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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 $5,148 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
+ $74.75 per person for vat tax
+ $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 ACAP, Nar-Phu Restricted Area Permit, and Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit
  • 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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
Optional Services (VAT Tax (Por...)
  • VAT Tax (Porter)
    $2.21 per day per porter

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 December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Teri La at 5595 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around -5.2°C (23°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.

Tue Dec 17 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

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 23.6°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.6°C (46°F) in December.

Wed Dec 18 (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 12.7°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.3°C (26°F) in December.

Thu Dec 19 (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 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -9.0°C (16°F) in December.

Fri Dec 20 (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 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in December.

Sat Dec 21 (day 5)

Phugaon (4080 m)

Explore around Phu
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in December.

Sun Dec 22 (day 6)

Phugaon (4080 m)

Mon Dec 23 (day 7)

Kyang (3820 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in December.

Nar Phedi (3490 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.5°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.5°C (17°F) in December.

Nar (4110 m)

Explore Nar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.7°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.3°C (10°F) in December.

Tue Dec 24 (day 8)

Nar (4110 m)

Wed Dec 25 (day 9)

Lapse Khola (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.4°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.6°C (6°F) in December.

Thu Dec 26 (day 10)

Lungre (4600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 0.8°C (33°F) and lows of about -15.2°C (5°F) in December.

Fri Dec 27 (day 11)

Teri La High Camp (5200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -2.8°C (27°F) and lows of about -18.8°C (-2°F) in December.

Sat Dec 28 (day 12)

Teri La (5595 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -5.2°C (23°F) and lows of about -21.2°C (-6°F) in December.

Teri La
Ang Tsering Sherpa

Pasphu Khola (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about -0.1°C (32°F) and lows of about -16.1°C (3°F) in December.

Sun Dec 29 (day 13)

Yakpa (4300 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.6°C (37°F) and lows of about -13.4°C (8°F) in December.

Mon Dec 30 (day 14)

Tanbe (Tangge) (3300 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -7.4°C (19°F) in December.

Tue Dec 31 (day 15)

Yara (3600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.2°C (15°F) in December.

Wed Jan 1 (day 16)

Luri Gompa (3950 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.7°C (39°F) and lows of about -13.3°C (8°F) in January.

Tashi Kabum (3900 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.0°C (39°F) and lows of about -13.0°C (9°F) in January.

Yara (3600 m)

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

Thu Jan 2 (day 17)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.4°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.6°C (9°F) in January.

Fri Jan 3 (day 18)

Lo Manthang (3840 m)

Sat Jan 4 (day 19)

Chogo La (Marang La) (4320 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.5°C (35°F) and lows of about -15.5°C (4°F) in January.

Lo Gekar (Ghar Gompa) (3930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.8°C (39°F) and lows of about -13.2°C (8°F) in January.

Charang (Tsarang) (3630 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.4°C (11°F) in January.

Sun Jan 5 (day 20)

Chungsi Caves (3500 m)

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

Syangmochen (3700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in January.

Mon Jan 6 (day 21)

Samar (3650 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -11.5°C (11°F) in January.

Tue Jan 7 (day 22)

Kagbeni (2840 m)

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

Kagbeni

Jomsom (2760 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.8°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.2°C (21°F) in January.

Jomsom
Wed Jan 8 (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 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in January.

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