Newly opened Trekking Route in 2006, Teri La Pass Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek which shortly became very popular for trekkers in Nepal with off the beaten track and difficult passes along with a gorgeous scenic view of Damodar Himal and lies between Nar and Mustang. Teri La Pass Trekking Trail offers beautiful natural and cultural scenery along with alluring views of different snow-covered peaks.
As this trekking is in the restricted area of Nepal, we need a special permit for the trek. Because of the challenging altitude, you will need to work out and prepare more for this trek. The trail to Teri La Pass is totally fantastic because of the presence of diverse landscapes, from jungle to alpine areas and the dry moonscapes like scenery. As there are not many settlements along the route, the trekking is to be completed by camping which will end up making your trip more interesting and enjoyable.
The whole trip is characterized by strange striking rock outcrop, ochre cliffs and the pinnacle of weathered rock, canyons and ravines abound. The trail passes through many ancient villages and monasteries which displays the ancient architecture, unchanged for over 500 years. The virtually abandoned trail of Teri La Pass is much exciting and thrilling because of the presence of unique landscapes and geography of the route along with the culturally and historically important monasteries and Gompas. The trekkers and climbers really enjoy its fantastic and picturesque views of Himalayas and beyond.
2 - 7
5595 m/ 18356.3ft
Off the beaten track that proffers splendid view of Teri Himal (5935m) and other snowy peaks.
Trek in the Mustang region near Tibet border.
Crossing through different passes such as Makar Pass (4259m), Day-La Pass (3950m), Chogo La Pass (4280m), Nyila Pass (4010m) and Ghemi La Pass (3765m) along with many Gompas, Stupas, and monasteries, museum, Chungsi Cave, Luri Gomba and rivers.
The trail passes through Damodar Kunda into Upper Mustang and Lo Manthang (the ancient capital of Upper Mustang).
Why this Trip
Teri La Pass Trek is a home to some antiquated villages and Tibetan monasteries that offers visitors an insight into century’s old Tibetan culture and tradition along with the fantastic mountain views, diverse landscapes, from jungle to alpine areas and the dry moonscape scenic view of Upper Mustang. It is a once in a lifetime type of journey that offers the visitors with the mesmerizing views of mountain ranges as well as the culture and tradition of people living there.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a Plan B and Plan C
•What follows is a general flow of events. Except for the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekker will not be issued trekking permit
•5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in Teri La pass region.
Upon arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be already there to pick you up. S/He will transfer you from airport to hotel where you will be staying. After a decent resting at hotel, you will be invited for dinner by Swotah. After dinner, the further itinerary will be discussed in proper way.
Today, we will be starting our journey by drive to Pokhara which is also known as the “City of Lake”. It will take about 6-7 hours of drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will have free time in the evening. You can either go boating or cycling at the lake side or go for shopping and roam around the city.
In the morning, we will be continuing our journey from Pokhara to Besi Sahar which will take about 4-5 hours of drive. Besi Sahar will be our end point for today. We will be spending our night at Besi Sahar.
Today, our trekking will be started. From Koto, we leave the trails of the classic Annapurna Circuit behind us into a far remote part of Himalaya. The trail will leave us astound as it proffers the chilled surroundings with beautiful nature and geography. After 3-4 hours of walk, we will reach NaarPhu Khola Campsite where we will be staying for the night.
After the warm breakfast, the trip is further continued today with a short hike to Meta which is also known as Methang. The trail is carved into the narrow and steep sided walls of NaarPhu Khola, climbing through pine forest. The trail breaks into a huge expanse, surrounded by the snow capped peaks of Pisang and Kang Guru. We continue walking for about 4 hours until we reach Meta where we will be spending our night.
Today is the short day trek to the Naar from Meta. The undisturbed trail is truly magical place to be where you can find prayer flags throughout the trekking route, chortens and Mani walls lined the trail making it beautiful and attractive. We cross wild and barren landscape and Tibetan influenced architecture of the homes and gompas along the trail. After walk of 4-5 hours, we will be reaching Naar which is the end point of the day and we will be resting here at night.
Leaving Naar, today we will be heading forward to our journey. After walking about an hour and half, we will be reaching to Chhubche Kharka where we can rest for a while. We will be crossing through beautiful and mesmerizing views of different forms of landscapes and nature along with the ascend walk through the pine forest passing many waterfalls and streams. After further walk of 5-6 hours from Chhubche Kharka, we will reach to Dharmashala.
Early morning after breakfast, we start our trek to Odhar that is also called Tribeni where we will be ending our day journey. The trek from Dharmashala to Tribeni will take you at least 7 hours of walk.
Leaving behind Tribeni, today, we will move towards the Base Camp of Teri La. The slippery trail with the view of snowy covered peaks will leave you mesmerized and amazed. The trail itself is interesting and enjoyable. Once you reach Teri La Base Camp, you will get to see the beautiful views of nature with chilled weather around. It will be refreshing after a walk of 8 hours.
After early morning breakfast, we will be leaving for our further journey. We will walk for about 2 hours and get to see the splendid view of Teri La Himal passing through Teri La Pass (5595m). We will further walk for another 5-6 hours to reach Rijung Khola where we will be spending our night.
