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Himlung Himal Expedition

Trip Introduction

Duration : 31 days
Difficulty Level : Streneous

Himlung Himal is one of the infrequently visited mountains of Nepal lying between the border of Nepal and Tibet in north of the Annapurna and Manaslu majestically situated above the Tibetan village of Phu in the western region of Nepal that was open only in 2001 by the Nepalese government and ever since then only few expedition and trekking trips has been carried out to this region. We organized our first eight successful eight membered French team expedition to this mountain in 2003 and have been continuing every year since then. Due to our good strategy and logistical support, the success rate to this mountain has been high every year.

Himlung Himal expedition starts after 6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Beshishar, and then our expedition commences from the classic Annapurna circuit route till Koto and then leaves towards the west to Dharmasala, then to Tibetan villages: Meta, Kyang, Phugaon where we spend one day extra for proper acclimatization and local exploration. We set up the Base Camp at 4842m on a grassy land. While our strong team of sherpas staffs set up various camps, members have the chance to going up and down for well acclimatization and we attempt summit on a favorable day for everyone.

As every year we are organizing Himlung Himal expedition during pre-monsoon and post monsoon season, therefore, if you are interested to join the group or organizing on your own customized expedition, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Himlung Himal Outline Itinerary (Detailed itinerary is available on request) 
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu at leisure/official formality
Day 3 Drive to Besisahar - Bhulbhule (1,316m) 
Day 4 Trek to Shyange (1136m). 
Day 5 Trek to Dharapani (1870m).
Day 6 Trek to Koto (2628m / 8,620ft.). 
Day 7 Trek to Dharmasala (3164m / 10,380ft.). 
Day 8 Trek to Kyang (3,886m / 12746ft.). 
Day 9 Trek to Phugaon (4131m / 13550ft.). 
Day 10 At rest and acclimatization. 
Day 11 Trek to Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,842m).
Day 12 Ascent of Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,345ft). 
Day 13 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 14 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 15 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 16 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 17 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 18 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 19 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 20 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 21 Climbing period of Himlung Himal
Day 22 Trek down to Phugaon (4131m / 13550ft.).
Day 23 Trek to Kyang (3,886m / 12746ft.).
Day 24 Trek to Dharmasala (3164m / 10,380ft.).
Day 25 Trek to Koto (2628m / 8,620ft.).
Day 26 Trek to Tal (1653m).
Day 27 Trek to Shyange (1136m). 
Day 28 Trek to Beshisahar (890m). 
Day 29 Drive Beshishar/Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel. 
Day 30 Kathmandu at leisure. 
Day 31 Depart from Kathmandu.

Cost Includes
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing bed & breakfast basis,
Himlung Himal Climbing permit fee & all other applicable permits,
Internal fight tickets & cargo fees,
Cargo clearance & duties fees,
Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa depending on number of members in group, 1 Government liaison officer backed by full BC cook, kitchen helpers,
Equipment allowance, daily wages, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
All food, fuel and accommodation for member and Sherpa staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp & while approaching to/from Base Camp,
Complete BC camping equipments,
Garbage & stool shipped off charges from BC,
All transfers: airport-hotel-airport and related transfers,
Agency service charge and related administrative fees,
Camping & group equipments above Base camp: tents, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, shovel, ice-screws etc…
 Food & fuel above Base camp for member & climbing Sherpas,
1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use,
 Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost Excludes
• Air travel to/from Nepal,
• Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
• Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, tips, all items of personal nature,
• Departure tax at Kathmandu int'l airport,
• Extra high altitude Sherpa if needed,
• Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
• Emergency rescue evacuations,
• Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
• Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

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