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Climbing Tour in Himlung Himal, Nepal

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Ascend one of the most prominent peaks in the Nepalese Himalayas, guided by experienced and certified local guides. This extraordinary climbing trip takes you through the breathtaking trails of the Manaslu region, where you'll uncover hidden gems of local traditions and pristine natural beauty. With the expertise and guidance of our seasoned local guides, you'll navigate the rugged paths and overcome obstacles on your way to conquering this fascinating mountain.

Himalaya

30 Days

Apr, May, Oct, Nov

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enchanting panoramic vistas of majestic mountain peaks await you at the summit of Mt. Himlung (7126 m).

* Immerse yourself in the rich ancient culture and traditions of the Nar Phu valley.

* Journey through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna Conservation Area, a pristine natural sanctuary.

Description

Embark on a journey to ascend Mt. Himlung, one of the prominent peaks in the Manaslu region in Nepal. Explore the hidden gems of local traditions and pristine nature under the watchful gaze of this impressive, 8163 m (26,781 feet) high peak. Get ready for the plethora of wildlife encounters, natural splendor, and the rich tapestry of Tibetan-influenced culture.

After completing necessary preparations and enjoying the sights of Kathmandu Valley, the adventure begins with a scenic drive to Besisahar. The journey unfolds amidst rolling hills and alongside the Trishuli River, passing through charming towns like Malekhu and Muglin.

From Besisahar, the trail leads you through Koto and onwards to the picturesque settlement of Meta. Enchanting waterfalls, verdant pine forests, rugged terrains, and awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks accompany your trekking odyssey.

As you traverse the path towards Kyang, crossing Chyakhu and the Murju Khola, you'll be captivated by the raw beauty of the surroundings. The ascent continues to the charming village of Phu, where you'll encounter yak pastures and revered chortens.

Following a steep climb from base camp, you'll conquer Camp I, Camp II, and finally Camp III, navigating snow-covered landscapes and utilizing essential climbing equipment. At the summit, a breathtaking panorama awaits, revealing Annapurna II, Pisang Peak, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna IV.

Apart from its challenging nature, Mount Himlung also offers a glimpse into the cultural diversity of the region. The surrounding areas, including the Nar Phu valley, are inhabited by communities influenced by Tibetan culture. Exploring these remote villages allows trekkers and climbers to immerse themselves in the ancient traditions, unique customs, and warm hospitality of the local people.

We take pride in offering unparalleled transportation and accommodation services, complemented by a highly skilled team of professionals and guides. Your safety, comfort, and satisfaction are our utmost priorities. Choose us as your trusted companion for an unforgettable trekking experience that will leave you with lifelong memories.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Mules and horses

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils


Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival and Transfer to Hotel

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our staff members will be there to greet you. They will ensure your safe and comfortable transfer to your designated hotel in Kathmandu. You will spend the night at the hotel, ready to embark on your exciting journey.

Day 2: Preparing for the Ascent

The first two days of your itinerary are dedicated to climbing preparations and necessary documentation. During this time, you will also receive guidance from experts on the proper usage of mountaineering equipment.

If time allows, you will have the opportunity to explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are among the prominent destinations for sightseeing tours. Each day, you will return to your comfortable hotel in Kathmandu for overnight stays.

Day 3: Drive to Besisahar

The journey from Kathmandu to Besisahar is a scenic drive that takes approximately six to seven hours. Brace yourself for a captivating experience as you witness the incredible natural beauty and cultural diversity along the way.

Heading west via Prithvi Highway, you will be treated to breathtaking views while following the path alongside the Trishuli River. As you pass through charming towns like Malekhu and Muglin, you will gradually approach your destination, Besisahar. Prepare for an overnight stay in Besisahar, where you can rest and recharge for the upcoming adventures.

Day 4: Traverse to Koto

Following breakfast, the next leg of your journey takes you towards Syange. En route, you will be treated to magnificent vistas of majestic snow-capped mountains, enchanting waterfalls, meandering rivers, and lush green hills.

Continuing along the Annapurna circuit, you will pass through Baharchhap via Dharapani, immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of the trail. Eventually, you will arrive at the picturesque village of Koto, a drive of approximately two to three hours from Besisahar. Overnight stay in Koto.

Day 5: Trek from Koto to Meta

On the fifth day of your journey, you will venture into threstricted area of Nar Phu Valleys, after obtaining the necessary permit at the Police Check Post. As you proceed, you will pass through Soti Khola, where the trail is adorned with lush pine and rhododendron forests and adorned by picturesque waterfalls.