Rijung Khola which is also known as Riu is a beautiful place to be. We will leave behind Rijung Khola and walk ahead to reach Purano Kog. There are old cultivated fields from Purano Kog which will provide a great view of cultivation in this area. You will have to walk for about 6-7 hours from Rijung Khola to reach Purano Kog. We will be staying at Purano Kog that night.
Today, we will leave Purano Kog after having warm breakfast. We will walk for about 2 hours until we cross Makar Pass (4259m). We rest for a while there and spot the true beauty of that place. We will reach at Tangee after 6 hours of walk where you can find numbers of stupas and monuments with its historical and cultural importance.
We leave Tangee in the morning after breakfast and continue our trekking until we reach Lori Gompa. After about 4-5 hours of walk, we will be able to see some oldest and most famous cave monastery in Mustang Region which was constructed in 15th century where we can find old chortens and many images as well as statues of protection. After further walk for about an hour, we will encounter with one of the famous cave monastery of the region. After walking for about 2 hours from the famous cave monastery, we will reach Yara which is the end point of this day.
Today, we will leave Yara and walk through the village trails. The trail will lead us to Surkhang Gaun and Dhi Gaun after about 2 hours of walk. We will be passing through beautiful passes such as Dhi La Pass (3950m) and Day La Pass (3950m). The splendid beauty of the nature will leave you stunned. After relaxing for a while, we will leave for Lo Manthang where we will stay the night.
Today is the special day as we have a whole day to explore more about Lo Manthang that is the most beautiful place in the region. Lo Manthang proffers the view of Lo Manthang Windy Pass along with stupas, monuments, few chortens and monasteries near it. This exploration day includes the exploration of Choser Cave that covers about 5 hours of walk from the day. You can either go there by jeep or hire a horse and visit village tour including 3 main monasteries. There are four major places and several other places like the Tall Champa Lakhang “God House”, the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the entrance hall are the main attractions of this town. You can also visit four-storey building of Raja’s palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya. Besides that, Kimling and Phuwa as well as Gompa of Nangyals “The Monastery of Victory”, Garphu and Nyphu Gompas and Chosar are the alluring attractions of Lo Manthang. After exploring, you can go for a short shopping around the village and spend your quality time in making wonderful memories.
Today, we will leave behind splendid Lo Manthang and continue our journey. The trail will lead us to Chogo La Pass which is the highest point in this region. After this, the trail follows the descend path to explore Lo Gyakar Ghar Gompa which is the oldest Gompa of Upper Mustang built by Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism in 8th century. We will further cross Mui La Pass (4170m) on the way and finally reach Dhakmar after 8 hours of walk.
After wrapping up with breakfast, we will be leaving Dhakmar and continue our trek. The trail will lead us to Ghemi where numerous of Stupas and Monasteries and found crossing through Ghemi La Pass (3765m) and Nyila Pass (4010m) from where the mind-blowing view of Mustang, Annapurna and Nilgiri can be seen. Finally after 7 hours of walk, we will be reaching Ghiling which is our end point for the night.
Today, we will continue our trek with the ascend walk up to Syangboche crossing Syangboche La Pass (3850m) from where the alluring view of Kaligandaki River can be seen. The trail will lead us to Chungsi Cave which is the famous cave in the region. After crossing Bhena La Pass (3830m) and Yamdala Pass (4010m), we will be reaching to Samar Village and after that, crossing through Taklam La Pass (3640m), we will have to walk through Gurung Village and reach Chele. Further after about an hour of walk, we will be reaching Chhusang which proffers you with gigantic red, orange and silver grey cliffs spotted with cave dwellings. We will be spending our night there at Chhusang.
Today we walk for a brief time before reaching Kagbeni. Kagbeni is holy place for Hindu People. After spending an hour or two at Kagbeni, you will be transferred to Jomsom by private Jeep without any problem of security, health and meals. It will take you 6-7 hours to reach Jomsom. The rest of the evening, you can enjoy on your own exploring and wandering the beauty of this area.
We will leave Jomsom and head towards Pokhara today. You will be transferred to Pokhara from Jomsom on domestic flight of Nepal. The rest of the day is your free day. You can enjoy Pokhara and its beauty. You can also go for the places you have left to explore on your starting days.
This day is the sightseeing day as our city guide will take you to the important places within the Kathmandu Valley. You will be acquainted with historical and cultural places as well as the Hindu and Buddhist Shrines. You will be taken to the major important places like Boudha, Swoyambhu, Pashupati, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You can also rest in Hotel if you prefer to relax.
On this day, you can shop around Thamel area and other activities you prefer. You can also take our complimentary Trekkers’ Massage before you leave the country. We will eat together and then accompany you to the airport in traditional Nepali farewell mode.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/camping/homestay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Teri La pass is one of the most popular trekking routes which is a thrilling experience where you can explore ancient monasteries from the 14th century, Buddhist shrines, Tibetan culture, rustic villages and beautiful hospitable people. It is little bit hard to do this trek so you will have to be physically and mentally fit and healthy to do this trek.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Locals are very respectful and welcoming toward women and tourist in general and our guides will make sure you are comfortable and safe while trekking in remote areas.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
During camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private transportation for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and to drive towards Pokhara too. We use domestic airlines to come back from Jomsom to Pokhara. We do drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking in Teri La Pass is tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement. So, pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say, good shoe is very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain. So invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination and make a camp for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. Our guide is also provided with a mobile phone. In case of emergency, you can use his mobile and make a call.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.