• Duration 22 Days / 21 Nights
  • Price from $3759 / person
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5500 Meter

Teri La Pass Trekking - 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.

Highlights

  • Trekking to last forbidden Kingdom of Nepal
  • Cross adventurous Teri La Pass which is highest trekking pass in Annapurna
  • Explore Nar Phu Valley in north of famous Annapurna Circuit trek
  • Experience the Tibetan culture and tradition that remained isolated from modern society
  • Witness the great Himalayan giants and trans Himalaya trail that is seldom walked
  • Capture the pictures of majestic Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and religious monuments

Itinerary

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This is our standard itinerary. It can be customized or slightly changed if required considering your pace and trekking habit that cause to change of day to day plan

After procedure of special trekking permits from Nepal Department of Immigration we take a scenic afternoon flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu that takes some 25 minutes. Overnight in Pokhara in Hotel Mount View or Similar 

  • Meals: Not included
  • Accommodation: Hotel Mount View or Similar
  • 800 M
  • Place: Pokhara

After taking a nicely prepared buffet, catch the picturesque mountain flight to Jomsom.  Flight passes through Kali Gandaki George and presents magnificent views of the mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m). After some rest in the windy town of Jomsom, the trek begins as you head towards Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang. The walk will be 4-5 hours.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 2810m
  • Place: Kagbeni

The trail goes to the eastern bank of Kali Gandaki River and goes up several ridges in the north. Then we each at the Gurung settlement of Tangbe. You can see Chortens here along with appealing patterns of alleyways. Continue further to Chhusang and cross a river. Then, you leave Kali Gandaki valley and climb steeply to reach Tsaile. Overnightlodge at in Tsaile.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 3100 M
  • Place: Tsaile

You continue the trek through the trail that stretches along the steep region and passes by a pile of stones. Then, you cross a stream and descend down to arrive at Rangchung Cave Monastery. It is considered as one of the holiest places in Mustang. After a gradual climb from Syangboche, you descend to arrive in Ghiling village. In Ghiling, you see a big Chorten and two gompas with red painted walls. Overnight at tented camp in Ghiling.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 3570 M
  • Place: Ghilling

In the morning, you climb up a small pass and then walk through the Ghiling valley. Passing through the Ghiling village once again, you move on the Nyi-La Pass (4010m). Moving ahead, you cross the longest Mani wall in Mustang and then you cross a stream. Climb up a ridge and cross a valley to arrive in Dhakmar. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 3820 M
  • Place: Dhakmar

Climb up a steep eroded gully and pass through some alpine meadows. Then, climb a ridge and keep going downhill till Ghar Gompa which is also known as Lo Gyaker, meaning pure virtue of Lo. Then, you keep walking along a grassy valley. You walk further to cross Marang–La Pass (4230m) before descending and following the trail to get to the fortress city of Lo-Manthang. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 3840 M
  • Place: Lo Manthang

An additional day to rest or discover around Lo-Manthang which was the capital city of the former Kingdom of Mustang, which contains around 200 earthen structures including palaces and monasteries. This fortress city is one of the last places on earth which still follows the pre-Buddhist Bon culture. Lo-Manthang is also known as the reserve of the purest form of Buddhism. Lo-Manthang has Thukchen Monastery which is the only monastery in the world with 108 mandalas painted on its wall.  Also you have choice of going excursion to eastern valley of Chhoser where you can visit monasteries as well and cave used by Tibetan Khampa Guerrillas when China evaded Tibet in 1959  

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 3840 M
  • Place: Lo Manthang

Leaving Lo-Manthang, the trail steadily climbs two small passes—Lo La (3950m) and Dhi La (3950m)—before arriving in Dhi village. It will take about 3 hours through to reach Dhi village. You descend for about an hour and then you cross Puyung Khola. Continue climbing alongside the river to reach Yara. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge / Homes tay
  • 3600 M
  • Place: Yara Village

Again an extra day, to visit the Luri Cave Monastery, which is believed to be 700 years old located in the high hills and the visitors have to scramble up a dirt trail. The lower caves have beautiful white stupas and painted walls. You can explore the ancient paintings of Shakyamuni Buddha and Padmasambhava. Then, you return back to Yara in the afternoon for lunch. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 3600 M
  • Place: Yara Village

Comparatively It is a long and tough day today. Leave early and make a steep ascend. Then, you descend steeply until arriving at Dhechyang Khola. After crossing the river, the trail ascends and passes through the grasslands. The trail then drops rapidly to Tangge village. 

