Mount Himlung Expedition
Himlung Himal Expedition area previously was a restricted region; Nepal Government opened the region only in 1992. Expedition for Himlung Himal follows Round Annapurna route to Koto and from Koto towards Nar-phu Gaon. The route passes through high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages. It also includes narrow gullies, forests, rocks, springs, Gompas and unique cultural settlements. The expedition also offers mysterious culture and panoramic mountain views of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more. Himlung Himal (mountain) is Located in the Manaslu Region northeast of the Annapurna range with an altitude of 7126m. The Himlung lies close to the Tibetan…
Himlung Himal Expedition area previously was a restricted region; Nepal Government opened the region only in 1992. Expedition for Himlung Himal follows Round Annapurna route to Koto and from Koto towards Nar-phu Gaon. The route passes through high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages. It also includes narrow gullies, forests, rocks, springs, Gompas and unique cultural settlements. The expedition also offers mysterious culture and panoramic mountain views of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more.
Himlung Himal (mountain) is Located in the Manaslu Region northeast of the Annapurna range with an altitude of 7126m. The Himlung lies close to the Tibetan border in a remote corner of Nepal. The mountain was first climbed in 1992 by a Japanese team and has had few further ascents afterwards. The Himlung Himal is technically easy to climb. We, Everest Expeditions Nepal, anticipate placing four camps above Base Camp. It will put in place by our strong Climbing Sherpa guide team.
Since the area is remote and untouched very few tourists have visited the region. This is the country beyond, a wild and extremely beautiful mountain landscape full of erotic people, rapid rivers and pristine forest. Due to the remoteness of the region you will experience the Virgin Nature, off beaten path, Mysterious culture and panoramic Mountain Views.
Everest Expeditions Nepal establishes the Base Camp at an altitude of 4,850 m on a grassy land. While our strong Climbing Sherpa team set up camps, expedition members get the chance to climbing up and down for acclimatization. Three higher camps will set up above the Base Camp. Camp 1 at 5,450 m, Camp 2 at 6150 m and Camp 3 at 6375 m. The last part of the summit involves steep and icy climb. After summiting, you will descend to Camp 3 then descend to the Base Camp on the next day.
Himlung Himal and the Mt. Baruntse are alternative peaks to each other for the spring when the snow condition on one of the peaks is not so reliable. The Himlung is a stunning peak in a remote location!
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
Himlung Expedition is 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.
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 a fully guided and supported expedition. We provide 2 climbing sherpa for every 3 members.
Our expedition begins with a journey to the base camp of Mount Himlung following a classic trek through Nar and Phu Valley. The trekking route itself is not very popular but this region holds a rich history, scenery and diverse views. After a few days of the trek at lower Annapurna region, we are welcomed into a completely different world at Nar Phu valley, barren land and untouched beauty. From here a day trek will bring us to the base camp of Mt. Himlung.
Himlung base camp is situated at 4900m/16,080ft. From the base camp to the summit, three higher camps are placed. Camp I is situated at an elevation of 5350m, Camp II at 6000m and Camp III at 6350m. A rotation of higher camps (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) are scheduled for an acclimatization purpose before the actual summit push. As part of our acclimatization plan, we climb up to Camp III and descend all the way back to base camp. Once this is done, we begin our actual summit push.
Why join us on Himlung Expedition?
Experienced team of guides with 1:1 Sherpa guide to client ratio
Well devised itinerary keeping ensuring safety first and service paramount
Comprehensive medical kit with oxygen for emergency purpose
A cohesive team of climbers
A long history of high altitude expeditions
Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 02 – In Kathmandu for official formalities and last minute preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 03 – Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat [1,300m/4,265ft]
Day 04 – Trek to Dharapani [1,860m/6,103ft]
Day 05 – Trek to Koto [2,600m/8,531ft]
Day 06 – Trek to Meta [3,625m/11,895ft]
Day 07 – Trek to Phu Gaon [4,100m/13,450ft]
Day 08 – Rest and Acclimatization day at Phu Gaon [4,100m/13,450ft]
Day 09 – Trek to Himlung Base Camp [4,850m/15,913ft]
Day 10 – Rest day at base camp
Day 11-24 – Climbing Days for Himlung Expeditions
Day 25 – Depart base camp and trek to Meta [3,625m/11,895ft]
Day 26 – Trek to Koto
Day 27 – Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar
Day 28 – Drive to Kathmandu
Day 29 – In Kathmandu
Day 30 – International Departure
Guided climb with 1:1 Sherpa guide to climber ratio and 1:4 leaders to client ratio
Nepalese government royalty fees for Himlung Expedition.
