Himlung Himal, Nepal
DATE: Sep 23 - Oct 19
TECHNICAL CLIMBING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Moderate
FITNESS LEVEL - Hard/Challenging
Himlung Himal, Nepal (7126m)
The chances are that you’ve probably not met anyone who has climbed to over 7000m…
This year we return to Nepal in support of the spinal unit in an attempt to summit a genuine giant.
Mt Himlung Himal sits in a remote corner of the Manaslu region on the border between Tibet and Nepal. This magical, unspoilt corner of the Himalayas was previously off limits to foreigners, with the Nepalese governmentt only opening the area in1992. Because of this not many have ever seen this majestic peak never mind climb it. Local knowledge and the few previous expeditions have recognised however that for a mountain that stands at over 7000m it is safe and relatively untechnical making it one of the more accessible mountains of its size.
The five day approach to the mountain follows a valley that is often described as one of the most beautiful in the world. Picture cascading waterfalls, Monasteries perched on mountain sides and hanging glaciers, all before we even reach Base Camp.
We shall be immersing ourselves in the incredible Nepalese culture, staying in quaint mountain villages and rustic teahouses as we ascend towards base camp where the climbing period will begin. Supported by a team of experienced guides and sherpas our camps will be established and all supplies and amenities catered for on the mountain so we can focus on acclimatisation and taking it all in before our push for the summit.
On our return we shall take an incredible helicopter joinery back through the Himalayas to Kathmandu where celebrations will ensue and the trip of a life time will start to sink in.
It’s not all about the summit. We will be visiting the current spinal unit in Kathmandu and meeting the people who will be benefitting from the fundraising before heading for the mountains.
See the videography from last year's climbs HERE
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu pickup from airport and transfer to the Hotel
Day 2: Visit Spinal unit / Kit preparation
Day 3: Drive to Besisahar 5-6 hours by private vehicle and drive to Koto by Jeep 4 hours and stay overnight at guest house. Koto is lies at 2610m
Day 4: Trek to Meta 6-7 hours (Alt - 3560m) and stay overnight at guest house
Day 5: Trek to Kyang 4 hours (Alt - 43840m) stay overnight at guest house
Day 6: Trek to Phu Gaun 3-4 hours (Alt - 3900m) and stay overnight at guest house
Day 7: Rest and acclimatization day
Day 8: Trek to Himlung Himal Base Camp 5-6 hours (Alt - 4900m) and stay overnight at Camping
Day 9: Day-9 to Day-22 Climbing period, Himlung Base camp to Summit (Alt - 7126m) and back to Base camp
Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter, transfer to the Hotel and celebrate
Day 24 onwards: Transfer to International airport for final departure
£5500 + VAT per person
Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies.
Consultation with our experienced trainer in the UK to facilitate a personalised training and nutrition plan.
Food, fuel and communal equipment necessary for climb.
Medical safety equipment and supplies.
70-90 litre Berghaus kit bag.
Branded Berghaus technical tee and waterproof.
All hotel and valley accommodation in Nepal.
3 hot meals per day during expedition.
All transfers and transportation including helicopter flight from base camp - Kathmandu.
International flights (These will however be discounted once group is finalised through a group booking)
Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
Personal insurance, visas.
Extra drinks + snacks in guest houses and hotels unless specified.
Tips fo porters and local guides.
Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.