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Saribung Peak (6346 M / 20761 FT)

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27 DAYS SARIBUNG  (6346 M / 20761 FT) PEAK EXCURSSION

Saribung Peak (6346 M / 20761 FT) Located in government protected zone of Upper Mustang area. It required a special permit of USD 500 to enter Uper Musgang along with as a usual peak climbing, ACAP and Nar-Phu permits. It is a newly opened peak only in 2006 by the government of Nepal in Damodar Himal range lies to the northeast of Lomanthang near Nepal-Tibet border coordinate in 28053’04” latitude and 84010’26” longitude. Although it is allowed recently for climbing, has become a very popular among the 6000ers peak climber because of its off the beaten paths and can visit both protected area of Upper Mustang along with Nar-Phu valley. The trip make huge circle start from Pokhara Jomsom/Muktinath/Lomanthang and after successful summit of Mt. Saribung return back Nar-Phu valley to Beshisahar. It is outer and wider Annapurna circuit. Along with unique culture and tradition similar of ancient Tibetan Buddhism, you also get witness of gorgeous view of mountain vista, wide and huge view Tibetan plateau, 100s of snow-capped mountain and swerving Rivers like Kaligandaki and Marshyangdi in this trip.

Snowpal Trek and Expedition has been one of the pioneers in terms of Peak climbing Organizer Company throughout the Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India that reflect in our client’s satisfaction. Our micro-management with full of experienced team offer fluent English speaking guide, excellent logistic arrangement facilities, safety and satisfaction of our valuable clients. If some of our clients do not have any previous climbing techniques and experience, Just arrange 2 more days than our provided Itinerary, Our experienced team leader/guide teach you on the spot of Saribung peak base camp how to use the climbing equipment like ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabine including ascending and descending on fixed line rope. Our provided Itinerary is an outline, If our client intends to customize the trip according to your time limit, we make you humble request just to e-mail us or send the inquire form filling in required section which posted on our website wall to clean your confusion if you have any. Within 2/3 corresponding with our expert about your trip, you will reach in conclusion to confirm the trip. The land of ecstasy is waiting to make you extra ordinary feeling taking you above the cloud.

The Brief Itinerary

Day 01:         Meet you at airport on your arrival time, Drive to hotel.

Day 02:         Peak orientation class, if need last hour shopping, sightseeing in KTM.

Day 03:         Drive/Flight to Pokhara.

Day 04:         Flight to Jomsom, Drve to Muktinath (3750m) and back to Kagbeni (2,810m). If you                                   have time limit, you can drive to Lomanthang in 2 days’ time. Otherwise follow the                                     normal trekking Itinerary.

Day 05:         Kagbeni (2780m/9,120ft.) to Chhuksang (2920m/9,580ft.) 5-6 hrs.

Day 06:         Chhuksang (2920m/9,580ft.) to Samar (3290m/10,793ft.) 4-5 hrs.

Day 07:         Samar (3290m/10,793ft.) to Geling (3440m/11,286ft.) 5-6 hrs.

Day 08:         Geling (3440m/11,286ft.)  to Gami (3460m/11,351ft.) 4-5 hrs.

Day 09:         Ghami (3460m/11,351ft.)  to Tharang (3490m/11,450ft) 6-7 hrs.

Day 10:          Charang (3490m/11,450ft) to Lo- Manthang (3730m/12,237ft.) 3-4 hrs.

Day 11:          Excursion Lo –Manthang (3730m/12,237ft.) including Chhosar Cave.

Day 12:          Lo-Manthang to Yara (3,607 M / 11,834 FT) 6hrs Trek, Overnight in    tended Camp.

Day 13:          Trek from Yara (3,607 M / 11,834 FT)  to Luri Cave Monastry (4,150 M / 13,615 FT) 4-5                             hrs.

Day 14:           Luri Cave Monastry (4,150 M / 13,615 FT) to Ghuma Thanti (4,600 M / 15,091 FT) 6hrs.

Day 15:           Ghuma Thanti (4,600 M / 15,091 FT) to Namta Khola 4,890 M/ 16,034 FT) 7hrs.

Day 16:           Namta Khola 4,890 M/ 16,034 FT) to Saribung BC (4,950 M/ 16,240 FT) 7hrs.

Day 17:           Acclimatization and rest day before summit the Saribung Peak. Explore surrounding                                the hills, Photograph and meditation.

