Teri La Pass Trek, Best Season, Difficulty, Gear List, Food Accommodation and FAQ

Teri La Pass Trek is one of the most exciting and beautiful trekking destinations which is a trail from Upper Mustang to the Nar Phu Valley. This trek was discovered in 2006 and it acts as a bridge between Manang and Mustang district. This trek was first used by salt traders to trade salt in the Manang Mustang area. This area lies in a restricted area of Nepal so we need the special permit card to trek this place. This trek offers the many ancient monasteries and Chortens, outstanding views of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges, and pure Buddhist culture with eye-catching waterfalls, rivers, and caves on the way. If you want to trek Tiri La pass and it is your next trekking destination in Nepal, great Khojnu provides you with the best trekking service with amazing and incredible fun on your journey.

The Teri La Pass trek is a unique and secluded trekking destination in Nepal. This trek has both clockwise and anticlockwise routes. So we can travel either from Chhusang village of the Mustang district or Besisahar of Lamjung district. According to our itinerary, This trekking journey starts from the overland drive from Kathmandu city to the Syange waterfall on the Prithvi highway by Jeep or private car. Then we will start to trek and offer impressive things such as potato fields, bamboo, pine forest, and rice on the way makes extra excitement during the journey. It is one of the longest tours with a 3 weeks itinerary. If you walk 5 to 6 hours per day then you can complete your Teri La Pass trek on our itinerary without any rush.

The difficulty level of the Teri La Pass Trek

The Teri La Pass trek is one of the most challenging and exciting tourist destinations in Nepal. It is appropriate for those people who want to take an outdoor adventure in the Himalayan Region. The highest elevation point of the Teri La Pass trek is 5,577m or 18,297ft. During this trekking, you will cross other mountain passes above 5000m such as Nyi La Pass, Lo La Pass, and Dhi La Pass. You have to trek to the remote village area and there may not be an available communication network on the trail except hotel and lodge. If we are physically and mentally prepared to trek the Tiri La Pass Then beginners can also trek without any rush. We also need to carry medicine and other equipment during this trek. But if you have experience of Trekking at a higher altitude, You will enjoy it a lot with this nature and get unforgettable memories.

Best Season for the Teri La PassTrek

According to the geography, temperature, and weather conditions of Nepal, the seasons are divided into 4 categories. The best season for Teri La Pass Trek is difficult to predict but Autumn(September, November, December) and Spring (May, April, June) are considered the best for trekking. The Teri La Pass is a shadow-rain area of Nepal, Monsoon Season(June, July, August) is also suitable for trekking. so In this season, routes and weather are very clear, and low chances of rainfall. Based on the Nepali calendar, Nepal has its own local season called as ‘Ritu’ and every ritu has two months. They are listed below:

● Basanta Ritu ( Mid- March to Mid-May) – It lies in Spring.
● Grishma Ritu (Mid-May to Mid- July) – It lies in early summer
● Barsha Ritu (Mid- July to Mid-September) – It lies in the monsoon
● Sharad Ritu (Mid- September to Mid- November) – It lies in Autumn
● Hemanta Ritu (Mid-November to Mid-January) – It lies in winter
● Shishir Ritu (Mid- January to Mid-March) – It lies in late Winter

1. Autumn Season(September, October, November)

Autumn Season starts in mid-September and mid-November. In this season Sky is clear, fresh air and rare rain with a moderate traveling temperature. From the Tiri La Pass trek, we can see the eye-dazzling view of the mountain ranges such as Kanchenjunga(8,586m) and Makalu(8,481m). Nepali’s main festival Dashain and Tihar is also in this season so most of the Nepali people come for trekking to enjoy their vacation with nature. It is one of the best seasons for trekking so the mountainous region is full of tourists during this season. For the Teri La Trek, Autumn is one of the best because it also has a high altitude.

2. Summer Season

This season is also called the monsoon season. This season is also suitable for the Tiri La Pass Trek because It is a shadow-rain area and the chance of rainfall is low, high passes are snow-free, green, and covered by alpine flora and the landscape resembles that of the Tibetan Plateau. In this season, there is a high chance of rainfall in the Terai region such as Chitwan, and Birgunj and the weather becomes very hot. In this season, fewer tourists are coming to visit Nepal. Due to the different landslides in Nepal, it is not considered as the best season for trekking and trekking routes are very dangerous and slippery if high rainfall occurs. Due to the unpredictable weather also we are not suggesting a trek in this season except for Lower Dolpo, Tiri La Pass, Upper Mustang, and Tsum Valley.

3. Spring Season

Spring Season occurs from Mid-March to Mid-May and is the best season for the tourist destination and Teri La Pass trek also. If rare rain falls there is a high chance of snowfall so we can see the panoramic view of the mountain from Here. We can also enjoy the high ice-capped peaks and play with our teams. This season has warm weather (not hot or cold) and mostly so many thousands of tourists are attracted yearly In Nepal which makes it comfortable for motorbike rides also. It is between Chaitra and Baisakh month. So, the Spring season can be considered as one of the best seasons for the tours. This season is the best time for motorbiking tours also due to the stable and favorable weather. In this season, due to its low range of rainfall, roads are more clear with dry and smooth locations. I would recommend this tour to any of you if you want to enjoy riding with good adventures in Nepal safely.

