Himlung Expedition-44 days


Trip Introduction

Located in the Manaslu region northeast of the Annapurna region, Himlung Himal with an altitude of 7126 meters lies in the remote corner of Nepal and Tibet boarder. Previously a restricted region, Nepal Government opened the region only in 1992 by and so far only a few expedition teams including Japanese and French have summitted Mount Himlung. Expedition for Himlung Himal follows Round Annapurna route to Koto and from Koto towards Nar-phu Gaon. The route passes through high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow gullies, forests, rocks, springs, Gompas and unique cultural settlements. The expedition also offers mysterious culture and panoramic mountain views of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more.

We establish our Base Camp at an altitude 4,850m on a grassy land. While our strong team of sherpas staffs set up camps, expedition members have the chance to going up and down for acclimatization. Three higher camps will be set up above the Base Camp. Camp 1 at 5,450 meters. Camp 2 at 6150 meters. Camp 3 at 6375 meters. The last part of the summit involves steep and icy climb. After summitting, descend to Camp 3. The next day, descend to the Base Camp.

Day to Day Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02-03: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation for Himlung Expedition
  • Day 04: Drive Kathmandu - Besisahar
  • Day 05: Besisahar - Ngadi
  • Day 06: Ngadi - Jagat
  • Day 07: Jagat - Dharapani
  • Day 08: Dharapani - Koto
  • Day 09: Koto - Daramsala
  • Day 10: Daramsala - Phu Khola
  • Day 11: Phu Khola - Phugaun
  • Day 12: Phugaun - Himlung Base camp
  • Day 13-34: Climbing Period Of Himlung Himal
  • Day 35: Preparation for depart
  • Day 36: Base Camp - Phugaun
  • Day 37: Phu Khola - Dharmasal
  • Day 38: Daramsala - Koto
  • Day 29: Koto - Dharapani
  • Day 40: Dharapani - Jagat
  • Day 41: Jagat - Nadi
  • Day 42: Ngadi - Besisahar - Kathmandu
  • Day 43: Kathmandu
  • Day 44: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Trip Cost

Per person in Group joing basis $89,00

What Is Included

  • Expedition permit fees>
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
  • Meals in Kathmandu/Lhasa and while trekking and climbing
  • Group equipment for the climb
  • Qualified and Experienced guides
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpas
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpas
  • Airport transfers
  • Satellite phone service
  • Oxygen (2 4-litre bottles)

What Is Not Included

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Personal equipments and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax

Meals

We provide all camping equipment and gear, including tents, dining, toilet, and Kitchen tents. At base camp we have a large mess tent equipped with all necessary kitchen gadgets including stoves, tables and chairs. Meals are prepared by our trained and experienced expedition cooks. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. We offer all varieties of food including continental and local Nepali/Tibetan items. Breakfast includes porridge, egg, bread, etc. Some of the items in the lunch include rice, lentils, beans, green vegetables, chapattis, bread, and tinned meat and fish items. Fresh or tinned fruit and tea or coffees make the desserts. For the main meal, you can choose your own menu - either local or western varieties. Local varieties include from the local Dal Bhat, yak stew, momo to the western burghers, pastas, sandwiches, and pizzas. During the actual mountain climbing, we mostly use dry or dehydrated foods, including chocolate, cheese, nuts, and muesli items.

Health and Experience Requirements

Although a 7,000er, Mt. Himlung requires both stamina and skill. Moreover, getting back from the summit is more important than getting there. The oxygen level over 7,000m is only 40% of what it is at the sea level. The weather is never fully predictable. The climbers must have years of prior experience on rock and ice climbing. You also need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along a steep technical terrain. Moreover, as Jon Krakauer says, while you’re Into the Thin Air up there, “The consequences of a poorly tied knot, a stumble, a dislodged rock, or some other careless deed are as likely to be felt by the perpetrator's colleagues as the perpetrator.” Your actions affect not only your own, but welfare of the entire team.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon joining any of Himalayan Glacier's trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.For more information

