Hotel/Trekking guest houses/Tent
2 - 15 People
Himlung-Himal, popularly known as Himlung is 7126 m/23,380 ft. peak in Nepal. Himlung climbing is the most popular expedition among the 7000-meter peaks. It is located in the Nar-Phu Region which is the most isolated area in Nepal, frontier to Tibet. Thus, the explorer needs a special trekking permit as the region is under the restricted area of Nepal.
For Safety, Flexibility and Comfort we are focus on the small group of 4 to 6 climbers only, as well as:
And Climbing gears such as down-suits, Big climbing shoes, and jumar are also available to rent for Himlung climbing.
Our representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can have a rest at the Hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu Meal:self
After breakfast, we prepare for a drive from Kathmandu along the banks of Trishuli River for a couple of hours up to Dumre and then along the banks of Marsyangdi River. Our drive goes over scenic zigzag hilly roads passing through Besisahar and drives towards Chamje. Before we could drive up to Besisahar and trek from there, but now the expansion of motor road has made it possible to drive further to Chamje - the starting point of the trek. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we leave Chamje and start our trek on the trail that crosses a suspension bridge and then climbs steeply to reach Sattale where the valley becomes narrow. After some time of trekking, we will arrive at the village of Tal, which marks the entry to Manang district. From Tal village, our trail descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. After crossing the river our trail is a fairly moderate trek all the way to the Gurung village of Dharapani. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we leave Dharapani and follow the trail that is a moderate trek towards the village of Bagarchhap. After crossing the village, our trail climbs steeply through the dense forest filled with fir and pine trees as we approach Timang. Great views of Lamjung Himal can be seen from here. Our trek continues on a flat trail and then descend before climbing again to reach Thanchok. From there we will gently descend to reach Koto for our overnight stay. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
There is a permit check-post at Koto where we must register before trekking any further. After completing the registration process at Koto check-post our trail descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Naar Phu Khola and heads upstream to cross another suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary. From there, our trail becomes steeper as the gorge closes in forming a canyon. We continue to trek with the thrilling experience of crossing a wooden bridge before making a final climb to arrive at the stone huts of Singenge for overnight camping. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
From Singenge, we will follow the trail that passes through the seasonal settlement of Meta. During our trek, we will get stunning views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. From here we will traverse around the hillside to a board clearing of Junam Goth. Our trail from here climbs a little before dropping down to cross Mruju Khola which is the outflow of Lyapche Glacier. From there we will climb steeply and cross an eroded section of the moraine to reach our campsite at Kyang. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we leave Kyang and follow the trail that enters a narrow gorge before descending down to the river. Once at the river bed - we will see a wooden bridge over the river. Instead of crossing the wooden bridge, we will trek along the trail that heads north. Our trail climbs steeply for some time before descending gently towards a series of deserted buildings and large chortens. From there, our trek heads for the crossing of a suspension bridge to arrive at the village of Phu. Here we will spend an additional day exploring around Phu village. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we will spend our day exploring around the village of Phu. The stone village of Phu is believed to be as old as 800 years. We spent our day visiting Samdu Monastery and Choling Monastery. Walking around the small streets will give us the feeling of stepping back in time. Also, climbing up to Tashi Monastery is considered best from an acclimatization point of view. Overnight at Phu village. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today is a rather short day of trekking. After breakfast, we leave Phu and follow the slightly rising trail that heads all the way to a good campsite at 4842 meters. Once we reach our campsite, our climbing Sherpa crew will set up the base camp and start making preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes above the base camp. Accommodation: Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices and take adequate days for proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew in the meantime will do all the hard works of setting up additional camps above the base camp, provide healthy and hygienic meals and finding routes to reach the summit of Himlung Himal. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and taking weather conditions into consideration we follow in the footsteps of experienced climbing Sherpa guides and tackle several technical climbing sections to reach the summit. Once at the summit we are rewarded with stunning views of Manaslu & Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. We will spend a short quality time at the summit and descend following the same route back to base camp. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Having achieved our target - the summit of Himlung Himal, we make a relaxed start and clean up around the base camp. After breakfast, we leave base camp and start retracing our steps on the same trail that descends down to Phu village. We will stop at Phu for our overnight stay. Enjoy the rest of the evening exploring around the small streets of Phu. The environment around here is truly magical. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we leave Phu village and follow the same trail that crosses a suspension bridge and goes along a series of deserted buildings and chorten. We continue to follow the trail that descends towards Kyang. From there, our trail descends and crosses an eroded section of moraine before crossing the Mruju Khola. Our trek continues with breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. We will arrive at the seasonal settlement of Meta. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
