Important Information

Peak climbing and Expedition
26 Days
Max Altitude 6346 Meters
Best Season Spring & Autumn
Activity Per Day
4-5 Hours Walk
Level 4
Group Size
2 - 16 people
Transportation Bus/Flight/Jeep

“Saribung Peak Climbing is a beautiful trip which offers variations of Culture and nature above four thousand meters of Manang and Mustang.”

Saribung Peak is an eye-catching trekking peak which is located in eastern remote parts of the Mustang region of Holy Damodar Kunda Lake, en route to Nar and Phu valley in Manang. Since 2006 Nepal Government had opened this treasure for international tourists. It is indeed challenging with beaten track and difficult pass but worth for expedition. This remarkable expedition will cover Both Mustang and Manang District starting from Jomsom and ending at Besisahar.  Saribung expedition offers you jaw-dropping scenery, centuries-old Tibetan Cultures, Religions, and experience a wide variety of the landscape.

Himalayan Wander Walkers had designed Saribung Expedition trek in clockwise for which the trek start from Jomsom and follow the Upper Mustang trail and descend to Nar-Phu valley and end at Besisahar. For mountaineering, it is easy to do Expedition but there are many passes like Saribung La at over 5600 m and Kang La at over 5200 meters 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. Hence 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 the scenery, religions, geographic elevation and will cross the challenging passes near Mt. Saribung. The most important thing in this trek is spectacular mountain scenery that will see from the top of Mt. Saribung.

If you have enough time of one month in Nepal and you think you are fit enough then we recommend this Saribung expedition – 6000 meters peak climbing with trekking to a restricted region of upper Mustang and Nar Phu valleys where your lifetime worthy journey exist and there is no regret at all at last. Customize My Trip  

Highlights of Saribung Peak Climbing:

  • Walking up the Kali Gandaki valley from Jomsom to the old capital at Lo Manthang.
  • Trekking across the empty high altitude desert along the Hindu pilgrims trail to Damodar Kunda lake.
  • Summiting the Saribung peak at 6346m.
  • Explore the entire Phu Valley from the glacier to where the Phu/Nar trail meets the Annapurna Trail.
  • Experience the deep-rooted cultural groups with their Hindu and Buddhist rituals and architecture.
  • Walking the first week of the Annapurna Circuit back to its start point (and this trek’s endpoint!) at Besi Sahar.

Outline Itinerary ( 26 Days )

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative who will be waiting with a Himalayan Wander Walkers sign outside the terminal and transfer to your hotel. You will meet our trekking operator for briefing about the entire trek on this day. You have to come one day earlier for the Special permit. For that we need to show your original Passport in Immigration office. You can either rest or hangout around a famous tourist area in Kathmandu, Thamel.


Day 2

Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.

Today after breakfast we will start city tour to most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. These landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swyambhunath) and the world largest Buddhists stupa, Bouddhanath. Briefing regarding the trek with two way question answer with the trip leader (The Guide).
The overnight accommodation is in the same hotel BB Plan.


Day 3

Fly from Pokhara

After reaching at Pokhara, you can explore the beautiful lake of Fewa, popular underground water fall named Davi’s Fall, Gupteshowar Mahadev cave and mountaineering museum. You can also take a boating tour to Tal Barahi Temple which is in between the lake. In the evening, you can take evening walk on the pleasant road of lakeside market and enjoy the Beautiful ambience.

Day 4

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Lupra 2790m, (3-4 hours)

Our guide assists you to Pokhara Airport to fly for Jomsom. This scenic adventurous flight takes about 18-25 minutes passing through the world’s deepest George, presenting spectacular mountain views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Ranges and Fishtail with several famous peaks within the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area from its both sides. Jomsom we will have breakfast at jomsom and Drive by Jeep to Marpha for overnight. It is a good way to do acclimatization for next day. In Marpha village there are many things to do like visiting Apple Farm, Take a Tour of the Distillery , Pay a Pilgrimage to the Monastery,  Explore the Cultural Museum,  and visit the Marpha Foundation.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Overnight at Lodge.


Day 5

Drive to Sangmochen and hike to Chungshi Cave Monastery.

