Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley - 29 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 29 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 5,100m/16,730ft. Walking Per Day: 6hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-15
Mode: Tea-House/Lodge Culture: Mixed Culture

The Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La Pass offers a great opportunity to reconnoiter the exceptional culture, lifestyle and traditions of the nomadic and indigenous people, taking you into the hidden Buddhist Kingdom with a touch of adrenaline sensation. It remained a delimited location till 1991, after which the government opened it for tourists. Age-old architectures have been well-preserved in the area, with monasteries, caves and the noteworthy palace of the ancient sovereign being places of interest of the trek. The region offers the prospect to perceive the culture and lifestyle of different tribes in Nepal. It attracts ordinary people who are looking for an exciting trek in the region, as well as archaeologists, geologists and anthropologists who wish to take in the distinct geographical and cultural features.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel (3 Star Standard)
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Trek Preparation
    • Accommodation :Hotel (3 Star Standard)
    • Location :
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara(823m/2,700ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs (200Km)
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Muglin
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Trishuli and Marshyangdi River
      • Small Settlements
      • Unique Lifestyle
      • Hills
      • Fishtail Mountain

     

  • Day 4 Fly to Jomsom(2,720m/8,925ft) and Trek to Kagbeni(2,800m/9,186ft)
    • Duration :25mins flight and 3hrs Walk(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :80m/262ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Jomsom
      • Ekle Bhatti
      • Kagbeni
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Flight
      • Snow-Capped Mountain
      • Lofty Massif of above 8,000m
      • Kali Gandaki River
      • Clustered Village
      • Ancient Monasteries
      • Thakali Culture
      • Salt Trade Route  

     

  • Day 5 Kagbeni – Chele (3,100m/10,170ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :300m/984ft
    • Location :
      • Kagbeni
      • Tangbe
      • Chusang
      • Chele
    • Highlights :
      • Tibetan Culture
      • Complex Trails
      • Whitewashed Settlements
      • Cultivations
      • Apple Orchards
      • Nilgiri Mountains
      • Kali Gandaki River Bank
      • Special Permit Starting Point
         

     

  • Day 6 Chele – Syanboche (3,800m/12,464ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :700m/2,300ft
    • Location :
      • Chele
      • Taklam la Pass(3,624m/11,888ft)
      • Dajong La Pass(3,660m/12,005ft)
      • Samar
      • Bhena La Pass(3,830m/12,563ft)
      • Syanboche
    • Highlights :
      • Steep Ascend Westwards
      • Deep Crayon
      • Gorge
      • Rocky Trail
      • Steep Descend on some section
      • Red Painted Cave Monastery or the Rangchyung Chorten, believed to have hosted the famed Buddhist saints Padmasambhava and Atisha centuries ago
      • Forests and Gouges with High vertical Walls

     

  • Day 7 Syanbochen – Ghyami (3,520m/11,546ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :220m/725ft
    • Descend :500m/1,640ft
    • Location :
      • Syanbochen
      • Tamagaon
      • Chhungar
      • Jhaite
      • Nyi La Pass(4,020m/13,190ft)
      • Ghami La Pass(3,765m/12,350ft)
      • Ghyami
    • Highlights :
      • Cross one of the three passes – the Yanda La Pass
      • Distinctive Chortens painted with Buddhism’s auspicious symbols
      • Gompas
      • Sparsely Settled Village
      • Terraced Valley
      • Nyi La Pass
      • Ghami La Pass
      • Deserted Landscapes
      • Hills
      • Ghaymi village – the third largest settlement in the Mustang valley

     

  • Day 8 Ghyami – Charang (3,560m/11,680ft)
    • Duration :4hrs(5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :350m/1,150ft
    • Descend :310m/1,020ft
    • Location :
      • Ghyami
      • Chinggel(Tsarang, Choya) La Pass(3,870m/12,695ft)
      • Charang(Sarang)
    • Highlights :
      • Visit Mustang’s longest Mani wall, adorned with the carvings, accompanied by the group of Chortens that mark the end of the valley

     

  • Day 9 Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,840m/12,600ft )
    • Duration :5-6hrs(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :390m/1,280ft
    • Descend :110m/362ft
    • Location :
      • Charang
      • Sungda La Chorten
      • Lo(  Day) La Pass(3,950m/12,957ft)
      • Lo Mangthag
         
