Arrival in Kathmandu (1340m)
You will be greeted by a representative of Makalu Adventure who will transfer you to the hotel and do the necessary check ins. He will also inform you of the next day program along with timings.
Kathmandu World Heritage sightseeing.
Kathmandu sightseeing Program. You will be escorted by a city guide to the following places : Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Hindu temple, Boudhanath Buddhist temple. Hindu and Buddhist culture temple sightseeing. In the evening there will be a briefing about the trek. It also gives an opportunity for you to ask any questions regarding the Trek or any other questions you would like ask.
Drive to Koto (2600m)
As we have a long drive ahead we start early. We drive along the highway following the Trishuli river. Crossing the bridge we follow the Marshyangdi river to Besisahar. After lunch we continue our drive to Koto.
Trek to Meta 3560m
Just past the Koto check post, we cross the river on a long suspension bridge leading to the Nar Phu valley and ascend on a lovely trail through beautiful woods above the Phu Khola (river).The trail ascends through the forest to reach Kharka. This is the kharka of Meta, 3560m, the non-permanent winter settlement of Nar, and we will definitely share the campsite with a few yaks and possibly some villagers.
Trek to Phu 4050m
The trail descends steeply to the river, we trek for a while along the river bank and past the 'submarine' rock. Today we begin to see the unique, ochre and white shortens made of sticks, stone and mud-brick for which Nar and Phu are known. We have to rock-hop carefully across a small glacial stream before reaching a larger one with a bridge only half covered with large slabs of slate. Another hour and a half of trekking through scenic canyon lands and gorges, and the 'leaning tower of Pisa' monolith guards the steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. This ancient gate provides us with our first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old 'dzong' and the remains of two forts, all now in ruins, but impressively situated atop the flatland before Phu. We will set up camp on the lower reaches of Phu, formerly called Gomdzong.
Trek to Gompa 3500m
The trail descends to the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge and then all the way back up again. We get the stunning views of the scenery. Below us sit Gyalbu Kumbum, built in 1650, and Satte gompa, and TameLoppchen monastries, & the view of north part Pisang Peak which is so beautiful. We stay overnight there.
Trek to Naar Village.(4110m)
The trail ascends to the Nar gates at the top of the hill. We get a panoramic view of Pisang Peak and Kangaru Himal (6538m). We arrive early, so will have some lunch in the sun before doing some exploring.
Explore day at Naar and surroundings area. Visit Monasteries and village.
Trek to Dharmasala(4200m)
From Naar Village we follow Lapse Khola then cross the river and continue walk up to Chubse kharka (4400m Lunch Place) and walk straight for an hour then walk down to the river side at our camp .
Trek to Lapsekhola camp (4500m)
The trail continues to Labse khola passing a number of side valleys. We set up our camp near the River.
Trek to High camp (4900m)
Ascending to the High camp following the Labse Khola valley. Camp at high camp.
Cross the Teri La (5595m) and decend to Pasphu Khola camp (4900m)
Today is the most important ascend day on Teri la Pass. We start early up morning with balancing our body, summit the Teri La at 5595m from where you can get excellent views of the Annapurnas & Chulu mountains & Teri La Peak, Purtun Himal region. Then descend to our camp at Pasphu Khola river.
Trek to Yak pa (4300m)
The trail continues through several ups and downs, then slowly descends to Yakpa Khola river where 2 river meets.
Over night .6 hours walking.
Trek to Tangge (3300m)
We cross the several high ridges then we descend into Mustang's patchwork of villages below us, and finally spot the magical, whitewashed village of Tangge. Tangge is a village of twenty houses, many sheep, goats and large mastiffs and the largest chorten in Mustang, over 50 feet high.
Trek to Yara village(3600m)
From Tanggethe trail heads northeast, we climb briefly out of the village and continue on an undulating trail through a fantastic landscape. We cross the plateau on a little-used trail, following it through more fantastic landscapes, and eventually spot the lovely, green village of Yara below, across the Puyung Khola. We descend to the rocky river bottom, cross the river and head for the village. We camp in Yara.
Trek Lo Monthang (3820m)
Heading to the capital of Mustang, A tough crossing of the Charang Khola and soon after we reach the impressive Sungda Chorten where we may rest. Our adventures continue as we trek through a magical world of salt drips, narrow canyons, pebbly flood plains and soaring cliffs. It's ten minutes downstream to the first sumdo or river junction, where we take a sharp left into the narrow canyon of the Chuchu Gompa Khola. =The right fork heads to the 14th-15th century Chos Sung Gompa,. The nomads to the north hold the key to the main Gompa. We have reached the fabled walled city of Lo, with a single entrance through which only the King, Queen and Kempo (Abbot) are allowed to ride. All others must walk, to pay their respects to Chenrizig, the Buddha of Compassion. King Jigme Palbar Bista, called 'Lo Gyelbu' by the Mustangis, still resides at his four-storied palace inside the city walls; that is, when he’s not in Kathmandu. He is an avid horseman, and keeps his own stable of horses, some of the best in Mustang. These days, the king plays a somewhat ceremonial role although he is well loved and respected throughout Mustang.
Explore Lo Monthang
There are four major temples within the medieval walls of Lo, the 14th century, brick-red Jampa Lhakhang (the oldest gompa, built in 1387, with the striking 50 foot 'Jampa' (Future) Buddha, the largest clay statue inNepal until a few years ago), 15th century Thubchen Gompa (Great Assembly hall, pillars 30 feet high, the second oldest Gompa with fantastic murals in the Dukhang), Chhoede Gompa (where the Kempo lives, with a monastic school) and Choprang Gompa.
Drive from Lo Mantang to Jomsom( 6 hrs).
Drive through the beautiful villages ofLo Gekar, or Ghar Gompa. We drive east out of Tsarang above the TsaranKhola, with Marang village above us to the right above the river. Staying on the left banks of the river, we'll see the imposing chortens of the Lo Gekar after a few hours. Lo Gown the Dhakmar Valley are breath-taking. Continue driving through the villages of Ghiling and Samar to Chhusang o Kagbeni then to Jomsom
Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
Up early for our short and spectacular mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, flying between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South before landing in balmy Pokhara. We have the afternoon to wander the of Phewa Lake, in the evening, an atmospheric restaurant just near the hotel.
Drive or Fly to Kathmandu.
Rest day shopping.