Tiji Festival Trek
Mustang Tiji Festival trek 2018 is an exotic tour to unspoiled and ancient Tibetan villages, rare medieval Buddhist art, exotic culture and century old caves..
12,13,14 May 2018
Tiji Festival Trek
Tiji Festival Trek is a colourful and meaningful festival celebrated in Upper Mustang by the locals who follow the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Secluded from rest of the world, the region has successfully been able to preserve their culture and tradition intact. Tiji festival is actually celebrated from three days every year in the beginning of the harvest season. People celebrate this festival with a belief to chase away the demons. During this festival, people wear their traditional colourful dresses and chant their auspicious prayers. As per a mythology, a deity named Dorje Jono had to fight a battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from any kind of destruction. The word “Tiji” has been derived from “ten che” whose literal meaning is hope of dharma that is prevailing in the entire world. It is the message spread by Guru Rinpoche centuries ago.
During the festival, people gather together and people depict themselves in different characters. The demons and deity and created using the colourful dresses and hideous masks. The drama of deity winning over demon is shown and the demons are chased away from the place. People sing and perform their cultural dances. They chant prayers and remember their god. The myth of Dorje Jono and his demon father is also depicted through a drama. The festival is also remarkable as it is a symbol of togetherness. People come together to celebrate with joy and treasure their unique custom.
Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 02 : Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara (910m/3020ft) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 04 : Fly to Jomsom (2700m/8855ft) & Trek to Kagbeni (2800m/9185ft) Duration: 3 hrs
Day 05 : Trek to Chele (3110m/10200ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 06 : Trek to Geling (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 07 : Trek to Charang (3620m/11875ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Day 08 : Trek to Lo - Manthang (3840m/12595ft) Duration: 3 hrs
12 May 2018 Day 09 : Lo – Manthang (3730 m) – the celebration of the first day of Tiji festival
13 May 2018 Day 10 : Second day of Tiji festival
14 May 2018 Day 11 : Final day of the festival Tiji/Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar and return 4 - 6 hrs
Day 12 : Trek to Drakmar (3820m/12530ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 13 : Trek to Shyangmochen (3800m/12465ft) Duration: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 14 : Trek to Chhusang (2980m/9775ft) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 15 : Chhusang to Jomsom (2700/8856ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 16 : Fly back to Pokhara
Day 17 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 18 : Final Departure
Airport pickups/drops as per itinerary and upon arrival and departure
Round trip flight Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu including departure taxes
One English speaking climbing leader including his salary, climb fee, food, accomodation, flight, equipment, insuracne, etc
Necessary numbers of porters and helpers including their salary, food, accmodation, insurance, equipment, etc
Accommodation in local lodges during the trek and tented accommodation during climb
Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
Group mountaineering equipment like tent, kitchen equipment, rope
Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
Sherpa Expedition T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
First aid medical kit
Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek and climb
All government taxes & office service charges
Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
Entire cold and alcoholic beverages on the trip
Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar/ possible to hire or buy in Kathmandu)
Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
Personal nature expenses
Any extending trips
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section