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.
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
Accommodation and Food
Permits and Taxes