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Saribung pass trekking

Saribung pass trekking itinerary
Overview

Saribung pass trekking highlights

  • Saribung pass offers Annapurna and Dhaulagiri family and some of the boarder mountains.
  • Walking through dry cultivated fields, Excellent views of Annapurna family, Dhaulagiri & Blue Mountain.
  • Hidden kingdom, World’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki and Saribung pass to Nar Phu
  • Meet the mixed communities with Tibetan Buddhism, local people and their life styles.

Saribung pass trekking newly discovered trekking route in 2006. It is challenging and very popular trekking trail with beaten track and demanding pass. Saribung is situated in isolated part of Mustang region of Damodar Himal, close to the border of (Tibet). Saribung pass trekking trail is rugged, cutting high into cliff sides and passes villages that have changed little over the centuries. Saribung Trek can be done in anti-clockwise for which the trek start from Nar-Phu Valley “ a hidden valley” and then ascend to Saribung pass and enter in the Mustang ” known as little Tibet in Nepal” and down to Jomsom or clockwise for which the trek start from Jomsom and follow Upper Mustang trail and descend to Nar-Phu valley and Besisahar to end. For mountaineering, it is easy to do Expedition but there are many passes with ice and creases in between the Damodar Kunda region and Nar-Phu valley. During the trekking, trekkers meet different villages, monasteries, culture and religion of Tibetan style every day. The main important thing is spectacular mountain scenery, which will see from the top of Mt. Saribung. This trek will be trek of 21 day if we don’t climb Saribung Peak. This trek is highly recommended for young and experienced trekkers and can be done in any time (except winter) during the year.

Itinerary

Saribung pass trekking detail itinerary

Our Saribung pass classical trek has a short, itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to upper mustang but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the upper mustang in a more relaxed manner can try this appropriate choice. However email us if you need customized itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu bed with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2Drive to Pokhara city (900m/2,943 ft), 6 hours.

Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Between on the way we will see the natural beauty like Trisuli river which is most popular in Nepal for rafting and we will follow the way almost bank of the Trisuli and Marsyandi River when we arrive in Pokhara transfer to hotel.

Day 3 Fly to Jomsom. Trek to Kagbeni (2800m/9,156 ft), 4 hours

Early flight to Jomsom located an an altitude of 2720m / 8,894 ft. You will be land on District headquarters of Mustang and will start trek to Kagbeni, the starting point of the Upper Mustang, where you can make your eyes busy for The spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is the most interesting typical Tibetan village and the entry point of the upper Mustang for overnight stop. Overnight camping at Kagbeni.

Day 4Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3100m/10,137 ft), 6 hours

The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki that climbs over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe Village. The town is labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed house, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peaks,which dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni. Continues to loom massively at the foot of the valley. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang Village and crosses the river, continue climbing north up the trail to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that ahs fallen from the cliff above forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kaligandaki valley and climb steeply up a rocky gully to chele at 3030m.

Day 5Trek from Chele to Gheling (3570m/11,674 ft), 8 hours

The climb continues along step, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, and then the trail descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. The route climbs sharply up and down over a series of high passes, before the final descend to Geiling.

Day 6Trek from Geling to Tsarang (3560m/11,641 ft), 7 hours

From Geling, the trail climbs gently to the interesting pass on our trek NYILA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar chu (river), we will arrive to a MANI (Prayer WALL) perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang. The huge five – storey white Dzong and red Gompa is an interesting visit to observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha.

Day 7Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3840m/12,557 ft), 5 hours

The trail descends about 100 meters down from Charang, crosses the Charang – Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge and continues to climb. Finally, from a ridge at 3850m. There is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo- Manthang.

Day 8Lo-Manthang , day hiking exploring around

Another day in Lo – Manthang gives you the chance to explore its many sights; the Tall Champa Lakhang (God house,) the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Raja’s Palace; as well as to gaze at the surrounding panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya. Besides Lo-Manthang there is two other interesting valleys worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja’s summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Namgyal (The Monastery of Victory) is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. In the eastern valley lies the village of Chosar, also rich in gompas and the valley is the main trading route to Lhasa.

