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Himlung Himal Expedition 7,126m


Himlung Himal Expedition: 7,126m

The Himlung Himal Expedition, also known as the "Himlung Himal" climb, is a well-known mountaineering route in Nepal's Nar-Phu Valley that rises to an impressive 7,126 meters above sea level. This moderately difficult climb provides a taste of the Himalayas, albeit at a lower elevation. As a result, it is an excellent training ground for those planning to climb Everest or other 8,000-meter-high peaks. The climb allows visitors to explore the remote Nar and Phu Valleys, which were only recently opened to tourists. The scenery is stunning.

The Himlung Himal, located in Nepal's Nar-Phu Valley, is a popular mountain climbing destination with a reputation for difficulty. Even though it does not reach the heights of Everest, it provides a taste of the Himalayan giants and serves as an excellent training ground for those who want to climb peaks over 8,000 meters high. The Himlung Himal expedition is more than just a training climb; it transports climbers into Nepal's remote wilderness, where they will encounter breathtaking scenery, quaint villages, and unique cultural experiences. They will also be able to see stunning views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and other Himalayan giants. A high level of physical fitness, prior mountaineering experience, and adequate acclimatization are all prerequisites for the climb. In contrast to Everest, climbing Himlung Himal emphasizes endurance and perseverance, and the summit offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The Himlung Himal expedition is an unforgettable experience that allows climbers to immerse themselves in Nepal's rich culture and unspoiled landscapes.

The Himlung Himal is a mountain range that stands at 7,126 meters and has been a popular destination for mountaineers since its discovery in 1992. This expedition provides access to a hidden world located between the mountains of Manaslu and Annapurna, which comprise the Peri Himal range. The trek will take you through a variety of landscapes, including quaint villages like Nar and Phu, rich cultural heritage, towering peaks, and gompas (places of peace and tranquility). This is an experience that has the potential to completely immerse you, as each turn on the path reveals a new cultural treasure or breathtaking view. From base camp to summit, the experienced climbing team will guide you through the journey and provide breathtaking views. Your mental and physical strength will be tested throughout the journey. However, the overwhelming sense of accomplishment you will experience will more than compensate for the difficulties you will face. Climbing the Himlung Himal presents more than just a challenge. It allows you to explore the Forbidden Kingdom, immerse yourself in cultural tapestries, see unspoiled beauty, and test your physical limits.

The Himlung Himal Expedition is an exciting journey through Nepal's Himalayas, demonstrating human perseverance and the spirit of exploration. The peak stands at an elevation of 7,126 meters in a breathtaking Himalayan landscape. Climbing this peak necessitates meticulous planning, teamwork, and respect for the harsh realities of high-altitude mountaineering. Climbers face a variety of challenges, including thick air, unpredictable weather patterns, and treacherous terrain, but a strong sense of adventure emerges. The Himlung Himal Expedition is more than just a physical test; it is a crucible that pushes climbers past their perceived limits. It enables them to form profound connections with the natural world and demonstrates the indomitable human spirit. The expedition is a powerful reminder of human potential, a story of perseverance, grit, and the joy of experiencing the world's highest realms. Those who dare to take on this extraordinary challenge will have an unforgettable experience.

Himlung Himal Expedition 7,126m

Climbing Routes of Himlung Himal Expedition




33 Days

Starting Price

USD 8,000.00

Group Size

2-15 Person




Private Overland


Hotel l Lodges l Tents

Meal Plan


Max. Altitude


Best Season

Autumn l Spring


Physically Fit

GPS Location

28°44′06″N 84°25′00″E

Trip Itinerary

  • 01 Arrive in Kathmandu

    Upon arriving in Kathmandu, a warm welcome awaits you as our representative from Ethic Himalaya will be there to receive you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. To begin your journey on a delightful note, we have arranged a special welcome dinner in the evening. This memorable dinner will showcase an array of authentic Nepalese cuisine, accompanied by a heartwarming welcome drink to embrace you into the local culture.

  • 02 Full day City Tour in Kathmandu Valley

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the Monkey Temple, is perched atop a hill and can be reached by climbing a long set of steps. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA is adorned with traditional Gompas adorned with vibrant prayer flags. It serves as a focal point for Sherpas and Tibetans who partake in the spiritual practice of circumambulating the stupa (koras).
    • PASHUPATINATH, a sacred Hindu temple, is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and features Ghats where cremation ceremonies take place, offering a unique glimpse into Hindu rituals.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, one of the ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vibrant square showcases a harmonious fusion of Hindu and Buddhist temples, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

    With our knowledgeable guide, you will gain insights into the historical, religious, and architectural significance of these iconic landmarks. Prepare to be captivated by the unique charm and spiritual ambiance of Kathmandu.

  • 03 Expedition briefing at Department of Tourism

    Today, all teams will partake in a formal expedition briefing at the Ministry of Tourism. During this time, we will also have the opportunity to rest and become familiar with the local surroundings. These days are allocated for finalizing official procedures and necessary arrangements. A comprehensive briefing regarding the expedition's nature, required equipment, and team composition will be provided. This period can also be utilized for any last-minute personal shopping, given that our departure for the mountains is scheduled for the following day.

    In the late afternoon of the day before our mountain departure, our climbing leader will conduct a thorough inspection of our gear and equipment. This marks our final chance to acquire any missing items in Kathmandu. Moreover, we will have the privilege of getting to know our fellow expedition members, guides, and crew members. The overnight stay will take place in Kathmandu.

  • 04 Kathmandu to Ngadi (880m)

    After an early breakfast, the day's journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, followed by a trek to Ngadi. Leaving the city behind, the drive takes you through diverse landscapes and charming villages. The route winds through green valleys, offering glimpses into local life. Upon reaching Bhulbhule, the trek commences, leading you through stunning scenery. Along rustic trails and picturesque paths, the adventure culminates in the serene village of Ngadi. This experience seamlessly blends modern travel convenience with the serene pleasure of trekking, allowing you to embrace Nepal's natural beauty and authentic culture.

  • 05 Ngadi to Jagat (1,340m)

    After a satisfying breakfast, we'll start our journey on the designated trails. The route takes us through a pleasant path in the fertile jungle and terraced fields alongside the meandering Marsyangdi river. We'll have a relaxed lunch break amidst the beautiful surroundings. Moving forward, we'll pass through rural settlements that offer insights into local life, surrounded by fertile farmlands that highlight the region's agricultural importance. Our day's journey will end in the peaceful village of Jagat, known for its history as a former trading post.

