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Tiji Festival Overland Jeep Tour

Explore the Hidden Kingdom behind the Himalayas; celebrate Tiji Festival

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code TMG-TF100
  • Start Point Kathmandu
  • End Point Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Day Trips
  • Region Annapurna Region
  • Trip Staff Tour & Trekking Guide
  • Transportation Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Trip Style BLD
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max Elevation 3800m
  • Group Size 2-20 pax
  • Accomodation Value
  • Trip Type Small Group Guided Trips
  • Best Time May

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Kathmandu Valley-"City of Temple"
  • Visit Pokhara Valley-""City of Lakes"
  • Visit the Holy Temple, Muktinath, a sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • See the world deepest george- Kali Gandaki
  • Explore the Tibetan Culture
  • Jeep tour beyond the Himalayas
  • Taste the local apples, apple pie and the apple wine (marpha)
  • Beautiful landscapes, plateau, historical monasteries, ancient caves
  • Tiji Festival Celebration
  • Overland tour in a private 4W land cruiser or scorpio
US$ 22302450per person
8.98% OFF! You save $220

Trip Overview

Tiji Festival tour is organized each year by TMG Adventure. Tiji Festival is a colorful festival that is celebrated by the Tibetan Buddhist in the Lo Manthang capital of Upper Mustang of Nepal. It’s an auspicious festival. According to the mythology it’s is celebrated as a good reason that a deity from Upper Mustang Dorje Jono fought against his demon father for the welfare of the people of Mustang saving them from devastation. Demon spread harmful diseases and took away the water. “Tiji” abbreviation word “Tempa Chirim” which means “Prayer for World Peace.” This festival commemorates the victory of Lord Buddha’s incarnation Dorje Jono over a demon.

Tiji Festival takes place once a year for the last three days at the beginning of harvesting. Local people wear colorful dresses, dance, and chants to make it lively as the victory of good that defeats the demon.

According to the legend, a deity named Dorje Jono is also known as “Dorje Phurba, Vajrakila or Vajrakumar” which is mentioned in Vajrayana Buddhism that is followed in India and Nepal.
Throughout the festival, the monks of Lo Manthang’s “Choedhe” monastery perform ritual dances during the celebration. Also, the local peoples and the monks pray, chants the mantras, dance by wearing colorful dresses. Colorful dress and the prayer flags make the entire surrounding more vibrant.

This year, the Tiji festival will celebrate on May 19 to May 21, 2020. To see and feel the real meaning of the festival you can join the trip organized by Travel Max Guide. Feel the real-time experiences with your local Himalayan guides. Normally our company offers three types of tours; Tiji Festival Overland Jeep tours, Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek and Upper Mustang Camping Treks. Travelers who like the adventure can join with us according to the trip styles.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast with an attached bathroom, and at the best possible lodge or guesthouse during the trek.

Transportation

In your travel cost, we have included your transportation fare as indicated in the “what’s included” section. For more details, you can check it.

You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the signboard of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the late evening, we will straightly take you to the hotel, and if you arrive in the day time, you will take you to our office. For more information, you can check it in what is included section.

Meals

You are traveling near the mountains, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000m to 6000m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TMG Adventure. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  • 15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trip Extensions

TMG Adventure is always reaching out of the best service to make our travelers happy. In this package you can see extension trips; these are optional add-ons or travel choices for you. The company has its regular itinerary and the cost details too. On the suggestions and consideration of our previous travelers’, the company offers beyond it. You can check it properly. At the time of booking, if you wish to extend your holiday doing markup in the trip extensions (extra add-ons or activities), you can mark it and book it. It depends on your personal choice. Beyond it, we also offer private and customize trips to those who are looking to do it on their travel requirements. Travelers can send us about the trip information by using our tailor-made trip/ customize trip forms or send us a quick inquiry. One of our travel planners will respond to it.

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well-being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. As you embark on the Tiji Festival Overland Jeep Tour, you will be glad to know that you are doing some good and giving back to the community.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

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Itinerary & Maps

Itinerary & Maps

Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.

