Trekking Region: Far Westren Region
Trekking Name: Limi Valley Trek
Best Season: July to Ocotober
Trekking Type: Camping Trek
Maximum Height: 5000m.
Duration: 24 Days
Duration: 24 days
Nestled deep between the sweltering Indian subcontinent and the frozen plains of the Tibetan Plateau, Humla lies hidden in the far northwest corner of Nepal
It receives heavy snowfall and remains isolated and snowbound throughout the winter. Lower parts of Humla are dominated by the Khasa who came from sweltering tropical areas of the south.
Lying on the North West corner of Nepal, Limi is the only one west east isolated valley extending from one Border Himalayan pass (Hilsa) to another pass (Chang La) between Nepal and Tibet. The longest river of Nepal, Humla Karnali enters Nepal border at Hilsa where the valley starts from West Side. The Trans Himalayan Limi valley is very beautiful, photogenic, wide and wonderful. Mound Gyuokharka (5000m) provides the wonderful views of the Nepalese Himalayas like Saipal (7031m), Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas like Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda and tranquil Mansarovar lake, hundreds of mounds like breast, meandering rivers and rivulets. This region is famous for rare flora and fauna. It can be seen the marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild horse (kyang), barking deer, musk deer, hare, Himalayan black bear and occasionally the snow leopard in this exotic region.
Indigenous Tibetan cultured people are settled there and they have their particular Tibetan language, tradition and culture. Very big and beautiful villages like Haljee and Gombayok are located in the wide patches of Limi Khola. The source of income of the people is only the livestock and occasionally little a bit trade. Some people make and sell the wooden pots like tea bowl, yogurt pot, jewelry box etc. Because of the poor economic condition, there is the Polyandry marriage system in the society. Grazing cattle in the pasturelands adds the more beauty in the valley.
This valley is newly opened for the trekkers in 2002AD and the 1st group of foreigners was Mike A. Murphy's geo-science group from University of Houston, USA that group explored the region for about one and half months.
To protect the fragile ecosystem of the high country, the government of Nepal issues the limited number of permits with special fee for that hidden valley. There should be minimum 2 persons in a group to organize the trip legally.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1320m).
Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunj by plane
Day 03: Fly to Simikot (2700m) and overnight at the camp.
Day 04: Hike to Kermi and camp by hot spring.
Day 05: Hike to Yalbang and overnight ath the camp.
Day 06: Hike to Tumkot and camp by the river confluence of Tumkot Khola and Humla Karnali.
Day 07: Hike up Yari and camp in the wide field.
Day 08: Explore in and around Yari village, needs to acclimatize all day there.
Day 09: Hike to Shivshiv 4200m and camp there.
Day 10: Hike up to the Nara La (4500m), the highest point in the trail then down to Hilsa, and camp in the nice field by the Humla Karnali River, after lunch rest day trip to Tibetan Sher market and back to the camp.
Day 11: Hike to Manepema and camp among the boulders.
Day 12: Hike to Haljee and camp by the river.
Day 13: Hike to Gombayok and camp there. Explore the village.
Day 14: Trek to Takchhe and camp by Talung Khola.
Day 15: Hike up to the flat country and camp by the Sakya Khola.
Day 16: Hike up to Gyuokharka, marmot, wolf and wild horse country and camp there.
Day 17: Early climb the Gyuokharka round (5000m), see the wonderful view of the surrounding Himalayas, Mansarovar Lake and the nice Tibetan plateau then back down the camp
Day 18: Hike back to Takchhe.
Day 19: Passing by the big lake head to Talung Khola valley and camp there.
Day 20: Climb up to Nyalu Lagna (5000m) then down to Dharmsala and camp there.
Day 21: Hike down to Kermi
Day 22: Hike to Pani Nyaula and camp there.
Day 23: Hike to Simikot and camp there.
Day 24: Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.
Note: Itinerary can be customized according to your needs and length of stay.