Mustang Tiji Festival Trek 2017

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is one of popular travel menu for trekkers in Nepal. This festival celebrated on the month of May inside courtyard of Mustang Royal Palace. Tiji (Te-Tse) festival is a fascinating annual three-days long festival consisting of Buddhist rituals. The festival is indigenous to Lo-Manthang. Actual festival name is Tempa Tserim in short form (Te-Tse). This festival commemorates the victory of Dorje Sonu over a demon called Ma Tam Ru Ta a vicious creature feeding on human beings and causing storms and droughts.

During the Mustang Tiji Festival the monks of Lo-Manthang’s Choedhe monastery perform ritual dances. The harassment of Ma Tam Ru Ta in a dance called “Tsa Chham” on the first day, the birth of Dorje Sonu as the demon’s son on the second day called “Nga Chham” and the attempt to return the demon to Lord Buddha’s realm on the third and final day are enacted during the performances. The Tempa Tserim (Te-Tse) or Tiji festival dances are all organized by the Choedhe Monastery, which belongs to the Sakya sect of Buddhism. A local Rimpoche heads the monastery. About 65 monks from Lo Manthang, Nhenyul and Chhosyer reside in this monastery.

Every year follow of travelers is growing up during the time of Tempa Tserim (Te-Tse) or Tiji festival. In experience of 2016 all lodges where packed in Lo-Manthang, many travelers have to drive by Jeep to another destination near by for overnight stay and come to Lo Manthang again for festival every day.

Shambhala Holidays take tents with group in emergency use. From the coming season we organize camping trek during Tiji (Te-Tse) festival. Every year we take group to Lo-Manthang, Mustang on the time of Tiji (Te-Tse) festival.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu O/N Hotel
Day 02: Visit historical sights of Kathmandu O/N Hotel
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (900m) O/N Hotel
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom trek to Kagbeni (2800m) O/N Lodge
Day 05: Trek to Chaile (3050m) O/N Lodge
Day 06: Trek to Geling (3500m) O/N Lodge
Day 07: Trek to Charang (3620m) O/N Lodge
Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang (3840m) O/N Lodge
Day 09: Explore Mustang O/N Lodge
Day 10: Tiji Festival O/N Lodge
Day 11: Tiji Festival O/N Lodge
Day 12: Tiji Festival O/N Lodge
Day 13: Trek to Ghami (3510m) O/N Lodge
Day 14: Trek to Samar (3660m) O/N Lodge
Day 15: Trek to Chhusang (3560m) O/N Lodge
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom O/N Lodge
Day 17: Fly to Pokhara and free for self explore O/N Hotel
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu (1345m) O/N Hotel
Day 19: Free day self explore O/N Hotel
Day 20: Drop to airport and fly back to home

Trip cost includes:

  • All arrival and departure transport
  • All ground transport during trek
  • Twine sharing basis accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Double sharing room in Lodge with three meals a day during the trekking
  • Trekking guide and 2 people 1 porter for Lodge trek
  • Cook and Sardar in the case of camping trek
  • National park, Mustang Trek permit fees and government royalties
  • Medical insurance of trekking staff
  • Domestic air ticket
  • Tent for emmergency

 

Trip cost excludes:

  • International air ticket and Nepal visa fees
  • All kinds of drink during trekking
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of client

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