Himlung Himal is an attractive mountain that is located in the Manaslu region. And North-East of Annapurna Mountain Ranges, in the remote corner of Nepal nearby Tibet border. Situated above the Tibetan influenced village of ‘Phu’. Himlung Expedition is opened for climbers only after 1992. However, the climb of Himlung Himal is considered less technical compared to other technical trekking peaks of Nepal.
Additionally, the route passes through several remote villages, densely forested areas, narrow gullies, impressive Gompas, and high passes. Before making the adventurous climb of Himlung Himal above 7000 meters altitude for stunning views of Manaslu Himalayan ranges. Annapurna Himalayan ranges and other surrounding snow-capped peaks including breathtaking alpine valleys.
The Himlung Expedition is an excellent opportunity for adventure-seeking climbers to explore the rich, natural and cultural diversity of the trekking region while gaining a lifetime experience of climbing the summit of Himlung Himal.
Himlung Expedition starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will take a drive from Kathmandu towards Chamje – the starting point of the trek. From Chamje, we start our trek by crossing over a suspension bridge then climb towards the village of Tal. Our trail follows the west bank of the river as we approach towards Dharapani. Then we continue through the forest section before climbing to the stone huts of Singing and continues trekking until we arrive at Kyang.
The valley opens up and the trail winds around and above a deep gorge before descending down to the village of Phu. A dry stone-walled village of Phu is believed to be as old as 800 years. We will spend a day here at Phu for excursion and exploration around fascinating monasteries and traditional village streets.
From Phu, we will follow the trail that leads to Himlung Himal Base Camp. Once at the base camp our Sherpa crew will make necessary preparations for setting up additional camps above base camp for successful summit climb of Himlung Himal. Following the guidance and instructions of our experienced climbing experts, we will spend several days ascending and descending between the higher camps before finally heading towards the summit of Himlung Himal. After reaching the top we can the stunning views of Manaslu range, Annapurna range, and other surrounding snow-capped peaks.
After spending quality time at the summit, we descend following the same route back to base camp. Having achieved our target summit of Himlung Himal. Then we will retrace our steps on the same trail passing through Koto, Dharapani and back to Chamje. The adventurous and exciting Himlung Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a drive from Chamje back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
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30 min Drive Hotel/Resort
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT's office for gathering information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Himlung Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
7-8 hrs Drive Lodge
After breakfast, we prepare for a drive from Kathmandu along the banks of Trishuli River for a couple of hours up to Dumre and then along the banks of Marsyangdi River. Our drive goes over scenic zigzag hilly roads passing through Besisahar and drive towards Chamje. Before we could drive up to Besisahar and trek from there, but now the expansion of motor road has made it possible to drive further to Chamje - the starting point of the trek.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge
After breakfast, we leave Chamje and start our trek on the trail that crosses a suspension bridge and then climbs steeply to reach Sattale where the valley becomes narrow. After some time of trekking, we will arrive at the village of Tal, which marks the entry to Manang district. From Tal village, our trail descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. After crossing the river our trail is a fairly moderate trek all the way to the Gurung village of Dharapani.
Today we leave Dharapani and follow the trail that is a moderate trek towards the village of Bagarchhap. After crossing the village, our trail climbs steeply through the dense forest filled with fir and pine trees as we approach Timang. Great views of Lamjung Himal can be seen from here. Our trek continues on a flat trail and then descend before climbing again to reach Thanchok. From there we will gently descend to reach Koto for our overnight stay.
6-7 hrs Trek Tented Camp
There is a permit check-post at Koto where we must register before trekking any further. After completing the registration process at Koto check-post our trail descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Naar Phu Khola and heads upstream to cross another suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary. From there, our trail becomes steeper as the gorge closes in forming a canyon. We continue to trek with the thrilling experience of crossing a wooden bridge before making a final climb to arrive at the stone huts of Singenge for overnight camping.
From Singenge, we will follow the trail that passes through the seasonal settlement of Meta. During our trek, we will get stunning views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. From here we will traverse around the hillside to a board clearing of Junam Goth. Our trail from here climbs a little before dropping down to cross Mruju Khola which is the outflow of Lyapche Glacier. From there we will climb steeply and cross an eroded section of the moraine to reach our campsite at Kyang.
After breakfast, we leave Kyang and follow the trail that enters a narrow gorge before descending down to the river. Once at the river bed - we will see a wooden bridge over the river. Instead of crossing the wooden bridge, we will trek along the trail that heads north. Our trail climbs steeply for some time before descending gently towards a series of deserted buildings and large chortens. From there, our trek heads for the crossing of a suspension bridge to arrive at the village of Phu. Here we will spend an additional day for exploration around Phu village.
