About Tiji festival Trek
The Upper Mustang Tenji (Tiji) festival Trek is an annual event indigenous to lomanthang, Upper Mustang in Nepal. Tenji festival, commonly pronounced" Teeji," is an abbreviated form of Tempa chhirim, which translates to" prayer for world peace" Tenji commemorates the victory of Buddha's incarnation. Dhorji Sonam over a demon called MA TAM RU TA, whom Waxman eater and caused storms and droughts to destroy people's houses and livestock. The dance performed by the monks of lomanthang chhyode Gumba during these three days of the festival enacts the harassment of the MA TAM TU TA, the birth of Dhorji Sonam, the demon's son, and an attempt by Dhorji Sonam to return and the monster to the Buddha realm. The monks perform a dance called" TSA CHHAM "on the first day of the Tenji and "NGA CHHAM" on the second day.
Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring). The Mustagi people have their way of family life, which is quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.
The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni, is generally called Upper Mustang. First, explore the thousand years of the old monastery, caves, local tribes, and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. Then, make an adventure starting from the world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region into the world's highest regions. Lo-Mangthang Valley passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape through this trek, a steep rocky trail up and downhill, panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and several other peaks. The tour passes through high mountain passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands of years of isolation have kept the culture, lifestyle, and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun-baked mud bricks.
Note: If you are not satisfied with this itinerary and other details, please contact us to make the itinerary and further detail as per your need. For a Fixed Tiji Festival Date, please get in touch with us.
- Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara City.
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
- Tiji Festival.
- Explore the hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang.
- Tibetan culture and life style.
- Explore KaliGandaki river.
- Scenic flight of Pokhara to Jomsom and vice versa.
- Forbidden kingdom of Mustang.
- Picturesque view of different himalayas.
- Sacred monasteries and chorten.
- Mask dance.
Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.
Passport and Visa
First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.
Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.
Nepal has four seasons
- Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
- Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
- Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
Best Time to Go Trekking in Nepal
The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.
Is it suitable trekking for me?
If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.
The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.
We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.
Hotel/ Accommodation on Tiji festival Trek in Nepal:
We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.
Meals Tiji festival Trek in Nepal
The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.
Guide and porter Trekking in Nepal
We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 20 kg .
Personal Expenses Tiji festival Trek in Nepal
Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.
Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal
- Respect local culture and people.
- The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
- While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.
What do I need for trekking?/ Packing list :
- Day pack (rucksack)
- Light weight and warm trousers.
- Sun hats and gloves.
- Full- sleeves t shirt.
- Warm jackets.
- Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
- Light weight cotton clothing.
- Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
- Knee supports.
- Sun glasses.
- Sun cream and lip protector.
- A one liter hard Water bottle.
- Flash light
- Down jacket
- Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return.
- Trekking shoes or boots.
- A pair of sandals.