About Nar Phu to upper mustang trek via Teri La
Manang to Upper Mustang via Teri la pass trek is an adventurous trek. It connects two restricted and remote trekking regions, Upper mustang and Narphu valley. Mustang teri la pass trek is an ideal trip to explore untouched Tibetan culture in isolated villages of Nepal. Teri la Pass trek route can be done in both ways like anti-clockwise and clockwise. It is a blend of two restricted areas Nar Phu Villages and Upper Mustang. Teri la pass connects these two district Manang and Mustang of Nepal.
Best months of the year to commence this trek are April to October. Teri La Pass is a challenging climb, you need to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the ascent. Mustang Teri La Pass trek is a great option for adventurous trekkers who are looking to explore an untouched region of Nepal and witness stunning landscapes and unique culture. So, pack your bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
Min 2 to Max 18 Persons
Teri La 5595 meters / 18356 feet
April to November
Trekking & Sightseeing
Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels
3 Meals a day (BLD)
Drive & Trekking
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom
Koto to Kathmandu
The Mustang Teri La Pass trek takes you through the remote and less-visited land of Manang and Mustang. Walking route situated in the rain shadow area of Himalayas. it is well known for its unique culture and natural diversity. As you ascend higher into the valley, you will find yourself surrounded by towering mountains including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna. In this remote area of Nepal locals still maintain their traditional way of life.
It is possible to start this trek either from Mustang or Manang. It is necessary to obtain two different special permits. Trekkers have to pay US$ 90 for Nar Phu valley and US$ 500 for upper mustang to get the permits to go. Before start your journey to Nar Phu valley teri la pass trek get the knowledge of route, difficulty, right gears and require fitness level.
After crossing the rarely traveled Teri La 5,595m travelers reach Upper Mustang Nepal or Nar Phu valley. We suggest all travelers to start trek throw Mustang because it is easier than from Manang. If you start from mustang, Jomsom then you have many days for acclimatization to prepare to cross Teri la. If you start from Manang, Nar Phu valley you have only few days to reach the top of pass. It is quite complicated for average trekkers to adjust your body with altitude and uneven surface.
Upper mustang Teri la pass trek suitable for experience trekkers with technical knowledge to use the climbing equipment if require. Trekkers get opportunities to explore sky caves, ancient monasteries, Lo Manthang and untouched Tibetan culture during trek. Nature, culture and life style of Nar Phu and upper mustang attracts many people to see the sights. Nar phu to upper mustang is a challenging journey via rugged terrain, ascend and descend in Damodar Himal region similar to the Tibetan plateaus. Trip offer incredible view of high mountains, unique rock formation, caves, high cliff created by the erosions. Navigate the least explored trails of Nar Phu valley to Mustang witness practice of Bon culture & Tibetan Buddhism.
Mustang to Teri la pass trek cost US$: If you are searching local travel agents Nepal to discover new aspects of nature in upper mustang teri la pass trek write us. We are here to organize teri la pass trek as per your desire.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by our representative and transfer you to hotel. As soon as we reach hotel, representative will give you a synopsis of plan and program agreement. After a short rest & relax, you can explore the city and its cultural heritage.
Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.
City tours, gear shopping and permit preparation is the main task of this day. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is known for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, and beautiful landscapes. Our guide takes you to the Swayambhunath & Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square for sightseeing. Kathmandu sightseeing trip covers major historical, and cultural monuments that beautifully crafted with various wood, metal, and stonework. After city tours, we will drive back to hotel and conduct Pre-trip meeting. You spent rest of the time at hotel or explore around Thamel.
The main ways to travel from Katmandu to Pokhara are by bus, private car and plane as per the budget, interest and booking deal. It takes 6 to 7 hours to cross 200 kilometers distance of Prithivi Highway in between Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you prefer flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then only takes about 25 minutes.
Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara is incredibly scenic, with breathtaking views of Himalayan mountains, waterfalls, picturesque scenery, Trishuli & Marshyangdi River. Along the way, you will pass through small towns and villages that give you a glimpse into the rural life of Nepal.
