Himlung Himal

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
10/10/2022 - 07/11/2022 Guide: Phurba Sherpa Guaranteed 29 $ 7,350
13/10/2023 - 10/11/2023 Guide: Ngawang Sherpa Guaranteed 30 $ 7,000


  • 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
  • Himlung climbing permit fees, entrance fees & national park fees
  • 3 Meals Plan: (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek & whilst at base camp for member and staffs
  • All ground transport for the member & staff as per itinerary
  • Himlung climbing group equipment's transport (Porter or yak)
  • High altitude Sherpa to climber 1:1 ratio
  • Single tent for each member in base camp
  • High altitude tent for member & Sherpa above base camp
  • Group climbing equipment's: Member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff tent, toilet tent, shower tent, foods, mattress, rope, gas, fuel, chair, table and necessary cooking gears whilst on the mountain
  • High altitude foods & cooking utensils for expedition
  • Oxygen with mask regulator for emergency at base camp
  • All Nepali staffs foods, insurance and daily wages
  • Liaison officer & all his expenses
  • Garbage deposit & rope fixing charge
  • Experienced cook & kitchen staff at base camp
  • Full staffs support during climbing period
  • Handset radios for the communication in the Mountain (if needed)
  • Gamow bag at base camp for emergency rescue purpose
  • Solar panel or generator for battery charge and light at base camp
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International airfare to/from KTM
  • Nepal visa fees: Multiple entry 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner while staying in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance & personal medical expenses
  • Personal expenses extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, mineral waters & laundry
  • Sherpa summit bonus- Mandatory minimum $ 400 per Sherpa
  • Tips for base camp staff & porters (recommended)
  • Helicopter rescue evacuation costs – if required
  • Costs related with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu
Destination: Nepal
Activity level: Challenging
Best Season: September-October
Max altitude: 7,126m
Group Size: 2-10 People
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge+ Camp

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