Upper mustang tiji festival trek

Upper mustang tiji festival trek 18 Days US$ 2385

About Mustang tiji festival trek

The Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trekking is an exciting adventure that takes you to the hidden kingdom of Upper Mustang in Nepal. The Tiji Festival is a religious festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and is held annually in the walled city of Lo Manthang. The festival is characterized by colorful masks, dance, music, and rituals that date back to the Bon-Buddhist era.vUpper Mustang Tiji Festival trek is an ideal adventure for anyone looking to explore the hidden gems of Nepal and immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions. With breathtaking scenery, challenging hikes, and a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience, this trek is a must for anyone looking for a truly unique adventure in Nepal.

The trek to Upper Mustang begins in Jomsom and takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna region. You will cross several high passes, including the Thorong La Pass, and see the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The trek also takes you through traditional villages, where you can witness the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people. As you reach Lo Manthang, you will have the opportunity to witness the Tiji Festival in its full glory. The festival is celebrated over three days, and the main highlight is the dance of the Monks, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The festival is a unique experience that will leave you with a lasting impression of the rich culture and tradition of the Upper Mustang people.

Trip Fact


Mustang, Nepal


18 Days



Group Size

Min 2 Persons

Max altitude

Lo Manthang 3840 Meters

Best time

May for Tiji festival


Tiji festival celebration


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Flight, Drive and Walk

Start from

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom

End at

Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Upper mustang tiji festival trek overview

Upper mustang tiji festival trek is a famous enlightening and spiritual celebration trip to Lo Manthang Nepal. Tiji festival is all about holiness where the holy power defeats the demon. The cultural dances perform by the monks with mythical story at Chode monastery. Traditional Tibetan songs; custom colorful dress, swords dance are the major attractions of Lo Manthang Tenchi festival trek. Lama plays the traditional music, drums, horns and more during the celebration.

You fall in love with mesmerizing landscape, intact Tibetan ethnicity and mountain ranges in the Himalayas. Folks from different community come to celebrate this festival with their traditional dress. It gives you the exciting experience similar to the earliest time of Tibet. Tiji in Mustang region Nepal

Tiji festival celebrates for 3 days in May at Lo Manthang an isolated part of Upper Mustang Nepal. It is not difficult to attend Tiji festival celebration program. Tiji festival has religious and cultural significance for the local people. It is one of the most remarkable three-day’s events that takes place annually in an ancient city of Lo Manthang. Tiji celebration is a mixture of dance, music, and ritual to dispel evil forces and to bring peace and prosperity to the land.

Is Upper Mustang Tiji festival trek for you?

Elevation of Lo Manthang is not very high; any one can go to celebrate, no worry about altitude sickness. We suggest all travelers to go slowly with proper adaptation rest on the way to Upper Mustang.

During the journey of Tiji festival trek you can see the Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna above 8000 meters peaks. Now; travelers can go to upper mustang by jeep and bus also. Upper mustang trek is the best option to see the scenery. If you would like to use the vehicle then we suggest you to use the jeep to go to Lo Manthang and bus to come back throw different route.

Many pilgrimages from the world come to attend the holy festival of Tiji. Spend three days in Upper Mustang to experience culture and festival except regular trekking schedule. Enjoy fantastic insight of art, culture and music of Tibet in Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek. Would you like to attend the royal Upper Mustang Tiji festival trek? Write us to get the private or group joining date and cost according to your requirement.

Are you searching comfort tours instead of upper mustang trek to observe tiji festival? No worry! Lo Manthang Tiji Festival celebration Journey by luxurious jeep to Upper Mustang available, contact us to get detail & book in advance to secure the space.

Upper mustang tiji festival dates

Tiji Festival 2024 5th, 6th and 7th May 2024
Tiji Festival 2025 24th, 25th and 26th May 2025

Must Read “What is Tiji festival

Most important tiji festival dates declared as per Tibetan lunar calendar. Advance booking available to join to celebrate Upper mustang tiji festival trek events with local in Lo Manthang Nepal. “Tashi delek” You are welcome in Mustang to celebrate Cultural Tiji Festival trek with local. Being local destination expert it’s our pleasure to provide you an opportunity to celebrate Tenchi festival in Lo Manthang. In conclusion, Nature and cultural discovery tiji festival trek takes you through most beautiful landscapes of Nepal. Trip provides once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Upper mustang tiji festival trek highlights

