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Saribung Pass Trek

Saribung Pass Trek

Wilderness Trekking
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Trip Facts

Duration : 21 Days Max-Altitude : 6346 M Program Type : Camping /tea house Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.


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$ 5000 $ 4500
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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $ 5000
2 Paxes $4500
2-4 Paxes $4300
4-6 Paxes $4200
6-10 Paxes $4000
10-15 Paxes $3800
15+Paxes $3800

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Saribung Pass & Saribung Peak Climbing Trek

The Saribung Pass Trek is an expedition of paramount significance, characterized by its arduous nature and the promise of unparalleled scenic beauty and cultural enrichment. Nestled within the heart of Nepal, this trek is renowned for forging a vital connection between the enigmatic Upper Mustang and the captivating Nar Phu Valley. The piece de resistance of this journey is undoubtedly the frozen Saribung Pass, elevated at a daunting altitude of 6042 meters above sea level. Throughout this challenging odyssey, adventurers are treated to panoramic vistas that evoke awe, proximity to the formidable Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, and the rich tapestry of ancient Tibetan culture woven into the fabric of the Mustang region.

Unearthed in 2006, the Saribung Pass Trek has swiftly carved out a niche for itself among thrill-seekers and explorers yearning for an experience that transcends the ordinary. Remarkably, this trail can be conquered in two distinct ways: one can embark on an anti-clockwise journey that commences at Nar-Phu and culminates in Jomsom, or opt for a clockwise route that starts from Jomsom, traverses the Upper Mustang trail, meanders through the Nar-Phu valley, and ultimately winds up in Besisahar.

Typically, the Saribung Pass Trek kicks off with a captivating flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by another mesmerizing aerial sojourn through the awe-inspiring Kali Gandaki Gorge, ultimately touching down in Jomsom. From this juncture, the trek unfurls along the picturesque Kali Gandaki Valley, unfurling a beguiling tableau of villages such as Kagbeni, Chele, and Geling before arriving at Lo-Manthang, the former kingdom of Mustang, which now serves as its capital.

Lo-Manthang, perched amidst the rugged terrain, is a veritable treasure trove of ancient Tibetan culture juxtaposed against a backdrop of unrivaled natural splendor. Post exploration of the upper echelons of Mustang, the intrepid trekker sets forth on the path leading to the Nar Phu Valley, facing the daunting Saribung Pass, which retains its icy visage for most of the year, thanks to its proximity to the towering Saribung Peak, which stands sentinel at an imposing 6328 meters.

The Saribung Pass Trek is not for the faint of heart. It entails navigating through extraordinary passes and negotiating icy terrain and treacherous crevices, all while striving to conquer the indomitable Saribung Peak. Once this formidable hurdle is surmounted, the trail spirals down into the welcoming embrace of the Nar Phu Valley. Here, you have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditions of the Phu village, an enclave of culture and tranquility, and to marvel at the grandeur of the surrounding peaks that punctuate the skyline.

As the expedition reaches its culmination, the return journey commences, retracing its path from Nar Phu to Jagat, and finally bringing you back to the bustling heart of Kathmandu. To ensure that the Saribung Pass Trek is not just an adventure, but an enjoyable and manageable one, it is advisable to avail the services of seasoned trekking agencies such as Nepal Wilderness Trekking. Their team of qualified and affable guides is dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout this exhilarating voyage.

In summation, the Saribung Pass Trek is an expedition that promises an adrenaline-pumping, soul-stirring adventure in the remote recesses of western Nepal. With its daunting passes, breathtaking landscapes, and an immersion in the vibrant cultural tapestry of the Mustang region, this trek offers an indelible and unforgettable experience for adventurers seeking to explore the pristine grandeur of the Himalayas. It beckons those with a yearning for the extraordinary, a thirst for adventure, and a desire to witness firsthand the unparalleled beauty of the Mustang region. Embark on this odyssey, and you will undoubtedly return with memories that will last a lifetime.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus 6 hours 200 km. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 02: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800m); 3-4 hours, overnight at tea house. 
  • Day 03: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3030m); 5-6 hours overnight at tea house. 
  • Day 04: Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3440m); 6-7 hours overnight at tea house. 
  • Day 05: Trek from Ghiling to Charang (3490m); 6-7 hours overnight at tea house. 
  • Day 06: Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3740m); 5-7 hours walk. Overnight at a tea house. 
  • Day 07: Acclimatization Day.
  • Day 08: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3900m); 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at a tea house. 
  • Day 09: Trek to Luri Cave Monastery (4005m); 3-4 hours walk. Overnight at a tea house. 
  • Day 10: Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4600m); 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at camping. 
  • Day 11: Trek to Namta Khola (4890m); 7-8 hours walk. Overnight at camping. 
  • Day 12: Trek to Saribung Base Camp (4950m); 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at camping. 
  • Day 13: Acclimatization day.
  • Day 14: Trek to Camp I (5730m); 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at camping. 
  • Day 15: Summit to Saribung Peak (6346m) and back to Base Camp (4950m); 8-9 hours, overnight at camping. 
  • Day 16: Trek to Nagou (4400m) via Saribung Pass (6020m) overnight at tea house. 
  • Day 17: Trek to Phu Gaon (4080m); 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at a tea house. 
  • Day 18: Trek to Meta (3560m); 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at a tea house. 
  • Day 19: Trek to Koto (2600m); 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at a tea house. 
  • Day 20: Trek to Dharapani (1860m); 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at a tea house. 
  • Day 21: Besi Sahar - Kathmandu

Cost Included

  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  •  Tents for guests, Nepalese staff, kitchen, dining, and toilet.
  •  Guide, cook, Sherpa, and necessary porters and their salaries, insurance, and equipment.
  •  Tented accommodation for all during the climbing period.
  •  All domestic flights (Jomsom/Pokhara) and airport tax.
  •  All necessary trekking permits for Saribung Pass Trekking.
  •  Peak Climbing Permit, Garbage Deposit.
  •  Climbing Sherpa’s Equipment Charge and Insurance.
  •  All ground transportation during the tour in Nepal.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained friendly and familiar guide and required porters.
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Travel insurance, International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Fee for Nepalese Tourist Visa, personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone calls, and the internet.
  • Personal trekking equipment and emergency evacuation equipment in case of an emergency.
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, strikes, etc.
  • The rent of horses and extra porters during the trek. Tips for trekkers, porters, and drivers.

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