Saribung Peak Climbing

At a Glance
  • Duration23 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6328m
  • Group Size 2 - 15 Person
  • Start City Kathmandu | Pokhara
  • End City Kathmandu | Pokhara
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Trekking, hiking and Peak Climbing
  • Best Season August - November and March - May
Trip Highlights
  • Climb the icy, snowy to the summit of Saribung Peak (6346m) with Himalayan peaks all around and the Tibetan Plateau in the distance
  • Trekking through the Kali Gandaki Valley – the deepest gorge in the world
  • Learn about the cultural beauty of local Tibetan Buddhist villages – particularly in Lo-Monthang
  • Explore the ancient, sacred caves, unique rock formations and desolate landscape that resembles the Tibetan Plateau
  • Traversing several high-altitude passes for mind-blowing views of snow-clad peaks 

Join this totally unique Saribung Peak Climbing experience in Nepal’s mysterious Upper Mustang region. The route first passes through the undisturbed land of the former Lo Kingdom. The caves, extraordinary rock formations, and desert-like landscape give this place a mystical vibe. It is truly like no other place on Earth.  Some trekkers say they feel as if they have been transported to Mars. From desert caves to snowy peaks to pockets of a green oasis, this journey is quite surreal.  Those who live in the area carry out traditional practices of Tibetan Buddhism and live in a way as if isolated from the forces of modernization. The Upper Mustang Saribung Peak Climbing gives us a feeling of peace and joy that fills our hearts and minds.

The highlight of the trek is summiting the breathtaking Saribung Peak Climbing(6346 meters/20,820 feet). As far as climbing expeditions go, it’s relatively easy. From the top, climbers are treated to stunning views of Gyajikang, Himlung, Bhrikuti, and more while Dhaulagiri can be seen on the way up. Head through the “Hidden Valley” of Phu, a place with its own magic, before connecting with the Annapurna Circuit towards the end of the trek. 

The Upper Mustang Saribung Peak Climbing route is connected to the Tibetan terrain, just north of the Annapurna massif.  The area, which used to be the caravan route to trade with Tibet, was opened to foreigners in 1992.  This ‘off-the-beaten-path’ trek begins from Jomsom, which is considered the headquarters of the Mustang region.  Heading north through the upper Kali Gandaki River Valley, we find ourselves in Kagbeni. After crossing various villages, we reach Lo-Monthang, the capital of Upper Mustang.  Within the long stone walls, ancient monasteries and elegant palaces are preserved. Trekkers will find stupas, mani walls, Chortens, and other monuments to Tibetan Buddhism.  This Upper Mustang trek and Saribung Peak climbing combination are unlike any other in the world, so come check it out!

Upper Mustang is a restricted area, meaning that you need a special permit, as well as a licensed guide to enter.  The cost is $500 for the first 10 days and $50/day after that. The cost is included in the price of the package.

Saribung Peak Climbing is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color along the trail, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. Winter months are much colder and bring danger to the climb. The Upper Mustang Saribung Peak Climbing requires moderate fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the climb with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information. 

Cost Details
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport. 
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • All transportation for the trek. 
  • Local guest house accommodation in mountains.
  • Government-authorized, experienced guides and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters 
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
  • Tented Camp & supplies (kitchen, sleeping bag, etc.).
  • Upper Mustang Restricted Area permit and all additional permits 
  • Saribung Peak Climbing Permit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charges and government taxes
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
What's Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Essential Information


SAribung Peak Climbing includes accommodation in the cost.  While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2/3-star hotel for you.  During the trek and Peak climbing, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability.  During our Climbing period, we set our tents for our climbers and all the team at Saribung Base Camp and Pass.


Upper Mustang Region has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs.  If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose-free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time.  During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included.  Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own.  On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.  For teahouse treks, we will order our meals from teahouses.  While camping, we will prepare the meals for you.

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed climbing guide will lead the trail.  All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.  For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.    


Saribung Peak Climbing leads us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude.  Our trip has acclimatization days built into the itinerary.  It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness. On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trail.  Generally, this peak can be done with an average level of fitness.  More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek and climb. 

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on Saribug Peak Climbing.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of a medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Best Time to Travel

The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).  These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course, they are a little more crowded than the off-season.  It is also possible to climb during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and all grounds would be very colorful with different wild Himalayan flowers.

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