Himlung Himal Expedition - 31 Days

  • Trip Code HTA-33
  • Duration: 31 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
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Trip Highlights

  • Journey through the challenging routes in the remote region of Nepal
  • Mixture of greeneries and drylands near the border of Tibet on the laps of the Himalayas
  • Buddhist followers with blend of Tibetan culture muddy houses and messy settlement.
  • Magnificent views of bordering Himalayas from the top of Himlung Himal
  • Daring attempt on the summit of 7000 meters.

About Trip:

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” - John Muir 

Standing at the altitude of 7126 meters, Himlung Himal lies in the middle of Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Himlung Himal nowadays has become quite popular among the mountaineers although it lies in a remote region of Nepal. The first presumed ascent of the Himlung Himal took in 1983. A Japanese expedition team reached the summit from the south over the eastern ridge. But the another ascent was done by another Japanese climber through the northwest route instead in the year 1992.

Himlung Himal is located at the Peri Himal range of Manang district in the Gandaki zone of Nepal. It is quite in the remote region. So, quality teahouses and lodges are not much available here. We will have to start camping from “Meta”. This mountain region lies just 1.5 kilometers from the Tibetan border. From Himlung Himal, Manaslu is 28 kilometers toward southeast. We can see Phu Khola at the north and west sides of Himlung Himal, a tributary of the Marsyangdi, drained.The routes are combined with high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow gullies, lovely forests, amazing rock and spring formations, Gompas and unique varied cultures

The route for Himlung Himal route passes through high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow gullies, forests, rocks, springs, Gompas and unique cultural settlements. The local people and culture may fascinate anyone as it is also influenced by Tibetan culture. Ancient Buddhist culture and tradition is practiced in this western region of Nepal. We can see these smiley locals till Phu Gaun. After "Phu", we are on our own.

Himlung Himal expedition offers travelers mysterious culture and panoramic mountain views of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more. Although in remote region, the mountain isn’t so technical as it’s altitude. It is very beautiful mountain for alpinism in altitude from its base camp to the Summit.  Generally,three camps are built for this expedition. We, the Himalayan Traverse Adventure have designed this amazing expedition package targeting the beginner and all kinds of mountaineers who would love to have adventure with the sight of mother nature.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01      : Arrival in Kathmandu and a brief discussion on trip (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Day 02      : Preparation for Expedition, etc.

Day 03      : Drive to Chamche (1385 m/4544 ft.): 6-7 hrs drive

Day 04      : Trek to Dharapani (1860m/9102 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk

Day 05      : Trek to Koto (2600m/8530 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Day 06      : Trek to Meta (3560m/11,680 ft.): 7-8 hrs walk

Day 07      : Trek to Kyang (3840m/12,598 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Day 08      : Trek to Phu Gaon (3900m/12,795 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk

Day 09      : Acclimatization day at Phu Gaon

Day 10      : Trek to Himlung Himal Base camp(4,920m/16,141 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk

Day 11      : Preparation for the Climbing

Day 12-24 : Climbing period

Day 25      : Trek back to Phu Gaon

Day 26      : Trek back to Meta

Day 27      : Trek back to Koto

Day 28      : Trek back to Beshisahar

Day 29      : Drive to Kathmandu

Day 30      : Leisure day at Kathmandu

Day 31      : Final Departure


Cost Includes:

  • International & domestic airport transfers from and to Hotel
  • All ground transportations in tourist vehicles as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in star level hotel with bed and breakfast facility in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while trekking and expedition as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in single basis tents on base camp and local lodges/guesthouses below base camp
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking, expedition related permits and fees like National Park Permit, TIMS, Himlung Himal climbing permit, special permit, etc.
  • Professional, government licensed, helpful and experienced guides with necessary porters or donkeys.
  • North face or similar high quality tents; above base camp twin-sharing basis
  • Group climbing gears: ropes, ice-screw, snow-bar, etc.
  • High foods above base camp and high cooking pots, EP gas, and other necessaries 
  • First Aid Medical Kit box during the trip
  • Liaison officer by government with his equipment, wages, insurance, and all his facilities 
  • All costs of Nepalese staffs including their wages, insurance, food and accommodation, domestic flights, transportation and other related costs.
  • Himalayan Traverse Adventure duffel bags and T-shirts
  • Government and local taxes as per itinerary, etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfares to and from Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra expenses by member like Laundry fees, drinks, phone calls, etc.
  • All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Personal gears and equipment of members.
  • Credit facility
  • Services more than included in “Trip Includes” section.
  • Summit bonus 500$ per Sherpa and good tips for Nepalese staffs

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and a brief discussion on trip (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Welcome to Nepal, the Land of Himalayas! Upon your arrival our representative from Himalayan Traverse will welcome to you at the airport and take you to your respective hotel. As it is the first day, we will make you brief introduction on your trip and your guide/s too. At the evening we will host a welcome dinner offering typical Nepalese cuisine in one of the finest Nepalese Restaurants in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel. -Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

Day 02 : Preparation for Expedition, etc.