Day 9Trek from Lo-Manthang to Yara (3900m/12,753 ft), 6 hours)

Leave the village and keep by gently ascending going until we reach day-La. This is the last point where we see Lo-Manthang city. Roughly 3 hours later, we reach at Dhi village then we descend for an hour where we have lunch break. After lunch we pass the small stream and make a short steep climb to Yara village. It takes about 1 and half hour. We can see innumerable caves at the stone walls. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 10Trek to Luri Cave Monastery (4005m /13,096 ft), 4 hrs

We continue our journey through the river bank to Luri cave Monastery which takes about 2 hours. There are actually two monasteries. First we visit one which is situated below of Luri Cave monastery. Then a short steep ascent brings us to Luri Cave Monastery which takes us about 30 minutes. This is the oldest monastery located at an altitude of 4005m above sea level and constructed in the 15th century and till this date very famous cave monastery of Mustang region. Inside the cave we can see a big Old Chhorten and many images and statues of Protectors and Deities. There is an also highly sacred religious text which is always closed.

Day 11Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4600m/15,042 ft ), 5 hours

We follow the barren valley after crossing 5100meter pass; today we prepare pack lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities on the trekking.

Day 12Trek from Ghuma Thanti to Namta Khola (4890m/15,990 ft), 7 hours.

In this day, we start after breakfast, the trail continues with ups and downs. After crossing another 5600meter pass we will reach High Altitude Damodar Kunda. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail. We continue to Namta Khola after passing Lake.

Day 13Trek to Saribung Base Camp (4950m/16,186 ft), 6 hours.

Walk in the Tibetan plateau gaining high altitude with passing high traverses until reaching Base Camp. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail.

Day 14Acclimatization day.

Today is free day for exploring the surrounding hills and acclimatizing to high altitude for the further expedition.

Day 15Trek to Camp I (5730m /18,737), 6 hours.)

In the morning, after breakfast, trek to Camp I, the trail is very hard because of the snowy. We will climb up very slowly with gaining altitude. We need to make lunch pack due to no appropriate cooking possibilities in the trail.

Day 16Saribung Peak SUMMIT. Back to Base Camp 4950m/16,187 ft, 8 hours,

At early in the morning, We climb to Saribung, get summit of 6346m / 20,751 ft. Than descend down to normal base camp.

Day 17Trek to Nagoru 4400m via Saribung Pass (6020m/19,685 ft), 6 hours

Early morning after breakfast, we will traverse over the Saribung pass and trek steep down through the snow capped trail and follow the small stream until reaching Nagoru. We need to make pack lunch due to no appropriate cooking possibilities during the trail.

Day 18Trek from Nagoru to Phu Gaon (4080m/13,342 ft), 6 hours

We will start our trek from our camp and walk on the Tibetan plateau and barren valley viewing very good view of snow capped peaks until reaching Phu Gaon. Now we are in one of the unique Lost/ Hidden Valleys. We can see their cultures, natural diversity, and religion of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale. The people are depending on subsistence agricultures, animal breeding and seasonal migrations. The very old Buddhist Monastery known as Tashi Lakhang Monastery is listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is believed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. We have a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks.

Day 19Trek from Phu Gaon to Meta (3560m/11,641 ft), 6 hours

Morning after breakfast, we will walk on the Tibetan plateau and pass the kani/gate end of the village and drop down in the narrow valley and arrive in Kyang where we just see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally) at places like Jhunam, Chyakhu and Kyang. Then we trek continue until Meta. We can see the very spectacular view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

Day 20Trek from Meta village to Koto (2600m/8,502 ft), 6-7 hours.

We trek steep down for the while and walk through the pine forest passing many streams and picturesque water fall near the Dharmashala. We cross over the many suspension bridges and arrive in Koto after 6 hours. Here finally we touch popular annapurna circuit trekking trail.

Day 21Trek from Koto to Dharapani village (1860m/6,082 ft), 6 hours

The trail passes small villages until Timang through the Pine forest which takes about 2 hours. We can see short glimpse of Mt. Manaslu and other snow peaks and drop down to Danque through the knee crunching trail and have a lunch. After lunch, walk on the level and flat trail until reaching Dharapani

Day 22Trek to Jagat village (1300m/4,251 ft), 5 hours.

We descend down along the Marsyangdi River passing several villages and bridges. Tal is nice sandy and flat land offers great landscapes and beautiful waterfall. During the journey over rocky mountain trail, there is also another nice waterfall next to chamje village. Than we reach at jagat village.

Day 23Trek to Bulbhule (840m / 2,747 ft), 6 hours.

We descend down through the rocky trail until reaching Syange where we can see very picturesque water fall about 200m. Then, pass the water fall and continue along the Marsyangdi River until reaching Bulbhule following the road trail for short-cut. It takes about 5 hours to reach and enjoy the last evening gathering- celebration with your crew.

