This trekking takes us on a fascinating journey through an area that was until recently closed to foreigners. An exceptional landscape with orange colored rock walls, varicolored canyons and impressive forms of erosion characterize this desert like alpine terrain in the kingdom of Mustang. This fantastic trekking destination is located on the border of Tibet and with it ancient villages, age-old castles, antique palaces and Tibetan monasteries it offers the visitors a comprehensive insight into the centuries old Tibetan-Buddhist culture. The visit of Mustang is followed by a pioneer trekking over the so far seldom crossed Teri La pass (5’577m) to the hidden valleys of Naar Phu, a new trekking area that was opened for foreigners only in 2002. This pioneer trek through forlorn alpine territory combined with the challenges of the variegated terrain provides the participants with an authentic expedition experience.
>MAX.ELEVATION : 5577m (Teri la pass)
1st – 2nd Day, Individual Trip to Kathmandu
On the first day our guests travel individually from their home country to Kathmandu. We will meet them at the airport and bring them to the hotel. Depending on the arrival time they will have time to rest or for exploring the city. Sighseeing world heritage side
3rd Day, From Kathmandu to Pokhara
After breakfast we fly to the beautifully located city on Phewa lake and then drive to our hotel for check in. Afterwards there is time for a stroll along the shores of the lake or for a drink on a sunny lake side terrace.
4th Day, From Pokhara via Jomsom to Kagbeni, 2‘880m
Early in the morning flight to Jomsom where we will be met by our trekking crew (guide, chef and porters/helpers). From Jomsom we proceed to Kagbeni where we spend our first camping night.
5th – 7th Day, Entering the Kingdom of Mustang, from Kagbeni to Dhakmar, 3‘875m
The route takes us along the Kali Gadanki river bed and over numerous passes to Dhakmar. We appreciate the view on the surrounding peaks, e.g. the Nilgiri (7’061m), Tilicho Peak (7’134m) and Annapurna II (7’932m). Exquisitely carved mani walls (stone plates) and forlorn chortens (Buddhist monuments) grace the path through an impressive landscape and towards the hidden villages in the side valleys.
8th Day, From Dhakmar to the former royal residence Tsarang, 3‘560m
Tsarang is located on the edge of the impressive Charang Chu canyon. The huge, five-storied “White Dong”, a Tibetan style castle, and the red monastery are situated at the eastern end of the village on the edge of the Kali Gadanki canyon. In the monastery visitors can admire an important collection of statues, ancient thankas and numerous paintings of sitting Buddhas.
9th – 10th Day, Loh Mantang, the Kingdom’s Capital, 3‘810m
After crossing the Loh La pass we reach Loh Mantang. From the pass summit we can enjoy a panoramic view on the city and its surroundings. The high city wall, over 500 years old houses with flat roofs and narrow alleys provide this fortress type desert city with a very special character. One day is reserved for the exploration of the city and its surroundings like for example the cave village Chosar or the royal residence Tinghar.
11th to 14th Day, From Loh Mantang to the Teri La Base Camp at 4‘750m
We leave Loh Mantang and start our pioneer trek to Naar Phu. The first leg of the trek takes us from Loh Mantang to the small hamlet Yara Gaon and to Tange, one of the most attractive villages in the kingdom of Mustang. From here we begin our ascent to the Teri La base camp. We leave the inhabited region and trek along the Yak Khola river through remote and isolated mountain terrain towards the Teri La base camp.
15th Day, Rest Day at the Teri La Base Camp at 4‘750m
Before affronting the exhausting and long crossing of the 5’577m high Teri La pass we enjoy a day of rest in the base camp. Sleeping in, playing cards, reading or doing nothing should be the main activities of this rest day. For those with lots of energy it is possible to take a short walk in the area of the base camp.
16th Day, Over the Teri La Pass, 5‘577m to Labse Khola, 4‘900m
At day break we begin our ascent to the pass summit. The route leads through steep scree, between chiseled rocks and over a long moraine to the Teri La high plateau. At the summit we take a rest and admire the view on the surrounding peaks and glaciers of the Damodar Himal massif. The impressive monolith on the Teri La ridge is a distinctive landmark in this isolated mountain area. The remaining hours of this long day take us down to the base camp in the Labse Khola valley on the east side of the of the pass.
17th – 18th Day, Descent to Naar, 4‘220m
A two day trek takes us down the Labse Khola valley to Naar. On the horizon we can see the impressive peaks of several 6’000m peaks, e.g. the Amotsang Himal (6’392m), the Jomsom Himal (6’581m) and the Kumjung Himal (6’699m). The trek ends in the picturesque village of Naar with its undisturbed view on Pisang Peak (6’092m) and Kang Guru (6’990m).
19th – 22nd Day, From Naar to Syange, 1‘100m
The final trekking days lead through the Marsyangdi valley. By trekking along the rapid river, across scenic high trails and through pretty villages we reach Syange, the final destination of this trek. After days In the barren landscape we walk through green meadows and with a final glance on the majestic peaks of Manaslu (8’163), Himachuli (7’898m) and Boudha Peak (6’670m) we bid goodbye to the mountains.
23rd Day, From Syange to Kathmandu
Today we bid goodbye to our trekking crew and return by jeep to Nepal’s capital. First we drive over bumpy unmade roads to Besi Sahar and from there we proceed in an approx. 7 hours drive to Kathmandu.
24th Day, Time for Sightseing and Shopping in Kathmandu.
After days of reclusion in the mountains we deserve to be pampered, either by enjoying a drink and a good meal on a terrace in one of Thamel’s famous roof top restaurants, with a sightseeing tour to discover Kathmandu’s past history or with a shopping spree in the city to buy presents for the family and friends at home. In the evening we savor a tasty diner in a good and cozy restaurant in Kathmandu. The final day in Kathmandu is our worst case time reserve.
25th – 26th Day, Departure
The time till departure is at the participant’s free disposal. Approx. 3 hours before flight departure we will bring our guests to the airport from where they will either fly home or continue to their next travel destination.
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