Tiji festival is the main attraction of the Himalaya kingdom of Mustang. Shikhar adventure design the perfect Tiji festival package for 2020. Nepal is not only famous for Mountain and adventure, some important festivals, UNESCO World Heritage site, and our rich culture pulls the eye of all around the world. Nepal is a small country that lies in south Asia between China and India, Known as the country of Mt.Everest. Our small country is rich in cultural heritage in several festivals. Tiji festival is one of the most popular Tibetan Buddhist festivals celebrated at Lo-Mangthang of the Upper Mustang region. This festival normally falls in the month of May and the date is fixed by the local head monk according to their rule. Many people seeking this festival from all around the world and they are hurries to book the trip because there will be very much crowed for the festival date. If you book your trip through Shikhar adventure we will give you full of enjoyment in your holidays in Nepal.
Shikhar Adventure arranges the Tiji festival every year. This year the festival going to celebrate on the 19th, 20th and 21st in the month of May. This festival is related to Tibet, so it will be a great chance to observe the Tibetan Buddhist festival in Lo-Mangthang. Tiji festival celebrates the memory of the victory over evil. During the festival, all the people gather together and people painting themselves in different characters. The demon and deity created using colorful dresses and ugly masks. The Dharma of the deity winning over the demon is shown and the demon are pursued away from the place. The local people and monks perform their cultured dances. In this festival, all the People pray and remember their chant for god. The legend of Dorje Jono and his demon father is painting through dharma. This festival is remarkable as it is a symbol of togetherness.
Remember again, The Tiji festival date has already been announced for 2020. It will be celebrating the 19th,20th, and 21st month of May. Shikhar adventure design the perfect Tiji festival package in the Himalaya of Nepal. Please feel free to contact us for more information about tiji festival.
A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.
After breakfast, we’ll brief you on our upcoming adventure and then go on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can spend the rest of the day freely or preparing for your upcoming trek.
We drive about a 6-7 hrs on the Prithvi Highway to the scenic lakeside city of Pokhara. The scenery along with drive, characterized by terraced rice fields and rolling hillsbuilds our anticipation for the trek. Pokhara is a relaxing town, surrounded by nature’s beauty. Overnight at hotel.
The exciting 20-minuteflight leadsus to Jomsom - the district headquarters of the Mustang region, linking Nepal to Tibet through an ancient salt trade route. The flight offers the views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. We will move along the Kaligandaki River, continuing on the trailwhich allows panoramic views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus and Tukuche.Then,we descend to Kagbeni, a Tibetan village located at the edge of two rivers. Overnight at guest house.
The trail proceeds further along the eastern edge of Kaligandaki River and climbs uphill towards Tangbe Village. Following the tapered alleys amidst the houses and fields of apples and wheat, we will arrive at the beautiful Chhusang Village. Later, we will cross the Kaligandaki River on a steel footbridge and climb the hill again to the village of Tsele, located on a ridge above the gorge. Overnight at guest house.
The trail follows the hilly and arid landscape before leading down the hill. We climb the Taklam La Pass (3624m), giving us panoramic views of Tilicho Peak and Damodar Danda. Later, the route spirals downward, passing chhortens to Samar Village. Here, the trail drops further to a large ravine. Another 3 hours of walking, we reach Ramchung Cave, near to Syangbochen. Overnight at guest house.
Today’s journey proceeds through Tibetan styled houses and Buddhist monuments all the way to the Yamda La. Taking our time to praise the scenic beauties the trail offers, we move slowly through the fields of barley to climb the Nyi Pass (4010m), the second pass for the day. The steep descent from Nyi Pass will take us to Ghami, nestled in the rugged mountains. Wecross the Ghami River and soon reachTsarang Village (3540m) which sits at the top of Tsarang Chu Canyon and is inhabited mostly by Lhobas - the natives of the area. Overnight at guest house in Tsarang.
After a gentle drop from Tsarang, we cross the Tsarang-Chu and climb uphill through the rocky path with views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikiuti Peaks. Later, we will move up and down the hill to another plateau and reach Lo-Manthang. Overnight at guest house.
Today is the first day of Tiji Festival. We spend our day observing the dances and celebrations. Horse racing and a giant tug-of-war are the major attractions. Tibetan women in their traditional clothing with colorful jewelry, monks in their lap robe and dancers in extensive costumes make the entire environment strong and vibrant. Overnight at guesthouse.
After breakfast we can enjoy a colorful ceremony accompanied by an unusual dance of Tibetan Monks. It is done to chase away all the hungry and evil spirits from the village. We can see many people across the region participating in this ritual of purification and renewal. After the observation, we can explore around the village and Monastery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today, we visit the some important Monastery and village in Lo-mangthang area. We visit to Namgyal Gompa, a monastery that lies on top of the hill and It is an important monastery that serves as a local court to the local community people. After then we continue our tour to Tingkhar, the last village of Lomanthang. In the evening, we return back to Lomanthang and continue the ending celebration of Tiji festival. Overnight at guesthouse.
Today, after the delicious breakfast we drive back to Chhusang via Tsarang, Ghami, Shyangbochen, Samar and Tsele. Three hour scenic drive over the beautiful place of Mustang. Overnight at guest house.
Today is a most memorable day on our trek. We reach Muktinath, a village high in the hills. Immediately surrounding us is the unique, arid landscape of the Mustang region, while behind that, we are enveloped by a chain of Himalayas. We’ll check out Muktinath temple, a truly special place where people from all over India and Nepal come to visit. Overnight at guest house.
A full day of descending, hugging the Kaligandaki River, brings us back to Jomsom. We trek through several charming villages. We can stop at Marpha and have some apple pie, apples, or even apple brandy and head back to Jomsom if there’s time. Overnight at guest house in Jomsom.
The 20-minute flight from Jomsom Airport through the cleft between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri will take us to Pokhara. There will be enough time to spare to unlock the mysteries of Pokhara. In the evening, we will stay overnight at one of the hotels in lakeside.
From Pokhara, we drive the 6 or 7 hours back to Kathmandu via the Prithvi Highway. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we take you to your hotel. Take a rest and spend your day freely. In the evening we provide fare well dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Shikhar Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
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