Trip Highlights
  • Experience trekking in the least explored Himlung route
  • Get mesmerized with the scenarios of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan Ranges
  • Feel the magical essence of wilderness and wildlife
  • Gain a pride filled experience of mountain climbing
  • Attempt the climbing challenge dared by a few

Himlung Expedition is an adventure formed of nerve wrecking thrills with a mesmerizing experience. The incredible Himlung trekking and climbing journey carries you all the way to the wondrous existence of Manaslu region, introducing you to all of its magical wonders like the Annapurna Himalayan Range. Being a recently opened climbing adventure for nomads all around the world, the Himlung region remains uninfluenced and beautifully raw.

Plunge deeper into a thrilling adventure in one of the least explored parts of the Manaslu region which is content with nature’s glorious miracles.

The 31 days Himlung expedition brings you closer to the Nar-phu region, providing you will all the pleasures of spectacular scenarios including the snowcapped mountains over 7000 meters, among which Himlung Himal stands tall at an altitude of 7,126 meters. The Himlung Himal trekking brings you various encounters of pretty tiny villages like the villages of Naar and Phu which provides you with an amazing opportunity to explore a different form of lifestyle, culture and beliefs of the local people. You are certain to be humbled with the kind and gentle gestures of the villagers who will welcome us with open arms. Not many expedition teams have successfully attempted the summit of the glorious Himlung Himal as the challenges laid down by its route is indeed technical but you could list your name among the few, if you choose to undertake this adventurous climbing journey with the Nepal nomad team. The Himlung Himal trek leads your footsteps through its remote trails that hold a magical scent of wilderness. If our days are filled with luck, we will get to encounter the gracious existence of wildlife in the region like Langur, Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and some other incredible animals. All throughout the Himlung climbing route, we will be accompanied by the glorious mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna I, Annapurna IV and other magnificent peaks. Various paths will welcome you with prayer flags and magical waterfalls which will wash all your tiredness away along with the splash of fresh mountain air.

Likewise, climbing Himlung Himal is not a quick activity; it is composed of various climbing practices in various camps, acclimatization days, weather days which make the Himlung expedition holiday last longer than 30 days. However, you are likely to be left wanting for even more with each passing days as every day brings you a new experience with a new form of beauty and adventure. You will be welcomed and greeted by remote villages, ice gullies, pristine glaciers, humbling Tibetan settlements and the jaw dropping views of mountains like Kappa Chuli Peak, Api Hima and some other gracious peaks. Everyday will feel like a brand new adventure and the term ‘boredom’ loses its meaning in the route of Himlung Peak. The route touches the Annapurna circuit section as well leading all the way to Koto and then reaching to the beautiful Na-Phu Village. Apart from the trekking, the actual climbing begins from the Himlung Base Camp (4900m) leading to other higher camps settled in even higher altitudes. It is indeed going to be a lifetime experience for you with nothing but memories of glory and adventure. So what are you waiting for?

At Nepal Nomad trekking, you can meet our experienced climbing crew who were born and bred on rugged mountains. Our team includes all the members with the same goal to provide an amazing trekking experience. The reason why you should trust us and our trekkers is here. Join the venture now to any massive peaks and you will certainly be pleased with the journey. If you are searching for a specific or different mountain to climb then contact us at Nepal Nomad. We can give you tailor made Himlung expedition Itinerary that will be suitable according to your time for the listed peaks or any other peaks that may excite. We will be replying within 24 hours of your inquiry. We as a Team of Nepal Nomad promise you that you will have an amazing journey while we go through the paths and hardships.

Itinerary

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Our team member will be there at the Tribhuvan international airport to pick you up after your landing in the capital. Then you will be escorted to your hotel. You can use the remaining day by strolling and exploring the cozy streets of Thamel and Basantapur. A welcome dinner will be waiting for you later on in the Nepali cuisine form. We will have brief discussions about our upcoming journey in the following days. You can ask any queries of yours at that moment.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

The whole day will be taken as an opportunity to explore the beautiful city of temples filled with buildings of unique architecture. Our guide will escort you to all the important and historical places in the valley. You will be taken for visits in the world heritage sites like PAshupatinath temple, Bouddhanath temple, Swayambhunath temple and some other places of historical importance. Later in the evening, we will have our final discussions before leaving Kathmandu on the very next day; you are expected to be prepared.

