SARIBUNG PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Annapurna
duration 23 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 6,328m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Teahouse +Camping
season Autumn - Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 5,900
Pax 2 USD 5,400
Pax 3 USD 5,200
Pax 4 to 6 USD 4,900
Pax 7 to 12 USD 4,800
Pax 13 to 18 USD 4,700
Pax 19 to 24 USD 4,600
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SARIBUNG PEAK CLIMBING

You have most likely never heard of Saribung Peak and the Damodar Himalayan Range.  It is truly an off-the-beaten-track adventure that makes it more alluring and mysterious – a place where few people travel.

This is all the more reason to go and explore this new, wild, untamed, and remote region of Nepal. It’s new, exciting and involves climbing the majestic Saribung Peak (6346m). The trail leading to Saribung is less used due to it not being on the usual trade routes from Tibet. The area is rich in Tibetan culture and is tucked away in the very isolated Upper Mustang region – beyond Lo Manthang (3840m) and right on the Tibetan border. It is also well known for being part of the ancient trade route that connects China's Tibetan plateau with India in the south. It is also part of the famous “Silk Road”. The Damodar Kunda lies in an altitude of 4890 meters in this windswept arid region. 

The region falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected area of Nepal, and also where you can find the world’s 7th highest mountain, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Geographically Mustang is part of the high altitude Tibetan highlands and lies within the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri Massif in the south and west and the Annapurna Massif in the north and east. The area is home to a number of 6000m plus peaks, such as Tukuche peak (6920m), Nilgiri South (6839m), Yakwakang Peak (6462m), and Damodar Himal (6004m) and the highest pass in the world - Thorong La Pass (5416m).

The trail takes you to high alpine passes and to glaciers in the Damodar Kunda region and Nar-Phu Valley. At the summit of Saribung Peak you will be blessed with absolutely amazing views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Nilgiri Himal (7061 m),  Lamjung Himal (6983m),Himlung Himal (7126m), Mt. Manaslu (8156 m), and Annapurna II (7937m).

Saribung Peak climbing begins at Jomsom, the headquarters of the Mustang District and then on to Kagbeni, Chele, Geling, Tsarang, Lo Manthang, Dhi Gaon, Luri Gomba, Ghuma Tanti, Namta Khola and then to Saribung Base Camp where you will acclimatize before your climb to the peak. 

You will need a reasonable level of fitness and endurance for this expedition, but by the time you reach higher altitudes you should be ready for the summit.

Sherpa Expedition & Trekking has been a major provider and leader in trekking and climbing expeditions in the Himalayan region. With over 40 years in the business we are proud of our reputation for providing a first-class service.

Key features of Saribung Peak Climbing

  • Climb the high altitude Saribung Peak (6346m) 
  • Panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan ranges.
  • Stay in charming Gurung villages in the Annapurna region.
  • The Muktinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu & Buddhist shrines in Nepal.
  • Thorong-La Pass (5416m), the highest point and most physically challenging day on the Annapurna Circuit. Its mesmerizing views make it all worthwhile!
  • Trekking through low sub-tropic forests to high alpine rocky terrain, constant views of the Annapurna Massif & some of the world’s tallest peaks: Annapurna 1, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.

ITINERARY

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Welcome to Kathmandu, a city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, colorful temples and grand pagodas. Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to our hotel. The remainder of the day you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the shopping areas closest to your hotel and catch up on shopping for equipment. In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief introduction and provide valuable information about the trek.

Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.

Today we fly from Pokhara to Jomson – a 20 – 25 minute flight scenic flight with views of the famous Kali Gandaki Gorge (world’s deepest), along with views of several colossal peaks” Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Ranges and Machapuchare (Fishtail). After landing at Jomson we begin our trek heading to Kagbeni, about a 3-4 hour trek. Kagbeni is also the checkpoint where authorities will check your documents before you enter the restricted Upper Mustang region. Along the trail we will have views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche Peak. We will stay the night at Kagbeni.

Today we start early in order to avoid the high winds that develop later in the day. In the early morning light we can see Nilgiri that is orange in color due to the sun’s reflection on it. We follow the east bank of the Kali Gandaki River until we enter the wide Chhusang Valley. After leaving Kagbeni we ascend giving us spectacular views of the village and Mt Nilgiri (7061m).The trail heads east towards more arid land common to the Mustang region. We soon reach the first significant village of Tangbe with its red and whitewashed houses on the opposite banks of the river and glorious views over the Kali Gandaki River. Perched high up the cliffs above the village are caves believed to have been home to the early inhabitants of this area. The trail then comes to Chele where we have views of the Himalayan Ranges. Tonight we stay at Chele.

