25 days
Trip Level
Min 2 person
Group Size
6063 m

The Saribung pass is situated in the mysterious wonders of the beautiful Mustang valley. Its leading destination is to reach the top of the comparatively tricky Saribung Pass (6063 meters). Saribung pass trek opened in 2006 to foreigners while it connected Upper Mustang and isolated Naar Phu valley. The rugged rocky terrains and the passage through villages with ethnic groups residing in them make it a more exciting and adventurous trek. One can explore two different trekking in a single excursion, both Upper Mustang and Naar Phu Valley.

Saribung pass trek goes all the way starting from the tourist city of Pokhara and taking an aircraft to Jomsom. The trail extends a stunning traverse through the Upper Mustang Circuit and Damodar Himal range. While crossing the numerous high passes, including Saribung Pass(6042m), one can climb the Saribung peak.

Despite the remoteness, Saribung Pass Trek’s excellent views of the entire Nar Phu Valley encompass icy glaciers. The remote Mustang Valley appears even more mysterious and hypnotic at the top of the Saribung Pass. After trekking to the isolated Naar Phu Valley, you can exit the famous Annapurna Circuit at Koto. This incredible trek across the hidden valley of Mustang will recommend to all with а need to explore the raw, remote regions of Nepal’s beautiful country.

Saribung Pass Trek: Highlights

A challenging journey through the seldom visited Upper Mustang and Tibet border
Trekking along most remote trails, including the stunning Saribung Pass (6042m)

Stand in awe at spectacular vistas of the Tibetan Plateau, Damodar Himal, and the Annapurna
Discover Tibetan culture, visit Luri Gompa Damodar Kunda
Days Destination Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Drive to Pokhara 920 6h00
2. Fly to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni 2870 4h00
3. Trek to Chaile 3050 6h00
4. Chaile to Geling 3 4
5. Trek to Tsarang 3500 6h00
6. Tsarang to Lo-mangthang 3800 5h00
7. Exploration day!
8. Trek to Yara 3900 7h00
9. Yara to Luri Gumpa 4005 4h00
10. Trek to Ghum Thanti 4600 6h00
11. Ghum Thanti to Namta Khola 4890 6h00
12. Trek to Saribung Base Camp 5000 6h30
13. Acclimatization day!
14. Trek to Noguru via Saribung Pass (5600 m) 4400 6h45
15. Phu Gaon 4080 5h00
16. Trek to Meta 3560 7h00
17. Koto 2600 7h00
18. Trek to Taal 1685 6h00
19. Bulbule 840 7h00
20. Drive to Kathmandu 7h00



Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara (920 m) 6h00 drive.

This is a picturesque drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu traversing by several beautiful villages, forests, rivers and as well as mountain scenery. Finally get to Pokhara in the afternoon.

Day 4: Pokhara – Jomsom – Kagbeni (2870 m) 20 min. by plane 3h00 walk.

Early morning get to prepare for the flight to Jomsom by the plane wonderful Himalayan scenery of giant Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will meet other staffs there and arrange all the backpack then trek to Kagbeni.

Day 5: Kagbeni – Chele (3050 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail goes through the east bank of Kali Gandaki River after checking all formality in Kagbeni. There are several climbs over many ridges. We have wonderful mountain scenery and walk through the sandy and windy trails. Many ups and downs lead you through the small villages with narrow way among the white painted houses; cultivated land and once crossing over the Kali Gandaki River that head to Small ridges get Chele.

Day 6: Chele – Geling (3806 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail goes gradually ascend through barren land, picturesque mountain scenery to a pass then making long descend passing by some chhortens, on the ridge. Then further pretty descend to Samar village where the stunning scenery of Annapurna and Nilgiri. The trail goes into a gorge and crosses a stream takes another valley. Then ascends to a hill (3,800 m) taking on ridges and pretty descend to Geling.

Day 7: Geling – Charang (3,500 m) 6h00 walk

Start the trek after the breakfast, the trail leads a pretty interesting pass Nyi – La and longer descends beneath colorful cliffs through the valley and across a stream then head on another pass at 3,600 m and long downhill to Charang.

Day 8: Charang – Lomangthang (3,700 m) 5h00 walk.

As usual as other days, the trail goes little descend and cross a bridge ascends steep with a rocky trail to get a ridge and further continue climbs to reach region of Lo, King Ame Pal established as a kingdom in the 1380s, with wall city of Lomanthang as the capital and the people of this area called Lobas. Finally a short descend and cross a stream then climb up to enter the plateau of Lomanthang.

Day 9: Exploration Day: Lo – Mangthang

There are several places to explore. Visit monasteries with own features The Namgyal Gompa located on the top of the hill. And continue a visit to Tinkhar, the last village of upper Mustang.

