The Tenji (Tiji) festival Trek is in annual event indigenous to lomanthang, Upper Mustang in Nepal. Tenji festival commonly pronounced” Teeji” is the abbreviated from of Tempa chhirim which translates to” prayer for world peace”Tenji commemorates the victory of Buddha’s incarnation.Dhorji sonam over a demon called MA TAM RU TA, who Waxman eater and who caused storms and droughts to destroy people’s houses and livestock. The dance performed by the monks of lomanthang chhyode Gumba during these three days festival enact the harassment of the MA TAM TU TA, the birth of Dhorji sonam the demon’s son and attempt by Dhorji sonam to return and the demon to the Buddha realm. The monks perform a dance called” TSA CHHAM “on the first day of the Tenji and “NGA CHHAM”on the second day.
Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring). The Mustagi people have their own way of family life, which is quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.
The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as Upper Mustang. Explore the thousand years of old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region into world’s highest regions of Lo-Mangthang Valley that passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remain unchanged for centuries and to this date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks.