Humla, limi valley trek – Simikot, limi valley trekking trail
Limi valley trek is opened for trekking since 2002 for foreigners, Limi valley is far west of Nepal and close to the Tibet border north of Humla district. Here one can find the traditional culture of Tibet. The Limi valley trek is a strenuous trek and the trekkers have to cross two high passes. There are ancient monasteries on the way. One can find diverse culture, wildlife and landscape along the circuit around Chyoro Ri. They also have the opportunity to meet the village people of Upper Humla who are very cordial as well as welcoming. The Limi valley trek starts from Simikot which is near the Karnali River. Up to the first high pass, travelers enjoy spectacular mountain views. Nara La is the first high pass at a height of 4500m. From Nara La the trekkers proceed in the north east direction and reach Limi valley. To protect the fragile ecosystem of the high country, government of Nepal issues the limited number of permits to enter this valley.
At Limi valley trek, the tourists can see the beautiful stone villages of Til, Hilga and Jang. About 500 people live in Hilga village. The picturesque mountains create a perfect backdrop. On the way the trekkers can view the Rizing Ling Gompa more than 1000 years old. From Limi valley the trekkers climb the second high pass Nyalu La. From Nyalu La tourists enjoy breathe taking views of Mount Kailash, the most holy mountain in Tibet. As the last part of the trek, the tourists descend to the Selima Tso Lake and go back to Simikot via Kermi. Here the trekkers go through the Karnali gorge enjoying the beauty of the pine forests. From Kathmandu the tourists take the flight to Simikot, treks start and end at Simikot the salt trading and pilgrimage route.
Limi valley trekking of the Trans Himalayan region is very wide, exciting and awe inspiring. Entering the rarely visited and mystic Limi valley Himalayas seems like stepping back in time. Due to the isolated location, most of the villages are untouched and pure. The trekking up to Gayuo kharka is a very great experience. From this place one can get spectacular views of Saipal, Byas Rishi, API, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda. Limi valley trek is known for its exclusive flora and fauna. Here one can find wild yak, blue sheep, wolf, marmot, kyang, barking deer, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard and hare. The local people here speak in Tibetan language and have the Tibetan culture and traditions. In Limi Khola there are very beautiful villages like Halji and Gombayok. Best season for Limi valley trek are February to May and August to December, trekking can be organize on camping basic only. Stunning landscapes, ranging from green pastures with below the wild flowing river to barren rocks, similar to Tibet provides is really different experience.
Limi valley trek itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for Limi valley trek.
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950 m).
Day 05: Trek from Simikot to Dharapuri (2300 m).
Day 06: Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi (2670 m).
Day 07: Trek from Kermi to Yalbang (3020 m).
Day 08: Trek from Yalbang to Tumkot (3380 m).
Day 09: Trek from Tumkot to Yari (3700 m).
Day 10: Trek from Yari to Hilsa (3720 m)via Nara La (4620 m).
Day 11: Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme (3990 m).
Day 12: Trek from Manepeme to Til (4000 m).
Day 13: Trek from Til to Halji (3660 m).
Day 14: Trek from Halji to Jang (3930 m).
Day 15: Trek from Jang to Talung (4370 m).
Day 16: Trek to Shinjungma (3620 m) via Nyalu La (4940 m).
Day 17: Trek from Shinjungma to Kermi (2670 m).
Day 18: Trek from Kermi to Simikot (2950 m).
Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, evening farewell dinner.
Day 20: After this amazing Limi valley trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast
Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Domestic flights KTM- Nepalgunj – Simikot- KTM and airport taxes
All meals and accommodation during Limi valley trekking period
An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov. of Nepal
Highly experienced Limi valley trekking staffs
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes
Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, medical kit etc
Travel and rescue arrangements
Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant
Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
Hot shower, battery recharge during Limi valley trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc
Personal Limi valley trekking equipment’s / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; it is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Trekking is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Limi valley trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.
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