Nar to Mustang Trek

  • Package price

    USD 3250

  • Trip Code

    MKA-1099

  • No of days

    21

  • Group Size

    Minimum 2 People

  • Challenge level

    Moderate

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About trip

Trip Overview

Naar Phu to Mustang Trek takes you to the remote region in west.This is an adventurous trek taking you from  Nar village to the semi-independent Kingdom of Upper Mustang near the Tibet border

This 17 days trek which offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. The trek illustrates perfectly the beauty of the landscape in the Damodar Himal and the Kingdom of Mustang and it provides an inspiring insight into the ambiance of a typical exploration trek through these remote areas.

This fantastic trekking destination is located on the border of Tibet and with its ancient villages, age-old castles, antique palaces and Tibetan monasteries it offers the visitors a comprehensive insight into the centuries old Tibetan-Buddhist culture. The visit of Mustang is followed by a pioneer trekking over the so far seldom crossed Teri La pass (5’577m) to the hidden valleys of Tangey of the Mustang region, a new trekking On our trek through the diversified landscapes of Mustang and Naar Phu we have a chance to get in touch with the hospitable inhabitants of this Tibet like region in Nepal. Due to the severe visitor restrictions Naar Phu and Mustang remain still little frequented trekking areas with people that have so far been able to maintain their traditional way of life.

 

Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    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.

  • Day 2
    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.

  • Day 3
    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.

  • Day 4
    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.

  • Day 5
    Trek to Phu 4050m

    Phu Village

    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.

  • Day 6
    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.

  • Day 7
    Trek to Naar Village.(4110m)

    Nar Village

    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.

  • Day 8
    At Naar

    Explore day at Naar and surroundings area. Visit Monasteries and  village.

  • Day 9
    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 .

  • Day 10
    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.

  • Day 11
    Trek to High camp (4900m)

    Ascending  to the High camp following the Labse Khola valley. Camp at high camp.

  • Day 12
    Cross the Teri La (5595m) and decend to Pasphu Khola camp (4900m)

    Teri La Pass

    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.

  • Day 13
    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.

  • Day 14
    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.

  • Day 15
    Trek to Yara village(3600m)

    Yara Village

    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.

  • Day 16
    Trek Lo Monthang (3820m)

    Lo-Mangthang

    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.

  • Day 17
    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.

  • Day 18
    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

  • Day 19
    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.

  • Day 20
    Drive or Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 21
    Rest day shopping.
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Safety and Precautions

At high altitudes and other flights of fancy

Traveling at high altitudes

On many of our trekking tours, it goes high. Traveling at high altitudes often allow unique experiences. However, the height should always be treated with respect. In increasing amount of oxygen is decreasing (the oxygen content of the air remains the same), our bodies can absorb less oxygen and therefore it is possible to suffer from altitude sickness.

 

Mountain Sickness

The first symptoms may be shortness of breath, etc., headache, fatigue, poor sleep, poor appetite. Upon arrival at high altitudes (above 3000 meters), these symptoms may occur temporarily, but they usually disappear after 1 to 2 days.

The incidence of altitude sickness symptoms has less to do with age or the personal fitness, but much more with the speed of the ascent to high altitudes and their own behavior. Our programs are very carefully put together in order to allow an easy acclimatization. But even so, it is possible that trip participants are rarely as strong altitude sickness that eventually the journey must even be canceled..

   

Therapy

In an ongoing, mild form of altitude sickness (slight but persistent headache, little sleep, etc.) should if possible a rest day without climbing are turned on. In most cases, the victims recover completely and be able to continue the tour. In such a case, headache agents can reduce the discomfort associated with the active ingredient, ibuprofen or any Diamox. On many trekking group we lead with an extra horse. If someone feels not fit, you can also ride a distance, if permitted by the terrain.

People with severe headache or signs of brain dysfunction must descend (recommended at least 1000 meters in altitude). Dexamethasone can reduce the discomfort.

Acute are the Höhenlungen- and altitude cerebral edema. Extreme shortness of breath, dry cough and sudden drop in performance may indicate a high altitude pulmonary edema. In this case, nifedipine may be employed.

Walking and standing uncertainties may indicate a height edema. The treatment can be done with dexamethasone (possibly Diamox).

 

Safety Measures

Some of the Treks that Makalu Adventure has designed involves crossing over high passes some over 5000 meters. It is the utmost important for us to provide safety equipment. Some of the equipments that we provide are listed below.

 

Safety Equipment

In all of our group tours this is standard:

  • Extensive emergency pharmacy and pulse oximeter
  • Many trekking at high altitudes, this is usually this:
  • Height pressure chambers of PAC
  • Satellite phones Thuraya
  • 24h SOS -Telephone : Makalu Adventure has its own 24-hour SOS phone.
  • Experienced Swiss Tour Guides: Many of our Swiss tour guides have a very great experience when traveling at high altitudes, some were even dozens of times in the Himalayas. Nevertheless, we form every year more in medical and height issues.
  • Vaccinations:No vaccinations are mandatory for the Himalayan countries.  Please consult on before leaving your house or tropical doctor vaccinations or contact us.
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