After your breakfast we will drive to chuksang via Kagbeni which takes about 30-40 minutes approximately to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is the gateway to the controlled area of Upper Mustang where you need to show your permit and we will visit the monastery and town as well. We can enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche peak from Kagbeni. After having lunch at Samar you will drive toward Sangmochen crossing the Sohi la Pass (4000m) from which you will have views of Himalaya on the sourthern part and Kaligandaki Canyon on east side. Soon after descending to village and leave our baggage. After having a short break and tea you will pay visit to Chungshi Rangchung Gonpa (sacred cave monastery). Buddhist well known Tantric master, Padmasambhava meditated here centuries ago. Inside the cave monastery you will see spontaneous stone statues of Awalokeshwor (Chenresig), Tara and prayer beads. The trail goes through a green bushes and soon the valley broadens out and we can see walls built in front of caves which are temporary homes for the goats and sheep herders. Sometimes it is possible to see rabbits and the rare blue sheep in this area. Return to lodge. 
Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 6

Trek to Dakmar 3450m/5-6 hours.

Today we will trek to Ghami village. Trek duration will be 5-6 hours. After breakfast at Syangboche, we climb gently to a small pass with extraordinary views of the soaring peak of Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Annapurna on the south. After 30- 40 minutes of the walk leads you to Tama Gaon village and continue till Zete, a single teahouse at the bottom of Nyi La (3,950m). Climbing up Nyi la looks easy from distance but it’s really exhausting with short ascent pass. The path descends gradually towards the Ghami La pass and on the way we see a rundown, Ghami village surrounded the field, Nepal's longest Mani wall, and partial red cliffs of Dhakmar. Afternoon your lunch at Ghami you will trek to Dhakmar (red clip village) via next to longest Mani Wall.  
Overnight at Teahouse.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 7

Trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3840m/6-7 hours via Ghar Gompa and Marang-La Pass.

After leaving Dhakmar village we climb up the yellow canyon to Mui La (4170m). After 45 minutes of walk from Mui la, we will reach the Lo-Gyakar Gompa –Oldest Buddhist monastery in the world. There we will have lunch. As usual, we start our trek Lo Manthang after lunch via Chogo La (4280 m). The trek will be 4-5 hours. At first, the trek will be a long climb to Lungri La at 4070m. After crossing the Lungri la we will walk through a small valley of Marmot spot and finally after a gentle climb will reach Chogo La. From Chogo la we will have a view towards the borderline of Nepal and china were once used to be Tibet. After descending toward lo Manthang we will see Yaks on the way if the summer nomadic camps are still there. If not we will go on the second day at Lo-Manthang. Evening will be time to visit three main Monasteries; Thukchen, Jampa and Choede.
Overnight at Teahouse.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 8

Trek from Thingkar village and visit Monastry and Caves in Chosar. Stay in Chosar. There are many things to do in Chosar.

Today after our breakfast we will hike to Chosar via Thingkar village. We will explore to Chosar valley where we will see old caves, monastery, and traditional cave houses. 
Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9

Morning hike to Kuncholing (an amazing landscape) and after lunch return back to Lo Manthang.

Today we will hike to Koncholing the most amazing landscape in upper mustang. And return back to Chosar and lunch. Afternoon we will hike to Lo-Manthang. Today we will visit the three main monasteries of Lo-Manthang.
Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10

Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara 3900m, (6-7 hours)

From Lo-Manthang the trail walks straight till Dhi pass 4100 m and descends down to Dhee village. So, the whole trekking will be 7-8 hours including lunch and break times. The trekking will be more rewarding and interesting than the west side of the valley. Dhi village is one of the best villages of the whole Lo-Manthang and it seems more prosperous and settled in a very suitable place. After having lunch in Dhee village we will trek to Yara.
Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse.
Meal: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 11

Trek from Yara to Luri Cave Monastery, (3-4 hours)

Today, we make short trek to Luri Gompa. In the morning, we 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. 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.                                                                                                       
Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                                              Overnight at tented camp/tehouse.


Day 12

Trek from Luri Gompa to Ghuma Thanti 4600m, (5-6 hours)

We follow the barren valley after crossing 5100 meter pass; today we prepare pack lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities on the trek.
Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                           
Overnight at tented camp.


Day 13

Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola 4890, (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.
Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                             
Overnight at tented camp.   


Day 14

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

In this day, 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.                                         
Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                                                    Overnight at tented camp.


Day 15

Acclimatization day

Today is free day for exploring the surrounding hills and acclimatizing to high altitude for the further expedition.                                                                         
Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                                                    Overnight at tented camp.


Day 16

Trek from Base Camp to Camp I 5730m, (5-6 hours)

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.                                                   

Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.
Overnight at tented camp.

Day 17

Summit to Saribung Peak 6346m and back to Base Camp 4950m, (8-9 hours)

Early in the morning, wake up and start to climb up to Summit of Saribung and back to base camp. 
Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea. 
Overnight at tented camp.

Day 18

Trek from Base Camp to Nagoru 4400m via Saribung Pass 5600m

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

Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                                                      Overnight at tented camp.


