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posted by nepalvisitors on 19 Dec 2010
Tiji Festival Trek - Nepal Upper Mustang Trekking
Tiji is believed to have started around the time of Lowo khenchen and continued with great pomp and fervor in the few centuries thereafter. It thus became one of the main festivals of Lo. The country at that time was flourishing, food was plentiful, and Buddhist religion was practiced and followed by the Royal family as well as the lay people. Large monasteries were built and great teachers were born. Evidence of this golden age of religion and prosperity can still be seen in most villages in the form of monasteries, dzongs, large houses and private chapels. Dear readers this is the copyright contain by nepalvisitors.com. During the reign of the 15th King of Mustang, Ahang Jamba Dadul, (enthronement approx 1816, died 1837) the country of Lo witnessed unrest and economic downfall. The Queen was also unable to bear a son, so to appease the gods and remove obstacles to the Buddhist religious traditions, Ngachen Ngawang Kunga Sonam, a great Sakyapa master from Tibet, was invited to visit Lo. At the festival of Tiji this master is said to have performed the masked dances as the main dancer, or tsowo. Folklore describes a mound outside the city walls of Lo Manthang where the arrow used by the great master to drive away the demons is said to have been buried, and left an indent upon the mound. This place is known as Sa Kawo or the “White Land”, and exists to this very day. Following Ngachen Ngawang Kunga Sonam’s visit to Lo, the festival regained its popularity and prior glory.

01 May 2011 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

02 May 2011 Day 02: Kathmandu full day sightseeing with german speaking guide ( Boudhanath, Pasupatinath and Soyambunath)

03 May 2011: Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, trancefer to Hotel.

04 May 2011: Day 04: flight to Jomson & Trek to Kagbeni

Restricted area:
05 May 2011: Day 05: Kagbeni - Chele - Camping

06 May 2011: Day 06: Chele - Gilling - Camping ( Via chungse Gompa )

07 May 2011: Day 07: Gilling - Dakmar - Camping

08 May 2011: Day 08: Dakmar - Tsarang - Camping ( via lho-gekar , Ghar Gompa )

09 May 2011: Day 09: Tsarang - Lo-Manthang - Camping

10 May 2011: Day 10: Lo-Manthang Day hiking ( Choksar, Chonup, Namgyal by hourse (upper restricted area) - Camping (Start Tiji Festival)

11 May 2011: Day 11: Lo-Manthang - Tiji Festival

12 May 2011: Day 12: Lo- Manthang - Tiji Festival Ends

13 May 2011: Day 13: Lo-manthang - Yara - Camping

14 May 2011: Day 14: Yara - Tange - Camping

15 May 2011: Day 15: Tange - Tetang - Camping

16 May 2011: Day 16: Tetang - Muktinath - Camping

Exit Restricted Area:

17 May 2011: Day 17: Muktinath - Jomsom Stay in Hotel

18 May 2011: Day 18: Jomsom - Pokhara ( Day :Pokhara Sightseeing )

19 May 2011: Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu tranfer to Hotel

20 May 2011: Day 20: Final depart to your own destination.

For more information: http://nepalvisitors.com/trekking/Mustang-Trek/tiji-festival-trek.htm


 
 

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