Be a part of the unique Tiji Festival of Upper Mustang
Visit century old ancient and highly revered monasteries
Explore the Wall City of Lo Manthang
Visit Word Heritage Sites of Kathmandu
Tiji Festival Trek is a well-crafted trek for those who would like to enjoy the picturesque landscapes of Upper Mustang and become an important part of the Tiji Festival, which is observed by the peoples of Upper Mustang as one of the most important festivals
Tiji Festival, a three-day long ritual, is observed by the peoples of Upper Mustang inside the inner courtyard of one of the monasteries of Lo Manthang. “Tiji” derives its name from the words “Ten Che”, meaning the hope of the Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds, the message Guru Rimpoche carried through this region over a thousand years ago.
The Tiji centers around the myth of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his own demon father to save the kingdom of Upper Mustang from destruction.
During the Tiji Festival, the town square fills with characters clad as demons in flamboyant robes and hideous masks dancing about, slashing at the air with their swords and intoning spells over onlookers. Spend the day steeped in the sights, sounds, and movements of this once-in-a-lifetime cultural marvel. This three-day ceremony is lit up with colorful custom dress, dancing, music, and reenactments from the story of a deity and his demon father.
Total duration: Kathmandu-to-Kathmandu: 21 days
On the trek: 15 days
Max. Elevation: 4,150m
Trek difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Trek style: Fully Camping Trek
Group size: Max. 12 plus a local trek leader
Min. 2 plus a local trek leader
Best months: April to October
Accommodation: Twin sharing hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and tented camps during the trek (Based on B & B in hotels and full board during the trek)
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu, Nepal
Trek leader: TBA
|Friday 10 May 2020
||Thursday 30 May 2020
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