Limi Valley Trek

Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
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  • Best Season
    Spring | Autumn
  • Package Type
  • Elevation
  • Group Size
    2 Pax
  • Tour Hours
    3-8 Hours

West Nepal beholds many beauties when it comes to nature and cultural diversities. Among them is Humla, the most northern and remotest area in Nepal which holds a beautiful valley of Limi, a fascinating offbeat camping trek that combines the beauty of culture, lifestyle and nature. This trek is an excellent opportunity to glimpse into the mystical land of west Nepal experiencing the semi nomadic Buddhist culture while trekking above the altitude of 3000m. Challenging yet a mesmerizing trip will give you the glimpse of the beautiful Himalayan range and mountains beyond the borders of Nepal. Bordered with Tibet, Limi valley is both culturally and naturally diverse with rich flora and fauna. Holding some of the top site to witness in Western Nepal, this trekking is a blend of culture, nature and wildlife, unspoiled and untouched. Holding some of the most picturesque sites to explore, you will pass through different remote villages, ancient monasteries, enchanting forest and landscapes. Witness the vibrant Buddhist culture and lifestyle without even being to Tibet.

This picturesque Limi valley offers you the most scenic views of some of the most popular mountain Mt. Saipal and more from a top of Nara La Pass, Nyalu La Pass and Langdok La pass. The major point of this trek is Lapcha Syar, offers the breathtaking view of western border Himalaya Gurla Mandata (Nanmoneni) mountain along with. Beyond the border of Nepal, the holy mountain for all Hindus, Buddhist and Bon religions Mt. Kailash can be seen from this point. The tranquil view of Lake Mansarovar lying in the foothills of Mt. Kailash is something to cherish during this trip. The unique blend of cultures includes various ethnic groups from Bhotia (Buddhist) found in the Norther part to Khasa (Hindu) found in southern part. You will be witnessing some of the rare animals like snow leopard, musk deer, wild Ass “Kyang”, wild Yak “Dong” Himalayan bear and wolfs along with different species of birds and herbal plants. Trekking above 3000m, the effects of elevations are present, at the same time providing the once in a lifetime experience of a high altitude trekking in Nepal.

  1. Afternoon flight to Nepalgunj 150m

    Morning preparation of the trek and trekking permit. In the afternoon flight to Nepalgunj for an hour journey. Nepalgunj lies in south-western part of Nepal, on the Terai plains, close to the Indian border. Overnight at Hotel

  2. Morning flight to Simikot 2950m and Trek to Dharapori 2300m 3-4 hours

    After breakfast early morning flight to Simikot. Which will take 45-minute flight over irregular narrow hills and mountain ridges. After lunch we start our trek climbing slowly to Simikot ridge about 45 minutes. Simikot ridge is very good view point of Simikot valley and Karnali river raging below in far. From the ridge we need help of walking stick, we have long and steep descend to Majgaun village. Than further 45-minute easy walk to Dharapori campsite via Tuling village. Overnight at Camp

  3. Trek Dharapori to Kermi village 2600m 5-6 hours

    After breakfast the trail keeps on following the Karnali River.  Sometimes high on the slope, with the river far below you and sometimes almost level with it. We passed via beautiful waterfall Chya Chhahara. Chya Chhahara is the only a waterfall in upper Humla. We walk along fields with mainly barley, buckwheat, rice and potatoes. Just below Kermi village we will camp with a beautiful view of ridges and Karnali George. In the evening we can explore Kermi village and hot spring just above the village. Overnight at Camp

  4. Trek Kermi to Yalbang village 3000m 5-6 hours Kermi to Yalbang Gompa 2800m. O/N Camp

    The trail till Salli Lagna is striate, passing alongside fields. After few hours walking cross a small pass Salli Lagna, and steep descend of to Salli River. The walk goes through beautiful pine forests again and gradually climb till Yalbang village via Thangma Chhua. We camp near by Yalbang school. Evening visit the Monastery above the village; the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. This is the biggest monastery in the region, with around 100 monks and nuns living there. The monastery is branch monastery of Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery in west Tibet, which is situated in Mabchha Khambab in Garuda valley. Overnight at Camp


  5. Trek Yalbang to Tumkot Khola 3300m 6-7 hours

    Today the trail goes high above the Karnali River. After about half an hour trek, we pass the Yangar village. The trail up to Gering Pani, lunch site is comfort and pleasant. After lunch we climb and cross the Karnali River by a narrow suspension bridge. The path climbs high above the Karnali River and goes along the upper site of a deep gorge, we arrive in the beautiful village of Muchu. It is an hour further walk to Tumkot Khola where we camp overnight. Visit the very interesting monastery of the Sakyapa sect, the Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the region. The monastery lies on a hill top; it is a 30 minutes climb to get there. It is the only Sakya Monastery in Humla, and one of the few monasteries of this sect in Nepal. Overnight at Camp

  6. Trek Tumkot Khola to Thado Dunga 3750m 7-8 hours

    The trail climbs steadily, with a few steep climbing. Soon as leaving Tumkot, the landscape is getting more and more rocky and dry. The few low juniper trees and few sticky bushes. For a while the trail goes over the dirt road that has been built to join to Tibet border. we cross a small Teahouse Pani Palwang and take a lunch break. Then walk along the dirt road up to Thado Dunga just above Yari village. We will have beautiful views of surrounding mountains, hills and Yari village. Yari village is just below us in good set beautiful looking over. Overnight at Camp