Here today; we meet our trekking crew with camping stuff for the rest of the days. There is no human settlement between Tangge and Nar Village. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 3300 M
  • Place: Tange Village

The trail climbs up the barren land that leads you to the meadow where the locals bring their yaks for grazing. This place is thus known as Yak Kharka (pasture) which means grazing place for yaks. You may see some seasonal yak herder's shelters Yakpa where you will be camping for tonight. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 4300 M
  • Place: Yakpa

It is an easier and short day today, climb gently for first part to the pass then descend downward. There is no vegetation as you move ahead but the highlight of the day will be the lively river bank of Samena Khola. You will come across some old farming lands before arriving at Samena Khola. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 4220 M
  • Place: Samena Khola

Follow the trail that takes upward and passes through sparsely vegetated areas alongside Yak Khola, following which you reach Teri-La Base Camp. You can enjoy the view of Teri Himal (5935m) along with the views of other peaks as you rest in Teri-La Base Camp. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 4630 M
  • Place: Teri La Base Camp

It is the most difficult day today, You trek to the High Camp. You need to be ready, physically as well as mentally, in order to make the climb and adjust to the altitude above 5000m. Then you cross the high mountain pass, Teri-La (5575m). From the top, you can view the Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Purkung. After a short break at the top, you descend to the other side of the pass to Teri-La Phedi. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 5000 M
  • Place: Terila Phedi

You follow the descending path and takes to a plain land in 4 hours. Continue the trek through the flat terrain of Nar Phu Valley to reach Labse Khola. In mid-summer, you might see yaks and sheep grazing around the area. 

The trek continues through the wilderness to Yak Kharka. Following Labse Khola downstream, you reach Yak Kharka. There are only a few temporary shepherd huts here. It is a lush pastureland which is used for cattle grazing, especially the yaks. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 4800 M
  • Place: Labse Khola

Follow the trail downhill for around 7 hours to reach Nar Gaon. This village is located on the northern side of the famous Annapurna Trekking Trail. The name of the village is believed to be derived from Nar Khola. There are many Buddhist monasteries to visit here. You can interact with the locals and learn about their one of a kind culture in Nar. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 4110 M
  • Place: Nar Village

Relatively an easy and short walk today going a downhill  you walk past the Mani walls and continue to walk downhill to Phu River. Kyang village is located just above Phu River. You can see the locals and mules passing by as you move along the trail. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 3820 M
  • Place: Kyang

Go by some Chortens and streams that arise from the high Himalayas. Walking on a rocky path, you follow the trails of Phu River and then cross the river to in Phu Gaon. There is Lakhang Monastery, also known as the blessed house of gods, in Phu which is one of the oldest monasteries in the world.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 4080 M
  • Place: Phugaon

Set off from the hidden valley and follow the up and down track to Meta. You go by several streams and suspension bridges. It is an isolated trek and there are relatively fewer trekkers in this region. You might get a chance to see the blue sheep on the way. During this trek, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Lamjung Himal (6893 m) and Annapurna II (7937m).

