Limi Valley Trek - 20 Days

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  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous Strenuous
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Humla
  • Max. Altitude: 4950m/16240ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Camping
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

Limi Valley Trek makes you feel dating back to centuries, as you will see 11th century Gompa and Old Buddhism practices. The oldest tradition of Buddhist Shamanism is well preserved, which is the key point to step in this less crowded trekking trial. Limi Valley lies in Humla district of the Karnali zone having an area of the true wilderness in Nepal. Til, Halji and Jhang are the three villages in Limi. Burang, Tibet is touched by Jhang. The area is rich with flora and fauna of Trans Himalayan Geography. Valley extends from the border of the Himalayan pass Hilsa of Nepal and Chang La of Tibet. 

Trekkers are rewarded with the glimpse of Mt. Kailash, Mt. Saipal, Mt. Mendum and Gur-La Manadala while following the ancient salt trading route. Highly endangered mammals like: the blue sheep and snow leopard can also been seen if your fortune favors you.

The trek starts from Simikot, trekking up to Gyuokharka (5150m) rewards you with the spectacular views of Nepal’s Himalayas like Saipal, Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas like Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda and tranquil Mansarovar lake. Rare flora and fauna are also found in this region.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

Day 3: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj Fly (150m/492ft)

Day 4: Fly to Simikot (2856m/9370ft) and Trek to Dharapuri (2400m/7874ft)

Day 5: Trek to Salli Khola (2400m/7874ft)

Day 6: Trek to Muchu (2920m/9580ft)

Day 7: Trek to Sipsip (4330m/14206ft )

Day 8: Trek to Hilsa (3720m/12204ft) via Nara La pass (4620m/15157ft )

Day 9: Trekking to Manepema (3990m/13090ft)

Day 10: Trek to Til (4200m/13779ft)

Day 11: Trek to Limi (4600m/15091ft)

Day 12: Trek to Yang (4400m/14435ft)

Day 13: Rest day for acclimatization

Day 14: Trek to Talung (4370m/14337ft)

Day 15: Trek to Dhingba (3610/11843ft)

Day 16: Trek to Yakba (3060m/10039ft )

Day 17: Trek to Simikot (2856m/9370ft)

Day 18: Fly Nepalgunj and connect flight to Kathmandu

Day 19: Rest day at Kathmandu

Day 20: Departure from TIA, “Farewell!”

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Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1333m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided all the details information about your program. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Today day you will have a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City consists of Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temple), Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple) and Patan City (City of fine arts). Kathmandu Durbar Square is a complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means "The Self-created, Self-existent Buddha" also known as Monkey temple. Patan City is noted for its craftsmen and metal workers. The diversity of the Medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

It’s a 1-hour flight this morning to Nepalgunj, a border town near the India-Nepal border located in the Terai lowlands area. The rest of your day will be spent sightseeing around the local bazaar by horse and cart (Optional). The Bageshowri Temple is also very popular and worth visiting in the early evening. Overnight stay at Hotel in Nepalgunj.

Flying by Charter flight to Simikot, the district headquarters is the most remote district of Humla. After meeting our crew and setting for trek we will climbup from the airstrip on a rocky trail past fields of barley and wheat. We will ascend through a forested ridge above the town of Simikot, before making a long steep decent past Danda Phoya. Then there comes a fairy level trail passing through walnut and apricot trees, until we come to the scattered village of Dhara Pokhari, divided by the Yakba Khola.  Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

After breakfast, we will leave campsite then cross a long screed slope following the river to a waterfall which is near the shepherds' camp at Chachera. We will have to climb over a ridge and pass the village Kermi before we enter a big valley. The valley is walled with fields of potato and buckwheat. After a walk through a sparse pine forest, we descend from the ridge to the Salli Khola. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

After breakfast, we will climb a rocky ridge after we cross the river, before descending to the gray waters of the Humla Karnali. We will pass a sandy meadow where goat herders often camp by the river and cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. Near Kermi there is Natural hot spring which is the perfect place for washing and taking bathe. Walk through the big valley of potatoes and buckwheat field then walk through the pine forest and trek down to Chumsa Khola. Cross the river and walk rocky part of the hill to Muchu. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

