Mount Saribung Peak (6387m) - 25 Days

Mount Saribung Peak (6387m)

Situated in the remote Damodar Himal near Mustang and a stone’s throw from the Tibetan border, Mount Saribung Peak (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 ax is necessary.

DayActivities
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02Rest/preparation
Day 03Fly Pokhara (884m)
Day 04Fly Jomsom (2713m); trek Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 05Trek Chele (3100m)
Day 06Trek Shyangmochen (3800m)
Day 07Trek Tsarang (3575m)
Day 08Trek Lo Manthang (3840m)
Day 09Rest/exploration
Day 10Trek Yara Village (3650m)
Day 11Trek Luri Gompa (4000m)
Day 12Trek Ghuma Thanti (4745m)
Day 13Trek Bharche Khola (4890m)
Day 14Trek Damodar Kund (4975m)
Day 15Rest/acclimatization
Day 16Trek Japanese Base Camp (5240m)
Day 17Trek Moraine Camp (5720m)
Day 18Climb Saribung Peak (6346m); descend Bhrikuti Base Camp (5070m)
Day 19Trek Phu Gaon (4070m)
Day 20Rest/exploration
Day 21Trek Meta (3610m)
Day 22Trek Koto (2600m)
Day 23Trek Dharapani (1860m)
Day 24Drive Kathmandu
Day 25Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • 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

What is Excluded

  • 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’

Clothes Attributes

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Footwear

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

Clothing

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably not 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 ax
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear

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

Personal Equipment

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by a 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)

Tourist Visa Information

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 entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 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

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information:

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • 25 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 6,654 m
  • Strenuous – Alpine, F
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • March to May; September to November
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Hotel, Camping
  • Flights, private car or tourist bus
  • 12 pax Maximum