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Naar and Terila Pass Trek

Duration

24 Days

Starting at

With a pickup at Airport

Ending at

With the see off at the Airport

Trip Grading

Moderate and Strenous

Accommdoation

Camping and Lodges

Meals

All meals during the trek

Attraction

Naar, Teri La pass and Lomanthang

Acctivities

Trekking and cultural immersion

Naar and Terila pass trek in Upper Mustang

Naar and Terila pass trek is a new and unique. This trek gives you the ultimate experience of traveling in the ancient Forbidden Kingdom.

Very less tourists have trekked this region. This trek takes you to great villages like Naar; crosses the Teri La Pass at 5595m and enters the ancient forbidden Kingdom of Lo or Upper Mustang as it is more commonly known. This expedition-style trek takes three weeks, with an average of 5 to 6 hours of walking each day.

Upper Mustang Trek via Naar and TeriLa pass, traverses through areas with no or very little human settlement and requires a high level of fitness and stamina. Previous hiking experience is recommended. Naar valley is inhabited by Tibetan-like people, it is a major trade route between the village and Tibet.

More Tibetan-like settlements can be seen in Upper Mustang: indeed many of the inhabitants would have come originally from Tibet.

To get to Upper Mustang, situated on the border with Tibet, the trail crosses the Teri La Pass at 5595m with views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu. The religious and spiritual heart of Upper Mustang is Lo Manthang (3770m), the ancient center and home of the King of Lo.

The King of Lo ruled until 2008 when the Nepal Government outlawed all monarchies in the country. Being Buddhist people, there are wonderful monasteries and even ancient sky caves in this area.

Some caves are 50m up the cliff face and housed wall paintings, religious texts, and human remains when recently discovered. These kinds of findings and the surrounding arid desert-like cliffs give Upper Mustang an almost surreal feeling. Then, continuing down the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, the trail passes the interesting village of Kagbeni and on to the market town and transportation hub of Jomsom.

Naar and Terila pass trek : Trek Highlights

# Trek through the famous Annapurna Circuit trail
# Cross Teri La pass (5595 meters) which connects Manang and Upper Mustang.
# Explored the least visited and raw area of Naar and Phu Valley in the Upper Manang
# Walk through several ancient monasteries, Chortens, mani walls, and gompas on the route to Upper Mustang.
# Get spectacular views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and Manaslu ranges.
# Meet locals people and chat with them, enjoy their colorful cultures and hospitality
# enjoy Naar and Terila pass

Departures for your Naar and Terila pass trek: As per your choice of dates. We don’t sell treks to sell. We sell to organize memorable holidays. We want to show you and your clients many things that would remain a memorable event in life.

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Prepare your trek with our pre-trek information (information pack) and gear clothing list. We know what we are offering: The one who deals with you is the main in charge who plans your trip, answers your questions, oversees operations, and advises you on the best itinerary for your lifetime experience. We do not boast and fake you with different departments of administration.

We handle everything personally. We do not have call center staff, a reservations department, or an operations department. We make sure it will be only one person who works with you in planning your trip and then overseeing operations, so you can be sure of getting first-hand information and personal service from the first email to the last day of your trip.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1400m). Pickup and transfer to Hotel. In Kathmandu

Meet at the airport and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.

Day 02: In Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour and preparation day

A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites.

Day 03: Drive to Dharanapani (1940m) - 10 hours drive

After breakfast, a private vehicle bus or Jeep according to the group size will pick you at your hotel. We drive to Besisahar via the Prithvi Highway, following Trishuli River for most part of the drive. The road at times passes through the settlements of the old Annapurna Circuit. It keeps following the Marshyangdi River for the whole day.

Day 04: Trek to Koto (2600m) - 6 hours walk

The trek starts on the secondary road and does so for the most part of trek until the trek reaches Manang. The road passes the villages of Bagarchap and Danaque. The trail gets briefly off the road and starts to climb through the woods to Temang. Stunning view of Manaslu (8163 meters) opens up at Temang. The trek returns back to the road and goes through the small villages of Thanchok and then finally reaches Koto.

Day 05: Trek to Methang (3500m) - 7 hours walk

After formalities at Koto Checkpoint, we leave Annapurna trail and enter the Naar Khola valley. The trail leaves the road, enters a narrow valley, leaving crowded settlements behind, and heads for sparsely inhabited Nar Phu Valley. The trek crosses and leaves Marshyangdi River and starts to follow Phu River gradually climbing into the valley. The valley gets narrower and goes through pristine forests, as the valley grows wider with views starting to open up. We continue through forest and ascent the valley to cross behind a waterfall just below Dharamsala (3250m), a nice place on top of the forest. We stretch further and reach terraced village of Methang, which is used by local from Naar as a winter retreat. Methang is above the tree line and there are superb view of Kang Garu. Finally with a steep walk for an hour we reach to Methang stood at 3500m.

