Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking, 17 Days | 5th-7th May, 2024
English German French

Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking, 17 Days | 5th-7th May, 2024

Days: 17 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 14

The sandy terrain, amazing yak caravans, exquisite mountains views, ancient monasteries, traditional costumes, Tibetan culture, and the spiritual values of the region make Mustang Tiji (Tenchi) Festival Trekking a delight for the visitors. The trek is a combination of the fascinating Mustang villages, Buddhist shrines, and the spiritual values in the region, and features the most sacred festival of the walled capital of Lo-Manthang. Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is an opportunity to witness the vivid Tibetan culture of the last forbidden Kingdom of Lo.

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. The trek will begin from Jomsom after a scenic flight from Pokhara. Tiji Festival Mustang not only allows an opportunity to view the mighty mountain ranges like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (7061), Tilicho Peak (7134m), Thorong Peak (6144m), Saribung (6328m), Mustang Himal (6187m), Manshail (6235m), but also allows to observe the interesting local culture and the Himalayan way of life. It is a trek into a region with very ancient but well-preserved culture. Mustang Tiji Festival is known as “chasing of the demons’’ and tells the story of Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the kingdom of Mustang from destruction. You can witness the festivals and dances inspired by Tibetan Buddhism while enjoying the warm hospitality of the people of the beautiful Lo-Manthang. Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is a trek every culture enthusiast must do once in their lifetime.

The Mustang Tiji Festival Trek organized by Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is well facilitated to make your stay pleasurable. With constant guidance from the trek guides and company representatives, we make sure that you thoroughly experience the native culture and the beauty of the region. We have repeatedly outstood our work and we take the amazing reviews of our former clients as prestigious awards. Our wonderful trek packages and excellent quality of service will provide you the best trekking experience in Nepal. Please note that domestic flights are subject to delay in case of bad weather.

Our Guaranteed Departure Date 
Sunday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 14, 2024 

(Group Joining Basis - Min. 4pax and Max. 8pax)
All inclusive Trek Price; USD 2700 per person
Single Supplement: USD 550 (Single room accommodation throughout the trip)

Here is more information about Upper Mustang.

Join Us on Mustang Tiji Festival Trek in 2024/2025

We regularly organizes Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking to the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang targeting Tiji Festival a three days long ritual known as" The chasing of the Demons", one of the most important festival of the region. Over the festive time monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks perform dances and rituals that are supposed to drive away evil spirits. Dressed in their finery, people from all over Mustang gather in Lo Monthang to celebrate the Tiji Festival. Of course early reservation for lodges is absolutely necessary.

Tiji Festival in Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang 
Main Tiji (Tenchi) Festival: 5th, 6th and 7th May 2024

Main Tiji (Tenchi) Festival: 24th, 25th and 26th May 2025

Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Mustang Region
Type of Trek
Private and Group Trip
17 Days
Highest Elevation
4,230 m (13,878 ft)
Moderate to Strenuous 
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (Full Moon of May-June)
Transportation by
Domestic flight and private vehicle

Similar Trips

Upper Mustang Circuit Trek, 16 Days

from 2.455 USD / Days: 16 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 14
Mustang is a magical world of the unknown with great archaeological mysteries, deep-rooted history, and a culture of its own. Upper Mustang is also known as the “Last Forbidden Kingdom” as foreigners were not allowed to enter until Nepal Government lifted the restrictions in 1992. Trekking in Upper Mustang is the exploration of thousand-year-old monasteries, caves, canyons, desert beauty,...

Explore Details

Yartung Festival Mustang Trek 2023 (the ancient Wall City of Lo-Manthang), 16 Days - 8th-10th September 2024

from 2.565 USD / Days: 16 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 2 / Max Group Size: 12
The Yartung festival is celebrated all over Mustang and is especially celebrated in Lo-Manthang and Muktinath during August/September (in the full moon day) every year. It is a three day celebration and is celebrated with horse races, drinking and dancing by local Gurung and Thakali people. During the three days celebration, they have the King's (local king) activities taking place on the...

