Mount Himlung Expedition

Mount Himlung Expedition – Himlung Himal is Located at Manaslu region northeast of Annapurna range, Himlung Himal (7,126m) is the well-kept secret of remote corner in Nepal-Tibet border.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 32 Days
Trekking Duration - 27 Days
Trekking Mode - Camping Trek
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 7126 meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Mount Himlung Expedition – Himlung Himal is Located at Manaslu region northeast of Annapurna range, Himlung Himal (7,126m) is the well-kept secret of the remote corner in Nepal-Tibet border. Himlung Expedition was first made by the Japanese team in 1992. The trail to the summit of Himlung Himal goes through Annapurna circuit trail before it enters to Nar Phu village. Trekking through high passes, glacial paths, quaint hamlets and highland meadows, the trail offers the insight of nomadic culture and majestic peaks like Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal and Kappa Chili peaks.

After establishing base camp at grassy land (4,850m), we will need to establish three higher camps at the heights of 5,450m, 6,000m and 6,350m respectively. This sheer icy climb offers an ultimate climbing experience on the last day of Himlung Expedition before retracing back to the base camp. Though Himlung Expedition is not a technical climbing trail, climbers must be in good physical shape and possess previous climbing experience. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for climbing in Himlung Himal. Since the peak locates near to the border of Tibet, climbers have an opportunity to spend some days on Tibetan influenced village understanding their culture.

Visit Himalaya Trek provides the full supporting crew that supports the trail from the very beginning trail to the end without well trained and experience mountain Sherpa guide lead you to the summit of Himlung Himal.

Mount Himlung Expedition Itinerary;
Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1365 meters).
Day 02: Expedition preparation and briefing.
Day 03: Drive to Koto (2600 meters) via Besisahar and Dharapani.
Day 04: Trek to Dharmasala (3220 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Chaku (3772 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Phu (4050 meters).
Day 07: Rest or Acclimatization day at Phu village.
Day 08: Trek to mount Himlung Base Camp (4850 meters)
Day 09: to Day 26 Climb mount Himlung 7126 meters.
Day 27: Trek back to Phu Village.
Day 28: Trek to Meta.
Day 29: Trek back to Koto.
Day 30: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 31: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 32: Departure.

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)
Sightseeing in Kathmansu Day 02
Sightseeing and Preparation Day.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Drive to Ghatlang Day 03
Drive to Koto.
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will pick you at your hotel. We drive to Koto via the Beshishar, following the Trishuli River for the most part of the drive. The road at times passes through the settlements of the old Annapurna Circuit. It keeps following the Marshyangdi River for the whole day. (About 9 hours drive Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Dharamshala, Day 04
Trek to Dharmasala (3220 meters) .
The trail leaves the road, enters a narrow valley, leaving crowded settlements behind, and heads for sparsely inhabited Nar Phu Valley. The trek crosses and leaves Marshyangdi River and starts to follow Phu River gradually climbing into the valley. The valley gets narrower and goes through pristine forests, as the valley grows wider with views starting to open up. The long day of climb finally ends at Dharmasala. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Chaku Day 05
Trek to Chaku (3772 meters) .
Trek to Chaku is an interesting day as the trek passes through stunning waterfalls and towering rock faces. The day starts with a steep climb passes the village of Meta. The terrain is leveled all the way up to Junam and continues to be similar until the lower village of Chaku. The day ends with a final steep climb ending at the higher village of Chaku. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Phu Day 06
Trek to Phu (4050 meters) .
A steep drop kicks off the day and leads to the river. The trail stays on the riverbed for a while and then slowly starts to climb off the river. Another climb ends another long day at Phu. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Acclimatization day at Phu Day 07
Acclimatization day at Phu .
A short hike up to the village offers stunning views of the valley. Although a long and exhausting walk to Himlung Base Camp also remains a good alternative. (Overnight at Camp)
Himlung Base Camp Day 08
Trek to mount Himlung Base Camp (4850 meters)
Today is a rather short day of trekking. After breakfast, we leave Phu and follow the slightly rising trail that heads all the way to a good campsite at 4842 meters. Once we reach our campsite, our climbing Sherpa crew will set up the base camp and start making preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes above the base camp.
Himlung Expedition Day 09 - Day 26
Climbing Period of mount Himlung 7126 meters.
We will spend several days doing pre-climbing training practices and take adequate days for proper acclimatization. In the meantime our Climbing Sherpa and supporter crew will do all the hard works of setting up additional camps above the base camp, supply healthy and hygienic meals and finding routes to reach the summit of Mount Himlung. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and taking weather conditions into consideration. We follow in the footsteps of experienced climbing Sherpa guides and tackle several technical climbing sections to reach the summit. Once at the summit we are rewarded with stunning views of Manaslu & Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. We will spend short quality time at the summit and descend following the same route back to base camp.
Trek to Phu Day 27
Trek back to Phu
After Successful summit of mount Himlung, we will get back to Base camp, we make a relaxed start and clean up around the campsite of Base Camp. After breakfast, we head down to Phu village as the same trail that we came up. We will stop at Phu for our overnight stay. Enjoy the rest of the evening exploring around the small streets of Phu.
Trek to Meta Day 28
Trek to Meta
After breakfast, we trek back to Meta following the same trail that crosses a suspension bridge and goes along a series of deserted buildings and Chorten. We continue to follow the trail that descends towards Kyang. From there, our trail descends and crosses an eroded section of moraine before crossing the Mruju Khola. Our trek continues with breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.
Trek to Koto Day 29
Trek to Koto
From Meta, our trek continues on the same trail that descends rather steeply to reach the bottom of the valley. Our trail passes through the stone huts of Singenge before descending down through densely forested section. After some time of downhill trekking, we will approach a suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary. We will cross the bridge and then climb off. Then we cross a suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary before climbing a short ascend to reach Koto village.
Drive to Ghatlang Day 30
Drive back to Kathmandu.
After Breakfast, we will be ready to drive back to Kathmandu Passing by Beshishar from Koto. The Drive itself takes about 8-9 hours drive. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast, included)
Free Day at Kathmandu Day 31
Free day at Kathmandu
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can use for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can be extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included).
Final-Departure Day 32
Final Departure
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

Service Includes on trip cost.

  • Airport transportation, Arrival and departure Land transport.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Land transport Kathmandu- Koto – Kathmandu.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa.
  • Climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc for the Mount Himlung expeditions.
  • Mount Himlung expedition peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Garbage deposit fee (refundable)
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Period.
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses while on Mount Himlung expedition.
  • Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided that includes base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
  • Good quality high altitude tents while climbing the Mount Himlung.
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb;
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency

Service excludes on trip cost

  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charge for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Mount Himlung.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera

Climbing gear for peak Climbing Trips.

  • Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
  • Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
  • 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
  • Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
  • Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
  • Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
  • 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
  • Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
  • Climbing boots.
  • Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being too tight around the boot.)
    Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

Notes: ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.

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