Himlung Himal (7126m/23,379ft):

Himlung is located in the western part of Nepal.  Himlung Himal is situated just above the ancient Tibetan village of Phu which is officially opened in 1992 for foreign expeditions and trekkers. This region is still a restricted area and climbers are required to get a special restricted area and climbing permit to enter. The peak was first climb by Mr. Akio Koizumi from Japan on 3 October 1992. Now this peak is popular among the climbers as a preparation of Everest climbing.

 

Mount Himlung is rather a new expedition peak opened since 2001. As a result, very few climbers have actually attempted to climb this mountain due to its remote location. The mountain itself is situated close to Nepal-Tibet border between Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, and because of that, part of the journey to reach it will involve trekking through the classic Annapurna-Manaslu trail.

Himlung Himal is 7126 m tall and the last village accessible from the mountain is Phu Gaon (4080 m). Total days required for climbing Himlung including the trekking period is 33 days. The journey starts from Besisahar, the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The partial highlight of this expedition is that you will get to enjoy majestic vistas of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, pass through peaceful and traditional Nepali villages and appreciate pristine wildlife and nature. Also, visit the quaint and unique Tibetan settlements, observe Tibetan-like culture and be amazed by the ruins of medieval palaces.

You will have to trek for at least  seven days to reach the base camp that will be set up at 4800m. Around 8 days will be spent to reach the summit and return to the base camp.

The mountain is a bit technical to climb. The trail is a mixture of snow, ice and rock with some steep faces and crevasses. Rope fixing, using ice axe and foot timing will be required to climb Mt. Himlung.

Together with Xtreme Climbers Treks & Expedition, you will get all the support you need to make this expedition successful. The expedition will be operated and led by our experienced Sherpa climbers and guides. You will have plenty of time to learn mountaineering skills in the base camp that will be useful for you to make a successful attempt of the Himlung summit. The organizing of the expedition will be done on full board basis with full base camp service including all climbing equipments.

 

“adventure around far North West Himalaya between Manang and Manaslu region”

Highlights:

“In complete wilderness away from mainstream trekking routes for many days

In remote and scenic trail, rural farm villages, excellent views of mountains

Adventure within dramatic landscapes of high peaks and rugged terrain,

Pristine areas around Nar and Phu villages of great cultural interest and traditional villages

Amazing feat and conquest on least climbed and less known Mt. Himlung”

Expedition at a Glance:

Accommodations:                Hotel / Lodge with camping on trek and climb.

Trekking Grade:                   Adventurous & Demanding

Climbing Grade:                   A full fledge Mountaineering Expeditions

Activities:                             Both ways scenic drive with trek and climb

Expeditions Durations:         26 Nights & 27 Days

Total Trip:                            31 Nights & 32 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Seasons:                               April to June or in early September to November

 

Introduction:

Xtreme Climbers Himlung Expedition leads you into complete wilderness within rugged terrain within jagged mountains of Northern Annapurna-Damodar and close to

Mt. Manaslu range of peaks.

Mt. Himlung stands proudly at 7,126 meters and 23, 380 ft high, around remote and isolated areas of Nepal North West Himalaya between peaks of Damodar and Manaslu mountains, a well hidden peak often explored and visited region beyond Nar and Phu villages and away from main trekking trail of popular Annapurna circuit route of beautiful Manang region.

Xtreme Climbers runs and organize Mt. Himlung Expeditions with proper and excellent planning and with expert logistic supports, where full camping arrangements required on this wonderful trek and climb of Mt. Himlung.

Mt. Himlung located beyond North East of Nar and Phu areas, where our trek leads with overnight in lodge around main Annapurna circuit trail up to Koto near a large town of Chame on route main areas of Manang district.

After Koto on the hidden trails-gorge and windswept valley towards Phu villages the upper main village of Nar & Phu area enclosed within giant peaks of Chulus-Pisang-Damodar Himal and next to Larkya peak of Manaslu area.

Our climb is undertaken after much practice and acclimatization days at Phu and base camp, then proceeding for the climb to the summit on clear fine morning after setting two more camp from base camp onward within ten days to reach the summit on time as weather permits.

This is one of the most technical mountains to climb than other 7,000 meter peaks, however with perfect team of guides and staff and with your positive attitude and determination we will lead you to the top with high success and safely back to Kathmandu after a breathtaking experience of lifetime adventure on Himlung Expedition.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to your hotels.

Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Himlung with optional tour.

Day 04: Drive to Chamje 1560m via Bhesisar 823m – 08 hrs journey.

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani 1,860m – 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Koto 2, 600m – 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Meta 3,560 m – 06 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Kyang 4,100m – 06 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Phu 4,580m   05 hrs.

Day 10: Rest day at Phu explore Samdu Choling and Tashi Monastery.

Day 11: Trek to Himlung base camp 4,540 m – 04 hours.

Day 12: Rest and acclimatization day at Himlung base camp.

Day 13-22: Climbing period for 10 days setting maximum of 3 high camps.

Day 23: Return to base camp.

Day 24: Clean up day at Base Camp and packing.

Day 25: Trek back to Phu valley – 04 hrs.

Day 26: Trek to Kyang 3, 020 m – 05 hours.

Day 27: Trek to Dharmasala – 05 hours.

Day 28: Trek to Koto – 05 hours.

Day 29: Trek to Dharapani – 05 hours.

Day 30: Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhesisar and transfer to Hotel. Evening time farewell dinner with cultural dance.

 

Mount Himlung Expedition Cost Includes

 

  • Transportation Arrival & Departure; on domestic and international flights.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Entire necessary over land charges.
  • Entire necessary trekking/TIMS permit which required for the trek or Expeditions.
  • All Transportation service from starting and ending points of Himlung Expedition.
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpa guide for Himlung Himal Expedition.
  • Mount Himlung Expeditions Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc.
  • Permits for the Mount Himlung Expedition.
  • High altitude meal (Full board) while on Trekking to Himlung B.C. and while Climbing Himlung.
  • All the expenses & insurance of Liaison officer (Govt. of Nepal).
  • Cook, support crew and porters with their equipments, daily wages, food & insurance etc.
  • Camping & Kitchen equipment like base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent with all utensil and toilet tent.
  • High altitude tents and necessary gadgets like EPI gas and burner for high climb.
  • Warm clothing, trek gear for nepali staff including porters
  • Life & medical insurance for Nepali staff & Porters.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) & Gamow Bag along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Communication device like Satellite Phone & Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency.(USE PAY)
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on Himlung Expeditions.(USE PAY)

 

.         farewell dinner with Traditional Nepali song & dance.

Mount Himlung Expedition Cost Excludes

 

  • International airfare and airport tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Medical and personal high risk insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bar & Beverage Bills
  • Personal equipment & climbing gears.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Climbing Bonus for Himlung base camp staffs, tips and personal nature expenses.
  • Permit fees and customize tripom charge for Sat phone, communication gadget and commercial filming while on Himlung expedition.
  • Garbage Deposit USD 5,00.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage back to Kathmandu.