Today we will climb the rugged hills and eventually come to a stone cairn at 3540m at which point we descend to the small village of Samar with its chortens (stupa religious– monuments) and other Buddhist structures. After leaving Samar we descend into a large canyon and then again ascend to a 3800m ridge before again descending to the remote Shyangmochen Village and then head to Geling Village where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

From Geling, the trail leads up to of Nyi La Pass (3932m) and then heads down and follow the Tangmar Chu River and its Mani stone walls (stones inscribed with Lamaist prayers). We then follow the trail to Charang Village with its enormous five –storey Dzong (monastery) and red Gompa (type of monastery) and Thankas (forms of art).

Today the trail is mostly uphill as we initially head to Lo-Gekar home of one of the oldest Tibetan monastery’s in the world. Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than the Samye Gompa in Tibet. After visiting Lo Gekar we travel by horse to Lo-Manthang. The trail passes the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang before descending and crossing a stream before reaching Lo-Manthang. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today we take time to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. Health experts recommend staying active on this day. So, what we can do is climb to Namgyal Gompa situated at the top of a peak and then we proceed to Tingkhar north-west of Lo Manthang. It is a small village consisting of about 40 houses and then we return to Lo Manthang for the night.

Today we will follow the trail for six to seven hours until we reach Yara where we will stay overnight.

The Luri Cave Monastery is said to be the oldest (15th century) cave monastery in the Mustang region. Today’s we will trek is of about three to four hours until we reach Luri Cave Monastery where we will stay overnight.

Today we trek for about five to six hours and cross a 5100m pass before reaching Ghuma Thanti where we set up our tents for the night.

Our trek today is of about six to seven hours with our first obstacle being the 5600m pass until we reach Damodar Kunda (lake) and then continue until we reach Namta Khola where we camp overnight.

Today we will trek then climb for six to seven hours until we reach base camp where we will set up our tents for the night.

Today is time to acclimatize and maybe explore the surrounding area in order to improve the process. Tonight we will set up our tents here.

We make an early start on a five to six-hour trek. Climbing at high altitudes and through snow makes it physically tiring. We will camp here overnight.

We have an eight to nine-hour day ahead of us, hence we are up very early. This is the day that the adrenalin flows as we trudge through the snow to the summit. At the top, you will be breathless – firstly because of the energy spent getting there, and secondly because of the absolutely amazing panoramic views. This is a real camera-clicking moment. We will then head back to Base Camp for the night.

Today we head across the Saribung Pass and down the trail until we reach Nagoru where we will stay overnight.

Today we trek for five to six hours across the arid and dry Tibetan plateau and through the valley until we reach Phu Gaon Village. This area is secluded and often considered lost to the world and his home to Gurung, Lama and Ghale. There is an old Buddhist Monastery, Tashi Lhakhang, which is said to be one of the world’s great Buddhist monasteries constructed by the famous Karmapa Rinpoche. There are some fantastic views of the Himlung Himal and other snow capped peaks from Phu Gaon. We will camp here overnight. .

Today we have a five to six-hour trek along the Tibetan plateau and then descend to Meta Village. Along the trail we pass the remains of previous Khampa settlements where Tibetan refugees lived after escaping from Tibet. From Meta, we have a great view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. We will camp here overnight.

Today we follow the trail for about six to seven hours descending through a pine forest and a beautiful cascading waterfall before reaching Koto Village where we stay overnight.

The first village we come to on our five to six-hour trek today is Timang where we can catch sight of Mt. Manaslu and other snow-capped peaks, before heading down to Danque Village where we will stop for lunch before proceeding to Dharapani where we will stay overnight.

Today is our final day as we head back to Kathmandu where on arrival you will be taken to your hotels.

Your journey in Nepal involves Associate in the trip finish today! there's nothing to try to however trade emails together with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can take you to the airdrome, about three hours before your regular flight. On your means home, you'll need much time to set up your next journey within the marvelous country of Nepal.

SERVICES

Cost Included in your package

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • Two Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Pokhara to Jomsom flight fare with airport tax.
  • Climbing Dome Tent for the guests, Kitchen Tent while trekking and all necessary kitchen utensils for the trek.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara transportation By Tourist Bus; Dharapani to Beshisahar by sharing Jeep and Beshisahar to Kathmandu By Bus.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Two nights twin sharing tent accommodation. Hygienic meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Upper Mustang Special Permit and Annapurna Conservation area permit).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Saribung Peak Climbing Permit
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Jomsom flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Upper Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.
  • Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.
  • Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.
  • Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.
  • Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.
  • Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.
  • Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.
  • Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
  • Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

  • Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.
  • Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.
  • First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.
  • Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

It is important to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly and is in good condition. Additionally, consult with experienced climbers or a professional guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear and receive proper training on how to use it effectively and safely.

GOOD TO KNOW

Saribung Peak is a popular climbing destination located in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal. Here are some important details to know before planning your climb:

1. Permit: You will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Saribung Peak. Make sure to obtain the necessary permits before starting your climb.

