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Saribung Peak 25 Days

Rated 5/5 based on 98 customer reviews

Trip Facts:

Duration: 25 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 6,654 m

Grade: Strenuous – Alpine, F

Trek Type: Teahouse/Camping

Best Season: March to May; September to November

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Hotel, Camping

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

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Situated in the remote Damodar Himal near Mustang and a stone’s throw from the Tibetan border, Saribung (6,346m) is a recently introduced mountain expedition that offers trekkers the challenge of summiting a rarely-climbed peak combined with adventurous trekking in a rugged and remote region that sees few trekkers. This is a strenuous trek that combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote valleys and villages, unique Himalayan cultures and some of the most spectacular scenery on earth. 

 We start our journey with a trek through the restricted area of Upper Mustang, a remote and starkly beautiful region, that is part of the Tibetan plateau. Hiking through an otherworldly landscape of sculpted canyons, surreal rock formations, medieval villages, ruined fortresses, royal palaces, Tibetan Buddhist gompas and soaring snow peaks, we will reach the fabled Mustang capital, Lo Manthang and spend some time exploring this fascinating place before heading east into the wild Namta Khola Valley to reach Saribung. After summiting Saribung, we cross the Saribung La (pass) and descend through the remote Nar-Phu Valley, before finishing in the village of Syange.

This expedition is not a technical climb, but is considered a challenging expedition because of the altitude variation and the remoteness of the area. There are many passes with ice and crevasses in between the Damodar Kunda (lake) and the Nar-Phu valley. These will require glacier travel mode for the most part with a couple of sections at most of fixed line requiring the use of a jumar. Previous experience with crampons and ice axe is necessary.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa
  • Reviews

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Fly Pokhara (884m)

Day 04: Fly Jomsom (2713m); trek Kagbeni (2810m)

Day 05: Trek Chele (3100m)

Day 06: Trek Shyangmochen (3800m)

Day 07: Trek Tsarang (3575m)

Day 08: Trek Lo Manthang (3840m)

Day 09: Rest/exploration

Day 10: Trek Yara Village (3650m)

Day 11: Trek Luri Gompa (4000m)

Day 12: Trek Ghuma Thanti (4745m)

Day 13: Trek Bharche Khola (4890m)

Day 14: Trek Damodar Kund (4975m)

Day 15: Rest/acclimatization

Day 16: Trek Japanese Base Camp (5240m)

Day 17: Trek Moraine Camp (5720m)

Day 18: Climb Saribung Peak (6346m); descend Bhrikuti Base Camp (5070m)

Day 19: Trek Phu Gaon (4070m)

Day 20: Rest/exploration

Day 21: Trek Meta (3610m)

Day 22: Trek Koto (2600m)

Day 23: Trek Dharapani (1860m)

Day 24: Drive Kathmandu

Day 25: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tents/camping gear and food for high camp and Mera La
  • Kathmandu -Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Footwear

  1. Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  2. Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  3. A pair of Gaiters.
  4. Socks
  5. Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps

Clothing

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably non cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing Equipment

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra btteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

An outstanding success - Saribung Expedition

(5/5)

It was an outstanding success, one of the best I have ever done. There was a tremendous variety of scenery, and a great deal of cultural interest. For much of the route there were relatively few other trekkers and our journey was quite peaceful. The team looking after us were of exceptionally high quality. Kaji was thoughtful, intelligent, a very nice man, and worked tremendously hard to look after the clients and the rest of the team. Karma and “Saribung” Kaji were also very hardworking, skilled and lovely people to be with. The cook team were the best I have ever had and, under Dagelje’s cheerful lead, produced an amazing variety of delicious and healthy food, both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Hygiene standards were very high. It was also very welcome when Dagelje produced flasks of hot juice on the trail on our tougher days. The porters were very strong, friendly and helpful. We have been on treks where we had to wait a long time at cold campsites waiting for tents and kitbags to turn up, but that never happened on this trip. All in all, the service of Expedition Himalaya was excellent, and I would happily recommend you to any other group.

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