Himlung peak climbing is a famous expedition destination in the Narphu valley. Narphu valley is a less trekked but a famous restricted trekking region of Nepal himalaya.
Broadly Himlung Peak is situated in the Annapurna Manaslu Region of Nepal. Among many peak climbing in Nepal Mount Himlung is an attractive climbing peak of Nepal. Himlung peak climbing takes us to the elevation of 7126 meters.
Because of the location of Himlung peak in the restricted region of trekking trail in Nepal. Trekking itself is a less explored and antique destination for nature explorers. Villages of Nar and Phu are living museum of the Nepali mountains.
Himlung peak climbing is close to the Tibetan border.
During the Himlung peak climbing, the climbers trek through glaciers, springs, remote villages and gullies. The trail will also offer to explore the culture and tradition of local community.
The mind-blowing views of kappa chuli peak, Nandadevi (7816 meters), API Himal (7132 meters), Kang Guru I (6981 meters) and many other mountains is appealing factor of Himlung peak climbing.
Himlung peak climbing can be an ideal for those climbers who love less-crowd trekking trail with peaceful expedition to the summit.
How to get to Himlung peak basecamp?
Initiation of Himlung Peak climbing is from Kathmandu. Which eventually takes you towards the Narphu valley circuit trekking route. Narphu valley is near to Annapurna circuit trekking trail. Annapurna circuit trek is also famous as Thorong la pass trek.
Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and from Besisahar to koto. From Koto, the climbers head towards north, following through the Marsyangdi River north towards Himlung.
Trekking trail till Himlung peak basecamp follows famous Narphu valley trekking route.
During the trek, the trail offers to witness the beauty of snow capped Annapurna ranges, Mount Manaslu and Mount Machhapuchhre (fish tail). The trail will take the climbers to Phu gaun where they can explore the unique culture and lifestyle of local people. Phus gaon is famous as living museum where Tibetan people still stay in preserved cultural and traditional practice.
Following the trail from phu gaun, the climbers will trek to base camp and further high camps and to the summit of Mount Himlung.
How difficult is Himlung Peak Climbing?
In consideration to technicalities Mt. Himlung is quite easier to take you to this height.
Mount Himlung base camp is situated at an altitude of 4900 meters. Beside base camp, reaching to Mt. Himlung summit, the climbers have to cross through three higher camps which are located at an altitude of 5450 meters, 6000 meters and 6,350 meters respectively.
The final climbing route to Himlung summit contains icy and steepy. But our experienced guides will take care of these routes.
To reach to the summit of Himlung Peak and back to Himlung base camp, it normally takes 10 to 12 days for climbers.
Despite of being easy climbing peak, Himlung peak demands high level of physical fitness, basic knowledge to use climbing equipment’s and strong level of mental fitness.
Major Highlights of Himlung Peak Climbing
- The Summit of Mount Himlung at 7126 meters
- Scenic view of remote surrounding during the drive, trek and climb
- Exploration of culture and lifestyle of restricted trekking region & various Gaun influenced by Tibetan
- Magnificent view of snow-capped Manaslu, Annapurna and other peaks.
- Trekking through Marsyangdi river
- Exploration of glacier, springs, remote villages on the trail
- Exploration of local monasteries at Phu Gaun