“For the Quest entertainment with fullest adventure in your holiday, fit for the people who are wandering to make the most scenic and picturesque trekking including peak climbing. This expedition follows Nar-Phoo Valley trekking, the most popular trip and Himlung peak climbing up to [7,126 meters/23,379ft], which is none technically difficult peak. We are available to grant you 30 days making you avail with full packaged service”
Himlung Himal is Located in the Manasalu Region northeast of the Annapurna range with an altitude of [7,126 meters/23,379ft]. The Himlung is close to the Tibetan border in a remote corner of Nepal. The mountain was first climbed in 1992 by a Japanese team. The Himlung Himal is technically easy to climb. We, Himalayan Diamond Adventure, have designed placing three camps above Base Camp that will be set in the right place by our strong Climbing guides team. Himlung Himal Expedition area previously was a restricted region; Nepal Government opened the region only after 1992. Since the area is remote and untouched very few tourists are visited in the region. This is the country beyond, a wild and extremely beautiful mountain landscape full of erotic people, rapid rivers and pristine forest. Due to the remoteness of the region you will experience the Virgin Nature, off beaten path, Mysterious culture and panoramic Mountain Views.
Introduction to the Trail:
Expedition for Himlung Himal follows round Annapurna route to Koto and from Koto towards Nar-phu Gaun. The route passes through high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow gullies, forests, rocks, springs, Gompas and unique cultural settlements. The expedition also offers mysterious culture and panoramic mountain views of Manasalu, Annapurna l, Dhaulagiri Himal over 8,000 meters (26,246ft), and many more below 7,000 meters (22,966ft), mountains.
Himalayan Diamond Adventure establishes the Base Camp at an altitude of 4,750 meters (15,584ft), on a grassy land. While our strong Climbing team sets up camps. Expedition members get the chance to climbing up and down for acclimatization. Three higher camps will be set up above the Base Camp. Camp 1 at 5,350 meters (17,552ft), Camp 2 at 6,200 meters (20,341ft) and Camp 3 at 6,400, meters (20,997ft). The last part of the summit involves steep and icy climb. After summiting, you will descend to Camp 3 then descend to the Base Camp on the next day. The Himlung is a stunning peak in that location.
This expedition does not demand high amount of money, physical preparation and previous climbing experience, it is only that non technical, non expensive mountain to climb of 7,126 meter (23,379ft), in Nepal. This is referred in order to prepare for Everest expedition. It is very good to test your climbing skill and capacity, We ensure who can make Himlung summit; without doubt these climbers can do Everest.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport [1,350m/4,429ft], transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Expedition preparation days, permits, equipments and gears.
Day 03: Drive to Besishar-Koto [2,600m/8,530ft], about 250km, 9 to 10hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Meta [3,560m/11,679ft], 8 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Phu-gau [4,080 meters/13,386ft], 8 hours.
Day 06: Rest day in Phu-gau, hike to uphill for acclimatization and mount view.
Day 07: Trek to Himlung base camp [4,750m/15,584ft], 4 hours gently up way.
Day 08- 24: Climbing time 18 days, set up camp I, II, III and summit back BC.
Day 25: After successful climbing switch back to Meta [3,560m/11,679ft], 7/ 8hrs.
Day 26: Trek back to Koto [2,600 meters/8,530ft], 6 hours.
Day 27: Drive back to Besisahar [820m/2,690ft] and Ktm [1,350m/4,429ft], 14hrs.
Day 28: Attend in Nepal tourism board for final clearance (Only Expedition team leader).
Day 29: Contingency days.
Day 30: Departure for home.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfer to tourist standard Hotel by tourist bus or in car (included refreshment service):
Welcome to the land of white glowing mountains. While flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience as exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Langtang, Ganesh Himalaya ranges peaks before your landing In Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport. Then the representative from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will have reached there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we come to pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to Hotel. You will have welcome dinner in Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow. The hotel service includes bed and breakfast.
