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Tiji Festival Trekking

Facts of Trip

Trip Name: Tiji Festival Trekking
Trip Duration: 18 Nights/ 19 days
Country: Nepal (Annapurna region)
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Moderate/ Hard
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 6 hrs
Minimum Group Size: from 1 Person & above
Activities: Trekking, Hiking & Cultural plus religious Tour
Type of Trip: Private group Departures & Group joins departures
Meals during Trip: Breakfast in Cities & all meals during Trekking


About Tiji Festival Trekking

Tiji Festival TrekkingThe Tiji festival is a three-day ritual known as "The chasing of the Demons" that centers on the Tiji myth. The myth tells of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaked havoc on Mustang by bringing a shortage of water (a highly precious resource in this very dry land) and causing many resulting disasters from famine to animal loss. Dorje Jono eventually beats the demon and banishes him from the land. Tiji is a celebration and reaffirmation of this myth and throughout the festival the various scenes of the myth will be enacted. It is of course timed to coincide with the end of the dry winter/spring season and will usher in the wetter monsoon season (the growing season for Mustang). Tiji comes from the word "ten che" meaning ‘the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds' and is effectively a spring renewal festival.

First day of Tiji Festival at Mustang

Early in the afternoon, horns resounded, announcing the two twelve-foot copper dunchens, with their elephantine blurting, followed by two double-reeled horns, all accompanied by drum and cymbals.

Next, an ancient and enormous tanka three stories high was unrolled down the entire south wall of the square. The thanka portrayed Padma Sambhava or (Guru Rimpoche) who brought this ceremony to Tibet in the 8th century."

At mid-afternoon, in high wind and blowing dust, eleven lamas in maroon and gold, wearing high red hats, came from the palace and took their places along the wall beneath the thanka, with Tashi Tenzing on the elevated seat just in the center.

As the monks and lamas commence chanting, twelve more monks come from the palace in maroon and royal blue and glittering gold brocade, with cymbal-shaped hats decked with upright peacock plumes. Soon they withdraw, to be replaced by the masked dancers who" start the portrayal of the Tiji myth.

Dorje Jono repels the demon through the power of his magical dancing — he dances fifty-two separate dances, one of them in ten different bodies, each with a different head. As the dances end, Dorje Jono kills the demon, after which his people are relieved of their plague of misfortunes, water becomes plentiful once more, and the balance and harmony of existence are restored.

First day of Tiji Festival at Mustang

On the second day of Tiji, numbers of Loba have arrived from the outlying hamlets, and the small square is thronged with wild beautiful people, with all of the women and children, at least, in traditional dress.

The King of Mustang "wears a whole crown of tiny river pearls set off by dozens of large red coralline tones interspersed with matched ornaments of turquoise.

The costumes and masks, the twelve-foot horns, the gold cups of wheat, the butter cakes, the snow peaks and wind and dust and sun, the mehti, snow leopard, snow pigeons, saligrams, the dying glacier and the desert ruins, the drunks and rajas and foreigners, the dogs and yaks. Tantra!

First day of Tiji Festival at Mustang

On the third day, Tiji ends with the ceremonial destruction of the evil remains, represented by some long black yak hair and red torma cakes minced to a dark red gurry. The demons red remnants are set out on an old tiger skin, where-upon they are attacked by bow and arrow, slings, and the old guns. The poor devils remains are over- turned upon the ground, each time to a wild cannonade from the old muzzle-loaders and a wave of cheers and smoke.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions has been regularly organizing this festival mustang trekking.


