Himlung Himal Climbing – 26 Days- Best mountain in Nepal before you try bigger mountains

Himlung Himal Climb- one of most beautiful technical peak climbing in Nepal.

Himlung Himal (mountain) is located in  Peri Himal range in the Manang District of the Ghandaki Administrative zone, 1.5 km from the Tibetan border. Mount Manaslu lies 28 km towards the south-southeast. Its summit has an elevation of 7,126 meters (23,425 ft).

The presumed first ascent of the Himlung Himal Climbing took place in 1983. A Japanese expedition reached the summit from the south via the east ridge. Another ascent, also by a Japanese mountaineer group on the northwest ridge took place in 1992. These suggested that this earlier ascent actually took place on Mount Nemjung to the south.

Before that time, an outsider was forbidden to enter the region. These places were isolated from the outside world. Although, the enthusiast traveler, alpinist were targeting the beautiful mountains and the valley. Himlung himal is 7,126m/23,345ft in height.

Himlung Himal Climbing
Himlung Himal 7140 m

Even though the height is challenging, the expedition is considered safe and non-technical. This expedition is the best preparation before any attempt to eight thousand meter mountain and for those willing to experience such height expedition for the first time.

The base camp of Mt. Himlung is set at the height of 4900m. The three higher camps are established at the heights of 5,450m, 6,000m, and 6,350m respectively. The last part of the pinnacle includes a steep and icy way.

Generally, it takes ten to fifteen days to conquer Himlung Peak and back to the base camp. The journey starts from hustle Kathmandu city towards the Besisahar, a gateway town to Annapurna and Manaslu region. We will be driven to Kothe village.

This is the point that separates the trial to Annapurna Circuit Trek. And then you turn into a different, calmer world, rather barren landscape, strongly influenced by the Tibetan Khampa people, which also have a lot to offer culturally.

This is primarily because of the very few tourists who have visited here, apart from the rare expedition groups. This is precisely why the expedition to Himlung Himal Climbing is so appealing because the overall experience is entirely fulfilling.

Our Trek venture Nepal team will be at the arrival gate to receive you and escort you to our hotel. Refresh, Relax in the hotel. Overnight in a hotel.

B&B Plan

Today is a spare day. We can tour the durbar square and the heritage sites before lunch. Later, we prepare all gears, equipment, and food supplies for the expedition. Later, in the evening a dinner will be hosted by Trek Venture Nepal and along with it, we will introduce ground staff, climbing guides.

B&B Plan

We will start early from Kathmandu to Chamje 1,410m/ 4,626 feet. It will be around a 7- 8 hours drive. After breakfast, we leave the hotel and commence the long drive to Chamje. As we leave the city boundary the roads are interesting, with great views and also the opportunity to watch people at work in small towns and villages. There will be opportunities to stop for tea breaks and meal breaks. overnight in a lodge in Chamje.

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The is a 5-6 hour trek. After a relaxing breakfast, we leave the guest house and start trekking. We cross a suspension bridge after which the trail gets steeper on the way to Sattae and the valley becomes narrower. Today we will walk through agricultural land, forest and have beautiful river views. We will stop in Tal for refreshments. This is known locally as the entrance to the Manang District. After our break, the trail heads to a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. The trail continues through small villages, we will have time for further rest stops, before entering Dharapani where we stay in a lodge.

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After breakfast, we follow the trail towards Bagarchhap where we will have a short lunch break. The trail ahead is steeper, making its way through dense forest. A short while later we arrive in Timang which affords beautiful views of Lamjung Himal 5,587m. On leaving Timang the trail starts fairly gently before a descent and then a steep and strenuous climb to Thanchok. After Thanchok we descend to the village of Koto where we stay in a lodge overnight.

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This is a 6-7 hour trek. After breakfast but before leaving Koto we register at the permit check point. We then head toward a suspension bridge over the Seti Khola tributary. Today the trail gets steeper, we walk through beautiful gorges. Tonight is our first campsite.

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This is a 6-7 hour trek. This morning we head towards the village of Meta. This is a seasonal village. On the trek today we enjoy views of Lamjung Himal 5,587m and Annapurna II 7,937m. The trail traverses around a steep hill toward a clearing known as Junam Goth. We continue a steep climb before descending towards the Murju Khola, an outflow of the Lyapche Glacier. We cross the river before the steep walk across a section of eroded moraine heading towards Kyang. Campsite tonight.

