ABOUT HIMLUNG HIMAL EXPEDITION OVERVIE
Himlung Himal (7,126m) is one of the recently opened peaks for climbing and is located between Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. This expedition takes you through remote villages Nepal and Tibet border. Passing through two interesting Tibetian villages of Nar and Phu Base Camp will be established at the height of 4900m. which is located at the upper border of one of the pastures belong to Phu. Normally three high camps will be established to reach the Summit.
Normally three high camps will be established to reach the Summit during Himlung Expedition. Camp I at the height of 5450m, Camp II at 6000m and Camp III at 6350m
The Himlung Himal is now the most popular 7000m peak in Nepal.
It is however not the simplest technique, the Putha Hiunchuli has robbed him of this privilege, but located further west and difficult to access it remains more complex to organize. The Himlung Himal is, therefore, the ideal summit to discover the high altitude and inevitably it has become much more crowded, especially in the fall.
- Great choice of as preliminary training in preparation for the 8000m peaks expedition
- 1 climbing sherpa 2 member
- UIAGM/ IFMGA mountain guide
- High camp equipment
- An adventurous and challenging mountain climbing in Nepal
- A perfect expedition trip for climbers who want a more intense experience of the high mountains
- Passing through terraced middle hills of Nepal, explore local customs, a way of life, exploring villages and different ethnic groups
- Views across to Annapurna and beyond
First Ascent of Mount Himlung
1983 by Nepal and Hirosaki University HIMLUNG HIMAL Joint Expedition Wataru Saito, Makito Minami, Ken Takahashi(Japanese), Kirkin Lama(Nepalese). Himlung area previously was a restricted region; Nepal Government opened the region only in 1992 for trekking and mountaineering.
ABOUT HIMLUNG EXPEDITION CLIMBING ROUTE
It is a beautiful course of alpinism from its Base Camp to the Summit. The Base Camp is at 4850 meters above sea level. It is at the upper end of one of the pastures belonging to Phu village. In principle, three high camps need to fix before reaching the Summit. Camp I at 5450 meters, Camp II at 5800 meters and Camp III at 6350 meters
The Mountain is suitable for the climbers who want to experience the first time the high-altitude mountaineering or are preparing for the 8000-meter peaks. Himlung climbing is not that much technical besides few short steep sections which are mostly secured by the IANEPAL Team. But Himlung climbing does require a high level of fitness.
Our team of Himlung Expedition
Our team has dozens of trekking peaks, 7000m peaks, 8000m peaks, and Everest Summiter between them. Our Team certified from IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide, NMA Mountaineering Guide (climbing sherpa), well trained, and experience. Our group is enthusiastic, motivated, and regarded as the strongest and most cohesive group of the mountain in Nepal. It is indicative of the reputation that our team has an earned-that team from other expeditions enthusiastically pursue a future position with the IANEPAL TEAM.
Our cooking staffs are very well known for the quality of the cuisine they produce and as a consequence are coveted by other team leaders due to the reputation They have established. We have been developing and training our personal within our team for over 8 years and they have become an integral part of the IANEPAL TEAM.
Things You Should Know?
- This is a mountaineering expedition peak. It demands excellent physical fitness and good health To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. Have a good overall standard of fitness and experience in the high mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this expedition.
- Climbers must have a substantial climbing experience to join our 7000m peak expedition. climber must have at least one 6000m before joining us on open enrollment. climber must be able to climb technical terrain with an alpine pack on their back. Climbers should also be comfortable with camp craft in high altitude camps and be able to perform at high for multiple in a row at altitude
- This expedition climbing requires the proper right equipment and good condition of climbing equipment. Please visit sidebar Colum Equipment list
- We do fix line rope system (Himalaya classic system) and somewhere during the climbing place don't have the fixed-line rope that time our guides will do rope up system.