Day 18:           Start climbing Base Camp to Camp I (5,730 M/18,799 FT)

Day 19:           Summit day of Saribung Peak (6,346 M/   ) and back to Base camp.

Day 20:          Reserve/ an extra Day for Contingency.

Day 21:          Saribung BC (4,950 M/ 16,240 FT) to Naroru (4,400 M/14,436 FT) via Saribung Pass                                 (6,020 M/19,721 FT) 7-8 hrs.

Day 22:          Nagoru (4,400 M/14,436 FT) to Fu Gaun (4,250m/ 13,944ft).

Day 23:          Fu Gaun (4,250m/ 13,944ft) to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft.

Day 24:          Meta (3,560m/11,680ft) to Koto (2,619/8,592ft).

Day 25:          Drive by Jeep from Koto to Kathmandu….

Day 26:          Free, leisure and shopping day in Kathmandu.

Day 27:          Fly back to home country Or let us know to extend the activities in your interest.

Itinerary of Saribung Peak (6346 M / 20761 FT)

Snowpal‘s representative welcome and greet you at the airport of Kathmandu any of 24 hours on your arrival time and transfer to your booked hotel. If your arrival early before evening, your Tour/Trek/Climbing leader (Guide) meet for pre-trip briefing of your selected trip. The leader describes in details and provide you an equipment/gears checklist. If any essential items have forgotten, the guides will support you either buy or hire from any equipment selling shops nearby your hotel. However your KTM arrival regular flight schedule will not affect the planned trip, we recommend you to arrange your arrival during day time if you will get option to choose. After completing the trip preparation, walk around the tourist hub Thamel before the welcome dinner.

Overnight at a Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis.

After Breakfast, first we do all type of equipment details review, if still missing some of clothing and equipment or any type of goods as in your provided check list. Visit to Department of Tourism for orientation briefing class then proceed to the prominent UNESCO world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city.  The day ends at Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visit the Living Goddes Kumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees. Kastamandap temple (Now it is fully reconstructed after collapsed in huge earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Maizu dewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, Kaal Bhairav, freak street and many more. On the way walk back to hotel and we will have dinner together in a delicious restaurant since tomorrow we will be in remote area for couple of weeks. Group will be introduced if there will be other unknown accompany member in the team for this Expedition.

Overnight: in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis

Early breakfast at the hotel, the trekking guide will pick up you to the Pokhara bus station. Tourist standard comfortable bus drive early in the morning about 7 hours to arrive in Pokhara.

OR, you may 25 minute flight to Pokhara which we may book the flight on your chosen time before afternoon.  20 drive from Thamel to Kathmandu domestic airport and 10 minute drive from Pokhara airport to lake-side Pokhara. This flight also an amazing Himalayan scenery flight with the view of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manasalu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Flight cost USD 74.00, KTM Airport drop USD 15 and Pokhara airport to hotel pick up USD 15 will be added extra in total cost of trip who will choose flight instead drive to Pokhara.

On the driving way to Pokhara, Beautiful farming land terrace, rivers, uncountable green hill mountain with villages of different ethnic group of people are the scenic views. Pokhara located in the Midwest of Nepal has many natural lakes overwhelming with the view of snow caped mountain. Great view of the Himalaya can be seen from the dam side/ south part of Pokhara though lake side has huge density with touristic facilities. Overnight in Pokhara.

Overnight: in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis

We take the spectacular early morning flight to Jomsom where we will be met at the tiny airstrip by our trek crew. After some initial preparation of loads, we begin our drive to the very famous Hindu/Buddhist pilgrims site Muktinath Temple on the height of (3,750 M/ 12,303 FT). Spend 2-3 hour in Multipath, after lunch drive back to hidden paradise village of Kagbeni on the elevation of (2780m/9,120ft.) for overnight stay. This is a wonderful idea to acclimatize your body to go higher place in day time and overnight low elevation.

Just out of Jomsom we cross a small hanging bridge and then drive along the riverbank of the Kali Gandaki. It’s also very picturesque, with views of big peaks all around such as Mt.Dhaulagiri 8000ers, Mt.Nilgiri 7000ers and Tukuche peak 6000ers whilst all the mountain to the south can be seen the entire Annapurna Massif. Kagbeni provides us with a taste of scenes to come in upper Mustang, with its narrow alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley and a large red gompa. At the police check- post at the north end of the village, there is a sign saying “restricted area, tourists please do not go beyond this point.” Here we will complete our paper work before entering this long forbidden region of Nepal to Upper Mustang.