Day 02 – 03: Specially expedition preparation day, Our permits and Climbing equipments. Overnight in Hotel:
Our climbing guide will meet you in your hotel after your breakfast time, to check your necessary climbing gears and equipments for trekking and peak climbing. If you are not well equipped, the guide will give advice you to buy or hire gears in trekking shops of Thamel. Our group leader and company permit representative will attend to Nepal government permits department office, Nepal tourism board in order for formal briefing about our expedition. And rest of members can make Kathmandu valley sightseeing, the UNESCO world’s heritage site with our city guide.
Day 03: A scenic bus journey to Chame [2,670 meters/8,760ft], about 250 kilometers, 10 to 11 hours. Stay in lodge:
Today- we take a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu through Besishahar to Chame, the head quarter of Manang district 270 kilometers, 11 to 12 hours’ journey by tourist bus plus in Jeep. We will have a exciting bus journey, while driving along the road, we can have a stunning Mountain terrain views towards us, such as Ganesh Himal range, Buadha Himal, Rani peak, group of Himalachuli, Ngadichuli and Manasalu flowing down many white rivers and tributaries, green hills, the farmers’ cultivated terraced lands and villages. Overnight in Lodge included dinner and breakfast with hot drink service.
Day 04: Trek to Meta [3,560 meters/11,679ft], 8 hours, of trek into ditch wooded lands. Overnight at lodge:
This morning, we start our trip little early, because day will be long for us. We head north towards Nar-Phu and the border of Tibet. Just past the Koto check post, we cross the River over the suspension bridge leading to the Nar Phu valley and ascend on a lovely trail through beautiful woods above the Phu Khola (River). Continuing to climb through the forest, we emerge out of the narrow canyon, the trail passing right under a wide waterfall from which point the woods become thinner and the vistas wider. Soon afterwards, we trek past several small cave shelters and a Dharmasala, or pilgrims' rest house. We might camp at Dharamsala but will most likely continue on and make the steep climb up the valley along a small, scenic trail to high, grazing pastures Meta, [3,560 meters/11,679ft]. This place is more possibility for trekker.
Day 05: Trek to Kyang [3,820 meters/12,533ft], 5 hours of walk through amphitheater valley. Overnight at Lodge:
Our hike today is one of the loveliest walks in the Himalayas. The trail is much easier then yesterday and the landscape completely will change, white rocks, low shrub and juniper, scattered evergreens, delicate brick-red and orange leafed bushes, crumbling shelves of flat slate, white, sandy trails and gnarled trees. The mountains around us are utterly spectacular, and the Phu River shadows the trail far below. An hour past Meta, Junam is the second semi-permanent settlement, one where 'khampas' from Tibet sometimes sheltered. Above the trail to the right looms a massive glacier, which falls jaggedly down to the high pastures above us. It's all truly amazing scenery. Across the river, the next semi-permanent settlement of Khampa call Chyaku, where is like a big grass land field, there are few tea houses, it is good for trekkers to have lunch break. From Chyaku the trail passes another old permanent settlement of Khampa, Kyang, to tonight we sleep at Kyang, the extensive winter settlement of Phu, on a plateau high above the river. Kyang is a flat plateau with an extensive mani wall, about as scenic Lodges as they come with soaring cliff walls surrounding us.
Day 06: Trek to Phoo village [4,080 meters/13,386ft], 4 hours of walk, into the deep gorge. Stay in lodge:
Today we head for amphitheater Phoo valley through scenic rocky path of canyon gorge. It is still naturally and culturally rich. In the past the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa on a neighboring hillside to pay our respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche, a trulku who came to Nepal with His Holiness the Dalai Lama back in '59. He is also a renowned amchi, or Tibetan doctor, as well as a thanka painter and father of several children (some trulkus as well as certain lamas are permitted to marry). It seems to be an origin place of Buddhist in Nepal. Stay in Lodge.
Day 07: Visit of Phoo monastery [4,300 meters/14,107ft], or hike above Phoo gau. [5,000 meters/16,404ft], Stay at lodge:
We will spend an extra day in the area, meet the local Phoo residents and perhaps do some exploring up the wide valley systems above us. Tibet is two long days away, so a bit far for a visit, but we might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement, or 'kharka' at Ngoru, a three hour's walk past the gompa. For those with lots of energy, a hike towards the east through a glacial valley leads to Himlung Himal base camp. There are often expeditions climbing this peak, as well as nearby Nyajug Kang. The mountain views are tremendous.