Explore Details

Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang Lodge Trek 12 Days, 2024 (Shortest possible Tour)

from 2.205 USD / Days: 12 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 2 / Max Group Size: 14
Introduction to Tenchi/Tiji Festival Trek in Upper Mustang This is one of the most popular trekking destinations for the traveler who would like to explore ancient monasteries and caves in a remote area and a beautiful landscape. This is the forbidden kingdom and ancient wall city of Mustang and it is open for trekkers since 1992. This trek is very enjoyable due to its isolation and beautiful...

Explore Details

Day 1; 28th April 2024: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport from where you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2; 29th April 2024: Permits procedure and afternoon flight to Pokhara 820m/25 minutes
The company will make all arrangements for the trek and get your trekking permits as you would be traveling to the restricted area of Lo-Manthang. In the afternoon, you take a scenic flight to Pokhara. On your 25 minutes flight to Pokhara, you get an aerial view of the beautiful lakes, the green forests, and also the snowy mountains. Feel free to enjoy your evening by the lakeside in the City of Lakes. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3; 30th April 2024: Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m by flight and trek to Kagbeni 2810m/3 hours
After an early morning breakfast, you take a 25 minutes flight above the exciting landscapes to Jomsom. Flying through the gorge of Kali Gandaki, you arrive in the windy town of Jomsom. Following the gradual path to Kali Gandaki riverbed, you make your way to Kagbeni. It will be a 3-4 hour trek to Kagbeni which is the gateway to Upper Mustang. Overnight at lodge in Kagbeni.

Day 4; 1st May 2024: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele 3050m/5 hours
On the fourth day, you trek along the eastern bank of Kali Gandaki and head north. You can visit Gompa Kang and some caves on the western side of the river, on your way to Chele. First you reach Tangbe village, then you reach Chhusang, and finally, you trek ahead on to the small ridges to arrive in Chele. Overnight at lodge in Chele.

Day 5; 2nd May 2024: Trek from Chele to Syangboche 3800m via Rachung Cave/7 hours
It will initially be a steep walk through the hills. This will be a 6-7 hours trek where you pass through the farming fields with rice and buckwheat. You visit Rachung Cave on the way. Accompanied by the amazing view of mountain peaks like Nilgiri (7061m), Annapurna (8091m), and Tilicho (7134m), you cross four passes before you arrive in Syangboche. Overnight at lodge in Syangboche.

Day 6; 3rd May 2024: Trek from Shyangbochen to Drakmar 3820m/6 hours
Today’s trek will take around 5-6 hours. You make a short and steep descent and cross a small river. Climbing across Nyi La Pass (4010m) and Ghami La Pass (3765m), you arrive in Dhami from where you walk through the longest Mani wall in Mustang. Climb up a ridge and cross a valley along some meadows to arrive in Drakmar. Overnight at lodge in Drakmar.

Day 7; 4th May 2024: Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3810m/7 hours via Ghar Gompa
After breakfast, you trek to the most awaited destination of this trek, the walled capital of Lo-Manthang. The trek starts downhill to the canyon. Trekking uphill to Lo La Pass (3950m), you arrive in the deserted town of Lo-Manthang. You will get a view of many mountain peaks including Bhrikuti Peak (6460m). Overnight at lodge in Lo-Manthang.

Day 8; 5th May 2024: Tiji Festival
Today is the first day of the Tiji Festival. There is going to be a huge celebration in Lo-Manthang. The festival starts with unrolling a three-storied Thanka painted with images of Padma Sambhava or Guru Rimpoche. You spend the day by observing the local dances and celebrations. The people are going to be there in their traditional dresses. You will see the women in traditional jewelry, Buddhist monks in robes and experience a completely different cultural atmosphere. A masked dance starts showcasing the mythical stories of Tiji festival. As the dance ends, Dorje Jono, an incarnation of Lord Buddha, kills the demon and relives the plague and brings harmony to the region. Overnight at lodge in Lo-Manthang.

Day 9; 6th May 2024: Tiji Festival
On the second day of the festival, you enjoy the dances of the Tibetan Lamas. The purpose of this dance is to chase away the hunger and evil spirits in the region.  A combination of costumes, masks, 12-foot horns, butter cakes, yaks, pigeons, dogs, and several other native aspects makes this festival a treat to watch. Overnight at lodge in Lo-Manthang.

