Limi Valley Trek - Humla Karnali Trek

Duration: 22 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: By Air
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel , Lodge & Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 2-16
  • Max Elevation: 4,950 m

Limi Valley is located in the 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 the Tibetan language means the 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 Limi Valley trek is Simikot (2,950 m) the headquarters of Jumla district, which is connected only by a direct from Nepalgunj in southern Nepal. The trail goes upstream of Karnali River, Nepal’s longest river, going past some of the most memorable settlements Tumkot (3,380 m), Yari (3,700 m), Hilsa (3720m), Til (4,000 m), Talug (4,370 m) and Shinjungma (3,620 m).

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 Limi valley has a population of just around 1000 people. The people here of Tibetan origin and speak the 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 Halji.

Highlights

  • Trek through remote Humla district in Karnali region
  • Trek to Simikot and Hilsa border along Nepal and Tibet
  • Enjoy mountain flight from Nepalgunj
  • 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 and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350 m)
Day 02 Kathmandu Fly to Nepalgunj (150 m)
Day 03 Nepalgunj fly to Simikot (2,850 m) and trek to Dharapori (2,300 m)
Day 04 Dharapori Trek to Sally Khola (2,700 m)
Day 05 Sally Khola Trek to Muchu (2,850 m)
Day 06 Muchu Trek to Yari (3,700 m)
Day 07 Yari Trek to Hilsa (3,750 m)
Day 08 Hilsa Trek to Manepeme (4,000 m)
Day 09 Manepene Trek to Til (4,000 m)
Day 10 Til Trek to Halji (3,650 m)
Day 11 Halji Trek to Jang (4,070 m)
Day 12 Rest day for acclimatization and explore Jang
Day 13 Jang Trek to Yak Kharka (3,900 m)
Day 14 Yak Kharka Hike to View point (4,900 m)
Day 15 Yak Kharka Trek to Talung Base Camp (4,400 m)
Day 16 Talung base camp Trek to Talung (4,350)
Day 17 Talung Trek to Shingungma (3,600 m)
Day 18 Shingungma Trek to Dhinga Laga (2,700 m)
Day 19 Dinga Laga Trek back to Simikot
Day 20 Simikot Fly to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu
Day 21 Buffer day in Kathmandu
Day 22 Final Departure

What's included

  • Airport pickup and dropoff for your all international and domestic flights in private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu Flight tickets
  • All necessary paperwork and Trek map
  • All Local and government Tax, VAT and Permit fees
  • An Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • A trekking Porter for two trekkers and all cooking utensil for the camping trekking
  • 3 nights twin sharing accommodation in a Kathmandu with breakfast
  • One night twin sharing accommodation in a Nepalgunj with breakfast
  • 16 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses and Camping with
  • Full-Board Meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on the trek
  • Salary, food, accommodation, insurance, equipment and necessary ground transport for all Trek staffs
  • 2-men tent, Metress, Cooking utensil etc.
  • International flights Tickets
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s)
  • Services which are not mention in the "Included Section" are extra.
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Useful Info

Starts date means arrival day in Kathmandu .

Ending date means Leaving the country. 

Group discount is available so please contact us. In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary.

We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Simikot / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu be delayed due to weather conditions.