Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Trek - 24 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 24 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-12 Persons
  • Max. Altitude 5595 M
  • Best Season April, May, September, October and November

The combined trek to Teri La Pass, Mustang, Nar, and Phu village is a newly explored, adventurous, and nomadic trekking trail within the Tibetan-influenced buffer zone of Nepal that lets you discover the amazing landscapes of the Trans-Himalayas. The overall trekking expedition takes place in the restricted areas of Nar Phu Valley and Upper Mustang and involves the crossing of one of the major high mountain passes in Nepal, Teri La, at an elevation of 5,595 m.  

The hidden traditional villages of Nar, Phu, and Mustang are all nestled amidst the Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal, retaining authentic medieval era, joint dwellings of ethnic communities such as Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa, and Tibetan refugees as well that have a specialty to provide what we call absolute isolation from the rest of the modern world. Teri La Pass adds extra adventure to the overall trekking experience and offers you incredible mountain vistas of the seventh and tenth-highest mountains in the world: Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, including Purkung. 

Throughout the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Trek, you will be walking along the ridge of the sacred Kali Gandaki River which has numerous sculpted canyons, fascinating rugged terrains, typical villages, ruined fortresses, royal palaces, Mani walls, Tibetan Buddhist Gompas, several meditation caves, chortens, and monasteries abundant in ancient arts and paintings, which is, in fact, the best camping or alpine style trek possible only in between mid-April and October, though the land if stark beauty, authentic culture, and unique amalgamation of tradition to once must do with the professionals of the field for more than two decades, Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks.

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

You will be briefed, in short, about your tour by our guide or tour leader after refreshments. It is time to have all your questions or doubts cleared about your trip.

Overnight stay at the hotel!

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsDinner
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m

Kathmandu Valley is also called the capital of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal, which boasts not less than seven extremely substantial masterpieces. 

Most of them carry massive historical and religious significance, such as Pashupatinath Boudhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and a trilogy of ancient royal palaces: Bhaktapur, Basnatpur, and Patan.

After visiting them, you will meet your trekking guide and check for all the necessary things required for your trip.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m

Today, you will leave early in the morning, drive first to Besisahar for lunch, and change into a four-wheel-drive vehicle for the rugged journey to Kota.

The road is lightly challenging for both passengers and drivers, but it is incredibly scenic! which travels along the old Annapurna Circuit trek route, through amazing gorges, and past stunning waterfalls.

Arrive at Kota for dinner!

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,600 m

Your trek starts immediately after breakfast as you will be covering more distance on this day, crossing the river in between to enter the Nar and Phu Valleys, which is relatively less facilitated than the towns nearby the Annapurna Circuit.

The trekking route here passes through gorgeous woods, past small cave shelters and pilgrims, which are good for resting purposes. 

Emerging from a narrow canyon, the trail passes under a wide waterfall where the woods begin to thin out with wider vistas.

The last stretch into Meta involves climbing a steep hill with amazing views of some of the giant snowy peaks.

  • AccommodationLocal Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,560 m

Today you will trek to meet Phu from Meta, with some of the famous, unique, colorful Tibetan Buddhist chortens appearing in sight from the very beginning. 

The trail to Nar and Phu meanders along the ridge with a good view of the magnificent Nar Phedi Monastery, where you take a break for some time and hike through scenic canyons and gorges, which takes you to a monolith guarding the steep trail up to Phu.

From here, you can get your first view of the three villages in the area, as well as the old "Dzong" (Tibetan-style fortress) and the remains of two ruined forts, impressively situated atop the flatlands before the village.

Just before crossing the bridge into Phu, where you will visit the famous Tashi Lakhhang Gompa to pay respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rinpoche, who came to Nepal with the Dalai Lama in 1959, you will see a line of wonderful Chortens color the landscape. 


  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude4,050 m

It is yet another classic Himalayan trekking day as you move forth to Gompa, descending via the old bridge spanning around a deep, contoured narrow gorge, and then a completely steep retracing clamber with stunning scenery.

Below, you will see Gyalbu Kumbum, built around 1650; Satte Gompa; and Tameloppchen monasteries that widen the astonishing view of the north part of Mt. Pisang.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude4,050 m

Today, you will hike up to Nar Gate atop the hill passing by the gorgeous line of paintings, bamboo-topped and large-tiered chorten before turning to the corner for a rewarding view of sublime Nar and its surrounding fields of barley, wheat, and mustard.

