Humla Limi Valley Trek

Humla Limi Valley Trek

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

19 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

4949m Nyalu La

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Drive/Flight Included

Best Season:

Any

Humla Limi Valley is a district that lies on the top western front of Nepal. Far from modernization, this district lacks economic resources but reflects true enigma of spiritual and natural beauty. Very little permits are issued to this beautiful Limi valley of Humla district as a way to conserve the ecosystem and the peaceful environment. 

The people of this region practice old traditions and lifestyle very much influenced by Buddhism. Agriculture & animal husbandary is the primary occupation of the people and the valley also has some trade route to Tibet. Our trekking trails pass through lush vegetations of natural herbs, yak pastures and cultivated land crossing through many ethnic villages.

Mountain views of Saipal, Byas, Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti in Nepal and some views of Mount Kailash across the border in Tibet can be seen in this trek. Some of the rare wildlife like snow leopards and blue sheep are known to be found in the area. Other wildlife like wolves, wild yaks, and Himalayan black bears could be been here and there.

Why Choose Humla Limi Valley Trek ?

  • Unique lifestyle and culture
  • Exploring through wildlife and adventurous trail
  • Monastery, Chorten, Mane Walls,
  • Rarely visited destination
  • Flaura and Fauna like Blue Sheep, Snow leopard, blue sheep, jackals, hyenas, musk deer, yaks, wild horse, rhododendron, etc.
  • Following the ancient salt trading route
  • Scenic view of mountains like Mt. Saipal, Mt. Api, Mt. Kanjirowa, Annapurna, etc.

Trip Outline

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj
Day 3: Flight from Nepalgunj-Simikot (2950 m)
Day 4: Trek to Dharapuri (2300 m)
Day 5: Trek to Kermi (2670 m)
Day 6: Trek to Yalbang (3020 m)
Day 7: Trek to Muchu (3120 m) or Tumkot (3380 m)
Day 8: Trek to Yari (3700 m) or Thado Dunga (3750 m)
Day 9: Yari to Hilsa (3720 m), crossing the Nara La (4620 m)
Day 10: Hilsa to Manepeme (3990 m)
Day 11: Trek to Till (4000 m)
Day 12: Til to Halji (3660 m)
Day 13: Halji to Jang (3930 m)
Day 14: Trek to Talung (4370 m)
Day 15: Trek to Shinjungma (3620 m), crossing the Nyalu La (4949 m).
Day 16: Trek to Kermi (2670 m)
Day 17: Trek to Simikot (2950 m)
Day 18: Flight from Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
Day 19: Departure

Starting Price

USD 2999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Meals included: Dinner

Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. Be received, welcomed & assisted by our representative from Himalayan Trekkers & transfer you to your respected hotel.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2

Flight Kathmandu - Nepalgunj

Meals included: Breakfast, & Dinner

We board a plane to reach Nepalgunj situated in South Western Nepal, in the lowlands of Terai. This is a flat land area with a majority of Hindus and Muslim community. Nepalgunj is hot and humid most of the year. You can spend the evening strolling around the Market which is crowded but yet interesting.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Nepalgunj

Day 3

Flight Nepalgunj - Simikot (2950 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we board the aircraft to fly to the Simikot airport. As you step out of the aircraft you witness a different world. Simikot lies in the midst of Himalaya and is headquarter of the Humla district. Simikot airport also serves as the starting point of the trek/drive to the Famous Kailash/Manasarovar.

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 4

Trek to Dharapuri (2300 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After walking for an hour we cross a small 3000m high pass and go down one more hour to Majgaon. Majgaon has a mixed population of Hindus and Buddhist. We further go down as the trail goes greener at this lower altitude. After walking for about 4 hours we reach Dharapuri.

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 5

Trek to Kermi (2670 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We have a short day to walk today as we only walk for 3 hours before reaching Kermi. So we can have a late start after exploring the Dharapuri village in the morning. We start following the trail along the mighty Karnali where we see the fields of barley, buckwheat, rice and potatoes.

Kermi has the majority of Buddhist people and its major attractions are Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa, both are about half an hour walk from our campsite. Overnight at Camp.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 6

Trek to Yalbang (3020 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a warm breakfast, we walk for 2 hours and cross the Sali River. On the bank of the river, there is a small settlement with a few tea shops. We walk further on a high trail through the pine forest and the clear Karnali River below the cliff. On the way, we encounter a lot of Mule caravans.

Usually, the caravan leaders are the local villagers moving from one place to another for barter and trade. In 4 hours we reach the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery of Nyingmapa lineage with about 135 monks living in. further 45 minutes of walk leads us to Yalbang our overnight camp.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 7

Trek to Muchu (3120 m) or Tumkot (3380 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We leave the village of Karnali River again and pass the little village of Yangar. The path is mostly “Nepali Flat”. At some parts, the path is spectacularly carved out of the rocks, and you find yourself walking in a kind of three-sided tunnel. You’ll notice that the environment is changing as it is getting rockier and the big pine trees make way for smaller bushes.

