Himlung Himal Expedition
Himalung Himal Expedition Overview
Himlung Himal (7,126m) expedition is recently opened peak for climbing in Nepal that is located in Peri Himal range at Manaslu region northeast of Annapurna massif. Himlung Himal expedition meanders through the remote villages of Nepal-Tibet border through two captivating Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu. The region is remote and remained untouched as this area encountered very few travellers till date. Base camp will be set-up at an elevation of 4,900m which is nestled at the upper border of pasture belonging Phu village. Normally, three base camps will be established for Himlung peak expedition i.e. Camp I (5,450m), Camp II (6,000m) and Camp III (6,350m).
Previously, this region was restricted for travel, trekking and climbing purpose but from 1992 Government of Nepal removed all the barrier of restriction for every types of travelers. Till date, very few climbers have made to the summit of the peak that includes expedition teams from Japan and France.
Himlung Himal expedition is filled with full of adventure and stunning scenario. Expedition for Himlung Himal follows the round Annapurna circuit route and diverges to Koto to enter into Tibetan village Nar-Phu Gaon. The route further passes through high peaks, passes, glacier, moraine, remote villages, narrow gullies, ancient forest, rocks, springs and age-old gompas & monasteries. The expedition also exhibits mysterious culture and the best view of mountains like Nandadevi, Rajramb, Api Himal, Kappa, Chuli Peak and more.
Himlung Himal expedition is not technically difficult; in fact it is a beautiful course of alpinism in altitude from Base Camp to the summit.
Day01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)
Day02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu, Preparation of expedition, briefing at Department of Tourism and last minute shopping and official formalities
Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1410m/4626ft) – 8 hours’ drive. Overnight at lodge.
Day04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft) – 5/6 hours trek. Overnight a lodge.
Day05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600m/8528ft) – 5/6 hours trek. Overnight at lodge.
Day06: Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m/11680ft) – 7 hours. Lodge/camping accommodation
Day07:Trek from Meta to Phu-Gaon (4200m/13780ft) – 7 hours. Lodge/Camp overnight.
Day08: Rest and acclimatization at Phu- Gaon
Day09: Trek from Phu-Gaon to Himlung Base Camp (4850m/15912ft). Camp overnight.
Day10: Climbing period for Himlung Himal (7126m/23345ft). Camp overnight
Day11: Preparation for departure
Day12: Trek back from base camp to Phu-Gaon (4200m/13780ft). Overnight at teahouse
Day13: Trek from Phu-Gaon to Meta (3560m/11680ft) – 5 hours. Overnight at teahouse
Day14: Trek from Meta to Koto (2610m/8563ft) – 5 hours. Teahouse/camp overnight
Day15: Drive from Koto to Besisahar (823m/2700ft) – 8 hours. Transportation via jeep and overnight at lodge
Day16: Drive from Besishar to Kathmandu (1350/4429ft) – 7 hours. Transportation via tourist minibus. Overnight at hotel
Day17: Enjoy leisure day Kathmandu strolling around the city. Farewell dinner with cultural program in the evening
Day18: Transfer to Tribhuvan Internation Airport for final departure.