  • 06 Jagat to Dharapani (1,943m)

    The trail from Jagat leads us through a lush forest and descends to the riverbank, offering stunning views of the Annapurna mountain ranges. We pass by the charming village of Chyamje, crossing a suspension bridge before facing a challenging climb to Seattle on a slippery path strewn with rocks. As we descend, we encounter a serene grassy riverbank near Tal, where we take a moment to rest and appreciate the tranquil surroundings. The journey continues through rugged terrain and winding paths, leading us to the forested village of Karte, with captivating waterfalls and cliffs along the way. After crossing another suspension bridge, we finally arrive at our resting place for the day, Dharapani, where we can recharge for the next leg of our adventure.

  • 07 Dharapani to Koto (2,575m)

    Leaving Dharapani, the trail gradually ascends through a newly developed rugged path along the mountainside. After several kilometers of trekking, we reach the delightful village of Danique before making a steep ascent to Timang. Throughout this stretch, we are treated to breathtaking views of the majestic Manaslu and snowcapped Annapurna mountain ranges. The journey also takes us through scenic apple orchards, enhancing the natural beauty of the surroundings. Finally, we reach our campsite in Koto, where we can rest and prepare for the next phase of our remarkable Annapurna Circuit Trek. This section offers an unforgettable combination of stunning landscapes and cultural encounters, making it a truly memorable part of the adventure.

  • 08 Koto to Meta (3,560m)

    In the morning, we acquire our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post before resuming our trek. We follow the trail along the picturesque riverbank of Soti Khola, passing through enchanting pine forests and crossing streams and suspension bridges on our path to Dharmasala. During the trek, we take a break to enjoy our packed lunch. After lunch, we continue through the forests, embarking on a steep ascent towards Meta village. As we climb higher, we find ourselves gradually reaching the Tibetan Plateau, where we are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

  • 09 Meta to Kyang (3,740m)

    The trail beyond Meta presents greater challenges as we navigate through a roller-coaster maze of glacial moraines. The landscape offers a stunning combination of white rocks, low shrubs, juniper, scattered evergreens, vibrant brick-red and orange leafy bushes, and crumbling shelves of flat slate. The trail itself is composed of white sandy paths. After a short walk, we reach a trail junction that provides a clear view of the Nar valley, adorned with a monastery and chorten. Continuing past Jhunam at an elevation of 3,640m, we reach Chyakhu, a former Khampa settlement situated at 3,800m. Along the way, we pass numerous chortens, traversing both uphill and downhill sections before finally arriving at the picturesque settlement valley of Kyang. Here, we are treated to magnificent mountain vistas, including Pisang Peak, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kang, and more.

  • 10 Kyang to Phu Gaon (4,050m)

    Descending steeply towards the Phu Khola, the trek follows the riverbank, offering intriguing sights such as the "submarine" rock and potential camping spots. Along this path, the distinctive and colorful chortens that Nar and Phu are renowned for start to appear. Carefully crossing a small glacial stream, you'll then encounter a larger stream with a bridge partially covered in large slate slabs. Continuing for another hour and a half through picturesque canyons and gorges, you'll reach the Phu gate, known as Pupigyal Kwe, guarding the steep trail leading up to Phu. From the gate, you'll catch your first glimpse of the three villages of Phu, an ancient "dzong," and the remains of two forts atop the flatlands before Phu, despite being in ruins, still leave a remarkable impression.

  • 11 Rest Day in Phu

    Altitude sickness is a concern for trekkers upon reaching Phu during the Himlung expedition. To ensure acclimatization, on day 9, we will take a break from trekking and allow our bodies to rest before the challenging ascent. Our morning will begin with breakfast at the lodge before embarking on a tour of the valley to adjust to Phu's climate. Starting with the ancient stone village of Phu, which dates back 800 years, we will also explore notable monasteries like Choling and Samdu, as well as traverse the narrow streets of Phu Gaun, characterized by slate rock and limestone. If time permits, we'll journey to Tashi Monastery, situated uphill for a panoramic view.

  • 12 Phu to Himlung Base Camp (4,850m)

    After breakfast, our trek to Himlung Base Camp commences. The trail presents a dynamic mix of expansive arid terrain, towering rocky peaks, and brief paths. Setting out from Phu, we'll head eastward, ascending through a glacial valley that leads directly to Himlung Base Camp. The campsite, surrounded by ancient rocky peaks, offers a sprawling expanse. Our local crew will handle tent setup and arrangements, allowing you to immerse yourself in the captivating scenery. With the nightfall, we'll rest at the base camp, readying ourselves for the upcoming endeavors.

  • 13-14 Rest and Preparation Day

    Over the following two days, our primary focus will be on acclimatization to the high altitude and making preparations for the forthcoming summit expedition on Mt. Himlung Himal, scheduled in a little over 2 weeks. This period of rest at the base camp is crucial for ensuring our gradual adjustment to the altitude. Simultaneously, we will utilize this time to clean, rearrange, and ensure the readiness of our equipment and personal belongings. Our overnight accommodation will be once again at the Himlung Base Camp. As part of the Sherpa tradition, a puja Ceremony will be conducted to seek blessings for the successful ascent of Himlung. Additionally, we will conduct an extensive climbing clinic around the base camp to further hone our skills before embarking on the final push to the summit.

  • 15-27 Himlung Himal Climbing Periods

    The initial phase involves using fixed ropes to cross a marked route to the moraine ridge on the opposite side. From there, a gradual climb takes you to a flat rock plateau near the glacier's start, where Camp I is established.

    From Camp I, you'll ascend a steep moraine slope to reach the glacier. This upward journey is also aided by fixed ropes. Moving beneath a cliff, you'll access the glacier's surface below Himlung, where Camp II is set up on a wide plain around 6,100 meters.

    The summit phase, which begins at night, is lengthy. Starting by following the glacier in front of the connecting ridge's southern side from the lower summit towards Himlung, overcoming a gap in the ridge and a 100-meter ascent to the ridge is necessary. Depending on the conditions, a fixed rope might be needed in this area. Following the ridge, the ascent continues up the steep 900-meter-high slope with an approximately 40-degree incline. Steeper sections with a 50-degree incline are secured using fixed ropes. Around 7,000 meters, the climb becomes gentler, leading to a traverse to Himlung Himal's 7,126-meter-high summit. The route to Camp II is repeated multiple times for optimal acclimatization.

