Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking

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Daily Tour 16 day Availability: 2019-11-21
Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal Nepal, Asia Tour Guide: Mr, Mim Das Tamang

Tiji festival in Upper Mustang (Lo-Manthang)
Festival date – 19, 20, 21 May, 2020

Amazing Authentic Treks has been organizing a special trip to Lo-Manthang-Upper Mustang every year for Tiji festival. The trip will provide you a cultural/history and scenery experience of the forbidden kingdom- Mustang. It is journey for a lifetime and we assist you from fixing journey date to entire arrangements at an affordable price. There will be allowed only limited numbers of people to visit this wonderful place so if you wan to the trip and experience yourself please reserve your space as early as possible.

An introduction of the Tiji festival

Tiji festival is a three-day ritual as well as “The chasing of the Demons” that centers on the Tiji myth. The myth tells of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaked havoc on Mustang by bringing a shortage of water (a highly precious resource in this very dry land) and causing many resulting disasters from famine to animal loss. Dorje Jono eventually beats the demon and banishes him from the land. Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth and throughout the festival the various scenes of the myth will be enacted. The festical normally helds at the ned of dry winter/spring season effectively a spring renewal festival.and will usher in the wetter monsoon season (the growing season for Mustang).

The Tiji festival is celebrated for three days long in Lo-Manthang.

First day, Lamas horns resounded, announcing the two twelve-foot copper dunchens, with their elephantine blurting, followed by two double-reeled horns, all accompanied by drum and cymbals then an ancient and enormous thanka three stories high is unrolled down the entire south wall of the square. Late afternoon, in high wind and blowing dust, eleven lamas in maroon and gold, wearing high red hats, came from the palace and take their places along the wall beneath the thanka, with Tashi Tenzing on the elevated seat just in the center. The masked dancers starts the portrayal of the Tiji myth then Dorje Jono repels the demon through the power of his magical dancing. As the dances end, Dorje Jono kills the demon, after which his people are relieved of their plague of misfortunes, water becomes plentiful once more, and the balance and harmony of existence are restored.

On the second day, numbers of Loba arrive from the outlying hamlets, and the small square is thronged with wild beautiful people, with all of the women and children, at least, in traditional dress. The King of Mustang, “wears a whole crown of tiny river pearls set off by dozens of large red coralline tones interspersed with matched ornaments of turquoise. The costumes and masks, the twelve-foot horns, the gold cups of wheat, the butter cakes, the snow peaks and wind and dust and sun, the mehti, snow leopard, snow pigeons, saligrams, the dying glacier and the desert ruins, the drunks and rajas and foreigners, the dogs and yaks Tantra.

And on the last, the Tiji festival ends with the ceremonial destruction of the evil remains, represented by some long black yak hair and red torma cakes minced to a dark red furry. The demons red remnants are set out on an old tiger skin, where-upon they are attacked by bow and arrow, slings, and the old guns. The poor devils remains are over- turned upon the ground, each time to a wild cannonade from the old muzzle-loaders and a wave of cheers and smoke. This is how the Tiji festival is celebrated. 

Trip Itinerary in details :

Next, an ancient and enormous Thanka three stories high was unrolled down the entire south wall of the square. The Thanka portrayed Padma Sambhava or (Guru Rimpoche), who brought this ceremony to Tibet in the 8th century.”
Late afternoon, in high wind and blowing dust, eleven lamas in maroon and gold, wearing top red hats, came from the palace and took their places along the wall beneath the thanka, with Tashi Tenzing on the elevated seat just in the center. The masked dancers start the portrayal of the Tiji myth then Dorje Jono repels the demon through the power of his magical dancing. As the end of the dance, Dorje Jono kills the devil, after which his people are relieved of their plague of misfortunes, water becomes plentiful once more, and the balance and harmony of existence are restored.

What’s Includes :

  •  Tims Card Trekking permit.
  •  Conservation / National park Permit fee  ( Special Permit if Necessary Document. )
  •  Meal: All meal during the trek best available restaurant .
  •  2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu Trekkers Standard Hotel BB Basis.
  •  One experience trekking guide/Climbing Guide & necessary porters.
  •  Transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu or flight as itinerary area wise
  •  Insurance for Guide & Porters
  •  All accommodation during the trek best available hotel/guesthouses
  •  Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer
  •  Company service charge.

What’s not Includes :

  •  PERSONAL equipment for Trekking
  •  Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  •  Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Emergency Rescue evacuation
  •  Trekking Sleeping bag
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Tipping (Tips)
  •  Bar bills, Mineral water
  •  Departures taxes

Note : After end of the trip tips for guide and porters compulsory according to our company Rule and regulation.

Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is the Trek into the kingdom of Mustang, which is undoubtedly the unforgettable experience you will have in Nepal. Mustang has been able to lure the outer world from the past several years due to its extreme topographical variation and cultural diversity. The walled city of Lo Manthang, the unofficial capital of Mustang, remains the Kingdom, which was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until the 1830s

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