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Saribung Peak Climbing

Saribung Peak Climbing

Saribung Peak Climbing Overview

Key Information

Duration:

23 days

Grade:

Moderate

Best Season:

October- November and March- April May

Maximum altitude

6328

Accommodation

Lodge

Transportation

car / flight

Experience the adventure of a lifetime with the Saribung Peak Climbing package offered by Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. Situated in the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal, Saribung Peak is an exciting and challenging trek that combines stunning landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and the thrill of high-altitude climbing.

Key Features:

  • Remote and Scenic Location: Saribung Peak is nestled in the Upper Mustang region, renowned for its unique culture and breathtaking landscapes. The trek offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Cultural Exploration: This journey provides an opportunity to delve into the distinctive Tibetan culture, visit ancient monasteries, and traditional villages, and explore the historic trade routes of the Silk Road.
  • Customizable Itinerary: We tailor the Saribung Peak Climbing package to meet your preferences and needs, ensuring a personalized adventure.
  • High-Altitude Adventure: Cross the Saribung Pass at an elevation of 6,042 meters, offering stunning panoramic views and a true high-altitude experience.
  • Ideal for Experienced Trekkers: This trek is perfect for seasoned trekkers and climbers seeking a less crowded alternative to popular peaks like Everest and Annapurna.
  • Stunning Mustang Landscapes: Traverse barren desert-like terrains, deep gorges, and towering snow-capped peaks in the Mustang region.
  • Sense of Accomplishment: Standing at 6,328 meters, summiting Saribung Peak provides an immense sense of achievement and stunning views of the surrounding scenery.

About Saribung Peak:

  • Location: North-east of Lo-Manthang, near the Nepal-Tibet border.
  • Elevation: 6,328 meters.
  • First Climb: Opened for climbing in 2006, it has since attracted adventurers from around the world.
  • Unique Route: Part of the historic trade route from the Tibetan plateau to southern India, and a segment of the renowned Silk Road.

Trekking Itinerary:

  • Start in Kathmandu: Spend a day sightseeing in Kathmandu before driving to Pokhara.
  • Fly to Jomsom: Enjoy a scenic flight over the mountains to Jomsom, the starting point of the trek.
  • Journey through Upper Mustang: Trek through diverse landscapes, ancient gompas, and traditional villages, reaching Lo Manthang and eventually Saribung Base Camp.
  • Summit Ascent: From the base camp, embark on a challenging climb to the summit, crossing high mountain passes and using technical climbing skills.
  • Return Journey: Descend to Phedi High Camp, then trek through Phu, Meta, Koto, Dharapani, and finally return to Kathmandu.

Cultural Journey:

  • Explore the ancient Tibetan culture in the Mustang region, known for its monasteries, Chortens, and traditional festivals.
  • The Upper Mustang region was closed to outsiders until 1992 and still requires a special permit to enter.

Best Time to Climb:

  • Spring and Autumn: These seasons offer stable and clear weather, ideal for trekking and climbing.
  • Duration: The trek to Saribung Peak Base Camp can take up to 14 days, with an additional 5-7 days to reach the summit, depending on weather and acclimatization.

Why Choose Us?

  • Comprehensive Support: Includes airport pickups and drop-offs, trekking duffle bags, T-shirts, route maps, oximeters, medical kits, and free excess luggage storage.
  • Professional Guidance: Our experienced team ensures a safe and successful climb, providing technical expertise and cultural insights.

Booking Information:

  • Availability: Open for booking in 2024 and 2025.
  • Customizable Packages: We offer flexible packages to suit your time, budget, and endurance.
  • Cost: Starting at USD 3800 per person for groups of 1 to 3.

For more details on the Saribung Peak Climbing package, or to customize your itinerary and discuss costs, please contact us anytime. We are available 24/7 to assist you in planning your adventure.

Saribung Peak Climbing Itinerary

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Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Welcome to Kathmandu, a city pulsating with vibrant markets, bustling streets, and adorned with colorful temples and grand pagodas. Upon arrival, our amiable guide will greet you at the airport and ensure your comfortable transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day offers a chance to explore nearby shopping areas and prepare for the adventure ahead. In the evening, our knowledgeable tour guide will provide a comprehensive briefing, acquainting you with essential details about the upcoming trek.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
827