For others, a walk west up past Phu towards the chortens on the hillside provides some incredible vistas and views down the Phu and the surrounding fields, forts, valleys and peaks. Phu itself is an incredibly beautiful village. For the photographers, the light is spectacular, and the skies a deep blue and we may even see some blue-sheep (mountain sheep) on the surrounding hillsides.
Day 08: Trek to Himlung base camp [4,750 meters/15,584ft], 4 hours of gently up way. Overnight at tented camp:
Today, we trek to Himlung base camp [4,750 meters/15,584ft]. Depart of Phoo gaun our trail gently rises up through the summer Yaks and horses grazing land. After 4 hours of off road trail we reach Himlung base camp at [4,750 meters/15,584ft]. The base camp settlement would have been already set up by our climbing crews, so we just reach the base camp and relax in own separate tent. After taking few minutes of rest, the group leader will call you for meeting with our base camp staffs. The guide will brief you about base camp management.
Day 08 – 24: Entire climbing periods for Mount Himlung [7,126 meters/23,379ft], CI, CII &CIII summit back to Base Camp:
Climbing Highlights from Base Camp:
Day 01: Climbing refreshment, (training)
Day 02: Hike to Camp- 1 and come back base camp
Day 03: Rest, Climbing Practice
Day 04: Head to Camp- 1 Stay overnight in tent
Day 05: Back to Base camp
Day 06: Rest in base camp
Day 07: Climb to Camp- 1 for overnight in tent
Day 08: Hike to Camp- 2 and back to BC
Day 09: Rest in base camp
Day 10: Climb to Camp- 1 overnight
Day 11: Climb to Camp- 2 overnight
Day 12: Descend to Base Camp
Day 13: Rest in Base camp
Day 14: Hike to Camp- 2
Day 15: Summit back Camp- 2
Day 16: Get down to Base Camp
Day 17 -18: Contingency day
Day 25: After successful Himlung expedition we set off from Base camp to Meta [3,560 meters/11,679ft], 6 to 7 hours down trail via same path. Overnight at lodge:
After wonderful summit of Mount Himlung we head back down to Meta via same trekking route. We are really very much excited to share our cheer with friends, relatives and friends and celebration.
Day 26: Trek to Koto [2,600 meters/8,530ft], 6 hours. Overnight at Lodge including dinner and breakfast service:
Today, We take short walk down to Koto via same our previous trekking route. You might be looking or drink for so long. So, after long time Mountain living, the day is arranged today. We hope we will enjoy with drinks this evening.
Day 27: Drive back to Besisahar [820 meters/2,690ft], 7 hours in Jeep. Overnight at Lodge:
After spending long time in Mountain today we drive back to Besisahar in Jeep 7 hours. We stay in Besisahar hotel including breakfast service.
Day 28: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], drive 6 to 7 hours in tourist Bus and transfer to Hotel including Breakfast service:
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu 7 hours in tourist bus, and transfer to 3 stars Hotel including breakfast service.
Day 29: Day briefing at Tourism Industry Division for Team Leader, Leisure day, farewell dinner with cultural program in the evening:
Its relaxing day or shopping day, you are free, you can make side trips around valley. This evening company through farewell dinner in tourist stander restaurant at Thamel or around.
Day 30: Departure for home:
It’s time to go home. We drop you in Trivuwan international airport at terminal room in your flight departure time by tourist Bus or a Car and say good bye.
Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Climb peak with mountain leaders with comprehensive service. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure render you 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu for 4 overnights with breakfast service.To reach base camp of Himlung, we will have a Scenic bus journey Kathmandu to Besisahar –Koto Trail passes through beautiful isolate Buddhist faith and Tibetan-influenced culture villages, with stunning Mountain View.
After 5 days of fabulous hike, reach the Base Camp. For the period of trekking, we stay in lodge and on base camp in tent. It’s biologically and culturally rich. The Phoo is most popular for trekkers or climbers in this Nar-Phoo valley.
