Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea-houses
  • Group Size: 4
  • Max Elevation: 4353m

Highlights

  • Lo-Manthan; Forbidden Kingdom
  • 3 days Tiji Festival
  • World’s Top 10 monk leads the Tiji Festival
  • Classic and Authentic exposure to century-old ceremonies and rituals
  • Panorama View of world’s 7th highest mountain-Dhaulagiri and Gangapurnna, Tukuche, Manaslu, Thorang
  • Kali Gandaki George, World’s Deepest George
  • Muktinath Temple- high value for Buddhists and Hindus
  • Traditional Palaces, Monasteries, and caves formed in high cliffs
  • Ghar Gumba- oldest monasteries
  • Hills with vibrant shades pink, brown, grey and glaciers
  • Desert landscape with spires and cliffs as well as dense green hills and woods
  • Kagbeni - Holy Kaligandaki river valley
  • Diversified culture, tales, and lifestyle of Gurung, Tibetan, Thakali, Managey and like
  • A unique history of Lo-Manathang
  • Tranquil, unexplored and unspoiled trails with few/no settlements

Tiji Festival Jeep Ride package is an alternative to the Tiji Festival trekking to attend 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. Tiji festival of 2020 is from 5 May 2020 to 7 May 2020.

The Tiji festival, locals call Tenchi Festival is a monk dance festival celebrated 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 by Tibetan- 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.” The main priest of the Tiji Festival is one of the Top 10 Buddhists priests of the World.

The festival is only celebrated in indigenous Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang. Over the Mustang during the Tiji festival time, monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks performing dances and rituals that are supposed to drive away evil spirits. The Tiji festival dances are all organized by the Choedhe Monastery and lead by the monks, which belongs to the Sakya sect of Buddhism. The monastery is headed by a Rimpoche, the Top 10 Buddhists priests of the World. About 65 monks from Lo Manthang, Nhenyul and Chhosyer reside in this monastery. They practice religious and traditional dances for months just to perform at Tiji Festival.

The Tiji Festival begins with the opening of 400 years old banner of the respective Lord who conquered the demons and brought the peace. The Tiji Festival gets held in the town’s main square. On the first day, monks integrate the dances and complex ceremony to lead the world towards peace, evoke God and purify ground for further days of the Tiji Festival. The second day is lit as different dances are performed with drums, masks, attitude, swords and ragging of demons. The king of Lo comes the town’s main square and settle to the throne for the ongoing Tiji Festival. The third day is all about winning over demons and destruction and welcoming peace.

Nepal Adventure Team arranges the fixed departure for Tiji festival Jeep Ride as per the customized requirements for the attainment of the Tiji festival.  Nepal Adventure Team arranges the fixed departure for the Tiji festival by jeep ride as per the other customized requirements for the attainment of the Tiji festival. Nepal adventure team (NAT) has a well-organized package for Tiji Festival Jeep Ride which starts from Kathmandu allowing visitors to prepare as well as enjoy Kathmandu. Next day leaves for Pokhara on the jeep and then bumpy off-road begins towards Marfa, Jomsom. Further few kilometers of the newly pitched and dusty ride to Lo-Manthang(Upper Mustang) through Ghami.

Upper Mustang Jeep Ride Tour

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival to Kathmandu
  • Day 2Preparation in Kathmandu
  • Day 3Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 4Drive to Kalopani
  • Day 5Drive to Kagbeni via Dhumba lake
  • Day 6Drive to Ghami
  • Day 7Drive to Lo-Manthang
  • Day 8First Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 9Second Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 10Third Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 11Drive to Chhuksang
  • Day 12Drive to Jomsom via Muktinath
  • Day 13Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 14Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 15International Departure

What's Included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4WD Jeep Pokhara to Lo-Manthan to Pokhara by Jeep
  • 3 meals a day during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) as mention in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and (TIMS) card.
  • Upper Mustang special restricted area permit fee.
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide, one assistance
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and driver.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish the trip, If needed)
  • Company T-shirt, appreciation letter and Trip map
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government VAT, Entrance monument fees and local taxes.
  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice    
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Limited
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Guaranteed
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Closed
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Guaranteed
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Available
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Guaranteed
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Available
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Guaranteed
12 May, 2020 - 26 May, 2020US$ 2485Guaranteed

Useful Information

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Means of Transport

Tourist bus or private vehicle and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Foods and Accommodations

All meals are provided during trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.

Health and Fitness required

No previous experience is required since its a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since well be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize on high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

Your Guide and Porter

Since the mountain trekking takes you to the remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking to the Annapurna circuit is Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.

Equipment and Packing Lists

After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:


1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
2. Bank card or credit cards, travelers' cheque, etc
3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket and Rain / windproof jacket.
6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
8. A cap for day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
9. Trousers.
10. Short and tracksuits.
11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
1. Large and small towels.
2. Toiletries.
3. Water bottle.
4. Sun /snow glass.
5. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
6. First Aid/medical kit.
7. Rucksack/backpack.
8. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
9. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
10. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
11. Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
12. Personal hygiene stuff.
13. Any other extras you feel are necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.

Precautionary Note:

Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

Additional Money

Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.


A Couple of Rules

Possession or use any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area the same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.


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Additional Information

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