Himlung Himal is one of the lately opened mountains for climbing and is situated amongt Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. This undertaking takes you through remote towns of Nepal and Tibet fringe. Formerly a confined area, Nepal Government opened the locale just in 1992 and thus far just a couple expedition groups including Japanese and French have summited Mount Himlung. Himlung Himal expedition can be a perfectly designed opportunity for the beginner climbers who have an immense passion towards peak climbing.
This is an expedition which embraces diversity in natural serenity and fascinating culture. You will be accompanied with the evergreen forests sightseeing various snowcapped peaks, natural springs and rocky gorges. You will likewise feel a proximity to the traditional Tibetan culture inhabited by the local people.The expedition to Himlung Himal follows around the Annapurna range via Koto all the way to Nar-Phu Gaon. The trail along the Phu River is a different experience as the immaculate blend of the natural beauty is truly a sight to see. The trip officially starts with a picturesque drive to Besisahar where you will remain overnight. The following day you will travel in a local jeep for about 6 hours to achieve Koto(2600m/8,530ft). From Koto, it is a 5 days trek to the Himlung Himal base camp (4850m/15,912ft).The trail moves in the direction of the East and goes through Dharmasala, Meta, Kyang and Phugaon, which is the oldest and largest Buddhist settlement in the area. The base camp (4900m) is in a subalpine zone full of pristine forests and other pleases of nature. Three high camps will be set up to reach to the peak of the mountain. Camp I at the height of 5450m, Camp II at 6000m and Camp III at 6350m. The accommodation in the base camp will be comfortable and a different experience to your expedition.
Himlung Himal expedition is technically a straightforward ascent for those who want to summit the peaks around 7000m height. This mountain is seldom climbed peak and is situated at a remote corner of Nepal. So, this expedition can be a great opportunity for you to see the unseen and reveal the appreciating aspects of Mt. Himlung. Our vastly experienced Sherpa guides and other crew members will assist you through all of the climb and help you acclimatize by properly arranged ascent and descent preparing your body to adapt to the altitude. This expedition will require a sound level of fitness and a stable health condition.
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival and Hotel stay
We will send you our representatives to receive you upon your arrival at TIA and will go to a hotel. You can have a visit around different places of Kathmandu located at a short distance that day. In the evening, you will be served a welcoming dinner which includes traditional Nepali cuisine.
Day 2: Preparations for trek and sightseeing of Kathmandu
We will visit different places of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is rich culturally therefore we visit places like Bhaktapur Durbar square, Boudhanath, Swayambunath and Pashupatinath as well. At night, we can stroll around Thamel area for refreshment. We are going to stay over the night in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Besisahar
We proceed from Kathmandu and drive to Besisahar. The street we drive through will take us along the Trishuli Valley. We get grand perspectives of the snowcapped pinnacles, for the most part the Ganesh Himal and also Manaslu as we pursue the river towards Mugling. We, a short time later, deviate from the major street and move to Besisahar way where we begin on our trek.
Day 4: Trek to Ngadi
From Besisahar, we trek along to the river and cross toward east. Our trail lifts higher than the river, continuous north far up to the Marsyangdi Valley. The way takes us on quiet trails from side with rice fields and settlements until we meet with the fundamental track at Bhulebule. The path moves with the eastern side of the stream strolling along an attracting waterfall to Ngadi. Ovenight at Ngadi.
Day 5: Trek to Jagat
Today, we will stroll over the suspension connect and after that begin on a climb through the woods to achieve Lampatta, a Manangi territory having Tibetan flags of prayers. A sudden ascent conveys us to Bahundanda. From the peak we move descending to Syange (1136m). The way then clears a path to Jagat where we remain overnight.
Day 6: Trek to Dharapani (1848m)
After passing along the rising and declining way, we will reach Chyamje. At that point, we will pass a suspension bridge and clear a path through oak woods. The stream leaves from sight as we climb over a point. The pathway then turns out into valley where we touch base at Tal; the following community is set at the base of a terrific falls (1700m). We will go across the river sand climb the valley, sliding down to cross the stream to the settelement of Dharapani lying at 1848m. Overnight in Dharapani.
