Tiji Festival, native to the ancient capital of Lo-Manthang is celebrated during the arrival of spring. A number of lore and stories is connected to this festival, including the story of Dorje Jono, considered to be an incarnation of Buddha, has to defeat his demon father to preserve his city. The festivities take place in the middle of the city courtyard where a large Thangkha of Buddha is hung on one of the walls while monks dressed in colorful attire sing for dancers, also dressed in colorful attire and masks, each depicting a character of the story. The main purpose of the festival is to pray for world peace, prosperity in Lo-Manthang and entire Nepal.
Tiji Festival trek will not only provide you with the experience of Tiji Festival, it will also give you the experience of trekking through some of the most remote parts of Nepal. Starting in Kathmandu, you will take the route to Pokhara and then Jomsom throughout which you can observe beautiful views of mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. You will also visit villages such as German and then through the Nyi Li Pass at the altitude of 3840m. Other villages such as Tsarang will offer you an insight into the culture of the region through small Chorten and stupas adorned with bright murals depicting stories of Buddha. You will also visit the magnificent temple of Muktinath, considered to be holy by both Hindus and Buddhists, hence the temple sees flocks of tourists on pilgrimage every year.
Hiking Adventure has brought you the Tiji Festival Trek so that you can experience the beautiful culture of some of the most remote parts of Nepal, especially Lo-Manthang. The itinerary has been well planned with several eye-catching stops such as Jomsom and Muktinath so that you can experience the beauty of nature when coupled with culture. An experienced guide will be with you all throughout the trek in order to make your trek more informative and enriching.