Saribung Peak Climbing - 25 days

Saribung Peak Climbing - 25 days

Saribung Peak (6,328m/20,761ft) is a recently opened climbing peak located in the west, near the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal, closely bordering Tibet. It was lately opened in 2006 for tourism, so it is a less known trail. The peak summit offers amazing views of the Damodar and Annapurna Himalayan Range, including Chhib, Kharsang, Gyajikhang, Bhrikuti, and Himlung peaks. Furthermore, the 25 days trip takes you to the isolated and restricted Upper Mustang, crosses Saribung La pass, and the Hidden Valley of Nar and Phu along the route.

Saribung Peak Climbing is a technically challenging climbing trip, so it is physically demanding, which would be best for trekkers with prior high altitude trekking experiences. Although guides will offer climbing training, it is beneficial to know a few mountaineering skills beforehand. The trip begins from Kathmandu and heads to Jomsom, traversing to Lo Manthang, trail heads from the Base camp to Camp I, and finally the peak summit. The trail descends to Nar Phu Valley and Jagat, then back to Kathmandu.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Recently opened peak climbing trip with the experienced climbing crew and climbing training from a professional guide
  • Remote Peak climbing experience by conquering the summit of Saribung Peak at the elevation of 6,328m/20,761ft and cross the Saribung La pass at 5,600m/18,372ft
  • Panoramic views of Chhib Himal (6,650m/21,817ft), Kharsang Peak (6,225m/20,423ft), Gyajikhang (7,038m/23,091ft), Bhrikuti (6,460m/21,294ft), and Himlung (7,126m/23,379ft). surrounding the peak summit
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, or Boudhanath on your free day in Kathmandu.
  • Get an insight into the livelihood of the ethnic Tibetan Buddhists and Thakalis in the villages of Kagbeni, Chele, Tangbe, Tsarang, and Lo Manthang.
  • Observe the mystical pre-historic Luri Caves in the cliffs of the popular restricted Upper Mustang 
  • Visit the significant monasteries of Mustang, including Jampa Lhakhang, Tubchen Gompa, Chode Gompa, Choprang Goemp, Ghar Gompa, Tsarang Gompa, Bon Po, and Tashi Lhakhang.
  • Camp near the religiously significant Damodar Kunda/ lake 
  • Explore the hidden valleys of Nar and Phu with the unique culture of Tibetan Buddhist, Ghale, Gurung, and Lama residing in the villages
  • Views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Lamjung Himal in the Kali Gandaki River valley

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Trip Preparation in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) - 6 to 7 hours drive
Day 4 Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,217ft) - 25 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 5 Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 6 Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3,570m/11,712ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 7 Trek from Ghiling to Tsarang (3,620m/11,874ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 8 Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3,730m/12,235ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 9 Acclimatization and Rest Day at Lo Manthang, Cultural sightseeing hike
Day 10 Trek from Lo Manthang to Yara (3,650m/11,975ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 11 Trek from Yara to Luri Cave Gompa/Monastery (4,005m/13,139ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 12 Trek from Luri Gompa from Ghuma Thanti (4,600m/15,091ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 13 Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola (4,890m/16,043ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek
Day 14 Trek from Namta Khola to Saribung Peak Base Camp (4,950/16,240ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 15 Acclimatization and Rest day at Saribung Peak Base Camp, Pre-Climbing training
Day 16 Trek from Saribung Peak Base Camp to Camp 1 (5,730m/18,799ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 17 Climb to the Saribung Peak Summit (6,328m/20,761ft) and back to Base Camp (4,950m/16,240ft) - 8 to 9 hours trek/climbing
Day 18 Trek from Base Camp to Nagoru (4,400m/ 14,435ft) via Saribung Pass (5,600m/18,372ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 19 Trek from Nagoru to Phu Village (4,080m/13,385ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 20 Trek from Phu Village to Meta (3,560m/11,679ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 21 Trek from Meta to Koto (2,600m/8,530ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 22 Trek from Koto to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 23 Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1,300m/4,264ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 24 Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,428ft, 205km) - 7 to 8 hours drive
Day 25 Final Departure from Kathmandu

Trip Overview

Saribung Peak Climbing is a 25 days trip blended with trekking in the Annapurna region's remote valleys and climbing in the newly opened Saribung Peak (6,328m/20,761ft). Climbing the peak that sits in the Damodar Himalayan Range is classified as challenging. The comprehensive package offers some major highlights, including views of Himalayan ranges, a walk past ancient settlements in remote valleys, and crosses many high passes in tough terrains.

