Saribung Pass Trek

Saribung Trek is one of the longest adventures in the Himalayas that involves walking through rugged trails, cross high passes, walk on ice and snow. This is a newly explored trekking route in 2006 that shortly became quite popular among trekkers. This trail takes us on a fascinating journey through exceptional landscapes with an orange colored rock wall, multicolored canyons and impressive forms of alpine terrain.

The pioneer trekking through the desert like alpine territory provides the trekkers with an authentic experience. Located between the kingdom of Mustang and Manang border just near to famous holy pilgrimage lake Damodar Kunda and close to the border of Tibet, Saribung is quite challenging with off the beaten track that leads the trekkers to the place with crystal clear river water, close to rushing waterfall and green fields that flows the scenic mountain path with picturesque villages and unique cultures.

Although it is quite strenuous, once you complete the trek, there will be no regrets regarding the journey. The travelers will hardly find such a mysterious and alluring place of Saribung at any part of the country. The major advantage of this trek is that we will end up with the same point from where we started but without repeating the single trek route, back and forth. It is once in a lifetime type of journey in Nepal Himalaya which will be your unforgettable and interesting trip so far.
Trip Code: SPT32
Starts: Jomsom
Finishes: Besisahar
Duration: 26 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Oct-Dec
Elevation: 6042m/ 19822.8ft
Trip Views: 608
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury
Special Discount: 5 %

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Breakfast: 25
Lunch: 20
Dinner: 21
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 13 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 7 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Off the beaten track that offers magnificent views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Bhrikuti, and Annapurna I Peak, Sonam Himal, Saribung Himal, Kharsang Peak, and many other snowy peaks.
  • Crossing through numerous passes such as Kang La Pass (5200m), Thorong La Pass (5416m), Saribung La Pass (5600m), Nyila Pass 94020m), Taklam La Pass (3640m), Bhena La Pass (3830m), Yamdala Pass (4010m), Chogo La Pass (4230m), Kyuma La Pass (5300m) and Batsyak La Pass (55450m).
  • Inhabited by Tibetan influenced Buddhists and thus you can find Bon-Po Monastery, Lo Gyakar Ghar Gompa, Tsarang Gompa, Nyphu Gompa, Chungsi Cave Monastery, Lury Gompa, Tashi Lakhang Monastery, Red Thugchen Gompa, Lhyodi Gompa, Chosar Cave, and many other Chorten.
  • Passes through Damodar Kunda, Narphu Valley and Kagbeni (main gate of Upper Mustang).

Why this Trip

  • Saribung Trekking is a strenuous and popular trekking trail that proffers us with an alluring view of Peri Himal, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, Tibetan mountains and the Kingdom of Mustang, dry landscapes along with the fantastic scenery, diverse cultures, and religions with a wide topographical variation. It also includes the mesmerizing high passes like Saribung La Pass (5600m), Kyuma La Pass (5300m), Batsyak La Pass (5450m), Thorong La Pass (5416m) and Kang La Pass (5200m) with multiple unique Gompas and Monasteries on its way.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a Plan B and Plan C
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Except for the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekker will not be issued trekking permit
  • • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in Teri La pass region.




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients or whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Although it is newly explored trek, it became quite popular among the trekkers that possesses the magnificent view of Peri Himal, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, Tibetan mountains and the Kingdom of Mustang dry landscapes along with the fantastic scenery, diverse culture and religions with the wide topographical variation including the mesmerizing high passes like Saribung La Pass, Kyuma La Pass, Batsyak La Pass, Thorong La Pass and Kang La Pass with multiple unique Gompas and Monasteries on its way.
  • 6. Is Travelling in Saribung vai Nar Phu valley safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women.
  • 7. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    This region provides a wide range of delicious western meals like pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Potatoes grown in this region are very delicious which is loved by all the trekkers. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 9. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and to drive towards Pokhara, we used car, Minibus or Van depending on the number of people. We use domestic airline to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and back. We also pickup and drop from the starting and ending point of the trek on private car or jeep depending on the number of travellers.
  • 11. What is the best season for trekking in Saribung via Nar Phu valley Trekking ?
    Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) are the best time to do this trek. In winter, it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions, ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange rescue team for you. You will be immediately transferred to hospital for the treatment after that.
  • 13. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes too quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
  • 15. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination and make a tent for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    Our Guides are trekking expert with license from Nepal Tourism Board. Guides know the trekking route like back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Saribung via Nar Phu Valley, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying directly to the property. During Camping, you can use your guide mobile in case of emergency.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that nonrefundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 23. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines and the remaining bag will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 30 KG.

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