Himlung Expedition- 30 Days

Although Mount Himlung is a gradual, less-technical climb, at 7126 meters it is a significant challenge in the Himalaya of Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks is gearing up for Spring and Autumn 2020/2021 summit expeditions to the remote region of Mt. Himlung. This Himalayan giant is a perfect peak for someone with basic mountaineering experience and who is eager to try a high altitude mountain expedition in Nepal. This region ( Naar and Phu villages) was only opened for tourists 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.

Our Himlung Himal 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 experienced Local 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.

We will set two more camps Camp I and Camp 2 at 5450m and 6000m repectively before attempting 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. 


Planning to climb Mount Himlung in 2020 and 2021 !!

Email us: info@annapurnafoothills.com


We have a Guaranteed Departures for Himlung Himal Expediiton. We have few spaces available to join. We are looking  forward to make a small group for our October 10th 2019 Departure. If you are interested in joining the group please let us know. This small group is sure to be a lot of fun and it is a great saving too. We are providing great offers to join this deparutre date as well, $ 6800 USD per person, all inclusive price. 


Trip Highlights


  • Technically straighforward ascent ideal for those wanting to discover how they perform on a 7000m peak.
  • Our Experienced Local Sherpa guides and support staff during the expedition.
  • Well managed support and logistics team in the mountain.
  • Base camp, Camp I and Camp 2 is set before attempting the summit push.
  • The trek in to base camp passes villages with Tibetan villages of Naar and Phu. 

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 : Drive to Koto, 2675m. Overnight at Lodge

Day 6 : Trek to Meta , 3560m Overnight at Lodge

Day 7 : Trek to Kyang, 3887 m

Day 8 : Trek to Phu, 4050 m

Day 9 : Trek to Himlung Base camp

Day 10 : 10-23 Climbing period for Himlung ( 14 Days )

Day 24 : Clean up Base Camp

Day 25 : Trek to Phu, 4050m. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 26 : Trek to Meta, 3560m. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 27 : Trek to Koto, 2675m. Overnight at Lodge

Day 28 : Drive to Besi Shar and drive to Kathmandu

Day 29 : Extra free day in Kathmandu

Day 30 : Departure from Kathmandu

Click here to read detail day to day itinerary
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
04 April, 2020 03 May, 2020 US $6800 per person Available
05 September, 2020 04 October, 2020 US $6800 per person Available
14 October, 2020 12 November, 2020 US $6800 per person Guaranteed
12 November, 2020 11 December, 2020 US $6800 per person Available

Cost Include(s)


Himlung Expedition 2019 and 2020 :

Full Board Cost : $ 6800 Per Person

Base Camp Service Cost Only: $ 4000 Per Person            

  1.  Airport – Hotel- Airport transportation.
  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 Tshirt 
  5. Camping equipment: sleeping tent and foam mattress, Dining tent, Kitchen tent and Toilet tent
  6. Dining Tables, Chairs and Kitchen equipments
  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. Camping and Kitchen equipment
  10. Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent
  11. Daily wages for Porters and all Nepali staff
  12. Insurance for Porters and all Nepali staff
  13. Equipment for Porters and Nepali staff
  14. Government Liaison officer, his all allowance, food, tent
  15. Nepali culture show with welocme and farewell dinner
  16. All the land transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  17. Gamow Bag and emergency oxygen
  18. Satellite phone service (pay calls)
  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 

(01-26) - Full Board Service


23. Above Base Camp, High Altitude Tents, High Altitude Meals, EP Gas burner and cooking pot for members  

24. Himlung summiteers Climbing Sherpa (02 Sherpa: 03 Members Ratio) 

25. Walkie Talkie Permit

26. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope required during the climb. 

Cost Exclude(s)


  1. Your personal equipment for climbing & trekking.
  2. Your personal & medical insurance during the expedition.
  3. Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu 
  4. Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter if required
  5. Permits for Client's personal Radio set or Satellite phone


Advice for tipping support staffs and Summit bonus for Climbing Sherpa


  • USD 100-150 for support staff / helpers who stays at base camp
  • USD 250- 300 for base camp Head Cook 
  • USD 250-400 for Sherpa/Base Camp Guide who manages the base camp 
  • USD 500-800 for Climbing Sherpa who accompanies you up to the top of the summit

Personal Climbing Gears List:

  • Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots 
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and Unlock)
  • Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • 2 x Tape slings



It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather.  At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night.  What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring.  A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea.  You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.


Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •       1-Down parka with hood


Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  •        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments



  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)



  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves



  •        Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •        Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection




  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters 
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organize and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries

Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items)

  •         Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)



  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sun block lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

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.


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.



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 : 30 Days

Price : US $6800 p/p

Trip Grade : Very Strenuous

Group Size:02 - 06 Trekkers

Maximum Height:7126m

Activities:Trekking, Camping, Climbing



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

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

Best Season:March- May and September- December

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