Continuing onwards, you will trek towards Dharmasala, encountering steep terrain along the way. The path will take you through sloping landscapes and narrow zigzag trails until you reach the welcoming settlement of Meta. Overnight stay in Meta.

Day 6: Trek to Kyang

At the break of dawn, you will commence your trek towards the scenic village of Kyang, treated to a breathtaking view of Pisang Peak (6,091m). As you make your way towards Chyakhu village, passing through Jhunum, you will encounter the crossing of two rivers, including the Murju Khola. The trail will then lead you through expansive terrains adorned with chortens, ultimately guiding you to the picturesque hamlet of Kyang. Overnight stay in Kyang.

Day 7: Hike from Kyang to Phu Gaon

Continuing your trek, you will cross the villages of Kyang and Phu Khola. You will be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped mountains, including the majestic Annapurna I (8,091m) and Annapurna IV (7,525m).

Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit captivating monasteries that dot the path. As you draw closer to Phu Gaon, the magnificent sight of Himlung Himal will unfold before your eyes in the distance. Phu Gaon itself is a small medieval village, renowned for its unique culture and traditions. Overnight stay in Phu.

Day 8: Expedition from Phu Gaon to Himlung Base Camp

Today's adventure takes you on a trek towards Himlung Base Camp. As you embark on this journey, be prepared to be mesmerized by the breathtaking mountain vistas and the serene beauty of yak pastures. The trail will lead you through snow-covered terraces and vast glaciers.

Departing from the path towards Ratna Chuli Base Camp, you will embark on a steep ascent to reach the pinnacle of the ridge. Finally, you will arrive at Himlung Base Camp, where you will set up your tents and prepare for a well-deserved rest. Enjoy an overnight stay at Himlung Base Camp.

Day 9: Himlung Summit Ascent and Base Camp Expedition (15 days)

During this 15-day period, you will embark on your climbing expedition. After a well-deserved rest and a day dedicated to climbing preparation, you will begin your ascent from the base camp towards Camp I. Equipped with crampons and an ice axe, you will navigate the snow-covered terraces, crossing glaciers while enjoying the majestic views of towering snow-capped mountains. Eventually, you will reach Camp I.

The journey continues with a steep ascent from Camp I to Camp II, where you will traverse along a fixed rope. At the top of Camp II, you will be rewarded with an incredible panorama of the Annapurna range and the towering Dhaulagiri (8,167m). Moving forward, you will cross snowy hills to reach Camp III, where you may need to make several attempts for the final ascent to the summit of Mt. Himlung (7,126m).

Standing atop the summit, you will experience a profound sense of joy and fulfillment, as you are greeted by the awe-inspiring views of numerous snow-capped mountains. Retracing your steps, you will return to the base camp following the same path.

Overnight accommodations will be provided in tented camps.

Day 25: Trek from basecamp to Phu Gaon

Leaving the basecamp behind, your journey continues as you descend towards Phu Gaon. Retracing the familiar trails, you will traverse through picturesque yak pastures, enchanting forests, undulating landscapes, and lofty hills.

As you make your way back, the magnificent vistas of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) will captivate your senses. After a five to six-hour trek, you will arrive at Phu Gaon, where you will spend the night.

Day 26: Hike from Phu Gaon to Meta

As you make your descent from Himlung Himal (7,126m), you will embark on a journey towards Kyang, crossing the majestic Phu Khola. Along the way, you will pass through vast stretches of landscapes adorned with chortens, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Continuing your trek, you will cross the settlements of Chyakhu and Murju Khola, eventually reaching your destination. From here, you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of Annapurna II (7,937m), Pisang Peak (6,091m), and Lamjung Himal (6,983m). Rest as you spend the night in Meta.

Day 27: Journey from Meta to Koto

As the sun rises, you will bid farewell to Meta and commence your trek towards Koto. The trail will lead you through a descent. As you traverse this terrain, keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife and immerse yourself in the lush vegetation that surrounds you.

Continuing onwards, you will arrive at Dharamsala, where a peaceful ambiance awaits. From there, the path will guide you further down, accompanying the soothing sound of Soti Khola's flowing waters. Crossing numerous waterfalls and suspension bridges, you will follow the course of Nar Khola for a significant portion of the journey.

Embrace the natural beauty that unfolds before you as you approach Koto, where you will spend the night.

Day 28: Moving forward from Koto to Besisahar

As the 28th day dawns, it marks the beginning of your return journey to Besisahar. As you approach the charming settlement of Baharchhap, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique cultural traditions of the Sherpa and Gurung communities. Occasional glimpses of majestic snow-capped mountains will captivate your senses along the way, enhancing the scenic beauty of your trek.

