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Tiji Festival Trekking
Tiji Festival Trekking
Tiji Festival Trekking

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Tiji Festival Trekking

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Country
Nepal

Duration
20 Days

Maximum altitude
3750m

Activity
Trekking

Difficulty
Moderate/Difficult

Best Season
May

Accomodation
Included

Meals
Included

Start/End Point
Jomsom

Trek Highlights

Colorful three days Tiji festival

Sightseeing of Lo Manthang, the capital city of Mustang

Ancient monasteries and amazing caves

Lifestyle, culture and tradition of local people

Dry place similar to the Tibetan plateau

Spectacular mountain flight from Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara

Seven hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath)

Trek Overview

Tiji festival trekking is one of the colorful and sacred festivals of Nepal celebrated in Lo Manthang, the capital city of Mustang. Tiji festival is observed annually at the beginning of the spring season. The festival features a three-day ritual known as the ‘chasing of demons’. According to the story, a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. His father used to give the problem to the people of Mustang by creating a water shortage whereas Mustang is extremely arid land and water is the most precious life-sustaining resource. Dorje Jono ultimately defeats the demon and banishes him from this area. During the festival, monks wearing masks and colorful costumes enact the story of Dorje Jono. They perform different dances. The major goal of Tiji festival trekking is to view this colorful festival. Apart from it, you get an opportunity to discover a vast dry valley which looks similar to the Tibetan plateau and culture, architecture, traditions exist in this forbidden land. The interesting thing is still 2008, the time prior to Nepal becomes a republic, Mustang had a king. The last king is Jigme Dorjee Palbar Bista. He and his family still stay at the royal palace of Lo Manthang. He is still highly regarded and respected by the locals. Another fact is Upper Mustang was only opened to foreigners in March 1992 for traveling.

Tiji Festival Trekking 2019 ( May 12, 13, 14 )

May 12, 2019: Morning opening ceremony and masked dance by monks.

May 13, 2019: The second day morning start offering and praying to Vajrakila, masked dance more aggressive style typical weapons and animal form and finally doing the act of Dhakey. After throwing the air the evil of the religion the second day is finished.

May 14, 2019: The third day morning also similarly start offering and praying to Vajrakila and monk mask dance and destruction the effigy evil of the religion cut the head and buried in a fort of the Palace’s main entrance. Finally, finish with monk dance.

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Outline Itinerary

1:

Arrival in Kathmandu International airport

2:

Kathmandu Sightseeing

3:

Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara

4:

Fly Pokhara to Jomsom

5:

Kagbeni to Chaile

6:

Chaile to Ghami

7:

Ghami to Tsarang

8:

Tsarang to Lo-Manthang

9:

Morning explore around Lo-Manthang

10:

Tiji festival, second day ceremony.

11:

Last day of Tiji festival.

12:

Lo-Manthang to Dhakmara

13:

Dhakmara to Shyangmochen

14:

Shyangmochen to Chusang

15:

Chusang to Kagbeni

16:

Kagbeni to Jomsom

17:

Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

18:

Drive back to Kathmandu

19:

Free day in Kathmandu.

20:

Transfer to the Kathmandu international airport

Trek Map

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu International airport'

Upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the trip. O/n at Kathmandu in hotel.

Hotel in Kathmandu
Arrival
Kathmandu

Kathmandu Sightseeing '

Kathmandu Sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath). Preparation for trekking/n at Kathmandu in hotel.

Hotel in Kathmandu
Sightseeing
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kathmandu

Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara'

Embarking on a picturesque journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the 7-hour drive promises a scenic feast for the senses. The winding roads unravel breathtaking landscapes, adorned with lush greenery, majestic mountains, and quaint villages that whisper tales of tradition.

Hotel in Pokhara
Drive
Pokhara

Fly Pokhara to Jomsom'

Transitioning from the skies to the rugged terrain, your journey continues as you take a short flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, perched at an altitude of 2700 meters. Upon touchdown, the real exploration begins with a 3-hour trek to Kagbeni, situated at 2800 meters.

Mountain Lodge
Fly & Trek
Kagbeni

Kagbeni to Chaile'

The trek from Kagbeni to Chaile beckons, a 5-hour odyssey through the captivating Himalayan terrain. The trail, a blend of ancient paths and natural wonders, leads you to the enchanting altitude of 3050 meters in Chaile.

Mountain lodge
Walk
Chaile

Chaile to Ghami'

The trekking saga continues as you traverse from Chaile to Ghami, a 5-hour expedition through the undulating landscapes of the Himalayas.The ascent leads you to the elevated haven of Ghami, nestled at 3520 meters.