  • 28 Base Camp Clean Up. Trek back to Phu

    After reaching the summit of Mt. Himlung Himal, we take on the role of responsible climbers by carefully cleaning up all waste. Balancing feelings of achievement, physical weariness, and joy, we systematically restore the base camp environment. Filled with a mix of satisfaction, effort, and a sense of accomplishment, we shift our focus to departure preparations. This includes orderly arranging our gear, conducting a comprehensive cleanup of the campsite, and leaving it in its original pristine state as we look forward to the next stage of our expedition. We then begin our trek back to Phu.

  • 29 Phu to Meta

    After breakfast, we depart the beautiful village of Phu, following a descending trail back to the suspension bridge. Along today's hike, we'll pass monasteries, chortens, and old buildings as we descend towards Kyang. Crossing a rugged moraine, we'll cross the Mruju Khola via a bridge. With a mostly downward path, we can savor stunning views of Lamjung Himal without excessive fatigue. After trekking for 5 to 6 hours, we'll reach Meta village, where we'll rest in our designated teahouse or lodge for the remainder of the day and spend the night.

  • 30 Meta to Koto

    After breakfast in Meta, we'll set out on foot, retracing the same trail we ventured during our Himlung expedition. As this marks our final day of trekking, it offers another opportunity to relish the journey and catch any missed scenery. Passing the stone huts of Singenge, we'll enter a dense forest, gradually descending towards a suspension bridge over the Seti Khola. Walking for around 6 to 7 hours amidst the serene sounds of gushing rivers and tranquil forest paths, we'll arrive at Koto Village after a brief ascent. Our night will be spent in Koto.

  • 31 Drive by Jeep: Koto to Besisahar

    After having breakfast in Koto, we'll be met by a private vehicle that will transport us to Besisahar. The journey typically takes around 7 to 8 hours along a dusty road. The bumpy ride might leave us feeling a bit tired by the time we arrive in Besisahar. Consequently, we'll take the opportunity to rest in our assigned teahouse or lodge room. Our night will be spent in Besisahar.

  • 32 By Private bus: Besisahar to Kathmandu

    Following breakfast in Besisahar, we'll embark on the journey back to Kathmandu, which typically takes around 6 to 7 hours, factoring in road and traffic conditions on the main highway. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we'll be transferred to our assigned hotel for the evening's rest. Later, a farewell dinner organized by Ethic Himalaya awaits us. Our night will be spent in Kathmandu.

  • 33 Free day in Kathmandu for self-visit and shopping

    Today, we have a free day to explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu on our own. You may want to spend the day indulging in some souvenir shopping, wandering around the colorful streets and bazaars, or enjoying the local cuisine. You could also visit some of the popular tourist attractions in the city, such as the Bhaktapur, or Patan which showcase Nepal's rich cultural and historical heritage. Alternatively, you could engage in other activities like hiking, biking, or adventure sports, or simply relax and rejuvenate in one of the city as many spas and wellness centers. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to soak up the unique sights, sounds, and flavors of this wonderful city.

  • 34 Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

Included in package cost
  • Airport Pickup and Drop: Travel in comfort with private vehicle transfers to and from the airport.
  • Authentic Welcome Dinner: Begin your adventure with an authentic Nepalese cuisine welcome dinner.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: Enjoy a 5-night stay in twin-sharing rooms with breakfast, allowing you to rest and recharge before and after your expedition.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing: Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the Kathmandu valley with a full day of sightseeing guided by an English-speaking expert.
  • Private Land Transportation: Reach Ngadi and Dharapani with ease with private land transportation services.
  • Lodge Accommodation: Trek from Kathmandu to Base Camp and back, staying in comfortable lodges along the way.
  • Expedition Nourishment: Experience nourishing meals during the expedition period, including at the Base Camp, ensuring you stay energized for the journey.
  • Climbing Permits: Climbing permit of Mt. Himlung Expedition, easing administrative tasks.
  • Special Permits: The special permit for Nar Phu Valley exploration is arranged on your behalf.
  • Conservation Fees: Entrance fees to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project are covered.
  • Porterage and Transportation: Personal climbing equipment is transported efficiently between Kathmandu, Ngadi, and Base Camp.
  • Dedicated Expedition Team: Count on the support of a Base Camp Guide, Cook, and Cook Helper.
  • Liaison Officer and Crew: Allowance, equipment, and flight tickets are provided for liaison officers and expedition crew.
  • Climbing Sherpa Support: Benefit from a dedicated 1:1 climbing Sherpa, ensuring your safety and success.
  • Quality Accommodation: Expedition and climbing Sherpas are equipped with high-altitude and 2-person tents.
  • Essential Equipment: Necessary climbing equipment, ropes, ice bars, and ice screws are provided.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Oxygen, masks, regulators, satellite phones, gas heaters, and generators are at your disposal.
  • Insurance and Rescue: Comprehensive insurance coverage and helicopter rescue for the Nepalese expedition crew offer peace of mind.
  • Agency Service: We manage every detail, allowing you to focus on the thrill of conquering Himlung Himal.
Not included in package
  • Meals in Kathmandu: Plan to spend $10 to $20 per meal in Kathmandu for both lunch and dinner.
  • Nepal Visa Fee: Note that Nepal's visa fees vary based on your stay's length. As of September 2021, fees were around $30 (15 days), $50 (30 days), and $125 (90 days). Confirm current rates through official sources.
  • International Flight Tickets: Expect flight costs to Kathmandu to range from $500 to $1500 or more, depending on factors like departure location and booking timing.
  • Personal Equipment for Climbing & Trekking: Set aside funds for climbing and trekking gear—gear, clothing, footwear, bags, etc. Budget several hundred to over a thousand dollars for quality items.
  • Garbage Deposit: The garbage deposit in the name of the Department of Tourism of Mt. Himlung Himal is not included.
  • Personal & Medical Expedition Insurance: Ensure comprehensive personal and medical coverage tailored for your trip. Allocate several hundred dollars for this critical coverage due to potential risks.
  • Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Plan: Consider the unexpected—prepare for emergency evacuation with suitable insurance coverage.
  • Communication Permits (Walkie-Talkie & Satellite Phone): For remote trips, obtain permits for walkie-talkies and satellite phones. Permit costs vary based on equipment and duration of use.
  • Personal Expenditures: Include personal costs like souvenirs, extra meals, and incidentals in your budget. Allocate wisely.
  • Climbing Sherpa Summit Bonus & Staff Tips: Recognize Sherpas and staff with a summit bonus and tips, typically $500 to $1,000, reflecting customary gratitude.
  • Beverage and Bar Charges: Factor in beverage and bar expenses. Plan based on your preferences, ensuring they're part of your financial considerations.

