Mustang Region Trekking in Nepal Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Price
$2400 per person
Duration
18 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
1+
  • Website : https://www.himalayanadventuretreks.com/
  • Contact Person : Bhagwat Simkhada
  • WhatsApp : +977- 9851138875
  • Address : Thamel, Marg Kathmandu
  • Email : info@himalayanadventuretreks.com
Max Altitude:
3840 m
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Departure City:
Kathmandu
Activity:
Trekking and Hiking
Route :
Pokhara, Lo- Manthang, Jomsom
Group Size :
2-16
Tour Customize :
On Request
Trip Grade :
Moderate
Best Season:
Feb -Jun/Aug -Nov

Highlights

  • Experience once in a lifetime celebration of an indigenous festival.
  • Lose yourself in the breezy terrains of the Upper Mustang.
  • Explore the rustic rural areas with ancient architectures.

What's included

Destination

Upper Mustang, Tiji Festival Trek, checks all things off the list. The dry region has an ancient Tibetan culture. The trail goes from lush greens to rocky roads. The trip poses fun and cultural adventure through the dry area. The Tiji festival of 2022 dates to May 12. Tiji is one of the most preserved festivals of the Upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang welcomes trekkers with chilly air. Moreover, it motivates travelers to keep moving. Likewise, the Tiji festival is a traditional celebration of Lo-Manthang. The festival celebrates a story. A mighty legend saves the kingdom from damage. The Choede Monastery sees the series of the three-day festival. All three days have colorful performances to show the fabled story.

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek firstly begins from Jomsom. Kagbeni leads to Ghiling. Trekkers feel rustic vibes along the trail. Once they reach Lo-Manthang (3840m), the festival starts the next day. The first day shows the dance of Dorji Sonam being born. Following, the second day shows the battle between a demon and Dorji. Similarly, Dorji finally defeats the demon on the third day. It is celebrated with a victory dance.

The trek requires a fair fitness level. Hence, anyone able to walk for 5 hours every day can try it. Likewise, trekkers must adjust to slow acclimatization.

Himalayan Adventure Treks prepares everything, including food, lodging, and logistics before the trip. A local guide makes sure of safety at every step. They also answer questions about the trek. Moreover, they can host up to 12 people at once.

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Services
  • Notes
  • Gears
  • Trip Dates
  • Review

Outline itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Day 02:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation day. (B)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Private car 5-6 hours. (B)

Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m) and Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3750m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek from Ghiling to Lo Manthang (3840m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Explore the First Day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)

Day 09: Explore the Second day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Explore the Third day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek from Lo Mangtang to Drakmar (3810m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek from Drakmak to Syngboche (3800m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek from Syngboche to Chhusang (2980m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 14: Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath (3760m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2800m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)

 Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and afternoon Sightseeing. (B)

Day 17: Sarangkot Sunrise & fly to Kathmandu. (B/D)

Day 18: Departure to Airport. (B)

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trip Preparation day. (B)
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Private car 5-6 hours. (B)
  • Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m) and Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 06: Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3750m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 07: Trek from Ghiling to Lo Manthang (3840m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 08: Explore the First day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)
  • Day 09: Explore the Second day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)
  • Day 10: Explore the Third day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)
  • Day 11: Trek from Lo Mangtang to Drakmar (3810m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 12: Trek from Drakmak to Syngboche (3800m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 13: Trek from Syngboche to Chhusang (2980m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 14: Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath (3760m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2800m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)
  • Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and afternoon Sightseeing. (B)
  • Day 17: Sarangkot Sunrise & fly to Kathmandu. (B/D)
  • Day 18: Departure to Airport. (B)
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trip Preparation day. (B)

After breakfast, we start for the Kathmandu city tour which includes four of the UNESCO world heritage site in the valley.

Pashupatinath: The temple is one of the most sacred pilgrims sites for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva, the temple where the dead bodies are criminated on the Bank of Bagmati River.

 Boudhanath Stupa: which is one of the biggest stupas in Asia and the holiest Buddhist Pilgrims and famous tourist destination in Valley. It is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: It holds the places of the ancient king who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom.

Swayambhunath(Monkey Temple): It is located in the heart of the valley. It is another famous tourist destination and holiest Buddhist pilgrims. It is also known as the Monkey temple among tourists.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Private car 5-6 hours. (B)

After Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to Pokhara. It is about a 5-6 hours scenic drive, flowing the Trishuli river, Landscape, green valley Mountain ranges like Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Ranges, and Annapurna ranges. On the way, you can also explore the Manakamana temple (Cable Car) famous Hindu Goddess temple. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty, situated at an altitude of 900m from sea level and 210km west of Kathmandu valley.

