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Around Humla & Limi Valley Trekking

‘in the far corners of North Western Nepal’

Activity
Trekking
Trip Destination
Nepal
Trip Location
Dolpo
Trip Basis
On Camping basis
Trip Grade
Moderate to Adventurous
Highest Elevation
5,000 m / 15,030 ft At Nara Lagna pass
Total Trip
Moderate to Adventurous
Season
All season except mid December to March
Highlights
Trekking around far Western North Himalaya on Nepal’s wildest region heading on the North West of massive Api and Saiphal mountainous range,
trekking from Himalayan sub-tropic,  mediterranean-alpine to arctic climate awesome scenery of world’s highest peaks Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu visiting the high mid hills villages of Takuri, Chettries,Bhotias and Magar tribes around Nepal’s remote region on route Tibet’s Mt. Kailash.
Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition offers an outstanding exotic destination
Around Humla & Limi Valley, Nepal’s wildest country and landscapes, where you will be surrounded by awesome high peaks within its awesome landscapes from both side of massive Api & Shaiphal mountain range from North West to South area.
 
On this trek Around Humla & Limi Valley you can view on trek and from the flight looking at Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) Tukuche Peak (6,920 m) Nilgiri Peaks (7,061m) Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) with 08th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m, range of mountains with Mt. Api and Saiphal including Kagmara Himal and as far to Mt. Kailash and Gurla Mandata in Tibetan side.
 
Around Humla & Limi Valley at present getting popular due to its remoteness and with flight to Simikot town the headquarter of Humla district joining with other areas of Western Nepal Himalayan region and due to its accessibility with short flight from Nepalgunj and then concluding at Simikot and to Nepalgunj for another flight back to Kathmandu.
 
Around Humla & Limi Valley is moderate to adventurous where all experience trekkers and hikers can join in this wonderful walking journey and the time duration taking just a little more than a week in the comfort of warm cozy camping tents along the route. 
 
Around Humla & Limi Valley rated as one of the moderate to adventurous and scenic trekking among other trekking destination, and one of the most unique journeys leading from warm subtropical of Nepalgunj to mediterranean of mid hills alpine landscapes to arctic climate zone, all these drastic change in temperature found only in Himalayan region of Nepal, this makes a drastic change in vegetations and its awesome scenery.
 
This trek leads through many traditional Magar, Thakuri (Chettri) and Bhotia villages famous as traders with Tibet since many centuries and the route of this trek lies on the old Trans Himalayan Trade Route to Tibet.
 
This remarkable trek starts from with a scenic flight to southern city at Nepalgunj for transit with another short flight to Simikot town the headquarter district of Humla on route Tibet and Limi Valley located in the  far North West Nepal and then over to scenic picturesque high passes and traditional, cultural villages with strong Tibetan influence around this villages with rest day to enjoy the beautiful scenery and then trekking back to Simikot via an alternative route to Jang 3,930 m, Talung 4,370 m,
Shinjungma 3,620 m and over the high pass Nyalu La 4,949 m and then heading back to Simikot and fly back to Kathmandu through Nepalgunj.
 
At Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and for your international flight after a memorable and enjoyable time with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition trekking around Humla & Limi Valley the land of awesome landscapes and sceneries.
Day 01:       Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02:       Morning sightseeing tour, afternoon flight to Nepalgunj.             
Day 03:          Fly to Simikot 2,910m & trek to Dharapuri 2,600 m -03 hrs.
Day 04:       Trek to Sally Khola 2,690 m -05 hrs. 
Day 05:       Trek to Muchu 2,920 m -05 hrs.
Day 06:       Trek to Torea 3,380m - 04 hrs.
Day 07:       Trek to Sip-Sip 3,800 m via Muchu - 05 hours.
Day 08:       Trek to Hilsa 3,720m via Nara Lagna - 06 hours.
Day 09:       Trek to Manepeme 3,990 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10:       Trek to Til 4000 m - 06 hrs.
Day 11:       Trek to Halji 3,660 m - 03 hrs.
Day 12:       Trek to Jang 3,930 m -04 hrs.
Day 13:       Trek to Talung 4,370 m - 08 hrs.
Day 14:       Trek to Shinjungma 3,620 m via Nyalu La 4,949 m - 08 hrs.
Day 15:       Trek to Kermi 2,670 m - 07 hrs.
Day 16:       Trek to Simikot 2,950 m - 06 hrs.
Day 17:       Fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu.
Day 18:       In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 19:       International departure to respective countries.
More information on Around Humla & Limi Valley area:
 