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Himlung Himal Expedition is a mountaineering adventure that involves ascending and summiting Himlung Himal, a prominent peak situated in the Nepal Himalayas. Himlung Himal is part of the Peri Himal range, which is renowned for its striking beauty and challenging climbing opportunities. The expedition offers experienced mountaineers the chance to test their skills and endurance while exploring the breathtaking landscapes and high-altitude environment of the Himalayas.

Location: Himlung Himal is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area of the Nepal Himalayas. It lies within the Peri-Damodar range of the Manang District of the Gandaki Province, near the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). The exact coordinates of Himlung Himal are approximately Latitude 28° 46' 19'' N, 84° 25' 20'' E, and Longitude 28.771948, 84.422121 (Dec Deg). The surrounding region boasts awe-inspiring vistas, cultural richness, and a diverse ecosystem, making it a captivating destination for mountaineers and adventurers alike.

Himlung Himal Expedition is suitable for experienced mountaineers with a solid foundation in high-altitude climbing. This expedition is designed for individuals who have prior experience with alpine ascents and are seeking to challenge themselves on a notable Himalayan peak. It is particularly well-suited for those who possess technical climbing skills, high-altitude acclimatization experience, and a strong desire to conquer a significant summit. The expedition is suitable for individuals who:

  • Have High-Altitude Experience: Participants should have prior experience with climbing at high altitudes, as Himlung Himal reaches substantial elevations.

  • Possess Technical Climbing Skills: Proficiency in technical climbing skills, including the use of ropes, crampons, ice axes, and other climbing equipment.

  • Are Acclimatization-Ready: Familiarity with acclimatization processes and techniques is crucial for adapting to the high-altitude environment and minimizing altitude-related risks.

  • Have Glacier Travel Expertise: Knowledge of glacier travel safety and crevasse rescue procedures is important due to the glaciated terrain.

  • Maintain Physical Fitness: Excellent physical fitness and endurance are essential to endure the physical demands of climbing at high altitudes.

  • Demonstrate Mental Strength: Mountaineers must be mentally prepared to tackle challenging conditions, altitude-related obstacles, and the rigorous demands of the climb.

  • Value Teamwork and Adaptability: Effective teamwork and the ability to adapt to changing situations are vital for a successful expedition.

  • Possess Basic Mountaineering Experience: Prior experience with other peaks and basic mountaineering skills are prerequisites for a safe and successful ascent.

The Mt. Himlung Himal Expedition offers experienced climbers the chance to further develop their skills and achievements by summiting a significant Himalayan peak. As with any challenging expedition, being well-prepared both physically and mentally is crucial to ensuring safety and success in conquering the heights of Himlung Himal.

Himlung Expedition is best undertaken during specific seasons when the weather and climbing conditions are most favorable. The recommended periods are:

  • Spring Season (April to May): This is the pre-monsoon season, known for its relatively stable weather and clear skies. The temperatures are generally warmer, and the snow conditions are manageable. Spring offers excellent visibility and a reduced risk of avalanches, making it an optimal time for the expedition.
  • Autumn Season (September to November): The post-monsoon season is another ideal window for the Himlung Himal Expedition. The weather becomes stable after the monsoon rains, leading to clear skies and good visibility. The temperatures are relatively mild, and the trails and climbing routes are well-defined due to the previous climbing season's traffic.

Both spring and autumn seasons provide climbers with the best chances for successful ascents and stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan landscape. The months outside of these seasons can present more challenging conditions, such as harsh winter cold, deep snow, and increased risk of avalanches, which can significantly impact the safety and feasibility of the expedition. It's important to plan the expedition within the recommended seasons to optimize safety and the overall experience.

The duration of the Himlung Expedition can vary based on several factors, including the chosen route, climber experience, acclimatization schedule, weather conditions, and the specific itinerary designed by the expedition operator. However, a standard expedition timeline typically spans around 4 to 6 weeks.

It's important to note that these timeframes are general estimates and can vary based on individual and group pacing, weather delays, and other unforeseen circumstances. Expedition operators typically design itineraries that account for these factors while prioritizing safety and successful summit attempts. Climbers should be prepared for a flexible schedule and potential adjustments due to changing conditions.

Climbing Himlung Himal requires obtaining several permits and adhering to specific regulations set by the Nepalese government. These permits are essential for both the safety of climbers and the conservation of the environment. Here are the main permits typically required for a Himlung expedition required permits typically include:

  • Climbing Permit: A climbing permit issued by the Nepal government is mandatory for any expedition in the Nepal Himalayas, including the Himlung Expedition. This permit grants you legal permission to climb the peak and outlines the specific dates for your expedition.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): This permit is required for entering and trekking within the Manaslu Conservation Area. It is aimed at conserving the natural environment and supporting local communities. The permit fees contribute to conservation efforts and sustainable development projects in the region.
  • Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit: As Himlung Himal is located in a restricted area, climbers need to obtain a Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit. This permit is issued by the Nepal Department of Immigration and is necessary for entering and climbing within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

It's important to note that permit requirements and regulations can change, and it's advisable to get the most up-to-date information from the relevant Nepalese authorities or your expedition organizer. The process of obtaining permits and managing the necessary logistics is crucial for a successful and legal expedition. It's great that your team assists climbers in obtaining these permits and handling the logistical aspects, as it streamlines the process and ensures that climbers are compliant with the regulations in place.

We're dedicated to providing outstanding services that create a unique journey of a lifetime. Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is fully committed to ensuring your journey is smooth and enjoyable, putting forth sincere and diligent efforts. All services will be delivered according to the agreement made during the booking. However, it's important to note that our operations are governed by our own policies and the Tourism Authority regulations.

By agreeing to our booking terms and conditions, you're acknowledging and accepting certain risks, and taking responsibility for your actions and participation. Flexibility and an open mindset are essential. Your expedition might involve extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and last-minute itinerary changes that are beyond our control. Adjusting to high altitudes might pose a risk as well. Many of our trips take place in remote regions, where regular emergency services and medical facilities may not be accessible.

In case of a severe injury requiring hospitalization, it's important to understand that evacuation might take a few days due to the remote nature of the area. Helicopter evacuations are common in Nepal, but their availability can be affected by weather conditions.

Please be aware that we cannot be held responsible for changes or cancellations due to circumstances like government restrictions, landslides, road blockages, floods, avalanches, political unrest, flight cancellations or delays, sickness, accidents, vehicle breakdowns, and other unforeseen events. Any extra costs incurred in such situations will be your responsibility.

