Saribung Peak is quite popular among mountaineers and climbers because of the difficult passes and beaten paths associated with it. The peak is located within the Damodar Himalayan range, which is in the western region of Nepal. Saribung Peak climbing opportunity was enabled for the mountaineers and climbers back in the year 2006 by the government of Nepal.
The Saribung Peak is located at 6328 meters above sea level. The entire Upper Mustang area was restricted for the mountaineers until the year 1992. Therefore, you can call it one of the most preserved sites that you can find out there in the world as well. You can find unspoiled Tibetan culture in this region. You can get the best experience out of it while you are getting to the Peak.
While climbing to the top of Saribung Peak, mountaineers will get the opportunity to experience fascinating views. The Upper Mustang Trekking Route can deliver the best experience to the climbers with it while they are on their way to Lo Manthang. This route will take them to the Namta Khola Valley. There aren’t any settlements in this valley and you will get the opportunity to receive a unique camping experience. Then you can continue with the Saribung Trek until you reach the peak.
This long banned crossing runs through the wild landscapes of the mountains of the Damodar. Glacial cervical Saribung to over 6000 meters of climbing permits the passage Saribung Peak, a little technical snow-capped peak of 6328 meters. The wide variety of landscapes encountered - colorful cliffs, cave cities, traditional villages, monasteries, sacred lakes, glaciers and high Himalayan Mountains - made this trip one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. Saribung Peak climbing with Naar Phu valley trek is an exceptional trip that involved mythical site, wild and remote areas, great crossings, special treks around the world, unique trips where the adventure is intense.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in KathmanduUpon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing for a full day in Kathmandu Valley.World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (900m)Early in the morning, we will travel to the beautiful valley of Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. You will see the Western Himalayas during this scenic 6 to 7 hour-long bus ride. Upon arrival you will have the opportunity to explore Pokhara, the beautiful city by the lake. Alternatively, you can go boating in the grand Phewa Lake. We will spend the night at the local hotel.
Day 4: Pokhara to Jomsom Flight and Jomsom to Kagbeni Trek (2,800m)The early morning flight lands us in Jomsom from where we begin our trek towards Lubra passing through the trail over Kaligandaki River. After visiting at Bon-Po monastery at Lubra, our upcoming trail continues till to Eklebatti. Then the trail with one hour’s walk links us with Kagbeni. At Kagbeni, we visit at the red-painted Gompa which is believed to be about 1000 years old.
Day 5: Kagbeni to Tsaile (3,100m)This section of the trek continues around three hours till to reach at Tangbe village over the bank of Kaligandaki River in the company of beautiful landscapes, the Buddhist Chhörtens and Maniwalls. Then one hour’s walks brings us at Chhusang village at where we can have lunch. After the lunch break again the journey continues over the bank of Kaligandaki River. While in this part of the trail we can see 16 caves above the tunnel of Kaligandaki River. Next, the trail goes steep upward to connect us Tsaile – a small village with a fantastic view of Nilgiri Himal and the Kaligandaki River.
Day 6: Tsaile to Ghiling (3,570m)The trek of the day begins following through an unstable trail to reach a small pass on the trail and from the pass the trail moves forth to reach at Samar village – it will be the village for lunch break. After lunch, the onward journey reaches at the Chungsi cave monastery. The site of the monastery is so incredible that its environment is sufficient to inject a feeling of spirituality into the mind and hearts of travelers. Next, the nearly two hours’ steep ascent brings us at a monastery where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in 8th century. From this site our journey moves forth to reach at Syangmochen Village and then the trail links us to Ghiling – a small village on the trail where we can see a big Chhörten and two Gompas.
Day 7: Ghiling to Tsarang (3,560m)This part of the trip takes us into the center of Mustang passing through Zaite Village and crossing the Nyi-La Pass (4,020m). After crossing the pass, the steep downward trail leads to Ghami village and then the trail crosses a small Khola. Walking on the edge of small stream we can see the longest Mani Wall in the Mustang region – painted with vertical stripes of white, red and black. Then the mountain journey again marches a long steep ascent to a small pass and then descends gently to Tsarang village. At the village, we can move around a huge Chhorten in the entrance of village, an Old Palace and Tsarang Gompa.
