- Classic 7000m expedition in the northern Annapurna region
- An excellent preliminary peak for 8000m expeditions
- Fully guided expedition in a remote part of Nepal
- Less technical climb with 7000m altitude mark
Himlung Expedition is a classic 7000m expedition in the northern Annapurna region of Nepal that was first climbed only in 1992 A.D. At 7126m, Himlung Himal Expedition serves as an excellent preliminary peak for 8000m climbs.
The mountain receives fewer climbers even till date and is not technically difficult. Due to its remote location and in close proximity with Tibet border, Himlung sees fewer climbers summiting every year. This is a perfect peak for those with previous experience of 6000m climb and is looking to push their altitude experience to the next level.
The climb of Himlung involves ascending of three high camps above the base camp to the summit following low objective hazards over rock, moraine and snow slopes. Most section of the Himlung climbing route involves 30 degrees of steepness and only the final section near the summit steepens up to 40 degrees. The route up to camp 2 consists more of a rock and moraine. From Camp 2 onwards, the route consists of snow slopes.
Our Himlung Himal Expedition is a fully guided and supported expedition. We provide 2 climbing sherpa for every 3 members.
Himlung Expedition Itinerary Overview
Our expedition begins with a journey to the base camp of Mount Himlung following a classic trek through Nar and Phu Valley. The trekking route itself is not very popular but this region holds a rich history, scenery and diverse views. After a few days of the trek at lower Annapurna region, we are welcomed into a completely different world at Nar Phu valley, barren land and untouched beauty. From here a day trek will bring us to the base camp of Mt. Himlung.
Himlung base camp is situated at 4900m/16,080ft. From the base camp to the summit, three higher camps are placed. Camp I is situated at an elevation of 5350m, Camp II at 6000m and Camp III at 6350m. A rotation of higher camps (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) are scheduled for an acclimatization purpose before the actual summit push. As part of our acclimatization plan, we climb up to Camp III and descend all the way back to base camp. Once this is done, we begin our actual summit push.
Why join us on Himlung Expedition?
- Experienced team of guides with 1:2 sherpa guide to client ratio
- Well devised itinerary keeping ensuring safety first and service paramount
- Comprehensive medical kit with oxygen for emergency purpose
- A cohesive team of climbers
- A long history of high altitude expeditions
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.
- Guided climb with 1:2 sherpa guide to climber ratio and 1:4 leader to client ratio
- Nepalese government royalty fees for Himlung Expedition.
- All expedition organizational requirements
- Meals and accommodation at base camp and higher camps during expedition
- 4 nights accommodation at Kathmandu Guest House with breakfast on deluxe room
- Meals and accommodation during the trekking period
- Individual tent at the base camp and more for your comfort
- Twin sharing tent (North Face VE25 or similar) for higher camps
- Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
- Radio set for communication between camps
- Ground transfers as per mentioned in the itinerary on private vehicle
- Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
- Common climbing equipment and route fixing gears
- Comprehensive medical supplies with oxygen for emergency use
- Porterage of climbing equipment up to base camp and back after the expedition
- Liaison officer daily wages and fees
- Applicable national park fees and local taxes
- International airfare
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Custom for bringing any expedition goods
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Insurance (Mandatory)
- Gratuities for staff
- Personal expenses