About Upper Mustang Saribung Peak Climbing
Upper Mustang Saribung Pass Trek and Peak Climbing cover an exhilarating journey opened only in 2006 to tourism. This exciting route connects Upper Mustang with the Nar Phu region over a remote pass and through the isolated territory. It is ideal for adventure seekers looking for a challenging journey in an altogether astonishing landscape.
The first part of the journey begins in Upper Mustang, referred to as The Lost Kingdom for its remoteness and isolation. This is a high elevation desert landscape with surrounding peaks soaring into the blue skies. The Upper Mustang Saribung Pass Trek and Peak Climbing traverse a region that is just south of the border with Tibet in an area of Nepal referred to as the Damodar Himal. The strikingly beautiful journey has so far received only a handful of trekkers and the rewards of mountain scenery will be an unforgettable lifetime highlight.
Along the way from Upper Mustang to the village of Phu, the route traverses a challenging pass called the Saribung La. Nearby is the breathtaking Saribung Peak (we also offer a chance to climb this peak for people with the time and interest) and more.
During the fascinating Upper Mustang Saribung Peak Climbing journey, visitors will experience ancient villages with an ageless lifestyle. The residents of this highland area maintain traditional customs. The Upper Mustang Saribung Pass Trek and Peak Climbing journey takes trekkers off the beaten path and offers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier routes. The starkly beautiful landscape was once part of the Tethys Sea 140 million years ago. Relics of this sea, ammonite fossils are still abundant in Upper Mustang. Hindu pilgrims believe these fossils represent Lord Vishnu.
The residents of this highland area have strong cultural ties Tibet and their customs and traditions adhere to a Buddhist way of life in the arid tranquil terrain. Along the trails are exquisite monasteries, mani prayer stones, and prayer flags and other icons of Buddhist faith along with high elevation pack animals, the yak!
The first section of this other world Upper Mustang Saribung Peak Climbing journey treks deep into the upper Kali Gandaki River Valley. Beyond the ancient gateway village of Kagbeni, you will find a unique way of life and spectacular scenery. We reach Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang and home of the former royal family. The settlement is surrounded by an earthen wall and the former royal family is still very involved in community affairs. Visitors are often given a chance to meet the ex-king during his daily office hours with the public.
We then traverse an isolated section of the Himalaya near the Damodar Himal. The panoramic scenery can be overwhelming! After traversing the challenging Saribung Peak Climbing and Pass, we descend to remote Phu village and eventually tie into the main Annapurna Circuit Trail.
Upper Mustang Saribung Pass Trek and Peak Climbing is a camping journey. High Camp Adventure will arrange a crew of porters to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent, and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.
There is a lot to explore on this adventurous trek including sacred caves and elegant monasteries.
Please Note: Our Upper Mustang Saribung Pass Trek and Peak Climbing has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable.