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Saribung Peak Climbing (6345m) (27 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-SRBG1

  • Trip Type Trek & Climbing
  • Duration 27 days
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Max.Altitude 6346m.
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land & Flight
Saribung Peak (6,345m)

Saribung Peak (6,345m)

Saribung Peak Climbing is one of the longest adventure in the Himalayas taking up to two weeks to complete the whole circuit. The trail passes valleys of Nar Phu and Namta Khola Valley. This is a moderate to strenuous trek which involves walking through rugged trails, cross high passes walk on ice and snow.
 
Saribung peak is part of Damodar Himalayan range and lies in Mustang district along Nepal-Tibet border. The Peak is opened for climbing in 2006, Saribung is the newest expedition peak in Nepal. Since it is just 6345m tall and falls in Upper Mustang trekking route, it has become popular among both mountaineers and trekkers. 
 
The highlights of Saribung peak climbing includes entering into a restricted area of Upper Mustang and visiting medieval ‘Hidden kingdom; of Lo Manthang. Crossing of three highest passes, namely Nyi-La Pass (4,020m), Saribung La (5600m) and Kang La (5200m) will be worth a challenge to overcome. The passes affords magnificent display of Mustang Valley in the south and spectacular views of Mt. Saribung, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Damodar Himalayan ranges facing north. 
 
The Mustang region, especially the Hidden Valley is rich in Tibetan culture and Buddhist lifestyles. The region is home of Thakali people and Mana The trails are colorfully painted with Mani walls and fascinating monasteries such as Lury Gompa, Tsarang Gompa, Lo-Gyakar-Ghar Gompa, Tashi Lakhang and Namgyal gompa. Ghar Gompa is one of the oldest gompas built by Padmasambhava in the 8th century
 
You can start the trek either from Jomsom and passes thorugh Kagbeni, Lo Manthang and Nar Pu and drop to Besi Sahar or vice versa. This is purely a camping/tea house trek. Nepal Environmental Treks and Expedition handles all the logistic preparation including permits and has a team of well experienced trekking and climbing guides and professional staffs.  
 

 Trip code: NET-TR-SRBG1
  Region Mustang Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 27 days
 Trip Type: Trek & Climbing
 Trip Grade: Strenuous
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Max Altitude: 6346m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land & Flight
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Climbing

Depending on the time of your arrival, our representative from Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition will welcome you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. You can visit our office after hotel check-in.
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

 

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Our tour guide will visit you at your hotel and take you on a day long sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You will visit four world heritage monuments, Swoyambhu, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

 

Kathmandu – Pokhara Bus Drive: 6 – 7 hrs
 
After early breakfast, you will start your journey to Pokhara. It will take at least 7 hours to reach Pokhara as you follow the famous Ptirhivi Highway with scenic views of rivers and green hills. Pokhara is a beautiful city of lakes, caves, waterfalls, museum and superb views of Himalayan peaks.
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. 
 

Pokhara to Jomsom Flight and Jomsom to Kagbeni Trek (2,800m): 3 – 4 hrs

Take an early morning flight to Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang district. You will start your trek from Jomsom along the Kali Gandaki River. In one hour or so you will arrive at Kagbeni, home of Thakali people known for the trades and hospitality. You can already catch splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri mountains.
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Kagbeni. 
 

Kagbeni to Tsaile (3,100m): 5 – 6 hrs
 
Today the trail continues to follow the Kali Gandaki River northwards. En route you will trek past the villages of Tangbe and Chhusang surrounded by  barley and apple trees along with a few mani walls and gompas. The second half of the trail is a bit uphill until you reach Tsaile, which offers first views of Nilgiri Himal.
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Tsaile. 

 

Tsaile to Ghiling (3,570m): 6 – 7 hrs
 
The trek from Tsaile to Ghiling will take at least 6 hours. There are no settlements in between except for Samar village and Syangmochen Village. It will be another 2 hours from here before you reach Chungsi cave monastery and Rangbyung monastery where Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated. Ghiling is a small settlement with one big gompa.
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Ghiling. 
 

Ghiling to Tsarang (3,560m): 6 – 7 hrs
 
One of the highest passes of this trek will be crossed today. Nyi-La Pass at 4,020m offers beautiful views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks. Once you cross the pass it is all downhill until  Ghami village ahead of which lies a colorful maniwall. It is another hour before you reach the village of Tsarang, distinctly visible by a huge Dzong and a gompa. 
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Tsarang. 

 

Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,840m): 7- 8 hrs
 
You are in for some great treat today. First of all you will be be crossing Chogo-La pass at 4230m as well as visiting 8th century  Lo-Gyakar-Ghar Gompa, a cultural jewel of Upper Mustang, believed to have been built by Guru Padmasambhava. 
 
By afternoon, you will have reached Lo-Manthang, walled city of Upper Mustang.  The white painted walls, courtyards and Buddhist architecture are just a marvelous retreat for your eyes.  The kingdom was once part of Tibet and lies at the northern edge of Mustang district close to Nepal-Tibet border.
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Lo-Manthang.
 

Acclimatization Day
 
Today you will take a rest at Lo Manthang. You can explore the palace of Mustang King, circumabulate the Lom Manthang visit Chhoser Village or nearby Namgyal Monastery and the oldest Lo Gekar monastery.
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Lo-Manthang.

 

Lo-Manthang to Yara (3,900m): 6 – 7 hrs
 
The trail further ahead of Lo Manthang passes through Dhi Village crossing a small stream and climbing up to Yara Village.
 
Stay overnight in camp.  

 

Yara to Luri: 3 – 4 hrs
 
The day awaits you for more exploration. The village of Luri features Luri Gompa, 15th century Luri Cave Monastery. 
 