Once you reach Pokhara, you’ll be greeted with stunning views of Annapurna range, serene Phewa Lake and beautiful Pokhara city. After checking into hotel you can take a rest or go to explore lakeside area, boating and walk around watching the reflection of mountain and sky in beautiful Phewa Lake. Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara end but memories last forever.
The fastest way to reach Jomsom from Pokhara is to take a flight. Pokhara to Jomsom flight is known for its scenic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of Himalayas. It takes 25 minutes to reach by flight and total weight allowed for baggage is 15 kg per person.
Due to frequently changing weather of Jomsom, flights can be delayed or cancelled at short notice. In this way, it is highly recommended to use road transportation instead of flight to make safe and sure journey.
Safe, sure and easiest way to reach Kagbeni from Pokhara is by road via Jomsom. It is 182 km / 113 miles and takes about 6/7 hours to reach. Road pass along Kali Gandaki river valley observing beautiful mountain scenery and countryside, deepest gorge in the world etc. We arrange flight or jeep as per weather condition, needs and agreement.
From jomsom we can take a jeep or walk to reach Kagbeni village. The road is rugged and bumpy, but the views are breathtaking. If you choose to walk, the trail is mostly flat and easy to follow along Kali Gandaki River. It takes around 3-4 hours, depend on your pace.
Kagbeni is a small village situated at the edge of lower and Upper Mustang Nepal. It is famous for its religious point of view (pilgrimage), traditional houses, narrow alleys, and ancient monasteries. Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni journey is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Today we enter the special permit zone of upper mustang Nepal. The journey from Kagbeni to Chele begins after breakfast at lodge. The trail winds its way northwards along the Kali Gandaki River. It offers stunning views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus and Tukuche peak of Himalayas and unique landscapes of Mustang. Chele itself is a fascinating destination, with a rich history, ancient monasteries, chortens, culture, traditional architecture influences by Tibetan Buddhism.
We traverse several ridges, farm land, apple orchard, picturesque mountain scenery and Tangbe villages to take a break at Chhusang village for lunch. Then after walk along the river observing unique rock formation, high cliff and sky caves of Nepal. Finally cross the Kaligandaki River and from the river bed short uphill climb to reach Chele village of Mustang. This area become very windy and dusty after noon try to cross earlier as much as possible and use sunglasses, mask and windproof clothes. Kagbeni to Chele is a beautiful journey to experience the unique culture and beauty of the Mustang region in Nepal.
Chele to Syangboche trek is a part of Upper Mustang journey starts from Chele and goes through beautiful villages, rocky trails, and narrow canyons. Hiking from Chele to Syangboche will be hard compared to other days to cross two passes, Taklam La 3,624m and Dajori La 3,660m.
You will get to witness the unique culture and lifestyle of the people living in Mustang. The trail passes through several small villages like Ghyakar, Samar to reach Syangboche. Samar is a beautiful village with traditional houses and ancient monasteries, well known common lunch stop of travelers. Along the way you will pass ups and down off-road trail in barren hills, rocky terrain via Ranchung Chungsi cave of Mustang. Chele to Syangboche trek is a wonderful experience for those who want to explore the unique culture and landscape of Upper Mustang region.
The trek from Ghiling to Dhakmar via Ghami passes through beautiful landscapes, including arid desert-like terrain, deep canyons and impressive rock formations. There is a new walking path to connect two villages Ghiling and Ghami. We follow new walking route to avoid the road.
Along the way, we will visit ancient monastery of Ghami, which is one of the oldest monasteries of Mustang. Ghami village surrounded by the farm land and desert types hills, Ghami river supply water for whole valley. After lunch at Ghami we continue towards Dhakmar village famous for its unique red cliff and sky caves. The trek from Ghiling to Dhakmar is a scenic and rewarding experience for those looking to explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Mustang.
Today is the final day to reach the highlights of upper mustang trip the wall city “Lo Manthang “. Dhakmar to Lo Manthnang distance offers stunning views of mountains, an opportunity to explore the culture, history and natural beauty of Mustang. …………………. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village.
Trail offers eye catching views of Himalayan range including two above 8000 meters’ peaks Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif.
