Humla Limi Valley Trek

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Relatively new and remote trails, the Humla Limi Valley Trek is the best cultural trek into the untouched part of Nepal. Sheer beauty of nature, added with the cheerful hospitality of ethnic people living in the traditional villages, the simplicity and purity of people living in these areas shall not let you escape an astonishing captivation. You shall see shamanistic practices and Buddhist culture in these areas. You shall be making through the ancient trail made by the traders crossing several passes and rugged routes. Another interesting part of this trek is that only limited number of trekkers are given permit to trek in this region every year. 

Throughout the trek, you shall get to witness the breathtaking views of Mt. Saipal, Api, Byas, Rishi, Kanti, and Kanjirowa, including the sacred mountain, Mt. Kailash in the Tibetan side. You shall be making through several fields, pastures, crossing streams, rivers, waterfalls, ethnic villages, and ravines. You aren't required to have an extraordinary to do this trek, however, since you will be trekking in the rugged areas of Nepal, a body capable enough to trek for some days continuous is required. We can customize the itinerary, in which case, you have to inform well before we make any arrangement of the trek. 

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu
Flight to Nepalgunj
Flight to Simikot
Trek to Dharapuri
Trek to Kermi
Trek to Yalbang
Trek to Muchu
Trek to Yari
Trek to Hilsa via Nara La Pass
Trek to Manepeme
Trek to Til
Trek to Halji
Trek to Jang
Trek to Talung
Trek to Shinjungma via Nyalu La Pass
Trek to Kermi
Trek to Simikot
Flight to Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
At Kathmandu
Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1,345m

Welcome to Nepal. Our representative shall take you from the airport to your hotel. After a while, you can do some shopping for your trek. We shall be sitting together in a short Debrief Session in the late afternoon, and then enjoy over the Welcome Dinner hosted by us in a popular restaurant of the town. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Flight to Nepalgunj
Altitude: Nepalgunj: 150m

Nepalgunj is one of the popular place of southern region in Nepal. The hot and humid weather of Nepalgunj is obviously something different to experience. After breakfast in the morning, you shall make this journey taking you to the Terai region of Nepal. You can explore the city once you reach there. Stay overnight at Nepalgunj. 

Flight to Simikot
Altitude: Simikot: 2,950m

This is yet another flight you shall make in this trek. From the hot and humid temperature of Nepalgunj, you shall fly to Simikot, a popular place in the hilly region, via a 45 minute flight.  Simikot is the district headquater of Humla District. Stay overnight at Simikot. 

Trek to Dharapuri
Altitude: Dharapuri: 2,300m

Before crossing the pass at an altitude of 3000m, you shall walk for an hour, and then, you shall descend down for another hour reaching to the Majgaon Village. This village is inhabited by Hindus and Buddhists. Descending further through the lush green trail, trekking for some hours takes you to Dharapuri Village. Stay overnight at Dharapuri Village. 

Trek to Kermi
Altitude: Kermi: 2,670m

This is a relatively short trip to Kermi, reaching where shall take about 3 hours from Dharapuri. You shall explore the Dharapuri Village well before marching towards the Kermi Village. Witnessing the terraced fields of buckheat, barley, and potates, walking alongside the Karnali River, you shall arrive at Kermi Village. Kermi is popular for Choeling Gompa and Laikyo Gompa. Stay overnight at Kermi. 

Trek to Yalbang
Altitude: Yalbang: 3,020m

Trekking for a couple of hours takes you to the Sali River. Crossing the river, you shall make through the forest full with pines, walking on a cliff, overlooking the Karnali River down-below. Walking for 4 hours takes you to the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. Trekking for a quarter to one hour takes you to Yalbang. Stay overnight at Yalbang.

Trek to Muchu
Altitude: Muchu: 3,120m

Leaving the Karnali River, Yangar Village, you shall make through rock carved path. Today, with your ascend you shall experience how the landscape turns into more rocky structure, with large pine trees and small shrubs. Trekking for some 4 hours more takes you to Muchu Village. Muchu is the home to Dhungkar Choezom Monastery. Stay overnight at Muchu. 

Trek to Yari
Altitude: Yari: 3,700m

Initially, you shall climb uphill, over the rocky landscape. You shall notice desolate places and very few vegetation. You shall enjoy your lunch at Palwang Village. Trekking for a couple of hours more takes you to the Yari Village. If you don’t like spending here, and want to trek more, trekking for an hour takes you to the Thado Dunga. Stay overnight at Yari. 

