Mustang Narphu Sarebung Peak

Mustang Narphu Sarebung Peak

Mustang Narphu Sarebung Peak

Hard
23 Days 22 Nights
  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Region:
    Mustang
  • Type:
    Peak Trek
  • Max. Altitude:
    6328m
  • Activity:
    Trekking Peaks
  • Group size:
    4-12 people
  • Accomodation:
    Hotel, Lodge, Camp
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  • One of the off the trails trekking trails is Sarebung Peak that lies at the elevation of 6328m. The 21 days trekking itself passes through in the ancient and medieval village of Lo Mangthang, crossing through the ancient kingdom of Mustang and the mysterious Naar and Phu and taking us through the remote lands, glacier walks and high passes which makes this trip an adventure of a lifetime.

    Trip Highlights

    • Visit the ancient kindom of Mustang and Lo Manthang and the mysterious Naar and Phu.
    • Experience the diverse culture along with the land topography.
    • Summit Sarebung Peak(6328m).

    What is included

    • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfer
    • 3 Nights hotel Kathmandu in Mulberry  on BB Twin Room
    • 7 days camping Services with Cook/ food & Tent
    • 11 nights food & accommodation in Local Lodge on FB Twin Room
    • Flight: Ktm- PKR-Jomsom with airport tax
    • Transfer: Koto-Besi Sahar-Ktm for member & staffs/bag
    • Saribung Peak Permit Fee, Narphu Special Permit Fees
    • National Park & TIMS Permit Fee
    • Climbing equipment; Rope/Ice crew/snow bar/ carabiners
    • High Camp Food & Camping equipment
    • 04/06 Pax 1 Climbing Sherpa Sirdar + 1 Climbing Sherpa
    • 07/09 Pax 1 Climbing Sherpa Sirdar + 2 Climbing Sherpa
    • 11/12 Pax 1 Climbing Sherpa Sirdar+  3 Climbing Sherpa
    • 1 porter-every two members
    • All staffs insurance & daily wages food and equipment
    • Farewell Dinner in KTM

    What is not included

    • Personal Equipment & Insurance
    • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person
    • Alcoholic Beverages, Telephone & Laundry
    • Any personal nature expenses.
    • Emergency Evacuation if required
    • Tips for Staffs
  • Detailed Itinerary

    • Day 1

      Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

      Meals: D
      Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
      Evening dinner at the Hotel

      Overnight in Hotel
      Meals: D
    • Day 2

      Fly to Pokhara

      Meals: B
      Today we will fly to Pokhara; a short scenic 25 minutes flight. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we are transferred to Hotel.

      Overnight in Hotel
      Meals: B
    • Day 3

      Fly to Jomsom (2720m) & Trek to Kagbeni (2800m). Approx. 3.5 Hrs Walk

      Meals: BLD
      Early morning we will fly to Jomsom which takes approx. 20 minutes having close views of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri and others. Upon landing at the airport, we will meet with our crew members and head out for Kagbeni which is also known as the gateway to the Mustang. It takes about 3 to 4 hrs walk to reach Kagbeni from Jomsom. On reaching the Kagbeni Village, we will complete our paperwork at police check post before entering this long forbidden region of Nepal and spend an overnight at this amazing village full of Tibetan architectural beauty.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 4

      Trek to Chhusang [2980m] and Chele (3060m). Approx. 7 Hrs Walk

      Meals: BLD
      Today we will head out for Chuksang. The trail passes through the mix of high trail and river bank with the endless stretch of sand to the village of Tangbe (3030m). The village is a labyrinth of narrow alleys, fields of buckwheat and barley and apple orchards with the view of Nilgiri Peak on the back. After 2 hrs hike, we will reach Chuksang village which lies at the confluence of the NarshingKhola (River) and Kali Gandaki River. Passing along the Mustang River and crossing the new bridge we climb towards the village of Chele.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 5

