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Himlung Himal Expedition 30 Days

Group Size
2-30
Accommodation
Hotel/ Guest House
Max. Elevation
30
Meals
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Transportation
Tourist Bus/ Private
Best Season
Mar to May, Sept to Nov
Trip Route
KTM, Besisahar, Koto,...Himlung Himal Summit.....KOTO, Kathmandu

Description

Himlung Himal is famous for climbing and expedition peaks over 7000 meters. Located in between the Annapurna and Manaslu, this peak is also used as a preparation peak for higher 8000 meters mountains. Himlung Himal Expedition is also famous for its trail which provides a soothing and smooth experience for the trekkers.

This region is an unexplored gem of the higher Himalaya, it remains untouched by modernization. Trails of Himlung Himal Expedition take its visitors to the ultimate delight of wilderness. Himlung region lies close to Tibet, thus nearby villages also give a glimpse of Tibetan culture. It stands at 7126 meters above mouth-watering expeditions of higher mountains, the difficulty level for this climb ranges from medium to challenging. Climbing any peak exceeding 7000 meters requires a high level of physical fitness. During the Himlung climb, one of the most difficult days of the expedition is still reaching Himlung Base Camp which stands at 4842 meters in the lap of  Himlung Himal (7126 meters). This peak climb is not for the weakly trained because it demands more. You must ensure that you are at an above-average level of fitness to climb the Himlung Himal in Nepal. The best time for climbing Himlung is the months of autumn and spring. During these months expedition season in Nepal starts and it is the best time to complete the Himlung climb. Mainly because the climate remains relatively cold and also snow doesn't melt, s it is suitable for hikers climbers to find the right balance in the snow.

The sense of achievement that this climb of Himlung Himal gives to its explorer is unmatchable. We, Global Treks and Expeditions are constantly providing guidance and assistance for Himlung Himal Climb to our clients. Thus, our team of experts not only provides a cost-effective package to Himlung but also ensures full cherishable moments for our clients. Check out our detailed itinerary below.

Trip Outline


Day 01: Arrivals in Kathmandu Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Rest, preparation, and briefing day.
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar, overnight lodge.
Day 04: Drive to Koto (2600m), overnight lodge.
Day 05: Rest and shopping in Koto, overnight lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Koto to Mehta (3200m), overnight lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Mehta to Phu-Khola (3800m), camping overnight.
Day 08: TrekPhu-Khola to Phu-Gaon (4400m), camping overnight.
Day 09: TrekPhu-Gaon to Himlung Base camp (4850m), camping setup.
Day 10-23: Climbing Period for Himlung Himal Summit (7,126m)
Day 24: Preparation, packing, and ready to return, overnight camp.
Day 25: Trek back from Base Camp to Phu-Gaon, camp.
Day 26: Trek from Phu-Gaon to Mehta, lodge.
Day 27: Trek from Mehta to Koto, lodge.
Day 28: Drive from Koto to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 29: Debriefing, leisure day, farewell dinner in the evening
Day 30: Departure drop of TIA international airport


Detail itinerary


Hotel


Our representative from Global Treks and Expeditions will be waiting for you outside of the Airport. After the initial greeting, you will be transferred to the hotel of your comfort. You can recharge and refresh yourself in the hotel; you can go window shopping in the evening if you wish to explore the alleys of Thamel.


B/L/D Hotel


This is the second day of our trip to Himlung Himal, today we will prepare the essential documentation for the Himlung Himal. Our tour guide will also debrief pivotal information to reach the summit of Himlung. Overnight at the hotel.


B/L/D Hotel


This morning our day commences after breakfast, now we will leave for the Besisahar following the fluttering sound of Marsyangdi River. Our journey goes along with the low-lying villages and rice fields. Our day concludes at Besisahar.


B/L/D Hotel


Our morning starts with a delicious breakfast, now we will head towards Koto. We will take a jeep to reach Koto; however, the road here is slightly off-beat. Our route passes through the amazing scenery of the villages. We will sojourn in Koto.


B/L/D Hotel


Today we will assemble the trekking and climbing gears for the road ahead. Koto is a small town of mountains where we can find all the necessary gear and supplements for our climb. We will spend this day in Koto.


