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Himlung Expedition

Himlung Expedition

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Trip Facts

Duration : 28 Days Max-Altitude : 7129 M Program Type : tea house / camping Best Season : April- May-June, Sep- Oct- Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

All price inclusive
$ 8900 $7900

Overview

Himlung Himal Expedition

The Himlung Expedition is a great choice for climbers since it is a gradual climb and requires little technical skill. The summit of the mountain, at an altitude of 7126 meters, offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The climb is not difficult and can be completed in a reasonable amount of time. The Nepal Wilderness Trekking Company is preparing for spring and autumn expeditions to Mount Himlung. If you have some mountaineering experience and are eager to try a high-altitude mountain expedition in Nepal then Himlung Expedition is a perfect peak for you.

Himlung Himal is in the Naar and Phu region, and it was only opened to tourists in 2001 until now only a few expeditions have been able to discover the majestic Mount Himlung. There is no doubt that this journey is an expedition of stunning scenery, remote, pristine lands, and fascinating cultures. The journey takes you through evergreen forests, waterfalls, and cavernous rocky gorges, all surrounded by high mountains covered in snow and glaciers. The inhabitants of this remote region, which stretches up to the border of Tibet, have retained much of the traditional Tibetan culture and religious beliefs.

As part of the Himlung Himal Expedition, we begin our trek west of Kathmandu at Beshishar, at 840m, and follow the classic Annapurna Circuit Trekking route up the Marshyangdi river valley to the village of Koto before heading southwards into the Phu Valley of the remote Gandaki region. The ancient Tibetan settlements of Naar and Phu lie in the valley below the mighty Himlung Himal, just a short distance from the Tibetan border. It is advisable to take a day to acclimatize and explore this picturesque Buddhist settlement. The Base Camp of Mount Himlung, at 4900 meters above sea level, is located on a grassy meadow high above the village of Phu.

Until we attempt the summit of Mount Himlung, we will set up three more camps, Camp I, Camp II, and Camp III, at 5450m, 6000m, and 6350m respectively. It is our primary goal to reach the summit, however, our Sherpas’ main concern is your comfort and safety. For this reason, the itinerary can be adjusted according to any health problems of the climbers and the weather conditions on the mountain at the time. A professional, experienced, and competent Local Sherpa Guide will lead you through the process of acclimatization by introducing you to a process of properly paced ascents and descents, preparing your body physiologically for the altitude.

Himlung Base Camp 4900M to Camp 1

This new base camp, also known as the ‘French base camp,’ is comfortable, with plenty of water nearby, and has been sheltered from avalanches. It does appear to be a bit challenging to pitch the camp as it seems to be a bit complicated when you pass through the Pangir Glacier on gigantic boulders and the way up the moraine on the right bank is exposed to rock falls.

To Camp 2 from Camp 1

Getting to Himlung Expedition Base Camp from Camp 1 is quite simple and very quick (2 to 3 hours) on fairly easy trekking terrain, with some moraines and small valleys. The snow conditions may alter the progress, of course, but there is no slope on the way up that is prone to avalanches. In order to reach camp 2, you will have to pass across a perched scree slope that leads directly to the side of the glacier. The route follows the glacier side (crevasses and disturbed terrain, rocks, and snow) until the climbers are able to stand on the flatter glacier, with big steps; a few twists and turns are required as well. Depending on the season and the conditions of the snow, this part represents the most intimidating part of the ascent. Our journey up the glacier continues, avoiding a few crevasses along the way. In the ‘Glacier Camp’, we find suitable terrains to set up our camp. The setting is pleasant and spacious enough to accommodate groups of different sizes. The area seems to be subject to little if any, avalanche risk (to be verified depending on the conditions). On the glacier, we climb using ropes attached to each other, which present little danger of falling into crevasses.

The second and third camps

The route from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is quite easy. All we have to do is climb on the icy escarpment up to the last place before the ridge (a few ups and downs along the way). That should take us about 2 – 3 hours from camp 2. As a result, there is little or no risk of avalanches occurring from the slopes above (but should be double-checked under exceptional snow conditions).

