Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour
At a Glance
  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Effortless
  • Places to Visit Upper Mustang
  • Max Altitude 3,800m/12,467ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Jomsom
  • Ends Jomsom
  • Activity JEEP SAFARI
  • Best Season Spring/Monsoon/Autumn

Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour Highlights

The Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour offers a unique and exciting experience in the mystical region of Upper Mustang. Here are some quick highlights of this remarkable journey:

  • Witness the vibrant Tiji Festival, a three-day celebration featuring colorful dances, rituals, and ceremonies performed by monks in ancient monasteries. It's a rare opportunity.
  • Cruise through the breathtaking landscapes of Upper Mustang, including arid canyons, wind-sculpted cliffs, and ancient cave dwellings, all set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas.
  • Explore the rugged terrain in comfortable 4x4 vehicles, allowing you to reach remote and hidden corners of the region that are otherwise challenging to access.
  • Interact with the warm and hospitable local communities, experiencing their traditional way of life, unique architecture, and ancient customs.
  • Visit iconic historical sites such as the walled city of Lo Manthang, and ancient monasteries like Thubchen and Choser, and explore centuries-old Buddhist murals and artifacts.
  • Embark on a scenic flight to and from Jomsom, providing stunning aerial views of the Mustang region.
  • Stay in comfortable teahouses and lodges, experiencing the blend of modern amenities and traditional Mustang hospitality.
  • Capture the surreal landscapes, vibrant festival moments, and the enduring charm of Upper Mustang, making it a photographer's paradise.

The Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour promises an unforgettable adventure, combining cultural richness, natural beauty, and the thrill of off-road exploration in one of the most enigmatic and restricted regions of Nepal.

Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour Overview

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour is projected for anyone who fancies exploring the magical land of Upper Mustang under a tight timeframe schedule. There were times when trekkers literally trekked all the way into this forbidden kingdom to witness this unique annual carnival of the people of Lo. However, now anyone has the privilege to drive all the way with ample time to stop by for the view and enjoy without making it strenuous.

Upper Mustang is one of the most privileged and highlighted destinations in the region of Annapurna. Among many other Annapurna Trek Upper Mustang simply stands out of all.

Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour takes you into the deep ancient valley, which is a source of the KALI GANDAKI RIVER. Kali Gandaki is the world's deepest gorge and is older than the mountains dating back to 80 million years. Upper Mustang is exceptional in its scenic beauty and exquisite contrast.

To explain to you simply, imagine yourself being at the bed of the dried-out ocean. Actually, Mustang was underwater for thousands of years and the water progressed away with the folding of the mountains. It is indeed fascinating to find ammonites (the pre-historic rock) on the high hills of Mustang when they are supposed to be at the river or ocean beds.

Off-Roading Adventure: 

Embarking on an off-roading adventure in Upper Mustang is like traversing the very edge of the known world. The arid, windswept landscapes of Upper Mustang, with their dramatic canyons and ancient cave dwellings, provide the perfect backdrop for this thrilling journey. Venturing off the beaten path, the rugged terrain requires 4x4 vehicles to conquer the challenging trails, making each excursion a true test of both machine and adventurer.

It's a heart-pounding experience, as you navigate winding roads, rocky paths, and river crossings, all the while enveloped by the stark and awe-inspiring beauty of this remote Himalayan region. The sensation of off-roading in Mustang is a symphony of adrenaline and awe, as the rocky terrain gives way to timeless vistas, transporting you to a world that seems untouched by time itself.

About Upper Mustang:

Upper Mustang was opened to the outside world only in 1992. So to say, the culture and traditions are still very untouched. As you travel into the valley of Upper Mustang, anyone will experience a medieval sense of feeling. The houses are built with sunbaked mud, and the infrastructure, the natural coloring of houses, and the way of living are very rustic.

Besides, this magical land is very devout when it comes to their beliefs. You would instantly apprehend the influence of Tibetan Buddhism with all the prayer walls, prayer flags, Chortens (stupas), and ample Ancient monasteries with ancient legends.

Upper Mustang gives you ample history and legends on Guru Padmasambhava, also called Guru Rimpoche. He was the Buddhist master who First introduced Tibetan Buddhism and he is revered as the "Second Buddha".  The people of Lo are very peace-loving and always look like they are in the Theta state of mind. They are religious and treat each of their guests with a lot of respect.

