All permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to Nepal in connection with the expedition.
All hotel and other accommodation up as mentioned on the itinerary.
tents, ropes and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
Medical safety equipment and supplies.
Communication equipment (each member will have a radio on the hill), satellite telephone and e-mail facilities, website, weather forecasts.
All food, fuel and cooking equipment.
All trucks, jeeps, yaks, base camp workers.
Base Camp and Advance Base Camp services, cooks, cook boys, tents, seating etc.
Individual tent for each Member in Base Camp
Nepalese Climbing Sherpa support on the mountain; 1 member: 1 Sherpa.
International Joined Expedition to ensure Manpower
Arnold Coster as Expedition Leader
• Air travel to Kathmandu.
• Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
• Personal insurance, visas and inoculations, food whilst the team is in Kathmandu.
• Importation taxes incurred by your personal equipment (e.g. satellite telephone and other high-tec equipment).
• Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
• Tips and Sherpa Bonus.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu usually early evening the next day. Transfer to hotel close to the famous, bustling Thamel district of Kathmandu within easy walking distance of the Monkey Temple with its lovely gardens.
Day 2: Morning briefing to complete the official permit procedures after which the rest of the day is free to enjoy the ‘bombardment of the senses’ that is Kathmandu. Sightseeing tours can be arranged and would include visiting the temples of Bodnath, Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Durbar Square. Simply wandering around the huge array of shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in Thamel is a fascinating experience.
Day 3: Drive to the road head at Besisahar (also known as Lamjung) stopping for lunch on route. and onwards by jeep following and criss-crossing the Marsyandi river, we enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, climb from tropical forests to mountain forests, enjoy ever improving views of the mountains as we get closer and closer to them and pass through numerous interesting villages seeing the culture change as we ascend. Now in the Tibetan Manang District we continue with views of Manaslu and Annapurna II. We overnight at the administrative capital, Chame (2685m)
Day 4: Trek to Dharmasala 3230m
Day 5: Trek Dharmasala to Kyang 3910m
Day 6: Trek Kyang to Phugaon 4075m
Day 7: Trek Phugaon to Himlung Base Camp 4850m
Day 8: Rest Day at Base Camp. Another acclimatisation day spent exploring the alpine meadows and views around camp, packing gear for higher on the mountain and relaxing in this very pleasant spot.
Day 9-24: Ascent of Himlung 7126m via four camps.
Day 25-27: Return Trek from Base Camp to Chame
Day 28: Return Jeep to Kathmandu to the comforts of our hotel in Thamel and the enjoyable hustle and bustle
Day 29 Reserve day in Kathmandu with time to buy souvenirs and try your hand at haggling with the local shopkeepers. Possible evening flight
Day 30: Return flight from Kathmandu.