Himlung Himal Climbing

29 Days

  • Himlung Himal Climbing
  • Himlung Himal

Trip Info

ACTIVITY
Mountaineering
DIFFICULTY
Extreme
MAX. ELEVATION
7126 m
BEST SEASON
Mar - May & Sep - Nov
ACCOMMODATION
3 Star | Teahouse | Camping
TRANSPORTATION
Car | Jeep | Hiace

Overview

The Himlung Himal Climbing is a collective journey of highlands, towns, and hiking trails. Rural villages, communities, and different ethnic groups’ cultures and traditions are observed in this Himlung Himal Climbing. Therefore this is not just a trek or climbing, it is the most remarkable trial with long-term memory recreation. Many beautiful places and Himalayan towns are part of Himlung Climbing.

A Japanese climbing team under the direction of Akio Koizumi made the first climb of the Himlung Himal in 1992. Since that time, the mountain has witnessed a constant flow of climbers seeking to ascend its peaks. The base camp of Himlung Himal is normally reached after a multi-day trek. The journey takes trekkers through beautiful forests, terraced farms, and charming villages populated by several ethnic groups, and it frequently begins in Besisahar or Kathmandu. The scenery drastically changes as the voyage goes on, going from lush vegetation to alpine meadows and ultimately to a barren, snow-covered region.

The area during Himlung Himal Climbing offers a distinctive cultural experience in addition to its appeal as a mountaineering destination. Trekkers frequently get the chance to talk to the welcoming locals, learn about their culture and traditions, and observe long-standing practices.

At the end of the Himlung Himal, climbers are rewarded with stunning panoramic vistas in addition to the excitement of reaching a Himalayan summit. They can be in awe of the nearby peaks, deep valleys, and the enormous Tibetan grassland in the far distance on clear days.

Himlung Himal (Alt.7,126m)

Himlung Himal is located in the Manang district of northern Nepal, which towers at 7,126 meters above sea level and is located in the stunning Manaslu region between Nepal and Tibet, is about 140 to 150 kilometers from Kathmandu, the nation’s capital. It is regarded as one of Nepal’s most stunning trekking locations.

Mount Himlung appears appealing due to its close placement to the Tibetan border. The area around the mountain is packed with charming towns, historic monasteries, and stunning scenery. Its close proximity to other well-known peaks like Manaslu (Alt 8,163 meters) and Annapurna (Alt 8,091 meters) adds to the region’s appeal as a hiking and climbing location.

Himlung Himal
Pic: Himlung Himal

Nepal is part of the identity that is given by the Great Himalayas, which includes every high peak, summit, mountain range, and hill that has been the main definition of the Nation’s Tourism. The Himalayan region of Nepal spans an entire location for trekkers, climbers, and adventurers from all over the world. The Himalayan trekking routes provide a variety of experiences, from relatively simple hikes through verdant woods and terraced fields to strenuous adventures via snow-covered passes at high altitudes.

In Nepal, mountaineering is another popular activity. The Himalayas are a popular destination for climbers and trekkers who want to test themselves on some of the popular expeditions in the world and realize their ambition of standing at the top. Himlung Himal climbing is also one of the most popular trekking routes that offers numerous opportunities to adventure lovers and mountain climbers.

Places on the way to Himlung Himal Climbing

Besi Sahar is a town in Nepal’s Gandaki Pradesh‘s Lamjung District. One of the most well-known and well-traveled trekking trails in the world, most of the trekking route locations in the reason are accessible through it. At a height of approximately 760 meters above sea level, the village is located. As the starting point of the Expedition, which is renowned for its varied landscapes, breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains, and absorption into the indigenous culture of the region, Besi Sahar has strategic significance. The trail leads hikers through verdant forests, terraced fields, and quaint villages until they arrive at high-altitude regions with desolate terrain and towering peaks.

The Nar Phu Valley is a small remote, inaccessible area that is part of Nepal’s Annapurna Conservation Area. It is a secret precious stuff that gives trekkers the chance to discover natural landscapes, historic Tibetan culture, and breathtaking Himalayan views. You’ll get a chance to learn about the distinctive Tibetan culture as you go through the charming towns of Nar and Phu and see the old monasteries, prayer flags, and shortens that add to the area’s spiritual atmosphere.

