Himlung Himal mountain is one of the most preferred 7,000 metres mountaineering peaks in the Manaslu Region, northeast of the Annapurna range, with an altitude of 7126m., permitted to climb from the year 1992. The approach to its basecamp is via the famously known “Around Annapurna Circuit” trail till Dharapani and enter to Naar-Phu valley, a restricted or special trekking permit required zone. The Himlung mountain lies crowned above the Naar-Phu valley, to the northeast, and Tibet border is just in a distance of day walk from its basecamp. Naar Phu is unique both for nature and centuries of untouched beauty and accordingly culture making it one of the authentic villages in the Himalaya. This narrow valley guarded by lovely forests, high passes and mountain peaks with huge glaciers and narrow canyons was permitted to foreigners only since very recently. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) is the largest protected biodiversity areas in Nepal, and the Naar-Phu/Himlung area lies in the centre of these two massive conservation areas. The Himlung Basecamp is approached with a 5 hours walk from Phu village, and the basecamp gets set at an altitude of 4,900 metres above the sea level, on a grassy slope with magnificent views. Above the basecamp, usually, two higher camps are required, but three camps could be decided by the climbing members, depending on the situation they feel, once they are in the climb. The standard camps above basecamp are at 5,450 metres, at 6,000 metres and 6,350 metres respectively. The following two itineraries are selectable by mountaineering members to approach to Himlung Base Camp. These two itineraries are designed to well acclimatize every mountaineering members in local atmosphere and altitude before arriving basecamp.
Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu, well come and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Rest day and half day sightseeing tour of Soyambu and Boudhanath
Day 03: Briefing in ministry for permit, free day for final preparation and well come dinner
Day 04: Drive to Besisahar and stay at Besisahar – 6 hours’ drive
Day 05: Drive to Koto 6 hours’ drive
Day 06: Trek to (before) Dharamsala 3,230m. – 5 hours
Day 07: Trek to Kyang 3,840m. – 6 hours
Day 08: Trek to Naar 4,150m
Day 09: Rest and acclimatization
Day 10: Visit and descend to Checko Lake 3,580m.
Day 11: Trek to Phu 4,080m. – 5 hours
Day 12: Rest and visit village
Day 13: Rest and visit village
Day 14: Trek to Himlung BC 4,900m. – 5 hours
Day 15-30: Mount Himlung climbing period
Day 31: Trek to Phu
Day 32: Trek to Mehta
Day 33: Trek to Koto
Day 34: Drive to Besisahar and to Kathmandu – 11 hours
Day 35: Rest at Kathmandu
Day 36: Briefing in ministry and free day and farewell dinner party
Day 37: Departure
- Airport arrival and departure services.
- Mount Himlung climbing permit. Annapurna conservation area permit.
- 6-nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included (category 4-Star). Trekking period from Kathmandu to Himlung BC and BC to Kathmandu on a full board basis in tea house/Lodge accommodation.
- Insurance of climbing Sherpa and BC staff and all their expenses. Liaison officer and all the expenses related to him/her. Kathmandu to Koto and Koto to Kathmandu transport.
- One porter for every two members while in trekking, only for Kathmandu to Himlung basecamp sector, (the expedition duffel bag will go directly to Himlung basecamp). 1 Sirdar, one cook, two Kitchen boys and porters or mules to transport the expedition logistics to Himlung Basecamp. One climbing Sherpa for every two members.
- Member tent at basecamp in single-use basis, one dining tent with heater, one store tent, one kitchen tent, one shower tent, one toilet tent, and dining tables, Chairs and all kitchen utensils for everyday use.
- High altitude tent and high altitude food in an individual pack. Fix rope, climbing rope, snow bars, ice screw etc. for group use on Himlung expedition.
- Solar Panel or generator at Himlung BC for light and charging facilities. Three bottles of Oxygen with Mask and regulator set (one bottle will be at basecamp, one at camp 1, and one get placed at the last camp).
- Satellite phone for emergency use with enough recharge for emergency use (personal use will be on pay call basis). Ratio walkie-talkie set for each member, each climbing Sherpa and to basecamp Sirdar.
- A basic medical kit box for first aid purpose at basecamp . Equipment charges, load ferry charges, daily wages and insurance of local staff including climbing Sherpas. Transportation of the porters.
- Travel insurance (Should include helicopter evacuation and cancellation eventualities as well)
- Personal climbing gear.
- Expenses of emergency evacuations.
- Summit bonus for Sherpas (please allow minimum 500$ per Sherpa per time summit).
- Tips to the basecamp staff and those, not mentioned in above cost includes section.