    • Highlights :
      • Famous Settlement of LoMangthang
      • Caharang Chu Canyon
      • Climb Steeply after Crossing River
      • Palace and Gompas
      • Barren Land
      • Ancient Fortress and Monasteries
      • Windy Pass
      • Small Bridge 

     

  • Day 10 Explore Lo-Mangthang
    • Duration :Whole Day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Location :
      • Places nearby Lo-Mangthang
    • Highlights :
      • Rich Culture
      • Sound Architecture Settlement
      • Well Preserved Legacy since the 14th Century
      • Walled City
      • Four Major Ancient Shrines
      • Brick-Red Jampa Lhakhang – the oldest Gompas
      • 50 Foot Large Clay Statue of Lord Buddha
      • 15th Century Old Thubchen Gompa and Choprang Gompa
      • Royal Palace of the Mustangi King
      • The Tall Champa Lakhang
      • Red Thugchen Gompa and Entrance Hall
      • Cave Village of Chosar
      • Deep Red Nyhu Gompa
      • Ancient Cave-Dwelling Sire of Jhong Cave
      • White-washed Villages
      • Old Fortress
      • Ruins of Ancient Palaces and Monuments
      • Teje Festival (End of March)

     

  • Day 11 Lo-Mangthang to Yara(3,900m/12,500ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :60m/1,98ft
    • Location :
      • Lo-Mangthang
      • Sungda Chorten
      • Dhigaon
      • Surkhang
      • Yara
    • Highlights :
      • Forbidden City
      • Uphill Climb
      • Beautiful Rock Paintings
      • Myths and Legends
      • Buddhist Culture

     

  • Day 12 Day Hike to Luri Gumba(4,005m/13,136ft)
    • Duration :5hrs(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :95m/312ft
    • Descend :95m/312ft
    • Location :
      • Yara
      • Tashi Kabum
      • Gharagaon
      • Luri Gumba
      • Yara
    • Highlights :
      • Saligram spotted Riverbed
      • Tashi Kumbum Cave
      • Buddhist Murals
      • Chortens
      • Prayer Flags
      • Luri Gumba- the ancient cave where you can hear a lot of myths and legends

     

  • Day 13 Yara – Tange (3,350m/10,990ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :550m/1,805ft
    • Location :
      • Yara
      • Surkhang
      • Kaligandaki Valley
      • Tange
    • Highlights :
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Hike above the village to a Viewpoint
      • Kali Gandaki River
      • Cross the Rivers
      • Saligrams
      • Terraced Hillside
      • Magical White-Washed Village
      • Pass the line of Red, Yellow, White, and Blue-Grey Chortens
      • Long Mani Wall with Four Carved Figures on each
      • Traditional Architecture
      • Terraced Barley Fields
      • View of a Snow-Peak called Ka Karru(local name)

     

  • Day 14 Tange – Yak Kharka(4,100m/13,450ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :550m/1,805ft
    • Location :
      • Tange
      • Hidden Valleys (Kharkas)
      • Yak Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Desert-like Landscape
      • Bushes
      • Herbs and Vegetation
      • Yaks
      • Cattles
      • Domestic Animals like Goat, Sheep etc
      • Mountain View
      • Special Permit Ending Point

     

  • Day 15 Yak Kharka – Samena Khola(4,220m/12,845ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :120m/395ft
    • Location :
      • Yak Kharka
      • Samena Khola
    • Highlights :
      • Astonishing Sceneries
      • Hidden Valleys
      • Beautiful Landscapes
      • River Banks
      • Herbs and Vegetations including Caterpillar Fungus

     

  • Day 16 Samena Khola – Teri La Base Camp (4,630m/15,190ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs (11-12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :410m/1,345ft
    • Location :
      • Samena Khola
      • Open Fields of Hilly Region
      • Teri La Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Sceneries
      • Mountain View
      • Recreational Sceneries
      • Achievement of a lifetime
      • Unexplored Place
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Desert-like landscape

     

  • Day 17 Teri La Base Camp – Teri La High Camp(5,100m/16,730ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs (7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :470m/1,545ft
    • Location :
      • Teri La Base Camp
      • Teri La High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Panoramic View of Mountains
      • Heaven like Land
      • Deserted Landscape

     

