Tiji Festival is the most popular celebration among Tibetan Buddhist people in the Lo Manthang and around the Upper Mustang. Annually celebrate for three days marking the beginning of the harvest season with faith to chase away the demons. During Tiji, people intone prayers and dance. The monks can be seen dressed in traditional wear and performing traditional dances. The red, yellow, and blue colored dresses and the colorful flags make the whole environment bright and vibrant.
According to the myth, Dorjo Jono, a divinity fought a battle against his father to save the kingdom of Mustang from destruction. His father was a demon who caused terror among the people by creating a shortage of water in such a barren land. Dorjo Jono, therefore, beat his demon father and chased him away from the land of Mustang. Hence, the Tiji festival symbolizes chasing demons to bring peace and prosperity. Trekking, on the occasion of the festival, is an especially designed package where you can trek in the beautiful landscapes of the Upper Mustang and attend the heart-whelming Tiji festival. All Nepal Hiking offers Tiji festival trekking on the falls on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of May. You can walk along with the beautiful and unique landscapes of Upper Mustang with the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains all the time and be a part of this bright and lively festival.