Saribung Peak Climbing

Ascending Saribung: A Peak Experience

Duration Duration 25 Days
Meals Meals
  • 24 Breakfast
  • 21 Lunch
  • 22 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • The Everest Hotel
  • Local Lodge
  • Tented Camp
Activites Activities
  • Climbing
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 5900 Price Starts From US$ 4900 Book Now
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
6238 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
Minimum 2
Transportation Transportation
Private Vehicle
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 Hours

Overview of Saribung Peak Climbing

Despite its recent establishment, Saribung Peak Climbing has quickly gained popularity among climbers and mountaineers due to its remote paths and challenging passes. Saribung Peak, standing at 6328 meters, is situated in the secluded Mustang Region near the China border. This trek offers breathtaking views of landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and meandering rivers.

The adventure begins in Jomsom’s windy landscapes, proceeding to Kagbeni and weaving through ethnic communities that showcase their distinctive cultures. The path leads to the remote areas of Yara and Luri Gompa, continuing to the ascent of Saribung Peak and concluding in Nar Phu Valley, ending at Besisahar. The trekking experience is rugged, with parts of the trail along high cliffs and through numerous secluded villages.

Trip Highlights

  • Newly Accessible Peak: Saribung Peak, climbable since 2006, offers a fresh ascent for mountaineers.
  • Global Attraction: Saribung magnetizes adventurers globally for a thrilling climbing experience.
  • Perfect Fusion: Saribung Peak Climbing blends adventure, wilderness, and culture seamlessly.
  • Majestic Neighbors: Situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area, showcasing Mount Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh-highest peak.
  • High Altitude Haven: The area features peaks over 6000 meters, including Thorong La Pass, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri South, Yakwakang Peak, and Damodar Himal.
  • Challenging Passes: Trek involves navigating tough passes, like Saribung La Pass, at 5600 meters.
  • Cultural Odyssey: Saribung Peak Climbing offers a cultural journey into Mustang and Nar Phu Villages’ traditions and landscapes.

The journey through the Mustang Saribung Peak includes icy passes and crevasses between the Damodar Kunda region and Nar-Phu Valley, offering stunning vistas of Nilgiri Himal, Himlung Himal, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu, and Annapurna II from Saribung Peak’s summit. Trekkers will visit ancient monasteries, engage with locals, and immerse in their lifestyle, making this trek a comprehensive experience of challenging trails and ancient cultures.

The organization of such trips highlights the breathtaking beauty of Nepal’s diverse regions, ensuring excellent transportation, accommodation, and experienced English-speaking guides. The focus remains on the safety and satisfaction of travelers, aiming to create an unforgettable journey.

Historical Significance of Saribung Peak Climbing

Saribung Peak, which became climbable in 2006, has quickly become a favorite for adventurers around the globe. Those who love the perfect mix of adventure, wilderness, and cultural exploration find themselves drawn to Saribung Peak Climbing, where the majestic Damodar Himalayas unfold. This region, located within the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal, showcases Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), ranking as the seventh-highest peak globally and adding to the area’s captivating allure.

Moving beyond Saribung, the landscape features several peaks towering over 6000 meters, including the renowned Thorong La Pass (5416m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri South (6839m), Yakwakang Peak (6462m), and Damodar Himal (6004m). It becomes a paradise for both mountaineering enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike.

Saribung Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu for the Saribung Peak Climbing adventure, we warmly welcome you and promptly transfer you to your hotel. We intentionally keep this initial day relaxed, giving you the opportunity to rest, recover from your journey, and acclimate to the local time zone.

    Take this time to recharge, adapt to the altitude, and prepare for the upcoming trek. Explore the unique culture of Kathmandu at your own pace, immersing yourself in its richness. Get ready for the thrilling expedition that awaits you.

    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel
    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 2: Preparation Day, Arrange Climbing Permit & Briefing

    Spend the day getting fully prepared for the upcoming Saribung Peak Climbing adventure. Check all the equipment thoroughly, making sure everything is in excellent condition. Take the necessary steps to obtain climbing permits, which are crucial for the expedition.