Day 24Drive to Kathmandu

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop in Besisahar to change bus than drive continue of roughly 6 hours we reach at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 25Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Cost

How much does Saribung pass trek cost?

Saribung pass trek cost we offered you is USD 4650.00 on standard basis trekking and climbing price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 425.00. In this price, we offer you 3 nights twin sharing on 3 star deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu within BB PLan and 1 nights twin sharing on 2 star standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side within BB PLan and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. If you wish to do only trekking but not climbing Saribung peak than cost for each person will be: USD 3700. Pokhara to Jomsom single way flight is included in the price however taking flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare, 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights twin sharing on 3 star deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu within BB PLan.
  • 1 night twin sharing on 2 star standard accommodation in Kathmandu within BB PLan.
  • Domestic flight: Pokhara to Jomsom airfare with domestic airport departure tax.
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trekking and climbing days.
  • Tented camping accommodation during the trekking and climbing days (For expedition group)
  • Guest house + Tented camping (yara to Nar village) accommodation on trek days (For only trekking group)
  • Saribung Expedition climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax and VAT service .
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  • All camping equipment provided – 2-person member tent, dinning tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, staff /porter tent, toilet tent with commode.
  • Gokyo Treks and Expedition Trip Gears – sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip. Some Rolls of Toilet Paper and garbage plastic bag.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara Fewa lake side.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Mountain trekking guide
  • Each guest will have each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your bag pack.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
  • Upper Mustang special permits cost USD 500 for each guest for each 10 days.
  • Bulbule to Besisahar and from Besisahar to Kathmandu transfer by private jeep transfer.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Insurance, Food, accommodation and salary for all Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize group join Saribung pass starting at any date but we can also run this private trip if that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

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April 15, 2018 – May 10, 2018

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USD 4650

April 18, 2018 – May 13, 2018

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USD 4650

April 20, 2018 – May 15, 2018

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USD 4650

April 25, 2018 – May 20, 2018

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USD 4650

April 30, 2018 – May 26, 2018

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USD 4650

May 05, 2018 – May 31, 2018

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USD 4650

May 10, 2018 – June 05, 2018

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USD 4650

May 15, 2018 – June 10, 2018

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USD 4650

May 20, 2018 – June 15, 2018

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USD 4650

May 25, 2018 – June 20, 2018

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USD 4650

May 30, 2018 – June 25, 2018

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USD 4650

June 01, 2018 – July 26, 2018

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USD 4650

June 05, 2018 – July 31, 2018

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USD 4650

June 15, 2018 – July 10, 2018

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USD 4650

June 20, 2018 – July 15, 2018

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USD 4650

August 10, 2018 – Sept 05, 2018

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USD 4650

August 20, 2018 – Sept 15, 2018

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USD 4650

Sept 10, 2017 – Oct 05, 2017

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USD 4650

Sept 15, 2017 – Oct 10, 2017

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USD 4650

Sept 20, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017

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USD 4650

Sept 30, 2017 – Oct 25, 2017

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USD 4650

Oct 05, 2017 – Oct 31, 2017

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USD 4650

Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 05, 2017

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USD 4650

Oct 12, 2017 – Nov 07, 2017

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USD 4650

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience for Saribung pass camping Trekking?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for experienced trekkers who are able to walk around 5 hours roughly every day with a light weight day pack. Because during the trekking, there are some high passes and desert landscapes so at least some basic experience walking over 3000 meter above sea level would be an ideal.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Saribung pass trekking?

Answer: We provide you 3 star basis deluxe room accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 star basis standard room accommodation in Pokhara and Tented camping accommodation during the trekking routes. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Saribung pass trek?

Answer: As you are going to do as a Tented camping trekking, our professional cook will cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Saribung pass trek?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Saribung pass express trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Is there any communication facilities on Saribung pass Tent Trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Saribung pass trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Saribung pass Trekking?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Saribung pass trek review

Best Guides, best agency with professional team.!

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Ammar was able to patiently work with us through all of our planning questions and trip organizing. We were able to personalize our trip even up to the last few days before arrival and while on our beautiful trek. Ammar has the experience and knowledge to provide personal and flexible plans. Once on the trail I was assured that Ammar, our guide, and our porter definitely had our backs, which made our adventure hassle free. Thanks to Ammar and Goyoko Treks for a life changing trip. Looking forward to returning to beautiful Nepal. – Rainer Lagemann, Hamburg, Germany.

Trip Price : USD 4,750 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 26 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Adventure
    3. Max Altitude: 6,346 m/ 20,751 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 7 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    6. Best Time: April – Oct
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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