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Humla Limi Valley Trek

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Breakfast: 19
Lunch: 16
Dinner: 17
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Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 15 Night(s)

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Humla Limi Valley Trek

Officially opened in 2002 for foreigners, Humla Limi Valley Trek is an off the beaten trek in the Himalayas of Nepal that lies in the far northwest corner of Nepal. This trek takes you to the heart of unexplored upper valleys of Limi. Limi is one of the remote valleys extending from the border of Hilsa to another pass Chang-La between Nepal and Tibet left to visit in entire

Himalayas, This Valley is full of gorgeous landscapes with water less and desert like terrain, surrounded by towering Himalayas. The serenity, tranquility of rugged landscape, ancient Tibetan traditions and charms are the main attractions of this area. The largest river of Nepal, Karnali flows in Nepal border at Hilsa. Trans-Himalayan Limi Valley is beautiful, historic and scenic. While on Humla Limi Valley Trek, we also see panoramic scenery of Himalayas such as Mount Saipal (7031m), Byas, Rishi, API, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh Himalayan range and revered holy Mount Kailash across the border in Tibet. Along with all these pristine Himalayan beauty, we can also see rare flora and fauna like marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild ass (Kyang),musk deer, hare, Himalayan beer, jackal and occasionally the Snow Leopard in this exotic Region. The trekking route continues the ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route to the border of Nepal and China, crossing the Nara La Pass (4620m). The nature and culture of the area is still untouched from modern developments and people have a simple and easy way of life very much dependent on mercy of nature.

Trip Code

HLVT51

Starts

Nepalgunj

Finishes

Nepalgunj

Duration

20 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Apr-Jul,Aug-Sept

Elevation

4940 m/ 16207.3ft

Trip View

2308

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Off the beaten route, untouched by modern day civilization.
  • Mix of Buddhism, Hinduism and Bonpo culture along with Tibetan culture.
  • Rare flora and fauna.
  • Panoramic scenery of Himalayas in west Nepal.
  • Crossing Nara La Pass(4620m) and Nyalu La Pass (4949m)

 

Why this Trip

Humla is one of the most culturally fascinating places in all of Nepal, a cultural tapestry woven from ancient Khasa kingdoms, ancestors of the grand Zhang zhung kingdom of the north, with Rajput and Thakuri blended into the mix. This is a trek for those with a real sense of adventure, who are happy to embrace basic living conditions in order to experience remote, rural mountain people’s life in Nepal and Tibet.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Brief Itinerary

Our representative will be waiting you at the Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will be escorted to the hotel in our private vehicle. In the evening, we will discuss about the itinerary over a hearty dinner in a cultural restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pickup
  • Thamel tour
  • Nepali Dinner
After breakfast, Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. The capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu bridges modern facilities with centuries-old traditions and cultures. Throughout the day, most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will be observed, overnight at hotel.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu
  • shopping arrangements
  • Food and wine tour(Optional)
We will fly to Nepalgunj after breakfast. Nepalgunj lies in the western part of Nepal which is the gateway to Simikot of Humla. The town itself is very interesting place with Hindu and Muslim cultures. After reaching to Nepalgunj, we will be able to see its differences and beauty. Sightseeing in Nepalgunj includes Mini Zoo, Muslim Bazaar and different cultures of Hindus and Muslims. We will be then staying at the hotel there and prepare for the next day flight to Simikot. Overnight in Nepalgunj;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight to Nepalgunj
On this day, we will fly to Simikot with the splendid glimpse of snow capped mountains like Mount Saipal (7031m). Simikot is a small beautiful town above the Humla Karnali River which offers wonderful views of deep valleys around the town area. Overnight in Simikot;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

Trek starts from here in the morning after we are done with the breakfast. We start with a short walk of about an hour to reach a mountain pass at an altitude of 3150m and another hour of descend walk to Majhgaun. Once we pass Majhgaun, the track gets uneven, around one corner it’s a descend walk and around another corner, it’s time to ascend. This particular topography is called Nepali flat. The scenery is heartwarming along this pleasant journey on this day. Overnight in Dharapuri;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Camping and cooking by porter
This is a relatively easy day of trekking. The trail stretches alongside the Karnali River to the way through narrow gorges. After about two and a half hours of walking, we will see the stunning Chya Chhahara waterfalls. The trek continues along the farming areas of the local people where most of them grow barley, buckwheat, potatoes and rice for living. After reaching Kermi, we can also walk for about half an hour to visit one of the two local hot springs. As the habitat of Buddhists is mainly found here, we can be able to see two monasteries namely Lakiyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa that are about half hour far from Kermi. We will settle down for the night while the howls of jackals keep reminding us that we are in the lap of nature. Overnight in Kermi;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

The day starts with easy hike to SalliLagna Pass which will take us about 2 hours of short walk along with lush green landscape. During the trek, we cross through the beautiful pine forest which will mesmerize us in a unique way. After about 2 hours of walk, it is a steep 20 minute descent from where we will reach at a big metal suspension bridge over the Sali River. We will have to further walk for about 3 hours to reach Yalbang. Just above the campsite, there is a beautiful monastery; the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery which is the biggest in the region with around 130 monks living there where the big statue of Sakyamuni Buddha and some smaller statues, among which a statue of Guru Rinpoche can be found. At 7 am and 4 pm, there is a daily puja (a Buddhist prayer ceremony) that we can attend also. Overnight in Yalbang;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

