Mustang with Saribung Expedition
Situated near to Tibet border in the isolated area of Mustang area near DamodarHimal, Saribung (6380m) is lately opened peak for ascending in Western Nepal. This peak is also popular mountain at present for climbing in short period. Saribung regarded as technically trouble-free to ascend but there is elevated ice passes that make expedition tough.
The important part of Saribung Expeditions are- the restricted region of Upper Mustang, a isolated and arresting region which is fraction of the Tibetan flat terrain, scenery of carved gorges, incredible rock formations, royal palaces, medieval settlements, Tibetan Buddhist Gombas, soaring snow peaks, wild NamtaKhola Valley, Lo Manthang and the like.
Unique Adventure International designs Saribung Peak Expedition which is one of the best selling trips which will take you all along beautiful Marsyangdi valley with the vistas of Annapurna II, III, Manaslu; exploring Manang community, Pocho monastery and Braka monastery and more. The best season to go for the expedition is spring, summer and autumn. We offer ample support with yummy meals. We'll aid you with number of Sherpa guides to ensure the probability of success and for your safety.
Day 01: Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to hotel
Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our hotels where we will be staying overnight.
Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu for official procedure and gear check, overnight at hotel
You will rest in Kathmandu for a day. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek.
Day 03: Depart to Pokhara, overnight at hotel
Scenic drive to Pokhara takes 7 hours.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom, and start trek to Kagbeni (2720 meter), overnight at guesthouse
Then from Pokhara we will take picturesque flight to Jomsom for around 20 minutes through the world's deepest ravine offering incredible peak views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and Annapurna Ranges. From Jomsom, our trek commences upstream the Kali Gandaki broad riverbed to arrive at Kagbeni, the doorway of Mustang. Kagbeni lies at the shore of two rivers.
Day 05: Trek to Chele (3050 meter), overnight at guest house
From Kagbeni, we move further toward Chele early in the morning today. The track still moves alongside the bank of Kaligandaki. We cross the villages of Chunksang and Tangbe. And, before arriving at Chele we have to come across a bridge over Kaligandaki and go up abruptly up for around 35 minutes to reach Chele Village.
Day 06: Trek to Syangmochen (3650 meter), overnight at guest house
We leave Chele, we will start our trek to Shyangmochen. We come across the passes like Taklam La (3240 meter), Yemdo Pass (4000 meter), Baga La and Dzong La (3550 meter). You will be trekking passing through arresting communities of Yemdo, Samar and Bhona. Then, we enter Shyangmochen.
Day 07: Trek to Ghami (3510m.), overnight at guest house
As in all arid regions in Mustang on the way to Ghami too most houses are build out of mud, stones with roof of straw and a combination of mud, pebbles. After walking for 5 hours we will reach to Ghami. Here we stay overnight in guest house available.
Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (Charang - 3620 meter), overnight at guest house
The splendid views of the landscape the gentle curve of the north dissimilar to the uneven mountain gorge in the east and west are arresting part of the trek. We walk for around 5 hours which brings us to Tsarang (Charang), a large broaden village occupied by the people of Lo, actually of Tibetan origin. The aged monastery and the adjacent Gompa are supposed to be some 500 years old and surrounded by some of the best religious wall paintings.
Day 09: Trek to Lo - Manthang (3800 meter), overnight at guesthouse
From Tsarang, we will walk to the capital of Mustang, Lo-Mangthang. A wall, 300 meter long and 150 meter wide, has secluded against warriors, thief and the brutal winds.
Day 10: Rest and explore Lo-Manthang (3800 meter), overnight at guest house.
On this day, we will rest and explore around Lo-Manthang. The small settlement of Lo-Mangthang consists of more than a 1000 inhabitants. Also, we can observe the Mustang Palace soaring over the community, Jhampa Gompa etc.
Day 11: Trek to Yara (3650 meter), overnight at guest house
Leaving Lo Manthang, we will go back to the pass after that we have to be careful not to fall down a steep gorge with eroded cliffs to DhiGaun. All the way downward is all the way through a colored canyon. Then the trek continue to YaraGaun after crossing a river.