  • Witness the Tiji Festival a colorful and vibrant event takes place in Lo Manthang.
  • Watch Masked dances, Thangka display, bonfire, traditional costumes during festival.
  • Explore ancient monasteries, caves, palaces and stunning landscapes of Himalayas.
  • Discover region's rich history, culture and interact local’s traditional way of life.
  • Active participation to observe Tenchi festival for 3 days from start to end.
  • Feel the peace and spirituality in holy Mustang Area Influences by Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Experience pure Tibetan Culture and lifestyle preserved in mustang for centuries.
  • Enjoy rituals and prayers shown by monks to appease deities to seek their blessings.

Upper mustang tiji festival trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Namaste and welcome to Kathmandu! Upon arrival in TIA Nepal, you will be picked up by our representative and transferred to hotel. As soon as we reach hotel, representative will give you a synopsis of plan and handover program agreement.  You can spend rest of the time at your leisure or explore the bustling city of Kathmandu.
Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

Enjoy an overview of Kathmandu city in the capital of Nepal. Guide take you to Swayambhunath stupa, Bouddha, Pashupatinath temple, Patan and Kathmandu durbar square for sightseeing and exploration. Kathmandu city has rich cultural and historical heritage. Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu covers major tourist attractions like famous Temple, stupa, monasteries, people and culture of Nepal. After exploring major sights of Kathmandu, we will drive to hotel and discuss about upcoming programs. You spent rest of the time for gear shopping, packaging, exploring streets of Thamel and try local cuisine.

This is an exciting day!  Today we drive or flight to Pokhara as per the budget, interest and booking deal. It takes 6 to 7 hours to cross 200 kilometers distance of Prithivi Highway in between Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you prefer flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara it takes about 25 minutes only.
Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is incredibly scenic, with breathtaking views of Himalayan mountains, waterfalls, picturesque scenery, Trishuli & Marshyangdi River. Along the road, you will pass through small towns and villages that give you a glimpse into the countryside of Nepal.
Once you reach Pokhara, you’ll be greeted with stunning views of Annapurna range, serene Phewa Lake and beautiful Pokhara city. After checking into hotel you can take a rest or go to explore lakeside, boating and walk around beautiful Phewa Lake. Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara end but memories last forever.

Enjoy an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom or Drive to Kagbeni Nepal. Pokhara to Jomsom flight is known for its scenic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of Himalayas. It takes 25 minutes to reach by flight and total weight allowed for baggage is 15 kg per person.
Due to frequently changing weather of Jomsom, flights can be delayed or cancelled at short notice. In this way, it is highly recommended to use road transportation instead of flight to make safe and sure journey.
Safe, sure and easiest way to reach Kagbeni from Pokhara is by road via Jomsom. It is 182 km / 113 miles and takes about 6/7 hours to reach. Road pass along Kali Gandaki river valley observing beautiful mountain scenery and countryside, deepest gorge in the world etc. We arrange flight or jeep as per weather condition, needs and agreement.
From jomsom we can take a jeep or walk to reach Kagbeni village. The road is rugged and bumpy, but the views are breathtaking. If you choose to walk, the trail is mostly flat and easy to follow along Kali Gandaki River. It takes around 3-4 hours, depend on your pace.
Kagbeni is a small village situated at the edge of lower and Upper Mustang Nepal. It is famous for its religious point of view (pilgrimage), traditional houses, narrow alleys, and ancient monasteries. Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni journey is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Your first steps on upper mustang begin from Kagbeni village. The trail winds its way northwards along the Kali Gandaki River. It offers stunning views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus and Tukuche peak of Himalayas and unique landscapes of Mustang. Chele itself is a fascinating destination, with a rich history, ancient monasteries, chortens, culture, traditional architecture influences by Tibetan Buddhism.
We traverse several ridges, farm land, apple orchard, picturesque mountain scenery and Tangbe villages to take a break at Chhusang village for lunch. Then after walk along the river observing unique rock formation, high cliff and sky caves of Nepal. Finally we cross the Kaligandaki River and short hike to reach Chele village of Mustang. This area become very windy and dusty after noon try to cross earlier as much as possible and use sunglasses, mask and windproof clothes. Kagbeni to Chele is a beautiful journey to experience the unique culture and beauty of the Mustang region in Nepal.

