Himlung Expedition

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Himlung Expedition

Nepal's most popular expedition. Himlung Expedition, the route follows Round Annapurna route to Koto and from Koto towards Nar-phu Goan. Afer the beautiful villages Nar and Phu, we proceed to the base camp and establish Base Camp.Three high camps is to be established for the summit of this peak. And it takes total duration of 31 days to make a expedition Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Best seasons recommended September and October. Mt. Himlung has been becoming popular day by day among the climbers and this mountain is one of the infrequently visited mountain of Nepal.


It’s lying between the border of Nepal and Tibet in north of the Annapurna and Manaslu, majestically situated above the Tibetan village of Phu in the western region of Nepal that was open in 1992 by the Nepalese government and ever since then only few expedition team including Japanese and French have done this expedition.


After 9 hours drive to Dharapani from Kathmandu, our trek commences from the classic Annapurna circuit route till Dharapani and then leaves towards the route from Koto, then to Tibetan village, Kyang, Phugaon where we spend one day extra for proper acclimatization and local exploration. We establish our Base Camp at 4842m on a grassy land. While our strong team of sherpas staffs set up various high camps, members have the chance to going up and down for well acclimatization and we attempt summit on a favorable day for everyone. Due to our good strategy and export logistics support, the success rate to this mountain has been high every year.


Climbing permits for peaks in the Nepal Himalayas are issued for all seasons by the mountaineering section of the minisry of culture, tourisem and civil aviation. The requisite official documents must be furnished when seeking permit.


Key features of Himlung Expedition

  • Mesmerizing trails that are off-the-beaten-track
  • Rare beauty of Manaslu region with awesome mountain peaks
  • Complete an expedition to a 7000 meter peak
  • Visit picturesque villages along the way like Koto, Naphu Gaon etc.
  • Get a glimpse of the wonderful Tibetan Buddhism of the region

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

On arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to your hotel room. You may have a rest or take a leisurely stroll in the streets of Thamel.


Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today, we will visit some significant world heritage sites, including Patan Durbar Square, the religious Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple) and the famous Boudhhanath stupa. Later, we will meet our trek leader and guide, check our equipment and meet other group members and discuss the exciting adventure ahead. Included meals: Breakfast


Day 03: Drive to Dharapani (1,960 m)

Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport. Then you will drive to Besi Shahar (175.8 km) which will take us about 5 to 6 hours along a scenic route. Along the journey you will witness rather stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers, and villages and again drive Besisahar to Dharapani (34.8 Km) by jeep through the Nagdi, Bhulbhule, Sange, Chamche, Tall, Dharapani, can see wonderful Manaslu, Annapurna II scenery, and others majestic mountains. Stay overnight at tea house.


Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2,610m)

We start our trek walking towards Bagarchap, a Buddhist village from where we can see the first view of Annapurna II. The rough trail then takes an ascent to Timang village situated at the altitude of 2,460 m. From Timang we can see the beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu. Continuing the trek, we walk through the pine forests up to Chame and lastly to the Koto village. The trek will be of around 5 to 6 hours this day.


Day 05: Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560 m)

The distance to cover this day is quite longer so we start our trek early today. The trekking route today passes through the restricted area of Narphu valley, dense pine forests, cave shelters and pilgrims resting places, waterfalls here and there and rough steep ascents. After walking for 7 to 8 hours, we finally reach the destination for the day, Meta. From here, the sceneries of Himalayan ranges can be seen clearly and


Day 06: Trek from Meta to Phu Gaon (4,080 m)

Bidding farewell to Meta, some unique, colorful Chortens that the Nar-Phu is popular for begin to appear in sight. We cross many suspension bridges crossing many streams throughout the trail. We can find no residential houses along the way but only the remnants of the fort of Khampa settlement (the place where the Tibetans lived illegally). Following the rocky trail we walk past Phu Khola witnessing the line of wonderful chortens along the way to Phu Gaon.