Day 19

Trek from Nagoru to Phu Gaon 4080m, (5-6 hours)

In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek from our camp and walk on the Tibetan plateau and barren valley viewing very good view of snowy 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 agricultural, 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.                                                     

Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                                                Overnight at tented camp/teahouse.


Day 20

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

Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                       
Overnight at tented camp/teahouse.


Day 21

Trek from Meta to Koto 2600m, (6-7 hours)

In this day, we start trek steep down for the while and walk through the pine forest passing many streams and picturesque waterfall near the Dharmashala. We cross over the many suspension bridges and arrive in Koto after 6 hours.                                       

Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                                                      Overnight at tented camp/teahouse.


Day 22

Trek from Koto to Dharapani 1860m, (5-6 hours)

In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek in the level trail passing 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. Then, we 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. It takes about 2 hours.                                         

Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                         
Overnight at tented camp/teahouse.


Day 23

Drive from Dharapani Besisahar (4-5 hours)

After passing through a permit checkpoint at Dharapani we will drive along the banks of Marsyangdi river. We will see places like Jagat, tal, Bhlbule and one of the biggest hydropower of Nepal, i.e Marsyangdi hydropower. It  will take a 4-5 hours by jeep to reach Besisahar.                                               
Meal: Full board, three times a day will plentiful of tea.                                                      Overnight at teahouse/teahouse.                                                 


Day 24

Drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar (7-8 hours)

Today we will drive through Trishuli River, witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers and valleys and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. After a couple hours’ journey we reach Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel set with BB plan.

Day 25

Free day at Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing.   
Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast included.

Day 26

Flight back to your home country

Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.



ACAP permits
Upper Mustang Special permits of $ 500
Saribung Peak climbing permit
Trekking Guide & porter
Climbing guide
All Meal during a whole trek
Two nights Hotel in Kathmandu with B/ B plan (Twin sharing Basis/ Single room with Double bed)
One way flight (Pokhar to Jomsom)
Comprehensive medical kit
All climbing gears except your personal equipment
Camping equipment and staff


Travel rescue insurance,
Tips for Guide
International tickets
Nepali visa fee
Bar bills
Personal Expenses
Others not mentioned in Includes section
Garbage deposit $500 for group. (this will be divide to the number of people and will refund after trip)

Important Information

Peak climbing is a second step after the normal trekking who wants to experience the adventure beyond the trekking. There are more than 1300 peak with 6000 meters among which only one quarter of them are officially opened for climbing Nepal government.

Apart from mountaineering expedition, we also offer numbers of trekking peaks with altitude ranging between 5000m to 6600 for well experienced trekkers and beginner climbers. It obvious that all kind of climbing need technical skill and experience guide which Himalayan Wander Walkers provides you. Peak climbing in Nepal offers the best adventure trekking and expedition experience to all kinds of Himalayan Wander Walkers is a specialized in organizing climbing training course at base camp before the summit start.


  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Camping
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - camping equipment, kitchen implements, food - are all carried by pack animals like mules, Yaks, and horses. Even Porters are common in Nepal. All trekkers are accompanied by a guide, a cook, and usually at least one horseman or yak herder. With the surest footing; they lead trekking groups across the passes. The horseman and cook will usually run ahead during a trekking day. They will have prepared a packed lunch for hikers and will go on to the night’s resting place to set up camp. They set up tents, cook dinner, and ready the area for arriving trekkers. When trekkers reach the campsite they are greeted with a hot cup of tea and biscuits in the dining tent. After six hours in the mountains, no drink will ever taste sweeter. For dinner, the cook will usually prepare a buffet of dishes that are as welcome as they are delicious.

Note regarding itineraries.
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Literary any mountain that is below 7000 meters is considered as a Peak. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is a sole responsible for classifying certain peaks as trekking peaks. All the trekking agencies have to abide the rules and regulation conducted by NMA.

Mountain trekking boots, Woolen socks, to wear with boots , Down booties.

Insulated pants, Nylon wind breaker, Nylon wind pants, Long underwear, Woolen hat or balaclava, Gloves, Gaiters

Hardwear - (for group of eight including clients). Note that this is a general indication of the sort of equipment you might need and not a definitive list – you MUST consult with trained and experienced experts before embarking on any technical trek or climb. Crampons for each group member Harness for each group member Helmet for treks with rock fall hazard Ice axe for each group member (or trekking pole if non-technical) 2 large slings 2 medium slings Medium to large ice screw 60m static rope 8-9mm 2 screwgate karabiners for each group member 2 single prussiks for each group member Snowstake/medium to large deadman 4 spare screwgate karabiners