Day 8: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,840m)There are two trails that pave the way for Lo-Manthang. If we follow Lower Trail then it will take 4 -5 hours to reach the today’s destination. But, it is advisable to go through Upper trail though it takes 7 – 8 hours to reach there. It is in the sense that the Upper Trail allows us to explore the Lo-Gyakar-Ghar Gompa. Ghar Gompa is one of the oldest Gompas in Upper Mustang built by Guru Padmasambhava – the founder of Tibetan Buddhism in the 8th century. After visiting the monastery, we continue our trek to reach the Chogo-La Pass (4,230m) – the highest point in this region. Next the descending trail paves the way for Lo-Manthang – the ancient wall city of Mustang. Lo-Manthang was the walled capital of the Kingdom of Lo from its founding in 1380 by Ame Pal who oversaw construction of the city wall and many of the still-standing structures. Lo is the culturally and linguistically Tibetan northern two-thirds of Mustang District, while the southern third is called Thak, the homeland of Thakali people who speak a different language and have a synthesis of Tibetan and Nepalese culture.
Day 9: Acclimatization DayIt will be the acclimatization day in the forbidden Kingdom. We have two options to explore the landmarks of Lo-Manthang. Either we can visit at Chhoser Village which will take 7 – 8 hours or choose to hike 2 -3 hours to Namgyal Monastery. Both are nice hikes for acclimatization purposes. The hike to Chhoser Village rewards us the sites of many caves and a cave monastery. Later in the day we can explore the other monasteries in Lo-Manthang.
Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Yara (3,900m)This section of the trip leaves the Lo-Manthang village and within 4 hours’ journey we will be at Dhi Village. Then the trail descends down to a small stream from where the trail climbs up to reach at Yara Village. The journey will be accompanied by the sights of innumerable caves at the stone walls.
Day 11: Yara to Luri (4,005m)This short part of the trip moves to the site of Luri Gompa. At Luri Gompa, we will visit at two monasteries. At first a short steep ascent brings us to Luri Cave Monastery (4,005m) – the oldest and most famous cave monastery in the Mustang region which was constructed in the 15th century. Inside the cave we can see a big Old Chhorten, a highly sacred religious text and many images and statues of Protectors and Deities. In the second place, we will visit at the other monastery which is situated below of Luri Cave Monastery.
Day 12: Luri Gompa to Ghuma Thanti (4,600m)After discovering Luri Cave Monastery, the trail descends through the gorge to join the main trail Yara – Ghuma Thanti. It will be a fantastic walk from hilltop to hilltop through the pastures. At 4,780m, the mountain trekking route crosses a wide grassy plateau offering fabulous views of Mount Dhaulagiri. The trail continues climbing up to a pass (4,940m) and descends to Ghuma Thanti – a place built for sheltering the Buddhist pilgrims going to the sacred Damodar Kunda Lakes.
Day 13: Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola (4890m)At first the trail of the day reaches to a pass at 5,320 meters from where we can have tremendous views of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna I. Secondly, the trail makes a steep descent to the bottom of the Parche khola. Then in the third section, the trail climbs up a long steep slope. In the fourth place, the trail makes a long crossing from hilltop to hilltop till to reach a pass at 5,490 meter. The high pass on the trail offers us the clear views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Damodar Himal. While moving ahead from the high pass, the trail brings the sacred site of Damodar Kunda. At this site we observe the sacred and pristine lakes situated in the yard of Damodar Himal. At the holy spit you can locate a small Hindu shrine and a very old Buddhist Chorten. After enjoying the must see attractions of Damodar Kunda, our journey moves forth towards Namta Khola.
Day 14: Namta Khola to Saribung Base Camp (4,950m)The mountain trail of the day passes through a high altitude route and the landscapes that resemble like the Tibetan Plateau until reaching at Saribung Base Camp.
Day 15: Acclimatization dayEnjoy the acclimatization day by exploring the surrounding hills of the Saribung Base Camp. The acclimatization day helps you prepare for the further climbing journey.
Day 16: Saribung Base Camp to Camp I (5,730m)This section of the mountain trails include walking on the moraines of en route glacier and hard snowy trail. The mountain trail journey will be accompanied by views of the Khumjunggar Himal (6,959m), and the Damodar Himal.
Day 17: Camp I to Saribung Peak (6,346m) to Saribung Base Camp (4,950m)It will be the day for reaching to the peak of Saribung – the ultimate and highest point of the trip. Early in the morning, the trek starts to climb the summit of Saribung and then the journey descends down to Saribung Base Camp. From the summit of Saribung we have outstanding scenery of Gyajikang, Himlung, Bhrikuti, etc.