The Saribung Peak Climbing itinerary commences a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara then a flight to Jomsom, the gateway to the Mustang district. Trek begins from Jomsom to the mystical Kagbeni village. From thereon, walk along the Kali Gandaki River banks towards the Tibetan Buddhist village of Chele, the gateway to restricted Upper Mustang.

Trek continues to the Ghiling village after crossing the high passes of Taklam La and Dajori La. Head to Jhaite village and cross the Nyi La pass to one of the largest villages of Upper Mustang, Ghami. Crossing the Tsarang La pass, reach Tsarang village. From there, the trek takes you to the capital of the former Kingdom of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. Visit any of the four main monasteries of Tubchen Gompa, Jampa Lhakhang, Choprang Gompa, Chode Gompa.

Crossing the Dhi La pass and the Dhi village, head to Yara. Explore the medieval Luri Cave and the Luri Cave Gompa and Tashi Kabum Monastery believed to be built in the 15th century to command a relic. The trek continues to Ghuma Thanti then passes the holy Damodar Lake towards Namta Khola river. Trek up to the Saribung Peak Base Camp for acclimatization and pre-climbing training. Proceed on to Camp I on the next day.

Begin your climb early at 1 AM the next day, passing snowy slopes and rocky terrain to the Saribung Peak Summit (6,328m/20,761ft). Enjoy the views of peaks like Chhib, Kharsang, Gyajikhang, Bhrikuti, and Himlung. Hike back to the base camp, then cross the challenging Saribung La pass at 5,600m/18,372ft to reach Nagoru. Enter the remote and restricted Phu village and visit Tashi Lhakhang monastery.

Move on to the Khampa settlements in Jhunam and Chyakhu, then descend to Meta Village. From Meta, proceed to the village of Koto by crossing the Nar Phu valley. From thereon trek to Dharapani after crossing the villages of Timang and Danakyu. Proceed to Jagat from Chyamche and drive to Kathmandu via the Prithvi Highway for a final departure homewards.

Route Map

Saribung Peak Climbing Route Map Saribung Peak Climbing Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - Transfer to Hotel

Welcome to the land of the Himalayas! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, fulfill your customs formalities. You will find a Third rock Adventures representative eagerly waiting for your arrival at the terminal. After greetings, you will be transferred to your hotel in Thamel. 

You can either take some rest at the hotel or visit our office nearby. In the evening, head out to the streets of Thamel to enjoy the vibrant market of the tourist hub. Enjoy your authentic Nepali dinner along with our team. 

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 2
Trip Preparation in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)

Bouddhanath Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

Kathmandu city is full of surprises, particularly when it comes to culture and heritage. On this day, you will take a fully guided tour of the various UNESCO World Heritage sites in the city. Start by driving to Basantapur, where you can take a stroll in the courtyards of Kathmandu Durbar Square that once held the fortress of the former Kings of the city. 

From there on, you will take a religious trip to the Pashupatinath Temple, the most popular Hindu temple revered by a disciple of Lord Shiva. From thereon, head to the outskirts of the valley in the west to visit Swayambhunath Stupa/Monkey Temple. It is a whitewashed dome atop a hill, one of the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage. If you wish, you can opt to visit the Boudhanath stupa located on the northeastern side of the city, one of the biggest stupas in the world. 

Along with your guide, you will also go to collect the permit for trekking in the remote areas of Upper Mustang and Nar Phu Valley, which you’ll be visiting on the trip. You can also ask questions to your guide regarding any doubts that you might have while having pre-trip discussions before going to bed check all the necessary packing lists. 

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) - 6 to 7 hours drive

Early in the morning, after having breakfast, you will take on a long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the city of lakes. The drive is scenic with the view of the Himalayas in the Annapurna region, rolling hills, and river tributaries along the Prithvi Highway.

Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel near the lakeside. You can choose to take some rest, then head out to the nearby Fewa Lakeside and enjoy a stroll.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara. 

Day 4
Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,217ft) - 25 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek

Pokhara to Jomsom Pokhara to Jomsom

After having breakfast, head to the airport in Pokhara for a flight to Jomsom, the gateway to the mystic Mustang district. As you land in the Jomsom Airport, you will be amazed by the arid landscape and the strong winds blowing. 

