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Himlung Expedition (Nepal)

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Trip Overview

Nepal

HImlung Himal Expedition (7126m.) is one the exciting climbing experience in Nepal Himalayas. A mountain located at the Northeast of Annapurna– The Himlung Mountain was first successfully climbed by the Japanese expedition group in 1992 led by Mr. Akio Koizumi.  Technically easy climbing peak, Himlung Himal lies in Nepal-Tibet Border, although it needs to have high level of fitness.

 

The first camp of Himlung Himal is at 4900m. and the other three higher camps are set at 5450m., 6,000m., and 6350m. respectively. The route to Himlung Expedition is the South West route which also the normal route of Himlung Himal.  Mt. Himlung Expedition (7126m.)

Himlung Himal (7126m.)-Nepal can be climbed in two seasons which are Spring (April, May) and Autumn (October, November).

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star category hotel.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representatives will greet you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. In the free time you can take a good rest to get refreshed of the jet lag. Later in the evening, you can stroll around the streets of Thamel.

We will be arranging the hotel inside Thamel, where you can get the good restaurants to have good food and shops around to buy the necessary stuff.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation day. Overnight at a 3-star category hotel. (Breakfast and Dinner Included).

Kathmandu Valley sightseeing is dedicated to introduce four of the UNESCO World Heritage zones of UNESCO World Heritage Listed site of Kathmandu Valley. The four places you will be exploring are:-

  • Soyambhunath– A Buddhist pilgrimage site and widely famous as “The Monkey Temple”, it also offers the picturesque views of Kathmandu Valley.

 

  • Pashupatinath- Hindus Pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath is widely famous as “The Crematorium” where you can see the rituals of Hindus cremation. Also the temple and surrounding holds great attachment to the Hindus specially the “Shaivha Sect” of Hindus.

 

 

  • Boudhanath– Another pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Boudhanath Stupa is among the biggest monasteries in South Asia. The mammoth Stupa is wonderful place to visit around.

 

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square– An ancient palace place which carries the history of Nepal. Most of the palace square was built by the Malla and Shah Kings (14th to 18th century) and was used by the kings’ as their resident. Kumari- the living goddess is another attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

 

Also, your climbing crews will be preparing for the gears and the documentation of the trip.  In the evening, you will be enjoying the local food with cultural program at a traditional Nepali restaurant.

 

Note: If you are not easy to see the cremation at Pashupatinath then please inform your guide who can skip the attraction.

 

 Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m/27,000ft). 8hrs.Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Take your breakfast, and get ready for the adventure. You will be starting your journey to Besisahar. It will be approx. eight hours drive to Besisahar. You will take you lunch on the way. Away from the busy city, Besisahar is a small town, where you will spend your night.

 

Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Koto (2610m/8,563ft).5-6hrs. Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

From Besishar, you will further drive to Koto. The drive is something extraordinary as you will travel to the rough road to Koto. The landscapes, the local settlements will add the excitement on the trip. In Koto, you will spend your night at a local lodge.

 

Day 05: Trek from Koto to Meta(3560m/11,680ft). 7hrs. Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

The trek from Koto to Meta is mostly uphill where you can collect the great landscapes and views of Mountain as well.

 

Day 06: Trek Meta to Phu-Gaon (4200m/13,780ft).7hrs. Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

The trail from Meta to Phu-Gaun is mostly uphill. Phu-Gaon is a typical local settlement which looks similar to Tibet. The culture, tradition and the living style is more connected to the Tibetan life style. Overnight at a local lodge.

 

Day 07: Rest and acclimatization day at Phu-Gaun (4080m/13,382ft).Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

A free day at Phu-Gaun will allow you to stroll around the village and to visit Tashi Lakhang Gompa. Also the free day will help you to adapt the thin air.

 

Day 08: Trek from Phu-Gaon to Himlung base camp (4850m/15,912ft). Overnight at the tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Leave the lodge and get ready to spend your coming two weeks in a tented camp. Hike up to the base camp.

 

Day 9-25: Climbing period for Himlung Himal (7126m//23,345ft). Overnight at the tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

During this period, you will be climbing the peak. The guide will train you on the climbing share his skills and you get the best day for the summit.

 

Day 26: Trek back from base camp to Phu-Gaon(4200m/13,780ft) 6hrs. Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

After the completion of the climbing, today you will get back to Phu-Gaon for the overnight.

 

Day 27: Trek from Phu-Gaon to Meta (3560m/11,680ft) 5hrs. Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

You will retrace back to Meta from Phu-Gaun following the same route back.

 

Day 28: Trek from Meta to Koto (2610m/8,563ft) 05hrs. Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Retrace same way back to Koto for the overnight.

 

Day 29: Drive from Koto to Besisahar (823m/27,00ft) 8hrs. Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

From Koto, you will drive back to Besisahar with the Jeep. The ride will be an exciting one.

 

Day 30: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1350/4,429ft) 7 hrs. Overnight at a 3-star category hotel. (Breakfast and Lunch Included).

After the successful climbing, today you will drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 31: Rest day in Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star category hotel. (Breakfast, and Dinner Included).

You will spend an extra day in Kathmandu. In the free time you can buy some souvenirs for your friends and family back home. In the evening, you will be enjoying a farewell dinner at traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural program as the celebration of the successful summit.

 

Day 32: Transfer to International airport for final departure. (Breakfast Included)

After a wonderful month in Nepal, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu international airport to catch your returning flight back home with the hope to see you again in Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop with private AC vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with private tour guide and private transportation.
  • Transportation to Besisahar with private vehicle
  • All the paper works and the documentation of the trip
  • An experienced trekking and climbing guide including his all expenses and insurance
  • Porter for carrying the stuff and their all expenses including insurance- Porter will be going up to the base camp only.
  • All the necessary equipment for the camping during the climbing
  • Food and accommodation during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All the base camp staffs who are experienced and trained ones
  • All the materials in the base camp that includes member tent, staff tent, kitchen tent, dining tent and also the mattresses
  • Comprehensive Medical kit.
  • Trek and Climbing route map
  • Satellite phone for the communication

 

Cost Excludes

  • ­­ International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Visa Fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra nights in Kathmandu accommodation in case of early arrival from the trip.
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • Internet Service and other personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not include in the inclusion list

 

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