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SARIBUNG PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Annapurna
duration 24 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 6,328m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Lodge + Camping
season Autumn/Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 3,500
2 Pax USD 3,300
3 Pax USD 3,200
4 - 6 Pax USD 3,000
7 - 12 Pax USD 2,700
13 - 18 Pax USD 2,600
19 - 24 Pax USD 2,400
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SARIBUNG PEAK CLIMBING

You have most likely never heard of Saribung Peak and the Damodar Himalayan Range.  It is truly an off-the-beaten-track adventure that makes it more alluring and mysterious – a place where few people travel.

This is all the more reason to go and explore this new, wild, untamed, and remote region of Nepal. It’s new, exciting and involves climbing the majestic Saribung Peak (6346m). The trail leading to Saribung is less used due to it not being on the usual trade routes from Tibet. The area is rich in Tibetan culture and is tucked away in the very isolated Upper Mustang region – beyond Lo Manthang (3840m) and right on the Tibetan border. It is also well known for being part of the ancient trade route that connects China's Tibetan plateau with India in the south. It is also part of the famous “Silk Road”. The Damodar Kunda lies in an altitude of 4890 meters in this windswept arid region. 

The region falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected area of Nepal, and also where you can find the world’s 7th highest mountain, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Geographically Mustang is part of the high altitude Tibetan highlands and lies within the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri Massif in the south and west and the Annapurna Massif in the north and east. The area is home to a number of 6000m plus peaks, such as Tukuche peak (6920m), Nilgiri South (6839m), Yakwakang Peak (6462m), and Damodar Himal (6004m) and the highest pass in the world - Thorong La Pass (5416m).

The trail takes you to high alpine passes and to glaciers in the Damodar Kunda region and Nar-Phu Valley. At the summit of Saribung Peak you will be blessed with absolutely amazing views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Nilgiri Himal (7061 m),  Lamjung Himal (6983m),Himlung Himal (7126m), Mt. Manaslu (8156 m), and Annapurna II (7937m).

Saribung Peak climbing begins at Jomsom, the headquarters of the Mustang District and then on to Kagbeni, Chele, Geling, Tsarang, Lo Manthang, Dhi Gaon, Luri Gomba, Ghuma Tanti, Namta Khola and then to Saribung Base Camp where you will acclimatize before your climb to the peak. 

You will need a reasonable level of fitness and endurance for this expedition, but by the time you reach higher altitudes you should be ready for the summit.

Sherpa Expedition & Trekking has been a major provider and leader in trekking and climbing expeditions in the Himalayan region. With over 40 years in the business we are proud of our reputation for providing a first-class service.

Key features of Saribung Peak Climbing

  • Climb the high altitude Saribung Peak (6346m) 
  • Panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan ranges.
  • Stay in charming Gurung villages in the Annapurna region.
  • The Muktinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu & Buddhist shrines in Nepal.
  • Thorong-La Pass (5416m), the highest point and most physically challenging day on the Annapurna Circuit. Its mesmerizing views make it all worthwhile!
  • Trekking through low sub-tropic forests to high alpine rocky terrain, constant views of the Annapurna Massif & some of the world’s tallest peaks: Annapurna 1, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.

