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

Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-15
Duration
29 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Lodge
Max-Altitude
5,100m/16,730ft
Daily Walking
6hrs
Grade
3
Culture
Mixed Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley

1. Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel (3 Star Standard)

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Kathmandu: Trek Preparation

  • Accommodation:Hotel (3 Star Standard)

  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
  • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

3. Kathmandu to Pokhara(823m/2,700ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs (200Km)
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Muglin
  • Pokhara

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Trishuli and Marshyangdi River
  • Small Settlements
  • Unique Lifestyle
  • Hills
  • Fishtail Mountain

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

  • 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  

5. Kagbeni – Chele (3,100m/10,170ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Ascend:300m/984ft

  • Kagbeni
  • Tangbe
  • Chusang
  • Chele

Highlights:

  • Tibetan Culture
  • Complex Trails
  • Whitewashed Settlements
  • Cultivations
  • Apple Orchards
  • Nilgiri Mountains
  • Kali Gandaki River Bank
  • Special Permit Starting Point
     

6. Chele – Syanboche (3,800m/12,464ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Ascend:700m/2,300ft

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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 

10. Explore Lo-Mangthang

  • Duration:Whole Day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge

  • 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)

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

  • Lo-Mangthang
  • Sungda Chorten
  • Dhigaon
  • Surkhang
  • Yara

Highlights:

  • Forbidden City
  • Uphill Climb
  • Beautiful Rock Paintings
  • Myths and Legends
  • Buddhist Culture

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

  • 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

13. Yara – Tange (3,350m/10,990ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Descend:550m/1,805ft

  • 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)

14. Tange – Yak Kharka(4,100m/13,450ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:550m/1,805ft

  • 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

15. Yak Kharka – Samena Khola(4,220m/12,845ft)

  • Duration:4-5hrs(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:120m/395ft

  • Yak Kharka
  • Samena Khola

Highlights:

  • Astonishing Sceneries
  • Hidden Valleys
  • Beautiful Landscapes
  • River Banks
  • Herbs and Vegetations including Caterpillar Fungus

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

  • 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

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

  • Teri La Base Camp
  • Teri La High Camp

Highlights:

  • Panoramic View of Mountains
  • Heaven like Land
  • Deserted Landscape

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

  • 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

19. Teri La Phedi – Labse Khola(4,810m/15,778ft)

  • Duration:5hrs (10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Descend:190m/625ft

  • 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

20. Labse Khola – Yak Kharka(4,600m/15,091ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs (13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Descend:210m/690ft

  • Labse Khola
  • Yak Kharka

Highlights:

  • Downhill
  • Different Scenery
  • Herbs and Vegetations
  • Yarchagumba – Caterpillar Fungus
  • Yak Shelter
  • Mountain Scenery
  • Peaceful Nature
  • Prayer Flags
  • Rivers
  • Bushes

21. Yak Kharka – Nar Village(4,110m/13,484ft)

  • Duration:4hrs (6Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Descend:620m/2,034ft

  • Yak Kharka
  • Nar

Highlights:

  • Rural and Old Landscape
  • Hidden Valley
  • Historical Background
  • Tibetan Cultural People
  • Monasteries
  • Buddhism
  • Special Permit for Nar Phu Starting Point

22. Acclimatization Day and Day Hike – Nar Village

  • Duration:4hrs (6Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Accommodation:390m/1,280ft

  • 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

23. Nar Village – Nar Phedi (3,490m/11,450 ft)

  • Duration:5hrs (8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Descend:620m/2,034ft

  • 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

24. Nar Phedi – Phu (4,080m/13,385ft)

  • Duration:6hrs (10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Ascend:590m/1,935ft

  • 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

25. Phu – Meta(3,560m/ 11,679ft)

  • Duration:8hrs (11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Descend:520m/1,706ft

  • 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

26. Meta – Koto(2,600m/8,530ft)

  • Duration:8hrs (15Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Descend:960m/3,149ft

  • Meta
  • Chhau Chha Khola
  • Koto

Highlights:

  • Suspension Bridges
  • Prayer Flags
  • Hidden Valley
  • Typical Landscapes
  • Tibetan Culture
  • Special Permit for Nar Phu Ending Point

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)

  • Koto
  • Besisahar
  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Scenic Off-Road Drive
  • Scenic Drive on Highway

28. Explore Kathmandu

  • Accommodation:Hotel(3 Star Standard)

Highlights:

  • Shopping
  • Relaxing
  • Farewell Dinner in the Evening

29. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley

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Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service as well as you can also use mobile data during your trek for Internet and communication. 

Yes, you will need a special permit for Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley because Upper Mustang and Nar Phu are restricted areas whereas you will be trekking thru Annapurna Conservation Area, you would need to have Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP), Peak Climbing Permit, Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit, Nar Phu Restricted Area Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Generally, Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley is 27-30 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley is one of the physically demanding and arduous trekking experience with difficult trails and high passes included in the trek. It would be better if you have previous experiences and it is very essential to have good physical fitness for joining this trip.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. Whereas, Upper Mustang is a restricted area and you will need at least two people in a group in order to issue the permit.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Duffel Bag
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
Down Jacket
Trekking Boots
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Trekking Pants (2-3)
T-Shirts (3)
Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
Trekking Jacket
Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
Socks (5)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Wool Hat
Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
Camp Towel
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Sunglasses (2)
Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
Watch (with alarm)
Extra Batteries
Battery Chargers
Head Lamp 
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Book(s)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Personal Medical Supplies
Laundry Detergent
ALL trekking gear (Sherpa Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Tsetang’s Gear Shop all have real gear), real & knock-offs.
Batteries
Trekking Poles
Micro Spikes
Medical Supplies
We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses and even tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. On the other hand, we also provide helicopter rescue service if required.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

While you are on Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

The best time to go for Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls.

You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Upper Mustang Trek via Teri La plus Nar Phu Valley since you would be climbing to the higher altitudes, but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

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