All expedition organizational requirements
Meals and accommodation at base camp and higher camps during expedition
4 nights’ accommodation at 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on deluxe room OR Similar Hotel.
Meals and accommodation during the trekking period
Individual tent at the base camp and more for your comfort
Twin sharing tent (North Face VE25 or similar) for higher camps
Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
Radio set for communication between camps
Ground transfers as per mentioned in the itinerary on private vehicle
Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
Common climbing equipment and route fixing gears
Comprehensive medical supplies with oxygen for emergency use
Porterage of climbing equipment up to base camp and back after the expedition
Liaison officer daily wages and fees
Applicable national park fees and local taxes
Meals in Kathmandu
Custom for bringing any expedition goods
Nepal entry visa fees
Personal clothing and equipment
Gratuities for staff
Mt. Himlung (7,126m) is situated between the border of Nepal and Tibet in north of the Annapurna and Manaslu, located above the hidden Tibetan villageof Phu in the western region of Nepal. Its one of the most popular 7000m peak among the climbers. This peak is not a technically tough as Baruntse (7,129m) or Pomari (7,161m), and riskfactor is also less on Himlung. More over if you are looking forward to climb any 8,000m peak or even Mt. Everest 8,848m, then it’s right step to test yourself to check how you perform in high altitude and your fitness level as well, therefore Himlung stand for a perfect training climbing expedition before attempting any 8000m peak. Also if you have done mountaineering trainings, climbed peaks in Alps, and looking for a challenging climb in the Himalayas, then it’s your prefect choice.
Why to climb Himlung?
Among other 7000m peaks in Himalayas for mountaineering, Himlung stand for safe, easy accessible and comparatively cost saving expedition.
Its NOT technically difficult as other 7000m peaks therefore its prefect peak for training trip before attempting any 8000m peak including Mt. Everest.
The trek goes through Annapurna circuit route and the hidden valley Nar Phu area, therefore the trekking to Himlung base camp is very unique with the local cultures and local inhabitant villages.
Trek into Himlung Base Camp
On this Voyage, we will be driving for 8 hours to Besisahar and about another 6-7 hours to Koto the next day and then trek into the hidden valley Nar Phu area. We will be spending an extra day in Phu for acclimatization purpose and to explore the Phu village. Phogaon to Himlung base camp is another a day trek where we properly set up our base camp with all tents and logistics. We will have altogether 15 days to set up higher camps and also achieve the summit. We shall be doing another 5 days of the trek exploring back to Beshishar the same route we went through at the beginning.
High Camps and Climbing Routes
We establish our Base Camp at 4920m on a grassy land and three high camps are required to attempt the summit. Camp I at 5,619m, Camp II at 5,987m and Camp III as the last camp at 6,400m. While our strong team of Sherpa staffs set up various high camps, members have the chance to going up and down for well acclimatization and we attempt summit on a favorable day for everyone. Due to our good strategy and expert logistics support, the success rate to this mountain has been high every year and we use the normal route (west face) to ascent this peak.
Expedition Cost – 2023 and 2024
Our Himlung expedition cost for 2023 and 2024 has been already published on our website. Our expedition cost is reasonably cheaper and affordable however our service quality is one of the best. We provide one Sherpa guide to each two climbers for highest level of safety and to increase the maximum summit success. If any climber wishes to have personal Sherpa guide, it will be provided on some additional cost. The best season to climb Himlung is autumn season, our expedition starts early Oct until 1st week of November.
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