Saribung Peak Climbing

Duration: 20 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Streneous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,600 m

Highlights

  • Adventurous trekking and climbing
  • Off-the-beaten trekking experience
  • Observe different ecosystems and climatic zones
  • Trek through picturesque villages and lush forests
  • Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of locals
  • Explore hidden Nar and Phu villages
  • Get to see unspoiled nature
  • Cross challenging Saribung Pass
  • Witness tempting views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak, Mt. Fishtail, and many others

About Saribung Peak Climbing

Saribung Trek is a difficult trek that traverses Upper Mustang areas along with unspoiled Nar and Phu Valley. Saribung Trekking is a newly discovered trekking route that crosses challenging Saribung Pass (5,600 m), which is one of the highest passes in Nepal. The trail to the pass is surely not easy, but the views you will get to see from the top of this pass is truly rewarding. Saribung Trek 25 Days offers off-the-beaten trekking experience. If you are someone looking for something new in the Himalayas, then go on Saribung Pass Trek. Far away from your home amidst nature and snow-capped massifs, this trip will be the best trip of your life.

Saribung Trek 25 Days begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Jomsom. From here, you trek through picturesque villages and reach Lo Manthang, the famous hidden kingdom. Here, you will get to see the rich culture and lifestyle of the locals. During your stay in this village, you will explore ancient monasteries, many chortens, and mani walls. This part of Nepal has a huge influence on Tibetan cultural heritage, therefore you will find many similarities to them. Likewise, you will get to see stunning landscape and Himalayan mountain views throughout the venture.

Saribung Pass Trek will take you to Luri Gumba. It is a very old monastery. Similarly, you will also get to explore Damodar Kunda, a very religious site of Hindus. Many pilgrims visit this holy lake every year to worship. The adventure doesn't end here, as you will be heading towards Nar village and Phu village. These two are the hidden villages in the Annapurna region, where only a few gets to traverse every year.

Itinerary

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You arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of our team members will welcome you and take you to the hotel. After checking into the hotel, you get quickly briefed about the day program and rest for a few hours depending on your arrival. Later, in the evening, you will meet other team members over a welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

After having breakfast, you begin your guided sightseeing tour. As it is morning time, the rush is low. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. Later, in the day, you prepare for the trip. You check all the documents and gears and do final packing.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

The day begins with a delicious warm breakfast. After that, you drive to the airport and take a scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight offers beautiful views of lush green hills, snow-capped mountains, rivers, and settlement areas. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. You have the entire day to relax and explore around. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Another short and scenic flight will take you to Jomsom, one of the wonderful places in Nepal. The flight offers unbelievable views of Himalayas. After landing at the Jomsom airstrip, you will have the entire day to explore and rest.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today is the first day of your trek. The trail moves along the riverbed of the Kali Gandaki and takes you to Lubra. Here, you will visit a Bon-Po monastery and ascend to Eklebati. Further, walking along the bank of a river, you reach Kagbeni.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Before leaving towards Chhusang, you will register your permits at the check post. The trail continues along the Kali Gandaki riverbed and leads you to Tangbe village. On the way, you get to witness wonderful scenery and come across ancient chortens & mani walls. Passing a rocky trail, you reach Chhusang for night stay.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

You will cross an iron bridge and begin trekking towards Samar. As you move further, you get to see 16 caves above the tunnel. The trail gradually moves to Chele and passing through Taklam La (3,624m) & Dajori La (3,735m), you reach Samar.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

From Samar, you begin trekking towards Syangboche crossing many streams and small passes. The trail passes by Rachung Cave located on the bank of Syangboche Khola. This cave has religious beliefs and is also a monastery. You will explore the cave and descend along Syangboche Khola to reach Syangboche. The trail then head to Lo Manthang. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail moves towards Charang today. You pass by ancient Tibetan style houses and mani walls. The trail offers beautiful views as you walk. After a few ascends and descends, you reach Charang for a night stay.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, the day begins slowly. It is a rest day, therefore you will have enough to gain your energy back. You will go on short excursions to nearby areas, which will help you in acclimatization. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail continues moving along a riverbank and gradually ascends to the Luri Cave monastery. It is an ancient cave monastery, built in the 14th century. Inside the cave, you will see huge chorten, paintings, and statutes. This monastery holds a holy Buddhists text, which always remains restricted to anyone to look.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

This is another rest day in Luri Gumba. Take your time to look around and understand the different lifestyle of the locals and their culture.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Leaving Luri Gumba behind, the trail ascends to large pasture land that offers stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains. From here, you will trek and reach Ghuma Thanthi. It is a popular place among pilgrims who are on the way to visit holy Damodar Kunda. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

It is going to be a tough walking day. From Ghuma Thanti, you ascend towards Kyuma La (5,300m), and further move up to Batsyak La (5,450 m). Crossing these two passes, you reach the sacred Damodar Kunda (4,980 m). Located in the rain shadow area of the Himalayas, Damodar Kunda offers fantastic views of the Annapurna range.  

