This difficult and challenging trek offers the diverse nature, different species of flora, fauna, multi ethnic cultures,hidden Nar Phu valley in the corner of Annapurna Himalaya, their Tibetan Buddhist influenced life styles, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, Stupas (chhortens) with colorful Buddhist holy flags, isolated villages with stoned roof top houses, local cultivation in traditional way etc. Main attractions of this trek is tough and very challenge Teri La Pass 5600m, one week off the beaten trails between Nar Phu and Msutang region.
Also, you will explore the less touristic and less crowded trekking route than regular classic Annapurna, some off the beaten trails, waterfalls, wild rivers, moraines etc. During this trek, you will see the spectacular views of Annapurna II, Pisang Peak, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna Peak, Tilicho Peak, Chulu East Far Peak, Chulu East, Kangaru peak, Himlung Himal, Thansunjiti Peak, Amtsokhang peak, Jomsom Himal peak, Teri Himal, Yakwakang peak, Thorong peak, Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche peak, Dhampus (Thapa peak) etc.
Trip summery in facts: Trip Title: Teri La Pass Trek Maximum Elevation: 5600 m. Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day. Trip Duration: 20 days Mode of Operation: camping + tea house lodge twin basis. Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov. Trip Grade: Moderate and strenuous Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people
Outline Itinerary: Teri La Pass Trek Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and reception by ART member and transfer you to your 2 star hotel bed and breakfast. Day 02: Free day formality of special permits bed and breakfast. Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar (820m) by bus or private vehicle.It takes (6-7 hrs) then next vehicle to Chamje (1470 m) (2 hrs) stay overnight at lodge. Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (2113m) or Danaque (2260m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge Day 05: Trek to Koto Manang (2620m) walking (6-7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge. Day 06: Trek to Meta (3230m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge or in camp. Day 07: trek to Phu village (4050m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge or camp. Day 08: Explore the Phu village and excursion the Himlung base camp and come back Phu.stay camping. Day 09: Trek to Nar village (4150m) walking (4 hrs hrs) stay overnight at lodge or camp. Day 10: Trek Naar - Camp n°1 Labse khola. 6 hours / +1000m / -800m. Overnight camping. Day 11: Trek Camp n°1 Labse khola - Camp n°2 Labse khola. 6 hours / +800m / -500m. Overnight camping. Day 12: Trek Camp n°2 Labse khola - Teri La Base Camp. 3 hours / +500m / -50m. Overnight camping. Day 13: Trek Teri La Base Camp - Teri La Pass - Rijun Parma khola. 5 hours / +800m / -1100m. Overnight camping. Day 14: Trek Rijun Prama khola - Kog. 5 hours / +400m / -1300m. Overnight camping. Day 15: Trek Kog - Yakchhu khola - Kog La Pass - Kharka. 6 hours / +1550m / -1150m. Overnight camping. Day 16: Trek Kharka - Muktinath. 5 hours / +800m / -1000m. Overnight in Lodge. Day 17: Trek Muktinath -Lupra-Jomsom 2600m. Overnight in Lodge. Day 18: Jomosom - Pokhara - Kathmandu 20mn + 25mn by plane and transfer to hotel 2 star bed and breakfast. Day 19: Reserve day if weather condition is bad in Jomsom to fly Pokhara hotel 2 star bed and breakfast. Day 20: International departure.
-Airport-hotel transfers by private car or tourist mini bus according to group size.
-4 nights 2 star hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast.
-Trekking permits of ACAP, special permits of Nar Phu Valley and Mustang.
-Accommodation in camping with foam mattress and tea house lodge twin basis.
-Food (breakfast, lunch & dinner with hot drinks tea, coffee, milk, lemon, etc) during the trek.
-Camping equipment:tents, mattress, dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, porter's tent, utensils etc.
-Salary, insurance, transport, food and accommodation for guide,assistant guide, cook and porters.
-Kathmandu-Besisahar - Chamje by bus
-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu by plane and domestic airport tax.
-13 % compulsory government and local taxes.
-Experienced & professional English speaking trekking guide,assistant guide, cook & porters.
-Nepal visa fee 40 $ for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival.
-International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
-Travel, trekking and helicopter rescue insurance.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks.
-Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipment, gears, cloths, -20 degree sleeping bag etc.
-Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile and gas shower in mountain.
-Tips for guide, cook and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.
Clothing & Equipment Check List: Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc. Head
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required) Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable Hands
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal) Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric Feet
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version Sleeping
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional) Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks Toiletries
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash Extras/Luxuries
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow