Himlung Expedition

One of the under-rated Himalayan ventures in Nepal, Himlung Expedition scales the majestic Mt. Himlung (7126m) in the northern Annapurna region. The trip is often taken as a preparation for climbers before ascending mountains above 8,000 meters. The trail on the way to the base camp explores the Nar Phu Valley and the magical Annapurna Conservation Area. Moreover, the scenes of the Annapurna and Chulu Himal ranges along with the Tibetan Himalayas from the top of Himlung Himal makes for magical sightseeing.

Himlung Himal lies in the northern part of the Annapurna region that borders with the Tibetan highlands. This mountain is an excellent option for those who wish to have a taste of mountaineering and plan to scale higher Himalayas in the future. Since the mountain lies in the Annapurna and Mustang region, there are numerous wonders climbers can enjoy on the trip. The journey starts from Kathmandu and heads to Besisahar on a long drive. Then, the ascent takes you past the Nar Phu Valley and settles at the Himlung Himal Base Camp.

From the base camp, you will engage in an arduous climb of the Himlung Himal for the next 15 days. During this period, you will have numerous climbing practice and training to use mountaineering equipment like crampons and ropes. The climb to the summit of the mountain also includes taking breaks at Camp I (5,460m), Camp II (6,080m), and Camp III (6,350m). The top of the mountain rewards the climbers with a mesmerizing view of the Annapurna range and the Himalayas in Tibet and the Chulu Himal range.

Experience Required

Since it is a mountaineering venture, climbers must have great physical and mental fitness. Additionally, it is best if you have climbing training or previous mountaineering experience. The expedition is a strenuous journey, so climbers need to be adept at traversing a variety of terrain from snowy paths to glacial moraines and icy ascents. The autumn season (September to November) is the best time to go for the expedition.

Why Climb Himlung with 8000 Expeditions

At 8000 Expeditions, we put our special effort in making your trip a great success and safety at the same time. As such, we assign experienced personnel to guide and instruct you. For the Himlung expedition, you will lead by Everest summiteer climbing guide and a 1:2 Sherpa to climber ratio. Similarly, we keep the group size to a small number to provide best guidance to you.

Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates or your suitability.

01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m) & transfer to hotel
02 Preparation day & briefing
03 Drive Kathmandu to Beshisahar (850m)
04 Drive from Besisahar to Koto (2,610m)
05 Trek to Meta (3,560m)
06 Trek to Kyang (3,820m)
07 Trek to Phu- Gaon (4,080m)
08 Acclimatization walks at Phu-Gaon
09 Trek to Himlugn base camp (4,910)
10-24 Climbing period Himlung Himal
25 Clean up base camp; get all gear down the mountain and pack
26-27 Return trek from Base Camp to Koto
28 Drive Koto to Besisahar (823m)
29 Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu (1400)
30 Free day in Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening
31 Depart from Kathmandu

Fixed Departure Dates

Start / Finish Availability Days Price Book
06/10/2021 - 03/11/2021 Guide: Space 28 $ 7,350
10/10/2022 - 07/11/2022 Guide: Guaranteed 29 $ 7,350


  • Airport pick up drop in Kathmandu
  • 4 nights at 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu (Twin sharing, B&B basis)
  • Tea house accommodation-twin sharing basis during trek
  • Meals Plan: (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Full board standard meal during climbing
  • Himlung climbing permit, entrance fees & National peak fees
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpa to climber 1:2 ratio
  • Single tent for each member in base camp
  • High altitude tent for member and climbing Sherpa above base camp
  • All ground transport for the expedition
  • High camp equipment (Tent, cooking gear, gas, meals)
  • Carry bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges
  • Group climbing equipment: Tents, foods, foam mattress, rope, gas, fuel, chair, table and necessary cooking gears whilst on the mountain
  • Solar panel or generator for battery charge and light at base camp
  • High altitude food & cooking utensils for the expedition
  • Well experience cook & kitchen staffs at base camp
  • All Nepali staffs insurance and wages
  • Oxygen mask & regulator in base camp in case of an emergency (subjected to charge)
  • Liaison officer expenses: Allowances, insurance & meal
  • Handset radios for the communication in the mountain (if needed)
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Nepal visa fees: Multiple entry 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner while staying in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, mineral waters & laundry
  • Helicopter rescue evacuation costs – if required
  • Costs related with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Sherpa summit bonus $ 450 & tips for staffs
  • Personal equipment hire e.g. Down jacket, sleeping bag & climbing gear...etc. (available at extra cost)
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu
Destination: Nepal
Activity level: Challenging
Best Season: September-October
Max altitude: 7,126m
Group Size: 3-10 People
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge+ Camp

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