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camp
  • 3560 M
  • Place: Meta

It will be a downhill walk and comparatively an easier trek to the settlement of Koto. You walk through the pine forests passing many streams and picturesque waterfalls near Dharmashala. Koto is a small, clean and quiet village. You get an enchanting view of Annapurna II (7937m) from Koto. We may encounter many other trekkers heading toward Manang and Thorong La Pass trek. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge / camp
  • 2600 M
  • Place: Koto

Walk along the bank of Marsyangdi River downstream, passing through pine forests and small villages. On the way, you reach a ridge from where you can get excellent views of Annapurna II (7937m). You continue the trek and arrive at Dharapani, which is a major junction in the Marsyangdi valley with a police check post and many government offices. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge
  • 1900 M
  • Place: Dharapani

You drive back to Kathmandu in a private 4 wheeler which is long day ride. You can enjoy the views of the beautiful landscapes, mountains, and villages on the way back. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can rest in your hotel or explore the nearby markets. 

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Not included
  • 1300 M
  • Place: Kathmandu
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • Government registered and English speaking trekking guide.
  • One night deluxe room in 2** hotel in Pokhara on double occupancy basis.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist coach. (200km drive, 7-8 hours)
  • Pokhara - Jomsom by domestic flight. Flight fare of guide.  
  • Dharapani – Besi sahar by local jeep
  • Besi Sahar – Kathmandu by car / van as per group size.
  • 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.
  • All necessary trekking permits. 
  • Guide and porters fee with all their expenses.
  • All local government taxes and documentation fess. 
     

What's Excluded

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • 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. 

Availabilities

Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departures any dates that suits your date and time.
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
August 14, 2021 September 04, 2021 Available US$3759
August 21, 2021 September 11, 2021 Available US$3759
August 28, 2021 September 18, 2021 Available US$3759

Useful Information

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and a best tourist standard hotel in Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek. We will stay at Samsara Resort in Kathmandu and Splendid View in Pokhara. All accommodations are on twin and double occupancy basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 275. Wilderness Excursion will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, rooms in the tea house lodges are clean, tidy, toilet outside. Please be prepared for all manner of bathrooms, Other times you'll have to venture out in the cold to use a smelly squat toilet. Even so, all lodges have running water. However, it may not always be HOT water. Typically, a solar shower will give you a luke warm 'power shower' if it's been a sunny day, otherwise the thing to ask is if the water pipes run through the fire in the dining room or kitchen, as once the fire is going you'll be steaming with the best of them!

Permits

To trek to Teri La Pass Trek with Narphu Valley and Upper Mustang, you will need Upper Mustang permit that cost USD 500.00/10 days/per and USD 50 each extra day spent in the area. Nar Phu Valley Permit
September - November US$ 90 per week per person and December - August US$ 75 per week per person , Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. And ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) which cost NPR 2000.00 approximately USD 21.00 per person.

Meals

There will be buffet continental breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and during our Teri La Pass trek, we can enjoy Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be provided from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be farewell dinners at the end of our trip.

Acclimatization

Acclimatization is vital while trekking to Teri La crossing 5595 meter high Teri La Pass. All of Wilderness Excursion trekking itineraries are designed with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitude too fast contribute a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek, it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is thus necessary to minimize the risk of AMS. Our itinerary is designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others.

Your Financial Protection

Wilderness Excursion realizes that financial security is a consideration when choosing a trekking company who to book a holiday property through. We hold a License with the Authority to operate adventure activities under the supervision by Nepal Government. We are a fully bonded Adventure operator authorized by the Nepal Government, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Nepal Tourism Board, Industry Department, Company Registration Office, Nepal National Bank and the Taxation Office. We are also affiliated with several prestigious regulating bodies such as NATTA, NMA, TAAN, and KEEP with whom we have a bond. We know that the last thing you want to worry about when you’re planning your trip of a lifetime is whether your money is in safe hands. As a leading Adventure provider it’s our job to make sure your finances are secure, so when you book with us you can be confident that we do just that. To ensure that you have complete peace of mind Wilderness Excursion is an authorized adventure travel agency. Please kindly check our legal documents if any doubt. To see the legal documents.

FAQs

Regarding the difficulty; this is a medium hard trek best for passionate walkers who have the stamina and ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher elevation is more physically challenging than walking in lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, we can achieve this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Previous hiking and trekking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is an essential for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Wilderness Excursion of any conditions before booking the trek with us.

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