  7. Trek Thado Dunga to Hilsa 3700m (Nepal-China border) 4-5 hours

    Today we cross over the Nara La pass at 4530m. We trek up to pass is steep climb, the landscape looks more and more like Tibet. also we meet big caravans of mules, dzopkeys or yaks coming over the pass. We can see the view of Hilsa valley and Tibetan village Shera in the distance. At the north side of the pass, it looks like you are in Tibet. You are surrounded by barren mountains in many different colors. From the pass comes a long descent to Hilsa, which is the border with Tibet. Overnight at Camp

  8. Trek Hilsa to Mane Padme 3800m (Manepeme) 5-6 hours

    Once we leave Hilsa, crossing a suspension bridge. At the other side of the river, a small, a slightly difficult trail winds its way over a slope, until it connects with a larger trail high on the slope. We get 100meter close to the Chinese immigration buildings. This trail follows the Karnali River in eastern direction up till Manepeme. The path climbs gradually most part of the path is rocky. We walk in a dramatic landscape, where is a small flat area close to the huge Rock written Buddhist Mantra “OM MANE PADME HUM” the place is name after the Mantra. Overnight at Camp

  9. Trek Mane Padme to Til 3600m (Til Jyung) 7-8 hours

    The trail leads inside thorny bushy zigzag till Chukrangma than climbs up very steeply for about half an hour to Lamka La, a pass at 4200m. After the pass, easy walk down to Til. We see some white buildings attached high to a slope. This is the monastery from Til with some retreat houses next to it. The village is surrounded by Himalayan red birches and terraced fields, which both are bright yellow in September-October. Til is a beautiful authentic Buddhist village, as are all villages in the Limi valley. Most villagers still wear the original Tibetan dress. We camp at a down below Til village, next to the river in Til Jyung. Overnight at Camp

  10. Trek Til to Halji 3650m 3-4 hours

    Today is an easy walking to Halji village, following the trail upstream of Limi river crossing the wooden bridges. Once we reach at the campsite below the village, visit the Rinchhenling monastery and wander around in the villages. In Halji the monastery, Rinchhenling Gompa, is in the village built in the 14th Century and belongs to the Kagyugpa Sect.  This is the biggest and most important monastery in the Limi Valley. Overnight at Camp

  11. Trek Halji to Tashithang 3800m (Jang village) 6-7 hours

    Today is also an easy walk from Halji to Jang’s Tashithang, following the Limi river. Jang is the one of three villages in the Limi valley and, as with the other villages, it is very special place where the Buddhist culture still continues relatively untouched by the modern world. We camp near the village place call Chekjur on the corner there is hot spring. You can enjoy bath in hot spring. Degung Kyapgon Rinpoche highest guru of Digung Kagyu bless the place and named it Tashithang. Overnight at Camp

  12. Trek Tashithang to Tagkarbu 4350m (Talung valley) 6-7 hours

    The trail goes up slowly but gradually up toward Takchi bridge and enter to right side toward Zhabuk valley. From Takchi there another route leads north that is the way to Chhyakpalung and Lapcha Syar. From Lapcha Syar one can view Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar clearly. That is two days walk from Takchi river. Nowadays easily drive to Lapcha Syar and come back by truck in one day. From Takchi slowly walk toward Talung Tagkarbu via Zhabuk (Gonba Yok) ruined village. Zhabuk was biggest and most prosperous village before it ruins in Limi valley. Lama Palya is the richest one among the villagers. To save his mother, sister and wealth from enemy he had forcefully turned village into ashes, now you still see ashes turned it to white sand. Than continue toward Talung Tagkarbu via Tsomgo Lake. Overnight at Camp

  13. Trek Tagkarbu to Singjungma 3600m 6-7 hours

    Today is a very tough, but rewarding climb to the highest point during the trek, the Nyalu La Pass 4950m. There can be snow, which makes the climb more challenging. From the pass we can see breathtaking 360 degree views into Humla and into Tibet. We can see the holy Mt. Kailash on nail size in far Tibet and Mt. Saipal 7031m and the many more mountains. From the pass it is a steep down will walk to the lake Seliman Tso at 4630m. The trail continues going down, following the Daramsala and enter to Tsongsa valley, to the campsite at Shinjungma. Overnight at Camp

  14. Trek Singjungma to Laha Dinga 3400m 6-7 hours

    Today we follow the Sechi river toward Langdok La and climb up Langdok La Pass 4200m. From the pass we will have beautiful views of Sechi valley and surrounding peaks. The trail steep descends down to Takhor Khola and continues to Laga the summer house of Dinga village. Overnight at Camp

  15. Trek Laha Dinga to Simikot 6-7 hours

    We trek down to Hepka Khola cross wooden bridge and climb up to Okhreni village and trek straight to Simikot Lagna and descend down to Simikot. Overnight at Camp

  16. Flight Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu by connecting flight

    After breakfast we flight to Nepalgunj and afternoon flight to Kathmandu. Evening celebrate successful Limi valley trip with Nepali cultural dance.


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Package Cost inclusions
  • All arrival and departures transport in Kathmandu airport
  • Airfare Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Nepalgunj
  • Limi valley Dolpo Trekking permit fees
  • Guide and porters
  • All meals and camping during the Trek
  • Humla DDC fee
  • Hilsa community charges
Package Cost exclusions
  • Sightseeing and hotel in Kathmandu (we organize on client’s request)
  • Travel and health Insurance of client
  • Tips for support staff it is expecting
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