If you are planning for Tiji Festival Trek for 2021, then this would be a glorious chance to move into this mysterious place. This holy, victorious festival occurs in Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang) which is closer to Jomsom valley.
Highlights of the Tiji Festival Trek
- Sights of Stunning mountain landscapes and hundreds of mysterious caves.
- Exploration of the last forbidden kingdom of Mustang.
- Touring of the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang.
- The privilege of Celebrating the Tiji Festival.
- Beautiful views of Sunrise and sun-setting
- The world’s deepest valley.
- Influence of Tibetan
- Sacred traditional dance with the colorful dress during the festival
- View of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Blue mountain, and Annapurna
- Highest Buddhist Kingdom
- Tibetan lifestyle
- Amazing Trail
- A glace of Muktinath Temple
- Apple farmland
- Views of Dhaulagiri, Lamgung Himal, Annapurna II, IV and Tukuche peak.
- Old Monasteries
The Overview of Tiji Festival Trek
The Upper Mustang (3840 m) has based in the far northern part of Nepal in the Himalayan region. This place is unique in terms of religious practice and lifestyle. Your Tiji Festival trek for 2020 begins from Kagbeni after a few hours of a walk from Jomsom.
Probably, the trekker will enjoy the most though they would have to hike for hours and hours with resting in the iconic places besides these, all the hikers can view the deepest Kaligandaki gorge (river) as a result, you might have a thrilling experience.
Significantly, the Tiji festival has a deeper meaning for celebration. It is an annual festival, and this Tiji word had derived from Tempa Chhirim which means praying for world peace. This celebration includes the dance of monks with classic dresses for three days at Chhyoude Gumba in Lo-manthang.
The meaning of this festival, it is the oldest mythological belief clears that it was the mark of victory over evil. There was a belief that the demon brought huge trouble, destruction, spread disease, and took the water. Dorge Jono had a fight and defeated this worse demon finally this victory ended up with the Tiji festival in Lo-Manthang.
Padmasambhava taught the major steps of sacred dance. This Dance includes the color full dress and beautiful steps. The royal family of Mustang takes part in this holy dancing with many rituals. This has been part of meditation as well. We can pronoun the word Tiji or Tenchi.
Upper Mustang, is a village with a Tibetan border. The last king ‘Jigme Dorge Palbar Bista’ who died in 2016 and his warrior Ame Pal, made the Buddhist kingdom in 1380. The language terms and culture are very similar to Tibet.
Finally, your hours of walk end in Kagbeni to Jomsom. If you are willing to go for the Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek, then let us know. Annapurna Mountain Trek can serve you with a systematic itinerary for this trekking festival.
When is the time to part take in the Tiji Festival Trek 2021?
This festival is going to hail for 3 days with an amazing opening ceremony on 09 May 2021, 10 May 2021, and 11 May 2021 in Lo- Manthang. It would be a great privilege to observe each three-day celebration.
Getting There and Away
Starting location of Tiji Festival Upper Mustang Trek
Trekking begins from Kagbeni to Lo-Manthang. Hikers probably enjoy the amazing trial and naturals views. After landing to Jomsom from Pokhara then the journey starts. Kagbeni is a small village with some beautiful culture.
Ending location of Tiji Festival Upper Mustang Trek
Stopping place of hiking in Jomsom. All the hikers return to this place with excitement and take a rest and move around for a while. Finally, trekkers fly to Pokhara city.
Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Tiji Festival Trek and we have 16 Days Tiji Festival Trek Itinerary. Moreover, we have a similar Dumji Festival trek package celebrated in the Everest Region.
“Holy, the victorious festival that occurs in Lo-Manthang, Mustang”
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Permit
This permit charges US$500 for each trekker which means per person $500 for Ten days and for the over days $50 per day.
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP)
Annapurna Conservation charges nearly 30 USD including VAT. And for the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Upper Mustang trek permission.
Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Compulsory for international trekkers. TIMS maintains a record of each trekker by registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD. Register for safety and security.
Accommodation, Food Info for Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Nepali Food and Accommodation
You need to have enough energy so taking 3 times of food is very important. You can have breakfast along with typical Nepali Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkari depending upon your choice of food.
If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having a Pizza (Italian), soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom, and noodles (Chinese). In addition, you can have vegetarian or non-vegetarian items during lunch hours. Even western and continental lunch items.
Resting stay at Tea house and while hiking up beside some guest house. In addition, you could experience different guest houses and tea houses living throughout your trek.
Tea, coffee, and water
You can have a preference for drinks, like Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee, and more. Hikers can rejoice by drinking natural water since your body becomes dry when walking a lot, so you need to drink plenty of water. You can have hot or cold water.
Some Relevant Tips for Tiji Trekking
- Having more energy is very important so you need to take over 3 times of food once you pay for only for Nepali set you can get 3 times of service.
- Keep Nepali money enough since there are ATMs on this route.