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

It is possible to trek right up the river valley, but we use a combination of the high trail and the riverbank pathways. The trail then widens significantly revealing an endless stretch of sand but the path is kept interesting by the passing of mule trains bearing goods from Mustang and Tibet in past. But now motor able road is accessible.   On the west bank of the river are some caves and Gompa Kang. Unlike most monasteries in Upper Mustang which are of the Sakyapa sect, Gompa Kang is of the Nyingmapa sect. We stop for lunch at the village of Tangbe, where we come across the first black, white and red chortens that typify Upper Mustang. The little town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys among white washed houses, fields of buck wheat and barley and apple orchards. Nilgri Peak continues of the Narshing Khola and the Kali Gandaki. There are three separate parts to this village and some ruined castle walls on the surrounding cliffs. Across the river from Chhuksang are some spectacular red organe pipe eroded cliffs above the mouths of some inaccessible caves.

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

There is a distinct change here, not only in the topography, but also in the culture, lifestyle and people and the settlements become more scattered, smaller and more basic. The people of Lo or Mustang do practice agriculture, but because of the lack of rain and fertile soil, cultivation is in sheltered plots of land, scattering the brown landscape with patches of green. Continuing north we reach a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliffs above, forming a tunnel through which the river flows. A steel bridge spans the river just in front of the tunnel and north of here the Kali Gandaki becomes impassable on foot. The trek now leaves the valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to the village of Chele. Watch out here for the ferocious Tibetan mastiffs which are chained to many of the houses. From Chele we climb a steep spur and then continue ascending along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass. Beyond the pass we descend on a pleasant trail to Samar, situated in a grove of poplar trees. This is a major stopping place for horse and mule caravans (5 to 6 hrs walking).

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

We climb above Samar to a ridge and then descend into a large gorge past a chorten before entering another valley filled with juniper trees. We then cross a stream and after climbing to a pass, we descend along a ridge to Shyangmochen a tiny settlement with a few tea shops. Nearby is Rangbyung, a cave containing stalagmites which have formed in the shape of chortens and one of the holiest places in Mustang. The trail climbs gently from Shyangmochen and we enter another huge valley before descending to Geling with it extensive fields of barley. As in all the settlements of Mustang, the white and ochre- painted houses are constructed using mud and stones, with roofs made of twigs, straw and a mixture of mud and pebbles.

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

From Geling the trail climbs gently through fields, up the centre of the valley, passing above the settlement of Tama Gun and an imposing chorten. We then begin a taxing climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La (3840m). The descent from the pass is quite gentle and about half an hour further on we come to a trail junction, the right trail is the direct route to Charang, the left trail leads to Ghami. Ghami is a large white –washed village sheltered by overhanging cliffs.

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Today’s walk is through perhaps the driest part of Mustang, and much of our energy will be spent negotiating loose, dry soil. However, the magnificent views of the countryside, from the gentle contours of the north to the rugged mountains in the east and west, are a source of inspiration. Finally, we come to Charang, a large spread- out village at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village is a huge dzong (fortress) and a red gompa which houses an excellent collection of statues and thangkas.

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

We will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo- Manthang. We climb gently above the valley to a large isolated chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo. The trail then broadens and eventually we get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so we circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north east corner.

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Today is free to explore the fascinating city of Lo Mantang. The city contains about 150 houses, as well as residences for its many lamas. There are four major temples within the city and one of these, Champa Lhakang, contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborate mandalas painted on the walls. The king’s palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the current King and Queen. Although his duties are largely ceremonial, the King is respected by the people and consulted about many issues by villagers throughout the kingdom. It is possible to hire horses to visit these valleys, but this cost is excluded in the tour.

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Today we start out trip to more remote and very isolated settlement Yara. Walking with real nature the tread all along the slightest trodden trails of the area. Crossing through wilderness part conclude the trip of the day turning up to our campsite.

