Himlung Himal Expedition

30 Days

Himlung Himal is a famous climbing/Expedition peak above 7000 meters in the western part of Nepal. The mountain is great for the preparation of 8000-meter peak climbing in the future.

About himlung Himal Expedition

Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,345ft) positions at 7000m altitude within western Nepal surely above the historic Tibetan village of Phu. Himlung lies inside the Naar-Phu location in the northeast of Annapurna and northwest of Manaslu. In 1992, Naar-Phu’s place was formally opened for foreign expeditions and trekkers.  Before then climbers should get a completely unique confined location and mountain climbing permission to enter this place.  Because this place was under a restriction zone. The Himlung Himal Expedition received a greater reputation while Mr. Akio Koizumi from Japan reached the summit of Himlung Himal on three October 1992.

What to aspect in Himlung Himal Expedition?Himlung Himal climbing

This place has fewer expeditions than some other mountains in other areas including the Khumbu. In phrases of popularity, the mountain climbing in Naar-Phu isn’t similar to the Khumbu. The valley rivals in beauty to the extra popular Khumbu, presenting dazzling perspectives of Manaslu, Annapurna, Fishtail, and Gangapurna. The aid of the French day trip team made primary ascends in 2002 then second ascend in ten years later.  According to the summiteer’s experience, this 7000m top is one of the safest and largely clear-cut initiatives inside the Himalaya. The ascent of Himlung Himal through the regular direction poses no technical problems. The path leads via snow and ice with none mountaineering passages. The mountaineering season is in the fall and spring.

The base camp of Mt. Himlung is set at the height of 4900m. The three higher camps are set up on the heights of five,450m, 6,000m and 6,350m respectively. The ultimate part of the top consists of a steep and icy way. Generally, it takes ten to fifteen days to overcome Himlung Peak climbing and return back to the base camp. It was open to climbers in 1992 then turn into first ascend with the aid of the Japanese team in the same year. Until now, only a few groups successfully climb at its top.  Although it is smooth in comparison to different peaks, ascending to Himlung Peak requires an immoderate fitness diploma. Himlung Himal is the first-rate peak in isolation with a wonderful explorations trek to the top.

Role of Mission Summit

During the Himlung Himal Expedition trip Mission summit treks will constantly attend to our client’s achievement, ensuring protection, consolation and an enjoyable moment. Our method also designs with the aid of an exercise physiologist and experienced hiking Sherpa courses with good knowledge of Altitude schooling. We attempt our best to be as green as feasible with our itineraries, making sure of the proper utilization of time. We recollect the reality that our customers would possibly have most effective a short break day of work, rest confident that your time and money might be properly spent with the Mission summit. This 7000m height is technically mild and awesome guidance for upcoming expeditions like Manaslu, Cho-Oyu or Shishapgnama.

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Outline Itinerary  

Days

Itinerary

Altitude

Walking

1

Arrival in Kathmandu

1400m

 

2

Preparation and Sightseeing

1400m.

 

3

Drive to Besisahar

750m.

 

4

Besisahar to Chame

2650m.

 

5

Chame to Meta

3650m.

7-8

6

Metta to PHU

4400m

5-6

7

Acclimatization and rest Days

4400m.

 

8

Phu to Himlung Base Camp

4850m.

4-5

9 -23

Preparation and Climbing period

7126m

 

24

Base Camp to Metta

3650m

6-7

25

Rest and celebration day

3650m

 

26

Metta to Chame

2650m

6

27

Chame to Besisahar

750m

 

28

Besisahar to Kathmandu

1400m.

 

29

Rest Day

1400m.

 

30

Final Departure

   

Himlung Himal expedition Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival at Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer

Our team members will welcome and pick up from Kathmandu airport and drop you at a luxury hotel. In the evening you will have dinner in a cultural restaurant with team members.

Day 2: Kathmandu day tour and preparation of expedition.

You will have a Kathmandu day tour covering UNESCO heritage sites such as Shyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu durbar square. After having lunch you will buy the required materials for climbing. Meet your climber, the briefing will give by both climber and guide.

Day 3. Kathmandu to Besisahar (750m), 6-7 hrs drive overnight at Lodge

You will drive to Beshisahar from Kathmandu in a private car. It takes around 7 hours to reach Beshisahar. You can enjoy the green hills, Trishuli and Marshyangdi river, and street markets during the travel.

