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Saribung Expedition, Camping 27 Days

Saribung Expedition Trek is newly explored Trekking routes in 2006. It is challenging and very popular trekking trail with beaten track and difficult pass. Saribung is located in remote parts of Mustang region of Damodar Himal, close to the border of China (Tibet). The trails are rugged, cutting high into cliff sides and pass villages that have changed little over the centuries. Saribung Trek can be done in anti-clockwise for which the trek start from Phu and then ascend to Saribung pass and enter in the Mustang "Hidden Valley" and return to Jomsom or clockwise for which the trek start from Jomsom and follow Upper Mustang trail and descend to Nar-Phu valley and end at Besisahar. For mountaineering, it is easy to do Expedition but there are many passes with ice and creases in between the Damodar Kunda region and Nar-Phu valley. The trek starts from one place to another with great sceneries, cultures, religion and geographical variations. Hence trekkers can enjoy the fantastic and picturesque views of diversity in this region. Saribang trekking and expedition will start from one region and end another trekking region by enjoying scenery, religions, geographic elevation and will cross the challenging passes near Mt. Saribung . The trekkers and climbers really enjoy its fantastic and picturesque views of Himalaya and beyond.  During the trekking, trekkers meet different villages, monasteries, culture and religion of Tibetan style every day. The main important thing is spectacular mountain scenery, which will see from the top of Mt. Saribung.

Fact of the Trek;
Trek Destination: Upper Mustang & Annapurna Region
Highest Elevation: 6346m
Best Season: Autumn (Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April) 
Group Size: 02pax to 12pax
Mode of Trek: Tented Camp
Trek Start/End: Jomsom/Bhulbhule
Grade: Strenuous
Trekking Hour: 6-7hours
Transportation by: Private Vehicle and domestic flight
Types of trek/tour: Trekking and Climbing
Culture: Majority of Gurung, Thakali, Mustangis and Bhote Lama
Himalayan Sights: Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Saribung Himal, Himlung Himal and other snowy peaks.

High Lights of the Trek: Stunning view of high Himalayan Range, unobstructed Sunrise & Sunset view, typical lifestyle and culture of Gurung, Mustangis and Bhote Lama, scenic and picturesque villages, ancient Monasteries, wildlife, beautiful terraced fields, dense rhododendron forest, water fall.

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet with our representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about Saribung Expedition and Trekking, official procedure for permit, relax.

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Trip in Kathmandu Valley in such interesting places, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Swoyambhunath Stupa with our well experienced Tour Guide by private car, stay overnight in Hotel.


Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by A/C Tourist Bus 6-7 hours,
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara at 8:00 O’clock in the morning by A/C tourist bus passing by the Riverside of Trisuli, about 7 hours to Pokhara. Short sightseeing in Pokhara with our guide. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 4: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni 2800m/3-4 hours,

Early in the morning, we go to the airport by taxi and we fly to Jomsom and have breakfast. Then we continue our trail passing the River bank of Kaligandaki until we reach Lubra where we visit the Bon-Po monastery. It takes about 3 hours. We keep walking to Eklebatti. We have lunch. After lunch, we continue until Kagbeni which takes about 1 hour. We can visit the red-painted Gompa which is said to be about 1000 years old. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Tsaile 3100m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we must register our Restricted Area Permit in check post which is situated at the end of the village. Then the route continue passing the river bank of Kaligandaki. Repeating small ascents and descents until Tangbe village which takes about a 3 hours walk. We can see beautiful landscapes and the Buddhist influence like Chhörtens , Maniwalls. Then we continue our trek for 1 hour to Chhusang village passing over a rocky trail. We have our lunch break in this village. After lunch, we again continue on our route by the river bank and we cross over an iron bridge where the Kaligandaki River runs through a tunnel naturally built in a huge rock. It takes about 1 hour. Later we can see 16 caves above the tunnel. We walk up a steep ascent untill we reach the village of Tsaile which takes about 30 minutes. We have a good view of Nilgiri Himal and the Kaligandaki River. Stay overnight at tented camp.
 
Day 6: Trek from Tsaile to Ghiling 3570m/6-7 hours,
In the morning, we climb up an unstable path and arrive at a plateau. We keep ascending the gentle slope and later we climb steep cliff way and arrive at a small pass. We keep gently descending to Samar village. It takes about 2 and half hours. We have lunch break here. After lunch, we leave the village and keep on going up and down until we reach the Chungsi cave monastery. It is an incredible place and we enjoy the strong spiritual environment. It is a steep ascent about 1 and half hours. We visit the monastery where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in 8th century. Then we continue our trek passing narrow way between two big huge rocks. It takes 1 and half hour to reach Syangmochen village. Again we climb up until we reach a small pass. After you gentle descend we reach the village of Ghiling. We see a big Chhörten and two Gompas whose walls are notably painted in red. Stay overnight at tented camp.
 