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

You begin trekking along the left bank moraine of Khumjungar Glacier. The trail includes an ice walk, which is tough. From Khumjungar Glacier, you ascend to Saribung Base Camp from where you get to see excellent views of numerous snow-capped mountains.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

Today is a rest day at the base camp. You will spend the day exploring around the base camp and resting. You get to see surreal views of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, and many other mountains from here.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

You will begin ascending towards Saribung Pass following a steep and slippery trail. The trail also will be covered with snow. It is going to be challenging to cross the frozen Saribung Pass. Upon reaching the top of the pass, you get to witness breath-taking views of Himalayas. Further, the trail descends to Nagoru, where you will be spending the night.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Enjoying superb views of Cheo Himal, Pokar Khang Peak, Himlung Himal, Nemjung Himal, and others, you drop down to Phu Gaon. Here, you will get to visit the old Tashi Lakhang monastery and rich Buddhist culture. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

From Phu Gaon, you ascend and cross the gate at the end of the village. The trail then descends and takes you to Kyang. Further, on the way, you come across abandoned castles of Khampa settlement in villages like Jhunam, Chyakhu, and Kyang. The trail gradually descends and takes you to Meta from where you get to see beautiful views of the Kangaru Himal and Annapurna range.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Following the Nar Khola, you descend and trek through lush alpine forest. Further, you will cross several small streams and come across lovely waterfalls. Passing by Dharmasala, you cross many suspension bridges and reach Koto.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Leaving Koto, you begin trekking towards Besisahar. The trail descends through small villages and lush forests. You get to see amazing scenery on the way.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, you hop in the car and drive to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and offers excellent views of lush green hills, rivers, and small settlement areas. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. 

  • Meals: Breakfast & lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel

It is an extra day in Kathmandu. You can rest and visit nearby tourist spots. Don't forget to do shopping. In the evening, you will meet all the team members for the last time over farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Today, you will fly back to your home or your next destination. Our team member will drop you at the Airport and bid you our last goodbye.

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to airport as per itinerary

  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu

  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide during the trekking & climbing period

  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom 

  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, sleeping tent twin basis, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils 

  • Common climbing equipment (rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.)

  • Cook and kitchen assistant and porters for a curry the bags and food

  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey

  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 

  • All food and fuel during the venture

  • All ground transportation 

  • All necessary permits for upper mustang and Saribung peak 

  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involve staffs

  • First Aid medical kits

  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call

  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge

  • Trekking and climbing map 

  • Complete pre-departure information

  • Flight ticket reconfirmation

  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)

  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights

  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal climbing gears

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses

  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods

  • Tips and gifts for staffs and porters

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

What to expect during Saribung Trek?

Saribung Trek itinerary is designed in a way to offer you an ultimate experience in the Himalayas. You will get to see breath-taking views of many Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Tukuche (6,920 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), etc. It is a perfect package for those who are seeking the next level of venture in the Himalayas.

Why go on Saribung Trek with us?

Our years of expertise and ethics make us a perfect travel partner who will not only take you to your destination but also bring you back safely. We are a team of active climbers and trekkers who have been mapping trails of Himalayas for a long period of time. We are glad to offer our extensive and professionally designed Saribung Trek package. With us, you will not only travel but get to know in-depth about the region and make lifelong memories.

Saribung Trek map

Saribung Trek map will present an overview of our Saribung Trek itinerary. This map will help you understand the trail and major places. You can also carry this map on the journey or get yourself a more detailed map that leads to Saribung Base Camp.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

High altitude journey carries altitude sickness, which is a kind of illness that can happen to anyone if their body is not acclimatized with the altitude as they move up. During this kind of high altitude journey, you have to be careful while designing/choosing your itinerary. It is very important your itinerary has enough rest days and ascends at a constant pace. To make sure you do not have to face this problem, we have crafted our Saribung Trek itinerary including ample rest days.

Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Saribung Trek difficulty

Saribung Trek is a difficult trek. You will walk around 6 to 7 hours a day on rugged and steep paths. Moreover, as the trail moves further, you will gain altitude, which makes the journey more challenging. Plus, the isolation of the region also has a huge hand to make Saribung Trek 25 Days overall demanding. You need to be in good shape and health to go on this trek.

Best time to go to Saribung Trek

There are five seasons in Nepal, and among them, spring & autumn are known as the best time of the year to go on Saribung Trek. Spring comprises March, April, and May, whereas autumn includes October and November. These are the most stable months in terms of weather and climate. Clear blue sky and superb views make the journey tempting.

Other seasons like Summer, Monsoon, and Winter is not an ideal time to go on Saribung Trekking because of unstable weather, heavy rainfall, and harsh cold. The trail gets slippery with unclear views. Moreover, most of the teahouse also get closed.

Accommodation during Saribung Trek

Teahouse and camping are the main accommodation during Saribung Trek. Rooms mostly have two beds, which means you need to share it with a fellow trekker. The services in teahouses are nothing fancy even you will get the most basic room with a bed, blanket, and pillow to pass the night. We recommend you to get a nice sleeping bag for yourself as it can get very cold at night and the blanket provide in the teahouse will not be enough. While camping all the necessary equipment is carried by us.

Food & Water on Saribung Trek

If you are staying in the teahouse, then all the meals will be served by their menu. Dishes like dal bhaat, veggies, curries, chapati, bread, eggs, meat, noodles, momo, thukpa, rice pudding, etc can be seen on the menu. During your stay in camp, our trained porters will cook and serve the meals. You can ask them to make a particular dish for you as per the availability.

You can get boiled water in the teahouse. and can fill your bottle. Plastic water bottles are available on the trail, but it will cost you a fortune and only increase waste. Therefore, we highly suggest you carry reusable water.

Tailor-Made Options

Along with providing a fixed itinerary, we are also open to custom made itineraries. You can design the Saribung Trek itinerary as per your needs. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.

Environmental Practices

We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning from the journey, these small steps that we are taking do make a difference. Moreover, we try best to reduce wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.