      Trek to Ghiling (3800m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      Today we will trek passing Chele village. During the walk, you can find a distinct change in topography, culture, lifestyle, and people. From Chele, we will climb a steep spur to Taklam La (3624M) and Dajong La (3660M). After crossing these two passes, we will descend on a pleasant trail to Samar that is protected by poplars. Continuing our walk into the canyon and climbing up and following the train with Nilgiri and Annapurna range in front of us and we make a quiet rise of the tiny hamlet of Ghiling.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 6

      Trek to Dhakmar (3820m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      Today we make a pass towards 3850M and arrive at the amazing village of Ghiling (3570M) following a wall with mani. Ghiling is also considered as the gateway to the Kingdom of Lo. The Chorten and the 15th-century monastery is worth a visit in Ghilling. We will pass Ghiling and trek towards the Nyi La (4010m) to join the second pass at 3510m. We will descend towards Ghemi (3510m), a village that has a distinct feature with the houses that has windows painted in bright colors. We will trek through another small pass before descending down to Dhakmar where we spend our night.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 7

      Trek to Lo Mantang (3810m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      After early breakfast, we head out for a long day walk to Lo Mantang. We will pass through Lo Gekar and GharGumba (Monastery) which is one of the major attractions of the day.

      As we trek further into the valley of Lo through our zigzag trails and reach the first pass of Mui trail. We move further with the sights of goats and yaks grazing peacefully to arrive at a monastery of Ghar Gompa(3920m) that was built in the 8th century. We descent from here and climb gradually to Ghar La. We make a pass at 4280m. Lo Manthang lies at the elevation of 3820m is a capital of the kingdom of Lo. The landscape and the ambiance of the valley create a sense of peace.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 8

      Rest Day

      Meals: BLD
      We spend a rest day to grasp all that the valley of Lo has to offer today visiting monasteries of Chode and Jampa. Other possible hikes today include visiting the Namgyal Gompa and taking a jeep up to the village of Garphu.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 9

      Trek to Yara Gaon (3650m) – 7 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      We trek towards Lo La today that lies at 3945m. A pleasant walk today takes us through the valley that overlooks the canyons with the Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri at the backdrop. Crossing the elevation at 4073m, we descend to Dhigaon (3390m) and continue for another hour or so following the Puyun Khola to arrive at Yara gaon, a village with small houses and spend an overnight here.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 10

      Trek to Luri Gompa (4000m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      Today we will take the trail that stretched mostly upwards taking us to the small settlement at Luri Gompa, which is mentioned by Bodhisattva Padmasambhava who had meditated in the cave which makes this place religiously very important for the Buddhists.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 11

      Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4750m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      After breakfast, we descend towards Luri Gompa crossing the village of Gara. We cross several chorten. Descending further to the gorge that joins the main road from Yara to Ghuma Thati. We will cross a large grassy field at 4780m as we descend towards Ghuma Thanti. Ghuma Thati is a small shelter that is built for pilgrims going to the sacred Damodar Kunda.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 12

      Trek to Parsye Khola (4850m) – 4 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      We trek through the well-marked trail today. We will make a pass of 5320m and we are rewarded with the amazing view of Dhaulagiri (8167m) followed with Annapurna I. We descend steeply down to the Parsye Khola. A short day today to keep us acclimatised.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 13

      Trek to Damodar Kunda (4890m) – 5 Hrs Walk

      Meals: BLD
      After breakfast, we start our trek going up the gorge for 200 meters and continue following the large slope on the left bank of the river. We pass the elevation of 5490m that provides us with an amazing view of the Dhaulagiri along with Damodar Himal. We continue through the broad valley to reach the sacred lake of Damodar Kunda which is a sacred Hindu lake.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 14

      Trek to Base Camp (5380m)

      Meals: BLD
      We continue towards the Japanese Base Camp following the small paths. The large Chorten built by the Japanese must be the reason this place is called the Japanese Base camp. We arrive here and train with our climbing Sherpa to use the climbing equipment.

