Himlung Himal 32 Days
Duration: 32 days
Trip level: expedition (info?)
Maximum altitude: 7126 m
Accommodation: camping ( teahouse days 4 & 29)
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
Himlung Himal is a hidden mountain in the Annapurna massif nearby the Tibetan border. First you trek through the remote Nar Phu region. The ancient Buddhist culture is still vibrantly alive around here. From Himlung Himal base camp you will make a few acclimatization climbs and hikes before you will set off for a summit push.
The Himlung Himal is challenging but quite easier than most expeditions considering technicalities. Often climbers who have climbed +6000m and climbers who want to train for 8000+m take on this relatively easy mountain summit.
Upon your arrival in Nepal we strongly suggest two days for preparation. If you are fully rested and recovered from your international flight, you are far more healthy at the start of your expedition. This way we are convinced you have best chance for succeeding in your Himlung Himal adventure. Second rest day we fully use for a thorough gear check and final permit arrangements.
After two long driving days you start trekking in the heart of the Annapurna region. Soon you will bend of north towards the authentic Nar Phu valley. At Himlung Himal base camp we will arrange a puja blessing for you for good luck and safe return. The first days you will climb rotation rounds towards camp I (5550m) and camp II (6250m). A final Himlung Himal summit push will start at midnight from camp II. If everything goes well, and weather permitting, you will summit early in the morning. The views are beyond words. You can look far into Tibet, and Mustang. Famous mountain peaks like Manaslu are in great view from Himlung Himal summit. Finally you descend towards camp I, and onwards to base camp. Cleaning up Himlung Himal base camp is part of the expedition. After that you will track back to Koto from where a drive will bring you back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu; pick up International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02 Rest day; first preparations for climbing gear and permits
Day 03 Final preparations for climbing gear and permits
Day 04 Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (1080 m – 8 hrs.) or Dharapani
Day 05 Drive to Koto (2600m – 7 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Meta (3560 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Kyang (3820 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Phu Goan (4080m – 4 hrs.)
Day 09 Acclimatization day at Phu Goan
Day 10 Trek to Himlung Base Camp (4920m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11 – 26 Acclimatization climbs and final summit push via Camp 1 (5550m) and Camp 2 (6520m); clean up base camp
Day 27 Trek to Meta (3560 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 28 Trek to Koto (2600m – 6 hrs.)
Day 29 Drive to Besisahar (7 hrs.)
Day 30 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 31 Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 32 Departure; drop off International Airport Kathmandu
Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the expedition season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek & summit climb. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to the hotel
-5 nights private room in a 3* hotel including breakfast in Kathmandu
-Private return drive Kathmandu to start and from end expedition/ trek
-Certificate of CO2- emission fee for all transport in Nepal|
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Licensed and certified climbing Sherpa. Well experienced and -English
speaking (prepares fixed ropes during ascent)
-Government liaison officer (salary, accommodation and equipment for officer)
-Porter and donkey service for carrying luggage, tent equipment and climbing
gear; maximum private luggage 40 kg per person.
-Free use of waterproof bags for your luggage and all equipment
-Free use of tent equipment during trek and at Himlung base camp: including one tent per person and a light sleeping mattress; dining tent and heater, tables & chairs; toilet tent; cooking equipment; solar charger; sleeping bag and down jacket.
-Full board meals: breakfast/ lunch/ diner, tea/coffee/ hot chocolate/ hot water and cookies and , if possible, fresh fruit.
-Extra service during summit climb: expedition tent, EPI gas for cooking, high altitude food
-Climbing gear including: climbing harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, karabiners, abseil 8 or ATC guide and jumar
-Radio set and satellite phone during summit climb
-First Aid kit for Nepali staff
-Emergency oxygen with mask and regulator (in case of emergency)
-Salary, food, accommodation, clothing& gear and insurance for the mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters
-ACAP, Nar Phu restricted area permit, Himlung climbing fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-High altitude mountain boots (category D/E) and gaiters
-Personal climbing gear
-Lunch and diners in Kathmandu
-All other beverage bills and laundry
-Cost of satellite phone calls
-Kathmandu city guide for sightseeing
-Personal travel insurance
-( High mountain) Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost of hotel/ teahouse/ flights related to the member terminating earlier than the scheduled itinerary from expedition/ trekking
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like health issues, flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters. Climbing Sherpa bonus if summit $800,00; if not summit maximum $500,00