The Mount Himlung expedition itinerary covers the most underlines of Himlung peak itself and the Annapurna massif. Mount Himlung himal expedition is situated in Nar and Phu restricted trek routes north east in Annapurna range, Nepal.
Furthermore, a remote Nar-Phu valley is referred to as the hidden valley of Nepal – due to its isolation and being well off the beaten track. Climbers have to be a fit and climbing expert in order to reach the summit and endure the high altitude.
Climbing Himlung peak summit is 7,126 meters above the sea. The Himlung summit offers Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri. Moreover, you can see Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. This is in addition to countless other peaks of 6-8K meters.
You can find yaks grazing and an abundance of Tibetan prayer flags in a higher elevation. It is a pretty uncomplicated and less technical climb. The Japanese team climbed Himlung Himal in 1992 for the first ascend of its history. Therefore, the peak is getting popular for a new bucket list for climbers.
The summit of Himlung is located in Manang District in Nepal. It is depending on the conditions but often unsafe because of an Avalanche. Professional climbers should attempt this mountain, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes.
Guided or non-guided
A coordinations just undertaking will be less expensive. Yet you should act naturally adequate on the mountain. Guiding trips clearly incorporate an installment for the guide, which is more costly for a Western guide comparing to a Nepali Sherpa Guide.
How Difficult is Himlung Himal Expedition?.
Himlung Himal difficulty is challenging and level is medium. Climbing any mountains is over 22,000 feet requires a very high level of fitness.
Bottled oxygen or not?
The vast majority is bottled oxygen yet for the rare sorts of people who don’t, it’s saving. One bottled cost around US$ 465. But, most climbers never use Oxygen to climb this mountain.
Thus, we have design the Himlung climbing itinerary cautiously to allow for gradually ascending and proper acclimatization. The best season for the expedition group to climb Himlung is from May to mid-October. If the itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your request and duration of the expedition holiday in Nepal.
Mount Himlung expedition itinerary details.
Our Mount Himlung expedition itinerary is just a sample plan. Our expedition Himlung itinerary is very special as given below details.1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief about your travel plan.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and climbing preparation day. Also expedition briefing day.
Check all gears before you heading to Himlung Himal climbing.
We take a local coach from Kathmandu to Besisahar town. The drive goes along the Trisuli river and Marsyangdi river valley. The road drive is nice as the highway is blacktop. The journey offers some of the best views of Annapurna II (7,937m) and Lamjung Himal (6,932m) and Mt. Manaslu (8,154m).
We start our journey with jeep to Koto. Jeep drive to Koto goes through the terraced farms alongside the Marsyangdi River. We stop along the way for lunch and head up to Koto village. At Koto, there is a police check post for Nar Phu special permits and our Himlung Himal permits.
We walk through a steep and constrictive path through the dense forest, afeeter crossing the river the trek leads to pass the beautiful pine forest with wide waterfall before arrive Meta village.
The Phu village trek route goes ahead with a good view of the magnificent Nar Phedi monastery. Hike about 90 minutes through scenic canyons and gorges, you’ll reach a trail to Phu. Reaching there, you can get the first view of the three villages in the area as well as the old “dzong” (Tibetan-style fortress). It remains of two ruined forts, impressively situated atop the flatlands before the village. Moreover, a day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or go about their other daily tasks. You can make a short walk up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa to pay respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche who came to Nepal with the Dalai Lama in 1959.
At Phu village, we have an opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside and also have overwhelming views of Himlung Base Camp. In the afternoon, we have an interesting journey to go Himlung Himal base camp. Our entire team will fix the tent to stay overnight.
Today actually there is not any activities. Climbers can walk a while just for a better acclimitization. Check climbing gears.
During those days, climbers can climb at Himlung Himal and descend to Base Camp.
Clean the Himlung Base Camp and Packing for departure.
After finished the Himlung Himal expedition we take the trail back to Phu Gaon..
It gets easier as we descend to the lower altitudes, but at first we will head up to Kyang and Cheyako village. After Cheyako, we lead along the same nature walk along the Phu river banks following it downstream.
The trail from Meta to koto has a steep descent for some hours. Nature trail some of the finest views of Annapurna II, and Gangapurna peaks. The trail heads up onto barren landscapes with only juniper bushes along the journey. Eventually, we reach at Koto, a large settlement of Koto where we stay overnight.
