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Duration
19 Days
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Tour Type
Adventure
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Group Size
2 - 10 Person
Nepal

Limi Valley Trek

The trip takes you through stunning landscapes and ancient villages, which are far behind modernity. Along with the wilderness of this far-western Nepal, the  Limi Valley Trek is the best way to learn about the daily struggle of people in these locales.

It is situated in between famous Himalayan passes Hilsa and Chang La from where you will get a glorious view of the Himalayas. If you are lucky, you might encounter wildlife such as snow leopards, Himalayan blue sheep, and musk deer. Thus, entering the rarely visited and mystic Limi Valley is like stepping back in time.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Crossing the famous Nyalu La Pass at 5001m and Nara La at 4560m
  • Getting familiar with the culture and lifestyle of Tibetan and Khas communities
  • Trek through a diverse set of landscapes with an array of rare animals
  • Visit to Lakiyo Gompa, Lhundrup Choeling and Dhungkar Choezom Monastery

 

LIMI VALLEY TREK OVERVIEW

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be immediately transferred to your respective hotel. On the second day, you will take a one-hour flight to Nepalgunj above the hills and Himalayas. From Nepalgunj, you will again take a flight to Simikot enjoying the sublime view of Mt. Saipal (7031m). Now, our real trekking begins. The trail passes through Syada and proceeds toward Dharmapuri. Alongside the bank of the Karnali River, you will ascend through the forested area of pine and rhododendron. Upon reaching Kermi, you will visit Lakiyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa.

Similarly, crossing a few settlements such as Yalbang, Tumkot, and Yari, you will reach Hilsa via Nara La at 4560m. From the top of the pass, you will get an enchanting view of the Himalayas. To reach Shinjungma via Nyalu La 5001m, you will cross several settlements such as Halji to Jang. Finally, you will descend towards Simikot from where you will take a flight to Nepalgunj and then to the capital. The trail gives you the pleasure of experiencing the lush vegetation, wildlife, and natural flora and fauna of this region along with the unique culture and tradition of the Thakuri, Tibetan, and Khas people. March to May and September to November are the best time for this trekking.

Limi Valley Trek navigates around some of the most off-beat trails in Nepal. For such an adventure, you need expert guidance and assistance. As such, we, at Nepal Treks, make sure that your Limi Valley trek is worth your while. We offer various transportation, accommodation, and guides to suit your travel needs.

Details

PRICE INCLUDE
  • Local transfers for your international flights x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 4
  • Kathmandu Nepalgunj Simikot Nepalgunj Kathmandu Flight
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Guide for 18 days
  • Porter for 16 days
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a Kathmandu
  • 16 nights’ accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 1 night accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • 18 x set breakfast, 18 x set lunch and 17 x set dinner while on trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
PRICE EXCLUDE
    • International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa
    • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
    • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
    • Personal gear for trekking (Including any you may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)
    • Tips for crews driver