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

After breakfast in our tended Camp, trip moves slightly up and downward of the progressing hill of alpine region. As usual high elevation nature and environment, walking on your pleasant space, you will arrive in Luri Cave Gompa (Monastry). The Monastry supposed some of oldest of this region. We arrive in campsite not so latter than mid-day. You will have enough time to walk around, meditation in highland, peace and inner happy.

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Here after, Every day activities are similar from day 14 to day  24. Every day wake up early in the morning, Refresh with tea/Coffee, Breakfast then walk couple of hour and Lunch again walk couple of hour, Arrive in Tended Camp. Tea/Coffee walking around campsite, Have Dinner between 6-7 PM. Sleep completely with nature’s sound. Amazing sleep from far away of human traffic. Next day wake up and follow the schedule…….

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Overnight: in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis.

Overnight: in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis.

Farewell Dinner together with climbing crew in a typical Nepali Restaurant with ethnic group culture dance show.

Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like Sightseeing in UNESCO world heritage site around Kathmandu valley or join the day trip for white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park or any other activities in your favor.  The cost of extended activities will be extra.

All trips can be customized and extended as per requirements

Cost will be provided on request.

Cost, Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure from International Airport on Day 1st and day 27th
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Tourist Bus Ticket on Day 3rd.
  • Kathmandu Hotel to Tourist bus station drop and Pokhara bus station to hotel pickup on day 3rd.
  • Koto to Kathmandu Jeep by Jeep on day 25th.
  • Pokhara to Jomsom flight ticket on day 4th.
  • Pokhara to Jomsom flight ticket for Guide.
  • Pokhara hotel to airport to fly jomsom by private vehicle on day 4th.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing covers few UNESCO World Heritage sites by private vehicle on day 2nd.
  • Pokhara half day sightseeing by private vehicle with driver on day 3rd.
  • Jomsom to Muktinath to Kagbeni by Jeep on day 04th.
  • Upper Mustang Special Trekking Permit.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry Permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permits.
  • Nar-Phu Valley protected area permit.
  • Saribung Peak climbing permit from Department of Tourism.
  • Saribung Peak climbing permit from Department of Tourism.
  • A license holder experienced English speaking professional climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Porters to carry your luggage (one porter in 2 guest, not more than 25kg per porter), you may hire a personal porter in additional extra charge if you have heavy luggage.
  • Guide's and Porter's Insurance, food, salary, accommodation, transport, equipment.
  • Pony/Yaks/porters to carry camping food, climbing equipment, and kitchen equipment.
  • 4 nights Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis on day 1st, 2nd, 25th, and 26th.
  • 1 nights Boutique hotel in Pokhara on BB basis on day 3rd.
  • Full meal (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner) during the trekking on day 4th to day 24th.
  • Seasonal Fruit desert after dinner as it will available on the spot.
  • All Accommodation during the trekking (With attached bathroom/hot shower in Ghami day 8th, Lomanthang Day 10th 11th. And remaining nights net and clean private room with sharing toilet).
  • Cook and kitchen helper to make fresh food during the camping trek after Lomanthang and before Koto. Day 11th to Day 24th.
  • All the kitchen utensil, gasoline, Dining tent, Member sleeping tent, toilet tent.
  • A comprehensive medical kit to use all of our clients and staffs.
  • Oximeter to check the oxygen condition into your body during the trek.
  • Bottle of Oxygen depend on group size with its regulator (mask private) emergency use.
  • All the government taxes
  • All the paper works and company service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Domestic flight ticket to PKR if you intend to fly instead of drive.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • KTM/PKR sightseeing tour guide and entrance fee. (If you want guided tour ‘guide in additional charge’.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except farewell dinner (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu and Pokhara (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Local community entry fee ( If there are any, Sometime local community charge about USD 10 to USD 20 per visitor to upgrade their local community services).
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water, coke.
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, Electronic device/battery re-charge.
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu Flight tickets if you choose instead bus services.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items and trekking gears.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear (Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice Axe/Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling etc. (Can hire/buy in Kathmandu.
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Yours any personal Insurance.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue in emergency case anytime.
  • Staff tips expected even is not mandatory.
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes.

Trip Equipments

  • Trip Code: SARI
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 2 to 15
  • Season: Spring/Autumn/Summer
  • Max Altitude: 6346 M / 20761 FT
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Bus/Jeep/Trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel/Mountain Lodge/Camping
  • Trip Grade: moderate Climbing

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