Today, we drive all the way downhill to Besisahar. It’s about 5-6 hours crazy drive to pass about 55 kilometers distance. During the drive, you will have a witness of beautiful landscapes.
Afeeter breakfast, take a microbus back to Kathmandu city. Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey
Today, we drop you at the kathmandu international airport for your further flights. Trip finish.
How much does Mount Himlung expedition cost?
The Mount Himlung expedition cost US$ 7,780 is standard trek price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to team size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 5-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
Mount Himlung expedition cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport (TIA) transferes with private vehicles.
- 4 nights in 5 star hotel accommodation (double bed room occupancy) while on your staying in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Professional Mountain Guide, his personal gears charge and insurance. 2 guest:1 guide ratio.
- Liaison officer’s allowances equipment for expedition, insurance and his daily wages.
- Kathmandu – Besisahar – Kathmandu with a Bus transfer as a round trip.
- Besisahar – Koto and back to Besisahar transfer with private jeep according to the above plan.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) serve with hot drinks during the trek and climbing periods.
- Professional cook in the basecamp, sherpa, kitchen helper, climbing gears and required number of Donkeys to transfer luggage.
- Camping and Kitchen equipments ie. base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent with all utensil and toilet tent.
- Mount Himlung expedition permits fees
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation for all Nepali staffs.
- Annapurna conservation permit, NAR and PHU village restricted area permits and TIMS permits etc.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Mount Himlung expedition cost excludes :
- International airfares.
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Food like Lunch and Dinner during your staying in Kathmandu.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and showers.
- Guest’s Personal Trekking and climbing gears and clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency) to cover for accedents, trip cancelliation and helicopter rescue.
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected).
- Phone and wireless internet available in base camp on additional fee.
- Any other things which are not mentioned above.
We can organize private Mount Himlung expedition starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal?.
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details, We will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: What sort of accommodation can I expect on Mount Himlung expedition?.
Answer: You will have tent accommodation while on trekking and climbing days.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Mount Himlung expedition?.
Answer: Our professional cook cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as noodles, Pasta, tuna bakes, eggs, potatoes, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables. They are depending upon the available seasons. In addition, we serve food with hot drinks such as tea/coffee.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and trekking?.
Answer: We serve you hot water on a bucket and you can shower if you want.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Mount Himlung expedition?.
Answer: We serve you pure drinking water after purifying using AQUA TABS while on camping days.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Climbing Himlung?
Answer: We can help you to arrange a satellite phone to call in an emergency and you pay. So, you can acquire telephone services. But until the normal basecamp, the normal SIM CARD either NCELL or NAMASTE phone works often without any trouble.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance. We recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. You can deposit 20% of the money.
No refunds on the deposit, nor balance payment will be provided for Mount Himlung Expedition due to the huge expense incurred planning/facilitating such an expedition. And the rest of the payment, you can pay on your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Mount Himlung expedition?.
Answer: We provide Donkey to transfer your luggage from Koto to Himlung Himal base camp and return. Above the basecamp, you will have a support sherpa.
Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gears?.
Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent it in Kathmandu.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 12-15 US$ each day is almost enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates… etc before base camp.
Mount Himlung expedition highlights
- Discover the eye catching sights of Mt Himlung, Annapurna and Manaslu..etc.
- Himlung summit offers the best scenery of all snowy mountains, Boarder to Tibet mountains including remote villages.
- Ancient Buddhist monastery, Local Manangis people and their life styles.
Mount Himlung Expedition Note.
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the trip can be tailored to your request to accommodate your specific terms. Local politics, landslides, local flight cancellation, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are out of our control can result in a modify of schedule during on travel.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If modifications are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best concerns of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Mount Himlung Himal Expedition Special?”
Opportunities for adventure peak climbing are scattered all over this planet. You just need to recognize where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the purpose better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities. We also help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Price : US$ 7,780 Per Person
- Duration: 33 Days
- Summit height: 7,126m/23,380 feet
- Walk hours: 6 Hours
- Group-Size: 2-6 Climbers
- Best Time: May to October
- Trip Mode: Full Tent Camping
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane
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