Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is an amazing 18-day trekking experience. The Tiji festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the trekkers bear witness to the ancient rituals of the festival. Similarly, the barren trails on the way to Lo Manthang are equally enjoyable as well. In addition, the views of the mountains in Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri ranges also add charm to the trek.
The historic Upper Mustang consists of several religious sites. Ghar Gompa, Namgyal Gompa, and the sky caves are a few of the attractions in Upper Mustang. Likewise, on this trek, the Tiji festival is yet another highlight. Tiji festival and its unique events are also the highlights of the trek. Tibetan and Thakali culture also offers amazing memories. Likewise, the beautiful Annapurna Mountains form a serene backdrop while on the trek.
First of all, the Mustang Tiji Festival trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and heads to Jomsom. Heading north, the trek leads to Kagbeni and officially enters the Upper Mustang. Passing Chhusang and Chele, you reach Shyangbochen. Next, you trek past the ruins of Ghami and settle at Dhakmar. As the trek heads further north, you explore the Ghar Gompa and reach Lo Manthang. The actual dates of the festival are from 30 May to June 1. Each day differs from another due to the different rituals. Then, you retrace your steps all the way to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara to end the trek.