Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Dates and Cost

Tiji festival in Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Dates and Cost

Tiji Festival is a traditional religious festival celebrated in Mustang. Tiji Festival is a three-day annual cultural event also known as “Tenchi Festival” or “Chasing of the Demons”. The festival usually falls in the month of May according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. The festival is celebrated in the courtyard of the royal palace in the capital city of Lo Manthang. The celebrations start with the blowing of conch shells, and the lamas, or Buddhist monks, perform traditional dances and rituals.

The festival is characterized by the colorful attire of the lamas, who wear traditional red and yellow costumes, play unique music and perform symbolic ritual dances. These ritualistic dance represents the destruction of the demon and the purification of the land.

What is Tiji festival of mustang Nepal

Tiji Festival is one of the most significant festivals of Mustang which bring people together to preserving their culture and traditions. Mustang Tiji festival tour by jeepThe festival is not only a celebration of victory but also a time to strengthen social bonds and promote harmony among the community.

The Festival also attracts tourists from around the world who come to witness the unique culture and tradition of Mustang. The tiji festival jeep tour cost can vary depending on several factors, such as the duration of the tour, the level of accommodation and transportation selected, and the number of people in the group. Check these trip to know the trip cost and program details.

Upper Mustang Tiji festival tour

Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek

History of Tiji Festival dates

Tiji festival is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil and is an important event for Lowa People. The history of Tiji Festival dates back to the 15th century when a demon terrorized the kingdom of Mustang. According to the myth demon was finally defeated by a saint “Dorje Jono” who represented the people of Mustang and performed a series of rituals to exorcise the evil spirits. Since then, the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. According to local legends, the festival was introduced to ward off evil spirits that were causing drought and famine in kingdom of Lo.

Tiji is an integral part of the culture and tradition of Upper Mustang. During the festival, the people dress up in traditional costumes and perform dances and rituals that symbolize the triumph of good over evil. The festival lasts for three days and is a time of joy and celebration for the people of Mustang, who are predominantly of Tibetan descent.

Mustang tiji festival dates

16th, 17th and 18th May in 2023

5th, 6th and 7th May in 2024

24th, 25th and 26th May in 2025

Tiji celebration starts with the unfurling of a huge thangka of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) on the first day, which is accompanied by the blowing of horns, and the beating of drums and cymbals. The second day of the festival is marked by the performance of dances, or cham, by the monks in traditional costumes. These dances depict the victory of good over evil and are accompanied by music, chanting and intricate movements. The third day of the festival concludes with the enactment of the burning of a huge effigy symbolizing the demon that was defeated.

Tiji festival is celebrated with vibrant dance performances by monks wearing colorful masks and traditional costumes. Traditional music and mantra chants, create a mesmerizing atmosphere for the audience. The festival also includes the performance of various other cultural activities, such as horse racing, archery, and traditional food stalls. During the festival, the whole town of Lo-Manthang is decorated with colorful prayer flags and intricate paintings on the walls, giving a vibrant and festive feel to the area. If you would like to participate on tiji festival celebration in mustang check Mustang tiji festival dates and write us, we are happy to do provide you an opportunity to witness the unique and colorful cultural heritage of the Mustang.