Himchuli Peak Climbing

Overview

Himchuli peak standing tall at altitude of 6,441m above sea level is one of the most scenic peaks in the whole region. Located in the western Annapurna region, Himchuli peak climbing offers an outstanding view of the other neighboring peaks, meadows and traditional settlements. The snowy peak guards the entrance of Annapurna Sanctuary.

The Himchuli peak climbing is not very difficult if we select the right climbing route. There are numerous routes to climb the Himchuli Peak from south east face, Hinko Cave among others. We have to choose the route according to season. However, the best season to climb Himchuli is spring, April to May and autumn, October to November. The Himchuli Peak was first conquered in October 1971.

Himchuli Trek can be done in both ways; teahouse accommodation or camping. The trek will begin from capital city from where we will take a ride to hilly town of Dunai. Nepal Eco Adventure provides full board packages for enthusiasts like you. The trekking will be much more entertaining, comfortable and informative with Nepal Eco Adventure.

Note: Peak Climbing in Himalayans is not as easy as you think. You need to be of sound mind and body for these expeditions. So for this you need to have good physique first and then leaders with experience for climbing the peak with lot more generosity are needed. And if you go through Nepal Eco Adventure we have no boundaries for help.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

After getting in the flight at your own lands, your flight will begin to enter at the land of the Himalayas. The glorious view of the high hills from the flight will enables you to make guess that you are now entering at the beautiful land of the earth, Nepal. After getting off the flight, you will be guided towards the HOTEL ROOM by the representative of the Nepal Eco adventure.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara.

From Kathmandu, we will take the drive for about 7 to 8 hours through the panoramic road viewing the wonderful view of the green forest and local settlement of people. The drive goes through the highway and will take us to the most panoramic place of Nepal at Pokhara. The night will be at Pokhara at one of the hotel.

Day 3
Day 03: Pokhara to Beni and then trek to Darbang.

From Pokhara, we will drive towards the Beni for several hours and then we will trek towards the Darbang. The trekking will continue for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trekking trail. The Darbang is situated at the altitude of 1120m above sea level.

Day 4
Day 04: Darbang to Takum.

From Darbang, we will trek towards the Takum. The trekking will continue for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trail to reach at the Takum at the altitude of 1650m above sea level.

Day 5
Day 05: Takum to Lamsang.

From Takum, after having the breakfast, we will move towards the Lamsang. The trekking will offer us great view of the surrounding. The trekking will continue for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trail which will take us to the Lamsang.

Day 6
Day 06: Lamsang to Gurja Gaun.

From Lamsang, we will trek towards the Gurja gaun. The trekking towards the Gurja gaun will be interesting as well. The trekking will continue for about 6 to 7 hours through the main trail. The night will be at Gurja gaun.

Day 7
Day 07: Gurja gaun to Darsinge Kharka.

From Gurja gaun, we will trek towards the Darsinge Kharka. The trekking towards the Darsinge Kharka will go for about 7 to 8 hours through the main trail. The night will be at Darsinge Kharka.

Day 8
Day 08: Darsinge Kharka to Budzunge Kharka.

From Darsinge, we will trek towards the Budzunge Kharka. The trekking will continue for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trail. The night will be at the Budzunge Kharka.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Himchuli base camp.

From Budzunge Kharka, we will trek towards the Himchuli peak base camp viewing the wonderful view of the snowy peaks and rough trail. The trekking towards the base camp of the Himchuli will be panoramic as well as interesting too. The trekking will continue for about 5 hours.

Day 10
Day 10-25: Climbing period.

From the base camp of the Himchuli peak, we will make the regular ascent towards the summit of the Himchuli and then will return to the base camp retrieving the same trail. We will rest at different palces while trekking and climbing at the Himchuli peak.

Day 11
Day 26: Base camp to Budzunge Kharka.

From the base camp of the Himchuli peak, we will trek towards the Budzunge Kharka. The trekking will continue for several hours through the main trekking trail to return back to the Budzunge Kharka. The trekking will continue for about 4 to 5 hours.

Day 12
Day 27: Trek to Gurja Gaun.

From the Budzunge Kharka, we will trek towards the Gurja Kharka. The trekking will continue for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trekking trail. The night will be at Gurja gaun.

Day 13
Day 28: Gurja gaun to Lurang village.

From the Gurja gaun, we will trek towards the Lurang. The trekking will continue for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trail. The night will be at Lurang village.

Day 14
Day 29: Lurang to Takum.

From Lurang, we will trek towards the Takum. The trekking towards the Takum will continue for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trekking trail. The night will be at Takum.

Day 15
Day 30: Takum to Darbang.

From Takum, we will trek towards the Darbang passing through the beautiful trekking trail. The trekking towards the Darbang will continue for about 5 to 6 hours through the main trekking trail. The night will be at Darbang.

Day 16
Day 31: Darbang to Pokhara.

From Darbang, we will drive back to Pokhara which will take about 3 to 4 hours to reach at. In the mean time, we can visit at the Pokhara at the different beautiful palces of the region. The night will be resting at the Pokhara.

Day 17
Day 32: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

From Pokhara we will return back to the Kathmandu enjoying the great sight of the surroundings. The wonderful view of the surroundings that we can view from the window of the vehicle will be breathtaking. Driving for about 7 to 8 hours resting at some palces, we will return back to the Kathmandu and rest the night over there.

Day 18
Day 33: Farewell.

From Kathmandu, we will walk towards the airport and will catch the flight towards the home destination. The farewell program organized by the Nepal Eco Adventure at the airport will be interesting to attend. After the farewell, we will board up in the flight and will fly towards the home

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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

Does your company pick up from airport on arrival ? is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.

 When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

 How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking? wil i be able to do it?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly  for you. Choose  the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

 How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods.  But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience.  We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

 Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make  your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for  trekking up 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for travelling in to Nepal. we suggest you buy insurance policy in your country. we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with worldnomad.com they have good policy for Nepal.

 Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

 In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What doI need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

 What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

 Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

we are aware about safety of female travelers. we completely guarantee the safety of the women travelling or trekking with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking. we provide female friendly guide and porter. we are female friendly Company.

what currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pound s/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodateLAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

 What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 25% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you  arrive to kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much  extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

 Is Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?                        

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

 How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters  and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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