Himlung (7,126m)

Trip Overview

If you are looking for a 7,000m peak to experience in Nepal, we think Mt Himlung is a great option for many reasons. It will give you the altitude experience that you want, plus the level of technical difficulty is easy to medium for a peak of this kind, giving clients the opportunity to test themselves at this altitude before moving onto other, higher and more technical, peaks.


Mt Himlung lies to the northeast of Annapurna Range at a height of 7,126m above sea level. To reach this peak, we follow the Annapurna trekking route to Koto. Then, we trek from Koto to Na- phu Gaun, and our trekking becomes more remote, day by day. The trail will present you with views of many surrounding peaks of Api Himal, Kappa Chuli, Nanda Devi and more, plus glaciers, valleys, and through remote villages close to the border of Nepal and Tibet (China).


Our base camp for this expedition is at a height of approximately 4,900m. We will establish 3 higher camps for this expedition in order to garner the best acclimatisation opportunities, to see great views and to be able to launch our summit attempt from a reasonably high altitude for the best chances of success.


Mt Himlung was not opened to climbing until 1992, so relative to many other of Nepal’s mountaineering peaks, Mt Himlung is a peak less climbed in an area less travelled, adding to the excitement and intrigue of climbing on Mt Himlung’s slopes, in an area more remote than many others of the more well known peaks of the Nepalese Himalaya. Mt Himlung was first climbed by a Japanese team in the year it became available for climbing so 1992 was a special year for this peak.


(At Expedition Base, we offer this peak for expedition climbing in lieu of Baruntse as a 7,000m peak for our clients to climb on our annual timetable. However, we will offer Baruntse by special request.)

Why join with Expedition Base?

When it comes to mountaineering expeditions, for any peak, we are known for our sound strategy, strong leadership and well-resourced approach to our expeditions. The mountains are fun and full of wonderful experiences. But, we also recognise that they also carry with them risk. For that reason, we approach the mountains on the basis of ‘safety first’. With safety as our first focus, fun and amazing experiences will follow. Few companies offer logistics as good as ours for a reasonable price point. Our goal is to put our clients in the best position for success, whatever their personal goal in the mountains may be. Our guides are some of the best in the business, with experience on a wide range of peaks from small, right up to the 8,000m peaks, many with multiple summits on the 8,000m peaks. We see strong leadership as critical to success on the world’s highest peaks and we can offer that leadership here at Expedition Base – and not all companies can. We offer the level of services historically offered by leading western companies, but without costly western overheads. In the mountains, your safety is our prime importance. We know our clients value our commitment to them and with that flows a great experience.

Trip Highlights

  • Climb a 7,000m peak
  • Remote trekking
  • Mountaineering of easy-medium difficulty
  • A more remote, exhilarating cultural experience

Trip Facts

  • Price starts from

    USD 8,200

  • Introductory Mountaineering

    Difficulty

    Introductory Mountaineering

  • Duration

    33 Days, 32 Nights

  • Activity

    6000m+

  • Max. Altitude

    7,126

  • Destination

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Difficulty level

Introductory Mountaineering

Introductory Mountaineering

This trip will introduce you to the introductory mountaineering skills that you need for this trip. The trip will involve challenging trekking and introductory mountaineering, moving on snow, rock and ice, with technical tools, at reasonably high altitudes up to around 6,500m, depending on the trip. For this trip, you want to have a sound level of fitness, with cardiovascular exercise and own-body weight type exercises (or similar) at least 4 times per week for the period of around 4-6 months before this trip. Weight training is also recommended to build up your strength. Training on uneven terrain is recommended.

Trip Notes

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 2

In Kathmandu

Day 3

Drive to Beshishar-Bulbule (840m) ~6-7hrs

Day 4

Trek to Syanje (1,100m) – ~5-6hrs

Day 5

Trek to Tal (1,700m) ~5-6hrs

Day 6

Trek to Danakyu (2,300m) ~5-6hrs

Day 7

Trek to Koto (2,600m) ~5hrs

Day 8

Trek to Dharamsala (3,230m) ~5-6hrs

Day 9

Trek to Kyang (3,820m) ~6hrs

Day 10

Trek to Phu Gaun (4,080m) ~6-7hrs

Day 11

Rest for acclimatisation

Day 12

Trek to Base Camp (4,540m) ~6hrs

Day 13-26

Trek to Base Camp (4,540m)

Day 27

Trek base camp to Phu-Gaon (4,200m) ~6hrs

Day 28

Trek from Phu-Gaon to Meta (3,560m) ~5hrs

Day 29

Trek from Meta to Koto (2,610m) ~5hrs

Day 30

Drive from Koto to Besisahar (823m) ~8hrs

Day 31

Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1,300m) ~7 hrs

Day 32

In Kathmandu

Day 33

Depart Kathmandu

Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.

Package Details

Inclusions

4 nights in Kathmandu hotel equivalent to Hotel Tibet or Radisson (Lazimpat or similar), climbing and trekking permit fees, experienced mountaineering and trekking guides, team transport in Nepal, lodge and tent accommodation on trek (as applicable), serviced base camp, serviced high camps, extensive wilderness first aid kit, all meals outside Kathmandu plus breakfast in Kathmandu, porters to carry personal/group equipment on trek, plus receive a complimentary Expedition Base trekking duffel (for clients to keep). (All accommodation is on a twin share basis - single share can be arranged on request at an additional cost).

Exclusions

International flights to and from Kathmandu, lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (allow USD $10-15 per meal), aerated and alcoholic beverages, personal items (e.g. phone calls, internet, laundry), tips, travel insurance (incl. early departure, evacuation / rescue) and personal trekking gear.

Meet Our Expert Team

No matter what the enquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

Lakpa Sherpa

Managing Director

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Director

Chris Jensen Burke

Co-ordinator

Chhiring Sherpa

UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

Jangbu Sherpa

UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

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