Naar Phu, Teri La and Upper Mustang Trek - 25 Days Trip

Trip Code: MTN
Trip Duration: 25 Days Trip
Max Altitude: 5595m/18356ft
Group Size: Min. 6- Max. 14
Best Time for Visit: Mar to Jun,   Sep to Nov
Activity: Walking and Trekking
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Ultimate Trans-Himalayan Trek in Nepal. Trek to remote vilalges of Naar & Phu, visit to forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang & Sky Caves, experience the culture of Lo & Last Nomads of Mustang.

This is an adventurous trek and a fascinating journey through an area which was, until recently, closed to foreigners: it offers an introduction into the remote and widely unknown Damodar Himal Mountains and follows in the footsteps of the legendary Bill Tillman who explored this area in the 1950’s. It is Nepal’s most recent trekking challenge.
The first part of the trek, after a road journey from Kathmandu to Besisahar, follows the classic Annapurna Circuit route to Chame.  After which the trail passes through the isolated village of Naar and then crosses the rarely-travelled Teri La pass (5,595m) to enter Upper Mustang.
An exceptional landscape, with terracotta rock walls, polychromatic canyons and dramatic forms of erosion, characterizes this desert- like alpine terrain in Upper Mustang, located on the border of Tibet;  with its ancient villages, age-old castles, antique palaces and Tibetan monasteries, Upper Mustang affords a comprehensive insight into the centuries-old Tibetan-Buddhist culture.
The visit to Mustang is followed by a challenging crossing of the so-far, seldom-crossed Teri La pass (5’577m) to the hidden valleys of Naar Phu, a trekking area that was opened for foreigners only in 2002.
Seen from far away through the swirls of the mountain mist, the Himalayan Mountains appear remote, forbidding and awe-inspiring. Crossing over the Teri La pass affords the chance to see the splendour of some of these mountains, close up, and to enjoy the beauty of remote and sparsely populated valleys while getting an insight into the life and ancient culture of the mountain people.
Officially Mustang is the name of the entire district along the Kali Gandaki River, from the Tibetan border in the north, to Ghasa in the south. The district headquarters is located in Jomsom, a couple of miles south of Kagbeni, the access town to the restricted area of Upper Mustang, also called the Kingdom of Mustang. Its long, complex and rich history are a key element in making the “Forbidden Kingdom” one of the most interesting and picturesque trekking destinations in Nepal. The trek to the Kingdom’s capital Lo-Manthang takes us through a nearly tree less and barren landscape where strong afternoon winds are howling regularly across the wide open plateaus and through the small villages. Being located in the rain shadows of the Himalaya, Lo-Manthang gets considerably less rain than the rest of Nepal. Only during the monsoon season there is some slight rain fall with occasional cloudy skies. During the winter the ground of the Kingdom of Mustang is usually covered with up to 40cm of snow and the region suffers from freezing temperatures. The capital of Lo-Manthang and the whole area of Mustang looks like the Tibetan Plateau, characterized by endless expanses of grey rolling hills eroded by strong winds. Farming is the primary source of food and income for the people of Mustang, they herd yaks and raise sheep or goats, most families also tend their own fields of barley, wheat and mustard. Due to the harsh climate conditions cropping can be done only once a year with planting taking place in April and May. In September the whole region is busy with harvesting.!
After leaving  Lo Manthang the trek continues down the Kali Gandaki valley, en route to Kagbeni, where the trail joins the Annapurna Circuit. Jomson, is the culminating point of the trek, and the onward journey to Pokhara may be taken by air, or on foot, where time allows.
A few days in Pokhara are an ideal way to unwind from the exertions of this exciting trek, after which a short flight to Kathmandu is taken.

Map & Elevation

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Altitude (Meter)


Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu rest day, prepare for the trek.
Day 03 Drive to Syange (1100m) or Jagat (1310m).

Altitude: 1310m/4297ft

Day 04 Trek to Dharapani (1860m).

Altitude: 1860m/6102ft

Duration: 6 Hrs

Day 05 Trek to Koto (2600m).

