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Himlung Himal (7126m), situated on the Nepal-Tibet border in the remote Manaslu region and Nar Phu valley of Manang, is accessible via trekking from Besisahar. Opened for climbing in 1992, it offers a technically easy and fascinating ascent, with the added allure of being less frequented by climbing crowds.

About the tour

Namaste Nomad Ltd. and our group specialize in organizing trekking and peak climbing experiences in Nepal, with a steadfast commitment to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our clients. Our meticulous planning involves careful consideration of optimal mountains and secure routes, especially during favourable seasons. For the upcoming Himlung Himal expedition, we have selected the Autumn season, forming a cohesive group for this remarkable endeavour. To proceed, a minimum of 2 participants is required for the expedition to take place. Please review the detailed itinerary, inclusive and exclusive sections, and take advantage of our straightforward online booking system. A minimum deposit of 2,500 euros is necessary to secure your spot. Our itinerary is designed to be flexible, allowing adjustments based on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances to ensure the best possible experience for our clients.

Embarking on the Himlung expedition promises an exceptional peak-climbing adventure. Situated in the remote Manaslu Region, the Himlung peak (7126m) offers a thrilling experience. If you have previously conquered a 6000-meter peak and aspire to reach greater heights, Himlung is the ideal and safest mountain for your next climb. Our team comprises expert sherpas with extensive experience, ensuring top-notch service and a high-quality expedition that you can trust.

For immediate inquiries, feel free to reach us via WhatsApp at +353873635898, or email info@namastenomad.ie. We look forward to guiding you on this extraordinary journey.

Itinerary

DETAIL ITINERARY

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport. Upon arrival, met by a representative and
transferred to the hotel. At the hotel, the guests will be welcomed with a
welcome drink and assigned to the rooms.
The rest of the day is free.
Overnight at the Hotel

DAY 02: REST, PREPARATION/BRIEFING

Today there is time to rest, do final minute preparation as well and visit the
Nepal Tourism office for the purposes of obtaining necessary documents, permits
and briefing. Overnight at the Hotel

DAY 03: DRIVE FROMKATHMANDU TO BESISAHAR (820 M)

After breakfast board the waiting vehicle and start the drive to Besisahar
along the newly constructed scenic road. On the way we stop for lunch at the
Kurintar. After lunch continue driving to Besisahar. Besisahar (823 m) is the
main town of Lamjung district. Until recently this market town of 2000
inhabitants were called Besigaon. However since the opening of the road to
Manang, in the late seventies, the village became a compulsory stopover for
those who go trekking around the Annapurna and was renamed Besisahar.
There are several administrative offices here, as well as post offices and a
police check-post. TIMS card will be examined for the first time at Besisahar
Overnight at the Lodge. (Drive Duration: 6 -7 hrs approximately)

DAY 04: DRIVE BESISAHAR TO KOTO (2610 M)

After breakfast, we board the vehicle and start the drive to Koto. The drive is
along a narrow ribbon of road carved into sheer gorges above the Marsyangdi
River.  The road is bumpy and rough but it’s an adventure trip and it adds to it
an experience in itself. We are taking this drive as it saves us 3 days of
trekking.
The road travels along the old Annapurna Circuit trek route, through amazing
gorges and past stunning waterfalls.
We arrive at Koto for Lunch.
After Lunch, we can go for hikes nearby to stretch our legs.
Overnight at Lodge. (Drive Duration: 5 ½ – 6 ½ hrs approximately)

DAY 05: TREK TO META (3560 M)

After early breakfast, we leave the trails of the classic Annapurna Circuit
behind us into a far more remote part of the Himalayas. The trail is carved into
the narrow and steep-sided walls of the Naar Phu Kola and after crossing the
river we enter the Nar & Phu valleys.
The trail then passes through beautiful woods, past small cave shelters and
pilgrims’ resting places. Emerging from a narrow canyon, the track passes
under a wide waterfall, from which point the woods become thinner and the
vistas wider.
The last stretch into Meta involves climbing a steep hill, from which there are
amazing views of some of the giant snowy peaks in the area. Meta lies on a
big open plain and consists of a few lodges, which are simple but clean and
offer good meals.
Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge (Trek Duration: 7 – 7 ½ hrs
approximately)

DAY 06: TREK TO PHU-GAON (4080M)

After breakfast, the day starts with an exciting traverse on a dramatic trail cut
into the cliff high above the valley. After a short distance, we zigzag down to
the Phu Khola and spend the next few hours following the stream as the valley
narrows. There are a few ascents and descents and a short section, where
again, the trail is cut into the cliff. Soon the valley seems to come to an end
with a tall rock pillar seemingly blocking the way. The trail passes through a
narrow opening to the right which leads to a steep stone staircase to the gated
entrance to the village of Phu. To the left, the ruins of an old fort stand guard
over the trail and the way ahead for the next few hundred yards can be
described as ‘airy’ with sections of the trail again cut into the cliff.
After a short descent, the valley opens out and passes a series of mani walls
before reaching the houses of Phu, which are stacked above each other on
the left-hand side of the valley.
Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge (Trek Duration: 6 ½ – 7 hrs
approximately)

DAY 07: ACCLIMATIZATION AT PHU-GAON (4080 M)

Phu Gaon sees a few trekkers and climbers and we will spend a further day here
to explore the nearby monastery and village and to acclimatize. Phu will be the
last settlement we visit before we head off into the wilderness for the next two
weeks.
Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge

DAY 08: TREK TO HIMLUNG BASE CAMP (4850 M)

