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Himlung Himal Expedition 2017/2018

Himlung Himal (7,126m / 23,345ft) expedition is a mountaineering expedition trip taking place in western Nepal. It is a beautiful, non-technical mountain, located in North West of Annapurna and Manaslu majestically situated above the ancient Tibetan village of Phu. Naar-Phu region was officially open only in 2001 for foreign expeditions and trekkers. This region is still a restricted area, so we need a special permit to enter the region that Mountain Climb organizes all the permits and related expedition logistics. Himlung Himal is located at 84° 10' 05'', Latitude: 28° 39'. There are less expeditions to this mountain than other mountains in other regions such as Khumbu, but still this valley is very beautiful with magnificent views of Manaslu, Annapurnas and ancient ruined Tibetan settlements and yak pastures. Except in Phu village, we find only the ancient ruined Tibetan settlements and there are still people living in Phu and Naar villages, these are the most beautiful villages of the region. Our expedition starts from Beshishar taking the Annapurna Circuit trail till we reach at Koto then turn towards the high alpine valley of Naar-Phu region to Base Camp. Beautiful mountain sceneries incluuding Lamjung Himal, Kanguru,  Dhaulgiri, Annapura range, Manaslu, the Tibetan Plateau can be enjoyed while approaching to Himlung Base camp with mixture of Hinduism & Buddhism cultures. The Base camp (4842m) on a grassy land. While our strong team of Sherpas staffs set up various camps, members have the chance to going up and down for well acclimatization and we attempt summit on a favorable day for everyone.

We organized our first Himlung Himal Climb expedition composed of eight member French team in 2003 which was highly successful and since then we have been organizing expedition to this mountain almost every year with high rate of success. Due to our good logistical support and climbing strategy the success rate to this mountain has been high every year.

Himlung Himal Fixed departure expedition 2017/2018 itinerary

Days Date Day Program /memo Overnight
1 5-Oct Mon Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Hotel
2 6-Oct Tue Kathmandu at leisure/official formality Hotel
3 7-Oct Wed Drive to Besisahar - Bhulbhule (1,316m)  Lodge
4 8-Oct Thu Trek to Shyange (1136m).  Lodge
5 9-Oct Fri Trek to Dharapani (1870m). Lodge
6 10-Oct Sat Trek to Koto (2628m / 8,620ft.).  Lodge
7 11-Oct Sun Trek to Dharmasala (3164m / 10,380ft.).  Camp
8 12-Oct Mon Trek to Kyang (3,886m / 12746ft.).  Camp
9 13-Oct Tue Trek to Phugaon (4131m / 13550ft.).  Camp
10 14-Oct Wed At rest and acclimatization.  Camp
11 15-Oct Thu Trek to Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,842m). Camp
12 16-Oct Fri Ascent of Himlung Himal (7,126m/23,345ft).  Camp
13 17-Oct Sat Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
14 18-Oct Sun Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
15 19-Oct Mon Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
16 20-Oct Tue Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
17 21-Oct Wed Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
18 22-Oct Thu Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
19 23-Oct Fri Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
20 24-Oct Sat Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
21 25-Oct Sun Climbing period of Himlung Himal Camp
22 26-Oct Mon Trek down to Phugaon (4131m / 13550ft.). Camp
23 27-Oct Tue Trek to Kyang (3,886m / 12746ft.). Camp
24 28-Oct Wed Trek to Dharmasala(3164m / 10,380ft.). Camp
25 29-Oct Thu Trek to Koto (2628m / 8,620ft.). Lodge
26 30-Oct Fri Trek to Tal (1653m). Lodge
27 31-Oct Sat Trek to Shyange (1136m).  Lodge
28 1-Nov Sun Trek to Beshisahar (890m).  Lodge
29 2-Nov Mon Drive Beshishar/Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.  Hotel
30 3-Nov Tue Kathmandu at leisure.  Hotel
31 4-Nov Wed Depart from Kathmandu. ///////////

Day-by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
After you exit through the immigration to outside the airport, please look for our representative who will be waiting with a placard mentioned South Asia Trekking, meet and will transfer to the group's hotel on private vehicle. Overnight in hotel.