Day 06: Trek to Naar Phedi (3600m) - 3 hours walk

This is a shorter day that allows us some rest and acclimatization. We can start leisurely. The trail contour along the valley until we reach to Naar Phedi, the junction of the Naar and Phu Khola (river) that has an impressive Himalayan bridge above the Lapse Khola gorge about 80m below. This bridge is made of stone and wood for Yak. After a short hike upto the monastery where we will have our lunch and overnight. It is 3600m. Views from here is impressive.

Day 07: Trek to Naar village (4100m) - 4 hours walk

This is another short day hike as we need essential time to acclimatization. It is only 4 hours walk to the village of Naar, this place has Tibetan style houses and extensive agriculture system, they grow barely and potatoes commonly. After steep climb from the monastery, we pass through the wall which encloses the community of Naar and some impressive chortens in an open field of Yak pastureland. Wonderful views of Kang Garu is seen from here. Shortly after the Chortens, we arrive at Naar, a flat area in an open fields. We camp at a guesthouse. We have plenty time to explore the village during the afternoon.

Day 08: Acclimatization day

We may walk upto Kangla Valley towards the Kang La pass help us acclimatize. We will see blue sheep on this valley and many yaks. It will be a fantastic day.

Day 09: Trek to Lapse Khola Camp (4500m) - 8 hours walk

After a short and gentle climb out of Naar, we descend very steeply down a zig zag path for some 300m to the Lapse Khola river taking around an hour. We then follow the Lapse Khola river along an impressive path, cross on a Himalayan bridge and then make the steep climb to Chaungseng Kharka a yak pastureland on the opposite side of the valley. This area is very windy, villagers here collects Yak dung for fuel. Lunch at Kharka. Continue traversing high above the Lapse Khola that gives an impressive views of surrounding areas, now we are literally above the tree line. The trail undulates along the side of the valley bottom, there is a short section before the trail drops down to a small Yak grazing land. There is a short section where the trail is narrow and above a series of steep scary slopes, we got to be careful here. We continue alongside the river for a further 30 minutes to an open grassy area set above the river. It is a long day.

Day 10: Trek to Lungre (4600m) - 7 hours walk

After a short walk along the valley we climb and descend a rocky spur on a good path before crossing the Lapse Khola. We then walk gently up the valley close to the river for around 2 hours before climbing the west bank opposite Jomsom Khola which mixed at Lapse Khola. The trail then contours along the valley side with occasional rocky steps to negotiate. We pass a number of small Yak Kharka where we will have lunch before descending again to the Lapse Khola to another side called Lungre at 4600m.

Day 11: Trek to Teri La High Camp (4900m) - 5 hours walk

We are on high altitude area so our pace of walking will be slower. We climb the left valley side for a short distance until the trail levels out and then traverse the valley through sparse vegetation. There are excellent views both back down the Lapse Khola and ahead towards the Teri La. After a couple of hours walk we pass a small camp area as the Lapse Khola valley turns northwards. After an hour walk we then leave Lapse Khola and head toward west and arrive towards our camp. Slow walk for 2 hours our high camp at 4900m is reached.

Day 12: Cross Teri La (5595m) and descend to Pasphu Khola (4750m) - 7 hours walk

The traverse continues and the trail also starts getting steeper and passes through a narrow gully. The pass is marked by some cairns and prayer flags. The descent from the pass also goes through a narrow gully for a while, before opening into a wider valley. The steeper descent also turns into a more comfortable to reach a small rover. Continuing with the valley, it briefly gains some height to traverse a ridge and again steeply drops into the valley. After a good descent of an hour, the trail arrives to a small area beside the Pasphu Khola that can be used as the campsite.

Day 13: Trek to Yakpa (4300m) - 6 hours walk

We continue to descends to the bottom of the valley and reaches a confluence to cross the river. Once across the river, a gradual ascending traverse of couple of ridges follows. After traversing couple of ridges, the trail now heads towards a pass from where it takes a steep descent to river and across the river lies Yakpa .in the Kali Gandaki Valley.