Flora and Fauna found in Himlung Himal Climbing

Due to its location inside the Himalayas, a huge and biologically diverse mountain range, the area around Himlung Himal Climbing is distinguished by various flora and animals. As you climb from lower levels to higher altitudes, the flora and fauna in this region change with elevation, forming distinct ecosystems. Subtropical vegetation, which includes lush woods with a variety of tree species like sal, oak, pine, rhododendron, maple, and bamboo, may be found at lower elevations. The tree line progressively gives way to alpine vegetation, which includes hardy plants adapted to the major mountain climate, dwarf shrubs, and alpine grasses at higher levels. As you climb to mid-elevations, you will come across temperate forests with rhododendrons and oak trees.

The region around the Himlung Himal Climbing trail is also the home of different mammals and species. With a variety of bird species, including Danfe. Himlung himal Climbing will feel fantastic. You may also see other birds including lammergeiers, eagles, vultures, and several other species. Different endangered animals such as Snow Leopard, Himalayan tahr, Blue Sheep (Bharal as local name), Red Panda with native Insects and Butterflies are habitant of this region.

Peeples and Culture Found in Himlung Himal Climbing

The Himalayas of Nepal are intensely spiritual and have enormous religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists, in addition to their natural beauty and adventure options. There are a lot of temples, monasteries, and spiritual places all around the area of the Himlung Himal Climbing route. Due to the common belief that the Himalayas are the home of the gods, thousands of pilgrims and trekkers visit holy places that reside near Himlung Himal.

The area is a mixture of several ethnic groups, each with its unique traditions, languages, and customs. One of the well-known ethnic groups in the region is the Sherpas, who are recognized for their skill in mountaineering and hiking.

To sum up, Himlung Himal Climbing is a remarkable peak climbing journey in the Himalayas that attracts travelers with its stunning beauty and difficult approach. Aspiring climbers and trekkers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure can set their sights on this fascinating mountain with confidence that the journey up will provide trekkers with unforgettable recollections that will remain forever with the trekkers.

Best Season for Himlung Himal Climbing

The autumn and spring months are typically the finest times to go on the Himlung Himal Climbing. These are the best seasons for sightseeing during mountaineering and trekking in the area are during these two seasons. This timing for Mount Himlung offers Clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and a generally steady climate characterized this time of year. Particularly in mid-elevation forests, the area comes to life with brilliant rhododendron blooms, resulting in a magnificent and scenic sight. The opportunity to take in regional festivals and cultural events throughout the autumn season enhances the expedition’s whole experience.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
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  • Welcome to Nepal. One of our team members will meet you when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, holding a nameplate, and drive you safely and soundly to the accommodation.
  • Today is your first day in Nepal. You might wander the streets of Kathmandu Valley and local food exposure if you have time to do.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu (Alt 1350m).

 

Day 2: Climbing Permit collation and Preparation Day
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  • Today, your passport and required identification documents will be collected by our representative for the permit authorization and visit to the Department of Tourism. Your permit for a trekking and climbing expedition for Himlung Himal will be done by us.
  • You will rest for today or enjoy different palaces, monuments, and sites according to your requirement.
  • After the expedition permit is authorized by the Department of Tourism, you will be given the briefing class about the overall expedition towards Mount Himlung Climbing. You will be notified about every bit of information regarding the expedition.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Besisahar
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  • After the morning breakfast, you will head towards Besisahar (Alt. 760 meters) which is renowned for its varied landscapes, breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains, and absorption into the indigenous culture of the region. It is 175 kilometers away and takes six to seven hours to drive from Kathmandu.
  • Passing through the route by the diversity of the natural and cultural worlds, and continuing your drive farther downstream with the Trishuli River running on the side, you'll be traveling west via the Prithvi Highway. You will also see glimpses of little settlements of Malekhu and Muglin on the route toward Besisahar.
  • Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge in Besisahar.

