Himlung Expedition (7,126m)

Himlung Himala is one of the newly opened 7000+ meter peaks for climbing nestled between magical Manaslu and Annapurna massifs. Although mount Himlung is a gradual less technical climb at 7126 meters, it is a significant challenge in the Himalaya of Nepal.

This Himalayan giant is a perfect pick for someone with basic mountaineering experience and who is eager to try a high altitude mountain expedition in Nepal. Go the extra mile and make a highly recommended detour off the usual path to this rarely visited purely Tibetan influenced region steeped in Buddhism. Himlung Himal (7126m) is in the Manaslu region of Nepal wedged between the Annapurna Range and Manaslu Range, close to the Tibetan border in a very far-fung western region of Nepal. This mountain is an excellent warm-up for those wanting to go higher, but in itself will give you all the thrills of a true mountain climbing expedition.

You will be within the Manaslu conservation area and will be well away from the more hectic Annapurna trail with your base just above the Tibetan village of Phu Gaon (42050m) in the very isolated and restricted Nar-phu region of Nepal. There are no roads into this region and the only way to get in goods is by yak, mule, or carried by porters. At these altitudes, you will find yaks grazing and an abundance of Buddhist prayer flags.

It is relatively straight forward climb to the peak, however, you will need to be fit and experienced mountain climber in order to reach the summit and endure the high altitude. Himlung Himal was first climbed in1992 putting it on the map as a climbing destination. Prior to arriving at base camp, you will trek alongside the Phu River in the serene Phu Valley passing through distinctly Typical Nepali Buddhist villeges oozing with culture and history.


Leaving Kathmandu we drive to Bhulbhule (840m) and then put on our boots and start trekking to the villages of Jagat (1300m), Dharapani (1860m), Koto (2670m), Meta (3650m), phu Gaon (4250m-largest Tibetan settlement in the region), and on to Himlung Base camp (4850m) that will be home for the climbing period of around 14 days. From here we will begin our preparation and practice over and over the methods, we will utilize to reach the summit, including taking it in steps to reach the higher camps. We have allowed enough extra days at these camps to wait out poorer weather conditions or for some to adjust to the altitudes.

After successfully climbing the peak we will head back down to Meta (3650m), Koto (2600m) Syange (1100m), Besisahar-by jeep (760m), and return to Kathmandu by private vehicle or local bus. The ideal time to make this climb is in March, April, or October and November when the snow is still compacted thus making it safer and easier to traverse.

Destination Holiday Trek & Expedition take care of everything from permits, fees, and all accommodation along the trail. Your safety and enjoyment are always our main concern with more than 20 years in the trekking and climbing business, we understand the difference between a good experience and great services.


Maximum Altitude:7,126 meters
Best Season:Spring & Autumn
Trip Grade:Extreme Hard
Group Size:1 – 15 people
Duration:30 Days


  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicles
  • 4 nights hotel (3-stars) in Kathmandu, B/B plan
  • Expedition Royalty and permit from Nepal government to climb Mt. Himlung.
  • 25 kg weight per Sherpa climber is allowed for expedition
  • Necessary Sherpa porters or mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in available lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) teas & coffees in trekking & during the camping period.
  • Common climbing gears like necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc
  • Twin sharing tent of North face brand or similar for Base Camp
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • Trekking Permit (Narphu and Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • Kitchen, Dining, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in Base Camp.
  • The experienced and professional Sherpa staff at Base Camp: Base camp manager, cook, kitchen Boy.
  • Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment medical & life, allowance, wages, life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle, mask & regulator at ABC (Use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your personal travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Himlung Himal Base camp
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1 min: $4)
  • Welcome Dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Our service charge


  • International flight fare, taxes, and visas (visa charge USD 40 and 4 passport photographs for the visa).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess baggage transport
  • All expenses of personal nature like Wi-Fi, Hot Shower, bar bills, laundry, telephone, etc.
  • Travel insurance for accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for satellite phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff and Climbing guide. Summit bonus $500.00USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide.


Itenary to Himlung Himal Expedition as follows:


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.


Day 2 : Sightseeing of the UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu


Day 3 : Kathmandu to Bhulbule (840m), 6-7 hrs drive / Lodge


Day 4 : Bhulbule to Jagat (1300m), 5-6 hrs / Lodge


Day 5 : Jagat to Dharapani (1860m), 5-6 hrs / Lodge


Day 6 : Dharapani to Koto (2670m), 5-6 hrs


Day 7 : Chame to Meta (3650m), 7-8 hrs / Campsite


Day 8 : Meta to Phu (4400m), 5-6 hrs / Campsite


Day 9 : Phu to Himlung Base Camp (4850m), 4-5 hrs / Campsite


Day 10 : 10 - 23 days Acclimatization and climbing period (14 days)


Day 24 : Base Camp to Meta(3650m), 6-7 hrs / Campsite


Day 25 : Meta to Koto (2600m), 6-7 hrs / Lodge


Day 26 : Koto to Syange (1100m), 5-6 hrs (by jeep) / Lodge


Day 27 : Syange to Besisahar (760m), 4-5 hrs (by jeep) / Lodge


Day 28 : Besisahar to Kathmandu (1350m), 6-7 hrs (by private car)


Day 29 : Leisure day in Kathmandu


Day 30 : Departure international flight

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