From the pass explorer gets the first glimpse of Lo Manthang city, wide barren land in mustang valley. Famous wall city known for their traditional mud-brick houses, narrow alleys, and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind.
Finally, we reached ancient walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital of the former Kingdom of Mustang. At the Lo Manthang city we feel pure Tibetan culture, rich history, interact with Lowa people and know about their way of life. There are many things to see around Lo like historic royal palace, ancient monasteries, local markets, mani, chortens and prayer wheels that provides lifetime experiences.
Today is the day to discover the secret of Lo Manthang Nepal that you’ve been waiting for. After breakfast trip starts with either horse riding, walking or jeep safari towards chhoser, garphu & kora la border. Chhosar village offers a unique glimpse into the traditional way of life, daily activities that the practice in upper mustang.
Ancient monasteries like Garphu and Niphu monastery, surrounding colorful rock formations and centuries old caves in rock cliff are really impressive to see in Chhoser area. Niphu monastery is an ancient cave monastery carved into the cliffs. Travelers impressed to visiting Jhong cave, Konchok ling cave & Ritseling cave in Chhoser valley Nepal.
After of before Chhoser we heading to kora la, a high mountain pass located in mustang district of Nepal. It is a part of ancient salt trading route between Nepal and Tibet autonomous region of china. Kora la is known for its stunning mountain views and rugged terrain.
Afternoon we will be back to Lo Manthang and spent rest of the day visiting the city’s ancient monasteries, palace, narrow alleys, stupas and the architecture of earthen wall city. The long walls of the prayer wheels and flags provide a colorful appearance of the place. Royal palace, three ancient monasteries, Amchi school and the local way of life are the highlights of Lo Manthang exploration.
Lo Manthang is a small town surrounded by towering mountains and arid landscapes. It is a fascinating place to explore, rich in history, culture, and natural beauty which make an epic journey into the Himalayas.
Lo Manthang to Tsarang journey is an opportunity to discover unique landscapes of the Himalayas. After leaving wall city of Lo Manthang trail ascent to cross lo la pass 3960 meters then descent towards charang village progressively via Sungda Chorten and Army Barrack. Trail to go to Tsarang is easier, it offers eye catching views of moonscape and many snowcapped peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
Finally, you reach Tsarang / Charang village where you can explore old palace, red monastery, ancient Chortens. It is the best time to explore the Tibetan culture, lifestyle and natural beauty of mustang Nepal. Charang monastery is the main attraction of the village and is a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Tsarang village is a hidden gem in the mustang district that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, culture, and history.
Today, we embarked on a journey to Yara, a village located to the south east of Lo Manthang. It was quite long journey then previous days. Walking trail was mostly flat, ups and down including vast grasslands and rocky terrain. You passed through beautiful landscapes on the way from Lo Manthang to Yara via lo la 3950 meters and Dhi la 3950 m, Dhi and Surkhang village.
From the Dhi pass trail descends into the Kali Gandaki river and Dhi Khola valley. Dhi is a picturesque settlement with traditional houses and winding streets located at the confluence of these 2 rivers.
After this village, we eventually reached peaceful Yara village, a remote settlement surrounded by barren hills, rugged landscape and ancient ruins. One of the most interesting features of Yara is the ancient caves that dot the hillsides around the village.
Yara village, located at an altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level. This village famous for its traditional mud-brick houses, unique architecture and cultural heritage. It is one of the most well-preserved village in mustang region & worth to see.
Lo Manthang to Yara was a truly unforgettable experience because you were immersed with stunning landscape, rich culture and traditions of mustang in the Himalayas. Upon reaching Yara, we checked into our hotel and spent the rest of the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals.
Today we are hiking to explore the Luri Gompa a cave monastery of upper mustang built into a towering cliff face. Luri Gompa is a sacred Buddhist site located near Ghara village. Famous for its unique cave paintings, sculptures, culture and history. You feel deep sense of spiritual connection while visiting Luri cave monastery, stupa and surrounding nature.
Luri monastery is perched on a cliff face, and we had to climb up a steep staircase to reach it. The climb was worth it, though, as the views from the top were simply stunning. We spent some time exploring the monastery and chatting with the monks, who were incredibly welcoming and friendly.