B/L/D Hotel


This morning we will get charged up by the warm breakfast and leave for Meta. From today we commence our trekking. We will leave as early as possible for this 6-7 hours trek. Our trail passes beyond the Nar Phu valley and hikes up above the Phu Khola. As we approach Dharamsala, we will witness more natural beauty and aesthetics of wilderness. After a steep climb to a high plateau, we reach our destination for the day Meta. This village is located at over 3000-meter elevation. Our day concludes here.


B/L/D Hotel


Today, our destination is Phu-Khola. After a warm breakfast, we will head towards our destination. We pass above the Kharka from where we can witness a massive glacier looming over us. As we move forward we reach the Chako village, known for the Khampa settlement. Mounting higher gives the vibe of old Tibet, fluttering prayer flags and the old stone sculpture are clear evidence of that. We will conclude our day at Phu-Khola.


B/L/D Camp


This morning we will head towards the unique colorful and aesthetic Phu-Gaon. We will hike across a small glacier, this route is full of pebbles thus we need to pay extra attention here. After another hour of walking, we reached the mammoth Phu gate. From this gate, we can witness three mesmerizing villages of Phu. After crossing a bridge and a wonderful line of chortens we enter the village of Phu, which is located at almost 4400 meters elevation. Our day concludes here in the camp.


B/L/D Camp


After breakfast, we will head towards our final destination before climbing the Himlung. Himlung base camp is located at an elevation of 4850 meters. We will hike through the east glacial valley which guides us to the Himlung Base Camp. Mountain views from here are mesmerizing and picturesque. Today we will set up our gears and prepare for the Himlung climb. Overnight stay at camp.


B/L/D Camp


We will allocate approximately 14 days for this climb to the summit of Himlung Himal. These 14 days cover all the preparation acclimatization, reaching the peak, and descending from the summit. Our climbing will be fully assisted by the Sherpa. Most of the days are important and difficult as well. Apart from the Sehpa’s assistance, you have to show your courage and climbing skills to conquer the mountain. After overcoming all the difficulties and technical sections we'll reach the peak of Himlung Himal summit at 7126 meters. Your bucket list of climbing the 7000 thousand meter mountain fulfills at the peak of Himlung Himal. From the peak of Himlung, you can witness several breathtaking mountains. After reaching the pinnacle you will descend slowly towards base camp.


B/L/D Camp


Today we will get our backpack; we will pack our gear, and will get ready to return. Today we will stay at basecamp after packing all the stuff and gear.


B/L/D Camp


After completion of Himlung Himal Climb, we will now descend towards the Phu Village. This descent to Phu-Gaun will take approximately 6 hours of walk; throughout this trek we will retrace some of the natural ornaments on the way. We will descend almost 300 meters. Our day concludes at this beautiful Phu-Gaon.


B/L/D Lodge


The following morning, we will have a warm breakfast and will hit our road to Mehta. We will explore the astonishing view of the mountain range again while descending. Almost 6 hours walk will lead us to Mehta village. We will stay at the nearest hotel here.


B/L/D Lodge


After breakfast, we headed towards Koto, where our expedition started. This trail will give the opportunity to revisit the mouth-watering view of higher hills. With the peaceful fluttering sound of the river, we reach Koto where we conclude our day.


B/L/D Hotel


Today, we'll say goodbye to the higher hilly Himlung region and depart for Kathmandu. This drive to Kathmandu will take nearly 8 hours, we will run through the same scenic road to reach Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel to recharge and cherish the moment.


B/L/D Hotel


This morning we will celebrate our accomplishment, our guide will debrief everything that we achieve and all the difficulties. In the evening we will organize a farewell dinner, which not only refreshes you but also provides moments to cherish this journey.


Breakfast


Today is the last day of this trip to Himlung Himal; you will be escorted to the airport by our representative of Global Treks and Expeditions. You will return home with tons of memories and a sense of accomplishment.

What's included?

