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Himlung Himal Exp (7,126M/23,379FT)

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Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,379ft) the official Peak ID “HMLH” located in Peri mountain range in western Nepal just above from the Phu village near Tibet border co-ordinate between 28046’18” Latitude and 84025’29” longitude. This peak got more popularity after the first summited by Mr. Akio Koizumi, Osamu Hanai and Nimal Sherpa in 03 October 1992. Today Himlung is the most well-known 7000m peak climbing also might be the best rehearsal for 8000-meter expedition preparation for next trip. North-west of Manasalu and North-east of Annapurna massive Himalaya, the 7,126m hight Himlung Himal consider moderate type of climbing in technical aspects. The trail to the Himlung base Camp follows the famous round Annapurna trekking route up to Koto then the track enter to Nar-Fhu protected area. Naar-Fu and Manasalu was opened as protected area at beginning of 1992 for foreign expedition and trekking team. All the trekkers and expedition team required to issue a special Naar-Phu permit along with Himlung Himal climbing permit to enter to Base Camp (4,850m/15,912ft). Normally it has three altitude camps at the heights of 5,450m/17,880ft first Camp, 6, 00m/19,685ft second camp and 6,350m/20,833ft third camp need to set up to summit Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,379ft) successfully. We Snowpal Trek and Expedition always focus ensuring comfort, safety, enjoyable experience and successful summit for our client’s satisfaction. We consider your short time off work and money should well spend in perfect way with successful achievement of whole project.

The trip begins scenic Jeep drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar (the head quarter of administration district and classical trekking starting point of Round Annapurna) and continue another 4 hour drive to Bagarchhap (2,103m/6,899ft) where you will stay for the night. Now motor able rode access up to Manang and next day start again driving gradually up to koto (2,600m/8,531ft) reach on day fourth. Only the fifth day of this trip start walking and exploring the nature in remote area. Local human settlement are similar with ancient Tibetan culture and language in whole area. Trip moves to east direction through Meta, Kyang, Phugaon the most significant old Buddhist settlement to rich Himlung Himal Base Camp. The Trekking path passes through remote villages, narrow gullies, forest, springs, rocks, Gompas, cultural human settlements, high passes and to the Base Camp of sky towering peaks. The Peak is in pristine isolated area with splendid amazing view of awesome snowcapped mountains. It required almost a month in total to complete the expedition.

Itinerary of Himlung Himal Exp (7,126M/23,379FT)

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Hotel on BB Basis

After Breakfast, first we do all type of equipment details review, if missing some of clothing and equipment or any type of goods, gears we make a list. Visit to Department of Tourism for orientation briefing class then sightseeing along with last hour shopping as per our list. We will have dinner together in a delicious restaurant since tomorrow we will be in remote area for couple of weeks. Group will be introduced if there will be other unknown accompany member in the team for this Expedition.

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis

Drive 200km west to the classic trekking starting point Beshisahar. The road passes upto Dumer is the same way to Pokhara from Dumre turn to north road into the Marsyangdi Nadi Valley to Beshi Shahar.

Then continue drive to Syange to Jagat to Chamje then Bagarchhap. The road follows the Marsyangdi River having traveled upstream, we observe many changes in the people, architecture and vegetation. Houses are now built of rocks, the vegetation is less tropical and the culture more Tibetan-like.

Overnight in a Mountain Lodge in Bagarchap (2,103m/6,899ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Bagarchap, We pass a few small settlements along the route and reach today’s destination koto, near to the “Chame” is a town of government administration headquarter of Manang district. The valley becomes narrow and picturesque. The vegetation is temperate, broad – leaved forest. There are interesting religious buildings and hot springs. We continue in an unrelenting narrow valley of pine, hemlock and cypress forest. The trail through a serene forest leads to Naar-Fu. This arid region is in the rain shadow of the Himalaya. The men here are traders- and may sell or trade almost anything and part – time farmers and the women are full – time farmers.

