Tiji Festival Jeep Tour 2024

Tiji Festival Jeep Tour is much easy and wonderful festival journey to reach Lo-Manthang and explore all the corners of Mustang.

Mustang, formerly Kingdom of Lo, is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. The Upper Mustang was a restricted demilitarized area until 1992.

Tiji Festival Jeep Tour is an exclusive opportunity to explore the ancient Tibetan Buddhist festival in the restricted region. This festival is celebrating to mark the beginning of a new season and always held in the spring season.

Explode in vibrant colour and extraordinary sounds at this unique and amazing festival depicting the battle of good over evil.

Tiji Festival 2024 guiding to the forbidden kingdom of Nepal along the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is a luxurious overland drive to some remote sections of Nepal.

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It allows you to explore the natural and cultural divineness of the region. For those who don’t feel like exhilarating themselves with long and tiring walks, an overland tour can be the best option.

Tiji 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. The Tiji Festival Jeep Tour in the remote Himalayan region of this semi-independent Tibetan Kingdom. Drive through striking semi-arid desert with colourful rock formations, deep ravines and snow-capped peaks.

Tiji Festival is a three days event, always held in the third Month of the Tibetan Calender (Month of May). In 2024, Tiji Festival will be celebrated on 5, 6, and 7 May 2024. It is performed in the square in front of the (Mustang King’s Palace) Tashi Gephel Palace, within the walled city of Lo Manthang, Mustang.

Special Note for Tiji Festival Jeep Tour

Trekking permits for Mustang costs US $ 500 per person for 10 days. Note that it is defined as 10 days not nights, starting and ending at Kagbeni. Extra days are charged extra US $ 50 per day. In order to obtain the permit you need to have at least two members in a group. That means single permit won’t be allowed from the immigration. If you are single traveler, let us know, we can provide permits by joining you with other travelers group. We need your original passport copy to obtain the restricted area permits.

Tiji Festival Jeep Tour Facts

Tiji Festival Date 5, 6, and 7 May of 2024
Trip Duration 11 nights / 12 days
Tour Location Kathmandu + Pokhara + Jomsom + Muktinath + Charang + Lo Manthang
Tour Grade Moderate
High Elevation 3840 meters / 12598 feet
Pickup Points Tribhuvan International Airport
Trip activities English Speaking Guide + Private 4WD Vehicle + Cultural Festival Tour.
Group Size 2-15 Persons.

Tiji Festival Jeep Tour 2024 Highlights

  • You will be a live participant in the whole proceeding of the festival.
  • City sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Take a journey in 4WD Land Cruiser or mahindra scorpio.
  • Feel the Buddhist spirituality and beliefs via Tiji Festival.
  • Experience mini Tibet: Tibetan people/culture/lifestyles/ ancient cave.
  • Visit agnificent barren landscapes ancient caves, monasteries and archeological sites.
  • Experience the Himalaya views from its backyard.
  • Visit Muktinath: important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist.
  • Take a journey through Kaligandaki George, the world deepest.
We’ll pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the evening we meet for a welcome dinner with cultural performance and will brief about the tour in details. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu;

After breakfast, we catch a short flight to Pokhara and go sightseeing in the afternoon for World Peace Pagoda, Davi’s Fall and old cave. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara

We fly northwest from Pokhara towards the great portal between the snow-covered peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon reaching Jomsom, we drive by jeep to Kagbeni. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Kagbeni;

15 May Day 4: DRIVE TO CHARANG (3540m)
We reach Ghami where we pass through one of the longest Buddhist Mani walls of Nepal surrounded by the beautiful Himalayas. Continuing further, the trail leads us to the village of Charang. Overnight at a teahouse in Charang;

After breakfast, we visit the monastery in Charang village and continue trekking. Upon reaching the capital of Mustang, we get to observe red mountains instead of regular white snowcapped. Today, we observe the first day of the fascinating Tiji festival.