      Overnight in Camp
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 15

      Trek to High Camp (5780m)

      Meals: BLD
      After breakfast, we trek towards the high camp noticing the transition as we ascent towards the moraines of the left bank of the glacier. At around 5700m, we cross the glacier to shift towards the right bank of the glacier where we camp for the night before heading for the last summit push the next day.

      Overnight in Camp
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 16

      Summit Sarebung Peak (6328m) and Back to Bhrikuti Base Camp (5070m) – 12 Hrs Walk

      Meals: BLD
      Today is the final push to the summit of Sarebung peak. The climb towards the pass will take us 3 hours on the moraine and then on the glacier. Another 280 meters of ascending brings us to the summit via easy trails covered with snow. The surrounding views of Gyajiking, Himlung is something that we will remember lifelong. We descend back to the high camp and spend an overnight here.

      Overnight in Camp
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 17

      Trek to Phu (3995m) – 6 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      We continue to descend through the hill towards the river from where we start climbing in front on the glacial shoulder and continue up to Ngaru. As we continue we descend through a steep climb of about 200 meters which leads us to a trail to the village of Phu. Phu is a medieval village that is perched on a rocky peak where the Gurung community is found to reside.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 18

      Rest day

      Meals: BLD
      We take a rest day today to go around the village of Phu. Phu is a village that is built as a settlement of Khampa warriors. Now as a proper village, the old houses are very interesting along with the Tashi Dzong Gompa which is about 20 minutes walk from the village.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 19

      Trek to Meta (3560m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      We continue our trek towards Meta as we descend towards Kyang (3820m). Mostly going down towards the lower elevation, we will cross Chy6ako (3720m) and arrive at Meta where we spend an overnight.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 20

      Trek Koto (2600m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

      Meals: BLD
      Continue descending through pine woods to cross a river through a suspension bridge. We cross the campsite at the Nar Phu river and continue walking towards Koto, a small settlement with Gurung community that adjoins the trail towards Annapurna circuit.

      Overnight in Lodge
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 21

      Drive by Bus to Besi Sahar and to Kathmandu (11/12 Hrs Drive)

      Meals: BL
      After breakfast, we take a bus from Koto to Besishara which is about 4 hours drive through the bumpy road until. From Besisahar we drive back to a long 8 hours drive to arrive in Kathmandu.

      Overnight in Hotel
      Meals: BL
    • Day 22

      Free Day in Kathmandu

      Meals: BD
      We are free today in Kathmandu after the strenuous trek and the summit. Evening, we will be transferred to a very nice restaurant “Le Sherpa” for dinner.

      Overnight in Hotel
      Meals: BD
    • Day 23

      International Departure

      Meals: B
      Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM. In case your flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.

      Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.
      Meals: B
  • Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US $25 for 15 days, US $40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

    Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the TRIP NOTES for complete advice on AMS.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

    All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the tea houses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    More Info

    This is a Tough+ trek. It is activity level 9 with 16 days walking and full porterage throughout. The maximum altitude is 6,189m (or 5,545m without Island Peak) and the average is 3,680m. There are some steep ascents and descents and some narrow trails. As this trek also ascends to very high altitudes participants should be confident of their physical fitness and must have previous experience of trekking at altitude and in snow.

    Although it is not compulsory to participate in the climb (the summit attempt is optional), anyone who does must have previous ice axe and crampon experience and know how to use a jumar and abseil device. There will be equipment checks and practice sessions for rope use, ice axe, crampon and harness use, abseiling and crevasse rescue. For safety reasons it is compulsory to participate in these sessions. If you do not take part the leader and climbing Sherpas will not allow you to take part in the climb.

    Though technically harder than Mera Peak, for those with the necessary experience this expedition is within the reach of those seeking their first Himalayan summit. The climb requires strong lungs and a great deal of will power - it is graded alpine PD+ and starts with some rocky scrambling to a glacier. We cross the glacier roped up (there is one ladder to cross), and then come to a 200m steep 40-45 degree headwall, which leads to a 20m summit ridge. We will rope up to cross the glacier and you will be walking with an ice axe, crampons and plastic boots. There are fixed ropes up the headwall (approximately 200m) and along the summit ridge. On the ascent you will need to use a jumar and on the descent you will need to use an abseil device.

