A classic off-the-beaten-track trekking holiday in Nepal across the remote Teri La
After an exciting overland journey into the Marsyangdi Valley and two days of hiking on the famous Annapurna Circuit, as far as Koto on the north side of the Annapurnas, we leave the much-trekked main trail and venture north through a rugged valley to the isolated village of Naar (4110m). From here, we strike out on a route that follows the Labse Khola and leads beyond the Chulu peaks into the almost unknown Damodar Himal.
We reach the high point of our route at the generally snow-bound Teri La (5595m), a pass 'discovered' by Bill Tilman in 1950. The core of this long and varied route is a brilliant week of trekking through a wild and uninhabited area, with camps at elevations of between 4000 and 5000 metres. We finally reach the upper Kali Gandaki Valley at the beautiful village of Tangge and have several more days to explore the 'forbidden kingdom' of Mustang, including a visit to the outrageous walled settlement of Lo Manthang. If you want to get off the beaten track - try this one!