Teri-La-Pass-Mustang-Trek

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Trek to Mustang via Teri la pass, Nar and Phu Village is one of the adventurous, nomadic and fully Tibetan cultural buffer zone. This trek has composition of 2 restricted areas Nar Phu Villages and upper Mustang crossing through the Teri La pass of 5595m. Nar & Phu villages are hidden village itself. The people life style is comparable to medieval age and joint houses and mud walled. The hidden valleys of Nar ,Phu,Teri la and Mustang, nestled between Tibet and the Nepalese Himalayas, have a quality that makes visitors deliberate the idea of perfection- of a place separate from the rest of the world. The area of walking will be wild and beautiful, trekking along ancient trade routes over a high pass to Upper Mustang .
The Holi Kaligandaki river, Sculpted canyons and fantastic rock formations, medieval villages, ruined fortresses, royal palaces, unexplored cave complexes, Tibetan Buddhist Gompas, many Mani walls, Monastries, Chortens and ancient art ,painting and the amazing Caves on the colorful walls and snow-peaks describe this spectacular region, definitely enjoy you. This trek can be done fully camping (Tent sleeping) and possible only in between  mid April to October.

 

Teri-La-Pass-Mustang-Trek Itinerary

Trekking to Mustang Via Teri La (5595m), Naar & Phu Village

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu 1340m
Welcome and Greetings to you at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel. In the evening, short briefing about the Program.

Day 2 – Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing.


Kathamndu sightseeing Program Like : Kathmandu Darbar square, Pahupatinath hindu temple,
Boudhanatha Buddhist temple. Hindu and Buddhist culture temple sightseeing.

Day 3 - Drive to Besisahar to Nagdi (930m)
We're up early for our scenic drive from Kathmandu, on the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers, to the starting part of our trek on the Annapurna circuit. It will take us approximately 6 hours of driving, Checking first Trekking permit then walk 1 hour to Nadgi where will be our first camp at the bottom of Khudi river. This evening we introduce our Nepali staff.

Day 4 Trek to Jagat (1300m)


Walk to Bhulbule then cross the Marshandgi River to North. Hike up to several small village and farmers fields to Bahundana where the Lunch set up. From here you can see the specticulars views of landscapes towards Annapurna trekking trail and Marshandgi river. Then walk down to Ghermuphant gurung village with big thundering Water fall views. Again cross the suspension bridge walk to small village sirubari and steeply climb to Jagat Tibetan village.

Day 5- Trek to Dharapani (1940m)


Today we walk some parts of motor road till Chamje Tibetan village with views of Waterfalls, bee hives. Descending to the Marsyangdi River, we cross on a long suspension bridge and then start the steep climb towards Tal. The rocky trail through lush forest and past small tea-houses undulates and hugs the cliff-side, offering dramatic views into the narrow and deep canyon to our left. After an hour or so we'll reach the small teahouses mid-hill at Sattale, and then a last steep climb brings us to the top of the Tal hill. We'll pass through the entrance kane chorten of scenic Tal and hike briefly along the bank of the river before reaching the village. Tal means lake, and the area here was formed when the valley was blocked by a landslide and a dam formed behind.Tal is the first village of the Lower Manang region so the culture is now Tibetan instead of Hindu. Then continue walking along to the Matshandgi River till Dharapani.

Day 6- Trek to Koto-Qupar(2600m)


Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, we pass through the line of older-styled lodges at Bagarchap and then through the smaller hamlet of Danagyu before coming to a thundering waterfall, where we turn left and head up the high trail to Koto. After an hour of lovely, open forests, we reach a clearing at the top of the trail and a charming Tibetan teahouse in upper Timang where we will stop for a break. Pausing for breath, we can look back for views of Manaslu. An hour away, past the soccer field and through evergreen forests, staying high, is the hamlet of Lata Marang and Thankchok “wild next “followed by the wonderful Gurung village of Timang. From here walk almost flat way to Koto Village.with the wonderful views of Annapurna II, a stunning sight. Koto Qupar is the gateway to Nar Phu, a small, atmospheric hamlet at the bottom of the deep gorge .

Day 07- Trek to Meta 3560m


This morning we head out early, a long and somewhat difficult day before us as we head north towards Nar Phu and the border of Tibet. Just past the Koto check post, we cross the river on a long suspension bridge leading to the Nar Phu valley and ascend on a lovely trail through beautiful woods above the Phu Khola (river). Continuing to climb through the forest, we emerge out of the narrow canyon, the trail passing right under a wide waterfall from which point the woods become thinner and the vistas wider.Soon afterwards we trek past several small cave shelters and a dharamsala, or pilgrims' rest house. We might camp at Dharamsala but will most likely continue on and make the steep climb up the valley along a small, scenic trail to high, grazing pastures. This is the kharka of Meta, 3560m, the non-permanent winter settlement of Nar, and we will definitely share the campsite with a few yaks and possibly some villagers. It will be a chilly night, so we'll try to get a fire going to warm up.

Day 08 - Trek to Phu 4050m


Dropping steeply down to the river, we trek for a while along the river bank and past the 'submarine' rock, passing some small possible campsites along the way. Today we begin to see the unique, ochre and white chortens made of sticks, stone and mud-brick for which Nar and Phu are known. We have to rock-hop carefully across a small glacial stream before reaching a larger one with a bridge only half covered with large slabs of slate. Another hour and a half of trekking through scenic canyon lands and gorges, and the 'leaning tower of Pisa' monolith guards the steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. This ancient gate provides us with our first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old 'dzong' and the remains of two forts, all now in ruins, but impressively situated atop the flatlands before Phu. Just before the bridge to Phu, a line of wonderful chortens color the landscape and lead the way to the main village of Phu, perched high up on a hill, amphitheater style. We will set up camp on the lower reaches of Phu, formerly called Gomdzong,

Day 09 - Trek to Gompa 3500m


Another classic Himalayan trekking day, as we trek down to the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge and then all the way back up again. It's a good thing the scenery is so stunning ...Below us sit Gyalbu Kumbum, built in 1650, and Satte gompa, and TameLoppchen monastries, & the view of north part Pisang Peak which is so beautiful. We stay overnight there.

Day 10 - Trek to Naar Village.(4110m)


We climb up to the Nar gates at the top of the hill, and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped chortens and a large tiered chorten before turning the corner and being rewarded with sublime views of Nar, the undulating patterns of the surrounding barley and mustard fields, four old, colorful and traditional gompas and the snow-peaks looming overhead. Pisang Peak and Kangaru Himal (6538m) are the best views. We arrive early, so will have some lunch in the sun before doing some exploring.

Day 11 - Explore day at Naar and surroundings s area. Visit Monasteries and village.

Day 12 - Trek to Dharmasala(4200m)


From Naar Village we follow Lapse Khola then cross the river and continue walk up to Chubse kharka (4400m Lunch Place) and walk straight for an hour then walk down to the river side at our camp .

Day 13- Trek to Lapsekhola camp (4500m)


Today we walk continue up to Labse khola t passing a number of side valleys. We set up our camp near the River.

Day 14- Trek to High camp (4900m)


Ascending to the High camp following the Labse Khola valley. Camp at high camp.

Day 15 - Reserve day (Depend on weather)

Day 16- Cross the Teri La (5595m) and decend to Pasphu Khola camp (4900m)


Today is the most important ascend day on Teri la Pass. We start early up morning with balancing our body, summit the Teri La at 5595m from where you can superb views the Annapurnas & Chulu mountains & Teri La Peak, Purtun Himal region. Then descend to our camp at Pasphu Khola river.

Day 17 - Trek to Yak pa (4300m)


Walking several up and down, narrow trails, crumbing ways continue descending to Yakpa Khola river where 2 river meets. Over night .6 hours walking.

Day 18 - Trek to Tangge (3300m)


Several high ridges later we descend into Mustang's patchwork of villages below us, and finally spot the magical, whitewashed village of Tangge built into on the terraced hillside. Tangge is a village of twenty houses, many sheep, goats and large mastiffs and the largest chorten in Mustang, over 50 feet high. There was a massive mudslide some years ago which wiped out many of the houses and barley fields on both banks; an elder of the village told us there were over a hundred houses in Tangge before this disaster. walking distance 7 walks

Day 19 - Trek to Yara village(3600m)
Leaving Tangge heading northeast, we climb briefly out of the village and continue on an undulating trail through a fantastic moonscape, colored by ochre, weatherworn rocks sculpted by centuries of wind and water erosion. We cross the plateau on a little-used trail, following it through more fantastic landscapes, and eventually spot the lovely, green village of Yara below, across the Puyung Khola. We descend to the rocky river bottom, cross the river and head for the village. We camp for the night in the courtyard of a local guest-house in the lower section of Yara, a bustling campsite full of Mustangi life. Have a walk above the village in the afternoon, lovely with the sun shining through the willow leaves which brighten the village.

