Every spring, at the palace in Lo Manthang (Upper Mustang), there is a colorful Buddhist festival called Tiji, hosted by the Crown Prince of Mustang. Then, in August, when other parts of Nepal are suffering from summer rains, Mustang is host to the Yarlung Horse Festival, with all its gaiety, dancing and incredible athletic prowess. Join Myths and Mountains for these marvelous celebrations in a medieval kingdom like no other. Unlike many festival trips to Lo Manthang, you will attend the entire 3-day festival, not leaving early to rush back. In this way, you can get a sense of the full meaning of each festival day, as they are different yet do form a whole.

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $5995.00 per person (based on 4-6 people)

Dates: Friday, May 8, 2015 - Wednesday, May 26, 2015 (Tiji Festival) and Monday, August 10, 2015 - Friday, August 28, 2015 (Yartung Horse Festival)

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts
  • Religion and Pilgrimage Sites

Customized Travel

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If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu; Welcome dinner
Day 2 Tour Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Bodhanath
Day 3 Fly to Pokhara; visit museum, boat ride and optional paragliding
Day 4 Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
Day 5 Hike through Tangbe on your way to the village of Chele
Day 6 Hike to Ghiling with lunch in Syangbochen
Day 7 Trek to Ghami and then on to Tsarang
Day 8 Trek to Lo Manthang
Day 9 First day of Festival
Day 10 Second day of Festival
Day 11 Visit Chusang Caves and Third day of Festival
Day 12 Gar Gompa and on to Dakmar
Day 13 Dakmar to Tsongkar and on to Syangbochen
Day 14 Visit cave temple and lunch in Samar. Overnight in Chele or Tangbe
Day 15 Walk to Kagbeni
Day 16 Walk to Jomsom
Day 17 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 18 Explore Patan and Bhaktapur
Day 19 Fly to Bangkok or other destination

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Myths and Mountains is THE adventure travel company for the discerning and inquisitive globe-trotter seeking a hand-crafted, life-changing experience. With more than 25 years of expertise in designing award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history and natural healing and traditional medicine, we promise adventures beyond the guidebooks, excellence beyond expectations, and guaranteed departures.

Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!