From there on, begin your trek for the day to Kagbeni village. The Kali Gandaki valley opens up to high cliffs and dirt roads. You will reach Lubra and head to Ekle Bhatti. Along the way, visit the Bon-Po Monastery. 

Kagbeni village in the lower Mustang sits atop a cliff and offers mesmerizing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. You will find ancient brick-laden settlements and even a monastery. After arriving at your tea house, enjoy some local drinks and food. Apple products are most popular in the area because the weather is apt for apple farming. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Kagbeni. 

Day 5
Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Kagbeni Kagbeni- gateway to the Mustang region in Nepal

After having a delicious breakfast, head towards Chele, which is the gateway to the restricted area of Upper Mustang. Get the Restricted Area Permit ready to be shown at the checkpoint. You will continue walking along the banks of the Kali Gandaki river, where you might be lucky to find rare fossilized Shaligram. Along the way, Nilgiri mountain will be on full display. 

Continue your trek to the Tangbe village and then to Chhusang village. There you will spot Mani walls and chortens along the way. Crossing a bridge over the Kaligandaki River, you spot 16 caves above a tunnel, reflecting the age-old settlements in this rural area. Continue a steep trek to the Tibetan Buddhist village of Chele, parched above a hill. 

Overnight stay at teahouse in Chele. 

Day 6
Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3,570m/11,712ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

ghiling mani wall The longest Mani (prayer) Wall in Mustang

After breakfast, we begin our trek uphill. It will be a tough trek to Ghiling. On the side of a cliff, take sideways than upwards, then trudge into the village of Samar. Crossing the Taklam La pass (3,624m/11889ft), continue to the Dajori La pass (3,735m/12,253ft). You will be amazed by the Ramchung and Chugsi prehistoric caves along the way. 

Eventually, with the beautiful view of mountains along the way, you reach Syangboche village. However, the trek does not stop here because we will head further and make our stop at Ghiling. The settlements in this village have been spread across a wide plateau. You can settle your belongings in a tea house then head to the nearby monastery. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Ghiling. 

Day 7
Trek from Ghiling to Tsarang (3,620m/11,874ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Tsarang from Galling On the way to Tsarang from Galling

As you head out of the Ghiling village, take a steady climb to the Jhaite village. The biggest challenge of the day will be crossing the Nyi Pass at the elevation of 4,010m/13,156ft. From the pass, you will reach one of the largest villages in Lo Manthang called Ghami. From thereon, you cross a suspension bridge above the Ghami river and cross the second pass Tsarang La (3,870m/12,696ft). Then, you will pass by the Drakmar village and eventually reach Tsarang. 

The village of Tsarang is inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists, so the culture is heavily inclined towards it. You can leave your backpack in the tea house and head on to Tsarang Gompa, which is over 500 years old monastery. Tsarang was once an important hub between bordering Nepal, Tibet, and India for salt trade. It is certainly a change in scenery from the past few days because you will spot green fields of crops. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Tsarang. 

Day 8
Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3,730m/12,235ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

On this day, begin your trek to the capital of the former kingdom of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. Head to the oldest monasteries in Mustang called Ghar Gompa, climbing alongside the Tsarang river. From there, take a descend to the canyon to cross the Lo La pass (3,950m/12,959ft). 

You will be graced with the views of amazing Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak, Tilicho Peak, and Damodar Kunda along the way to Lo Manthang. The village takes you back in time as you witness the old mud-brick houses and gompas. Influenced heavily by Tibetans, the village is home to the former king of the Upper Mustang. After the long trek, you can take some rest at a tea house and enjoy the scenic views. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Lo Manthang. 

Day 9
Acclimatization and Rest Day at Lo Manthang, Cultural sightseeing hike

Lo Manthang Village Lo Manthang Village

As you head above 3,000m/9,842ft, you will witness a sudden drop in the oxygen level. Hence for your body to familiarize itself with the change, acclimatization day is vital. Also, this day will give you a chance to explore the unique Lo Manthang further. There are four major temples in Lo, a few of which you can visit on this day. You can visit the Chode Gompa, the main monastery in Lo, Tubchen Gompa, with a huge assembly hall for worshipers. Or you can visit the Jampa Lhakhang temple, also known as the God House, and Choprang Gompa, translated to New Gompa.  

