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.
The Saribung Pass Trek connects Upper Mustang with the Nar Phu Valley via the frozen Saribung Pass (6042m), which is one of the most challenging and demanding treks in Nepal. Saribung is one of Nepal’s highest passes, which provides spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, as well as close-up views of different Himalayan ranges in the Mustang region. Saribung Trek includes breathtaking scenery and the unique culture of the remotest parts of western Nepal as well as stunning views from the top of the pass.
Saribung Pass Trek and Peak Climbing is a newly discovered trekking route in 2006. It is a challenging and very popular trekking trail with beaten trails and demanding passes. Saribung Peak is located in the Mustang region of the Damodar Himalayas, near the border with (Tibet). As it winds its way along with cliff faces, the trail passes villages that haven’t changed since ancient times. It can be done either anti-clockwise, starting from Nar-Phu and traveling down to Jomsom, or in clockwise order, beginning from Jomsom and following the Upper Mustang trail until it reaches Nar-Phu valley and Besisahar to end.
Saribung Pass Trek itinerary starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by another flight through the Kali Gandaki Gorge to Jomsom. When you arrive in Jomsom, you walk along the beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley. Lo-Manthang is reached by passing through beautiful places like Kagbeni, Chele, and Geling.
There is an ancient Tibetan culture mixed with the enchanting scenic beauty around Lo-Manthang, the capital of the former Kingdom of Mustang. After exploring Upper Mustang, the trail moves on to Nar Phu Valley via Saribung Pass (6042m), which is frozen most of the year due to its position at the base of Saribung Peak (6328m).
Saribung peak climbing and Saribung Pass Trek through many extraordinary passes with ice and creases on its way to Saribung Peak (6328m). Having climbed past Saribung Pass (6041m), the trail reaches Nar Phu Valley. You can experience Phu’s traditional culture while admiring the surrounding peaks during your visit to the village. Leaving Nar Phu for Jagat, you end the strenuous trek and return to Kathmandu.
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