Mustang Saribung Trek

About trip

Trip Overview

Highlights

  • Lo-Mangthang - capital of Mustang district
  • Holy and ancient caves
  • Amazing Kaligandaki valley
  • Stunning view from the Saribung summit
  • Mystical Nar Phu valley
  • Lifestyles of Mustangi People
  • Great Himalayan panorama including Dhaulagiri family as well as Nilgiri and other hundreds of Boarder himalaya and more...

Saribung is situated in isolated part of Mustang region of Damodar Himal, close to the border of (Tibet). The trail is rugged, cutting high into cliff sides and passes villages that have changed little over the centuries. Saribung passes through the lost hidden valleys of Mustang and Nar Phu valley both unbelievable landscape and outstanding views of the the Himalayan region. After crossing the Teri-la pass you enter the NaePhu valley  with wild landscapes and there is very low traffic of trekkers.

 For mountaineering, it is easy to do Expedition but there are many passes with ice and creases in between the Damodar Kunda region and Nar-Phu valley. The trek starts from one place to another with great sceneries, cultures, religion and geographical variations. And so trekkers can enjoy the fantastic and picturesque views of diversity in this region. Saribang trekking and expedition will start from one region and end another trekking region by enjoying scenery, religions, geographic elevation and will cross the challenging pass near Saribung Peak/6346m trekking, trekkers meet different villages, monasteries, culture and religion of Tibetan style every day. The main important thing is spectacular mountain scenery, which will see from the top of Mt. Saribung. This trek will be trek of 21 day if we don’t climb Saribung Peak.

Trip grading:

This trekking is suitable for experienced walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does require for previous trekking or basic mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and super-strong to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 6 to 6:30 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart.Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, u can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1348m)

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu/Planet Bhaktapur in B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs. As your request we go to short walk around old city area.

  • Day 02
    Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB)

    Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple which are World Heritage Sites listed by UNESC

    Kathmandu Durbar SquareKathmandu Durbar Square


    Bouddhanath StupaBouddhanath Stupa


    Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)Swayambhunath Stupa

  • Day 03
    Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus (900m) 6 hrs

    Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Between on the way we will see the natural beauty like Trisuli river which is most popular in Nepal for rafting and we will follow the way almost bank of the Trisuli and Marsyandi River when we arrive in Pokhara transfer to hotel.

    Pokhara Valley

  • Day 04
    Fly to Jomsom (2720m) Drive to Lo Manthang(3850 m) 3hrs

    You will be land on District headquarters of Mustang and will start trek to Kagbeni, the starting point of the Upper Mustang, where you can make your eyes busy for The spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is the most interesting typical Tibetan village and the entry point of the upper Mustang xontinue frive to Cheke,

  • Day 05
    Lo-Manthang rest for excursion.

    Lo-Manthang

    Another day in Lo -Manthang gives you the chance to explore its many sights; the Tall Champa Lakhang (God house,) the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Raja's Palace; as well as to gaze at the surrounding panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya. Besides Lo-Manthangthere is two other interesting valleys worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja's summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Namgyal (The Monastery of Victory) is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. In the eastern valley lies the village of Chosar, also rich in gompas and the valley is the main trading route to Lhasa.

  • Day 06
    Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3900m 6-7 hours)

    Leave the village and keep by gently ascending going until we reach day-La which takes about an hour. This is the last point where we can see Lo-Manthang. Around 3 hours later, we reach Dhi village then we descend for about 1 hour down where we have lunch break. After lunch we pass the small stream and make a short steep climb to Yara village. It takes about 1 and half hour. We can see innumerable caves at the stone walls. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 07
    Trek to Luri Cave Monastery (4005m 3 - 4 hrs.)

    Trek to Luri Gompa as we have day plan during this day. Trek continue through the river route to Luri cave Monastery which takes about 2 hours. There are actually 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.

    Luri cCave Monastry

    This is the oldest and most famous cave monastery in the Mustang region which was constructed in the 15th century. It is 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 is always closed.

  • Day 08
    Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4600m 5-6 hours.)

    We follow the barren valley after crossing 5100meter pass; today we prepare pack lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities on the trekking.

  • Day 09
    Trek Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola (4890 m 7-8 hours.)

    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.

  • Day 10
    Trek from Namta Khola to Saribung Base Camp (4950m, 6-7 hours.)

    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.

  • Day  11
    Acclimatization day.

    Today is free day for exploring the surrounding hills and acclimatizing to high altitude for the further expedition.

  • Day 12
    Trek to Camp I (5730m , 5-6 hours.)

     

    Saribung Camp

    In the morning, after breakfast, trek to Camp I, the trail is very hard because of the snowy. We will climb up very slowly with gaining altitude. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail.

  • Day 13
    Summit to Saribung Peak 6346m and back to Base Camp 4950m , 8-9 hours,

    At early in the morning, Saribung summit, than descend down to normal base camp.Saribung Peak

  • Day 14
    Trek to Nagoru 4400m via Saribung Pass (6020m, 6 hour

    Early morning after breakfast, we will traverse over the Saribung pass and trek steep down through the snow capped trail and follow the small stream until reaching Nagoru. We need to make pack lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities during the trail.

  • Day 15
    Trek from Nagoru to Phu Gaon (4080m, 5-6 hours.)

    We will start our trek from our camp and walk on the Tibetan plateau and barren valley viewing very good view of snow capped 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 are depending on subsistence agricultures, animal breeding and seasonal migrations. The very old 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.

  • Day 16
    Trek from Phu Gaon to Meta (3560m, 5-6 hours.)

    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 trek continue until Meta. We can see the very spectacular view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal

  • Day 17
    Trek from Meta village to Koto (2600m, 6-7 hours.)

    We trek steep down for the while and walk through the pine forest passing many streams and picturesque water fall near the Dharmashala. We cross over the many suspension bridges and arrive in Koto after 6 hours. Here finally we touch popular annapurna circuit trekking trail.

  • Day 18
    Drive from  from Koto to Kathmandu(1860m, 5-6 hours.)

    The trail passes small villages until Timang through the Pine forest which takes about 2 hours. We can see short glimpse of Mt. Manaslu and other snow peaks and drop down to Danque through the knee crunching trail and have a lunch. After lunch, walk on the level and flat trail until reaching Dharapani, takes about maximum 2 hours.

  • Day 19
    Final departure.

    Drop you in Kathmandu international Airport onward your final destination. Wish you your wonderful blissful journey !!

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