At a glance
High Camp & Climbing Routes
This mountain doesn’t require higher camps above Advance base camp.
The summit attempt can be made from the advance base camp and on the same day we will descent to the advance base camp on the other side. The climbing is not technically difficult but challenging and tough. So, high level of fitness is required and it can be compared to MeraPeak in technical difficulty.
We will have highly experienced Sherpa guides who do the fix lines, setting of camps and looking after the entire team. On the trek, even the high altitude porters will never hesitate to assist the team. Everyone has to carry their own daypack with wind jacket, water, camera and some dry foods in it. In case of bad weather, we have two extra days and your guides will work out if those extra days have to be used or not.
- Expert & experienced cook and crews
- Excellent and comfortable camping logistics
- Medical back up with Oxygen mask set throughout the trip
- Trek & Climb in the area without crowd.
- Trek on to the land of hidden kingdom “Upper Mustang”
- Trek via the world famous trekking route “Annapurna Circuit”
- Trek into the mystical and peaceful area (Upper mustang and Narphu), where the pure Tibetan cultures and tradition still exist.
- Climb the non-technically challenging peak, Mt.Saribung (6,328m) with professional and Everest climbed Sherpa Guides
From Kathmandu we drive to Beshishar by bus and to Syange by jeep. This is the starting point of our trek. Here, our trekking crews will prepare the loads and organize the porters for all the expedition equipments to go to the base camp (BC).We trek to Tal, Koto on the famous Annapuran Circuit trail and enter the hidden valley of “Narphu” for about 4/5 days. We explore the region and get acclimatized before heading to the mountain.
After leaving behind the Narphu area, we make our way slowly upwards crossing Yak Kharka (4,615m) and to Bhrikuti base camp, which is the bottom of the mountain. We snake our way up towards the moraine intermediate camp (5,400m) which will take us around 4 hours time and next day, another 4 hours walk to advance base camp (5,700m) on the glacier. From here we will strike out to the summit in 4 hours and descent to Japanese base camp spending another 4 hours time. Now we trek about 6 days to get Lo manthang through the high terrains, crossing over few high passes above 5000m of altitudes. This section would be tough if the bad weather and heavy snowfall occurs. Finally, we will get into the kingdom of mustang, where you can have a chance to meet with the KING of mustang and visit the ancient Buddhist monasteries. We trek down to meet the Annapurna trail to Jomsom and fly to KTM via Pokahra.
Saribung Expedition (6,346m) situated between Mustang and Annapurna region of Nepal and only few tourists have visited the area and few have climbed this mountain because of its remoteness and due to the lack of information about the area and the peak. Damodar Saribung traverse is at the perimeter close to Tibet, where rugged landscapes and primitive culture merge in a very unique interpretation of land forgotten by time.
Himalaya Message Adventure start the trek from one of the world’s famous trekking route “Annapurna Circuit” to the hidden valley of Narphu area, and then on to Saribung Peak, via Bhrikuti base camp. This climbing expedition includes crossing of the few high passes including Saribung La (6,020m), and emerge to the mystical land of Narphu valley and upper mustang, where Tibetan culture thrives in every villages and monasteries.
These days, Saribung Expedition is gaining popularity among trekkers because this trip includes a trek to mystical areas of Himalayas viz. “Upper Mustang” and “Narphu” and above all, it’s due to altitude variation and remoteness of Damodar Saribung traverse. Saribung Expedition is challenging but doesn’t require technical experience.
Before we climb the mountain, we will be trekking through the hidden valley of “Narphu” and after being climbed the peak, we trek towards the ancient Kingdom of Mustang; a place where we can experience the Tibetan cultures and traditions with the border only a few days walking distance. This region is dominated by people of Tibetan origins. The landscape is similar to Tibet in the north as the area is much higher, drier and dustier than the rest of Nepal. We should see some great examples of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries which are some hundred years old. It’s a restricted area for trekking, which requires special trekking permit (min US$500 for 10 days).
The highlights of Saribung Expedition in Damodar Saribung traverse includes the beautiful landscapes, dry stretched rugged terrain and glacier and retraces the inverse path of Upper Mustang area. This trip is must for keen photographers who love to appreciate the scale and grandeur of the high Himalayan plateaus.