Tiji Festival celebrated by Tibetan Buddhist people in the Lo Manthang region is a celebrated annually to chase away the demons.Tiji Festival Trek is a very famous festival in Buddhism mainly happen in Lo-manthang. Tenji or Tiji festival is an annual event commonly pronounced also “Teeji” is abbreviated form of Tempa Chhirim.
Mustang was once an independent Kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture to Tibet. From the 15th century to the 17th century, its strategic location trade between the Himalayas and India. At the end of the 18th century the kingdom was annexed by Nepal.
Tiji Festival is celebrated in Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang) of Nepal. It is the most important spiritual ceremony which is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Tiji Festival is a three days long festival celebrated to mark the victory of Buddha’s incarnation over a demon. The ritual is known as the ‘Chasing of Demons‘.
Dorje Jono fought and defeated this demon and the festival celebrates his victory with prayer chants and colourful dances.
Tiji Festival Trek 2020 will be celebrated on 19th to 21st May 2020. Apart from strolling along the stunning and exceptional surroundings of Upper Mustang. Magnificent views of the snow-topped peaks, you can partake on this vibrant and lively festival which will be a lifetime experience.
Tiji Festival Trek Videos
- 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
- 21 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
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 3 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 2 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu - Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara - Kathmandu as a round trip airfare with airport tax.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
- The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Upper Mustang special permits cost USD 650 for each guest for each 13 days.
- Pokhara city sightseeing (Devi’s fall and Gupteswor Mahadev cave) transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
- Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
- Personal Equipment.
- All entrance fees in Kathmandu cultural tour.
- Personal travel and medical insurance.
- Any kind of personal expense.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
- Tips for trekking staff, driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any donation to the Monastery.
- Upper Mustang Monastery Entrance fees.
Frequently asked Questions
The 3 days ritual Tiji festival is going to celebrate 19th May 2019 to 21st May 2020.
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.
Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.
Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.
It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.
For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.