The Himlung Himal is one of the beautiful mountains in the northeast region of Annapurna. This himal situates on the range at an elevation of 7126 m from the sea level. This mountain lies in the Peri Himal of Manang District and is 1.5km from the Tibet border.
The Mountain is in line with the Pangrig glacier on the west. And the Thocheg glacier on the east. Similarly, exhaust to Phu Khola to the north and west. The first ascent of Himlung Himal takes place in 1983. Furthermore, the Japanese expedition team reached the summits from the south via East Ridge. The best time to climb this Himal is September to November.
This expedition is full of spectacular scenery, remote, and attractive culture. You will get ahead through greenery forests, springs, and cavernous rocky gorges. Likewise, you pass through high snow-capped peaks and glaciers. People of this region, basically have retained much of the Tibetan traditions, culture, and religious beliefs. Due to the very close border with Tibet.
Base Camp is set up at 4900m. And the three more Camps are set up according to height i.e. 5450m, 6000m, and 6350m. Although our goal is to reach the summit, our Sherpas’ main priority is your comfort and safety. The itinerary is flexible to accommodate any health problems of the climbers and weather conditions on the mountain. Our experienced Local Sherpa Guides will take you through acclimatization by a process of properly paced ascents and descents, preparing your body physiologically to adjust to the altitude.
Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
After breakfast, a sightseeing visit, in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Final preparation and official briefing day.
After breakfast, drive to Koto. Koto village is the junction point where we leave the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail and follow the Nar Phu trekking trail.
This day after breakfast, we trek on small jungle paths, which is quite a change from the bigger trail around Annapurna. The first part is up and down and then we have a short steep ascent to Choto, We then have lots of steep ups and downs and the path is quite exposed above the Nar Phu Khola, then we cross a suspension bridge, here the valley is very narrow and just before the bridge there are some hot springs. The rock-carved path now becomes very exciting, both because of danger, but also because there are some big waterfalls.
This day after breakfast, we begin the day by crossing Methang Khola river and then start a breathtaking climb on a winding path to the Methang pastures. Here at Methang there is an ancient Chorten and marvelous views of Kang Guru. Further on we pass the abandoned Methang village, from the village there is a path to Kang Guru BC. The path to the next village Junan is easy and flat.
This day our trek begins with a hard steep ascent to the abandoned Kyan village, where there is a nice long main wall. We continue on an amazing tunnel carved rocky path 70 meters above the river and then descend to the riverbed, then we follow the riverbed and pass some Mani Chrotens. Then climb up from the riverbed to the Phu valley entrance door (Phuohi Yalgoe). About an hour from the valley entrance we cross the Phu Khola and begin climbing up to the village. Phu village consists of about 30 houses, which are home to 150-200 people.
We start our trek towards the east through a great place for camping and setting i.e. Himlung Himal base camp.
Climbing Period for Himlung Himal Summit (7,126m), Camp 1 5450m, Camp 2 6000m, and Camp 3 6350m.
Preparation, packing, and ready to return. After the experience of climbing a 7000m mountain and all the adventures throughout the climb
We retrace our way back to beautiful Phu village.
We follow the same trail to get back to Meta. Mostly we will be descending so it will take less time than earlier.
We then trek back to our base at Koto village. It will be our last trekking day for this Himlung Expedition.
We will take a direct drive to Kathmandu from koto. Or to Besi Sahar where we will get into another vehicle that will take us back to Kathmandu.
Leisure day in Kathmandu.