Mount Himlung Expedition
Mount Himlung Expedition 2023 Bordering to Tibet I the most remote corner of Nepal, in the Mansalu region and Manang of Nar- phu valley Mount Himlung himal regarded as the real forbidden peak. Himlung himal recently opened peaks for climbing, since opening day Mountaineering to Himlung has been unexpectedly increasing. This himal also lies at Peri Himal range in the Manang region. The Mount Himlung expedition leads to the remote village area of Nepal where few tourists have visited this region and to the tibet border. This area is a very remote area with Virgin Nature, off beaten path, Mysterious…
Mount Himlung Expedition 2023
Bordering to Tibet I the most remote corner of Nepal, in the Mansalu region and Manang of Nar- phu valley Mount Himlung himal regarded as the real forbidden peak. Himlung himal recently opened peaks for climbing, since opening day Mountaineering to Himlung has been unexpectedly increasing. This himal also lies at Peri Himal range in the Manang region. The Mount Himlung expedition leads to the remote village area of Nepal where few tourists have visited this region and to the tibet border. This area is a very remote area with Virgin Nature, off beaten path, Mysterious culture and panoramic Mountain View of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more.
Climbers and Difficulty
Himlung Expedition is also a classic 7000m expedition in the northern Annapurna region of Nepal that was first climbed only in 1992 A.D. At 7126m, Himlung Himal Expedition serves as an excellent preliminary peak for 8000m climbs.
The mountain receives fewer climbers even till date and is not technically difficult. Due to its remote location and in close proximity with Tibet border, Himlung sees fewer climbers summiting every year. This is a perfect peak for those with previous experience of 6000m climb and is looking to push their altitude experience to the next level.
Climbing Techniques for Mount Himlung Expedition
The climb of Himlung involves ascending of three high camps above the base camp to the summit following low objective hazards over rock, moraine and snow slopes. Most section of the Himlung climbing route involves 30 degrees of steepness and only the final section near the summit steepens up to 40 degrees. The route up to camp 2 consists more of a rock and moraine. From Camp 2 onwards, the route consists of snow slopes.
Our Himlung Himal Expedition is also a fully guided and supported expedition. We provide 2 climbing sherpa for every 3 members.
- Classic 7000m expedition in the northern Annapurna region
- An excellent preliminary peak for 8000m expeditions
- Fully guided expedition in a remote part of Nepal
- Less technical climb with 7000m altitude mark
- Excellent and comfortable camping logistics
- Most experienced chef and crews at base camp
- Medical back up Oxygen with mask set throughout the trip
- Trek & climb without crowds
- Guided by most experienced Sherpas
- Well support on communication by Radio sets and Satellite phones
- Regular weather reports for summit push
- Trek into the mystical area (Nar Phu), where still the pure Tibetan cultures and traditional exists
The road from Besisahar to Koto is adventurous and rugged as well. We will take a ride on a Jeep for 5-6 hours on the off-road, watching the picturesque villages in the backgrounds, the farmlands, and forests until we reach Koto, the point where Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail and Nar Phu Trekking Trail are distinguished. We enjoy some hot dinner and rest for the day.
We will stay in the Phu Gaun for the next day to explore the surrounding areas and acclimate ourselves to the decreasing air pressure and oxygen level.
Base Camp to Camp 1:From the Base Camp, we will have easy access to Camp 1 with 2-3 hours of the trek on trekking terrains with moraines and small valleys. Camp 1 is set up at 5435 m with our extremely efficient and experienced team members with full board service.
Camp 1 to Camp 2: Camp 2 also called the Glacier Camp is set up on a flatter glacier which is led by the twisted turns on the side of the glacier that we follow after a perched scree slope. It needs extra caution while climbing in these scree though.
Camp 2 to Camp 3: Camp 3 is set up at a convenient location at an altitude of 6210 m where there is very little risk of avalanches. As we continue on an icy escarpment up to the last point before the ridge, we reach Camp 3.
Camp 3 to Summit: The climb from Camp 3 to the summit is a long one. It requires reaching the pass across the snowy slopes through 30 degrees steep slopes which gradually becomes less steep with few flat surfaces. The following crevasse gets even steeper, up to 35 degrees slope then crossing a lesser steep ridge up to a flat surface leads us to the final slope before the summit.
- Airport Transfer Costs (Pickup and Drop-off)
- 4 nights’ accommodation in 3-star or similar category hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
- Welcome Dinner Hotel in Kathmandu.
- 01 highly experienced High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for Climbing during summit day with the idea of making your ascent safe and successful so 1 Member : 1 Climbing Sherpa
- 01 Government Laision officer Wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances
- Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar/Koto/Beshisahar/Kathmandu by private jeep with guide and other staffs.
- 3-time meals and tea-house accommodation during the trip and camping accommodation at the base camp and high camps during trekking and expedition.