Start your day with a quick ascend following jomsom korala road then cross suspension bridge to visit Ghyakar village and avoid main road. Hiking from Chele to Ghiling will be hard compared to other days to cross two passes, Taklam La 3,624m and Dajori La 3,660m. Chele to Ghiling journey start from Chele and goes through beautiful villages, rocky trails, and narrow canyons.

You will get to witness the unique culture and lifestyle of the people living in Mustang. The trail passes through several small villages like Ghyakar, Samar to reach Ghiling. Samar is a beautiful village with traditional houses and ancient monasteries, well known common lunch stop of travelers. Along the way you will pass ups and down off-road trail in barren hills, rocky terrain via Chungsi cave of Mustang.

The trip ends at Ghiling where you can discover ancient monasteries, chortens, school, village and interact with local. Ghiling is a beautiful village with traditional Mustang houses located in the middle of barren meadow surrounded by mountains and agricultural field. Chele to Ghiling trek is a wonderful experience for those who want to explore the unique culture and landscape of Upper Mustang region.

This day will be spent hiking from Ghiling through Ghami, ending up in Dhakmar. Trail passes through beautiful landscapes, including arid desert-like terrain, deep canyons and impressive rock formations. There is a new walking path to connect two villages Ghiling and Ghami. We follow new walking route to avoid the road.

Along the way, we will visit ancient monastery of Ghami, which is one of the oldest monasteries of Mustang. Ghami village surrounded by the farm land and desert types hills, Ghami river supply water for whole valley. After lunch at Ghami we continue towards Dhakmar village famous for its unique red cliff and sky caves. The trek from Ghiling to Dhakmar is a scenic and rewarding experience for those looking to explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Mustang.

This will be our final day to reach the highlights of upper mustang trip the wall city “Lo Manthang“. Dhakmar to Lo Manthnang distance offers stunning views of mountains, an opportunity to explore the culture, history and natural beauty of Mustang. Trail offers eye catching views of Himalayan range including two above 8000 meters’ peaks Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif.

From the Lo la pass we get the first glimpse of Lo Manthang city, wide barren land in mustang valley. Famous wall city known for their traditional mud-brick houses, narrow alleys, and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind.
Finally, we reached ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital of the former Kingdom of Mustang. At the Lo Manthang city we feel pure Tibetan culture, rich history, interact with Lowa people and know about their way of life. There are many things to see around Lo like historic royal palace, ancient monasteries, local markets, mani, chortens and prayer wheels that provides lifetime experiences.

The most awaited day is finally here. Today we discover the secret of Lo Manthang Nepal. Day trip starts with either horse riding, walking towards chhoser, garphu area. Chhosar village offers a unique glimpse into the traditional way of life, daily activities that they practice in upper mustang region.
Ancient monasteries like Garphu and Niphu, surrounding colorful rock formations and centuries old caves in rock cliff are really exciting sights to see in Chhoser area. Niphu monastery is an ancient cave monastery carved into the cliffs. Travelers impressed to visiting Jhong cave, Konchok ling cave & Ritseling cave in Chhoser valley in mustang district of Nepal.
Afternoon we will be back to Lo Manthang and spent rest of the day visiting the city’s ancient monasteries, palace, narrow alleys, stupas and the architecture of earthen wall city. Royal palace, three ancient monasteries, Amchi school and the local way of life are the highlights of Lo Manthang exploration.
Lo Manthang is a small town surrounded by towering mountains and arid landscapes. It is a fascinating place to explore, rich in history, culture, and natural beauty which make an epic journey into the Himalayas.

First day of Tiji festival begins with ceremonial lowering of thangka, a large religious tapestry depicting Guru Rinpoche “Padmasambhava”. Monks play Tibetan horns “Dungchen”, drums and cymbals at the same time. This ritual is believed to purify the town and its inhabitants of evil spirits and misfortunes.
After thangka is lowered, monks recite ancient Buddhist prayers and perform sacred dances, known as ” Tsa Chaam.” this dance tells the story of the birth of Dorje Jono and his battle with the demon.
These dances, performs with traditional music and colorful costumes, masks that represent mythical stories of triumph over evil forces and symbolize the victory of good over evil. It is a powerful and dramatic performance that leave a lasting impression for sure.