It needs good level of physical fitness and minimum 30 days holiday. Before going to summit, we instruct you lot for the climbing knowledge. You are not well equipped for the trip; you can hire the gears with us on it reasonable price. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you only the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears, such as Lasportiva Climbing boot, Black Diamond:- Helmet, Harness, Ice axe, Crampoon, Carabineers or Grivel and Petzel too.
Himlung expedition offers life time climbing experience along with exhilarating views.
Why to Expedition with us?
"As our first motto is ‘Best Guide Safe side’ thus, you can test your physical ability of climbing skills and affect of altitude",
Mount Himlung is one of none technical difficult mountain to climb among 7,000 to 8,000 meters (26,246ft), mountains in Nepal. We highly recommend you climb Mount Himlung, if you are in quest for 7,000 meters (22,965ft), climbing experience without any technical difficult, having invested less amount of money and in short holiday or you are looking for to climb Mount Everest in the near future. We truly lead you to make life time climbing experience with us. The simple reason after this is; we are very professional and an effective organizer in all round. We have a good chef, very professional guide in mountaineering who are highly experienced in Himlung climbing, very strong and very caring personals as your climbing guide. We also provide you truly or only the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested sufficient climbing grouping equipments and gears. Apart from this, such climbing highly requires you’re mentally prepared and climbing gears placing knowledge. After all for safe climbing, that’s on your hand.
To make your Himlung expedition 100% success, we provide you minimum 1 mountain guide certified by the Union Internationale des Associations de Guides de Montagnes (UIAGM) in French, Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbande (IVBV) in German is the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA) and rest of support climbing guides are completed advance mountaineering guide course under the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Nepal Mountaineering Instructor Association (NMIA) and most of them are Himlung summiteers. They are very strong and helpful with wide knowledge. They are very skillful in set up our routes and map navigation, weather fore-cast and rescue too.
Information of Climbing Route:
To reach at the summit of peak 7,126 meters (23,379ft), is one of the exhilarating and wonderful experiences. You will be walking all the way through the normal route passing through the glacier thoroughly grassless land, rocky, moraine and permanently snow covered snow fields setting a first base camp at an elevation of 4,750 meters (15,584ft), and then three more camps in the peak region at about [5,350m/17,552ft] CI, [6,200 meters/20,341ft] CII, and [6,400 meters/20,997ft] CIII, correspondingly. The route is technically not demanding however the climbers need to be aware of the probable rapid weather changes and the danger involved.
The feeling to be at the top across the horizon is really something unconquerable and perhaps one of the best experiences that you can get. A short walk all along the moraine will take you to the snowbound field with some crevasses which are considered as the hindrance for Himlung expedition. Other-wise it is out and accessible to all mountain adventure seekers.
Himlung Expedition Campaign:
Join us Himlung Expedition campaign -2020...................................................................................
As Nepal Government and Nepal Tourism Board have collaboratively announced the tourism fair in Nepal- “VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020”, and our earlier Himlung Expedition has achieved 100% success rate with 1 climber reaching the summit of the Mount Himlung. Last year we had one climber from Germany, who made the top of Himlung on 26 September 2018. We have his video and his review it is the witness of this successful expedition. You are called to climb during this year 2019, our campaigned year 2020 and ahead.
Service; at Himlung Base Camp:
We set up a permanent Expedition base camp for as long as the Himlungt expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal big size North- face VE 24 dome tent with water proof compact mat with down filled mattress for your comfort. We provide a carpeted, heated dining hall with luxurious arm chairs and clean fascinating table with solar electricity light which make your base camp stay as luxurious and hilarious. We have a separate storing tent, shower tent and toilet tent; all is in perfectly hygienic condition and order.
All members of the climbing guides have their own two people sharing tent, along with dining hall and store tents. We have a well trained expedition chef at base camp to cater the great meals and expedition team manager to deal with all the required logistics necessary for a successful expedition.
We serve you fresh vegetable, fresh fruit, fresh meat and bakery items. Our chef prepares us only hygienic meals with verity of hot and cold drinks (Coke, Juice, beer, wine and hard drinks) as you like. If some climbers are interested to prepare meal in their own style they can join in kitchen.
