Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Saribung Peak Climbing - 26days

Saribung Peak Climbing is one of our favourite climb and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Saribung Peak climbing combines trekking in two Trans-Himalaya regions of Upper Mustang and Phu valley. It lies in the remote part of Mustang in the vicinity of Damodar Himal, close to the border of Tibet. Saribung Peak Climbing is the newly explored peak climbing in Nepal, encompasses the remote regions of Nepal Himalayas. Off the beaten trail passes through Upper Mustang route to Lo- Manthang. Saribung peak climbing is an opportunity to explore the beautiful valley landscape and remote village, hidden section of deep Himalayan and two different trekking regions: Upper Mustang and Phu. Both the places are full of great sceneries with unique cultural villages in different geographic land. Passing through several villages it offers a good opportunity to experience the diverse and geographical variations. We will get to see the unique tradition and culture of the locals living in this isolated region. We will visit the oldest monasteries of the region and interact with the local people and experience their lifestyle. During the trek, we will have magnificent views of Mountains like Nilgiri Himal, Himlung Himal, Lamjung Himal, Mt Manaslu, and Annapurna II from the top of the Saribung peak. Technically climbing to Saribung Peak is not difficult but it demands physical endurance to cross over the high mountain Saribung La lies between Damodar Kunda Region and Nar Phu Valley. Spring and the autumn are the best seasons for this climb.

Saribung peak climbing starts with a scenic drive to Pokhara. From here, we will take a short and scenic mountain flight to Jomsom. After landing at Jomsom, we will start our trek following the trail towards Kagbeni. Our trail passes through diverse landscapes with several villages and ancient gompas towards Lo Manthang. We will visit the fascinating Luri Gompa before heading off into the wilds of Namta Khola valley. This wild area has no settlements. After spending a day for acclimatization in the base camp via Luri Cave Monastery, we head on to the high camp and then climb the Saribung peak. After the summit the crossing over Saribung La descend to Nar Phu Valley and end at Jagat. We will enjoy the hidden valley of Nar-Phu. The trail passes through beautiful locations, villages that have preserved their unique culture & religion, and very diverse terrain. The fabulous and pleasing views of the sparkling white peaks will become one of the best experiences gain from this trek. The trek to Saribung is considered as challenging, due to the remote location and altitudinal variances. During the trek, we will explore the arid landscape of remote Nepal, visit the hidden valleys, and trek through the unspoiled territory. At some section of the trail we need to use the rope to avoid the steep snowy paths.

We always try to keep our guests happy and satisfied, therefore we manage well-behaving friendly human resources, with the best cook, serving tasty foods to our valuable guests. We are waiting for you to join us for such an exciting and unforgettable trip.

Highlight

√ An old monastery on the trail Dakmar, Gar Gumba
√ Explore Upper Mustang, Naar Phu valley, and The Hidden Valley
√ Off the beaten route trek down to wilds of Namta Khola Valley
√ Landscapes dominated by barren valleys, colorful mountains having interesting myths
√ Opportunity to experience the remote and traditional villages highly influenced by ancient Tibetan culture
√ Beautiful views of Himlung Himal, Nilgiri Himal and many other Tibetan mountains from the summit

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 26 days
Max altitude: 1350m - 6320m
Difficulty: Hard
Accommodation: Teahouse & Campinng
Season: Mar to May & Sep to Nov
Activities: Trekking, Camping & Mountaineering
Starting / Ending: Kathmandu
Transport : Private Vehicle & Domestic flight
Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area permit, Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit, Nar Phu Restricted Area Permit, Saribung Peak Climbing Permits and TIMS Card
Equipment: Trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. )

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges along with the world's highest peak Mount Everest while being on this flight. The flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have to visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our company representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Company representative welcomes you by offering the holy Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. It takes around 30min to reach at Thamel from TIA via means of transportation. The scenes of Pashupatinath(sacred Hindu temple), city, full of various vehicles, peoples make our journey more enjoyable and amazing, then we reach the hotel and take rest. Thamel is full of restaurants, shopping centers, and good accommodation. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Free day at Kathmandu