 

 

 

Day 4: Drive to Koto
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  • You will drive towards Koto (Alt. 2600 meters) after the early breakfast in Besisahar. It will take about 3 hours to reach there through the rough roadway trial. It's a wonderful destination to experience the Annapurna region's natural beauty and cultural diversity firsthand.
  • Your journey will be more fruitful along with the glimpses of several waterfalls, and rural villages like Baharchhap and Dharapani with a unique blend of traditional and modern influences. You will be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, including some of the highest peaks in the world in the Annapurna and Manaslu regions, as you travel through the rough roads.
  • You'll arrive in Koto village after a two-to-three-hour trip from Besi Sahar. Koto is a beautiful location that provides a glimpse of rural mountain life.
  • You'll stay the night in Koto, taking in the peace of the community and perhaps speaking with the welcoming inhabitants.

 

Day 5: Trek to Meta
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  • Today, your destination will be the Meta (Alt. 3560 meters) trek which takes about 7-8 hours of rigged ascend. This fifth day is the starting day of your trekking journey expedition.
  • After obtaining the authorization at the Police Check Post on this day, you will be allowed to access a restricted region of the Nar Phu Valleys. You'll trek towards Dharmasala past Soti Khola, the pine and rhododendron woodland, and lovely waterfalls. From here, the track ascends significantly as you proceed through overgrown scenery and along confined twisting routes until you reach the town of Meta.
  • Overnight in Meta.

 

Day 6: Trek to Kyang
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  • You will begin your other day's hike into Kyang village shortly before sunrise in the morning while enjoying an incredible view of Pisang Peak (6,091 m). This trek will last for 4 hours to reach the stop which is 1840 meters above sea level.
  • Passing through two rivers, including Murju Khola, you will make your way toward the settlement of Chyakhu by way of Jhunum. From here, an extended slope and shortens are crossed on the trail that takes you to Kyang village.
  • Overnight in Kyang village.
Day 7: Trek to Phu Gaon
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  • You will be ready to trek about 3-4 hours of rigged forest route towards the rural destination named Phu which is 3900 meters above sea level.
  • You will enter the expansive blue forest of pine and get an amazing view of both the snow-capped Annapurna I (8,091m) and Annapurna IV (7,525m) peaks after passing through Kyang and Phu Khola. You can stop at any of the nearby monasteries on the way onward.
  • A magnificent view of Himlung Himal can be seen as you approach Phu Gaon. A tiny medieval village called Phu has a distinctive culture and heritage.
  • Overnight at Phu Gaon.
Day 8: Trek from Phu Gaon to Himlung Base Camp
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  • You'll be walking today in the direction of Himlung Base Camp (Alt. 4900 meters above Sea level) spending a total time of 4-5 hours of the trail which continues over snow-covered terraces and extensive glaciers, passing through lovely mountain scenery and yak farms.
  • You'll turn off the path leading to Ratna Chuli Base Camp and take a step up the ridge before arriving at the base camp, where you'll pitch your tents.
  • Stay the night at Himlung Base Camp.
Day 9-24: Himlung Himal Summit Climbing and Returning back
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  • Starting from the Himlung Base Camp on the ninth day of your journey till returning back from the same route, you will dedicate your 15 days of expedition to fulfill your dream. You will climb and reach the Himlung Summit which is 7126 meters above sea level.
  • During your climbing period, you will have the opportunity to ascend various camps, starting from the base camp. After a day of rest and proper climbing preparation, you'll begin your journey towards Camp I. Equipped with Crampons and Ice Axe; you'll navigate through snow-covered terraces and glaciers, enjoying breathtaking views of towering snow-capped mountains along the way.
  • Once you reach Camp I, the path to Camp II becomes steeper, and you'll progress using a fixed rope. At Camp II's summit, you'll be greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri (8,167m).
  • The challenging ascent to Camp III follows, which may require multiple attempts. From there, you'll continue your climb towards the peak of Mt. Himlung (7,126m). Reaching the summit will fill your heart with happiness and delight as you witness the magnificent view of numerous snow-capped mountains.
  • The return journey will follow the same path, leading you back to the base camp, where you'll stay overnight in tented camps.
Day 25: Trek from basecamp from Phu Gaon
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  • After the completion of your Himalaya Expedition of Mount Himlung, you will return to Phu Gaon through the same route of 5-6 hours of descending along with the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and other high hills ranges, and the Himalayan Forest.
  • The journey from Himlung Base Camp to Phu Gaun involves navigating numerous high hills, rivers, and traditional villages while traveling through the stunning Nar Phu Valley. As you approach Phu Gaun, the trail may take you through areas with rocky landscapes, confined valleys, and even some ascents, but overall, you'll be descending to lower altitudes.
  • Overnight at Phu Gaun.
Day 26: Trek to Meta
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  • In this Today’s morning, you are going to descend towards Kyang via Phu Khola, enjoying a stunning vista of Himlung Himal. You will pass by short and lengthy distances as you continue walking altogether of 6-7 hours.
  • You will finally arrive at the point of your trip, from which you can see Annapurna II (7,937m), Pisang Peak (6,091m), and Lamjung Himal (6,983m), after passing through the community of Chyakhu and then Murju Khola.
  • Overnight at Meta Village.
Day 27: Trek to Koto
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  • After the morning breakfast, the journey from Meta continues northward to Koto, which is located at an elevation of around 2,600 meters. The excursion features hiking through the Manang district's stunning and diverse cultural surroundings.
  • When you arrive in Dharamsala, you will continue walking down with Soti Khola, passing additional suspension crossings and rhododendron and pine forests, wildlife, and lush greenery.
  • After passing through Nar Khola, you will finally descend to Koto after 7-8 hours of long descent and your overnight will be spent there in Koto.

