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Himlung Himal Expedition

Himlung Himal Expedition

Expedition Himlung Himal 7126m/23345ft

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Himlung Himal 7126m
  • Considered as a less technical climbing mountain compared with other expeditions in Nepal
  • Recently opened for mountaineering expedition by Nepal Government in 2001 AD
  • Explore Tibetan cultural influenced villages (Kyang, Meta, Phu) as well as fascinating views of entire Annapurna range, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Gangapurna and many more snow covered peaks

Trip Introduction;
Himlung Himal, one of the glorious mountains in Nepal is located near from Tibet border in between of Mt. Annapurna range and Mt. Manaslu range with an altitude 7126m from sea level. Numbers of climber has been summiting the Himlung Himal since it was firstly opened by Nepal Government in 2001 AD. Himlung Himal Expedition journey offers to explore of remote and Tibetan cultural influenced village Meta, Kyang and Phu, we pass through farmlands and dense forests. The climbing trip offers fascinating views of Annapurna range, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak and many other snow-capped peaks. Himlung Himal Expedition is considered as a less technical expedition while comparing with other technical mountains.

Himlung Himal Expedition adventure journey with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition with a full day drive from Kathmandu to Chamje. This is also a starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Then, we follow the trail to Nar Phu Valley Trekking route. We gradually head to Dharapani, Koto, Singenge and Kyang until reach to amazing village Phu. We can have splendid views of Himlung Himal and other mountain range just above from Phu village. After having a day excursion at Phu village, we ascend to Himlung Himal Base Camp situated with an altitude of 4842m. Generally, it takes ten days to conquer Himlung Himal and back to base camp. Where we establish three different high camps – Camp I 5450m, Camp II 6000m and Camp III 6350 then finally to top of Himlung Himal 7126m. Summit Himlung Himal with our strong climbing guide team then descends to base camp. After base camp, we gradually descend back via same route to Chamje and drive back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Climbing Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje [1410m/4626ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto [2600m/8528ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 06: Trek from Koto to Singenge [3230m/10594ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 07: Trek from Singenge to Kyang [4100m/13448ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 08: Trek from Kyang to Phu [4580m/15022ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 09: Exploration day at Phu Valley; Visit Samdu, Choling and Tashi Monastery.
Day 10: Trek from Phu to Himlung Himal Base Camp [4842m/15881ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 11-21: Climbing Himlung Himal [7126m/23345ft] and descend back to base camp.
Day 22: Trek back to Phu village [4580m/15022ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 23: Trek from Phu to Meta [3560m/11676ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 24: Trek from Meta to Koto [2600m/8528ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 25: Trek from Koto to Dharapani  [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 26: Trek from Dharapani to Chamje  [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 27: Drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje [7-8 hrs Drive]
Day 28: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 29: International Departure as per flight schedule