Day 7: Trek from Ghiling to Tsarang 3560m, 6-7 hours
In the morning, after breakfast, we visit the monastery. Then we keep on walking ascending gently until we reach Zaite village which takes about 1 hour. After the village a long ascent awaits us to Nyi-La 4020m. We cross over this pass entering the center of Mustang which is called the Lo region. Then we keep gently descending to reach a small pass again. After that pass it really goes steep down in a zigzag way to Ghami village. It takes 2 and half hours. We have lunch break. After lunch we walk again through Nepali flat which means down and up and finally crossing the small Khola. We can now see the longest Mani Wall in the Mustang region which is painted with vertical stripes of white, red and black. Then we have again a long steep ascent to a small pass and descend gently to Tsarang village. It takes about 3 hours. We can see a big huge Chhorten in the entrance of village, an Old Palace and Tsarang Gompa which we will visit in the evening. Stay overnight at tented camp.
 
Day 8: Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang 3840m:
Upper Trail 7-8 hours, Lower trail 4-5 hours

 We follow the upper trail which allows  us to explore the Lo-Gyakar-Ghar Gompa. First we follow the river side trail to Marang village. It takes about 1 hour. Then we cross the River on a suspension bridge and continue to Ghar Gompa which takes about another 1 and half hours where we visit the Gompa. It is one of the oldest Gompas of upper Mustang. It was built by Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism in the 8th century. After visiting the monastery, we continue our trek crossing the small river and keep walking on the plateau and where we have at some point our packed lunch. After lunch, a long gentle ascent continues to reach Chogo-La 4230m which is the highest point in this region. Then we keep descending to Lo-Manthang which takes about 4 hours. Now we are in the ancient wall city of Mustang. Stay overnight at tented camp.
 
Day 9: Acclimatization Day or Resting Day
Hike to Chhoser 7-8 hours or hike to Namgyal monastery 2-3 hours

today, we have 2 options to explore the forbidden kingdom. To visit Chhoser Village and another to explore Namgyal Monastery. Both are nice hikes. If we decide to go to Chhoser, we can visit many caves and a cave monastery. We need to carry our packed lunch. Or we just go to Namgyal monastery. Later in the day you have a time to explore the other monasteries in Lo-Manthang or just do some shopping. Stay overnight at tented camp.
 
Day 10: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara 3900m/6-7 hours
We start our trek after breakfast, leave the village and keep by gently ascending going until we reach Day-La which takes about 1 hour. This is the last point where we can see Lo-Manthang. After 3 hours we reach Dhi village then we descend for about 1 hour down where we have lunch break.  After lunch we pass the small Khola and make a short steep climb to Yara village. It takes about 1 and half hour. We can see innumerable caves at the stone walls. Stay overnight at tented camp.
 
Day 11: Trek from Yara to Luri Cave Monastery 3-4 hours,
Today, we make short trek to Luri Gompa. In the morning, we continue through the river route to Luri cave Monastery which takes about 2 hours. There are actually two monasteries. First we visit one which is situated below of Luri Cave monastery. Then a short steep ascent brings us to Luri Cave Monastery which takes us about 30 minutes. This is the oldest and most famous cave monastery in the Mustang region which was constructed in the 15th century. It is situated at an elevation of 4005m. Inside the cave we can see a big Old Chhorten and many images and statues of Protectors and Deities. There is an also highly sacred religious text which is always closed. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek from Luri Gompa from Ghuma Thanti 4600m/5-6 hours,
We follow the barren valley after crossing 5100meter pass; today we prepare pack lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities on the trek. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola 4890/7-8 hours,
In this day, we start after breakfast, the trail continues with ups and downs. After crossing another 5600meter pass we will reach High Altitude Damodar Kunda. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. We continue to Namta Khola after passing Lake. Stay overnight at tented camp. 

