Tiji Festival Lo-Mangthang

14 Days

The TIJI (Ten Chi) Festival is the most auspicious festival in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. Dorje Jono fought and defeated this demon and the festival celebrates his victory with prayer chants and colorful dances. Chhode Monastery at Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang is famous for its performance of Vajrakila practice and ritual.


The Tiji (Ten Chi) Festival is the most auspicious festival in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. Ancient mythology relates how the Tiji is celebrating to mark the victory of good over evil.


  • TIJI is celebrated for the victory of good over evil.
  • TIJI festival is meditation practice.
  • TIJI festival is an auspicious Buddhist religious.


Day 1: Drive Pokhara to Kagbeni via Marpha

Day 2: Trek from  Kagbeni to Chaile

Day 3: Trek from Chaile to Sangboche

Day 4: Trek from Sangboche to Drakmar

Day 5: Trek from Drakmar to Charang

Day 6: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang

Day 7: Observe Tiji Festival at Lo-Manthang

Day 8: Observe Tiji Festival at Lo-Manthang

Day 9: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara

Day 10: Trek from Yara to Tange

Day 11: Trek from Tange to Chhuksang

Day 12: Trek from Chhuksang to Muktinath

Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Thini

Day 14: Trek from Thini to Jomsom, and drive to Pokhara.


It is almost brushing the sides of the mighty Kali Gandaki river gorge and the massive Dhaulagiri mountain along the way up. As you go up, the landscape changes from the lush greenery of the Pokhara area to the barren, rocky terrain of Mustang. Your road follows the Kali Gandaki. Stay overnight at Lodge.

After breakfast formality to enter Upper Mustang trek to Chele via Tangbe & Chhusang. And trek onward to Chele and stay overnight at Lodge.

Trek from Chele to Syangboche (3800m.) via Chunsi Cave and Samer (3660m.) and enjoy the view of the Mountain. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Trek from Syangboche to Ghami (3500m.) via Ghiling (3570m.), Nyi La Pass (4090m.). Overnight stay at Ghami.

Trek from Ghami to Charang (3500m) via Drakmar see red wall, Muila Bhangyang Pass (4170m), and Ghar Gompa. Overnight stay.

Late noon first-day Tiji festival began the First day observe TIJI Festival Lo-Manthang (3840m.) Overnight stay at Lo-Manthan.

On the second day observe TIJI Festival Lo-Manthang (3840m.). Before the festival starts visit to Three Monastery visit. Wall Thanka art. Overnight stay at Lo Manthang.

Final observes TIJI Festival Lo-Manthang (3840m.) Overnight stay at Lo-Manthang
Tiji (Ten Chi) Festival End
This day is highly recommended for observing the festival as this day will solve the mystery of the festival as well as its overall value.

Trek Lo- Manthang (3750m) to Dhigaon (3390m). 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at Dhigaon.

Trek Dhigaon to Tangge (3240). 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at Tangge.

Trek Tangge (3240) to Chhuksang (29800m). Overnight stay at Chhuksang.

Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath (3,710 m), Gyu La Pass (4077m.). Overnight stay at Muktinath.

Trek Muktinath to Thini Via Lupra (2800m). Overnight stay at Thini.

Trek Thini to Jomsom (2720m) for ½ hours, and Drive Jomsom to Pokhara.

When is the Tiji Festival 2023?

When is the TIJI Festival 2023?

The Tiji Festival will be celebrated for 3 days i.e. on 16th, 17th, and 18th-May 2023.

Which kind of SUV used for the tour?

We organized 4 WD SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and the driver is experienced and familiar in this region.

When is the TIJI Festival in 2024?

5th, 6th, and 7th May 2024.

When is TIJI Festival in 2025?

24th, 25th, and 26th May 2025.

Cost Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara on a twin-sharing basis on the BB plan.
  • Pokhara to Kagbeni and drive back to Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on the trip as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation on sharing basis at guesthouse/ lodge. While on the trek.
  • Drinking water purification pills
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System Card).
  • Upper Mustang Control Area Special Permit.
  • Professional government license holder English speaking Guide.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the official crew.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit).
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals in Pokhara other than breakfast.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • If you use a Pony, all donations, Camera Fees during the festival.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Supporter (Porter) service if needed
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.

Minimum 2 tour members are required to obtain an Upper Mustang control Permit.

The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged based on their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customize it to suit your schedule and requirement.

Upcoming Tiji Festival dates for the years

16th, 17th, and 18th May 2023.

5th, 6th, and 7th May 2024.

24th, 25th, and 26th May 2025.

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