• Duration:30 Nights 31 Days
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude: 7126 m
  • Group Size: 2-6
  • Activity: Trekking / Expedition
  • Pick Up: Yes

About Himlung Expedition

Exciting news for Himlung aspirants 

We are calling all adventurous spirits!  The wait is over – we have confirmed departures for the thrilling Himlung Expedition on September 30th and October 15th, 2024. 

Get ready to be inspired by our determined climbers:

  • Mr. Andreas and Mr. Stefan will embark on their Himlung challenge on September 30th. Join us in cheering them on as they chase their summit dreams!

Are you ready to join them on this incredible journey? The Himlung Expedition offers a challenging yet rewarding climb, with breathtaking views and an unforgettable experience.Get in touch for further details and exclusive offers. Trip Cost (all inclusive): US$ 6500 per person. 

Himlung Himal is one of the newly opened 7000 + meter peaks for climbing, nestled between magical Manaslu and Annapurna massifs. Although Mount Himlung is a gradual less technical climb at 7126 meters, it is a significant challenge in the Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks is gearing up for  2024 Autumn  and 2025 Autmn  Expeditions to the remote region of Mount Himlung. This Himalayan giant is perfect for someone with basic mountaineering experience and who is eager to try a high-altitude mountain expedition in Nepal. This region (Naar and Phu) was only opened for tourists in 2001, and until now, few expeditions have discovered the majestic Mount Himlung. This is an expedition of stunning scenery, remote, pristine land and fascinating culture. You pass through evergreen forests, springs and cavernous rocky gorges, 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.

Our Himlung Himal Expedition starts west of Kathmandu at Beshishar (840m). It follows the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trekking 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 Naar and Phu are nestled in the valley below the mighty Himlung Himal. You spend an extra day at Phu to acclimatize and explore this picturesque Buddhist settlement. On a grassy meadow high above Phu is the Himlung Himal Base Camp at 4900 meters.

We will set up three more camps, Camp I, Camp II and Camp III, at 5450m, 6000m and 6350m, respectively, before attempting the summit of Mount 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 conditions on the mountain. Our professional, experienced and competent Local Sherpa Guides will take you through acclimatization through a process of adequately paced ascents and descents, preparing your body physically fit to cope accordingly with the altitude.

From Camp III, we push for the summit. The strategy to summit will be waking up very early in the morning, re-checking all the climbing gears and equipment, and beginning our final climb to the summit of Himlung Himal at 7126 meters. Our Climbing Sherpa Guide will fix ropes, ensuring everyone's safe and sound ascent and descent. Expect the summit push day to be the longest and most challenging. The slope on the ridge's side is where the summit push's steepest climb begins, a 50° vertical climb gaining approximately 700 meters in altitude. This final part of the climb is straightforward but physically demanding. The route then reaches a less steep ridge and continues to a flatter section before the slight final slope. The summit ascent takes approx. 10 - 12 hours on average, but that, of course, will depend upon individual climbers. With our expert, Sherpa Climbing Guide leading the trail, the climb to the summit, for sure, will be a success. From the summit, you will eyewitness a surreal panorama of Mount Annapurna (8091 m), Manaslu (8156 m) massifs, and other neighbouring Himalayan Giants.

Helicopter options for Himlung Base Camp - Kathmandu 

A quick helicopter flight from Himlung Himal Base Camp to Kathmandu is alluring after a long expedition. The climbers can choose to take a helicopter journey at their own cost. The number of visitors, space availability, amount of luggage, etc, determine the price. For this option, please notify us in advance.

Oxygen and Medical

We carry top-quality oxygen as well as oxygen mask and regulator for medical emergencies, ensuring our Team members' absolute safety. We also have a comprehensive first aid kit throughout the expedition. Our Guides are certified in providing first aid treatment for those in need at high altitudes. 

Essential Gear of Himlung Expedition 

In Kathmandu, there will be a detailed Trip Briefing and Gear Checking Session prior your departure for Himlung Himal Expedition. There are plenty of shops which supply a complete range of excellent quality Trekking / Climbing equipment for renting and buying purposes as well. 

For most of your expedition, you will only need to carry the items you require during the day. During the Climbing period, your Sherpa Guide will carry loads (including your sleeping bag and a reasonable amount of your personal gear) between the camps. Please click our complete packing list for what to pack for your Himlung Himal Expedition. 

