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Trip Facts

  • Trek Name: Tiji Festival Trek

Tiji Festival Trek

About Trip Overview

Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth. Throughout the festival the events and story of the myth are re-enacted. The Tiji 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.

The Tiji festival is a three-day ritual known as “The chasing of the Demons”, centered around the Tiji myth celebrated in Mustang, Nepal. 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.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 1 Kathmandu city Tour.
Day 3 Fly to Pokhara. Evening sightseeing in Pokhara's lakeside
Day 4 Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,780m). Overnight in hotel.
Day 5 Trek to Chele (3,050m)
Day 6 Trek to Geling (3,440m)
Day 7 Trek to Charang (3,490m)
Day 8 Trek to Lo Manthang (3,730m) via Lho-Gekar and Ghar Gompa.
Day 9 Tiji festival day
Day 10 Tiji festival day
Day 11 Tiji festival day
Day 12 Trek to Ghami (3,460m)
Day 13 Trek to Samar (3,290m)
Day 14 Trek to Chhuksang (2,920m)
Day 15 Trek to Jomsom (2,710m)
Day 16 Fly to Pokhara. Transfer to hotel.
Day 17 Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 18 Free day in Kathmandu. Evening Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Day 19 Transfer to airport.

Date and Cost

Includes
  • Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Accomodation and three meals a day during the trekking
  • Trekking guide and porters
  • National parks’ fees, TIMS card and government royalties
  • Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance of our trekking staff members
  • Trekking and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bags
  • Down jackets
  • Duffle bags
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Trekking map
  • First Aid Kit
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program or dinner with Nepali family
Excludes
  • International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
  • Travel insurance and the cost of medical services of tourists
  • All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
  • Other personal expenses and tips
  • Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency

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