The Teji festival is a very interesting three-days ritual known as 'The chasing of the Demons' and it is centre on the Teji myth. Teji tells the story of a deity named Dorje 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. Dorje Jono eventually defeats the demon and banishes him from the land. Teji is a celebration of this myth. Throughout the festival, the events and story of the myth are re-enacted. The festival is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring) and ushers in the wetter monsoon period.
Teji comes from the words 'ten che', meaning 'the hope of Buddha Dharma prevailing in all worlds', and is a spring renewal festival that also celebrates the triumph of good over evil. In 1964 Michel Peissel was the first westerner to observe the Teji festival. At this time, the Mustang region was still completely closed off to foreigners and he had to obtain special permission from the Government of Nepal in order to enter the region. Despite his arrival on the last day of the celebration (he was unaware of the observance of Teji), the experience left a lasting impression on him.
"The scenes I witnessed were so extraordinary and so unexpected that I dared not believe my eyes, and even today I have some trouble in believing in the reality of what I saw that day.
FOR TIJI FESTIVAL, DATE AND ITINERARY AND SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATE SOON
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu welcome at international airport and drive to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with local guide overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive or Flight to Pokhara, overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek start to Kagbeni, 3 hrs 2800 meters, overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chele, 6 hrs 3050 meters, overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Syangbochen 5/6 hrs 3800 meters, overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Dhakmar 6/7 hrs 3830 meters, overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Charang 6 hrs 3620 meters overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Lo-manthang 4/5 hrs 3720 meters in the evening enjoy festival, overnight at lodge
Day 10: Day explore Visit to chhyosar cave and monasteryin the evening enjoy festival, stay at Lomanthang.
Day 11: Visit round Loman thang and in the evening enjoy festival, overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Ghami 5/6 hrs overnight at teahouse, lodge.
Trek to Samar 6hrs 3620 meters overnight at lodge
Day 13: Trek to Chhusang 5 hrs 2980 m,eters overnight at lodge
Day 14: Trek to Muktinath 6/7 hrs 3800 meters overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 5/6 hrs 2720 meters overnight at lodge.
Day 16: Flight or drive to Pokhara overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Sightseeing in Pokhara overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Flight to or deluxe tourist bus to Kathmandu overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Final departure to home with a nice flight.