Mt Himlung Expedition
Comparatively Less Strenuous
Spring and April and May & October and November
Phu village, Ristricted area ,Culture and tradition, Buddhist Monastery, Annapurna region.
Himlung Himal was first climbed in 1992 by the Japanese
Mt Himlung Expedition
Himlung Himal (7126 meters) is one of the most popular 7000ers in Nepal. Often recognized as a training and preparatory climb for a 8000er, Himlung has become an ideal choice of non-technical but high mountain among the climbers. The mountain is located in the Peri-Damodar range in Manang district but does not share border with China. Surrounding the mountain are equally high mountains such as Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Himjung, Ratna Chuli and multiple unnamed mountains over 6000 meters.
One has to trek through the banks of Marshyangdi river from Koto or via Chame. As Manang district lies in the rain shadow zone, the trek up the Himlung base camp is a different experience. The place is also famous for the sight of the rare 'Ghost of the Himalaya" - the Snow Leopard. The culture and households of natives in Nar and Phu offers a different world experience.
Himlung Himal was first climbed in 1992 by the Japanese. In 2013, a new and comparatively safer route was discovered by French Kari Kobler and team. Current normal route to the Summit is via the North-West Route.
- Elevation: 7126 m; 20,306 ft
- Basecamp: 4850 m; 15,912 ft
- Location: Phu Region, Manang Distrct (Latitude: 28°46’18” N; Longitude: 84°25’21” E)
- Range: Peri-Damodar Himal
- Classification: 7000er
- Route: NW Route
- Duration: 34 days
- Starts in: Kathmandu
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Climb Grade: Challenging
- Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Dec) & Spring (Apr- May)
- Activities: Trekking & Mountaineering
- Meal Plan: Full Board (B/L/D)
- Accommodation: Hotels, Tea Houses & Camping
- Transportation: Road transportation
- 1992 – The Japanese made the first ascent of Himlung via a difficult route that involved crossing high passes.
- 2013 – Kari Kobler opened a new and comparatively safer route making Himlung an accessible mountain as it is now.
- 2017 – Paulo Grobel, a French mountaineer and Guide completed the first ever traverse of the Himlung Himal.
- 2014 – Expedition Himalaya’s first commercial team successfully summited Himlung Himal.
Our Himlung Peak Special
- Customizable packages from normal to deluxe
- Highly qualified and experienced climbing guides and supporters’ team
- Full-proof documentation so you don't have worry a bit
- Every attempt to make your summit dream come true
- Comfortable bus/jeep from and to Kathmandu from Besi Sahar; Four wheel drive from Besi Sahar to Koto to experience off road adventurous road towards and from Manang
- One Sherpa for one client
- Sustainable and environment-friendly operation module
- Expedition Himalaya is built on the foundation of social principles; we give back to the Himalayan communities as we make it.
Climbing Route and Camps
Himlung Himal, though accessible, does require some fundamental skill set. After all, a 7000 meter altitude is not just a trek. It demands an enduring climb. One has to be proficient in some basic knots, basic safety systems, basic belay systems, and a strong mindset. You wouldn't have to worry a bit for we are here to help you grab a firm understanding of the necessary skills to summit Himlung.
The climb is fairly challenging and most importantly - exciting. It entails crossing Pangri glacier, navigating snow and ice fields, moving in with ice axes along the rope, stepping through cracks, and concluding in a steep take-off while using a jumar. The longest and most challenging portions of this trip are the climb up Himlung Peak and the return to Base Camp.
The Sherpa guides we provide have a track record of leading effective excursions and reaching the summits of challenging mountains.
Day 01 | Arrive Kathmandu 1330 m (4364 ft)
Day 02 | Rest / Trip briefing, documentation and preparation
Day 03 | Drive to Besi Sahar 800 m (2664 ft)
Day 04 | Drive to Koto 2675 m (8774 ft)
Day 05 | Trek to Meta 3560 m (11,678 ft)
Day 06 | Trek to Chyakhu 3840 m (12,598 ft)
Day 07 | Trek to Phu 4050 m (13,284 ft)
Day 08 | Acclimatization & Rest at Phu Village
Day 09 | Trek to Himlung Base Camp 4850 m (15,912 ft)
Day 10 | Acclimatization, Preparation & Rest
Day 11 | Puja at Himlung Base Camp
Day 12 - 26 | Climbing Period 7126 m (20,305 ft)
Day 27 | Success Celebration, Final Pack up & Rest
Day 28 | Trek to Meta 3560 m (11,678 ft)
Day 29 | Trek to Koto 2675 m (8774 ft)
Day 30 | Drive to Besi Sahar 800 m (2664 ft)
Day 31 | Drive to Kathmandu 1330 m (4364 ft)
Day 32 - 33 | Rest in Kathmandu 1330 m (4364 ft)
Day 34 | Final Departure
- Departure and arrival shuttle to and from the airport and hotels
- Applicable local and government taxes
- Surface transportation on private vehicles
- Bed and Breakfast for 4 Nights’ Accommodation at a 5-Star Hotel (Radisson) in Kathmandu (Twin sharing basis)
- Accommodation on full board (breakfasts, lunches & dinners) during the road transfers and trek.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
- Nar-Phu Special Entry Permit
- Individual sleeping bag with mattress for base camp accommodation
- Base camp service (shared with the group) includes a cooking tent with a chef and a kitchen boy, a dining tent with tables and chairs, a shower tent, a toilet tent, a storage tent, a gas heater, and solar electricity for battery charging
- High-altitude foods (packed lunch) during the climb having high calories
- 1 oxygen bottle (4L) for emergency purposes only
- Experienced climbing Sherpa for climbing members during the expedition
- Medical Kit carried by the Guide/ Sardar
- Walkie-Talkie and Satellite Phone (Charges Per Call)
- Sherpa's remuneration and load-bearing bonus (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
- 1 porter for 2 clients on sharing basis
- Climbing equipment, transportation, lodging, food, salary, and insurance for Sherpas and other staff are all provided.
- Comfortable bus from and to Kathmandu from Besi Sahar; Four wheel drive from Besi Sahar to Koto to experience off road adventurous road towards and from Manang.
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at an Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa fee
- Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Trekking/Climbing gear (also available on hire)
- Summit Bonus for Sherpa & tips for local staffs ($1000+200)
- Cost for the daily weather forecast
- Tips for the staff as a gratitude
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Inclusions’