Welcome to the Land of Himalayas and the birthplace of “LORD Buddha”. On the first day, you are going to stay at Kathmandu which is also known as “The City of Temples.” A company representative will meet you outside the airport. You can easily find him. Our airport representative will hold company signboard to make you easy to find. You can directly transfer to your hotel at Thamel. If you arrive in the day time, you do have plenty of time to visit Thamel and the rest of the areas nearby. Respective company leader will visit you and explain to you about the trip and describe the information.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Kathmandu Nepal
sightseeing kathmandu durbar

The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century. 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.

Pashupatinath 

Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.

Bouddhanath 

Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Monkey Temple
kathmandu durbar square
Boudhanath
Sadhu Pashupatinath

As the schedule of your flight, the company staff will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport. From where you are going to fly shortly to the second tourist destination Pokhara-“City of Lakes.” After having refreshments, you are going to do boating at Phewa Lake where you can visit Tal Barahi Temple- a holy temple of Hindus.

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    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight & Private Vehicle

pokhara nepal
Pokhara Phewa Taal

We will fly early morning from Pokhara to Jomsom which is nearby 20 minutes. After that, we will drive from Jomsom to Ghami via Kagbeni. Kagbeni is the start or gateway to Upper Mustang. From Kagbeni we need special permits. It’s is also the trading area of Dolpo and Manang. Kagbeni is the valley where Kali Gandaki river flows and it’s also the commercial trekking trail of the Annapurna Circuit meets.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Kag Chode Buddhist Temple at Kagbeni Mustang
Nilgiri North from Kagbeni Mustang
House in Kagbeni Village
The Kali Gandaki River and Rice field near Kagbeni
Mustang Ghami

Today is our final destination for the Tiji festival where we are going to kick off to Lo-Manthang. It’s the capital of Upper Mustang where you can see the world’s richest Tibetan culture still remain rich and saint. This area is walled, isolated and the hidden paradise behind the Himalayas. This area was preserved and foreigners are not allowed before 1992. Now foreigners can enter his beautiful Tibetan rugged plateau with the special permits. We are also going to visit the second biggest town in Upper Mustang, Charang village. After arriving in Lo-Manthang, you will get the rest time.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Lo Manthang Royal Palace
Lo Manthang Nepal
Lo Manthang
The settlement of Lo Monthang

Lo-Manthang is rich in the culture and practices of Tibetan Buddhism. Early morning, we will head to visit the Namgyal Monastery. Explore the surrounding rituals vibes atmosphere. You can have a short walk around and unleash yourself in nature and in peace. After that, we will visit the local places and meet people. Gossip with them. Share the joy in a familiar environment. Local people are good at welcoming. After that, we will head to the hotel, have lunch and time to see live Tiji Festival’s first-day celebration. Many Buddhist around the world gather and perform the ritual dances wearing a colorful dress. At the time of the festival, you will get an opportunity to see the real culture and trends that the local people of Lo-Manthang used to do in their daily life. Get back to the hotel.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Tiji Festival
Tiji Festival Upper Mustang
Namgyal Monastery Lo-Manthang

Today we will visit the Chhosar village and the cave. There is also a Buddhist school in the village. We will return back to celebrate the Tiji festival. Normally we do sightseeing because the festival starts in the mid of the day. The celebration end will get back to the hotel.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

upper mustang nepal tour
upper mustang trek
upper mustang cliffs
Tiji festival dance

Chrang lies at the south from the Lo-Manthang. In this village, there are numerous stupas, a monastery (Gompa) and a fortress (dzong). Today we will head back to the Chrang (Tsarang). It’s a village development committee in Mustang District. It’s the Land of Chortens. This land stands the history and legend of the saint Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit the ancient monastery over there.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

charang upper mustang
charang upper mustang nepal
charang village
upper mustang trek