    Please be aware that altitude can have a significant affect on your physical state. It is important that you take heed of the leader's advice and decisions at all times. The leaders are trained in first aid and are well aware of AMS symptoms and will keep a close eye on the group. We ask you to refer to the altitude warning within the Trip Notes.

    The climb itself is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights or vertigo and the main trail itself crosses three modern suspension bridges over rivers and valleys - all of these have mesh sides but some are quite long and high.

    Equipment Checklist

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot
    • Balaclava- Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face
    • Fleece or woolen hat
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional)
    • Buff Scarf / thin face mask
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear
    • Thermal inner trouser
    • Down jacket with hoodie
    • Hiking pant
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new)
    • Smartwool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new)
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair)
    • Alpine bootRecommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar
    • Mountaineering bootRecommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX
    • Trekking boots
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper

    Hand wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm
    • Down mitts- Recommended The North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves- Recommended water & wind proof
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking

    Other Equipments

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC)
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Climbing Equipments

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond
    • Ski Googleswith UV protection and anti-fog system
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Snow Googleswith 100% UV protection and anti-fog system
    • Headlamp- Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe- Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons

    Washing Kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag
    • Towel - medium size
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Hand wash & sanitizer
    • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges)
    • Wet tissue

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness
    • Ascender (Jummer)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    • Abseiling device- Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested
    • 1 X tape sling- Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles
    • Pulley device
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges
    • Shorts
    • Base layer leggings
    • Snow Gaiter
    • Sleeping bag liner
    • Pillowcase
    • Travel clothes
    • Camera
    • Repair kit – (egg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Accommodation

    This tour spends three nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, one night in Pokhara, eleven nights on the trek in lodges (tea houses) and tented camp while on base camp and high camp of Larke.

    In Kathmandu we normally use a 3-star hotel located within walking distance of the Thamel and in Pokhara we use 3 star hotel located near the lake side.

    On the trek we will stay in tea houses for the most part. The tea houses are basic but adequate; please be realistic about what to expect in the mountains.

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  • Overview

    One of the off the trails trekking trails is Sarebung Peak that lies at the elevation of 6328m. The 21 days trekking itself passes through in the ancient and medieval village of Lo Mangthang, crossing through the ancient kingdom of Mustang and the mysterious Naar and Phu and taking us through the remote lands, glacier walks and high passes which makes this trip an adventure of a lifetime.

    Trip Highlights

    • Visit the ancient kindom of Mustang and Lo Manthang and the mysterious Naar and Phu.
    • Experience the diverse culture along with the land topography.
    • Summit Sarebung Peak(6328m).

    What is included

    • Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfer
    • 3 Nights hotel Kathmandu in Mulberry  on BB Twin Room
    • 7 days camping Services with Cook/ food & Tent
    • 11 nights food & accommodation in Local Lodge on FB Twin Room
    • Flight: Ktm- PKR-Jomsom with airport tax
    • Transfer: Koto-Besi Sahar-Ktm for member & staffs/bag
    • Saribung Peak Permit Fee, Narphu Special Permit Fees
    • National Park & TIMS Permit Fee
    • Climbing equipment; Rope/Ice crew/snow bar/ carabiners
    • High Camp Food & Camping equipment
    • 04/06 Pax 1 Climbing Sherpa Sirdar + 1 Climbing Sherpa
    • 07/09 Pax 1 Climbing Sherpa Sirdar + 2 Climbing Sherpa
    • 11/12 Pax 1 Climbing Sherpa Sirdar+  3 Climbing Sherpa
    • 1 porter-every two members
    • All staffs insurance & daily wages food and equipment
    • Farewell Dinner in KTM

    What is not included

    • Personal Equipment & Insurance
    • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person
    • Alcoholic Beverages, Telephone & Laundry
    • Any personal nature expenses.
    • Emergency Evacuation if required
    • Tips for Staffs
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

    Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
    Evening dinner at the Hotel

    Overnight in Hotel
    Meals: D

    Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara

    Today we will fly to Pokhara; a short scenic 25 minutes flight. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we are transferred to Hotel.