- All food and fuel for the base camp and higher camps during an expedition for all members and expedition crews
- All essentials for trekking and climbing including heating stoves, high nutrition foods and water, EPI Cooking Gas, waterproof tents, warm tents for sleeping, kitchen tents, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils, and many more for your comfort and convenience
- Chef Cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager to take care of food, drink, and other necessary services
- 30 kg personal gear and equipment per member Carriage by porter/yak/mules
- Climbing permit of Mt. Himlung from Nepal Government
- Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
- Restricted Area permit of Narphu Valley
- Weather forecast report as necessary and Continuous monitoring and update for summit push
- All wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journey and climbing
- First aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
- Satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your Climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones are available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
- Dynamic/static rope, ice screws, snow bar, and rock piton locked unlocked Carabineers to open the route and for safe and successful climbing
- Generator for backup lighting power and charge electronic tools if solar panels are not enough for light and charge the battery.
- Transportation, service of food, all needed expedition, content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu (Cargo to Koto and then by porter/ Yaks to base camp and return
- Emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided to guests and expedition staff requirements (Nominal Charge Applicable)
- Solar systems for lights because there is no available alternative to electricity or lighting at the Base Camps. So Everest Expeditions Nepal provides solar panels or generators for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the base camp.
- Clean, nutritious, and fresh foods at the base camp and higher camps
- Climbing Sherpa, Cook, BC staffs and porter Medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance.
- Farewell Dinner Everest Expeditions Nepal Bars and kitchen, Kathmandu.
- Official service charges, government charges, and all taxes.
- International Airfares and Nepal Entry Visa Fees
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
- Expenses of Personal Nature including personal trekking and climbing equipment, laundry expenses, mobile phone bills, bar bills, satellite phones, and Internet Services
- Travel and medical insurance to cover the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization in case of need
- Any extra expenses incurred due to unforeseeable events like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government rules, or any events out of our control
- Additional costs if needed extra workers, than what we have included in the package.
- Summit Bonus to the Climbing Sherpa Guides of $700 as set by the Mountaineering Association and Department of Tourism Rules
- Tips for guides, chef cook, cook, cook assistance, base camp manager. Normally US$ 250 per person is collected by the team leader and divided among all involved base camp staff except the climbing Sherpa guide.
- All the services not mentioned in the above package (cost includes parts) are excluded
The Himlung Himal is a mountain located in the western part of Nepal, near the border with Tibet. It stands at an elevation of 7,126 meters (23,380 feet) and is considered one of the prominent peaks in the region. If you’re planning an expedition to Mount Himlung, here is some essential information to consider:
- Permits and Regulations: As with any mountain expedition in Nepal, you will need to obtain permits and adhere to the regulations set by the Nepalese government. You will require a climbing permit issued by the Department of Tourism and also need to join an authorized trekking agency.
- Best Time to Visit: The climbing season for Mount Himlung is typically during the spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear. These seasons provide the best climbing conditions, with moderate temperatures and low precipitation.
- Physical Fitness and Experience: Mount Himlung is a challenging peak that requires technical climbing skills and a good level of physical fitness. Prior mountaineering experience, including high-altitude climbing, is highly recommended. It is advisable to undergo a thorough training regimen and acclimatization process before attempting the expedition.
- Itinerary and Duration: The duration of a Mount Himlung expedition can vary depending on the route chosen and individual climbing speeds. On average, the expedition may take around 20-25 days. This duration includes trekking to the base camp, acclimatization days, and the summit attempt.
- Accommodation and Facilities: The expedition typically starts from Kathmandu, where you will fly to a nearby airport, such as Pokhara or Simikot. From there, you will embark on a trek to the base camp of Mount Himlung. Along the trekking route, you will find teahouses and basic lodges for accommodation. However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, the facilities become more basic, and you may need to set up tents for camping.
- Equipment and Gear: Proper mountaineering equipment is essential for a successful climb. This includes climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, ropes, carabiners, and a down jacket, among other necessary items. It is important to carry high-quality gear suitable for the extreme conditions of high altitude.
- Safety Considerations: Mountaineering is inherently risky, and safety should be a top priority. Hiring experienced guides and climbing Sherpas is highly recommended. They will assist you throughout the expedition and ensure your safety. It is crucial to follow their instructions and make wise decisions regarding weather conditions and acclimatization.
- Cost: The cost of a Mount Himlung expedition can vary depending on various factors, such as the trekking agency, services provided, group size, and logistics. It is advisable to research and compare different agencies to get an idea of the costs involved.
Remember, mountaineering expeditions, especially to high-altitude peaks like Mount Himlung, require thorough planning, physical preparation, and a commitment to safety. It is crucial to consult with experienced climbers, professional agencies, and guides to ensure a safe and successful expedition.
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