Mt.Himlung is situated at the northern part of Nepal in Manang district. Mt Himlung standing tall at the height of 7,126m lies inside the beautiful Manaslu region between the border of Nepal and Tibet Which falls around 140 to 150 kilometre from the capital city Kathmandu. It is regarded as of the most beautiful trekking destinations of Nepal.
Nepal surrounded by mountains and known as the land of Himalayas got more than 1000s of peaks. Nepal has 1,310 peaks above 6000m and 414 peaks are already open for climbing out of 414 peaks there are only 72 peaks which are of 7000m and are climbable. These peaks are limited for climbing. Most of the 7000 m peaks are more challenging and technical which requires a high level of commitment and dedication with mountaineer experience. Mountain climbing over 7000m requires years of training under guidance and experience costing you a lot of money. Mt.Himlung is easily accessible peak which could be summited through basic experiences and guidance saving you the extra money.
If you are a beginner to mountaineering and has a dream to summit the mighty MT Everest Mt Himlung may be the best option for you to prepare for your Dream.
Himlung is the adventurous and technical mountain you need to be ready for glacier walking, icefalls, rigged slopes, cravases and many obstacles. Every mountain has it own pros and cons. Mountains should be taken for granted rather need to be treated with respect. Mt Himlung is not a trekking peak any climb over 6000 7000 m requires a certain degree of physical and mental fitness. Climbing Mt Himlung requires basic mountaineering experience. The climbers need to be familiar with previous High altitude experiences as the climbers face altitudes challenges and can get the AMS. Although Himlung is regarded as easy climbing mountain comparing to other 7000ers the success rate of the summit is quite low Himlung was first summited in 1983 by a joint expedition of Nepal and Japan. however, Mt Himlung is not as difficult as the 8000ers like Everest or Annapurna but it can act as a gateway mountain for your next 8000m summit.
Himlung expedition is a strenuous climbing up to 7162m. The expeditions require you to walk from 4 to 6 hours a day uphill and downhill in remote areas covered by rocks and snows. The summit is covered snow ice and rocks where you will be walking through the glaciers sheets using mountaineering gears./besides the climb the altitude itself is the major challenge Having an experience of high altitude is must for the Himlung expedition. Before committing for trek you need to have a previous experience of some high altitude trekking up to 5500m or small non-technical peaks this will help you get the idea of High altitude acclimatization. You should focus your training on endurance and strength. Start with 5kms of running and slightly increase it to 10 kilometres and after a month do the same running with 5 to 7 kgs of backpack this will help you build your strength. Hike long uphill and downhill once or twice a week or you can take your cycle in the uphill this will help you build your endurance. You need to build your core calves and prepare your legs for at least 6 to 7 hours of an uphill hike. Few minutes of meditation has also been found useful as it helps to train the mind. We also offer online preparation training classes for the summit.
Yes, you do, remember Himung is a summit over 7000m Which requires the long walk in the snow-covered steep terrain and full use of climbing gears like crampons, ice axe, ropes. The altitude itself requires experiences. Himlung should not be your first High altitude climbing. Having basic knowledge on the use of gears, ie: walking with the alpine boots, use of crampons, use of belay devices sleeping on high altitudes inside the tents, give you the advantages and makes the summit easy
Some of the attractions of Himlung expedition are
Trekking around the Worlds renowned Annapurna Region and touching the magnificent Manaslu.
Monastries and Gompas
Satek Gompa is located near Nar village. This gompa gives you a glimpse of ancient Buddhism. You can witness the monks performing their daily ritual and meditating for world peace. These monks dedicate their whole life for the monastery and for the betterment of the world. Visiting the Gumba and Meditating early in the morning gives you the peace of mind and offers you the blessing for prosperous life. If you want to peace of mind and don’t know how to get it then this place will be certainly beneficial.
Phu village settlement
Phu village is remote village settlement at the altitude of 4,250m. The unique Tibetan style mud and stone houses decorated by the prayer flags and stacked by firewood are at the top makes you feel like you have time travelled back to the Genghis khans era. Phu village offers the typical lifestyle of Tibetian and Buddhism culture. You will be surprisingly amazed by the hospitality and charming smile of the villagers. The warm butter tea makes you forget about your daily dose of caffeine. After witnessing the villagers you may rethink your life that happiness doesn’t come in anything.
We can find a diverse variety of flora due to the unique geographical terrain. The lower part of the trek is filled with terraced paddy field. One of the best things we should not miss about this trek is the famous Apple farm as Manang region is famous for Appels. we can taste a variety of apple if the client wishes they can pick the fresh apple from a tree with their own hands.
Birds and animals
Annapurna Region is the home for a variety of species. Annapurna conservation area also works on conserving the endangered species and helps grow their numbers. We can see lots of blue sheep on our way if we are lucky enough we may witness snow leopard as it descends in search of blue sheep for its prey. We may see threatened species of birds like White-rumped and wood spine vulture, Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, spiny babbler.
