Mount Himlung Expedition - 30 Days

Mount Himlung Expedition

Himlung Himal / Mount Himlung  is situated in the Manaslu region and lies in the remote corner of Nepal along the Tibetan border. One of the more recently opened peaks for climbing. Expedition of Mount Himlung  with an altitude of 7,126m has been successful in attracting newbies as well as seasoned climbers over the years.  Routes are combined with soaring peaks and moves through glaciers secluded villages with diverse cultures, pleasing forests and Gompas.

Usually three high camps get established before reaching the Summit and the Base Camp is located at an altitude of a little more than 4,850m. A trek that follows a stunning path is not considered technically difficult to summit.

DayActivities
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03In Kathmandu for official permit procedures
Day 04Drive to Jagat via Besisahar and pass Syange
Day 05Trek to Dharapani
Day 06Trek to Kotto
Day 07Trek to Meta 
Day 08Trek to Khyang
Day 09Trek to Phu (4,080m)
Day 10Trek to Himlung Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 11Rest and acclimatization day
Day 12/21Climbing period (7,126m)
Day 22Clean up the Base Camp
Day 23Trek back to Phu
Day 24Trek to Meta
Day 25Trek to Koto
Day 26Trek to Dharapani
Day 27Trek to Jagat
Day 28Drive to Kathmandu via Beshisahar 
Day 29Free day in Kathmandu
Day 30Depart Kathmandu

Clothes Attributes

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight syntheticliner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • 30 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 7,126 m
  • Comparatively Less Strenuous
  • Expedition
  • April and May & October and November
  • Highest point on earth. Outstanding, adventurous and yet daring expedition.