Himlung

Himlung

Himlung

Extreme
30 Days 29 Nights
1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for every 2 Members
  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Region:
    Mustang
  • Type:
    Mountaineering Expedition
  • Max. Altitude:
    7126m
  • Activity:
    Expedition
  • Group size:
    2 to 12 people (Guaranteed to Run)
  • Accomodation:
    Hotel, Lodge, Camp
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  • Himlung Himal (7126M) lies in the secluded Mustang region; close to Tibet border. The Himlung Himal was opened to the climbers in 1992 as a part of opening Mustang valley and it was first ascended by a Japanese team same year on 3 Oct 1992. On the way to base camp we will pass through Naar and Phu Village. These villages are tucked between Annapurna and Manaslu region and is a true hidden gem which allows the trekkers to experience a raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist Culture.

    The Himlung Himal can be compared as technically easy and ideal entry level Seven thousander mountain. But one cannot underestimate the Himlung Himal because a large part of the ascent is covered at high altitudes around 6500 M and required high fitness level. We will follow the normal route Northwest ridge for the Summit - our base camp at 4900M and from there we will reach summit via 2 high Camps with a support from our highly skilled and proficient Sherpa Team. From the top you can enjoy the 360 ° view of Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range, Manaslu and other peaks.

    Every year we organize Himlung expedition in Autumn season and we have a 100% success rate till the date.

    Trip Highlights

    • Summit of Himlung Himal – 7126m
    • Support by highly skilled Personal Climbing Sherpa Guide
    • Trekking through Naar and Phu Village – A hidden gem of Mustang Region
    • Panoramic view of the surrounding mountains

    What is included

    • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers.
    • 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel Malla on BB – Twin Sharing Room.
    • Transport: Ktm-Besisahar-Dharapani & Jagat-Besi Sahar-Ktm for all members & staffs with Expedition Food & equipment.
    • Himlung Expedition Permit, Garbage deposit fee.
    • Annapurna National Park fee, Naar Phu Special Area Permit.
    • 1 Government Liaison officer on sharing with other International group Members.
    • 9 Nights Local Lodge trekking with Food 3 meals a day in a local tea house on sharing twin rooms (from Dharapani to BC and back).
    • Base Camp foods for all members and support staffs.
    • 1 Cook & 1 Kitchen Helper for Base Camp for all necessary food prepration.
    • 1 VE 25 North Face or Mountain Hardware tents at  base camp for Per member.
    • Foam Mattresses, Kitchen/Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent, Tables & Chairs, Cooking gears & Kitchen Equipment.
    • 8 Porters per member from Dharapani to Base Camp to carry members bag and Thamserku Food & Equipments.
    • 5 porters per member return from Base Camp to carry members bags and Thamserku Equipments.
    • All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages/equipments & insurance.
    • Maximum 35 kgs per member for personal baggage.
    • 1 Gas Heater & 1 Solar Pannel for light and battery charge for Base Camp for Group Use.
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for every 2 Members with his Insurance, Equipment's, Food and allowance.
    • 2 High Altitude Tents during summit sharing with your personal Sherpa guide : 2 People sharing in 1 Tent.
    • High Altitude Food, Cooking Pot, Utensils and EPI Gas for both Members and Sherpa.
    • Fixed Rope Fee.
    • Service of Walkie/Talkie for communication at Base Camp.
    • 1 Satellite Phone (on renting) with balance of USD 50 calling card– for emergency use only.
    • 1 Bottle of New Russian Poisk Oxygen Bottle with a set of Mask & Regulator For members.
    • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

    What is not included

    • International Airfares.
    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • Additional hotel nights in Kathmandu.
    • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay.
    • Personal Climbing equipment.
    • Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance/Accident/ Medical/emergency evacuation.
    • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, hot water, extra Tea/coffee during trek.
    • Other personal nature expenses & Personal equipment's.
    • For Extra Oxygen – USD 550.00 Per Bottle New Russian Poisk Oxygen.
    • For Additional High Altitude climbing Guide - USD 1850.00 Per Sherpa.
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 950 & Non Summit Bonus USD 700 Per Sherpa.
    • International Air Cargo Clearance Government Tax Fee USD 80 each client.
    • Any other thing that are not mentioned in the above cost includes.
    • Tipping to local staffs/base camp members.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    • Day 1

      Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

      Meals: None
      Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.
      Meals: None
    • Day 2

      Rest Day In Kathmandu

      Meals: Breakfast
      Reserve day in Kathmandu to make last minute shopping, equipment checking. And visit to Ministry of Tourism for the Expedition permit.