Lo also witnesses an annual 3 days Tiji Festival where the entire village of Lo, along with neighboring villages, comes together to enjoy the chronicle of Guru Rimpoche and Buddhist relics. The festival is held in the courtyard of the King's palace, and the monarch also attends the performances. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Lo Manthang.  

Day 10
Trek from Lo Manthang to Yara (3,650m/11,975ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

 Lo Manthang to Yara Cliff Trail Mustang near Yara

You will be leaving behind Lo Manthang to head to Yara village. Initially cross the Dhi La Pass at the elevation of 3,950m/12,959ft. Then, the trail takes you to Dhi village. The village is filled with crops grown by the locals. Cross a small river and head along the; left bank. Continue the trek by ascending steeply towards Yara. 

Witness caves on the high stone walls depicting the medieval settlers of this remote area. As it is a long trek, you can take a rest and have some local delicacy. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Yara. 

Day 11
Trek from Yara to Luri Cave Gompa/Monastery (4,005m/13,139ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Luri Cave Gompa Luri- A massif cliff, honeycombed with man-made cave dwellings of a mysterious tribe of the past.

Today is one of the shortest trekking days in the trip where you will be heading to Luri Cave Monastery. On the ridgeline to the north above Yara, take the short yet steep climb to Luri. The Luri caves are mesmerizing, but the Gompas/Monasteries are even more fascinating. The monastery is known to have been erected in response to a divine command from a deity in the 15th century. You can witness images, chortens, and the status of relics. The decorative mandala is beyond imagination. 

You can also check out the Tashi Kabum, which is somewhat a replica of Luri Cave Gompa. You can find a beautiful mandala and a destructed Chorten. Your guide will share secrets of the ancient times that depict the construction of these caves. 

Overnight stay at tented camp in Luri Gompa. 

Day 12
Trek from Luri Gompa from Ghuma Thanti (4,600m/15,091ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Ghuma Thanti Ghuma Thanti

The trail from Luri Gompa to Ghuma Thanti is very arid, with strong winds. As you reach the destination for today, you will witness a scattered sheeting settlement in Ghuma. For about an hour you have to take a descend to the flat floor. Many trekkers and worshippers visit Ghuma Thanti because it falls on the trail to Damodar Kunda/Lake. 

Ghuma Thanti does not have any major highlights except Kyamupani river views. The large Tibetan Plateau sees several camps in the area along with a few permanent settlements.  

Overnight stay at a tented camp in Ghuma Thanti. 

Day 13
Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola (4,890m/16,043ft) - 7 to 8 hours trek

After breakfast, take a brisk walk uphill early in the morning, then take a descend. You will then cross a high pass at the elevation of 5,600m/18,372ft which is the biggest challenge of the day. One of the major highlights of the day is that you will get to witness Damodar Kunda/Like, which is a highly regarded pilgrimage site by Hindus and Buddhists. You can relax for a short while here and take some pictures. 

Eventually, as you continue your trek from thereon, you will reach Namta Khola. Your camp will be set near the river. Drink some warm soup and take a rest after the exhausting trek. 

Overnight stay at a camp in Namta Khola.

Day 14
Trek from Namta Khola to Saribung Peak Base Camp (4,950/16,240ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Saribung-Peak-Base-Camp Saribung Peak Base Camp

Head further closer to Saribung today as you reach its base camp. The trail gets even more challenging on this day with tricky turns. As there are no tea houses or lodges in the area, it is mostly isolated, so pack your lunch for today and stay hydrated. 

Following a relatively difficult route, you will eventually reach the base camp. You will spot a few camps on the plateau. The snow isn’t deep in spring and autumn, so it is perfect during these seasons. 

Overnight stay at a tented camp in Base Camp.

Day 15
Acclimatization and Rest day at Saribung Peak Base Camp, Pre-Climbing training

As there will be a high rise in altitude on the days ahead, your body needs to get accommodated to it. Hence, this day is a chance to acclimatize as well as get some pre-climbing training. After having some breakfast, your guide will demonstrate to you the basic skills required for climbing like belaying, rappelling, and so on. 

You will also be taught to use climbing equipment like Harness, Ice ax, Ascender, Crampons, Karabiner, and others. This training not just helps you in the following day’s trek but also offers high confidence before the climb. Clear all your queries by asking your guide if any doubts. Furthermore, you can hike up to the nearest viewpoint to observe the Damodar and Annapurna mountain range if you like. 