Day to day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu- 1340M (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel) - Hotel

Day 02: Half Day sightseeing of Kathmandu city & Fly to Pokhara – Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom (2720m) & Trek to Kagbeni (2810m) - Approx.4 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek to Muktinath temple (3760m) & Back to Kagbeni- Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek to Chele (3100m) - Approx. 5/6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek to Syangbochen (3800m) - Approx.5/6 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek to Ghami (3520m) - Approx.5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek to Charang (3560m) - Approx.5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek to Lo- Manthang (3809m) - Approx.4-6 hrs-Tent (B/L/D) - Teji Festival

Day 10: Lo- Manthang-Tent (B/L/D) - Teji Festival

Day 11: Lo- Manthang-Tent (B/L/D) - Teji Festival

Day 12: Trek to Dhakmar (3820m) - Approx.6/7 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek to Syangbochen- Approx.5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 14: Trek to Chhusang (2980m) - Approx.5 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom - Approx.7/8 hrs-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 16: Fly to Pokhara and half day tour in Pokhara- Hotel (B/B)

Day 17: Flight reserved day in Pokhara/ Free day in Pokhara- Hotel (B/B)

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu- Hotel (B/B)

Day 19: Drive to Airport and departure (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


Trip Cost Details

Deluxe Trek( full Board) Cost Details

Group Size 2-6 Person 1 person Private (solo) Group above 7 person
Cost USD 2415 per person Contact us Contact us
Single supplement USD 245    

Deluxe Trip Include

  1. Kathmandu International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  2. 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 Star hotel
  3. 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Pokhara at 3 Star hotel
  4. 13 Nights full board comfortable Lodge and tented accommodation Trek with all meals basis...
  5. Round Trip(Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) by flight with Airport taxes
  6. Round Trip( Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara) by flight with Airport tax for guests
  7. All domestic Airport transfers in Kathmandu & pokhara by Private CAR/ HIACE
  8. Tea/ Coffee- 3 times a day, full board services( 3 meals a day)
  9. Before and after trek Transport by Private CAR/VAN/ HIACE as per group size in Pokhara
  10. Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu normal bus transports for Guide, cook, porters and all staffs
  11. 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt.Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  12. Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  13. Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu city with Guide, all entrance fees, private CAR/HIACE
  14. Half day sightseeing in Pokhara city with Guide, all entrance fees, Private CAR/ HIACE
  15. Mustang special Trek permit- US$ 500 per person for 10 days
  16. Annapurna conservation entry Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  17. Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  18. First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  19. Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2000 per/Hour if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  20. Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
  21. Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
  22. Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter

Deluxe Trip Exclude

  1. International Airfare to and from your country
  2. Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  3. Travel, medical and Helicopter Evacuation Insurance(must necessary)- We can assist to make your insurance from Kathmandu too, please contact us for cost
  4. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara - keep $ 5 to 15 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  5. Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts after meals Etc in Trek
  6. Tips for Guide & Porter( highly expected)
  7. Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges/ hotels)
  8. Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  9. Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

Hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara ( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Nirvana Garden, International Guest house or Similar

3 Star Hotel in Pokhara: Hotel base camp resort, Hotel khantipur or Similar

Luxury Trek (full Board) Cost Details

Group Size 2-6 Person 1 person Private (solo) Group above 7 person
Cost USD 2665 per person Contact us Contact us
Single supplement USD 495    

Luxury Trip Include

  1. Kathmandu International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace
  2. 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 5 Star hotel
  3. 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Pokhara at 5 Star hotel
  4. 13 Nights full board comfortable Lodge and tented accommodation Trek with all meals basis...
  5. Round Trip(Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) by flight with Airport taxes
  6. Round Trip( Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara) by flight with Airport tax for guests
  7. All domestic Airport transfers in Kathmandu & pokhara by Private CAR/ HIACE
  8. Tea/ Coffee- 3 times a day, full board services( 3 meals a day)
  9. Before and after trek Transport by Private CAR/VAN/ HIACE as per group size in Pokhara
  10. Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu normal bus transports for Guide, cook, porters and all staffs
  11. 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt.Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  12. Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  13. Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu city with Guide, all entrance fees, private CAR/HIACE
  14. Half day sightseeing in Pokhara city with Guide, all entrance fees, Private CAR/ HIACE
  15. Mustang special Trek permit- US$ 500 per person for 10 days
  16. Annapurna conservation entry Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  17. Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  18. First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  19. Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2000 per/Hour if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  20. Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
  21. Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)
  22. Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter

