Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1350m)
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and give you further details of the program. There are no planned activities for your arrival day, so check into the hotel, get your bearings and enjoy your overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Today is dedicated to getting all your gear together and make final preparations for the expedition. We have an early evening briefing to allow you to meet our ground staff and climbing guides for the trip.
Day 03: We will be up early for our long drive from Kathmandu to Chamje 1,410m/ 4,626 feet. This is 7- 8 hour drive. After an early breakfast we leave the hotel and commence the long drive to Chamje. As we leave the city boundary the roads are interesting, with great views and also the opportunity to watch people at work in small towns and villages. There will be opportunities to stop for tea breaks and meal breaks. Tonight we stay in a lodge in Chamje.
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani 1,960m/ 6,430 feet. This is a 5-6 hour trek.
After a relaxing breakfast we leave the guest house and start trekking. We cross a suspension bridge after which the trail gets steeper on the way to Sattae and the valley becomes narrower. Today we will walk through agricultural land, forest and have beautiful river views. We will stop in Tal for refreshments. This is known locally as the entrance to the Manang District. After our break the trail heads to a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. The trail continues through small villages, we will have time for further rest stops, before entering Dharapani where we stay in a lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto 2,600m/ 8,528 feet. This is a 5-6 hour trek.
After breakfast, we follow the trail towards Bagarchhap where we will have a short lunch break. The trail ahead is steeper, making its way through dense forest. A short while later we arrive in Timang which affords beautiful views of Lamjung Himal 5,587m. On leaving Timang the trail starts fairly gently before a descent and then steep and strenuous climb to Thanchok. After Thanchok we descend to the village of Koto where we stay in a lodge overnight.
Day 06: Trek from Koto to Syange 3,230m/ 10,594 feet. This is a 6-7 hour trek. After breakfast but before leaving Koto we register at the permit check point. We then head toward a suspension bridge over the Seti Khola tributary. Today the trail gets steeper, we walk through beautiful gorges. Tonight is our first campsite.
Day 07: Trek from Singenge to Kyang 4,100m/ 13,448 feet. This is a 6-7 hour trek. This morning we head towards the village of Meta. This is a seasonal village. On the trek today we enjoy views of Lamjung Himal 5,587m and Annapurna II 7,937m. The trail traverses around a steep hill toward a clearing known as Junam Goth. We continue a steep climb before descending towards the Murju Khola, an outflow of the Lyapche Glacier. We cross the river before the steep walk across a section of eroded moraine heading towards Kyang. Campsite tonight.
Day 08: Trek from Kyang to Phu 4,580m/ 15,022 feet. This is a 5-6 hour trek. Today we leave Kyang after breakfast and trek towards a narrow gorge. The trail descends to the river which we cross. We then head north on a steep trail we will pass several large chortons and deserted buildings. Tonight we rest in the isolated village of Phu.
Day 09: Acclimatization day exploration the Phu Valley. You can visit Samdu, Choling, and Tashi Monastery. We walk through the ancient village of Phu, visit the Samdo Monastery and the Choling Monastery. These are some of the oldest and most remote monasteries and villages in Nepal.
Day 10: Trek from Phu to Himlung Himal Base Camp 4,842m/ 15,881 feet. This is a 3-4 hour trek.
This is the shortest trekking day of the expedition. We enjoy a leisurely breakfast before leaving the village of Phu. We trek on a trail that ascends to our campsite. Our staff will make preparations for preparing camps at higher altitudes.
Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day at Himlung Base Camp. Today is an acclimatization day to relax and enjoy the mountain views. Today, you will take a rest at the Base Camp and admire the view of the lofty mountains around you. Further, the Base Camp is close to 5,000 meters which is why you need to take it easy and let your body acclimatize.
Day 12: Base Camp to Camp one 5,450m/ 17,880 feet. This is the first of several days of climbing training and acclimatization. The climbing staff set up further camps above base camp. This allows for food preparation and the route preparation toward the summit. The expedition is becoming more strenuous and demanding and therefore it is important to follow the climbing guides instructions. There can be significant snow on the trails towards camp 1, but you can enjoy the stunning views of Mount Annapurna, Manaslu and Gangapurna.
