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

Highlights

  • Explore the Kathmandu valley and its cultural, religious, and historical landmarks listed in the World's Heritage Sites, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath, Swayambhunath, Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan Durbar Squares.
  • Traverse one of the most remote parts of the Manaslu Himalayas in maximum isolation from the hustle and bustle of urbanization.
  • Delve into the ethereal views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchhre, Manaslu, and several other named and unnamed snow-capped peaks.
  • Get to stargaze during several days of raw Himalayan camping.
  • Make a heroic cross of one of the high mountain passes, Teri La, connecting Manang with Mustang.
  • A thrilling journey along the deepest gorge on the planet, the Kali Gandaki Gorge.
  • An opportunity to get an enriching insight into the Mustang and Manang region’s cultural and religious heritages by making way through several traditional dwellings, monasteries, and sky caves, such as one in Chhoser, and others.
  • Get first-hand experience of the local lives of farmers, herders, and traders in the Himalayas.
  • Leave your footprints on the historic salt trade route between Nepal and Tibet.
  • Be one of the first to unveil the secret of the forbidden kingdom of Nepal, Lo Manthang, the homeland of the King of Lo people.
  • Catch the peculiar beauty of the clay cliffs around Kagbeni.
  • Taste the local apple delicacies while you walk through the beautiful woodland full of pine and rhododendrons, pastures, canyons, and many more.

The Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Trek is an adventurous journey through the relatively new, remote, and culturally rich region of Upper Mustang in the north-central part of Nepal. This adventuresome alpine rambling offers an incredibly diverse and scenic landscape, a visit to spiritually profound monasteries, and an insider indulgence and engagement in the typical Tibetan Buddhist culture.

If you are fond of unique Himalayan beauty, this trek to Teri La Pass Upper Mustang is made just for you, featuring stunning lunar-like landscapes, high snow-capped peaks including Dhaulagiri ranges, Annapurna, Damodar Himal, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna and its neighboring ranges, and untouched Himalayan cultures that flourished in isolation from the rest of the world as you passed by several notable traditional settlements such as Kota, Meta, Nar and Phu Valley, Lo Manthang, and Ghami.

Hence, this combined odyssey to the Teri La Pass and Upper Mustang stands out as the best remote journey to the Himalayas to discover the genuine nature’s wonder and the culture born and brought within the region from the rest of other more popular higher Himalayan hiking like the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang Valley, requiring special permits that might not be necessary for several other longer Himalayan excursions in the country.

What makes trekking to the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Special?

The Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Trek caters to the interests of every trekker with reasonable physical fitness and some preparation for a high-altitude voyage. A longer trekking itinerary through the Upper Mustang is nestled between the majestic mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Besides its remoteness, the Upper Mustang shares the border with Tibet and hence is one of the highly restricted areas where entering without a special permit is strictly prohibited and allows only a limited number of visitors per year, which gives trekkers, ramblers, and travelers access to the well-preserved ancient monasteries, remote villages, and other visual feasts of the region to expect:

The remote and untouched wilderness of the Upper Mustang region

Upper Mustang is one of the most remote countryside parts of the Nepalese Himalayas that hosts a comparatively smaller number of travelers, often referred to as a “hidden kingdom,” which was not opened to foreigners until 1992. It is still one of the most restricted areas in Nepal, which has helped to retain the region’s unique ancient Tibetan culture through monasteries dating centuries back, mani walls, chortens, and pristine natural beauty.

During the cultural pilgrimage to the Upper Mustang on crossing the demanding Teri La Pass, you will get to explore the capital city of the Mustang Trekking region called Lo Manthang, a walled city with medieval-era architecture and royal palaces in the rain shadows area of the Himalayas, which hence provides a chilling sense of peace and solitude that is rare in more hyped trekking destinations.

While the isolation enhances the adventurous and exploration spirit, despite the remote location of the Upper Mustang, several initiatives are taken to promote sustainable tourism to balance the influx of visitors with the preservation of its cultural and natural integrity.