    Overnight in Hotel
    Meals: B

    Day 3 : Fly to Jomsom (2720m) & Trek to Kagbeni (2800m). Approx. 3.5 Hrs Walk

    Early morning we will fly to Jomsom which takes approx. 20 minutes having close views of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri and others. Upon landing at the airport, we will meet with our crew members and head out for Kagbeni which is also known as the gateway to the Mustang. It takes about 3 to 4 hrs walk to reach Kagbeni from Jomsom. On reaching the Kagbeni Village, we will complete our paperwork at police check post before entering this long forbidden region of Nepal and spend an overnight at this amazing village full of Tibetan architectural beauty.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 4 : Trek to Chhusang [2980m] and Chele (3060m). Approx. 7 Hrs Walk

    Today we will head out for Chuksang. The trail passes through the mix of high trail and river bank with the endless stretch of sand to the village of Tangbe (3030m). The village is a labyrinth of narrow alleys, fields of buckwheat and barley and apple orchards with the view of Nilgiri Peak on the back. After 2 hrs hike, we will reach Chuksang village which lies at the confluence of the NarshingKhola (River) and Kali Gandaki River. Passing along the Mustang River and crossing the new bridge we climb towards the village of Chele.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 5 : Trek to Ghiling (3800m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek

    Today we will trek passing Chele village. During the walk, you can find a distinct change in topography, culture, lifestyle, and people. From Chele, we will climb a steep spur to Taklam La (3624M) and Dajong La (3660M). After crossing these two passes, we will descend on a pleasant trail to Samar that is protected by poplars. Continuing our walk into the canyon and climbing up and following the train with Nilgiri and Annapurna range in front of us and we make a quiet rise of the tiny hamlet of Ghiling.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 6 : Trek to Dhakmar (3820m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

    Today we make a pass towards 3850M and arrive at the amazing village of Ghiling (3570M) following a wall with mani. Ghiling is also considered as the gateway to the Kingdom of Lo. The Chorten and the 15th-century monastery is worth a visit in Ghilling. We will pass Ghiling and trek towards the Nyi La (4010m) to join the second pass at 3510m. We will descend towards Ghemi (3510m), a village that has a distinct feature with the houses that has windows painted in bright colors. We will trek through another small pass before descending down to Dhakmar where we spend our night.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 7 : Trek to Lo Mantang (3810m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

    After early breakfast, we head out for a long day walk to Lo Mantang. We will pass through Lo Gekar and GharGumba (Monastery) which is one of the major attractions of the day.

    As we trek further into the valley of Lo through our zigzag trails and reach the first pass of Mui trail. We move further with the sights of goats and yaks grazing peacefully to arrive at a monastery of Ghar Gompa(3920m) that was built in the 8th century. We descent from here and climb gradually to Ghar La. We make a pass at 4280m. Lo Manthang lies at the elevation of 3820m is a capital of the kingdom of Lo. The landscape and the ambiance of the valley create a sense of peace.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 8 : Rest Day

    We spend a rest day to grasp all that the valley of Lo has to offer today visiting monasteries of Chode and Jampa. Other possible hikes today include visiting the Namgyal Gompa and taking a jeep up to the village of Garphu.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 9 : Trek to Yara Gaon (3650m) – 7 Hrs Trek

    We trek towards Lo La today that lies at 3945m. A pleasant walk today takes us through the valley that overlooks the canyons with the Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri at the backdrop. Crossing the elevation at 4073m, we descend to Dhigaon (3390m) and continue for another hour or so following the Puyun Khola to arrive at Yara gaon, a village with small houses and spend an overnight here.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 10 : Trek to Luri Gompa (4000m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek

    Today we will take the trail that stretched mostly upwards taking us to the small settlement at Luri Gompa, which is mentioned by Bodhisattva Padmasambhava who had meditated in the cave which makes this place religiously very important for the Buddhists.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 11 : Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4750m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

    After breakfast, we descend towards Luri Gompa crossing the village of Gara. We cross several chorten. Descending further to the gorge that joins the main road from Yara to Ghuma Thati. We will cross a large grassy field at 4780m as we descend towards Ghuma Thanti. Ghuma Thati is a small shelter that is built for pilgrims going to the sacred Damodar Kunda.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 12 : Trek to Parsye Khola (4850m) – 4 Hrs Trek

    We trek through the well-marked trail today. We will make a pass of 5320m and we are rewarded with the amazing view of Dhaulagiri (8167m) followed with Annapurna I. We descend steeply down to the Parsye Khola. A short day today to keep us acclimatised.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 13 : Trek to Damodar Kunda (4890m) – 5 Hrs Walk

    After breakfast, we start our trek going up the gorge for 200 meters and continue following the large slope on the left bank of the river. We pass the elevation of 5490m that provides us with an amazing view of the Dhaulagiri along with Damodar Himal. We continue through the broad valley to reach the sacred lake of Damodar Kunda which is a sacred Hindu lake.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 14 : Trek to Base Camp (5380m)

    We continue towards the Japanese Base Camp following the small paths. The large Chorten built by the Japanese must be the reason this place is called the Japanese Base camp. We arrive here and train with our climbing Sherpa to use the climbing equipment.

    Overnight in Camp
    Meals: BLD

    Day 15 : Trek to High Camp (5780m)

    After breakfast, we trek towards the high camp noticing the transition as we ascent towards the moraines of the left bank of the glacier. At around 5700m, we cross the glacier to shift towards the right bank of the glacier where we camp for the night before heading for the last summit push the next day.

    Overnight in Camp
    Meals: BLD

    Day 16 : Summit Sarebung Peak (6328m) and Back to Bhrikuti Base Camp (5070m) – 12 Hrs Walk

    Today is the final push to the summit of Sarebung peak. The climb towards the pass will take us 3 hours on the moraine and then on the glacier. Another 280 meters of ascending brings us to the summit via easy trails covered with snow. The surrounding views of Gyajiking, Himlung is something that we will remember lifelong. We descend back to the high camp and spend an overnight here.

    Overnight in Camp
    Meals: BLD

    Day 17 : Trek to Phu (3995m) – 6 Hrs Trek

    We continue to descend through the hill towards the river from where we start climbing in front on the glacial shoulder and continue up to Ngaru. As we continue we descend through a steep climb of about 200 meters which leads us to a trail to the village of Phu. Phu is a medieval village that is perched on a rocky peak where the Gurung community is found to reside.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 18 : Rest day

    We take a rest day today to go around the village of Phu. Phu is a village that is built as a settlement of Khampa warriors. Now as a proper village, the old houses are very interesting along with the Tashi Dzong Gompa which is about 20 minutes walk from the village.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 19 : Trek to Meta (3560m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

    We continue our trek towards Meta as we descend towards Kyang (3820m). Mostly going down towards the lower elevation, we will cross Chy6ako (3720m) and arrive at Meta where we spend an overnight.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 20 : Trek Koto (2600m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

    Continue descending through pine woods to cross a river through a suspension bridge. We cross the campsite at the Nar Phu river and continue walking towards Koto, a small settlement with Gurung community that adjoins the trail towards Annapurna circuit.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: BLD

    Day 21 : Drive by Bus to Besi Sahar and to Kathmandu (11/12 Hrs Drive)

    After breakfast, we take a bus from Koto to Besishara which is about 4 hours drive through the bumpy road until. From Besisahar we drive back to a long 8 hours drive to arrive in Kathmandu.