Day 14: Trek from Namta Khola to Saribung Base Camp 4950/6-7 hours,
In this day, walk in the Tibetan plateau gaining high altitude with passing high traverses until reaching Base Camp. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 15: Acclimatization day,
Today is free day for exploring the surrounding hills and acclimatizing to high altitude for the further expedition. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Trek from Base Camp to Camp I 5730m/5-6 hours,
In the morning, after breakfast, trek to Camp I, the trail is very hard because of the snowy. We will climb up very slowly with gaining altitude. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 17: Summit to Saribung Peak 6346m and back to Base Camp 4950m/8-9 hours,
Early in the morning, wake up and start to climb up to Summit of Saribung and back to base camp. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 18: Trek from Base Camp to Nagoru 4400m via Saribung Pass 5600m,
Morning after breakfast, we will traverse over the Saribung pass and trek steep down through the snowy trail and follow the small stream until reaching Nagoru. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 19: Trek from Nagoru to Phu Gaon 4080m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek from our camp and walk on the Tibetan plateau and barren valley viewing very good view of snowy peaks until reaching Phu Gaon. Now we are in one of the unique Lost/ Hidden Valleys. We can see their cultures, natural diversity, and religion of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale. The people are depending on subsistence agricultures, animal breeding and seasonal migrations. The very old Buddhist Monastery known as Tashi Lakhang Monastery is listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is believed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. We have a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 20: Trek from Phu Gaon to Meta 3560m/5-6 hours,
Morning after breakfast, we will walk on the Tibetan plateau and pass the kani/gate end of the village and drop down in the narrow valley and arrive in Kyang where we just see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally) at places like Jhunam, Chyakhu and Kyang. Then we continue the trail until reaching Meta. We can see the very spectacular view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 21: Trek from Meta to Koto 2600m/6-7 hours,
In this day, we start trek steep down for the while and walk through the pine forest passing many streams and picturesque water fall near the Dharmashala. We cross over the many suspension bridges and arrive in Koto after 6 hours. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 22: Trek from Koto to Dharapani 1860m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek in the level trail passing small villages until Timang through the Pine forest which takes about 2 hours. We can see short glimpse of Mt. Manaslu and other snow peaks. Then, we drop down to Danque through the knee crunching trail and have a lunch. After lunch, walk on the level and flat trail until reaching Dharapani. It takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 23: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat 1300m/5-6 hours,
Climb down along the Marsyangdi River, first cross by an iron bridge just end of the Dharapani village. Then, continue up stream of Marsyangdi Riveruntil reaching Kotro and cross by a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. The trail continues right hand through the small battis in the canyon. There is again other suspension bridge, cross over the bridge and drop down to sandy area near the Tal village. After Tal, the trail drop down to the River in rocky trail and climb up the through the dense forest area and again cross by a suspension bridge near the Chyamje where lunch break. Then, the trail continues in the left hand until reaching Jagat Village. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 24: Trek from Jagat to Bulbhule 840m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we walk down through the rocky trail until reaching Syange where we can see very picturesque water fall about 200m. Then, pass the water fall and continue along the Marsyangdi River until reaching Bulbhule following the road trail for short-cut. It takes about 5 hours to reach and enjoy with last day trekking treat. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 25: Drive from Bulbhule to Kathmandu 6-7 hours,
Morning, after packed all the equipments and upload to the bus and drive back to Kathmandu passing beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages. The views of mountains are spectacular during the driving and transfer to Hotel.

Day 26: Free day for Shopping in Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner with SNFT staffs.

Day 27: Final Departure to International Airport for your further destinations.


Our Package Inclusive
# Int’l/Dom Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and transfers by private car/van on arrival and departure.
# 5 nights accommodations in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
# Sightseeing Tour as per above mentioned itinerary and all kind of entry fees.
# Round Trip domestic flight tickets cost and airport tax.
# Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee are included during the camping trek.
# Tented Camp accommodation during the camping trek.
# 1 Experienced, helpful, friendly and well trained English speaking guide, 1 trekking cook, kitchen helper and necessary porters for camping trek, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples) during the trek and their food, accommodation, equipments, salary and insurance.
# All Equipments for Camping Treks (Tents, Dinning Tents, Kitchen Tents, Toilet Tents, Mattresses, Tables, Chairs and Kitchen Utensils for cooking etc.).
# All ground transportation by private vehicle and tourist bus.
# Upper Mustang and Naar-Phu Restricted Area Permit.
# Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
# Peak Climbing Permit and Garbage Deposit.
# Climbing Guide (Sherpa) Equipment Charge and his food, salary, accommodation and insurance.
# All necessary permits.
# Tourist Service Charge.
# Office Service Charge.
# All government tax.
# First Aid Medical Kit box.

Our Package Exclusive
# Any  meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
# International Airfare to and from Nepal.
# Travel Insurance.
# Nepal Tourist Visa Fees.
# Items and expenses of personal nature.
# All kind of alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, whisky), cold drink (mineral water, coke, fanta, sprite, juice), laundry service, postage, phone calls, internet, donations, museum entry fees etc during the trip.
# Personal Trekking Equipments such as sleeping bags, walking poles, down jackets, walking boots. (It can be hired/bought in Kathmandu and Pokhara).
# Emergency Evacuation (Medical Insurance and Helicopter Rescue in case of accident and can be paid either insurance company or clients themselves).
# Any cost arises due to a change of the program/itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, strike and some accidental problems.
# Horse/Pony renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
# Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusive.
# Tipping Tips for guide, porters, drivers and horse man.

Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory and can be treated end of the trip if satisfied.

N. B. This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The package itinerary can be redesigned or changed due to trekker’s fitness and time frame of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget. Please email to us at mystiquenepaltreks@yahoo.com for more details and discussions for suitably programs.

P.S. In case of Emergency Evacuation during the trip, Helicopter Rescue will be arranged by Mystique Nepal Himalayan Trekking & Expedition (P) Ltd within 1-2 hours in first call. The cost of the rescue must be paid by the clients themselves or insurance company.

TREKKING/TOUR CANCELLATION PROCEDURES:
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation unforeseen problems shown one month prior to Trekking/Tour departure date, a cancellation fee of 50% two weeks prior to Trekking/Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.
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