The Himlung mountain range receives few climbers to date and is not technically difficult. Due to its remoteness and proximity to the border of Tibet, the number of climbers in Himlung is less every year. This is the perfect peak for those who have previous experience of climbing 6000 meters and are looking to take their altitude experience to the next level.
The ascent of Himlung involves climbing three high camps above base camp on the summit, following less obvious hazards on rock, moraine and snow slopes. Most of the ascent of Himlung is at 30 degrees and the last part near the summit is only steep to 40 degrees. The route to Camp 2 is more rocky and moraine. From Camp 2, the route has snow slopes.
Our Himlung Himal Expedition is a fully guided and supported expedition. We provide 1 climbing sherpa for every 1 member.
Our expedition begins with a classic trek through the Nar and Phu valleys followed by a trek to the Himlung mountain base camp. The hiking route itself is not very popular but the area has a rich history, scenery and varied scenery. After a few days of trekking in the lower Annapurna region, we are welcomed into a completely different world of Nar Phu Valley, barren land and untouched beauty. A day’s trek from here takes us to the base camp of Himlung Himal.
Himlung Base Camp is located at 4900m/16,080ft. From the base camp to the summit, there are three high camps. Camp I is located at an altitude of 5350 m, Camp II at 6000 m and Camp III at an altitude of 6350 m. A detour to the higher camps (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) is scheduled for an optimization purpose before the actual summit push. As part of our acclimatization plan, we climb to Camp III and descend all the way back to base camp. Once this is done, we begin our real summit push.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 2: In Kathmandu, official formalities and preparation.
Day 3: Drive to Jagat [1,300m/4,265ft]
Day 4: Trek to Dharapani [1,860m/6,103ft]
Day 5: Trek to Koto [2,600m/8,531ft]
Day 6: Trek to Meta [3,625 m/11,895ft]
Day 7: Trek to Phu Gaon [4,100m/13,450ft]
Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization Day
Day 9: Trek to Himlung Base Camp [4,850m/15,913ft]
Day 10-11: Day at Base Camp
Day 24: Climbing days
Day 25: Depart base camp and trek to Meta [3,625m/11,895ft].
Day 26: Trek to Koto
Day 27: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besishahr
Day 28: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 29: In Kathmandu
Day 30: International departure
Important Note: Your safety is an imperative concern when traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please note that your leader/guide reserves the right to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; However, since this adventure travels through remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that it will not be disturbed. Weather or health conditions of group members, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. Your leader/guide will try to ensure the trip goes as planned, but be prepared to be flexible if necessary.