Naar to Upper Mustang Trekking is an adventurous trek which offers you to walk from Naar village through a very remote region following the Great Himalaya Trail to the semi-independent Kingdom of Upper Mustang near the Tibet border. Our Leader Mr. Dorje successfully trekked Naar to Mustang GHT over Teri La many times. Naar to Upper Mustang trekking starts at Annapurna Circuit Trekking region and we trek up to Chame then we follow to the isolated village of Nar.Then from there crossing the rarely travelled Teri La pass (5,595m) to enter Upper Mustang which still a Kingdom to the other side of the Himalayas in Nepal. Naar to upper mustang trekking is one of the best adventurous treks in Nepal. Though we offer the best Nepal family treks, this is not suitable for families.
The valleys of Naar and Upper Mustang are very rich in dry and colorful rock formations. In those colorful rocks you can see many caves dwelling high up in the cliffs. Naar Phu and upper Mustang valleys were not open for trekking until 1992 and there are still few people visiting Upper Mustang. This is the reason why it is one of the few places where one can see pure Tibetan culture. This amazing remote best trekking package with us gives you chance to take a close look at traditional Tibetan way of life in the remote Nepal.
Lo-mangthang is extremely beautiful and one of best attractions of the entire trip. And this is the place where great Tibetan Tiji festival takes place every year in May. Easy way to have great glance of walled city of Lo is to climb up onto the roof of one of the inns. It is otherwise quite difficult to get a clear impression of the layout of the place. Similarly, other places worth visiting, specially rest points are set up according to the great value of them and to keep the physical condition intact. Naar to upper mustang trek in Nepal is one of the best treks especially for adventure lovers. Best part to book naar to upper mustang trek with Himalayan Adventure sports is that you will get the most experience guide. It is a wonderful high Himalayan trekking tour in Nepal. To experience similar type of Himalayan trekking package in fewer days than this is only upper mustang trek. Special cost for mustang trek is low and quality is high with us. If you want quite less adventure and still the same experience then take a look at Annapurna Circuit Trekking information with us.
It is an exciting Nepal trek package since it has a great blend of trekking in the real remote and driving to the mountain roads. Naar to Upper Mustang Trek is moderate to difficult trek in Nepal with few strenuous. You all are welcome to our adventurous journey.But before signing up with this trip, please know your physical condition well. So, join our naar to upper mustang trekking and make sure whether you will be trekking with a good guide for naar mustang or not. Always feel free to contact us in [email protected] to know further more about this trip. You are also welcome to WhatsApp at 9779851005540.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Our Airport representative will assist you to transfer to the hotel. We will meet you in the Hotel to talk more about your trip with us.Relax in the Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu. Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley optionally.
We need one official day to prepare special trekking permits to Naar phu valley and Upper Mustang restricted areas. In the mean time you can take a Kathmandu valley sightseeing on your own or with our culture tour guide to know a bit about history, culture and architecture of Nepal.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu Jagat (1314m).
We set off after an early breakfast for the drive westwards to the start of the trek, accompanied by our trek crew. After 3 hours or so, we arrive at the town of Mugling and stop for an early lunch at a roadside restaurant. Soon after leaving Mugling, we reach the small town of Dumre, beside the Marsyangdi River. Here, we turn north on a smaller road which follows the river. We cross the river on a long suspension bridge at Syange before climbing to our overnight accommodation at Jagat (1314m)
Day: 04: Trek via Chamje and Tal to Dharapani (1945m).
Your real trek starts actually from today. From Jagat you start your trek with all the trekking crews. It begins with a steady climb to Chamje, before descending to cross the river on a suspension bridge. Climbing once more, we enter the Buddhist region of Manang at the village of Tal (which means lake in Nepali). Here the terrain levels for a short section and the raging river slows to a lake-like appearance. Beyond Tal, the trail crosses the river again and continues for a further 4 kilometres to Dharapani (1943m).
Day 05 : Trek from Jagat to Koto (2600m) you have villages to explore while trekking.
We trek towards the west of the valley as we set off and hike to the interesting Buddhist village of Bagar Chap. Manaslu is now visible behind us and Annapurna 2 occasionally in sight on our left hand side, as we walk on the road at times and also find sections of village trail, passing through scattered pine forest and negotiating many stone steps. There are isolated lodges and hamlets en route to our overnight lodge accommodation at Koto (2600m).
