Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour Highlights
The Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour offers a unique and exciting experience in the mystical region of Upper Mustang. Here are some quick highlights of this remarkable journey:
- Witness the vibrant Tiji Festival, a three-day celebration featuring colorful dances, rituals, and ceremonies performed by monks in ancient monasteries. It's a rare opportunity.
- Cruise through the breathtaking landscapes of Upper Mustang, including arid canyons, wind-sculpted cliffs, and ancient cave dwellings, all set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas.
- Explore the rugged terrain in comfortable 4x4 vehicles, allowing you to reach remote and hidden corners of the region that are otherwise challenging to access.
- Interact with the warm and hospitable local communities, experiencing their traditional way of life, unique architecture, and ancient customs.
- Visit iconic historical sites such as the walled city of Lo Manthang, and ancient monasteries like Thubchen and Choser, and explore centuries-old Buddhist murals and artifacts.
- Embark on a scenic flight to and from Jomsom, providing stunning aerial views of the Mustang region.
- Stay in comfortable teahouses and lodges, experiencing the blend of modern amenities and traditional Mustang hospitality.
- Capture the surreal landscapes, vibrant festival moments, and the enduring charm of Upper Mustang, making it a photographer's paradise.
The Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour promises an unforgettable adventure, combining cultural richness, natural beauty, and the thrill of off-road exploration in one of the most enigmatic and restricted regions of Nepal.
Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour Overview
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour is projected for anyone who fancies exploring the magical land of Upper Mustang under a tight timeframe schedule. There were times when trekkers literally trekked all the way into this forbidden kingdom to witness this unique annual carnival of the people of Lo. However, now anyone has the privilege to drive all the way with ample time to stop by for the view and enjoy without making it strenuous.
Upper Mustang is one of the most privileged and highlighted destinations in the region of Annapurna. Among many other Annapurna Trek Upper Mustang simply stands out of all.
Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour takes you into the deep ancient valley, which is a source of the KALI GANDAKI RIVER. Kali Gandaki is the world's deepest gorge and is older than the mountains dating back to 80 million years. Upper Mustang is exceptional in its scenic beauty and exquisite contrast.
To explain to you simply, imagine yourself being at the bed of the dried-out ocean. Actually, Mustang was underwater for thousands of years and the water progressed away with the folding of the mountains. It is indeed fascinating to find ammonites (the pre-historic rock) on the high hills of Mustang when they are supposed to be at the river or ocean beds.
Embarking on an off-roading adventure in Upper Mustang is like traversing the very edge of the known world. The arid, windswept landscapes of Upper Mustang, with their dramatic canyons and ancient cave dwellings, provide the perfect backdrop for this thrilling journey. Venturing off the beaten path, the rugged terrain requires 4x4 vehicles to conquer the challenging trails, making each excursion a true test of both machine and adventurer.
It's a heart-pounding experience, as you navigate winding roads, rocky paths, and river crossings, all the while enveloped by the stark and awe-inspiring beauty of this remote Himalayan region. The sensation of off-roading in Mustang is a symphony of adrenaline and awe, as the rocky terrain gives way to timeless vistas, transporting you to a world that seems untouched by time itself.
About Upper Mustang:
Upper Mustang was opened to the outside world only in 1992. So to say, the culture and traditions are still very untouched. As you travel into the valley of Upper Mustang, anyone will experience a medieval sense of feeling. The houses are built with sunbaked mud, and the infrastructure, the natural coloring of houses, and the way of living are very rustic.
Besides, this magical land is very devout when it comes to their beliefs. You would instantly apprehend the influence of Tibetan Buddhism with all the prayer walls, prayer flags, Chortens (stupas), and ample Ancient monasteries with ancient legends.
Upper Mustang gives you ample history and legends on Guru Padmasambhava, also called Guru Rimpoche. He was the Buddhist master who First introduced Tibetan Buddhism and he is revered as the "Second Buddha". The people of Lo are very peace-loving and always look like they are in the Theta state of mind. They are religious and treat each of their guests with a lot of respect.
Lo Manthang - The Walled City
Lo Manthang, the Kingdom of Lo people is a captivating and culturally rich town. This ancient walled city projects a unique charm, offering a glimpse into the glorious past of the Mustang Kingdom. With its stunning backdrop of rugged mountains and arid landscapes, Lo Manthang stands as a testament to the region's rich history and Tibetan Buddhist heritage. The town's centerpiece is the royal palace, an impressive structure that serves as a reminder of the former monarchy.
Besides the palace, the ancient monasteries surrounding the palace are a highlight. Walking through the narrow alleyways, adorned with intricate mud-brick houses is very fascinating. One can witness the daily lives of the local community which looks very primitive and cultural. These people have preserved their traditions and customs for centuries. Lo Manthang is a true gem, transporting visitors to a bygone era and leaving them in awe of its timeless beauty.
Mustang Tiji Festival:
This 10-day Mustang Tiji Festival Jeep Tour is certainly very fascinating and gives you the most expressive emotional, sensational, and spiritual experience. Mustang Tiji Festival is always a 3-day celebration, which is very momentous to the people of the entire Mustang. This significant annual festival usually falls in the month of May following the third month of the Tibetan Lunar calendar.
The Festival is always organized in the courtyard of the 14th-century Royal Palace built by Ame Pal. This royal Place is very popularly known as the “Walled City of Lo” and it is the Capital of Mustang. During this time, locals from around clouds up to get to Lo-Manthang and there are tourists both national and international.
In veracity, Lo Manthang will be one of the liveliest places with so many activities that it is hard to perceive. This festival is basically celebrated to rejoice in the victory of Good over Evil. Furthermore, the festival is also to welcome new dreams, hope, and abundance. The colorful Monk Mask Dance is one of the highlights, which is very spiritual. Apart from that, there are community activities including disco, dance, and program, which would be really wonderful to witness.