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Tiji Festival of Upper Mustang is a unique cultural event that started centuries ago while the area was an independent Kingdom of the Lo people. Tiji is celebrated to mark the victory of the Gods over the Demons and takes place on the third month of the Tibetan lunar calendar (usually in May or June). The festival activities represent the chasing away of those Demons and bad spirits from the kingdom and its walled capital Lomanthang. During the event, a large number of local Lo people, and visitors from all over the world, gather at the courtyard of the Mustang King’s palace. It is a prime opportunity to witness the traditional costume and culture of the local people with a major attraction being the dancing and chanting of Buddhist monks. Our itinerary for Tiji Festival 2017 is combined with an exhilarating trek to Upper Mustang and Lomanthang (the center where the event takes place). This trip will be led by a local, knowledgeable, guide who has led similar trips in the past. In 2020, the three day Tiji festival will take place 20-22 May. Please note that we already have a few people confirmed for a trek starting in Kathmandu on 11 May and ending on 27 May. Please contact us if you would like to join us for this extraordinary cultural experience.
Brief Itinerary for Tiji Festival Upper Mustang Trek 2020
May 11-12: Kathmandu for permits and meeting guide
May 13: Travel to Pokhara by flight
May 14: Short flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
May 15: Trek to Chhuksang
May 16: Trek to Syangmochen
May 17: Trek to Ghami
May 18: Trek to Charang
May 19-22 Lomanthang
May 23-24 Return by jeep to Jomsom
May 25 Flight to Pokhara and Kathmandu
May 26 Free day
May 27 Return home
Notes: Based on local tradition the dates fixed on the calendar can be different by one day early or later as we have purposed here. Keeping that in mind, we have kept our itinerary flexible.
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