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 popular trekking for trekkers.
- 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.