 
Located on the Far North West of Nepal, Limi is one of the isolated valleys extending from the border of the Himalayan pass near Hilsa to another pass Chang-la between Nepal and Tibet. The longest River of Nepal, Humla Karnali flows into Nepal border at Hilsa where the valley starts from west side. This ancient Trans Himalayan Limi Valley is beautiful and scenic. The top of Gyuckarka at 5,000m offers wonderful panoramic scenery of Nepalese Himalayas from Saipal 7,031m, Byas, Rishi, API, Kanjirawa, Kanti and Gorakh Himalayan range. This region is also famous for rare flora and fauna, like the marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild ass (Kyang) musk deer, hare, Himalayan black beer and occasionally the snow leopard in this exotic region.
 
Humla & Limi Valley to Taklakot in Tibet was once part of the great Malla Empire administrated from Sinja near Jumla. Until 1787 this empire extended as far as to Purang (Taklakot) and the ‘Lost’great villages of Toling (Zanda) and Tsaparang located in a remote south western Tibet, and to the north of Nanda Devi and Kamet Himal. Taklakot is an extraordinary melting pot with traders and merchants from the nearby countries, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Muslim traders from Kashgar, Nepalese entrepreneurs trading wool, salt and Indian goods along with Chinese Government officials and a huge army contingent. In Humla the traditional salt/grain trade with Tibet continues as it has for centuries. This trade has ceased in most of Nepal, because of the import of Indian salt and the other reason is that China has eliminated many border trading posts in remote regions.
 
 
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Day 01:      Meet in Kathmandu after arrival from international flight. 
Rendezvous in Kathmandu where you will be joined with other members of the trekking team on reaching respective hotels, our guide or group leader will brief information regarding your trekking with do’s and don’ts.
 
Day 02:      Morning cultural tour and fly to Nepalgunj. 
As per the time set for sightseeing tour, our city guide will meet in the morning after breakfast  and then depart hotel for few hours in our interesting cultural tour of heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake. The  tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, afternoon flight to Nepalgunj transfer to domestic airport for a scenic flight to Nepalgunj with awesome mountain panorama views on this 55 minutes flight to Nepalgunj, on reaching Nepalgunj our staff will transfer you to respective hotels with time in the afternoon to visit around the Nepalgunj town situated on the south-west Nepal close to border of India, and it’s quite tropical in nature.
 
Day 03:      Fly to Simikot 2,910m & trek to Dharapuri 2,600 m - 04 hrs.
From the hotel transfer to Nepalgunj airport for the morning flight to Simikot, which takes about 40 minutes, with mountain panorama along this scenic flight, on reaching at Simikot which is the headquarter town of Humla district, offering stunning views of Mt Api and Saipal peaks.
Simikot a moderate size town located on a ridge high above Humla Karnali River with fabulous scenery over the deep valley.
 
Here at Simikot our field and trekking crews will meet for a half day walk to the first overnight camp at Dharapuri village, walk begins after leaving Simikot town, leading a short climb through farm fields of barley then on a forested ridge descending and passing several villages to Dharapuri for first overnight camping.
 
Dharpori a small farm village, this far west region inhabited mostly by Thakuri Hindu people, this tribe been trading with Tibet for hundred of years using the same trail that we will be following the route near to Tibet border after 5-6 days walk.
 
Day 04:      Trek to Sally-Khola 2,690 m near Kermi village - 05 hrs.  
Morning After a nice stay at Dharapuri village, journey continues leading to a gradual climb, and across a slope terrain to a stream reaching the last village of Thakuri peoples and the end of rice fields and paddies, as rice are grown only below 2,000 meters or little above depending upon the climatic conditions and water irrigation facilities, walking on ups and down trail to a Sheppard’s grazing area and Sally – Khola ( stream) near a beautiful waterfall, where our overnight camping is set, just a mere distance from Kermi village, place with hot springs nearby a walk uphill for an hour.
 
