Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang

Celebratin of Tiji Festival 2024

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Mustang Tiji Festival
  • Transport: Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 3,700m | 12,139ft


  • A scenic trip in the shadow of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges
  • Jeep drives into the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki River en route to Mustang
  • overtake white-washed mountain villages, alongside colorful Buddhist shrines and temple
  • Exploring 3 days in Lo Mantang at the Tiji Festival- a vibrant Buddhist celebration with dancing and traditional music

About Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang

Experience the vibrant and captivating Tiji Festival in the heart of Lo Manthang, Nepal, without the need for trekking. Join Nepal Spirit Adventure's exclusive 11-day Tiji Festival Tour Package and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this unique festival. Celebrated from the 5th to the 7th of May in 2024, the Tiji Festival offers a remarkable insight into the traditions, rituals, and history of the region.

Explore the enchanting walled city of Lo Manthang and witness the spectacular masked dances that depict the triumph of good over evil. Let us take care of the details while you indulge in this once-in-a-lifetime cultural extravaganza.

At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we believe that your journey should be as comfortable as it is enriching. We've taken care of every detail, from transportation and accommodation to guided tours and immersive cultural interactions. Our experienced guides are not just experts in the region's geography, but also passionate storytellers who will bring the festival's historical and cultural significance to life.

Tiji Festival:

Tiji Festival, celebrated by the people of Upper Mustang in Nepal, holds immense cultural and spiritual significance. Held annually, this three-day event commemorates the victory of Buddhism over demons and destructive forces. The festival features elaborately adorned monks performing masked dances, portraying the deities and historical events.

Through these dances, the community relives their ancestral stories, and the entire town comes together in a grand display of unity and devotion. The Tiji Festival also symbolizes the onset of spring and renewal, making it a pivotal time for both spiritual and agricultural activities in the region.

Join us on this remarkable journey to witness the Tiji Festival's magic while indulging in the warm hospitality of Nepal's enchanting landscapes. Book your spot today with Nepal Spirit Adventure!

Permits Required:

To fully enjoy your Tiji Festival Tour and explore the captivating beauty of Lo Manthang, certain permits are essential. Nepal Spirit Adventure will assist you in obtaining these permits, ensuring a hassle-free and compliant journey. The required permits include:

Restricted Area Permit: Since Lo Manthang lies in the restricted Upper Mustang region, you need a Restricted Area Permit to enter this area. This permit helps regulate the number of visitors and preserve the cultural heritage of the region.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Lo Manthang is also part of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The ACAP permit supports environmental conservation and sustainable tourism efforts in the region.

TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card: While you're not trekking on this particular tour, a TIMS card is still required. It helps in maintaining records of tourists and ensures your safety.

Rest assured, Nepal Spirit Adventure will handle the permit application process for you. We'll make sure you have all the necessary permits well in advance, so you can focus solely on enjoying the Tiji Festival and immersing yourself in the cultural wonders of Lo Manthang.

Outline Itinerary:

1st May 2024: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,315m)

2nd May 2024: Obtain permit then flight to Pokhara (8,20m)

3rd May 2024: Fly to Jomsom and drive to Kagbeni

4th May 2024: Drive to Charang (7 hrs)

5th May 2024: Drive to Lomanthang and explore first-day TIJI Festival (FESTIVAL START)

6th May 2024: Celebrate the second-day TIJI Festival

7th May 2024: Third day of TIJI Festival. (FESTIVAL END)

8th May 2024: Drive back to Jomsom. (5/6 hrs)

9th May 2024: Fly back to Pokhara and day sightseeing

10th May 2024: Drive back to Kathmandu. (7 hours)

11th May 2024: Final Departure

Inclusive Transportation Services:

At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we believe in providing you with a seamless and stress-free travel experience. That's why our Tiji Festival Tour Package comes with comprehensive transportation services, ensuring your comfort and convenience from the moment you arrive.

From Arrival to Departure:

From the moment you step off the plane at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, your transportation needs are taken care of. Our package includes airport transfers to and from your hotel, so you can start and end your journey with ease.

Private Jeep for Tour Duration:

During your Tiji Festival Tour, we provide you with a private jeep for all your local transportation needs. Whether you're exploring the historic streets of Lo Manthang, venturing into the picturesque landscapes of Pokhara, or embarking on cultural excursions, your private jeep is at your disposal. This personalized mode of transportation allows you to travel comfortably and at your own pace, enhancing your overall experience.