 

Day 28: Trek from Koto to Besisahar
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  • You will have breakfast and enjoy the morning cool air of the region. And then you are going to end the 28th day by returning back to Besisahar deciding to move toward Kathmandu soon. You will follow the same route taking the drive of about through a rough route.
  • You will get to see the distinctive Sherpa and Gurung cultures and customs as you approach the town of Baharchhap. You can see snow-capped mountains from time to time as you make your way via the charming village of Dharapani to get to Besisahar.
  • Overnight at Hotel/Lodge in Besisahar.

 

Day 29: Drive to Kathmandu
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  • You're going to say goodbye to the Himalayas from the morning of the day. You'll need to drive for six to seven hours to get to Kathmandu from Besisahar.
  • Along the Trishuli River, the settlements of Mugling and Malekhu will be passed. A pleasant return drive will be made possible by the beautiful vistas of the mountains and hills along the way to Prithvi Highway.
  • You will have your last night in Kathmandu rewarded with a farewell dinner and good remembrance of Memories captured in the Mt. Himlung Expedition.
  • Hotel accommodation for the night in Kathmandu.
Day 30: Final departure
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  • Today, you are considering GoodBye to Nepal. We will hand over your passports and help to manage the necessary preparations for your arrival. Our airport representative will help in the airport for your return trip too. We wish you a secure flight and for the best time ahead!

 

Includes

  • All airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • 4 Nights of 3-star Hotel accommodations on BB plan in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • 2 Advance Mountaineering Corse complete guide for climbing.
  • All private transportation for a trip starting and ending at points in Koto and Besishaar.
  • Camping equipment with dining & kitchen tents, chairs, and tables in Base Camp.
  • Shower and toilet tents, individual member tents in Base Camp.
  • Individual tent for climbers & Sherpa sharing in Camp 1.2, & 3.
  • Solar panel and generator for charging at Base Camp.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at teahouse during the trek and three times meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • Freshly cooked all hot meals prepared by the cook at Base camp.
  • 30 kg personal baggage while trekking carried by a porter.
  • Royalty and climbing permit for Mt. Himlung Himal (7126m)
  • Government-appointed liaison officer in the team with his allowance.
  • All the necessary kitchen staff in Base Camp.
  • Medical, accidental, and rescue Insurance for all the climbing, trekking, and cooking staff.
  • All Icefall management rope fixing charges levied in the Expedition.
  • Oxygen mask and regulator in ABC for emergency medical purposes.
  • Satellite phone for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • First Aid and medical kits.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Farewell Dinner.

 

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the personal the personal and natural expenses, phone calls landlines, mobiles, and Internet bar bills.
  • Extra expenses arise due to landslides, political disturbances, strikes, lockdowns, pandemics, and changes in Government regulations.
  • Extra Summit bonus to climbing Sherpa up to camp 4 and above (Minimum US$ 500)
  • All the Rescue operation expenses, medicines, hospitalization, expenses.
  • Travel Insurance and rescue insurance.
  • Walkie-talkies & drone and special camera filming permit.
  • Personal climbing and trekking gear.
  • Nepal customs charge in.
  • Any other item not mentioned in includes.

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