Overnight in a Mountain Lodge in Koto (2,619/8,592ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast, we will register the protected area permit at the Police check post to enter the special Nar Fu zone. The trekking start along the side of Soti Khola to Dharmsala. Then the trail cross through forest and gradually ascend towards Meta Vallage.

Overnight at Meta (3,560m/11,680ft.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As usual walking with nature, start the day hiking up and down then cross a suspension bridge. About four hour walking, you reach to Kyang a place of ruined forts of Khampa the revolution as soon Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959. Cross the Fu Knola (a stream) on rocky trail, treach tho Phu village.

Overnight at Phu Goun (4,250m/ 13,944ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Full Acclimatization day to make your body usual in high altitude. Research about the trip, Do Yoga and meditation as a practice to stay in thin air.

Overnight at Phu Goun (4,250m/ 13,944ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

A gentle walk to Base Camp with full of enthusiasm to be on the top of mountain.

Overnight at Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,850m/15,912ft) at tended camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Overnight at Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,850m/15,912ft), Camp first at (5,450m/17,880ft) Camp Second at (6, 000m/19,685ft), Camp Third at (6,350m/20,833ft), and Summit Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,379ft) successfully.

 Overnight all the time at tended camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Overnight at Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,850m/15,912ft) at tended camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Retrace the Trail to Phu-Goun.

Overnight in Mountain Lodge in Phu Goun (4,250m/ 13,944ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Retrace the Trail to Meta.

Overnight in Mountain Lodge in Meta (3,560m/11,680ft.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Retrace the Trail to Koto.

Overnight in a Mountain Lodge in Koto (2,619/8,592ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive 8-9 hours to Kathmandu.

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis

Overnight in a Boutique hotel on BB Basis.

Meal: Next day Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner at Nepalese Restaurant with Nepali ethnic group culture shows.

The mentioned itinerary is supposed today is the end day of your adventure to Nepal for this time. Our company representative will take you to the international airport on your flight time from hotel to board onward journey flight approximately 2:30 hour before of your schedule flight. Or you may combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park or another trek/climb in your choice. The cost would be extra for any another trekking, rafting and safari.

