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  • 11 day trek
Accommodation
  • 4 nights hotel
  • 13 nights camping
  • 3 nights eco lodge
Meals
  • 17 Dinners
  • 18 Lunches
  • 20 Breakfasts

21 Days$5490USD

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Trip Code: GDA

Trip highlights


  • Embark on a spectacular traverse linking the kingdom of Mustang to the Nar Phu region via the remote Teri La (5595m)
  • Visit isolated villages and settlements set beneath the spectacular Damodar Range
  • Discover ancient Tibetan culture including the 15th century Luri gompa
  • Savour breathtaking panoramas that extend to the borderlands of Tibet
  • Take in inspiring views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu
  • Explore the historic walled city of Lo Manthang

Why Book With Us

  • Enjoy a fully supported camping based trek, including three hearty meals per day prepared by our cooks. Drinking water on trek included.
  • Receive a souvenir kitbag and save money by using our trek pack including quality sleeping bag, down jacket, sleeping bag liner and more.
  • Led by Garry Weare alongside experienced, wilderness first aid trained guides equipped with a group medical kit and portable altitude chamber
  • Additional 5kg luggage allowance (total 20kg) on flight to Pokhara and Jomsom

The traverse from upper Mustang over the Teri La (5595m) to the region of Nar Phu is one of the most spectacular on the borderlands of Tibet. From Lo Manthang, the ancient walled capital of Upper Mustang we follow trails that lead through remote settlements including a visit to the 15th century Luri gompa. We ascend a vast landscape that affords views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna while the Damodar Range provide a constant backdrop on this moderate to challenging Trans Himalayan trek. If you have trekked in Ladakh or Tibet then this is a perfect follow on.

Meals included
in the price
Valued at USD$800

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Today you have a full day to explore Kathmandu’s bustling streets and significant landmarks. You may wish to start by exploring the city’s two most important World Heritage Listed spiritual sites: Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu temple and an important cremation site; and Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist shrine outside of Tibet. Alternatively you could wander through the markets and shops of the busy Thamel precinct or explore some more of the city’s significant sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) or the World Heritage Listed plazas of Patan, Bhaktapur or Durbar Square. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  B

This morning we take a flight west to Pokhara, Nepal's second largest town. Overnight accommodation is a comfortable well located hotel.

Meals:  B,L,D

Our spectacular flight cuts across the foothills before entering the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest in the world as it forges a path through the 8000 metre Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. From Jomsom we complete a short transfer, either by foot or vehicle, to Kagbeni, the gateway to the kingdom of upper Mustang where our special permits are issued.

Meals:  B,L,D

From Kagbeni we enter the kingdom of Upper Mustang. We begin to appreciate the remarkable change of landscape north of the Great Himalayan divide. The lush verdant landscape gives way to a stark almost desert like country interspersed with whitewashed settlements set in the midst of rich thriving barley and wheat fields while the trails are lined with mani walls and distinctive chortens, reflecting the kingdoms' rich Buddhist heritage. It's an exhilarating drive along the recently completed road to Chhuksang (2900 metres). The road then crosses the Kali Gandaki river before it gradually ascends to Tsarang, the former capital of Upper Mustang.

Meals:  B,L,D

From Tsarang we complete the morning drive to Lo Manthang, the capital of Mustang. En route we gain sweeping views to the borderlands of Tibet and the country we will trek and explore in the coming days.

Meals:  B,L,D

A full day to explore Lo Manthang with its ancient palace and monasteries that offer a compelling insight into a vibrant Tibetan culture that can be traced back to the 7th century. Our time in Lo will also help with our acclimatisation before we set off on the trek.

Meals:  B,L,D

From Lo Manthang we head south east crossing two small passes, the Lho La (3900m) and the Dhi La (3950m) to the settlement of Dhi. After lunch we continue to the small village of Yara taking in breathtaking views that extend north to the borderlands of Tibet.

Meals:  B,L,D

An acclimatisation day. We slowly ascend to the ancient Luri gompa. The main chamber, carved out of the limestone cliff face is one of the most dramatic settings in Upper Mustang. The intricate wall paintings depicting Buddhist protectors and deities date back to the 15th century, a repository of learning that has long attracted pilgrims and devotees to this isolated corner of the Himalaya.

Meals:  B,L,D

A relatively long day. We follow the course of the Dechyong Khola (at times along a rough jeep track) to the substantial settlement of Tanggye. En route we gain vantage points that afford unparalleled views of Annapurna 1, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. The village of Tanggye is one of the most attractive in Mustang with its distinctive stupas and mani walls reflecting the region’s ancient Buddhist heritage.

