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Mt. Himlung Expedition

Trip Facts:

Duration: 30 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 7,126 m

Grade: Comparatively Less Strenuous

Trekking Type: Expedition

Best Season: April and May & October and November

Attractions: Highest point on earth. Outstanding, adventurous and yet daring expedition.

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One of the more recently opened peaks for climbing, the Himlung Himal with an altitude of 7,126m has been successful in attracting newbies as well as seasoned climbers over the years.

Himlung Himal is situated in the Manaslu region and lies in the remote corner of Nepal along the Tibetan border. Routes are combined with soaring peaks and moves through glaciers secluded villages with diverse cultures, pleasing forests and Gompas.

Usually three high camps get established before reaching the Summit and the Base Camp is located at an altitude of a little more than 4,850m.

A trek that follows a stunning path is not considered technically difficult to summit.

Earthquake update: Although this trail was affected by the earthquake, it still is a fantastic option for camping trek.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: In Kathmandu for official permit procedures

Day 04: Drive to Jagat via Besisahar and pass Syange

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani

Day 06: Trek to Kotto

Day 07: Trek to Meta 

Day 08: Trek to Khyang

Day 09: Trek to Phu (4,080m)

Day 10: Trek to Himlung Base Camp (4,900m)

Day 11: Rest and acclimatization day

Day 12/21: Climbing period (7,126m)

Day 22: Clean up the Base Camp

Day 23: Trek back to Phu

Day 24: Trek to Meta

Day 25: Trek to Koto

Day 26: Trek to Dharapani

Day 27: Trek to Jagat

Day 28: Drive to Kathmandu via Beshisahar 

Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 30: Depart Kathmandu


  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks


  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight syntheticliner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet


  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu
The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)


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