Limi Valley Trek

Duration: 21 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: By Air
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel , Guest House & Tented Camp
  • Max Elevation: 4370m

Limi Valley is located in far western region of Nepal in Humla district of Karnali region. The trek takes you up to Hilsa, the last town along Nepal and Tibet (China), and some of the remotes villages in the shadow of the Himalayas.

Limi in Tibetan language means land between two rivers. Limi Valley is a restricted area which means trekkers are required to obtain special permits and travel only in groups. Every year very few trekkers dare to visit this valley making it the most unexplored and uncrowded trekking trails in Nepal.

The starting point of this trek is Simikot (2950) the headquarters of Jumla district, which is connected only by a directly from Nepalgunj in the southern Nepal. The trail goes up stream of Karnali River, Nepal’s longest river, going past some of the most memorable settlements Tumkot (3380m), Yari (3700m), Hilsa (3720m), Til (4000m), Talug (4370m) and Shinjungma (3620m).

The highest point of Limi Valley trek is the Nara La pass which at an altitude of 4940m makes it one of the highest Himalayan passes. The trekking path winds through rivers, villages, barley fields and semi arid desert like landscape.

The valley has a population of just around 1000 people. The people here of Tibetan origin and speak Tibetan language. For them Nepali is their second language which they use mainly for trade. The people here follow Tibetan Buddhism. You can learn more about their lifestyles and Buddhist culture by visiting Kunzum Do-Nag Choeden Monastery in Til, Rinchenling Monastery as well as ancient villages of Jhang and and Halji.

Highlights

  • Trek through remote Humla district in Karnali region
  • Trek to Simikot and Hilsa border along Nepal and Tibet
  • Enjoy mountain flight from Nepalgunjle
  • Observe Tibetan culture and lifestyle and Tibetan Buddhism
  • Cross Nara La pass at 4940m
  • Visit Rinchenling, Kunzum Do-Nag Chodeden monastery
  • Explore ancient villages of Jhang and Halji

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
Day 03 Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot and trek to Dharapuri
Day 04 Trek from Dharapuri to Sally Khola
Day 05 Trek from Sally Khola Muchu
Day 06 Trek from Muchu Khola to Yari
Day 07 Trek from Yari- Hilsa
Day 08 Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme (3720m)
Day 09 Trek from Manepene to Til (3970m)
Day 10 Trek from Til to Halji (3670m)
Day 11 Trek from Halji to Jang (3970m)
Day 12 Rest day for acclimatization.
Day 13 Trek from Jang to Yak Kharka
Day 14 Trek from Yak Kharka to View point
Day 15 Trek to Talung Base Camp (4370m)
Day 16 Trek from Talung base camp to Talung.
Day 17 Trek from Talung to Shingungma
Day 18 Trek from Shingungma to Dhinga Laga
Day 19 Dinga Laga to Simikot
Day 20 Flyfrom Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
Day 21 Final departure