  • Expedition climbing Permit.
  • Experiences climbing Sherpa
  • All transportation expedition purposes.
  • Liaison Officer Charge.
  • Expedition Guide and Cook, kitchen boys.
  • All kitchen equipment.
  • High altitude tents for high camps.
  • Private tent at base camp with mattress.
  • Dining Tents, kitchen tents, toilet tent
  • The necessary number of porters
  • All staff insurance.
  • All staff salary and porters wages.
  • All meals for members and staff during the expedition.
  • EPI gas with burner for high camp.
  • Oxygen cylinder and Mask regulator for medical proposed at BC
  • First Aid Kit
  • Communication:
  • Walky talky set
  • Power supply: solar panel for recharging purposes ( camera, light in dining tents)

What's not included?

  • High-risk medical insurance
  • Visa& visa extension fees
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Summit bonus ($500-per climbing sherpa)
  • Tips for your expedition staff (Tips are Expected)
  • Alcohol beverages & telephone calls, mineral water.

Essential Information

This paragraph aims to provide some necessary information about personal items that are necessary for the Himlung Himal Climb. Most of the heavy items will be carried by the porters and yaks, besides that personal stuff like money, camera, cell phone, and other belongings should be carried by you. Before going to the mountains, you must pay extra attention to your clothing, enough warm clothes are essential to tackle the freezing weather of the Himalayas. Here we enlisted the accessory needed according to the body portion.

Upper Body (Head, Ears, and Eyes):

  • Shade Hat - It protects the sunburn by keeping away the direct sunlight to your eyes, ears, and neck. Besides that, a warm synthetic hat also covers your ears.
  • Glacier glasses - These glasses are 100% UV protective, and protect you from snow blindness. If you wear prescribed glasses please consult with your doctor. Here, normal sunglasses are not sufficient.
  • HeadLamp - Black Diamond and Petzl are good choices, bringing an extra pair of lithium batteries along with a headlamp is necessary.
  • Balaclava, neck warmer, ear muffs, and a warm hat are generally proven enough for the upper body.

Hand:

  • Liner Gloves - 1 pair
  • Warm Wool Gloves - 1 pair
  • Shell gloves (Gore-Tex preferred) - 1 pair

Core Body:

  • Lightweight thermal tops T-Shirts - 2/3 pieces
  • Waterproof shell jacket - 1
  • For Women Sports bras containing no cotton - 2/3 pieces

Lower Body:

  • Nylon hiking shorts (Quick drying type) - 2 pairs
  • Shell pant - 1 pair
  • Trekking pants - 2 pairs
  • Hardshell pant (Gore-Tex preferred) - 1 pair
  • Cotton pant - 1 pair
  • Lightweight long underwear (Capilene) - 2 pairs

Feet:

  • Liner socks - 4/5 pairs (Capilene or Synthetic)
  • Heavyweight socks - 3/4 pairs
  • Light socks (for warmer parts of trek) - 1 pair
  • Waterproof hiking boots - 1 pair
  • Light trekking shoes - 1 pair
  • Hiking gaiter (keeps dust out of your shoes) - 1 pair

Medicines and First aid kits

During this trek our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag, however, we recommend you to carry your own first aid kit bag.

  • Excedrin (for altitude related headaches)
  • Ibuprofen (for aches and pains)
  • Imodium/ Pepto Bismol Capsules (for upset stomach and diarrhea)
  • Acetazolamide 125/250 mg (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal sized first aid kit containing waterproofing tapes, band-aids, moleskin, and anti-infection ointments.

Please discuss with our guide before taking any kinds of medicines.

Documents

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave it at our office in Kathmandu just in case you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.

Materials

  • Sunscreen - SPF 40 (newly purchased)
  • Lip Balm - 2 sticks of SPF 20
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification tablets
  • Toiletry kits
  • Bandanas

Optional things

  • Trekking Poles - 1 pair (Highly recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Snacks (no more than 2 pounds)
  • Books, cards, and Mp3 players
  • Shoot camera
  • Pee bottles or funnels according to gender

In the rural villages of Nepal, locals may find tight-fitting and figure-hugging clothes problematic, thus please pack something to wear on top of them.

All the above-mentioned things are meant to be a guideline for trekking. There are various brands and versions available, you can use your research to figure out the best gear for you

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