    Attend a detailed briefing session designed to inform and prepare each participant for the challenges they’ll face. This session includes essential details, safety guidelines, and expedition logistics, ensuring everyone has a clear understanding.

    By the end of the day, all participants will be well-equipped, informed, and ready to start the exciting journey to Saribung Peak.

    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

    Embark on an enchanting 6-7 Hour drive to Pokhara, a city nestled beside the tranquil Phewa Lake. The journey unfolds with beautiful landscapes, giving you glimpses of Nepal’s natural beauty.

    As you travel through the scenic route, get ready to see different terrains and charming villages along the way.

    When you arrive in Pokhara, you’ll be surrounded by the majestic Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your Saribung Peak Climbing adventure.

    The serene Phewa Lake enhances the city’s charm, providing a perfect setting to relax and reflect before the trek begins. Explore the lively streets and soak in the peaceful atmosphere, setting the stage for the exciting expedition ahead.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 4: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2800m). Duration: 3-4 hours

    Embark on a short flight to Jomsom, a crucial trekking hub in the Mustang region, signaling the next phase of your Saribung Peak Climbing adventure. Jomsom, nestled in the Himalayas, acts as a gateway to the stunning landscapes ahead.

    Begin your trek to Kagbeni, a charming village encapsulating the essence of the Mustang region. As you traverse this delightful settlement, witness awe-inspiring views of the towering Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains.

    The journey to Kagbeni presents you with an exceptional fusion of scenic splendor and cultural diversity, laying the groundwork for your exploration of the deep Himalayan region.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni (2800m) to Chhusang (2980m) - Duration: 4 to 5 hours

    Embarking on a trek through the Mustang region is a journey into a world unlike any other. The rugged, arid terrain, with its unique rock formations and rugged canyons, stands in stark contrast to the lush greenery of other parts of Nepal. This segment of the journey, leading to the village of Chhusang, unveils a cultural tapestry deeply influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

    Tucked away among ancient caves and large rock formations, the village of Chhusang offers a window into the traditional lifestyles of the Mustang people. This leg of the journey is not just a physical trek but a step back in time, a testament to the enduring culture and beauty of Mustang.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 6: Trek from Chhusang to Syanbochen - Duration: 6 to 7 hours

    Starting from Chhusang at 2980 meters, adventurers embark on a challenging trek towards Syanbochen at 3780 meters. As they ascend, trekkers face steep inclines and rocky paths, heightening the thrill of the adventure.

    Despite the demanding terrain, trekkers find breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan landscape, fueling their determination. Syanbochen, nestled amidst towering peaks and serene valleys, offers a picturesque rest stop, a well-deserved reward after a day of exhilarating trekking.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 7: Trek from Syanbochen to Ghaymi - Duration: 5 to 6 hours

    Starting from Syanbochen at 3780 meters, trekkers trek towards Ghaymi at 3520 meters. The descent introduces a change in scenery as adventurers gradually transition from the higher altitudes to the captivating arid landscape of the Mustang region.

    Despite the decrease in elevation, the terrain presents challenges, with rocky paths and occasional steep sections, keeping trekkers engaged and immersed in the adventure.

    Upon reaching Ghaymi, trekkers encounter the unique charm of this Mustang village, characterized by its traditional architecture and welcoming inhabitants. Surrounded by barren hills and majestic mountains, Ghaymi offers a tranquil setting for trekkers to rest and recharge after a day of trekking.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 8: Trek from Ghaymi to Charang - Duration: 5 to 6 hours

    Setting out from Ghaymi at 3520 meters, trekkers advance towards Charang at 3560 meters. The trail winds through diverse landscapes, granting trekkers fleeting vistas of the natural beauty that characterizes the Mustang region. Continuing their journey, adventurers draw near Charang, renowned for its ancient monasteries and distinct Tibetan-influenced architectural style.

