Tiji Festival is one the most important festival of people of Mustang region. People of Mustang celebrate Tiji Festival every year. 3-days’ Tiji Festival takes place in Lo Manthang. During the festival several dances are performed by the monks of Lo Manthang monastery. In the first of the festival, monks of monastery performe dance called ‘Tsa Chham’ (for the harassment of Ma Tam Ru Ta), second day ‘Nga Chham’ (the birth of Dorjee Sonnu, the demon’s son) and last day they perform the dance of attempt to return the demon to lord Buddha’s realm. All dances will be organized by the Choedhe Monastery, which is one of the Shakya sections of Lo Manthang. Trekking Experts offer this unique festival trek to allow you to witness this amazing festival in real life.
Beside festival, you’ll be trekking in amazing and mysterious Mustang region. Trekking in Mustang region is very interesting one because you’ll be witnessing amazing thousands of mysterious man-made caves, unique and rare Polyandry culture, beautiful landscape, unique inhabitants and views of majestic mountains. Tiji Festival Trek with Trekking Experts begins with a scenic flight to Jomsom over the deepest gorge in the world- the Kali Gandaki gorge and in between the Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri. Your trekking will start from the Jomsom-the capital of Mustang and trail follows to Dhakmar where you can find the oldest Tibetan monastery in the world, the Lo Gekar Monastery which built in the 8th century by the famous Tibetan magician Guru Rimpoche. Legends have it that Guru Rimpoche had to kill a powerful demon first and the blood of the demon was used to paint the rocks around Dhakmar. The trek also allows you to visit Lo-Mangthang Valley that passes through dry barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remains unchanged from centuries to this date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks.
Close watch of the original roots of Himalayan Buddhism
Panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks
The traditional city ‘Lo Mangthang’ influenced by Himalayan Buddhism, Tibet-influenced culture
Amazing landscape with about 10,000 human made mysterious caves
The diversity of landscapes, villages, ethnicities, lifestyles
Surprising family- all the brothers in the family are married to a single girl
Oldest Tibetan monastery in the world, the Lo Gekar Monastery
Rare and legendary local King or Tribe-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista (even Nepal is democratic country)
Panoramic flight over the world’s deepest gorge, The Kali Gandaki
Annual interesting Festival- The Tiji Festival (during may/June)