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 has excellent views of the entire Nar Phu Valley, encompassing 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 be recommended to all who 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 be greeted and welcomed by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with the 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 the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

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

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

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

Early in the morning, prepare for the flight to Jomsom by plane and the wonderful Himalayan scenery of the giant Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will meet other staff there, arrange all the backpacks, and 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 had wonderful mountain scenery and walked through the sandy and windy trails. Many ups and downs lead you through the small villages with narrow ways among the white-painted houses and 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 gradually ascends through barren land and picturesque mountain scenery to a pass and then passes by some shortens on the ridge. Then, we further descend to Samar village, where the stunning scenery of Annapurna and Nilgiri is. The trail goes into a gorge, crosses a stream, and takes another valley. Then, it ascends to a hill (3,800 m), takes on ridges, and descends to Geling.

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

Start the trek after 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 on other days, the trail goes a little descent and crosses a bridge, ascends steeply with a rocky trail to get to a ridge, and further continues climbs to reach the region of Lo, which 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, I made a short descent, crossed a stream, and climbed up to enter the plateau of Lomanthang.

Day 9: Exploration Day: Lo – Mangthang

There are several places to explore. Visit monasteries with their features. The Namgyal Gompa is 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 reached Dhi village and descended for about 1 hour, where we had a lunch break. After lunch, we passed the small Khola and did a short, steep climb to Yara.

Day 11: Trek to Luri Cave Monastery 4h00 walk

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

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

We followed the barren valley after crossing the 5100-meter pass; today, we prepared a packed lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities on the trek. Stay overnight at a tented camp.

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

On this day, we start after breakfast. The trail continues with ups and downs. After crossing another 5600-meter pass, we will reach High Altitude, Damodar Kunda. We need to make lunch packs because there are no appropriate cooking options on the trail. We continue to Namta Khola after passing Lake. Stay overnight at a tented camp.

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

Today, walk in the Tibetan plateau, gaining high altitude and passing high traverses until reaching Base Camp. We need to make lunch packs because there are no appropriate cooking options on the trail. Stay overnight at a 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 a 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 packs because there are no appropriate cooking options on the trail. Stay overnight at tented camp

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

After breakfast, we will start our trek from our camp and walk on the Tibetan plateau and the barren valley, enjoying a magnificent view of snowy peaks until reaching Phu Gaon. Now, we are in one of the unique Lost/ Hidden Valleys. We can see the 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 among 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 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

On this day, we start trekking 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 dropped down to Danque through the knee-crunching trail and had 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. Another suspension bridge crosses over the bridge and drops down to the sandy area near the Tal village. After Tal, the trail drops down to the River in the rocky trail, climbs up through the dense forest area, and again crosses a suspension bridge near the Chyamje, where lunch breaks. 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 shortcut. It takes about 5 hours to reach and enjoy the last day trekking treat. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu 7h00 drive.

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

Day 24: Free Day in Kathmandu.

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

Day 18: Final departure

You will be transferred to the 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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