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Limi Valley Trek

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  • Availability
    Any Time of the Year

  • Trip Duration
    20 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    10-15

  • Maximum Altitude
    4000m

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Review

  • Start: Kathmandu
  • End: Kathmandu
  • Duration:20 days
  • Best Season: May-Oct

Introduction

Limi Valley Trek is a thrilling off-the-beaten-path adventure that takes you into the untouched upper valleys of Limi which was opened to foreigners in 2002. Limi Valley borders on Tibet in the far west of Nepal where you can witness true vibrant Tibetan culture and lifestyle, due to the matrimonial relationship between Western Nepal and Tibet. During the course of this trek, you'll have an opportunity to encounter endangered species of animals like wild yak, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, blue sheep, wolf, marmot, kyang, barking deer, snow leopard, etc. The trail to Limi Valley goes through cultivated land, yak pastures, waterfalls, and rivers, down ravines and through interesting villages. From the viewpoint of Yak Kharka, you'll get to witness an excellent view of Mount Kailas. The best months for this adventure are from May to October, as the high passes are likely to be covered in snow for the rest of the year. 

Limi Valley Trek starts from Nepalgunj to Simikot by flight. Simikot is the district headquarter of Humla district from where our walk starts. We follow the ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route to the border of Nepal and China, the first high pass you will encounter is Nara La(4620 m) which provides the spectacular views of the Himalayas. We head towards north from this high pass to reach Limi Valley where you'll find simply incredible. After arriving at Limi Valley, you'll see Tibetan culture having typical Tibetan language, tradition, and lifestyle that are prominent cultural aspects of this trek. We descend back to SImikot and fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

Trek Highlights

  • Cross high passes over 4,000m
  • Spectacular view of Mount Kailash along with other mountains
  • Tibetan culture and tradition
  • Rich wildlife exploration
  • Beautiful Limi Valley
  • Green valley, waterfalls, and lush forest

Food

During Limi Valley Trek, you'll get food at teahouses that offer you a wide variety of meals whereas teahouses situated at higher altitudes may not be able to offer you the same menu. A variety of bread, cereals and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Lunch includes a selection of salad, pasta cooked vegetable dishes, and bread, etc. Dinner comprises soup,  meat, rice, variety of cooked vegetables, and pasta dishes, etc as per your section and as available. During the climbing period, there won't be any lodge or teahouse to provide you food, so we'll provide you a kitchen crew to provide you a quality and delicious food.

Accommodation

During Limi Valley Trek, you'll find a few clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic with just a bed with a pillow and blankets. All the teahouses en route the trekking areas are locally run with basic facilities to some even providing luxury options. Nevertheless, these Teahouses are very cozy and comfortable with Showers, Electricity to charge, WIFI is available on most teahouses with an extra charge. You'll also have to spend a few days in a tent. We'll provide and set a tent for you, it will be of 2-sharing. During your stay in Kathmandu, you'll get a luxurious service.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2 : Trek preparation and sightseeing
Day 3 : Fly to Nepalgunj 55min alt.150m
Day 4 : Fly to Simikot 35min-2400m.
Day 5 : Trek to Dharapuri -2360m
Day 6 : Trek to Kermi-2800m
Day 7 : Trek to Yanger 3100m
Day 8 : Trek to Tumkot 3080m
Day 9 : Trek to Thado Dhunga – 4200m
Day 10 : Trek to Hilsa 6 hrs – 2700m
Day 11 : Trek to Manepeme 4000m
Day 12 : Trek to Til 4000m
Day 13 : Trek to Halji  – 3700m  
Day 14 : Explore Halji
Day 15 : Trek to Jang 3800m
Day 16 : Trek to Talun 4300m
Day 17 : Trek to Sali Khola 4100m
Day 18 : Trek to Dharapuri 2400m
Day 19 : Trek to Simikot 2400m
Day 20: Fly to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

You'll meet our airport representatives at the airport terminal and direct transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle.  In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted our team where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. You'll get to know the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 2 : Trek preparation and sightseeing

We'll have a good breakfast at the hotel and we'll take you to the guided tour of a few historical sights in Kathmandu.  You'll get to visit the historic Durbar Square, famous Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), one of the largest stupas in the world. We go back to the hotel, make a trip plan and preparation and spend overnight.


Day 3 : Fly to Nepalgunj 55min alt.150m

Early morning, we'll meet you at the hotel and take you to the airport in private vehicles for your flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is a famous city where you can go for a short excursion after reaching earlier. Overnight at a hotel in Nepalgunj.


Day 4 : Fly to Simikot 35min-2400m.

We wake up early and prepare for our flight to Simikot which takes around 35 minutes to reach Simikot. It is also a headquarter of the Humla district which is also our official starting point of the walk. Overnight stay.