Natural Hot springs are one of the treasures of Annapurna region. Natural Hot spring gives us the pleasure of warming up our body and washing off the dust. The hot springs are heated by the mother earth itself providing the natural healing energy. Dipping in the hot spring while enjoying the view of the magnificent mountain is pure joy.
Manang district is one of the most beautiful District of Nepal. The beautiful village is in the lap of the Himalayas surrounded by the high mountains like Annapurna. You can add a few days in your trek to explore the undiscovered areas and feel the beauty by yourself.
Himlung expedition offers a magnificent view of mountains like
There are altogether three camps before the summit. From Himlung Base camp (4900 meters) to higher altitudes of camp 1 at 5,614m, Camp 2 at 5988 m and the last camp 3 at 6,400m. Our guides and helpers would set up the camp assuring your safety and comfort.
Each day brings a certain level of challenge from crossing a river trekking in the hills to summiting the peak. The most challenging days would be the days after the base camp From Himlung Base camp (4900 meters) to higher altitudes of camp 1 at 5,614m, Camp 2 at 5988 m and the last camp 3 at 6,400m. The climb consists of snow-capped ridges, rocky boulders. You will be walking through the glaciers at the freezing temperature.
Of course, we do our company has decades of experience and has got an authorized license under the government of Nepal. Our guides are international mountain guides (IMFGAs) who has achieved the title through their years of commitment experience and training. They can even run trips to international mountains. Our Guides are 8000ers Summiters they have summited Everest, Manasulu, Kanchenjunga and K2 also. So you don’t need to worry much.
Trekking and climbing is a rigorous activity which requires a strong mindset. The trekkers may face different problems For some people spending a night in the tent, sleeping inside a sleeping bag waking up early in the cold mornings may seem a problem. For some, the long and tiring walks may be the problems. If we change our perspective all these problems could a way to enhance ourselves this problem should be taken as an opportunity. Most of the problems could just be our mind-made problems due to the unknown Fear. The Basic problems would be the AMS Our guides will make sure of your safety through proper acclimatization.
Most of the trekkers might feel sick during trekking it may be of the new place, new heights, or new food but our company makes sure that you will get the basic techniques of avoiding that sickness. All of our guides have taken the first aid course and they always carry basic first aid kit with them in case of emergency. If the sickness arises from the altitudes and causes AMS the first and only option would be to descend down as soon as possible. IF the basic treatments do not work and get more serious we will immediately arrange a helicopter and get you back to Kathmandu because our first concern is clients health and safety. The cost of the Helicopter and insurance will be forwarded to your mail before the trip.
Our expedition leader will be responsible for your safety along with all the helpers and staff. Our leaders are IMFGA Guides Who have received the title through their hard work and rigorous training. They have more than 10 years of experience in mountaineering. We follow the 1:1 climbing protocol by providing you with one climbing guide(Sherpa) who will be with you all the time.
Generally, Nepal consists of four main season spring, autumn, summer and winter and two seasons spring and Autumn are considered best for trekking and mountaineering. The month of April, May, October and November are considered best for climbing avoiding the Monsoon and Winter as it gets freezing in the Winter.
In the daytime the weather can get quite sunny and warm in the night it can get to freezing temperature as cold as -30c. So be prepared for the freezing nights inside the tents.
The accommodation will be simple you will be spending few nights in the Tea houses where they provide you 2*2 Beds and warm blankets The tea houses and lodges are very nice with their warm hospitality the stays makes us forget our homesickness. Other nights you will be camping the tents will be prepared by our teams. We try our best to keep you warm throughout the whole trip.
You would be surprised by the food you will get all the foods will be included in the cost so you don’t need to worry much about the foods. The food will be prepared by the high altitude chefs with their years of experience in cooking. We make sure that the foods are properly sanitized and prepared in a hygienic environment. In the tea houses, you can get European Chinese and Nepali foods like pasta, pizza, macaroni, spring rolls, noodles, eggs, soups, and typical Nepali food Dal Bhat (Rice and lentils) with vegetables. And while camping the food will be prepared according to the body needs by balancing the carbs, proteins and nutrients.Well, there always room for your favourite snacks you can bring choco bars, power bars and flavoured drink mixes.
We do not recommend you to drink direct source water without purification. We provide all the water you need our teams will make sure the water is properly purified killing all the germs we will also provide hot water if you need. You should drink at least 4 litres of water in high altitude because higher altitudes make the body dehydrate fast losing a huge amount of oxygen the more you drink the faster your body will acclimatize avoiding the AMS.
Well, Of course, you can buy it in Nepal. You can find everything you need for climbing. You can find from top brands like North Face, Patagonia, black diamond, RAB, Outdoor Research to Local brand gears. Our guides would be happy to take you a tour around the Thamel and help you do the shopping so that you won’t buy unnecessary gears Thus saving the extra cost. You can also rent the gears.
All the group equipment’s, foods tents will be carried by our helpers you will not be carrying more than 8 to 10 kgs. We do not recommend you to bring extra weights as it will hamper the group dynamics.
You need to take a permit for climbing peaks above 6000m. we can mail you the details of the cost of the permit and everything.