Summit – Camp 2 or 1

During the Himlung Expedition, The climb can’t be shortened by adding an additional high camp. The first part of the ascent consists of reaching the pass across snowy slopes that are a bit steep (30°) and exposed. In some cases, fixed ropes are often installed by a lead guide, and once we are past that point, the slopes become less steep, with a few flat sections.

After the crevasse opens, which is generally not a problem, the slope on the side of the ridge becomes steeper. In fact, this is the steepest part of the whole climb: 400 meters at 30/35 degrees. 30/35 degrees. In hard/frozen snow conditions, there is a high risk of falling, so we install fixed ropes on this part as well. The route then reaches a less steep ridge, up to a flatter section before the small final slope. We descend down to camp 2 or camp 1. The following day we head to base camp, pack all our gear, celebrate our summit success, reflect, have a more joyful night, and prepare for the next day’s journey towards Kathmandu, which will conclude our journey.

The itinerary for the Himlung Expedition is 28 days from the date you arrive. Nepal wilderness trekking will take care of everything for Himlung Expedition from permits, fees, as well as all the accommodations on the trail for you. At Nepal wilderness trekking our main concern is always your safety and enjoyment. We are an experienced trekking and climbing company with more than 20 years of experience. We are able to distinguish between a good experience and a great experience. We take pride in our reputation.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Land in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu preparation day
  • Day 03: From Kathmandu to Besisahar, 7 hours and 800 meters (2,624 feet)
  • Day 04: Drive from Besi Sahar to Koto, taking 5-6 hours, covering 2,675 m/ 8,774 ft
  • Day 05: Trek to Meta, 3,560 m/11,678 ft, 6-7 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Kyang (3,740 m /12,267 ft) in 6-7 hours
  • Day 07: Trek to Phu, 5-6 hours, 4,050 meters/ 13,284 feet
  • Day 08: Trek to Himlung Base Camp - 4-5 hours, 4900 m/ 16,076 ft
  • Day 09: Climbing period for Himlung (14 days from 9-22)
  • Day 23: Trek back to Phu, 3-4 hours, 4,050 m/ 13,284 ft
  • Day 24: Trek to Meta, approximately 5-7 hours, 3,560 m/11,678 ft
  • Day 25: Trek to Koto, 5-6 hours, 2,675 meters/ 8,774 feet
  • Day 26: Drive back to Besi Sahar and drive to Kathmandu, 10-12 hours, 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Day 27: Free day in Kathmandu, located 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) above sea level
  • Day 28: your departure days 

Cost Included

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport.
  • Kathmandu hotels of the 3-star category
  • (Twin Bed Room) on BB plan
  • Fees for National Parks and expedition permits.
  • Camping gear: sleeping tent and foam
  • A mattress, a dining tent, a kitchen tent, and a toilet tent
  • Dining tables, chairs, and kitchen stuff
  • Three meals a day on the trek and camping
  • The following services are provided every morning: tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Manager of the base camp, cook, kitchen boys, and cooks
  • We are here to help you with your luggage.
  • Equipment for camping and cooking
  • The base camp of the expedition will be provided with a heater
  • dining tent
  • Wages for porters and all Nepali employees on a daily basis
  • Porters and all Nepali staff are covered by an insurance policy
  • Porters' equipment and equipment for Nepali staff
  • In addition to all the allowances, he receives as Government Liaison Officer,
  • There are two things you will need: food and a tent
  • A Nepali culture show with a welcome and a farewell
  • dinner
  • All the land transportation mentioned in the
  • itinerary
  • Gamow Bag or emergency oxygen
  • Satellite phone service (pay calls)
  • Celebration Dinner last night in Kathmandu
  • Solar panel for batteries charges and lights
  • Garbage Fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee

Cost Excluded

  • The cost of international flights, taxes, and visas (charge of USD 40 per visa and four passport photographs for each visa application).
  • Lunch and dinner in both Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking and climbing gear customized to your needs
  • There is an excess baggage charge for the transport of baggage
  • In all expenses of a personal nature, such as Wifi, Hot Showers, bar bills, laundry, telephone, etc.
  • Travel insurance for accidents, medical, evacuation, and lost baggage.
  • Permit fees and customs duties applicable to a satellite phone, filming camera, and communications - equipment (if brought)communications - equipment (brought)
  • Bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff, and Climbing Guide. A minimum of $500.00 for each climbing Sherpa guide.

