Mount Himlung Expedition
Mt. Himlung that stands at 7126m is located Nepal-Tibet/China border in the Manaslu region and is one of the most difficult mountains to climb among thousands of others. Mt. Himlung having steep ridges, rocks and ice attract thousands of climbers every year. With the base camp being set up at 5000m, acclimatization is done there. Before reaching the summit, two more camps will be built at 5900m and at 6400m. Climbers will need a special permit to ascend Mount Himlung. Climbers will need the required equipment, Sherpa climbers and a few high altitude porters. Even though the summit may be regarded as the ultimate prize, the journey towards the summit enhances the entire Mt. Himlung expedition.
Mt. Himlung is not only climbed for the experience of climbing but also viewing the extraordinary lifestyle of the ethnic people residing there. Climbers will get a chance to also interact with the inhabitants of Nar and Phu villages. Upon reaching the summit, climbers will observe the awe-striking view of the Manasalu and Annapurna Ranges. The amalgamation of the pristine beauty that lies below the mountains and the adventure that lies ahead gives the climbers utter joy after they reach the summit.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: - Day 3: Rest and prepare at Kathmandu
Day 03: Officiating the Expedition
Day 04: Kathmandu – Besi Sahar - Bhulbhule (840 m)
Day 05: Bhulbhule – Jagat (1800m)
Day 06: Dharapani – Koto (2600m)
Day 07: Koto – Daramsala (3230m)
Day 08: Daramsala - Phu Khola (3820m)
Day 09: Phu Khola - Phugaun (4450m)
Day 10: Phugaun - Himlung Base camp (5000m)
Day 11: - Day 25: Climbing period
Day 26: Departure
Day 27: Base Camp – Phugaun (4450m)
Day 28: Phugaun – Daramsala (3230m)
Day 29: Daramsala – Koto ( 2600m)
Day 30: Koto – Tal (1700m)
Day 31: Tal – Bhulbhule (840m)
Day 32: Bhulbhule – Kathmandu
Day 33: Kathmandu
Day 34: Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Today, we land to the capital of the amazing country of Nepal, Kathmandu. We will then meet our representative and transfer at a hotel. We can wander around the streets of the city and witness the inimitable traditional customs embraced by the people residing in the capital. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
- Day 3: Rest and prepare at Kathmandu
The preparation and shopping of the required equipment for the expedition to the top of Mt. Himlung summit will be carried out on this day. The rest of the day can be used for further sightseeing around the capital.
Officiating the Expedition
Today we will be officiating all the dealings of the expedition and will also carry out the briefing in the Ministry of Tourism of Nepal. The rest of the day can be utilized by relaxing or strolling around the streets of Kathmandu. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu – Besi Sahar - Bhulbhule (840 m)
Today, we will drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule through Besi Sahar. Public vehicles or private vehicles can be taken. We will be staying overnight at a lodge in Bhulbhule.
Bhulbhule – Jagat (1800m)
Today, we will drive from Bhulbhule to Jagat. The drive will take around five hours. The rest of the day can be utilized to relax or to view the culture and tradition of the people residing in Jagat. We will stay overnight at a lodge.
Dharapani – Koto (2600m)
Today, we are going to trek from Dharapani to Koto at 2600m. Since this will be our first trek, we can relax for the rest of the day. We will stay overnight at a camp.
Koto – Daramsala (3230m)
Today, we will be trekking from Koto to Daramsala. Later, we can stroll around Daramsala. We will stay overnight at a camp.
Daramsala - Phu Khola (3820m)
Today, we will trek from Daramsala to Phu Khola at 3820 m. We will also get a chance to view the exquisite beauty of the Phu Khola. We will stay overnight at a camp.
Phu Khola - Phugaun (4450m)
Today, we are going to trek upwards from Phu Khola to Phugaun. Furthermore, we can view the distinctive life style of the people residing in Phu village. We can interact with the villagers as well. We will stay overnight at a camp.
Phugaun - Himlung Base camp (5000m)
Today, we will be departing from the beautiful Phugaun towards Himlung Base Camp at 5000m. This is a perfect spot for acclimatization. Himlung Base Camp will give a beautiful view to the mountain that lies ahead. We will be setting up a camp for our overnight stay.
- Day 25: Climbing period
As we gradually ascend upwards to the Mount Himlung summit, climbers may find it technically difficult to climb. We will additionally built two more camps on the way, the first one at 5900 m and the second at 6400 m. The ascend is very exciting and captivating. We may have to face the harsh wind, steep ridges, rocks and icy temperature but it will all be worth it once we reach the summit. The moment of utter ecstasy will overcome and cover up the agony of the climb. On reaching the summit we will also be rewarded with the astonishing view of the Manaslu as well as the Annapurna Range. At all the nights we will stay at a camp.
We will get ready for departure from Mount Himlung’s summit to Himlung base Camp today.We will be descending with full contentment in our hearts for having reached the height of 7126m with the astonishing views of the various ranges. We will stay overnight at a camp.
Base Camp – Phugaun (4450m)
Today we will trek down from the Himlung Base Camp towards Phugaun. We can stroll around the Phugaun. We may also revisit the ethnic groups living there and interact with them. We will stay overnight at a camp.
Phugaun – Daramsala (3230m)
Today, we will gradually trek from Phugaun to Daramsala. We can relax at Daramsala for the rest of the day. We will stay overnight at a camp.
Daramsala – Koto ( 2600m)
Today, we will trek from Daramsala towards Koto. We will also get the chance to view the Phu Khola on the way. We can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the view. We will stay overnight at a lodge.
Koto – Tal (1700m)
Today, we will trek from Koto to Tal at the height of 1700m . We can enjoy the serene beauty and peace of Tal. We will stay overnight at a lodge.
Tal – Bhulbhule (840m)
Today, we will trek from Tal to Bhulbhule. The trek will not take so long, thus we can spend the rest of the day strolling around Bhulbhule and taking-in the beauty of the place. We will be staying overnight at a lodge in Bhulbhule.
Bhulbhule – Kathmandu
Today, we will take a public or a private vehicle to drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the capital city of Nepal, we can transfer to a hotel. We will stay overnight at a hotel.
We will spend the day in Kathmandu. We can indulge in shopping or sight-seeing. Nepal is home to many UNESCO world heritage site like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Darbar Square whose architectural beauty can be viewed today. We can also take souvenirs from the gift shops around the city though many outlets. Alternatively, we can also visit the Swayambunath Stupa, Boudha Stupa which are also world heritage sites. We may also drive to Nagarkot to see the breath taking view of various snow-capped mountains form Nagarkot heights.
Today will be departing from the Katmandu airport. We will be leaving with the contentment in our hearts and pride in our sleeves for climbing one of the difficult and fascinating mountains in Nepal; Mount Himlung. We will also have the satisfaction of experiencing diverse ethnic groups in various parts of the Nepal. We will finally culminate the expedition by transferring to the international airport after breakfast. We will depart from Kathmandu with the promise and expectation of returning to Nepal yet again for similar or variant adventure.