Saribung Trek

Travel duration 19 Days
Trip Facts
19 Days

Athletic level of trekking trips cover elevation of  5000m or few meters up level of trails with side trips to higher elevations. Measured to be harder therefore training for fitness and good health conditions are necessary. The person who are  suffering from asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease or intricate medical conditions hikers are not recommended.

Best Seasons
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Group Size
2 - 12
Trip Starts
Trip Ends

Mustang, once the forbidden Kingdom, is one of the purest Himalayan destinations in Nepal both in terms of geography and rich cultural heritage. It is culturally more closely connected to Tibet than Nepal. The region lies beyond the Himalayan range of mountains. The terrain is a semi-arid desert surrounded by snowy mountains.

Situated on the border of Nepal and Tibet, north of the Annapurna range, the tour is one of the finest Himalayan destinations for both its rugged mountain landscapes and rich cultural legacy. The tour follows a historic trade route between Nepal and Tibet. These whitewashed settlements, set amid fields of barley and home to impressive chhortens and simple monasteries, reflect the abiding Buddhist culture. This is an outstanding journey to one of the true gems of the Himalaya.

Trip Highlights
  • Trek through the rugged mountain
  • Trek beyond the Himalayas
  • Experience the amazing landscapes.
  • See the Bhrikuti peak and Saribung peak
  • Observe Tibetan Buddhism culture
Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1. Kathmandu: 1,400 m

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and welcomed by a guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel where the guide would brief the trekking program. You may have some time, depending upon your time of arrival, to explore areas near to the hotel.

  25 minutes

Day 2. Pokhara: 870 m

Transfer to the airport for a 30-minute flight to Pokhara. Possibility of sightseeing activities or rest in the lake city.

Day 3. Jomsom: 2,743 m-Chhusang: 2,980 m-Chaile: 3,050 m

Transfer to the airport for a 20-minute flight to Jomsom. From Jomsom, drive to Chhusang via Kagbeni. Begin the trek from Chhusang after lunch, gentle trail in the beginning, and then ascend for a couple of hours to reach a small village of Chaile from where Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains are distinctly visible. Stay in Chaile.

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  4 hours

Day 4. Samar: 3,600 m-Syangboche: 3,800 m-Ghiling: 3,570 m

Ascend for a couple of hours and trek further to reach Samar. We have two options to choose from. Option I is to visit Cave Chungsi. Option II is to descend a bit and gradually ascent up to Bhena La. A gentle trek to Syangboche and continue trek to Ghiling. Stay in Ghiling.

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  7-8 hours

Day 5. Nyi la: 4,010 m-Ghamila Pass: 3,765 m-Dhakmar: 3,820 m

Visit the monastery in Ghiling to begin the day. A gradual ascent on a trekking trail to a high Nyi La pass. Descent a bit to arrive at Ghamila pass. The red cliff visible in front and a long mani wall downwards are associated with a popular local legend. After lunch in Ghami Gaon, cross the stream Ghami Khola and ascend further for an hour to reach to a hillock and smaller settlements on plain land. We may see the alpine vegetation and farmers working on the field which indicates we are approaching Dhakmar Village. Dhakmar Village has stories relating to Guru Rinpoche, a Bodhisattva. Stay in a lodge in Dhakmar. Visit a local family for a drink.

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  5-6 hours

Day 6. Mui La: 4,170 m-Chogo La: 4,280 m-Lo Manthang: 3,830 m

Begin a steep ascent for a couple of hours to Mui La Pass. This is the highest pass of our trek. Gentle walk to Ghar Gompa monastery. Believed to have made in the 8th Century, it is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. After Ghar Gompa, descent a bit to cross the Ghyung Khola and a gradual ascent to another mountain pass of Chogo La. Gentle descent to Lo Manthang village. Stay in Lo Manthang.

Lo Manthang is a trans-Himalayan walled village near Tibet/China border. Once a Kingdom, it is one of the last regions to be unified into Nepal. Tibetan culture and its influence can still be observed.

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  3-5 hours

Day 7. Lo Manthang: 3,830 m

A day of exploration in Lo Manthang. Places to explore are Jong Cave, Chholing Cave, Chhusar village.

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  5-6 hours

Day 8. Yara: 3,650 m

Gentle trek to begin the day and ascend the same route back then turn left. Trek up the hill before descending a bit for a plain walk for a few minutes. Trek downhill on a zigzag trail to reach a plain area. Then to a sudden and steep drop take us to Dhi Village. The landscape is simply amazing.

After lunch, cross the Dhi Khola stream to reach Yara Khola nearby. Ammonites of marine fossils from the Jurassic Period are found on the river bed of the Kali Gandaki are one of the deepest valleys int he world. Walk along the river. We turn left to ascend trek and after a few minutes we begin to see the farmers working near the Yara village. We may see the white Himalayan salt floating on the water or land dried up. Stay in Yara village.

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  5-6 hours

Day 9. Yara: 3,650 m

Yara to Gyume Thanti.

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  6-7 hours

Day 10. Gyume Thanti to Damodar Kund

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  7-8 hours

Day 11. Japanese Base Camp: 0000 m

Damodar Kund- Japanese Base Camp

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  7-8 hours

Day 12. High Camp: 0000 m

Japanese Base Camp to High Camp of Saribung.

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  4-5 hours

Day 13. Mt. Saribung 0000 m-Bhrikuti Base Camp

High Camp to Saribung summit

Descent to Bhrikuti Base Camp.

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Day 14. Bhrikuti Base Camp to Phu

Bhrikuti Base Camp to Phu

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  6-7 hours

Day 15. Meta: 0000 m

Phu to Meta

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  6-7 hours

Day 16. Koto: 0000

Meta to Koto.

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  6-7 hours

Day 17. Koto to Kathmandu

Koto to Kathmandu

  8-9 hours

Day 18. Kathmandu: 1,375 m

Options for sightseeing to World Heritage Sites/ayurvedic massage or rest in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Valley has, perhaps, the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Seven UNESCO WHS of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhha, Pashupati, Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple are framed within 400 sq km. For a full day tour exploring three UNESCO WHS are comfortably possible. For example, you may choose Bhaktapur Durbar Square (a medieval city square), Pashupati (the holiest Hindu temple) and Bouddha (a Buddhist stupa) for a smart mix of culture and architecture with two major religious (Buddhism and Hinduism) sites of Nepal.

Day 19. Return flight

Transfer to the airport in time to secure a flight back home

  • Hotel accommodation (3 star ) in Bed and Breakfast Basis in Kathmandu
  • Tea House accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast ) during trek
  • Activities & Sightseeing as per itinerary, above
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter ( 1 porter = 2 guest )
  • Round Trip ( Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu ) flight tickets
  • All Permits , National Park, Entrance fees.
  • All tours and transfer private car , private driver . etc.
  • First aid Medicine Kit
  • Government Taxes & Service Charge
  • Nepali Visa fee
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Soft drinks including Water
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Hot Showers during treks
  • Tips and Gratuities for trekking staff and other assistant
  • International Air fare
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