27 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6346 m

The Saribung Peak lies near the Tibet border and stands at Damodar Himal. Generally, the journey encompasses from upper Mustang into hidden Nar Phu Valley and the most attractive landmarks between the route. While the trail goes through the Upper Mustang, we can learn about various perspectives on the peak expedition.

The Saribung Peak expedition is important among trekkers because it gives challenging passes and fantastic camping experiences.

The Saribung peak expedition is challenging due to the altitude variant and Damodar Saribung traverse. The adventure of Saribung peak climbing is quite challenging but does not require technical potential. There are numerous passes with ice and crevasses between the Damodar Kunda (lake) and the Nar-Phu valley. Mainly, this will require glacier travel mode, with only a few sections of fixed-line requiring a jumar.

The adventure journey of Saribung within the faraway mountain vicinity is unpredictable and includes excessive risk. Accordingly, the day trip has the vigor to amend the route if they think it’s essential due to safeguarding considerations. So please chase after by way of the targeted itinerary and get back to us with any further assistance!

Saribung Peak Expedition: Highlights

Discover the Upper Mustang and beyond during the Saribung Peak Expedition
The adventurous glacial and snow walk to the summit is perfect for beginners as well

Cross the Saribung Pass and trek out through the hidden Phu valley
A challenging and wild trekking with camping experience


Saribung Peak Expedition short itinerary

Days Destination Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Drive to Pokhara 920 6h00
2. Fly to Jomsom, then trek to Kagbeni 2870 3h00
3 – 6. Trek to Lomangthang (Upper Mustang Trek)
7. Acclimatization day!
8. Trek to Yara 3900 7h00
9. Explore Luri Gumba 4400 4h00
10. Trek to Ghum Thanti 4600 6h00
11. Ghum Thanti to Namta Khola 4890 7h00
12. Trek to Saribung base Camp 4950 6h30
13. Acclimatization day
14. Ascend Saribung 6346 m, then back to camp 4950 8h00
15. Trek to Nagoru via Saribung Pass 5600 4400 6h00
16. Yak Kharka to Phu Gaon 4080 5h30
17 – 22. trek back to KTM

Good to Know

Saribung Peak is a technically tricky Nepal peak with many technical climbing sections. However, the trek consists of mesmerizing landscapes, adventure trekking, and the unknown hidden valley. Therefore, you’ll need full climbing gear and a highly experienced guide.


The accommodation in Kathmandu and other major cities such as Pokhara and Chitwan will be according to your requirements. A single room is readily available in major cities, but it might be tough to find while on the trek. So, you must share a room with other travelers (2 people in 1 room). Our guides will pick whatever best lodge or camping place you can stay in during the trek and Peak climbing based on their experience and room availability. We set up tents where no lodging facilities were available.


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 through 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 along 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 – Gelling (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 Gelling.

Day 7: Gelling – 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 a kingdom in the 1380s, with the walled city of Lomanthang as the capital and the people of these areas 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. It is considered a local court. 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. This monastery is the oldest and most famous cave monastery in the Mustang region which constructed in the 15th century. It 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 from Base Camp to Camp I 5730m/5-6h00

In the morning, after breakfast, trek to Camp I, the trail is tough because of the snow. We will climb up very slowly with gaining altitude. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 17: Summit to Saribung Peak 6346m and back to Base Camp 4950m/8-9h00

Early in the morning, wake up and start to climb up to Summit of Saribung and back to base camp. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 18: Trek from Base Camp 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 19: Trek from Nagoru to Phu Gaon 4080m/5-6h00,

In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek from our camp and walk on the Tibetan plateau and barren valley viewing splendid 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 20: Trek from Phu Gaon to Meta 3560m/5-6h00

Morning after breakfast, we will walk on the Tibetan plateau and pass the Kani/gate end of the village and drop down in 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 21: Trek from Meta to Koto 2600m/6-7h00

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 22: Trek from Koto to Dharapani 1860m/5-6 hours,

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 23: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat 1300m/5-6h00

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 by a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. The trail continues right hand through the small batters 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 by a suspension bridge near the Chyamje where lunch break. Then, the trail continues in the left hand until reaching Jagat Village. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 24: Trek from Jagat to Bulbule 840m/5-6h00

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 a short-cut. It takes about 5 hours to reach and enjoy with last day trekking treat. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 25: Drive from Bulbhule to Kathmandu 6-7h00

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 26: 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 27: Final departure

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


DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
Airport transfer
Meal during the trek
Nepal government royalty fees
Saribung Expedition permits
Land transport in Nepal
All expedition staff: cooks, porters
All kitchen equipment
All necessary climbing gears
Experiences climbing Sherpa
Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fees
Meals in Kathmandu
Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance
Emergency rescue Evacuation
Personal climbing gears
Personal beverages
Summit bonus of climbing Sherpa
Guide & Porter gratuity

Prices are quoted in U. S. Dollar and payable in any convertile currency. All prices published on our website are set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. But, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Saribung Trek. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
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