Internal Flights Managed:

As part of our commitment to hassle-free travel, we take care of all internal flights within the itinerary. Whether it's the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the scenic flight to Jomsom, or the return flight to Kathmandu, we handle the logistics, so you can focus on enjoying the journey and the breathtaking views.

Rest assured that these transportation services are seamlessly integrated into our package. There's no need to worry about additional costs or arrangements – everything is included. We understand the importance of reliable transportation in making your journey comfortable and memorable, and we've got you covered every step of the way.


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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our team. We'll transfer you to your hotel for check-in, where you will receive a briefing about the upcoming Tiji Festival Tour. You'll spend the night in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Enjoy the morning breakfast, you can take it easy or join the city tour of Kathmandu until receive the Upper Mustang special permit then transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport and flight to Pokhara for about (25 minutes) flight duration, you will see fantastic Mountian views.

Arrive in Pokhara's natural beautiful city then transfer to a hotel overnight in a 3-star hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 8,20m | 2690ft
  • Transportation: Flight & Private Vehicle

An early morning flight will take us from Pokhara to Jomsom. The flight takes about 20 minutes but has fantastic mountain scenery Meet the rest of the crew in Jomsom then we'll drive to Kagbeni, a charming village known for its unique culture and architecture. You'll have the opportunity to explore Kagbeni and enjoy an overnight stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2,800m | 9,186ft
  • Walking Hours: 20 minute flight | 1 hours drive
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Our journey continues with a drive from Kagbeni to Charang. This scenic drive of about 6 hours will bring us to Charang, a place renowned for its monastery and historical sites. You'll have the chance to explore Charang's rich cultural heritage and spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Charang
  • Altitude: 3,580m | 11,745ft
  • Transportation: Jeep

Today, we head to Lo Manthang after breakfast. As we arrive, at the heart of the Tiji Festival celebrations, you'll be immersed in the festive atmosphere. The first day of the Tiji Festival unfolds, with opening ceremonies, cultural performances, and a vibrant atmosphere to experience. You'll spend the night in Lo Manthang.

Today approximately a one-hour drive from Charang to Lo-Manthang overnight homestay.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Homestay
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3,700m | 12,139ft
  • Transportation: Jeep

The second day of the Tiji Festival welcomes you to witness captivating masked dances, rituals, and cultural expressions. This day offers a deep dive into the festival's cultural significance. You'll have the privilege to immerse yourself in this unique experience and spend another night in Lo Manthang.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Homestay
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3,700m | 12,139ft

The third and final day of the Tiji Festival arrives. You'll be part of the grand culmination of the festival's events, where traditional dances and performances reach their peak. This marks the festive end, leaving you with cherished memories. You'll spend the night in Lo Manthang.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Homestay
  • Location: Lo Manthang
  • Altitude: 3,700m | 12,139ft

After bidding farewell to Lo Manthang, we begin our journey back, driving to Jomsom. This scenic route takes about 6 hours. Once in Jomsom, you can relax and reflect on the festival experiences. You'll stay overnight in Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2,700m | 8,858ft

An early morning flight takes us back from Pokhara to Kathmandu with the best mountain view, airport picks up, and transfer to hotel rest of the time for an individual.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Flight & Private Vehicle

Relax day in Kathmandu in option you can do the tour of Bhaktapur and Patan overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Depending on your flight schedule, you'll have some free time in Kathmandu. We'll provide airport transfers for your departure from Tribhuvan International Airport, where you'll bid farewell to Nepal, carrying cherished memories of the Tiji Festival Tour.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • All airport and hotel transportation by private vehicle.
  • Twin sharing bedroom in the best tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour of Pokhara by private vehicle inclusive of monument fees.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Transportation Cost
  • One-night twin sharing (bedroom) in the best tourist hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Jomsom Flight Fare & Transportation to Kagbeni
  • Flight Fare from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Transportation Cost
  • Transportation Cost from Kagbeni to Charang, Lo Manthang
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner along the tour
  • English-speaking local trek guide including his daily wages and insurance.
  • 4-season sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag. (Upon Request)
  • All Required Permit & Entry Fees
  • We provide a basic medical kit along the trek.
  • Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations.
  • Government and related local taxes.
  • Extra Baggage Charge
  • Daily Personal Expenses while Trek: Personal expenses such as cold drinks alcoholic, non-alcoholic, chocolate, biscuit, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or mineral water, showers on the trek, and phone calls and WiFi.
  • Tipping: Tipping for trek guide and porter in the trek end as per your pleasure.
  • Extra Food: Your food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Personal trek equipment should bring every trekker.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

The Tiji Festival is going to be held from 1st May 2024 to 7th May.