Day 12: Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4856 meter) via Luri Gompa, overnight at tented camp
We will go across the stream before ascending to Yara amidst lunar scenery in the Puyon Chu ravine. Then, the track moves up to Gangra at an elevation 3870 meter then go across parallel till the outstanding monastery of Lori placed high up a cliff. This gomba includes some fascinating paintings. From LuriGompa we have a well walk from top of hill through the fields. At 4780 meter, the path crosses a broad verdant plateau bestows excellent vistas of the huge Dhaulagiri peak. The trail continues moving up to a pass lying at an elevation of 4940m and moves down to GhumaThanti, a place constructed as a home for the Buddhist pilgrims moving to the holy Damodar Kunda lakes.
Day 13: Trek to Namta Khola (4200 meter), overnight at tented camp
Day 14: Trek to Saribung Base Camp (5240 meter), overnight at tented camp
Today we will climb on the moraines of the east part of the glacier and is signaled by small cairns. We have to attach together to the glacier to go behind till its end a very eye-catching way of ice chunks. At approximately 5700 meter, the path goes across the glacier quite straight to go behind the western moraine. We will be perceive the views of the Khumjunggar Himal (6959 meter) and also the DamodarHimal.
Days 15-16: At Base Camp rest and preparation and trek to Saribung Pass (5600 meter), overnight at tented camp
Today we have 2 days rest and we will trek to Saribung Pass which lies at an elevation of 5600 meter.
Day 17: Saribung Peak Summit Climb (6387 meter), return Base Camp, overnight at tented camp
The track goes behind the moraine then a small glacier. The summit is 280 m further ahead on snow covered slopes opening on a wide ridge. From the peak of Saribung we have an exceptional scenery of Gyajikang, Bhrikuti, Himlung etc. From the pass the turn down on the other face entails some protection measures due to a lot of crevasses. At the final point of the glacier, we will take off the crampons for an infinite walk on the border of the eastern moraine until we reach at the camp.
Day 18: Trek to Nogaru (4300 meter), overnight at tented camp
Today, the trail will take us downward from the top of the hill till a river that we traverse and the trail follows the river area till a second river opens out. On the reverse side, we see the track joins a fine marked trail through meadows till Nogaru, a village now has been desolate.
Day 19: Trek to Phu Village (4100 meter), overnight at guest house
The track after that climbs suddenly up to reach a very beautiful path that takes us to Phu, a village hanging on a rocky mountain and occupied by Tibetan people.
Day 20: Trek to Meta (3500 meter), overnight at guest house
Day 21: Trek to Koto (2605 meter), overnight at guesthouse
Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 23: Leisure day in Kathmandu, shopping and sightseeing, overnight at hotel
Day 24: Transfer to airport, flight to Frankfurt
What is included?
- Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
- Press conference arrangement.
- 4 nights hotel accommodation in with breakfastand dinner.
- Climbing Permit fee for Saribung Peak and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
- Special permit fee for Upper Mustang and Nar Phu region.
- Food & Fuel during the trek and climbing period.
- Guesthouse / tented camp accommodation during the trekking and climbing period.
- North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for climbing.
- Tent / rooms for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
- Expert Staffs: climbing guide, base camp guide, cook, cook helper.
- Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
- Staff’s insurance, daily allowance, wages, equipment allowance and transportation.
- Domestic flight Pokhara – Jomsom.
- All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
- Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
- First Aid kit bag, trekking map & duffel bag.
- Satalite phone (Pay Call).
- Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
- Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears.
- All ground transportation.
- Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
What is not included?
- Personal climbing gears.
- Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 4 nights).
- Visa Feeto Nepal.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
- Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.
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Quick Fact of the Trip
- Trip Duration : 24 days
- Best Season : Spring, Summer, Autumn
- Country : Nepal
- Min Altitude : 910 meter
- Max Altitude : 6387 meter
- Trip starts : Kathmandu
- Trip ends : Kathmandu
- Group size : Min-1
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