To safeguard against these potential challenges, we strongly recommend having travel insurance that covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal belongings. You'll need to provide proof of your travel insurance on the first day of your trip; without it, you won't be able to join the expedition.

Our aim is to prioritize your safety, comfort, and enjoyment, but it's important to acknowledge the inherent risks associated with travel, particularly in remote and challenging environments.

Expedition Manager/Guide: Our Himlung Expedition will be overseen by an experienced mountaineer who has successfully summited Himlung Himal and boasts extensive expertise in the climbing field. With a track record of managing over forty expeditions above 7000m, achieving a remarkable 90% success rate, he brings a wealth of knowledge. Leading our Ama Dablam Expedition is a Nepalese UIAGM/IFMGA Guide.

1:1 Sherpa to Client Ratio on Summit Day:Ensuring your safety and success, our Sherpa guides are all seasoned Everest summiteers with extensive high-altitude expedition experience. We maintain a dedicated 1:1 sherpa guide to client ratio on the critical summit day. Our Sherpa guides possess a wealth of know-how in climbing challenging peaks at high altitudes.

Experienced Climbing Sardar/Guides:Our climbing sardars and guides bring years of climbing experience across various peaks in Nepal and beyond. They've dedicated substantial time to conquering peaks nationwide and internationally. Equipped with basic and advanced mountaineering training, first aid skills, and crisis management expertise, our guides adeptly handle diverse situations. Fluent in English, they enthusiastically share their profound understanding of rock and ice climbing. Their engaging approach ensures your involvement and understanding, while also ensuring a smooth, safe, and enjoyable journey through the Himalayas. Our entire high-land team is well-versed, equipped, and insured to address any unforeseen events. Their personal experience, local insights, technical proficiency, and good humor enrich the climbing experience.

In essence, our expedition leadership and support team possess a deep reservoir of experience, ensuring your Everest journey is not only secure and successful but also educational, enjoyable, and culturally enriching.

Our primary focus is on maintaining small expedition groups, especially in high-altitude ventures like Himlung Himal. This approach fosters better coordination and cooperation among participants. Our expeditions typically consist of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 climbers per group. This limited size allows for more personalized interactions among team members and closer engagement with your Sherpa guide.

In the context of a grand mountain like Himlung Himal, the benefits of a small group are significant. We operate with a cohesive team of climbers, supported by experienced Sherpa guides who have all successfully summited Mt. Himlung Himal before. Our commitment to a smaller team size means we enroll a maximum of 8 climbers in each group. This ensures an optimal environment for your journey, where you'll have access to a Nepali UIAGM/IFMGA Expedition leader, an Expedition Manager, and the assurance of a 1:1 sherpa guide to client ratio.

The small group approach allows for effective communication, enhanced safety, and a more intimate connection with your fellow climbers, guides, and the mountain itself. By prioritizing a limited number of participants, we strive to provide a more enriching and successful Himlung Himal experience for each individual.

To meet the needs of our clients seeking high-altitude climbing assistance, our Sherpas receive compensation encompassing equipment allowance, daily wages, food provisions, and comprehensive insurance coverage. Furthermore, a Sherpa bonus, commonly referred to as Tips, is an integral aspect of the Mountaineering system. This practice is designed to foster greater motivation among Sherpas for successful summit endeavors. For the convenience of our clients, the specific Sherpa bonus amount is outlined within each mountain program. This information serves to provide transparency and clarity regarding the contribution that supports and motivates our dedicated Sherpa team members.

During a tea house trekking experience, your breakfast and dinner will be provided at the guesthouses or lodges where you stay. For lunch, you'll dine at trailside restaurants. The traditional Nepali dish, Dal Bhat Tarkari (rice, curry, and lentil soup), is available in every guesthouse. You'll also find a diverse range of food options at all the guesthouses along our routes, including rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Many of these establishments even offer Western cuisine. Additionally, soft drinks, snacks, wine, and beer are commonly available at both guesthouses and trailside restaurants.

Meal offerings vary depending on the camp location. At Base Camp, we go the extra mile by importing a variety of food items from Kathmandu. This results in delightful surprises such as sushi nights, freshly-baked muffins, yogurt for breakfast, and even pizza! Our culinary offerings are aimed at enhancing your dining experience.

We place a paramount emphasis on offering delectable and nourishing cuisine, recognizing its pivotal role in the overall triumph of our expeditions. Our approach involves airlifting provisions, where we meticulously uphold standards of quality and hygienic preparation. At the Base Camp, our adept High Altitude Chef orchestrates every meal. Throughout the trek, your meals will be thoughtfully provided at the teahouses or lodges where accommodation is arranged. In Kathmandu, we provide exclusively breakfast, allowing you the utmost flexibility in selecting your lunch and dinner options and companions. This tailored approach ensures your culinary preferences are catered to while maintaining the highest standards of taste and nutrition.

It's important to communicate any specific dietary needs, restrictions, or allergies when booking your trip. Our teams in the field will make every effort to accommodate your requests. However, it's worth noting that certain local limitations might prevent us from offering an extensive variety of alternative menus. For treks that require significant energy expenditure, we recommend planning ahead by possibly bringing extra supplies like energy bars, dried fruits, and chocolates. This proactive measure helps ensure you have an adequate caloric intake to sustain your energy levels throughout the journey.

Transportation within Kathmandu Valley is facilitated by private vehicles, tailored according to the group size. During trekking periods, we provide the services of Porters to carry your baggage for the day. It is important to note that one porter will be assigned to assist two members.

  • Transfers: Airport pick up and drop by Private vehicle.
  • Private minibus: Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, Koto to Besisahar and Besisahar to Kathmandu.

We kindly request your attention to the mandatory use of seat belts in all vehicles utilized during the trip, both in the front and rear seats, where they are available and in accordance with the regulations enforced in the visited country. By participating in the trip, you agree to adhere to this safety requirement. Please be aware that Ethic Himalaya cannot be held responsible for any bodily injuries or material damages incurred if this safety provision is not complied with by you.

Climbers participating in Mt. Himlung Himal Expedition are required to possess a robust climbing resume and moderate technical proficiency. Proficiency in rock-climbing and cramponing is crucial, as is the ability to ascend and rappel while carrying a pack. Given the prolonged exposure to challenging conditions, prior experience in summiting a 6000m peak is mandatory. A high level of physical fitness is paramount, with the capability to sustain peak performance for extended periods at high altitudes.

