About Tiji Festival Trek 2023 - Upper Mustang
The Tiji festival tour is a blended opportunity to experience the breathtaking scenery of lower to higher Mustang and learn about Tibetan culture in its purest form. One of the most fascinating celebrations, Tiji Festival is observed by the locals of Mustang, particularly by the Gurung and Bista populations. Every year, the locals grandly celebrate the three-day Tiji festival, which features elaborate Tibetan ceremonies. The festival is observed throughout May and June; more specifically from May 30 to June 1.
Based on the Lunar Calendar, The event most sincerely honors the legend of a son who allegedly spared the Mustang Kingdom from a terrible disaster. The term "Tiji" is an acronym for the phrase "Tempa Chirim," which translates to "Prayer for World Peace."
The people of Mustang commemorate this occasion through traditional clothing outfits and acting joyfully and contentedly. A religious ceremony takes place where Lo Manthang monks perform the mask dance. The locals, tourists, and hikers all joyfully celebrate this three-day event.
2023 will see the celebration of Tiji on May 16, 17, and 18, while 2024 will have Tiji fall on the fifth, sixth, and seventh of May.
Not only would you be strolling along mustang trails, but this huge celebration also invites you to learn about other cultures. Join the fixed departures with Himalayan Ecological Trekking and take part in this auspicious celebration as a cultural vacation.