4. Winter Season

Winter season starts from late November to February and is typically rain-free and clear. High altitude areas above 3,000 meters will be snowy and very cold indeed with nighttime temperatures of -10°C not uncommon. This is one of the coldest seasons in Nepal. Winters are miserably cold in the higher altitude and there are chances of snowfall in these areas. The Winter season offers a clear sky, bright sunny days, and cool weather so short and easy treks to the Hills are highly recommended in this season. This season is suitable to trek the Lower Dolpo Trek if you want to see and enjoy the snow but it becomes more risky also. Are you searching for a winter vacation destination? Here is what Khojnu will offer you if you are visiting Nepal during winter through motorbiking and Jeep.

Teri La Pass Trek Highlights

1. It provides an impressive destination traversing from Upper Mustang to Nar Phu Valley.
2. Explores the Impressive high-altitude mountain passes such as Nyi La, Lo La, and Dhola La above 5000m.
3. From the Nyi La, Lo La, and Dhola La there is an exciting view of the Annapurna range, Tilocho, Ganga Purna, Damodar Himal, and its neighboring peaks.
4. Enjoy the unique culture, customs, and lifestyles of the Tibetan people by interacting with them.
5. Experience the wildlife animals such as snow leopards, Red Panda, and Himalayan Black Bear.
6. Explore the historical culture with monasteries, Prayer flags, Chortens, and many others.
7. See the green forest, rivers, and waterfalls on the way.

The available Food Accommodation during your Lower Teri La Pass trek

Tiri La Pass trek is one of the less popular tourist destinations for trekking in Nepal. So only limited food and drink items are available during this trek route and lodge. Due to lack of the transportation facility and the undeveloped mountain regions, the cost of food, drinks, and accommodation is more expensive than in Kathmandu Valley, Terai, and hilly regions. They bring their daily needed things using domestic porter animals such as mules, Horses, etc, and through a plane. Although there is no Highway facility, the tea shop, Hotel and lodge provide you with the following food and drinks on the way of your trip. So if you have a group then the food and accommodation package will be more affordable than the solo.

Soup Items: Rara noodles soup, tomato soup, local soup, Timur soup, chicken soup, Daal soup, and potato soup.
Rice Items: Veg Dalbhat, Non- Veg Dal Bhat, Egg Fried Rice, Veg Fried Rice, Mixed Fried Rice, Cheese, etc.
Spaghetti Items: Veg Spaghetti Bolognaise, Egg Spaghetti Bolognaise, etc.
Breakfast Items: bread of barely, boiled potato, egg pancake, tomato omelet, cheese omelet, etc.
Hot drinks Items: Black Tea, Hot water, coffee, etc.
Cold drinks Items: coca cola, sprite, fruity juice, Fanta, red bull, beer, Vodka, etc. are available.
Noodle Items: Rara, Waiwai, Pretty, and Chaumin are available.
Chocolate Items: All chocolate items such as Snickers, KitKat, and Churpi which is necessary to prevent altitude sickness.

Trekking Gear List for Teri La Pass Trek

During any trek, there are many pieces of equipment, which are always necessary for your trip. So without it, it is always impossible to trek and very dangerous for your health. Some of the gear lists during the La Pass trek are below:

● Trekking stick
● Chocolates and water bottle
● Medicine of altitude sickness may happen due to high altitude.
● Down or windproof jacket with boot
● Gloves and sunglasses and others
● Sleeping bag
● First-aid Kit
● Underwear
● Lightweight trekking pants
● Tourist duffle bag
● Hiking boots
● Extra soaks
● Personal skincare products such as sunscreen, hand sanitizers, toilet paper, etc.
● Extra passport photocopies and photos with personnel information


1. What are the permits required for a Teri La Pass trek?

This area lies in the restricted area of Nepal so we need the special permit card to trek this place. To take the special permit card, foreigners need a Passport and Nepalese need a photocopy of the citizenship card. Some of the permit cards are:
● Nar Phu Trek permit cost
● The Annapurna conservation area entrance fee

2. What kind of accommodation can we expect in Teri La passTrek?

During the Lower Dolpo trek, you will find a clear and friendly hotel and lodge in the village having more people. Rooms are always having only just a bed with a pillow and blankets In Some undeveloped areas you will find only a simple launch and dinner with an accommodation package. On the way, you will find small tea houses also for accommodation. In some Tea houses, you can get hot showers, electricity, battery charge, and wifi with an extra charge. In some cases, when you are unable to reach the village area, you can sit in a tent also. Our Khojnu provides the tent service to you.

3. Is the Teri La Pass trek best to visit in the Monsoon season?

Well, Tiri La pass trek is a shadow-rain area and the chance of rainfall is lower than in the other places. During this season high passes are snow-free, green, and covered by alpine flora and the landscape resembles that of the Tibetan Plateau. But due to unpredictable weather, the flight may be canceled and the starting point of trekking i.e. Besisahar routes may be slippery, covered with mud and landslide, and difficult due to heavy rainfall in this area.

4. What rules and regulations should be followed on the Teri LaPass Trek?

During the Tiri La Pass trek, we have to follow the following rules and regulations. So the action that is not allowed in this area are :
● Do not fire on the National Park area during the route of your trek.
● No fighting
● Sexual harassment
● Do not make a noise in the National Park area and others also.
● Need to take the permit card
● The drone should be flown only in allowed area

5. Can you drink Alcohol on the Teri La PassTrek ?

Yes, you can drink alcohol at night in your accommodation. Alcohol is not banned during the Tiri La Pass Trek. In the hotel and lodge you can get many types of drinks such as Beer, Khukuri Rum, Old Durbar, Red Bull, and many others. It is very dangerous to drink on a walking day because the route of trekking is very risky. It is suitable on nights for fun with groups in hotels or lodges.

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