Himlung Himal Expedition

The Himlung Himal Expedition is an exciting mountaineering adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is a thrilling adventure for mountaineers seeking to climb one of Nepal’s stunning yet less-crowded snow summit. Nestled in the Manaslu region, close to the Tibetan border, Himlung Himal rises to an impressive height of 7126m/23379ft. This expedition offers a unique blend of challenging climbing, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural immersion.


Himlung Himal is located in the famous Manaslu region, offering spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan Range.

The stunning mountain Himlung stands 7126m/23379ft tall from the sea level and the expedition requires approximately 28 to 35 days, including climbing,  acclimatization period, and return. The best climbing seasons for this Himlung Himal are during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) in which the weather is favorable, and the skies are clear.

The expedition begins driving from Kathmandu, after obtaining the necessary  permits and prepare gear along a scenic drive that takes you to the village of Koto passing Besisahar. At Koto, crossing the Marshyangdi River to the other side marks the start of the trekking route to the Base Camp at 4850m/15912ft. In the coming days, the journey gradually passes through remote villages, dense forests, and the picturesque Nar and Phu villages before reaching the Himlung Base Camp.

The climbing phase involves establishing higher camps at elevations of 5450m/17880ft (Camp I), 6000m/19685 f (Camp II), and 6350m/20833ft (Camp III). The final summit push demands navigating icy sections and crossing crevasses. The return journey retraces the steps back to Koto and then to Besisahar and onto Kathmandu.


Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Briefing about the expedition.

Permits and equipment check.
Last-minute shopping for essentials.

Scenic drive through rural landscapes.

Trek through dense forests and across suspension bridges.

Enter the Phu Valley, passing through traditional villages.

Explore the village and adjust to the altitude.

Set up base camp and prepare for the ascent.

Camp I (5450m): Climb to Camp 1, set up and acclimatize.
Camp II (6000m): Climb to Camp 2, set up and acclimatize.
Camp III (6350m): Climb to Camp 3, set up and prepare for summit push.
Summit Day (7126m): Early start for the summit, return to Camp III or Camp II.
Multiple days for acclimatization and rest between camps.

Dismantle camps and descend to Base Camp.

Celebration dinner and debriefing.



Preparation; Training

Cardiovascular exercises (running, cycling, swimming).
Strength training (focus on legs, core, and upper body).
Flexibility exercises (yoga or stretching).
Altitude training (if possible, train at high altitudes or use a hypoxic tent).

Technical skills

Ice climbing and crevasse rescue techniques.
Use of crampons, ice axes, and fixed ropes.
Glacier travel and navigation skills.

Equipment; Climbing gears

Mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe.
Harness, carabiners, ascenders.
Helmet, headlamp with extra batteries.
Ropes and technical climbing equipment.

Camping gears

High-altitude tent.
Sleeping bag (rated for -20°C or lower).
Insulated sleeping mat.


Base layers (moisture-wicking).
Insulating layers (fleece, down jacket).
Outer shell (waterproof and windproof).
Gloves, mittens, and liners.
Balaclava, beanie, and sunglasses.
First aid kit and personal medications.
High-calorie snacks and hydration system.
Sunscreen, lip balm, and toiletries.

Permits & regulations

Alpine Exodus does all for you:

  1. Climbing Permit: Issued by the Nepalese government,
  2. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card; required for expedition/trekking parties,
  3. Obtains the Nar~Phu restricted area entry permit.


Gradual ascent with proper acclimatization days is crucial to avoid altitude sickness.
Hydration and a balanced diet help in acclimatization.

Health and safety

Altitude sickness: awareness and prevention are keys; carry medication like Diamox and other personal medicines as your physician prescribed.
Weather: be prepared for extreme weather conditions, including cold, wind, and snowstorms.
Communication: you’re suggested to carry at least one satellite phone in the team as well as some radios sets for emergency communication.

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