One of most waiting festival in Hidden Kingdom of Mustang, Nepal Tiji 2018 Lo-manthang, capital of upper Mustang Nepal.Unseen Culture and Tibetan ritual festival attract the TIBETAN Cultures’ lovers every year .
The Tiji festival is a three-day ritual known as “The chasing of the Demons” and it is centered on the Tiji myth. Tiji tells the story of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaks havoc on Mustang by creating a water shortage which, in this extremely arid land, is the most precious life-sustaining resource. Dorje Jono eventually defeats the demon and banishes him from the land.
Tiji Festival is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth. Throughout the festival the events and story of the myth are re-enacted. The festival is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring) and ushers in the wetter monsoon season. Tiji comes from the words “ten che” meaning “the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds” and is a spring renewal festival that also celebrates the triumph of good over evil. In 1964 Michel Peissel was the first westerner to observe the Tiji festival.
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05 May 2018 – Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport and pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer to the Hotel
06 May 2018 – Day 2 : Full day guided sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. (B)
07 May 2018 – Day 3 : Kathmandu To Pokhara by Tourist Bus . (210 KM 7 Hrs Drive), Over night at Hotel Kantipur Pokhara . B
08 May 2018 – Day 4 : 6:30 am flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (15 Min Flight), breakfast at Jomsom and Comencing trek to Kagbeni (3.5 hrs easy walking) Overnight at Shangi-la, Kagbeni. B, L, D
09 May 2018 – Day 5 : Early breakfast at Tea House in Kagbeni and start trek to Tsaile(3050M) (We enter in restricted area from this day) (5-6 hrs, almost easy walking following kaligandaki River) , Overnight at Mustang gate tea house in Tsaile . B,L,D
10 May 2018 – Day 6 : Early breakfast at Tsaile and start trek to Ghiling(3500M) (or Schenmoche , its depending on your walking fitness) -6-7 Hrs trek (this part is difficult part of whole trip , we cross almost 300 meter height in first hour) , overnight at Ghiling (3500M).
11 May 2018 – Day 7 : Early breakfast at Ghiling and start trek to to Tsarang. (3645m) 6 hrs , we do evening sightseeing to oldest palace and 800+ years old red Tsarang monastery and village . (B.L.D).
12 May 2018 – Day 8 : After Breakfast start walking towards to destination The wall city Lo-manthang , beautiful Stupa and magnificent landscape of Mustang , its a easy walk of 3-4 hrs. After lunch, we participant on Opening ceremony of Tiji festival (start at 3 pm and end at 5 pm) Overnight at Lo-manthang guest House . (B,L,D)
13 May 2018 – Day 9 : After breakfast morning visit to Choser Cave and monastery (1.5 Hrs walk and Back ) , lunch at hotel and ready for final day of Tiji Festival , start at 2 pm and end around 6 pm) . Overnight at Hotel .
14 May 2018 – Day 10 : After breakfast morning visit to Choser Cave and monastery (1.5 Hrs walk and Back ) , lunch at hotel and ready for final day of Tiji Festival , start at 2 pm and end around 6 pm) . Overnight at Hotel .
15 May 2018 – Day 11 : Trek back to Ghemi for our night stay (5 hrs walk) .
16 May 2018 – Day 12 : Trek Back to Samar (Summer) one of the greenest village of Upper mustang (5 hrs trek) .
17 May 2018 – Day 13 : Trek to Chhusang (2920) 6 hrs (B.L.D)
18 May 2018 – Day 14 : Chhusang to Muktinath , following mountain goat trail on fossil mountain , night stay at Muktinath . 6 Hrs trek. (B.L.D)
19 May 2018 – Day 15 : Muktinath to Jomsom , easy walking via Jharkot village -5 Hrs .
20 May 2018 – Day 16 : Early fly back to Pokhara and Connecting flight to Kathmandu or drive back to Kathmandu . Farewell Dinner, Overnight at Kathmandu . B
21 May 2018 – Day 17 : Transfer to airport. Trip concludes.
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The Tiji festival is a three-day ritual known as “The chasing of the Demons” and it is centered on the Tiji myth. Celebrating from 2018 May 12,13 and 14 in Lo-manthang , Upper Mustang.