We recommend you to take an extra day in Kathmandu on the second day of the trip. Due to several hours of flight travel, physical mentally could be exhaust. Therefore it is an ideal idea to stop a day in Kathmandu before starting your Himalayas trip and prepare for the trip. During the free day at Ktm, you can simply stay relax or to make your the day memorable you can do sightseeing tour on world's UNESCO Heritage sites or you can do 1hr Everest Mountain Flight tour or 3h30min Everest Helicopter tour or 1h30min Langtang Helicopter tour, rock climbing, etc.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Scenic drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft), 6hr drive

After having breakfast in the hotel at Kathmandu we drive towards Pokhara. We follow the Prithvi Highway that leads to Galchi and Mugling Bazaar. The scenic drive offers inspiring views of the surrounding natural wonders, zigzag road of hilly part of Nepal along with diversified culture, landscape, and local people all the way to Pokhara. The drive takes around six hours to reach Pokhara. Pokhara is known to be a popular tourist destination for visitors from all over the world. Every year, many people visit to travel to the Annapurna range and famous religious place Muktinath. Pokhara is also attributed to beautiful lakes like Fewa, Begnas, Rupa, and Rara.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Scenic flight to Jomsom (2720m/8923.885 ft.) & trek to Kagbeni (2810m/9219 ft.), flight 25min+3-4hr walk

We fly to Jomsom. We will enjoy the spectacular view of Fishtail Mountain, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges with its some popular peaks on both side from the plane. We will experience the distinct changes in the geographical appearance as the plane approach higher to the northern side. After 30min of flight, the chilling weather will welcome us to Jomsom airport. Here we meet with the rest of the trekking staffs and we follow the Kali Gandaki valley to Kagbeni. We will enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri and Tukche peak while walking against the direction. 3-4hr of the walk, the gateway to the restricted area of Lo Manthang (Kagbeni) will reach.
[Included meals: lunch & Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Trek to Chele (3050m/10004ft. ), 5-6hr walk

We start our trail from the east side of Kaligadaki river bank with the spectacular morning sunrise. Our journey passing the high ridges, we will observe some remarkable caves and Gompa Kang on the west side of the Kali Gandaki River. Soon we arrive picturesque at Tangbe village bypassing the trio of black, white and red Chorten that represents the Upper Mustang. The village is the labyrinth of narrow alleys among whitewashed houses, field of buckwheat, barley, wheat, and apple orchards. It manifests the conspicuous view of Mt Nilgiri on the southern part of the skyline. The typical village of Chugsang is half an hour beyond Tangbe situated at the confluence of the Kaligandaki River and Narshing Khola. Up the Narshing Khola is Tetang where there are a gompa and salt mine. After crossing the river of Chugsang, we see some spectacular sight of red eroded cave. The vast Kali Gandi valley gradually narrowed and more meditative caves are perceived over the high cliff where there is a tunnel through which Kaligandaki river flow out under the steel bridge. Further short ascend walk on rocky gully trail bring us to Chele. Chele is one of the pretty villages offer us comfort accommodation.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Ghiling (3570m/11712ft. ), 6-7hr walk

Our next journey starts with a climb on loose rocky slope from where gradient ease. By leaving Chele, we have a wonderful sight of Gyakar village with its fields surrounded by the stone with the mud-covered wall which lies far away across the deep canyon. The trail continues to climb on the long, steep, treeless and waterless reach at the pass. After a long descend leads to some Chorten and furthermore walk will reach Samar Village. The resting point for all travelers and the horse caravans where it provides horse stables and camping space. Next, we climb above the summer village to the ridge and after sometimes we descend from thick junipers trees and reach to Beni. The trail climbs slightly up to Yamada, further climb some ridges and descends with an emerging spectacular view of landscape reaches Sangpoche. We will again slightly climb to a pass and reach to another valley. There is a junction of trial in the valley, from which left trial leads to Nyi la bypassing Ghiling and other descends to the beautiful village of Ghilling.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Tsarang (3560m/11679ft. ), 6-7hr walk