From Meta, our trek continues on the same trail that descends rather steeply to reach the bottom of the valley. Our trail passes through the stone huts of Singenge before descending down through densely forested sections. After some time of downhill trekking, we will approach a suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary. We will cross the bridge and then climb for Then we cross a suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary before climbing a short ascend to reach Koto village. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we pack our gear and leave Koto. Our trail climbs steeply as we approach towards the village of Thanchok. From there we will descend for a while before climbing a short switchback to reach Timang. At Timang there are few tea houses with good services for trekkers. Also, from here we can get mind capturing views of Lamjung Himal. After a small rest, we continue our trek on the trail that descends passing through thick pine and fir forest towards the village of Bagarchhap. A short trek from Bagarchhap will lead us to Dharapani for the overnight stay. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we leave Dharapani and trek along the landslide affected area before descending to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. Our trail ascends gradually to reach Tal village. From there we trek towards the narrow section of the valley and eventually arrive at Sattal. A fairly moderate trek from there will bring us back to Chamje for our overnight stay. We will celebrate the evening with our climbing team members after accomplishing the challenging and adventurous - Expedition of Himlung Himal with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we will take a drive Chamje back to Kathmandu. Our drive is a scenic journey that goes over the scenic zigzag hilly roads and through the terraced farmlands, and dense forest areas with good views of Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges. The daily activities of the local people can be observed while our drive passes through numerous roadside villages and towns before arriving back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel after arriving at Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast + Lunch
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu, if not visited on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Himlung Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening. Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
As international per flight schedule Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule. Meals: Breakfast
Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
Climbing permit for mount Himlung Expedition
Tea House accommodation during pre-climbing & Post- Climbing journey
Camping accommodation during climbing
All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide
1 Government Liaison officer and 1 Base Camp Manager
All crew for trekking and climbing(guide,porter,cook etc)
Equipment allowance, Insurance and insurance of Liaison officer
Walkie-talkie set to each client with radio base station & accessories Satellite phone for the emergency purpose
Kathmandu on BB – Twin Sharing Room
Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages) Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu
International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
Summit Bonus for climbing guide and tips for crew
Alcoholic,( Hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Mineral/ hot water, Desserts-during trek)
Personal insurance Medical/Emergency rescue cost (If require)
Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
Departure Tax/Personal equipment Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
Almost all climbers use Italian OneSport shoes today. The One Sport company has been aquired by Millet - boots still looks the same but the brand tag is different.
Get them oversized (1-2 sizes). This is not your average weekend climbing trip and you need something where your toes have space to move freely, or you'll get frostbite by rush delivery.
HotTronics make great heating pads and wires that can be used in your boots on your summit attempt. Michael Strynoe rebuilt the battery packs to give more power at a lower weight using AA Lithium batteries.
Camp makes the ultralight titanium crampons. They are light, but considered not durable. We took our chances with them and they never broke on us.
Bring spares and carry one spare at the summit attempt. Secure them to the boots with steel wire if they keep falling of. There are however many brands of crampons around. Choose your favorites, remember only that ice climbing crampons differ from glacier crampons.
You will need multi-layer clothing for climbing between BC and C3. The temperature changes dramatically when the clouds obscure the sun.
One or two layers of lightweight Gore-Tex over fleece will work well, since the layers will be easy to shed or add. Carry a lightweight down jacket at all times. Use a cap to protect your head in the sun. Wear water-resistant gloves in the icefall and a good pair of down mittens higher up. Carry a spare mitten on your summit attempt.
Use a heavy down suit for the summit. We wear it already from C2 on the summit attempt in order to save weight. If you choose to do that, move early in the morning or you'll boil.
We have used down suites from both Mountain Hardware and North Face and they all worked equally well. Check that the hood will work together with the oxygen mask, covering your face properly. If possible, bring a spare down suit for cold nights in BC. Bring plenty of lightweight socks to change.
Use a heat-exchanging, wired face mask for protection against Khumbu- cough. Use the mask already from Gorak Shep. You'll get used to it and be protected right from the start. You should find the mask in stores for cross-country skiing. If you don't, check the gear link list on this web site. The Finnish manufacturer is listed there.
North Face makes a great no-nonsense harness. Remove the stuff that you don't need. Tie about half a meter of line with a carabiner for the fixed ropes. Forget screw carabiners, you want them big and simple at Everest. Make a knot halfway up the rope and hook up a jumar with another carabiner. Secure the jumar in the front to your backpack straps or at chest level when not in use, this being the easiest way to get hold of it. Use a repelling device or just a carabiner if you know the technique.
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.
Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
Hotel/Trekking guest houses/Tent
2 - 15 People