    Upon reaching Charang, the village’s cultural richness and spiritual ambiance envelop trekkers. The sight of intricately designed monasteries and traditional buildings nestled amidst the rugged terrain is a vivid testament to the region’s deep-rooted heritage. Trekkers are encouraged to immerse themselves in the local culture, exploring the village’s landmarks and engaging with its warm and welcoming residents before concluding their day’s trek.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 9: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3840m), Duration: 3-4 hours

    Embark on a trek to Lo-Manthang, the walled capital of Upper Mustang, marking a pivotal moment in your Saribung Peak Climbing journey. As you approach this ancient city, marvel at the sight of well-preserved monasteries and white-washed structures that stand as timeless symbols of the region’s rich cultural heritage.

    The imposing walls of Lo-Manthang create a sense of stepping into a bygone era, setting the stage for an immersive exploration of this unique Himalayan enclave.

    Within the walled confines of Lo-Manthang, let the ancient monasteries and white-washed structures captivate your senses. Each corner of this historic city unveils a piece of the unique cultural heritage, inviting you to wander through narrow alleys and embrace the distinct ambiance that characterizes Upper Mustang.

    Lo-Manthang becomes more than a destination; it becomes a living testament to the resilience of a heritage rooted in the heart of the Himalayas.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Lo Manthang (3810m)

    Set aside a day for acclimatization to the higher altitude in Lo-Manthang during your Saribung Peak Climbing adventure. Spend this time seeing the city, going to historic monasteries, and getting to know the lively local way of life.

    Explore the charming little alleyways, take in the ecstasy of the monastery locations, and converse with the inhabitants to learn more about their customs.

    This acclimatization day not only readies you for the challenges ahead but also fosters a deeper connection with the unique heritage of Lo-Manthang, ensuring that your Himalayan experience is truly enriching.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3900m), Duration: 5-6 hours

    Continue your trek towards Yara, crossing the arid landscape that defines the Mustang region on your Saribung Peak Climbing expedition. Navigate through the trail, immersing yourself in the stark beauty of the surroundings, where dry and mountainous terrain unfolds in every direction.

    The arid landscape, with its unique charm, provides a contrasting backdrop to the lush greenery encountered earlier in the journey, offering trekkers a diverse and captivating experience.

    Take in the stunning vistas of the Mustang region as you hike to Yara. The arid expanse reveals the true essence of this Himalayan terrain, showcasing its rugged beauty and unique geological features.

    Marvel at the vastness of the landscape, appreciating the untamed allure that defines the Mustang region and sets it apart as a distinctive destination for adventurous souls.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 12: Trek from Yara to Luri Cave Monastery (4005m), Duration: 4-5 hours

    Embark on a journey to the ancient Luri Cave Monastery, a hidden gem nestled in the Himalayas, as part of your Saribung Peak Climbing expedition. This sacred site holds rich cultural and religious significance, where history and spirituality converge in a unique fusion.

    As you explore the monastery, marvel at the intricate artwork and sacred relics, gaining insights into the spiritual practices of the region.

    Luri Cave Monastery becomes a testament to the enduring heritage of the Himalayas, offering a profound experience that transcends time and connects you with the cultural tapestry of the surrounding mountains.

    Immerse yourself in the ambiance of this hidden sanctuary, where the whispers of the past echo through the ancient walls, making it a memorable stop on your Himalayan journey.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 13: Trek from Luri Cave to Ghuma Thanti (4600m), Duration: 5-6 hours

    Continue your trek through challenging high-altitude terrain as part of the Saribung Peak Climbing expedition. The trail guides you to Ghuma Thanti, a remote and isolated location nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas.

    As you approach this high-altitude haven, let the breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks captivate you, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring panorama that unfolds in every direction.

    Ghuma Thanti offers a serene and pristine backdrop for trekkers, providing a unique experience immersed in the heart of the mountains.

    You may connect with the unadulterated beauty of the Himalayan scenery and get ready for the next exciting phase of your journey in this isolated place, which acts as a temporary haven.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 14: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola (4890m), Duration: 6-7 hours

    Embark on a challenging trek towards Namta Khola during the Saribung Peak Climbing expedition. The trail takes you through rugged terrain, providing physical challenges that lead to rewarding encounters with the untouched beauty of the region.

