Humla Limi Valley Trek

Humla Limi Valley Trek is named after the people living there. The name is a Tibetan word. Le – means the land between two rivers in Tibetan and Mi means people. Le Mi – means people living or situated on land between two rivers. Later on some kind of mispronounced and written like Limi.

According in saying or their history, a Long time ago many Tibetan come to business between Nepal and Tibet border and some Tibetan traders settled in that area for the purpose of better transportation and business. Since they are settled in between two great rivers; so-called “Le-Mi” and later that name derived to the area. Limi has strong ties with the Tibetan community traditionally and culturally. There is a long tradition of trade and cultural exchange between this part of Nepal and Tibet. People living in Limi still rely on trade with Tibet.

Humla Limi Valley Trek is a proper “Off The Beaten Path” trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. Humla Limi Valley treks take you to the heart of the unexplored upper valleys of Limi. Exploring the Deep gorges of Karnali River, the turquoise color of the river.  The Trans Himalayan terrain, strenuous passes, and the fascinating Tibetan culture and lifestyle in the villages of Halji, Til, and Jang are the major attractions of the Humla Limi Valley Trek.

Apart from the pristine beauty, the Limi valley seems almost forgotten by the time and the intrusion of today’s modernization is minimum. Medieval-looking villages, equally old culture, and an age-old way of life can be experienced firsthand on the trek. The isolated backdrop of Humla Limi Valley Trek has higher chances of sightings of the blue sheep and also the rare and elusive snow leopards.

Haliji is the largest village in Limi Valley; more than 800 years old historical monastery is another attraction of this village and even now this old Buddhist monastery is in use. Due to its remoteness, There are so many things that recall some age ago Tibet’s Condition. People in there are still following the old way of the system.  People in the valley are sustained by simple agriculture and the traditional way of trading across the border of wooden handicrafts and handmade goods. There is a long tradition of trade and cultural exchange between this part of Nepal and Tibet. Due to its remoteness to other parts of Nepal and district headquarter in Simikot, people living in Limi still rely on trade with Tibet.

Limi Valley trek starts following the Karnali river and stays mostly on the ancient salt trade route throughout the trek. It goes to the Tibet border and then retraces back to Simikot via a different route, adding more excitement to this already majestic adventure.

Humla Limi valley trek itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2950 meters)
Day 05: Trek to Dharapuri (2300 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Kermi (2670 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Yalbang (3020 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Tumkot (3380 meters)
Day 09: Trek to Yari (3700 meters)
Day 10: Cross Nara La (4620 meters) and trek to Hilsa (3720 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Manepeme (3990 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Til (4000 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Halji (3660 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Jang (3930 meters
Day 15: Trek to Talung (4370 meters)
Day 16: Cross Nyalu La (4949 meters) and trek to Shinjungma (3620 meters)
Day 17: Trek to Talung Kermi (2670 meters)
Day 18: Trek to Talung Simikot (2950 meters)
Day 19: Fly to Nepalgunj and continue to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 21: Departure.

Humla Limi Valley Trek Detail Itinerary

  • 1

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. trekking with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals No.
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 2

    A Full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 3

    Fly to Nepalgunj, one of the major city of the southern part of Nepal. The city is very hot and humid and a different experience than Kathmandu.

    Altitude 165 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 4

    Simikot is a scenic flight of 45 minutes away from Nepalgunj. Simikot airport is a typical nepali mountain airport and the village itself is one typical nepali mountain village.

    Altitude 2950 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Guest House
  • 5

    An hour climb leads to pass and another hour of steep drop leads to Majgaon. Now the trail stays comfortable and undulates for the next couple hours and leads to Dharapuri. (4 hours)

    Altitude 2300 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 6

    This is a short day as the trail undulates but continuously follows Karnali River all the way up to Kermi. There are hot springs nearby the village, where an leisurely afternoon can be enjoyed. (3 hours)

    Altitude 2670 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 7

    The first couple of hours of the day is on comfortable terrain but consistently gains elevation and reaches a small pass. A steep descent leads to suspension bridge and leads through the forest to Yalbang. (5 hours)

    Altitude 3020 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 8

    The trail leaves Karnali river and climbs towards Yangar. After Yangar, the trail gets a bit rocky and goes on to cross Karnali once again on a wooden bridge. A climb follows and after a good couple of hours , gets to Muchu. Another hour finally leads to Tumkot. (5 hours)

    Altitude 3380 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 9

    Most part of this day is spent climbing and includes some steep section as well. In more than 3 hours, the trail passes through Pani Palwang and then in less than 2 hours the day ends at Yari.