We start our walk gently through the field bypassing the typical village of Tama Gaon and its imposing Chorten. The trail regions the main route to the Nyi la after the continuous climb to the pass. This pass is the southern boundary of the Lo itself. We will have a wonderful and gentle descends from the Nyi La pass and after half an hour is a junction, the right trail is the direct route to Charang, the left trial lead to Ghami. The Charang trail descends to the Tangmar Chu River and it passes the steel bridge over there. After gentle climb is the long stretched red wall called Mani (the longest Mani wall in Nepal) is observed on the way. The red-colored cliff to the northeast part from the Mani wall has a spectacular sight with its beautifully eroded shapes. Another pass has to ascend and then gently descends of the routes lead to Charang village.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3810m/12500ft. ), 4-5hr walk

Our initial section of the walk commences with gentle ascend and far ascends to the steep rocky trail to the cairn at ridges opposite to the Charang village. Further, we climb towards the north and passing the giant isolated Chorten which marks a boundary between Tsarang and Lo-Manthang. Then the trail passes the stream and desert-like landscape with the hue of grey and yellow is crossed. The giant cliff with several caves on it is perceived on the right side while heading towards Lo la (pass). Following the trial for sometimes reach Lo la from where it views the spectacular sight of Lo-Manthang city and the neighboring villages. The muddy trail then descends from the Lo la reaches to the stream and climb up to LoManthang plateau we have a marvellous sight of the giant wall which encircles the city. The main entrance of the walled city exists to the northeast side. Inside the walled city, it contains the five-storied royal palace, three large monasteries. Himalayan Amchi Museum and local houses.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Explore days in Lo Manthang

Lo Manthang Choedey Monastery is the main Gompa of the city which is located to the northwest part of the walled city. This Gompa carries all the monastic activities like Buddhist text schooling, Buddhist rituals performance, teaching Buddhist philosophy and so on. It also takes care of the preservation of the Buddhist ancient thanka paintings, precious religious text, and antiquity of monastics belongings, etc. This monastery belongs to the Ngor Sakya clan of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a saying that in the 17th century, the king Sabdung Rapten invited his religious teacher Jamgong Ngawang Kunga Sonam to Lo-Manthang and later during his stay in Lo-Manthang (in the Choedey Monastery) he introduced the popular festivals of Tiji (rituals dance perform by the Lama). The monastery also features the museum where one can visit the antique collection of art, sculptures, scriptures and copper wares related to an ancient civilization of Lo-Manthang as well as the whole Lo kingdom.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 10: Trek to Yara (3650m/11972ft. ), 6-7hr walk

Leaving Lo-Manthang behind, we follow the trail that is a gradual climb as we approach the village of Dhi. The Dhi village looks beautiful and greener with seasonal cultivation around such a hostile and barren land by the bank of Puyun Khola. Enjoying the spectacular ridges we descend down the small river we will ascend steeply towards Yara Village. Upon reaching Yara, you will get to witness several caves on the stone walls. During the trek, we will explore the countless number of caves in the high stone walls.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 11 Trek to Luri Gompa (4000m/13120ft. ), 3-4hr walk

The trek to Luri Gompa is short and easy following the trail that is a gradual ascend all the way towards Luri Gompa. There are two monasteries here at Luri Gompa. The cave is highly decorated with historical wall paintings and ceiling paintings. Upon capturing some pictures we continue easy walk to Luri Gopma. The highly religious and significant place for Buddhist. Firstly, we will visit the gompa located below the Luri Cave Monastery. Later we will make a steep ascent to Luri Cave Monastery one of the oldest - built in the 15th century and also the famous cave monastery in Mustang region. Inside the cave, we will witness ancient Chorten, images, and statues of protectors and deities.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4600m/15088ft. ), 5-6hr walk

