Himlung Expedition -7126m

Mt. Himlung
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration30 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 7126m
  • Activity Trekking & Climbing
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season Spring (March to May) & Autumn (September to November)
  • Stunning scenery of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges, deep valleys, and pristine glaciers.
  • Allows you to explore untouched natural beauty and experience the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.
  • Test of physical and mental endurance.
  • Experience unique culture, traditions and simplicity of life while being surrounded by the grandeur of nature.
  • Provides an opportunity to disconnect from the modern world and experience the adventure of living in a remote, high-altitude environment.

Mt. Himlung stands at an altitude of 7126 m and is a well-known climbing adventure. It is one of the moderately technical mountains that is beyond 7000m. The Himlung Expedition is an excellent opportunity to see the stunning Nepal Himalayas while testing one's limits in a high-altitude climbing scenario. The climb to Mt. Himlung has opened up recently as it lies in a restricted region of Nepal.

The Journey begins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. From Kathmandu, you will take a scenic drive to Dharapani via Besisahar, and from there, you will walk through lovely villages and agricultural fields, slowly ascending to higher altitudes. It would take a week to reach base camp, during which time it would provide an opportunity to acclimate to the high altitude.

After arriving at base camp, our staff will set up the tents, where climbers will spend the next few days preparing for the summit by acclimatizing. Technical elements, such as steep slopes, ice slopes, and possibly harsh weather, can be found during the ascent to Mt. Himlung. Past climbing experience, basic mountaineering skills, and fitness are essential requirements for the climb. Above base camp there will be three high camps, Camp I (5,450 m), Camp II (6,000 m) and Camp III (6,350 m). In order to acclimate to the thinner air at higher elevations, climbers will do rotations at Camp 1, Camp 2, and Camp 3, which will be set up along the route.

The months of April through May and September through November are good for the Himlung expedition. These are the months when the mountain is at its most accessible. The weather is more reliable and clearer throughout these months. Climbers, however, should keep in mind that mountain weather is notoriously changeable and always expect the unexpected.

During the Himlung Expedition, you will be able to take in breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas, including the peaks of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. It's a great way for adventurers to test their limits while also taking in the stunning natural scenery of the Nepalese Himalayas at high altitude.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our staff will welcome you and assist in the transfer to hotel. You will have dinner with your guides where you will be introduced to each other and talk about the trip.


  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On the second day after having your breakfast, our guide will explain to you about the Himlung expedition and the gear you need. In case you miss out on any gear you can buy or rent it. The leader of expedition team has to visit Department of Tourism for briefing procedure. If you want then you can visit around the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you must pay entry fees on your own.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

The journey begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and continues till we reach Dharapani.



  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1860m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

The first day of expedition begins from Dharapani with an average walk of 5 to 6 hrs. On the way you'll see plenty of pine and fir trees, a number of monasteries, and several authentic Tibetan settlements. Views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and other mountains can also be seen on our way to Koto. The trail travels through more pine forests until arriving to Koto.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2600m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

On this day we will make an entry to restricted area, Nar Phu valley. The special permit will be checked at check post in Koto. We will make our way to Dharmasala through beautiful pine forests, through multiple suspension bridges, and beneath numerous waterfalls along the banks of Soti Khola. The trees thin out and the views open up after passing through Dharamsala. After two hours of walk through the forest, we will reach Meta from where we can see fantastic view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.



  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3560m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

We begin our trek with uphill and downhill and cross several suspension bridges on our way to Kyang. After around four hours of walk, we will reach Kyang. The views of Pisang Peak and Mt. Annapurna II from Kyang are breathtaking. After another three or four hours of hiking, we reach the Phu gaun which is located at a little distance from the Phu Khola. The blue sheep, as well as the culture and religion of the nearby villages of Nar and Phu, have gained widespread popularity. Tashi Lhakhang Monastery in Phu Village is on our must-see list while in the area. Views of Mt. Himlung and other Himalayan peaks are exceptionally breathtaking from Phu Village.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4250m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

Today we will take a rest at Phu gaon and acclimatize the high altitude to prevent from high altitude sickness. While we are in the Hidden Valley, we have the unique opportunity to learn about the cultures, natural landscapes, and religious views of the indigenous people. In addition, we can discover how inhabitants in the hidden valley survive through agriculture, animal breeding, and seasonal migrations. We will also be visiting the Tashi Lakhang Monastery which is said to be the last monastery built by Karmapa Rinpoche and is one of the 108 famous Buddhist monasteries in the world. The hidden valley not only provides us with a chance to learn about the local culture, but also provides us a magnificent panorama of Himlung Himal and the surrounding snow-capped mountains.



  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4250m

The distance covered today will be rather short, and it leads through a beautiful green meadow. The path along the Mt. Himlung will be visible very clearly at this point. Before your arrival at base camp, our team from Moon Himalaya Adventure will set up the camp at base camp for your stay during the climbing period. For next 15 days you will stay in a tent.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:4920m
  • Duration:3/4 hrs

Next day after your arrival at base camp, your climbing guide will train you with the use of equipment such as harness, carabiners, ropes, climbing helmet, etc. You will also learn to climb on a fixed ropes using your equipment.

