Himlung Himal Climbing 2023

Himlung Himal Climbing 2023

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 7126m

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area

Duration: 30 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 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 01: Kathmandu 1340 m:
Arrivals in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (BB).

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

Day 03: Koto 2570 m:
Drive from Kathmandu to BesiSahar to Koto (2610 m), 8-10 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

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

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

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

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

Day 08-23: 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)

Day 24: Himlung Base camp:
Preparation, packing and ready to return, overnight camp (B/L/D).

Day 25: Fu village:
Trek back from Base Camp to Fu-Gaon, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 26: Meta:
Trek from Phu-Gaon to Meta, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 27: Koto:
Trek from Meta to Koto, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 28: Kathmandu:
Drive from Koto to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (BB).

Day 29: Kathmandu:
Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight hotel (BB).

Day 30: Departure:
End of Trip, departure to airport or next trip.