Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Key Inclusions

  • Medical Kits
  • Local Fare
  • Sightseeing
  • Meals
  • Transfers
  • Guide & Porters
  • Hotel

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:16 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle + flights
  • Accommodation:3 star hotels + Tea house Lodge
  • Trip Style:3 star Hotel + lodge to lodge trek
  • Pax.:from 2 Person & above
  • Activities:tour,trekking, festival tour
  • Max. Altitude:3920m, lo manthang
  • Walking Hours:5/7 hrs per day
  • Best Season:Oct,Nov,Dec,Mar,Apr,May
  • 3 star Trek Package:US$ 2500 per person, single supplement US$ 200
  • 5 star Trek Package:US$ 2700 per person, single supplement US$ 300

Trip Highlights

  • Mustang Tiji Festival trek is one of most popular annual religious festival of Upper mustang- ancient capital kingdom of Lo-manthang
  • Tiji is 3 days religious belief and festival of chasing Demons from Mustang
  • Tiji fetival is annually celebrated in month of May
  • You will experience a great flight from Pokhara to jomsom and fly back to pokhara
  • 16 days Mustang Tiji festival is one of best festival trekking experience of lifetime.
  • Tiji festival mustang trek is only available in month of may every year

Trip Introduction

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek-16 days:"The chasing of the Demons Festival trek"

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is a special festival trek to observe and Experience of a three-day ritual known as "The chasing of the Demons" that centers on the Tiji myth. This holy festival trek is fixed date trek normally starts in end of April and early May. Tiji festival trekking in mustang is yearly celebrated ancient festival trek in headquaters of Mustang District Lo-manthang in month of may. The myth tells of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaked havoc on Mustang by bringing a shortage of water (a highly precious resource in this very dry land) and causing many resulting disasters from famine to animal loss. Dorje Jono eventually beats the demon and banishes him from the land. Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth and throughout the festival the various scenes of the myth will be enacted. It is of course timed to coincide with the end of the dry winter/spring season and will usher in the wetter monsoon season (the growing season for Mustang). Tiji comes from the word "ten che" meaning ‘the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds and is effectively a spring renewal festival.

First day of Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Early in the afternoon, horns resounded, announcing the two twelve-foot copper dunchens, with their elephantine blurting, followed by two double-reeled horns, all accompanied by drum and cymbals.

Next, an ancient and enormous tanka three stories high was unrolled down the entire south wall of the square. The thanka portrayed Padma Sambhava or (Guru Rimpoche) who brought this ceremony to Tibet in the 8th century."

At mid-afternoon, in high wind and blowing dust, eleven lamas in maroon and gold, wearing high red hats, came from the palace and took their places along the wall beneath the thanka, with Tashi Tenzing on the elevated seat just in the center.

As the monks and lamas commence chanting, twelve more monks come from the palace in maroon and royal blue and glittering gold brocade, with cymbal-shaped hats decked with upright peacock plumes. Soon they withdraw, to be replaced by the masked dancers who" start the portrayal of the Tiji myth.

Dorje Jono repels the demon through the power of his magical dancing — he dances fifty-two separate dances, one of them in ten different bodies, each with a different head. As the dances end, Dorje Jono kills the demon, after which his people are relieved of their plague of misfortunes, water becomes plentiful once more, and the balance and harmony of existence are restored.

Second day of Mustang Tiji Festival Trek?

On the second day of Tiji, numbers of Loba have arrived from the outlying hamlets, and the small square is thronged with wild beautiful people, with all of the women and children, at least, in traditional dress.

The King of Mustang "wears a whole crown of tiny river pearls set off by dozens of large red coralline tones interspersed with matched ornaments of turquoise.

The costumes and masks, the twelve-foot horns, the gold cups of wheat, the butter cakes, the snow peaks and wind and dust and sun, the mehti, snow leopard, snow pigeons, saligrams, the dying glacier and the desert ruins, the drunks and rajas and foreigners, the dogs and yaks. Tantra!

Third day of Mustang Tiji Festival Trek?

On the third day, Tiji ends with the ceremonial destruction of the evil remains, represented by some long black yak hair and red torma cakes minced to a dark red gurry. The demons red remnants are set out on an old tiger skin, where-upon they are attacked by bow and arrow, slings, and the old guns. The poor devils remains are over- turned upon the ground, each time to a wild cannonade from the old muzzle-loaders and a wave of cheers and smoke.

Nepal Trekking Tourism & Adventure has been regularly organizes Tiji Festival Trek in mustang in ancient forbidden kingdom of Nepal,the mustang, district located behind Mountains.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival Day in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel - Hotel--Hotel

Day 02:Half Day sightseeing of Kathmandu city & Fly to Pokhara--Hotel (B/B)

Day 03:Trek to Chele (3100m) - Taklam La (3624m) - Dajong la (3660m) - Samer (3620m)

Day 04:Trek to Tangbe (3060m)-Chhusang (2980m) -

Day 05:Trek to Chele (3100m) - Taklam La (3624m) - Dajong la (3660m) - Samer (3620m)

Day 06:Trek to Ranchung Cave Monastery- Syangmochen (3800m) - Geling (3570m)

Day 07:Trek to Ghami (3510m) - Dhakmar (3820m)6 hrs3820m

Day 08:Trek to Ghar Gomba (3920m) - Lo- Manthang (3840m)

Day 09:Easy day at Lomanthang, visit monasteries and enjoy 1st day of Tiji Festival

