26 Jan 2022 Peak Climbing Nepal
The Himlung expedition is an outstanding peak climbing adventure. Located in the remote Manaslu Region, this Himlung peak (7126m) provides you with a great adventure. This incredible peak lies Northwest of the Annapurna region, in the borders of Nepal and Tibet.
Mt. Himlung is a 7000m peak that passes through natural terrains like mountain passes, glaciers, etc. There are awe-inspiring views of the snow-clad mountains from the summit, including Api Himal, Nanda Devi, Chuli Peak, and others.
But what is the total cost of the Himlung peak climbing? You might wonder.
Our Himlung Himal Expedition package cost is $9,555. Do contact us for more detail.
The Himlung expedition cost depends upon various factors. The itinerary duration and the facilities you take will determine most of the expedition cost. The meal, accommodation, travel insurance, permits, guides, etc., are other cost factors during the journey.
However, you can trek freely without any concern as they are included in the package. If you book with us, we will manage these logistical requirements for you in advance. However, it would be best if you read the cost includes and exclude details carefully before booking.
Want to know more about the Himlung Himal expedition cost details? Well, you have arrived at the right place. This article has discussed the complete budget allocation with a comprehensive breakdown of the total cost. Moreover, we have also provided various measures to reduce the overall cost during the journey. Read on for more details, and have a great adventure!
Himlung Expedition – Outline Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 – Sightseeing at Kathmandu and Preparations
Day 3 – Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje
Day 4 – Trek from Chamje to Dharapani
Day 5 – Trek from Dharapani to Koto
Day 6 – Trek from Koto to Singenge
Day 7 – Trek from Singenge to Kyang
Day 8 – Trek from Kyang to Phu
Day 9 – Acclimatization in Phu
Day 10 – Trek from Phu to Himlung Himal Base Camp
Day 11-21 – Climbing Himlung Himal and return to Base Camp
Day 22 – Trek back to Phu Village from Base Camp
Day 23 – Trek from Phu to Meta
Day 24 – Trek from Meta to Koto
Day 25 – Trek from Koto to Dharapani
Day 26 – Trek from Dharapani to Chamje
Day 27 – Drive from Chamje to Kathmandu
Day 28 – Rest in Kathmandu
Day 29 – Final Departure
- Pickup and drop off facility
- Hotel Transfers
- Kathmandu stay with BB Plan
- Full sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
- Professional guided heritage sightseeing tour
- Kathmandu to Lukla flight
- Entrance fees and transportation costs.
- Trekking Permits
- Himlung climbing Permit
- Accommodation cost
- Meals cost
- National Park Permits
- Professional trekking and climbing guides
- Porters cost
- Climbing gears
- Kitchen and camping equipment
- First Aid Kits
- Staff salary
- Arrival and Farewell dinner
- Staff clothing and Insurance
- Airport and Government taxes
- Personal costs
- Travel insurance
- Tipping costs
- Climbing equipment
Cost Breakdown of Himlung Expedition
The factors of the Himlung expedition, along with the cost estimation, are as below:
Cost of Transportation
The Himlung expedition journey requires a scenic drive from Kathmandu. The travel journey is through a private vehicle or a local bus. The long journey on a local bus can be strenuous and provides you with sightseeing opportunities from the window. It will cost you around $5-$10 to arrive at your destination from Kathmandu.
However, they are generally packed and uncomfortable. Hence, a private vehicle is your best option on these winding highways. It will cost you around $15-$30 to cover this journey on a private vehicle.
Cost of Permits
Himlung climbing permit fees are another essential part of this expedition. Annapurna Conservation Area permits (ACAP) are necessary for this journey as the trails will pass through this conservation area. It costs US$30 if you are a foreign citizen and US$10 if you are a SAARC national.
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits are US$10 for foreign nationals trekking in a group and US$20 if you are trekking solo. Furthermore, if you are a SAARC national trekking group, it will cost you around US$ 3 and US$ 6 for solo trekkers.
Himlung falls under the category of 7000m-7500m. Therefore, the Himlung climbing royalty for foreigners is US $500 in Spring, US $250 in Autumn, and US $125 in Winter/Monsoon.
Cost for Guides or Porters
Himlung climbing is a serious climb that requires a team of professional guides, porters, and other crew members. These individuals will guide you throughout the journey and help you in difficult situations. The salary of these team members gets included in the overall package cost.
The professional trekking guides will cost you around 25 US$ per day. They will help you navigate the routes, accommodations, meals, and other logistics. Moreover, the porters in the region cost around 15 US$ per day or, based on the weight they carry. On average, they can carry around 25kgs.
Moreover, porter guides along the trail will cost you less than the guide. The mountaineering climbing guides are essential for a safe and successful climb which will cost you around 300 US$.
Cost of Accommodation
Travelers have a lot of options for staying in Kathmandu. There are five-star hotels that provide high-quality, excellent services. The rooms in these hotels can cost up to US$250 for one night. However, you can also choose to stay in budget hotels starting from US$15.
However, after you start your trek, all your accommodations will be in tea houses and lodges. These teahouses do not have the fancy facilities that you can find in the hotels. However, they will provide you with a warm place to stay and a meal for the day. They charge you around US$2 to US$6 per night.
