Mustang Tiji Festival trek – Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will have warm reception meeting and greeting from us, then drive to hotel. We will all of your passport copies and four photographs each of you for making permit and necessary document for trekking in next day. At the evening, short trekking briefing about Mustang trekking and introduction with our trekking guide and porters. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Rest OR Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu guided city tour visiting enlisted world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambunath temple known as Monkey temple as well, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, join our welcome dinner party at a typical Nepali restaurant with an authentic Nepalese set with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
About 6 hours scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist coach through villages, rivers and terrace rice fields with some panoramic view though it is in far distant. Stay overnight at Pokhara, is a lake city.
Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni 2750m/3 hrs.
Early in the morning 30 minutes scenic flight to Jomsom, then 4 hours trek to Kagbeni along the bank of Kali Gandaki. The trail is mostly flat. No big ascend and descends. Kagbeni is getaway to enter into Upper Mustang where you could visit old mud fortress and monastery. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chele 3050m/5 hrs.
Waking 3 hours all on the flat trail to Chusang, and have lunch there, then continue 1 hours trekking on flat trail following the Kali Gandaki river, and finally an hour steep ascent to Chele and stay overnight there at guest house.
Day 06: Trek Chele to Syangbochen or Geling 3570m/6/7 hrs.
This is a bit long and hard day trekking than the previous trekking. We mostly have ascent uphill for 3 hours to Samar and we will have lunch there, though this is too early for lunch but after Samar there is no good lunch place. Again from Samar again 2 hours mostly ascents uphill to Venna and continues ascents up to Syanbochen pass, then 40 minutes descend down to Syangbochen stop place. It depends on your physical conditions. If you feel tired, you could stop for overnight at Syanbochen rather than going to Geling. Again to Geling, it takes 1 and half hours, 30 minutes uphill ascents and 1 hours descents down to Geling. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Trek to Ghermi 3565m/6/7 hrs.
It is about 7 hours trek, first 2 hours ascents uphill to Nyi La pass and from there enjoy the wonderful Panoramic Himalayan view including Annapurna and Nilgiri, then descends to Ghermi for 1 and half hour and have lunch and stay overnight there at guest house.
Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (3730m/3/4hrs) from Ghermi.
Short trekking day, normally ascends and descends walk to Tsarang. Lunch and explore Tsarang village, monastery and Dzong, and stay overnight there at guest house.
Day 09: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3730m) 4/5-hrs.
From Tsarang the capital city of Upper Mustang where Tiji festival is held. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Observe the first day of Tiji festival (Lo-Manthang). Overnight at guest house.
Day 11: Observe the second day of Tiji Festival. Overnight at guest house.
Day 12: Final day of Tiji Festival, it is the very interesting day of Tiji Festivals.
Day 13: Trek to Ghermi 3530m/6/7hrs.
The trek descends to Tsarang for 3 hours ,then lunch at Tsarang, then continues descends down to Germi for 3 hours to Germi for overnight stay there at guest house.
Day 14: Trek Ghami to Samar 3540m/ 6/7 hrs.
5/6 hours ascends and descends trek to Syanbochen, have lunch there then continue descends down to Samar for overnight stay at guest house.
Day 15: Trek Samar to Kagbeni 2985m/6/7hrs.
Trekking descends down to Chele and Chusang for 3 hours, and lunch there, then continues trek through gradually ascents and descends trail for 3 hours to Kagbeni for overnight stay at guest house.
Day 16: Trek Kagbeni to Muktinath via Dzong.
6 hours gradually ascents to Jhor Dzong for 4 hours, and have lunch there, then again continue for 2 hours trek to Muktinath past khingar village with some interesting view of Jharkot to next site. Visit Muktinath temple and surrounding, then continue 1 hours descends down to Jharkot and stay overnight at guest house.
Day 17: Trek back to Jomsom (2750m) 5/6 hrs.
3 hours continue descends down to Eklebhatti, and then walk 2/3 hours walk on the bank of Kali Gandaki to Jomsom, the capital of Mustang District. It is nice and worthy to visit Jomsom Eco Museum if time permits you. Overnight at guest house.
Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
In the morning fly back to Pokhara and free day to walk around lakeside in Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
About six hours drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu or take a 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final transfer to airport and fly back home.