Day 06: Trek from koto to the site of the gorge of the Naar Phu Khola (3000m)
Our trek will start after checking permits in Koto . Beyond Koto we leave the Annapurna Circuit trail and head trek to steeper gorge of the Naar Phu Khola. We take a trail that goes to the western bank on a trail through beautiful jungles and walking many temporary ‘villages’ used in the winter by the people of Naar and Phu. Soon the contrast with the Annapurna Circuit trail is striking and we are unlikely to see very many other trekkers as we make our way up this restricted valley. Camp tonight near the Naar Phu Khola at approximately 3000 metres.
Day 07: Trek to Sartek Monastery(3500m).
The trekking today is a world apart from the Annapurna Circuit as we leave this popular trail behind. Only those trekkers with special permits to access this restricted area may proceed up the Naar-Phu Khola. There is a fair amount of up and down to negotiate and some sections of exposed trail hewn from the cliffs above the river, to reach Meta at 3560 metres. Beyond Meta we drop back down to the river and the bridge at Naar Phedi and set up our camp close to Sartek Monastery (3500m).
Day 08: Trek to to Naar Village (4110m).
We have just a short stage today, trekking up to the junction of the Naar and Phu rivers and then making the long climb up to the village of Naar (4110m) which is set amongst snow clad peaks and surrounded by fields of mustard and barley.
Day 09 : Rest in Naar Village. This day allows you to explore Tibetan Buddhist villages.
A day for acclimatisation in Naar. We cannot go higher without a day to acclimatise to our new altitude and this gives a welcome opportunity to explore this highly picturesque place. The people of Naar make their living from spinning and weaving. The village also boasts several colourful gompas which are well worth a visit, or it is possible to climb to the line of prayer flags on the hill above the village for more spectacular views. We spend a second night in Naar.
Day 10 : Trek down to the valley of the Lapse Khola then continue up to a high grazing area (4375m).
Leaving Naar we first make a descent into the valley of the Lapse Khola and crossing the river, we then start to climb. Our trek begins to take on a remote feeling as we leave all habitation behind. The trail which is often very indistinct stays high above the valley. We may meet the women of Naar up in these high mountains as they collect Yak dung for winter fuel. We make our camp in a kharka (yak pasture) at around 4375 metres.
Day 11 : Trek above the Lapse Khola to Dovan (4400m).
The trail again follows the Lapse Khola staying high above the river keeping approximately to the 4500 metre contour line. Towards the end of the day’s trek the trail meets the valley floor again close to the junction of 2 streams. This is the place called Dovan and we camp here beside the river at around 4400 metres.
Day 12: Trek up to end of the valley (4900m) and set up high camp below the Teri La.
We continue to follow the Lapse Khola and then climb steeply up a moraine into an open valley. Our high camp (c.4900m) below the pass is spectacularly located with a backdrop of snow capped peaks.
Day 13: Cross the Teri La (5595m) with breathtaking Himalayan views then trek to Pasphu Khola (4745m).
A long hard day through a continuously spectacular landscape. It will take around 6 hours to climb to the Teri La (5595m). It is possible that we may encounter snow on the ascent and on the top of the pass. From the summit there are tremendous views over the Annapurna range and the nearby Chulu group of the Himalaya. Northwards lies the vast arid plateau of Tibet. Our location and situation here really feels like the off-the-beaten track adventure which is the essence of this trek. From the summit of the pass we make a steep descent at first and then follow a contour trail at around 5000m, crossing several spurs and ridges before a final steep descent to a stream which is crossed stepping stones. The camp is a further 20 – 30 minutes beside the Pasphu Khola (4745m).
Day 14: Trek to Yakpa (4315m).
Another rather long day and another great day of trekking. We start by contouring high above the valley. The trail not always obvious with sections of landslips to negotiate so it is important to stay together on this section. Eventually we begin to see signs of habitation with chortens and small herders’ buildings. There is also more vegetation, mostly scrubby juniper trees and finally we reach we reach Yakpa (4315m) in the Upper Kali Gandaki Valley with its collection of old Tibetan houses.
Day 15: Trek to Tangge (3338m) in Upper Mustang. Tangge is a village already in Upper Mustang.
Although this is a predominantly downhill day, it begins with an ascent which is quite steep an exposed in places. From the top of this climb there are great views back towards the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri and a wide open view across the high plateau area to the north. We now have a long descent as we loose 1000 metres of elevation to reach the small village of Tangge in Upper Mustang (3338m) where we set up our camp.
Day 16: Rest day to explore the fascinating traditonal Tangge village .
We enjoy a well-earned rest day. Tangge is a fascinating place and this is a great opportunity for an insight into local life in this trans-Himalayan village. This day may also be used at the leaders discretion as a contingency day in case of delays or for extra acclimatisation or camps prior to crossing the Teri La.
Day 17: Trek towards north trail above the Kali Gandaki, to Yara (3605m).