Day 4: Besisahar to Chame (2650m), 6 hrs

Leaving Besisahar, you will drive to Chame (2650m) which takes around 6 hours. You will enter Manang, the driest part of Nepal. The uniqueness of Manang, beautiful Chame village is fantastic, it is headquarter of Manang district. You will visit Chame and take a rest.

Day 5: Chame to Meta (3560m) 7 – 8 hour Campsite

Leaving Chame you will trek towards Meta. You will hike from Chame for 7 – 8 hours and reach Meta, a beautiful village in Manang. You will enjoy the stone houses and dry hills with Junipers forming small bushes. Meta is a remote village of Manang, you will gain an altitude of 1060m from Chame to reach Meta.

 

Day 6:  Meta to Phu (4400m), 5-6 hrs / Campsite

After having breakfast you will trek towards Phu which will take around 6 hours. The stone houses decorated with Lunga make Phu very beautiful. Mane and Chorten, well-managed prayer walls and prayers flag reflects Buddhist culture. Green herbs and shrubs forming bushes over dry land seem amazing creation of nature.

Day 7: Acclimatization day

You will take a rest in Phu village. Acclimatization is important to adjust your body to low air pressure and oxygen level at high altitudes. You can visit the village, enjoy its beauty and interact with local people, taste the local food of Phu village.

Day 8: Phu to Himlung Base Camp (4850m), 4-5 hrs / Campsite

Stepping upward for 4, 5 hours from Phu village you will reach Himlung base camp. From today you will stay in camp over the snow. The Himlung Himal (7,126m) overall northeast Annapurna ranges stand in front of you and welcome with a cold breeze. Excitement and challenges increase together with the passing of day and night.

Day 9:  9 – 23 days Acclimatization and climbing period (15 days)

The real Himlung himal expedition begins from 9th day of your travel. It requires 15 days to complete climbing and return back to base camp.

 

You will attain worshiping the mountain before climbing, training, and preparation occur hand in hand. Passing camp 1 (5450m), camp 2 (6000m), and camp 3 (6250m) you will reach Summit (7126m) and return to camp 3 and base camp.

 

Continuous climbing doesn’t occur in any expedition. You will climb to camp 1, and camp 2 and come back to base camp and rest for a day. Resting in base camp is essential to acclimatize your body to changing environment. Climbing from base camp to camp 1, 1 to camp 2, 2 to camp 3, and 3 to the summit doesn’t include returning back. You will complete your expedition as you return back to base camp.

Day 24: Base Camp to Meta (3650m), 6-7 hrs

You will return back to Meta from Basecamp. It takes around 6 hours to reach Meta.

Day 25: rest day in Meta (3650m) and celebration.

Climbing Himlung and stepping on its summit of 7126m is glory, it creates history. Thus we will rest in Meta and celebrate the day of completing Himlung Expedition.

Day 26: Meta to Chame 6 hrs

After having breakfast you will drive back to Chame. Six hours of driving takes you to Chame. You can enjoy the view of mountains, mane and Chorten, prayers walls and prayers flag of Manang during the travel.

Day 27: Chame to Beshisahar 6 hrs

You will leave Chame and drive towards Beshisahar. The route from Chame to Beshisahar is a part of the Annapurna circuit trek. You can enjoy the view of the Himalayan range, the diverse landscape and the biodiversity of the place.

Day 28: Besisahar to Kathmandu (1350m), 6-7 hrs (by private car)

Finally, you will return to Kathmandu after having breakfast. Around 6 -7 hours of drive will take you to Kathmandu. You will take a rest in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 29: Leisure day in Kathmandu

You can take a rest, do shopping, and visit Thamel Bazar on this leisure day. In the evening you will have dinner in the cultural restaurant with a team member.

Day 30: Departure, International flight

Our company member will drop you at the International airport depending on your flight time.

