Mustang’s Colorful Tiji Festival Trek

Mustang’s upper reaches Tiji Festival Trekking is a trip inside Mustang’s last forbidden kingdom, and it will certainly be a memorable experience for you. Tiji is a three-day annual event held in Lo Manthang in front of the Choedhe monastery, during which monks perform ritual dances. Tiji is an annual celebration that honors the deity Dorje Jono and his demon father. Dorje Jono battles his evil father to defend the Kingdom of Upper Mustang from annihilation. On the other hand, this festival did not begin in Upper Mustang until the 17th century, when Mustangi King Samdup Rabten brought Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga Sinam to Lo Manthang. He remained at the Chhode Monastery in Lo Manthang and performed the special Vajrakila ceremony for the wellbeing of all sentient beings as well as to banish all negative energies in Mustang.
You will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery, stunning mountain views, and an incredible lifetime experience of Thakali culture, tradition, and distinct way of life during the trip. You will enjoy touring Hindu pilgrimage site Muktinath, historic Buddhist monastery at Kagbeni hamlet, and many other beautiful tiny villages before reaching at the famed walled city of Lo-Manthang.
Upper Mustang is a mountainous region near the Tibetan border. Mustang was once a separate monarchy, and its language and culture are quite similar to Tibet’s. Mustang controlled the trade between the Himalayas and India from the 15th to the 17th centuries due to its strategic location. The kingdom was captured by Nepal around the end of the 18th century, and it became a dependency of the Kingdom of Nepal. The monarchy, however, was abolished by the Nepalese government in 2008. Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, the last king, died in 2016. His forefather, the warrior Ame Pal, created the Buddhist kingdom of Lo Manthang in 1380 and constructed much of the city.

Trip Highlights:

• Enjoy 20 minutes’ adventure flight to and from Jomsom airstrip.
• Observe 3 days colorful Tiji festival at Lo-Manthang.
• Enjoy majestic mountains view of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.
• Explore ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang.
• Visit ancient monastery and Cave from 13th century.

FAQs About Tiji Festival

When is the upcoming Tiji Festival 2022 date?

According to the Tibetan calendar, this festival will be held on May 27, 28, and 29, 2022.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and during Tiji Festival Trek ?

Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels, from inexpensive to luxury, including five-star accommodations. We can also make accommodations based on your preferences.
During your stay While Trekking, teahouses/lodges will usually give basic clean facilities, such as a mattress and a light blanket. If necessary, we can provide sleeping luggage (which must be returned after the trip), but it is usually preferable to have your own sleeping bag. We normally give single and double rooms, with the occasional dormitory thrown in for good measure. Single accommodations are difficult to come by during high season, so double rooms are advised in our basic itinerary.

How are the toilet facilities during Tiji festival Trek?

In most teahouses and lodges, there are common restroom facilities that are usually nice and clean. A small number of teahouses and lodges now provide adjacent restrooms. In this regard, we will offer you with the greatest alternative available.

How are shower facilities during the Tiji Festival trek?

In most teahouses and lodges, there are hot water showers available. If such a facility is not available, the teahouse/lodges will give you with a hot water bucket. The shower must be paid for by you, and the cost varies depending on the location.

What kind of food can I expect during Tiji Festival trek?

The majority of teahouses serve a delectable selection of largely vegetarian meals. Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatoes, Eggs, Dal-bhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetables (variety varies by season), and even sweets such as Apple Pies, Pancakes, and some unusual tries at Custard. On the menu, there will be a lot of garlic; consume every day to help with acclimatization. Meat may be available on the menu in many of the larger settlements. Hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon, and soft drinks are constantly available. Every day, supper and breakfast are served in the same lodge where you will be spending the night. On the way to the destination, we’ll stop for lunch.

What is the best season for Tiji festival trek?

Upper Mustang is a rain shadow location that you can visit between August and December, and February and May.

Can I use ATM and credit cards during Tiji festival trek?

In Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom, ATMs and credit cards are available. Furthermore, you will require cash payments for a variety of services.

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