      Overnight in Hotel Malla.
      Meals: Breakfast
    • Day 3

      Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1850m) – 10/12 Hrs Drive

      Meals: Full board
      Today we start early morning as we have a long drive to Dharapani which takes approx. 10/12 hrs. Our journey begins through deep gorges as you trace the Trisuli River westwards. We will be passing through the small town of Mugling where the Trisuli and Marsyangdi rivers meet. Approximately after 7 to 8 hours’ drive, we reach foothills around Besi Sahar (760m).

      We then change our vehicles – Local Jeeps and then further drive to Dharapani which takes another 4/5 hrs on an off-road mountain road.

      Overnight in Local Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 4

      Trek to Koto (2600m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

      Meals: Full board
      Today we will head towards West – setting off to Bagar Chap; an interesting Buddhist Village. As we further head on, we will pass through the scattered pine forest with a scenic view of Mount. Manaslu and Annapurna 2 on the left side. We will stop at Koto for overnight.

      Overnight in Local Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 5

      Trek to Dharmashala (3230m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

      Meals: Full board
      After breakfast, we start our trek to Dharmashala leaving Annapurna Circuit valley. We then enter the Naar Phu Valley following the Naar-Phu River. Gradual up and down walk through coniferous forests with a beautiful view of Lamjung Himal on the south; we reach Dharamsala (3230m) where we will stay overnight.

      Overnight in Local Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 6

      Trek to Kyang (3820m) – 6 Hrs Trek

      Meals: Full board
      From Dharmashala, we trek towards Kyang passing through a small village called Meta. We follow the Phu Khola on a fairly ascending trail to Chyako. From here the trail gets steeper as we head to 'Upper Chyako' and then to Kyang(3800m). Kyang, located above Phu Khola has the remains of the Khampa settlements and is the main winter settlement of the people of Phu

      Overnight in Local Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 7

      Trek to Phu Gaon (4200m) – 5 Hrs Trek

      Meals: Full board
      Today we will trek to Phu Gaon one of the hidden villages of Nepal, which will take approx. 5 hrs walk. As we ascend from Kyang to Phu Gaon, we can see the prayer flags, Chorten, and Mani walls all along the trekking trail. The remaining afternoon is at leisure to explore this remote settlement.

      Overnight in Local Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 8

      Rest Day in Phu Gaon

      Meals: Full board
      Reserve day at Phu Village to acclimatized & rest your body. Re-energize your body as we will be going to Himlung Base Camp tomorrow.

      Overnight in Local Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 9

      Trek to Himlung Base Camp (4920m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek

      Meals: Full board
      Today we head towards Himlung base Camp which will be your home away from home for another 2 weeks. On reaching base camp you are warmly welcomed by our crew members. The base camp lies in a beautiful grassy spot with a waterfall and amazing views all around us.

      Overnight in Camp.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 10

      Rest Day in Base Camp

      Meals: Full board
      You have a rest day in base camp to acclimatize your body, check your climbing equipment. Our Climbing Guides will brief you about the Summit plans and safety equipment.

      Overnight in Camp.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 11

      Rest Day / Puja at Base Camp

      Meals: Full board
      We will offer our prayers to the mountains for the clear weather and safety of all members.

      Overnight in Camp.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 12

      Hike up to Camp I (5400m) & Return down to Base Camp

      Hike up to Camp I (5400m) & Return down to Base Camp
    • Day 13

      Rest Day at Base Camp

      Rest Day at Base Camp
    • Day 14

      Climb to Camp I And Stay Overnight

      Climb to Camp I And Stay Overnight
    • Day 15

      Return to Base Camp

      Return to Base Camp
    • Day 16

      Rest Day at Base Camp

      Rest Day at Base Camp
    • Day 17

      Climb to Camp I and Stay Overnight

      Climb to Camp I and Stay Overnight
    • Day 18

      Hike-up to Camp II (6050m) and return down to Base Camp

      Hike-up to Camp II (6050m) and return down to Base Camp
    • Day 19

      Rest Day at Base Camp

      Rest Day at Base Camp
    • Day 20

      Climb to Camp I And Stay Overnight

      Climb to Camp I And Stay Overnight
    • Day 21

      Climb to Camp II and Stay Overnight

      Climb to Camp II and Stay Overnight
    • Day 22

      Summit Himlung Himal (7126m) & Return down to Camp I

      Summit Himlung Himal (7126m) & Return down to Camp I
    • Day 23

      Return down to Base Camp

      Return down to Base Camp
    • Day 24

      Rest day at Base Camp / Cleaning Up

      Meals: Full board
      After the expedition, we pack our bags and clean up the base camp.