Reviews

Himlung Himal Expedition

The Himlung Expedition is a great choice for climbers since it is a gradual climb and requires little technical skill. The summit of the mountain, at an altitude of 7126 meters, offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The climb is not difficult and can be completed in a reasonable amount of time. The Nepal Wilderness Trekking Company is preparing for spring and autumn expeditions to Mount Himlung. If you have some mountaineering experience and are eager to try a high-altitude mountain expedition in Nepal then Himlung Expedition is a perfect peak for you.

Himlung Himal is in the Naar and Phu region, and it was only opened to tourists in 2001 until now only a few expeditions have been able to discover the majestic Mount Himlung. There is no doubt that this journey is an expedition of stunning scenery, remote, pristine lands, and fascinating cultures. The journey takes you through evergreen forests, waterfalls, and cavernous rocky gorges, all surrounded by high mountains covered in snow and glaciers. The inhabitants of this remote region, which stretches up to the border of Tibet, have retained much of the traditional Tibetan culture and religious beliefs.

As part of the Himlung Himal Expedition, we begin our trek west of Kathmandu at Beshishar, at 840m, and follow the classic Annapurna Circuit Trekking route up the Marshyangdi river valley to the village of Koto before heading southwards into the Phu Valley of the remote Gandaki region. The ancient Tibetan settlements of Naar and Phu lie in the valley below the mighty Himlung Himal, just a short distance from the Tibetan border. It is advisable to take a day to acclimatize and explore this picturesque Buddhist settlement. The Base Camp of Mount Himlung, at 4900 meters above sea level, is located on a grassy meadow high above the village of Phu.

Until we attempt the summit of Mount Himlung, we will set up three more camps, Camp I, Camp II, and Camp III, at 5450m, 6000m, and 6350m respectively. It is our primary goal to reach the summit, however, our Sherpas’ main concern is your comfort and safety. For this reason, the itinerary can be adjusted according to any health problems of the climbers and the weather conditions on the mountain at the time. A professional, experienced, and competent Local Sherpa Guide will lead you through the process of acclimatization by introducing you to a process of properly paced ascents and descents, preparing your body physiologically for the altitude.

Himlung Base Camp 4900M to Camp 1

This new base camp, also known as the ‘French base camp,’ is comfortable, with plenty of water nearby, and has been sheltered from avalanches. It does appear to be a bit challenging to pitch the camp as it seems to be a bit complicated when you pass through the Pangir Glacier on gigantic boulders and the way up the moraine on the right bank is exposed to rock falls.

To Camp 2 from Camp 1

Getting to Himlung Expedition Base Camp from Camp 1 is quite simple and very quick (2 to 3 hours) on fairly easy trekking terrain, with some moraines and small valleys. The snow conditions may alter the progress, of course, but there is no slope on the way up that is prone to avalanches. In order to reach camp 2, you will have to pass across a perched scree slope that leads directly to the side of the glacier. The route follows the glacier side (crevasses and disturbed terrain, rocks, and snow) until the climbers are able to stand on the flatter glacier, with big steps; a few twists and turns are required as well. Depending on the season and the conditions of the snow, this part represents the most intimidating part of the ascent. Our journey up the glacier continues, avoiding a few crevasses along the way. In the ‘Glacier Camp’, we find suitable terrains to set up our camp. The setting is pleasant and spacious enough to accommodate groups of different sizes. The area seems to be subject to little if any, avalanche risk (to be verified depending on the conditions). On the glacier, we climb using ropes attached to each other, which present little danger of falling into crevasses.

The second and third camps

The route from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is quite easy. All we have to do is climb on the icy escarpment up to the last place before the ridge (a few ups and downs along the way). That should take us about 2 – 3 hours from camp 2. As a result, there is little or no risk of avalanches occurring from the slopes above (but should be double-checked under exceptional snow conditions).

Summit – Camp 2 or 1

During the Himlung Expedition, The climb can’t be shortened by adding an additional high camp. The first part of the ascent consists of reaching the pass across snowy slopes that are a bit steep (30°) and exposed. In some cases, fixed ropes are often installed by a lead guide, and once we are past that point, the slopes become less steep, with a few flat sections.

