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.
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
Himlung Expedition 2017
Full Board Cost :$ 7500 Per Person Base Camp Service Cost:$ 5400
(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
Advice for tipping and bonus for Sherpa
Why Climb Mt. Himlung with Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition
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.
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.
Sherpas will do all of the cooking/melting at Camp I, II & III
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.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 37 Days
Price : US $5400 p/p
Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 4E
Group Size:2 - 12 Persons
Hotel in Kathmandu:4 Nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)
Accommodation during Expedition:All meals in lodges during Trekking & Camping
I did the above mentioned trip in December 2016. The trip was perfectly planned and everything went smoothly. The itinerary allowed for perfect acclimatisation, especially having two nights at Island Peak Base Camp. Tashi, the trekking guide for the trip picked me up at the airport and helped me through…Lukas
A friend and I worked with Annapurna Foothills Treks to be guided trekking on the Annapurna circuit from Besi Sahr over the Thorong La pass to Jomsom, with a guided climb of Chulu West on the way. Our trekking guide Dawa was outstanding all the way to Pisang, and provided…Craig
Our 14 day Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek, guided by Tashi was an outstanding experience. We enjoyed his local knowledge while making the trip a joy. From the trip's booking to departure from Nepal, all aspects of the trip were carefully organized and well executed-something we appreciated very…Kathy