Tiji or Tenji festival is most important religious festival celebrated in kingdom of Lo-manthang, region of Upper mustang, the forbidden kingdom of Nepal and tiji festival trek in mustang is year round special festival trek of that region normally happen to celebrate in month of May is known as chasing of demons from the valley of mustang, which is Annual three day fascinating festival consisting of Tibetan Rituals is myth of a son who save mustang region from destruction. The tiji festival dates for 2019 is May 30, 2019 to June 1, 2019 going to held at Lo-manthang, the district of mustang region.
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 01:Welcome to Kathmandu for Mustang Tiji festival Trek, transfer to Hotel
Day 02:Half Day sightseeing of Kathmandu city & Fly to Pokhara--Hotel (B/B)
Day 03:Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni( 2804m, 4 hours)- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 04:Trek to Chele( 3100m), approx. 7 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 05:Trek to Syangmochen (3800m /12,464 ft) approx. 6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 06:Trek to Ghami (3510m) - Dhakmar (3820m /12530 ft.), approx 6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 07:Trek to Ghar Gomba (3950m / 12,956 ft) - Lo- Manthang (3810m / 12,497 ft), approx 7/8 hrs, join first day of opening Tiji Festival- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 08:visit 3 monasteries of Lomanthang & join Second day of Tiji festival- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 09:Hike Chosar Valley by Horse( extra cost) or by walk (visit monasteries & Jhong Cave), Join third day of Tiji festival approx 6/7 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10:Trek back to Charang/Tsarang, approx 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11:Trek to Syangbochen, approx 6/7 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 12:Trek to Chhusang. approx. 5/6 hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 13:Trek to Kagbeni, approx. 5-6 hrs- Lodge( B/L/D
Day 14:Trek to Jomsom( 4 hrs), optional hike to Muktinath Temple- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 15:Fly to Pokhara, Half day tour in Pokhara( 3 hrs), O/N in Pokhara- Hotel( B/B)
Day 16:Fly to Kathmandu, free last day in Kathmandu for shopping- Hotel( B/B)
Day 17:end of mustang Tiji festival trek,Departure to Airport and Fly Back to Home. (B)
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Reviewed on: 31 May, 2019
Hello Pasang sherpa and Team,
We are safely back to home and starting our work. I would like to thank you so much for wonderful trekking service in upper mustang trek with very mindblowing religious Tiji festival. we enjoyed alot all 3 days Tiji festival at Lo- manthang, we also had very nice trekking with our very nice guide chandra and porter Ram. we are lucky for weather and so we can fly in and out of jomsom in time, also Kathmandu pokhara on time. the hotel in Kathmandu and pokhara is perfect and in best location, very good breakfast. our guide also booked nicest lodge every night. this trek is really to do in May with Tiji festival. Upper mustang trekking is amazing and we found great service of Nepal trekking tourism company, you are very fast in response and we would like to return again and will contact you for another trek. Thank you so much again for best service.
Kind regards and best wishes, Robert
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