  • Meals: Breakfast with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

On the third day, we will be hopping on a private vehicle and head all the way to Dharapani which is situated at an elevation of 1,943 meters. It is likely to take us about eight to nine hours to get there as we move alongside the road beside the Marshyangdi River. We will be staying overnight at Dharapani.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1,943m

Our trekking begins from the fourth day as we start heading towards Koto after having an early morning breakfast at Dharapani. Koto is situated at the height of 2600 meters and it’s route is indeed formed of various challenges for trekkers with equivalent rewards. Along the way, you will have several encounters with magical waterfalls and gorges. The route is indeed connected to the Annapurna circuit. We will be staying at Koto for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Koto
  • Altitude: 2600m

On the fifth day, we will be leaving Koto and heading for Nar Phu Khola which is situated at an altitude of 2,990 meters. We will be moving through lush green vegetations and forest filled with the beauty of rhododendrons. We will be staying around Nar Phu Khola for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Nar Phu Khola
  • Altitude: 2,990m

Today, we will be moving towards Meta, also known by the name of Methang which is situated at an elevation of 3,560 meters. We will be moving through various shelters formed of caves and resting places. The ascent of Meta is certain to reward us with glorious scenarios of landscapes and mountain peaks of the Annapurna Himalayan Range.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Meta
  • Altitude: 3,560m

On the seventh day, our destination is Kyang which is located at the altitude of 3800 meters. We will be leaving Meta after having an early morning breakfast and after about three hours of continous walking; we will be rewarded with gratifying views of Pisang Peak, Gyaji Kang, Tilicho Peak and some other glorious mountains. We will be staying overnight at Kyang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kyang
  • Altitude: 3800m

We will be heading for Phu after leaving Kyang on our eight day of the amazing expedition. Phu is situated at 4200 meters of height which indeed brings us various uphills to ascend. Along the way, we will be encountered with various Buddhist chortens and get a wonders trucking sight of Nar Phedi monastery. We will reach Phu after crossing a small bridge and stay there for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phu
  • Altitude: 4200m

Today, we will be striving to reach Himlung Base Camp from the beautiful Phu GAun. We will energize ourselves with an early morning breakfast at Phu Gaun and then begin our trek towards an altitude of 4900 meters. Facing various ups and downs along trail, we will be moving through magical forest and cross some bridges to reach the Himlung Base Camp. We will stay in our tented camp for the night at Himlung Base Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Himlung base camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

On the tenth day, we will be hiking to Camp I from the Himlung Base Camp. There, our camp fixing team will drop all the necessary equipments for climbing. Then again, we will hike back to the Base Camp as it will be a challenge to stay at Camp I for the night as we aren’t prepared enough.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5,450m, 4900m

The eleventh day is separated for resting and acclimatizing purpose at the Base Camp. We will be requiring a lot of rest and preparation as this is a very technical form of adventure. However, you can use this chance to explore various areas of the Base Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

Today, we will again be heading for Camp I but this time it is not just a hike rather we will be staying overnight at Camp I. Our camp fixing team will fix the tent where we will be staying.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Camp I
  • Altitude: 5,450m

On the thirteenth day, we will be heading for Camp Ii situated at an elevation of 6,150 meters which is indeed an extreme height for anyone. So it will just be a hike and we will then be descending back to Camp I for our overnight stay after our team drops all the climbing equipments at Camp II.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Camp I
  • Altitude: 6,150m , 5,450m

Today, we will again be heading down to the Base Camp as it is a rotational trek which is required for summiting the Himlung peak successfully. We will stay overnight at the Base Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

Another acclimatization day is here to make you fully prepared for climbing one of the technical peaks in the region. You will be practicing with the ropes and our climbing experts will guide and teach you about every other aspect of climbing today.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

On the sixteenth day, we begin our ascent which leads us to Camp I. It is challenging but all the acclimatization and practices is certain to make it a little easy. Our climbing expert and other team members will instruct and accompany you all the way to the top of Camp I. We are required to do this rotational trek in order to be perfectly fit and prepared for the climbing adventure which will begin soon. We will be staying overnight at Camp I.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Camp I
  • Altitude: 5,450m