Day 13: Camp one to Camp two 6,000m/ 19,685 feet and return to Base Camp. After breakfast we check our supplies before beginning the climb to camp 2. This is a steady but strenuous climb. It will for many be mentally and physically challenging. After a short break at camp 2 we return to base camp 4,842m/ 15,881 feet.
Day 14: Today we enjoy rest and relaxation around base camp. This helps with the acclimatization process. Again it is essential to check all climbing gear, and listen to the climbing guides briefings and procedures.
Day 15: Today we follow the same route back up to Camp one.
Day 16: Today we climb from Camp one to Camp two 6,000m/ 19,685 feet and stay overnight.
Day 17: Today we climb from Camp two to Camp three 6250m/ 20,505 feet. It is a short climb of 250m/ 820 feet into camp three. It is necessary to be cautious and avoid risk of injury or altitude sickness. We arrive in camp early and enjoy lunch and the views. Again taking time to rest in preparation for tomorrows summit attempt.
Day 18: Summit day. We start early for our climb from camp three to the Summit 7126m/ 23,379 feet. Again all safety measures are taken. We have an early start to the day. This is a most strenuous and challenging climb and can take up to 8 hours to reach the summit. We spend a short time at the summit to enjoy the amazing views of Annapurna 8,091m/ 26,545 feet and Manaslu at 8,156m/ 26,758 feet and many more peaks across the Himalayan range. We then return back to camp 3 to sleep.
Day 19: After a good nights rest we will pack up and make our way from Camp three to Base Camp. It is important to be careful descending as the trails are uneven and injury is possible. After a long 7-8 hour descent back to Base Camp, it will be fun reminiscing about your journey over dinner.
Day 20: We will pack up Base Camp and trek back to Phu village 4,580m/ 15,022 feet. After breakfast and clean up we retrace our steps to Phu Village, where we spend the night. This is a 5-6 hour trek.
Day 21: Today we retrace our steps to Meta 3,560m/ 11,676 feet where we stay the night in the village. This is a 5-6 hour trek.
Day 22: Trek from Meta to Koto 2,600m/ 8,528 feet. This is a 6-7 hour trek.
Day 23: Today we will retrace our steps to Dharapani 1,960m/ 6,430 feet. This is a 5-6 hour hike.
Day 24: Trek from Dharapani to Chamje 1,410m/ 4,625 feet. This is a 4-5 hour hike. After a quick breakfast, you will leave the tea house at Dharapani. Further on the trek, you will hike alongside the areas affected by landslides. The hike then starts to make a steep descent towards a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. Further, the trail gradually ascends towards Tal village. Eventually, as you pass through a narrow valley. You will arrive at the village settlement in Satalle. Upon your arrival at the village, you will celebrate the expedition with your team members. You will stay for the night at a guest house.
Day 25: We will drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje. This is a 7-8 hour journey. We can head out and celebrate the expedition in one of the local restaurants.
Day 26: Time to say goodbye. You can relax in Thamel, pick up as gift, go for a spa treatment and we will drop you back to the airport for your International flight
The Himung Himal (7126m) is located northeast of the Annapurnas and northwest of Manaslu. It’s a recently opened summit in Nepal. It is reached by the very pretty Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu. It is a beautiful mountaineering course with easy passages and other short technical sections, steep but secure by the Himalaya Extreme Adventure team. A quick access to the base camp 4900m by the Phu valley allows a better approach of the three altitude camps: camp I at 5450m, camp II at 5800m, camp III at 6350m.
This Mountain was first climbed in 1992 by a Japanese team and subsequently had few further ascents afterward. The Himlung Himal is technically easy to climb. It is located in very remote and un-trodden area. During the expedition trip, a participant can experience the off beaten path, pristine forest, ancient culture, traditional lifestyle of the mountain people and panoramic Mountain views. Before we Summit the peak, it requires 3 camps to be set up above the Base Camp namely Camp I at 5,450m, Camp II at 6,150m and Camp III at 6,375m. The summit involves steep and icy climb. After summiting, we will descend to Base Camp.
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