Upper Mustang with Tiji Festival 2015
Destination: Nepal, Upper Mustang
Duration: 18 days
Departs: 10/05/2015
Arrives: 25/05/2015
Price: $1,960
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.

[URL="http://ecoholidayasia.com/holiday/upper-mustang-with-tiji-festival-2015/"]Date for Tiji Festival 2015 in Lo-Manthang is announced . The festivals will be celebrate 15 , 16 and 17 May 2015 in Upper Mustang[/URL]

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.”

08 May 2015 -Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport and pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer to the Hotel
09 May 2015 -Day 2
Full day guided sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. (B)
10 May 2015 -Day 3
7 hrs drive or 30 min fly to Pokhara and check in hotel. (B)
11 May 2015 -Day 4
25 minutes fly to Jomsom and commence trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3 hrs (B.L.D).
12 May 2015 -Day 5
Kagbeni to Chaile. (3050m) 7 hrs (B.L.D).
13 May 2015 -Day 6
Chaile to Geling. (3500m) 6hr (B.L.D).
14 May 2015 -Day 7
Geling to Tsarang. (3645m) 6 hrs (B.L.D).
15 May 2015 -Day 8
Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3800m) 4 hrs (B.L.D) – Start Tiji Festival
16 May 2015 -Day 9
Continue Tiji Festival with Mask Dance. (B.L.D).
17 May 2015 -Day 10
Tiji Festival end. (B.L.D).
18 May 2015 -Day 11
Lomangthang to Ghami (3645m) 6 hrs (B.L.D).
19 May 2015 -Day 12
Ghami to Samar. 6 hrs (B.L.D).
20 May 2015 -Day 13
Samar to Chhusang (2920) 6 hrs (B.L.D).
21 May 2015 -Day 14
Chhusang to Muktinath 4 hrs (B.L.D).
22 May 2015 -Day 15
Muktinath to Jomsom. 5 hrs (B.L.D).
23 May 2015 -Day 16
Jomsom to Pokhara by flight. (B).
24 May 2015 -Day 17
7 hrs drive or 25 min fly to Kathmandu. (B).
25 May 2015 -Day 18
Transfer to airport. Trip concludes.

Trip duration -18 Days Trek Duration - 13 Days Max. Altitude - 4720 m

Fixed Departure From Kathmandu Price
[LIST=1][*]For Tiji (Tenchi) Festival 2015(Horse Riding Available)on 10 May 2015 Private Fixed Departure from Kathmandu on 10 May 2015 US$2660[*]Group Joining Fixed Departure from Kathmandu on 10 May 2015 US$1960[/LIST]

Cost Included
[LIST][*]Arrival/departure transfers.[*]3 night hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.[*]Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with tour guide, entrance fees.[*]Domestic flight/ground transportation as per the program, airport transfer.[*]Lodge accommodations and all meals during the trek, Down jacket, sleeping bag.[*]Cost for a first Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide and Porter.[*]Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag.[*]All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits.[*]All government and local taxes where applicable.[*]Welcome or farewell dinner.[/LIST]

Trip cost does not includes
[LIST][*]International airfare and Nepal visa fee.[*]Excess baggage charges with domestic flight.[*]Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.[*]Emergency rescue and medical expenses.[*]Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.[*]Tips for the trekking crew.[*]Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.[*]Before Booking Please Take a time to Our Booking Terms & Conditions[/LIST]