- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Group size: 3+
The Tiji Festival Trek, as the name suggests is a colorful opportunity to explore the Tiji Festival n Upper mustang. Along with the chance to explore the serenity and mystique of Upper Mustang, the trek offers the perfect opportunity to witness the spectacle of the three-days Tiji Festival in the Lo Manthang.
Come experience once of the most visited festivals in Nepal, with the expert groups of guides and porters of the Asian Alpine Treks and Expedition. The three-day festival is celebrated in front of the King’s Palace in Lo Manthang. This revered festival is celebrated to ward off obstacles and suffering that might befall the mystical region of Mustang. It is also celebrated to bring about hope and peace and protect the people from evil forces.
According to myths, the deity DorjeShunu took rebirth to subdue the evil forces and demons to provide peace and prosperity in the kingdom. The festival depicts the victory of good over evil, like all other festivals. It started being celebrated since the 15th century and has now become a festival of international attention.
The Tiji Festival Trek starts off from Beni and transverses through magnificent monasteries, palaces, rambling forts, flourishing kingdoms of the 15th and 16th centuries as well as religious population to reach Lo Manthang. Colored stripes of white, red and gray, colored flags, monasteries of the Sakayapa sect, are added attractions of the week. The region also offers the chances to view the whitish glow exuded by the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges and the peaks of the Tibetan region. Due to its close proximity and association with Tibet, people here still follow Tibetan Buddhism. For thrill seekers with the interest of viewing the perfect peaks, mystical valleys, dry arid lands and the cultural diversity of people in Upper Mustang, the Tiji Festival Trek is perfect.
14 May 2017: Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
15 May 2017: Day 2: Full day Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley 1340m. Overnight at Hotel
16 May 2017: Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/ 5 to 6 hours
17 May 2017: Day 4: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720m and trek to Kagbeni 2800m/3-4 hours
18 May 2017: Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Tsaile 3100m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
19 May 2017: Day 6: Trek from Tsaile to Ghiling 3570m/6-7 hours via Chuksi Cave. Overnight at Lodge
20 May 2017: Day 7: Trek from Ghiling to Drakmar 3450m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
21 May 2017: Day 8: Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/7-8 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.
Tenchi Festival Start
22 May 2017: Day 9: First day bserve Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
23 May 2017: Day 10: Second day observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
24 May 2017: Day 11: Final observe Tenji Festival Lo-Manthang 3840m. Overnight at Lodge
Tenchi Festival End
25 May 2017: Day 12: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Tsarang 3560m/3-4 hours. Overnight at Lodge
26 May 2017: Day 13: Trek from Tsarang to Syangmochen 3500m/6-7 hours. Overnight at Lodge
27 May 2017: Day 14: Trek from Syangmochen to Chhusang 2980m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Lodge
28 May 2017: Day 15: Trek from Chhusang to Jomsom 2720m/6-7 hours. Overnight at Lodge
29 May 2017: Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m and rest. Overnight at hotel
30 May 2017: Day 17: drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu 1340m/5-6 hours. Overnight at Hotel
31 May 2017: Day 18: Final departure from Kathmandu
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