Lo-Manthang is the places where the sacred festival of Tiji and sacred monk dance are performing every year with the believes of victory over evil spirit in Upper Mustang. Generally, The festival is last for 3 days long at the court-yard of famous royal places of Mustang and the dance will perform by the monk of Chhode Monastery. The main dancer of the monk has to completed 3 month retreat practice before the main event. The royal family and all the villagers from the surrounding seven provinces of upper mustang participate in this sacred dance festival with ritual and mutual. The original name of this ritual dance is called Tenpa Chirim which means benefit of Buddha’s teachings and all the sentient beings. Perform of dance should have received and empowerment of Vajrakalika. Most of the the important elements of wrathful Sadhana are performed in this sacred festival.
Vajrakalika (Dorje Phurba) or Vajrakumar( Dorje Shonnu) is a name of tutelary deity Yidam in Vajrayana Buddhism. This practice was popular in India for long time and Buddhist Master Padmashambhava, Vimalamitra and Shilamnju introduce this practice into Tibet during 8th century AD. There were many linage of Vajrakalika practice in Tibet. Among them Khon tradition is one of the major practice in Shakyapa tradition in Tibetans Buddhism.the History of Tiji festival of Mustang begin from 17th century with Mustangi King, he reside as Lo-Manthang Chhode Monastery and performed special Vajrakalika ritual for the well being of all the sentaint being and dispelling negative elements in Mustang.he start special religious dance related with meditation of Vajrakalika, since then monks of Chhode Monastery are performing religious dance every year with ritual in the month of May in upper Mustang Lo-Manthang. Ultimate Himalaya Trek offers this festival experiences trek for our valuable guest with utmost care and providing excellent services.
Trip Mode: On Teahouse / Lodge basis.
Trekking grade: Moderate to Adventurous
duration: 13 / 14 days (Jomsom / Jomsom).
Highest altitude gain: 3,950 m at Lo La pass and Zamda La Pass.
18 / 19 days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Seasons: Mid March to June and September to November
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950 m - 06 hrs journey (30 mins flight)
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom 2,715 m and trek to Kagbeni 2,820 m - 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tshele (Chele) 3,060 m - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Syangboche 3,800m via Chungsi Cave.
Day 07: Trek to Gami 3,530 m - 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lo Gekar 3, 645 m - 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: In Lo-Manthang rest day for acclimatization and local visit.
Day 11: Trek to Yara 3,550 m - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Luri Gompa 3,900 m - 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Tange 3,250 m - 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Tsusang
2,920 m - 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Muktinath 3,840 m - 06 hrs.
16: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m - 06 hrs.
Day 17: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel afternoon free at leisure.
Day 18: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 19: International departure for home ward bound.
Trip Cost per person: $2975 US Dollars.
All necessary trekking entrance permits for Upper Mustang Trek.
Government Tax, Staff travel medical insurances their salary and medicine for the trek.
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu. (Except farewell dinner).
All personal trekking gear, nature expenses, Laundry, internet and Tips.
All types of cold and Beverage drink during the entire trip.
Notes: The trekking Itinerary and cost is changeable and Modifiable according to the groups time and wants. An additional trip activities such as sightseeing tours, Mountain flight, Mountain bike tours, peak climbing, Rafting and cultural tours can be added as per the client’s interest and request. For detailed information please contact us by email or direct phone.