Day 10: Trek to Yara 3900m 7h00 walk

We start our trek after breakfast, leave the village and keep by gently ascending going until we reach Day-La which takes about 1 hour. It is the last point where we can see Lo-Manthang. After 3 hours we reach Dhi village then we descend for about 1 hour down where we have a lunch break. After lunch, we pass the small Khola and do a short steep climb to Yara.

Day 11: Trek to Luri Cave Monastery 4h00 walk

Today, we make a short trek to Luri Gompa. In the morning, we continue through the river route to Luri cave Monastery which takes about 2 hours. There are two monasteries. First, we visit one which is situated below of Luri Cave monastery. Then a short steep ascent brings us to Luri Cave Monastery which takes us about 30 minutes. It is the oldest and most famous cave monastery in the Mustang region which constructed in the 15th century. It is situated at an elevation of 4005m. Inside the cave, we can see a big Old Chhorten and many images and statues of Protectors and Deities. There is an also highly sacred religious text which always closed. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to Ghuma Thanti 4600m 6h00 walk.

We follow the barren valley after crossing 5100meter pass; today we prepare pack lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities on the trek. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Namta Khola 4890 7h00 walk.

In this day, we start after breakfast, the trail continues with ups and downs. After crossing another 5600meter pass, we will reach High Altitude Damodar Kunda. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. We continue to Namta Khola after passing Lake. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Trek to Saribung Base Camp 4950 6h30 walk.

In this day, walk in the Tibetan plateau gaining high altitude with passing high traverses until reaching Base Camp. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 15: Acclimatization day,

Today is a free day for exploring the surrounding hills and acclimatizing to high altitude for the further expedition. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Trek to Nagoru 4400m via Saribung Pass 5600m

Morning after breakfast, we will traverse over the Saribung pass and trek steep down through the snowy trail and follow the small stream until reaching Nagoru. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. Stay overnight at tented camp

Day 17: Trek to Phu Gaon 4080m 5h30 walk.

In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek from our camp and walk on the Tibetan plateau, and the barren valley is viewing a magnificent view of snowy peaks until reaching Phu Gaon. Now we are in one of the unique Lost/ Hidden Valleys. We can see their cultures, natural diversity, and religion of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung, and Ghale. The people depend on subsistence agriculture, animal breeding, and seasonal migrations. The ancient Buddhist Monastery known as Tashi Lakhang Monastery is listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is believed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. We have a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 18: Trek to Meta 3560m 6h00 walk

Morning after breakfast, we will walk on the Tibetan plateau and pass the Kani/gate end of the village and drop down into the narrow valley and arrive in Kyang where we just see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally) at places like Jhunam, Chyakhu, and Kyang. Then we continue the trail until reaching Meta. We can see the very spectacular view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 19: Trek to Koto 2600m 7h00 walk

In this day, we start trek steep down for a while and walk through the pine forest passing many streams and picturesque waterfall near the Dharmashala. We cross over the many suspension bridges and arrive in Koto after 6 hours. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 20: Trek to Dharapani 1860m 6h00 walk

In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek in the level trail passing small villages until Timang through the Pine forest which takes about 2 hours. We can see a short glimpse of Mt. Manaslu and other snow peaks. Then, we drop down to Danque through the knee crunching trail and have lunch. After lunch, walk on the level and flat trail until reaching Dharapani. It takes about 2 hours. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 21: Trek to Jagat 1300m 5h30 walk

Climb down along the Marsyangdi River, first cross by an iron bridge just end of the Dharapani village. Then, continue upstream of Marsyangdi River until reaching Kotro and cross a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. The trail continues right hand through the small battis in the canyon. There is again other suspension bridge, cross over the bridge and drop down to the sandy area near the Tal village. After Tal, the trail drops down to the River in the rocky trail and climb up the through the dense forest area and again cross a suspension bridge near the Chyamje where lunch break. Then, the trail continues on the left hand until reaching Jagat Village. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 22: Trek to Bulbhule 840m/5-6h00 walk

In the morning after breakfast, we walk down through the rocky trail until reaching Syange where we can see very picturesque waterfall about 200m. Then, pass the waterfall and continue along the Marsyangdi River until reaching Bulbhule following the road trail for the short-cut. It takes about 5 hours to reach and enjoy with last day trekking treat. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu 7h00 drive.

Morning, after packing all the equipment and upload to the bus and drive back to Kathmandu passing beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages. The views of mountains are spectacular during the driving and transfer to Hotel.

Day 24: Free Day in Kathmandu.

You will free all day and may have a chance to visit once in the heritage site, Rest since long days in the mountain.

Day 18: Final departure

You will be transfer to airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

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