Day 14: Trek to Tangya (3300m) - 6 hours walk

Another day of steep climb and passes through an old abandoned village. The trail here is loose and exposed but last for an hournonly. Once we finish ascent, the valley opens up for a while and views of Dhaulagiri can be seen in the distant horizon. After a while, few traverses around the ridges follows and opens into a valley from where Tangya can be seen. This is the first village after the Nar and this camp also marks the treks re-entry into civilization.

Day 15: Trek to Yara Gaon (3510m) - 6 hours walk

A quick ascent starts the day and a comfortable descent leads to Puyung Khola. The river widens up here and we need to cross the river. After crossing the river, the trail once again climbs up only to climb down to get into another valley. Yara is located at the bottom of the valley and would be the final camp before connecting back with Lo Manthang.

Day 16: Trek to Lo Manthang (3770m) - 7 hours walk

As usual, the trek keep following the valley to get to its end and here it reaches and connects with Kali Gandaki River. It follows the river, passes through Dhi and climbs steeply to cross another mini pass and follows down to reach Lo Manthang

Day 17: In Lo Manthang (Namgyal Gompa and Thinggar Valley) - 6/7 hours walk

Inside the fortress there are 3 monasteries. One of them has image of a hue sitting-Buddha in meditation and the other has several statues of various deities including Buddha. Old and beautifully painted thanka paintings are hanging from the ceiling and pillars of the monastery. Inside walls are painted with stories of Buddha and other epics and beliefs. The Gompa appears old and in original shape. The Lamas uses the third monastery located in the center. This is Thugchen-gompa. The monks use this monastery for prayer and other functions. People in Lo Manthang believe that this monastery came into existence because of tantric power of a various Gods of Hindu mythology with different name but similar connotation. Inside the monastery, in addition to living quarters of the monks, there is a separate chamber that store masks and costumes. If you visiting in May or June you get to see Lama-dance festival that takes place at Lomanthang. This festival continues for 3 days. King of Mustang attends this festival in his ceremonial dress. The story of Lama Dance is based on tantric legend.

Day 18: Trek to Ghami (3510m) - 6 hours walk

The trek now connect with a newly built road and passes through Charang village and crosses the Charang La. At the bottom of the Charang La, the trek heads into a different route and gradually descends passing the longest Mani Wall (555 meters) of the country. The downhill becomes a bit steeper as the trail drops into the river and again climbs up to the village of Ghami.

Day 19: Trek to Samar (3600m) - 6 hours walk

The trek briefly gets away from the road and climbs steeply to get on the top a pass and then traverses around to connect back to the road. Now the trail continues to stay on the road climbs and drops through few more passes to go across the villages of Ghuling, Syangmochen and finally reaches Samar.

Day 20: Trek t Kagbeni (2900m) - 7 hours walk

The trek now briefly gets away from the raod and starts to drop down to Chaile and then again steeply drops down to meet the Kali Gandaki River. Once again, after crossing the river, the trail connects with the road and then stays on it to reach Chussang. We walk further down to Kagbeni.

Day 21: Trek to Jomsom (2720m) - 3 hours

The road keeps losing height and meets the previously trekked route at Ekle Bhatti. Another easy walk finally ends the trek at Jomsom.

Day 22: Fly to Pokhara and to Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. An early morning flight to Pokhara is followed by another flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital.

Day 23: In Kathmandu. Free day

Rest day at Kathmandu.an be used for shopping or just relax at the hotel or take a quick sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's own.

Day 24: Departure.

A representative will transfer you to the airport before 3 hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.

Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
2 - 4 $4,500.00

Included

  • 01: All meals and accommodation in tent during the trek
  • 02: Cooking and eating utensils.
  • 03: Service of sardar (guide), cook, kitchen and sherpa assistants
  • 04: Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.), food and camping equipment
  • 05: Warm clothing, shoes, blankets and dark goggles for high altitude porters as required
  • 06: Accident insurance for staffs and porters.
  • 07: Domestic Airfare according to programme
  • 08: Naar and Phu, Upper Mustang Special trek permit
  • 09: Nationalpark/conservation entry permit as per programme
  • 10: Arrival and departure transfers.
  • 11: Local / Public transport as shown in the programme for staffs
  • 12: Private and local jeep transfer to Dharapani
  • 13: Centrally located nice Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB

Excluded

  • 01: Personal clothing and sleeping bag (US$ 50 per person)
  • 02: Personal accident and health insurance
  • 03: Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost, and medical-box
  • 04: Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
  • 05: Sightseeing tours and meals in Kathmandu
  • 06: Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the programme
  • 07: Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies

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