Mustang Tiji Festival

Trip Overview

The spring festival of Tiji ( Tenche ) at the end of the third Tibetan month around May is a three - day ritual re - enacting the battle of Dorje Jono against his demon father to save Mustang from drought. Highlits include the unfurling of a giant tongdrol ( large festival thangka ) of Guru Rinpoche and lots of colourful chaam dancing. Monks create an effigy of the demon from barley grain, butter and yak hair, which is then stabbed and burned, exorcising the town`s evil spirits. An explosion of musket fire concludes the celebrations, which marks the end of the dry winter and the beginning of the wetter growing season.

Trip facts

Duration

16 Days

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Grade

Grade II

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Departure from kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Day 2: Fly to Jomsom and begin trek to Kagbeni Acclimatization day
  • Day 3: Trek to Chele. Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 4: Trek to Syangboche. Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 5: Trek to Ghami. Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 6: Trek to Charang. Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 7: Trek to Lo Manthang. Overnight in Lodge
  • Day 8: Tiji Festival ( Day 1- May.15th.2015 ) Overnight in Lodge( festival starts around 2pm).
  • Day 9: Tiji Festival ( Day 2 - May 16th ) Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 10: Tiji Festival (Final Day May 17th) Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek from Lo Manthang to Dhakmar Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek to Syangboche. Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 13: Trek to Chele. Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 14: Trek to Kagbeni. Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 15: Trek to Jomsom. Overnight in Lodge.
  • Day 16: Fly out from Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu.

Map

Mustang

Cost includes

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic lights.
  • Standard lodge accommodation on room sharing basis with fixed meals during the trek. (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Wages, accommodation and food for guide and porter on trek. (2 trekkers share 1 porter on trek)
  • Applicable government and local taxes, insurance for guide and porter.
  • Transportation: KTM-Pokhara-KTM.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Any costs arising due to flight cancellation, political disturbance, natural disaster and deviation in programs Tourist.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and International flight to/from Kathmandu.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks
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