- Come with a few more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
- Do not believe in the locals because bad people could be anywhere since not all Nepalese are honest and supportive.
- If you are willing to save money, then you could rent expensive trekking gear and equipment.
- Do not take pictures of people without permission.
- It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
- Get proper ideas about Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness.
We would warmly receive you at the exit door of airport hall with Nepali flower Malla. Then our staff will take you to a hotel by private vehicle. After reaching the hotel, you can have a rest or bath for the freshness. Meanwhile, our charming guide will share about Tiji Festival Trip.
On this day, we will move to this city by bus or flight. It takes around 7-8 hours to reach Pokhara however it takes only 25 minutes by flight. If you go by bus, then you can come across the Trisuli and Marsyandi River even beautiful mountains with green tress, then finally rest at the hotel with Nepali dinner.
You will land very early in the morning at Jomsom Airport along with your breakfast. All could view the stunning view of landscapes, the scenic view of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus peaks. After a few hours of walk, we would reach Kagbeni which is a small village with the Tibetan lifestyle. Our night resting will be at this village.
On this day, all of us hike to Chele by just hiking nearly 6 hours as we could see the whitewashed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat, and apple farmland. Buy passing Tagbe Village and Chhusang village and crossing the river we could reach to Chele. The overnight is in Chele.
Nearly by walking 8 hours we would reach to Gehling. This route is waterless and treeless with carin of rock. Nigri is very visible. Somehow this route has a sharp upward then moving slightly downward and finally reaches to Giling and resting in this place. There are houses and some monasteries.
Right after breakfast, the hiking begins about 7 hours and the trail is blue with red cliffs. Just after crossing the Tangmar Chu (river). We all arrive at Mani (the hall of prayer wall.) This is the longest and main wall of Nepal, probably. Then we would head into Charang by walking gently and encounter red Gomp where you could see the collections of paintings and seated Buddha. This is the place where overnight hails at Teahouse.
On this day, you will reach Lo Manthang by nearly walking 5 hours from Charang. Hikers hike on rocky trial. After walking 3850 meters you could view the walled city of Lo Manthang. Just after a short, the trekkers could reach plateaus of Lo-Manthang. Many people know this place as forbidden Kingdom. Perhaps after see this, you will be more calm and happier. Right after taking lunch, all of us part take in the opening ceremony of the Tiji festival. it begins from 3 pm and ends at 5 pm. Your day would be extraordinary. Overnight is at a guest house.
In free time, trekkers would explore like Tall Champa Lakhang (God House), the Thugchen Gompa, Chyoudi Gomp and Raja’s Places. The newest Gompa of Namgyal (The Monastery of Victory). Eastern valley is the main one which is the main route for trading to Lhasa. This place is a highly spiritual place for monks and other people. Right after lunch, all of us get eagerly to watch the holy dance of monks as a Tiji festival around 2 pm then ends at about 6 pm. On this day, you will experience more than saying. The dress of monks is very colorful and attractive.
The final day of Tiji Festival, all the travelers enjoy this last day in the afternoon. Besides this, you could visit Royal place. By seeing the views, your day will memorable and everlasting.
The trial moves up slowly with the last glimpse of Lo-Manthang. All the trekkers come across the highest route and arrive in Ghar Gompa. This is an ancient monastery comparing to Samye monastery in this place. This construction of this monastery was around 730AD. After crossing this place, we will move down to Dhakmar. The overnight will be at this destination.
It takes around 6 of a walk, just to reach Samar. All the hikers could enjoy greenery village also a monastery and stupas. Locals houses like caves. This trail goes until Nyi las pass. Finally, we will reach Samar. The rest of the night will be at this place.
After finishing the breakfast, all the trekkers move down to Chhusnag and this route is red stone cliffs. Just after a moment, we will arrive in Tangbe Village where you could enjoy some views then ultimately, arrive in Kgabeni. It would be a walk of 5:30 hours. The night resting would be in this place.
Trekking to Jomsom, as you could come to see the river Kaligandaki valley. In fact, it is a windy valley, each day wind blows from this valley. The overnight would be in Jomsom. In your free time, you could enjoy exploring Jomsom village.
In the early morning, all of us fly to Pokhara as you could see the stunning mountain views including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, South Annapurna South even Machhapuchre while flying. After reaching Pokhara, we will stay at the hotel and you can have a shower and relax. In the noontime, our guide will help to visit David falls, Gupteswor cave and more. The boating is also possible on Fewa lake. Then back to Hotel.
On this day, in the morning, we will go to Kathmandu city by the tourist bus with the observation of beautiful green forests and mountains on the way. All of us have breakfast and lunch on the way or the bus stop. Nearly, it takes 7-8 hours just to reach Kathmandu city. After reaching this city, you could have a rest or have a pleasing bath for freshness. Meanwhile, in your free time, you could visit some interesting places or do some shopping.
Our Charming Staff will drop you in Kathmandu International Airport and wishes you the best journey and hopes your journey again to Nepal.