Upper Mustang trek via Teri La Pass (5595m) and Nar Phu valley is one of the popular routes in the Annapurna region. This is an adventurous and challenging trek and offers a combination of two most restricted areas Upper Mustang and Nar Phu Valley crossing through beautiful Teri La pass. This trek offers the visitors a chance to explore the ancient caves, monasteries, medieval villages, breathtaking valleys, and to get an insight of Buddhist art and culture.
The trek begins from Jomsom and finishes in Jagat. The trail goes through pine woods, streams, cascades, and a few suspension spans. Amid the trek, you visit the antiquated religious communities, for example, Rangchung Cave Monastery, Ghar Gompa, Luri Cave Monastery, Thukchen Monastery, and Lakhang Monastery. You will investigate the memorable city of Lo-Manthang and old towns of Nar and Phu in the Nar Phu Valley in the wake of intersection the sensational mountain pass, Teri-La (5595m). This trek bundle not just offers you the chance to see the snowcapped mountain pinnacles, for example, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Lamjung Himal (6893m,) and Annapurna II (7937m) yet in addition, permits to watch Buddhist culture and nearby way of life of the Himalayas.
Destination: Mustang, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kagbeni; Jomsom - Chele - Ghiling - Dhakmar - Lo-Manthang - Yara; Luri Cave Monastery - Tangge - Yak Kharka - Samena Khola - Teri-La BC - Teri-La High Camp - Teri-La Phedi - Labse Khola - Yak Kharka - Nar Gaon - Kyang - Phu Gaon - Meta - Koto - Dharapani - Jagat - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: Spring and Autumn
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry.
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.