    Altitude 3700 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 10

    A hard day as the trek today passes a 4620 meters Nara La. It takes around 4 hours to get to the top another 2 hours of steep descent to Hilsa.

    Altitude 4620 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 11

    The day starts with a crossing of yet another bridge and another climb for a short period. Afterwards, the trail continuously undulates and follows the Karnali River all the way upto Manepeme. (5 hours)

    Altitude 3990 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 12

    Another climb of around 4 hours takes to Lamka La at 4300 meters. A detour en route to the pass leads to a medication cave. From the pass, it takes another one and half hours to the village of Til. Vegetations can be observed once again at Til. (6 hours)

    Altitude 4300 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 13

    An easy and very short day to Halji. The terrain is slightly uphill but still very comfortable throughout the day. (3 hours)

    Altitude 3660 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 14

    Another easy day follows as it takes only 4 hours following the Limi River to get to Jang. (4 hours)

    Altitude 3930 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 15

    One of the two hardest day of the trek and also marks the treks entrance into the wild. There are no more villages and civilization for the next couple of days. However, the trail is quite steady but gradually keeps climbing the whole day. (8 hours)

    Altitude 4370 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 16

    The hardest day of the trek but the best day for the views. A very tough and hard uphill climb of around 5 hours takes to the 4900 meter Nyalu La. Stunning 360 degrees view with views of Tibet can be enjoyed at the top. The holy mountain Kailash of Tibet (6714 meters) and Saipal of Nepal (7031 m) being the pick of the lot. The trail drops to Selma Tso Lake and further continues going down to Shinjungma. (8 hours)

    Altitude 4949 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 17

    A steep drop leads to Sali Khola, which goes on to meet Karnali River again and finally to Kermi. (7 hours)

    Altitude 2670 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Camp
  • 18

    The trek retraces the same way back to Simikot. (6 hours)

    Altitude 2950 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Guest House
  • 19

    We take the early flight to Nepalgunj and connect with an onward flight to Kathmandu

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast & Lunch
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 20

    A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan National Park Tours. This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 21

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation No

Cost Includes

    • Arrival and Departure land transport (All necessary land transport by private Car)
    • Full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley UNESCO world heritage site with a city guide.
    • Airfare Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot & Simikot- Nepalgunj-Kathmandu round fare for clients, Guide, and Cook staff.
    • Simikot- Hilsa-Limi restricts entry trekking permits.
    • Full Camping support trek.
    • Experience English-speaking Nepali guide
    • Supporter Nepalese staff for Camping gear.
    • Mule and Yak or porter for carrying luggage
    • All camping cooking equipment
    • Hotel in Nepalgunj with Dinner and Breakfast
    • First Aid Kit.
    • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry Visa Fee. 

    • Emergency evacuation if needed.
    • Beverages and personal expenses.

    • Personal equipment. 

    • Travel insurance. 

    • Tips and local donation when entering to mastery.

Cost & Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews ( 1 Reviews For This Package )

Dario Barutta & Kaun Leng Fong, From - Italian

An amazing experience and an amazing team!!!Limi Valley Trek

Me and my gf completed Limi Valley trek, the agency was perfect in every aspects, from the beginning answering in details at our email, to organizing a nice sightseen around Katmandu and to the trek itself. Everything was well prepared, our team always helped us in all the situations and made the trek as comfortable as possible. The trek was amazing, and the places we visited so beautiful that no pictures can fully describe them. I highly recommend this agency, and for any future trip to Nepal I will definitely contact them again. September – 2019.


We always try to be flexible in designing the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced with our suggested itinerary then of course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.

A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

An average physical fitness should be maintained before booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are taking regular medication then tell us before the trip starts which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.

Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety in even the remote areas as well.

There would be always back support in case of an emergency like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital if possible otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.

It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care of the time cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staff will care all about the food section.

We use standard quality (Camping Gear) like Clients' tents (3 men tents for couples and two men tents for single), dining tents, Shower tents, Toilet tents, staff tend thick mattresses, etc.  Also, we care for our staff and provide them with proper equipment for the camping trek. You will also be requested to have the proper gear for your personal use which will be suggested while confirming the trip.

Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), to get your gadgets to be charged.

Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phones do not work, and even if there is no other communication access then we send satellite phones along with our guide so you can always be in touch with your family.

Yes, either you can store the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.

The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The Level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.

$ USD 3500 / Person
21 Days Days Nepal
Humla Limi Valley Trek
Altitude 4949 meters m
Humla Limi Valley Trek
Region Humla Region
Humla Limi Valley Trek
Difficulty Moderate
Humla Limi Valley Trek
Group size 2 Pax Minimum Peoples
Humla Limi Valley Trek
Best Season August -October Autumn & April - May-June Spring