Teeji (Tenchi) Festival special mountain bike trip

  • Teeji (Tenchi) Festival

Overview

Closed walled city Lo-Manthang, Upper Mustang Nepal before 1992 now became the top tourism destination of the world. One of the cultural attractions of the Lo-Manthang is the TeeJi (Tenchi) festival. ‘TeeJi’ word derivates from ‘Temba Chhirim’ refers to the “prayer for world peace” via Buddhism. The TeeJi Festival takes place annually in the month of May according to Tibetan Calendar in Lo-Manthang, the Capital of Mustang district and the former Tibetan Kingdom of Lo. TeeJi festival refers to chasing the demon from the Kingdom. It is centered on the TeeJi myth. Teeji festival is a history of deity named Dorge Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaks havoc on Mustang by creating a water shortage which in this extremely arid land is the most precious life sustaining resource. Dorge Jono eventually defeats the demon and banishes him from the kingdom.

The TeeJi festival is an authentic Buddhist culture of Tibet and during three days festivities monks performs ceremonies, rites and dance to dispel evils and demons from the Lo-Manthang. Upper Mustang is a phenomenal place to ride a mountain bike and in addition with TeeJi festival will be even more magical and added value on our biking trip. This is why we have decided to make an awesome mountain biking Trip in the especial occasion of TeeJi Festival to share this opportunity with our guest in Lo-Manthang Upper Mustang.

Suggested Itinerary

8th May 2015 Arrival in Kathmandu
9th May 2015 Transfer to Pokhara
10th May 2015 Fly to Jomsom and Ride to Kagbeni
11th May 2015 Ride from Kagbeni to Chele
12th May 2015 Ride from Chele to Syangboche
13th May 2015 Ride from Syangboche to Charang
14th May 2015 Ride from Charang to Lo-Manthang
15th May 2015 Lo-Manthang (star TeeJi festival)
16th May 2015 Lo-Manthang (TeeJi festival)
17th May 2015 Lo-Manthang (TeeJi festival end)
19th May 2015 Ride from Lo-Manthang to Ghami
20th May 2015 Ride from Ghami to Chele
21st May 2015 Ride from Chele to Kalopani
22nd May 2015 Ride from Kalopani to Beni and Drive to Pokhara

Pricing

Price: 2700 Euros

What is included in the Price?

• Experienced English Speaking Mountain Bike Guide
• Mountain bike.
• Porter/Pony/Donkeys to carry luggage
• Airport Pick up and all the land transportation
• Hotel, guest house and tea house accommodation (based on double occupancy)
• Three meals a day
• ACAP permit and TIMS
Upper Mustang Permit (500$ USD)

What is not included in the Price?


• Personal Travel and Medical insurance

• Alcoholic drinks, beverage and mineral water in the Himalayas

• International airfare to KTM and back home

• Visa and airport taxes.

• Emergency evacuation/rescue

• Personal items and expenses

• Tipping