- Newly opened trail in the Upper Mustang region, Annapurna range, Saribung Peak Climbing with its amazing aspects offers unbelievable moments of your life.
- Different Gompas, ancient monasteries, spectacular Himalayan views, beautiful streams, pine forests, cultures of local people from different ethnic communities are the major attraction of this trip.
One of the new trekking trails opened in 2006 in the corner of upper Mustang region, situated to the northeast from Lo- Manthang, border of Nepal and Tibet with an elevation of 6328 m takes you to the western Nepal close to Damodar Himalayan range. A very popular trekking trail with off-beaten paths offers you beautiful moments of your life exploring the landscapes, amazing wildlife, remote cultures and green forests filled with pine and rhododendron flowers. Trekking surrounds the area of “Hidden Valleys” Mustang, Jomsom and Nar Phu valley. Though the expedition doesn’t need any technical ideas, crossing of several high passes with crevasses on the open trails between the region of Damodar kunda and Nar Phu valley makes the trip a strenuous one. You can get a great chance of exploring the unique interpretation of Tibetan culture and marvelous landscapes during the trail. Here we can start the trip from two ways clockwise and anticlockwise. Trekking in clockwise direction, our trek starts from Phu to Saribung Pass and to the Mustang then returning back to Jomsom. Whereas for clockwise, the trek starts from Jomsom to NarPhu valley through the upper Mustang trail and at last ending at Besisahar.
In general our trek starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight or by drive, exploring the beautiful views of Himalayas and green forests on the way. Then to Jomsom by flight and trek to Kagbeni on the same day. On the next day we trek to Lomanthang, here we get a chance to explore the ancient caves and gompas along with the local Tibetan culture of people following their own unique traditions, norms and values. After this, the climbing period starts and we climb to Saribung Peak. Now, we trek to Bulbhule through the NarPhu valley and take a bus to come back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, the company provides you evening dinner with cultural program. You can find the detailed itinerary below;
Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft - Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal! Our airport representative will welcome you and give short brief and further details of the trip program. Overnight stay in hotel.
Early in the morning after breakfast we drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu via a bus or flight.
We take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, and you can observe the amazing views of stunning mountains and green forests. After we reach at Jomsom , we trek to Kagbeni following the beautiful trekking trails.
Trek over the bank of Kaligandaki River offers you a chance to explore beautiful landscapes, Buddhists monasteries and Maniwalls. The trekking trail provides you 16 different caves throughout the way. Reaching at Tsaile village you can observe the excellent views of Nilgiri Himal along with Kaligandaki River.
Here passing through the trail to Ghiling, beautiful small village, we can observe the amazing Chungsi Cave monastery, similarly you can also get a great chance to explore the ancient monastery where the 8th century Indian Buddhists master, Padmasambhava meditated.
Trail passes the zaite village, Nyi-La Pass, Ghami village takes you to the center of Mustang region where you can observe the longest Maniwall painted with the vertical stripes of red, white and black color. Old palace, beautiful chhorten and Tasarang Gompa are the major highlights to Tsarang.
We trek to Lo-Manthang through the upper trail where you can get a great chance to explore,the oldest temple Lo-Gyakar-Ghar Gompa in Upper Mustang built by the founder of Tibetan Buddhism Padmasambhav . Passing the highest point Chogo-La Pass, you can closely observe the Tibetan culture followed by the original Thakali’s of this region.
Hike to Chhoser village, exploring the amazing caves and monasteries in Lo-Manthang are amazing!
We trek to Yara village, passes by the beautiful small streams and amazing Dhi village with amazing caves and stone walls on the ways.
Trek to Luri Gompa from Yara, exploring the incredible caves and monasteries with different ancient statues, images and religious values.
Walking through the hilltops, with spectacular mountain views. Updown with grassy pastures you will reach to Ghuma Thanti.
Trekking trail to Namta Khola offers you a great chance to Damodar Kunda along with beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Damodar Himal and Annapurna. Different Buddhists monasteries, Hindu shrine and crystal clear lakes are the attractions of this trail.
Namta Khola to Saribung Base Camp trek offers the beautiful landscapes with Tibetan plateu.
Acclimalization near the hills of Saribung Base Camp.
Trek to Camp I from Saribung Base Camp passing spectacular views of mountains on the trail.
Trek to the summit of Saribung where you can explore the amazing views of mountains like: Himlung, Brikuti etc.
Trek to Saribung Pass to Nagoru offers marvelous views of Himalayas along with cultural and religious values of local people from different ethnic community like: Rai, Tamang, Gurung etc.
Trekking trails through different small villages offers a chance to closely observe the daily living style of local people. Along with this you can get a great chance to explore one of the 100 world’s greatest monasteries called Tashi Lakhang Monastery built by Karmapo Rinpoche.
Views of mountains Annapurna and Lamjung Himal through the trail to Meta from Phu Gaon.
Trek to Meta from Koto, passing beautiful pine forests and small streams on the way.
Trek to Dharapani for 5 to 6 hours, passing amazing views of mountains and pine forests.
Way along the Marsyangdi River, with rocky trails and dense forests.
Trek to the down with rocky trail following the Marsyangdi River to Bulbhule. The trek completed in this point!
Now, we take a bus to Kathmandu. Reaching at hotel, take a rest. The company offers you meal with cultural show in evening time.
After winding up a successful trip, our representative drops you off to the airport for your further journey. You are dropped to the airport around 3 hours before the departure so that there may not be any delays. Have a safe journey!
- Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
- Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition
- Accommodation on tented camp
- Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
- Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
- Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
- All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
- Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, insulated mat, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip
- Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
- Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
- Insurance of all staff including porters
- Adventure Treks T-shirts / other seasonal gifts as perks
- 10 % VAT and 13% TSC Taxes.
- High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes
- International Airfare
- Lunch and Dinner except mentioned itinerary
- All Drinks and main meals in cities.
- Tips items for trekking crew members personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, laundry, beverage drinks etc.
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We organize trekking in Dhaulagiri region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Dhaulagiri Base trekking is considered a strenuous trek suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Dhaulagiri Base Camp. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.
Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Dhaulagiri base camp trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Dhaulagiri base camp trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Dhaulagiri region. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.
We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Dhaulagiri region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.