• Last Updated on Apr 15, 2024

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About Himlung Himal Expedition Complete Packing List

Himlung Himal (7126m) is one of the most accessible and straightforward 7000m peaks nestled just between Mount Manaslu (8163m) and the Annapurna Himalayan ranges of Nepal. This 7000M+ expedition boasts stunning scenery, surreal panoramic snowy peaks, remote, pristine land and fascinating culture. This Himalayan giant is a perfect peak for someone with basic mountaineering experience willing to try a high-altitude mountain expedition in Nepal, as it provides all the aspects of a challenging adventure. The summit's views are breathtaking, taking in the entire Annapurna range and beyond.

Choosing the right gear for Himlung Himal Expedition is essential. We highly recommend that our guests (climbers) get the best quality gear and clothing and that they pay attention to layering comfortably. The temperature can drop to -20/-30 degrees Celsius at night, so you will be relying heavily on your clothes to keep you warm. In this blog, we’ve summed up all the gears and equipment you will need for your Himlung Himal Expedition.

List of Gears & Equipment needed for Himlung Himal (7126m) Expedition in Nepal

Personal Climbing Gears

  • Climbing Harness (Lightweight)
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Carabiners (2 Screwgate and 2 snapgate)
  • Ice Axe with a waist leash
  • Mountaineering Crampons
  • Prusik Cords
  • Ascending Device (Jumar / Ascender)
  • Descending Device (Belay Device or Figure 8)
  • Summit Down Suit for above 7000m

Group Climbing Gears

  • Ice Hammer
  • Ice Screw
  • Snow bar
  • Ropes

Clothing

Headwear and Neckwear

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Desert cap
  • Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Ski Goggles
  • Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
  • Sunscreen with a factor of 50+
  • Balaclava

Upper Body

  • 3 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
  • 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1 Fleece Jacket or pullover (Merino, soft shell)
  • 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  • 1 Expedition-weight insulated Down Jacket with hood
  • 1 Down Jacket
  • 1 Down Vest

Lower Body

  • 2 Thermal base layers (merino or Polar Tec power dry)
  • 2 Pairs of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 Heavyweight hiking trousers (windproof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  • 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
  • 1 Lightweight Thermal Leggings (merino or Polar Tec power dry)
  • 2 Light Hiking shorts
  • 2 Fleece Pants
  • 4 Underwear (merino)

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
  • Pair of shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
  • Waterproof outer gloves
  • Down Mittens

Foot Wear

  • Mountaineering / Climbing Boots suitable for above 7000m (Double Layer Insulated)
  • Hiking Shoes (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole, broken-in)
  • Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses
  • Gaiters
  • 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
  • 3 Pairs of liner socks
  • 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
  • 2 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges

Travel Bags (Rucksack) and Sleeping Gear

Rucksacks

  • A small daypack/backpack (50L) for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding.
  • Large Waterproof duffel (porters will carry this)
  • Small padlocks for duffel bags

Sleeping Gears

  • Sleeping Bag (a 5-season sleeping bag, suitable for temperatures as low as -40°C)
  • The Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad offers insulation and warmth in sub-freezing temperatures
  • Foam pad and Pillowcase
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner

Medical and First Aid Kit

  • Please note that our trekking guides will also carry the first aid kit, especially for the guests and the entire team. Still, we suggest taking the following items with you while trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.
  • Personal Medication
  • Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
  • Paracetamol Tablets
  • Small Swiss Army knife (which has a knife, scissors and tweezers)
  • Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
  • Blister kit / Zinc Tape
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dressing Gauze
  • Antibiotic Cream
  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)

Accessories and Practical Items 

  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • One small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter
  • Miscellaneous yet Practical Items
  • Roll of repair tape (sewing-repair kit)
  • Lighter / small box of matches
  • Liquid Filled Compass or GPS (optional)
  • Camera with extra SD cards and batteries (optional)
  • Large Ziploc bags
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • Socket adapter Type C (with circular pins)
  • Foldable Trekking poles
  • 2 Water bottles or camel bags, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
  • Ear Plugs
  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Smart Trekking Watch
  • Toiletries
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Others (Books, Journal, Guide Book, iPod, playing Cards, etc.)

 

Himlung Himal is a challenging but rewarding climb and will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. This is just an essential checklist; you may need to add or remove items depending on your preferences. You can always rent gear in Thamel, Kathmandu, if you are not willing to invest in gears and equipments. Get in touch with us to make sure you have the right gear for your trip.

 

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