Himlung Expedition- 37 Days

Although Mt.Himlung is a gradual, non-technical climb, at 7126 meters it is a significant challenge in altitude. Annapurna Foothills Treks is gearing up for Spring and Pre Monsson  2016 summit expeditions to the remote Mt. Himlung.  This Himalayan giant is a perfect peak for someone with basic mountaineering experience who is eager to try a high altitude mountain expedition.  

This region was only opened for foreign expeditions in 2001, and until now, few expeditions have discovered the majestic Mt. Himlung.  This is an expedition of stunning scenery and fascinating culture.  You pass through evergreen forests, springs and cavernous rocky gorges while surrounded by high snow-capped peaks and glaciers.  The inhabitants of this remote area which reaches up to the border of Tibet have retained much of the traditional Tibetan culture and religious beliefs.

 The Himlung expedition starts west of Kathmandu at Beshishar, 840m and follows the classic Annapurna Circuit trail up the Marshyangdi river valley to the village of Koto, before veering off into the Phu Valley of the remote Gandaki region.  The ancient Tibetan settlements of Nar and Phu are nestled in the valley below the mighty Himlung Himal. You spend a day to acclimatize and explore this picturesque Buddhist settlement.  On a grassy meadow high above Phu, is the Base Camp of Mt. Himlung, at 4900m.

Our Sherpa guides who are very experienced in high altitudes will guide you through acclimatization by a process of properly paced ascents and descents, preparing your body physiologically to adjust to the altitude. There are three more camps at 5450m, 6000m and 6350m before reaching the summit of Mt. Himlung.   Although the ultimate goal is to reach the summit, our Sherpas' main priority is your comfort and safety.   The itinerary is flexible to accommodate any health problems of the climbers and weather. 

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Technically straighforward ascent ideal for those wanting to discover how they perform on a 7000m peak
  • Our experienced Sherpa guides and support staff means excellent logistics and technical support
  • Basically unclimbed mountain in a remote corner of Nepal
  • One base camp and and crew members three additional higher camps supported by highly experienced mountaineers, guides,
  • The trek in to base camp passes villages with Tibetan culture

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Preparation for Himlung Expedition

Day 3 : Expedition Briefing in Ministry of Tourism

Day 4 : Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar, 820m

Day 5 : Trek to Ngadi, 1011m. Overnight at Lodge

Day 6 : Trek to Jagat, 1314m. Overnight at Lodge

Day 7 : Trek to Dharapani, 1960m. Overnight at Lodge

Day 8 : Trek to Koto, 2675m. Overnight at Lodge

Day 9 : Trek to Dharamsala, 3230m. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 10 : Trek to Kayang, 3740m. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 11 : Trek to Phu, 4050m. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 12 : Trek to Himlung Base camp

Day 13 : 13-29 Climbing period for Himlung

Day 30 : Clean up Base Camp

Day 31 : Trek to Phu, 4050m. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 32 : Trek to Dharmasala, 3230m. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 33 : Trek to Koto, 2675m. Overnight at Lodge

Day 34 : Drive to Besi Shar

Day 35 : Drive to Kathmandu

Day 36 : Extra free day in Kathmandu

Day 37 : Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Include(s)

 Himlung Expedition 2016  

Full Board Cost :$ 7500 Per Person  Base Camp Service Cost:$ 5400                      

  1.  Airport – Hotel- Airport transportation.
  2. 4 nights' Accommodation in standard Hotel Yukhang  in Kathmandu- bed and breakfast basis
  3.  National Park fees and Expedition permit.
  4. Camping equipment: sleeping tent and foam mattress, Dining tent, Kitchen tent and Toilet tent
  5. Dining Tables, Chairs and Kitchen equipments
  6. Three meals a day during the trek and camping (Morning tea or coffee, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  7. Base Camp Manager, Cook, Kitchen boys and Porters for your trip.
  8. Camping and Kitchen equipment
  9. Daily wages for Porters and all Nepali staff.
  10. Climbing support Sherpas on 1:2 ratios
  11. Insurance for Porters and all Nepali staff.
  12. Equipment for Porters and Nepali staff.
  13. Government Liaison officer, his all allowance, food, tent
  14. Nepali culture show with dinner.
  15. All the land transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  16. Gamow Bag and emergency oxygen
  17. Satellite phone service (pay calls)
  18. Welcome dinner with Nepali culture show
  19. Celebration Dinner last night in Kathmandu
  20. Solar panel for batteries charges and lights
  21. Garbage Fee
  22. Annapurna Conservation Fee 

(01 -22) Base Camp Services 

(01-25) - Full Board Service

23. High Altitude Tent

24. Wakie takie permit

25. High Camping Equipment, Kitchen Equipments and High energy foods

 


Cost Exclude(s)

 

  1. Visa for Nepal
  2. Laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travels insurance and all items of a personal nature.
  3. Mountain, road or river rescue or any other emergency evacuation charges.
  4. Expenses incurred as a result of illness and any other unforeseen situation and events.
  5. Airport departure tax
  6. Soft or hard drinks, Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  7. Summit bonus
  8. Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley with all applicable entrance fees as per our itinerary
  9. Tips for staff (customary)

Advice for tipping and bonus for Sherpa

  • USD 80-150 for support staff who stay at base camp
  • USD 100-200 for Sherpa who accompanies you up to the base camp
  • USD 300-500 for Sherpa who accompanies you up to the top of the summit
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
02 April, 2017 08 May, 2017 $ 5800 Per Person Available Book Now

Why Climb Mt. Himlung with Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition

  • Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions a Nepal-based owner operated company who can make your dream of reaching the summit of Mt. Himlung a reality for a reasonable price
  • It is the perfect option for experienced, confident climbers want high quality services without the pricey sophisticated and nonessentials offered by international operators
  • Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions does not compromise safety
  • We use only the best quality equipment in the market
  • We take care of details of your expedition which will help you keep both comfortable and healthy
  • One veteran Sherpa climbing guide accompanies each climber to allow maximum flexibility. Each climber can take advantage of a window of good weather and personal climbing pace
  • Our Sherpa Climbing Guides are veterans of multiple 8000 meter summits.

Single Supplementary US$ 400 per person for single hotel room in Kathmandu

Option for Climbers Using our Base Camp Service: While you may not require a climbing guide, you may require a Personal Sherpa to help carry your gear and to help on an everyday basis. A Personal Sherpa assistant can be arranged for $4000.

Oxygen and Medical

We carry top quality oxygen as well as oxygen mask and regulator for medical emergencies. We carry a comprehensive first aid kit throughout the expedition. Our guides are certified in first aid for high altitude. We carry a Gamow bag during the trek up to Advanced Base Camp, where it will be kept during the climb.

Communication

Each climber/Sherpa team is issued a VHF hand held radio and satellite phone. The satellite phone can be used for communication during the trek and the expedition for calls or internet. GSM cell phone network is extremely limited in the region.

Camp Information

Sherpas will do all of the cooking/melting at Camp I, II & III

Personal Gear

For the most part, you will only need to carry the items which you require during the day while climbing. Your Sherpa guide will carry loads (including your sleeping bag and a reasonable amount of your personal gear) between the camps.


 

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 37 Days

Price : US $5400 p/p

Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 4E

Group Size:2 - 12 Persons

Maximum Height:7126m

Transport:By Road

Starting:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu:4 Nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during Expedition:All meals in lodges during Trekking & Camping

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