Saribung is a peak standing 6328 m high above the sea level in the isolated region of Mustang. And Saribung pass is lies at 5600 m high. It lies near the environs of Mt. Damodar near the border area of Tibet. There are very few climbers to reach the summit of Mt. Saribung. The trek to the Saribung pass is a rugged trail into high cliff sides.
Saribung trek passes through Mustang, its hidden valleys and Nar Phu valley. The trek is to pass through Tibetan lifestyle of different villages, culture, religion and monasteries. Mustang is known for its lost and hidden valleys with many ancient and holy caves that are mysterious. Through this trek we get to explore it as well.
This trek is in the mid-western Nepal and includes the breathtaking views of mountain ranges. Like Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and Mt. Manaslu (8163 m) and offering views of beautiful landscapes.
The trek is about a minimum 6 hours daily walk and is suitable for challenging experiences. And the people who can for 6 hours or more can do this trekking.
The suitable time for this trek is during Autumn and Spring.
Panoramic views of mountain ranges like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu and many others.
Mind blowing view from Mt. Saribung summit.
Exploring Mustang, Lo-Manthang, Nar Phu Valley and many other hidden valleys.
Ancient and holy caves in Mustang that are mysterious.
A chance to know about the culture of the people throughout the trek.
Breathtaking Kali Gandaki valley.
With your landing in Kathmandu, you will be taken to the hotel with warm welcome. After the registration and lodging is done; the guide will take to Thamel for a short tour as it’s the center attraction/tourist hub of the city. With a variety of restaurants to choose to grab a meal.
As a city of many religious sites, you get to explore the culturally rich sites Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa on the north side of the city. And sites including Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple on the north side. Exploring some of the heritage sites and tasting some of the local foods around there.
After exploring some of the places in Kathmandu, we head towards Pokhara which is 200 km away from Kathmandu. We can reach there both by bus (6 hours of drive) or by air. Pokhara is one of the most visited sites for those who visit Nepal. There are many things in Pokhara that attract tourists, some of them are Fewa lake and the lakeside environment, Peace Pagoda.
On the 4th day we fly to Jomsom which takes about 25 minutes and its very windy there in the afternoon. After reaching Jomsom we start the trek to Kagbeni along with the Kali Gandaki river bed. After walking 3 hours we reach our first stop at Ekle-bhatti village and reach Kagbeni after an hour walk.
The walk today is 5 hours. After the special permit we start our trek through up and downhills and it’s windy and sandy. Firstly, we will reach Tangbe village and then reach Chhusang. After crossing the river, falling down from the cliff and 11/2 hour walk we reach Chele village.
Today we climb Taklam La Pass, about 3624 m high above the sea level and head for Syanboche village. It is an 8 km walk and through narrow stretches. Offers an amazing view of Tilicho peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Damodar hill and many more.
We walk 12 km that takes about 5-6 hours and reach Ghami from Syanboche village. We climb through Yamda La (3850 m) and Nyi Pass (4010 m) and some local tea houses and villages.
We cross the Ghaymi river, climb a plateau, pass Mani wall (Secret stone of Buddhism). About 6 hours of walk and we reach Charang village for overnight stay.
From Charang village the next stop we head for is Lo-Manthang where the trail both ascends and descends. We go through the pass of Lo which is at 3850 m high and see the astounding view of Lo-Manthang.
This day we stay and explore Lo-Manthang, a beautiful walled city near the hill of Tibetan border. Some attractions like Namyal Gompa, Tingkhar Gompa and surrounding panoramic views of the Himalayas.
With the delicious breakfast, we ascend to Day-La which takes about an hour and then begin our descent from Dhi village which will take another one hour and can have lunch there. After one and half hours of short steep climb, we reach Yara village. We can see innumerable caves at the stone walls there. We could stay overnight at the tent.
With 3-4 hours of walking, we reach Luri Gompa. We take a 2 hours walk through the river route to the Luri cave monastery. There are actually two monasteries.
After crossing the 5100m pass, we will walk through the barren valley. It takes another 5-6 hours of walking to reach Ghuma Thanti and we stay overnight there.
The ups and downs walk continues and we reach high altitude Damodar Kunda after another 5600m pass. And continue towards Namta Khola through 7 hours of walk. We need to pack lunches as there are no possibilities of cooking.
We will reach Saribung Base camp with 6 hours of walk and make lunch packs here as well.
This day is free for exploration of surrounding hills and we acclimatize for further expedition.
From the base camp we go down and follow the small stream till we reach Nagrou. Which will take 4 hours of walk to reach 4400 m high.
The trek starts with a walk on the barren valley and takes 5- 6 hours to reach Phu Gaon. We can get breathtaking views of snow capped mountains on the way to Phu Gaon. There exists Tashi Lakhang Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries.
This day, after we pass the village and reach Kyang after trekking down a narrow valley. It’s a place where we can find multiple remnants of forts of Khampa. And with a mind blowing view of Mt. Lamjung and Mt. Annapurna II we reach Meta village.
Today it’s about a 6 hours of walk to reach Koto village after crossing many suspension bridges.
From Koto we head to Dharapani taking 5 hours of walk and stay there overnight.
Reaching Jagat village takes about 5 hours of walk, descending down along the Marsyangdi river.
It’s the last day of trek which is about 5 hours of walk until we reach Bulbhule village.
After having breakfast in Bulbhule village it’s 6 hours of drive to Kathmandu.
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