Facts of the Trip:
Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Highest access: 7,126m (23,379ft)
First Ascent: 08 October 1992. Akio Koizumi from Japan
Duration: 30 days (typically)
Group Size: 2 - 10 Persons
Location: Nepal/Annapurna Region
Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu Airport
Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)
Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Major Activity: trekking/climbing
Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Magar
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: South west (normal route)
Himalayan sights: Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayas.
CLIMBING PERIOD EXPEDITION HIMLUNG HIMAL :
14 APRIL-15 MAY 2018
07 OCTBER-08 NOVEMBER 2018
Day 1: Arrival Flight to Kathmandu.
Day 2: Arrival
Arrival in Nepal's capital and transfer to the hotel in Thamel. Meeting with Director of Asian Expedition Pvt.Ltd and Together dinner.
Day 3: Transfer via Bhulbhule by Jagat - [B / L / D]
Early morning transfer from Kathmandu to Jagat Annapurna Region. Under-consistently you board 4x4 jeeps in the mountain village Bhulbhule. After about 2 hours you reach a gravel road the small village of Jagat. Night at lodge. Total travel time is about 8 hours.
Day 4: Trekking to Dharapani - [B/ L / D]
Today you will start trekking where you will delight at the beginning of the tour, the sub-tropical vegetation. Through an impressive gorge hike up to 1890 m Dharapani. Night at lodge. Allow about 5-6 h / rise about 1050 m / descent 500m.
Day 5: Trekking to Koto - [B / L / D]
Deeper and deeper you penetrate into the valley and the path goes gradually higher in a constant uphill and downhill. You pass small villages along the way and cross a newly built suspension Bridge from the year 1973. Now the path gets steeper and in Bagarchap meet the first Gompa. Shortly after you have your goal for the day Koto reached 2600m. Night at lodge. Allow about 5-6 h / rise about 1000 m / descent 200m.
Day 6: In direction Himlung - Meta - [B / L / D]
Today we leave the classic Annapurna round. Through a spectacular gorge and forests you follow the river of Naar Phu Kola uphill. You will pass beautiful Water Falls and place a lunch break at the Camp Place Dharmasala 3230 m a. Then it goes again steeply up to the present day target Meta 3560. Your Quartier beat on in a one-fold Lodge. If the Lodge seats are occupied, the tents are set up the first time today. Allow about 8-9 hours / rise about 1100 m / 150 m descent.
Day 7: Trekking to Kyang on Kangaru Himal (6981 m) - [B / L / D]
It goes up and the trail passes through many mountain pastures of the wide Phu Khola valley. On the right side is the majestic of the 6981 m high Kangaru Himal and directly behind Meta extends the Pisang Peak 6091 m in height. Today's camp is built on 3820 m abandoned village Kyang. Overnight in tents. Allow about 4-5 hours / ascent 400m / descent 100m.
Day 8: Trek to Phugaum - [B / L / D]
Following the valley, leave in a northerly direction Kyang. The valley is narrow again and the trekking route leads through a sometimes very narrow gorge, past endless ancient mani up to Phu Gaun. This 300 families lively place on 4080 m as a applied with fortress perched on a hill. In the afternoon you will take a "sightseeing" tour through the village. Overnight in tents. Allow about 4-5 hours / ascent 350m / descent approx 80 m.
Day 9: Rest and acclimatization in Phugaum - [B / L / D]
Today is used for recreation and better acclimatization. Explore the hundreds of years old place and visit the Tashicholing Gompa. Overnight in tents.
Day 10: Trekking to Himlung base camp - [B / L / D]
From Phugaum it is today into the Pangri Glacier Valley, which makes up to its name. Ball to go from Phugaon from first through scree-covered moraine on the tongue of Pangri glacier and then into a wide, flat, fringed by bold peaks high valley. Passing barren pastures to reach the base camp at about 4820 m. Here you now propose for the coming ascension days at the camp and settle down comfortably. Overnight in tents. Allow about 4-5 hours / ascent 950m / descent 150 m.
