An Adventure Holiday in to the total Widernessness!!
Nar Phu Valley and Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La Pass is an extreme adventure trekking that fulfills the desire of those who seek for wilderness experience in trans Himalaya of Nepal. Wilderness Excursion is operating Mustang adventure trip from its year of inception. Wilderness Excursion promotes more daring and exhilarating trek. We first trek into the remote, fortified Tibetan villages of Nar Phu Valley north-east of the Annapurna circuit and then set off to last forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang. This exploratory section will be wild and wonderful, walking along ancient salt trade route over a high pass to Upper Mustang where we camp with the nomads in spots that see no other westerners. We trek along the eastern, winter route from Lo and explore the newly-discovered, Buddhist caves in the sky, also visiting the remote villages of Dhi, Ghara, Yara and Tange and the renowned Luri and Tashi Kabum cave Gompas.
Nar Phu and Upper Mustang both area was recently opened to foreigners, and have been restricted area to preserve the unique Himalayan Culture and Tradition. So we will see fewer trekkers than many of Nepal's trekking regions. The inhabitants are ethnically Tibetan, traders of old, and have lived an isolated existence for centuries. Phu is an intriguing fortified village perched on a hill at the intersection of many glacial valleys and surrounded by high Himalayan peaks, and Nar is an attractive busy village of slightly more modern 'Bhotias', or Nepali Tibetans. Both are impressively beautiful. Upper Mustang was first travelled by a handful of intrepid Himalayan travelers and pilgrims in in the 50s and 60s, and we continue in their spirit of exploration. Our journey goes along some of the least known routes to the more isolated villages in this sun-drenched region, often following the rocky Kali Gandaki river-bed, other times trekking on spectacular trails high above it, and descending through marvelously sculpted and multi-hued gorges.
You will need two restricted permits - Upper Mustang restricted area permits that cost USD 500 that is allowed to enter for 10 days in Upper Mustang and USD 90 for Nar and Phu Valley during September to November and USD 75 from December to August. In addition, you will need ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit that cost NPR 2000 per person.
From End of August to Beginning of October and From Mid-April to Beginning of June are recommended as the best time to trek to Upper Mustang and Narphu traverse Teri La Pass (5595m, 18352ft.). However, the weather condition in Himalaya is associated with Indian Ocean. We also can trek there in summer time as well as the area is under the rain shadow.
Upper Mustang and Nar Phu Valley trek via Teri La Pass (5595m, 18352ftI is a 21-24 days trek taking adventure journey requires that you have previous trekking experience in Nepal Himalaya or Alps but no technical skills needed. Experienced walkers and trekkers will manage this easily within their stride. Days will on average involve six hours walking time including a lot of height gain, though some may be shorter or longer according to weather conditions. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy yourself on the trek. If you don’t normally get out much it is never too soon to start. Exercise regularly each week to develop your cardiovascular system and stamina. At weekends, go and explore some countryside, maybe take a pack and do some camping. As a rule of thumb, if you can comfortably walk 10 miles (16km) in hilly countryside then you should be fine on this trip.
This Trekking trip will be fully camping trip with several support staffs; guide, cook, kitchen boys, porters carrying camping gear, fuel, food, kitchen utensils and other necessary things and assistant guide or Sherpas to take care of our clients and porters depending on your group size. Though there are teahouse or Mountain lodges in both side Upper Mustang and Nar Phu Valley but there are no lodges or even houses/yak huts between Mustang and Nar Village so this trek is possible with camping stuffs.
For this trek, it requires restricted area trekking permits - Upper Mustang Trek permit that cost USD 500 per person for 10 days, after 10 days USD 50 each extra day per person and USD 90 for Nar and Phu Valley during September to November and USD 75 from December to August per person. In addition, you will need ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit that cost NPR 2000 per person. Because of high permits cost and fully camping trek this trekking trip price will be higher than other normal teahouse treks where lodges are available along the way.
In classic style camping trek, specially operated in remote areas of Himalaya we carry our food and we employ a trained trekking cook/chef and kitchen boys to prepare your daily food three times a day during the trek. We serve sufficient tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soups, continental, Nepali meal. Your each day starts around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea brought to your tent, along with a bowl of hot water for your morning wash. Breakfast will be laid on the table consisting of porridge, toasts, eggs, pancakes and tea/coffee. During breakfast our staffs will pack the tents so please have your bags packed before breakfast. After breakfast by 7' o'clock everyone should be ready to start walking. The reason for this early is to take advantage of the cool morning when walking is easiest; also the morning air is very clear, allowing a better view of the mountains than at other times of the day. We have lunch on the way and dinner in campsite evening.
Packing List or Gear List for Nar Phu and Upper Mustang Trek
I contacted several trekking agencies, and it was Pradip Tamang of Wilderness Excursion, who was not only quick in replying, he was the only one flexible with my requests on how I would like my travel itinerary be organized.Throughout, Pradip was always patient with my many questions, and we always felt very assured with his advice. His guide, Rahul and porter, Pulba, were just as patient, always smiling and took care of us extremely well during our trek.Excellent service!I would highly recommend ...
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