Day 20 - Trek L0 Monthang (3820m)


Heading to the capital of Mustang, A tough crossing of the Charang Khola and soon after we reach the impressive Sungda Chorten where we may rest.A river day, bring your sandals; new adventures await us on our rarely visited route west. Our adventures continue as we trek through a magical world of salt drips, narrow canyons, pebbly flood plains and soaring cliffs. It's ten minutes downstream to the first sumdo or river junction, where we take a sharp left into the narrow canyon of the Chuchu Gompa Khola, which soon widens into a large, pebbly flood plain. The right fork heads to the 14th-15th century Chos Sung Gompa,. The nomads to the north hold the key to the main gompa. We have reached the fabled walled city of Lo, with a single entrance through which only the King, Queen and Kempo (Abbot) are allowed to ride. All others must walk, to pay their respects to Chenrizig, the Buddha of Compassion. King Jigme Palbar Bista, called 'Lo Gyelbu' by the Mustangis, still resides at his four-storied palace inside the city walls; that is, when he’s not in Kathmandu. He is an avid horseman, and keeps his own stable of horses, some of the best in Mustang. These days, the king plays a somewhat ceremonial role although he is well loved and respected throughout Mustang.

Day 21- Explore Lo Monthang


There are four major temples within the medieval walls of Lo, the 14th century, brick-red Jampa
Lhakhang (the oldest gompa, built in 1387, with the striking 50 foot 'Jampa' (Future) Buddha, the largest clay statue in Nepal until a few years ago), 15th century Thubchen Gompa (Great Assembly hall, pillars 30 feet high, the second oldest gompa with fantastic murals in the Dukhang), Chhoede Gompa (where the Kempo lives, with a monastic school) and Choprang Gompa. There is also the Raja's Palace, home to the present King Raja Jigme and Queen 'Rani Sahib' (who is from an aristocratic Lhasa family) and an interesting maze of a village to explore. There are approximately 1100 Lobas and 180 houses within the walls of the city although many lower caste Lobas live outside the walls. Visit the Chosar & Tingkar Valleys on horseback ( Horses are Possible to be rented).
Note: Here the Jeep rent is available to drive Chhuksang (5hrs drive) and Chhuksang to Jomsom 2hrs drive by Jeep. For those who have not enough time, should pay my clients for the Jeep Rent.

Day 22 - Trek Ghemi 3570m (via Dhakmar)


It's an off the beaten path trekking day today as we head up the Marang valley to the renown Lo Gekar, or Ghar Gompa. We trek east out of Tsarang above the Tsarang Khola, with Marang village above us to the right above the river. Staying on the left banks of the river, we'll see the imposing chortens of the Lo Gekar after a few hours. Lo Ghekar, 'Pure Virtue of Joy', sits majestically in the valley above us. Ghar Gompa, built in the 8th century, is one of the oldest gompas in Nepal. It belongs to the Nyimgma sect and is connected by legend to Samye Gompa in Tibet as well as to the ubiquitous Guru Rimpoche. The name means 'house gompa' after the style of architecture, and harbors many exemplary frescoes as well as wonderfully carved and painted mani stones. Surrounding the gompa are massive, block-like chortens of a unique style and strings of colorful prayer flags fluttering in the winds of Mustang.Climb the small hill to the left of the cairn; the views down the Dhakmar Valley are breath-taking, as is the sight of our
horses descending into the tunnel-like pass. Rested, we descend steeply through the canyon and spires, droping way down to dwellings and green pastureland below.

Day 23 – Trek to Chhuksang (3050m)


Today, we walk down to the village Ghiling and Samar to Chhusang as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view.

Day 24 - Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m): 6-7 hrs


Our last day would be a long one. Better to walk early start as before and trek to Kagbeni.
Finishing the upper Mustang trails and we join the normal Annapurna circuit trek. After lunch at Kagbeni will head on to Jomsom for the overnight stop.

Day 25 - Fly Jomsom to Pokhara


Up early for our short and spectacular mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, flying between
Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South before landing in balmy Pokhara. We have the afternoon to wander the of Phewa Lake, in the evening, an atmospheric restaurant just near the hotel.

Day 26 – Drive  to Kathmandu by Luxury Tourist Bus.

Day 27 – Rest day shopping at Kathmandu .Farewell Dinner.

Day 28 - Fly Back to home.
 

Please view here Teri La Pass,Naar,Phoo and Mustang Trekking Photos