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.