Central to this endeavor is an unyielding determination and an unwavering aspiration to conquer the mountain. Familiarity with traversing snow, rock, and ice while carrying equipment is essential. Mastery of rope techniques, ice axe maneuvers, crampon usage, and familiarity with equipment like ascenders (Jumar) and descenders are prerequisites. Adequate training well in advance, ideally six months before the expedition commencement, is strongly advised. Engaging in activities like cross-fit, uphill backpack walking on exposed terrain, and other physical exercises can significantly enhance your preparedness.

Consulting a medical professional to assess your physical readiness and devising a well-rounded plan encompassing training, diet, and rest is imperative. Ultimately, mental fortitude proves pivotal, as a resolute mindset forms the bedrock of a successful climbing venture.

At the time of booking, it's imperative to inform the Company in writing about any medical conditions, physical limitations, or mental and physical states that could impact your fitness for travel or participation. This notification is crucial to ensure your safety and well-being during the journey.

Failure to communicate such conditions to the Company, if they subsequently lead to cancellation, will result in the imposition of 100% cancellation fees on the Client. Open communication about your health and well-being allows us to provide appropriate support and make necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and secure travel experience.

Himal Himal Expedition typically involves daily walking for 4-12 hours. To ensure your preparedness, Ethic Himalaya Treks recommends engaging in approximately 12 km of walking or jogging exercises every day for a period of 3 months prior to the Expedition. This preparation is essential to acclimate yourself to the physically demanding conditions of high altitudes and remote terrains that you'll encounter during the expedition.

For a successful and enjoyable Himlung Expedition, a robust set of attributes is essential. This includes strong determination, the ability to withstand challenging conditions, a significantly high level of fitness, and overall good health. Participants are responsible for covering medical and evacuation expenses as needed. Consulting a doctor for vaccinations and other medical necessities before the trip is vital.

It's worth noting that Ethic Himalaya reserves the right to request a medical certificate before confirming your trip booking. By diligently preparing physically and ensuring good health, you enhance your chances of a fulfilling and successful Himlung Himal Expedition.

The presented acclimatization plan is carefully designed to guarantee the safety, achievement, and welfare of participants during the Himlung Himal Expedition. Acclimatization is vital for adapting to high-altitude surroundings, reducing the risk of altitude-related ailments, and enhancing performance. The plan outlines a gradual ascent to help participants' bodies adapt effectively to changing conditions.

Acclimatization Schedule:

  • Arrival at Base Camp (4,850m): Participants arrive at Base Camp, engage in light activities to initiate acclimatization, and prioritize rest and hydration to aid initial altitude adjustment.

  • Acclimatization Hike to Camp 1 (5,500m): Participants gradually ascend to Camp 1 for a two-night stay. Short hikes and light exercises encourage blood circulation and acclimatization.

  • Rest Day at Camp 1: A rest day at Camp 1 facilitates recovery and further altitude adaptation. Gentle stretching and breathing exercises are recommended.

  • Return to Base Camp: Participants descend to Base Camp for recuperation and strength building. Hydration and proper nutrition remain focal during this phase.

  • Rotation to Camp 2 (6,000m) and Camp 3 (6,350m): Participants move to Camp 2 for an overnight stay, then rotate to Camp 3 for another night. Emphasis is on gradual ascent, controlled pacing, and sufficient rest at each camp.

  • Return to Base Camp: After the rotation, participants return to Base Camp for rest and recovery. Prioritizing hydration and nutrition continues.

  • Summit Push (7,126m): The summit climb spans four days, ensuring gradual altitude gain and optimal acclimatization. Skilled guides provide support, and supplemental oxygen is available if needed.

  • Descent and Recovery: Following a successful summit or the decision to descend, participants gradually return to Base Camp, allowing time for rest and recovery. Debriefing and celebration activities occur during this phase.

This acclimatization plan for the Himlung Himal Expedition is meticulously tailored for safety, well-being, and success. Adhering to the schedule allows participants to effectively adapt to high-altitude conditions, optimizing physical and mental capabilities for a triumphant summit endeavor. The plan remains adaptable to unforeseen situations and individual requirements.

For the entirety of the Himlung Himal Expedition, our group will have access to a satellite phone designated for emergency use. While the cell phone network remains accessible during the trekking phase and at the base camp, its reliability can be influenced by varying weather conditions. Should you require personal communication, the option to utilize the satellite phone is available at a rate of $3 per minute. This ensures a reliable means of communication, particularly in urgent situations.

Travel insurance is an obligatory requirement for all our travelers and should be arranged at the time of booking. Your travel insurance policy must encompass coverage for personal accidents, death, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation. We recommend a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for each category of cover.

It's crucial that your travel insurance includes provisions for accidents, injuries, illnesses, medical expenses, and even pre-existing medical conditions. Additionally, emergency repatriation, which may involve helicopter rescue or air ambulance services, should be covered. The policy should also account for personal liability.

We advise considering insurance coverage for trip cancellation, curtailment, as well as the loss of luggage and personal belongings for comprehensive protection. It's essential to carry documented proof of your insurance and present it when requested by our company employees or suppliers.

Please note that we retain the right to cancel or suspend your participation in a trip or related activities, even after the commencement of the journey, without refund, if you fail to furnish proof of insurance upon request. Your travel insurance serves as a safeguard for both you and your fellow travelers, ensuring that you're adequately covered in unforeseen situations.

Ethic Himalaya Treks holds no liability for any injuries, health issues, emotional challenges, or other conditions experienced by clients during the trip. Additionally, our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Therefore, we strongly recommend that clients acquire comprehensive insurance packages that cover a range of aspects, including medical emergencies and helicopter evacuations if necessary.

Prioritizing your safety and well-being is paramount to us, and having adequate insurance in place safeguards you against unforeseen circumstances. It's essential to be prepared for any eventuality by securing the appropriate insurance coverage, ensuring that you're protected throughout your journey with us.