Day 05:      Trek to Muchu 2,920 m - 05 hrs.
Morning starts with an uphill walk through a Yangar village near a river here the path is paved and built with rocks and woods and then reaching a suspension bridge to cross over Humla Karnali River and with a climb to a stream past apricot garden area and finally reaching Muchu village our overnight camp, this small village with an old monastery and a border Police Post.
 
Day 06:      Trek to Torea 3,380m -04 hrs.
After a nice stay at Muchu, our journey leads to a descend towards Thumkot village, after a break then climbing away from the river leaving the Humla-Karnali River behind and walking into a steep-sided narrow gorge.
From here a long hour trek leading slowly to a climb from Bumchiya Khola valley gorge to reach at Torea for overnight camp, with afternoon free
at leisure to catch up with the dairy and short walk around.
 
Day 07:      Trek to Sip-Sip 3,800 m - 05 hours. 
The altitude gains higher as our journey progress and the morning walk continues with a climb on a small ridge at 3,500 meters, and then countering the top ridge offering a grand vista of Yari valley area and of distance high snow capped peaks, from here walk leads by an irrigation canal to a large wide valley of Jhyakthang chu this place marked with Buddhist prayer walls.  
 
From here a gradual climb towards a moderate size village of Yari, built with stone, this village with another police post, government custom office and a school around this nice Yari village, the farmlands with terraces yielding sufficient crops growing millets, barley, amaranth (Marcia) wheat, buckwheat’s, potatoes and radishes. After a nice stop here walk continues with a climb on this wide valley, then encountering group of traders, pilgrims and pack animals-goats, sheep’s and yaks, then reaching to Sip-Sip a small settlement of cattle herders with few shops, our camp is set near a stream at the bottom of Nara Lagna pass.
 
Day 08:      Trek to Hilsa 3,720m via Nara Lagna - 06 hours. 
From this camp starting the morning walk with a climb leading to an uphill to a ridge with huge rock atop at Nara Lagna pass at 5,000 m / 15,030ft, the highest spot of this great wonderful journey, from the top offering grand panorama of Tibetan plateau with Humla Karnali River down below and the green barley fields of Sher or Sera and distance views of snow capped peaks of Api and Saiphal, after a pleasant stop atop the pass walk leads downhill on the dusty trail to Humla Karnali River.
 
Then walking along the river towards our overnight stop at Hilsa village,  border and a frontier post with few tents and stone houses surrounded with barley fields, just across the bridge near this village there is a stone pillar marking Nepal-Tibet border.
Day 09:      Trek to Manepeme 3, 990 m - 05 hrs.
After being a mere distance from Nepal / Tibet border our walk leads back to Simikot on an alternative route visiting mystical high land villages, morning walk leads crossing on an iron bridge to the other banks of the river, then walking on the trail over a slope following Karnali River towards east on the road to Manepeme village, walk leads to a gradual climb with few short ups and downs in this dramatic landscape surrounding of barren, steep rocks in spectacular colors and slowly walk reaches at Manepeme village our overnight camp in this small settlement of few houses.
 
Day 10:      Trek to Til 4, 000 m - 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads to a gentle uphill climb into a small path, then on almost flat ground for a while with a steep climb onto a narrow path leading to Ya Yip Phuk with an interesting meditation cave.
 
This cave regarded as holy around 985-1055 A.D. a supreme guru Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo and a great translator of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, he was the person with an important and crucial change in reviving cultural exchange between India and Tibet by protecting and paving the Buddhism religion of second dissemination in Tibet.
 
From here walking for another hour towards the top of Lamka La pass at 4,300 meters, after enjoying the great scenic panorama of mountains and valleys, then on the downhill walk to our overnight camp at Til village, this small village with a monastery and various interesting stupas offering fabulous views of distance snow capped mountains.
 