  • Day 18 Teri La High Camp – Teri La Phedi(5,000m/16,400ft) via Teri La Pass(5,595m/18,356ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs (12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :495m/1,625ft
    • Descend :595m/1,955ft
    • Location :
      • Teri La High Camp
      • Teri La Pass
      • Teri La Phedi
    • Highlights :
      • Achievement of a lifetime
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Nature
      • Amazing Feeling
      • Stunning Teri La Pass
      • Prayer Flags

     

  • Day 19 Teri La Phedi – Labse Khola(4,810m/15,778ft)
    • Duration :5hrs (10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Descend :190m/625ft
    • Location :
      • Teri La Phedi
      • Hidden Valleys
      • Labse Khola
    • Highlights :
      • Downhill
      • Different Scenery
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Yarchagumba – Caterpillar Fungus
      • Mountain Scenery
      • Peaceful Nature
      • Prayer Flags
      • Rivers
      • Bushes

     

  • Day 20 Labse Khola – Yak Kharka(4,600m/15,091ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs (13-14Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Descend :210m/690ft
    • Location :
      • Labse Khola
      • Yak Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Downhill
      • Different Scenery
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Yarchagumba – Caterpillar Fungus
      • Yak Shelter
      • Mountain Scenery
      • Peaceful Nature
      • Prayer Flags
      • Rivers
      • Bushes

     

  • Day 21 Yak Kharka – Nar Village(4,110m/13,484ft)
    • Duration :4hrs (6Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :620m/2,034ft
    • Location :
      • Yak Kharka
      • Nar
    • Highlights :
      • Rural and Old Landscape
      • Hidden Valley
      • Historical Background
      • Tibetan Cultural People
      • Monasteries
      • Buddhism
      • Special Permit for Nar Phu Starting Point

     

  • Day 22 Acclimatization Day and Day Hike – Nar Village
    • Duration :4hrs (6Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend And Descend :390m/1,280ft
    • Location :
      • Nar Village
      • Nar Gumba
    • Highlights :
      • Nar Monastery(4,500m/14,763ft)
      • Hidden Valley
      • Historical Background
      • Tibetan Cultural People
      • Monasteries
      • Buddhism
      • Typical Nepali Village
      • Herbs and Vegetations

     

  • Day 23 Nar Village – Nar Phedi (3,490m/11,450 ft)
    • Duration :5hrs (8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :620m/2,034ft
    • Location :
      • Nar Village
      • Yughat
      • Nar Phedi
    • Highlights :
      • Typical Wooden Bridges
      • Chorten
      • Prayer Flags
      • Beautiful Landscapes
      • Herbs and Medicines including Yarchagumba
      • Mountain Sceneries from a different angle
      • Rural Landscapes

     

  • Day 24 Nar Phedi – Phu (4,080m/13,385ft)
    • Duration :6hrs (10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :590m/1,935ft
    • Location :
      • Nar Phedi
      • Junan Goth
      • Kyang
      • Phu
    • Highlights :
      • Typical Wooden Bridges
      • Chorten
      • Prayer Flags
      • Beautiful Landscapes
      • Herbs and Medicines including Yarchagumba
      • Mountain Sceneries from a different angle
      • Rural Landscapes

     

  • Day 25 Phu – Meta(3,560m/ 11,679ft)
    • Duration :8hrs (11-12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :520m/1,706ft
    • Location :
      • Nar Phedi
      • Junan Goth
      • Kyang
      • Phu
    • Highlights :
      • Typical Wooden Bridges
      • Chorten
      • Prayer Flags
      • Monasteries
      • Beautiful Landscapes
      • Herbs and Medicines including Yarchagumba
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Rural Landscapes

     

  • Day 26 Meta – Koto(2,600m/8,530ft)
    • Duration :8hrs (15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :960m/3,149ft
    • Location :
      • Meta
      • Chhau Chha Khola
      • Koto
    • Highlights :
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Prayer Flags
      • Hidden Valley
      • Typical Landscapes
      • Tibetan Culture
      • Special Permit for Nar Phu Ending Point

     

  • Day 27 Koto – Kathmandu via Besisahar(760m/2,494ft)
    • Duration :10-11 hours Drive(246Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Jeep
    • Accommodation :Hotel(3 Star Standard)
    • Location :
      • Koto
      • Besisahar
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Off-Road Drive
      • Scenic Drive on Highway

     

  • Day 28 Explore Kathmandu
    • Accommodation :Hotel(3 Star Standard)
    • Highlights :
      • Shopping
      • Relaxing
      • Farewell Dinner in the Evening

     

  • Day 29 Final Departure

     

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