Humla Limi Valley Trek

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Humla Limi Valley Trek

A remote district of far western region in Karnali zone is Humla district offers many adventures trekking and wide varieties of flora and fauna. The region of Humla district is touched with Hilsa to the border of Tibet and it is the ancient Trans Himalayan route between (Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar), a famous pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhist. Humla Limi valley trek was recently opened for the visitors (in 2002 A.D.) because of its remoteness it was hidden from the trekkers and natural lovers.

Humla district embraces lot of histories of ancient Hindus, Buddhist and Tibetan culture, glacial lakes, longest river of Nepal Karnali river, mountains like Saipal (7031m), Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh, Mt. Kailash in Tibet side, animals like marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild horse (kyang), barking deer, musk deer, hare, and snow leopard.

Humlas, Limi valley is Trans Himalayan valley nearby Tibetan border. Limi valley consists of three village Til.(4100 m) Jhang, and Halji and they have strong bond with Tibet and Tibetan culture and Buddhist religion. The trekking route is moderate to strenuous and the highest at pass during the trek are Nar-La and Nyalu La Pass at the elevation of 4940m. Camping and home stay is possible during this exotic trek as there are not lodge or tea houses available. To have an extraordinary experience and to have an insight in the remoteness of western Nepal Humla Limi Valley Trek will be your better destination.

Itinerary Details of Humla Limi Valley Trekking:

Day 01: Our airport representatives will pick you from international airport and transfer to Hotel of your choice.

Day 02: Meeting with guide, obtain special trekking permit and necessary equipment’s and sight seen of Swyambhunath Stupa, a world Heritage site of UNESCO.

Day 03: Guided Sightseen tour of ancient medieval city of Bhaktapur and visit Newari town, temples, and royal palace. Lunch at Bhaktapur. Take evening flight of Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a town located in Mid- Western Nepal. It is a city close to the Indian Border. Visit some places at Nepalgunj.

Day 04: Flight Nepalgunj-Simikot (2950m- Dharapuri (2300m): Simikot is a small town administrative headquarter of Humla district, a small town located in far western region and it is also ancient route to the famous pilgrimage, Kailash-Mansarovar. After meeting our crew over there, we start our trek to Dharapuri passing the village of Dandaphoya and finally arrive to the village of Dhara Pokhari (puri) after 4 hrs of trek. Overnight in a tented camp.

Day 5: Trek to Salli Khola (2400m): After breakfast we will move ahead to Salli Khola passing the village of Kermi and visitng Lajkyo Gomba. Kermi has the majority of Buddhist people. Trek down to Salli Khola after our visit at Kermi village. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 6: Trek to Muchu (3120m): After our breakfast we will walk for two hours and cross Sali river with the small settlement and tea shops and again walked through the pine forest. We sometimes rendez-vous with Mule caravans, a transport system in the remote Humla district. As we gain the height, the environment changes and after four hours of trek we will arrive in Muchu passing the village of Yalbung and Yangar. Muchu village has a  famous 500 years old Dhungkar Choezom Monastery of Sakya Lineage. Overnight at tented camp in Muchu village.

Day 7: Trek to Yari (3700 m) or Thado Dunga (3750 m).Today our trek leads us to the steep climb in the beginning of the day. Less and less trees and more bushes. Lunch at Palwang village and after three hours of trek we will reach Thado Dhunga or Yari village for camping.

Day 8:Trek to Narala pass 4580m-Hilsa 3720m: We will continue our trail to Hilsa, border between Nepal and Tibet. Today we will have a long day walk. A steep climbing leads us to Narala pass and then descend down to the village of Hilsa. Camping at Hilsa village.

Day 9: Trek to Manepema 3990m: Passing through the checkpost of Hilsa, we will follow the trial to Limi valley. The Karnali river of Humla enter to Nepal from Tibet. Enjoy the beautiful views of mountains and rough terran. There is a big stone at Manepema scripted with a famous Buddhist mantra “Om Mane Peme Hum” Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Til Village 4200m: As always after breakfast, we start our trek towards Til village. We will pass by a cave which was used by Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo (985-1055 A.D.), a famous translator of Sanskrit scriptures in Tibetan language. We will then Climb over two rocky ridges and make a short descend to two chortens that marks the end of ridge above Til Chu and barley fields and stone paved village of Tilchu. Culturallry and religiously influenced by Tibetans. Visit Til Gompa and the village. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Limi valley (4600m): Following Takichu river and crossing the wooden bridge over the river and passing the Halji river we finally arrived to Rijziling Gompa which was constructed on 11th century. People of Limi valley depends on the trade between Tibet and Nepal. Pass the Sunkhani village to arrive the Limi.. Overnight at the tented camp in Limi valley.

Day 12: (Trek to Yang (4400m): Today we will visit the last village of Limi valley known as Yang. It is the farthest village away from modernization. Limi khola trial leads us to Yang village. There is a hot spring at the camp site. Enjoy the bath at hot spring. Overnight in the tented camp.

Day 13: Rest and exploration day at the Yang village and surrounding areas.

Day 14: Trek to Talung  (4370m): An isolated walk will lead us to the village of Talung. There are no settlements in between. Visit Talung lake and a small hotspring and finally arrived to our camping site at Talung.

Day 15: Cross Nyalu La and camp at Dhingba 3610m: Today walk will be strenuous walk. We will cross the Nyalu la pass situated at the elevation of (4949 m). The two gorgeous peaks of Nyalu La and Mt Kailash and Mount Saipal.are visible from the pass. A steep descend down to Lake Selma and crossing Sali river finally arrived at tented camp at Dhingba. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 16:Trek to Yakba (3060m) : Easy and short trek to reach the campsite at Yakba.

Day 17: Trek to Simikot: Few hours of trek, last day of the trek, farewell, drink and dance with staffs. Overnight at the Hotel in Simikot.

Day 18: Fly back to Nepalgunj and continue flight to Kathmandu, free day at Kathmandu.

Day 19: Rest day in Kathmandu, shopping and visit other world heritage site.

Day 20: Final day departure to own country. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport for the destination of your choice.

This is a standard itinerary; however, on your request we can change or review our itinerary according to your demand. Please contact us for furthermore details.