About Tiji Festival Trek

Tiji Festival is the popular festival in Nepal, Upper Mustang, which is considered as the adorable festival by most of the outsiders. This is a famous Tibetan Buddhist festival that is celebrated in the fabled walled city of Lo- Manthang. Every year, with the myriad participation of outsiders and their great enthusiasm, Tiji festival is celebrated interestingly. 

As Nepal consists numbers of ethnic groups holding their own rites, rituals, dialect, culture, tradition and festival. The country steeped in the land of the Himalayas is also the nation holding with the rich cultural aspects. In a year, the visitors from different land enter in Nepal to observe its culture, tradition and festivals. Among the various main festivals, Tiji festival, also known as Tenji festival, holds the major role to make one’s trip interesting and memorable. 

Celebration of Tiji Festival

Tiji festival, or Tenji festival, has been celebrated continuously for 3 days (May 30, May 31 and June 01, 2019). The rites and rituals followed on this festival is interesting to observe. As the festival takes place for three days, at the very first day of the festival, monks perform the mask dance which is called “TSA CHHAM”, in the second day “NGA CHHAM” and the third day the huge celebration of the Tiji festival known as “RHA CHHAM” where the monk in the role of Dorje Sonam throws effigy and Tsampa which represents Ma Tam Ruta. Such interesting cultural performances of monks and huge participation of people make the festival as an important festival of Nepal.

Why Tiji Festival Trek?

The trekking route followed up with the unique landscape of Mustang region, charming villages and the mesmerizing mountains makes the trek more astounding. Trekking to the place gifted by the god naturally and culturally is far beyond one’s expectation. The region renown for the surprising natural features is always ready to bestow such incredible images in front of travel seekers. Tiji Festival Trek brings up both cultural and natural features within a package.

Duration of Tenji Festival Trek 

Trekking within Mustang Region is the marvelous adventurous activities that provides with the incredible view of opulent nature along with the popular festival of Nepal that is all the box up a package of 18 days and as per ones interest and time frame the trek can be customized.   

The date of the Tiji festival for 2019 has been published and Massif Holidays is accepting the booking for Tiji Festival Trekking 2019. This trek is fully supported guest house trek where the team of Massif Holidays is always available to make the trip wonderful. Get involved in this popular cultural trek, interesting and tranquil trekking route in Nepal, the team of Massif Holidays will provide with the detail information and help you to explore Upper Mustang and observe Tiji Festival with the best outcomes. Please feel free to contact the local team of Massif Holidays for expert’s advice to visit Upper Mustang for Tiji festival 2019.  


  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 18 Days
  • Trip Cost Price from US$ 1865
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Style Trip Style Fully Supported Guest House Trek
  • Transportation Transportation Based on Itinerary
  • food Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accomodation Accomodation Guest House
  • Group Sizes Group Size 02-15
  • Max Elevation: 3820m/ 12533ft


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site tour in Kathmandu - Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Experiencing the lifestyle of different ethnic groups. 
  • Trek to the Annapurna and Mustang Himalayas.
  • Fully supported guest house trekking.
  • Warm up cultural tour of Kathmandu valley.
  • Observation of the Tiji Festival and Buddhist culture in Tibetan community.
  • Exploration of Kingdom within Kingdom- Mustang. 
  • Visit of popular Buddhist and Hindu Pilgrimage site- Muktinath.
  • 17 Breakfast, 14 Lunch & 15 Dinner.

Outline Itinerary

Detail Itinerary  
  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International airport (1345Meters). Overnight stay at Hotel. 
  • Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight stay at Hotel. 
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820 Meters) about 6 hours. Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2720 Meters) and trek to Kagbeni (2810 Meters). About 3 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House. 
  • Day 05: Trek to Tsele (3050 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House. 
  • Day 06: Trek to Shyangbochen (3820 Meters). About 7 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House. 
  • Day 07: Trek to Tsarang (3540 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House. 
  • Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3710 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House. 
  • Day 09: First day of Tiji Festival observation at Lo-Manthang. Overnight stay at Guest House. 
  • Day 10: Second day of Tiji Festival observation at Lo-Manthang. Overnight stay at Guest House.
  • Day 11: Final day of Tiji Festival observation at Lo-Manthang. Overnight stay at Guest House.
  • Day 12: Trek back to Dhakmar (3820 Meters) via Ghar Gompa (Loghekar Monastery) (3800 Meters). About 8 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House. 
  • Day 13: Trek back to Samar (3550 Meters). About 7 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House.
  • Day 14: Trek back to Kagbeni (2810 Meters). About 7 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House.
  • Day 15: Trek back to Jomsom (2720meters). About 3 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House.
  • Day 16: Early morning flight to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel. (Can fly back if required)
  • Day 18: Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.
  • What’s Included

    • Airport/ Hotel pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
    • Three nights’ (twin sharing basis accommodation) at tourist category hotels in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
    • Basic guesthouse and tea house accommodation during Tiji Festival Trek.
    • Guided valley tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle. (by well-experienced license holder Tour Guide)
    • Professional license holder English speaking Trekking Guide (if required with other nation’s dialect for Tiji Festival Trek).
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (one porter for every two guests).
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
    • All meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Special permit for Upper Mustang trekking.
    • Duffle bag and hiking T-shirt by Massif Holidays. (after trekking, Token  of Love by the team of Massif Holidays)
    • Airfare from Pokhara – Jomsom - Pokhara including fare of private transport (in Kathmandu).
    • Drive from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist coach.
    • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant before the day of departure.
    •  Including all government taxes, vat & service charges.
  • What’s Excluded

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu valley.
    • Any kinds of beverages & bar bills (coffee, beer, soft drinks, etc.) and along with dry foods.
    • Entrance fee at all monuments during the tours.
    • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa fee, which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and also in the case for extending visa during the stay in Nepal.
    • Personal trekking Types of equipment.
    • International airfare.
    • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.
  • Optional

    • Scenic Flight ( From -KTM-Pokhara-KTM,& Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara).
    • Extra additional Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout the travel package.
    • Additional sightseeing to the historical and cultural sites. 
    • The inclusion of Adventurous Activities.
    • The group joining the trip or personal group trip (trek/tour).
    • Small or Large group of travelers.
    • Extra day hike during the trip.
    • Expand or different itinerary of travel packages.
    • Luxury accommodation (4/5 star category hotels).
    • The family trip along with children under the secure and favorable suggestion of the Massif Holidays expertise.
    • Pony Trek.


    The listed optional facilities for the trekking within Nepal are not included in the travel cost. As per guest choice and demand for extra facilities or services some amount will be added on the trekking package cost. You can include the other extra facilities and services in your trekking package consulting with the crew member of Massif Holidays.

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Useful Information

Other extra arrangements by the team of Massif Holidays: Customized Itinerary as per the specific requirements. For this, please contact the expert team of Massif Holidays as per interest.

Better to get informed about: 

  • Natural calamities
  • Weather condition, etc. that which are beyond our control can hamper your planned trip. During these kinds of issues, we will be getting through the possible solution that can help you to get back in your trip but we are not responsible for any delay and changes.

Flight cancellation or delay:

Due to poor visibility, bad weather or any technical problems twin otters may get delayed for some hours or for some days (also can be happened in the good season). During this period, teams of Massif Holidays help to manage other various days activities, pre-itinerary with any trekking routes, etc. One needs to bear all expenses if need to stay at Lukla because of the cancelation of the flights at the end of the trip.

Note:  No any refund in such cases and the team of Massif Holidays provide the guesthouse accommodations only before starting the trek.