Day 18: Saribung Base Camp to Saribung Pass (6,042m) to Nagoru (4,400m)At first the morning trek leads us to cross the Saribung Pass and then the snowy trail steeply descends down till to reach a small stream on the trail. Next, the trail following through the stream connects us to Nagoru.
Day 19: Nagoru to Phu Gaon (4,080m)The journey from Nagoru passing through the Tibetan resembling plateau in the company of fine views of barren valley and snowy peaks reaches to Phu Gaon. This is the exact location where we will be in the midst of the unique Lost or Hidden Valley. In the valley we can explore the culture, natural diversity, and religious practices of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale. Besides this, we can trace out how people make their survival depending on agriculture, animal breeding and seasonal migrations in such remote location or in the hidden valley. It will be also the day for exploring the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the very old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. Apart from exploring the cultural avenues of the lost valley, the valley also offers us a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks in the region. Overnight at Phu Gaon. (B,L,D)
Day 20: Phu Gaon to Meta (3,560m)This section of the climbing trip descends down at first at Kyang passing through a narrow valley on the trail. Kyang offer us the sites like the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement. Jhunam, Chyakhu and Kyang are such places where Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally. Witnessing these places, our journey continues till to reach Meta. The journey will be accompanied by the very spectacular view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.
Day 21: Meta to Koto (2,600m)Initially, the trek of the day for a while goes through steep downward trail and walks through a pine forest passing many small streams and charming water fall near the Dharmashala on the trail. Our peak climbing trip at this section also comes across many suspension bridges before reaching at Koto.
Day 22: Koto to Dharapani (1,860m)The first part of today’s journey passes through the small villages till to reach at Timang in the company of Pine forest on the trail. While moving forth, the trek will be accompanied with a short glimpse of Mount Manaslu and other snowy peaks. The next section of the trail steeply drops down to Danque from where we follow the level trail till to reach at Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani. (B,L,D)
Day 23: Drive back Dharapanito Kathmandu (1,350M)Today we head back on a 9 to 10-hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!
Day 24: Drive to the Airport, takeoff from KathmanduAdventure High Mountain staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!
Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.
Free airport transfer on arrival and departures by private vehicles.
4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
1 night hotel in Pokhara with bed and breakfast basis.
Transportation from Kathmandu – Pokhara
Transportation from Dharapani – Kathmandu
Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek.
Adventure High Mountain experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
Upper Mustang Restricted Area special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person).
Tent accommodation during the climbing period with full board meals
climbing rope, snow bars, and ice screws
Nar phu Valley Restricted Area special Trekking Permit
Saribung Peak climbing permission
Cook, kitchen staff, Sherpa, and other support staff during climbing
All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.
Jomsom to Pokhara Fly ticket.
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
Kathmandu Sightseeing by Private Car/Van/Bus.
Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance.
Nepal entry visa and airport fees.
Personal equipment and clothing.
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)
Alcoholic and bottled beverages.
Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.
All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.
Guide Gratuity - Tipping is always a personal choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.
The following booking terms and conditions represent the contract between the customer and Adventure High Mountain. Adventure High Mountain is a government registered tour and trek company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, established with an aim to provide quality travel services.
At the time of booking, you are expected to read all the terms and conditions carefully. The booking confirmation will be given, thinking that you have read all the terms and conditions entitled by the core values of this company. After the booking process, you are completely obliged by the conditions mentioned below.
These booking conditions are only applied to the bookings you have made with this company.
The following terms and conditions apply, however the circumstances and regulations, contractual obligations to suppliers and affairs related to locations, and product type may slightly vary depending upon the situation.
$700 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $300 non-refundable registration fee.
Balance due 60 days prior to departure.
Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.
Bank Name : MEGA BANK NEPAL LIMITED.
Beneficiary Name : ADVENTURE HIGH MOUNTAIN (P)LTD.
Account Number : 0570010151011
Swift Code: MBNLNPKA
Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel cancellation insurance to protect you from the unexpected. You aren’t likely to think of it now, but people do get ill, break a bone, have a family emergency or get assigned to a last minute business trip. If you are in remote areas, please note that emergency rescue & evacuation can be very expensive.
We also strongly urge you to consider rescue and evacuation insurance if your own policy does not provide the coverage needed. Services available may include, but are not limited to, helicopter evacuation, medical care, etc.
If you choose not to purchase insurance, you assume full responsibility.