      Overnight at Tent.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 25

      Trek down to Meta (3560m) – 7/8hrs Trek

      Meals: Full board
      Today we bid our farewell to our base camp crew members and after breakfast we descend down all the way to Meta which takes around 7/8 hrs walk.

      Overnight at Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 26

      Trek to Koto (2600m) – 7hrs Trek

      Meals: Full board
      We further descend down to Koto leaving the Naar Phu Valley.

      Overnight at Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 27

      Trek to Jagat (1300m) – 7hrs Trek

      Meals: Full board
      After breakfast we keep descending down to Jagat which takes approx. 7hrs walk.

      Overnight at Lodge.
      Meals: Full board
    • Day 28

      Jeep drive to Besisahar and then to Kathmandu – 10/12 hrs Drive

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      From Jagat, we take a local jeep to Besisahar which takes around 4hrs off-road / mountain trail. After lunch, we change the vehicle to more comfortable seat. We then continue driving to Kathmandu which takes around 7/8hrs drive (depending on the road traffic).

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Day 29

      In Kathmandu

      Meals: Breakfast
      First hour in the morning, Expedition debriefing will be done at the Ministry. Remainder of the day is at leisure for last minute souvenir shopping.

      Overnight at Hotel Malla.
      Meals: Breakfast
    • Day 30

      International Departure

      Depending upon your flight time, you will be transferred from Hotel to airport.

      The airport time is 3 hours prior to departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12:00PM. In case you are flying late evening and require a half day use of the hotel, you can let us know in order to confirm the room for you.
  • Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or upon arrival. The current cost of a visa on arrival is

    • For 15 days Multiple Entry: USD 30.00 Per Person

    • For 30 days Multiple Entry: USD 50.00 Per Person

    • For 90 days Multiple Entry: USD 125.00 Per Person

    The immigration gets really busy during April, May, October and November; sometimes it takes hour to get the visa. Also, the wait is longer if you stand in the wrong queue. So below is the guideline for the visa on arrival and clearing the immigration at the airport.

    1st Queue: Filling the application form. The clients can avoid this queue by filling the online application form (https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) in their home country. A sample of the online application form with the necessary details has been filled (see attached). The clients should put the exact information as seen in the attached file; the hotel name could be different. Once you fill up the form and submit, they will receive another slip (see attached) which they need to print it out and bring along with them.

    2nd Queue: Cash Counter. If the clients have online slip beforehand, they can stand directly at the cash counter avoiding the 1st queue. It is advised for the clients to carry the exact visa fee amount (cash) either in US $ or Euro, but not in Nepalese Rupees.

    3rd Queue: Immigration. Once the payment is done, the clients need to stand at the Immigration line with the receipt from the cash counter and necessary documents.

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

    Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatize to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while trekking + camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitizer.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal's trekking areas.

    All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal's trekking regions most of the bottled water isn't strictly 'mineral water' anyway but is UV treated, so it's exactly the same technology. It's quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It's fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn't cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won't leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft). This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

    Equipment Checklist

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot.
    • Balaclava-recommended the North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face.
    • Fleece or woolen hat.
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional).
    • Buff Scarf/thin face mask.
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat.
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt.
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Down jacket with hoodie.
    • Hiking pant.
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Smart wool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair).
    • Alpine boot Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar.
    • Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX.
    • Trekking boots.
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper.

    Hand wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm.
    • Down mitts- Recommended the North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves- Recommended water & wind proof.
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking.

    Other Equipments

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57.
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover.
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL.
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L.
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear.
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC).
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces.
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men.
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition.
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2.
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralyte). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Climbing Equipments

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond.
    • Ski Goggles with UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Snow Goggles with 100% UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Head Lamp – Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl.
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe – Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond.
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons.

    Washing Kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag.
    • Towel – medium size.
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth paste, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Hand wash & sanitizer.
    • Toilet papers (you can buy this in the lodges).
    • Wet tissue.