The scenic challenge, the crossing of Teri La Pass

Elevated at an altitude of 5,595 m/18,356 ft, Teri La Pass is one of the remarkable passes in the Mustang region that you will cross to officially enter the secluded realm of the Nepalese Himalayas within the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang, which offers a vast diversity in landscape generally characterized by desert-like terrain with exclusive rock formations and lush valleys, a literal visual feast that is one of the major trek’s attractions.

These distinctive rock formations and colorful cliffs due to centuries of wind erosion are one-of-a-kind, natural sculptures adding much to the surreal quality of the landscape that particularly seems to glow with the early morning during sunrise and late afternoon at sunset.

However, one has to be properly prepared and adequately acclimatized for the high altitude challenge, steep climbs and descents, and varying weather conditions to successfully cross Teri La Pass, marking a major achievement for trekkers traversing the combined journey to Teri La Pass and Upper Mustang.

Therefore, as the ascent to Teri La Pass offers a blend of natural splendor, physical challenge, and rewards, the crooking of the pass on the way to Upper Mustang is considered a scenic challenge worth every step.

Reach the historical kingdom of Himalayas, Lo Manthang

Established in 1380 by Ame Pal, Lo Manthang served as the capital city of the former Kingdom of Lo, consisting of a 6-meter-high wall encompassing narrow alleys, several ancient buildings, and monasteries, creating a timeless ambiance to relish during the Himalayan trip to Upper Mustang on crossing the Teri La Pass.

This Himalayan town boasts the most prominent structure of the entire region: the 4-story royal palace built in the 15th century, a symbol of Lo Manthang’s royal heritage alongside the Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa, Chodey Gompa, and Choprang Gompa, featuring religious murals, a large clay statue of Maitreya Buddha (the future Buddha), beautiful frescoes, and ancient artifacts followed by daily rituals and ceremonies.

Despite political changes, the city has preserved much of its traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture, looked over by the towering tops of the world into the heart of an ancient Himalayan kingdom often referred to as the Himal Pari ko Gaon, that you can be the first ones to encounter on embarking on an unforgettable journey to the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang.

The Most Happening Himalayan Voyage in the Monsoon Season

Although the summer/monsoon season in Nepal is not recommended for a longer high-altitude expedition, the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang meticulously stands as the epitome of Himalayan adventure, specifically during the monsoon season.

Situated in the rain shadow area of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, the chances of observing rain showers even during the monsoon or summer on the trekking route leading to Upper Mustang are very low, which still challenges the body, stirs the soul, and leaves a lasting impression of the raw, untamed allure of the Himalayas.

On partaking in the journey to Teri La Pass, Upper Mustang, during the monsoon season, it becomes more than just a trek to experience the fresh nature in the lower region, just washed by rain, lush forests, and full of seasonal flowers, evoking the raw Himalayan wilderness and calling for a transformative odyssey of a lifetime passing through traditional Himalayan settlement frozen in time, where the Tibetan culture and pristine nature thrive against the backdrop of the dynasty mountain giants.

To conclude, the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang holds a mystical beauty that attracts adventurers throughout the year, making it the best summer trek alternative if you are seeking one to conquer in the monsoon holidays of 2024 to enjoy the thrill of an extra layer of enchantment and thrill.

The warm hospitality of the local communities

People visit Nepal for the hills and mountains; however, they return for the locals of the Himalayas!

This Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Trek might be exactly what it is referring to, as there’s no need to camp through all the trek days and you get to spend comfortable nights at tea houses and local lodges opened by natives bearing distinctive culture, traditions, and customs residing within the Mustang region, adding a special dimension to crafting a legendary classical trek in the Himalayas.

The villagers along the trekking route to the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang are usually smiling ethnic groups of the country who love welcoming guests with a belief that the god visits them in the form of god and often extends a helping hand to trekkers, travelers, climbers, and hikers alike.

In the lower region of Mustang, around Jomsom, you will find Thakali, Gurung, and Magar communities, while the upper Mustang is dominated by the Tibetan-Buddhist communities. During your trip, it would be an extraordinarily enriching experience to interact with these locals and get an insight into their daily lives.