Day 7: Trek to Koto
On this day, our route proceeds onward to climb to Bagarchap situated at 2164m. At that point, we go at the back of the trail sideways through the forest to Dhanagyu and climb up to Temang. Here we can watch the magnificent glimpse of Manaslu in addition to Peak 29. The trail then descends through fir and pine woods to Koto. Overnight in Koto.
Day 8: Koto to Dharmasala
We will have a very difficult day today while moving from Koto to Dharmashala. Going through the check post we will cross a stream that takes us to Nar Phu valleys. We will stroll along the wonderful wilderness over Phu River. At that point we will pass a few minor caves and also temple named as Dharmashala. We will leave the small valley and walk along the wideway. We will see the jungle fading as we walk forward. We will camp at Dharmashala for the night.
Day 9: Dharmasala to Kyang
We will have a lofty climb and we will stroll along a beautiful river that takes us to uplands at an elevation of 3200m. We will stroll by beautiful Meta at 3560. We will see white rocks, juniper, bushes, white sandy trails and many more things along the way. We will see the shadow of Phu Koshi covering the way. We will go by Khampa settlement, Chako where prayer flags wave. We will in the wake of passing high points and low points achieve Kyang where we will set our camp to remain overnight.
Day 10: Kyang to Phu Gaun
We will clear a path down to the stream Phu and walk up and down the shore passing submarine rocks. We will get the chance to see bright chortens. We will rise to small glacier before we cross an extension bridge. And preceeding a bridge to Phu, a series of chortens takes us to the significant settlement of Phu where we will set our camp for overnight.
Day 11: Phu Gaun to Himlung Base Camp
From Phu Gaun, we will today trek to Himlung Base Camp, set up our Base Camp at a height of 4842m on a ground and enjoy there for the night.
Day 12-33: Climbing period and return to Base Camp
The climbing schedule may differ as per the climber's experience. A climbing day includes an unfaltering moving for 3-4 hours in the morning. Apart from lunch, rest and unwind, there is a move of 2-3 hours toward the evening. Nevertheless, adaptability in climbing schedule is fundamental as individuals move at their pace and react personally to the worries of climbing. We guarantee the proportion of climbers and Sherpa guides concentrating on altitude safety measures so that every individual climber can advance at their own particular rate.
Regularly we will set three high camps before achieving the summit. We will put on Camp I at the elevation of 5,450m. At that point Camp II at a rise of 6,000m and the Camp 3 at the stature of 6,350m. Furthermore, our Sherpas aides will help us set up a scope of camps for well acclimatization and we attempt to reach the peak of Himlung Himal on a day with fair weather conditions.
Day 34: Base camp to Phu Gaun
We will return from the base camp to achieve Phu gaun once more. We will walk up and down the stream shore passing big rocks. We will get the chance to see vivid chortens at the end of the day. Ovennight in Phu Gaun once more.
Day 35: Phu Gaun to Dharmasala
Avoiding Phu Gaon behind, we will head towards Dharmashala for the nightstay. We will see the bushes, white rocks, juniper, etc, which were already on our sight while going upwards. We will likewise descend to stay at Dharmasala.
Day 36: Dharmasala to Koto
Again, we will be following just the same but opposite route as before. We will be seeing the likes of Manaslu and Peak 29 on the way with pine woods along the trail. Overnight at Koto.
Day 37: Koto to Dharapani
Traversing along the river and narrow valley, we will head downwards to reach Dharapani for overnight.
Day 38: Dharapani to Jagat
We will leave Dharapani and head onwards enjoying several waterfalls and rivers. Our trail descends along the forest to finally reach Jagat for the night.
Day 39: Jagat to Ngadi
Today, we will continue walking downwards along the narrow trails passing across the deep stream gorge. We can get a view of Lamjung, Mt. Manaslu, Peak 29, etc. on the way. Overnight at Ngadi.
Day 40: Ngadi to Besisahar and back to Kathmandu
On this very last day of our trekking, we will take a short walk from Ngadi to Besisahar and then take a bus to drive all the way back to Kathmandu. After checking in the hotel, you will have whole of the day for refreshment. In the evening, we will be serving you with farewell dinner which basically includes delicious Nepali cuisine.
Day 41: Final Departure from the airport
After a nearly one and half month of adventurous and successful time, you will finally leave Nepal with full of lifelong memories. Our airport representatives will drop you off in the Tribhuvan International Airport and bid you farewell and best wishes for your future.
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