Price From $3,400 / Per Person
Trip Facts
Activity Level
Strenuous / Challanging
Maximum Elevation
6,225 M
Treip Length
27 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House 7Camping
Minimum Pax
+2

Overview

Mustang Saribung pass Trek is a new hidden track, vast and unique area who desire to discover off the beaten path between two different restricted and protected areas, less-travelers trail: The Mustang and the Nar-Phu valley is located at north of Annapurna. The trek is for adventures trekkers and who like to hide from the other westerner travelers but also possible to climb Saribung peak (6348m) is a real adventure mountaineer keen on isolated area of Nepal and have been few foreigners trekkers in the region. Saribung peak and pass trek is situated on the west Nepal and some north part of the Damoder Himal range is border of Tibet. The peak is considered to be a technically demanding due to elevation and distantness of the area.

While on the trek near the Saribung pass we can observe beautiful holy Lake Damodar Kund. Which is very famous pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist? And of course Mustang and Nar-Phu in both valleys are picturesque landscapes as well as vast originated Tibetan Buddhism religion and have traditional Buddhist cultures they have. The landscapes are similar like Tibet and it is like small Tibet in Nepal.

Mustang Saribung pass Trek and Nar –Phu trek starts from fly to Jomsom and tag along Upper Mustang area, cross over Saribung pass, descend to Nar-Phu valley and back Annapurna trail civilization at Koto and trek will end at Dharapani.
Trip Highlight, unique villages, picturesque landscapes, stunning Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Damodar himal and Manaslu Himalaya range, vast Tibetan Buddhism culture and traditional remote mountain settlements ,lifestyle, lots of Monastery, deep gorge and beautiful valleys.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
    O/ N Hotel – (BB)

  • Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines / Trek preparation
    O/N Hotel – (B/B)
  • Day 03: Kathmandu –Pokhara Drive (820m) 7hrs or Fly 30mins
    O/N Hotel – (B/B)
  • Day 04: Pokhara – Jomsom fly (2,720m) 25mins Trek to Kagbeni (2840m) 2hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 05: Kagbeni – Chaile (3050m) 5hrs
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Chaile – Ghilling (3,775m) Via Syangbochen (3,800m) 6/7hrs
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Ghilling – Dhagmar (3,820m) via Ghami 6hrs
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Dhagmar – Lo-Manthang (3810m) Via Ghar Gumba 6/7hrs
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Excursion day around Lo-Manthang or visiting Choser gumpa, some active cave around the area.
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Lo – Manthag – Dhi Gaung (3,400m) 5hrs
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 11: Dhi Gaun – Luri Gompa
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 12: Luri Gompa – Ghuma Tanthi
    O/ N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 13: Ghuma Tanthi – Bacha Khola
    O/ N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 14: Bacha Khola – Damodar Kunda
    O/ N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 15: Acclimatization day
    O/ N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 16: Damodar Kunda – Japanese Base Camp
    O/ N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 17: Japanese Base Camp – Saribung base camp/ High camp (5,600m)
    O/ N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 18: Saribung base camp – Saribung pass summit and back to Base Camp
    O/ N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 19: Base Camp – Pak Kharka
    O/ N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 20: Phu Gaon – Nar Gaon
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 21: Phu Gaon – Nar Gaon
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 22: Nar – Meta
    O/ N Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 23: Meta – Koto
    O/ N Lodge Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 24: Koto – Dharapani
    O/ N Lodge /Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 25: Dharapani – Drive to Kathmandu via Besishar
    O/ N Hotel – (BLD)
  • Day 26: Free day in KTM farewell dinner
    O/N Hotel – (BDB)
  • Day 27: Final departure gets back to home, Share experience with family unforgettable memory of Mustang Saribung and Nar –Phu trek.

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be modified and offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest

Itinerary

Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel O/ N Hotel – (BB) On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up.

Overnight at Hotel – (BB)

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. After short briefing you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel (BDB)

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport we take an early morning 30 minutes Pokhara flight and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. Check in to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free to explore the city by yourself.

Overnight at Hotel – (B/B)

Early in the morning we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress.

Overnight at Lodge – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our journey towards Chele. The trail goes along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. We have to climb up the cliffs on the right side of the gorge. From up we had a great view back to Kagbeni and spectacular view of Nilgiri and Tukuche. The trail went at times along the side of the valley and at times in the riverbed. After passes throw the Kalobhir and climb the cliff we reach Tangbe. Tangbe is a typical Gurung village of Mustang with narrow lanes and whitewashed houses. Walking along with apple orchards, fields of barley and buckwheat we will each Chhusang. From here trail will be uphill and downhill. After crossing the steel bridge over Kali Gandaki River and walking few more we will reach our destination of the day Chele where we can views eroded cliffs which are red in color, inaccessible cave and experience the Tibetan influence.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our trek towards our new destination, Ghiling. It is going to be the challenging day because we have to pass a three diffenent passes, Taklam La (3624m) and then Dajori La (3735m and Yamda La (3920m).While walking through these passes we can enjoy the view of a panorama of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Yakawa kang and Damodar himal. We further walk few hours and pass some small streams and juniper forests to Syangbochen. After walking few more descend from Syangmochen we finally reach Ghiling. Here we can see the white and ochre-painted houses in Geling that are constructed using stones and mud.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we trek from Ghiling walking for 4-5hours all the way to Charang. Follow the ascending trail to Nyila Pass. From here we can enjoy view of Mustang, Annapurna and Nillgiri. Then the trail goes down to Ghami. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu iver we will arrive to a Mani wall. Climb yet another pass Charang La, Descend from the pass to Charang village, which is the second largest town in Lo and the former capital. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main attractions to visit. We can s observe collections of statues and thankas as well as many large paintings of Buddha.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we climb gently above the valley to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo Manthang. Lower down from the ridge and cross small stream to make it to Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so you circumambulate the wall to the gate on the northeast corner.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

