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 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 (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, chhortens, and other monuments to Tibetan Buddhism. This trek and climb combination is 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.
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.
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
- Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan airport and transfer to hotel.
- Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m).
- Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2858m). – 3-4 Hours trek
- Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m). – 5-6 hrs.
- Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syangboche (3475m). – 6-7 Hours
- Day 07: Trek from Syangbochen to Tsarang (3500m). – 7-8 Hours
- Day 08: Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3730m). – 5-6 Hours
- Day 09: Explore Lo-Manthang; acclimatization day.
- Day 10: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3900m) – 6-7 hours.
- Day 11: Trek from Yara to Luri Cave Monastery (4005m) – 3-4 hours.
- Day 12: Trek from Luri Cave to Ghuma Thanti (4600m) – 5-6 hours.
- Day 13: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola (4890m) –7-8 hours.
- Day 14: Trek from Namta Khola to Saribung Base Camp (4950m) – 6-7 hours.
- Day 15: Rest day for acclimatization and exploration.
- Day 16: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp (5730m) – 5-6 hours.
- Day 17: Summit Saribung Peak (6346m) and back to Base Camp – 8-9 hours.
- Day 18: Trek from Saribung Base Camp to Nagoru (4400m) via Saribung-La Pass (6020m) – 6 hours.
- Day 19: Trek from Nagoru to Phu Village (4080m) – 5-6 hours.
- Day 20: Trek from Phu Gaon to Meta (3560m) – 5-6 hours.
- Day 21: Trek from Meta to Koto (2600m) – 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
- Day 22: Drive from Koto to Besishar and Kathmandu. Driving 9-10 hours. Overnight at hotel.
- Day 23: : Departure from Nepal.
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. On our Climbing period, we set our tents for our climbers and all 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 lead 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.
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.