After and initial climb out of Tangge into an open valley, we descend to the confines of the Puyung Khola where we take our lunch in the steep-sided gorge. Climbing out of the gorge, we finish the day with a gentle descent to our next overnight halt in the attractive village of Yara Gaon (3605m).
Day 18: Trek crossing Kaligandaki to the walled and capital ‘city’ of Lo-Manthang (3800m).
We start the day with a steep climb up above the Kali Gandaki. Entering a narrow valley, we then follow an undulating trail to reach the road which is the main trekking route into Mustang. We follow the road for approximately 1 hour to Mustang’s capital, Lo-Manthang (3809m).
Day 19: Rest day to explore oldest traditional Buddhist city, caves and monasteries. Drive around in Jeep and continue to Samar.
This amazing remote best trekking package with us gives you chance to take a close look at traditional Tibetan way of life in the remote Nepal. There is one main gate that gives access to the interior of the capital and the best way to get a look at the town is to climb up onto the roof of one of the inns. From the narrow streets of the town it is difficult to get a clear impression of the layout. The raja’s palace is a four-storey building of mud and timber construction. Then, in the late morning, we will set off by jeep on the first stage of our 2-day journey to Jomsom. Today, we will have a bumpy drive of about 5 hours south through the heart of Mustang, passing colourful villages such as Charang, Ghami and Geling. Finally, we arrive at Samar at the crest of a rise overlooking the Annapurnas to the south. Samar was a major stopping place for the horse caravans of Tibetan traders and there are several caravanserai (inns) with stables here. We make our camp in the grounds of one of these old caravanserai.
Day 20: Trek down via the Chele La (3630m) to Chukksang, then drive along the river bed to Jomsom.
We start the day with a couple of hours of pleasant trekking, with great views of Nilgiri and the Annapurnas ahead. We cross the Chele La (3630m) and drop down to Chele on a trail that is cut into a yellow conglomerate cliff, Below Chele, we cross the upper Kali Gandaki on a metal bridge and, shortly thereafter, we reach Chukksang, where we meet our transport for the drive to Jomsom. Arriving at this busy airport town of Jomsom will be quite a culture shock for us after more than 2 weeks seeing few other trekkers and away from the tea-houses, shops and lodges of the circuit. We will no doubt make use of these facilities on our last night on trek. We overnight in a lodge near the airstrip.
Day 21 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara then Fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara. Free time in the afternoon and celebratory dinner at a local restaurant.
We take the short and exciting internal flight to Pokhara and then catch an onward flight to Kathmandu. (Please note that if, for any reason, the first of these flights is cancelled, we are obliged to travel from Jomsom to Pokhara by road. This is a long journey of as much as 10 hours on poor roads, but does provide an insight into the spectacular valley of the Kali Gandaki. In this eventuality, we will overnight in Pokhara, before flying on to Kathmandu on the following day). Assuming we have flown, the remainder of the afternoon is free for sightseeing. As a part of the trip package we have included complimentary evening meals at the finest restaurants in Kathmandu on each of the nights that we stay in the city. On this first night after our trek we will certainly have a party. Overnight at the group hotel in the city.
Day 22 : Free day in Kathmandu for sightseeing, shopping or relaxing.
A free day in Kathmandu, which also allows us some contingency in case the flight out of Jomsom is delayed. If we have experienced no delays this is an opportunity for independent exploration amongst the colourful streets and temples of Kathmandu. This evening we will have a celebratory dinner to mark the end of a most excellent trip.
Day 23: Departure day. Transfers to Kathmandu Airport are provided.
We drop you to Kathmandu International Airport.
- Airport- Hotel- Airport pickups and drops with private vehicle.
- 4 night’s standard hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis with bed and breakfast.
- Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu domestic Airfare and airport tax.
- Naar and Upper Mustang Trek with 3 meals a day and Lodge to Lodge tented camp where necessary or we can do tented camp all the way out too accommodations.
- Government licensed, friendly and well-experienced trekking guide with fluent English
- proficiency with his salary, equipments and insurence.
- All the needed permits such as Upper Mustang Special Permit, Naar Phu trekking permit, TIMS & ACAP etc.
- Needed number of porters with their salary and insurance.
- All needed transportation as necessary according to itinerary.
- Cultural show with typical Nepali dinner as a farewell party.
- Office service charge.
- Government taxes and tourism taxes.
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmadu.
- International Airfare.
- Visa to Nepal.
- All the foods in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
- Your travel insurance.
- Personnel expenses.
- Unexpected extra prices which is beyond our control such as natural calamities, change of itinerary,
- political unrest, rescue etc.
- Tips for guide, porters and drivers.