Tiji festival

Tiji Festival 2021


Trip Highlights

– 9 days of trekking in Upper Mustang
– 3 days in Lo-mantang at the Tiji festival
– Colourful Buddhist shrines and temple
– Views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along the Kali Ghandaki river

Trip Overview

Tiji Festival in Lo-mantang (Upper Mustang)

It is a great time for you this trip coincides with the end of the dry season and thus overlaps with the Tiji Festival. In the monsoon while celebrating the triumph of good over evil in a ritual locals call the chasing of the demons. Tiji comes from the worlds ten Che Meaning of the hope of the Dharma prevailing in all worlds. This message Guru Rinpoche carried through this region over thousand and thousand years ago. This trek will start from Kathmandu and we travel to Pokhara by tourist bus (spend overnight in Pokhara). In the morning we fly to Jomsom airport. The Jomsom airport  is about 2,800m from the sea level. Jomsom is headquarter of Mustang district where many trekkers will meet from the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Jomsom Muktinath trekking.

Kagbeni is the first night sleep in the mountain at 3,100m. And at the same day or next morning before leaving to Chhuksang we need to obtain a special trekking permit to go to Chaile, Sumare, Ghilling, Dhakmar, Lo-manthang (Lo-kingdom) and Mustang. There is also side trips to Namgel Gompa, Choiser Cave, Yara, Tange, Tetang  then Muktinath. The Tiji Festival consists of three days of Tibetan rituals. The Tiji centers around a myth which tells of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save tge jubgdin if Nystabg rin destruction. Tiji means the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all words and effectively a spring renewal festival. During this trek the town will be busier than usual, so we need to pre-book the Hotel or Guesthouse. According to the Tibetan Calendar, the dates for the Tiji Festival 2021 in Lomantang  will be celebrated from 9th – 11th May.

Detail Itinerary

1 May: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
2 May: Day 02: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
3 May: Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/ 5 to 6 hours
4 May: Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni 2800m/3-4 hours
5 May: Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chhuksang 3100m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
6 May: Day 06: Trek from Chhuksang to Ghiling 3570m/7-8 hours via Chukchi Cave. Overnight at Lodge
7 May: Day 07: Trek from Ghiling to Drakmar 3450m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
8 May: Day 08: Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/6-7 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.

Tiji Festival Start
9 May: Day 09: First day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
10 May: Day 10: Second day observes Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
11 May: Day 11: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
Tiji Festival End

12 May: Day 12: Trek Lo Manthang (3750m) to Yara (3580m) 5-6 hours
13 May: Day 13: Rest Day at Yara visit Luri Gompa. Overnight at Lodge
14 May: Day 14: Trek Yara to Tange (3320) 5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
15 May: Day 15: Trek Tange (3320) to Chhuksang (3310m) 9 – 10 hours
16 May: Day 16: Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath 3,710 m / 6-7 hours
17 May: Day 17: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m/5 hours. Overnight at Lodge
18 May: Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest time at Pokhara. Overnight at hotel
19 May: Day 19: Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Hotel
20 May: Day 20: Final departure from Kathmandu

Date & Cost

Trip Start DateTrip End DateStatusPrice
01 May 202120 May 2021$2000 USDYesBook Now

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