We will drive to Chhuksang village. It is surrounded by gigantic red, orange and silver-gray cliffs spotted with cave dwellings. The village consists of three different hamlets; north of the Narshing river is Tangma, to the south of it is Braga, and west of Braga, towards the Kali Gandaki, is Cikyab. Where you can see green farming. Local people are very active in farming.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

chhusang upper mustang
chusang upper mustang
upper mustang chhusang
Chhusang Caves in Upper Mustang
Chussang Cliffs
Chhusang Field
Natural Caves at Chhusang Mustang Nepal

Today we will drive to Jomsom via Muktinath. Muktinath is a Vishnu temple which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. It is located at the foot of Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang, Nepal. Muktinath temple is the world’s highest temple at the elevation of 3,800m. After visiting the temple, we will drive to Jomsom which will be our last night in the mountain.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Muktinath Temple
Jomsom Nepal Tour
Jomsom Nepal Trek
Jomsom Nepal

Early morning we will fly back to Pokhara. You can take rest today. In optional you can hike to Peace Pagoda from where you can see the entire Pokhara Valley and the beautiful lake- Phewa Lake or we can drive to the hill. Visit Davis falls, Gupteshowor Cave, International Mountain Museum.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Peace Pagoda Nepal
Phewa lake Pokhara

Early morning fly back to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Today we will get plenty of time to walk around the Thamel. Buy goods as a souvenir to your colleagues, relatives, and friends. In the evening, we are going to have a farewell dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant where we get an opportunity to see the cultural dance show.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight & Private Vehicle

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Praying Wells

As your scheduled flight time, before three hours, the company staff will receive you from the hotel and drop you to the airport.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Cost and Dates

Cost & Dates

The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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What's Included

What's Included

Cost Includes

  • Twin sharing accommodation with Breakfast plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3-star hotel.
  • Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse accommodation during the time of overland Jeep tour

  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
  • Overland 4WD private Land Cruiser or Scorpio

  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu including departures taxes

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
  • As indicated in the itinerary

  • Nepal Government certified English speaking Tour guide

  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit card

  • Insurance of Guides, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.
  • All government taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International flights tickets

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

Additional Info

Additional Info

When you confirm your trip with us, we, Travel Max Guide need some information about you because we have to do this, according to the rules and regulations, and we send this information to the tourism board because you are traveling in Nepal, and the same goes if you are traveling to Tibet and Bhutan through our agents. The information that you provide us will not be leaked, and it will be confidential because we know you also love to keep the matter within yourself as far as possible. Your privacy is our privacy. Please do provide us the following information so that we can build a good relationship with you not only for the present but also in the future.

  • We need the type of document that confirms your identity.
  • We need your name, address, mobile no, postal code, and email address.
  • Scan and send a copy of your passport.
If you have any questions on the above-mentioned, then please do send it to us because we want to have the information for your sake, for our sake, and the sake of your family.

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It's a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees. TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made. TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

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Client Reviews

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    I was in Nepal for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Outstanding sceneries and good hospitality. On the way to the base camp, I got an opportunity to visit the Buddhist monastery as well as got some information about Buddhism. That was great. Our guide and porter were awesome. Very kind and helpful. Thank you, TMG.

    Henry United Kingdom
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    Trekking with Travel Max Guide was an amazing experience. My selection of trip and the company were excellent and of the right decision. In each moment of my walk, I came across adventure and discovered something new. I remember my first step on the Everest Base Camp. The view was spectacular. Passing through the Sherpa communities and staying in Namche Bazaar is unforgettable. I miss the trip very much. Anyway, thank you so much for your service while I was in Nepal. See you next time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

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    Originally from the United State of America from the city of Los Angeles where life is busy and rush. I made a trip with TMG. It’s a new experience than I excepted. I found Nepalese people really welcoming. They really love tourists. While trekking in the Everest region, I got time to spend with nature, gained plenty of ideas of culture and tradition from the Himalayas. The trip was totally mind-blowing. TMG has a good team spirit and is dedicated to serving guest and trekkers.

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