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This is a 5-6 hour trek. Today we leave Kyang after breakfast and trek towards a narrow gorge. The trail descends to the river. After crossing the river, we will head north on a steep trail. we will pass several large chortons and deserted buildings. Tonight we rest in the isolated village of Phu.

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You can visit Samdu Choling, and Tashi Monastery. We walk through the ancient village of Phu, visit the Samdo Monastery and the Choling Monastery. These are some of the oldest and most remote monasteries and villages in Nepal.

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This is a 3-4 hour trek.

This is the shortest trekking day of the expedition. We enjoy a leisurely breakfast before leaving the village of Phu. We trek on a trail that ascends to our campsite. Our staff will make preparations for preparing camps at higher altitudes.

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Today is an acclimatization day to relax and enjoy the mountain views. Today, you will take a rest at the Base Camp and admire the view of the lofty mountains around you. Further, the Base Camp is close to 5,000 meters which is why you need to take it easy and let your body acclimatize.

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This is the first of several days of climbing training and acclimatization. The climbing staff set up further camps above base camp. This allows for food preparation and route preparation toward the summit. The expedition is becoming more strenuous and demanding and therefore it is important to follow the climbing guides instructions. There can be significant snow on the trails towards camp 1, but you can enjoy the stunning views of Mount Annapurna, Manaslu, and Gangapurna.

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After breakfast, we check our supplies before beginning the climb to camp 2. This is a steady but strenuous climb. The adventure will be tough mentally and physically and that will be the challenge today. After a short break at camp 2, we return to the base camp 4,842m/ 15,881 feet.

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Rest day is utilized by regaining strength for the further push for the final summit. This is part of acclimatization process. Again it is essential to check all climbing gear and listen to the climbing guide's briefings and procedures.

Day 15 :
Camp 1

Today we follow the same route back up to Camp One.

overnight at tent.

Day 16 :
Camp 2

Today we climb from Camp one to Camp two 6,000m/ 19,685 feet. Stay overnight in tent.

Day 17 :
Camp 3

Today we climb from Camp two to Camp three 6250m/ 20,505 feet. It is a short climb of 250m/ 820 feet into camp three. It is necessary to be cautious and avoid risk of injury or altitude sickness. We arrive in camp early and enjoy lunch and the views. Again taking time to rest in preparation for tomorrows summit attempt.

We start early for our climb from camp three to the Summit 7126m/ 23,379 feet. Again all safety measures are taken. We have an early start to the day. This is a most strenuous and challenging climb and can take up to 8 hours to reach the summit. We spend a short time at the summit to enjoy the amazing views of Annapurna 8,091m/ 26,545 feet and Manaslu at 8,156m/ 26,758 feet and many more peaks across the Himalayan range. We then return back to camp 3 to sleep.

After a good rest in camp. we will pack up and make our way from Camp three to Base Camp. It is important to be careful descending as the trails are uneven and injury is possible. After a long 7-8 hour descent back to Base Camp, we accomplish our summit mission.

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We will pack up Base Camp and trek back to Phu village at 4,580m/ 15,022 feet. After breakfast and clean up, we retrace our steps to Phu Village, where we spend the night. This is a 5-6 hour trek.

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Today we retrace our steps to Meta 3,560m/ 11,676 feet where we stay the night in the village. This is a 5-6 hour trek.

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Trek from Meta to Koto 2,600m/ 8,528 feet. This is a 6-7 hour trek.

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Today we will retrace our steps to Dharapani 1,960m/ 6,430 feet. This is a 5-6 hour hike.

This is a 4-5 hour hike. After a quick breakfast, you will leave the tea house at Dharapani. Further on the trek, you will hike alongside the areas affected by landslides. The hike then starts to make a steep descent towards a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. Further, the trail gradually ascends towards Tal village. Eventually, as you pass through a narrow valley. You will arrive at the village settlement in Satalle. Upon your arrival at the village, you will celebrate the expedition with your team members. You will stay for the night at a guest house.

We will drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje. This is a 7-8 hour journey. We can head out and celebrate the expedition in one of the local restaurants.

B&B Plan

Time to say goodbye. We will drop you at the Kathmandu airport for your International flight home.

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Himlung Himal Climbing – 26 Days- Best mountain in Nepal before you try bigger mountains

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