The first day of this festival is full of colourful dances by the monks depicting the harassment of Ma Tam Ru Ta in a dance called “Tsa Chham”. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Lo Manthang;

On the second day of the Tiji festival – the performers enact the birth of Dorjee jonnu as the demon’s son. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Lo Manthang;

The last day of Tiji festival depicts the attempt to return the demon to Lord Buddha’s realm. With the death of the demon the festival ends. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Lo Manthang;

19 May Day 08: JEEP RIDE LO MANTHNAG TO JOMSOM (2,743 m / 8,999 ft)
We’ll take a drive via Kagbeni to Jomsom and get a chance to enjoy the last views of Tibetan landscapes, architecture and culture. Overnight in Jomsom;

20 May Day 09: FLIGHT TO POKHARA (850m)
In the morning we take a flight to Pokhara, the rest of the day is free for relaxing on the lakeside and bo boating on the Phewa lake. Overnight at the hotel;

After breakfast, we’ll take a smooth and scenic drive to Kathmandu along the Trishuli River and roadside towns for about 6-8hrs. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu;

After breakfast we’ll on a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu and explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. In the evening we’ll go for a farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

You’ll be transferred to the airport by our representative 3hrs prior to your departure.

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan.
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast plan.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by professional english speaking tour guide.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu domestic flight.
  • Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara Flight.
  • 4WD Jeep drive Jomsom to Lo Manthang and back to Jomsom by Toyota Land Cruiser.
  • 3 meals a day during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card.
  • Upper Mustang restricated area permit.
  • English speaking Mustang trekking guide.
  • 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government and local taxes.
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing places
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Your international flights
  • Nepal visa fees & airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Gear or equipment for your trek
  • Personal expenses along the trek
  • Tiji Festival Camara fees, and other donation
  • If you would like to ride on pony
  • Tips for your city guide, drivers, hotels, restaurants, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation then mention plan
2-4 Guaranteed USD 2340 INR 125000
5-8 Guaranteed USD 2110 INR 107000
9-15 Guaranteed USD 1860 INR 96000

What is Mustang famous for?

Mustang is famous for adventure sports such as cycling, rock climbing, trekking, horse racing, and riding. The geographical structure of Mustang is composed of highlands and lowlands with plains, which makes it suitable for mountain cycling and trekking.

When is the upcoming Tiji Festival 2024 date?

The 3 days ritual Tiji festival is going to celebrate 5, 6 and 7 May 2024. This festival is celebrate according Tiji o the Tibetan calender.

Is Tiji Festival Jeep tour suitable for Kids?

Tiji festival overland tour is suitable for kids with families. Nepal law requires that children under age 12 are accompanied by a parent or guardian while trekking. And if you are planning for a family trek, We generally suggest you to book private trip and schedule a few extra days.

Can I request another Tiji festival trekking date?

Tiji festival is once a year festival hence the travel date is set. However, if you are looking to tarvel into Upper Mustang then we would be more than happy to arrange trekkings for your on your prefered date. Minimum of 2 bookings required for personal inquiry. email us at – [email protected]

    Flexible Itineraries for Tiji Festival Jeep Tour 2024

    Our twelve days mustang travel itinerary is designed for both experienced as well as beginner trekkers. Upper Mustang is basically a moderate level short overland destination. So, if you have a time limitation and still want to explore the region, you can join us at Nepal Visitors. Follow this article if you want to know more about your incredible overland trip to Upper Mustang.

    Accommodation, Food And Drink Facility

    Upper Mustang is a camping / teahouse trekking route. You will find teahouses and lodges at various places on the trek where you can stay for overnight. Do not expect the facilitated tea houses. Offer basic meals in a communal eating hall along with bedrooms, usually with two single beds.

    The Tiji Festival | Documentary

    Getting travel insurance

    It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Especially for an intense experience like 4Wd Jeep tour to Lo Manthang, I recommend purchasing travel insurance for your own peace of mind. There has been numerous insurance company of choice because of their comprehensive health coverage with 24/7 medical emergency assistance. As well, the process to making claims is super easy and smooth!

    Book with Local Operator

    Mustang Trekking is regularly organizing this special Tiji festival jeep tour each year. The booking for 2024 trip is already open, limited seats are limited. Thus hurry up and reserve your place to witness this Tiji festival in Lo Monthang, Upper Mustang in May 2024.

    Are you interested for group joining trip

    We are offering group joining Tiji festival jeep tour 2024. We operate maximum 5 persons in a single 4WD jeep with one professional trekking guide. If you are a solo traveler and interested to join Tiji festival with other travelers then book your trip with us. We published the fixed date for Upper Mustang tiji festival trip. To confirm your booking please email us [email protected]

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