Mount Himlung is located in the Manaslu area and Manang in Nar Phu valley which is recognized as one of the far-flung corner of Nepal and in the border of Tibet. Himlung peak has been known as popular day by day among the mountaineer at present. The Government of Nepal allowed Himlung Himal for climbing after 1992 only.
Himlung expedition lets you witness eye-catching natural scenery as well as long-established villages. You need have climbing experience before going for this climb and you also need to have good level of physical fitness. The expedition also provides mysterious culture and striking mountain views of Nandadevi, Api Himal, Rajramba, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more.
Our expedition starts from the lower Marsyangdi river vale and we will trek through evergreen woods. The region is home for the black-faced langur, monkey. We walk all the way through Gurung villages on the way to the Nar valley where long-established Tibetan villages jumble and we can also see white snow-capped peaks towering above. Trekking further we will finally reach the Phu valley and then to our base camp at the height of 4900m. The route passes all through high peaks and passes, remote villages, glaciers, narrow gullies, rocks, forests, springs, Gombas and distinctive cultural settlements.
Trip Duration: 44 Days
Trip grade: Challenging
Maximum altitude: 7126 m
Accommodation: Hotel Lodge or tea house or Camping
Transport: Comfortable vehicle
The route passes all through high peaks and passes, remote villages, glaciers, narrow gullies, rocks, forests, springs, Gombas and distinctive cultural settlements. The expedition also provides mysterious culture and striking mountain views of Nandadevi, Api Himal, Rajramba, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more.
You will pass through two attractive Tibetan villages of Phu and Nar. And the Base Camp will be established at the height of 4900m. The way from Manang to Phu Gaun is newly opened and very less tourists have visited, up to now.
The spring season and the autumn season are regarded as the best time for Himlung expedition. While the summer months and the winter months are considered to be the harshest time for climbing. And, the months like April and May, October and November are the standard climbing period.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative at Kathmandu International airport and then you will be transferred to hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day and in the evening you can enjoy dinner with Nepali cultural dance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today, you will be go around different world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the sacred temple of Hindu, Pashupatinath; the world’s biggest Stupa, Boudhanath; Swoyambhunath Stupa which is also known as the monkey temple; and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will also visit Kumari broadly known as Living Goddess in Basantapur, Kathmandu. You will also go around Patan Durbar Square which is rich in historical art and architecture. Overnight at hotel again.
Days 3: Kathmandu to Besisahar (770m)
again follow the fine and paved road next to the Marsyangdi River to arrive at Besisahar, district headquarter of Lamjung. You can observe some of gigantic peaks, natural sceneries adjacent to the valley. It is actually known for being the center to provide the daily usable commodities all around villages. Overnight at Besisahar.
Day 04: Trek to Ngadi camp
We leave Besisahar and trek for about six hours to reach at Bahundanda. You can take pleasure from the beautiful sceneries and explore the local Gurung culture. You will take your lunch at Ngadi camp and then again follow the vertically upward track to Bahundanda walking for around 2 hours. The main occupants of this set are Brahmins. Overnight at Ngadi camp.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat
A rising and falling path leads to Chamje, after which we cross a suspension bridge and go up through oak forest. The river vanishes from sight as we climb over a ridge. The track then emerges into a level valley where Tal, the next village is situated at the foot of a grand waterfall (1,700m). Crossing the river again the path ascends the contracting valley, descending to cross the river to the village of Dharapani at 1943m. Chamje which is set at an altitude of 1430m can be reached trekking for about six hours from Bahundanda. The track to Chamje is vertical which moves down first and then goes all along flat path until we go across the stream. The trail then ascends again and goes across the hillside high over the river before arriving at the village of Lali Gaun. Further on from this point, we will follow the zigzag mountain path all the way through Syange. En-route, you will catch the glance of stunning waterfall and cross path through cliffs. After that you will descend to a stone village known as Jagat over 1330m from sea level. Overnight at tented camp in Jagat.
Day 07: Jagat – Dharapani
From here today the track leading to Chamje has small ups and down and we also pass through the forests. We keep on walking on a rising and falling path over the river with an exhilarating cross through the suspension bridge. We go down to a riverbank which takes us to Tal which has hotels and teahouses. Following Tal, the ravine becomes narrower and the way elevates. Before the lane drops once more to the river, we have to walk a bit on a cliff. We move all the way through a suspension bridge once more and climb the little distance to arrive at stone Mani marking the entry to Dharapani.
Day 08: Dharapani – Koto
Day 09: Koto – Daramsala
Day 10: Daramsala – Phu Khola
Day 11: Phu Khola – Phugaun
Today, we go behind the riverbed and come transversely to some mani chortens. Then after that, we climb from the riverbed until we arrive at the Phu valley. About trekking for an hour we will cross the Phu Khola and start walking up to the Phugaun. Overnight at tented camp in Phugaon.
Day 12: Phugaun – Himlung Base camp
Day 13-34: Climbing Period
Day 35: Preparation for depart
Day 36: Base Camp – Phugaun
Day 37: Phu to Kharka.
From Phu we head off for Yak Kharka (4018m) which takes around 5 hours. We walk along the Jarsang River then eventually we will reach at Yak Kharka. Overnight at guest house in Yak Kharka.
Day 38: Kharka to Pisang (3,250m).
Today from kharka, we will move to Pisang. Here, the east peak of Annapurna II as well as the northeast peak of Pisang can be seen which is arresting. Ultimately, we will be captured by the sight of mani wall next to the bridge and lower Pisang. Overnight at Lower Pisang.
Day 39: Pisang to Manang (3,540m)
We will today walk for 4 hours and experience the superb path with the fields for yaks, horses and cattles. The track even bestows several incredible views of the peak of Annapurna. After little trek from Pisang village the track deviate and we have one more climb to the Nawal for the supreme view of Annapurna. We stay overnight today at Manang once we reach there.
Day 40: Manang to Thorung Phedi (4,450m)
We today ascend gradually to a point prior to moving down to the Marsyangdi crossing through an enclosed wood bridge. After a short climb up the mountain trail on the right shore, we have a fine trail transversely an unstable slope and then drop down to Thorung Phedi. Overnight at Thorung la Phedi.
Days 42: Trek to Jomsom (2,700m)
We have a long day walk today. The first part of ascend is very vertical, but it later on transforms into easier as we go toward the top, even though the height makes the way tough. Eventually, after several false apexes, we get to the pass (5,416m). In front of us there is a magnificent panorama of snow-topped peaks lengthened north up to Tibet, and at our back we can see a number of of the major peaks of Annapurna range. A long way down starts gently but turns out to be steeper before a gentle drop to Muktinath (3,802m).
Days 43: Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
We take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes us all the way downward to the Kali Gandaki Valley with majestic views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. We then fly to Pokhara, where we move on to a further flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 44: Final Departure
You will drive to airport by our representative and take the flight to reach your destination from Kathmandu.