ITINERARY

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Welcome to Kathmandu, a city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, colorful temples and grand pagodas. Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to our hotel. The remainder of the day you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the shopping areas closest to your hotel and catch up on shopping for equipment. In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief introduction and provide valuable information about the trek. In the evening you will meet the rest of the group at a welcome dinner at a local Nepali restaurant.
Today, we will do the necessary paperwork required before heading into the Mustang region. You will also be briefed about certain aspects of the Upon arriving back at your hotel you may have time to do some last minute shopping around Thamel – the tourist hub of Kathmandu.
Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.
Today we fly from Pokhara to Jomson – a 20 – 25 minute flight scenic flight with views of the famous Kali Gandaki Gorge (world’s deepest), along with views of several colossal peaks” Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Ranges and Machapuchare (Fishtail). After landing at Jomson we begin our trek heading to Kagbeni, about a 3-4 hour trek. Kagbeni is also the checkpoint where authorities will check your documents before you enter the restricted Upper Mustang region. Along the trail we will have views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche Peak. We will stay the night at Kagbeni.
Today we start early in order to avoid the high winds that develop later in the day. In the early morning light we can see Nilgiri that is orange in color due to the sun’s reflection on it. We follow the east bank of the Kali Gandaki River until we enter the wide Chhusang Valley. After leaving Kagbeni we ascend giving us spectacular views of the village and Mt Nilgiri (7061m).The trail heads east towards more arid land common to the Mustang region. We soon reach the first significant village of Tangbe with its red and whitewashed houses on the opposite banks of the river and glorious views over the Kali Gandaki River. Perched high up the cliffs above the village are caves believed to have been home to the early inhabitants of this area. The trail then comes to Chele where we have views of the Himalayan Ranges. Tonight we stay at Chele.
Today we will climb the rugged hills and eventually come to a stone cairn at 3540m at which point we descend to the small village of Samar with its chortens (stupa religious– monuments) and other Buddhist structures. After leaving Samar we descend into a large canyon and then again ascend to a 3800m ridge before again descending to the remote Shyangmochen Village and then head to Geling Village where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
From Geling, the trail leads up to of Nyi La Pass (3932m) and then heads down and follow the Tangmar Chu River and its Mani stone walls (stones inscribed with Lamaist prayers). We then follow the trail to Charang Village with its enormous five –storey Dzong (monastery) and red Gompa (type of monastery) and Thankas (forms of art).
Today the trail is mostly uphill as we initially head to Lo-Gekar home of one of the oldest Tibetan monastery’s in the world. Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than the Samye Gompa in Tibet. After visiting Lo Gekar we travel by horse to Lo-Manthang. The trail passes the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang before descending and crossing a stream before reaching Lo-Manthang. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Today we take time to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. Health experts recommend staying active on this day. So, what we can do is climb to Namgyal Gompa situated at the top of a peak and then we proceed to Tingkhar north-west of Lo Manthang. It is a small village consisting of about 40 houses and then we return to Lo Manthang for the night.
Today we will follow the trail for six to seven hours until we reach Yara where we will stay overnight.
The Luri Cave Monastery is said to be the oldest (15th century) cave monastery in the Mustang region. Today’s we will trek is of about three to four hours until we reach Luri Cave Monastery where we will stay overnight.
Today we trek for about five to six hours and cross a 5100m pass before reaching Ghuma Thanti where we set up our tents for the night.
Our trek today is of about six to seven hours with our first obstacle being the 5600m pass until we reach Damodar Kunda (lake) and then continue until we reach Namta Khola where we camp overnight
Today we will trek then climb for six to seven hours until we reach base camp where we will set up our tents for the night.
Today is time to acclimatize and maybe explore the surrounding area in order to improve the process. Tonight we will set up our tents here.
We make an early start on a five to six-hour trek. Climbing at high altitudes and through snow makes it physically tiring. We will camp here overnight.
We have an eight to nine-hour day ahead of us, hence we are up very early. This is the day that the adrenalin flows as we trudge through the snow to the summit. At the top, you will be breathless – firstly because of the energy spent getting there, and secondly because of the absolutely amazing panoramic views. This is a real camera-clicking moment. We will then head back to Base Camp for the night.
Today we head across the Saribung Pass and down the trail until we reach Nagoru where we will stay overnight.
Today we trek for five to six hours across the arid and dry Tibetan plateau and through the valley until we reach Phu Gaon Village. This area is secluded and often considered lost to the world and his home to Gurung, Lama and Ghale. There is an old Buddhist Monastery, Tashi Lhakhang, which is said to be one of the world’s great Buddhist monasteries constructed by the famous Karmapa Rinpoche. There are some fantastic views of the Himlung Himal and other snow capped peaks from Phu Gaon. We will camp here overnight. .
Today we have a five to six-hour trek along the Tibetan plateau and then descend to Meta Village. Along the trail we pass the remains of previous Khampa settlements where Tibetan refugees lived after escaping from Tibet. From Meta, we have a great view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. We will camp here overnight.
Today we follow the trail for about six to seven hours descending through a pine forest and a beautiful cascading waterfall before reaching Koto Village where we stay overnight.
The first village we come to on our five to six-hour trek today is Timang where we can catch sight of Mt. Manaslu and other snow-capped peaks, before heading down to Danque Village where we will stop for lunch before proceeding to Dharapani where we will stay overnight.
Today is our final day as we head back to Kathmandu where on arrival you will be taken to your hotels.
Your journey in Nepal involves Associate in the trip finish today! there's nothing to try to however trade emails together with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can take you to the airdrome, about three hours before your regular flight. On your means home, you'll need much time to set up your next journey within the marvelous country of Nepal.