Overnight stay at a tented camp in Saribung Peak Base Camp.

Day 16
Trek from Saribung Peak Base Camp to Camp 1 (5,730m/18,799ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Today you will begin your climb from the base camp to Camp I. The trek will be a little more challenging as you walk past rocky and snowy terrain. We take an ascend along the moraine on the east glacial side. Passing through the ice blocks, you will cross the western moraine to reach your destination. View of Damodar Himal is in full glory. 

The guides will have already set up your camp, so you can pack your luggage and take some rest. Have lunch, then stroll around a bit to observe the mountains that are in full display. Go to sleep early, as you will have to wake up in the morning even before sunlight to start your climb to the Saribung Peak.

Overnight stay at a tented camp in Camp I.

Day 17
Climb to the Saribung Peak Summit (6,328m/20,761ft) and back to Base Camp (4,950m/16,240ft) - 8 to 9 hours trek/climbing

This day is the most anticipated day of the entire trip as you will be conquering the summit of Saribung Peak. Early in the morning, at around 1 am, your climb will begin. As the winds in the mountain region are unpredictable during the day time, it is best suited that you begin the climb early in the morning to avoid the dramatic weather change. 

You will begin with an ascent to the rocky terrain and steep slope. Pass through crevassed glaciers that lead to deep snow slopes. The climbing training comes in handy as cross the slopes. Ropes will already have been laid where necessary by the crew. Taking slow and steady steps, you will finally reach the peak summit. It is an absolute delight to be standing at such a height with views that are a feast to the eyes. 

Apart from the pride of climbing the summit itself, the blue sky gently tucks the peaks of Chhib Himal (6,650m/21,817ft), Kharsang Peak (6,225m/20,423ft), Gyajikhang (7,038m/23,091ft), Bhrikuti (6,460m/21,294ft), and Himlung (7,126m/23,379ft) around the peak. After the excitement settles in, click some pictures and videos for memory. Then gently take a descend to the Base Camp for the night. 

Overnight stay at a tented camp in Base Camp.

Day 18
Trek from Base Camp to Nagoru (4,400m/ 14,435ft) via Saribung Pass (5,600m/18,372ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Saribung Pass Saribung Pass

Although you will be leaving the amazing peak behind, get excited to head into the remote terrain of Nagoru. After having breakfast, begin the trek to the Saribung Pass (5,600m/18,372ft), which is another challenge and triumph for the day. Take a quick descend while following a stream through a trail that is covered with snow. 

Along the way, you will catch your breath and grab some lunch. From there, taking many ascends and descends, you will head to a more alpine terrain as you reach Nagoru. 

Overnight stay at a tented camp in Nagoru.

Day 19
Trek from Nagoru to Phu Village (4,080m/13,385ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

 Phu Village Phu Village

The landscape sees a drastic change as it gets more arid than snowy, unlike the days earlier. The Tibetan plateau offers a chance to witness the removed valley lapped with snow-capped mountains surrounding the small village of Phu. While you were engrossed with views of snow-covered giants in the past couple of days, today, you will be introduced to the unique culture and heritage of the ethnic Gurung, Ghale, Lama, and Tibetan Buddhist communities living in the area. 

Upon reaching the Phu village, you can see the plantation of crops and animals grazing in the pastures, depending upon the season of your trip. After reaching your tea house, unpack your belongings and leave them there. You can head to the Tashi Lhakhang Monastery, which is the final monastery among the 108 world’s Buddhist monasteries built by relic Karmapa Rimpoche. As you marvel through its beauty, you can also view the Himlung Himal peaking at a horizon. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Phu Village. 

Day 20
Trek from Phu Village to Meta (3,560m/11,679ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

After breakfast early in the morning, take a walk on the Tibetan Plateau and pass by the village gate. From there take a descend to the narrow valley trailing along Phu river and reach Kyang. Along the way, you might spot Blue Sheep in the isolated region. 

Following a rocky path, you will head to Khampa settlements in Jhunam then Chyakhu. You will spot ruined forts here. It was once the settlement of Tibetan Refugees. Along the way, views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal will pop up to make the day even better. Take a descend then reach Meta village. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Meta. 