Meals:  B,L,D

We gradually ascend through deep gorges and across plateaus practically devoid of vegetation. It’s a hard, rugged wind-blown terrain where lammergeier and golden eagle hover on the thermals. Yak Pa consists of a number of stone shelter huts where villagers from Tangge establish graze their yaks and hardy goats beneath the ever changing backdrop of the Damodar Range.

Meals:  B,L,D

We follow the course of the Yak Khola as we gradually ascend to the base of the Teri La. A rewarding stage that takes us within striking distance of the pass. We trek beneath an impressive backdrop of peaks as we forge our way between the 6000 metre peaks of Damodar Range and the Purkung Himal that merges with the mighty Annapurna Range.

Meals:  B,L,D

From the Teri La ( 5595m), the highest point on our trek, we take in our final views north that extend to the snow-capped peaks defining the northern border with Tibet. We follow the upper course of the Yak Khola before ascending scree slopes, steep in places until we reach the distinctive prayer flags that define the pass. The views south towards the Annapurna range include the 7000m peaks of Himlung and Gyaji Kang. From the pass the descent, steep in places, winds pass an impressive glacial lake to our sheltered camp.

Meals:  B,L,D

Two days are reserved as we descend within striking distance of Nar village. The trail winds down through rugged gorge country and across scant pastures where blue sheep graze at higher elevations. As we descend the course of the glacial fed waters of Lobse Khola we pass stone shelter huts where villagers from Nar tend to their animals during the summer months. A choice of flat, grassy, campsites offer ideal overnight camps.

Meals:  B,L,D

A relatively short stage to reach the substantial village of Nar by lunchtime. A time to wander the village during the harvest time when the families are fully engaged in the barely fields while their yaks are descending from their summer grazing pastures. Like the settlements in Mustang, Nar’s cultural horizons extend to Tibet rather than Kathmandu reflecting close historic trading days across the Tibetan borderlands.

Meals:  B,L,D

A short stage to the confluence of the rivers flowing from Nar and Phu village to camp just below the village of Meta (3560m). Our location high the Marsyandi gorge with its mixed forests and verdant fields reflects the upper limit of the Indian monsoon as we prepare for the final stage of our trek and our journey back to Kathmandu.

Meals:  B,L,D

Our trek heads through gorges where conifer forest and tumbling waterfalls are an indication that we have returned to a landscape that now comes under the influence of the monsoon. Our final descent to Koto offers a dramatic conclusion to an outstanding trek.

Meals:  B,L,D

Until a decade ago this section was part of the classic Annapurna Circuit. While road development has mostly put paid to trekking above the roaring, bolder strewn Marsyangdi river, there are tantalising views of Annapurna 2 that looms high above the gorge. We complete our drive down through Hindu farming villages until we reach the main highway linking Pokhara and Kathmandu and substantial town of Besisahar where we spend the night in a modest lodge.

Meals:  B,L,D

Up early to reach the bustling city of Kathmandu. We will enjoy lunch enroute and on arrival we transfer to the Radisson hotel for overnight accommodation.

Meals:  B,L

After breakfast the trip concludes with transfers to the airport and onward arrangements.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 20 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 17 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$800
  • airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and leaving on day 21 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • good quality accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites and comfortable eco lodges
  • Trip escorted by Himalayan expert Garry Weare and an experienced, first aid trained local guide
  • flight Kathmandu/Pokhara/Jomsom valued at US$266
  • an extra 5kg luggage allowance internal flights, total 20kg
  • private transportation including 4WD from Jomsom to Lo Manthang
  • the use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • all park entrance fees and trekking permits including restricted area permits valued at USD$600
  • safety equipment including portable altitude chamber, group medical kit and satellite phone for emergency use
  • porters to carry all personal and group equipment & porter's insurance
  • insurance, protective clothing, food and shelter for porters

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

About Your Leader

Garry Weare&#160;-&#160;<i>Photo:&#160;Garry Weare</i>

Garry Weare has been involved with World Expeditions since its inception in the mid 1970’s. He is a recognized authority on the Indian Himalaya and his intimate knowledge of the region is documented in his Lonely Planet guide Trekking in the Indian Himalaya; his acclaimed narrative A Long Walk in the Himalaya as well as his recently published Kashmir- a Journey through History. Garry is a founding director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation. Garry’s trekking experience in Nepal extends back undertaking a series of treks in 1970. Since then he lead our first Annapurna Circuit in 1979 and our first Nar/Phu Tilicho Lake traverse in 2007. His experience in the Himalaya brings a unique and deep insight into people and place. His wealth of knowledge and invaluable connections will ensure some memorable insights throughout the trip.


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Total Priceper person from

$5490USD

Your trip price includes:

  • Meals valued at USD$800
  • Internal flight valued at USD$266
Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$300
  • Single SupplementUSD$430
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Mustang to Nar Phu traverse via Teri La with Garry Weare trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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