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Trip Facts

Highest access: 7,126m (23,379ft)
First Ascent: 03 October 1992. Akio Koizumi from Japan
Duration: 36 Days (typically)
Co-ordinates: 28°44′06″N 84°25′00″E
Location: Nepal/Annapurna Region
Country: Nepal

 

 

 

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu Airport
Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)
Accommodation: TTea houses 
Meals: B, L, D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

 

 

 

Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Major Activity: trekking/climbing
Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Magar
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: Southwest(normal route)
Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Mardi

 

Tour Details
Overview

Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,345ft) is one of the popular 7000m Peaks climbing object. From a few years back, this peak is getting popular as a seven thousand meter peak climbing. As the peak lies in the western region of Nepal, it offers a mixture of experience of climbing and local culture during the climbing complete. Himlung lies close to the Tibetan border in a remote corner of Nepal. The mountain was first climbed in 1992 by a Japanese team and has had few further ascents afterward. The Himlung Himal is technically easy to climb.

Himlung Himal Expedition area previously was a restricted region; Nepal Government opened the region only in 1992. Expedition for Himlung Himal follows Round Annapurna route to Koto and from Koto towards Nar-Phu Gaon. The route passes through high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow gullies, forests, rocks, springs, Gompas, and unique cultural settlements. The expedition also offers mysterious culture and panoramic mountain views of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more. We are always dedicated and glad to organize to our clients’ trips.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Koto-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff in mini bus and public jeep.
  • Facilities including: kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Narphu and Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Nar Phu restricted area trekking permit during the expedition period.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit from Nepal government to climb Mt. Himlung.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 2 time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffduring the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication.
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual tent available in the Himlung advanced base camp.
  • Solar panels for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp one, three and South Col for cooking food.
  • Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Summit bonus $500.00USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa's easy to acquire upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Besisahar.

Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m/27,000ft).8hrs.Overnight at
lodge.

Day 02: Besisahar to Koto.

Drive from Besisahar to Koto (2610m/8,563ft).5-6hrs.Lodge/camping
accommodation.

Day 03: Koto to Meta.

Trek from Koto to Meta(3560m/11,680ft). 7hrs.Lodge/camping
overnight.

Day 04:Meta to Phu-Gaon.

Trek Meta to Phu-Gaon (4200m/13,780ft).7hrs.Lodge/camping
overnight.

Day 05: Rest and acclimatization.

Rest and acclimatization day at Phu-Gaun (4080m/13,382ft).

Day 06: Phu-Gaon to Himlung base camp .

Trek from Phu-Gaon to Himlung base camp (4850m/15,912ft).
camping.

Day 07-17:Climbing period.

Climbing period for Himlung Himal (7126m//23,345ft) camping.

Day 18:Prepare for return.

Preparation and packing for departure.

Day 19:Base camp to Phu-Gaon.

Trek back from base camp to Phu-Gaon(4200m/13,780ft) 6hrs.Tea
house accommodation

Day 20: Phu-Gaon to Meta.

Trek from Phu-Gaon to Meta (3560m/11,680ft) 5hrs.Tea house
accommodation.

Day 21:Meta to Koto.

Trek from Meta to Koto (2610m/8,563ft) 05hrs.Camping.

Day 22: Koto to Besisahar.

Drive from Koto to Besisahar (823m/27,00ft) 8hrs. Transportation
provided byjeep.

Day 23:Besisahar to Kathmandu.

Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1350/4,429ft) 7 hrs.
Transportation provided by tourist mini bus. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

Day 24: Farewell celebration dinner.

Free day in Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural
program in the evening.

Day 25 :Final departure.

Transfer to International airport for final departure.

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