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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Himlung Himal 31 Days is a hard trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Himlung Himal Expedition is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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The Himlung Himal (7126m) is located between Annapurna and the Manaslu Range. Himlung expedition will take you through the remote villages of Naar and Phu, the unique culture of the Himalayas and beautiful scenery. It has been open since 1992 and was first brought back by the Japanese team the same year. So far, a few teams have managed to climb to summit. Himlung Himal is splendid summit in isolation with an impressive trek trek. We will establish the base camp at the height of 4950m then three other camps (Camp I 5400m, Camp 2 – 6050m and Camp 3 – 6350m) will be established to reach the summit.
After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to the hotel Radisson. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
We drive early in the morning to Besisahar then we start to walk Khudi (gurung villages). The road is long but very beautiful, surrounded by green hills and rice terraces. The trail walk along the Marsyangdi to the village of Ngadi.
We climb short steep and descents through rice fields and forests, along the Marsyangdi surrounded by terraced crops. Crossing the large suspension bridge of Syanje and many villages (Lampata, Bahundanda, Gherme then jagat.
Walking in the heart of the gorge Marsyangdi, easy path with alternating large climbs and short descents. The vegetation changes, we begin to see conifers whose chir pine, recognizable by its long silver needles in cluster. We cross the village of Tal (1680m) which means “lake”: it is very likely that a lake was to be here long time ago. The path continues until Dharapani, big village at the crossroads of several valleys.
We start our trek to Chame today via Bagarchap, Timang and Thanchok, The valley becomes very steep from Danaque to Timang, then the trail be comes easy to uphill and down, We walk in a beautiful forest of rhododendrons (bloom in the spring) and chir pines, Danaque offer very good view of the Annapurna II, Manaslu, Peak 29, Himalchuli.
We enter the valley of Naar Phu and we climb up to Dharamshala (3305m) through bamboo forests and deep gorges that overlook the Naar Khola (khola = river) that we cross (bridges) several times.
Short but steep climb to Meta (3615m), former refugee village Kampas (fierce Tibetan warriors of the Kham region, now integrated into Chinese Sichuan), then we continue on a path on the mountainside, in the middle of juniper trees, which dominates the confluence of Labse Khola and Phu Khola which form the Naar Khola.
We start after breakfast a very aerial path leads us to the edge of the Phu Khola that we follow in a mineral landscape dominated by the glacial moraines then a last rather steep climb leads us to the gates of the village of Phugaon (phu = haut and gaon = village). Just before arriving at the village, beautiful view of the Namgye Peak.
Day acclimatization and visit the “monastery” Tashi Lakhang (nyingmapa school).
We climb on moraine and a small sanitary worm base camp of Himlung Himal.
We have 15 day for the ascent of Himlung Himal, We will establish the base camp at the height of 4950m then three other camps (Camp I 5400m, Camp 2 – 6050m and Camp 3 – 6350m) will be established to reach the summit.
We after our successful summit of Himlung Himal, enjoy a festive breakfast and begin to clean the camp base and descent to Phugaun.
We descend to the gorges until Meta.
We descent and up back to the same trail to Koto.
Today we drive down from Koto to Besisahar by jeep.
We take the private vehicle to Kathmandu 180km, at the end of the day we will visit the famous temple of Swyambhunath, a symbol of Nepal. It is called “temple of the monkeys” built more than 2000 years ago on a hill, overlooking the Capital.
Your adventure in Nepal ends today. Discovery Mountain Trek drop you at airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.