Mountain Lodge
Walk
Ghami

Ghami to Tsarang'

The journey through the Himalayan expanse continues, and today's chapter unfolds as you trek from Ghami to Tsarang. A 4-hour odyssey through the mountainous tapestry reveals new vistas and challenges. Tsarang, standing proudly at an elevation of 3500 meters, welcomes you with open arms.

Mountain lodge
Walk
Tsarang

Tsarang to Lo-Manthang'

Embarking on the next leg of your Himalayan adventure, the trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang unfolds like a mesmerizing journey through time and elevation. A 5-hour trek guides you through the mystical landscapes, showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

Mountain lodge
Walk
Lo-Manthang

Morning explore around Lo-Manthang'

Awakening to the mystique of Lo-Manthang, your morning is dedicated to exploration, unraveling the secrets and stories etched into the ancient walls and alleyways of this Himalayan sanctuary.As the day unfolds its layers, the afternoon unveils a spectacle unique to the region—the Tiji festival. The first day of this vibrant celebration, marked by traditional dances, rituals, and vibrant costumes, promises an immersive cultural experience.

Mountain lodge
Explore
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lo-Manthang

Tiji festival, second day ceremony.'

The journey through the Tiji festival continues, and the second day unfolds with ceremonial grandeur. As the sun graces the ancient kingdom of Lo-Manthang, the air becomes charged with the essence of tradition and spirituality.

Mountain Lodge
Festival
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lo-Manthang

Last day of Tiji festival.'

The grand finale of the Tiji festival unfolds on its last day, a culmination of vibrant celebrations and profound rituals. The air is charged with spiritual energy as the ceremonies reach their zenith, and the ancient traditions reach a crescendo against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas.

Mountain Lodge
Festival
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lo-Manthang

Lo-Manthang to Dhakmara'

Leaving the mystical realm of Lo-Manthang behind, your journey takes you to Dhakmara, nestled at an altitude of 3750 meters. The trek is a blend of awe-inspiring landscapes and the simplicity of the high-altitude trails.

Tea house
Walk
Dhakmara

Dhakmara to Shyangmochen'

Continuing your Himalayan odyssey, the trek from Dhakmara to Shyangmochen unfolds, presenting another day of high-altitude exploration. The trail meanders through the rugged terrain, offering glimpses of the untamed beauty that defines this region.

Tea house
Trek
Shyangmochen

Shyangmochen to Chusang'

The Himalayan trails continue to unfold as you trek from Shyangmochen to Chusang, a day filled with the enchantment of high-altitude landscapes. The path winds through rugged terrain, revealing the unspoiled beauty of the region.

Tea House
Trek
Chusang

Chusang to Kagbeni'

The journey through the Himalayan terrain continues as you trek from Chusang to Kagbeni, a day marked by the ebb and flow of the high-altitude trails. The path retraces its steps, revealing familiar yet ever-changing landscapes.

Tea House
Trek
Kagbeni

Kagbeni to Jomsom'

The final leg of your Himalayan trek takes you from Kagbeni to Jomsom, a day that marks the closing chapter of your mountainous sojourn. The familiar trail, now etched in your memory, guides you through the diverse landscapes, showcasing the beauty that has accompanied you throughout your journey.

Tea House
Trek
Jomsom

Jomsom to Pokhara by flight'

Transitioning from the mountainous terrain, you embark on a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, a swift descent from the high altitudes to the picturesque city nestled by the serene Phewa Lake.Upon landing in Pokhara, the afternoon unfolds with the gift of free time. Whether you choose to stroll along the lakeside, savor the local cuisine, or simply bask in the tranquility of this lakeside paradise, the leisurely hours become a chance to absorb the beauty of Pokhara at your own pace.

Hotel in Pokhara
Flight & Rest Day
Pokhara

Drive back to Kathmandu'

The final stretch of your Himalayan journey unfolds as you drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu, a return journey that retraces the path through the diverse landscapes of Nepal.

Hotel in Kathmandu
Drive
Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu. '

day of leisure unfolds in Kathmandu, offering you the freedom to explore the cultural richness and historical wonders that grace the city. Whether you choose to wander through the ancient alleys of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, visit the sacred sites of Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath, or simply immerse yourself in the vibrant markets and local cuisine, Kathmandu reveals a tapestry of experiences.

Hotel in Kathmandu
Free day
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kathmandu

Transfer to the Kathmandu international airport'

The final chapter of your Nepalese adventure unfolds as you transfer to the Kathmandu International Airport for your departure.

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