Embark on a picturesque journey spanning 6-7 hours towards the enchanting Pokhara Valley, home to the serene Phewa Tal (lake). Upon arrival, settle into your hotel nestled near the tranquil waters of Phewa Tal. Lakeside beckons with its plethora of shops, bars, and restaurants, promising a delightful evening of exploration and relaxation.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Today, soar above the clouds on a scenic 20-25 minute flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, treating you to breathtaking vistas of the renowned Kali Gandaki Gorge and towering peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges. Upon landing, embark on a picturesque 3-4 hour trek to Kagbeni, a charming village serving as the gateway to the restricted Upper Mustang region, where mystical landscapes and ancient traditions await.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3110

Set off early to embrace the day’s journey, navigating trails that unveil stunning vistas of the majestic Mt. Nilgiri and the quaint village of Tangbe with its iconic red and whitewashed houses. Traverse through the arid lands towards Chele, where panoramic views of the Himalayan Ranges greet you. Tonight, revel in the tranquility of Chele as you prepare for the adventures ahead.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3500

Ascend rugged hills and descend into picturesque canyons as you journey towards Geling, passing through quaint villages and encountering ancient Buddhist structures along the way. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Geling, where the essence of the Himalayas whispers through the air.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3570

Embark on a mesmerizing journey to Charang, tracing the path to Nyi La Pass and marveling at the ancient Dzong and Gompa that adorn the landscape. Allow the rich cultural heritage of Charang to captivate your senses as you delve deeper into the heart of Mustang.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3840

Embark on an uphill trek to Lo-Gekar, home to one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries in the world, before journeying to the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang. Let the allure of this historic city enchant you as you explore its winding alleys and timeless charm.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3810

Take a well-deserved break to acclimatize and immerse yourself in the local culture. Venture to Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar, absorbing the panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes before returning to Lo Manthang for a tranquil evening under the Himalayan sky.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3900

Embark on a captivating journey lasting five to six hours as we traverse the scenic trail towards Yara, our resting haven for the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
4000

Today, immerse yourself in history as we trek for four to five hours to reach the ancient Luri Cave Monastery, dating back to the 15th century. Prepare to be enchanted as we spend the night amidst its mystical ambiance.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
3850

Experience the thrill of adventure as we trek for five to six hours, crossing a majestic 5100m pass en route to Ghuma Thanti, where we'll pitch our tents under the vast Himalayan sky

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
4890

Embark on a six to seven-hour trek, encountering the breathtaking Damodar Kunda en route to our campsite at Namta Khola, surrounded by awe-inspiring vistas.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
4950

Ascend to new heights as we trek and climb for six to seven hours, reaching the base camp where we'll establish our temporary abode amidst the rugged terrain.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
5240

Take a well-deserved break to acclimate to the altitude and explore the surrounding wonders, setting the stage for further adventures. Spend the night under the stars, rejuvenating for the days ahead.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
5730

Embark on an early start for a five to six-hour trek, navigating challenging terrain and snow-covered paths as we make our way to Camp I, where we'll spend the night in anticipation of the summit.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
6328

Experience the thrill of conquest as we embark on an eight to nine-hour journey to the summit of Saribung Peak (6328m), relishing panoramic views before descending to Base Camp for a well-deserved rest.

 

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
4400

Traverse the Saribung Pass and descend to Nagoru over six to seven hours, soaking in the rugged beauty of the landscape before retiring for the night.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4080

Journey for five to six hours across the arid Tibetan plateau, arriving at Phu Gaon Village, where ancient monasteries and majestic peaks await. Settle in for a memorable night amidst serene surroundings.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3560

Trek for five to six hours, passing remnants of Khampa settlements and enjoying breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal before reaching Meta Village, our overnight stop.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2600

Descend through pine forests and cascading waterfalls for six to seven hours, arriving at Koto Village, a serene haven nestled amidst nature's bounty.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1860

Trek for five to six hours, passing through picturesque villages and catching glimpses of snow-capped peaks before reaching Dharapani, where we'll spend our final night on the trail.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Bid farewell to the mountains as we embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar, reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences shared along the way.

As your journey in Nepal draws to a close, cherish the memories and camaraderie forged during your expedition. Our team will ensure a seamless transfer to the airport for your onward journey, leaving you with ample time to plan your next adventure in this extraordinary land.

Experience the wonders of the Himalayas with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, where every step is a testament to the spirit of exploration and discovery.

 

Saribung Peak Climbing Cost Includes?