Day 02: At leisure in Kathmandu/Briefing at the Ministry of Tourism.
As a government formality, a group has to select one person as the Team Leader whether s/he is being chosen by the team or simply nominated has to stay at the Ministry of Tourism for a briefing by the government officials which takes about 20 minutes, whereas rest of the members have the chance to relax or explore the Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar, then to Bhulbhule (1,316m / 4317ft).
Our Himlung expedition starts with early overland drive from Kathmandu to Beshishar. A pleasant journey through the Araniko highway. The journey is much comfortable than driving to any other part of Nepal as the road condition is good / better than others roads to different part of Nepal. After the security check-post at Thankot we begin our journey towards the  bank of Marshyangdi river. After approx. 80 km drive there are two roads one leading to Pokhara and another to Beshishahar and we then drive to Beshishahar & further to Bulbule. This is a long day’s drive of approximately 7 hours. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Shyange (1136m / 3727ft.).
This day we get up early and after having breakfast we begin our first day’s trekking by the Karnali river bank. This day is a hot but an easy walk. Upon few hours we reach at a beautiful village of the region at Ngadi, where we have our lunch and then proceed further to our camp at Shyange where we reach approx by 6 o’clock in the evening. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1870m / 6135ft.).
As usual upon having breakfast in the morning the journey continues. This days is slightly longer than previous days, but an easy walk by the Karnali rover on the left hand side. We have our lunch and then continue walking followed by straight then for nearly 1 hours and then trail leads straight steeper until we see beautiful village of Jagat and then follows down hill walking until we reach in Jagat through gorgeous waterfall and beautiful sceneries. And upon reaching at Taal we have lunch and after that again the journey begins entering through the check post here. We will be walking through one of the most impressive trails. We cross the same river three times (Marshyangdi river), finally we arrive in Dharapani village with gorgeous views around. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Koto (2628m / 8,620ft).
This day also involves as previous days with slow ascent, well acclimatization we walk through the Annapurna and Manaslu range. We would also have the magnificent view of Lamjung Himal from Danaque after some walk. There are two trails one the classic and another newly opened and used by us which is of course more worthwhile than the classic one. So, after few minutes walk from Danaque we take the upper trail to have the most magnificient views of Manaslu range, many people ignore or do not know about this trail, but we have been always there, so know the objectives of walking toward this trail instead of walking by the by the Marshyangdi river again.  Then upon arrival in Temang we have our lunch with majestic Manaslu range infront of us. From here the trail is straight and then slightly down till we reach in Koto village. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 07: Koto-Dharmasala (3164m / 10,380ft.).
Upon again another check-post in Koto in the morning our Himlung Himal expedition begins towards Phugaon. We leave the Hinduist community and enter to the Buddhist community. There are two trails upper leading towards Manang and down trail leading to Phugaoin, so we take the downward trail, and after crossing the river Marshyangdi river for the last time we begin the journey by Naar Khola (river). Today’s journey is almost full day through the jungle, alpine trees and sometimes with glimpse of mountains. There are no human settlement in Dharmasala excpet a small shelter built for porter or yaks built by the government, so we do camping for overnight stay. Overnight in Camp.

Day 08: Trek to Kyang (3,886m / 12746ft.).
Today walking through the jungle terminates after 20 minutes walk and then the trail is steep up for 50 minutes till we reach the ancient Tibetan village at Meta. This was a very  ancient Tibetan (Khampa) village, but now these are only used for yaks as Kharkas and sheeps. Following the trail straight further then down towards a river where we have our lunch. Then following up the trail again, we soon have the sights of Naar and Phu region with different trails, but we take the upper trail to Phugaon. And still walking further we soon have the sight of our campp site Kyang. This is also another big ancient village for Tibetan ethnic people, where the people form Phugaon live here during the winter season with their yaks, sheep and cows when there will be snowing in Phugaon, but during other seasons they leave the village and live in Phugaoin.  Todyay is the the best camping spot for us on the grassy field along the Annapurna range in the east and Mt. Kanguru (6710m) on the north surrounding above us. Overnight in Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Phugaon (Phu village-4131m / 13550ft.).
After having breakfast we again get ready for our onward journey follwed by slightly steep trail and then again down by the Naar Khola. And our trail at last  again follows  steep up for few minutes and then have the first sight of Phugaon. This is the last village of the region. The Tibetan ethnic people were migrated here from Tibet long before settling here permanently. This village is very mysterious with many monuments, Tshortens and manis(Tibetan Scripts) on the way. We camp on the beautiful wheat field. This day is a shorter days that we arrive by lunch at our camp, that means we arrive here by 12. 30 pm. Overnight in Camp.