There are 2 chambers inside cave monastery. Wall and ceiling of monastery decorated with many paintings in the 14th century or even earlier. Mysterious Luri monastery is one of the best place to achieved siddhi by meditation.
Chorten inside Luri cave monastery decorated with eight auspicious symbols and four guardian deities. The Dom contains paintings of Namgyal, Khadcheri, Vajrasattva and Lokesvara in 4 directions east, west, north and south respectively. There are many paintings of lama, eight siddhas and mandala also inside the monastery.
700-year-old “Luri Gumba” is one of the most stunning attractions, rich cultural and spiritual heritage of upper mustang a remote and rugged terrain in Nepal. Visit once in a life time to collect the lifetime memory.
The journey from Yara to Tangye began early in the morning. The trail relatively flat with some downhill sections towards the lower mustang Nepal. It passes through barren landscape of mustang, with its dramatic cliffs, deep canyons, Chortens, monastery and stunning rock formations. Finally, you reach Tangya village, a remote village with ancient ruins and a traditional way of life influences by Tibetan culture. Tangge village known for its unique architecture, with houses built out of stone and mud, and stunning surrounding scenery.
Local people of Tangge are largely subsistence farmers and rely on animal husbandry, traditional farming methods to grow crops such as barley, wheat, and buckwheat. They have a deep connection with their land, culture and great pride in preserving their traditions and way of life. Tangye village of mustang is a hidden gem that offers a rare opportunity to experience a way of life that has remained largely unchanged for centuries.
Unique architecture, breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Tangye make this area must visit destination to explore the remote corners of the world. Yara to Tangye trek is an unforgettable journey through the mystical mustang region of Nepal.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will set off for Pokhara to Kathmandu journey by car, jeep, tourist bus or flight as per travel agreement. It is 25 minutes’ flight by plane. Pokhara Kathmandu road distance is 200 km / 124 miles; it takes 6-7 hours to reach. Road follow Marshyangdi river and Trishuli river exploring countryside and beautiful scenery of the foothills of Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu city you will check into hotel, rest, relax and explore the street of Thamel for souvenir shopping. Enjoy typical Nepali dinner party with culture show to celebrate successful journey.
Today is the final day of Nepal trip! Our representative will drop you to airport 3hrs before schedule flight. “Wishing you a safe journey! We look forward to our paths crossing again someday.”
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Teri La Pass located at an altitude of 5,595m /18,296 feet above sea level in between Nar Phu Valley and the Upper Mustang region. It is best route for those trekkers who are looking for a challenging and rewarding hike in Himalayas. This trek begins either from Koto of Manang or from Jomsom of Mustang, following Kali Gandaki River valley to the village of Phu. From Phu, hike ascends to the Teri La Pass and then descends to the village of Yara.
Teri La Pass Trek is an interesting journey because it takes you to one of the most remote and unspoiled parts of Nepal. Where travelers familiar with incredible nature, unique culture, unbelievable terrain, Tibetan influences lifestyle of local and Spectacular scenery of Himalayas.
Manang to mustang trek via teri la pass offers a variety of challenges and rewards. The best time to visit Nar phu valley and upper mustang are spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November) and monsoon (June-August). During these months’ the weather is relatively stable, clear skies and moderate temperatures. Travelers get the chance to feel the thrill on crossing a high pass, beauty of alpine meadows, the culture and history of Manang to Mustang area.
Teri La Pass Trek is one of the challenging trek in Himalayas because of its high altitude, remoteness, several steep climbs and descents in long distances. It is ideal tip for experience trekkers to discover authentic and untouched part of the country. Teri La is the highest point of this trekking that will challenge you physically and mentally. it is important to be physically fit before attempting it. Nar Phu to Upper Mustang trek is not recommended for beginners.
Exact cost of Upper Mustang Teri La and Nar Phu trek can vary depend on a number of factors like group size, transportation, permits, quality of service, accommodation, food, guides and support staff. However, a typical 26 days camping trek cost around US$ 3562 to US$ 4500 per person.