On this day, the trek starts with the ascending trail that leads to rocky landscapes with mesmerizing pine forest alongside. After about 4 hours of walk, we reach to the beautiful settlement of Muchu. After passing Muchu, we will be heading towards Tumkot which is about an hour of walk far. Just above the campsite, there is a very interesting monastery of the Sakya lineage, the Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the Tibetan region. It is the only Sakya Monastery in Humla and one of the few monasteries of this lineage in Nepal. The monastery itself is around three hundred years old and is in poor condition. Overnight in Tumkot;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

Early morning after breakfast, we start our trek and leave behind the Karnali River. The landscapes are now rockier and part of the trail goes over the dirt road being built. Crossing small village of Pani Palwang with a couple of teahouses along the way we take rest for little bit for a cup of tea or lunch. After about an hour of walk, we will be finally reached Yari which is located in a breathtaking picturesque location with a great view of snowcapped Erega Mountain and adding a short walk from Yari, we will reach Thulo Dunga (base camp for Nara La Pass). Overnight in Thulo Dunga;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This day is quite challenging day so we start our walk quite early in the morning. After an hour of walk or more, we reach Sip (4300m) which is a small settlement. You can rest there for a while. From there the trail ascends crossing Nara La Pass (4620m). Ahead is the breathtaking view of Tibet and back there is Yari. We are surrounded by barren mountains of brown, copper, ash and dark yellow shades. From the pass, it’s a long descent to Hilsa (about 4-5 hrs of walk), close to the border of Tibet. We will be accommodating at Hilsa that night;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This day, we will leave Hilsa after crossing a big metal bridge in order to rejoin the trail and the Karnali River. The trail follows the Karnali River to the east right up to Manepeme. The trail is slightly difficult as the path climbs gradually with a few steep ups and downs. The next 4 to 5 hours of walk will be heading towards Manepeme, where; we will enjoy the peace and nature along with the stunning landscape of bare and steep rocks of amazing shades. Overnight in Manepeme;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This day will be challenging day as the trek starts very early in the morning right after breakfast. This day starts with two small passes i.e. Chukrangma pass (4145m) and NamkaLagma (4340m). Before reaching to NamkaLagma, we encounter an interesting Buddhist meditation cave, Ya Yip Phuk which was the meditation cave of Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo, famous translator of Buddhist scripture. The path climbs very steeply for about half an hour to Lamka La (4300m) then it’s an easy downhill walk to Til for about an hour and half. This traditional Tibetan settlement has notable stone architecture and is nestled in a gorgeous valley along the Til River. Two beautiful snowcapped mountains with impressive glaciers tower above the village. The campsite lies 45 minutes downhill from til next to a river. Overnight in Til;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This day will be full of wanderings as we roam around the village and visit the monasteries. The path follows the Limi River and gorgeous rock formations. After walk of about 2 hours, we come to the Tibetan Settlement, Halji. Halji has also similar notable stone architectures. In Halji, there is Drikung Kagyu Waltse Rincheling Monastery which was built in 10th century which belongs to the Kagyugpa lineage and is the main Gompa in the Limi Valley serving as its religious centre. It has been beautifully preserved. We take rest there and explore more of the village. Overnight in Halji;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This day is easy trek of just about 4 hours of proper walk from Halji to Jang. Jang is the third and last village of Limi Valley. The architecture and placement of Jang resembles that of Til and Halji. The Falgeling Monastery of Jang is a must to be visited. It is an extra special feeling to be in such a hidden undisturbed place far from the busy public place. The Tatopani Campsite is 45 minutes’ walk from Jang where we can have natural hot spring bath and relax. Overnight in Tatopani;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

On this day, we have to walk for about 6 to 7 hours. The walk starts from Tankche Khola for about 2 hours until we reach Tungling Tea House which is the last teahouse for next two days. After an hour of walk, crossing Tankche River, we encounter Tshom Tso Lake. We walk through completely desolate landscapes. The trail goes up slowly and steadily. After about two hours of walk, we reach Talung. Overnight in Talung;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This day is quite challenging as we will be taken to the highest point of the trip. We will have to walk for about 3 hours to reach at the top of the pass. The climb surely is challenging but the top view from there is just jaw dropping. After about half hour of descending, we reach beautiful Selma Tso Lake. While descending, we can see the Sung Sa Waterfall, mesmerizing views of Mount Saipal (7031m) and Mount Kailash (6714m). The downward slope continues on its course all the way down to Shinjungma crossing the Nyalu La Pass where we will be staying for night rest. Overnight in Shinjungma;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

In the morning after breakfast, we leave for Kermi Village. The pleasant walk through pine forest along with beautiful Salli River will drop us below 3000m. The trail again meets the Karnali River and turns east to Kermi Village. It is roughly 4 hours of walk to reach at Kermi where we can relax our muscles. Overnight in Kermi;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

On this day, we will head towards Simikot. The trail will take us about 3 to 4 hours of walk to reach Majhgaun. From Majhgaun, the next two hours of walk is ascent to reach Lakhna Pass. After the pass, it is just about half hour of walk to Simikot. Overnight in Simikot;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

After morning breakfast, we will be leaving for Kathmandu via Nepalgunj through flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred safely to your hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day and enjoy the luxury service of the hotel. You can also go for evening walk around the Kathmandu Area. Overnight in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport drop
  • Souvenir

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use camping for our clients. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Locals are very respectful and welcoming toward women and tourist in general and our guides will make sure you are comfortable and safe while trekking in remote areas.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
During camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private transportation sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley. And we use domestic airlines to fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. We do drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.
March to April and Mid-September to October are the best time to do this trek, although in winters it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking in Humla Limi Trek is a little bit hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly get up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination and make a camp for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
In some village, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. Our guide also provided with a mobile phone in case of emergency you can call from his mobile and make a call.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hour of walk depends on client's speed. So it's really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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