After breakfast, we will head towards Himlung Base Camp. The trail is
moderately challenging. We will pass through the rocky section and climb a narrowly
rising slope to reach the base camp. Himlung Base Camp is located in a scenic
place with great views of surrounding mountains. Stay overnight at Himlung
Base Camp.
Dinner and Overnight at the Camp (Trek Duration: 5 ½ – 6 ½ hrs
approximately

DAY 09 TO DAY 23: CLIMBING Days

Dinner and Overnights at the Camp

DAY 24: HIMLUNG BASE CAMP PACKING

Packing and preparation for departure from Base Camp
Dinner and Overnight at the Camp

DAY 25: TREK BACK TO PHU-GAON

We retrace our steps back to Phu Goan. This will take approximately 6 hours.
Here we will have an option to camp or use lodges which is a good option after
spending so many days in a tent.
Overnight at Lodge. (Trek Duration: 6 – 6 ½ hrs approximately)

DAY 26: TREK BACK TO META (3560 M)

We retrace our steps back to Meta. It’s a wonderful feeling as we go downhill
towards warm weather.
Overnight at Lodge. (Trek Duration: 6 ½ – 7 ½ hrs approximately)

DAY 27: BACKTRACK TO KOTO (2610 M)

Finally, we are backtracking our steps to below three thousand meters. This is
also the last day of hiking as the following days we will be using vehicles to
reach the capital of Nepal.
Overnight at Lodge. (Trek Duration: 5 – 5 ½ hrs approximately)

DAY 28: DRIVE KOTO TO BESHISHAR

We will be taking local vehicles and driving on bumpy roads to Beshishar.
We will be celebrating our success here with some merriment of Nepali music
and dance.
Overnight at Lodge. (Drive Duration: 6 -7 hrs approximately)

DAY 29: DRIVE BESHISHAR TO KATHMANDU

We board the waiting vehicle and drive back to Kathmandu
Overnight at the Hotel. (Drive Duration: 6 -7 hrs approximately)

DAY 30: FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU

We will spend the day in Kathmandu resting, relaxing and shopping.
Overnight at the Hotel

DAY 31: FINAL DEPARTURE

Free for final minute packing and shopping until transfer to the airport for final
departure.

***End of Arrangements***

HIMLUNG HIMAL EXPEDITION-2024

The cost stated below is nett cost per /person based in EURO (€)

On a sharing basis VALID FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2024 AUTUMN SEASON ONLY
Number of Persons Cost in Euro Per person

02/03 Pax € 8400.00
04/06 Pax € 8000.00
07/09 Pax € 7500.00

If anyone wishes to require single rooms, Single Room Supplement (4 Nights Hotel in Ktm ) € 120.00

 

Price includes

  • All transfers in Nepal in a private deluxe non-a/c vehicle accompanied by a
    representative from Namaste Nomad  Ltd.

  • 04 Nights at a three-star hotel (Hotel Moonlight or similar) in Kathmandu on Bed
    and Breakfast Basis.

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishar (pre-trek) and Beshishar / Kathmandu (Post
    trek) in a private deluxe non-a/c vehicle accompanied by a guide and Sherpas.

  • Drive from Beshishar / Koto / Beshishar (Pre and post-trek) in a local vehicle
    accompanied by the guide and Sherpas.

  • All paperwork and documentation for the trek and climb including Royalty permit
    fee for the expedition.

  • Nar-Phu restricted area trekking permit.

  • Annapurna National Park fees and TIM card fee.

  • 26 Nights / 27 days trek and climb inclusive of a climbing guide who will be
    assisted by a Sherpa. Accommodations on the trek will be in lodges (Tea–houses).
    Food will be available as per the menu available on the lodge.

  • During climbing All camping equipment – (dining tents, toilet tents, portable
    chairs and tables, mattresses, high altitude portable gas and pot etc.). Food will be
    prepared by the cook and kitchen staff.

  • Common climbing gear such as fixed ropes, dynamic ropes, ice bars, ice screws, etc.

  • Heater (Gas) at Base Camp.

  • Required fixed and dynamic ropes for climbing by Sherpa guide.

  • Required high-altitude food for climbing members and Sherpa.

  • Solar panel at Base Camp for charging equipment.

  • All pieces of luggage will be carried by reliable porters hired locally.

  • Medical and safety equipment ( Enough Emergency oxygen cylinders)

  • Satellite phones and first aid facilities.
  • Insurance for all Nepali staff (Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staff and porters)

Price excludes

  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fees. (Available on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport on payable of US
    $ 125)
  • Summit Bonus of Euro 700 to 900 (minimum) for each climbing Sherpa (THIS IS
    MANDATORY if clients summit)
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) while the guests stay at hotels in Kathmandu. (except
    Welcome dinner)
  • Personal trek and climbing equipment
  • Liability for or against theft, loss of goods, injury, accidents etc.
  • Personal medications
  • Personal travel /medical/cancellation/rescue insurance (Please get
    comprehensive medical insurance/ accidental insurance and should
    include evacuation by helicopter due to any emergencies that may arise)
  • Any rescue costs (helicopter evacuation /using horse etc.)
  • Costs associated (accommodation/hotels and meals) with the trek
    finishing early due to any reason
  • Costs associated (accommodation/hotels and meals) with you leaving an
    expedition early due to any reason
  • Costs associated (accommodation/hotels and meals) with extending a trip
    due to bad weather or other circumstances.
  • Permit fees if using personal satellite phones or other communication
    devices or if filming is done.
  • Extra Baggage weight during flights.
  • Items of a personal nature such as bar bills, mineral water, telephone calls, laundry
    etc
  • Tips for Sherpas, porters and local guides.
  • Any item not included in the above “The cost includes”
  • Extra emergency Oxygen and regulator mask US $ 600.00 per oxygen (cylinder) * Need to book In advance.
  • Kitchen staff bonus of US $ 150.00 per person.

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