Day 10:    Rest and acclimatization day in Phugaon.
This is an ideal place for rest and acclimatization and local exploration. As we are already in altitude and need our body to altitude adaptation before heading to higher altitude and at the same time, there are many things to be seen and explored in the village, the ancient monasteries etc... We also have beautiful views of Ratna Chuli, Himlung Himal, Pokharavan and Kanguru etc. We also can access higher on the hill above Phugaon to acclimatize and come down to camp. We also have a chance to a very ancient monastery above the village. Overnight in Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,842m / 15885ft.).
Now everyone well acclimatized and ready to further begin the journey to Himlung Base Camp. Today we begin our trek through the glacier with good beautiful sights of  landscape, yak pastures and mountain sceneries. There are few trails making confusion, but at last the junction will be the same and easy to find out except before some walk before reaching to Base Camp where there are two trails one leading to Ratna Chuli Base Camp and another to Himlung Himal Base Camp and as per our objective we take the upper trail and soon we arrive to our camping spot into a grassy land with some mountain chains. The Base camp can be seen from far away too and easily recognizeable, so its not difficult even we walk separately. This is the base where we stay approximately 9-10 depending how quickly we summit Himlung. Overnight in Camp.

Day 12-13: At rest & preparation for the climb.
We reserve these days for better acclimatization, preparation for the ascension, checking euqipments, simple training on using different equipments etc… This is because we always want to make sure that we put maximum client to the summit with proper briefing and well preparation, so that we do not encounter with some unusual incidence. Overnight in Camp.

Day 14: Ascend up to Camp I
Now everyone ready for the ascension we move to Himlung Camp I. This day we first walk on the glacier for one and half hour and then on steep on the snow from where we put on the mountaineering shoes and fix on crampons. Possibly other equipments like harness if necessary. Generally there will be fixed ropes if necessary and we clip the safety belt on it, to make sure that we are 100% safe! Though the route of ascent changes every year but the strategy will be normally the same. Overnight in Camp.

Day 15: Return to Base Camp.
We return to BC for rest. Overnight in Camp.

Day 16: Ascent to Camp I & sleep.
This day we reserve extra day in Camp I for better adaptation to altitude, during this day we ascend upto Himlung Himal Camp II or half of the way and then return again to Camp I or for people who are not yet well acclimatized can return to Base Camp and join the group next day. Overnight in Camp.

Day 17: Ascend to Camp II
We now move to Camp II. Our High altitude sherpas will have already fixed the ropes wherever necessary and set up camps, deposit food, fuel and other logistical things where as the members also will help them to carry some equipments if possible. As mentioned earlier that the route of ascent changes year by year but the strategy does not change so we set up camp II at an elevation of  and the views around are magnificent with the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. We have the sights as far as the Mt. Fishtail along with Annapurna I, II, III, IV, V, Dhaulagiri and other mountains. From there the summit of Himlung Himal can be seen far away behind. The camp is longer, windier and the temperature is of course high too. The camp seems as if on the South Col of Everest South. Overnight in Camp.

Day 18: Ascend to Himlung Himal Camp III & return to Camp II
Now we move to the last camp. Crossing over a snowy hill, our camp will be seen from far away too. This spot is not on a plain snow, so we dig up the snow and then set up camps. We feel the feel the real altitude here, but we we arrive earlier than normal duration, and we return to Camp I for overnight stay. so we do preparations for the next day’s ascent of Himlung. Overnight in Camp.

Day 19: Move to CAMP III
Camp III is the last camp from where we attempt the summit of Himlung Himal. Overnight in Camp.

Day 20: Ascent of Himlung Himal.
This day is our dream come true day, so we make every efforts to get maximum climbers to the summit. We wake up as early as 3 o’clock in the morning and after having some breakfast; preparing some snacks and fluids in thermos flasks we leave the camp at about half past 3. There are several routes for the ascent but we found the North East route be more safe, but depends upon the snow condition and other factors involved, we choose the safest route to the summit. The route is quite steep and involves some struggles, but on more difficult section, there will be fixed ropes so we simply jumar up and ascend. The view from the summit is ausome as if the summit of Everest itself Tibet on the North and Nepal on South and we stand just between the two boundaries. Theres is only small space on the summit, so we do not rest on top for long time taking photos, enjoying the marvelous views of the Tibetan plateau and the mountain chains of Nepal, we descend down to Base Camp. Overnight in Camp.

Day 21: Packing up at Himlung Base Camp for return.
On this day we take shower, pack our things, clean up Base Camp and prepare to return. Overnight in Camp.

