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Nepal » Trekking in Nepal » Restricted Area » Mustang (Teji) Festival Trekking

The Tiji festival is a three-day ritual known as "The chasing of the Demons" and it is centered on the Tiji myth. Tiji tells the story of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. 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. Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth. Throughout the festival the events and story of the myth are re-enacted. The festival is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring) and ushers in the wetter monsoon season. Tiji comes from the words "ten che" meaning "the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds" and is a spring renewal festival that also celebrates the triumph of good over evil. In 1964 Michel Peissel was the first westerner to observe the Tiji festival. At this time, the Mustang region was still completely closed off to foreigners and he had to obtain special permission from the government of Nepal in order to enter the region. Despite his arrival on the last day of the celebration (he was unaware of the observance of Tiji) the experience left a lasting impression on him. "The scenes I witnessed were so extraordinary and so unexpected that I dared not believe my eyes and even today I have some trouble in believing in the reality of what I saw that day."

Trip Itierary

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Make office document and arrange special permit. (B)
Day 03: 7 hrs drive to Pokhara. (B)
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chaile. (3050m) 7 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 06: Chaile to Geling. (3500m) 6hr (B.L.D)
Day 07: Geling to Ghami. (3645m) 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang (3550m) 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 09: Tsarang to Lomangthang. (3800m) 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 10: Lo-Manthang Day hiking (B.L.D) (Start Tiji Festival)
Day 11: Lo-Manthang (B.L.D) Tiji Festival
Day 12: Lo- Manthang (B.L.D) Tiji Festival Ends
Day 13: Lomangthang to Ghami (3645m) 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 14: Ghami to Samar. 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 15: Samar to Chhusang (2920) 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 16: Chhusang to Muktinath 4 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 17: Muktinath to Jomsom. 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight. (B)
Day 19: 7 hrs drive to Kathmandu. (B)
Day 20: Final Departure. (B)

Service Cost Includes:

  1. Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Accommodation room with break fast basis
  2. Depatment of Immigration Special Permit Fee
  3. All land transfer as per given itinerary
  4. All Air Fare
  5. Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
  6. All Tent and Kitchen Equipments
  7. All Kitchen Crews
  8. Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder trekking Guide and necessary Porter
  9. All program according to itineraries on full board.
  10. Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

Service Cost excludes:

  1. Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner
  2. Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
  3. Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  4. Personal spending money and all bar bills, Items of personal nature, Soft/hard drinks, hot water, hot shower, tips etc.
  5. Unforseen expenses due to strike (bandh), Road block etc…

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