Luxury Trip Exclude

  1. International Airfare to and from your country
  2. Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  3. Travel, medical and Helicopter Evacuation Insurance(must necessary)- We can assist to make your insurance from Kathmandu too, please contact us for cost
  4. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara - keep $ 5 to 15 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  5. Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts after meals Etc in Trek
  6. Tips for Guide & Porter( highly expected)
  7. Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges/ hotels)
  8. Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  9. Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

Hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara ( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)

5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Yak & Yeti, Hotel Shangri-La or Similar(Deluxe Room)

5 Star Hotel in Pokhara: Hotel Temple tree, Hotel Shangri-La village resort or Similar(Deluxe Room)


Trekking departure dates:

  • Any day for Private group of family, friends and solo trekker( you can select your date)
  • Trek start day from Kathmandu >> Every FRIDAY ( for group join Departure)
  • Arrival day in Kathmandu for join group departure >> 1 or 2 days earlier
  • Please check confirmed trek start day with us except Fridays.

Note: (about special Price, services and single supplementary)

  • We organize above trekking for single person (solo trek) also, if you are single; please contact us for special price by e-mail with all your details requirements.
  • We have special price from 7 persons and above numbers, please contact us for special price by e-mail.
  • If you are Indian Nationals, You must show Indian passport and Indian Voting Id Card and request us for INR price
  • We will customize Trekking package as per your interest, requirements, timeframe and your own choice of hotel( please specify Hotel Name in the city) if necessary
  • Please contact us for special trek package of Children, students, big tour group and Tour leader separately.
  • single room Supplementary charge is applicable if Guest does not have partner to share room together or in the case if no one want to Share room together or He/she prefer to have single room.

Design and Plan Your Own Trek

Services- you can arrange yourself (which we can remove from our set itinerary package)

When you travel with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions, We never force you to follow our fixed/set package. Please kindly advice us- what you would like to include in our Package.

In Kathmandu City, if you would like to make your own city sightseeing or your own hotel reservation, we are happy to take out those services from our Set package and we will provide you only Trekking package to and from Kathmandu.However, we highly recommend to follow our set Package for your hassle free memorable travel experience.

As a travel professional, we also understand important of time and money, if above set trip offer not suitable due to out of timeframe or out of Budget or any other reason, please kindly advice us with your details interests, requirements. We are more than happy to re-design the Itinerary and ready to provide Best Package according to your requirements and interests.

We wish you a very wonderful lifetime trekking experience with us.


Trip Reviews

Truly Wonderful Experience we had since we arrived to Kathmandu on December 19th 2005

To Whom It May Concern
My Friend and I are leaving Nepal tomorrow after a truly Wonderful Experience we�ve had since we arrived to Kathmandu on December 19th 2005. Our Trekking Was Organized by Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions P.LTD (MSTE), run by Mr. Pasang Sherpa and his Brother. We have enjoyed our Stay in Nepal. Thanks a lot to their Professionalism, Organizational Skills and not in least their willingness to meet our Specific Needs.

We Did 9 days Jomsom Trek That we immensely enjoyed having Wonderful, memorable pleasant and above all helpful and Cheerful Guide Sumba and Strong Porter who also was a source of information and added to the general moment and relaxed atmosphere.

The Lodges in whole Trek that we stayed in were neat and Clean and provided Surprisingly good food. Our Guide made sure that we got good rooms and were served good food on time, also provided us with extra Blankets!

Mr. Pasang Sherpa was very flexible and helpful in accommodating our individual needs such as Extra days of rest and shopping here in Kathmandu and the trek itinerary. His trekking plan Itinerary was perfect. He addressed all our questions and concerns in a timely professional manner.

I am already thinking of coming back soon to do whole Annapurna Circuit Trek. And no doubt I will use the Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expedition (MSTE) as my trek organizer again.

Pasang, Tandi, Sumba and Bir(Porter) Thank you for the unforgettable Experiences.

Namaste,
Bianca Turalija, Canada

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