Day 21
Trek from Meta to Koto (2,600m/8,530ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

koto Koto Village, Mustang

Walk to the restricted area of the Nar Phu valley on this day. Take a steep descend and trek to the lovely pine forest. Pass by several streams and waterfalls and cross a few suspension bridges to reach Koto village. Along with the views of Annapurna II, you will also be graced with Manaslu peak. Enjoy a warm, authentic dinner at Koto and interact with the locals.

Overnight stay at a tea house in Koto.

Day 22
Trek from Koto to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Dharapani Manang Dharapani Manang

You will be heading to the greener landscape of Dharapani with many settlements. After having breakfast, on your first leg, cross the small villages along the way until reaching Timang village. The trail from there gets a little rough as you descend to Danakyu village, where you can stop for lunch. Continue your walk through a flat trail until you reach Dharapani. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Dharapani. 

Day 23
Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1,300m/4,264ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

This is your final trekking day for the trip as you move to Jagat. The route takes a descend to the Marsyangdi River by crossing an iron bridge. Cross the upstream of the river and head to Kotro. From the long thrilling suspension bridge over the river descend to Tal Village. 

The trail leads to a rocky path and into a dense forest until reaching Chyamche. There will be a lot of steep stone steps that will be climbed on this day. Impressive streams and large waterfalls will greet you. From thereon, continue your trek until you reach Jagat. 

Overnight stay at a tea house in Jagat.

Day 24
Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,428ft, 205km) - 7 to 8 hours drive

On this day, bid farewell to the wonderful Annapurna region after the amazing trek and climb. After a short walk from a rocky trail to Syange and Bhulbule, take a ride back to Kathmandu city. You can observe the settlements along the way with locals performing their daily chores. As you enter the Prithvi Highway, views of rivers, rolling hills, and mountains flood your sight. 

Upon reaching Kathmandu City, you will be transferred to your hotel. After a warm bath and some rest, you can opt to head out to the streets of Thamel to do some souvenir shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner with our team. 

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 25
Final Departure from Kathmandu

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport by a Third Rock Adventures representative. We will bid you farewell and hope for your return to Nepal in the future for more amazing trips with us. On the way back home, reminisce the triumphant climb to the summit of Saribung, the Himalayan views from there, and the restricted and mysterious Upper Mustang and Nar Phu Valley.

Saribung Peak Climbing Difficulty

Saribung Peak Climbing has a strenuous level of difficulty as you will be ascending the soaring height of 6,328 meters. There are challenging high passes during trekking over 5,000 meters; therefore, your high-altitude trekking and alpine climbing experience will be a plus point. Good health and strong determination are key factors for you to embark on an adventure to the top of Saribung Peak. The well-crafted Saribung peak climbing itinerary entails two acclimatization days and pre-climb training that are pragmatic and advantageous.


Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November) are the best seasons for Saribung Peak climbing. The weather is favorable and grants ideal conditions for trekking and climbing during these seasons. There is less snow and clear mountain views for a pleasant climbing experience. Monsoon and winter are considered off-seasons, and we do not recommend climbing during these seasons.

Accommodations and Meals

You will be served full-board meals during the trek and at the camping site. You will be staying at the best available local tea houses in the mountains that serve authentic Nepalese and western dishes. In addition, you can savor freshly-cooked and healthy meals prepared by climbing cook at tented camps above 4,000m.

You have many options with accommodation in Kathmandu; however, for the climbing group, we choose and recommend a 3-star hotel - Oasis Kathmandu Hotel or Thamel Boutique Hotel in Thamel. On the trail during trekking, we will arrange and ensure the best available local teahouses for you. Generally, teahouses feature two beds with a mattress, pillows, blanket, and flush toilets. For climbing accommodation, you will rest nights in a tent with form mattress.

Packing Checklist for Saribung Peak Climbing

Third Rock Adventures provides mountaineering equipment, including tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar, ice hammer, etc. In case of personal preference, you can bring it from home. Please do note that most of the climbing gear is available on hire in Kathmandu.

We have prepared a list of the right equipment and appropriate gear for peak climbing in Nepal. Check the packing list for Peak Climbing Equipment.


For Saribung Peak Climbing, you need a travel insurance policy covering all activities and altitudes included in the itinerary. There are chances of Acute Mountain Sickness at higher altitude, and therefore travel insurance is highly recommended. However, before buying insurance, make sure it offers suitable coverage for the cost of helicopter evacuation and hospitalization in case of an accident or medical emergency. Also, check for vaccination requirements as some travel insurance policies makes it mandatory to immunize yourself before you leave your country.