During the time you will make a rotation to Camp 1, 2 and 3 and will be back to base camp. This follows the acclimatization rule of Go high Sleep low in high altitude. This allows your body to acclimatize the high altitude. On the day of summit push you will make an early start. Once you reach the summit of Mt. Himlung you will be rewarded with the stunning views of surrounded snow-capped peaks. After taking in the breathtaking views and capturing the pictures you will descend to base camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:7126m

You will make your way back to Phu Gaon.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4050m
  • Duration:2/3 hrs

You will make your way to Meta getting out of the restricted area. It will take around 5 to 6 hrs to reach Meta and will spend a night in a Lodge.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3560m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

The trail to Koto follows the same route that we followed while climbing up. Upon reaching Koto you can freshen up and rest at your lodge.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2675m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

The final walk of the expedition as next day you will ride on a vehicle. It would take around 4 to 5 hours to reach Dharapani.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1860m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

You will make your way to Kathmandu on a reserved vehicle driving through the beautiful villages, rivers and hills. Finally, you will be back to the capital city, Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

You can spend your time in Kathmandu to buy yourself a souvenirs or rest at your hotel.



  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

Representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will drop you to the international airport for final departure three hours prior to your flight schedule.

    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop off on private vehicle.
    • Four-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani and from Dharapani to Kathmandu for our client in reserved vehicle.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and expedition.
    • High Altitude food above base camp and summit.
    • Lodge and accommodation during the trekking.
    • EPI Gas and High-Altitude cooking utensils above base camp.
    • Mt. Himlung Expedition royalty fee for Nepal Government.
    • Meals and accommodation facility in tent at basecamp. (Twin sharing on Camp 1, 2, & 3)
    • High-altitude sleeping tent and mat above base camp.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
    • Restricted area permit fee..
    • Garbage deposit for expedition.
    • Expedition handling fees.
    • Group equipment (Fixed rope, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock Piton)
    • Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent, shower tents, toilet tent, kitchen utensils and more.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani and from Dharapani to Kathmandu for the guide.
    • One expert government license holder Mountain guide.
      (For 1 climber there will be 1 veteran climbing guide)
    • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment for the Climbing guide, cook, kitchen helpers and porters.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment for the Base Camp manager.
    • Carrying wages for Climbing Sherpa above base camp.
    • Government Liaison officer with their food, accommodation, insurance, equipment and salary.
    • Heaters, Generator and /solar Panel at Base Camp.
    • Radio sets for members and climbing Sherpa during Everest Expedition.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Mt. Himlung climbing certificate issued by Nepal Government after climbing Mt. Him;ung successfully.
    What's Excluded
    • International airfare and airport taxes. 
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu that go beyond scheduled itinerary.
    • Client travel insurance that covers medical treatment, high-altitude evacuation / rescue costs, trip cancellation, interruption, repatriation etc.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtain upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, requires 2 copies of passport size photos)
    • Novelty foods things like chocolate bars, potato chips, candy etc.
    • Internet, hot showers and battery charges during the trek.
    • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Entry fees into monastries, temples or museums.
    • Filming and drone permit fees.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries, and schools, wifi, laundry etc.
    • Personal climbing equipment.
    • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
    • Tips for basecamp staffs, porter, cook and other support staff.
    • Things that go beyond cost inclusive.
    Useful InformationGood to Know
    • Climbing Season: The climbing season for Mount Himlung in Nepal is from April to May and from September to November. During this time, the weather is usually clear and stable, making it easier to climb.
    • Physical Fitness: You should be physically fit to climb Mount Himlung.
    • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that might bring complications in your Mt. Himlung expedition trek such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries or other serious health concerns.
    • Acclimatization: The basic and important rule of mountaineering at high altitude is to acclimate. In order to prepare the body for the high altitude, climbers must spend several weeks of the expedition hiking to higher altitude and sleeping at lower altitude.
    • Technical Skills: Climbing Mount Himlung calls for technical climbing skills, including the ability to use ropes, crampons, and ice axes safely and effectively. Past climbing experience, basic mountaineering skills, and fitness are essential requirements for the climb
    • Environmental Considerations: We must take care to cause as little impact as possible on the environment during our expedition. Waste must be removed, and eco-friendly options must be used whenever practical.
    • Safety: Safety must be the first concern. Climbers should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take precautions to avoid them by utilizing appropriate climbing skills and equipment, keeping themselves hydrated, and avoiding strenuous exertion.
    Equipments InformationThings to Know

    Upper Body:

    • Warm hat
    • Buff
    • Sun Hat or Cap
    • Lightweight gloves or liner gloves (1 pair)
    • Gore tex Shell gloves (1 pair)
    • Waterproof outer glove (1 pair)
    • Light and trekking weight thermal tops (2 to 3)
    • T-shirts or trekking shirts (2 to 3)
    • Soft shell or Fleece Jacket (2)
    • Light and Breathable waterproof jacket with hood (1)
    • Down Jacket (1)

    Lower Body:

    • Thermal base layers (2 to 3)
    • Trekking pants (2 to 3)
    • Soft shell wind proof Heavy weight hiking trousers (1)
    • Waterproof/ Rain pants (1)
    • Light Hiking shorts (2)
    • Warm Trekking socks (4 to 5 pairs)
    • Thick wool socks to wear during night (2 Pairs)
    • Waterproof Trekking Boots (1 pair)
    • Lightweight sandle (1 pair)

    Climbing gear:

    • Mountaineering boots
    • Crampons
    • Ice axe
    • Climbing harness
    • Climbing helmet
    • Carabiners and quickdraws
    • Ascender and descender devices
    • Climbing ropes
    • Prusik cord
    • Personal anchor system

    Other essential items:

    • Backpack (40 to 50 Ltr)
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping bag inner
    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Trekking poles
    • Water bottles or hydration system
    • First aid kit
    • Sunscreen with SPF 50+and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries and medications
    • Camera and extra batteries
    • Medicines (if you take)
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