Tiji Festival Trek is a fascinating annual three-day festival consisting of Tibetan rituals that celebrate the myth of a son who had to save the Mustang kingdom from destruction.Local legends hold that the Great Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava came to Mustang and battled with evil forces that were intent upon destroying Buddhism.
The most important festival in the region is the Tiji Festival, which influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The Tiji Festival features a three day ritual known as the ‘chasing of demons’. The exact date for the festival varies each year as the Lamas calculate the date for the festival according their own calendar. For 2012, the Tiji Festival falls on May 29, May 30, and May 31.
There is an interesting story that took place in the reign of 15th King of Mustang. When the Kingdom suffered from various problems and the Queen also could not bear a son. Then a great Sakyapa master was invited from Tibet. The Sakyapa master performed as the lead dancer at the Tiji Festival.
For the Tiji Festival trek 2020 will be celebrate 19th May to 21st May 2020.We offer other different package beside this Trekking, Upper mustang Trekking and Manaslu circuit trekking is best trekking for trekkers.
Tiji Festival Trek 2020 Itinerary-
Day 01: – Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: – A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: – Flight or Drive to Pokhara, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.
Day 04: – Pokhara fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,858m):20 minutes flight and Walking Distance 3-4 hours
Day 05: – Kagbeni trekking to Chele (3050m): Walking Distance 5-6 hours
Day 06: – Chele trekking Ghiling (3806m): Walking Distance 6-7 hours
Day 07: – Ghiling trekking to Charang (3575m): Walking Distance 4-5 hours
Day 08: – Charang trekking to Lo- Manthang (3700m): Walking Distance 5-6 hours
Day 09: – The Tiji Festival begins 1 day of Tiji May 31
Day 10: – Second Day of Tiji Festival June 01
Day 11: – Third day of Tiji and end of Festival: June 02
Day 12: – Lo-Manthang trekking to Ghami via Lo-Geker (3520m): Walking Distance 6 hours
Day 13: – Ghami trekking to Samar (3520m): Walking Distance 5 hours
Day 14: – Samar to Jomsom (2,858m): Walking Distance 7 hours
Day 15: – Fly back to Pokhara, 20 minutes flight
Day 16: – Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.
Day 17: – Farewell Departure
- Get to explore the historical palaces, its courtyard, and the alleys of Upper Mustang during the festival.
- Enjoying the natural diversity of the Sherpa villages of Kagbeni, Chele, Ghiling, and Chharang to Lo-Manthang.
- Tiji Festival, one of the famous colorful Buddhist festivals.
- The festival is celebrated to pray to God for water and good crops.
- The monks dress in traditional manner and masks and dance, which supposedly to drive the evil spirits away.
- Traverse through many ridges, walk through boulders and cross different boulders to reach Upper Mustang.
- Tiji Festival Trek is an opportunity to witness the vivid Tibetan culture of the last forbidden Kingdom of Lo.