You will arrive quite early in the morning to have lunch in the sunglow to explore the surroundings late from where you will see impressive four vibrant antique valley Gompas set in the foothills of the Himalayas, specifically in the lap of Pisang Peak and Kangaru Himal (6,538 m).

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsFull Meal Courses
  • Max. Altitude4,110 m

Nar Gaon is one of the picturesque villages serving as a popular starting or resting point for trekkers or travelers hoping for Teri La Pass or other higher sections of the Upper Mustang that have breathtaking natural beauty and landscapes to witness, including some historical monasteries and religious artifacts.

Therefore, on this day, you will completely immerse yourself in the scenic expanse of the Nar Valley by visiting ancient monasteries and villages.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,110 m

From Nar village, you will follow the trail to Lapse Khola and cross the river that eventually leads you to Chubse Khaka (4,400 m), where you will have lunch and continue walking for an hour in a straight path, then descend to the riverside at camp.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,200 m

Lapse Khola is an alluring spot near the glacial stream that is often used by trekkers to set up the base camp to cross Indrahar Pass as well as Teri La Pass, which is also the destination of the day.

From Dharamsala, you will cross several side valleys, rocky terrain, a few glaciers, and some possible seasonal snow patches to reach the base camp near the river as a stopover.

  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude4,500 m

Today, you will be trekking the most thrilling part of the upper Mustang, Teri La Pass, to arrive at High Camp, which is going to be slightly more challenging than the other section of the trek.

The plus point is that from Lapse Khola to High Camp, you will be accompanied by a jaw-dropping sight of the Dhauladhar ranges.

  • AccommodationCamp
  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude4,900 m

The Teri La Pass is a challenging trekking endeavor that requires proper acclimatization. Therefore, this day is separated for a much-needed rest without hiking further from the high camp.

Yet, it is good to begin exploring the surrounding area and take a short hike to nearby ridges, cliffs, or viewpoints to acclimatize better to the mountainous environment.

  • AccommodationCamp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,900 m

The most significant ascending day to Teri La Pass is here when you will begin the journey early in the morning for a balanced hike to suit your body, mitigating the encounter with Himalayan weather wrath.

The view of the Annapurna ranges, Chulu mountains, and Teri La Peak from the Teri La Pass is magnificent to capture in the memory of your camera, including that of the Purtun Himal region. After spending a filling and gratifying time in the pass area, you will then descend to the camp at the Pasphu Khola.

  • AccommodationCamping Tent
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,595 m

The trek from Pasphu Khola to Yakpa is through alpine terrain that involves steep ascents and descents, while the trail can be covered in ice in the freezy season of winter through some beautiful and remote landscapes to make a way to the Yakpa Khola, the junction where the two rivers meet. You will spend a night in a base camp near the river.


  • AccommodationBase Camp
  • MealsFull Meal Courses
  • Max. Altitude4,300 m

This day, you will pass several high ridges and descend into the Mustang Tangge villages of patchwork, magically whitewashed and built in the terraced hillside, which are around 20 in number, and rear livestock such as sheep and goats to make a living.

Around 80 houses were washed away some years ago due to mudslides, including the barley fields from both the riverside as per elderly locals, while the large mastiffs and the largest Chorten of Mustang, over 50 feet tall, were left untouched, as you will see even now.

  • AccommodationCamp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,300 m

You will begin the trek today with a brief climb out of Tangge village and continue on an undulating trail through smashing ochre-colored moonscapes and weather-worn rocks engraved by centuries of water and wind erosion.

After crossing the plateau on the less-used trail, you will follow yet another mesmerizing landscape that reaches the lovely, lush village of Yara on descending the bottom of the Khola of Puyung.

You will rest here for the day in the camp filled with the lively life of Mustang and walk above the village in the afternoon that looks shining just like the willow leaves in the bright sunlight.

  • AccommodationCamping Tent
  • MealsAll Three Meals
  • Max. Altitude3,600 m

Lo Manthang is the capital city of Mustang that you will visit after passing over the Charang Khola and the Sungda Chorten for a short break. Then, you will continue the trek through the adventurous salt drips, narrow canyons, and soaring cliffs to the west.

In ten minutes of downstream walking to the first Sumdo or river junction, you will take a sharp left into the small canyon of Chuchu Gompa Khola, widening into a large, slightly flood plain whose right fork leads to the 14th–15th-century Chos Sung Gompa.

By then, you will have arrived at the walled city of Lo with a single entrance through which only the rides of King, Queen, and Kempo (the abbot) are allowed to pay respect to the compassion of Buddha Chenrizig.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,760 m

It is one of the major exploration days when you will roam around the rich cultural and historical area of Lo Manthang, with 150 houses and four substantial monasteries that date back to the 15th century, with many murals of Buddha and other Buddhist religious paintings that might be restricted to being photographed.