We will follow the trail heading over a ridge to the Tumkot Khola along the rocky streambed for a short distance before a steep climb through a rock-filled gully begins. We will pass through Palbang and its bright yellow mustard fields to the small settlement of Yari. The route climbs up the valley towards a pass-the Nara Lagna. Camping below the pass in a meadow known as Sipsip. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

After breakfast, we will ascend to Nara La Pass (4620m/15157ft ) and another steep and rough descent to the Karnali River. We will see stone pillars that mark the boundary between Nepal and China after a short walk from the river. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

From Sher to the Limi valley, the check post at Hilsa follows the trail meeting the main trail. We will be looking down to the Humla Karnali River heading to the north east. Enjoy the stunning views of Himalaya along with the ups and down trails. We may see exotic blue sheep and snow leopards if our fortune favors us. Manepeme named after huge stone that is carved with a mantra “Om Mane Padme Ome” on a huge stone which later became as the place as a stopover point. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

After breakfast we will climb gradually towards the foot of the rock place. We will descend to a tiny stream that continues down to cross a slope. We will get to see the first view of Til Gompa across the valley and the barley fields of the Till village after we climb two rocky ridges and descend to two Chorten. We will descend down to a campsite at its confluence with Takchichu and Tilchu. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

After breakfast we will cross Til following the river of Takchi on a wooden bridge. We will bypass the village staying near the river in a pleasant plantation of willow trees after passing Halji at 3670m. We will visit Rijziling Gompa- the heart of the Halji village which is dates back to 1000 years and 30 monks serving. Beyond a small village Sunkhani we will reach to a beautiful village Limi. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

As a trail makes gradual ups and downs we will get to see many rocks. People in Limi are good at making wooded bowls from pine, birch and maple trees that grow on the south side of the river. We will camp where we see Hot spring after we pass the village and trek uphill. Enjoying your bath at hot spring. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

Today we will be resting at this point for acclimatization purposes. As the altitude increase significantly, a day for acclimatization is paramount and strictly advisable for prospective trekkers. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

We will see small hot spring on the way after we climb over a rocky ridge. Talung village used to be abandoned. We will ascend about an hour to reach our camp site at Talung. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

Today we are going to have a long day trekking. We will have to cross three strenuous passes: Pali La, Kuki la and Sechi la. Taking a deep breath as we reach our camp as the sense of relief for a day. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

After breakfast we will trek to Yakba having easy trails, enjoying the beautiful scenic views of mountains with a pleasant walk. Overnight stay at Tented Camp. 

After breakfast, we will pass through many ridges following the trail ups and down before we arrive to Simikot. All the hard work and the pain soon will be rewarded with a pleasant weather and the beauty of the trail fascinates and makes you refresh. Overnight stay at Tented Camp or Guesthouse Lodge.

We have a transit day today. An early morning mountain flight sees us at Nepalgunj from where we take another flight to Kathmandu. Don’t forget the savor the incredible mountain view from your flight. Upon arrival at Kathmandu transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu. One can complete last hour shopping. Sightseeing Tour, Massage can be organised upon request. Later in the evening, a farewell dinner will be served in a Traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic cuisine with a brief cultural program as a celebration of your completed trek.

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan for your next adventure tour our wonderful Himalayan country. There will be heart touching relationship between you and our company during this journey. We will be missing you and praying for your safe return home.

Inclusion

  • All land transportation including Airport picks up drop service as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu Hotel accommodation in double room basis with breakfast
  • Food and accommodation and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • All necessary camping equipment and charges
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu with Domestic Airport Tax
  • English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Trip permit and all necessary paperwork
  • Monument Entrance Fees
  • Farewell cultural dinner with Authentic Nepali food

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory), this must include helicopter rescue (Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa cost:- http://greatnepaltreks.com/nepal-visa-information/
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any items not mentioned on above include section

Route Map

Trip highlights

  • Authentic Wilderness trekking experience on less explored trials
  • Experience the glory of Trans Himalayan Villages 
  • Extends from the border of the Himalayan pass Hilsa and Chang La
  • Spectacular mountain views 
  • Oldest tradition of Buddhist Shamanism

Why with us?

  • Your Safety Come first.
  • Great Value of Money
  • Responsible Tourism
  • Social Responsibility
  • Tailor-Made Program
  • Financial protection

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