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Mt Himlung
7126 metres,
Nepal

Expedition Dates

Mt Himlung 7126 metres

28 Sept - 31 Oct 2025 - Places Available

Mt Himlung is a beautiful 7000+ metre peak located at the head of the less visited and stunningly beautiful Nar Phu valley north of the Annapurna circuit.  Just the trek to this remote peak is extraordinary and a destination in itself, picking its way through stunning forest before ascending to Tibet like dry valleys with remote villages perched on the sides of precipitous mountains.  After a trek designed to initiate our acclimatisation, which takes us to the basecamp of Mt Himlung, we will make a mountaineering ascent of this mountain, just a stone’s throw from the Tibet border. We will engage highly experienced Sherpas and staff from a well established and reputable expedition agency in Nepal. 

 

Why climb Mt Himlung with Andrew Lock Adventures ?

  • Because his focus is on giving you the very best opportunity to achieve your goal, safely. He will not rush the expedition or take shortcuts.

  • He factors in additional contingency days for acclimatisation and bad weather.

  • He provides a 1:2 guide to client ratio on summit day and has safety oxygen and a high altitude chamber throughout the expedition,.

  • With Andrew Lock you have the very best leadership and experience, supported by the best Sherpa climbing team in the business.

  • His single minded goal is your success and safe return.

Costs

Cost: AUD$15,900

(approximately USD $11,500)

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The Details...  

Expedition Overview

Mt. Himlung lies north of the Annapurna Range in Nepal, in the spectacular Nar Phu region that borders Tibet. A beautiful and remote mountain, it reaches to 7126m, making it a true expedition peak and requiring multiple camps to complete the ascent. It was only recently opened for climbing by the Nepal Authorities so is relatively untouched.

While the altitude presents its own challenges, the climbing is not technical, establishing it as a perfect training peak for 8000 metre mountains, including Mt Everest. Additionally, the relatively short access trek to basecamp allows teams to have maximum time on the mountain, developing climbing skills and acclimatising appropriately before the push to the summit. The climb, conducted over two weeks, presents stunning Himalayan vistas of Api Hima, Kappa Chuli Peak, Nandadevi, and many other major Himalayan peaks.

During the trek to basecamp we pass through remote, rarely visited villages in the wild Himalaya and pass through two fascinating Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu. Our base camp is set at 4900m in the grassy pastures up valley from Phu village.

Once at the mountain basecamp and having established both the camp and our own accilmatisation, we will commence the climb of the mountain in a staged and fully guided ascent. Generally, three camps are establised on the mountain en route to the summit; Camp I at the height of 5450m, Camp II at 6000m and Camp III at 6350m.

The expedition will be conducted by K7 Kosciuszko Adventures and led by Andrew Lock, and will partner with our local Nepal agency for in country logistics.

The expedition will be led by Andrew Lock, and will partner with our local Nepal agency for in country logistics.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2 - Sighseeing and final expedition preparations.

Day 3 - Drive to Besisahar (800m) 8hrs+

Day 4 - Drive to Koto (2600m), 6-7 hrs+

Day 5 - Trek to Meta (3560m)6hrs+

Day 6 - Trek to Kyang(3820m) 6hrs+

Day 7 - Trek to PhuGaon (4080m) 5hrs+

Day 8 - Rest & Acclimatization at Phugaon+

Day 9 - Trek to Himlung Base camp(4842m) 5hrs+

Day 10-25 - Climb Mt Himlung

Day 26 - Trek to PhuGaon 5hrs+

Day 27 - Trek to Meta 6hrs+

Day 28 - Trek to Koto 6hrs+

Day 29 - Drive to Beshishar 6hrs+

Day 30 - Drive to KTM 8hrs+

Day 31 - Contingency/Free day in KTM+

Day 32 - transfer to Int'l airport and depart for home

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicle

  • Mountain royalty, govt. taxes, Nar Phu trekking permit, national parks permits.

  • Liaison officer wages, allowances & insurance

  • 4 nights, 3 star hotel accommodation on twin shared room BB basis

  • Kathmandu to Syange by private transport

  • Porters and yaks to & from Base Camp

  • Climbing Sherpas

  • Cook and support kitchen staff

  • Insurance of climbing Sherpas and local team members

  • All climbing hardware and fixed ropes

  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment

  • Meals (B/L/D), during trekking and climbing period

  • High altitude food for mountain camps

  • High quality tents with mattress at Base Camp

  • Expedition tents on mountain

  • Medical Oxygen with regulator at basecamp, Gamov/PAC bag and Group medical kit

  • Satellite phone for emergency and on pay for use basis

  • UHF radios for climbing teams

  • High camps stoves and gases (EPI gas with burners)

  • Celebration dinner

Not Included

  • Medical/Personal high risk travel insurance

  • Rescue Insurance

  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment

  • Meals in Kathmandu

  • Personal expenses in Kathmandu and on trek

  • International flights

  • Tips to staff

  • Cost incurred due to delay and cancellation of flights, extension of trek or climbing period etc. (refer to Terms and Conditions on Booking form)

Physical Preparation

Fitness

To reach the summit of a 7000 metre peak one must be in top physical, psychological and emotional condition.    Participants must develop good cardio vascular stamina and as high a VO2 max level as possible. Please refer to our  Physical Preparation page for further information and contact our office if you have any questions.

Experience

It is not necessary for team members to have prior experience (however this highly recommended) as appropriate mountaineering skills development and training in basic climbing techniques and use of mountaineering equipment including crampons, ascenders, descenders and ice axes will provided during the expedition prior to the ascent.  This is why we include the ascent of Mera Peak prior to moving to Mt Baruntse.

Booking a place

To reserve a spot on this expedition, click the SIGN UP button.  Complete and submit both Booking Forms

  1. Personal Details Form

  2. Medical History, Liability Waiver and Booking Condition Form

  • A 20% deposit of the expedition fee is required to confirm your place.

  • The deposit is required not less than 12 weeks prior to the expedition.

  • Upon receipt of the deposit, a comprehensive information package together with required clothing and equipment will be forwarded to you.

 

Please email enquiries@andrewlockadventures.com should you have any questions.

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