Himlung Expedition

The Himlung Expedition is a climbing adventure that takes place in the secluded Mustang region near the Tibet border in Nepal. Himlung Himal, standing at 7126 meters, is considered to be the most accessible and beautiful 7000-meter mountain in Nepal.

To embark on this expedition, climbers are required to obtain a special trekking permit due to the restricted area status of the Nar-Phu region. The journey starts from Koto and takes participants through high peaks and passes, remote villages, narrow gullies, lovely forests, rock and spring formations, Gompas, and unique Tibetan cultures.

Himlung is an ideal peak for climbers who already have experience climbing at elevations of 6000 meters and are looking to push their altitude experience to the next level. The climb from the base camp to Camp II primarily involves traversing moraines and rocks, which can be done in normal trekking boots. However, climbers will need climbing boots and crampons from Camp II and above. Climbing from Camp II to the summit is suitable for anyone who wishes to experience the 7000-meter altitude range and is suitable for climbers of all grades.

The climb to the summit offers spectacular views of the surrounding Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. The Himlung expedition team sets up three camps along the route to the summit, with Camp I located at 5450m, Camp II at 6000m, and Camp III at 6350m.

Brief Itinerary View in full

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2In Kathmandu
  • Day 3Drive to Besisahar - 6/7 hrs drive, O/N at Gateway Himalayan Resort
  • Day 4Drive to Koto (2600M) 5/6 hrs drive – via Dharapani
  • Day 5 Trek to Meta (3230M) – 8/9 Hours Trek
  • Day 6Trek to Kyang (3800M) – 4/5 Hours Trek
  • Day 7Trek to Phu Gaon (4200M) – 5 Hours Trek
  • Day 8Rest Day in Phu Gaon
  • Day 9Trek to Himlung Base Camp (4920M) – 5/6 Hours Trek
  • Day 10-24At Base camp Climbing Period
  • Day 25Trek down to Chyako (3720M) – 7/8 Hours Trek
  • Day 26Trek to Koto (2600M) – 7 Hours Trek
  • Day 27Jeep drive to Besisahar – 6/7 Hours Drive
  • Day 28Drive to Kathmandu – 6 Hours'
  • Day 29Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 30Final Departure