Second day of Tiji festival is most striking then fist day, it represents the battles between Dorje Jono deity and his demonic enemies. Tiji dance depicts the legendary battles fought by Dorje Jono to save the kingdom of mustang from drought, famine and destruction caused by demons.
The energetic movements and rhythmic beats of drums create an emotional atmosphere that attract audiences to witness ancient legends and mystical traditions.
Monks wear elaborate costumes and masks to preform mask dance representing the role of deities and demon’s, perform intricate dance dramas with precision and vigor. Each masked dancers symbolizing a specific character from the mythological tales.
The second day of festival is known as “Nga Cham” dance. It tells the story of Dorje Jono’s victory over the demon “Man Tam Ru” and his return to heaven. Festival immerse into the age-old traditions, vibrant dances, and mesmerizing rituals of Tibetan Buddhism.

The third or final day of Tiji festival is known as ” Ra Chaam “. Monks perform special ceremonies and local also comes together to offer prayers wearing traditional dress. Monks offer food, drink and other offerings to demon with the hope that he will satisfied, leave the people in peace and never back to mustang.
The atmosphere is filled with spirituality, devotion, rituals continuity and a sense of unity in between. The lowering thangka raised to signifying the conclusion of celebrations.
Mustangi people come together at the square of wall city for a grand procession. They carry thangka, accompanied by music, dance, and joyful celebrations with the belief of drive away evil spirits and bring good luck to the kingdom of lo. As soon as Tiji festival ends the thangka painting placed back in monastery, where it will remain until next Tiji festival.

Today , we embark on a journey to Yara, a village located at south east of Lo Manthang. It was quite long walking trail then previous days. Walking path is mostly flat, ups and down including vast grasslands and rocky terrain. You passed through beautiful landscapes on the way from Lo Manthang to Yara via Lo la 3950 meters, Dhi la 3950 meters, Dhi and Surkhang villages.
From the Dhi pass trail descends into the Kali Gandaki river and Dhi Khola valley. Dhi is a picturesque settlement with traditional houses and winding streets located at the confluence of these 2 rivers.
After this village, we eventually reached peaceful Yara village, a remote settlement surrounded by barren hills, rugged landscape and ancient ruins. Yara village, located at an altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level. This village famous for its traditional mud-brick houses, unique architecture and cultural heritage. It is one of the most well-preserved village in mustang region & worth to see.
Lo Manthang to Yara was a truly unforgettable experience because you were immersed with stunning landscape, rich culture and traditions of mustang in the Himalayas. Upon reaching Yara, we checked into our hotel and spent the rest of the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals.

Today trail ascends to explore the Luri Gompa a cave monastery of upper mustang built into a towering cliff face. Luri Gompa is a sacred Buddhist site located near Ghara village. Famous for its unique cave paintings, sculptures, culture and history. You feel deep sense of spiritual connection while visiting Luri cave monastery, stupa and surrounding nature.
Luri monastery is perched on a cliff face, and we climb up a steep staircase to reach it. The climb was worth it, though, as the views from the top were simply stunning. We spent some time exploring the monastery and chatting with the monks, who were incredibly welcoming and friendly.
There are 2 chambers inside cave monastery. Wall and ceiling of monastery decorated with many paintings in the 14th century or even earlier. Mysterious Luri monastery is one of the best place to achieved siddhi by meditation.
Chorten inside Luri cave monastery decorated with eight auspicious symbols and four guardian deities. The Dom contains paintings of Namgyal, Khadcheri, Vajrasattva and Lokesvara in 4 directions east, west, north and south respectively. There are many paintings of lama, eight siddhas and mandala also inside the monastery.
700-year-old “Luri Gumba” is one of the most stunning attractions, rich cultural and spiritual heritage of upper mustang a remote and rugged terrain in Nepal. Visit once in a life time to collect the lifetime memory.

The journey from Yara to Tangye began early in the morning. Walking trail relatively flat with some downhill sections towards the lower mustang Nepal. It passes through barren landscape of mustang, with its dramatic cliffs, deep canyons, Chortens, monastery and stunning rock formations. Finally, we reach Tangya village, a remote village with ancient ruins and a traditional way of life influences by Tibetan culture. Tangge village known for its unique architecture, with houses built out of stone and mud, and stunning surrounding scenery.