Eventually, you will reach the welcoming town of Besisahar, passing through the settlement of Dharapani. Enjoy a well-deserved overnight stay in Besisahar.

Day 30: Final day

As your time in Nepal comes to a close, we have arranged for your smooth departure. Two hours before your scheduled flight, one of our team members will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport, ensuring that you arrive in a timely manner. We bid you farewell and sincerely hope that your time in Nepal has been filled with unforgettable moments.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

**Necessary equipment for this mountaineering expedition:** * A mountaineering harness * A 3-meter rope with an 8mm diameter and a 4-meter climbers accessory cord with a diameter of 6-7mm * A belay device, such as a figure of 8, ATC, or ATC Guide * An ascender, specifically a JUMAR * Three locking carabiners * Two regular carabiners * A mountaineering ice axe * Crampons that fit perfectly on your boots; steel crampons with anti-balling plates are recommended for optimal performance * Adjustable trekking poles * 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves for knot tying (not to be worn inside mitts) * 1 pair of mittens consisting of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt and a warm polar fleece mitt liner (recommended for high altitudes) * Helmet * Warm hat made of wool or synthetic material that covers your ears * Balaclava * Face mask * Ballcap or brimmed sun cap * Glacier sunglasses with side shields (can be purchased inexpensively in Kathmandu, including prescription sunglasses) * 1 pair of ski goggles (optional) with light and dark lenses * Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs * Bandana or head scarf (useful for dusty conditions) * Cotton underwear briefs * 1 pair of walking shorts * 1 pair of walking trousers for trekking and around camp * 2 pairs of lightweight thermal bottoms * 1 pair of medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms * 1 pair of polar fleece trousers * 1 pair of Gore-Tex trousers, salopettes, or bibs (waterproof/breathable with full side zips) * 1 pair of goose-down (duvet) trousers * Waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags to keep clothing dry * 1 pair of double plastic boots (Koflach style) or 1 pair of One-Sport Millet Everest boots or equivalent * 1 pair of sturdy leather walking boots with good ankle support (for the walk to advanced base camp, not climbing boots) * 1 pair of trainers, running shoes, and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp * 1 pair of down booties (optional) * 2 pairs of medium-heavy poly or wool socks * 2 pairs of liner socks (polypropylene or wool) * 2 pairs of lightweight trekking socks (poly or wool) * Cotton socks for in town * 1 high altitude down (duvet) sleeping bag rated to -30 degrees Celsius or -22 degrees Fahrenheit (can sleep in down clothing inside the tent at high camp) * At least 3 closed-cell foam kari-mats for use in base camp and high altitude (inflatable mats are not recommended) * 1 medium-sized rucksack (50-70 litres or 3000-4500 cubic inches) that can be used for airplane carry * Waterproof rucksack cover (optional) * 1 large duffle kit bag (120 litres or 7500 cubic inches) for clothing and equipment (must be durable for use on pack animals)


FAQs

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We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Tul Singh & Guides' Team

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Mountain Guide

Hello and namaste! My name is Tul Singh (Tulsi). I'm originally from the western part of Nepal and grew up near the Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world (8156m). I am an avid mountaineer who works as both a mountain guide and instructor on mountaineering, rock climbing and ice climbing courses.

My first summit was on the Nagamari (6547m), a remote peak here in Nepal. Since then, I have reached the summit of Mount Everest twice, the summit of Cho Oyo (8201m) once and climbed to the top of Ama Dablam (6812m) five times. In addition to climbing mountains here in Nepal, I have also climbed some important peaks in Europe, the United States and elsewhere in Asia throughout my career. Some of the highlights include Mont Blanc, Mount Elbrus, Mount Rainier, and the lesser known Mount Sudarshan Parbat (6540m) in India.

I am an active member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), the Nepal Mountaineering Instructors Association (NMIA) and the Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA). Additionally, I work as a mountain rescuer and have had the privilege of participating in many successful rescue missions over the years.

Languages

Nepali | English

Certificates

NNMGA | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Tul Singh & Guides' Team

Federico

5.00

Tulsi is an incredibly experienced guide with an amazing team. The logistics are carefully planned and the team really demonstrated their professionalism throughout the whole trip. Everything was always conducted with safety in mind. The locations we travelled through are also stunning. The course is very comprehensive and will cover everything you need to acquire those foundational skills for mountaineering. The technical skills I learnt will prove invaluable in the coming years when I'll explore the glaciers in the alps. Tulsi is also very open to share general knowledge beyond the main topics covered in the course. Thanks to Tulsi and the team for this amazing experience and a successful summit!


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