Tiji Festival Trek

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Duration 19 Days
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$2175 USD

  • Holiday Type

    Festival
  • Best Season

    May
  • Max-Altitude

    4320m
  • Difficulty Level

    Moderate
  • Group Size

    2-25 persons
  • Accomodation

    Hotel, Tea House

Overview

Tiji Festival Trek is a religious festival celebrated usually in May to overcome any obstacles in a year ahead and for the well being throughout the year. On the occasion of this worldly popular festival people from all around the world come here to take part in the tiji festival. You can combine your trip with Tiji Festival Trekking. Buddhist monks perform breathtaking dance with their colorful costumes. This dance symbolizes battle against negativity and gives the message of positivism. The myth tells of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaked havoc on Mustang by bringing a shortage of water (a highly precious resource in this very dry land) and causing many resulting disasters from famine to animal loss. Dorje Jono eventually beats the demon and banishes him from the land. Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth and throughout the festival the various scenes of the myth will be enacted. It is of course timed to coincide with the end of the dry winter/spring season and will usher in the wetter monsoon season.

Teji festival will be celebrate 19 May, 20 May and 21 May 2020 in Upper Mustang. The original name of this ritual dance is Tenpa Chirim which means benefit of Buddha’s teaching and all sentient beings. In Mustang (Lobo) dialect it is pronounced as TIji (or Tenchi). It is a part of Sadhana (meditation practice) based on root and explanatory Tantra text related with Vajra Kumar (Vajra Kila). Performers of dance should have received empowerments of Vajrakila. Most of the important elements of wrathful Sadhana are preformed in this sacred dance. There are two types of activities during the development/creation phase of meditation.

On reaching at Jomsom at 2,716 meters high a headquarter and main town of Mustang region, where this amazing adventure to Upper Mustang Trekking begins through Kaligandaki river valley passing interesting villages of Kagbeni, Chele (Tsele) Chusang (Tsusang) and Charang (Tsarang) with high passes of Yamda-la 3,860 m and Lo-La 3,950 m and then reaching the Fort Walled village of Lo-Manthang. On the way you can see Annapurna, Tilicho, Dhaulagiri and amazing landscape with local people.
*if you don’t have time to trek you can take Adventure jeep tour.


Fixed Departures

Departure Return Price (Included Tax) Departure Status
19 May 2020 21 May 2020 $2175 USD CONFIRMED Book Now

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Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you would wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person).
  • Annapurna conservation fee
  • Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight fare.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by Land Transportation.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Fare well dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • All government taxes.

Trip Excludes

  • 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.

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