Limi Valley Trekking is the last remaining area of true wilderness in Nepal. Limi Valley is an isolated valley extending from the border of the Himalayan pass Hilsa and Chang La between Nepal and Tibet and is tucked deep in the wilderness of Humla. It happens to be one of the few places on earth where true adventure to the unknown lies ahead. The only means of transportation are mules, donkeys and horses.
Limi Valley Treks start from Nepalgunj to Simikot by air and it is from Simikot, the administrative headquarters of Humla, that the trek commences. Trekkers get to walk the ancient salt trading and religious trails all the way up to the border of China and Nepal as they get to get a glimpse of Mt Kailash, Mt Saipal, Mt Mendun and Ghur-La Manadala. Along the way, there are natural waterfalls,hot springs and dense forests. Marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild ass, hare, Himalayan black beer are some of the animal that dwell in this region. Occasionally, highly endangered mammals like the blue sheep and snow leopard can be spotted in this exotic region. Once you reach the Limi valley, you will pass through barley and buckwheat fields, different villages. Since Limi Valley borders Tibet, the locals are of Tibetan descendants with their unique norms, culture and traditions and even their own dialect.
Their sources of income are animal husbandry and occasionally, trading of goods. You can notice that the culture has been well preserved here. From the top of Gyuckarka which lies at an altitude of 5000 meters, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Nepalese Himalayas including Saipal, Kanjirawa, Kanti, Gorakh, Rishi Himalayan range. We at Global Adventure Trekking take it as our prime responsibility to ensure our clients get the most out of their trip and hence, take into account the most minute of details.
Limi Valley has only been opened to tourists recently. Even today, to protect the eco-system, the Nepal government issues limited permits and special fees. In spite of the difficulty in getting a permit, every bit is worth it as Limi Valley is like no other place on the entire planet as it proves to be the most thrilling adventure for daredevils. Global Adventure Trekking arranges the trekking permit which is sought by sending a series of applications and guarantee letters to the concerned government agency. In the restricted areas, you need to be in a group of two to travel. This is a requirement set by the government. We ensure that all our customers are aware of the rules and regulations before venturing on any trip.
Day 01 : Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by air 1hrs. or by bus 9hrs. Over night at Guest House.
Day 02 : Nepalgunj to Simikot by air -Trek to Dharapuri 2400m.O/N
Day 03 : Dharapuri- Sally Khola 6hrs.
Day 04 : Sally Khola-Muchu 6 hrs.
Day 05 : Muchu Khola 2845m - Yari 5.5hrs.
Day 06 : Yari- Hilsa 6hrs.
Day 07 : Hilsa to Manepeme. 4hrs.3720m. Dharmsala to Talung camp 7.5hrs. 4600m.
Day 08 : Manepene to Til 8hrs. 3970m. Talung camp to Jang 7hrs.4150m.
Day 09 : Til to Halji 4hrs.3670m.
Day 10 : Halji to Jang 4hrs.3970m.
Day 11 : Jang – Rest day for acclimatization.
Day 12 : Jang to Yak Kharka 6hrs.
Day 13 : Yak Kharka to View point 7 hrs
Day 14 : Trek to Talung Base Camp 4370m
Day 15 : Talung base camp over a pass to Talung. 7hrs.
Day 16 : Talung to Shingungma
Day 17 : Shingungma to Dhinga Laga
Day 18 : Dinga Laga to Simikot 4hrs.
Day 19 : Flight to Nepalganj to Kathmandu.
Day 01Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by air 1hrs. or by bus 9hrs. Over night at Guest House.Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by bus takes about 9hrs but flight takes about 45 minutes. How ever the transport we take, we have to stay in Nepalgunj overnight.
Day 02Nepalgunj to Simikot by air -Trek to Dharapuri 2400m.O/N Mostly the flight leaves in the morning and just takes about 45 minutes. As soon as you landed in Simikot GAT staffs will meet you and take you to the camp. Your trek goes up hill through the wheat and barley field to Yakba. This top affords the great views of Humla Karnali valley. Steeply down to Masigaon for lunch and again down to Yakba Khola and cross the metal suspension bridge to Dharapuri.
Day 03Dharapuri- Sally Khola 6hrs. Walk over a ridge onto big valley of potatoes, buckwheat and barly field. The path is level and walnut tree and apricot trees makes more buety of the area. Passing the Police check post and Thakuri village and last rice cultivation to the harash land.