Price Includes

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicles
  • 4 nights hotel (3-stars) in Kathmandu, B/B plan
  • Expedition permit from Nepal government to climb Mt. Himlung.
  • 25 kg weight per Sherpa climber is allowed for expedition
  • Necessary Sherpa porters or mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in available lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinne, teas & coffees in trekking & during the camping period.
  • Common climbing gears like necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc
  • Twin sharing tent of North face brand or similar for Base Camp
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • Trekking Permit (Narphu and Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • Kitchen, Dining, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in Base Camp.
  • The experienced and professional Sherpa staff at Base Camp: Base camp manager, cook, kitchen Boy.
  • Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment medical & life, allowance, wages, life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle, mask & regulator at ABC (Use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your personal travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Himlung Himal Base camp
  • Welcome Dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Our service charge

Price doesn't Include:

  • Your personal equipment for climbing & trekking.
  • Your personal & medical insurance during the expedition.
  • Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter if required
  • Permits for Client's personal Radio set or Satellite phone
Why Himlung Himal expedition?

Because it is above 7000 peaks, less technical and short. Gain experience and create a history of climbing high mountains.

What is the best season for expedition in Nepal?

Autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March April, and May) is the best season for the expedition. Never choose winter and summer because, during winter, the temperature falls throughout the country, and it’s extremely low in mountain regions. You can’t tolerate the freezing temperature of winter. Similarly, during the summer season weather remains bad.

Is experience required for climbing Himlung Himal?

Yes, you need experience of climbing peaks above 6000m in Nepal or other countries. Without experience, you cannot climb mountains above 7000m. Lack of knowledge in handling the equipment definitely increases the risk of climbing.

What are the grades of climbing?

There are four climbing grades, they are:-
A grade – “moderate”,
B grade – “specialized”,
C grade – “Specialized Plus”
D grade – “Extreme climbing”

Which route will be used? What is the climbing strategy?

A short route without particular difficulty (PD +) and risk will be used by mission summit treks and expeditions. This route was pioneered by Kari Kobler (Switzerland) in 2013. The climbing strategy includes climbing from base camp to camp 1, camp 1 to camp 2, returning back to base camp, and acclimatization in base camp. Again from base camp to camp 1, camp 1 to camp2, camp 2 to camp 3, camp 3 to summit, and back to camp 3. Camp 3 to base camp. A total of 15 are kept for climbing. 5 days will be a buffer for acclimatizing and waiting for good weather. If the weather remains favorable throughout the climb you can complete the Himlung expedition within 10 days.

How many days do we stay in mountain?

You will stay 15 days in mountains including base camp. 4 days in basecamp, 7 days in different camps of mountain Himlung. 4 days will be a buffer for acclimatizing and waiting for good weather either in basecamp or in different camps (1, 2, and 3) of Himal.

When to climb mountain?

You will climb mountains in the early morning in the most favorable weather. During day time sunlight and wind may create difficulty in climbing mountains.

Who will be my guide?

Experienced local guide with friendly behavior, the best management, and coordination will be your guide. We will provide a guide from the company.

Do we meet climbers in Kathmandu?

Yes, you will meet climbers in Kathmandu. On the second day of the Himlung Himal expedition, you will meet climbers, guide, and company members. Climbers will give a briefing on the expedition and the guide will give a briefing on trekking.

Do we have contingency day during Expedition?

Yes, there will be 4 – 5 days as contingency days during the expedition. You will have contingency days in base camp, camp 1, or camp 2.

What kind of physical fitness is required?

You should be mentally and physically fit for the expedition. Your body should be flexible and able to carry all the gear and equipment required for climbing mountains.

What kind of training do I get from climbers?

Climbers will train you to use equipment, fix the rope, and shows you the way to climb. You must have experience of climbing so that you can do your best during training and climbing.

How to prepare for Himlung Himal expedition?

You should have basic bouldering and ice climbing course from your climbing center
You should learn the proper use of rope, ice axe, and crampons
You should have knowledge about the physical condition of mountains and snow cover

How heavy will be my backpack while climbing?

You should carry around an 18 – 25 kg backpack while climbing. You can carry only the gears you need while climbing and leave the remaining things (light and unwanted clothing, shoes on the mountain) at basecamp.

Can I organize a private expedition?

Yes, you can arrange a private expedition. It will be more expensive than a group expedition. You should choose the best season, be well prepared and trained.

Who will be in the expedition?

Climbers throughout the world having climbing experience and skills will be in this expedition.

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