Today we will spend our day exploring around the village of Phu. The stone village of Phu is believed to be as old as 800 years. We spend our day visiting Samdu Monastery and Choling Monastery. Walking around the small streets will give us the feeling of stepping back in time. Also, climbing up to Tashi Monastery is considered best from acclimatization point of view. Overnight at Phu village.
3-4 hrs Trek Tented Camp
Today is a rather short day of trekking. After breakfast, we leave Phu and follow the slightly rising trail that heads all the way to a good campsite at 4842 meters. Once we reach our campsite, our climbing Sherpa crew will set up the base camp and start making preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes above the base camp. Accommodation: Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
12 days climbing toward Himlung Himal Tented Camp
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices and take adequate days for proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew in the meantime will do all the hard works of setting up additional camps above the base camp, provide healthy and hygienic meals and finding routes to reach the summit of Himlung Himal. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and taking weather conditions into consideration we follow in the footsteps of experienced climbing Sherpa guides and tackle several technical climbing sections to reach the summit. Once at the summit we are rewarded with stunning views of Manaslu & Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. We will spend short quality time at the summit and descend following the same route back to base camp. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Having achieved our target - the summit of Himlung Himal, we make a relaxed start and clean up around the base camp. After breakfast, we leave base camp and start retracing our steps on the same trail that descends down to Phu village. We will stop at Phu for our overnight stay. Enjoy the rest of the evening exploring around the small streets of Phu. The environment around here is truly magical. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we leave Phu village and follow the same trail that crosses a suspension bridge and goes along a series of deserted buildings and chorten. We continue to follow the trail that descends towards Kyang. From there, our trail descends and crosses an eroded section of moraine before crossing the Mruju Khola. Our trek continues with breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal we will arrive at the seasonal settlement of Meta. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
6-7 hrs Trek Lodge
From Meta, our trek continues on the same trail that descends rather steeply to reach the bottom of the valley. Our trail passes through the stone huts of Singenge before descending down through densely forested section. After some time of downhill trekking, we will approach a suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary. We will cross the bridge and then climb fo Then we cross a suspension bridge over Seti Khola tributary before climbing a short ascend to reach Koto village.
After breakfast, we pack our gears and leave Koto. Our trail climbs steeply as we approach towards the village of Thanchok. From there we will descend for a while before climbing a short switchback to reach Timang. At Timang there are few tea houses with good services for trekkers. Also, from here we can get mind capturing views of Lamjung Himal. After a small rest, we continue our trek on the trail that descends passing through thick pine and fir forest towards the village of Bagarchhap. A short trek from Bagarchhap will lead us to Dharapani for the overnight stay.
4-5 hrs Trek Lodge
Today we leave Dharapani and trek along the landslide affected area before descending to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. Our trail ascends gradually to reach Tal village. From there we trek towards the narrow section of the valley and eventually arrive at Sattale. A fairly moderate trek from there will bring us back to Chamje for our overnight stay. We will celebrate the evening with our climbing team members after accomplishing the challenging and adventurous - Expedition of Himlung Himal with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
7-8 hrs Drive Hotel/Resort
After breakfast, we will take a drive Chamje back to Kathmandu. Our drive is a scenic journey that goes over the scenic zigzag hilly roads and through the terraced farmlands, and dense forest areas with good views of Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges. The daily activities of the local people can be observed while our drive passes through numerous roadside villages and towns before arriving back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel after arriving at Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu, if not visited on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Himlung Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
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At City: Kathmandu
Yes, Trekking Guide is very essential for Himlung Expedition because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc.
For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute.
In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost.
Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet up to 5000 m.
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
Himlung Himal is situated in the Manaslu region. Himlung Himal area was a restricted region previously; Nepal Government opened the region only in 1992 for a foreign expedition and trekkers. Himlung Himal route passes through high peaks, densely forest, remote village, Gompas, glaciers and unique cultural settlement.
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We have recently completed our Himlung Expedition with the NGT team. The top-level of service and excellent teamwork is how we describe Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Everything prior and after the trip was taken well of. We always felt safe and accompanied by loyal and hardworking members. Amazing trek around Phu valley !! Very impressive monasteries and religion. Our climbing guide was Dendi Sherpa, very wise skilful climber. He always made decisions only after making discussions with us. So, there was no problem with anything. Everyone was friendly and we had a great time during the whole trip. Although we had a less technical section, reaching the summit was a dream come true experience. We are all very happy and satisfied with the team’s performance.
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