Himlung Himal is Located in the Manasalu Region northeast of the Annapurna range with an altitude of [7,126 meters/23,379 ft]. The Himlung is close to the Tibet border in a remote area of Nepal. The mountain was first climbed in 1992 by a Japanese team. Mount Himlung previously was a restricted area; Nepal Government opened this Nar-Poo valley only after 1992. Since the area is a remote and untouched a handful of tourists are visited in this valley. This is the country beyond, a wild and elegant full of erotic people, rapid rivers and pristine forest. Due to the remoteness of the region, you will experience the Virgin Nature, off the beaten path, Mysterious culture and panoramic Mountain Views.
Mount Himlung doesn't require a good level of physical fitness and previous climbing experience, but you must consider having good acclimatization days to adjust the unfamiliar thin air surroundings. You don't worry you are a beginner climber or you are a general level of fitness climber, you can always climb Mount Himlung 7,126 meters (23,379 ft), in Nepal. This is referred to in order to prepare for the Everest expedition. It is very good to test your climbing skills and capacity. We ensure that who can make Himlung summit; without a doubt, these climbers can do Everest.
To accomplish the thrilling Himlung expedition, we do a scenic bus journey from Kathmandu, Besisahar continuing to Chame Headquarter of Manang district, about 250 kilometres and 11 to 12 hours. At the beginning of the journey, we drive along the Prithvi highway following the Trisuli River and then following Marsyangdi River to Koto bazaar, the popular Annapurna circuit trekking starting place. From Koto the regular expedition route towards Himlung Base Camp through Meta, Kyang and Phoo Gaun. During the trekking, the trail passes through the forested narrow gullies, previously the Khampa people settled remote places, narrow rocked gullies, Gompas, Mani walls and Yak and horses grassing lands.
Himalayan Diamond Adventure establishes the Base Camp at an altitude of 4,750 meters (15,584 ft), on the 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 (17,552 ft), Camp 2 at 6,200 meters (20,341 ft) and Camp 3 at 6,400, meters (20,997 ft). The last part of the summit involves a steep and icy climb. After summiting, you will descend to Camp 3 then descend to the Base Camp the upcoming day. Mount Himlung is stupendous for 3D mountain views in this location.
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 a 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 the year 2020 and ahead.
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 a waterproof compact mat with a down-filled mattress for your comfort. We provide a carpeted, heated dining hall with luxurious armchairs and a clean fascinating table with solar electricity light which makes 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 a tent, along with dining hall and store tents. We have a well-trained expedition chef at base camp to cater to the great meals and expedition team manager to deal with all the required logistics necessary for a successful expedition.
We serve you fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, fresh meat, and bakery items. Our chef prepares us only hygienic meals with a verity of hot and cold drinks (Coke, Juice, beer, wine, and hard drinks) as you like. If some climbers are interested to prepare a meal in their own style they can join in the kitchen.
We stay most of the nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. The guide instructs you a lot in base camp time. Do not worry now? If you are beginner climbers or professional climbers. The guide tips you very important climbing techniques, like climb on slab rocks, on ladders and on blue ice, Jumaring, Active rappelling (Up sailing), and Safety placement, proper arrange of gears and equipment while climbing and use of proper climbing gears.
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 equipment, gears, foods, O2, etc. After setting up Camp 2, our guide leads you to Camp 1 for Overnight. The next day you come back to Base Camp. After a few days of staying in Base Camp, the guide leads you to Camp 2 and back to Camp 1 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, the rest of the support climbing guides will have finished setting up Camps and route setting or fixing ropes on the 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 make an attempted summit. After getting confirmation of a favourable weather forecast, we head up with our summit plan to CAMP 2, CAMP 3, and then the SUMMIT.
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 litres of 1 cylinder Russian/ Poisk Oxygen and some extra cylinders Russian/ Poisk Oxygen, each climber each pair Summit masks regulators, and some spares masks regulators.