Day 11:      Trek to Halji 3, 660 m - 03 hrs.
After this nice small Til village, morning starts with a descend to Limi River then on the pleasant gentle trail, with beautiful surrounding scenery and an opportunity of spotting some endangered wildlife like herd of blue sheep’s and mountain goats and the rare elusive snow leopards and other wild animals and birds.
 
From here a good walk of few hours reaching at Halji village for overnight camping, this serene village with an important old monastery known as Rinchenling Gompa built around 14th century, belonging to Kagyugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this pretty village has a medical clinic, a micro hydro power plant and solar plant built by Nepal Trust Foundation.
 
After the camp is set having lunch, afternoon free to explore in and around this village area.
 
Day 12:      Trek to Jang 3,930 m - 04 hrs.
Today a short nice trek of four hours to our next camping stop at Jang village, morning walk follows along the Limi Khola (stream) after enjoying this nice pleasant walk overlooking picturesque surrounding scenery and then finishing the day’s walk at Jang, this is the last and third village within Limi Valley area, afternoon at leisure with short excursion around this small interesting authentic Tibetan village of Limi Valley.
 
Day 13: Trek to Talung 4,370 m - 08 hrs.  
A long day walk today after leaving this last village within Limi Valley area, starting the morning walk follows on barren and arid, windswept hill slopes with striking views of dry landscapes and then on the gradual path, leading towards a green valley with temporary cattle herders settlement for grazing animals, our overnight camp will be set within this beautiful valley.
 
Day 14:      Trek to Shinjungma 3, 620 m via Nyalu La 4,940 m - 08 hrs. 
From this camp with another day of long walk towards the last high pass of this wonderful adventure, starting our fresh morning walk with a steep climb at 4,940 meters atop of Nyalu La pass, this spot can lead to quite adventurous walk sometimes in snow and ices conditions making the path slippery, after a stop on the pass looking around awesome beautiful scenery  of Limi valley, and of Tibet plateau with views of holy Mount Kailash at 6,714 m and Mount Saipal 7,031 m with and range of other distance snowcapped mountains.
 
Enjoying the great amazing vista from the pass, then our walk leading to a descend to Selma Tso a glacial lake at 4,630 meter, from here walk continues following the Salli River all the way to Shinjungma for overnight camp on the grassy meadow, this is a summer pasture for yaks and other cattle’s of local nearby villagers.
Day 15:      Trek back to Kermi 2,670 m - 07 hrs.
Today walk leads back to human settlement and villages, after being in complete isolation and in wilderness for several days, morning walk leads on a long downhill slopes with pleasant walking back into tree lines through enchanting pine and birch forests and along Salli Khola trail, after hours of good walk, the path joins at Karnali River and then leading east towards Kermi village for our overnight camp with ample time for a visit in the hot springs.
 
Day 16:      Trek back to Simikot 2, 950 m- 06 hrs. 
This awesome adventure slowly comes to an end at Simikot, starting the last day walk of this trip with an uphill climb to Darapuri at 2,300 meters and Majgaon at 2,290 meters. From Majgaon a long climb uphill for two hours towards Karnali River and to a small pass of over 3,000 meters; from the top with great vista of surrounding hills and valleys and of Mt. Api and Saiphal peaks, walking on the easy downhill trail to complete this last day trek at Simikot for the last night stop in the Far North West Nepal.
Day 17:      Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
After completing this awesome journey, taking a morning a scenic short flight to Nepalgunj looking over the western Himalayan chain of mountains, then on reaching at Nepalgunj depending upon the time for connecting flight to Kathmandu, with few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the hotel at Nepalgunj, then with back to airport to continue flight to Kathmandu, on arrival at Kathmandu domestic terminal, our Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotels after a grand memorable time with an experience of a life time in the Far West Nepal Himalaya.
 
Day 18:      In Kathmandu with cultural tour at places of interest. 
This day reserved a free day in case of flight delay in Jumla due to bad weather conditions, and one can join for sightseeing tour at leisure, depart hotel for few hours in our interesting cultural tour of heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
 
The  tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.
 
Day 19:      International departure for home ward bound.
After a great memorable time and experience with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.
 
 

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