Tiji Festival Trek in Upper Mustang

Price USD 2000
  • Duration 20 Days

Fly in Fly out

Upper Mustang Adventure trip start end of the dry season thus overlaps with the Tiji Festival, a spring –renewal party. Tiji is a fascinating annual three-day festival consisting of Tibet rituals that celebrate the myth of a son who had to save the Mustang kingdom from the destruction also said to be triumph of good over evil in a ritual locals call “the chasing of the Demons” Tiji comes from the words ten che, meaning the “hope of the dharma prevailing in all world” the message Guru Rinpoche carried through this region over the thousand years. The festival is indigenous to Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang.

“Tiji” name is abbreviations of the world “Tempa chirim” which mean “Prayer for World Peace” Tiji festival commemorate the victory of the Lord Buddha’s incarnation Dorjee Sonnu over a demon called Man Tam Ru a vicious creature feeding on human beings and causing storm and droughts. This festival takes place in the month of mid may celebrate for 3 days. Lo-Manthang Choedhe Monastery performs this ritual dance during the celebration. The harassment of Ma Tam Ru Ta (dance called “TSA Chham”) and the attempt to return the demon to Lord Buddha’s realm on the third day enacted during the performance.

Tiji festival is related to Tibetan culture are organized by the choedhe Monastery belong to the Sakya sect of Buddhism. The Monastery is headed by a Rinpoche around 65 monks from surrounding areas of Lo-Manthang.

  • Day 1 :

    Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 2 :

    Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 3 :

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/ 5 to 6 hours

  • Day 4 :

    Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni 2800m/3-4 hours

  • Day 5 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chhuksang 3100m/5-6 hours

    Overnight at Lodge

  • Day 6 : Trek from Chhuksang to Ghiling 3570m/7-8 hours via Chuksi Cave.

    Overnight at Lodge

  • Day 7 : Trek from Ghiling to Drakmar 3450m/5-6 hours.

    Overnight at Lodge

  • Day 8 : Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/6-7 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.

  • Day 9 : Tiji Festival Start

    First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge

  • Day 10 :

    Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge

  • Day 11 :

    Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge Tiji Festival End

  • Day 12 :

    Trek Lo Manthang (3750m) to Yara (3580m). 5-6 hours.

  • Day 13 : Rest Day at Yara visit Luri Gompa.

    Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 14 : Trek Yara to Tange (3320).5-6 hours.

    Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 15 :

    Trek Tange (3320) to Chhuksang (3310m). 9 - 10 hours.

  • Day 16 :

    Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath 3,710 m / 6-7 hours.

  • Day 17 : Trek Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m/5 hours.

    Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 18 :

    Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest time at Pokhara.

  • Day 19 :

    Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Hotel

  • Day 20 :

    Final departure from Kathmandu

Includes:

  • Airport picks up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you would wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person).
  • Annapurna conservation fee
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara flight fare.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by Land Transportation.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Fare well dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • All government taxes.

Excludes:

  • International air fare to Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal clothing & equipments.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $40. (During 60 days from the date of issue.)
  • Travel insurance and helicopter charter in any cases but if you want us to arrange
  • Items of personal nature. (Personal Expenses)
  • Any kinds of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, phone call, internet, laundry etc
  • Tips for your crews (Guide, porter and driver)

Tiji Festival Trek

Combines through Mustang’s fascinating villages, alongside Buddhist shrines and the temples and in the shadows of the Himalayas most iconic mountains before reaching the fabled walled city of Lo-Manthang for 3 days dancing at the Tenchi Festival. The terrain is rough and the altitude can be hard going but you will feel safe hands of Himalayan expert Nepal Travels team of Guide and Sherpa. This tour expect mainly camping fully support with a tea house lodge and hotel in Pokhara and Kathmandu for good measure

Highlights of this trip

–  Trek in the shadows of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along the Kali Ghandaki River enroute to Mustang

–  Pass through white-washed mountain villages, alongside colourful Buddhist shrines and temples

–  Following 5 days of trekking, reach Lo Manthang, the fabled walled city of Mustang

–  Spend 3 days in Lo Manthang at the Tije Festival – a vibrant Buddhist celebration with dancing and traditional music

Date

Date for Tiji Festival, 2018 in Lo-Manthang is announced. The Teji festival will be celebrate 12th, 13th and 14th of May 2018 in Upper Mustang

 

Happy Clients

This is the first time for our group to visit the Nepal, Bhutan and Kashmir region and we have enjoy it very much. It is very fortunate for us, being our first trip to select your company to arrange for us the tour, and we are very please with your service and support, and your co-ordination with the Bhutan operator. For the Indian operator, except for some minor situations, overall it is satisfactory.
I believe there will be more trips to come and will recommend to you potential future travellers there.

KH Liaw

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