Famous Tiji Festival is celebrated in the land of old Buddhist Kingdom of Lo Manthang, is a beautiful sacred Buddhist Himalayan ceremony. The festival involves series and sequent of three days rituals celebrated at the end of May every year. For the year of 2019, the monks and Lamas of Lo Manthang will state the date after Tibetan New year, Tibetan Lhosar generally falls in February/March.
Tiji Festival, series of three days celebration also known as "The chasing of the Demons" and it is centered on the Tiji myth. Tiji tells the story of a deity called Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to protect the Kingdom of Mustang from devastation. The demon father wreaks havoc on Mustang by creating a water shortage which, in this extremely arid land, is the most precious life-sustaining resource. Dorje Jono eventually defeats the demon and banishes him from the land. The word "Tiji" comes from "ten che" meaning the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds" worlds and is effectively a spring renewal festival.
Not only this you are going enjoy but the trek to Lo Manthang is a spectacular walk through Himalayan terrain that contrasts wildly with the lush fertile hills and valleys located to the south of the main Himalayan chain. Upper Mustang is a desolate landscape with only a few small green fields dotting a lunar landscape, but boasts a remarkable spiritual heritage. The area is one of the oldest civilizations on the earth, mediaeval world uniquely preserved from modern technology. A land covered with small villages, ancient monasteries, friendly people and breathtaking scenery. Mustang´s wealth was derived from being a major trading hub on the Kali Gandaki / Thak Khola trade route between Tibet and Nepal, which reflects the rich Buddhist culture, history, laws and customs. We, Wilderness Excursion Pvt. Ltd operate Tiji Festival Trekking tour in Lo Manthang of upper Mustang every year with best service and most competitive package cost.
When is Tiji Festival for 2019?
Date for Tiji Festival 2019 in Lo-Manthang will be announced after Tibetan New Year (Lhosar) in February or March 2019. The festival is generally celebrated in end of May every year.
iji Festival Trek under the rain shadows of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya along the Kali Ghandaki River en route to Upper Mustang, goes through white-washed mountain villages, alongside colorful Buddhist monuments and chortens, following 5 days of trekking, reach Lo Manthang, the legendary old Buddhist town of Mustang, Spend 3 days in Lo Manthang at the Tiji Festival – a vibrant Buddhist celebration with mask dancing and traditional music.
I did Tiji festival trek with my friends. We were 5 in the group from Lithuania and booked this cultural tour with Wilderness Excursion. Pradip from the agency did reception and welcomed us at the airport with great smile and took us to selected hotel at Thamel (Samsara Resort) Rahul Tamang guided our group of five trekkers on the 17 days Pokhara tour - Kathmandu to Lo Manthang to experience the Tiji festival - fantastic! No any difficulty for us that our guide always went the extra miles to ensure all in our group had an enjoyable journey. A professional, organized and VERY reliable team - thank you Wilderness Excursion for making this first time trekker's journey an experience of a lifetime!
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