Day 5 : Trek to Dharapuri -2360m

We walk for a while and cross a small 3000m high pass and go down for one more hour to Majgaon. It is a village of Hindus and Buddhists where we'll have lunch and go further down as the trail goes greener at this lower altitude. We reach Dharapuri after walking for 4 hours. Overnight stay.


Day 6 : Trek to Kermi-2800m

Today's trek is relatively short so we'll have a good breakfast at the hotel and start our walk by following Karnali River all the way up to Kermi. You'll see several natural hot springs on the way where you can take a bath if we have enough time. Kermi is a small agricultural village inhabited by Buddhists. You can also visit several Buddhist monasteries close to Kermi including Laikyo Gompa, a few hundred years old. Overnight at Kermi. 


Day 7 : Trek to Yanger 3100m

The first few hours of our trek to Yanger is fairly comfortable terrain but slowly gains the elevation and reaches a small pass. The trail takes steep descent leads to the suspension bridge where you'll find few teashops where you could stop for tea or lunch. Then continue to Yanger for overnight stay.


Day 8 : Trek to Tumkot 3080m

The walk goes through beautiful pine forests as we continue to Tumkot. We walk high above the Karnali River and follow the climb for several hours to reach Muchu and from Muchu walk another hour to Tumkot. Overnight at Camp in Tumkot.


Day 9 : Trek to Thado Dhunga – 4200m

We start the trek with steep climb where you can enjoy the landscape getting more rocky interesting. We walk through an under-construction road for few hours and past the village of ani Palwang where we stop for lunch. We stop at Thado Dhunga for an overnight stay.


Day 10 : Trek to Hilsa 6 hrs – 2700m

We continue towards Nara la pass which we can see from the long distance also. It is a demanding trek to the pass which has a pile of stone where you can see the prayer flags and a panoramic view of the Tibetan plateau. We continue towards Hilsa for overnight stay.


Day 11 : Trek to Manepeme 4000m

We start the day by crossing the big iron bridge and reach to a small, slightly difficult trail. The trail follows the Karnali River in an eastern direction up till Manepeme where you can see a few dramatic landscapes of bare, steep rocks in amazing colors. Overnight at Manepeme.


Day 12 : Trek to Til 4000m

The trail goes up and winds its way through the high, steep rocks. We walk 4 continuous hours to reach Lamka La at 4300 meters and visit Ya Yip Phuk which plays an important role in the history of Buddhism. Overnight stay at Til.


Day 13 : Trek to Halji  – 3700m  

Today's walk to Halji is short and relatively easy which allows you to wander around the villages and visit the monasteries. You will also encounter mountain goats and blue sheep and you might even see a snow leopard from here if you're lucky enough. The trek goes slightly uphill to reach today's stop Halji.


Day 14 : Explore Halji

This is your free exploration day at Halji where we'll take you to historical Richening Gompa which was built in the 14th Century and is a central attraction of the Limi Valley because of its religious importance. We'll visit other historical and natural sites as well. Overnight stay.


Day 15 : Trek to Jang 3800m

We start the day with lite breakfast and walk along the Limi Khola and in 4 hours we reach Jang, which is the last village in the Limi Valley. It is a peaceful place where the Tibetan culture still continues untouched where you can learn a lot from local people about their culture, lifestyle, history and more. Overnight at Jang.


Day 16 : Trek to Talun 4300m

The trail is windy as we depart from the Limi Valley today and its culturally rich Tibetan villages with their friendly people. There is no permanent route before we reach Kermi and we will be walking through the very untouched area. We trek to Talun and spend overnight.


Day 17 : Trek to Sali Khola 4100m

Today's walk rewards you with Mt. Kailash (6714 m) and Mount Saipal (7031 m) as we trek down to Sali Khola from Talun. The trail is steep downhill until we reach Sali Khola. Overnight at Sali Khola.


Day 18 : Trek to Dharapuri 2400m

We start the day with a pleasant walk as the trail heads towards Darapuri. The trail to Dharapuri is relatively easy where you can enjoy blooming rhododendron and green forest. Overnight at Dharapuri.


Day 19 : Trek to Simikot 2400m

The trek is on a verge to end so this is your final day with a glimpse of mountains in the background. The trek continues through some of the most remote villages of Humla and far west region of Nepal. Overnight at Simikot.


Day 20: Fly to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu

The final day of our adventure to Limi Valley where we'll first fly to Nepalgunj and have lunch there. After lunch, we'll rest for a while and fly back to Kathmandu to end our trek.


Cost Includes

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu B/B
  • Internal ground transfer as per the itinerary
  • Special Permit and entry fees required for the trek
  • 3 meals a day while trekking(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents/homestay
  • English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and  porter(s) for luggage
  • Treated water during the trek
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj-Juphal  Nepalgunj  to Kathmandu
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit)
  • Insurance and wages for the Nepali staff

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner prior to the trek, please allow US$ 20 per day
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses
  • Drinks both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water
  • Internet & Laundry fees
  • All the foods and beverages other than the itinerary
  • Personal gears and expenses
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staffs
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