If your trek time to the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang coincides with some of the greatest festivals in the region, such as Tilij, the locals are admiringly accepting enough to even invite trekkers to join and celebrate or participate in many grand ceremonies, letting you access an authentic trek experience and deepening your appreciation of the local culture.

Every bond formed en route to the trekking trail of Teri La Pass, Upper Mustang, is genuine enough to overwhelm anyone, with the locals' greatest comfort of compassion providing a home away from home environment, transforming the trek into a soulful journey enriching the soul and broadening the heart.

The 24-day itinerary and trekking route to the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang

Similar to many high Himalayan journeys in Nepal, there are multiple itineraries and trekking routes one can choose to go for Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Trekking which caters to your area of interest, and time constraints, and meets your needs and preferences. Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks (AHT&T) presents you with a 24-day journey so you get to experience and relish everything the Upper Mustang has to offer.

Unlike other trails to the Upper Mustang in the 24-day itinerary by ATH&T, Kota functions as the starting point, allocating several days and time for acclimatization and exploring the cultural and natural wonders of the Upper Mustang, moving forth via Meta, Nar Phu Valley, Gompa, Dharamshala, Lapse Khola, Papshu Khola, Yakpa, Tange, Yara Village, Lo Manthang, Ghami, Samar, Jomsom, and finally Pokhara.

From Pokhara, you will have the option of beginning yet another Himalayan journey, such as the Jomsom Trek and Chitwan Explore, or a short hike to the Annapurna region, including the Ghorpani Poonhill Trek, Mohare Danda Tour, Khopra Danda, Khayer Lake, and Poon Hill Expedition, or directly heading to Kathmandu for the next day departure from the country itself.

The crossing of the challenging mountain pass according to this 24-day itinerary and trekking routes is on the 13th trek day, by which time trekkers must have been used to hiking for a long time in the high altitude, so conquering the pass should not be a problem. However, if you see any symptoms of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS), be at ease and inform your mountain guides so they can aid you in not letting it get severe.

Hence, the 24-day itinerary for an extraordinary odyssey to the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang is considered the best one offering a perfect blend of challenging and rewarding terrain, cultural immersion, breathtaking vistas, ample acclimatization in one of the Himalayas’s most captivating and less travelled regions.

Further, this route and itinerary can be customized and made more personal based on what you are seeking from this trip to the Upper Mustang via Teri La Pass. Let us know your preferences, and contact us now for your memorable jaunt to the Himalayas.

Teri La Pass Upper Mustang 24 Days Trek Cost

At Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks (AHT&T), we offer a group discount on our package cost for various travel, treks, and tours you do with us, including the Teri La Pass Trek, which can cost you between USD 4,000 and USD 5,000 in the budget plan, USD 4,500 and USD 5,000 for the standard package, and USD 5,000 and USD 6,000 for a more luxurious experience. That normally is:

  • USD 3,775 for 2-3 pax
  • USD 3675 for 4-6 pax
  • USD 3575 for 7-10 pax
  • USD 3475 for 11–14 pax
Itinerary
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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!

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • 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.

  • AccommodationThree 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
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • 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.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • 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.

  • AccommodationComfortable-Local-Tea-House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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.

  • AccommodationLocal-Tea-House
  • 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
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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.

  • AccommodationTea-House
  • 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
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 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.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,700m

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.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

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
Includes
  • 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
Excludes
  • 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
Date PriceAvailability 
Start DateStarts: ThursdayJun 27, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayJul 20, 2024PricePriceUS$3775StatusStatusAvailable
Useful Info

Food, accommodation, charging, and wifi on the way to Upper Mustang via Teri La Pass

Much to the delight of alpine trekkers, during the Himalayan trek to Upper Mustang through the Teri La Pass, you will get to stay in tea houses and lodges in villages along the way, which offer basic shared rooms with twin beds, bedding, and meals.

The foods served by these tea houses may include traditional Nepali and Tibetan dishes like Dal-Bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), noodles, and soup. These tea houses established on the way to Teri La Pass, Upper Mustang, in the lower region might provide you with WiFi at some additional cost along with the charging facilities, which may get very limited as you step more and more into the upper Himalayas in a more remote location.