Stay overnight in camp.  

 

Luri Gompa to Ghuma Thanti (4,600m): 5 – 6 hrs
 
Leaving the Luri village, the trail offers you an alpine landscape of pastures and plateaus. You will have to cross a pass of 4940m which offers superb views of Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna. The trail gradually descends to the village of Ghuma Thanti.
 
Stay overnight in camp.  

 

Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola (4890m): 7 – 8 hrs
 
Today you will make a crossing of the highest pass on this trail. The trek will climb steeply for the first part until you reach the pass at 5,490 meters from where you can enjoy magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Damodar and Annapurna. Once you come down from this pass, the trail heads towards Damodar Lake, a Himalayan wetland regarded as a holy site by Buddhists and Hindus. 
 
Stay overnight in camp.  

Namta Khola to Saribung Base Camp (4,950m): 6 – 7 hrs
 
Most of today’s trail passes through barren landscape with beautiful views of Saribung Mountain.
 
Stay overnight in camp at Saribung Base Camp at 4950m.  

Acclimatization day
 
Spend the day acclimatizing with the altitude. You can take a hike to Saribung Base Camp and take in the wonders of natural landscape.
 
Stay overnight at Base Camp.

Saribung Base Camp to Camp I (5,730m): 5 – 6 hrs
 
You will reach a height of around 5500m while enjoying beautiful views of Damodar, Saribung and Khumjunggar Himal. The trail is full of moraines, glacier and snows.
 
Stay overnight at Camp I.

Camp I to Saribung Peak (6,345m) to Saribung Base Camp (4,950m): 8 – 9 hrs
 
Today you will climb the Saribung Peak. It will take at least 7 hours to reach the peak from Saribung Base Camp and return. Our climbing guide will lead the climb which will start from early morning The climb is a bit technical and passes through snow ridge. The top of Saribung peak commands spectacular views of surrounding peaks such as Dhaulaigir, Damodar, Gyajikang, Himlung, Bhrikuti, etc.
 
Stay overnight at Base Camp. 

Saribung Base Camp to Saribung Pass (6,042m) to Nagoru (4,400m)
 
After an adventurous climbing day, you will now pave your way towards Nagaru, a small l settlement about 2000m below. In order to reach the village, you will have to cross Saribung pass at a whopping 6042m. Today you will stop at the nomadic village of  Nagoru.
 
Stay overnight in camp at Nagoru.

Nagoru to Phu Gaon (4,080m): 5 – 6 hrs
 
Your return journey begins from Nagoru. The trail passes through isolated landscape that often resembles Tibet. The people here follow Buddhist religion and are akin to Tibetan language and lifestyles. The visit to Tashi Lakhang Monastery will be interesting where you can know about the culture and history of local people.
 
Stay overnight at Phu Gaon in camp. 

Phu Gaon to Meta (3,560m): 5 – 6 hrs
 
You will almost make a descent of 500m today to reach the village of Meta. Enroute you will find random settlement such as Kyang and Chyakhu, all of which falls within the Annapurna Area Conservation territory. The views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal will greet you during the entire sojourn.
 
Stay overnight at Meta in camp. 

Meta to Koto (2,600m): 6 – 7 hrs
 
A 1000m descent from Meta to Koto village will involve climbing down a steep trail. Occasionally you will pass through streams and rhododendron forests.
 
Stay overnight at Koto in camp. 

Koto to Dharapani (1,860m): 5 – 6 hrs
 
The trail continues to descend through pine forests and small villages. You will be able to catch Mt Manaslu and other snowy peaks en route. 
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Dharapani. 

Dharapani to Jagat (1,300m): 5 – 6 hrs
 
After morning breakfast, you will continue the trek along Marsyangdi River passing through villages of Tal and Chyamje. It will be another hour before you reach the beautiful village of Jagat.
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Jagat. 

Jagat to Bulbhule (840m): 5 – 6 hrs
 
Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule is about 5 hours of easy downhill. The path passes through forests and crosses Marshyangdi River at a couple of points.
 
Stay overnight at lodge in Bhulbhule. 

Bulbhule to Kathmandu: 6 – 7 hrs
 
After early morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu.
 
Stay overnight in Kathmandu. 

Free day in Kathmandu
 
Today is a free day for you to explore and shop in Kathmandu. Thamel is a great place to spend time shopping for gifts or eating out at restaurants. Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening.
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Final Departure
 
According to your flight time, our office representative will transfer you at Kathmandu International Airport. 


The Trip includes following services:

 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • One full day city sightseeing with private vehicle and an English speaking tour guide
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • * Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
 
 b) Trekking/Climbing
  • All land transportation: Kathamndu to Pokhara by deluxe a/c tourist bus and Bhulbhule to Kathmandu by deluxe bus
  • Flight tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast 
  • Expedition Royalty and permit fees of Nepal Government to climb Saribung peak
  • Entry Permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Special trekking permit for Nar Phu 
  • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed holder and 8000 m. Summiteers Climbing / expedition Guide (Sherpa)
  • Cook
  • Kitchen helper
  • Necessary porters
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at lodges/ tea houses during the trek and tents/camp during the climbing
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all climbing crews at base camp and above as required
  • High altitude food for members and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crews
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger and generator for big group
  • Heater in Base camp in each dining and in other necessary camp
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$4 per minute call
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, porters, cooks, cook helper 
  • First aid kit
  • Company service charge
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance from a reputed insurance company that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Sherpa summit bonus
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu
 
 
Equipments Required
  • Personal Gear: Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multitool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon.
     
  • Climbing Items: Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device, etc.
 
Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
 

 

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