The Tiji Festival is a Buddhist celebration and religious pilgrimage that takes place every May in Lo Manthang, the walled city located in the remote kingdom of Mustang in northern Nepal. The Wilderness Travel blog experiences this festival on its trip Mustang: Hiking to the “Sky Caves” of an Ancient Kingdom.
Originally a religious ceremony to ward off obstacles and suffering, it has also become a symbol of strength and hope for the people of Lo, many of whom make the annual pilgrimage to witness the spectacle.
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