    Progress through the journey, fully immersing yourself in the remote landscapes that reveal the raw and pristine allure of the Himalayas.

    Travelers seeking the true spirit of the highlands will find Namta Khola, with its rustic charm, to be a unique and absorbing experience, a monument to the unspoiled beauty of this area.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 15: Trek from Namta Khola to Damodar Kunda (4890m) - Duration: 6 to 7 hours

    Trekkers embark on a journey from Namta Khola to the sacred Damodar Kunda, located at an altitude of 4890 meters. This leg of the trek guides adventurers to a mystical and revered site nestled in the high Himalayas. As trekkers approach Damodar Kunda, they find themselves surrounded by both spiritual and natural beauty, with the shimmering waters of the sacred lake reflecting the surrounding majestic peaks.

    Upon reaching Damodar Kunda, trekkers encounter a profound sense of spirituality and tranquility. The serene ambiance of this sacred lake, encircled by towering mountains, provides trekkers with a moment of reflection and reverence. Many pilgrims visit Damodar Kunda to pay homage and seek blessings, further enriching the spiritual significance of the site. Amidst the breathtaking natural scenery, trekkers establish a profound connection to the Himalayas and the ancient traditions that have endured for centuries.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 16: Trek from Damodar Kunda to Japanese Basecamp (4168m) - Duration: Approximately 5 to 6 hours

    Descending from Damodar Kunda at 4890 meters, trekkers proceed towards the Japanese basecamp situated at 4168 meters. This phase of the trek serves as a crucial preparation period for the upcoming summit attempt. While descending, trekkers actively rest and acclimatize to the lower altitude, ensuring they adequately prepare their bodies for the challenges ahead.

    Upon reaching the Japanese base camp, trekkers find themselves in a strategic location to commence their summit bid. The basecamp actively offers trekkers a chance to recuperate and refuel while also providing an ideal environment for further acclimatization. Trekkers actively take advantage of this time to finalize their preparations, ensuring they are physically and mentally ready to tackle the ascent to Saribung Peak.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 17: Trek from Japanese Basecamp to High Camp

    Trekkers embark on a journey from the Japanese Basecamp to High Camp, the final stop before the summit attempt. This leg of the trek marks a crucial phase as trekkers ensure they are well-rested and adequately prepared for the challenging ascent ahead. As they journey to High Camp, trekkers navigate through varying terrain, ascending closer to the summit of Saribung Peak.

    Upon reaching High Camp, trekkers position themselves strategically to launch their summit bid. The camp offers trekkers a conducive environment to rest, recharge, and finalize their preparations. With the summit within reach, trekkers seize this opportunity to mentally prepare themselves for the rigorous climb ahead, ensuring they are physically and mentally ready to conquer Saribung Peak.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 18: Summit Day Saribung Peak (Altitude: 6328m)

    Summit day on Saribung Peak signifies the climax of the expedition, entailing a challenging ascent to the peak’s summit at 6328 meters. Its eagerly awaited day epitomizes the culmination of weeks of preparation and perseverance. Trekkers confront the ultimate test of endurance and determination as they navigate steep slopes and icy terrain in their pursuit of the summit.

    With each step towards the pinnacle, trekkers draw nearer to breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit surpasses all as trekkers revel in the awe-inspiring vistas stretching out before them. With adrenaline coursing through their veins and spirits soaring, summit day on Saribung Peak transforms into an unforgettable experience, indelibly etched into the memories of all who conquer its lofty heights.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 19: Descend to Base Camp

    Following the triumphant summit of Saribung Peak, the expedition initiates its descent, making its way back to Base Camp. This phase of the journey provides trekkers with a well-deserved opportunity to rest and reflect upon the monumental achievement of reaching the peak.

    As they descend, trekkers reminisce about the challenges they overcame and the breathtaking views they witnessed during the ascent. Upon returning to Base Camp, trekkers are filled with a profound sense of accomplishment and gratitude, marking the successful completion of their expedition to Saribung Peak.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 20: Trek from Base Camp to Nagoru (4400m) via Saribung Pass (6020m), Duration: 6-7 hours

    Trek through Saribung Pass, a high-altitude mountain pass that adds a thrilling dimension to the Saribung Peak Climbing expedition. Be prepared for the demanding ascent and descent, showcasing your trekking skills in the Himalayan landscape.

    Saribung Pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, making it a memorable stretch of the journey.

    After traversing Saribung Pass, descend to Nagoru, a serene location surrounded by pristine landscapes. The descent brings trekkers into a tranquil setting, offering moments of reflection amidst the untouched beauty of the Himalayas.

    Nagoru becomes a haven, allowing adventurers to appreciate the natural wonders that characterize this remote region and providing a peaceful interlude before continuing the trek.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 21: Trek from Nagoru to Phu Gaon (4080m), Duration: 5-6 hours

    As you descend towards Phu Gaon during the Saribung Peak Climbing expedition, you’ll encounter a traditional village deeply influenced by Tibetan culture, marking a cultural highlight of the journey.

    Trekking through this picturesque village offers a chance to immerse yourself in the unique hospitality and rich culture of the local inhabitants.

    The traditional architecture and Tibetan-influenced lifestyle of Phu Gaon add a distinctive charm, creating a memorable experience for trekkers. Engage with the friendly locals, explore ancient monasteries, and witness daily life shaped by centuries-old traditions.

    Phu Gaon becomes a cultural enclave, providing a meaningful connection with the heritage of the Himalayan region before the final stages of the expedition.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 22: Trek from Phu Gaon to Meta (3560m), Duration: 5-6 hours

    Embark on the trek towards Meta during the Saribung Peak Climbing expedition, savoring the tranquility of the enveloping landscape. As you traverse through this remote region, take a moment to observe the traditional lifestyle of the local inhabitants.

    Meta, with its serene surroundings, serves as a canvas for trekkers to appreciate the simplicity and authenticity of life in the Himalayas.

    Engage with the local community, witness their daily routines, and gain insights into the cultural nuances that shape their existence.

    The trek to Meta not only offers a scenic journey through pristine landscapes but also provides a valuable glimpse into the resilient way of life in this remote corner of the world.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 23: Trek from Meta to Koto (2600m), Duration: 6-7 hours

    Descend to Koto, concluding the high-altitude trek of the Saribung Peak Climbing expedition. As you descend to lower elevations, take a moment to reflect on the challenging journey’s experiences and achievements.

    Koto serves as a transitional space, enabling trekkers to appreciate the accomplishments, memories, and personal growth they have gained throughout the high-altitude adventure.

    The descent marks the finish of an extraordinary expedition, providing an opportunity for introspection and gratitude for the breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and the resilient spirit forged in the heart of the Himalayas.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 24: Drive from Koto to Kathmandu

    Trekkers embark on the final leg of their expedition, driving from Koto back to Kathmandu. Bidding farewell to the mountains, they traverse through picturesque valleys and quaint villages, gradually descending from the high altitudes of the Himalayas.

    The drive provides trekkers with an opportunity to reflect on their adventure, reminiscing about the challenges conquered and the breathtaking vistas witnessed during their time in the mountains.
    During the journey, trekkers cherish the memories created during their expedition, savoring the camaraderie forged with fellow adventurers and the profound connections made with the natural world.

    As they approach Kathmandu, trekkers carry with them a sense of fulfillment and gratitude for the experiences gained, marking the end of an unforgettable journey in the Himalayas.

    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 25: Final Departure from Kathmandu

    Say goodbye to Nepal, concluding your Saribung Peak Climbing adventure. Leave with cherished memories of conquering the challenging ascent, where your determination met the soaring heights of Saribung Peak.

    Reflect on the stunning landscapes that unfolded with each step, from the majestic Himalayan peaks to the vibrant lower altitudes.

    Take with you the rich tapestry of cultural experiences woven through encounters with local communities, ancient monasteries, and traditional villages.

    As you depart Nepal, feel proud of the personal and collective triumphs, carrying the lasting imprint of this remarkable journey through the heart of the Himalayas.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop and transfer to hotel
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses for trekking, and tented accommodation for climbing
  • Meals during the trekking and Saribung Peak Climbing period
  • All ground transportation as per our itinerary by private vehicles
  • All necessary staff with experienced English-speaking climbing guide, cook, assistant climbing leader (5trekkers 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters
  • All necessary paperwork like trekking permits and Saribung Peak Climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag have to return after trip completion)
  • Mountaineering camping and climbing equipment high-quality equipment like North Face or Mountain Hardwar tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment
  • Travel and rescue arrangements provide
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes

What is excluded

  • Nepal Visa fee and International airfare
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the Saribung Peak Climbing
  • Altitude chamber or oxygen
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide on your request
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, mineral/boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for your crews


For the Saribung Peak Climbing expedition, the organizers thoughtfully arranged accommodations and meals to meet the needs of trekkers in the remote Himalayan region. Along the route, trekkers find comfort in tea houses and lodges, offering a combination of basic amenities and local hospitality. Despite their simplicity, these accommodations provide a welcoming haven with shared facilities. The tea houses and lodges serve not just as places for rest but also as communal spaces where climbers can engage, exchange experiences, and build camaraderie.


In terms of meals, the trek features a carefully crafted menu that balances nutritional requirements with local culinary delights. Trekkers indulge in Nepali and Tibetan dishes like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), and tsampa (roasted barley flour). These meals supply the necessary energy for challenging trekking days and the physical demands of high-altitude climbing. The shared dining experience fosters a sense of community among climbers, enriching the overall Saribung Peak Climbing adventure.

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    Climbing Gear

    • Helmet
    • Harness
    • Ice Axe
    • Crampons
    • Carabiners and Quickdraws
    • Ascender and Descender
    • Prusik Cord


    • Insulated Jacket
    • Waterproof Shell Jacket and Pants
    • Base Layers
    • Trekking Pants
    • Fleece Jacket
    • Gloves (Insulated and Waterproof)
    • Hat and Balaclava
    • Gaiters


    • Mountaineering Boots (Insulated and Waterproof)
    • Gaiters
    • Trekking Socks
    • Crampon-compatible Boots


    • Expedition Backpack
    • Daypack for Summit Attempts

    Sleeping Gear

    • Four-Season Sleeping Bag
    • Sleeping Mat
    • Sleeping Bag Liner

    Technical Accessories

    • Headlamp with Extra Batteries
    • Sunglasses (Category 4 for High Altitudes)
    • Trekking Poles
    • Multi-tool Knife

    Camping Equipment

    • Tent (Four-Season)
    • Cooking Stove and Fuel
    • Lightweight Cookware
    • Eating Utensils

    Personal Items

    • Sunscreen and Lip Balm
    • Water Purification Tablets or Filter
    • Toiletries and Personal Hygiene Items
    • First Aid Kit
    • Camera and Binoculars

    Climbing Accessories

    • High-altitude Mountaineering Gloves
    • Climbing Helmet
    • Climbing Harness
    • Climbing Boots

    Navigation Tools

    • Map and Compass
    • GPS Device


    • Satellite Phone or Communication Device


    • Snacks and Energy Bars
    • Duct Tape and Repair Kits
    • Cash (for tips and emergencies)

    Essential Information

    Best Time to Climb Saribung Peak

    The most favorable periods for Saribung Peak Climbing are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer optimal weather conditions and ideal circumstances for a successful climb.

    In spring, the weather remains clear, and temperatures are moderate, providing favorable conditions for climbing Saribung Peak. The stability of snow and ice during this season makes it easier to navigate through steep ridges and glaciers. However, as spring progresses, occasional unpredictable weather events like snow and hailstorms may occur.

    Similarly, autumn boasts excellent conditions for Saribung Peak Climbing, characterized by clear skies and moderate temperatures. The stability in weather makes it easier to tackle challenging terrain and high-altitude conditions. Towards November, temperatures drop, and accumulating snow can add an extra layer of challenge.