  • Arrival and Departure Services: Transfer to and from both domestic and international flights as per the itinerary.
  • Comfortable Accommodation: Two nights' hotel stay in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
  • Convenient Flights: Pokhara to Jomsom flight fare with airport tax covered.
  • Trekking Essentials: Climbing Dome Tent, Kitchen Tent, and all necessary kitchen utensils provided.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus; Dharapani to Beshisahar by sharing Jeep; and Beshisahar to Kathmandu by Bus.
  • Experienced Guidance: Government-licensed high altitude trekking guide throughout the trekking and climbing period.
  • Accommodation and Meals: Twin sharing tent accommodation with hygienic meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) provided.
  • Safety Gear: Camping tent, climbing rope, and Sherpa porters equipped with proper safety and walking gear.
  • Permits and Cards: Trekking permits (Upper Mustang Special Permit, Annapurna Conservation area permit), and TIMS card included.
  • Special Climbing Permit: Saribung Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Medical Support: First aid kits for the group and staff, along with oxygen meter for health monitoring.
  • Essential Gear: Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, and walking poles.
  • Insurance Coverage: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Service Charges: Service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal covered.
  • Exclusive Merchandise: Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt provided.

Saribung Peak Climbing Cost Excludes?

  • Meals in Kathmandu: Lunch and dinner expenses in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee:  
  • Personal Insurance: Travel and medical insurance.
  • International Airfare: Expenses related to international flights.
  • Personal Expenses: Any additional personal expenses during the trip.
  • Beverages and Snacks: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, soups, teas, coffees, mineral water, extra food, etc., purchased during the trek.
  • Desserts and Sweets: Excludes items like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Additional Services: Charges for hot showers and battery charging at tea houses.
  • Tips: Gratuity for the guide, porter, and driver as tipping is customary.
  • Excess Baggage: Charges for excess baggage over 10 kg for Jomsom flight.

Saribung Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Saribung Peak Climbing FAQs

Saribung Peak stands tall at an altitude of 6,328 meters (20,755 feet) above sea level.

The optimal time for Saribung Peak Climbing is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the skies are clear, offering excellent visibility.

Saribung Peak Climbing is considered a challenging expedition, requiring previous high-altitude trekking and mountaineering experience. Technical climbing skills and proper acclimatization are necessary due to the high altitude and challenging terrain.

Climbers need to obtain the necessary permits, including the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and the Climbing Permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for Saribung Peak Climbing.

The duration for Saribung Peak Climbing Expedition typically ranges from 18 to 20 days, including trekking to and from the base camp and the summit attempt.

The journey to Saribung Peak usually begins from Jomsom, a popular trekking hub in the Mustang region of Nepal.

Accommodation during the expedition includes a combination of camping in tents at designated base camps and teahouses or lodges along the trekking route.

Climbers should possess excellent physical fitness and endurance to tackle the demanding trekking routes and high-altitude conditions encountered during Saribung Peak Climbing.

Yes, climbers are at risk of altitude sickness and other high-altitude-related illnesses during Saribung Peak Climbing due to the extreme elevation. Proper acclimatization and adherence to safety protocols are crucial to mitigate these risks.

Yes, climbers need to bring along technical climbing equipment such as ropes, harnesses, ice axes, crampons, and helmets for safe ascent and descent on Saribung Peak.

Yes, experienced guides, Sherpas, and support staff are essential components of the expedition team provided by Himalayan Adventure Intl to ensure the safety and success of climbers.

The cost of Saribung Peak Climbing Expedition with Himalayan Adventure Intl varies depending on factors such as group size, services included, and the duration of the expedition. Please contact us directly for detailed pricing information.

Himalayan Adventure Intl prioritizes safety and has well-established emergency protocols in place. In case of emergencies, evacuation plans and medical assistance will be promptly arranged to ensure the well-being of climbers.

Yes, all climbers are required to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking, mountaineering, and emergency medical evacuation for Saribung Peak Climbing Expedition.

The maximum group size for Saribung Peak Climbing Expedition with Himalayan Adventure Intl typically ranges from 6 to 10 climbers to ensure personalized attention, safety, and minimal environmental impact.

Saribung Peak Climbing Additional Information

Best Time to Climb Saribung Peak

The ideal periods for climbing Saribung Peak are during the spring and autumn seasons. Specifically, from March to May and September to November, the weather conditions are most favorable, offering clear skies and moderate temperatures, which are crucial for a successful climb.

  • Spring (March to May): This season provides stable snow and ice conditions, making it easier to navigate steep ridges and glaciers. However, as spring progresses, the weather can become unpredictable, with occasional snow and hailstorms.
  • Autumn (September to November): Autumn is also a great time to climb, with stable weather and clear skies. Towards November, temperatures start to drop, and snow can accumulate, increasing the challenge.

It's important to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rain and poor visibility. Similarly, the winter season (December to February) is not recommended because of extremely low temperatures and unstable snow and ice conditions.

