Teri La Pass Trek

Saribung Trek

This trek is about as far off the beaten track as is possible in Nepal without heading into Tibet. The little-known Teri La lies in the most rugged and inaccessible region of the Damodar Himal between Nar and Mustang. We are deeply immersed in the Buddhist tradition of the Nyingma-pa (old sect) and Tibetan culture.

On this wild route we climb from the subtropical valley of the Marsyangdi to the high deserts of the Mustang region. The whole region is characterised by strange exotic rock outcrops, ochre cliffs and hoodoos; canyons and weirdly eroded gullies abound. At Lo Manthang we are diving directly into ancient history. Villages and monasteries exhibit the ancient architecture, unchanged for over 500 years. Ancient cliff dwellings of the first inhabitants remain and discoveries suggest that these civilisations might have practiced human sacrifice.

We begin the trek in the valley of the Marsyangdi, trekking along the classic Annapurna Circuit route. Then we enter the secret valleys of Nar (and Phu), villages hidden and protected by deep sheer-sided canyons. From Nar village we follow a virtually abandoned trail, where only nature's most elusive animals can survive. We meet shepherds, semi-nomadic herders, goats and yaks. The trails are exposed and the drops are eye-watering, so only those looking for such excitement should consider this arduous but thrilling route. The trail heads northwest to the Teri La, a pass at 5577m that leads us into the ancient kingdom of Mustang. From there we trek to the fabled Lo Manthang and, after a couple of days exploring the walled city, we continue south through Gheling and Chele to Kagbeni.

This circuit requires a commitment, both physical and mental, due to its extreme isolation and its duration. You have to be physically fit. There is no technical difficulty, but we cross the most unimaginably wild pass on a sometimes crumbling trail. The trek requires special permits.


Day 01: Arrival and transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Day free and prepare for the administrative gears

Day 03: Katmandou-Ngadi: About 7-8hrs of drive, O/N camp at 893m (Den+ 863m den-445m)

Day 04: Bulbule-Jagat: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1310m (Den+863 Den-445m)

Day 05: Jagat-Dharapani: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1930m (Den+127 Den-292m)

Day 06: Dharapani-Koto: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 2640m (Den 995m den-624m)

Day 07: Koto-Dharamsala: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3210m (Den+1081 Den-292m)

Day 08: Dharamsala-Kyang: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3888m (Den+1125m den-542m)

Day 09: Kyang-Phu Gaon-Kyang: About 7/8hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3888m

Day 10: Kyang-Naar : About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 4246m

Day 11: Naar gaun-Bhande : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 4390m (Den+617m Den- 447m)

Day 12: Bande-Labse khola : About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at Den+300m den – 90m

Day 13: Labse khola-High Camp : About 4-5hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 4896m

Day 14: High Camp-Passphu: About 8-9hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 4730m ( Den+ 681m Den-847m )

Day 15: Passphu-Reihu Kharka: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 4300m (Den+140m den -290m)

Day 16: Reihu Kharka-Tangey : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3240m.

Day 17: Tangey-Yara : About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3400m

Day 18: Yara-Dhi : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3200

Day 19: Dhi-Lho Manthang : About 4-5hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3810m.

Day 20: Lho-Manthang-Nagyanl-Tsarang : About 4-5hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3650m

Day 21: Tsarang-Dragmar : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3820m

Day 22: Dragmar-Geling : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3510m

Day 24: Geling-Chele : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 3570m

Day 25: Chele-Kagbeni : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 2890m

Day 26: Kagbeni-Jomsom : About 3-4hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 2700m

Day 27: Jomsom-Pokhara: About 25mn of flight, O/N at hotel

Day 28: Pokhara-Katmandou: About 6hrs of drive,O/N at hotel.

Day 29: Day free

Day 30: Departure to the international airport

Cost Include(s)

  • Transportation as per mentioned in the program traveling by flight
  • Complete full board trekking in lodge to lodge (Tea House) (except the beverage
  • An English-speaking guide and necessary helper guides (Sherpas) (French speaking guide for necessary)
  • One porter for 2 persons
  • National Park Fee, TIMS card
  • Four night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Nepali staff insurance

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as roadblock due to natural climates and accidents and unforeseen events. Etc…
  • Personal insurance (medical / repatriation of the participants)
  • Personal trekking equipment (sleeping bags etc)
  • Airport Tax and tips for trekking staff.
  • Drinking water, alcohol, hot shower for during a trekking
  • Visa fee

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Trip Facts

  • Destination: Teri La Pass
  • Season: Autumn, Spring
  • Highest Altitude 4896m
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Transportation: Bus/ Plane
  • Accommodation: Camping Trek
  • Trek Duration: 27 Days
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