Saribung Peak Climbing

Saribung lies in the Mustang region of Nepal and falls in the Damodar range. Technically the mountain is not as challenging and can be climbed by people with some basic climbing experiences.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 21 Days
Trekking Duration - 17 Days
Trekking Mode - Camping Trek
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 6328 meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Saribung Peak Climbing – Saribung Peak (6328 meters) lies in the Mustang region of Nepal and falls in the Damodar range. Technically the mountain is not as challenging and can be climbed by people with some basic climbing experiences. The trek to the mountain is an exciting and adventurous one as it goes into areas without civilization and thus adds an exciting edge to this climbing experience.

The trek can start from Koto and then into the Nar Phu before crossing the Saribung pass from Phu village via Tsharin. A high camp is required near the pass and the summit is a comfortable climbing on a comfortable slope from the high camp.

The climbing is quite straightforward and is done on fairly comfortable slopes. Therefore, people with prior experience of some sort of climbing or exposure to higher altitudes can do this climbing.

Visit Himalaya Trek organizes and makes all the arrangement for climbing the mountain. The trek and expedition crew are highly qualified and trained personnel with a good decade-long experience of climbing and trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Saribung Peak Climbing Trip Itinerary,
Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1400 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Preparation Day.
Day 03: Drive to Dharapani via Besisahar (1960 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Koto (2600 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Dharmasala (3220 meters). The trail leaves the road, enters a narrow valley, Day 06: Trek to Chaku (3772 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Nar (4150 meters).
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Nar.
Day 09: Trek to Phu (4050 meters).
Day 10: Trek to Tsharin (4615 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Saribung Base Camp (4950 meters)
Day 12: Rest day at Saribung Base Camp
Day 13: Climb to Saribung High Camp (5425 meters)
Day 14: Summit Saribung and trek to Saribung Base Camp (4950 meters)
Day 15: Reserve day for Extra acclimatization or bad weather.
Day 16: Trek to Phu Village
Day 17: Trek back to Dharmasala
Day 18: Trek to Koto
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu via Dharapani, Besisahar.
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Fly back to home.

Rest day at Saribung Base Camp
Extra acclimatization or bad weather

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1400 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 02
Day 02: Sightseeing and Preparation Day.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Drive to sotikhola Day 03
Drive to Dharapani via Besisahar (1960 meters).
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will pick you at your hotel. We drive to Besisahar via the Prithvi Highway, following Trishuli River for most part of the drive. The road at times passes through the settlements of the old Annapurna Circuit. It keeps following the Marshyangdi River for the whole day. (About 9 hours drive Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Koto Day 04
Trek to Koto (2600 meters) .
The trek starts on the secondary road and does so for the most part of trek until the trek reaches Manang. The road passes the villages of Bagarchap and Danaque. The trail gets briefly off the road and starts to climb through the woods to Temang. Stunning view of Manaslu (8163 meters) opens up at Temang. The trek returns back to the road and goes through the small villages of Thanchok and then finally reaches Koto. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Dharamshala, Day 05
Trek to Dharmasala (3220 meters) .
The trail leaves the road, enters a narrow valley, leaving crowded settlements behind, and heads for sparsely inhabited Nar Phu Valley. The trek crosses and leaves Marshyangdi River and starts to follow Phu River gradually climbing into the valley. The valley gets narrower and goes through pristine forests, as the valley grows wider with views starting to open up. The long day of climb finally ends at Dharmasala. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Chaku Day 06
Trek to Chaku (3772 meters) .
Trek to Chaku is an interesting day as the trek passes through stunning waterfalls and towering rock faces. The day starts with a steep climb passes the village of Meta. The terrain is leveled all the way up to Junam and continues to be similar until the lower village of Chaku. The day ends with a final steep climb ending at the higher village of Chaku. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Nar Day 07
Trek to Nar (4150 meters) .
The trek leaves the valley, heads left, crosses the river and passes a large red roofed monastery to start a climb. The climb is at times steep and is continuous for the rest of the day until it reaches the village of Nar This is also one of the longer days of the trek. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Acclimatization day at Nar. Day 08
Acclimatization day at Nar.
Acclimatization day at Nar.
Trek to Phu Day 09
Trek to Phu (4050 meters) .
The trek retraces the earlier trail taken to get to Nar to get to the bottom of the valley. Now the trail slowly heads the valley following the river and soon starts to move along the river bed. The trail stays on the riverbed for a while and then slowly starts to climb off the river. Another climb ends another long day at Phu. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Tsharin Day 10
Trek to Tsharin (4615 meters)
It’s another long day with a minimum a 6 hours and the day also gains quite a good height. The trail follows the stream and stays with it for the most of the time until it reaches Tsharin.
Saribung Base Camp Day 11
Trek to Saribung Base Camp (4950 meters)
The trail now enters into the glacial moraine and goes through scree and rubble for the most part of the day. The trail becomes fainter and at times is hard to locate and continuously keeps climbing for the most the day. The camp site is marked by a frozen lake.
Rest day at Saribung Base Camp Day 12
Rest day at Saribung Base Camp
Rest day at Saribung Base Camp
Saribung High Camp Day 13
Climb to Saribung High Camp (5425 meters)
The trek now heads higher into mountain and edges closer to the pass. The trek slowly and laboriously exits the glacial moraine and now enters into the glacier. The high camp is fixed beneath the pass and it will be perched on ice.
Summit Saribung Day 14
Summit Saribung and trek to Saribung Base Camp (4950 meters)
The trail climbs to get to the pass and then heads straight on the slopes leading to the summit of the mountain. We retrace back our same path to get down all the way to Saribung Base Camp.
Extra acclimatization or bad weather Day 15
Reserve day for Extra acclimatization or bad weather.
Reserve day for Extra acclimatization or bad weather.
Acclimatization day at Phu Day 16
Trek to Phu Village
The trek retraces back the same trail taken earlier to get back to Phu Village.
Trek to Dharamshala Day 17
Trek back to Dharmasala
The trek retraces back the same trail taken earlier to get back to Dharmasala.
Trek to Koto Day 18
Trek to Koto
The trek retraces back the same trail taken earlier to get back to Koto
Drive to sotikhola Day 19
Drive to Kathmandu via Dharapani, Besisahar.
We drive back to Kathmandu via Dharapani, Besisahar on the same dirt road taken earlier at the start of the trek and continue to Kathmandu stay overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 20
Free Day at Kathmandu.
Free Day at Kathmandu.
Final-Departure Day 21
Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

Service Includes on trip cost.

  • Airport transportation, Arrival, and departure Land transport.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu domestic flight.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa.
  • Climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc for the Baruntse Expedition.
  • Saribung Peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Garbage deposit fee (refundable)
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Period.
  • Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided that includes base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
  • Good quality high altitude tents while climbing the Mount Baruntse Expedition.
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb;
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency

 

Service excludes on trip cost

  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips, and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charge for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Saribung Peak Climbing.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera

Climbing gear for peak Climbing Trips.

Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
40 ft 6mm people (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
Climbing boots.
Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being too tight around the boot.)
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.

Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

Notes: ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.

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