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will assist you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT's office for gathering additional information about the expedition. Please join our welcome dinner program in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Climbing Preparation
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu Valley. Most importantly we will complete all the paper works and make necessary preparations required for Himlung Himal Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all the world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje [1410m/4626ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]
After breakfast we take a long drive that goes along the banks of Trishuli River for couple of hours up to Dumre. From there we turn right and drive along the banks of Marsyangdi River passing through Besisahar and drive towards Chamje - the starting point of the trek. Before it was only possible to drive upto Besisahar and trek from there, but recent expansion of motor road has made it possible for us to drive further to Chamje.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft][5-6 hrs Trek]
Our trek starts from Chamje by following the trail that crosses a suspension bridge before we climb steeply towards Sattale. From there our trek goes along the narrow valley as we head towards the village of Tal, which marks the entry to Manang district. From Tal village our trail descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river. After crossing the river our trail is a fairly moderate trek all the way to the Gurung village of Dharapani.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto [2600m/8528ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Dharapani our trek continues over the trail that passes through the village of Bagarchhap. Soon our trail climbs steeply through dense forest filled with fir and pine trees to arrive at Timang. From here we can enjoy great views of Lamjung Himal. Our trek continues on a flat trail for some time and then descend before climbing again to reach Thanchok. From there we descend gently to Koto.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Koto to Singenge [3230m/10594ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
After registration and permit checks at Koto we will follow the trail that descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Naar Phu Khola. Our trail heads upstream to cross another suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary from where we trek over much steeper trail as the gorge closes in forming a canyon. Our trek continues with thrilling experience of crossing a wooden bridge before making a final climb to arrive at the stone huts of Singenge for overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Singenge to Kyang [4100m/13448ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we will leave our campsite at Singenge and trek along the trail that passes through the seasonal settlement of Meta. We can enjoy amazing views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal during our trek. Soon our trail traverses around the hillside to a board clearing of Junam Goth. From there we will climb a little before dropping down to cross Mruju Khola which is an outflow of Lyapche Glacier. Then we climb steeply and cross an eroded section to reach our campsite at Kyang. 
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Kyang to Phu [4580m/15022ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we will follow the trail that enters a narrow gorge before descending down to the river. Once at the river bed - we will see a wooden bridge over the river.  Instead of crossing the wooden bridge, we trek along the trail that heads north. Our trail climbs steeply for some time and then descends gently towards a series of deserted buildings and large chortens. From there we trek towards the village of Phu. Here we will spend an additional day for exploration around Phu village.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Exploration day at Phu Valley; Visit Samdu, Choling and Tashi Monastery.
Today we will spend our day exploring around the village of Phu. The stone village of Phu is believed to be as old as 800 years. We will spend our day visiting Samdu Monastery and Choling Monastery. Walking around the small streets will give us the feeling of stepping back in time. Also, climbing up to Tashi Monastery is considered best from acclimatization point of view. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Phu to Himlung Himal Base Camp [4842m/15881ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After spending a good day rest and exploration around Phu village, we leave Phu and follow the rising trail that leads all the way to a good campsite at 4,842 meters. Once we reach our campsite, our climbing Sherpa crew will set up the base camp and start making necessary preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes above the base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11-21: Climbing Himlung Himal [7126m/23345ft] and descend back to base camp.
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices and take adequate days rest for proper acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness problems and ensure our successful climb to the summit of Himlung Himal. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works from carrying and setting up additional camps above the base camp, provide healthy and hygienic meals and finding routes to reach the summit of Himlung Himal. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and taking weather conditions into consideration we follow the footsteps of experienced climbing Sherpa guides and tackle several technical climbing sections to reach the summit. Once at the summit we are rewarded with stunning views of Manaslu & Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. We will spend short and quality time at the summit and descend following the same route back to base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 22: Trek back to Phu village [4580m/15022ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Having achieved our goal - summit of Himlung Himal, we will make a relaxed start and prepare for our return trekking. After breakfast, we leave base camp and start retracing our steps on the same trail that descends down to Phu village for our overnight stay. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 23: Trek from Phu to Meta [3560m/11676ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that goes along a series of deserted buildings and chortens as we approach towards Kyang. From there our trail descends and crosses an eroded section of moraine. With breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal we will arrive at the seasonal settlement of Meta of the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 24: Trek from Meta to Koto [2600m/8528ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Our trek continues over the same trail that descends steeply to the bottom of the valley. Our trek passes along the stone huts of Singenge before we begin to descend through densely forested area.   We will cross a suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary before climbing a short ascend to reach back to Koto village for our overnight stay. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 25: Trek from Koto to Dharapani  [5-6 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we leave Koto and climb steeply towards the village of Thanchok. Our trail from there descends for a while before climbing a short switchback to reach Timang. After a short rest we continue our trek on the trail that descends passing through thick pine and fir forest passing through the village of Bagarchhap and towards Dharapani for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 26: Trek from Dharapani to Chamje  [4-5 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Dharapani as we follow landslide affected trail before descending down to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river. Our trail ascends gradually to reach Tal village. A moderate trek from there will bring us back to Chamje. We will celebrate the evening with our climbing team members after accomplishing Himlung Himal for a lifetime achievement.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 27: Drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje [7-8 hrs Drive]
After breakfast we will take a drive Chamje back to Kathmandu. Our drive is a scenic journey with good views of Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges while our drive goes along the zigzag hilly roads before arriving back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel after arriving at Kathmandu. Feel free to take a walk in the busy market streets of Kathmandu in the evening. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 28: Leisure day in Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu, if not visited on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Himlung Himal Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 29: International Departure as per flight schedule
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
March 10, 2018 April 7, 2018 $ 9555 OPEN Book Now !
April 2, 2018 April 30, 2018 $ 9555 OPEN Book Now !
April 8, 2018 May 6, 2018 $ 9555 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

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Your Program Duration = 29 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary 
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu and 2 nights stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary 
  • Climbing permit for mount Himlung Himal
  • Tea House accommodation during pre-climbing & Post- Climbing journey [Day 03-09 & Day 22-27]
  • Camping accommodation during climbing from Day 10 to Day 21.
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period 
  • Trekking Guide and well experienced climbing guide 
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping 
  • All essential camping equipments - Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table - chair for expedition
  • Liaison officer 
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance  
  • All essential climbing gears 
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute) 
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork 

Service does not includes

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance 
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expanses 
  • TIPS for staffs 
  • Refundable garbage deposit  

Useful Info

Reviews

Himlung Himal Expedition was successful!!!!!!

Namaste :) :) 
First, we would like to thank Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for providing us superb package to our adventure trip. We, good trekker and climber team from Norway did successfully Island Peak Climbing, Pisang Peak Climbing and Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. This time, we choose to have expedition trip in Nepal. As per our strength level and our desire, climbing guide of NGT – Dawa Sherpa recommend us to have Himlung Himal expedition. As we were searching for quite less technical climbing mountain in Nepal, we found Himlung – Perfect Mountain. We start our journey from Chamje. We visit Tibetan villages – Kyang, Meta, Koto and Phu. Amazing places!!!!! 

All official teams and field staffs are perfect and well experienced!!!! Would recommend NGT forever!!!!!!!!
Kristoffer, Sondre, Bernhard & Audun from Norway 

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