Cost, Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and Drop: Arrival and Departure from Kathmandu International Airport. Receive at Kathmandu Airport - Hotel transfers - after the trip drop to Airport.
  • International Air cargo clearance of Member's Personal Luggage/ climbing equipment & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. (Before expedition).
  • Land Transportation (Climbers/Staffs): Drive in a group by Jeep from Kathmandu to Koyo and while returning after successful summit the Mt. Himlung Himal; drive same way back to Kathmandu by Jeep. (In case, if any members of the group/team have to return earlier than the scheduled Itinerary for any personal reasons, members have to pay oneself their own transportation costs up to Kathmandu).
  • All the Expedition Stuff and Luggage Transportation: Transportation of All Necessary expedition equipment & Foods for all Climber and supporting Staff from Kathmandu to Koto (by Jeep/Truck) then Koto to Himlung Basecamp (HBC) by Porters, Pony, Yak. Likewise returning from Base camp (BC) to Koto by porters, Pony, Yak and Koto to Kathmandu (by Jeep/Truck)
  • Climbers stuff and Luggage: Personal baggage and climbing equipment of every climber up to 60 Kg per member for the expedition. If luggage exceeds 60 KG then extra per Yak or Pony or perter $150 USD per Yak and carry 40 Kg, Porter carry 30kg.
  • Royalty: Mt. Himlung Himal Climbing government Royalty.
  • Permit: Nar-Phu Protected area permit.
  • ACAP: Annapurna Conservation Area Project entry permit.
  • Garbage Deposit and Rubbish Collection fee: Rubbish collection and Garbage Deposit fees.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) 2 nights before and 2 night after the trip on BB Plan on twin Bed Room (sharing basis). Single supplementary will be extra appropriate charge.
  • Lodging and food during the Trip: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 3 meals in a day including tea and coffee along. Accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tent (twin sharing basis) during the trip. Single supplement is subject to a charge extra. Well-managed base camp & ABC set up for all involve member and staff in team.
  • High Altitude Service: High Altitude food, cooking pot, necessary cooking EPI gas, tents in Camp I, Camp II, and Camp III both for clients and Staff. Combine climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope throughout the climbing period.
  • Dinner in Kathmandu: Welcome Dinner with climbing staff to introducing each other and Farewell dinner with Nepalese ethnic group culture show/dance in a typical Nepalese Restaurant.
  • Climbing Sherpa: An Experienced and government licensed holder High Altitude Climbing Sherpa each per climbing member. 1:1 (1 Climber: 1 Sherpa).
  • Sherpa’s Allowance and Salary: Equipment allowances, Salary, food, Accommodation and insurance.
  • Route Fixing Charge and Bonus: The team of Experienced Sherpa will fix the rope on the route along with the help of members. The Rope fixing charge and luggage Carry Bonus of Sherpas is included. No any extra charge will be applied to the climbers.
  • Base Camp Cook and Staff: A full experienced international cuisine well trained Cook for Base Camp and Advance Base Camp and Kitchen Helper as required as group size.
  • Allowances and Salary for Staff: Daily wages, Clothing allowances, Salary, food and essential equipment for all Nepalese/Local staff and Porters.
  • Government Representative: A Liaison officer as the government representative with his Equipment, Salary, food, accommodation and insurance.
  • Insurance for all involved Staff: Emergency rescue, Medical and death Insurance for all Nepalese and local involved staff throughout the trip/ Expedition.
  • Base Camp and Advance Base Camp Tent: Each climber will have an individual tent, mattress and pillow. In the Base Camp we will have Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent, Kitchen utensils, Store tents, Toilet & Shower Tent, Tent for Nepalese basecamp staffs and Communication tent.
  • Supplement Oxygen (O2): Each climbers will have 2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) and 1-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition.
  • Regulator and Oxygen masks: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa will be provided, which has to be returned after the expedition.
  • Back up Oxygen and Regulator: The stored back up Oxygen Cylinder, regulator and masks for additional use with appropriate charge on the spot.
  • Generator and Solar Panel: Generator and Solar panel for lights at base camp, to charge battery for laptop and other electronic devices.
  • Walkie-Talkie Permit: Permission will be taken for Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • Walkie-Talkie: Walkie-Talkie for the communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • Internet: The internet facility (Thuraya Satellite) will be available at the Basecamp & ABC subject to an appropriate charge.
  • Satellite Phone: Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report will be updating throughout the expedition period.
  • First Aid Medical Kit: A Comprehensive Medical kit for the group and staff throughout the expedition period.
  • Map: Trekking and climbing map will be provided to each member of the team.
  • Summit Certificate: After successfully climbing the Mt. Himlung Himal, A Certificate issued by Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation (If necessary).
  • Visa extension procedure services (If necessary).
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Special gifts of Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd as a Love of Token.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Filming and Drone permit (if special camera/Drone to make documentary or film.)
  • Travel, Trekking and High-Altitude insurance for Clients (Accidental, Medical, Heli Charter for emergency evacuation and Hospitalization charge.
  • Extra Yak/Pony/Porter and transportation if client return earlier than schedule have to pay oneself.
  • Any Bottled drinks and bar bill.
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, battery charger during the trekking time.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items, bags and toiletries.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear (Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice Axe/Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling etc. (Can hire/buy in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue and rescued amount will be claimed from your insurance.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per mountaineering. Minimum USD 800.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkie or satellite phone and internet expenses.
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes. Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.

Trip Equipments

  • Trip Code: HIMLH
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 1-15
  • Season: Autumn/Spring
  • Max Altitude: 7,126m/23,379ft
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Bus/Jeep/Trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel/Mountain Lodge/Camping
  • Trip Grade: moderate climbing

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