Nepal 30 Days Himlung Himal (7126m) Expedition

  • Very Demanding
  • 18 Days Tent
  • 7,126 M
  • 7 Days Tea House
  • 5 Days Hotel Days
  • 25 Days Trekking Days

Himlung Himal

Himlung Himal, located in the northeastern region of the Annapurna range, stands as one of the most stunning mountains in the area. With an elevation of 7,126 meters above sea level, this majestic peak is nestled within the Peri Himal of the Manang District, merely 1.5 kilometers away from the border with Tibet.

The most popular route to the summit of Himlung Himal typically starts from the village of Phu in the Nar Phu Valley.

Situated amidst the rugged terrain, Himlung Himal is flanked by the Pangrig Glacier to the west and the Thocheg Glacier to the east. To the north and west, it is bordered by the Phu Khola. The mountain’s first successful ascent took place in 1983 when a Japanese expedition team reached its summit via the South-East Ridge. The best time to undertake a climbing expedition to Himlung Himal is typically between September and November when weather conditions are favorable.

Embarking on an expedition to conquer Himlung Himal promises an exhilarating journey filled with breathtaking scenery, remote landscapes, and a captivating cultural experience. As you traverse through verdant forests, encounter natural springs, and navigate deep rocky gorges, you’ll be immersed in the pristine beauty of the surroundings. The trail leads you past towering snow-capped peaks and vast glaciers, creating a truly awe-inspiring atmosphere.

The people residing in this region have managed to preserve much of the traditional Tibetan culture, customs, and religious beliefs, owing to the proximity of the Tibet border. This cultural richness adds an extra layer of fascination to the Himlung Himal expedition. Interactions with the locals provide insights into their unique way of life, and witnessing their rituals and traditions adds depth to the overall experience.

The base camp for Himlung Himal is situated at an altitude of 4,900 meters. Subsequently, three additional camps are established at higher altitudes, namely 5,450 meters, 6,000 meters, and 6,350 meters. While reaching the summit is the ultimate goal, the safety and comfort of climbers remain the top priority for our experienced Sherpas. The itinerary is flexible, allowing for adjustments to accommodate climbers’ health conditions and to adapt to the ever-changing weather conditions on the mountain. Throughout the expedition, our dedicated Sherpa guides will ensure proper acclimatization by employing a well-paced ascent and descent strategy, allowing your body to physiologically adjust to the altitude.

Ascending Himlung Himal is an extraordinary feat that demands physical endurance, mental resilience, and careful preparation. However, the rewards are immeasurable. Standing atop this magnificent peak, surrounded by the grandeur of the Himalayas, offers a sense of achievement and an indescribable connection to the natural world. It is an experience that forever etches itself in the memories of those who undertake this extraordinary adventure.

In conclusion, the Himlung Himal expedition presents a thrilling opportunity to conquer one of the most remarkable mountains in the Annapurna region. From its awe-inspiring landscapes to its profound cultural encounters, this journey combines the beauty of nature with the richness of tradition. It is an expedition that requires careful planning, the support of experienced Sherpas, and a deep appreciation for the challenges and rewards that lie ahead. A successful climb of Himlung Himal is an accomplishment that resonates with the spirit of exploration and leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of those who dare to undertake this extraordinary quest.

Day to day schedule to Nepal 30 Days Himlung Himal (7126m) Expedition

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +D

    Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation for trip o/n in a hotel +B

    After breakfast, a sightseeing visit, in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Final preparation and official briefing day.

  • Day 03: Drive to Koto (9/10hrs, 2700m) o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    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.

  • Day 04: Trek to Meta (7/8hrs, 3700m), o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    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.

  • Day 05: Trek to Junum (6/7hrs, 4000m), o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    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.

  • Day 6: Trek to Phu (7/8hrs, 4200m) o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    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.

  • Day 07: Trek to Himlung base camp (4920m, 5/6hrs) o/n in Camp +B+L+D

    We start our trek towards the east through a great place for camping and setting i.e. Himlung Himal base camp.

  • Day 08-23: Himlung 7126m Expedition o/n in Camp +B+L+D

    Climbing Period for Himlung Himal Summit (7,126m), Camp 1 5450m, Camp 2 6000m, and Camp 3 6350m.

  • Day 24: Himlung Base camp o/n in Camp +B+L+D

    Preparation, packing, and ready to return. After the experience of climbing a 7000m mountain and all the adventures throughout the climb

  • Day 25: Trek back to Phu Village o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    We retrace our way back to beautiful Phu village.

  • Day 26: Trek back to Meta o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    We follow the same trail to get back to Meta. Mostly we will be descending so it will take less time than earlier.

  • Day 27: Trek to Koto o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    We then trek back to our base at Koto village. It will be our last trekking day for this Himlung Expedition.

  • Day 28: Drive back to Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +B

    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.

  • Day 29: Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +B

    Leisure day in Kathmandu.

  • Day 30: Departure +B

What is included?

  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Annapurna conservation fee and special Naar Phu permit
  • Accommodation in hotel, lodge and tent
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Oxygen, Satellite phone (pay call) and Gamow Bag
  • Sherpa Cook and staff with all meals while at base camp
  • Climbing permit
  • Peak Fee and all Nepalese Govt. Fees
  • Environment fees, permits, mandatory Liaison officers and their fees/expenses
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Sightseeing with english speaking guide as mentions in the program
  • Transportation with local bus from and to the trekking starting and ending point

What is excluded?

  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Tips for local staff
  • Personal insurance for helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone, tips etc
  • Tips for local crews

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