Climbing Training and Refreshment:
We stay most of nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. In base camp time, we refresh you about very essential climbing techniques, glacier travel; walking skills on slope, Jummering (Ascending), Active rappelling (Up sailing), Safety placement, use of oxygen, mask and regulator etc.
Before climbers hike to Camp 1, Camp 2 and Camp 3, our guide and supporting climbing guides will have already set up all camps up to camp 2 and deposited all necessary climbing equipments, gears, foods, O2 etc. After setting up Camp 2, our guide leads you to Camp 1 for Overnight. Next day you come back to Base Camp. After few days of staying in Base Camp, the guide leads you to Camp 2 and back to Camp 1 for overnight. The following days you come back Base Camp for rest. Afterwards you climb to Camp 2 for Overnight, again back to Base Camp. After some relaxing days in Base Camp, the guide take you to Camp 2 for Overnight and if you are in good health the guide leads you to Camp 3 and descend to Camp 2. During the acclimatization period our rest of support climbing guides will have finished to set up Camp route setting or fixing roped on slopes. And then the guide ensures that all the high camps are well stocked with tents, food and oxygen for the summit push. We return to base camp for rest and recovery before we attempt to make the summit. After getting confirmation of a favorable weather forecast, we head up with our summit plan to CAMP 2, CAMP 3, and then the SUMMIT. We provide expedition tents on all the higher camps. There will be one Climber and one support climbing guide ratio to ensure that every climber has complete support to enable them to scale the summit and return to Base Camp safely.
Oxygen and Mask Regulator; Very Essential Climbing Gears:
Himalayan Diamond Adventure provides all the expedition group climbing gears including all high altitude tents, mat, solar lights, dining tent with chairs and tables, each climber 4 liters of 1 cylinders Russian/ Poisk Oxygen and some extra cylinders Russian/ Poisk Oxygen, each climber each pair Summit masks regulators, and some spares masks regulators.
Our Camp I and II Service:
We provide you for Camp 2 the mountain hardware or marmot two men dome tent with water proof mat. The tent should be shared between two climbers. Or you can share your tent with your guide, if you become sick at night your guide can take care you.
We provide sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food at base Camp and Camp 1 – Camp 3 for the period of your expedition. Plenty of high altitude foods are provided at higher camps. All the expedition load carries from base camp to all the higher camps are included in the trip cost While, most of the other expedition operators charge as extra.
Safety Measurement, Weather Forecast and Communication System:
After proper acclimatization and well prepared to push summit, we will ensure favorable weather forecast. We always stand on our quality of weather forecast service. Its affiliated with government of Nepal (Meteorological Division) Mountaineering is itself dangerous cause of high altitude, frostbite, hypothermia, blindness, snow fall, rock fall, avalanches, crevasses and white out.
However, if we are well equipped, we can avoid the high risk. We are very aware with possible happening accident in mountain, so ensure first our safety and then we go to summit. Incase climber face that unpleasant incident, have a facility of 4 liters Russian Oxygen cylinder with summit mask regulator for emergency cause and all required treatment aids with the guide. That means we are stand-by against any danger in the mountain. Besides these the guide as well as the climbers would be carrying the Satellite phones or Radio sets to approach communication service. Otherwise, focusing the major subject safely, we will arrange all in time even call the Rescue Team or Helicopter and take you down to the low elevation.
As Nepal Government and Nepal Tourism Board have collaboratively announced the tourism fair in Nepal- “VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020”, and our earlier Himlung Expedition has achieved 100% success rate with 1 climber reaching the summit of the Mount Himlung. On 26 September 2018, we had one climber from Germany, who made the top of Himlung. Here is his video and his review it is the witness of this successful expedition. You are called to climb during this year 2019, our campaigned year 2020 and ahead. We are now opening the booking of Himlung Expedition via normal route in 2020 to qualified climbers from around the world. We accept a maximum of 15 climbers in a group so hurry and be prepared to make your dream come true to stand on the top of the Himlung, across the horizon and be a hero of adventure journey.