Local people of Tangge are largely subsistence farmers and rely on animal husbandry, traditional farming methods to grow crops such as barley, wheat, and buckwheat. They have a deep connection with their land, culture and great pride in preserving their traditions and way of life. Tangye village of mustang is a hidden gem that offers a rare opportunity to experience a way of life that has remained largely unchanged for centuries.
Unique architecture, breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Tangye make this area must visit destination to explore the remote corners of the world. Yara to Tangye trek is an unforgettable journey through the mystical mustang region of Nepal.

Today is a long day of walking, Tangye to Chhusang trek distance is a tough journey then previous days but the stunning landscapes keep us motivated to reach destination. Walking trail ascend gradually till Pa Bhanjyang then after descent towards Chhusang following Syerkothang Danda. Ultimately we reach Chhusang village located on the banks of the Kali Gandaki river and witness the daily life of local people who live in this remote part of the world.
Chhusang village is surrounded by towering red cliffs and eroded sandstone formations that have been shaped by centuries of wind and water erosion. The contrasting colors of the red cliffs and the greenery of the surrounding vegetation create a striking visual effect that is truly breathtaking.
You walk alongside the Kali Gandaki river, which is flowing gently and provides a serene atmosphere that helps to relax mind and soul. Tangye to Chhusang trek is an excellent choice for those who wants to experience the incredible scenery, fascinating history and unique culture of upper mustang. Stunning views of Himalayan range, natural beauty and spiritual heritage of this area, make it a memorable journey for forever.

On this day, we leave upper mustang and head back to Jomsom. Walking trail is easy with several flat stretches and gentle descents. After a few hours of walk you cross Tangbe village and reach Kagbeni. It is a small but charming village, famous as the gateway to upper mustang with traditional mud-brick houses, narrow alleyways and adorned with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.

From Kagbeni, trail gradually descend towards Jomsom, and the landscape or topography also began to change. The barren terrain give way to lush green vegetation and the mountains became even more majestic. You pass through several small villages like Tangbe, Kagbeni, Ekle Bhatti along Kali Gandaki river and eventually reached Jomsom. At the Jomsom you can roam around city, visit eco museum, apple orchards or take a rest at lodge to make good time.
Chhusang to Jomsom part of the trip provide an opportunity to see awe-inspiring view of mountains, desert-like landscape, cultivated fields, traditional village, people, culture and way of life. The journey from Chhusang to Jomsom is an incredible experience in Kali Gandaki valley where you witness the beauty of mustang closely.

Today is the day to say goodbye to Mustang, early in the morning, we will take a flight to Pokhara. Jomsom to Pokhara flight is a popular domestic route of Nepal. Plane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, offers stunning view of snow-capped mountains and valleys below. Once you arrive in Pokhara, there are plenty of places to see and things to do. You can spend rest of the day in leisure or walk around the streets of lake city, souvenir shopping, boating in Phewa lake and experience nightlife in Pokhara etc.
The weather of Jomsom change in no time that affect Pokhara flight frequently. If the weather is not favourable, we’ll arrange jeep to drive back to Pokhara. We request you to plan some buffer time for this unexpected situations and be flexible to use alternative ways of transportation like jeep or helicopter to back to Pokhara.
Jomsom Pokhara travel by jeep is a great way to explore the beautiful scenery, countryside, waterfalls, people and culture of Nepal, the memories will remain forever.

Today we leave Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu by car, jeep, tourist bus or flight as per travel agreement. It takes 25 minutes by flight Pokhara Kathmandu road distance is 200 km / 124 miles; it takes 6-7 hours to reach by drive. Road follow Marshyangdi river and Trishuli river exploring countryside and beautiful scenery of the foothills of Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu city you will check into hotel, rest, relax and explore the street of Thamel for souvenir shopping. Enjoy typical Nepali dinner party with culture show to celebrate successful journey.

Today is the final day of Nepal trip! Our representative will drop you to airport 3 hours before schedule flight. “Wishing you a safe journey! We look forward to our paths crossing again someday.”

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private vehicle / flight
  • Two nights’ hotel accommodation in Pokhara BB basic
  • Round trip Flight / Jeep drive from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best accommodation during upper Mustang Tiji festival trekking period
  • Professional English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porters) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, special permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require
  • Airport transfer by private vehicle to depart Kathmandu, Nepal


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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What is Tiji Festival of Mustang Nepal?