On the seventeenth day, we start ascending Camp II. We begin the ascent very early in the morning to avoid any harsh weather conditions. We will be moving all the way to the top of 6,150 meters and stay overnight at Camp II.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Camp II
  • Altitude: 6,150m

From Camp II, we will again be heading down to the Base Camp after energizing ourselves with warm morning breakfast prepared by Nepal nomad’s cook. The descent is required for being completely prepared for the ascent of the Himlung peak

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

Again the day has come for acclimatization and rest which is the biggest requirement of mountain climbing adventure. One must be properly energized, acclimatized, fit and ready.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

The twentieth day is separated for flexibility in the summiting plan. There can be unpredicted weather patterns which can be riskier than other days, for which we will have to postpone our climbing plan. This day has been reserved to deal with unforeseen circumstances otherwise the day is not used and we go directly into ascending Camp I.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

Again on the twenty-first day we ascend Camp I in consideration of the weather. It will be a very early morning climb. Then, we will be staying overnight at Camp I in our tented camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Camp I
  • Altitude: 5,450m

On the twenty-second day, we will again summit Camp II for proper and full acclimatization and climbing preparation. Then, we will be staying overnight at an altitude of 6,150 meters in our tented camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Camp II
  • Altitude: 6,150m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Camp II
  • Altitude: 7,126m , 6,150m

Today, we will be clearing and cleaning up all the wastage that were formed in the past days which includes the wastage of both Camp I and Camp II. Then, after finishing clearing up, we will be heading all the way to the Base Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

Here, by cleaning and packing day, means drying and cleaning up our clothes and ourselves. We will be packing all our stuffs as now the journey will be inclining towards the ending. We will be spending another night at the Base Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4900m

On the twenty-sixth day, we will be heading back to Phu Gaun from Base Camp. Our amazing journey is beginning to head towards its end. You can use the opportunity to taste some local ingredients at Phu Gaun and we can indeed celebrate our great accomplishment. We will be staying in our camp at Phu Gaun for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phu Gaun
  • Altitude: 4200m

On the twenty-seventh day, we will be heading for Meta and settle our camp around there at the elevation of 3,560 meters. We will be leaving Phu Gaun after an early morning breakfast and face various ascents and descents as we move through scented forest. We will be staying at Meta for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Meta
  • Altitude: 3560m

On the twenty-eight day, we will be moving towards Koto and settle our camp there for the overnight stay. This day marks the ending of our trekking journey and is the final day of our trek as for the next day; we will be heading for a drive. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Koto
  • Altitude: 2600m

Today, we will be hopping in a private vehicle and head towards Besisahar situated at the height of 760 meters. It is likely to take us about four hours to reach Besisahar where we will be staying for the night

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Besisahar
  • Altitude: 760m

Finally on the thirtieth day of this amazing trekking and climbing adventure, we will be heading back to Kathmandu through a private vehicle. It is likely to take us about five hours to reach Kathmandu which will be an early morning drive. After we reach Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel and you can use the remaining day by exploring some unseen areas of the valley. We will certainly be celebrating your great achievement and have a farewell party.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

The day has arrived for you to head back home. It was a marvelous journey together and we can’t wait to share another astounding adventure with you. Our team member will escort you all the way to the airport in a private vehicle. We will be hoping to hear from you again. See you soon!

  • Meals: Breakfast with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
01 Mar, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
02 Mar, 2020 - 01 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
03 Mar, 2020 - 02 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
04 Mar, 2020 - 03 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
05 Mar, 2020 - 04 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
06 Mar, 2020 - 05 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
07 Mar, 2020 - 06 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
09 Mar, 2020 - 08 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
10 Mar, 2020 - 09 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000
11 Mar, 2020 - 10 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$27000

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Himlung Expedition. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak. Altitude may range up to 7000 meters.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Himlung Expedition, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Himlung Expedition as well as introduce you to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipments check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Climbing Equipment:-

Climbing Gears: - Crampons - Tape Slings - Ice Axe – Harness - Ice Hammer - Ice Screw - Screw-gate Karabiners – Eight Figure / Descender - Plastic Mountaineering Boots – Ascender / Jumar– Rope ( Main / Fix) - Snow-bar - Multi-Led Head Lamp

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the over night. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Himlung Expedition, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in Himlung Expedition tend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Himlung Expedition includes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 7000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Himlung Expedition is designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Himlung Expedition, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.