After the crevasse opens, which is generally not a problem, the slope on the side of the ridge becomes steeper. In fact, this is the steepest part of the whole climb: 400 meters at 30/35 degrees. 30/35 degrees. In hard/frozen snow conditions, there is a high risk of falling, so we install fixed ropes on this part as well. The route then reaches a less steep ridge, up to a flatter section before the small final slope. We descend down to camp 2 or camp 1. The following day we head to base camp, pack all our gear, celebrate our summit success, reflect, have a more joyful night, and prepare for the next day’s journey towards Kathmandu, which will conclude our journey.

The itinerary for the Himlung Expedition is 28 days from the date you arrive. Nepal wilderness trekking will take care of everything for Himlung Expedition from permits, fees, as well as all the accommodations on the trail for you. At Nepal wilderness trekking our main concern is always your safety and enjoyment. We are an experienced trekking and climbing company with more than 20 years of experience. We are able to distinguish between a good experience and a great experience. We take pride in our reputation.


  • Day 01: Land in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu preparation day
  • Day 03: From Kathmandu to Besisahar, 7 hours and 800 meters (2,624 feet)
  • Day 04: Drive from Besi Sahar to Koto, taking 5-6 hours, covering 2,675 m/ 8,774 ft
  • Day 05: Trek to Meta, 3,560 m/11,678 ft, 6-7 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Kyang (3,740 m /12,267 ft) in 6-7 hours
  • Day 07: Trek to Phu, 5-6 hours, 4,050 meters/ 13,284 feet
  • Day 08: Trek to Himlung Base Camp - 4-5 hours, 4900 m/ 16,076 ft
  • Day 09: Climbing period for Himlung (14 days from 9-22)
  • Day 23: Trek back to Phu, 3-4 hours, 4,050 m/ 13,284 ft
  • Day 24: Trek to Meta, approximately 5-7 hours, 3,560 m/11,678 ft
  • Day 25: Trek to Koto, 5-6 hours, 2,675 meters/ 8,774 feet
  • Day 26: Drive back to Besi Sahar and drive to Kathmandu, 10-12 hours, 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Day 27: Free day in Kathmandu, located 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) above sea level
  • Day 28: your departure days 

Cost Included

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport.
  • Kathmandu hotels of the 3-star category
  • (Twin Bed Room) on BB plan
  • Fees for National Parks and expedition permits.
  • Camping gear: sleeping tent and foam
  • A mattress, a dining tent, a kitchen tent, and a toilet tent
  • Dining tables, chairs, and kitchen stuff
  • Three meals a day on the trek and camping
  • The following services are provided every morning: tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Manager of the base camp, cook, kitchen boys, and cooks
  • We are here to help you with your luggage.
  • Equipment for camping and cooking
  • The base camp of the expedition will be provided with a heater
  • dining tent
  • Wages for porters and all Nepali employees on a daily basis
  • Porters and all Nepali staff are covered by an insurance policy
  • Porters' equipment and equipment for Nepali staff
  • In addition to all the allowances, he receives as Government Liaison Officer,
  • There are two things you will need: food and a tent
  • A Nepali culture show with a welcome and a farewell
  • dinner
  • All the land transportation mentioned in the
  • itinerary
  • Gamow Bag or emergency oxygen
  • Satellite phone service (pay calls)
  • Celebration Dinner last night in Kathmandu
  • Solar panel for batteries charges and lights
  • Garbage Fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee

Cost Excluded

  • The cost of international flights, taxes, and visas (charge of USD 40 per visa and four passport photographs for each visa application).
  • Lunch and dinner in both Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking and climbing gear customized to your needs
  • There is an excess baggage charge for the transport of baggage
  • In all expenses of a personal nature, such as Wifi, Hot Showers, bar bills, laundry, telephone, etc.
  • Travel insurance for accidents, medical, evacuation, and lost baggage.
  • Permit fees and customs duties applicable to a satellite phone, filming camera, and communications - equipment (if brought)communications - equipment (brought)
  • Bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff, and Climbing Guide. A minimum of $500.00 for each climbing Sherpa guide.

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