The enchanting town has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic. Check-in hotel, Evening enjoy walking along the side of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fishtail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. You can do boating in Phewa Tal and visit the Tal Barahai temple (Island temple).

Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m) and Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)

The morning after breakfast you will fly northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal of the snow-covered mountains crossing the world deepest George on the planet between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000m.

After 25 min scenic flight to Jomsom, you will meet the rest of the trekking crew members. From Kathmandu, you will have an experienced guide with you and start the trek towards Kagbeni, following the Kaligandaki river and rain shadow of Lower Mustang the main gate to Upper Mustang. Evening you can explore the Kagbeni village.

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

The morning after breakfast at Kagbeni we visit the Buddhist School and Monastery. Get Permit checked on the Check post then walking along the eastern bank of Kaligandaki River, Walk on the sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill, reach the Tangbe Village, and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, Yak cattle Caravan and apple orchards. Next, walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village for an overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3750m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

The Morning after breakfast at Chele today we explore many villages and passes on the way which will be a little hard compared to what you experienced before but more interesting. Today's walk involves crossing two passes, Dajori La pass (3,735) and Taklam La pass (3,624m). On the way, enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. Descend further and reach Samar Village before reaching the Ghiling.

Day 07: Trek from Ghiling to Lo Manthang (3840m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

The Morning after Breakfast today also we continue our Trekking to Lo Manthang, we cross the Tsarang Chu after we get Tholung Village and windy pass of Lo which is above 3,840 m from the sea level, which is a beautiful walled village near magnificent of hills on the Tibetan Border. The Magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good so see.

Day 08: Explore the First day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)

Lo Manthang village is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region on the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. The morning after breakfast we explore the village and enjoy the opening ceremony of the Tiji festival. Today you visit the day for three major Gompas of the village, namely Thupchen, Chhoeda, and Jampa. All of these Gompas underwent expert restoration over the last two centuries. At the same time, you can also short trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo.

The first day of the Tiji festival is basically a Monk dance called

“TSA CHHAM” They believe that on the first day, legend ‘Dorje Jono’ was born as Demon's son, rebirth Buddha to a demon. The kingdom of the mustang region was harassed by Demon and bought havoc on the country.

Day 09: Explore the Second day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)

On the second day of festival Lama Guru Worship on the Monastery and beginning the festival ritual the second day of monk dance called

“NGA CHHAM” During this time, legend Dorje Jono tries Demon to return to Lord Buddha’s realm.

Day 10: Explore the Third day of the Tiji Festival. (B/L/D)

Today is the final day of the festival. Its belief that the Demon was in Lord Buddha’s realm and the festivals start from offering by seven villages around the Lo Manthang representative their harvest to King Dorje Jono to protect their food from storms in all villages of upper mustang within three memorable days.

Day 11: Trek from Lo Mangtang to Drakmar (3810m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Today morning after breakfast we leave the Lo Manthang and our guide tries to trek on a different route so that you can cover the more and more places on Upper Mustang. Your trail passes through Gyakar village which houses is a century-old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. Local people believe that anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have fulfilled. You will visit the Gompa, Local houses, and Buckwheat farm and continue your trek to Drakmar.

Day 12: Trek from Drakmak to Syngboche (3800m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

The morning after breakfast we continue our trekking to Syngboche. Today you will trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trekking trails. Your trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Syngboche It is mostly dry, but still gets great views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. Evening you can walk around the village to explore the villager’s lifestyle and culture.

Day 13: Trek from Syngboche to Chhusang (2980m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Same as another day morning after breakfast at Syangboche we continue our trekking to the village called Chhusang. Today we take the easy trail that lowers down from the hill to Chhuksang.On the way; you can see the barley and buckwheat fields, Yak cattle Caravan, and apple orchards. Chhusang village offers magnificent views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Tukuche Peak with great landscapes. Evening you can walk around the village.

Day 14: Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath (3760m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

You will begin your trek after breakfast today after trekking for a while; you will come to an end of your Upper Mustang region trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit or Lower Mustang after crossing the Kaligangaki River to Kagbeni. You will stop for lunch at Kagbeni and continues your trek to Muktinath Temple via Jharkot. Evening walk around the Muktinath Village.

Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2800m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)

Today is the easy day of the trek so the morning after breakfast we visit the holy temple complex of Muktinath and its 108 taps dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Also, you will visit Jal Devi temple where you can see the fire lighting itself (Natural gas) on the water, the local village of Muktinath and on the way back to Jomsom we visit the old village Jharkot, where you can see the Buddhist Monastery with incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peak and overnight at Jomsom.

Evening you can explore around the Jomsom market and try the Local Apple brandy to celebrate the successful trekking and today is the last night in the mountain.

Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and afternoon Sightseeing. (B)

Early morning we have breakfast at the mountain then we fly to Pokhara. After refreshment in the hotel, we start sightseeing around Pokhara valley which includes the most attractive places like Devi’s fall, Guptseshowar Mahadev (Hidden Cave), and Peace stupa where you can see the great Annapurna ranges, Pokhara valley with Phewa Lake.

Evening you can do boating in Phewa Lake and visit the Tal Barahai temple (Island Temple) and enjoying the food in a nice restaurant on the lakeside.

Day 17: Sarangkot Sunrise & fly to Kathmandu. (B/D)

Early morning we will drive to the Sarangkot viewpoint for the great sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. We can see lots of scenery which feels like heaven above Phewa Lake. Then we will drive back to the hotel and have breakfast. Then we fly to Kathmandu (30 minutes flight).

Today is a rest and free day for shopping in Thamel for your friends & family. In the evening we will have dinner in a Nepalese Restaurant along with the cultural dance program.

Day 18: Departure to Airport. (B)

A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

What’s included?

  • Pick/drop up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.
  • Three Night 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Two Night 3* hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara sightseeing by private vehicle with an experienced tour guide.
  •  Domestic flight Pokhara/Jomsom/ Pokhara / Kathmandu.
  •  Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  •  Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ by Private car.
  •  Special Upper Mustang permit.
  •  All necessary paper works.
  •  All accommodations in tea houses during the treks.
  • National Park Permit (ACAP).
  •  ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  •  An experienced, helpful, Govt Licence holder and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
  •  Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •  All government taxes/ Travel rescue arrangements.
  • Last night’s farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.

What’s excluded?

  • Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara. (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).

Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:

Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places, and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.

The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit them.

Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.

 Entrance Fees of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal

Physical Fitness:

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal  With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf pain or tiredness is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.

Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination.  However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.

Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.

Trekking Day:

A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetic to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm.  A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach the teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area, or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations:

During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.

Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family-style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the area’s menu will have Nepali-style western foods such as pancakes, pizza, burgers, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Internal Flight Delays:

Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time-consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service, so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a genuine possibility. To manage this situation, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be beneficial to purchase and review your insurance, the insurance companies may cover some of the alternative measures of travel. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.

Travel Insurance:

Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance, and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require it. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out of the country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read printout of insurance policies carefully to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies, so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is vital that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully, which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:

There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival.

‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facilities. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get a ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing the required documents.

Please click below for the online Visa form.

http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

The following visa rules apply for tourists:

For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee the US $30 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.

For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee the US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.

According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.

US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.

Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period

For more details please visit our FAQ link

https://www.himalayanadventuretreks.com/faq/

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking-Water:

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet for most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.

Arrival Instruction:

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.

How to Book Your Tour:

Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.

It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.

Equipment List for Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek:

Upper Mustang is Moderate trekking but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking to Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Trekking and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.

Luggage/Duffle bag:

You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max, and all our trekking stuff is kept in this duffle bag, and our porters will carry this. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.

A day backpack:

You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).

Trekking/Hiking boots:

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival is a Moderate trek, and It is essential to have good trekking boots, and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking. Also, recommend you bring the Crompton during the winter season in Nepal.

Sport Sandals:

You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in camp or tea houses after the trek.

Sneakers:

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival is Moderate trekking so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in the Kathmandu hotel until you get back.

Sleeping Bag:

You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for minus 15 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 20 degrees for the trekking. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.

Fleece jacket: 

You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during trekking.

Down jacket:

Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the  Trek.

Socks:

You need to have at least 5 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at least 7 pairs of socks for this trekking.

Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:

You need to have at least 3 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use them like the weather.

Short-sleeved shirts:

You need to have 3 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is ideal for Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek & Himalayan Adventure also provide the 1 company T-shirt as a souvenir.

Long-sleeved shirts: 

You need to have at least three shirts.

Underwear:

You need to have few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day on Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.

Waterproof jacket: 

You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek and waterproof pants may be an option.

Head and face gear:

Sun Hat or cap during the daytime, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening, and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.

Hand gear:

You need warm gloves.

Traveling supplies:

Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ), and Binoculars (optional).

Toiletries:

Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).

Medication:

First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.

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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Price
$2400 per person
Duration
18 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
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