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir or Black Diamond Couloir Harness or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness.
    • Ascender (Jummer) – Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Abseiling device – Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG.
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size) – Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size) – Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • 6 mm rope – Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested.
    • 6 mm rope – Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested.
    • 1 X tape sling – Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested.
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) – Recommended 2m UIAA tested.

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles.
    • Pulley device.
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges.
    • Shorts.
    • Base layer leggings.
    • Snow Gaiter.
    • Sleeping bag liner.
    • Pillowcase.
    • Travel clothes.
    • Camera.
    • Repair kit (like needle, thread, duct tape).
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  • Overview

    Himlung Himal (7126M) lies in the secluded Mustang region; close to Tibet border. The Himlung Himal was opened to the climbers in 1992 as a part of opening Mustang valley and it was first ascended by a Japanese team same year on 3 Oct 1992. On the way to base camp we will pass through Naar and Phu Village. These villages are tucked between Annapurna and Manaslu region and is a true hidden gem which allows the trekkers to experience a raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist Culture.

    The Himlung Himal can be compared as technically easy and ideal entry level Seven thousander mountain. But one cannot underestimate the Himlung Himal because a large part of the ascent is covered at high altitudes around 6500 M and required high fitness level. We will follow the normal route Northwest ridge for the Summit - our base camp at 4900M and from there we will reach summit via 2 high Camps with a support from our highly skilled and proficient Sherpa Team. From the top you can enjoy the 360 ° view of Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range, Manaslu and other peaks.

    Every year we organize Himlung expedition in Autumn season and we have a 100% success rate till the date.

    Trip Highlights

    • Summit of Himlung Himal – 7126m
    • Support by highly skilled Personal Climbing Sherpa Guide
    • Trekking through Naar and Phu Village – A hidden gem of Mustang Region
    • Panoramic view of the surrounding mountains

    What is included

    • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers.
    • 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel Malla on BB – Twin Sharing Room.
    • Transport: Ktm-Besisahar-Dharapani & Jagat-Besi Sahar-Ktm for all members & staffs with Expedition Food & equipment.
    • Himlung Expedition Permit, Garbage deposit fee.
    • Annapurna National Park fee, Naar Phu Special Area Permit.
    • 1 Government Liaison officer on sharing with other International group Members.
    • 9 Nights Local Lodge trekking with Food 3 meals a day in a local tea house on sharing twin rooms (from Dharapani to BC and back).
    • Base Camp foods for all members and support staffs.
    • 1 Cook & 1 Kitchen Helper for Base Camp for all necessary food prepration.
    • 1 VE 25 North Face or Mountain Hardware tents at  base camp for Per member.
    • Foam Mattresses, Kitchen/Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent, Tables & Chairs, Cooking gears & Kitchen Equipment.
    • 8 Porters per member from Dharapani to Base Camp to carry members bag and Thamserku Food & Equipments.
    • 5 porters per member return from Base Camp to carry members bags and Thamserku Equipments.
    • All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages/equipments & insurance.
    • Maximum 35 kgs per member for personal baggage.
    • 1 Gas Heater & 1 Solar Pannel for light and battery charge for Base Camp for Group Use.
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for every 2 Members with his Insurance, Equipment's, Food and allowance.
    • 2 High Altitude Tents during summit sharing with your personal Sherpa guide : 2 People sharing in 1 Tent.
    • High Altitude Food, Cooking Pot, Utensils and EPI Gas for both Members and Sherpa.
    • Fixed Rope Fee.
    • Service of Walkie/Talkie for communication at Base Camp.
    • 1 Satellite Phone (on renting) with balance of USD 50 calling card– for emergency use only.
    • 1 Bottle of New Russian Poisk Oxygen Bottle with a set of Mask & Regulator For members.
    • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

    What is not included

    • International Airfares.
    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • Additional hotel nights in Kathmandu.
    • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay.
    • Personal Climbing equipment.
    • Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance/Accident/ Medical/emergency evacuation.
    • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, hot water, extra Tea/coffee during trek.
    • Other personal nature expenses & Personal equipment's.
    • For Extra Oxygen – USD 550.00 Per Bottle New Russian Poisk Oxygen.
    • For Additional High Altitude climbing Guide - USD 1850.00 Per Sherpa.
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 950 & Non Summit Bonus USD 700 Per Sherpa.
    • International Air Cargo Clearance Government Tax Fee USD 80 each client.
    • Any other thing that are not mentioned in the above cost includes.
    • Tipping to local staffs/base camp members.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.
    Meals: None

    Day 2 : Rest Day In Kathmandu

    Reserve day in Kathmandu to make last minute shopping, equipment checking. And visit to Ministry of Tourism for the Expedition permit.

