Teri-La Pass newly explored Trek is newly explored Trekking routes in 2006. It is challenging and very popular trekking trail with beaten track and difficult pass. Teri-La is located in remote parts of Mustang region of Damodar Himal, close to the border of China (Tibet). The trails are rugged, cutting high into cliff sides and pass villages that have changed little over the centuries. Teri-La Trek can be done in anti-clockwise for which the trek start from Phu and then ascend to Teri-La pass and enter in the Mustang “Hidden Valley” and return to Jomsom or clockwise for which the trek start from Jomsom and follow Upper Mustang trail and descend to Nar-Phu valley and end at Besisahar.
The trek starts from one place to another with great sceneries, cultures, religion and geographical variations. Hence trekkers can enjoy the fantastic and picturesque views of diversity in this region. Saribang trekking and trek will start from one region and end another trekking region by enjoying scenery, religions, geographic elevation. The trekkers and climbers really enjoy its fantastic and picturesque views of Himalaya and beyond. During the trekking, trekkers meet different villages, monasteries, culture and religion of Tibetan style every day.
Teri La Pass es una nueva ruta de trekking abierta el año 2006. Es considerado un trekking desafiante con senderos agotadores y dificultosos pasos. Teri La está localizado en una parte remota de Mustang, región de Damodar Himal, cercano a la frontera con Tibet.
El sendero escabroso pasa por villas que han cambiado muy poco durante siglos. Este trek se puede realizar en dirección contraria a las agujas del reloj, para lo cual el trek comienza desde Phu y luego asciende al Teri La Pass para entrar en el “Valle Escondido” de Mustang y retornar a Jomson. También se puede realizar en la dirección de las agujas del reloj para lo cual se inicia en Jomson y sigue el sendero a Upper Mustang para luego descender al valle de Nar-Phu y finalizar en Besisahar.
Ya sea que el trek se inicie en uno u otro lugar, igualmente se podrá disfrutar de grandes paisajes, variedad de culturas, religiones y variaciones geográficas.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, We will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of (Pashupati Nath), the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820 m
Breakfast at the hotel, off to domestic airport for morning flight to Pokhara 35 min or we can drive to Pokhara for 7 hrs. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel. Half day tour of Pokhara City. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish tail summit rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in its environment. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the views of world famous Himalayas.
Overnight at Lodge or B/B.
Day 04: Pokhara flight to Jomsom (2713 m) then trek to Kagbeni (2800 m)
Early morning transfer to Pokhara airport, fly to Jomsom. This is one of the world’s exciting flights to see mountain closely through the tiny aircraft, Annapurna I 8091 meters, Dhaulagiri 8167 meters, fishtail 6997 meter and other numerous peaks. You begin your trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. En- route, you pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki River with beautiful Ekle Bhatti. Kagbeni people are influence with more Tibetan and also Kagbeni is gateway for Upper Mustang and Damodar Kunda trekking. After reaching at Kagbeni (2800 m) there is oldest monastery so better to visit this monastery and look around Kagbeni village.Overnight at Lodge on Full board
Day 05: Kagbeni trek to Chele (3050 m)
Today trek trail starts with a special permit check up and on wards to the riverbank of Kali gandaki up stream. During the trek we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trails follows the up and downhill. Firstly we reach Tangbe village (3060 m) with narrow alleys among white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. From there we trek forward to Chhusang (2980 m) and after crossing the river head up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kali gandaki follows. We head up to small ridges reach at Chele village (3050 m)Overnight at Lodge on Full board.
Day 06: Chele trek to Shyangbochen (3800)
Today trek trail climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624 m) and Dajori La (3725 m) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Himal. Further descend a little to the village of Samar (3620 m). Climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to a stream. Another about 3 hrs easy walk takes us to Shyangbochen (3800 m). On the way, we relax along the surrounding of cool streams and juniper trees. Locals use the dried leaves of junipers as incenses to invite deities and start any auspicious work. We also pass by a cave famously known as Ramchung Cave.Overnight at Lodge on Full board.
Day 07: Shyangbochen trek to Ghami (3520 m)
Today trek trail short gentle climb to the small pass (3850 m) then you will meet two trails one right hand side trail goes to Geling (3570 m) where available larger red Gompa and another left hand side trail goes directly to Nyi La Pass (4010 m) through Tamagaon (3710 m) Please consult with your guide for route recommendation. If you choose trail goes to Tamagaon will be shorter one but if you choose through Geling will be longer walk. Both trail flat and gentle up hill till Nyi La Pass (4010 m) then descend to the Ghami / Ghemi (3520 m), the third largest village in the Lo region. The trail is passing a chortens and local villages which are like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. You will passes on the trail poplar trees and fields of Barley.Overnight at Lodge on Full board.
Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang
Outside Ghami we see what is Mustang’s longest Mani wall – approximately 1000 m long and decorated with simple carvings, blending in well with the surrounding scenery. There is also a group of chortens standing in front of the red wall which forms the end of the valley. Again, the architecture here is like an organic extension of nature. According to legend when the famous Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) came to the area and fought and destroyed a demon, its intestines landed at the site where the Mani wall stands, its lungs near the red cliffs behind and its heart at the spot where Mustang’s oldest monastery, Lo Gekar, was built. A steady climb takes us up a 3820 m pass, after which a lunar-looking desert stretches to the horizon. There is no sign of vegetation or human life here, only barren hill after barren hill with the same distinctively creepy beauty. The first indication of human presence we see next is the Tsarang chorten – the large red-painted Stupa is in the middle of the landscape and further down the monastery and the palace of Tsarang can be distinguished in the fields. A broad road leads to Tsarang, Mustang’s second town, with around 1000 inhabitants.Overnight at Lodge on Full board.
Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3810 m)
Today, trek trail to Lo-Manthang with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Khola and then climbs steeply after crossing the river (Khola). Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,950 m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Manthang Valley. While descending to Lo-Manthang (3810 m), views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. Finally you reach at Lo-manthang then visit Royal Palace, Monasteries and town.Overnight at Lodge on Full board.
Day 10: Explore around Lo-Mangthang (3810 m)
Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Manthang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may hire horse to go to Chosar village to see the beautiful two Gompa (monasteries) called Garphu and Nyphu Gompas as well as Chosar village is main trading route to Lhasa (Tibet) and return to Lo-manthang (3810 m) Overnight at Lodge on Full board.
Day 11: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara 3900m, 6 hours.
Today the trail is steadily climbs two small passes—Lo La (3950m) and Dhi La (3950m)—before arriving in Dhi village. It will take about 3 hours through to reach Dhi village. You descend for about an hour and then you cross Puyung Khola. Continue climbing alongside the river to reach Yara. Overnight at Lodge on Full board.
Day 12: Rest day Yara gaon.
This day you visit the Tashi Gompa and latter you trek back to Sukhang takes 2 hours. In Sukhang you visit the Luri Gompa . Overnight at Lodge on Full board.
Day 13: Yara gaon to Tangge (3240 m) 5 and ½ hours.
The trail now mostly descends and crosses over streams like Dhechang and Tangge stay Overnight at Lodge or Tented camp on Full board.
Day 14: Trek from Tangge to Yak Kharka 4100 m, 5/6 hours
Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 15: Trek from Yak Kharka to Samena Khola 4220m, 4/5 hours.
This will comparatively be an easier trek as you pass through the gentle paced flat terrain. There is no vegetation as you move ahead but the highlight of the day will be the lively river bank of Samena Khola. You will come across some old cultivated lands before arriving at Samena Khola. Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 16: Trek from Samena Khola to Teri-La BC 4630m, 7/8 hours.
You leave Samena Khola and follow the trail that heads upward. This trail passes through sparsely vegetated areas alongside Yak Khola, following which you reach Teri-La Base Camp. You can enjoy the view of Teri Himal (5935m) along with the views of other peaks as you rest in Teri-La Base Camp. Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 17: Trek from Teri-La BC to Teri-La High Camp 5100m, 4/5 hours.
On this day, you trek to the High Camp. You need to be ready, physically as well as mentally, in order to make the climb and adjust to the altitude above 5000m. You cross Yak Kharka and follow the trails of Rijung Chwa Khola that flows on the foot of Teri Himal (5935m). Walking on moraine on a steep trail, you arrive in Teri-La High Camp. From the camp, you get an unobstructed view of Damodar Himal and Purung Himal ranges. Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 18: Trek from Teri-La High Camp to Teri-La Phedi 5000m, 6/7 hours via Teri-La Pass 5595m.
Today is one of the toughest days of the trek as you cross the high mountain pass, Teri-La (5595m). The trek starts early today with a target to reach the top of the pass by the time of sunrise. From the top, you can view the Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Purkung. After a short break at the top, you descend to the other side of the pass to Teri-La Phedi. Overnight at Tented camp on Full board..
Day 19: Trek from Teri-La Phedi to Labse Khola 4800m, 5/6 hours.
You follow the downhill track and arrive at the plain land in 4 hours. Continue the trek through the flat terrain of Nar Phu Valley to reach Labse Khola. In mid-summer, you might see yaks and sheep grazing around the area. Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 20: Trek from Labse Khola to Yak Kharka 4600m, 6/7 hours.
The trek continues through the wilderness to Yak Kharka. Following Labse Khola downstream, you reach Yak Kharka. There are only a few temporary shepherd huts here. It is a lush pastureland which is used for cattle grazing, especially the yaks. Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 21: Trek from Yak Kharka to Nar Gaon 4110m, 6/7 hours.
Today we trek to downhill around 6 hours to reach Nar Gaon. This village is located on the northern side of the famous Annapurna Trekking Trail. The name of the village is believed to be derived from Nar Khola. There are many Buddhist monasteries to visit here. You can interact with the locals and learn about their one of a kind culture in Nar. Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 22: Trek from Nar Gaon to Phu Gaon 3900m, 6/7 hours.
It will be a downhill trek untill the Phu River . You walk past the Mani wall and continue to walk downhill to Phu River. Kyang village is located just above Phu River. once you reach Kyang village we walk on a rocky path, you follow the trails of Phu River and then cross the river to in Phu Gaon. There is Lakhang Monastery, also known as the blessed house of gods, in Phu which is one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 23: Trek from Phu Gaon to Meta 3560m, 5/6 hours.
Today we follow the up and down trail to Meta. You pass through several streams and suspension bridges. It is an isolated trek and there are relatively fewer trekkers in this region. You might get a chance to see the blue sheep on the way. During this trek, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Lamjung Himal (6893 m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Overnight at Tented camp on Full board.
Day 24: Trek from Meta to Koto 2600 m, 6/7 hours (Naar Phu Restricted Area Permit Exit)
Stay overnight in lodge on Full board.
Day 25: Drive from koto to Beshishahar 6 hours
Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 26: Beshishahar to Kathmandu drive by bus 8 hours.
It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road. overnight in Hotel B/B
Day 27 Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 28 Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport your departure flight to your on wards destination.
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