Himlung expedition

Quiet majesty, hidden gem

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Trip Overview

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Taktok Brothers to conquer the majestic Himlung Himal, standing proudly at 7,126 meters. Nestled in the Northern Annapurna Region of Nepal, close to Tibet, Himlung Himal offers an aspiring challenge for mountaineers seeking the perfect blend of beauty, adventure, and learning.

Historic Ascent: In 1992, a Japanese expedition team made the first ascent to Himlung Himal, paving the way for subsequent climbers. Besides being an ideal preliminary peak before tackling 8,000-meter peaks, Himlung Himal provides a classic trekking experience through the serene Nar Phu and Manang valleys. This isolated tranquil peak is a gateway to self-assessment, testing endurance, and experiencing the Himalayas.

Ski Expedition Destination: Himlung Himal stands out as the best destination for Ski Expedition enthusiasts. If you are a ski lover, the breathtaking slopes of Himlung Himal at an elevation of 7,126m make it a must-go destination.

Expedition Details: While the climb to Himlung Himal is less demanding compared to other peaks above 7,000m, caution and preparation are essential. We establish base camp at 4,925m, followed by Camp 1 at 5,435m, Camp 2 at around 5,800m, and Camp 3 at 6,210m. Crossing steep crevasses, ridges, and slopes, we summit the peak, returning to base camp to prepare for our descent.

Best Season for Expedition: The best seasons for the Himlung Himal Expedition are between October-November and April-May. During these periods, calmer winds, sunny days, mild temperatures, and the gorgeous trail adorned with green dense forests, rivers, and grand massifs create an unforgettable experience. Explore the Nar-Phu villages, where locals stay with their livestock, adding to the beauty of the journey.

Join Taktok Brothers on this adventure of a lifetime, where every step is a testament to your strength and determination. We offer the best value for the price, ensuring a memorable and rewarding expedition.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Manaslu Region, Nepal
  • Duration
    32 Days
  • Altitude
  • Groups
    2 - 15 people


Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a Taktok Brothers team representative will be waiting to assist. Following your Nepal Entry Visa procedure, you'll be transferred to a selected hotel (ranging from 3-star to 5-star upon request) for relaxation.

  • Altitude 1350m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation 3-star Hotel

This day is dedicated to completing official tasks, obtaining necessary permits, and briefing about the expedition. Use this time for any essential shopping. Be prepared for an early departure the following day.

  • Altitude 1350m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-star hotel

A private jeep journey awaits as we drive via the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway to Dumre. From there, navigating rough rocky roads, we'll pass picturesque paddy fields and villages to reach Besisahar, the main city of Lamjung District. The travel time from Kathmandu is approximately 8 hours.

  • Altitude 1350m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Embark on an adventurous 5-6 hour Jeep ride from Besisahar to Koto through scenic villages, farmlands, and forests. Koto marks the juncture between the Annapurna Circuit and Nar Phu Trekking Trails. Conclude the day with a hearty dinner and rest.

  • Altitude 2610m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge /Teahouses

Our trek kicks off from Koto, crossing rivers leading to the Nar-Phu valley. Hiking through lush forests, settlements, and Dharamshala, we'll encounter a captivating narrow canyon and scenic waterfall. The trek culminates at Meta, a winter residence for Nar inhabitants.

  • Altitude 3560m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/Teahouses

Traverse challenging terrain amidst Tibetan-like settlements, vibrant pastures, and suspension bridges. Witness unique Chhortens, glacial streams, and the Phu gate before arriving at Phu Village. Acclimate to altitude and explore the locale.

  • Altitude 4200m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge / Teahouses

After exploring Phu Gaon, ascend towards the Himlung Himal Base Camp, navigating Pangri Glacier and moraines. Relax and acclimatize at the comfortable Base Camp.

  • Altitude 4850m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Sixteen days are designated for camp rotations, the final ascent towards the summit, and the return to Himlung Himal Base Camp. Base Camp to Camp 1: Commencing from the Base Camp, the journey to Camp 1 involves a moderate 2-3 hour trek through trekking terrains featuring moraines and small valleys. Camp 1, positioned at 5435 meters, is managed by our highly skilled team members offering full board services. Camp 1 to Camp 2: Referred to as Glacier Camp, Camp 2 rests on a relatively level glacier accessed by navigating a series of twisted turns on the glacier's side after a challenging perched scree slope. Extra caution is necessary while navigating this scree. Camp 2 to Camp 3: Situated at 6210 meters, Camp 3 is strategically located, minimizing the risk of avalanches. Progressing on an icy escarpment up to the ridge's penultimate point leads to Camp 3. Camp 3 to Summit: Ascending from Camp 3 to the summit involves a lengthy climb. Negotiating snowy slopes with a 30-degree steepness gradually transitions into less steep gradients with occasional flat surfaces. Further ascent includes steeper crevasses up to a 35-degree slope, crossing a comparatively less steep ridge onto a flat surface preceding the final slope towards the summit.