Altitude Sickness

Saribung Peak rises to an elevation of 6,328m, and this implies that the thin air and challenging trail to the summit has a potential threat of altitude sickness. And for this very reason, the well-crafted itinerary of Saribung peak climbing entails acclimatization day and pre-climbing training. To prevent AMS, we advise you to keep your body hydrated and abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages and smoke. Our guides always carry a first-aid kit and pulse oximeter (to measure the oxygen level in your blood) with them. The mountain leaders assigned are experienced, astute and perceptive who can quickly assess the situation. In case of health hazards and unforeseen circumstances, the team will handle it.

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Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Zain Collins
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Nov 14, 2020

Great Itinerary

I was in Nepal for 25 days for my climbing to Saribung Peak. I loved the itinerary as it entailed trek to popular landmarks like Lo Manthang (I always wished to be there), Jomsom, Kagbeni and Phu Village. I loved the fact that there are 2 acclimation day for the climb and yes, it also let you practice climbing on pre-climb training day. They are truly professional, and had carefully crafted the itinerary. Had great time, no compromisations.
Freddy Walker
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Oct 27, 2020

Had fantastic climb

Professional Mountain guide, professional consultant and wonderful climbing experience. I knew I was in safe hand when I first shared mail with Leena. She was really good at it, addressed every questions. After having scaled 6,328m, and spend for days in mountains with them, I can now confidently say that they are amazing. I highly recommend them!
Tommy Hawkins
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Sep 28, 2020

Amazing Climbing Experience

I've done Mera Peak Climbing back in 2019. This time I wanted to do unique climbing adventure in Nepal but couldn't find any. After doing some research I came across this climbing offered by Third Rock Adventures and I clung to it. They have great info of the climbing; everything from day to day itinerary explanation to route map. There was no room for confusion about the adventure. Besides, the travel consultant shared every little details. The info shared on website and by the consultant made me book with them and I bet I won't regret. I was received at the airport by the staff, had brief pre-climb meeting in Kathmandu; introduced my mountain leader and other staff. I was glad for such friendly-atmosphere. I had wonderful experience in the mountain. My mountain leader was highly-experienced, astute and attentive. I was in safe hand in high altitude. Best part: acclimatization day and pre-climb training . Even though it was my first time with them, I had a feeling that I was their clients since many years.
Take it this way, I wanted to do unique climbing expedition, and this took my attention.
Obviously, the pre-climb training.
This is new climbing adventure. You can go for popular Mera Peak Climbing as well, but trust me this is no less.
Brendan Glavin
Oct 14, 2019

Great experience of Saribung Peak Climbing

Aftter the extensive web research I found Third Rock Adventures one of the reliable and decided to go with them. It is my first time to climb in Asian country. I was excited to climb mountain in Nepal. During trekking and climbing in Saribung Peak, guide Chhewang Palden Sherpa and porter were extremely friendly and helpful. The beautiful city of Pokhara, The remoteness anf wilderness of Mustang region will always be in my memory together with success of Saribung expedition. That was an amazing feeling in my heart. I can't explain what I saw from the top of the Saribung, that was outstanding views of Himalaya. In the trip, all accommodate lodge and food was quite good and nice. Thanks to the entire team and my guide. I will again come back for other Himalayan trips with this company.
Ignacio Durazo
Sep 22, 2019

Climbed Saribung Peak

Every part of our private Saribung Peak climbing was perfectly planned. I would like to thank Naba, Guide Lakpa and the rest of the team at Third Rock Adventures for making our time in Kathmandu and the Himalayas a very enjoyable experience. The entire staffs at this company are professional, knowledgable and organised company. Best service, competitive price, good equipment, experienced guides that why we were recommended some of my friends and will definitely be using them in future for our next Himalayan adventure. Thanks again.
Jeremy Martin
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Sep 14, 2019

A trip to Saribung Peak CLimbing

Saribung Peak Climbing with Third Rock Adventures went exactly as expected by me. It was my first attempt to climb a peak in Nepal. I came with some of my friends this time for climbing it was such a great time. I had fun with my friends during the whole Trip. Our mountain Guide took great care of us, porters were breathtaking my friends took lots of awesome photos during the climbing must say we had wonderful time. Strongly recommend this company for Peak Climbing in Nepal.
Henry Bartle
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May 06, 2019

