• Upper Mustang Tiji Festival 2020

Tiji Festival Trek 2020

Tenji festival commonly pronounced tiji or Tenchi festival is three days celebration in lo-manthang, a capital of Upper mustang, Nepal -remembrance victory of Sonam Dhorji to Demons and protect villagers life, harvest and live stock .
As per festival sprite there was a demons named ”MA TAM RU TA”, The wax-man eater and who cased storms and droughts to destroy villagers house and livestock . These three days celebrate victory of DHORJI SONAM against Demons and save people’s food, crops and livestock from Demon.

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.
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.”

Tiji Festival 2020 Dates Published . Tiji 2020 going to celebrates 19th May 2020 to 21st May 2020 in Lo-Manthang , Upper Mustang .


12 May 2020 : Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport ,our representative greet you and transfer to Hotel by private Car.

Overnight in Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu .[B]

13 May 2020 : 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]

14 May 2020 : 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]

15 May 2020 : 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 .

16 May 2020 : 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.

17 May 2020 : 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.

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.


19 May 2020 : 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 2019 (starts around 2 pm and end at 5 pm).

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

20 May 2020 : 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.

21 May 2020: 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.

22 May 2020 : 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.

23 May 2020 : Day 12
Morning trek to Samar village via Gheling village (5 hrs).

Overnight at Annapurna guest House (3500m) . [B.L.D.] – Basic service guest house.

24 May 2020 : Day 13
Easy downhill walking towards Chusang village (2980) for overnight 6 hrs.

Overnight at Annapurna view guest House (2980m) . [B.L.D.] – Basic service guest house.

Early breakfast and trek towards Muktinath village, following mountain goat trail on fossil mountain. Pack lunch journey.8 Hrs

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

26 May 2020 : Day 15
Trek down to Jomsom , easy walking via Jharkot village -5 Hrs .

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

27 May 2020 : Day 16
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]

28 May 2020 : Day 17
Transfer to airport as per your schedule. Trip concludes.


General Information.

Trip Fact Sheet

Trip duration -18 DaysTrek Duration – 13 DaysMax. Altitude – 4010 m
Group Size – Min-2Starting From – KathmanduTrek End –Kathmandu
Grade- ModerateTransportation –  Drive and FlyType –Tea House/Home stay/Camping (it is needed to take a tent)
Attraction of the trek – Beautiful Landscape , Old Monasteries , Muktinath Temple , Caves.Himalayan Sights- Nilgiri , Muktinath Himal, DhaulagiriCulture – 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 2019.

Tiji festival 2020 dates

  • 19 May 2020
  • 20 MAY 2020
  • 21 MAY 2020


Tiji Festival 2020 Fixed Departure

 Fixed Departure for Tiji Festival 2020 Trekking

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Price Per Person

 Tiji Festival 2020 Trekking

PrivateFixed Departure from Kathmandu 2020: 15 MayUS$2060
Group JoiningFixed Departure from Kathmandu  2020: 15 MayUS$1960

Tiji 2020 Horse /Pony Riding Tour

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We have fixed departure group, depart on 15 May 2020 Kathmandu.

Tiji 2020 Horse/Pony Riding from Jomsom

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Can Join From Kagbeni or Jomsom.
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Tiji 2020 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.

Looking  Only permit Buddy for Upper Mustang ?

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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 Shanker 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 licensed 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 .


Cost Not Included

  • International Transportation to Nepal and Back.
  • Nepal Entry or re-entry visa fees . Please read Nepal visa fee.
  • Tiji Festival 2020 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 2020 Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) – Eco Holiday Asia
FAQ 1 :What is payment Terms for Tiji festival 2020 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 2020, 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 2020 Trek ?
Its depends on your physical conditions . IF you are fit you can join trekking option for Tiji 2020 , if not you can choose 4WD Drive tour for tiji festival 2020 .
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 .