SERVICES

Cost Included in your package

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Pokhara to Jomsom flight fare with airport tax.
  • Climbing Dome Tent for the guests, Kitchen Tent while trekking and all necessary kitchen utensils for the trek.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara transportation By Tourist Bus; Dharapani to Beshisahar by sharing Jeep and Beshisahar to Kathmandu By Bus.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trek.
  • 3 fresh & hygienic meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at base camp.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Upper Mustang Special Permit and Annapurna Conservation area permit).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Garbage deposit fee peak.
  • Saribung Peak Climbing Permit
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Saribung Peak
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
  • Items of personal nature - laundry expenses, tips.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

EQUIPMENTS

EQUIPMENT required

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Climbing Gear

  • Alpine climbing harness -  (instrumentality square measured) essential for the climb with leg loops that match other clothing and equipment.
  • 2 protection karabiners - the large, pear-shaped ring is best, screw gate sort counseled
  • 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hotwire square measure counseled.
  • Ice ax w/leash. Light-weight (Grivel Air school, diamond Raven, or Charlet  Moser Snow.
  • Walker/pole – adjustable - below 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  • Plastic mountain boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha), or animal skin double mount boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; should be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  • Crampons - should be appropriate plastic boots (new-style sort recommended). A straightforward repair kit (Grivel G12, diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  • Belay/rappel device (Figure eight preferred)

Upper Body

  • 2 cotton jerseys.
  • 1 polypropylene jersey.
  • 2 long sleeve polypropene shirts. light-weight, pastel for sunny days.
  • 2 girls sports bras - synthetic, no cotton!
  • 1 softshell - Gnawing Animal Dri-clime Wind Shirt, geographic region Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 slipover acceptable).
  • Down/synthetic sweater or vest. geographic region Puffball jacket or sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
  • Hard Monkey jacket with hood  waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, convenient enough to use over multiple layers.
  • 1 expedition down windcheater with hood. This is often, in all probability, your most vital piece of clothing!  It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not seamed) and contains a thickly insulated hood.
  • Hand Wear
  • You will need 2 systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and mittens over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
  • 2 pairs of liner gloves. skinny wool or polypropene -1 pair of heat gloves fleece or wool and 1 pair of expedition shell gloves.
  • 1 pair of standard expedition shell mitts or professional mitts. If they are doing not have articulatio radiocarpea straps take into account stitching one on in order that you'll be able to either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your articulatio radiocarpea in order that you are doing not lose your mittens in high winds.

 Head Gear

  • Warm hat - wool or artificial that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask.
  • Shade hat or jockey cap.
  • Glacier glasses. 100 percent UV protection with aspect shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  • 1 extra pair of further dark glasses (also with UV protection just in case your other pair breaks).
  • 1 ski spectacles with UV protection
  • If you need prescription ice mass glasses, have your lenses changed according to your prescription.

Lower Body

  • 4 pairs of liner socks. plastic or Capilene & 3 pairs of light-weight trekking socks.
  • 2 pairs of medium-heavy wool socks – hiking boots with liner and wool socks.
  • 1 pair of nylon shorts.
  • 1 pair of nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
  • 2 light-weight pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of fleece pants with facet zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  • 1 pair of the soft-shell pant (e.g. geographical region Guide pants or Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
  • 1 pair of quality shell pants, waterproof/breathable with full facet zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
  • 1 pair of gaiters. Confirm they're going to work over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
  • 1 pair of down booties (optional).
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  • 1 pair of sandals or gym shoes for Katmandu and in camp
  • All luggage and packs need to be waterproof or plastic luggage.