 

Highlights of Himlung Expedition

  • trek to Himlung Himal Base Camp passes through Pristine and Traditional Tibetan villages of Naar and Phu
  • remote and culturally immersive trekking experience in Nepal 
  • technically straighforward ascent; ideal for those seeking for a 7000 meter Mountain Expedition.
  • 24/7 support service and assistance from our experienced Local Sherpa Guides throughout the expedition..
  • well set up camps and excellent logistics support during the entire expedition.
  • base camp, Camp I , Camp II and Camp III is set before attempting the summit push.
  • a perfect 7000m peak to add to your mountaineering list and set higher objectives 

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast and Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
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  • 4-5 hrs
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Camping
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  • Teahouse / Lodge
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          Trip Map

          Himlung Expedition map

          What's Included

          Himlung Himal Expedition: Spring 2024 and Autumn  2024

          1 Climber: 1 Sherpa Climbing Guide 

          Cost: $ 6500 USD per person for service till the summit

          1. Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle
          2. 4 nights hotel (3-star category) in Kathmandu on BB plan sharing basis (Twin Bed Room)
          3. National Park fees and Expedition permit.
          4. Annapurna Foothills Souvenir
          5. Camping equipment: sleeping tent and foam mattress, Dining tent, Kitchen tent and Toilet tent
          6. Dining Tables, Chairs and Kitchen equipment
          7. Three meals a day during the trek and camping (Morning tea or coffee, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
          8. Base Camp Manager, Cook, Kitchen Boys and Porters for your trip.
          9. Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent
          10. Daily wages for Porters and all Nepali staff
          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 welcome and farewell dinner
          15. All the land transportation mentioned in the itinerary
          16. Gamow Bag or emergency oxygen
          17. Satellite phone service (pay calls)
          18. Celebration Dinner last night in Kathmandu
          19. Solar panel for batteries charges and lights
          20. Garbage Fee
          21. Annapurna Conservation Fee
          22. Assistance in arranging Helicopter rescue operations (24/7) in case of complicated health conditions or any other emergencies (should be covered by your Travel Insurance)
          23. Above Base Camp, High Altitude Tents, High Altitude Meals, EP Gas burner and cooking pot for members
          24. 1 Climber: 1 Sherpa Climbing Guide 
          25. Walkie Talkie Permit
          26. Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic ropes required during the climb.

          What’s Excluded

          1. International flights, departure taxes and excess baggage charges.
          2. Nepal Visa (can be obtained on arrival at KTM airport).
          3. Your personal equipment for climbing and trekking.
          4. Your private and medical insurance during the Expedition.
          5. Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu.
          6. Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Expedition (for any reason) than the planned itinerary.

          Advice for tipping support staff and Summit bonus for Climbing Sherpa

          USD 150- 200 for support staff/helpers who stay at the base camp
          USD 200-300 for Base Camp Cook /Guide who manages the base camp
          USD 400-700 for Climbing Sherpa, who accompanies you up to the top of the summit

          Departure Dates

          FromToStatusPrice  
          Start Date30 Sep, 2024End Date30 Oct, 2024Limited2 seats left.US$ 6500

          Departure Note:

          Guaranteed- We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

          Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

          Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

          Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.
           

          The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


          We have set dates for departure to the Himlung Himal Expedition. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

          If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

          We have listed the price up to 06 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 06 climbers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

          Private Trips to Himlung Expedition is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

          Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

          Useful Info

          Why Climb Mount Himlung with Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition?

          • Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is a Nepal based owner operated company who can make your dream of reaching the summit of Mount Himlung a reality for a reasonable price.
          • It is the perfect option for experienced, professional, competent climbers want high quality services without the pricey sophisticated and nonessentials offered by international operators.
          • Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions does not compromise on safety.
          • We use only the best quality equipment and logistics for our expeditions.
          • Attention to details is given throughout your expedition, from planning via email, during the expedition and after your trip as well.
          • One veteran Sherpa Climbing Guide accompanies climbers to allow maximum flexibility. Each climber can take advantage of a window of good weather.
          • Our Sherpa Climbing Guides are veterans of multiple 8000 meter summits.

           

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