Participation in the Himal Expedition requires a comprehensive set of qualifications and attributes:

  • Extensive Mountaineering Experience: Substantial prior mountaineering experience is necessary to navigate the challenges of the expedition.
  • Adjustment within the Team: Effective teamwork and collaboration with Sherpa staff are crucial for a successful climb.
  • Himalayan Trekking Experience: Prior high-altitude trekking experiences in the Himalayas contribute to acclimatization.
  • Self-Control and Safety: Demonstrating personal responsibility for your safety and well-being is imperative.
  • Physical and Mental Fitness: Maintaining both physical and mental fitness is essential for coping with rigorous demands.
  • Chosen Route: The chosen route—Nepal or Tibet side—impacts logistics and requirements.
  • Weather and Temperature: Adapting to unpredictable weather conditions and varying temperatures is necessary.
  • Physical Preparedness: Adequate physical fitness is vital to endure the strenuous journey.
  • Mountaineering Skills: Proficiency in mountaineering techniques and skills is essential for safe climbing.
  • High Altitude Sickness: Being aware of and prepared for high altitude sickness is crucial.
  • Appropriate Clothing and Equipment: Proper clothing and gear ensure comfort and safety in diverse conditions.
  • Experienced Climbing Guides: Having experienced climbing guides by your side enhances safety and decision-making.

In essence, joining an Himlung Himal Expedition entails a combination of skills, experience, preparedness, and an unwavering commitment to safety and success. It's a monumental endeavor that requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure a fulfilling and secure climb to the world's highest peak.

Please ensure you bring the following items for a comfortable and safe trip:


    Remember to bring a medium-sized daypack for carrying your daily essentials. Look for one with a waist strap or padded waist belt for added comfort.

    Climbing Gear:
  • Ice Axe: Opt for a lightweight ice axe with a pick that sticks well in glacier ice. Attach a wrist leash for steeper terrain.
  • Crampons: Make sure your crampons are sharp and fit your boots perfectly.
  • Harness: Choose a harness with easy-to-use buckles for cold conditions. Gear loops and adjustable leg loops are beneficial.
  • Helmet: Ensure your helmet accommodates a warm hat underneath.
  • Carabiners: Bring 3 locking and 4 lightweight regular carabiners. Consider one with a "key gate." Include other hardware like ascenders and slings.
  • Rope Rigging: Pack rigging material including nylon slings and perlon. Include backup options like prussic loops and rappelling tools.
  • Climbing Backpack: Opt for a durable and comfortable medium-sized internal frame pack for carrying your climbing gear.
  • Climbing Clothing: Prepare for various weather conditions with:
  • Insulated parka for extreme cold.
  • Lightweight waterproof-breathable jacket with a hood.
  • Waterproof pants or bibs with full-length leg zippers.
  • Fleece or soft-shell layers for insulation.
  • Comfortable climbing pants.
  • Synthetic base layers.
  • Mittens and gloves for different conditions.
  • Warm hats, neck gaiters, and buffs for protection.
  • Adequate sunglasses and vision correction.
  • Footwear:
  • Double Climbing Boots: Ensure your crampons fit these boots well.
  • Approach Boots: Suitable for trekking and approach up to Camp 2 if necessary.
  • Gaiters and Micro Spikes: Bring gaiters and traction spikes for snowy conditions.
  • Climbing Socks: Three to four pairs of climbing socks for comfort.
  • Other Essentials:
  • Headlamp: Get an LED headlamp with extra lithium batteries for cold weather.
  • Water Bottles: Carry two wide-mouth insulated water bottles and a small Thermos for cold mornings.
  • Water Purification: Pack iodine tablets or crystals for water purification.
  • Utensils: Include an insulated mug, bowl, spoon, pocket knife, and lighter.
  • Sleeping Bag: Choose a warm sleeping bag suitable for -20°C. Down options are light and compressible.
  • Sleeping Mats: Consider a stuff sack to prevent punctures.
  • Trekking Gear:
  • Trekking Poles: Collapsible poles for balance and knee support.
  • Trekking Clothes: Lightweight hiking pants, shirts, and appropriate undergarments.
  • Approach Boots: Comfortable shoes for trekking.
  • Sleeping Bag: A lighter bag rated to -10°C is sufficient for trekking.
  • Sleeping Pad: Consider a lightweight sleeping pad.
  • Travel Items:
  • Duffel Bags: Two rugged and waterproof duffel bags for equipment. Label them clearly.
  • Daypack: Bring a smaller backpack as a carry-on and for trekking.
  • Travel Wallet: Keep your important documents secure.
  • Passport: Ensure it's valid for at least 6 months, and bring extra passport photos and copies.
  • Camera: Don't forget your camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
  • Personal Care: Pack personal care items like toiletries, bathing suits, and basic travel essentials.

By following this checklist, you'll be well-prepared for your journey while ensuring comfort and safety during your climb.

Expedition members are required to provide passport copies, passport-sized photographs, a health certificate, and personal bio-data for trekking and climbing permits prior to arriving in Nepal. You can send these documents to us through mail or a post box. The documents needed include:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Passport-sized photograph
  • Health certificate
  • Personal bio-data

Please make sure to prepare and send these documents ahead of time to facilitate a smooth process for obtaining the necessary permits for your expedition.

Ethic Himalaya is well-prepared to handle any emergency situations that may arise during the expedition. Our guides are trained in first aid and possess the skills to address common ailments that can occur during a trek. Additionally, our main office in Kathmandu maintains direct communication with our guides each day, whenever possible.

Prior to arriving in Nepal, it's imperative for every client to have their own insurance that covers emergencies. All our staff members are also insured for emergency situations. In the event of an extreme emergency requiring helicopter evacuation between altitudes of 6,000m trekking peaks, we can arrange for helicopter rescue. Depending on your insurance coverage, these costs may be covered.

For accurate climbing weather forecasts, we recommend using reliable sources such as Meteo Swiss, Austria, or other similar services. We can assist you in establishing contact with these sources. Weather forecasts can be sent to you promptly through SMS, email, or phone to aid in your summit attempt.

We strongly advise you to obtain trip cancellation insurance and air ambulance/helicopter rescue coverage. Some insurance policies may not include or limit coverage for activities like trekking and climbing. It's essential to choose a policy that offers sufficient protection and covers the activities involved. During the trip, you must carry proof of insurance, such as your insurance certificate. Failure to provide proof of insurance may result in being unable to continue with the trekking/climbing trip without entitlement to refunds for services not provided. Your insurance must include emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue services.

If you encounter any issues during your Himlung Himal Expedition, it's important to address them promptly. Kindly notify both the hotelier and our company immediately if you have a complaint while still on-site. This allows us the chance to rectify the situation in a timely manner. We cannot reasonably accept liability for problems that are brought up after you've returned to your home country without giving us the opportunity to address them on the spot.

If the complaint cannot be resolved at the time, you should provide us with written notification within 30 days of completing your trip. This allows us to thoroughly investigate and address your concerns. Please note that failure to adhere to this procedure may impact your rights to make a claim against our company. We value your feedback and aim to ensure the best possible experience, so please communicate any issues promptly and in accordance with the provided guidelines.

