Tiji Festival tour is organized each year by TMG Adventure. Tiji Festival is a colorful festival that is celebrated by the Tibetan Buddhist in the Lo Manthang capital of Upper Mustang of Nepal. It’s an auspicious festival. According to the mythology it’s is celebrated as a good reason that a deity from Upper Mustang Dorje Jono fought against his demon father for the welfare of the people of Mustang saving them from devastation. Demon spread harmful diseases and took away the water. “Tiji” abbreviation word “Tempa Chirim” which means “Prayer for World Peace.” This festival commemorates the victory of Lord Buddha’s incarnation Dorje Jono over a demon.
Tiji Festival takes place once a year for the last three days at the beginning of harvesting. Local people wear colorful dresses, dance, and chants to make it lively as the victory of good that defeats the demon.
According to the legend, a deity named Dorje Jono is also known as “Dorje Phurba, Vajrakila or Vajrakumar” which is mentioned in Vajrayana Buddhism that is followed in India and Nepal.
Throughout the festival, the monks of Lo Manthang’s “Choedhe” monastery perform ritual dances during the celebration. Also, the local peoples and the monks pray, chants the mantras, dance by wearing colorful dresses. Colorful dress and the prayer flags make the entire surrounding more vibrant.
This year, the Tiji festival will celebrate on May 19 to May 21, 2020. To see and feel the real meaning of the festival you can join the trip organized by Travel Max Guide. Feel the real-time experiences with your local Himalayan guides. Normally our company offers three types of tours; Tiji Festival Overland Jeep tours, Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek and Upper Mustang Camping Treks. Travelers who like the adventure can join with us according to the trip styles.
You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast with an attached bathroom, and at the best possible lodge or guesthouse during the trek.
In your travel cost, we have included your transportation fare as indicated in the “what’s included” section. For more details, you can check it.
You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the signboard of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the late evening, we will straightly take you to the hotel, and if you arrive in the day time, you will take you to our office. For more information, you can check it in what is included section.
You are traveling near the mountains, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.
Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000m to 6000m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TMG Adventure. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.
Passport and Visa
Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration
On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points
- 15 Days- $30
- 30 Days- $50
- 90 Days- $125
and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.
TMG Adventure is always reaching out of the best service to make our travelers happy. In this package you can see extension trips; these are optional add-ons or travel choices for you. The company has its regular itinerary and the cost details too. On the suggestions and consideration of our previous travelers’, the company offers beyond it. You can check it properly. At the time of booking, if you wish to extend your holiday doing markup in the trip extensions (extra add-ons or activities), you can mark it and book it. It depends on your personal choice. Beyond it, we also offer private and customize trips to those who are looking to do it on their travel requirements. Travelers can send us about the trip information by using our tailor-made trip/ customize trip forms or send us a quick inquiry. One of our travel planners will respond to it.
Walk miles for a good cause
TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well-being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.
TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. As you embark on the Tiji Festival Overland Jeep Tour, you will be glad to know that you are doing some good and giving back to the community.
TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.