Himlung Himal Expedition

Trip Grade :
Demanding to Strenuous
Max-Altitude :
Duration :
25 Days
Destination :
Region :
Trip Nature :
Lodge to lodge while trekking and camping
Accommodation :
Hotel in Kathmandu, teahouse during the trek, and camps during the climb
Included Meals :
Breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek/climb
Group Size :
Min. 02 to Max. 10 [for single, we offer you a private package]
Best Season :
March, April, May, September, October, and November
Activity Per Day :
Approximately 5-6 hrs walking while trekking and 9-10 hrs walking during the summit day
Transportation :
All ground transfers according to the itinerary
Major Attractions :
Cultural and religious wonders of Kathmandu valley, scenic drive to Koto, Meta, Phu Gaun, Himlung Himal summit

Starting Price

$8050 per person


  • Explore the untouched off-the-beaten route before summiting Mt. Himlung [7126m], one of the 7000m peaks of the Himalayas.
  • Get the rare beauty of the Manaslu region with  several other awesome mountain peaks
  • A guided expedition where you will be led by our veteran experienced Everest and other 8 thousander summit guides and mountaineers.
  • Walkthrough lush green forests with endangered flora and faunas
  • Witness a glimpse of the wonderful Tibetan Buddhism culture and the way of living in the region.
  • Perfect for pre-expedition before climbing any 8000 m peaks.


Himlung Himal Climbing is a grand adventure located to the north of Manaslu right to the Tibetan border. As this mountain was not opened up to foreigners until the early ‘90s, which explains why Himlung Himal wasn’t climbed until 1992, by a Japanese expedition, is the less explored destination and is untouched by modernization.

Although it was opened late, Himlung Himal has the highest summit success rate among the 7000m expeditions run every year. Thus it is known as one of the climbable peaks with less technical difficulties in western Nepal. It is the best choice to have close-up views of Annapurna and Mansiri (where mt. Manaslu lies) mountain massifs, green valleys, pristine waterfalls, and rural settlements and can be practice summit of 8000m mountains.

An ascent of such mountains will boost your altitude confidence and is an implausible adventure in and of itself in this amazing part of the Himalayas. Make a highly recommended detour off the beaten path to this infrequently visited, Tibetan-influenced region soaked in Buddhism. 

Our journey to Himlung mountain begins with a drive to Koto, the beginning point of the trek. This will include the beginning point of the Annapurna Circuit trek (Syange or Dharapani) and the ending point of the Manaslu Circuit trek (Dharapani). Trekking further leaving the main trail of the Annapurna Circuit trek route, we reach at Meta, Kyang, and Phu Gaun – the largest Tibetan settlement in the entire region.

Our base for Himlung Himal will be just above the Tibetan village of Phu Gaon (4250m) in the very isolated and restricted Nar-Phu region of Nepal, which is very away from the more crowded Annapurna trail. There are no roads leading into this region, so the main source of transportation is yak, mule, or porter.

Further trekking, we reach Himlung Himal Base Camp. Being well prepared here, we climb Camp I, II, III, and final summit push. The acclimatization climb will be organized repeatedly.  We shall start our training and practice the techniques we will use to reach the summit, including taking it in stages to reach the higher camps.

Spending enough time in the base camp, we set up three higher camps where we can spend time acclimating. Summiting the peak, we climb back to base camp and begin trek again till we reach Koto. Catching the vehicle, we drive back to Kathmandu and end our dream adventure.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1338m] & transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Climbing Preparations.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Koto [2600m]

Day 04: Trek from Koto to Meta [3,560m]

Day 05: Meta to Chyaku hike [3,700m]

Day 06: Hike from Chyaku to Kyang [3,560m]

Day 07: Trek from Kyang to Phu Gaun [4580m]

Day 08: Exploration day at Phu Valley; Visit Samdu, Choling, and Tashi Monastery

Day 09: Trek from Phu to Himlung Himal Base Camp [4842m]

Day 10: Himlung Himal Base Camp Rest

Day 11: Base Camp to Camp I [5450m]

Day 12: Camp one to Camp II [6000m] and return to Base Camp

Day 13: Rest day in Base Camp

Day 14: Climb Base Camp To Camp I [5450m]

Day 15: Climb Camp one to Camp II [6000m]

Day 16: Climb Camp two to Camp III [6250m]

Day 17: Climb Camp III to Summit [7126m] and back to Camp III

Day 18: Contingency Day in case of bad weather

Day 19: Climb back Camp III to Base Camp

Day 20: Trek back to Phu Gaun[4580m]

Day 21: Trek from Phu Gaun to Meta [3560m]

Day 22: Trek from Meta to Koto [2600m]

Day 23: Drive from Koto to Kathmandu

Day 24: Rest Day in Kathmandu

Day 25: Final Departure

Cost Includes


    • Private vehicle: Hotel and airport transfers, sightseeing, and Kathmandu to and Koto to Kathmandu

    Accommodation and Food

    • 4 nights' accommodation (twin sharing) in Kathmandu in a 4-star category hotel
    • 9 nights' accommodation (twin sharing) during the trek in the best available local lodge
    • 11 nights’ accommodation during the climb in the camp at High Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout  the trek and climb
    • Seasonal fruits throughout  the trek and climb
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu
    • Farewell dinner in one of the cultural restaurants in Kathmandu


    • An English-speaking Trekking Guide including his/her accommodation, transportation, food, salary, transportation, and insurance
    • One assistant guide for every 6 trekkers including their accommodation, transportation, food, salary, transportation, and insurance
    • Porters (ratio of 1:2 clients) including their accommodation, transportation, food, salary, transportation, insurance
    • A climbing guide including his accommodation, transportation, food, salary, transportation, and insurance

    Permits and Taxes

    • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
    • Restricted Area Entry Permit
    • Himlung Himal Expedition Permit
    • All applicable taxes to be paid to the Nepalese government


    • Complimentary four seasons down sleeping bag and down jacket provided for the duration of the trek and climbing
    • A Duffel bag (to keep personal belongings to be carried by porter), a down sleeping bag, and down jacket hired for the duration of the trek and climb
    • Complimentary Himlung Himal Climbing map, Outward Adventure t-shirt and cap and Climbing Certificate
    • Tents for Base Camp, Camp I, Camp II, and Camp III accommodation
    • First aid medicine box carried at all times by a guide

Cost Excludes

    • Personal Travel Insurance
    • International Airfare
    • Nepal Entry Visa Arrangement
    • Personal expenses
    • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
    • Internet, and phone call unless it is free.

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