To ensure a smooth travel experience, all esteemed clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from the anticipated return date. For your convenience, Nepalese visas can be acquired through two means: either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are structured as follows:

  • USD 30.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 15 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 50.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 30 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 125.00 or equivalent foreign currency for a 100 Days Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
Visa Extension : Should you require an extension of your tourist visa, please note the following guidelines:
  • The minimum extension period is 15 days.
  • The extension fee is USD 45.00 for the initial 15-day extension, with an additional charge of USD 3.00 per day for each extra day.
  • In situations where the extension is requested for less than 150 days, a late fine of USD 5.00 per day will apply.

For most nationalities, E-Visas are available through the Government website: Click here for Nepal Tourist Visa Online Application Form

We encourage all travelers to adhere to these visa and passport guidelines to ensure a hassle-free and enjoyable journey to Nepal. Your compliance with these regulations is greatly appreciated.

The cost stated on our website for the Himlung Himal Expedition pertains to group joining. However, this expedition can also be arranged as a private trip if desired, based on the number of participants, with a minimum of five participants as per your request. Should you wish to undertake this expedition individually or with your own group of friends, family, or colleagues, kindly reach out to us. We can organize a private Himlung Expedition according to your preferred dates, accommodating any specific requirements you may have. It's important to note that our costs are influenced by several factors: 

  • Group Size: The trip cost is contingent upon the size of the group. 
  • Accommodation Category and Budget: The type of hotel accommodation and your budget will impact the cost. 
  • Itinerary Modifications: This trekking and expedition itinerary can be customized to suit your timeframe and preferences. 
  • Additional Services: If you intend to include extra services, the price can be adjusted accordingly. 
  • Specialized Personnel: The presence of an IFMGA Guide, extra personal sherpa, and oxygen availability can also affect the cost. 

To arrive at a tailored cost that meets your requirements, we'll engage in a discussion to assess the factors mentioned above and reach a mutual understanding. This will enable us to provide you with an accurate cost estimate for your private Mt. Himlung Expedition, ensuring that all your preferences are considered.

Our outlined itineraries and programs are subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. These circumstances could include weather hazards, landslides, political unrest, road blockages, avalanches, sudden illnesses, and similar events.

Customization and Cancellation: We are pleased to tailor the program to suit the preferences of our clients. In case your trip needs to be canceled due to unavoidable situations like war, natural disasters, political unrest, adverse climate conditions, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd will offer an alternative trip of similar quality. This alternative trip option will be reserved for your use within one year from the original trip's scheduled departure date.

Before Departure: If a significant change is made to the itinerary before departure, we will promptly inform you if there's sufficient time before the trip starts. A major change is considered to be one that impacts at least one day out of every five on the itinerary. When a major change occurs, you can choose to accept the modified itinerary, receive a refund for the land portion of the trip, or opt for an alternative tour.

After Departure: In situations where circumstances or events beyond our control arise after the trip has started, we retain the right to modify the itinerary. Should such emergency changes be necessary, any additional costs related to altering the itinerary will be your responsibility. Please be aware that we are not liable for any incidental expenses incurred due to changes in the itinerary, such as visa fees, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight expenses.

For Mt. Himlung Himal Expedition booking, a non-refundable deposit of USD 2,000 per person per trip is required to confirm your reservation. If you're making the booking within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance can be paid either before your arrival in Nepal or upon arrival before the trip departure.

To secure your booking, the non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its authorized Agent. If the deposit amount differs from what is stated in this section, the company will inform you during the booking process. You have the option to make booking deposits through bank transfer or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Kindly refer to the instructions on the booking form for payment details.

For the Himlung Expedition in Nepal, the final payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal. You have several options for making the final payment:

  • Bank Transfer: You can choose to make the final payment through a bank transfer.
  • Travel Check: Payment can also be made using a travel check.
  • Cash: Cash payment is accepted as well.
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard): If you prefer to use a credit card for the final payment, you can do so. However, please note that there is a 4% surcharge applied to all card payments. This surcharge is applicable to payments including deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and any other miscellaneous purchases.

It's important to be aware of the 4% surcharge when making payments via credit card, and this policy applies uniformly to all payment types.

We maintain the right to adjust pricing rates for our Mt. Himlung Himal Expedition if they are as initially displayed in our marketing materials and website. This adjustment can occur due to various external factors beyond our control, such as changes in exchange rates or government actions. In many instances, fluctuations in domestic flight fares are driven by increases in fuel prices. Despite these potential changes, our commitment is to provide you with the most up-to-date pricing for our expedition, and we make every effort to ensure that the current prices are reflected accurately.

Once your deposit has been paid, your Himlung Himal Expedition will be confirmed, with the balance of fees owed due 90 days before your trip's starting date. If you choose to cancel your participation, the following cancellation policy will apply:

  • More than 45 days before departure: The deposit will be retained.
  • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price will be charged.
  • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price will be charged.
  • Between 14 to 9 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price will be charged.
  • Between 8 to 2 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price will be charged.
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price will be charged.

Please note these cancellation policies when considering changes to your trip plans. The fees are based on the proximity of the cancellation to the scheduled departure date.

We reserve the right to cancel Himlung Expedition up to 30 days before the scheduled departure. Additionally, if external factors like terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other unforeseen events make it impractical to carry out the planned itinerary, we may cancel a trip before departure. In the event of a trip cancellation by us, you have two options:

  • Transfer of Amounts Paid: You can transfer the amounts you've paid to an alternative departure date.
  • Full Refund: Alternatively, you can opt to receive a full refund for the amounts paid.

In cases where the cancellation results from external events beyond our reasonable control, refunds will be provided after deducting any unrecoverable costs. Please be aware that we are not responsible for any additional expenses you may have incurred due to your booking, such as visa fees, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flight expenses. It's important to note that varying cancellation conditions might apply to different types of trips; your booking consultant will inform you if any differences apply.

If you wish to transfer your booking to a different expedition or transfer it to another participant, please notify us at least 30 days before the planned departure date. A fee of USD 2,000 per person per change will apply (in addition to any charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, permits, or airlines). If you provide notification within 45 days of the proposed departure date, the refund policy applicable to cancellations will be applied. Transfers to a third party are permissible if the transferee meets all trip requirements, and transfers to a different departure are only possible within the current validity period.

Should you need to make amendments to any other arrangements associated with your trip, an administration fee of USD 1,000 per booking per change will be incurred. This fee is separate from any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. Please note that no amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of the departure date.

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