From 14 October to 14 November 2019, I’ll be leading a team to climb Mt Himlung in the Nepal Himalaya. This trip is open to enthusiastic adventurers wanting to develop their skills and experience on more than a one day trekking peak.
Mt. Himlung lies north of the Annapurna Range in Nepal, in the spectacular Nar Phu region that borders Tibet. A beautiful and remote mountain, it reaches to 7126m, making it a true expedition peak and requiring multiple camps to complete the ascent. It was only recently opened for climbing by the Nepal Authorities so is relatively untouched.
While the altitude presents its own challenges, the climbing is not technical, establishing it as a perfect training peak for 8000 metre mountains, including Mt Everest. Additionally, the relatively short access trek to basecamp allows teams to have maximum time on the mountain, developing climbing skills and acclimatising appropriately before the push to the summit. The climb, conducted over two weeks, presents stunning Himalayan vistas of Api Hima, Kappa Chuli Peak, Nandadevi, and many other major Himalayan peaks.
During the trek to basecamp we pass through remote, rarely visited villages in the wild Himalaya and pass through two fascinating Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu. Our base camp is set at 4900m in the grassy pastures up valley from Phu village.
For all the details of the expedition, including costs, inclusions/exclusions etc and booking forms, please follow this link. I hope you can join me!