Mount Himlung | 7126m

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The magic 7000 meter mark? This is the trip for you. Higher we trek, finally reaching the Phu valley and our base camp; where our big climb begins.  This is the best itinerary for an expedition climb of Himlung. When you do your homework, we are excellent value.

Climbing to camp 3 on Himlung.

Look closely, a climbing team on the ridge leading to camp 3 (left).

Trip Features

+ Climbing 7126m Himlung

+ Excellent trekking on approach

+ Small, focused climbing group

+ Extra days on mountain for weather


30 September – 3 November 2018





Luke Smithwick

read the blog post from the 2012 Himlung Expedition

Himlung and summit route from camp 4.

Himlung and summit route from camp 4.

Our service includes

airport pick-ups and drops, entrance fees, Nepal peak royalty fee and TIMS permit, 4 nights hotel single supplement in Kathmandu, group transportation by private vehicle, entrance fees and permits, ‘Himalaya Alpine’ expedition-style climb: All lodge meals, all meals and hot drinks in base camp and on mountain, french press coffee & herbal teas, well equipped and insured professional porters, knowledgeable and experienced western and sherpa guides, local staff, single, compact library of books pertinent to approach trek, full medical kit, PAC bag (for when needed), Solar charging for all electronics in dining tent, weather forecasting, access to satellite phone, Kathmandu sightseeing.

Our service excludes

meals while not on trek, helicopter rescue and medical insurance, Nepal visa, international flights, personal equipment, alcohol and soft drinks, laundry, tipping and other items of a personal nature.

Gratuities and Extra Costs

Allow approx $250 for meals (while not on trek), and tips. We recommend $100-$150 per trekker thrown into the tips pool for the crew.

Mani stones.

Early arrival

Arriving early can be a great way to begin unwinding, we will arrange airport transfer and hotel, no problem.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 – arrive Kathmandu 

2 – Kathmandu

3 – drive Besisahar

4 – drive Koto

5 – trek Meta

6 – trek Phu 4000m

7 – acclimatize Phu 4000m

8 – trek Himlung BC

9 – acclimatize Himlung BC 4900m

10 – acclimatize Himlung BC 4900m

11 – climb camp 1 5620m

12 – climb camp 2 5990m

13 – climb camp 3 6320m , sleep camp 2 5990m

14 – descend Himlung BC

15 – rest Himlung BC

16 – rest Himlung BC

17 – climb camp 1 5620m

18 – climb camp 2 5990m

19 – climb camp 3 6320m

20 – climb Himlung summit 7126m

21 – descend Himlung BC

22-29 – contingency days*

*These days are key for a successful summit. They allow for bad weather, climber health, slow acclimatization, and other imponderables.

30 – trek Phu

31 – trek Koto

32 – drive Besisahar

33 – drive Kathmandu

34 – Kathmandu

35 – depart Kathmandu (or stay on)


You need to be very fit for this expedition. You should begin training several months in advance. Climbing to 7000 meters requires high cardiovascular health. Do get in touch with Luke for important details on this.

Our Attitude

We approach an expedition with a serious and focused intent to help you accomplish your goal. We strive to maximize your potential enjoyment, without comprising safety.

Interested in climbing Himlung?  Get in touch with Luke.