    It’s crucial to steer clear of the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rain, cloud cover, and poor visibility, making climbing difficult and risky. Avoid climbing during the winter season (December to February) due to plummeting temperatures and unstable snow and ice conditions. Planning your Saribung Peak Climbing expedition during the mentioned ideal seasons ensures a safer and more enjoyable experience.

    The Difficulty Level of Saribung Peak Climbing

    High Altitude: Climbing Saribung Peak means dealing with the challenges of high altitude. At 6,346 meters (20,820 feet), the air gets thinner, causing altitude sickness symptoms like headaches and nausea. To stay safe, climbers need to gradually acclimatize by allowing their bodies to adjust to the reduced oxygen levels. Drinking enough water and recognizing altitude-related symptoms are crucial for a safe climb.

    Technical Climbing Sections: Scaling Saribung Peak involves tackling tricky sections that demand specific skills. Climbers will encounter steep ridges and glaciers, requiring expertise in ice and rock climbing techniques. Using equipment like ice axes and crampons is a must. Thorough training in these skills before the expedition is essential for a confident and secure climb.

    Variable Weather Conditions: The Himalayas, including Saribung Peak, are known for unpredictable weather. Climbers may face sudden changes like snowstorms and hail. Being adaptable and prepared is vital. Climbers should carry appropriate clothing to shield against varying weather patterns and stay vigilant for signs of changing conditions.

    Extreme Temperatures: Climbing Saribung Peak exposes adventurers to extreme cold. Low temperatures can affect equipment and challenge climbers’ stamina. Wearing proper clothing, including insulated layers and waterproof gear, is crucial to withstand the harsh cold at higher altitudes.

    Remote and Isolated Location: Located in a remote area of Upper Mustang, Saribung Peak lacks accessible services. Climbers must be self-sufficient, carrying all necessary supplies, including food, camping gear, and medical provisions. The isolation adds logistical challenges, demanding careful planning and readiness for unexpected situations.

    Physical Endurance: Climbing Saribung Peak requires robust physical endurance due to the demanding trek and high-altitude challenges. Climbers need to be in top physical shape, focusing on cardiovascular fitness, strength, and stamina. Pre-expedition training involving aerobic exercises, strength training, and endurance building is crucial.

    The Route to the Summit of Saribung Peak Climbing

    The Saribung Peak Climbing journey starts in Jomsom, the main hub of the Mustang District, and follows a carefully planned route. From Jomsom, hikers traverse through Kagbeni, Chele, Geling, Tsarang, and Lo Manthang, soaking in the cultural richness and beautiful landscapes at each stop. The path then takes them to Dhi Gaon, Luri Gomba, Ghuma Tanti, and Namta Khola, providing a varied and captivating experience.

    The trek concludes at Saribung Base Camp, a crucial location where climbers acclimate for the demanding ascent to Saribung Peak. This intentional break ensures preparedness for the summit climb, enhancing the entire Saribung Peak Climbing adventure.

    Obtaining Permits and Guides

    Securing permits and hiring experienced guides are crucial for a successful Saribung Peak Climbing expedition. Climbers need permits like the Restricted Area Permit for Upper Mustang and the Climbing Permit for Saribung Peak to comply with local regulations and ensure a legal ascent. Enlisting certified local guides who provide valuable insights into terrain, weather conditions, and cultural nuances comes highly recommended.

    Their expertise not only enhances safety but also enriches the overall climbing experience. Reputable trekking agencies familiar with the region streamline the permit process and guide selection. These agencies assist climbers in obtaining necessary permits, managing logistics, and providing skilled guides for a well-organized and memorable Saribung Peak Climbing adventure.


    Having comprehensive travel and high-altitude insurance is crucial for Saribung Peak Climbing, providing coverage for medical emergencies, evacuation, trip cancellations, and equipment loss or damage. Climbers should ensure that their insurance policies meet the specific requirements and challenges associated with high-altitude trekking and mountaineering. The right insurance adds an extra layer of safety and security, offering peace of mind for climbers as they navigate the challenges of this adventurous journey.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Saribung Peak towers at an elevation of 6,346 meters (20,820 feet), demanding climbers to anticipate and manage the challenges associated with high-altitude ascents, including necessary acclimatization measures.

