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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival = 12, 13 & 14 of May 2018

UPPER MUSTANG TIJI FESTIVAL.

 

THE UPPER MUSTANG TIJI FESTIVAL GOING TO CELEBRATE AT THE 12, 13 AND 14 OF MAY 2018

 

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival is a great combination of trekking and cultural celebration at the same time on the dry land or desert of Nepal UPPER MUSTANG. This is an annual celebration in the forbidden Himalayan kingdom, popular as The city of wall Lo Manthang. Tiji is the abbreviated form of the Temba Chhiring; which translates to “prayer for world peace“.  Tiji festival commonly calls Tenji as well.

 

Tenji reflects the victory of Buddha’s incarnation Dorji Sonam over a demon call MA TAM RU TA. The Waxman eater and caused storms and droughts to destroy livestock and Houses. The dance performed by the monks at Chhyode Gumba during this festival provides enact the harassment of the MA TAM TU TA. The birth of  Dorji Sonam the son of Damon and attempt by Dorji Soam to return and then demon to the Buddha realm.

 

The dance called TSA CHHAM on the First day of the Tiji. And NGA CHHAM on the second day by the monks. On the third day, a monk has to stay in the seclusion of the three monks during preparing for the role of the Dorje Sonam. This ceremony called RHA CHHAM, this monk in the role of Dorje Sonam throws the effigy and Tsampa representation of MA TAM TU TA. This is the belief that all the village would purify of the evil and bad spirits of this time.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF TIJI FESTIVAL

  • Colorful Three days annual Traditional Buddhist Tiji Festival celebration.
  • Explore the walled City of Lo-Manthang known as the forbidden Himalayan kingdom.
  • Visit historical Chosser Cave located close to the Tibet Border.
  • Visit one of the ancient monastery “Ghar Gumpa” build in the eighth century.
  • Ruins of Tsarang village old Buddhist monastery and Treeless landscapes.
  • Lifestyle, culture, and tradition of Tibetan local people on the land of Nepal.
  • Dry place similar to the Tibetan plateau.
  • Scary flight from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara.

 

TRIP ITINERARY

5 May 2018: Arrive in Kathmandu

6 May 2018: Trip preparation

7 May 2018: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus

8 May 2018: Pokhara to Jomsom Flight and Trek to Kagbeni

9 May 2018: Kagbeni to Chaile (Tsaile) Trek 5 to 6 Hours

10 May 2018: Chaile to Ghiling Trek 6 to 7 Hours

11 May 2018: Ghiling to Lomanthang Trek 5 to 6 Hours

12 May 2018: first day of Tiji Festival

13 May 2018: second day of Tiji Festival Explore Lo-Manthang.

14 May 2018: Attend last day and closing ceremony of Tiji Festival.

15 May 2018: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar Trek 5 to 6 Hours.

16 May 2018: Dhakmar to Syangbochen. Trek 5 to 6 Hours.

17 May 2018: Syangbochen to Chhusang Trek 6 to 7 Hours.

18 May 2018: Chhusang to Jomsom Trek 7 to 8 Hours

19 May 2018: Fly back to Pokhara.

20 May 2018: Drive back to Kathmandu.

21 May2018: Fly back to Home

 

 

 

Itinerary

5 May: Arrive in Kathmandu

6 May: Trip preparation

7 May: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus

8 May: Pokhara to Jomsom Flight and Trek to Kagbeni

9 May: Kagbeni to Chaile (Tsaile) Trek 5 to 6 Hours

10 May: Chaile to Ghiling Trek 6 to 7 Hours

11 May: Ghiling to Lomanthang Trek 5 to 6 Hours

12 May: first day of Tiji Festival

13 May: second day of Tiji Festival Explore Lo-Manthang.

14 May: Attend last day and closing ceremony of Tiji Festival.

15 May: Lo-Manthang to Dhakmar Trek 5 to 6 Hours.

16 May: Dhakmar to Syangbochen. Trek 5 to 6 Hours.

17 May: Syangbochen to Chhusang Trek 6 to 7 Hours.

18 May: Chhusang to Jomsom Trek 7 to 8 Hours

19 May: Fly back to Pokhara.

20 May: Drive back to Kathmandu.

21 May: Fly back to Home

Included

1: Airport Pick Up and Drop

2: All the Transportation During Trek

3: Special Permit for Upper Mustang and ACAP Permit

4:  Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara Flight Ticket

5: Guide and Porter (Wages, Food, accommodation, Insurance, and equipment)

6: Food During Trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Tea or coffee each time on the choice.

7: Seasonal fruits

8: Hot water 3 LTR During Trek.

 

Non- Included

1: International Flight ticket

2: Personal Health Insurance, For emergency

3:  Hotel and food in Kathmandu during the preparation of Trek and Food in Pokhara.

4: Personal Expenses (Donations etc)

5: Drinks (Mineral water, Coca-Cola, Beer etc)

6: Tips for Guide and Porter.

7: Extra days for trek and  Act of god

 

Equipments list

  1. Good Hiking Bood
  2.  Warm Jacket
  3.  Flees
  4. Raincoat
  5. gloves
  6.  sunglass
  7.  Hat
  8. Good Trekking Bag
  9. Trekking Pole
  10. Mask for dust
  11. Water Bottle

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