Trip Difficulty: Adventurous
Trip Style: Peak Climbing
Transport: As per Itinerary
Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
Accommodation: Hotel and tea house/camp
Group Size: min.1
Max Elevation: 7,126 m
- Adventurous trekking and climbing
- Off-the-beaten trekking experience
- Observe different ecosystems and climatic zones
- Trek through picturesque villages and lush forests
- Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of locals
- Get to see unspoiled nature
- Reach the top of Mt. Himlung
- Witness tempting views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Gurja Himal, Tukuche Peak, Mt. Fishtail, and many others
About Himlung Expedition
Himlung Expedition is a difficult, adventurous, and once in a lifetime venture that leads to the top of Mt. Himlung. You will be exploring the western part of Nepal while Himlung Expedition. Many mountaineers climb Mt. Himlung to prepare for 8,000 meters above expeditions. Standing 7,126 meters above from the sea level, Mt. Himlung is situated above an ancient Tibetan village, Phu. Talking about the exact location, Mt. Himlung is situated northeast of Annapurna and northwest of Manaslu. To go on Himlung Expedition, you need to get special permission from the government of Nepal, as this region falls under restricted area.
Mt. Himlung was first climbed in 1992, October 3rd. After that this mountain has attracted the attention of many adventure enthusiasts from all around the globe. Still, only a handful of climbers scale this mountain every year making the trail less-crowded and unspoiled. If you are looking for adventure in solitary, then Himlung Expedition is the perfect option for you.
Climbing Mt. Himlung is more than just reaching the top of 7,000 meters above the mountain. This is a journey that lets you explore the hidden villages, Nar and Phu. You will get to spend the night in these villages observing the unique lifestyle and rich culture of the locals. Likewise, you will get to see breath-taking views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Tukuche (6,920 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), etc.
Why go on Himlung Expedition with us?
Our years of expertise and ethics make us a perfect travel partner who will not only take you to your destination but also bring you back safely. We are a team of active climbers and trekkers who have been mapping trails of Himalayas for a long period of time. We are glad to offer our extensive and professionally designed Himlung Expedition package. With us, you will not only travel but get to know in-depth about the region and make lifelong memories.
Himlung Expedition map
Our Himlung Expedition map will show you the route you will follow during the journey. The map will allow you to understand the trail more clearly. We have designed our map following our Himlung Expedition itinerary. On the map, you can see all the major villages and highlights of the surrounding area.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention
Acute Mountain Sickness or altitude sickness is a common illness that climbers have to be aware of during the high altitude journey. Among many reasons, not acclimating your body properly as you gain altitude is one of the causes of altitude sickness. It is very important to protect yourself from AMS to complete the trek. As in worse can it can ruin the entire journey. Therefore, we take a very careful ascent profile with ample rest days and take all necessary measures to aim to prevent AMS - see more information below.
Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-
Symptoms of altitude sickness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages
- Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
- Try to spend the night in lower altitude
- Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
- Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
- Do not push yourself
Himlung Expedition difficulty
Himlung Expedition is a difficult mountain to climb. There are many challenges that you have to overcome to reach the top of Himlung Himal. The trail involves several ascends and descends on steep, rugged, and snowy paths. Likewise, you have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. For all these, good physical fitness, health, and will-power are needed. You also have to have prior trekking and climbing experience to go on this journey.
Best time to go to Himlung Expedition
As per our experience, October to November (autumn) and March to April (spring) is the best time to go on Himlung Expedition. The trail during this time of the year is very beautiful and rewarding. You will get to see colorful rhododendron and other numerous floras bloomed all over the trail in spring. Whereas, in autumn, Nepal celebrates numerous festivals including the most significant ones. The weather is temperate and the sky is clear. Views are also at its best.
Accommodation during Himlung Expedition
Himlung Expedition is a completely camping trip. Therefore, we will carry all the tents and necessities with us. You will get a single sleeping tent along with shared dining and washroom tents. All the tents will be of high-quality and appropriate to use in the Himalayas.
Food & Water on Himlung Expedition
All the meals will be cooked by our team members. The menu will have a diverse variety from a sandwich to porridge. While traveling with us, we will select the best home-cooked for you that is not only hygienic, delicious, and nutritious, but also are affordable and filling. You will be given three meals a day. If you feel hungry any other time, you are free to munch on your expenses. Likewise, boiled water is available in the teahouse. You can refill your bottle every time it gets empty paying a small fee. Don't buy plastic water bottles as it will be very expensive and increase waste.
We are always open to tailor-made itinerary options. We do have fixed departure dates, but you can as well create your itinerary as per your requirements. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.
We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning from the journey, these small steps that we are taking do make a difference. Moreover, we try best to reduce wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.