Tiji Festival is a grand festival celebrates in wall city Lo-Manthang of Upper Mustang, Nepal. It is three days’ festival, dedicated to Lord Dorje Jono, who is believed to have fought against demons to save the kingdom from drought and famine.

Where and When Does Tiji Festival Celebrates?

Tiji Festival is a major cultural event in Mustang. it celebrates in Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang Nepal, close to the border with Tibet. The festival takes place annually, usually during the month of May but exact celebration dates vary from year to year.

How the Local Conform Tiji Festival Celebration Dates

Tiji Festival Celebration Dates Conform as per Tibetan lunar calendar by the senior Buddhist monks (lamas) of Choedhe Monastery in Lo Manthang. Monks make research to select the most auspicious time for festival as per astrological alignments, spiritual guidance, and traditional practices. Tiji is a time of great spiritual significance for the people of Mustang Nepal to save their culture and traditions.

How They Celebrate Tiji Festival in Upper Mustang

Tiji festival begins with a series of rituals and prayers. These rituals and prayers are believed to cleanse the area of evil spirits. The festival is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. It celebrates for three days in Lo Manthang Nepal where local come together and renew their faith in the power of good.

First day of celebration known as “Tsa Chaam” second day known as “Nga Cham” and third day known as “Ra Chaam” where monks preform different types ritual dances, mask dances, prayers and chanting mantras to bring blessings and protection to the people of upper mustang.

What Is Tiji Festival? & How They Fixed Celebration Dates?

Tiji Festival is the most popular festival of Upper Mustang Nepal. it is also known as the “Tenchi” festival. The name “Tiji” is a shortened form of Tibetan phrase “Tenpa Chhirim,” which means “prayer for world peace.” It is three-day long festival begins with a series of rituals and prayers. it is dedicated to Lord Dorje Jono, who is believed to have fought against demons to save the kingdom from drought and famine. Tiji festival celebration dates fixed as per Tibetan lunar calendar, usually held on the month of May. The festival is a time for prayer and ritual where local come together to celebrate culture and faith to bring blessings and protection to the community.

What Happens On The 3 Days of Tiji Festival Celebration in Lo Manthang?

Annual tiji festival celebrates for three days, first day begins with religious ceremonies and rituals performed by the local monks and lamas. Local community comes together to celebrate their culture, religion, and history. On the second day monks chanting, perform intricate masked dances with traditional music that depict various stories from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. On the final day lama perform dance known as the “chasing of the demons” dance. It symbolizes the triumph of Dorje Jono over the demon Ma Tam Ru Ta and the dispelling of obstacles and negativity. The dancers, dressed as protectors and deities, enact a dramatic battle between good and evil. It is a significant religious and cultural event for the local Tibetan Buddhist community. Tiji Festival concludes with the distribution of blessed items to the attendees. People gather to receive blessings from the lamas, and the festive atmosphere continues with social gatherings, feasting, and celebrations.

How to Participate On Upper Mustang Tiji Festival with Local?

Connect with local tour operators, travel agencies, or guides who specialize in Mustang region. Book upper mustang tiji festival trek to participate on tiji celebration (it is not allowed to visit restricted area alone or without agency and guide) then company organize accordingly. Tiji Festival is a Buddhist ritual celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. Tiji Festival celebration with locals provides grand opportunity to know about Tibetan Buddhist rituals closely at the same time one discover unique landscape as well.

What to Expect in The Mustang Tiji Festival Trek?

During the Mustang Tiji Festival trek you can get naturally and culturally rich hiking experience from lower to upper mustang Nepal. Tiji Festival is a three-day event that showcases the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture, rituals and glimpse into the local way of life. You’ll have an opportunity to witness masked dances, vibrant costumes and elaborate ceremonies that depict the triumph of good over evil. Tiji trek takes you through stunning landscapes of Mustang exploring rugged terrain, deep canyons, arid landscapes, picturesque villages, unique geology and architecture.

How Safe is Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking?

Generally, Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trekking is a safe and peaceful trip. Climate change affect this region also it may cause unexpected disasters like rain, flood, landslide etc. Always you need to be aware during this journey.

Do I Need a Guide for Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking?

