Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal

Highlights

  • Lo-Manthan; Forbidden Kingdom
  • 3 days Tiji Festival
  • World’s Top 10 monk leads the Tiji Festival
  • Classic and Authentic exposure to century-old ceremonies and rituals
  • Panorama View of world’s 7th highest mountain-Dhaulagiri and Gangapurnna, Tukuche, Manaslu, Thorang
  • Kali Gandaki George, World’s Deepest George
  • Muktinath Temple- high value for Buddhists and Hindus
  • Traditional Palaces, Monasteries, and caves formed in high cliffs
  • Ghar Gumba- oldest monasteries
  • Hills with vibrant shades pink, brown, grey and glaciers
  • Desert landscape with spires and cliffs as well as dense green hills and woods
  • Kagbeni - Holy Kaligandaki river valley
  • Diversified culture, tales, and lifestyle of Gurung, Tibetan, Thakali, Managey and like
  • Unique history of Lo-Manathang
  • Tranquil, unexplored and unspoiled trails with few/no settlements

Tiji Festival Jeep Ride package is an alternative to Tiji Festival trekking to attend a fascinating annual three-day festival consisting of Tibetan rituals that celebrate the myth of a son who had to save the Mustang kingdom from destruction. Tiji festival of 2020 is from 5 May 2020 to 7 May 2020.

The Tiji festival, locals call Tenchi Festival is monk dance festival celebrated every year in Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. According to Tempa Chhirim, Tenji: commonly pronounced Teeji or Tiji means “ Prayer for World Peace”. Upper Mustang, a place highly influenced by Tibetan- Buddhism and only untouched preserved safe zone for Tibetan Buddhism. According to His highness Dalai Lama “Authentic Tibetan culture survives only in exile in a few places like Mustang, which has had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet.” The main priest of Tiji Festival is one of the Top 10 Buddhists priests of the World.

The festival is only celebrated in indigenous Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang. Over the Mustang during Tiji festival time, monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks performing dances and rituals that are supposed to drive away evil spirits. The Tiji festival dances are all organized by the Choedhe Monastery and lead by the monks, which belongs to the Sakya sect of Buddhism. The monastery is headed by a Rimpoche, the Top 10 Buddhists priests of the World. About 65 monks from Lo Manthang, Nhenyul and Chhosyer reside in this monastery. They practice religious and traditional dances for months just to perform in Tiji Festival.

The Tiji Festival begins with the opening of 400 years old banner of the respective Lord who conquered the demons and brought the peace. The Tiji Festival gets held in the town’s main square. On the first day, monks integrate the dances and complex ceremony to lead the world towards peace, evoke God and purify ground for further days of Tiji Festival. The second day is the lit as different dances are performed with drums, masks, attitude, swords and ragging of demons. The king of Lo comes the town’s main square and settle to the throne for the ongoing Tiji Festival. The third day is all about winning over demons and destruction and welcoming peace.

Nepal Adventure Team arranges the fixed departure for Tiji festival Jeep Ride as per the customized requirements for the attainment of Tiji festival.  Nepal Adventure Team arranges the fixed departure for Tiji festival by jeep ride as per the other customized requirements for the attainment of Tiji festival. Nepal adventure team (NAT) has a well-organized package for Tiji Festival Jeep Ride which starts from Kathmandu allowing visitors to prepare as well as enjoy Kathmandu. Next day leaves for Pokhara on the jeep and then bumpy off-road begins towards Marfa, Jomsom. Further few kilometers of the newly pitched and dusty ride to Lo-Manthang(Upper Mustang) through Ghami

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival to Kathmandu
  • Day 2Preparation in Kathmandu
  • Day 3Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 4Drive to Kalopani
  • Day 5Drive to Kagbeni via Dhumba lake
  • Day 6Drive to Ghami
  • Day 7Drive to Lo-Manthang
  • Day 8First Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 9Second Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 10Third Day of Tiji Festival
  • Day 11Drive to Chhuksang
  • Day 12Drive to Jomsom via Muktinath
  • Day 13Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 14Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 15International Departure

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice    
27 Apr, 2020 - 26 Apr, 2020US$ 0Guaranteed