Our trail to Ghuma Thanti descends through Puyun Khola and gradual climb uphill crossing the river. The trail has several ups and downs through pasture grounds and hilltops we reach a ridge at 4920m. The ridge is spectacular to capture the Trans-Himalayan landscape surrounded by numerous peaks. The trek follows a winding path and gradually descend through a gorge, we reach Ghuma Thanti. Ghuma Thanti is a place built with the purpose for providing shelter to Buddhist pilgrims on their way to sacred Damodar Kunda Lakes. During the trek, we will have great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. We will explore the great views of the surroundings and the beautiful Kyumupani River further add to the magnificence of the region.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 13: Trek to Namta Khola (4890m/16039ft. ), 7-8hr walk

Leaving Ghuma Thanti we will make a steep ascent towards the small ridge to reach Kyumu pass at height of 5320m. From the top of the pass, we will have stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges including Damodar peak. Then we descend to the bottom of Parsye Khola before climbing again to reach another pass at 5480 meters. Walking through moderately sloping with stone rubbles can be difficult. The trekking path switches to other side and gradually gains the altitude to reach the pass of 5490m. Again the pass provides an absolutely beautiful landscape of deep Himalaya. Our trail leads us towards the sacred and pristine lakes at the vicinity of Damodar Himal. Here, we spot a Hindu shrine and a very old Buddhist Chorten. We will continue to trek until we arrive at Namta Khola.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 14: Trek to Saribung Base Camp (4950m/16236ft. ), 6-7hr walk

The trail to Saribung Base Camp is a challenging one. The trail traverses along with the alpine vegetation and high altitudes of the Tibetan plateau. We will ascend towards the high altitude and reach Base Camp. The trek to the Base Camp is filled with a difficult path and is advised to take utmost caution during the journey. Saribung Base Camp has beautiful views of the landscapes – dry and arid but beautiful beneath the mighty peaks.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 15: Trek to High Camp (5730m/18799ft. ), 5-6hr walk

We begin our trek towards High camp. The trail is strenuous due to the rocks and snow. In some slippery sections, we will need to use our crampons. We ascend along the moraine of the eastern glacial side all the way to its end, passing along beautiful ice blocks. The path crosses to follow the western moraine. We continue our trek with excellent views of Khumjunggar Himal and Damodar Himal, as we approach towards a good camping site at High Camp. Upon reaching the High Camp, we relax amid the beautiful mountains and necessary preparations for the summit climb.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 16: Summit and back to Base camp (4950m/16240ft. ), 7-8hr walk

We will begin our climb early morning as strong winds create an obstacle for climbing to the summit of Saribung Peak. The winds in the mountains get stronger by the day so the trek usually begins as early as possible. The trek begins with the ascent on rocky terrain and steep slopes passing through crevassed glaciers leading through snow slopes. Following a rigorous walk, we will reach the summit of the Saribung peak which offers magnificent views of the thick spread of towering peaks of the surrounding region. Some peaks whose sight relished from the top of the mountain include Chhib Himal, Kharsang Peak, Gyajikang, Bhrikuti, Himlung and many mountains in Annapurna region. Following the glorious sight, we head back to Base Camp.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 17: Extra Days

The spare day will be used as a contingency if we could not climb the peak due to unfavorable weather condition or for some other reasons.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 18: Trek to Nagoru (4400m/14432ft. ) via Saribung Pass (6020m/19745ft. ), 6-7hr walk

We follow the trail leads towards the crossing of Saribung Pass. It’s a steep and snowy trail to the pass which requires extra caution. We will descend vigorously towards a small stream on the trail. The trek involves many ascents and descents through mesmerizing landscapes and alpine atmosphere to head towards Nagoru. The trek involves many ascents and descents through mesmerizing landscapes and alpine atmosphere to head towards Nagoru.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 19: Trek to Phu Gaon (4080m/13382ft. ), 5-6hr walk

