Upper Mustang Trek -16 days
Until recent years, this Tran- Himalayan region was closed for foreigners. Nesting on the Tibetan boarder, this region is dominated by giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. Situated at the head of the Kali Gandaki in north central Nepal, the little-known district of Mustang is naturally and culturally attractive, in particular, origin of Tibet. Tourists in Upper Mustang can opt for the strangely eroded landscape of this remote territory that presents a vibrant mosaic of earth colors- red, yellows, browns and blues. This location is bestowed with ecological diversities, delightful views of snowy peaks, colorful village, monasteries, ancient palaces. Get connect with NATURE AND EXPERIENCE DIVERSE CULTURE!
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THE TEECHI FESTIVAL TOUR
The Teechi (also pronounced “Teeji” festival is an annual event indigenous to Lo-Manthang (Upper Mustang). The name is an abbreviation of the word “Tempa Chirim” which translates as “Prayer for World Peace”. This festival commemorates the victory of Lord Buddha’s incarnation “Dorjee Sonnu” over a demon called Man Tam Ru, a vicious creature feeding on human beings and causing storms and droughts.
The Teeji festival usually takes place during the last week of May and lasts for 3 days. Dances permormed by the monks of Lo Manthang’s “choedhe” monastery during the cerebration display. The harassment of Ma Tam Ru Ta (in a dance called “Tsa Chham” on the first day), the birth of Dorjee Sunnu as the demon’s son (on the second day called “Nga Chham’), the attempt to return the demon to lord Buddha’s realm (on the third and final day). The Teeji festival dances are all organized by the Choedhe Monastery, which is that of the Sakya sect of Lo Manthang.
THE TEECHI FESTIVAL DATE HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED YET for 2010, Please keep in contact with us for the date…..
Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square).Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara – 4-5 hours scenice drive by Private Car / van. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D.
Day 04: Flight Pokhara – Jomsom, and trek to Kagbeni, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 05: Trek to Chele, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 06: Trek to Geling, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 07: Trek to Tsarang, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 09: Rest day at Lo – Manthang, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 10: Trek to Ghami, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 11: Trek to Samar, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 13: Trek To Jomsom, Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D.
Day 14: Flight Jomsom – Pokhara, Overnight at hotel. B.L.D.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by car / van. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 16: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!
Note: B.B> Bed and Breakfast, B.L.D> Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by car / Van / Bus. 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu. 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara (inclusive of Government taxes, breakfast, lunch & dinner). Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley as per above program. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek. An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments. Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu by private vehicle. Full board meal (veg. / non veg.) prepared by our expert cook. Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils, Down sleeping bag / Jackets, walking sticks, and other necessary equipments during the trek). Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person). Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits. Domestic fare (Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara) Tourist service charge, Vat. Office Service charge.Our Services Exclude The Following During The Trip:
Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast. Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist). International air fare to and from Nepal. Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu. Items of a personal nature Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet. Tips for guide, porters, driver… NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.