Food and Meals During the Climb

Given the remote nature of Saribung Peak, food options are limited. However, our trekking and climbing teams are equipped with cooks and kitchen personnel to provide freshly prepared meals throughout the journey.

  • Trekking Portion: Meals include local ingredients and traditional recipes like dal bhat (rice, lentil soup, vegetables), momos (dumplings), and Thukpa (noodle soup). These meals are high in carbohydrates and protein, essential for energy.
  • Higher Elevations: As you ascend, fresh ingredients become scarce, and meals become simpler. Common meals include fried rice, pasta, and noodles, prepared with canned or dried ingredients.

While the meals are nutritious and filling, they may not meet all dietary preferences. We recommend bringing your snacks and supplements, such as energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits, to complement your diet. Staying hydrated is crucial, so drink plenty of water, tea, and soup to maintain energy levels and prevent altitude sickness.

Accommodation on Saribung Peak Climbing

Accommodations during the climb can be basic and limited due to the high altitude and remote location. You'll primarily stay in tea houses, lodges, or camping tents.

  • Tea Houses and Lodges: During the trekking portion, these basic but comfortable guesthouses offer simple rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Booking in advance is advisable due to limited availability.
  • Camping: As you climb higher, tea houses become scarce, and camping becomes necessary. Our climbing groups set up tents at designated campsites, including dining tents, sleeping tents, and toilet facilities.

It's essential to bring a good quality sleeping bag and mat for insulation and comfort, along with warm clothing, as temperatures can drop significantly at higher altitudes. Gradual acclimatization is necessary, requiring rest days at certain elevations, which will be spent in available tea houses, lodges, or camping tents.

Difficulty Level of Saribung Peak Climbing

Climbing Saribung Peak is challenging and requires a high level of physical fitness, mountaineering skills, and experience. The peak stands at 6,328 meters (20,751 feet) and involves trekking through rugged terrain, crossing high mountain passes, and technical climbing on snow and ice.

  • Terrain and Altitude: The climb includes steep ascents and descents, rocky and icy terrain, and exposure to high altitude and extreme weather conditions. Experience with mountaineering equipment such as ice axes, crampons, ropes, and harnesses is essential.
  • Altitude Sickness: High altitude can lead to altitude sickness, causing headaches, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Climbers must acclimatize gradually and recognize symptoms to prevent severe conditions like High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE).

Remedies for Altitude Sickness

Preventing and treating altitude sickness is crucial for a safe climb. Here are some key strategies:

  • Acclimatization: Spend several days at lower elevations before ascending higher.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water and fluids.
  • Balanced Diet: Eat meals rich in carbohydrates and protein.
  • Medications: Use medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone under medical guidance.
  • Descending: Descend to lower elevations if symptoms become severe.
  • Oxygen: Use supplemental oxygen if needed.
  • Rest: Rest and avoid strenuous activity when experiencing symptoms.

Communicating any symptoms to the trekking or climbing team is essential for prompt action and safety.

Packing List for Saribung Peak Climbing

Packing the right gear and equipment is critical for the high altitude, extreme weather conditions, and challenging terrain. Here’s a comprehensive packing list:

Clothing:

  • Base layers: lightweight, moisture-wicking shirts and pants
  • Insulation layers: warm fleece or down jacket and pants
  • Outer layer: waterproof, windproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear: warm hat and sun hat
  • Gloves: warm, waterproof gloves
  • Socks: warm, moisture-wicking socks
  • Climbing boots: sturdy, waterproof with good ankle support
  • Gaiters: to keep snow and debris out of boots

Climbing Gear:

  • Climbing harness: adjustable leg loops and waistbelt
  • Carabiners: locking and non-locking
  • Crampons: for walking on snow and ice
  • Ice axe: for cutting steps in snow and ice

Camping Gear:

  • Tent: lightweight, waterproof
  • Sleeping bag: rated for below-freezing temperatures
  • Sleeping pad: insulated, comfortable
  • Backpack: large, comfortable
  • Trekking poles: for balance and stability
  • Headlamp: with extra batteries
  • Water bottles or hydration system

Personal Items:

  • Sunscreen: high SPF
  • Sunglasses: polarized lenses
  • First aid kit: with basic medical supplies and altitude sickness medication

For any specific gear or equipment requirements, please contact us. Pack lightly but ensure all necessary items are included.

Booking Procedure

Book your Saribung Peak Climbing adventure with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies. We are fully government-approved and registered, with affiliations to national tourism organizations like the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, and KEEP. Secure the experience of a lifetime with our highly recommended and reputable team.

To book, simply pay a 10% deposit now and the rest upon arrival. Welcome to the Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks family for an unforgettable trekking experience.

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