    Overnight in Hotel
    Meals: BL

    Day 22 : Free Day in Kathmandu

    We are free today in Kathmandu after the strenuous trek and the summit. Evening, we will be transferred to a very nice restaurant “Le Sherpa” for dinner.

    Overnight in Hotel
    Meals: BD

    Day 23 : International Departure

    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM. In case your flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.

    Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.
    Meals: B
  • Essential Info

    Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US $25 for 15 days, US $40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

    Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the TRIP NOTES for complete advice on AMS.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

    All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the tea houses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    More Info

    This is a Tough+ trek. It is activity level 9 with 16 days walking and full porterage throughout. The maximum altitude is 6,189m (or 5,545m without Island Peak) and the average is 3,680m. There are some steep ascents and descents and some narrow trails. As this trek also ascends to very high altitudes participants should be confident of their physical fitness and must have previous experience of trekking at altitude and in snow.

    Although it is not compulsory to participate in the climb (the summit attempt is optional), anyone who does must have previous ice axe and crampon experience and know how to use a jumar and abseil device. There will be equipment checks and practice sessions for rope use, ice axe, crampon and harness use, abseiling and crevasse rescue. For safety reasons it is compulsory to participate in these sessions. If you do not take part the leader and climbing Sherpas will not allow you to take part in the climb.

    Though technically harder than Mera Peak, for those with the necessary experience this expedition is within the reach of those seeking their first Himalayan summit. The climb requires strong lungs and a great deal of will power - it is graded alpine PD+ and starts with some rocky scrambling to a glacier. We cross the glacier roped up (there is one ladder to cross), and then come to a 200m steep 40-45 degree headwall, which leads to a 20m summit ridge. We will rope up to cross the glacier and you will be walking with an ice axe, crampons and plastic boots. There are fixed ropes up the headwall (approximately 200m) and along the summit ridge. On the ascent you will need to use a jumar and on the descent you will need to use an abseil device.

    Please be aware that altitude can have a significant affect on your physical state. It is important that you take heed of the leader's advice and decisions at all times. The leaders are trained in first aid and are well aware of AMS symptoms and will keep a close eye on the group. We ask you to refer to the altitude warning within the Trip Notes.

    The climb itself is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights or vertigo and the main trail itself crosses three modern suspension bridges over rivers and valleys - all of these have mesh sides but some are quite long and high.

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    Equipment Checklist

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot
    • Balaclava- Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face
    • Fleece or woolen hat
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional)
    • Buff Scarf / thin face mask
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear
    • Thermal inner trouser
    • Down jacket with hoodie
    • Hiking pant
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new)
    • Smartwool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new)
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair)
    • Alpine bootRecommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar
    • Mountaineering bootRecommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX
    • Trekking boots
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper

    Hand wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm
    • Down mitts- Recommended The North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves- Recommended water & wind proof
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking

    Other Equipments

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC)
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Climbing Equipments

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond
    • Ski Googleswith UV protection and anti-fog system
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Snow Googleswith 100% UV protection and anti-fog system
    • Headlamp- Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe- Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons

    Washing Kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag
    • Towel - medium size
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Hand wash & sanitizer
    • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges)
    • Wet tissue

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness
    • Ascender (Jummer)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    • Abseiling device- Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested
    • 1 X tape sling- Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles
    • Pulley device
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges
    • Shorts
    • Base layer leggings
    • Snow Gaiter
    • Sleeping bag liner
    • Pillowcase
    • Travel clothes
    • Camera
    • Repair kit – (egg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    This tour spends three nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, one night in Pokhara, eleven nights on the trek in lodges (tea houses) and tented camp while on base camp and high camp of Larke.

    In Kathmandu we normally use a 3-star hotel located within walking distance of the Thamel and in Pokhara we use 3 star hotel located near the lake side.

    On the trek we will stay in tea houses for the most part. The tea houses are basic but adequate; please be realistic about what to expect in the mountains.


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