Our trail passes through several small villages inhabited mainly by ethnic groups of Lama, Gurung, and Ghale. The geographical diversity of the landscape is amazing indeed. During the trek, we will have great views of surrounding high peaks and the valleys. We will enter one of the most unique and lost/hidden valleys. We will have an opportunity to explore the cultural and natural diversity of local settlements as we approach towards Phu village. It is believed that the stone village of Phu is as old as 800 years. In the evening, walking over the small streets of Phu village. At Phu, We will visit an old and famous monastery, Tashi Lakhang Monastery which is believed to be one of the last monastery built by Karmapa Rinpoche. We will also witness stunning views of Himlung Himal from here.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 20: Trek to Meta (3560m/11676ft. ), 5-6hr walk

Leaving Phu village our trail crosses a suspension bridge and goes along a series of deserted buildings and Chorten. We continue our trek down through rocky and narrow canyons descends towards Kyang. Kyang used to be a settlement for Khampa refugees during the Khampa revolution in Tibet. A small juniper bush in the region can be an opportunity to spot blue sheep. From there, our trail descends and crosses an eroded section of moraine before crossing the Mruju Khola which is the outflow of Lyapche Glacier. With good views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal, we will arrive at the seasonal settlement of Meta.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 21: Trek to Koto (2600m/8528ft. ), 6-7hr walk

You will descend steeply and reach Dharmashala. The trek continues through thick sub-alpine forest, several beautiful streams and a gorgeous waterfall by the bank of Narphu Khola. We follow a rocky trail along the Nar River and forested areas. Further, Crossing a few suspension bridges over Seti Khola tributary and make a short ascent to reach Koto village. It’s an adventurous walk that ends at Koto. After walking around six hours we reach Koto.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 22: Trek to Dharapani (1860m/6100ft. ), 5-6hr walk

The trail from Koto climbs steeply as we head towards the village of Thanchok. From here we will descend forested landscape to reach Timang where there are few tea houses and offers great views of Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu and other mountains. Our trail from here descends through thick pine and fir forest passing through the village of Bagarchhap and continue trekking until we arrive at the Gurung village of Dharapani.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 23: Trek to Tal (1700m/5577ft. )

Leaving Dharapani, there are stunning views of the Dona Khola falls. Descend down along the Marsayangdi River crossing the iron bridge. We will ascend along with the upstream of Marsayangdi River and climb up a rocky trail past fields, as well as bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Kotro. Crossing a long thrilling suspension bridge over the Marsayangdi River, and crossing one more bridge, we will descend down to Tal Village.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 24: Trek to Chamje (1430m/4691ft. ), 2-3hr walk

From Tal, the trail drops steeply beside descend Marsyangdi plunges between Annapurna and Manaslu. Lower down is Sattale, a small place inhabited by Gurung and Magar. The trail down and crossing the river and climbs up we reach Chamje, a small village with well-managed lodges.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 25: Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft. )

After having our breakfast in the hotel at Chhetchhet we will drive back to Kathmandu by bus. The drive with the beautiful view of villages, hills, and mountains, dwindling rivers can be seen on the way takes 7hr to reach KTM. After reaching there our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
[Included meals: Dinner in Ktm]
Overnight at hotel

Day 26: Departure

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meal: Breakfast]

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed, ministry of tourism & Nepal Mountaineering Association trained trekking guide & Sherpa Climbing Guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurances

+ All necessary porters for the trip, cooks, helpers, sherpa etc with meals, accommodation, salary and insurances

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/Teas/coffees) during the trek

Annapurna Conservation Area permit and all necessary permits

+ Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit

Nar Phu Restricted Area Permit.

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

Morimoto Peak Climbing Permit for all members and & Garbage Deposit

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide and climbing rope, snow bars

+ Group climbing equipment, stoves, fuels, supplementary climbing oxygen, mask, regulator, Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

Personal gears:

- Crampons
- Harness
- Ice Axe
- 2 x Tape slings
- 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners
- Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
- Prussic Loops
- Helmet

 

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Gratuity for Guide & Porter

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

You need 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 entries. 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. For further information, visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. 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.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit a copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to an unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to a health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In many cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be covered in these cases.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
26 days
Season
Mar-May & Sept-Nov
Region
Upper Mustang
Grade
Medium to Hard
Altitude
6238m
Walking
5-6hr
Accommodation
Teahouse & Camping