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Wednesday 28th Jul 2021
Travel Packages : Tiji Festival in upper Mustang 2013, Fixed date of Tiji Festival 2013

Tiji Festival in Mustang (20 Days)

Tiji Festival in Mustang The Tiji festival is a three-day ritual known as "The chasing of the Demons" and it is centered around the Tiji myth. Tiji tells the story of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. 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.

Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth. Throughout the festival the events and story of the myth are re-enacted. The festival is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring) and ushers in the wetter monsoon season. Tiji comes from the words "ten che" meaning "the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds" and is a spring renewal festival that also celebrates the triumph of good over evil. In 1964 Michel Peissel was the first westerner to observe the Tiji festival. At this time, the Mustang region was still completely closed off to foreigners and he had to obtain special permission from the government of Nepal in order to enter the region. Despite his arrival on the last day of the celebration (he was unaware of the observance of Tiji) the experience left a lasting impression on him. "The scenes I witnessed were so extraordinary and so unexpected that I dared not believe my eyes and even today I have some trouble in believing in the reality of what I saw that day."

Program Itinerary (Short)

29 April 2013: Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
30 April 2013: Day 02: Kathmandu full day sightseeing
1 May 2013: Day 03: Drive to Pokhara & over night hotel
2 May 2013: Day 04: flight to Jomson & Trek to Kagbeni  

Restricted area:   
3 May 2013: Day 05: Kagbeni - Chele - Camping
4 May 2013: Day 06: Chele - Gilling   - Camping    
5 May 2013: Day 07: Gilling - Ghami   - Camping
6 May 2013: Day 08: Ghami - Tsarang  - Camping              
7 May 2013: Day 09: Tsarang - Lo-Manthang - Camping

8 May 2013: Day 10: Lo-Manthang Day hiking - Camping (Start Tiji Festival)  
9 May 2013: Day 11: Lo-Manthang - Tiji Festival   
10 May 2013: Day 12: Lo- Manthang - Tiji Festival Ends

11 May 2013: Day 14: Lo-manthang - Ghami  - Camping
12 May 2013: Day 14: Ghami - Samar  - Camping
13 May 2013: Day 15: Samar - Chhusang  - Camping
14 May 2013: Day 16: Chhusang - Kagbeni   - Camping

Exit restricted area:
15 May 2013: Day 17: Kagbeni - Jomsom
16 May 2013: Day 18: Jomsom - Pokhara & Kathmandu flights
17 May 2013: Day 19: Kathmandu - free day - Shopping
18 May 2013: Day 20: Final Departure

Program Outline
  • Trekking Days -› (14)
  • Total Days -› (20)
  • Min. Altitude -› (0m./0ft.)
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  • Walking Per Day -› 5-7hrs
  • Route Nature -› Lodge + Camping [TH or FOT]
  • Difficulty -› Easy
  • Season -› May-June.

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