    Overnight in Hotel Malla.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1850m) – 10/12 Hrs Drive

    Today we start early morning as we have a long drive to Dharapani which takes approx. 10/12 hrs. Our journey begins through deep gorges as you trace the Trisuli River westwards. We will be passing through the small town of Mugling where the Trisuli and Marsyangdi rivers meet. Approximately after 7 to 8 hours’ drive, we reach foothills around Besi Sahar (760m).

    We then change our vehicles – Local Jeeps and then further drive to Dharapani which takes another 4/5 hrs on an off-road mountain road.

    Overnight in Local Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 4 : Trek to Koto (2600m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

    Today we will head towards West – setting off to Bagar Chap; an interesting Buddhist Village. As we further head on, we will pass through the scattered pine forest with a scenic view of Mount. Manaslu and Annapurna 2 on the left side. We will stop at Koto for overnight.

    Overnight in Local Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 5 : Trek to Dharmashala (3230m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

    After breakfast, we start our trek to Dharmashala leaving Annapurna Circuit valley. We then enter the Naar Phu Valley following the Naar-Phu River. Gradual up and down walk through coniferous forests with a beautiful view of Lamjung Himal on the south; we reach Dharamsala (3230m) where we will stay overnight.

    Overnight in Local Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 6 : Trek to Kyang (3820m) – 6 Hrs Trek

    From Dharmashala, we trek towards Kyang passing through a small village called Meta. We follow the Phu Khola on a fairly ascending trail to Chyako. From here the trail gets steeper as we head to 'Upper Chyako' and then to Kyang(3800m). Kyang, located above Phu Khola has the remains of the Khampa settlements and is the main winter settlement of the people of Phu

    Overnight in Local Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 7 : Trek to Phu Gaon (4200m) – 5 Hrs Trek

    Today we will trek to Phu Gaon one of the hidden villages of Nepal, which will take approx. 5 hrs walk. As we ascend from Kyang to Phu Gaon, we can see the prayer flags, Chorten, and Mani walls all along the trekking trail. The remaining afternoon is at leisure to explore this remote settlement.

    Overnight in Local Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 8 : Rest Day in Phu Gaon

    Reserve day at Phu Village to acclimatized & rest your body. Re-energize your body as we will be going to Himlung Base Camp tomorrow.

    Overnight in Local Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 9 : Trek to Himlung Base Camp (4920m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek

    Today we head towards Himlung base Camp which will be your home away from home for another 2 weeks. On reaching base camp you are warmly welcomed by our crew members. The base camp lies in a beautiful grassy spot with a waterfall and amazing views all around us.

    Overnight in Camp.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 10 : Rest Day in Base Camp

    You have a rest day in base camp to acclimatize your body, check your climbing equipment. Our Climbing Guides will brief you about the Summit plans and safety equipment.

    Overnight in Camp.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 11 : Rest Day / Puja at Base Camp

    We will offer our prayers to the mountains for the clear weather and safety of all members.

    Overnight in Camp.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 12 : Hike up to Camp I (5400m) & Return down to Base Camp

    Hike up to Camp I (5400m) & Return down to Base Camp

    Day 13 : Rest Day at Base Camp

    Rest Day at Base Camp

    Day 14 : Climb to Camp I And Stay Overnight

    Climb to Camp I And Stay Overnight

    Day 15 : Return to Base Camp

    Return to Base Camp

    Day 16 : Rest Day at Base Camp

    Rest Day at Base Camp

    Day 17 : Climb to Camp I and Stay Overnight

    Climb to Camp I and Stay Overnight

    Day 18 : Hike-up to Camp II (6050m) and return down to Base Camp

    Hike-up to Camp II (6050m) and return down to Base Camp

    Day 19 : Rest Day at Base Camp

    Rest Day at Base Camp

    Day 20 : Climb to Camp I And Stay Overnight

    Climb to Camp I And Stay Overnight

    Day 21 : Climb to Camp II and Stay Overnight

    Climb to Camp II and Stay Overnight

    Day 22 : Summit Himlung Himal (7126m) & Return down to Camp I

    Summit Himlung Himal (7126m) & Return down to Camp I

    Day 23 : Return down to Base Camp

    Return down to Base Camp

    Day 24 : Rest day at Base Camp / Cleaning Up

    After the expedition, we pack our bags and clean up the base camp.