The whole region of Lo Manthang is an exceptional city where the respective king and queen, the royal descendants of an aristocratic horseman and breeder of Lhasa apso dogs, still reside in the dominant palace and are prosperous. They used to trade salt and wool in the old days.

Although the king of Lo Manthang is not recognized in the rest of other parts of Nepal except the Upper Mustang and his duties are ceremonial only, he is still the most well-respected amongst the locals.

You will spend the entire day exploring the city, but if you prefer, you can go on an optional hike in Chosar in the afternoon as well.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsFull Meal Courses
  • Max. Altitude3,760 m

You will begin the day trek with a short climb to pass a cairn at 4,100 m that goes through the high-altitude meadows before twisting down to a red and purple eroded gully to the village of Tanmar.

From here, you will pursue a trail that contains verdant fields that contrast starkly with the surrounding barren terrain and climb a ridge that descends to the village of Ghami at an altitude of 3,440m.

The village has a monastery that is off-limits to tourists following the theft of religious artifacts in previous years, with lovely views of two neighboring Marang and Charang to enjoy with a sip of morning tea.

  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,760 m

From the Ghami Camp, you will ascend to a ridge marked by a cairn. After the climb, you will get to the trail that comes directly from Tsarang. You will head to a pass and descend steeply into the Gheling Valley, where retracement of the trail begins gradually leading to Samar, with a final steep hike to the campsite in 5–6 hours.

  • AccommodationCamp
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,550 m

Today, you will keep up the returning trail through barren landscapes dotted with green cultivated lands in some parts that cut the man-made canals for irrigating the crops and fruits.

Right after the nourishing lunch at Eklaibhati, you will head south, which has a series of windswept valleys with less fertile lands, showcasing the hardships of the inhabitants of the Upper Kali Gandaki.

Nonetheless, you will be in Jomsom, a little dusty and sweeping town, a few hours downstream from the lunch point to spend the night in a lodge.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsFull Meal Courses
  • Max. Altitude3,550 m

In a 20-minute flight from the city of apples, you will get to the tourist paradise of Nepal, Pokhara, through the airport cleft between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the early morning when the weather is most stable.

So, you will have a whole afternoon by yourself to relish yourself in the city of Pokhara with the striking backdrop of various mountain ranges, and you will spend the night in one of the lakeside hotels for a better view of the glowing turquoise water of Phewa Lake and its surroundings.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel

You are almost at the end of your Teri La Pass Upper Mustang trek as you board a bus to Kathmandu via the Prithivi Highway, which usually takes approximately 7 hours or more depending on the traffic and road conditions of the day. By air, it is a 35-minute scenic flight.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel

You will do a last-minute check of your essentials and bid farewell to the valley on this particular day. 3 hours prior to your flight, our representative transports you to the airport.

We are thankful for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels.

We look forward to seeing you again!

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    What's Included
    • Airport pickup and departure private vehicle

    • 3 nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu

    • 1 nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel with breakfast in Pokhara
    • 19 nights 20 days trekking with Camping and lodge during the trek, lodges are simple and clean enough)
    • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
    •  Land transportations (We reserved the good condition Bus to Besishahar) and way back Jomsom to Kathamndu for staff.
    • All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • Mustang Permit ($500per person) and Naar Phu ($75 Per week p/p)Trekking restricted Permit fees
    • Annapurna national park permit with TIMS card ( we need 3 photos for permit)
    • An experience  trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), Trekking porter,one porter between two person.
    • .All nice  Tents & Kitchen stuff
    • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
    • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
    • Insurance for all staff & porters.
    • Farewell Dinner with Nepali cultural dance in kathmandu
    • Trekking achievement certificate
    • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
    • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
    • International flight
    • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
    • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
    • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
    • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
    • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
    Dates and Prices
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    Start DateStarts: MondayMar 04, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 27, 2024PricePriceUS$3775StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 07, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayMar 30, 2024PricePriceUS$3775StatusStatusAvailable
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    Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 14, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayApr 06, 2024PricePriceUS$3775StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateStarts: MondayMar 18, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayApr 10, 2024PricePriceUS$3775StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 21, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayApr 13, 2024PricePriceUS$3775StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateStarts: MondayMar 25, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayApr 17, 2024PricePriceUS$3775StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 28, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayApr 20, 2024PricePriceUS$3775StatusStatusAvailable

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