Day 10; 7th May 2024: Tiji Festival
Today is the final day of the Tiji festival. You walk to Namgyal Gompa; a monastery on the top of the hill. It is an important place as it also serves as the court for the local community. In the evening, you return back to the village for the festival. The evil remains of the demons are destroyed on the final day. The demons are set out on the old tiger skin and are attacked by bow and arrows, old guns, and catapult. Overnight at lodge in Lo-Manthang.

Day 11; 8th May 2024: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Tsarang 3560m/4 hours
After breakfast, you leave the beautiful town of Lo-Manthang and head for Tsarang. This trek will take around 3-4 hours. The trail initially ascends and then descends after crossing a river. The village of Tsarang is situated at the top of the Tsarang Chu Canyon. You will visit a white Dzong and red Gompa which are the major attractions of the village. Overnight at lodge in Tsarang.

Day 12; 9th May 2024: Trek from Tsarang to Syangboche 3800m/6 hours
You leave Tsarang and follow the trail to the small settlement of Syangboche. During this trek, you first climb up a ridge, descend to Akiama, and then follow the trail to Tama Gaon (3710m). Descending from here alongside barley fields and small streams, you arrive in Syangboche. Overnight at lodge in Syangboche.

Day 13; 10th May 2024: Trek from Syangboche to Chhusang 2980m/6 hours
Today, you follow Syangboche Khola for the first half and Mustang Khola for the second half to reach Chhusang from Syangboche. It will take around 5-6 hours. On your way to Chhusang, you can also visit Chungsi Cave situated on the bank of Syangboche Khola. Then, walking through the riverbed with a wonderful view of the mountains, you arrive in Chhusang for the overnight stay. Overnight at lodge in Chhusang.

Day 14; 11th May 2024: Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom 2720m/6 hours
You begin your trek early in the morning. Walking on the riverbed of Kali Gandaki River, you arrive in Kagbeni, where you stop for lunch. Then you will leave the Upper Mustang trail and retrace the route to Jomsom, the starting point of the trek. This will be your last day in the Nepalese dessert. Overnight at lodge in Jomsom.

Day 15; 12th May 2024: Jomsom to Pokhara 820m/25 minutes by flight
Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom via the Kali Gandaki gorge. Enjoy your afternoon at the lakeside in Pokhara or you may take part in the adventure activities in the lake city like boating and cycling. In the evening, you can visit the local bars and pubs which are very famous in the lakeside area. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 16; 13th May 2024: Reserve Day for flight delay/cancellation and the afternoon flight back to Kathmandu
You still have plenty of time to enjoy in Pokhara. You can visit the Phewa Lake and World Peace Pagoda which are the major tourist attractions in Pokhara. Alternatively, you can visit the hilltop of Sarangkot for the sunrise view. In the afternoon, you take the flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17; 14th May 2024: Final Departure from Kathmandu
The 17 days trip comes to an end. After a fulfilling breakfast, our company representative will drop you at the airport from where you take the flight back home.

Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip and Group Joining Trip)
All inclusive Trek Price for single/individual/solo trekker; USD 4255
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 3050 per person 
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 2900 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 2800 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 5-8 trekkers basis; USD 2700 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 9-12 trekkers basis; USD 2580 per person

Our Guaranteed Departure Date 
Sunday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 14, 2024 

(Group Joining Basis - Min. 4pax and Max. 8pax)
All inclusive Trek Price; USD 2700 per person
Single Supplement: USD 550 (Single room accommodation throughout the trip)

Join us on Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking in 2024/2025.

Customize your Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at 

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Dates Price starts from/Adult Status *
2024-04-28 to 2024-05-14
Book this Trip
USD 2,700
EUR 2.517
SFr 2.498
GBP 2.106
AUD 4.023
CAD 3.591
Trip is guaranteed
2025-05-17 to 2025-06-02
Book this Trip
USD 2,700
EUR 2.517
SFr 2.498
GBP 2.106
AUD 4.023
CAD 3.591
Trip is guaranteed
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* hotel Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara.
* Round Trip Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the lodge trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples and carry 25kg max.), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 20-30 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water and trekking map.
* All the ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost  doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, Internet, Battery Charging, Hot Shower and Monastery entrance fees.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                            Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking, 17 Days | 5th-7th May, 2024


* Your private information will be kept very confidential and will never be shared with anyone.

Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta

Please have a look what our clients saying about their trip with us in our Testimonials in website and Tripadvisor Reviews.