Saribung Peak Expedition

Duration: 28 Days   |  

We organize the Saribung peak expedition with full services that start in Jomsom and continues to Saribung peak via Upper Mustang (Lo-Manthang) and Lauri Gompa.

Saribung Expedition is a high demanding trip from Lo- Manthang through a very remote region to the ancient Kingdom of Upper Mustang near the Tibet border. After leaving the Jomsom we walk to the isolated land of Luri Gompa then from there walk up the Damodar Kunda Base camp. At the end head of this beautiful base camp, we cross the rarely trekked Saribung La pass (6,042m) to enter Phu village.  

Upper Mustang is arid and dry with colorful rock formations containing many cave dwellings high up in the cliffs. The first trekking parties were allowed into Upper Mustang in 1992 and it is one of the few places left where one can see undisturbed Tibetan culture.

Our itinerary has been carefully designed for gradual acclimatization to high altitude in order to maximize your chances of safely crossing Saribung La pass and making an ascent of Saribung peak. Acclimatization works much better by starting from Jomsom side and before our approach to Saribung we trek up to Damodar Kunda Base Camp. This trail is rarely visited by other trekkers and is a beautiful valley that is rarely visited with blue sheep often seen grazing near Base Camp.

Saribung Peak would be a suitable expedition if you have trekked to high altitude on previous trips and have basic mountaineering skills including the use of ice axe and crampons. If you are interested in joining our group and would like to check whether this trip is a suitable expedition for you please send in your pre-trip application through our website and we will reply with feedback and any further training required
 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02Permit and preparation day. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03Morning briefing & fly to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04Fly Pokhara to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3h camp [245m ascent - 140m descent]. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 05Trek Kagbeni to Chele (3075m) 6h 30 camp [920m ascent - 240m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 06Trek Chele - Geling (3560m) 7h camp [1270m ascent - 785m descent] Overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 07Geling - Dhakmar (3820m) [735m ascent – 500m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 08Dhakmar - Tsarang (3580m) 7h camp [370m ascent - 575m desent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 09Tsarang - Lo Manthang (3809m) 5h camp [350m ascent - 125m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10Lo Manthang - Yara (3,900m)[280m ascent - 700m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 11Yara - Luri Gompa (3500m) 5h camp [535m ascent - 50m descent] Overnight in Tent
  • Day 12Luri Gompa - Ghuma Thanti (4856m) 6h [1 050m ascent - 200m descent] Overnight in Tent
  • Day 13Ghuma Thanti - Parsche Khola(4200m) 4h [575m ascent - 350m descent] Overnight in Tent
  • Day 14Parsche Khola - Damodar Kunda (4890m) 5h. Overnight in Tent
  • Day 15Damodar Kunda to Base camp (5240m) 3h [270m ascent] Overnight in Tent
  • Day 16Base camp – Moraine Camp (5720m) 5h [530m ascent - 50m descent] Overnight in Tent
  • Day 17Moraine Camp – Saribung Pass (6042m) - Saribung Peak (6328m) - Bhrihuti BC (5070M) 12h [610m ascent – 1 260m descent] Overnight in Tent
  • Day 18Bhrihuti Base Camp - Phu (3995m) 6h [200m ascent – 1 100m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 19Phu Rest Day - Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 20Phu - Mahendra Pul (3425m) 5h 30 [510m ascent – 1 080m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 21Mahendra Pul - Kang La Phedi (4500m) via – Naar (4100m) 6h [1 175m ascent – 100m descent] Overnight in Tent
  • Day 22Kang La Phedi - Kang La (5320m) - Ngawal (3750m) 7h [820m ascent - 1 570m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 23Ngawal - Gyaru - Brathang (2840m) 6h [300m ascent - 1 210m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 24Brathang - Dharapani (1900 m) 6h 30 [400m ascent - 800m descent] Overnight at guest house
  • Day 25Dharapani - Syange (1050m) 6h 30 [450m ascent - 1 250m descent] Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 26Drive Syange to Besisahar and Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 27Free Day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 28Final departure!
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • Transfer from airport/hotel/airport on both domestic and international flights by private vehicle.
  • Necessary hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Freshly cooked full board meals prepared by our cook (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and properly boiled drinking water with tea and coffee while on the trek.
  • Accommodation on 2 men tented camp whilst on the trek.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid including his salary, food, accommodation, equipment, transportation and flight
  • Well-experienced Climbing leader( Guide), assistant climbing leader, cook and other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, equipment, transportation and flight.
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation
  • All Domestic airfare: KTM to Pokhara to Jomsom including airport tax
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle and local bus.
  • Camping equipment - 2-men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils, dining table with backrest chair and other necessary equipment during the trek.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Saribung.
  • Special permit of Mustang and Nar-Phu Valley.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance fees
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or Barrel for each member.
  • Transport of food supply & expedition equipment to Base Camp and back.
  • High Insurance covering all staff, including Climbing guide and porters as per state law.
  • Warm down jacket and sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement. (Helicopter Evacuation available if required, at clients cost).
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First aid medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes. 
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).
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Useful Information

Trip Cost: From USD 4500 to USD 5000 each person, minimum group size is 2 people.

Ram Kumar Adhikari
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