Nar Phu Valley and Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La Pass - 29 Days

Nar Phu Valley and Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La Pass

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.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Samsara Resort.
Day 02: Kathmandu rest day, get permits and prepare for the trek. Overnight in Samsara Resort.
Day 03: Fly/drive to Pokhara (200km, 7-8 hours Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2810m), about 4-5 hrs walk, overnight at tented camp 
Day 05: Trek to Tsaile (3100m), about 5-6 hrs walk, Overnight at tented camp
Day 06: Trek to Syangboche (3800m), about 6 to 7hrs walk, overnight at tented camp
Day 07: Trek to Dhakmar (3820m), about 5 to 6hrs walk, overnight at tented camp
Day 08: Trek to (Lo Manthang 3840m), about 5-6 hrs walk, overnight at tented camp
Day 09: Exploration and walk in Lo Manthang, visit monasteries and king's palace.
Day 10:  Trek to /Dhi/Yara Village (3600m), about 7hrs walk, overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Visit Luri Gomap and back to Yara.
Day 12: Trek to Tange (3300m), about 5 to 6hrs walk, overnight at tented camp
Day 13: Trek to Yakpa (4300m), about 5 to 6hrs walk, overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek to Samena Khola 4220m 5 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Teri La Base Camp 4630m, 7/8 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Teri La High Camp (5100m). 4-5 hours walk. Overnight in tents
Day 17: Cross Teri La Pass (5595m) and trek to Teri La Phedi (5000m)
Day 18: Trek to Labse Khola 4800m, 5-6 hours. Overnight in tent.
Day 19: Trek to Nar Village 4110m, 5-7 hours. Overnight in tent.
Day 20: Trek to Kyang 3820m, 5-6 hours. Overnight in tent.
Day 21: Trek to Phu Village (4080m), 4-5 hours. Overnight in tent.
Day 22: Trek to Meta (3560m), 5-6 hours. Overnight in tent.
Day 23: Trek to Koto (2600m), 5-7 hours. Overnight in tents.
Day 24: Trek to Dharapani(1900m) 5-6 hours walk. Overnight in hotel.
Day 25: Drive to Besi Sahar. Overnight in hotel.
Day 26: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 27: Spare day if just in case
Day 28: Rest day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner by Wilderness Excursion.
Day 29: Further destination or fly back to home.

 

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pick and drop off by private car.
  • Authentic Nepal and Newari farewell dinner with live culture stage show.
  • Government registered and fluent English speaking and very friendly guide.
  • 3 Night sharing twin bed room 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast basis.
  • 1 Night twin/double bed room in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with BB basis.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist coach. (200km drive, 7-8 hours)
  • Pokhara - Jomsom by domestic flight worth of US$ 111.00 per person.
  • Dharapani – Besi sahar by local jeep
  • Besi Sahar – Kathmandu by deluxe toursit bus.
  • Tented accommodation and porters to carry your luggage.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and seasonal fruits during the trekking.
  • ACAP Permit and Airport taxes of domestic flights.
  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit worth of US$ 500.00 per person for 10 days.
  • Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit worth of US$ 75.00 per person for 1 week.
  • Equipment, meals and accommodation of your guide and porters.
  • Salary and insurances of all your trekking crew.
  • All government tax, vat, and Office Service charges.
  • Upper Mustang and Nar Phu via Teri La pass trekking map
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepali restaurant.  

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner except breakfast in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • All the bar bills such as alcoholic drinks, beverages like coke, fanta, sprite, mineral water.
  • Personal nature expenses, toiletries, hot shower, laundry, internet and phone calls.
  • Personal travel insurance and rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Expenses of extra adventure, donations in monasteries.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porters. 
# Start Date End Date Status
1 10 Apr, 2018 03 May, 2018 Available book know
2 20 Apr, 2018 14 May, 2018 Available book know

Best time to trek

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.

Level of Physical Fitness

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.

Type of Tour

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.

Cost of trekking permits

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.

Meal

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

Footwear

  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, 
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around, 
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.
Leg wears
  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.
Body
  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.  
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
Head/Hands
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for ABC Trek. 
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • head lamp/torch with spare batteries
 
Personal Trekking Equipment 
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage. 
Optional items
  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS. 
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
For water 
  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.
 
Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade, 

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com or consult your 
 
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Upper Mustang & Nar Phu Trek
Upper Mustang & Nar Phu Trek via Teri La Pass
Kagbeni on the way to Upper Mustang
Prayer Wall in Upper Mustang

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 5595m
  • Best Time: Aug, Sept, Oct, April, May & June
  • Group Size: Min. 2 Pax
  • Transport : Domestic Flight
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Mode of Tour: Fully Supported Camping Trek

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