So, it is advisable to purchase a local Ncell or NTC SIM card in Kathmandu and multiple high-capacity power banks as a backup for charging your electronic devices since charging options and network connectivity in more remote areas can get limited during the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Trek.

What are the permits for the Teri La Upper Mustang Voyage?

Because the combined alpine jaunting to the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang takes place inside one of the highly restricted areas of Nepalese Himalaya, along with the two necessary permits, the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), you will have to pay for yet another special permit called a Restricted Area Permit (RAP).

In comparison to other mandatory permits (MCAP and ACAP), the RAP to visit the trekking region is a bit costly and is provided to only a handful of trekkers, travelers, and expeditors, for which at least one individual should be included in the journey accompanied by a government-authorized trekking guide. At Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, we would have prearranged these necessary permits required for the Teri La Upper Mustang Trek on taking one of our package services. Even if you do not wish to buy the package, no need to worry; you are always facilitated by our local Sherpa Guide, who can get these permits for you.

How difficult is the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang Trek?

Trekking to the Teri La Pass Upper Mustang is graded as moderately challenging to strenuous Himalyana traversing due to the high altitude, remote location, rugged terrain, and the varying conditions of Himalayan weather. Although most days you will be walking below 4,000 m, unlike the Everest Base Camp Voyage, Annapurna Base Camp Expedition, or Kanchenjunga North and South alpine rambling, seeing symptoms of acute mountain sickness or altitude sickness is a common occurrence.

Which nonetheless is an extremely rewarding journey offering otherworldly landscapes, unique cultural encounters, and a true sense of adventure, whether you are a novice trailing the Himalayan path for the first time or an experienced climber, trekker, or mountaineer, on being well-prepared for the rigors of upper land.

What to pack for a natural and cultural Teri La Upper Mustang excursion?

Appropriate packing is crucial for a more pleasing and enhanced trip for high-altitude destinations such as Teri La Pass, and Upper Mustang, making sure you carry only what is necessary without bulking the backpack, as it can be burdensome on longer journeys to the Himalayas with a high risk of acute mountain sickness having to move through several steep ascends and descends, rugged terrain, and some landslide-prone areas.

Here are some of the most to include in your packing list for a seamless expedition to the Teri La Pass, Upper Mustang:

  • Clothing: lightweight, moisture-soaking base layer, insulating mid-layers, waterproof outer layers, insulated jacket, trekking pants, long-sleeved shirts, perfectly fitting hiking boots, several pairs of comfortable socks, hats, and gloves for colder days and nights, and buff or scarf for sun, dust, and cold protection, etc.
  • Gear: A well-fitted, comfortable backpack consists of a light, warm sleeping bag, headlamps, sturdy trekking poles, sunglasses, water bottle, hydration system, personal first aid kit, power bank, and camera.
  • Personal Items: Travel-sized toiletries, including biodegradable soap, toothpaste, sunscreen, quickly drying towels, personal medications, alcohol-based sanitizers, essential travel documents such as passports, permits, travel insurance, sufficient Nepalese cash, journals, pens, etc.
  • Miscellaneous: high-energy snacks, waterproof bags for storing electric devices, documents, trash bags, duct tape for gearing repairs and first aid, warm sleeping clothes, and others.

Why hire guides and porters for trekking journey to Teri La Upper Mustang?

While the licensed guide for the Teri La Pass and Upper Mustang embarking is a mandatory requirement, at least two trek members and porters are also highly recommendable so that you can overcome the hurdles on the way you might have yet to become familiar with.

A professional guide is essential for trekking, providing navigational expertise, weather assessment, altitude sickness management, and various unforeseen emergency responses. Their years of knowledge ensure safety, logistical efficiency, cultural enrichment, and physical relief as the porters carry a heavy burden for you so trekkers can immerse themselves completely in experiencing the best out of the best scenery.

Therefore, hiring guides and porters for a 24-day Himalayan expedition to the Teri La Pass, Upper Mustang, is a must that reduces trek stress, fosters a sense of camaraderie, and enhances the overall trek experience.

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