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Tiji Festival Trek

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Wilderness Excursion

  • Locations

    Mustang Region, Nepal

  • Activities

    Buddhist Retreat

  • Price
    $1750 USD per person
  • Duration

    17 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    Pokhara

  • Price Includes

    Transportation/domestic flights, permits, full board meals, sharing twin bed room lodges, guide, sharing porters during trek

  • Notes

    The price is based on a minimum group size of 2 people

Highlights

  • Tiji Festival Trek under the rain shadows of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya along the Kali Ghandaki River en route to Upper Mustang
  • Goes through white-washed mountain villages, alongside colorful Buddhist monuments and chortens, following 5 days of trekking
  • Reaches Lo Manthang, the legendary old Buddhist town of Mustang
  • Spend 3 days in Lo Manthang at the Tiji Festival – a vibrant Buddhist celebration with mask dancing and traditional music

Guide

Trip Info

Famous Tiji Festival is celebrated in the land of old Buddhist Kingdom of Lo Manthang, is a beautiful sacred Buddhist Himalayan ceremony. The festival involves series and sequent of three days rituals celebrated at the end of May every year. For the year of 2020, the monks and Lamas of Lo Manthang will state the date after Tibetan New year, Tibetan Lhosar generally falls in February/March.

Tiji Festival, series of three days celebration also known as “The chasing of the Demons” and it is centered on the Tiji myth. Tiji tells the story of a deity called Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to protect the Kingdom of Mustang from devastation. The demon father wreaks havoc on Mustang by creating a water shortage which, in this extremely arid land, is the most precious life-sustaining resource. Dorje Jono eventually defeats the demon and banishes him from the land. The word “Tiji” comes from “ten che” meaning the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds” worlds and is effectively a spring renewal festival.

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Wilderness Excursion

Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a government certified fully and licensed best adventure trekking agency based in Kathmandu Nepal and documented by the tourism authority of the government of Nepal to run tours, travel, trekking, mountaineering expeditions, and other travel related activities. Wilderness Excursion is proud member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association etc. Committed and dedicated. Wilderness Excursion is run by committed and dedicated professionals with decades long experience in trekking and climbing having passion to our work. Our guide and field support staff are highly experienced, helpful and friendly to take care of all your trekking holidays needs in the Himalaya that enhance for your memorable trip.

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