Climb 7126m on 31-Day Himlung Mountaineering Expedition in Nepal

The Himlung Mountaineering Expedition in Nepal is a difficult, adventurous, and once-in-a-lifetime venture that leads to the top of Mt. Himlung.

31 days
$7,500 to 7,500

Highlights of the Himlung Mountaineering Expedition in Nepal:

Adventurous trekking and climbing
Off-the-beaten trekking experience
Observe different ecosystems and climatic zones
Trek through picturesque villages and lush forests
Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of locals
Get to see unspoiled nature
Reach the top of Mt. Himlung
Witness tempting views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak, Mt. Fishtail, and many others

About Himlung Expedition

Himlung Expedition is a difficult, adventurous, and once in a lifetime venture that leads to the top of Mt. Himlung. You will be exploring the western part of Nepal while Himlung Expedition. Many mountaineers climb Mt. Himlung to prepare for 8,000 meters above expeditions. Standing 7,126 meters above from the sea level, Mt. Himlung is situated above an ancient Tibetan village, Phu. Talking about the exact location, Mt. Himlung is situated northeast of Annapurna and northwest of Manaslu. To go on Himlung Expedition, you need to get special permission from the government of Nepal, as this region falls under restricted area.

Mt. Himlung was first climbed in 1992, October 3rd. After that this mountain has attracted the attention of many adventure enthusiasts from all around the globe. Still, only a handful of climbers scale this mountain every year making the trail less-crowded and unspoiled. If you are looking for adventure in solitary, then Himlung Expedition is the perfect option for you.

Climbing Mt. Himlung is more than just reaching the top of 7,000 meters above the mountain. This is a journey that lets you explore the hidden villages, Nar and Phu. You will get to spend the night in these villages observing the unique lifestyle and rich culture of the locals. Likewise, you will get to see breath-taking views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Tukuche (6,920 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), etc.

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to airport as per itinerary
  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide during the trekking & climbing period
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils, sleeping tent twin basis for base camps and above
  • Common climbing equipment (rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.)
  • Cook and kitchen assistant at Base Camp and 1:1 climbing Sherpa per member
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey
  • Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
  • Required Tent for the high camp and high altitude food
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the venture
  • Food and accommodation during the trek
  • Per person 60kg baggage that will be carried by porters or mule
  • All necessary permit and Garbage disposal and management fees
  • Government liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food insurance, and transport
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Himlung
  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staff
  • All the ground transportation for the equipment, staffs, and members
  • First Aid medical kits
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call
  • The heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room
  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Solar panel for light and battery charge
  • Trekking and climbing map
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

Price Excludes

  1. Airfare of international flights
  2. Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  3. Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  4. Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking
  5. Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc
  6. Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc
  7. Extra transportation out of the itinerary program
  8. Any additional staff other than specified
  9. Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  10. Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue
  11. Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)
  12. Personal climbing gears
  13. Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses
  14. Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  15. Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules (minimum US$ 1500.00 per climbing Sherpa guide)
  16. Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff
  17. Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  18. Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

