Kathmandu, Oct 26: At least eight climbers scaled Himlung Himal on October 24. Directed by Nuri Sherpa, an experienced mountain guide, the team of summiteers reached atop the 7126m peak of the mountain with the Seven Summit Treks (SST), a leading Kathmandu-based trekking and expedition company.
The expedition team stood atop the peak at around 9:30 am, said the SST. According to SST, as usual every year, it will be organising the expedition to Himlung, which serves as a perfect training peak for 8000m mountains in October-November, 2024.
The summiteers include Andreas Karl Roemer (Germany), Markus R. Puetz (Germany), Bettina Monika (Germany), Jacek Tomasz Starnawski (Australia), Patrick Stephen (Australia), Pasang Sherpa (Nepal), Chhiring Tenji Sherpa (Nepal) and Dawa Sange Sherpa (Nepal).
Standing tall at 7126m, Mimlung lies in the northeast of the Annapurna Range on the border of Nepal and Tibet, around 140 to 150 km from the federal capital city of Kathmandu. Unlike any other mountains above 7000m, this peak is relatively technically easy to climb and makes a fit for beginners aspiring to climb a peak above 8000m.
The Base Camp of Himlung is at a height of 4900m. Generally, it takes 10 to 15 days to climb the mountain. The peak was first conquered in 1983 by a team of Nepalese-Hirosaki University Joint Expedition. The feat was achieved after four failed attempts since 1963.