We provide you for Camp-I, the mountain hardware or marmot two men dome tent with a waterproof mat. The tent should be shared between the two climbers. Or you can share your tent with your guide if you become sick at night your guide can take care of you.
We cater to you sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food and drinks at Camp -I. At Camp - I, there is no drinkable water, it looks like dishing water so we effort to supply water from lower camps.
We period similar services. Two men sharing a tent with a waterproof mat. Plenty of high altitudes foods with drinks for 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 an extra.
After proper acclimatization and well prepared to push the summit, we will ensure favourable weather forecasts. We always stand on our quality of weather forecast service. It's affiliated with the government of Nepal (Meteorological Division) Mountaineering is itself dangerous cause of high altitude, frostbite, hypothermia, blindness, snowfall, rockfall, avalanches, crevasses and white out.
However, if we are well equipped, it makes us comfortable climbing and at the same time, it makes more sense of successful climbing and it also reduces the high climbing risk. We are very aware of a possible happening accident in the mountain, so we ensure first our safety and then we go to the summit. Incase climber face that unpleasant incident, we have a facility of 4 litres Russian Oxygen cylinder with a summit mask regulator for emergency cause and all required treatment First-aid kits 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 and 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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport [1,350m/4,429ft], transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Expedition preparation days, permits, equipment 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.
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 an 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 the Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow. The hotel service includes beds and breakfast.
Our climbing guide will meet you in your hotel after your breakfast time, to check your necessary climbing gear and equipment for trekking and peak climbing. If you are not well equipped, the guide will give advice to you to buy or hire gears in the 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 the rest of the members can make Kathmandu valley sightseeing, the UNESCO world’s heritage site with our city guide.
Today- we take a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu through Besishahar to Chame, the headquarter of Manang district 270 kilometres, 11 to 12 hours’ journey by tourist bus plus in Jeep. We will have an exciting bus journey while driving along the road, we can have a stunning Mountain terrain views towards us, such as Ganesh Himal range, Buddha 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.
This morning, we start the trip a little early, because the 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 the trekker.
Our hike today is one of the loveliest walks in the Himalayas. The trail is much easier than 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 it is like a big grassland field, there are few tea houses, it is good for trekkers to have a 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.
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 neighbouring hillside to pay our respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche, a tulku 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 tulkus, as well as certain lamas, are permitted to marry). It seems to be an origin place of Buddhists in Nepal. Stay in 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 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, 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.
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 the 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 will just have to reach to the base camp and relax in our own separate tent. After taking a few minutes of rest, the group leader will call you for a meeting with our base camp staffs. The guide will brief you about base camp management.
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 tented Camp
Day 05: Back to Base camp
Day 06: Rest in base camp
Day 07: Climb to Camp- 1 for overnight in tented camp
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
After the wonderful summit of Mount Himlung, we head back down to Meta via the same trekking route. We are really very much excited to share our cheer with friends, relatives and friends and celebration.
Today, We take a short walk down to Koto via same our previous trekking route. You might be looking or drink for so long. So, after a long time Mountain living, the day is arranged today. We hope we will enjoy drinks this evening.
After spending a long time in Mountain today we drive back to Besisahar in Jeep 7 hours. We stay in the Besisahar hotel including breakfast service.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu 7 hours on a tourist bus and transfer to 3 stars Hotel including breakfast service.
Its a relaxing day or shopping day, you are free, you can make side trips around the valley. This evening company through farewell dinner in tourist stander restaurant at Thamel or around.
It’s time to go home. We drop you at Trivuwan international airport in the terminal room in your flight departure time by tourist Bus or a Car and say goodbye.
Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with the company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, and expert cook and helpful porters or staffs. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.
We have a different category of guides, such as Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guides, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.
We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down-filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have your own climbing gear we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.
We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip to mountain lodges.
There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty-free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided into 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize a trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as a packaged trip for a big group.
We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipment and other related services i.e. bus reservation, aeroplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.
The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefers full package service. At the same time, we also customize the itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your needs and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.