    The optimal periods for Saribung Peak Climbing are during the spring months, from March to May, and the autumn months, from September to November. Clear skies and comfortable temperatures during these seasons provide climbers with reliable weather conditions that make for a successful ascent.

    The Saribung Peak Climbing expedition unfolds over approximately 20 to 25 days. This duration encompasses strategic acclimatization days, the trek to the base camp, the challenging ascent to the summit, and the subsequent descent. The itinerary’s thorough planning guarantees an extensive, well-paced, and secure climbing experience.

    Yes, climbers embarking on Saribung Peak should possess prior experience in high-altitude trekking and basic climbing skills. Proficiency in using essential climbing equipment like ice axes and crampons, coupled with familiarity with mountainous terrains, is crucial for a secure and successful climb.

    Obtaining permits is a crucial aspect of Saribung Peak Climbing. Climbers must secure the Restricted Area Permit for the Upper Mustang to access the region and a specific Climbing Permit for Saribung Peak. Adhering to these local regulations is imperative for a lawful and organized ascent.

    Comprehensive travel insurance that encompasses high-altitude activities is a mandatory prerequisite for Saribung Peak Climbing. This insurance should cover emergency medical expenses, evacuation procedures, trip cancellations, and other potential risks associated with the climb, ensuring financial protection and peace of mind.

    It is highly advisable to enlist certified local guides for Saribung Peak Climbing. These guides offer priceless insights into the topography, climate, and subtle cultural differences of the area. Their expertise significantly contributes to a safer and more enriching climbing experience.

    Saribung Peak Climbing is deemed challenging due to various factors, including its high altitude, technical climbing sections featuring steep ridges and glaciers, and variable weather conditions. Climbers must maintain optimal physical fitness, possess mental resilience, and thoroughly prepare for the demands of high-altitude mountaineering.

    Accommodations during the climb involve staying in tea houses and lodges strategically positioned along the route. While these accommodations are basic, they offer a comfortable retreat with shared facilities, fostering a communal and social experience among climbers.

    The climbing expedition includes a meticulously planned menu that strikes a balance between nutritional requirements and local flavors. Climbers can expect to savor Nepali and Tibetan dishes such as dal bhat, momos, and tsampa, providing the essential energy needed for trekking and climbing. This communal dining experience enhances camaraderie among climbers.

    Acclimatization days are thoughtfully incorporated into the itinerary to allow climbers to adjust to high altitudes gradually. These strategic pauses are vital for preventing altitude-related illnesses and promoting the overall well-being of climbers, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable climb.

    Climbers strongly advise bringing their climbing gear, although some basic equipment may be available for rent locally. Using familiar and well-maintained equipment enhances comfort, safety, and confidence during the ascent.

    Climbers may encounter potential health risks, including altitude sickness, frostbite, and hypothermia. It is essential to be vigilant about symptoms, stay well-hydrated, and take necessary precautions, such as wearing proper clothing and maintaining a suitable pace, to mitigate these risks.

    Equipping expedition teams with communication devices and establishing detailed evacuation plans ensures preparedness to address emergencies. Climbers should familiarize themselves with safety protocols and promptly seek assistance if needed, ensuring a prompt and coordinated response.

    Although solo climbers can join organized Saribung Peak Climbing expeditions, experienced guides and fellow climbers are generally recommended for safety reasons, as they better manage the challenges of high-altitude climbing.

    Climbers must adhere to responsible environmental practices to minimize their impact on the fragile mountain ecosystem. It includes proper waste disposal, adherence to Leave No Trace principles, and respecting local flora and fauna.

    Saribung Peak Climbing offers a rich cultural experience as it traverses traditional villages and ancient monasteries and provides opportunities to interact with local communities. The total climbing experience gains a special depth from this cultural immersion.

    Porters, who may carry personal belongings, have designated weight limits. Advising climbers to pack efficiently within these limits ensures a manageable load for the porters.


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