Expedition Overview

Facts of the trip

  • Destination
  • Arrival On
    03 October 2024
  • Departure From
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation
    Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Teahouse basis accommodation during trekking, camping basis while expedition
  • Meals
    BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expedition
  • Best Time
    October - November, April - May
  • Transportation
    Private Car / Jeep in Kathmandu

Mount Himlung Himal (7,126m) is situated between the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. The ascent of Himlung Himal follows the Round Annapurna route to Koto, leading through remote villages of Nar and Phu, showcasing a unique Himalayan culture and captivating landscapes. The route traverses glaciers, remote villages, forests, rocks, gompas, and distinctive cultural settlements. The expedition provides an opportunity to immerse in the enigmatic culture while enjoying panoramic views of mountain giants like Nanda Devi, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak, and more. Opened for climbing since 1992, only a few expedition teams have successfully reached the summit of Himlung. The journey includes establishing a Base Camp at an elevation of 4,950m, followed by the setup of three additional camps (Camp I – 5,400m, Camp II – 6,050m, and Camp III – 6,350m) to facilitate the final push to the summit.


Check Available Dates
Start Finish Duration Gurop Size Price Status
01/10/2024 31/10/2024 32 04-08
01/11/2024 30/11/2024 32 04-08
02/12/2024 31/12/2024 32 04-08

Cost Details

What's Included
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast (3 star)
  • Climbing Permit of Himlung Himal
  • Special permit for Nar-Phu / all necessary permit for trekking region
  • Food for trekking expedition period
  • Crew: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Necessary Porters
  • Kathmandu – Beshisahar – Dharapani bus/jeep – round trip
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
  • Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition
  • Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent,Mess tent, Store tent, Table & chairs trekking for the expedition
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
  • Fare Well dinner
  • Personal equipment for climbing & trekking
  • Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Oxygen & Mask -regulator
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills & beverage
  • Garbage Deposit USD 2000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage

What to Expect


During our stay in Kathmandu, accommodations will be arranged at 2/3-star hotels. Throughout the trekking journey, we will be lodging in tea-houses, and all rooms will be shared on a twin basis. For those desiring single bedrooms, arrangements can be made upon request for an additional cost. It’s worth noting that Fourteen Summit will ensure rooms with attached washrooms whenever possible; nevertheless, certain tea-houses may only offer shared washing and toilet facilities. As we embark on the climbing phase, a comprehensive full-board camping setup will be provided. This includes twin-sharing tents, mattresses, and sleeping bags to ensure a comfortable experience.



During the camping trekking, we will ensure the provision of all meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, accompanied by tea or coffee. In Kathmandu, breakfast will be readily available. Additionally, special welcome and farewell dinners will be organized for our guests. While on the trek, breakfast and dinner will be enjoyed at our camping sites, where we rest for the night. For the daytime journey to our next destination, we will carry packed lunches.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

Himlung Expedition is a strenuous climbing. Climbers who can walk/climb up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail and basic climbing skills will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Himlung Expedition by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Climbing Mount Himlung should be relatively fine for those who have experience in climbing/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the climbing. Past climbing and hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Fourteen Summit before booking the trek.

Equipment List

Fourteen Summit has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

Photo and Video


Mount Himlung is a peak located in the Himalayas of Nepal, standing at an elevation of 7,126 meters (23,380 feet) above sea level. It's a popular destination for mountaineers seeking a challenging yet rewarding experience.

Mount Himlung is situated in the Manaslu region of Nepal, near the border with Tibet. It lies northwest of the Annapurna range and northeast of the Dhaulagiri range.

Climbing Mount Himlung is considered technically challenging but feasible for experienced mountaineers. It requires proper acclimatization, physical fitness, and mountaineering skills. The route involves steep ascents, icy terrain, and potential hazards like crevasses and avalanches.

The best time for Mount Himlung expedition is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and favorable climbing conditions with minimal precipitation and lower risk of avalanches.

The duration of the expedition typically ranges from 3 to 4 weeks, including acclimatization periods, base camp setup, and the summit push. Factors such as weather, route conditions, and individual fitness levels can affect the timeline.

Climbing Mount Himlung requires obtaining permits from the Nepali government through a registered trekking agency. This includes the climbing permit, trekking permit for the region, and conservation fees. Additionally, climbers need to be part of an organized expedition with certified guides.

Yes, previous high-altitude mountaineering experience is highly recommended for climbers attempting Mount Himlung. They should have experience with technical climbing, glacier travel, and high-altitude environments. Training in ice climbing, rope management, and glacier rescue techniques is beneficial.

Accommodation during the Mount Himlung expedition includes tented camps at various altitudes. At base camp, there are usually more substantial tents equipped with basic amenities such as sleeping quarters, dining areas, and kitchen facilities. Higher up on the mountain, climbers stay in smaller, lightweight tents.

Safety measures during the Mount Himlung expedition include experienced guides trained in mountain rescue and first aid. There are also communication systems such as satellite phones or radios for emergency situations. Climbers are equipped with personal protective gear like helmets, harnesses, and crampons.

Some of the main challenges climbers face on Mount Himlung include altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, technical terrain, and logistical hurdles. The high altitude increases the risk of altitude-related illnesses like altitude sickness, frostbite, and pulmonary edema. Weather changes rapidly in the mountains, and climbers must be prepared for sudden storms and low temperatures.

The success rate of climbing Mount Himlung varies depending on factors such as weather conditions, route conditions, team experience, and individual fitness levels. On average, the success rate hovers around 60% to 70%. However, this can fluctuate significantly from one season to another. Proper preparation, teamwork, and adherence to safety protocols increase the chances of a successful summit bid.