Equipment and Packing List

While packing for Himlung Expedition certain equipments are essential. Please Click here for this trip's comprehensive checklist.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day starts at around 6 or 7 am. Enjoy the hearty breakfast and begin trekking. Carry your pack containing personal items you need for the day. The porters and yaks carry all the loads. Walk at your own pace, enjoy the scenery, chat with the natives, and take photographs. The lunch time depends upon the terrain and is prepared by our catering team. Generally you stop for lunch after about 3 hours of walking. The lunch hour also helps in acclimatization. The aim would be to reach next stop by the sunset. After reaching the overnight stay point, the crew members fix the tents. You may relax with a cup of tea or coffee or take a pleasure walk around the camp site. The dinner would be ready around 7 PM. Enjoy the dinner while sharing the day’s experience with team members.

Climbing Day

The climbing itinerary may vary according to the climber’s personal experience. A climbing day involves a steady climbing for 3-4 hours in the morning. After taking lunch, rest and relax, there is a climb of 2-3 hours in the afternoon. However, flexibility in climbing itinerary is necessary as people climb at own pace and respond individually to the stresses of climbing. We ensure the ratio of climbers and Sherpa guides focusing on high safety measures so that each individual climber is able to progress at their own rate.

The Climb

For this expedition, reliable walking in snow and ice is necessary. Demonstrate a working knowledge of alpine rope technique, crampons and ice axes are basic requirements. For the largely running in the glaciated regions of ascent route in addition to complete roping and ice climbing gear and walking sticks, and very well-insulated shell mountaineering boots are required. The activities for the participants include walking into cliques, high camp setup, transport of equipment for the high camps etc. Passing by two interesting Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu, we establish Base Camp at the height of 4,850 meters. On the first day, make reconnaissance up to the height of 5,620 meters and determine the site of Camp 1. The route from base camp is on a moraine up to 5, 200 meters. Then the route passes on a stable glacier covered with snow. Set up Camp 1 at the height of 5,450 meters on the glacier. Make a detour through a small icefall just above Camp 1 and reach the upper snow plateau. Then take a route on a snow slope to the northwest ridge. Fix ropes at the steep slope for the convenience of descent. Set up Camp 2 at 6 000 meters on the northwest ridge. The route around Camp 2 is significantly wide and gentle slope covered with deep snow. Set up Camp 3 at 6,250 meters at the foot of the slope to the summit. Leave Camp 3 in the early morning and climb on snow slope to the summit.

Weather

The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the favorable weather for Mt. Himlung climbing. However, the weather conditions in high mountains are never fully predictable. Temperatures may get as low as minus 20C in summer, but can drop to minus 60C or even lower during winter. The possibility of bad weather such as snow, wind, and cloud should also be taken into account. Similarly, the wind speeds may rise to 80Km/h (50mph). At the Base camp the temperature is about 15C warmer than at the summit. The oxygen level around 7,000m is only 40% of what it is at the sea level.

Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements

Our Himlung expeditions are led by experienced and professional mountaineers and guides who have scaled the mountain several times supported by other crew members and all the necessary logistics for the expedition. Not only in terms of qualification, but we also make it sure that our leaders have proven track of record in climbing high altitude mountains. The number of guides is chosen according to the team size to maximize every individual climber’s chance of making it to the summit without compromising the safety aspect. Our expedition leaders are also equipped with the expertise in handling altitude related problems including acute mountain sickness (AMS) symptoms. The crew members are experts in setting up tents and camps, melting snow on the route, cooking, and other daily needs.

Team Composition

Team composition is important to ensure safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign: HGT Accredited Climbing Leader High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa Cook Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.

Best Season

The spring season of March to May and the autumn season of September to November are considered the best time for Himlung expedition. The months of April and May and then again October and November are the classic climbing period. The summer months of monsoon rains and the winter months from December to February are considered to be the most unfavorable time climbing.

Trip Start Dates and Price

Check available trip start dates and price for Himlung Expedition. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510-55684

Price From

$ 8900 USD

Trip Code

HGTNP-0122
  • Activities: Climbing and Expedition
  • Trip Duration:44 Days
  • Trip Grade:4E
  • Meals:All meals included
  • Group Size: Minimum Group size 2, maximum: 10 per pax of international climbers
 
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