Mt. Himlung (7,126m) has been becoming a popular 7,000m peak day by day among the climbers and this mountain is infrequently visited the mountain of Nepal. It’s situated between the border of Nepal and Tibet in the north of the Annapurna and Manaslu, majestically located above the Tibetan village of Phu in the western region of Nepal that was opened in 1992 by the Nepalese government. Ever since it was opened for trekking/expeditions only a few expedition teams including Japanese, French and Australian have carried out the expedition on this mountain.
Mt. Himlung is not a tough climbing but moderately challenging one. Therefore, if you have gained the following experiences then you are fit to participate in our Himlung expedition. If you are looking forward to climbing an 8,000m peak or even Mt.Everest (8,848m), then it would be the right step to test yourself to check how you perform at high altitude. This expedition will be your pre-training before attempting any 8000m peak.
You must be well aware of the mountaineering gears like Crampon, boot, Ice axe, harness etc and if you are used to rock-climbing would be plus point. If you have climbed peaks in Europe or any other parts of the world and looking for a challenging climb in the Himalayas, then it’s your prefect choice.
We establish our Base Camp at 4920m on grassy land and three high camps are required to attempt the summit. Camp I at 5,619m, CampII at 5,987m and CampIII as the last camp at 6,400m. While our strong team of Sherpa staffs set up various high camps, members have the chance to going up and down for good acclimatization and we attempt the summit on a favorable day for everyone. Due to our good strategy and expert logistics support, the success rate to this mountain has been high every year and we use the normal route (west face) to ascent this peak.
After 8 hours drive to Bulbhule via Beshishar, our trek commences from the classic Annapurna circuit route till Dharapani and then leaves towards the route from Koto, then to Tibetan village, Kyang, Phugaon where we spend one day extra for proper acclimatization and local exploration. From the Phugoan, we do a day trek to get into the base camp and we have about 15 days for the establishment of high camps, necessary acclimatization and to attempt the peak. We will take 5 days trek back to Bulbhule from the same way; we went up to the base camp.
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m), Transfer to Hotel and briefing
Day 2Sight tour, necessary preparation for expedition
Day 3Drive to Besisahar (800m) 8hrs
Day 4Drive to Koto (2600m), 6-7 hrs
Day 5Trek to Meta (3560m)6hrs
Day 6Trek to Kyang(3820m) 6hrs
Day 7Trek to PhuGaon (4080m) 5hrs
Day 8Rest & Acclimatization at Phugaon
Day 9Trek to Himlung Base camp (4,920m) 5hrs
Day 10-25Load ferry, acclimatization, route opening and Summit attempt on Mt. Himlung(7,126m)
Day 26Trek to PhuGaon 5hrs
Day 27Trek to Meta 6hrs
Day 28Trek to Koto 6hrs
Day 29Drive to Beshishar, overnight guesthouse 6hrs
Day 30Drive to KTM 8hrs
Day 31Extra/Free day in KTM
Day 32Depart for home, transfer to Int'l airport
Any expedition that goes to 7,000m requires a very high level of aerobic fitness. Being fit will certainly improve your chances of reaching your chosen summit. Your resting heart rate should be below 60 but preferably below 50. You should be able to run 20km on flat ground in under 2.5 hours and walk with a very light pack for 100km in less than 20 hours on a mixture of flat and hilly terrain. Endurance and the ability to carry a heavy pack of up to 25kg is more important than sprint ability. Upper body strength will not be a big factor in this climb, more legs, and lungs.
In order to get ready for this challenge, you need to be trained at least for about 6 to 8 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 2 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack (i.e.10kg, 15kg, 20 kg, and up to 25kg), manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 3 or 4 times a week. However, during climbing and acclimatization, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue, etc. but take it as normal and just drink a lot of water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 6 – 10 hours over hilly terrain up to 6,000m of altitude with a daypack. On the summit push, extra effort is required walking on ice and climbing up to 12 – 14 hours. We will have porters to carry our heavy camping equipment, food and also the climbing gear.
This trip is aimed at the moderately experienced climber and/or very fit athlete wanting to test them at high altitude before attempting the 8000m peak. Suitable experience would be a past climbing trip to one of the 6,000m peak in the Himalayas (i.e. Island Peak 6,160m, Lobuche Peak 6,119m, Mera Peak 6,476m or any other one), or have completed technical mountaineering course and a good level of proficiency with leading rock climbs combined with ice and skiing experiences. If you are fit and motivated but lacked technical climbing skills or suitable experience, we have options to keep you safe and get you high. This might be a personal Sherpa or a pre-trip training course.
You must have well knowledge about how to play with mountaineering gears, good with rock climbing and ice climbing, will surely increase the chances of reaching the summit and also previous trekking and mountaineering experiences are mandatory but don't really require any extreme technical experience.
This will be a great trip to test yourself at high altitude, preparing for a climb of 8000m or even climbing the Mt. Everest. This would be a great stepping-stone that would give your body to experience with adjusting the extreme altitude and give you the confidence of working with the Sherpa people who would be with you on Everest. The Dream Himalaya Adventures' familiarity with the Himalayas has possessed the great potentiality of letting you experience the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzin on Mt. Everest.
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