Trek to Hilsa via Nara La Pass
Altitude: Nara La Pass: 4,620m; Yari: 3,700m

Today is the day you shall cross the Nara La. From Thado Dhunga, the trail ahead demands more as you have to make through steeply route. Climbing for a couple of hours take you to the Nara La Pass. The top of the pass offers you some of the most amazing view experiences you ever had. Then, you shall descend down to Hilsa. Stay overnight at Hilsa.

Trek to Manepeme
Altitude: Manepeme: 3,990m

Leaving the Hilsa Village, you shall cross a large iron bridge, you shall make through a difficult trail arriving at a larger trail on the steep. Making few ups and downs on the rugged route, through landscape of bare rocks, you shall arrive at a small flat area for camping, which shall be your today’s destination. Stay overnight at Manepeme.

Trek to Til
Altitude: Til: 4,000m

Leaving Manepeme, you shall passing through Ya Yip Phuk Cave in a couple of hours. Making through the rocky and lush green trail is certainly quite a trekking. Once you reach at the top of the Lamka La Pass, you shall be able to see the Till Village with its monasteries. Making downhill for an hour and half takes you through the Chorten Gate, the entrance of Til Village. Stay overnight at Til Village. 

Trek to Halji
Altitude: Halji: 3,660m

Walking alongside the Limi River, witness the lush green vegetation and some wild animals, you shall reach to Halji. Halji boasts the location of Richening Gompa, which is the main attraction of Limi Valley. This monastery holds great religious and spiritual importance. This is quite a day with wildlife, natural beauty, and spiritual importance that awaits you at the end of the day. Stay overnight at Halji. 

Trek to Jang
Altitude: Jang: 3,930m

Trekking alongside the Limi River, you shall reach to Jang River in 4 hours. Jang is considered the last village in the Limi Valley. Jang is the also the place where you shall find that the people here are highly influenced by Tibetan culture. This is one of the less influenced and relatively one of the untouched places in the Limi Valley. Stay overnight at Jang. 

Trek to Talung
Altitude: Talung: 4,370m

Today is the day you shall bade farewell to the Limi Valley. You shall not find any settlement until you reach Kermi, this is why you shall be trekking through the isolated regions. Since the trail is windy, you are required to walk slowly. Trekking for 4 hours takes you to Talung. Stay overnight at Talung. 

Trek to Shinjungma via Nyalu La Pass
Altitude: Nyalu La Pass: 4,949m; Shinjungma: 3,620m

This is another pass, the Nyalu La Pass that you have to climb to before making to Shinjungma Village. Depending upon the season you are trekking, you might have to make through icy section. The top offers one of the most memorable view of Tibet and Humla, also offering you the magnificent view of Mt. Kailash and Mt. Saipal. You shall then descend down to Shinjungma. Stay overnight at Shinjungma. 

Trek to Kermi
Altitude: Kermi: 2,670m

This is the first time in your last week that you shall be trekking below 3000m. You shall be making through birch and pine forests, walking alongside the Sali River. Then, you shall cross the Karnali River, trekking further takes you to the Kermi Village. Kermi boasts the location of hot springs, you shall fancy dipping your exhausted body in the hot spring there. Stay overnight at Kermi. 

Trek to Simikot
Altitude: Simikot: 2,950m

The first half shall be amazing and comfortable walk. After the Majgaon Village, you shall ascend for 2 hours to cross a pass of 3000m altitude. Trekking downhill for half an hour, you shall arrive at Simikot. This marks the end of your practical trekking, however, you still have a couple of days more to complete the package. Stay overnight at Simikot.

Flight to Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
Altitude: Simikot: 2,950m; Nepalgunj:150m ; Kathmandu: 1,345m

After breakfast in the morning, you shall fly to Nepalgunj, and fly again back to Kathmandu the very same day. Our representative shall take you to your hotel after your arrival in Kathmandu. Once you reach the hotel, you might fancy a long rest that your body deserves. Stay overnight at Kathmandu. 

At Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345m

This day, you shall visit the world heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. You might also like to do some shopping for your return journey. We shall be sharing our trekking experience over Farewell Dinner. Stay your last night at Kathmandu.

Departure
Our representative shall drop you at the airport within sufficient time before your departure flight. Once they reach there, they shall bade farewell and part away from the airport. Have a safe and happy journey back to your home country. 

Trip Facts

Duration: 20 days

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