Today is the free day to explore the fascinating city of Lo manthang. We explore this beautiful village where Lamas are living. There are four major temples within the city and one of these, Champa Lhakang, contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborates mandalas painted on the walls. The king’s palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the current King and Queen. We also visit the Lo Kunphen Traditional Herbal Medicine Clinic and School in Lo Manthang to preserve the culture, which has been practiced in Nepal for the past 1,000 years. We can explore some active cave around the area.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we climb up to a glacial valley with views of reddish brown historical wall city. From here we get an unforgettable and last image of the Lo-Manthang. Then the trail goes straight till Dhi pass and descend down to Dhi village. Dhi village is one of the best village of Lo-Manthang regions. It seems more prosperous and is settled in a very suitable place.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast, we started our hike to Luri Gompa.The trail goes down to the Kali Gandaki River. We will see spectacular rock formations caused by erosion. In these rock formations were also lots of caves. After Crossing the river and walked south in the riverbed for a bit we will reach Yara. Then, the track moves up to Gangra at an elevation 3870m then go across parallel till the outstanding monastery of Lori placed high up a cliff. This gomba includes some fascinating paintings with intricately detailed Newari-styled Buddhist frescos of the Kagyupa saints Tilopa, Naropa and Marpa. Local believe that, it is from 13th to 14th century, and linked to the Tashi Kumbum caves, one of a group of connected cave dwellings throughout this particular region.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our journey towards Ghuma Tanthi, the place buit to provide shelter to the pilgrims visiting Damodar Kunda. We will enjoy magnificent view of Dhaulagiri from the various points of the trail after walking through a high pass.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast, we climb steep slopes of lunar landscape and it is the long step through two passes over 5000 m. The trails are well marked and easy to follow but can be a high risk for altitude. There is steepest descent down to reach Bacha Khola.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we will walk towards up to the gorge before taking a large slope on the left bank of the river by a steep path that allows us to quickly gain altitude by crossing the pass of 5490 m that offers the views of Dhaulagiri and the peaks of Damodar Himal. You reach the sacred lakes and pilgrimage site Damodar Kunda. It is Hindu shrine upstream from the camp and a very old Buddhist chorten on the ridge marking the sacredness of the place.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

Today is Acclimatization day in Damodar Kunda. We will hike aroung the holy lake which is the sacred lake of Lord Vishnu which also lies at high altitude of 4890 M above sea level. There are 3 lakes around, these are, Brahma Kunda, Rudra Kunda and Ananta Kunda. It is a well known pilgrimage destination among Hindus because devotees believe to experience sacramental divinity and attain atonement from all their sins after dipping into this holy lake.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our journey towards Japanese Base Camp. We follow small path that takes us to kharkas where we can see sheep grazing all along. On reaching the Japanese Base Camp, we can see a large chorten built by the Japanese therefore named as Japanese Base Camp.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

We cross over the Namta River known as river of ice which leads from the heart of Damodar Himal to De Hults Pass and eventually forges south to become the valley of Phu. It is an uphill climb along glaciers and ice hills. We may use a rope and harness to travel roped up. This is a magnificent amphitheatre of snow covered mountains where only a handful of people have ever been before.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

Wake up early in the morning start climb up to summit Saribung. The trail passes through crevassed glaciers leading through snow slopes to reach the top. We can enjoy views of Gyajikang, Bhrikuti, Himlung and the like form a wonderful panorama here. We then walk down to the Base camp.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

Base Camp – Pak Kharka

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

Pak Kharka – Phu Gaon

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our journey by descends towards Nar Gaun, passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul. We pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River.The trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village. We find several Buddhist Monasteries here to visit coupled with the glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we descend down through a narrow valley on the trail. Jhunam, Chyakhu and Kyang are such places where Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally. Witnessing these places, our journey continues till to reach Meta. The journey will be accompanied by the very spectacular view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast, we walk decend through a deserted narrow gorge along a roaring river. We walk through a beautiful forest with huge Himalayan trees and thick bamboo and many streams and picturesque water fall near the Dharmashala.Then trek through the River bank of Suti Khola and cross over the many suspension bridges and arrive in Koto.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast, we start our trek towards Dharapani. We walk through several sections of pine forests and have a short glimpse of Annapurna II. We then decend towards Timang village, from here we will see good view of Mt. Manaslu. We again continue our journey through pine forest until we reach Bagarchhap where we can see the white washed monastery. After walking for about an hour from Bagarchhap we finally reach Dharapani.

Overnight in Lodge/ Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we take jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu by local Bus/private jeep and car as your demand.

Overnight at Hotel – (BLD)

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight at Hotel –(BDB)

One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of of Mustang Saribung and Nar –Phu trek.

Dates & Cost

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Inclusive

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guide – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
  • Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
  • Mustang Trekking Map.
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, porters and Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
  • All necessary officials pepper work.
  • Saribung peak permit, TIMS and  Annapurna conservations entry fee
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities
  • Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek
  • Monastery entrace fee, Hot shower and Electricity Bills during trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips for the Satff and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or man made hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost

Fitness

Mustang – Saribung  peak Trek

TRAIN AND FITNESS 

Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support 

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.