Nepal
Location
32 Days
Duration
8 / 10
Physicality
18+
Age
Spring Autumn
Best Season

Himlung Expedition: An Overview

Elevation: 7,126 m  |  First ascent: 1992 |  Province: Himalaya, Nepal

Season: SPRING-AUTUMN  |  Group size: 1-10 person|  Price: ASK via Email or Contact form!

Himlung Expedition is popular climbing peak above 7000 meter in western part of Nepal. The mountain is best for preparation of 8000 meter peak climbing in future.

Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,345ft) is a 7000m peak that is located in the western region of Nepal. Situated just above the ancient Tibetan village of Phu, Himlung lies in the Naar-Phu region in the northeast of Annapurna and northwest of Manaslu. Naar-Phu region was officially opened in 1992 for foreign expeditions and trekkers. This region is still a restricted area, for this reason all climbers are required to get a special restricted area and climbing permit to enter. The peak gained more popularity when Mr. Akio Koizumi from Japan reached the summit of Himlung Himal on 3 October 1992.

This region sees fewer expeditions than any other mountains in other regions such as the Khumbu. In terms of popularity, the climbing in Naar-Phu is not comparable with the Khumbu. The valley rivals in beauty to the more popular Khumbu, offering magnificent views of Manaslu, Annapurna, Fishtail and Gangapurna. The second ascent of the peak was made ten years after the first ascent by a French expedition team in 2002. According to the summiteers experience this 7000m peak is one of the safest and largely uncomplicated projects in the Himalaya. The ascent of Himlung Himal via the normal route poses no technical problems. The route leads through snow and ice without any rock climbing passages. The climbing season is in the fall and spring.

During the Himlung Himal expedition Extreme Expeditions will always focus on our client’s success, ensuring safety, comfort and an enjoyable experience. Our strategy has been designed by an exercise physiologist and experienced climbing Sherpa guides who have high altitude training. We try our best to be as efficient as possible with our itineraries, ensuring that there is not a lot of wasted time. We consider the fact that our clients might have only a short time off of work, rest assured that your time and money will be well spent with us. This 7000m peak is technically moderate and a good preparation for upcoming expeditions like Manaslu, Cho-Oyu or Shishapgnama.

Previously a restricted region, Nepal government opened the region after 2001.So far as of this writing, only a few expedition teams including the Japanese and French have summited Mount Himlung. After 2013 the 7000m peak becomes a more recognized alternative in preparing for Baruntse, Churen Himal, Putha Hunchuli or Pumori.

The walk-in along Phu River is a unique experience even for Nepal, the pristine beauty is really a sight to see. Being that the villages in this valley are so close to Tibet they are heavily influenced by Tibetan culture. The journey begins with a scenic drive to Besisahar by private jeep. Here you will stay overnight at this modern village, the next day you will switch to a local jeep and continue 6 hours to reach Koto (2600m/8,530ft).You will have one acclimatization day at this historical village. Feel free to explore this village or rest. From Koto it is a 5 day trek to the Himlung Himal base camp (4850m/15,912ft).The trail turns toward the East and passes through Dharmasala, Meta, Kyang and Phugaon, which is the largest ancient Buddhist settlement in the region. The base camp is in a subalpine zone with grass and other greenery; it is very comfortable and accommodating. There are approximately 3-5 climbing teams each spring and autumn season.

WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT

   Is one of the 7,000 m peaks of Himalaya

   It is one of the mountains that qualifies you for a 8,000 m peak.

✓   You can climbed it in both seasons.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Your hometown-Nepal-Return

INCLUDED

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transportation as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at KTM international airport by our local represetatives during your arrival and departure.
  • 4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Koto-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff in mini bus and public jeep.
  • All our facilities including: kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Narphu and Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Nar Phu restricted area trekking permit during the expedition period.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit from Nepal government to climb Mt. Himlung.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 2 time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffduring the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute.
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual tent available in the Himlung advanced base camp.
  • Solar panels for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp one, three and South Col for cooking food.
  • Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry, expenses, tips
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc
  • Extra transportation that is not display in itinerary program
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Walkies -talkies Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Expenses incurred during usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies -talkies, satellite phone and internet
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gear
  • Nepal custom fees for import of expedition equipment
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum $1000.00USD per climbing Sherpa guide
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other item not included in “COST INCLUDES” section

ITINERARY OF EXPEDITION

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft).

Day 02: Preparation, briefings at Department of Tourism, last minute shopping and office formalities.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m/27,000ft).8hrs.Overnight at lodge.

Day 04:Drive from Besisahar to Koto (2610m/8,563ft).5-6hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 05: Trek from Koto to Meta(3560m/11,680ft). 7hrs.Lodge/camping overnight.

Day 06:Trek Meta to Phu-Gaon (4200m/13,780ft).7hrs.Lodge/camping overnight.

Day 07:Rest and acclimatization day at Phu-Gaun (4080m/13,382ft).

Day 08: Trek from Phu-Gaon to Himlung base camp (4850m/15,912ft). camping.

Day9-24:Climbing period for Himlung Himal (7126m//23,345ft) camping.

Day 25:Preparation and packing for departure.

Day 26:Trek back from base camp to Phu-Gaon(4200m/13,780ft) 6hrs.Tea house accommodation

Day 27: Trek from Phu-Gaon to Meta (3560m/11,680ft) 5hrs.Tea house accommodation.

Day 28: Trek from Meta to Koto (2610m/8,563ft) 05hrs.Camping.

Day 29:Drive from Koto to Besisahar (823m/27,00ft) 8hrs. Transportation provided by jeep.

Day 30:Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1350/4,429ft) 7 hrs. Transportation provided by tourist mini bus. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

Day 31:Free day in Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.

Day 32: Transfer to International airport for final departure.