- During the acclimatization day around base camp to camp 2, we will do Traning and practice of climbing technique you If you are not sure whether you are fit or not then please consult to us email firstname.lastname@example.org / +977 9856008848
Basic Climbing Technique skill require
- rock and ice climbing
- Rope and knots ( figure of eight, clove hitch, Italian hitch, auto block knots)
- Using climbing equipment (harness, carabineers, ice screw, ice axe, belay device, Jummer
- Flat footing system (walking) with crampon on ice and snow (up, down and traverses)
- Belaying technique
- crevasse rescue technique (self and pully)
Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
Kathmandu, official procedure, and necessary arrangements.
Drive to Jagat via Bensishar 10 to 11 hours
Trek to Phu Village
Trek to Himlung Base camp
Acclimatization and climbing period
Base camp to methang
Drive to Bensishar by jeep
Drive to Kathmandu
Date and Cost
| 10th October 2021
|| 9th November 2021
What To Take
Equipment information of HIMLUNG HIMAL expedition
Down Jacket big one at the base camp (20˚ to -30˚), Down suit, Sleeping bag (-25˚ to -40˚)
Climbing equipment for Himlung Himal Expedition
Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe semi a normal one, Lock carabineers, Unlock carabineers, Quickdraw (2Pic), Tape sling (60cm and 120cm), Auxiliary cord (assistance rope) - 7mm (5mters), Cow’s tail personal safety cord, Belay device (eight, ATC guide or reverso), Ascender (jumer), Micro traxtion (If you have),Ice screw (10cm and 12cm), Crampons (normal one)
Regular trekking equipment
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What type of Travel Insurance do I need for Mount Himlung Expedition?
it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this expedition, you must be covered up to 7000m altitude.
Insurance for Canadians and Americans
For Australians and New Zealanders
Where and How do I get a Visa for Nepal?
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration
What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
What type of Accommodation Do I Get at the Mt. Himlung expedition?
At City: Kathmandu
- Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
- Note: if you need a single room, email us at email@example.com
· Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)
- Tented Camp (minimum 2 people in one tent) above base camp
- Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
- For Single Tent at Himlung Himal base camp each expedition member
Does Climbing Guide Need for Mt. Himlung Climbing?
Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Mt. Himlung Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
- Climbing Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
- Provide Climbing Training Before Any Climbing
- Guide Route, Fix Ropes or alpine-style climbing in small group
- Sound Altitude Experience
- Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
- Crossing Glacier or Ridges (Crevasses Fields) with Ladder
- Help for Using all mountaineering gears and equipment, use of Oxygen, high altitude food
- Provide high mountain rescue techniques at an avalanche.
- Mountain weather forecast
- Speak Fluently English
Is this peak suitable for beginners who don't have previous climbing experience?
It is not a suitable peak for a beginner but you will need climbing courses and experience in high mountains above 6000m before you joined the Mt. Himlung expedition. For the beginner want to join this expedition Please inform us at email firstname.lastname@example.org / +977 9856008848 what’s up app.
How busy is this Peak?
Comparatively, this expedition is a much popular mountaineering expedition among the climbers. It has lees human traffic as compared to other peaks. You will rarely meet more than 5 to 20 people during your climbing trip.
Which season is the best to summit this peak?
In our vast experience in this field, we recommend a month because our geography and our weather format
we recommended this expedition September to November (Autumn Season)
West region – mid-April, May, mid-September, October, November and till mid-December
East region – April, May, October, November and till mid-December
The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season.
Do I need to bring all the climbing gear and equipment personally?
Most of the climbers use their own climbing gear and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.
Note: alpine boot and crampon must be a good size and good condition. Better to bring and have your own.
How much weight a porter can carry?
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes, and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 to 30 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
Will my guide be experienced and certified?
We have very experienced guides who highly trained and experienced, have climbed over 6000m to 8000m peaks as well as and have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified from IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, Nepal Mountaineering Association mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Can we do this climbing peak with kids?
We take bookings for this peak climbing trip for people over 18 years old.
