Saribung Pass trekking

Saribung pass is situated to the north of Mustang region of Damodar Himal, the last frontiers close to the border of Tibet (China). The high pass is between two famous rusticated trekking areas Upper Mustang and Nar-Phu valley. Saribung Pass (6042m) trekking is one of the challenging, physical demanding trekking pass in Nepal.

The Saribung trek is great diversity in scenery, beautiful landscapes, cultures, interaction with locals, religion and geographical variations. Hence trekkers can enjoy the fantastic and picturesque views of diversity in this region. Saribung is one of the highest mountain passes in Nepal which offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri massifs along with a close-up view of different Himalayan ranges of Mustang region and Nar Phu valley. The highlight of Saribung trekking is cultural diversity of upper Mustang valley, beautiful expedition Saribung Himal 6328m climbing, picturesque valley of Nar and Phu trekking. The Saribung Pass Trekking trails are rugged, cutting high into cliff sides, passing through small Buddhist villages, olden culture unite in a very unique interpretation of lands forgotten by time.

We cross numerous high passes including the De Hults Pass (6225m) and emerge to the Annapurna region. In order to allow for as much acclimatization as possible before crossing the 6000m foot Saribung La Pass. For the Saribung peak 6328m climbing, it is easy to climb but there are many passes with ice, rock and creases in between the Damodar Kunda region and Nar-Phu valley.

We organize our trekking in a clockwise direction beginning from Jomsom and follow Upper Mustang trail “the culturally-rich Buddhist region of Upper Mustang” and descend through the remote Nar Phu Valley before joining the Annapurna Circuit trail trek and end at BesiSahar. It is possible to organize anti-clockwise for which the trek start from Phu and then ascend to Saribung pass and enter in the Mustang "Hidden Kingdom" and return to Jomsom.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel (BB).

Day 02: All restricted area Permits Procedure and preparation for trekking and climbing (BB).

Trekking Starting

Day 03: Early morning drive to Pokhara (900m) by tourist bus, 6 hours, 200KM or flight 25 minutes, overnight at Hotel (BB).

Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom by flight and trek to Kagbeni 2800m, 3-4 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele 3100m, 5-6 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Chele to Geling 3570m, 4/6 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Geling to Charang (Tsarang) 3560, 4/6 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Charang to Lomangthan 3810m, 4/6 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 09: Exploration Day to Lo-Mangthang village and caves 6-7 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara 3900m, 6-7 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 11: Trek from Yara to Luri Cave Monastery (4005m) 4-5 hours, overnight at tented camp (B/L/D).

Day 12: Trek from Luri Gompa from Ghuma Thanti 4600m/5-6 hours, overnight at tented Camping (B/L/D).

Day 13: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola 4890/7-8 hours, overnight at tented Camping (B/L/D).

Day 14: Trek from Namta Khola to Saribung Base Camp 4950, 6-7 hours, overnight at tented Camping (B/L/D).

Day 15: Saribung Expedition day, overnight at tented Camping (B/L/D).

Day 16: Spare Day for high passes and climbing if incase of weather or any cause, overnight at tented Camping (B/L/D).

Day 17: Trek from Base Camp to Nagoru 4400m via Saribung Pass 5600m, overnight at tented Camping (B/L/D).

Day 18: Trek from Nagoru to Phu Gaon 4080m/5-6 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 19: Trek from Phu Gaon to Kyang 3870m 4-5 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 20: Trek from Kyang to Naar village 4200m/ 4-5 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 21: Trek from Naar to Meta / Dharmasala 3560m/3-4 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 22: Trek from Meta to Koto 2600m/6-7 hours, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Trekking Ending

Day 23: Trek from Koto to Besi Sahar 860m/5-6 hours drive by Jeep, overnight at Guest house/ Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 24: Trek from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by Tourist bus, 5-6 hours, transfer to hotel (B/L).

Day 25: Final Departure from Kathmandu