Yes, you need a guide for mustang Tiji festival trekking in Nepal. Upper part of mustang is a restricted area need to travel through agency and have to have a guide during the journey. A guide can help you to ensure place to stay, things to do, see, eat and walk in right path safely. Better to gather latest information regarding trekking regulations, permits, and recommendations before embark on your journey.

How Many Hours Needs to Walk Daily to Reach Lo Manthang?

Lo Manthang is not a remote village any more, accessible by road. Walking hours and takes time depends on walking pace, trail conditions specific route you choose. Generally, you need to walk 5 to 6 hours daily for 10 /12 days to Lo Manthang.

Is the Tiji Festival Celebrates in Other Areas of Nepal?

No, in fact Tiji Festival, or Tenchi Festival, is a traditional annual event celebrate in the Upper Mustang by the Tibetan Buddhist community. The festival usually takes place in Lo Manthang, the capital of the former Kingdom of Lo, a district of Nepal.

What are the Ways to Reach Upper Mustang to See Tiji Festival?

Driving, flight and trekking are the main way to reach Upper Mustang for Tiji celebration and travel purpose. Consult local agency to know about tiji festival dates and plan your trip accordingly. private trip with luxury vehicle and local guide make this journey an adventurous experience.

What are the Main Festivals of Mustang Himalayas?

Tiji, Yartung and Losar are the Main festivals of mustang Himalayas. Tiji festival is one of the most important and popular festivals in Mustang. It is a three-day event renowned to mark the victory of good over evil. Yartung, known as the Horse Festival aslo, it is a celebration of the harvest season. Losar “Tibetan new year” celebrate with various rituals, dances, and festive gatherings due to its Tibetan cultural influence in Mustang.

Where Does Upper Mustang Start?

Upper mustang starts from Kagbeni village after crossing Kag Khola stream. Upper Mustang is a remote and culturally rich area that was once an independent kingdom and is now a part of Nepal. Jomsom also known as the gateway to Upper Mustang, from there, travelers begin their journey to discover stunning landscapes and unique culture of Mustang. Walking trail passes through various villages, ancient monasteries, and rugged terrain, offer a glimpse into the traditional Tibetan culture and breathtaking Himalayan scenery. Upper mustang starting point accessible by road and short flight from Pokhara a popular tourist destination in Nepal.

Why is Mustang Called Forbidden Kingdom?

Mustang Called Forbidden Kingdom because of its historical isolation from the rest of the world. In 1992, the government of Nepal finally opened Mustang for tourism as restricted area and requires special permits to visit.

How to Go to Mustang from Kathmandu?

There are few options to go to mustang from Kathmandu either by drive or flight. It takes 25 minute to Pokhara then another 22 minute to Jomsom by flight. You will get KTM to Pokhara flight any time but need to stop in Pokhara to get morning flight to Jomsom. From jomsom you can visit upper mustang by drive, on foot (trekking) to reach Mustang.

Which Month is best for Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Treks?

Tiji Festival generally falls in either May or June. Spring season is the best time for tiji festival trek as well as many other tours in Himalayan territory. During this time weather is really very nice to see the sights and mild temperatures makes comfortable journey. At the same time, you will get an opportunity to witness Tiji Festival, a three-day event celebrated with traditional dances, rituals, and performances that depict the triumph of good over evil.

What is the Upcoming Tiji Festival Dates?

Tiji Festival is an annual event usually takes place in May in spring season. Specific celebration dates can vary from year to year because it depends on lunar calendar. Write us to know about upcoming Tiji Festival dates and book trek or tour to celebrate this event in Lo Manthang Nepal with local.

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July 31, 2023

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is an amazing journey

Wow! Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek offers a unique blend of natural splendor, cultural immersion, and spiritual awakening during the journey. The mystical kingdom of Mustang and its captivating landscapes, ancient monasteries, and the mesmerizing Tiji Festival, an age-old celebration of culture and spirituality spellbound us.
The trek began with an awe-inspiring mountain flight to Jomsom, where our adventure began. As we trekked through the arid terrain, the scenic vistas were a visual feast for the soul. The charm of Upper Mustang lies in its well-preserved Tibetan culture, ancient traditions, way of life and authenticity of Mustang Nepal. Experience guide, support staff ensured our safety and comfort to make memorable trip to Himalayas. Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is an amazing experience that is well worth the challenge.

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