Day 22: Trek to Phugaon.
Now everyone ready and excited to return back, we walk via the same route to our previous day’s camp in Phugaon. Overnight in Camp.

Day 23: Trek to Kyang (3,886m / 12746ft.). Overnight in Camp.

Day 24: Trek to Dharmasala (3164m / 10,380ft.). Overnight in Camp.

Day 25: Trek to Koto (2628m / 8,620ft.). Overnight in Camp.

Day 26: Trek to Tal (1653m). Overnight in Camp.

Day 27: Trek to Shyange (1136m). Overnight in Camp.

Day 28: Trek to Beshisahar (890m). Overnight in Camp.

Day 29: Drive Beshishar/Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Camp.

Day 30: At leisure in Kathmandu for independent activities. Overnight in Camp.

Day 3: Transfer to airport for onward departure.
Mountain Climb representative will meet at the group’s hotel and transfer to airport for onward international departure.

Expedition services
We are offering either Upto the Summit or Base camp only service for Himlung Himal

(1) Himlung Himal Climb Full Board expedition service
Cost includes

•    4 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Overland transportation as per itinerary,
•    Himlung Himal Climbing and all other applicable permits,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    3 member : 1 Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa backed Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp & while approach to/from Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    31 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
•    High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes
•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 490 per Sherpa, US$ 280 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

(2) Himlung Himal Climb Base camp service
Cost includes
•    4 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Overland transportation as per itinerary,
•    Himlung Himal Climbing and all other applicable permits,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp and while approach to/from Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    31 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes
•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Any services above Base camp,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

We have noted few probable points regarding Himlung expedition whether it might help you further prepare your Himlung Himal expedition

Length of Himlung Himal Climbing Expedition

Our Himlung Himal Climb Expedition total duration is 33 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition including for administrative formalities, approach to Himlung Himal Base Camp / fro Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily waling /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during duration for approach to Himlung Himal Base camp in average is 5-6 hours, whereas from Base camp to Camp different camps is 4-5 hours in average. We set up 3 Camps above Base Camp and from Camp 3 we ascend to the Himlung Himal Summit and return back to Base Camp or Camp one and the duration is 9+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.

Administrative Formality / climbing permit
There are some government formalities for obtaining the Himlung Himal Climbing permit, and as a professional Mountaineering expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Climbing Himlung Himal seriously so that the member/client could enjoy a hassle free Himlung Himal Climbing. We process the permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents for the permit process.

Difficulty of Himlung Himal Climbing
This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Himlung Himal climbing is of course not technically difficult but due to its harsh weather conditions, altitudes etc, can affect the climber and our team of climbing sherpas fix ropes at difficult sections of the climb and if you be bit careful about using your personal equipments such as you must not forget to cliff on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc, the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time we advise you have some previous climbing experience or use of technical climbing equipments and do some training before you come on the expedition such as jogging, running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises etc. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.

At an Emergency
SOUTH ASIA TREKKING prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Himlung Himal Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions.

Food safety & the types of food
Food safety to keep our expedition members is always a concern for us, therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before we dispatch for the expedition and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to/fro Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during Himlung expedition
During approach from the expedition starting point to Base camp and Back to the finishing point your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring
Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipments for Himlung Himal climbing expedition such as ropes, tents, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, cooking pots are provided from Mountain Climb for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear are available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring
Without knowing your selection of the expedition service either Full Board, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs
SOUTH ASIA TREKKING has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Himlung Himal Climbing experience with many several times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility
We provide a single room for Himlung Himal Climb expedition members in Kathmandu. During your approach to Himlung Base Cap one tent for 2 members will be provided whereas at  Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility
Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Himlung Himal Climb expedition an Eco-Himlung Himal Expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Himlung Himal Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.

Himlung Himal Climbing Gear List
Group climbing equipment, including fuel, stoves, ropes, fixings, tents, snow bars is supplied from South Asia Trekking. For Full Board expedition service whereas Climbers will need to provide their own personal equipment.

Himlung Himal Climb suggested Personal Gear List

Technical equipments: 1 Climbing Harness, 1 pair of climbing boot, 1 pair of Gaiter, 1 pair of Strong Crampon, Perlon. 6 mm, 40ft long, 1 Daypack (approx 45 lit), 1 Ice-Axe with leash (60 cm), 1 Jumar (Ascender), 1 Belay device: ATC or figure 8, Carabiners: 4 Screw-gate (locking) and 6 regular twist-lock.