In 4 hours we are at Muchu. If you want to further walk for an hour we can camp at Tumkot rather than Mucha. Although Muchu doesn’t lie in the main trail it is an interesting village and the famous Dhungkar Choezom Monastery lies in this village. So depending on how tired you are on a particular day we can camp as per that.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 8

Trek to Yari (3700 m) or Thado Dunga (3750 m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We have so steep climb at the beginning of the day. The landscape gets more rocky and desolate. The few trees left are low junipers. A little bit of walk goes through an under-construction road. We will walk past the village of ani Palwang where we stop for lunch. In another couple of hours, we reach Yari for the camping but if you wish to continue for one more hour we can reach Thado Dunga.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 9

Yari to Hilsa (3720 m), crossing the Nara La (4620 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is the longest day and one of the most physically demanding as we cross the Nara La. The view is very much similar to the Tibetan landscape so is very enriching. We reach Tado Dunga from where the trail becomes steeper. A further walk of a couple of hours leads to the Nara la pass but it is visible from distance.

The pass has a pile of stone as people believe adding stones to the pile brings good luck, prayer flags, and a panoramic view of the Tibetan plateau. From the pass is a hard and steep descent to Hilsa. You have the choice of Homestay but we recommend camping as homestays may not be available in peak tourist season.

Accommodation: Camping/HomeStay

Day 10

Hilsa to Manepeme (3990 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we walk for about 5 hours before reaching Manepeme. You leave Hilsa, crossing a big iron bridge. At the other side of the river, a small, slightly difficult trail winds its way over a slope, until it connects with a larger trail high on the slope.

This trail follows the Karnali River in an eastern direction up till Manepeme. The path climbs gradually with a few steep ups and downs. You walk in a dramatic landscape of bare, steep rocks in amazing colors.

Note on Accommodation: There are no settlements between Hilsa and till. Manepeme is a small flat area close to the trail and close to a water source where it is possible to camp.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 11

Trek to Till (4000 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After starting the day in 2 hours we reach Ya Yip Phuk cave which was used by Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo (985-1055 A.D.), a famous translator of Buddhist scriptures for meditation. His activities were crucial to the revival of cultural exchange between Tibet and India, paving the way for the so-called second dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet.

The trail is green and rocky at times. We climb 30 minutes to Lamka La from where you can see Til and its white monasteries. We walk downhill for another one and a half hours before reaching the Chorten gate, which is the entrance to the village of Till. This village has a big Tibetan influence which can be seen in the lifestyle, buildings and the clothes of the locals. Overnight at camp.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 12

Til to Halji (3660 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we have a 3 hours easy walk to the village of Halji. The path follows the Limi River upstream and it is relatively flat walking. The trail offers a nice view and in addition, you can see some local animals including the snow leopard if you are lucky enough.

Upon reaching Halji we see the Richening Gompa, built in the 14th Century. This is the central attraction of the Limi Valley because of its religious importance.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 13

Halji to Jang (3930 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We follow the trail along the Limi Khola and in 4 hours we reach Jang, the last village in the Limi Valley. It’s very special to be in such a secluded place where the Tibetan culture still continues relatively untouched, as far from the modern-day world as you can be.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 14

Trek to Talung (4370 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We are departing from the Limi Valley today and its authentic Tibetan villages with their friendly people. There is no settlement en route before we reach Kermi and we will be walking through the very isolated area.

The trail is windy in the second half and requires a slow pace. We end up in Talung after 4 hours. Overnight at Camp.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 15

Trek to Shinjungma (3620 m), crossing the Nyalu La (4949 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is another long day comprising a high pass, the Nyalu la. The climb is difficult because of ice and snow. After reaching the top of the pass we can witness Tibet and Humla. Two of the most fascinating peaks you can see from Nyalu la are Mt. Kailash (6714 m) and Mount Saipal (7031 m).

We go down from the pass to the Lake Selma Tso at 4630 meters then go down until we cross the Sali River. Overnight at Shinjungma.

Accommodation: Camping

Day 16

Trek to Kermi (2670 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is the first time in 1 week that we go below 3000m. It’s a pleasant walk through pine and birch forests and along the beautiful Sali River with rocks towering on both sides of the trail.

The trail meets the Karnali River again and turns east towards Kermi village. In Kermi you can relax your tired muscles in the hot springs, a great reward for your efforts in the last days!

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 17

Trek to Simikot (2950 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We walk through a pleasant trail in the first half. Walking past Majgaon we climb about 2 hours and reach the 3000-meter high pass. After 30 more minutes of going, we reach down back to Simikot. Overnight at Simikot.

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 18

Flight Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning you fly back to Nepalgunj and onwards to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 19

Final Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

We depart you towards the airport and bid farewell. We hope to see you again and again!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident. For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings. Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • Transportation
  • Guide and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea)
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Beverage expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation etc.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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