What is the tipping ratio? Do I have to pay the tip for climbing guides and porters? If yes, how much?
In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and base camp Nepali team
- USD 100-150 for support staff/helpers who stay base camp
- USD 200-300 for the base camp head cook
- USD 250-300 for Sherpa/Base camp guide who manages the base camp
- USD 600-800 for climbing guide sherpa who accompanies you up to the top of the summit
Do I need to carry Oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag (PAC)?
Normally, we will add this expedition to each expedition member's Oxygen cylinder, mask, and regulator using above camp 3. For the Gamow Bag (PAC) with only at base camp. In case of your requirements or your health issue, the staff of our company IANEPAL will provide you in case of an emergency.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Climbing permit, national park fees, rope fixing fees, and coordination with relevant government ministries. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 6-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best camping tented at base camp full setup, and one sleeping tent v25 model each member at base camp and one tent searing base 2 people above base camp
Transport: - private bus and off-road Jeep bensishar, koto and pokhara, International airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this expedition,
Communication: - Sat phone with a normal charge for use, Walkie-talkies for mountaineering team, weather report
Light: - Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics. (Eg. laptops, mobile phones, amateur digital cameras, and handheld video cameras). And reading light at each tent in base camp.
Expedition team: - IFMGA Mountain Guide and climbing Sherpas, cook and kitchen boy at base camp and Government Liaison Officer. Equipment allowances & wages for the Nepali expedition team.
Safety equipment: - Oxygen bottle with mask and & regulator, Gamow bag (PAC), First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common climbing equipment in the group.
Whats not included
- Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal climbing and wearing gear
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (Except welcome dinner).
- International airfare from/to your country
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg) in the domestic flight
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Personal Oxygen bottle, mask, and regulator
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage
- Customs duty and import tariffs for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- License fees for personal satellite phone and communications equipment
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guides and expedition Nepali team
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances following charges will be made for the Trip Cancel
- Less than 60 days in advance: 15%
- Less than 45 days in advance: 25%
- Less than 30 days in advance: 50%
- Less than 15 days in advance: 75%
- Less than 10 days in advance: 85%
- On or after the starting date: No refund will be made
RISK AND LIABILITY
IANEPAL will make every effort to ensure that your Expedition is smooth and as pleasant as possible. However, please be reminded that all programs in Nepal are strictly conducted under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government and Tourism Bureau. Therefore, we shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances to Government restrictions, landslides, road blockages, flooding, snowfall, political disturbances, illnesses, or accidents. Any additional costs that are a result of such circumstances will be borne by you at the very spot.
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The Nar-Phoo valley in newly opened, spectacular regions of Lama, Gurung, and Ghale inhabitants. Nar-Phoo valley has a unique natural, cultural and geographical wonders, making it the most sought after destination in Nepal. The government in 2002 has declared this region as a new destination ad opened it for organized trekking only. This region was first of all explored by Tilman in the 1950s. To date very few westerners have explored the virtually untouched villages of Nar & Phoo or climbed the many 7000 m peaks surrounding them. There is 63 households in Nar and 39 in Phoo. They are living in the village under their own social values and norms.
PHU VILLAGE: PHU is an extraordinary village of around 40 households piled up on a bluff at the junction of a side valley. Upper village offers four beds in a simple mud-walled room, with meals eaten in the traditional kitchen. You may have to ask around fro the owner Tashi Khandru; look for the multicolored windows. There are no formal shops in Phu but you can buy at Tashi's and will be well fed on porridge, soup, and Dal BHAT (Nepali main meal). All supplies are carried here by mule. Devote some time to exploring the fascinating village. The deserted and crumbling uppermost section is home to the original fortified residence. Phu means 'Head of the Valley' and the 6364, pyramid-shaped peak to the north is named Bhrikuti the Nepali wife of Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo; beyond is Tibet. Phu village is snowbound and almost completely deserted in winter (December to March).