What to expect

Himlung Mountaineering Expedition in Nepal: Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transport to the hotel.
As you enter in Nepal, you get to witness green hills, settlement areas, and snow-capped mountains at a far distance. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you get welcomed by our team representative at the terminal gate. He will take you to the hotel, and later, in the evening, you will have a welcome dinner organized by the company.
Meals: Welcome dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02-3: Sightseeing and preparation day.
We have organized a guided sightseeing tour for you during which you visit several monuments like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhnath Stupa. These places are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You get guided by a professional tour guide who will brief you about these monuments.
Meals: Breakfast only
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 04: Drive to Jagat (1,350m); 7 hrs.
After having breakfast, you begin driving towards Jagat. The drive will be scenic and long. You get to see beautiful views of hills, terraced farms, and small villages on the way to Jagat.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (2,100m); 7 hrs.
From Jagat, you descend to a river and continue trekking through lush forest. The trail then ascends to a sharp-edged cliff and pass by Chamje. Enjoying striking views of Mt. Annapurna, you cross a suspension bridge and gradually ascends on a steep and slippery trail that leads to Sattale. From here you pass by Tal and Karte villages and reach Dharapani.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 06: Trek to Chame (2,710m); 6 hrs.
Trekking through lush forests and some small villages, you reach Chame. The trail will be scenic. Before reaching Chame, you pass through landslide areas and a few Tibetan villages. Upon reaching Chame, you get to observe striking views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 07: Trek to Pisang.
The trail passes through dense forests of pine & rhododendron. Further, following the Marsyangdi River, you reach Bhratang and continue trekking through alpine woods. You reach Dhukur Pokhari and descend to lower Pisang. From here, you ascend and reach Upper Pisang.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 08: Trek to Ngawal.
Leaving Pisang behind, the trail heads to Ngawal. The trail passes through small villages and lush forests. You will slowly ascend to Ngawal enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 09: Trek to Nar via Kangla pass.
From Nagwal, the trail ascends towards Kangla Pass. From the top of Kang La Pass from where you can witness fantastic views of Annapurna II, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Mt. Gangapurna. Further, you descend and reach Nar village.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 10: Rest day.
Nar is one of the unspoiled villages in Nepal. Compared to Phu village, Nar is more lively. Spend the day exploring around and talking with locals. Visit ancient gompas, observe villages painting prayer flags, harvesting crops, chatting, spinning prayer wheel, indulged in carpentry, etc.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 11: Trek to Kyang (3,820m).
You will cross a maze of glacier moraines. The trail offers stunning views of low shrubs, juniper, orange, and brick-red leafy bushes, rocks, and sandy trail. You will come across a trail junction. Further, you pass by several chortens and reach Kyang from where you get to see amazing views of Annapurna II, Pisang Peak, and Gyoji Kang.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 12: Trek to Phu.
The trail passes through the desert-like gorge and descends steeply along a riverbank. On the way, you get to see superb views of colorful chortens with canyonlands and gorges. Also, if you are lucky, you might get to see blue sheep. Passing through Phupi Gyalgen Gate, you descend. From here, you pass by an ancient gate that leads to Phu village.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 13: Himlung Base Camp.
After having breakfast, you begin trekking towards Himlung Base Camp. The trail gradually ascends to the base camp offering stunning Himalayan mountain views.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 14-25: Climbing period.
From day 14, your climbing period begins. Over 11 days, you will be gradually ascending towards the summit of Mt. Himlung establishing different camps as per the need. Your team leader will teach you basic climbing skills and fix rope every time requires. After a successful summit, you descend to Phu Gaon.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 26: Back to Meta (3,560m); 5/6 hrs.
From Phu Gaon, you ascend and cross the gate at the end of the village. The trail then descends and takes you to Kyang. Further, on the way, you come across abandoned castles of Khampa settlement in villages like Jhunam, Chyakhu, and Kyang. The trail gradually descends and takes you to Meta from where you get to see beautiful views of the Kangaru Himal and Annapurna range.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 27: Trek to Koto (2,600m); 6/7 hrs.
Following the Nar Khola, you descend and trek through lush alpine forest. Further, you will cross several small streams and come across lovely waterfalls. Passing by Dharmasala, you cross many suspension bridges and reach Koto.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Camping

Day 28: Drive to Beshisahar.
Leaving Koto, you begin trekking towards Besisahar. The trail descends through small villages and lush forests. You get to see amazing scenery on the way.
Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 29: Drive to Kathmandu.
Today, you hop in the car and drive to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and offers excellent views of lush green hills, rivers, and small settlement areas. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 30: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
It is an extra day in Kathmandu. You can rest and visit nearby tourist spots. Don't forget to do shopping. In the evening, you will meet all the team members for the last time over farewell dinner organized by the company.
Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 31: Depart Kathmandu.
Today, you will fly back to your home or your next destination. Our team member will drop you at the Airport and bid you our last goodbye.


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