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Mount Himlung Expedition

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Duration

30 days

Max. Elevation

7126m

Group size

Min 4 pax

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Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

  • Explore the northern parts of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Visit the cultural heritage of the Nar Phu Valley
  • Scale one of the least-visited mountains, Mt. Himlung (7126m)
The trip commences from Kathmandu as you prepare for the expedition. Then, you get on a drive to Besisahar and follow with another drive to Koto. The entire trail is a part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Further, the trek leads you to Meta village, which signals your entry into the Nar and Phu region. The trek heads north and then to Kyang. As you head past medieval archways, you reach Phu Gaon. Gradually, you ascend on arid trails to settle at the Himlung Base Camp.

Hereon, you will tread across snow and icy paths to the higher camps. The ascent period for the Himlung Himal will last for the next two weeks. Firstly, the climb continues through steep terrain and snowy slopes. Then, you head to the Camp I at 5450 meters.

Next, the technical aspects of the climb increase as you head to Camp II at 6000 meters. Finally, you climb past Camp III at 6350 meters and reach the top of Himlung Himal. Then, the return trip begins as you descend back to Phu Gaon. A descent across the Phu Valley, Kyang, Meta, and Koto villages to reach Besisahar to conclude the trip.

Although the expedition heads to a height of 7126 meters, there are many challenges on the way. So, the climbers will have to be in top physical shape and have enough training. Also, the spring and autumn seasons are ideal for the Himlung Expedition.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Today you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and it marks the first day of the trip. Our staff will be welcoming you warmly, and then you head to the hotel after brief pleasantries. You refresh and meet them again for welcome dinner. You can also discuss the details of the trip.

Day

2

Since the expedition will take a long time, you need to make special permits. Our staff will handle the administrative works after you fill in your details. In the meantime, you prepare for the trek by buying/renting necessary items. We will also arrange a session with experienced and licensed mountaineer so that you can know the dos and don’ts. The next day, you will sightsee some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu. You’ll visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, respectively.

Day

3

After breakfast, you drive towards Besisahar. En route, you get the see amazing views of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli Rivers. The rivers wind through serene hills, and after Dumre, you reach Besisahar for an overnight stay at the lodge.

Day

4

You commence the trek after having breakfast. The trail goes through rustic villages like Chamje and Dharapani. En route, you get to see stunning views of Lamjung Himal. The trail goes flat before reaching Thanchowk. From here, the next stop is Koto, where you stay overnight.

Day

5

The trail today goes along the banks of Nar Phu Khola. Before starting the trek, you need to show your permits. After crossing Seti Khola, the trail goes sharply uphill, and you arrive at Singenge. You head towards Meta, which is a seasonal settlement area for herders. Overnight at camp at Meta.

Day

6

The route today greets you with amazing views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna. The route winds through the steep terrain, and you arrive at Murju Khola. After crossing the river, you go steeply uphill and then come at an eroded moraine. From here, Kyang is nearby. Overnight stay at camp.

Day

7

After clearing the campsite, you start the trek. Today, the route goes to a narrow gorge and then descends to a river. You then cross it via a wooden bridge and head north. After a series of sharp descends and ascends, you pass by abandoned buildings and Chortens. After leaving the isolated area, you arrive at Phu Gaun for an overnight stay at the teahouse.

Day

8

After breakfast, you finally head to the Base Camp of Himlung. The trail is a gentle slope and goes through moraines. The views of the valley are spectacular as you head to the Base Camp. Once you reach there, you set up tents for overnight stay.

Day

9

Starting today, you will ascend to the summit. On average, it takes about 15 days in total for mounting and descend to the base camp. During the first few days, you can acclimatize by hiking up to a specific elevation. You can ask for help from the local guides. At the top, you are compensated with magnificent views of the Annapurna and Manaslu range.

Day

25

After cleaning up the Base Camp, you retrace your steps back to Phu Gaun. You can relax your tired body once you reach the lodge at Phu where you stay overnight.

Day

26

Today, you descend back to the village where you stay. Crossing the isolated buildings and eroded moraines, you arrive at Murju Khola. En route, you get to see Lamjung Himal and Annapurna. From here, you reach Meta, where you stay overnight.

Day

27

The trail steeply descends to a thick forest of rhododendrons after crossing Singenge. The route will go downhill until you reach tributaries of Soti Khola. After crossing it, you arrive at Koto for an overnight stay at the lodge.

Day

28

Today is the last day of the trek. So, enjoy the mountain terrain as much as you can. You pass by villages like Dharapani with Lamjung Himal in the background. After crossing several settlement areas, you reach Chamje, and then, the next stop is Besisahar, where you stay overnight.

Day

29

After breakfast, you head back to Kathmandu. The road goes along the Trishuli and Marsayangdi Rivers. You enjoy the rustic views of the villages and hills. By later afternoon, you will reach the hotel.

Day

30

Today is the final day in Kathmandu. If you have time before your flight, you can enjoy your free time at a café or any other place. Our staff will make sure to drop you off at the airport as per your schedule. Thank you for choosing us to create unforgettable memories, and we wish you a safe flight!

Inclusions

Includes

  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan in 3 Star category
  •  1:1 Experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb (Himlung Summiteers).
  • 1 Legion Officer from the Government and his insurance, Equipment, salary, food, and accommodation
  • Drive to Kathmandu – Besisahar – Kathmandu
  •  All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
  •  Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during the trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by the Himalayan professional cook in Base Camp.
  •  Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 60kg: 40kg ratio per person.
  •  Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing.
  •  Wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs
  •  Required base camp and high altitude food for climbing members and all involved staffs
  •  Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
  •  Emergency oxygen mask and regulator upon the requirement of guest with reliable charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the HBC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
  •  All tents for camps 1, 2 and 3; First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staff.
  •  Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
  •  Our service charge and Government Taxes are levied in Nepal.
  •  Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.

Excludes

  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa and cargo clearance
  • Extra porter if needs
  • Alcoholic products during trekking product
  • Emergency rescue services cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Items of personal nature and laundry expensesExpenses of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone, and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for a climber.
  • Summit bonus for the Sherpa after approaching the summit. (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
  • Special Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if a special camera
  • All personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not mentioned in the above cost includes

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