    Overnight at Tent.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 25 : Trek down to Meta (3560m) – 7/8hrs Trek

    Today we bid our farewell to our base camp crew members and after breakfast we descend down all the way to Meta which takes around 7/8 hrs walk.

    Overnight at Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 26 : Trek to Koto (2600m) – 7hrs Trek

    We further descend down to Koto leaving the Naar Phu Valley.

    Overnight at Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 27 : Trek to Jagat (1300m) – 7hrs Trek

    After breakfast we keep descending down to Jagat which takes approx. 7hrs walk.

    Overnight at Lodge.
    Meals: Full board

    Day 28 : Jeep drive to Besisahar and then to Kathmandu – 10/12 hrs Drive

    From Jagat, we take a local jeep to Besisahar which takes around 4hrs off-road / mountain trail. After lunch, we change the vehicle to more comfortable seat. We then continue driving to Kathmandu which takes around 7/8hrs drive (depending on the road traffic).

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 29 : In Kathmandu

    First hour in the morning, Expedition debriefing will be done at the Ministry. Remainder of the day is at leisure for last minute souvenir shopping.

    Overnight at Hotel Malla.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 30 : International Departure

    Depending upon your flight time, you will be transferred from Hotel to airport.

    The airport time is 3 hours prior to departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12:00PM. In case you are flying late evening and require a half day use of the hotel, you can let us know in order to confirm the room for you.
  • Essential Info

    Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or upon arrival. The current cost of a visa on arrival is

    • For 15 days Multiple Entry: USD 30.00 Per Person

    • For 30 days Multiple Entry: USD 50.00 Per Person

    • For 90 days Multiple Entry: USD 125.00 Per Person

    The immigration gets really busy during April, May, October and November; sometimes it takes hour to get the visa. Also, the wait is longer if you stand in the wrong queue. So below is the guideline for the visa on arrival and clearing the immigration at the airport.

    1st Queue: Filling the application form. The clients can avoid this queue by filling the online application form (https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) in their home country. A sample of the online application form with the necessary details has been filled (see attached). The clients should put the exact information as seen in the attached file; the hotel name could be different. Once you fill up the form and submit, they will receive another slip (see attached) which they need to print it out and bring along with them.

    2nd Queue: Cash Counter. If the clients have online slip beforehand, they can stand directly at the cash counter avoiding the 1st queue. It is advised for the clients to carry the exact visa fee amount (cash) either in US $ or Euro, but not in Nepalese Rupees.

    3rd Queue: Immigration. Once the payment is done, the clients need to stand at the Immigration line with the receipt from the cash counter and necessary documents.

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

    Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatize to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while trekking + camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitizer.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal's trekking areas.

    All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal's trekking regions most of the bottled water isn't strictly 'mineral water' anyway but is UV treated, so it's exactly the same technology. It's quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It's fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn't cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won't leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft). This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

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    Equipment Checklist

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot.
    • Balaclava-recommended the North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face.
    • Fleece or woolen hat.
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional).
    • Buff Scarf/thin face mask.
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat.
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt.
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Down jacket with hoodie.
    • Hiking pant.
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Smart wool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair).
    • Alpine boot Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar.
    • Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX.
    • Trekking boots.
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper.

    Hand wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm.
    • Down mitts- Recommended the North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves- Recommended water & wind proof.
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking.

    Other Equipments

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57.
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover.
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL.
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L.
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear.
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC).
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces.
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men.
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition.
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2.
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralyte). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Climbing Equipments

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond.
    • Ski Goggles with UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Snow Goggles with 100% UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Head Lamp – Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl.
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe – Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond.
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons.

    Washing Kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag.
    • Towel – medium size.
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth paste, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Hand wash & sanitizer.
    • Toilet papers (you can buy this in the lodges).
    • Wet tissue.

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir or Black Diamond Couloir Harness or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness.
    • Ascender (Jummer) – Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Abseiling device – Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG.
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size) – Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size) – Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • 6 mm rope – Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested.
    • 6 mm rope – Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested.
    • 1 X tape sling – Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested.
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) – Recommended 2m UIAA tested.

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles.
    • Pulley device.
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges.
    • Shorts.
    • Base layer leggings.
    • Snow Gaiter.
    • Sleeping bag liner.
    • Pillowcase.
    • Travel clothes.
    • Camera.
    • Repair kit (like needle, thread, duct tape).
  • Accommodation


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