  • Altitude 7126m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camping Service

After the successful ascent, return to Base Camp, tidy the area, settle tips, and pack for the journey back to Phu Gaon.

  • Altitude 4850m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

Bid farewell to Himlung Himal and trek back to Phu Gaon for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude 4200m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Teahouse

Retrace steps back to Meta, appreciating familiar landscapes, and rest overnight.

  • Altitude 4200m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Teahouse

Continue through picturesque villages, lush forests, river crossings via suspension bridges, and rest overnight in Koto.

  • Altitude 3560m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Teahouse

Conclude the trek at Koto and return to Besisahar via a private jeep, relishing the natural beauty.

  • Altitude 2610m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel / Lodge

Journey back to Kathmandu, unwind, and relax at the hotel.

  • Altitude 1350m
  • Meals Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accomodation 3 star Hotel

Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Patan, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Gather for a farewell dinner in the evening at a traditional Nepali restaurant.

  • Altitude 1350m
  • Meals Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accomodation N/A

Concluding the Peak summit expedition, bid farewell with cherished memories. Our representative will accompany you to Airport a few hours prior to your scheduled flight.

  • Altitude 1350m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Airport transfers (Pickup and Drop-off) at your convenience.
  • Four nights' accommodation in a 3-star or similar hotel with breakfast.
  • Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • One experienced High Altitude Climbing Sherpa per member during the summit day.
  • Government Liaison officer with wages, equipment, medical, and accidental insurances.
  • Private jeep transfer from Kathmandu to Besisahar/Koto/Beshisahar/Kathmandu with a guide.
  • Meals, tea-house, and camping accommodation during the trip, including base camp and high camps.
  • Provision of food, fuel, and essentials for trekking and climbing.
  • Team of staff including Chef Cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager.
  • 30 kg personal gear and equipment per member transported by porter/yak/mules.
  • Mt. Himlung climbing permit from the Nepal Government.
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area and Restricted Area of Narphu Valley.
  • Weather forecast and continuous monitoring for summit push.
  • Insurance coverage for staff, including wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and staff.
  • Satellite phones and walkie-talkies for communication during the expedition.
  • Climbing equipment provided, including ropes, ice screws, snow bar, and carabiners.
  • Generator backup for lighting and electronic tools.
  • Transportation, food service, and content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator with nominal charges.
  • Solar systems for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the base camp.
  • Clean, nutritious meals at the base camp and higher camps.
  • Medical insurance for Climbing Sherpa, Cook, BC staff, and porter.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Official service charges, government charges, and all taxes.


  • International airfares and Nepal Entry Visa Fees.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like trekking and climbing equipment, laundry, mobile bills, bar expenses, satellite phones, and Internet Services.
  • Travel and medical insurance for emergency rescue, treatment, tests, and hospitalization.
  • Additional costs due to unforeseeable events beyond control.
  • Extra worker costs beyond the package inclusion.
  • Summit Bonus to Climbing Sherpa Guides ($600 as per rules).
  • Tips for guides, chef cook, cook, cook assistance, and base camp manager (Approximately $250 per person, collected by the team leader and distributed among base camp staff excluding the Climbing Sherpa guide).
  • Any services not explicitly mentioned in the package are excluded.

Trip Notes

Weather Dependency:

  • Trekking and mountain climbing in the Himalayas are greatly influenced by weather conditions. While we plan our trips during the most favorable times, unforeseen circumstances such as road closures may occur.

Additional Days:

  • In extreme scenarios leading to disruptions in the itinerary, any expenses for extra days beyond the total specified in the itinerary section will be the responsibility of the client. Taktok Brothers will, however, arrange necessary accommodations for porters and guides during these extended periods.

Missed International Flights:

  • Taktok Brothers shall not be held liable for compensating losses due to missed international flights. Nevertheless, we are committed to assisting in necessary arrangements to minimize any inconveniences. To avoid missing flights, we recommend incorporating flexible time frames before and after your trip’s departure.

Itinerary Adjustments:

  • Travelling in remote areas with challenging conditions may necessitate adjustments to our itineraries. Trail distortions can happen, requiring flexibility in our plans. We assure you that Taktok Brothers is dedicated to upholding the highest quality of service, even in challenging circumstances.

Quality of Service Commitment:

  • Regardless of unforeseen challenges, we are committed to providing exceptional service, ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our clients at all times.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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