11 - Day 24: Ascent of Himlung (7126 m) - [B / L / D]
In the next 14 days of the summit of Himlung is the focus of the trip. To reach the top of the mountain yet little visited; a warehouse chain is built up of 3 high camps (C1 5400, C2 6050 m, C3 6300 m). Each participant has the opportunity to climb up to 2 days before dismantling the high camp to the summit of Himlung. Should not the summit at the first attempt glue bridges, are sufficient reserve days to try again available in normal weather and acclimatization. Not later than the evening of the 25th day, however, all bearings must be cleared out and again reached the base camp. All nights in tents. Meals: B / L / A at base camp or B / A in the high camps. The road to the single high camps: The normal route leads much overly inclined morine, snowfields and Glet-shear hang. Only the slopes on the northwest ridge (from about 6380 m) reach steepness by 40 °. Base camp 4900m - Camp I 5400m First overcoming Pangri glacier with its boulder-covered ice is present. The moraine is secured depending on conditions with fixed ropes. Then you ascend to the camp I continued, which is just below the glacier tongue on a flat plateau constructed. Camp I 5400m - 6050m camp II initially must first overcome a small crevasse zone before you ascend above the Glet Shearing on. The overlying you ice seracs always in view is achieved by a short distance and ascent camp II. The particularly steep scarps are secured with fixed ropes. From the camp you will then have a great view of the summit! Camp II 6050m - 6300m camp III follow the plateau up to the Connection Ridge, formerly the rise took place over the. When cut in the Connection Ridge is the beginning of the summit building. Initially on the pronounced about 35 ° steep slope ascending, then reach the camp III at 6300 m. The La-ger III is on a small balcony. Exposed locations are doing with fixed ropes gesi-chert. Camp III 6300m - 7126m summit The summit day starts immediately with the rise in the up to 40 ° steep summit day. The ascent to the summit is equipped with fixed ropes, depending on conditions. Peak experience Himlung rewarded by the effort of the last few days you will be with an outstanding 360 ° all-round view. With 8163 m the eight-thousand Manaslu is close to almost touch, in the north spreads the Tibetan highlands and south-west you can see the huge ice walls of the Annapurna chain with Lamjung Himal 6983 m, Annapurna II 7937 m, Annapurna IV 7525 m, Anna- purna III 7555 m and many other mountains. Descent Descend along the ascent route to the base camp, while all three high camps be dismantled and transported waste to the base camp. It is again the full attention it-necessary to make again to reach the base camp. The site clearance of high camp can take place at an appropriate state of climbers and well planned logistics in one day.
Day 25: Trekking to Phugaum - [B / L / D]
Dismantling of the camp and trekking back to Phugaum. Overnight in tents. Allow about 4 hours / down rose about 950 m.
26th - 27th day: retreat / Trekking up Timang - [B / L / D]
From the base camp you are hiking over Phugaun, Kyang back to Koto 2600m, where you rejoin the main route in the Annapurna circumnavigation. From Koto the trail until Timang. Here you are staying in a lodge. Enjoy again the scenic great trek-king tour with the valley always lush vegetation expectant. Overnight in tent / lodge.
28th day: Bhulbule and adoption - [B / L / D]
Peer Jeep, it is now laid down the valley up to Bhulbule 840 m. In Bhulbhule staying for the last time in a lodge and celebrate together with the escort to leave. Night at lodge.
Day 29: Drive back to the capital Kathmandu - [B]
From Bhulbule today carried the bus transfer to kathmandu. The arrival in Kathmandu depends on the density of traffic the highway. The rest of the day can be used as free time. Overnight at hotel.
Day 30: Kathmandu - Sightseeing - [B / A]
Today you will learn the city Kathmandu . Here you get a first insight into the Hinduism and Buddhism. You see the house of the "living goddess", the Royal Palace and temple of pagodas. After you went to Pashupatinath, visit the Monkey Temple and the largest stupa (Boudnath) from Kathmandu.
Day 31: Half day city tour of Bhaktapur / Return - [B / A]
Today you will experience a half-day sightseeing tour, the royal city of Bhaktapur. The -day is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
32. Day: Return and arrival in Home country -
In the morning, transfer to the airport. With a lot of beautiful memories then join your flight home.
Note: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, A: Accommodation
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