Pack

  • 1 light-weight internal frame pack (approx 65-liter cube-shaped ).
  • 1 daypack optional for the approach hike and for potential use on summit day If you propose to use it for your summit pack it should be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food, and water. The Lowe Alpine lepton or carbonado Speed twenty-eight is great, light-weight (16 oz.) choices.
  • 1 large (122 liters approx.) duffel for gear and should be sturdy to be used on pack animals
  • Small padlock for a duffel.
  • 1 small duffel for bags stored in Katmandu. We will provide a complimentary duffel/kit bag for the items you purchase in Katmandu.

Sleeping Gear

  • 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dry loft or similar cloth helps defend down and dark colors speed drying time)
  • Sleeping Pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for additional heat and luxury.

Miscellaneous

  • 1 kit with non - steroidal anti-inflammatory pills and other medications suggested by your doctor.
  • Lip balm - a minimum of SPF twenty, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is useful to hold around your neck
  • Sunscreen - a minimum of SPF40
  • Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt Three or another suitable type.
  • 3 Water bottles – 10 centimeter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 may be a pee bottle).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
  • Packets of electrolyte powder for rehydration.
  • Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
  • Bowl and spoon. Plastic, tiny Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
  • Pocket knife - tiny Swiss-army kind.
  • Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Toiletry kit. Take care to incorporate bathroom tissue hold on in the bag.
  • 3-4 massive plastic bags for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
  • Nylon stuff sacks For food and equipment storage. Massive Ziplocs are also useful.
  • Towel.
  • Earplugs.
  • Hand wipes.
  • 1 tiny chrome steel vacuum bottle (optional).
  • Favorite snack foods (not too heavy).
  • Paperback books, cards, ipod, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
  • Camera - one light-weight to take shots while on the mountain One SLR camera is optional for the trek..
  • Fanny pack or notecase for travel documents, cash & passport.
  • Passport and passport photos

Airline departure details. Please leave your airline ticket at our office in the event you need to alter your departure date.
"While you're needed to bring everything on this list, there are suitable variations that are also suitable. Many of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu from stores that cater to mountain trekking.

GOOD TO KNOW

Insurance

It is obligatory to possess smart travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance that covers evacuation from high altitudes. It is advisable that you have cancellation insurance - just in case of an accident or for some reason, due to unforeseen circumstances, the trip is canceled.

Fitness and Experiences

For your personal safety and success, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming and some smaller climbs to lower peaks which incorporate climbs that involve the use of crampons. Be prepared for extreme exposure and steep drop-offs and be capable of carrying around 30lbs/15 kilos. If possible, get some experience in technical rock and mountaineering climbing to prepare for your trek and climb to Island Peak. Be familiar with using other climbing equipment, such as jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes.

Food

Trekking at altitude requires a lot of energy. We recommend you bring your own healthy snack foods to snack on along the trek.
Accommodation
In Kathmandu, you will stay at deluxe hotels and while on the trek your accommodation is in native lodges/guesthouses. At base camp your accommodation is in tented camps. All accommodation is based on a twin share basis. 
Emergency Rescue
In case of any high hypoxia problems, it is recommended as a primary precaution to return to a lower altitude. If the problem persists you will need to be evacuated if necessary by helicopter rescue and jeep.

Weather Forecast

During the climb, your guide will have access to current weather conditions.
Any questions can be directed to Sherpa Expedition & Trekking. We are here to ensure you are well-equipped and prepared for this fantastic adventure.

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Departures

Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 3,500
2 Pax USD 3,300
3 Pax USD 3,200
4 - 6 Pax USD 3,000
7 - 12 Pax USD 2,700
13 - 18 Pax USD 2,600
19 - 24 Pax USD 2,400
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  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts

All Inclusive Cost

USD 3,500

Per Person

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