Day 10:Hike or Horse ride to Chosar Valley (visit monasteries & Jhong Cave), enjoy 2nd day of Tiji Festival

Day 11:Visit Namgyal & old Royal palace in the morning, afternoon enjoy 3rd day of Tiji Festival

Day 12:Private/shared Jeep drive to Charang-Ghami-Geling-Syangbochen-Bhena &Trek to Samer

Day 13:Trek to Chhusang (3 hrs) & Private/shared Jeep drive to Jomsom – 2 hrs

Day 14:Fly to Pokhara and half day tour in Pokhara

Day 15:Afternoon Fly to Kathmandu

Day 16:Drive to Airport and departure (B)

Cost Details

Services includes are:
  • All International /domestic Airport transfer in Kathmandu by Private CAR/ VAN as per Itinerary
  • 3 star Category Hotel in Kathmandu on Twin sharing basis with Daily breakfast as per Itinerary
  • 3 star Category Hotel in Pokhara on Twin sharing basis with Daily breakfast as per Itinerary
  • Selected lodge/ guest house Accommodation during trek on twin sharing basis
  • 3 meals a day during trek( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) as your choice( unlimited)
  • 3 Times Tea/Coffee or any Hot drinks a day During trek( Unlimited)
  • 1 Experienced, Professional & Trained guide with meals, lodge, gears, Insurance and wages
  • Experienced, Professional & Strong Porter( 1 porter for 2 people, max weight 30kgs) with meals, lodge, gears, Insurance and wages
  • Annapurna conservation permit, Mustang Special permit
  • Pokhara-Jomsom- Pokhara by flight & Airport taxes of guest & guide
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu by Flight & Airport taxes of Guests
  • Half day( 4 hrs) sightseeing in Kathmandu- 3 places included, guide, driver, Entrance fees, CAR/VAN
  • Half day( 3 hrs) sightseeing in Pokhara- 4 places Included, guide, driver, Entrance fees, CAR/VAN
  • First Aid Kid Box( for basic Treatment only)
  • Agency service charge and Government taxes
  • Trekking completion certificate for memory of wonderful Nepal Trek

Extra-ordinary FREE service Included Only NTTA offer following extra free service to our valued clients?

  • Free loan of sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking pole, water bottle, porter duffel bag
  • Selected Tea house Lodges accommodation with Attached bath room( where available) or best available Tea house lodges Accommodation with hot shower facility during trek
  • Welcome or farewell Nepalese Traditional dinner with Typical Cultural Dance and folk music
  • Trekking map of your Trek itinerary
  • Company T-shirt
Services not includes are:
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Insurance
  • Meals( Lunch & Dinner) & other expenses during Kathmandu & Pokhara( breakfast included at Hotel)
  • Any types of bottled/boiled water, soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks during trek
  • laundry or personal expenses like Hot shower, battery charges phone calls, unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, Urgent Helicopter Evacuation etc
  • Trekking gears and clothing
  • Tips for guide and porter( Highly expected)

Departure Detail

All the given departure dates are guaranteed and the prices shown are based on twin sharing basis. If you are single or do not have partner to share room, we will arrange single room at added single supplement cost. If the given departure dates are not suitable to you, contact us for your appropriate new dates, we are happy to set new date of travel for you.

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Yes, it is possible! We are flexible and fully helpful. We are happy to make a perfect trip Package that meet your personal interest and travel requirements.E-mail us with your suitable travel requirements and we will design a new tailored made Journey to you.

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  • Why our Trekking Service is different than other Companies??

    Our company is always concern in below 3 quality service during your trek in Nepal with us.

  • Unlimited Foods & Drinks: Like other companies, we never control on your foods and drinks during trek. In fact, you will serve unlimited fresh, hygienic and energetic meals & hot drinks. Most of companies package include only 1 item of meal at Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and just 3 cup of tea/coffee a day, which is not enough for high mountain trek. Unlimited meals and hot drinks as your own choice is serve by our company during the trek. This will give you a BEST VALUE to trek with us.
     
  • Flexible in Itinerary: trekking itinerary in mountain region can’t be fixed every time, sometime due to any reason, we need to change or customize in itinerary. In this case our guide and porters are fully flexible to make necessary optional change as per your request by using their wise knowledge. This facility may not available with most of  the companies.
     
  • Quality Trek by Professional guide & Porters: Our guide and porter always take very good care of your trekking holiday; they always walk together and give you fact information during trek. Their main concern is always to take very good care of your health and well being during trek. Our guide and porters are fully expert in the field of trekking & Climbing. Arrangements of quality lodge, foods, drinks and health issues are always serious concern of our guide and porters. They will not leave you alone as we have seen many guides are always walking behind or a head and not caring well for their guests.

    Important Notes:
  • Above Itinerary can be customized as per your requirements and timeframe.
     
  • Above Package Included 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu, if you would like to stay at high class hotel (5 star hotels or so) or hotel as your own choice that is possible, please send us a request.
     
  • Our Trek package apply for minimum of two people in a group, however we can organize solo/single trek if you don’t have friend or partner to travel with.
     
  • We have discounted price package if there are group above 8 person or so, please send us a request for special deal for your group
     
  • Our trek package is based on full inclusive service from arrival in Kathmandu to Departure from Kathmandu including hotel in Kathmandu, sightseeing in Kathmandu, Incase  if you would like to book your own choice of hotel or you would like to exclude city tour of Kathmandu, it is possible, just let us know any service that not required. Whatever is your exact requirements, we are happy to make customize accordingly
     
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