ Monasteries , Old Palace and Museum .

Overnight in Tsarang(Charang) village (3645m) .[B.L.D.]- Family run Teahouse ,Hotel Monalisa.


27 May 2022 : Day 8
Breakfast and follow our journey towards to destination “The wall city Lo-manthang (3800m)” through beautiful Stupa, magnificent landscape , its a easy walk of 3 hrs. Lunch in lo-manthang guest house,short rest and  participant on opening ceremony of Tiji festival 2022 (starts around 2 pm and end at 5 pm).

Overnight at Lo-manthang guest House (3800m) . [B.L.D.] – Moderate service guest house.

28 May 2022 : Day 9
Breakfast and pony ride to Chosser Cave (3900m) and monastery (2 Hrs ) , lunch in guest house, short rest and ready for second day of Tiji Festival 2020, start around 1 pm and end around 6 pm) .

Overnight at Lo-manthang guest House (3800m) . [B.L.D.] – Moderate service guest house.

29 May 2022: Day 10
Monk guided tour to 4 important monastery in wall city , rooftop view from locals house roof and visit to Royal Palace. We do participant daily chant on Monastery. Lunch at hotel and ready for final day of Tiji Festival , start around 2 pm and end around 6 pm) .


Overnight at Lo-manthang guest House (3800m) . [B.L.D.] – Moderate service guest house.

30 May 2022 : Day 11

Breakfast in Guest house and trek back to Ghemi Village (3500m) via Drakmar (3700m) and Ghar Gompa (3950m)(7 hrs ) .

Overnight at Lo-Ghemi guest House (3500m) . [B.L.D.] – Moderate service guest house.

31 May 2022 : Day 12
Drive to Muktinath village by 4WD Jeep , takes 4 hrs.

Overnight at Hotel in Muktinath (3710m) . [B.L.D.] – Full service Hotel.

01 June 2022 : Day 13
Trek down to Jomsom , easy walking via Jharkot village -5 Hrs .

Overnight at Hotel Majesty in Jomsom (2743m) . [B.L.D.] – Full service Hotel.

02 June 2022 : Day 14
Early fly back to Pokhara and Connecting flight to Kathmandu or drive back to Kathmandu . Farewell dinner with traditional cultural show.

Overnight in Hotel, Kathmandu .[B]

03 June 2022 : Day 15
Transfer to airport as per your schedule. Trip concludes.

General Information.

Trip Fact Sheet

Trip duration -15 Days Trek Duration – 8 Days Max. Altitude – 4010 m
Group Size – Min-2 Starting From – Kathmandu Trek End –Kathmandu
Grade- Moderate Transportation –  Drive and Fly Type –Tea House/Home stay
Attraction of the trek – Beautiful Landscape , Old Monasteries , Muktinath Temple , Caves. Himalayan Sights- Nilgiri , Muktinath Himal, Dhaulagiri Culture – Tibetan culture, Bon and Hindu culture , Buddhism.
Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion , Pilgrims Tour, Heritage rail. Highlights of trip – Lo-Manthang , Kagbeni Village , Chhoser Cave and Most waited Mask Dance , Tiji (Tenchi) festival 2023.

Tiji festival 2023 dates : 


Tiji Festival 2023 Fixed Departure

 Fixed Departure for Tiji Festival 2023 Trekking

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Price Per Person

Upper Mustang TIji Trekking

Private Fixed Departure from Kathmandu US$2060
Group Joining

Upper Mustang Tiji Horse Riding Tour (18 Days):

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Horse Riding

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Can Join From Kagbeni or Jomsom.
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4WD Tour (14 Days)

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Our Jeep Group will depart from Kathmandu.
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Upper Mustang 4WD Tour 9 Days

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Can Join from Jomsom or Kagbeni.

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***All Above Cost are based on minimum 2 person. For Solo Trekker please write us , we do arrange for you .


Cost Included

  • Kathmandu Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle .
  • 3 Nights Kathmandu in Hotel and 1 night in Pokhara accommodations in Hotel Kantipur .
  • Local guided sightseeing in Kathmandu on private basis .
  • All ground transportation on private vehicle , Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight ticket .
  • Best available lodge/tea-house/home-stay accommodations with full board service during upper mustang trekking.(Three meal service Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Eco trained government licences trekking guide, porter, Upper Mustang cultural expert local monk Guide (support guide : Monk only guide in Monasteries)  .
  • All staffs salary , wages, food , accommodation , transport and Insurance .
  • Upper mustang Trekking travel permit, Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) Permit, Local community charges and Mustang Monasteries entrance fees .
  • Half day Pony ridding From Lo-manthang to Chhosser Cave and Back .
  • First AID Kit.
  • All Taxes , VAT and local government charges.
  • Duffel Bags for trekking .

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Cost Not Included

  • International Transportation to Nepal and Back.
  • Nepal Entry or re-entry visa fees . Please read Nepal visa fee.
  • Tiji Festival 2022 visitors photography Permit (Collected by monastic school for help to buy cooking gas for student in monastery) .
  • Hot water, Bottled water or any drinks during the treks .
  • Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal nature expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills.
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.

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Upper Mustang Homestay trek with Tiji (Tenchi) Festival Trekking 2023 Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) – Eco Holiday Asia
FAQ 1 :What is payment Terms for Tiji festival 2023 Trekking?
Please send your details to us by email , in Normal conditions we collect cash on your arrival in Kathmandu .
FAQ 2 : How Can I book ?
For booking Upper mustang tiji festival Trekking 2022, please email us to booking@ecoholidayasia.com or fill booking form on this page or can call our team directly to +97714260072 / +9779849027214 (24X7 Available Call | Whatsapp| Viber| Wechat) .
FAQ 3 : We are Old people, can we Join Tiji Festival 2023 Trek ?
Its depends on your physical conditions . IF you are fit you can join trekking option for Tiji 2022 , if not you can choose 4WD Drive tour for tiji festival 2022 .
FAQ 6 : How about group Size of your tour?
We aimed to provide quality service in affordable cost . in a tour our maximum size of group is 6 person a group Trekking .
FAQ 7 : How secure we are ?
We first concerned about your security, comfort and entertainment during the trip  . We highly care about your health and your comfort . Do not need to worry about this during the trip , we take care after you .
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