Today you will be landing at Tribhuvan International Airport. After your arrival, our representative will welcome you and immediately transfer to your respective hotel. You can explore the local areas and buy the necessary equipment as well. Overnight in Kathmandu.
On the second day, you will take a short flight to Nepalgunj. It is a scenic flight of 45mins above hills and mountains. Nepalgunj is a beautiful town located in western Nepal. After a lunch, roam around the local market and try local foods. You can also make last-minute preparations while at Nepalgunj. Overnight in Nepalgunj.
Early in the morning, you will take a 30mins flight to Simikot from Nepalgunj enjoying a stunning view of beautiful valleys and several snow-capped mountains including Mt. Saipal (7031m). Upon reaching your destination, you will be amazed by its natural beauty and surroundings. It is also the gateway to Humla as well as Tibet. Overnight in Simikot.
Today is the first day of our trek. Soon after breakfast, you will start your walk towards the settlement of Dharapuri. In the early first hour, you will walk past stony paths and small hamlets. The trail now takes you through the forested area of pine until you reach Syada where you will stop for a lunch. From here, you will cross few suspension bridges and beautiful waterfalls, and follow the Humla Karnali River to reach Dharapuri. Overnight in Dharapuri.
Alongside the bank of Karnali River, you will start your trek towards Kermi. Ascending and descending through green hills and rocky slopes, you will reach Chyaduk. From here, you will walk past several farm villages, meadows and river stream before reaching your destination. Kermi is a beautiful village where majority of people follows Buddhist culture and tradition. You can also visit to Lakiyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa if you have enough time. Overnight in Kermi.
Leaving Kermi behind, you will continue your walk towards Yalbang. The trail passes through the terrace farmlands and barley fields. Moving forward, you will walk past forested area of blue pine crossing suspension bridge over Salli River. Finally, you will reach your destination after a walk of five hours along with Humla Karnali River. Once at Yalbang, you can visit to Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery, which is the biggest monastery of this region. Overnight in Yalbang.
Early in the morning, you will continue your journey towards Tumkot. Alongside the bank of Karnali River, you will trek through rocky pass before reaching the small town of Yangar. Crossing wooden bridge over the river stream, you will now ascend through pine forests. The trail gets steeper as you will walk along the upper site of a deep gorge. Upon reaching your destination, you can visit to Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, which is famous Sakya monasteries of the Tibetan region. Overnight in Tumkot.
After breakfast, you will start your trek with a steep climb to the top of the ridge. Walking past few Tibetan villages and forested area of juniper and pine, you will reach the small village of Pani Palbang where you will have a quick lunch. From here, the trail ahead to Yari is straightforward. Overnight in Yari.
Early in the morning, you will start your trek towards Hilsa. Crossing rocky Tibetan landscapes, you will reach Jogi Odar from where the trail gets more difficult. From here, you will take a steep climb to the top of the ridge, which takes you to Nara La at 4560m. Once at the top of the pass, you will find a heap of stones. It is believed that adding stones to the heap brings good fortune. Thereon, you will take a steep descent towards Hilsa. Overnight in Hilsa.
After breakfast, you will leave Hilsa and move towards Manepeme. This trail takes after the Karnali River making an uphill route to Manepeme. The way climbs gradually with a couple of soak high and low points. The barren landscape offers a unique allure and you cannot help but feel grateful to the ravishing beauty. Crossing sandy banks along the Humla Karnali River, you reach Manepeme. Overnight in Manepeme.
Leaving Manepeme behind, you will continue your journey towards Tiljung. During the early hours, the trail is extremely troublesome and you come across lush and green vegetation. Late, you walk through narrow hillside paths so, be careful with yak and sheep that is carrying loads for trade. Continuing the trek, you will arrive at Tiljung situated at the confluence of Humla Karnali, Syogang, and Kagarje rivers. Overnight in Tiljung.
Early in the morning, you will start your trek towards the town of Halji. The trail along the Limi River is easy and smooth. The trail offers a pleasant view and, if lucky, you can see some wildlife such as the snow panther, musk deer, leopard etc. Once at Halji, you will see the Richening Gompa, built in the fourteenth Century. This monastery holds great religious significance in the lives and practices of the local inhabitants. Overnight in Halji.
Alongside the bank of Limi Khola, you will march towards Jang, the last village in the Limi Valley. It is exceptionally uncommon to be in such a disconnected place where the Tibetan culture still flourishes a long way from the current world. You can also roam around local market, interact with people and get familiar with their unique culture and tradition. Overnight in Jang.
We are withdrawing from the Limi Valley today and its bona fide Tibetan towns with their soft-spoken individuals. The trail is blustery in the second half and requires moderate pace. Along the way, you will also walk past stony paths and sloppy landscapes. You will reach Talun and Camp in Talun. From Talun, you will get a distant view of Tarchila Himal (5385m). Overnight in Talun.
Today you will be trekking towards Shinjungma crossing the Nyalu La at 5001m. The climb is troublesome in company of ice and snow. In the wake of achieving the highest point of the trek, you can witness Tibet ranges and the Humla region. You can also get a glorious view of Mt. Kailash (6638m) and Mount Saipal (7031m) from the top. As you go down from the Nyalu La Pass, you will cross Lake Selima Tso and Salli River. Overnight at Shinjungma.
Soon after breakfast, we will start our walk. It is a wonderful stroll through pine and birch backwoods and alongside the bank of delightful Salli River with rocks transcending on the two sides of the trail. The trail meets the Karnali River again and turns east towards Kermi town. In Kermi, you can visit to hot spring area. It is believed that taking a dip in these natural springs helps you get rid of skin diseases. Overnight in Kermi.
On the 17th day, you will descend towards the settlement of Simikot. In the early first hour, the trial takes you through pastureland and forested area of pine and oak. Once you reach Syada, you will walk past several farm villages and long terraces, which finally leads the way to Simikot. You will also cross few suspension bridges and beautiful waterfalls along the way. Overnight in Simikot.
With a content heart and feeling of accomplishment, you will be returning to the capital. For that, you will take a flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu. During the flights, you will get a glorious view of snow-capped mountains and valleys. Once at the capital, you can roam around Thamel area, buy souvenir and even enjoy its nightlife as you see fit. You will also get an opportunity to observe the unique culture and lifestyle of Newar community.
Today is your last day in Nepal. As a mesmerizing trek to the remote far-west Nepal comes to an end, you prepare to leave Nepal for your next destination. Goodbye!

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