Feb 21 - Mar 15, 2019 | Change

Nar Phu to Upper Mustang via the Teri La trek (23 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Highlights: Phugaon, Nar, Teri La, Lo Manthang, Chogo La (Marang La), Charang (Tsarang), and Kagbeni

Difficulty: strenuous
Nar Phu to Upper Mustang via the Teri La
Starting at $5,073 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.01 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $345 per person for specialized guide surcharge
+ $1,125 per person for 2 expedition porters
+ $220 per person for staff and equipment transport
+ $198 per person for oxygen
+ $55 per person for climbing rope
+ $220 per person for sat phone
+ $165 per person for camping
+ $220 per person for equipment for staff
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $876 per person for permits
+ $890 for single surcharge for Restricted Area

( Purchase of at least 2 permits required. If someone else joins your trek this fee will be refunded.)

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Staff and Equipment Transport Kathmandu-Koto & Jomsom-Kathmandu
  • Oxygen Includes 1 mask and regulator in case of emergency
  • Climbing Rope 60m in length
  • Specialized Guide Surcharge compensates guide for the special skills/knowlege required on this trip
  • 2 Expedition Porters $25 per day for 14 days up to Yara plus 5 days return to Kathmandu (19 days total) for carrying camping, food, and other general trip supplies. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
  • Sat Phone rental charge with $50 credits
  • Camping Food while camping
  • Equipment for Staff
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

Exploring both the Upper Mustang and Nar-Phu restricted areas, this adventurous trek crosses the Teri La, a remote high pass between the two regions. Camping gear is required since there are no permanent settlements between Nar and Tangge. These two strongly Tibetan influenced regions are littered with shrines, monasteries, caves and villages built by the devote Buddhist population. These cultural sites decorate an impressively spectacular landscape of eroded cliffs high mountain vistas, colorful canyons and deep valleys.

Weather Conditions in February

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February has a slightly higher chance of precipitation than January and a slight increase in the chance of clouds, but in general it is typically a very dry month. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 3 days with precipitation in February. The highest point on the trek is Teri La at 5595 m. During February, expect high temperatures of around -4.2°C (24°F) and lows down to -21.2°C (-6°F) at Teri La.

Nar Phu to Upper Mustang via the Teri La Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Thu Feb 21 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in February.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $6.00
Travel time: about 6 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.6°C (76°F) and lows of about 7.6°C (46°F) in February.

Fri Feb 22 (day 2)
Shared vehicle from Besi Sahar to Koto (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $30.00
Travel time: about 8 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Koto (2620 m)

From May through early October it is sometimes not possible to reach Koto by road due to landslides caused by rains. In that case you may have to start walking at an earlier point and the trek may take an extra day or two so make sure you plan accordingly. Please pay your guide and porter for any extra days they work beyond the time you booked.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.7°C (57°F) and lows of about -3.3°C (26°F) in February.

Sat Feb 23 (day 3)

Meta (3560 m)

This is a large altitude gain from Koto if not pre acclimatized it is recommended that you add a second night in Meta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -9.0°C (16°F) in February.

Sun Feb 24 (day 4)

Kyang (3820 m)

There are a few inhabited houses here but may need to sleep in tents and eat basic food at a homestay.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.5°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in February.

Mon Feb 25 (day 5)

Phugaon (4080 m)

Explore around Phu
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in February.

Tue Feb 26 (day 6)

Phugaon (4080 m)

Wed Feb 27 (day 7)

Kyang (3820 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.5°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in February.

Nar Phedi (3490 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.5°C (47°F) and lows of about -8.5°C (17°F) in February.

Nar (4110 m)

Explore Nar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.7°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.3°C (10°F) in February.

Thu Feb 28 (day 8)

Nar (4110 m)

Fri Mar 1 (day 9)

Lapse Khola (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in March.

Sat Mar 2 (day 10)

Lungre (4600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.8°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.2°C (12°F) in March.

Sun Mar 3 (day 11)

Teri La High Camp (5200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.2°C (36°F) and lows of about -14.8°C (5°F) in March.

Mon Mar 4 (day 12)

Teri La (5595 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.2°C (32°F) and lows of about -17.2°C (1°F) in March.

Teri La
Ang Tsering Sherpa

Pasphu Khola (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in March.

Tue Mar 5 (day 13)

Yakpa (4300 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -9.4°C (15°F) in March.

Wed Mar 6 (day 14)

Tanbe (Tangge) (3300 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in March.

Thu Mar 7 (day 15)

Yara (3600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in March.

Fri Mar 8 (day 16)

Luri Gompa (3950 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.7°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.3°C (19°F) in March.

Tashi Kabum (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.0°C (50°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in March.

Yara (3600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.2°C (23°F) in March.

Sat Mar 9 (day 17)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.4°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.6°C (20°F) in March.

Sun Mar 10 (day 18)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Mon Mar 11 (day 19)

Chogo La (Marang La) (4320 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.5°C (46°F) and lows of about -9.5°C (15°F) in March.

Lo Gekar (Ghar Gompa) (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.8°C (50°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in March.

Charang (Tsarang) (3630 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in March.

Tue Mar 12 (day 20)

Chungsi Caves (3500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.4°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in March.

Syangmochen (3700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -5.8°C (22°F) in March.

Wed Mar 13 (day 21)

Samar (3650 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.5°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in March.

Thu Mar 14 (day 22)

Kagbeni (2840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in March.

Kagbeni

Jomsom (2760 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in March.

Jomsom
Fri Mar 15 (day 23)
Public bus from Jomsom to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $30.00
Travel time: about 12 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in March.

Pokhara
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created