Spent nearly a month trekking and climbing in Nepal

I did 25 days Saribung Peak expedition with Third Rock Adventures. It was an amazing experience, everything was perfect from my arrival in Kathmandu until last day. It was my first himalayan experience and my first high altitude mountain expedition. The company are the best travel company I have ever used-the communication was so fast and efficient. My sherpa guide Chhewang was incredible and very careful, he taught me everything I had to know for the summit day and it was a success! Naba organized perfectly, It was the best climbing experience around with beautiful mountains and great trip. It is true, Nepal - Once is not enough. I will be coming back for other trips in future with them again. Namaste.
Chris Martin
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Apr 27, 2019

Saribung peak climbing with TRA

Many thanks to our wonderful climbing guides - we made a successful summit Peak. , after trekking into Annapurna Circuit trails and beautiful remote villages in route - this really helped with our climb. Excellent trip with very skilled guides. Special thanks to Mr. Chhewang Palden Sherpa.
Mitchell Wright
Apr 07, 2019

Awesome trip to Saribung Peak

I am really humbled to get such care attention throughout my trip. I would like to thank our guide Lakpa and the whole team at Thirs Rock Adventures for a fantastic trek and Climb. My guide did a terrific job and his knowledge and organization along the entire trek and the climb was nothing short of the best! I took this climb just to test my stamina so it was very important to me and the cause that everything went well and to plan. Next time i head to nepal i will be ringing the team at this company as my first phone call and also asking for Lakpa as my guide once again. Thank you all again for a wonderful experience !
Scott Clark
Apr 07, 2019

First time ever mountain climbing, started from Saribung Peak

I had wonderful time doing the Saribung peak climbing after thorough walk along the Mustang trekking trail and the remote villages of same region. Third Rock Adventures organized everything perfectly as planned. This is newly opened peak with much wilderness and remoteness in itself. It is high and many people do not summit. Additionaly Saribung can be prone to receiving very bad weather. A big dump of snow can ruin everybodies chances of getting to the top. Crevasses can also be a problem. When I summited we had perfect weather conditions. The view from the top is one of the best in Nepal with Chhib Himal (6,650m/21,817ft), Kharsang Peak (6,225m/20,423ft), Gyajikhang (7,038m/23,091ft), Bhrikuti (6,460m/21,294ft), and Himlung (7,126m/23,379ft) to be viewed. Summit day is huge. I had sense f satisfaction after the summit. Thanks to the team again.
Shaun White
Apr 06, 2019

Saribung Peak Climbing

I recently completed the Saribung Peak expedition, with the team of guides arranged by Third Rock Adventures. The team did the best job to make our trip a successful one. The entire team at this company are ambassadors for their amazing country, and I will be making use of their services when I return to do Mera Peak and Baruntse in future. I cant wait to see your friendly faces again, till next time to our humble guide Chhewang and the team - Namaste and thank you very much for the memories.
Narawit Wang
Mar 27, 2019

Trip to Saribung Peak

Words cannot recommend Third Rock Adventures enough. I had the best time climbing Saribung Peak with this amazing company. They go over and above their care and devotion in making your adventure one to never forget. Safety is paramount in this company and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for the best guides and services in trekking and climbing trips of Nepal . They have the most experienced guides and experts leading you all the way to your destination or journey. I can easily compare their services with others. I look forward to using them when I come back for my Island Peak climbing next time.
Bintang Arifin
Mar 15, 2019

Climbed a beautiful Saribung peak of Nepal

Thanks to third Rock Adventures for arranged great trip to climb Saribung peak. Lakpa have been such a great guide and the porters were also fantastic for us through the journey. And guide has been taking care for us on the climbing days to the Saribung Peak, and made us reached the top of peak. All the staffs were very helpful since the day 1 we arrived to Kathmandu and back home. Lakpa picked us up when we head back to basecamp from Saribung Peak and bring us our daily hiking shoes and hot water. He also showed us some stores in Kathmandu that gave us special prices on souvenir hunting. What a great experience we have in Nepal. Cant wait to back to Nepal and get another trip with this company. Highly recommended to all who wish to do treks and climbing in Nepal.

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