Day 04Sally Khola-Muchu 6 hrs. After you left the camp sites the path goes gradually up & down hill through the forest. Passing Yak shepherds, water falls and many western part of mountain ranges. Near Kermi there is Natural hot spring which is perfect place for for washing and taking bathe. Walk through 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 at Camp.
Day 05Muchu Khola 2845m - Yari 5.5hrs.Today mostly your are descending to Humla Karnali River. Many pilgrimage meet you here to go Kailash. Muchu is busy village for local, police post, Governmental hospitals,Your trek goes through the ridge all up hill. Mani walls, prayers flags, pine forest and the valley makes you trek more pleasant. Over night at Camp.
Day 06Yari- Hilsa 6hrs. Every day the path goes up and down and walk through the pine bush. You see the old trade path of Humli people. Goes over a Nara La pass 4600m it is tough and the rock are not stik together. Always pay your attention to go a head. Overnight at Hilsa.
Day 07Hilsa to Manepeme. 4hrs.3720m. Dharmsala to Talung camp 7.5hrs. 4600m.Some time you are trekking through the narrow path and see the Karnali river in the lavel. The path is windy so prepare your jacket for your hiked. Hilsa is the nearest port of Tibet and local collect fire wood and yak dong for heating take to Tibet and exchange with necessary goods. If you want to end your trek here is also possible because there is an air port. Only charter Heli flight can be operates. Over Night at tent. Walking through the grass land up hill till moraine and walk into the snow cover valley. Mostly our staffs will try to follow the local traders who are passing through Mt. Kailash, if there is too much snow. This valley is famous for snow leopard and blue ship. Over night at Camp.
Day 08Manepene to Til 8hrs. 3970m. Talung camp to Jang 7hrs.4150m. To day the distance looks short but on the reality convoluted path weaves its way through ravines and up and down trails. The path is very difficult and more ups and downs. You are almost walking through the trans Himalaya dread path so always careful with yak and sheep who is carrying loads for trade. Over night at camp.
Day 09 Til to Halji 4hrs.3670m. This is you rest day to exploring the village and so on. Jang village is divided into 3 sections and very interesting to visit all of them culturally. Over night at Camp.
Day 10Halji to Jang 4hrs.3970m.You are going to start earlier than previous day due to the Rinzin Ling Gompa which is the most important Gompa in this area. Until Halji Danda you are going little up and down to barley fields. The giant Chorten and unbelievable long prayer flags marked the border of southwestern entrance. Over night at Tented camp.
Day 11Jang – Rest day for acclimatization. Now you are in last village of limi valley. Try to explore and take the advantage of visiting valley and village. Along the way you are passing cultivate land and chorten. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12 Jang to Yak Kharka 6hrs. To day the distance looks short but on the reality convoluted path weaves its way through ravines and up and down trails. The path is very difficult and more ups and downs. You are almost walking through the trans Himalaya dread path so always careful with yak and sheep who is carrying loads for trade. Over night at camp.
Day 13Yak Kharka to View point 7 hrsThis is a exploration day, so we take you to the view point 4900m. to look at the closest distance of Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarover in Tibet. This is long day but very worthy day of your trek. We deliver the packed lunch for the day. Evening back to camp and overnight.
Day 14Trek to Talung Base Camp 4370mThe path is goes gradually down hill to river and visit the natural hot spring. All the path is like a bearen land. After the hot spring the lake appears in front and passing all these walk about 2 hours to Base camp.
Day 15Talung base camp over a pass to Talung. 7hrs.Walk 3 hours slowly to the top of the Talung and descend about 3 hrs to Talung village. As you are going to cross the pass ofcourse you can see all western range of Himalaya. Overnight at camp.
Day 16Talung to ShingungmaToday we are taking the lower path to Yangar village. Fine local village where is the local boarding school is. We can make a sight trip to Namka Khyung Dzong Gompa is about 65 yrs old monastery. Overnight at Camp.
Day 17Shingungma to Dhinga Laga Today we are going uphill to meet the beginning path of your trek. There is a small pass which is about 3100m. Pass small village and forest to the camp. Overnight at Tent.
Day 18Dinga Laga to Simikot 4hrs.Mostly walking through the small village and bush. Passing the yak pastureland and hut to a stream and Over night at tented camp.
Day 19Flight to Nepalganj to Kathmandu. Most of the flight leaves in the morning from Simikot to Nepaljung and afternoon flight to Kathamndu.
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High light of the trek: Limi Valley, Hilsa, Taklakot, Dharmasala, Jang village
Max. Elevation: 5100m.
Specialty Categories: Hikking and Trekking
Group size: 2+ pax
Type of trekking: Tented Camping
Best Season: May to October