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Upper Mustang has been quite famous for many years and is known for luring thousands of visitors for its breathtaking and striking view of mountains. Apart from the natural scenario, Mustang Tiji Festival Trek has been one of the most enjoyable and merry time in this region.
Mustang Tiji Festival Trek includes one of the old festivals and is the most auspicious festival which is widely celebrated. Mustang Tiji festivals give perfect opportunity to know the ancient Tibetan village, their people and culture. This festival is only celebrated by the inhabitants of the upper Mustang.
This festival is celebrated for 3 days and where monks perform the religious dance. It is believed that this festival is celebrated because of the victory over the demon. People say one of demon spread disease and took away all the water and Dorje Jojo fought and defeated that demon. So, for remembering the victory and bravery of the Dorje, people celebrate this festival by chanting prayers and colorful dancing.
On the other hand, this Mustang Tiji Festival Trek carries other significance like to pray to God for water, well-being for their people and good crops. Monks dance wearing the traditional costume with a theme to drive all the demons from that area.
People from far away come to celebrate this festival and meet with their relatives. Tiji festival is celebrated in the end month of the Tibetan calendar but nowadays it is performed in the month of May.
The main motive of this Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is giving an insight into Tibetan culture, to the people. Mustang is a wonderland, untouched from crowd, noise, and technology. It’s a different Nepal when you travel there. You are accessible to this site all day of the year after you get your documents cleared. But, if you want to know or enjoy the famous festival, you must visit the specific time to see the festival. This festival is only celebrated in that part of the country because of which it carries significant importance. To encounter this joyous Mustang Tiji festival Nepalese people also seem very excited to visit the area from different part of the country and enjoy the festival.
People who want to visit this wonderland need to pay the specific fee and only the authorized travel agency have the special permission to explore this area and enjoy the festival.
Arrive in Kathmandu and you will be received by our company representative and transferred to the selected hotel. Welcome evening dinner is held in the hotel for all clients arriving today. A short brief about your trip is held. Stay overnight in hotel.
Second day we will have a sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and is known as the city of temples. We will visit famous sites like Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa , Boudhanath stupa , Kathmandu durbar square ,Thamel , famous sites of neighboring districts like Patan Durbar square , Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan temple . Most of this site are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.
After finishing our tour in Kathmandu, third day we will drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is known as the city of lakes. This city is the most beautiful city of Nepal and also the most sought tourist destination place. There are plenty of things to do in Pokhara. You will visit famous lakes like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, famous cave and one of the famous water fall. We will be spending our night in a beautiful hotel.
In the morning we will take an early flight to Jomsom which will offer remarkable views of Mountains. From here onwards it is very windy in the afternoon. The path is quite barren with rocks and sands and the path is mostly flat. This trial will offer picturesque view of peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak and Dhampus . After hours of ups and down our path will reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni delivers you with a stunning view of cannels, mountains, and green land. We will spend our night in a hotel.
From Kagbeni our trek will start to Ghami . We will have a 3-4 drive. Ghami is located at a height of 3560m. In ghami we will see while buildings and houses. Most of the part of this site is barren.
On 6th day, we will be driving to Lomanthang to celebrate the most auspicious festival of this site which is Tiji festival. Chanting of hyns, Masked dance and man more.
Second Day of Tiji festival and still there is lot to come.
A true new culture is within this festival. Start meeting new peoples, rituals and ancient religion.
Prayers of Vajrakila, Monastery, Evil Demon- Dorje Shunu and Straw effigy, seems like there is whole different things that we have never seen.
The true essence of this trip is this Tiji Festival. So you may not want to miss it.
Morning begins with Prayers to Vajrakila by monks in the monastery. Next, Tsowo offering a ritualistic nectar, again dance of monks wearing masks depicting animals and ending it with a raucous procession.
Final celebration in Mustnag King’s Palace sharing greetings between King and Khempo.
You are lucky to attend this Tiji Festival and the rituals might have purified your mind and body.
On this day, we will be driving to holy and pilgrimage site – Muktinath . Muktinath is a famous and sacred place where people from different part of the country come to visit the temple of Muktinath. We will visit that temple and also the near Buddhist monastery.
After we finish our tour to this famous places, we will be driving back to Pokhara. We will spend our night in a beautiful hotel or perhaps enjoy the night walk around lake side.
We will have an early morning drive to Kathmandu. We will spend our night in our hotel, have delicious dinner and farewell program.
After having your morning breakfast, you will be driven to the airport 3 hour before the actual flight.