Humla Simikot Railing Gompa Cultural Trek Overview
Simikot is the midwestern region of the remote top western district of Humla. It is the district’s headquarters at the Karnali zone and is the gateway to numerous treks in the region. Here you can see people getting by with the bare essentials and leading a simplistic life. Reaching Simikot is a challenging task in itself with the airport runway being too short at over 3000m altitude. If you want to see undiscovered Nepal in all its religious and cultural glory the Simikot to Railing Gompa Cultural Trek is custom-tailored for you.
After switching flights at Nepalgunj from Kathmandu, you reach Simikot. The small town alone has a few attractions that are worth a day’s visit. A short hike to Simikot Lagna will award you great views of the Karnali valley, calm your senses at the Shiva Temple at the edge of the town. Trek to the Railing Gompa is probably the shortest in the region and goes through the Nyimba inhabited valley. Being a part of trek means that apart from getting grand views of rivers, rolling valleys and tall, steep snow-covered mountains you also get to experience their ancient culture integrated into Tibetan Buddhism. On this trail, you also pay a visit to Guru Rinpoche’s Siddhi Caves, Kharpunath Temple and a close encounter with Mt. Shelmogang(5300m) also known as crystal peak. Here, you can see cultures like Bonpo and Milarepa Culture. As it’s a remote place, you can learn and accumulate the Culture and Tradition of the locals. Its less touristic area and is a gateway to Mt. Kailash, Tibet.
The Humla/Simikot Railing Gompa Cultural Trek is a unique trekking package of Adventure Mission Nepal Treks. If you are lucky enough to reach the famous Railing Monastery at the end of this Trek during the Saga Dawa Festival you will get to see all the people from the valley gathered in beautiful attires celebrating with rituals, food, prayers, and masked dance. Get colored in their culture and lifestyle during your tour and we bet you will not regret a single second.
Highlights of this wonderful trek:
- Learning a new Culture and Tradition
- View of mesmerizing snow-covered mountains
- Different flora and fauna
- Buddhist Monastery of Railing Gompa
- Unique and Cultural trekking experience