For sleeping: High Altitude Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality minus 20° C), 1 B.C. Sleeping Bag (minus 20° C),   1 Therma-Rest foam pad

For head: 1 Woolen warm hat that fully covers your ears, 1 Good sun hat or baseball cap, 1 Bandanas or Neck gaiter, Thick balaclava, very thin balaclava or face mask, Sun cream (2 small tubes), Balaclava: 1 heavyweight & 1 lightweight, Lips cream (2 sticks)

For hand: 1 pr polypro gloves, 1 pr over mitts (Gore-tex) double liners, 1 pair of fleece / wind stopper glove

Clothes: 1 Thick fleece pant, 1 Fleece jacket, 4 T-shirts, 2 Cotton pants or trekking pants,  2 expedition T-shirts, 1 wind proof jacket (Gore-tex), 1 Pile jacket: 1 Heavyweight pile, 1 Pile pant, 2-3 pieces of regular lightweight underwear. Synthetic or wool, but no cotton!,  1 Long underwear, 1 Long-sleeved shirts, 1 Down Jacket, 1 Down Pant,  1 Down parka, Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood,

For legs: 1 Light hiking boots or trekking shoes, 1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes, 2 pair brand new wool or Pile Climbing socks, 2 pair brand new liner socks. Thin wool, nylon, Vapor barrier socks(Optional),  Some lightweight socks

Bits and pieces: Plastic bags, 2 lighters, Notebook/pens/pencil, Reading material, Music player and tapes (if prefer music), 2 Locks, Games- if you prefer(cards, dice, mastermind, rumicub, uno, frisbee, small ball etc., Money pouch/belt/inside pocket, Clothes peg, Ear plugs
    
Primary essentials: Passport and some copies, 2x Passport photos, Credit card, Traveller's cheques, $ cash, some in small bills, Important addresses and phone numbers, Airline Tickets

Miscellaneus: A good quality small Camera (Optional), 1 Water bottle, 1 Liter Thermos Flask, 1 Pee bottle, Two sets of high quality Sunglasses (100% UV, IR), 1 Swiss Army knife, Compressions stuff sacks, 1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs, 1 Large good quality duffle bags with lock, Cup, Bowl, Spoon

Toiletries- Lip salve, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Shaving cream, Liquid soap (biodegradable). There should be sufficient throughout the duration of your expedition. Small towels (2) Nail clipper, Mirror, Scissors

Health consideration / medicine-Acute Mountain Sickness (if going above 2500m)
Diamox (Acetazolamite) 250mg

Antibiotics-Ciproloxacin 500mg or norfloxacin 400mg

Antibiotic/anti-fungal skin application -Antibiotic (mupirocin 2%) ointment (15gm tube), Antifungal (clotrimazole or miconazole) cream
Allergy Inflammation & Itch- Anti-inflammatory cream/ointment/gel, hydrocortisone cream 1%

Antiseptic-Povi-Iodine (Betadine), Savlon or Dettol soap, burn cream silver sulphadiazine (20 gm tube)

Disinfectant for water-Iodine tabs or iodine solution eg. Lugol's or iodine crystals (25ml with dropper)

Diarrhea-Imodium or Lomotil caps

Eye and Ear infection-Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear

Indigestion-Antacid tabs

Nausea and Vomitting-Maxolon or Stemetil

Painkillers (Analgesics)- Paracetamol, ibuprofen 400mg, Oral Rehydration Solution, Oralyte, Gastrolyte, or Electrobion (2 pacs)

Dressing and wound care
Bandaids, Cotton buds, gauze squares, Sterile non stick dressing 10 cm, small roll of 10 cm adhesive tape bandage, elastic bandage 10 cm, closures eg. Steristrips 6 mm wide

Instruments-Tweezers, scissors, sewing needle, safety pins, latex gloves

Immunization
At least six weeks before the departure you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Vaccinations against the following diseases may be useful, although they might be difficult or expensive to obtain. Your doctor will let you know if they are appropriate: Rabies, Meningitis, Japanese Encephalitis.

Dental Checks
It is most important that you have a through dental examination before the expedition and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

Insurance
All our Climbing Sherpas, kitchen staffs and porters are insured through a reputed Insurance company covering accidental, rescue as well as medical whereas All climbing members must be insured before commencing on an Expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expedition.

Apart from above if you have any further comments or suggestion, please write us: info@southasiatrekking.com


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