Today we relax, get ourselves both physically and mentally ready for the trip, and all the remaining preparations. We re-check and make sure we are ready for the expedition. If we have anything lacking, shopping for those items are also to be done this day. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. -Bed and Breakfast

Day 03 : Drive to Chamche (1385 m/4544 ft.): 6-7 hrs drive

Today we drive to Chamche, our first destiantion of the trip. Even though the roads are quite rough and dusty, the sceneries around will make our drive a good one. We can see Phu Khola as we start getting nearer to Chamche. Overnight at hotel in Chamche Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 : Trek to Dharapani (1860m/9102 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk

Even though we can see the roads still, we start walking from today because they don't lead us to Dharapani. We make hike towards Dharapani through the muddy road and slowly off these paths. We walk through the river banks and see fields, small houses and steep at some places on our way. Overnight at hotel in Dharapani. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 : Trek to Koto (2600m/8530 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Trail to Koto is mostly of uphill route. We walk through the lush forests enjoying the beauty of flora and fauna. We take our lunch at Timang, quite in the middle of forest. From Timang, it takes us 2 to 3 hours to reach Koto. Overnight at hotel in Koto. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : Trek to Meta (3560m/11,680 ft.): 7-8 hrs walk

We cross Phu Khola today and won't be seeing this river on the further trip. We walk through much dense and long forests today around for 4 to 5 hours. After reaching Meta, we may stay at hotel or camping too; it's depends on situation there. Overnight at Meta Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 : Trek to Kyang (3840m/12,598 ft.): 5-6 hrs walk

Today we have up and down hills. This will also balance the level of hike for us. We cross small river too. From Kyang on todays journey we will see very less forests and vegetation comared to before ones. We will have to do camping from today. Overnight at Kyang. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08 : Trek to Phu Gaon (3900m/12,795 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk

Phu Gaon is the last village before on the route to Himlung Himal where we will be seeing loal peopl and their settlements. Walk to Phu Gaon will be interesting as the sights are beautiful. Phu Gaon is like a center for local people here, We can see peopl influenced by tibetan culture and their settlements here.Overnight at Phu Gaon. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09 : Acclimatization day at Phu Gaon

Phu-Gaon is a beautiful village with smiliing local people, their primitive llifestyle, buddhists monasteries, mud houses, livestocks like yak, sheep,etc and small shops, As today is a free day for us, we try to explore this place as per our wish. We could do hiking around the place and experience the local culture and lifestyle from more closer view this day. Overnight at Phu Gaon. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to Himlung Himal Base camp(4,920m/16,141 ft.): 4-5 hrs walk

Today we hike to Himlung HImal base camp. The trail mostly is like of drylands with no settlements. As we go to higher altitude, we pace down and slowly make it to the base camp. We climb small hills and cross small rivers. Overnight at Himlung Himal Base Camp. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Preparation for the Climbing

These three day we will be using for setting ourselves up in the Himlung base camp and get prepared for the further up journet. We fix the days, and make ourselves physically and mentally prepared for the ascent. Overnights at Himlung Base Camp. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12-24 : Climbing period

For the ascent of Himlung Himal. Though Himlung Himal is not so technical compared to other mountains, it cannot be underestimated either. We make generally three camps for the journey to the summit of Himlung Himal. We acclimatize and make ups and down on the higher camps depending upon the condition. The period of 2 weeks may be more or less enough for ascent. But we can never be sure as these are high mountains. Overnights at camps. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 25 : Trek back to Phu Gaon

After the success on the mountain, we today return to Phu Gaon again after the pack ups.

We rest and overnight at Phu Gaon. Overnight at Phu Gaon. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 26 : Trek back to Meta

And today it's Meta. We make our way back to Meta slowly and reach Meta. Overnight at Meta. This will be the last camping night for us. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 27 : Trek back to Koto

Today we trek back to Koto and overnight at hotel in Koto. A good sleep at hotel at last. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 28 : Trek back to Beshisahar

Today we walk for the last day for Beshisahar. We rest and overnight at hotel in Beshisahar. -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 29 : Drive to Kathmandu

Finally, today we drive back to Kathmandu. We get ourselves away from outer part of the valley slowly and return again to the busy city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. -Bed and Breakfast

Day 30 : Leisure day at Kathmandu

This is our last in Nepal. So, we may buy ourselves some souvenirs to get take to our homeland or rest for the day. We, the Himalayan Traverse Adventure will be organizing a small dinner for us, on the occasion of successful completion of our amazing trip. -Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

Day 31 : Final Departure

Today we will be biding you farewell. We will be hoping that you will come back to Nepal again for another adventurous trip. We will take you to the International airport some hours before the scheduled flight and finally you will depart back for your homeland! Breakfast

(Note: Booking must be confirmed 6 months before in advance)

You must bring the important documents mentioned below in your trip.

  • Valid Passport with 2 pp sized photos
  • Proof of insurance and visa form
  • International air tickets
  • Enough cash which can be exchanged once you reach Kathmandu
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


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