Lo Manthang - The Walled City

Lo Manthang, the Kingdom of Lo people is a captivating and culturally rich town. This ancient walled city projects a unique charm, offering a glimpse into the glorious past of the Mustang Kingdom. With its stunning backdrop of rugged mountains and arid landscapes, Lo Manthang stands as a testament to the region's rich history and Tibetan Buddhist heritage. The town's centerpiece is the royal palace, an impressive structure that serves as a reminder of the former monarchy.

Besides the palace, the ancient monasteries surrounding the palace are a highlight. Walking through the narrow alleyways, adorned with intricate mud-brick houses is very fascinating. One can witness the daily lives of the local community which looks very primitive and cultural. These people have preserved their traditions and customs for centuries. Lo Manthang is a true gem, transporting visitors to a bygone era and leaving them in awe of its timeless beauty.

Mustang Tiji Festival:

This 10-day Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour is certainly very fascinating and gives you the most expressive emotional, sensational, and spiritual experience. Mustang Tiji Festival is always a 3-day celebration, which is very momentous to the people of the entire Mustang. This significant annual festival usually falls in the month of May following the third month of the Tibetan Lunar calendar.

The Festival is always organized in the courtyard of the 14th-century Royal Palace built by Ame Pal. This royal Place is very popularly known as the “Walled City of Lo” and it is the Capital of Mustang. During this time, locals from around clouds up to get to Lo-Manthang and there are tourists both national and international.

In veracity, Lo Manthang will be one of the liveliest places with so many activities that it is hard to perceive. This festival is basically celebrated to rejoice in the victory of Good over Evil. Furthermore, the festival is also to welcome new dreams, hope, and abundance. The colorful Monk Mask Dance is one of the highlights, which is very spiritual. Apart from that, there are community activities including disco, dance, and program, which would be really wonderful to witness.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1400 m/4593 feet) Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Day 02:Fly to Pokhara (820 m/2,690 feet) the Lake City
  • Day 03:Fly to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,923 feet) and drive to Kagbeni (2,810 m/ 9,219 feet) Via Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 feet)
  • Day 04:Drive to Tsarang (3,560 m/11,679 feet) afternoon exploration to 7th century ancient Ghar Gompa.
  • Day 05:Drive to Lo-Manthang (3,800 m/12,467 feet) - Opening Tiji Ceremony
  • Day 06:In Lo-Manthang - Explore Chhosar the ancient cave
  • Day 07:In Lo-Manthang - visit ancient monasteries inside palace and CLOSING CEREMONY.
  • Day 08:Drive to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,923 feet)
  • Day 09:Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 10:Early Flight to Kathmandu - City Tour
  • Day 11:Departure Day

Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour Detailed Itinerary

                        What's Included
                        • PERMITS: All Essential permits + SPECIAL PERMIT required to trek in the region.
                        • 4 X 4 JEEP: PRIVATE 4 X 4 jeep for the TOUR and also for SIDE EXCURSIONS. 
                        • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
                        • ACCOMMODATION: Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
                        • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
                        • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
                        • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
                        • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for all staff as required.
                        • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS:  Flight from Kathmandu/ Pokhara, Pokhara/ Jomsom, Jomsom/Pokhara, and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
                        • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
                        • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
                        • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
                        • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the TOUR.
                        • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide - their Allowances + insurance.
                        • SAFETY CONCERNS: Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
                        • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
                        What's Excluded
                        • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
                        • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
                        • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
                        • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
                        • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
                        • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
                        • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
                        • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
                        • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
                        • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
                        • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
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                        • Team of Local Experts
                          Team of Local Experts

                          Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

                        • Safety is our Prior Concern
                          Safety is our Prior Concern

                          Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

                        • Travel Sustainably
                          Travel Sustainably

                          Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We ensure that the beauty and integrity of the destinations we explore are preserved. We believe in responsible tourism that contributes positively to the environment and the livelihoods of the local people.

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                          Nepal Pyramids takes pride in making your journey hassle-free from start to finish. With our efficient services, expert Group Leading, and attention to detail, you can leave the hassles behind and focus on creating lasting memories during your travels.

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