Day 07: Acclimatization day at Phu Gaon

The day is utilized acclimatizing to the thinning of the air and also to rest and explore the Phu village. A very old Buddhist Monastery known as Tashi Lakhang monastery also listed among the 108 world’s greatest monasteries lies at a short distance in Phu Gaon. We can also hike up to the Himlung Base Camp and enjoy the breath taking views.


Day 08: Trek from Phu-Gaon to Himlung base camp (4850m/15,912ft).

Day 09-24:Climbing period for Himlung Himal (7126m//23,345ft) camping.

Day 25:Preparation and packing for departure.

Day 26:Trek back from base camp to Phu-Gaon(4200m/13,780ft)

Day 27:Trek from Phu-Gaon to Meta (3560m/11,680ft)

Day 28:Trek from Meta to Koto (2610m/8,563ft)

Day 29:Drive from Koto to Besisahar (823m/27,00ft) and drive to Kathmandu

Day 30:Free day in Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.


Day 31: Drive to the Airport, takeoff from Kathmandu

Adventure High Mountain staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!



Note:This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.

Himlung expedition royalty fees

Route fixing (SPCC and EOA) fees

Garbage deposit and management fees

Expedition Liaison officer wages and fees

1:1 Sherpa guide (Everest Summiter) to climber ratio

Service of the Expedition manager at Manaslu base camp

2 bottles of oxygen ( Only if guest request to apply)

Skill training clinic at the Himlung base camp

Freshly prepared meals (B,L,D) by our chef at the Himlung base camp

A wide variety of nutritious high altitude mountain foods for higher camps

Individual box tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent and other logistics

Heater, Generator, Shower and more for your comfort at the base camp

High altitude tent (North Face VE25 or similar) for higher camps above base camp

All Meals (B,L,D) and accommodation during the trekking period

Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use

Radio set for communication between camps

Internal domestic airfare with 60kg baggage cargo

Staffs wages, allowances with their helicopter and medical insurance

Common climbing equipment (rope, Ice Screws, Snow bars etc)

Weather report during the entire expedition period

Emergency medical supplies with 24/7 on-call doctor during the entire expedition period.

Porterage of 60kg baggage for each member.

Private transportation Kathmandu - Dharapani - Kathmandu.

HImlung Summit certificate from the Department of Tourism, Nepal

International airfare.

Nepal entry visa and airport fees.

Personal equipment and clothing.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)

Personal porter.

Alcoholic and bottled beverages.

Personal Climbing Gears

Drone & Special filming permit

Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $1500.00

Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers

Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.

Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.

All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.

Guide Gratuity - Tip­ping is always a per­son­al choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.

The following booking terms and conditions represent the contract between the customer and Adventure High Mountain. Adventure High Mountain is a government registered tour and trek company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, established with an aim to provide quality travel services.


At the time of booking, you are expected to read all the terms and conditions carefully. The booking confirmation will be given, thinking that you have read all the terms and conditions entitled by the core values of this company. After the booking process, you are completely obliged by the conditions mentioned below.

These booking conditions are only applied to the bookings you have made with this company.


The following terms and conditions apply, however the circumstances and regulations, contractual obligations to suppliers and affairs related to locations, and product type may slightly vary depending upon the situation.


Payment Schedule

$7000 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $3000 non-refundable registration fee.

Balance due 60 days prior to departure.

Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.


Payment Procedure:



Account Number : 0570010151011

Swift Code: MBNLNPKA

Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.


We strongly recommend the purchase of travel cancellation insurance to protect you from the unexpected. You aren’t likely to think of it now, but people do get ill, break a bone, have a family emergency or get assigned to a last minute business trip. If you are in remote areas, please note that emergency rescue & evacuation can be very expensive.


We also strongly urge you to consider rescue and evacuation insurance if your own policy does not provide the coverage need­ed. Services available may include, but are not limited to, helicopter evacuation, medical care, etc.


If you choose not to purchase insurance, you assume full responsibility.

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