2. Altitude: Saribung Peak stands at an altitude of 6,328 meters (20,751 feet). It is considered a technical climb and requires previous mountaineering experience.

3. Duration: The typical duration for Saribung Peak climbing is around 18-20 days, including acclimatization and trekking to and from the base camp.

4. Trekking Route: The trek to Saribung Peak starts from Jomsom, and you will follow the trail through picturesque villages like Kagbeni, Lo Manthang, and Phu Gaon. The route offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

5. Difficulty Level: Saribung Peak climbing is considered a challenging expedition due to the technical nature of the climb and the high altitude. It requires good physical fitness, mountaineering skills, and the ability to handle extreme weather conditions.

6. Equipment: You will need specialized mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ice axes, ropes, harnesses, and helmets for the climb. It is advisable to bring your own equipment or rent it from a reliable source in Kathmandu.

7. Guide and Support Staff: Hiring an experienced guide and support staff is highly recommended for the Saribung Peak climb. They will provide guidance, assistance, and ensure your safety throughout the expedition.

8. Weather and Best Time to Climb: The best time to climb Saribung Peak is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons when the weather is relatively stable. The weather in the region can be unpredictable, so it is important to be prepared for sudden changes.

9. Accommodation: During the trek and climb, you will stay in teahouses or campsites along the route. Teahouses provide basic facilities such as meals and lodging, while camping is required during the climb.

10. Safety and Health: It is essential to acclimatize properly to the high altitude and follow the guidance of your guide to avoid altitude sickness. Carry a comprehensive first aid kit and ensure you have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and mountaineering.

Before embarking on the Saribung Peak climb, it is advisable to consult with experienced climbers, hire a reputable trekking agency, and prepare both physically and mentally for the challenges ahead.

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Saribung Peak climbing is considered a technically challenging climb. It requires previous mountaineering experience, good physical fitness, and the ability to handle extreme weather conditions. The terrain includes steep slopes, glaciers, and sections of rock and ice climbing.

Yes, you will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Saribung Peak. It is important to obtain the necessary permits before starting your climb.

The best time to climb Saribung Peak is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and good visibility. However, weather conditions can be unpredictable, so it is important to be prepared for sudden changes.

The typical duration for Saribung Peak climbing is around 18-24 days, including acclimatization and trekking to and from the base camp. The exact duration may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, individual fitness levels, and the pace of the climbing group.

Hiring an experienced guide is highly recommended for Saribung Peak climbing. A guide will provide valuable assistance, ensure your safety, and help navigate the technical aspects of the climb. They will also have knowledge of the local area and provide insights into the culture and environment.

You will need specialized mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ice axes, ropes, harnesses, helmets, and appropriate clothing for extreme weather conditions. It is advisable to bring your own equipment or rent it from a reliable source in Kathmandu.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern during Saribung Peak climbing due to the high altitude. It is important to acclimatize properly by gradually ascending and spending time at different altitudes. It is also recommended to have a comprehensive first aid kit and travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and mountaineering.

During the trek to Saribung Peak, you will stay in teahouses or campsites along the route. Teahouses provide basic facilities such as meals and lodging, while camping is required during the climb itself.

Saribung Peak climbing is a technically demanding climb and requires previous mountaineering experience. It is not recommended for beginners. Prior experience in high-altitude trekking and basic mountaineering skills are necessary to ensure a safe and successful climb.

It is recommended to undergo physical training and prepare yourself mentally for the challenges of Saribung Peak climbing. Building endurance, strength, and stamina through regular exercise, hiking, and practicing basic mountaineering skills will help you in your climb.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 5,900
Pax 2 USD 5,400
Pax 3 USD 5,200
Pax 4 to 6 USD 4,900
Pax 7 to 12 USD 4,800
Pax 13 to 18 USD 4,700
Pax 19 to 24 USD 4,600
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August 30, 2023

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Embarking on the Saribung Peak Climbing expedition with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking was a well-planned adventure with top-notch support. The team ensured that every aspect of the climb, from permits to logistics, was taken care of. Their professionalism and attention to detail made the journey smooth and enjoyable.

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August 3, 2023

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Saribung Peak Climbing takes you through unforgettable landscapes and cultural encounters. From the rugged mountains to the traditional villages, you'll witness the rich cultural heritage of the region. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local way of life and gain a deeper understanding of the people and their traditions.

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July 6, 2023

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Saribung Peak Climbing offers an extraordinary adventure in the remote wilderness of Nepal. From the rugged terrain to the pristine landscapes, every step of the climb is filled with awe-inspiring beauty. It's a unique opportunity to explore a lesser-known peak and experience the raw and untouched nature of the region.

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