There you might need to share a room with fellow trekkers in case of packed tea houses, especially in peak seasons. However, after arriving at the base camp, you will spend the nights in a camp or tent. You will get provided with tents and Sherpa guides to help you set up the tent.
Cost of Foods and Drinks
Food costs in Kathmandu depend upon where you eat. There are luxury hotels and fancy restaurants where you can find cuisine from all over the world. Besides that, small eateries provide good food at a reasonable cost. The food cost, therefore, ranges from US$2 to US$30, depending upon the place in Kathmandu.
However, as you continue your trek ahead on the high-altitude terrains, the food options will get depleted. Dal-Bhat is quite common in these teahouses for lunch and dinner. Other cuisines, including momo, noodles, thukpa, fried rice, etc. Therefore, the food costs in these trails are around US$2- US$6 per day.
During your extended camping at Himlung base camp, you will get special hand-cooked meals prepared by our team members.
Cost of Equipment and Gears
Himlung is a proper mountain climbing that requires adequate mountaineering gear alongside trekking gear. The equipment list needed for this climb include
- Abseil Belay device
- Accessory Cord
- Ascender and Leash
- Climbing Harness
- Climbing Helmet
- Glacier Sunglasses plus shields
- Ice Axe
- Locking Carabiners
- Ski Goggles
- Trekking Poles
The equipment cost depends upon the quality of the product and the brand. These mountaineering equipment are also available for hire in shops around Kathmandu. The cost of hiring equipment ranges from 1 to 10 USD per day.
Other Miscellaneous Costs
The extra costs include the ones not mentioned above, but that are important nonetheless. Travel Insurance, Tipping costs, donations, charging, hot showers, etc., are some of the additional costs. Most of these costs are generally optional and are as follows:
Tips and Donations
Tipping is not a mandatory custom in Nepal. There are various tipping costs for guides, porters, and other team members. You can give them tips based on their services. You can tip based on the satisfaction of their work. On average, you can tip around 10% of the total cost to your guides.
Moreover, you can also give tips in the restaurants, lodges, and tea houses along the trail. There are various charitable services and donations you might want to contribute to in the local regions. For these reasons, you should separate some extra costs as well.
Travel insurance is essential for adventure activities as there can be various unexpected situations along the trail. It must cover multiple aspects, including altitude sickness, injuries, and other emergencies along the route.
The higher altitude adventure takes you above 6,000m, increasing the risk factor. Altitude sickness is quite a challenge that can turn severe if not treated quickly. You might also require an emergency helicopter rescue. Hence, to cover these challenges in the rugged and snowy trails, you must get travel insurance.
Electronic charging is another essential point to consider. There are various challenging terrains in this trek that passes through remote trails. Since you will be carrying mobile phones and cameras, electronic charging becomes essential. The electricity might not be available in high-altitude terrain. Hence, you will get charged around the US $1 – $3 for an hour of charging in your devices.
There are local SIM cards available through services like NTC or Ncell. Various SIM cards with mobile data will initially cost around the US $1- $2. You can then recharge them at an extra cost.
There are connection signals at lower regions. However, as you reach the high up along the trail, you will not get a connection.
Hot showers in the high-altitude treks are not readily available because electricity is scarce. Therefore, water needs to get heated manually. The cost of hot showers along the trail is around the US $1 – $3. However, you can also use wet wipes regularly if hot showers are not available.
Personal expenses during these trials include gifts, souvenirs, and things you want to take back home. You can get delicious cuisine or celebrate after completing the tour. Moreover, you should separate some personal expenses as well.
Total Himlung Expedition Cost
The total cost of the Himlung expedition is around US$9555 per person. The Himlung expedition package includes meals, accommodations, transportations, guides and porters, trek permits, etc. However, the cost also depends upon the facilities you take along the trail.
The package, however, does not include personal costs, tipping costs, travel insurance, etc. Read the Himlung Expedition cost includes and excludes in detail.
How to Reduce the Himlung Expedition Cost?
- Hold cash for emergencies as there are no ATMs further up along the trail
- Read the cost includes and cost excludes section carefully.
- Do not buy unnecessary items during the trek.
- Renting gear and equipment will reduce your trekking cost.
- Trek in a group to share the Himlung himal expedition cost.
- Choose basic accommodation for a reduced price.
- Avoid drinking and other luxury items.
- Trek in the off-seasons for discounted prices.
- Learn to bargain in the trails.
Factors Affecting the Himlung Expedition costs
The duration is one of the significant factors contributing to the Himlung himal Expedition cost. Trekkers can add or reduce to the schedule based on the requirement. The meal, accommodations, guide, price, etc., all depend upon the trek duration. The longer the trek’s itinerary is, the more the trekking costs.
Choice of Transportation
The transportation cost is generally through a local bus or private car from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek. The transportation also takes you back to Kathmandu.
The Himlung expedition cost also depends upon the facilities you take in the journey. The more luxurious facilities you take, the more it will add to the total cost. Hence, you should consider these aspects before the expedition.
The time or the season is another factor for the Himlung expedition cost. The off-season is ideal for budget travelers as there are many discounts during this trek. Autumn and Spring are the peak season for the tour, and the prices are higher in comparison.
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