Himlung Himal Climbing 2024

Himlung Himal Climbing 2024

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 7126m

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area

Duration: 25 days

First Ascent: October 27, 1983 by a Joint expedition from Nepal and the Hirosaki University Alpine Club led by Junji Kurotaki

Best Season: Autumn

Accommodation: Hotel and Camping

Climbing Route: Southern routes

Grade: Mountaineering VI

Transportation: By Road

Group Size: Maximum 15

Major Activity: Mountaineering

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Himlung Himal lies to the northeast of Annapurna Range with a wannabe height of 7,126 m. It is in a secluded area of Nepal, borders with Tibet. 

Trekking to Himlung Himal base camp follows the round Annapurna circuit trekking route until to Koto. From Koto trekking to Nar-phu valley, Fu village. The trekking from Nar-phu village is recently opened, and this track offers great deals of tall peaks and passes; also you get greeted by glaciers, gullies, springs and remote villages nearby exhibit tremendous culture with breathtaking views of Annapurna Himal, and many more.

Base Camp of Himlung or Hemlung is seated at the height of, 4920 m. There are three higher camps are established on the heights of Camp I; 5,450 m, Camp II; 6,000 m and Camp III; 6,350 m respectively. The last part of the pinnacle includes a steep and snow icy way. Generally it takes ten to fifteen days to conquer Himlung Himal climbing base camp to base camp.

Himlung Himal was first climbed via the East Ridge on October 27, 1983, by a joint expedition from Nepal and the Hirosaki University Alpine Club led by Junji Kurotaki. Previous attempts had been made in 1963 by a Japanese expedition from the Den Kyushu Alpine Club led by Hisachika Zengyou; in 1994 by a British expedition; and in 2009 by a French team. On October 30, 2009, a Japanese team led by climber Osamu Tanabe submitted Himlung via its previously unclaimed west face and the west ridge.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrivals in Kathmandu 1360m, transfer to hotel (BB).

Day 02: Final preparation and official briefing day (BB).

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar 5-6 hours and continues drive to Koto (2610 m), 4-5 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Trek start

Day 04: Trek from Koto to Dharamsala 3200m/Meta (3560 m), 5-6 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Trek from Dharamsala/Meta to Kyang (3820 m), 4/5 hours, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06:  Trek from Kyang to Fu village (4080 m), 4/5 hours, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Trek Fu village to Himlung Base camp (4920 m), 4-6 hours, overnight at camping (B/L/D).

Day 08-20: Himlung 7126 m Expedition: Climbing Period for Himlung Himal Summit (7,126 m), Camp 1 5450 m, Camp 2 6000m and Camp 3 6350 m, overnight at Camping (B/L/D)

- Rest in Base camp, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Base camp to Camp 1 (5450m), overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Camp 1- the guide fix the rope up to camp 2 (6000m) and Camp 3 (6350m), overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Camp 1 to touch the Camp 2 and return to Camp 1, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Camp 1 to Base camp, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Rest day in Base camp, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Rest day in Base camp/ final preparation/ weather and all fitness/ save energy, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Base camp to Camp 1, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Camp 1 to Camp 2, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Camp 2 to Camp 3, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Camp 3 push the Himlung Himal 7126m, return to Camp 2, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Camp 2 to Base camp, overnight at camp (B/L/D).
- Extra day for summit, overnight at camp (B/L/D).

End the climbing

Day 20: Trek back from Base Camp to Fu village, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 21: Trek from Phu villageto Meta, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 22: Trek from Meta to Koto, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Trek end

Day 23: Drive from Koto to Besisahar continues to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (BB).

Day 24: Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight hotel (BB).

Day 25: End of Trip, departure to airport or next trip (B).