Altitude: 2600m/8530ft

Duration: 5 Hrs

Day 06 Trek to Dharmasala (3250m) or Meta (3360m).

Altitude: 3360m/11023ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 07 Trek to Kayang (3740m).

Altitude: 3740m/12270ft

Duration: 6 Hrs

Day 08 Trek to Phu Village (4080m).

Altitude: 4080m/13385ft

Duration: 3 Hrs

Day 09 Acclimatisation day at Phu village/optional exploration walk to Himlung Base Camp (4920m).

Altitude: 4920m/16141ft

Day 10 Trek to Mahedra Pul (3490m).

Altitude: 3490m/11450ft

Duration: 6 Hrs

Day 11 Trek to Naar Village (4110m).

Altitude: 4110m/13484ft

Duration: 2 Hrs

Day 12 Trek to Yak Kharka (4400m).

Altitude: 4400m/14435ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 13 Trek to Lapse Khola (4500m).

Altitude: 4500m/14763ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 14 Trek to High Camp (4900m).

Altitude: 4900m/16076ft

Duration: 6 Hrs

Day 15 Cross Teri La (5595m) and descend to Pasphu Khola camp (4730m).

Altitude: 5595m/18356ft

Duration: 9 Hrs

Day 16 Trek to Yakpa (4300m).

Altitude: 4300m/14107ft

Duration: 6 Hrs

Day 17 Trek to Tangga (3300m).

Altitude: 3300m/10826ft

Day 18 Trek to Yara Gaon (3600m).

Altitude: 3600m/11811ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 19 Trek to Lo Manthang (3770m).

Altitude: 3770m/12368ft

Duration: 6 Hrs

Day 20 Explore Lo Manthang (3770m).

Altitude: 3770m/12368ft

Day 21 Trek to Ghami (3500m) via Tsarang (3650m).

Altitude: 3650m/11975ft

Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 22 Drive to Jomsom (2670m.) via Kagbeni (2800m).

Altitude: 2800m/9186ft

Day 23 Early morning, fly to Pokhara.
Day 24 Morning drive to Kathmandu.
Day 25 Transfer to airport for international departure.

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This style of trip is organized for specific groups of people (families, friends,school and college students, colleagues, business associates etc.), and is closed to outsiders. If you are interested in this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.

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This trip departure is open to all. However, if you are interested in this particular trip departure date but want your own private group, then please get in touch with us.

Lodge Based Trip/Trek

This trip/trek is lodge (teahouse) based. All accommodation, including food, is provided in local lodges. Occasionally however, where a large group is concerned we may choose to send our own cook along, as well, to take care of your food hygiene and to cook some special additional items.We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s) and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.

Camping Based Trip/Trek

This trip/trek is camping (tent) based. We will provide one 3-man tent for every two people, also single tents, where requested, on payment of supplementary costs. All food and drinks are provided by our experienced cook and his kitchen team. We provide all necessary documentation, including permits, and arrange all internal transport. We provide trekking guide, assistant guide(s), cook, kitchen crew, food and drink, and porters/animals for transport of your gear. You merely carry a daysack with essentials, including water.

Guide, Accommodation & Porter only

In this trip neither food nor transportation is included. Clients are responsible for food and local transportation, and our responsibility is to provide insured guide, insured porter, and all necessary permits. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Clients pay for their own accommodation. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, We can arrange hotels and international airport transfer, on request.

Self Guided Budget Trip

This trip is specially designed for low-budget travellers who prefer fairly basic facilities with reduced services. It is a pre-requisite that a porter is hired for any self-guided trip, which is an ideal set-up for those who enjoy independent travel with minimum cost. We have added support to minimise the hard work of planning and costing, and we will be available to help in the unlikely event of an emergency. We will arrange all documentation (including permits), before you arrive in Nepal, so that you are free to get on with your adventure, relying only on your porter to help you on your way. All additional costs are the responsibility of the clients, including charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellation of services beyond our control. Hotel accommodation, local transportation and international airport transfers may be arranged, on request.

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