Himlung Himal

Himlung Himal


From £7,695
Altitude 7,126m Grade: 3D

Located in the Manaslu region northeast of the Annapurna range, Himlung Himal (7126m) lies close to the Tibetan border in a remote corner of Nepal.

Himlung Himal was first climbed in 1992 by a Japanese team and when climbed by Adventure Peaks in 2013 there had been only one British ascent of this 7000m peak. We have since operated 5 successful expeditions with clients reaching the summit on each occasion.

Even though it is technically easy, it does require a high level of fitness and is a very cold mountain. We anticipate placing two camps above Base Camp that will be put in place by our strong Sherpa team.

A stunning peak in a remote location with an awesome approach trek!

Why climb Himlung Himal with Adventure Peaks

  • Six previously successful expeditions, summiting every year since 2013
  • British English speaking Expedition Leader
  • Technically straight forward 7000m Peak with few objective dangers
  • Excellent preparation for Everest or another 8,000m peak
  • Climbing Sherpa's carry group equipment
  • 4 days set aside for a summit attempt

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22nd Apr 2023 - 21st May 2023 Guaranteed30 £7,695£8,595 Book Now
7th Oct 2023 - 5th Nov 2023
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* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPriceDays
Everest from the Air £270
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort (+4 days) £525+4 days
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort (+4 days) £425+4 days

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package).
  • A British expedition team leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other valley accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • 70-90 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients.
  • 24 hour back up and support from UK staff.
  • 24 hour medical doctor support.
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop.

What's Excluded

  • Travel to and from UK airport.
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies.
  • Personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Itinerary

Days 1-2

International flight, arrive Kathmandu usually early afternoon/evening on day 2. Transfer to our hotel in central Thamel district; ideally situated to allow easy access to all the main tourist attractions in Kathmandu. H on night 2

Day 3

Morning briefing to complete the official permit procedures after which the rest of the day is free to enjoy the ‘bombardment of the senses’ that is Kathmandu. Sightseeing tours can be arranged and would  include visiting the temples of Bodnath, Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Durbar Square. Simply wandering around the huge array of shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in  Thamel is a fascinating experience. H B

Day 4

Drive to the road head at Besisahar 5hrs (also known as Lamjung) stopping for lunch on route. and onwards by jeep for 4hrs following and criss-crossing the Marsyandi river, we enter the Annapurna  Conservation Area, climb from tropical forests to mountain forests, enjoy ever improving views of the mountains as we get closer and closer to them and pass through numerous interesting villages seeing the culture change as we ascend. Now in the Tibetan Manang District we continue with views of Manaslu and Annapurna II. We overnight in Jagat (1300m) T B, L, D

Day 5

Trek to Dharapani 1860m 5hrs (we may be able to drive to Koto but occasionally the road is blocked as a result of landslides therefore we have allowed for the additional trekking days) C B, L, D

Day 6

Trek Dharapani to Koto 2600m 5hrs and acclimatisation walk on arrival C B, L, D

Day 7

Trek Koto to Meta 3560m 7hrs C B, L, D

Day 8

Trek Meta to Phu 4080m 6 hrs. C B, L, D

Day 9

Acclimatisation day at Phu, with a walk to 4780m. C B, L, D

Day 10

Trek Phu to Base Camp 4850m on the south side of the Pangri Glacier 4hrs. C B, L, D

Day 11

Rest Day at Base Camp. Another acclimatisation day spent exploring the alpine meadows and views around camp, packing gear for higher on the mountain and relaxing in this very pleasant spot. A puja is  normally held. C B, L,D

Day 12 - 23

Ascent of Himlung Himal 7126m via three camps. C B, L, D

Day 24 - 26

Return Trek from Base Camp to Koto or Dharapani. T B, L, D

Day 27 - 28

Return by jeep 7hrs to Besisahar. Bus to Kathmandu (5hrs) to the comforts of our hotel in Thamel and the enjoyable hustle & bustle. H B

Day 29

Free time in Kathmandu to buy souvenirs and try your hand at haggling with the local shopkeepers before your international flight from Kathmandu. B

Day 30

Arrive Home.

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

Martin Madigan · 2 months ago ·

Leaving Friday, arriving two days later after three planes and ready to get the old legs working. Himlung was in sight three years late due to well, world events! The team was mustering, last one to arrive was my tent friend, the next pm very posh but one of the hardest workers for such a young man. We came from Australia, Sweden, London and me from my beloved Scotland, all ready raring to go and to meet our knowledgeable leader Stu, our leader, the Mary Berry of walking. His climbing stories of achievements and disappointments kept us all entertained while we talked and played cards in the mess tent. Early starts, 6am, hot water ready for the tea in the morning with breakfast usually of eggs and cereal. Off we went, bleary eyed, into the unknown, with views to die for and banter to keep us going. When I caught up with the group before we stopped for the day at first in tea houses and then onto base camp a field full of tents of all sizes. Our own tents were better than the ones at the World Cup and we paid a fraction of the price! The mess tent was heated which was a great bonus as when the sun goes down it does get a wee bit cold, and not forgetting the shower with hot water but have it while it’s sunny! As for dinner, what can you say miles from anywhere and the meals are fantastic, where they get the cooks I don’t know, food is unbelievable. Fantastic way to spend the evening- cards, story’s from the hills by ‘Mary Berry’ then off to bed. Camp1-a full days hike in ice & snow, using crimpons, climbing by rope, taking our food with us. It was a great experience and even though it was hard work it was also a pleasure and as you would expect our Sherpas worked their socks off. A great bunch of people. Camp two and three was much the same and then the magic day of the ascent. An early start, 1am to set off at 3am-you do need your cups of tea which always starts the day off. Then when, not if, you get to the top of Himlung the views were spectacular and all you’ve been told hits home. Thanks to Stuart and the team, I know who I will call-all together now………..

Maria · 3 years ago ·

Di was an excellent guide, very helpful and patient in answering all the questions and also creating a friendly atmosphere and a very united group. The in country team provided an excellent service, both in terms of base camp food, tents and general comfort and also in terms of very good climbing sherpas. The climbing sherpas were very strong, the cook was amazing and the tents and comfort provided was above expectations. The Adventure Peaks office were helpful in clarifying all my questions (both over email and phone) and helping me to choose a 7000m peak. Di was a very good leader, I enjoyed spending a month with her and learned a lot from her. Also, she was very good in creating a family/friendly atmosphere with our sherpa team, but also to manage them and organize them so that we have a smooth and successful expedition. The expedition was the best for me so far and I already miss the group and the beautiful surroundings.


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