Humla Limi Valley Trek

21
Days

Trip Facts

Highlights of the Treks

  • Exploring the Deep gorges of Karnali River.
  • strenuous passes & fascinating Tibetan culture.
  • More than 800 years old historical monastery.

Humla Limi Valley Trek
Humla Limi Valley Trek is a proper “Off The Beaten Path” trek in Himalayas of Nepal. This treks to takes you to the heart of unexplored upper valleys of Limi. Exploring the Deep gorges of Karnali River, turquoise colour 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 experience firsthand on the trek. 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 which recall some age ago Tibet’s Condition. People in there are still following old way of system.  People in the valley are sustained by simple agriculture and traditional way of trading across the border of wooden handicrafts and hand made 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 Simikot, people living in Limi still rely on trade with Tibet.

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

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters)

    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)

  • Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .

    A half 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)

  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj.

    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.

  • Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2950 meters)

    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.

  • Day 05: Trek to Dharapuri (2300 meters)

    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)

  • Day 06: Trek to Kermi (2670 meters)

    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)

  • Day 07: Trek to Yalbang (3020 meters)

    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)

  • Day 08: Trek to Tumkot (3380 meters)

    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)

  • Day 09: Trek to Yari (3700 meters)

    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.

  • Day 10: Cross Nara La (4620 meters) and trek to Hilsa (3720 meters) Cross Nara La (4620 meters)

    A hard day as the trek today passes a 4600 meters Nara La. It takes around 4 hours to get to the top another 2 hours of steep descent to Hilsa.

  • Day 11: Trek to Manepeme (3990 meters)

    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)

  • Day 12: Trek to Til (4000 meters)

    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)

  • Day 13: Trek to Halji (3660 meters)

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

  • Day 14: Trek to Jang (3930 meters)

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

  • Day 15: Trek to Talung (4370 meters)

    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)

  • Day 16: Cross Nyalu La (4949 meters) and trek to Shinjungma (3620 meters)

    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)

  • Day 17: Trek to Talung Kermi (2670 meters)

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

  • Day 18: Trek to Talung Simikot (2950 meters)

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

  • Day 19: Fly to Nepalgunj and continue to Kathmandu.

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

  • Day 20: Free day at Kathmandu.

    A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Nagarkot, Dhulikhel etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

  • Day 21: Departure.

    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)

  • NOTE:

    ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.

Includes

  • Airport pick up / drop services
  • Airfar Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot & Simikot- Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • Simikot- Hilsa-Limi special permit
  • Full board camping during trek
  • Experience English speaking Nepali guide
  • Supporter Nepalese staff for Camping
  • 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.

Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa Fee.
  • Emergency evacuation if needed
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Personal equipments
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and local donation

Gear List

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

You must bring the following items:
Hiking boots
Socks
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overt rousers / rainpants
Baselayer shirts
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Waterproof jacket
Sunhat
Warm hat
Sunglasses
Thermal gloves
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Antibacterial handwash
Small towel
Daypack, 25/30Litres
Trekking poles
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*

Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.

Faqs

How do I know that your company is a legit company?
On the home page of our website, under the section, company profile, all the legal documents are present.
What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
On cancellation, depending on time duration before the cancellation of the trip, cancellation charge will be charged. A trip can be postponed up to a year.
How far in advance can I book?
A trip can be booked as far as one year in advance. We do not book more than one year ahead because of possibility of huge fluctuations in the international exchange rate.
Can I customize trips to make them suite me?
We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trips as long as the proposed itinerary does not harm your own chances of acclimatization on the trips.
Before a trek: What do I need to bring for the trek?
On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view our Gear List section on website.
What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.
How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement of the trek?
An average physical fitness should be maintained on prior of 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 a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.
How long will be an average day on the trek?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.
How safe are the treks?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients’ safety in even the wildest region of the country.
Is there any arrangement made for emergency while on trekking Tour?
In case of severe sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be rescued by a helicopter. 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 you for both- medical as well as emergency evacuation costs.
On a trek: How are the food and the logistics on the trek?
All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We take our clients review very seriously and never repeat any lodges with complaints on their food on lodge/ tea house trek. On Camping Trek our trekking cook will provide food cooked in our own camp.
I m a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain tea house / lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide well take care at the time and on a camping trek our cook will care well for the vegetarian food.
How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
Most of the lodges in the mountains are quite basic. On few major towns or settlements, when possible we provide the best lodges possible. There are luxury lodges but it’s not included on the standard treks.
What is the stander of gears use on camping trek?
We use stander quality of (Camping Gears) like tents, dining tents, mattress, etc on a camping trek, Also we provide proper warm jacket, trouser, shoes for the porters too.
Will I be able to charge my mobile and camera during the trek?
Lately, most of the teahouses on the trekking routes have electricity. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. However, on some teahouses which run on solar power, you would have to pay additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx.), in order to get your gadgets charged.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Now a day’s most of the major village cell phone is work however such a remote place cell phone does not work but land line phone is available. You can use land line Local phone to call to your relatives.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
You can’t use credit card on a trekking unless in a certain luxuries hotel.
Can I use foreign currency in the place I visit in trekking?
Well! You may use foreign currency during the trekking but exchange rate may not meet correct rate as city so we recommended you to take enough Nepali currency from Kathmandu where you can exchange.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Most of the place they have shower heated by gas and some places headed by solar so you can have shower paying extra cost. However in Camping trek our staffs will provide hot water in bucket for wash and shower.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
In every trekking our guide carries first aid kit with basic requirement tools and some medicine for preventing out in an emergency condition.
Is Visit Himalaya's staff insured?
All our staffs are fully covered by Insurance and high altitude evacuation if necessary.
Do I get refund if trek finished earlier then the schedule?
After conformation your trip we manage our field staff giving them a full wages of the trip duration so you won’t get refunds. If any case you drop from the trip by illness or any case there will be not any refundable.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
We provide 2 in sharing porter for carry your gears in Tea house trek (Lodge Trek) and such a demanding camping trek we use Yak, Mules, for carry the loads. Our porter carry 20 to 25 kilograms so we suggest each person‘s good weight 10 to 12 Kilograms. You need to carry your own day pack with your valuable items.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
Yes either you can store same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
Yes you can obtain your Nepal Visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. More details of Nepal visa please follow the link given. Nepal Visa Information.
How much luggage is allowed on treks?
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries a 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.
About Tipping and Suggestion:-
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 to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs.
The best time to Visit Nepal - October to November
October to November also referred as the autumn season, this is the time of the year with the clear blue skies and green and lush valleys, easily making it the best time in the year to visit Nepal. Adding to the weather is also the festive season that falls in these months, Tihar, the festival of lights (also known as the festival of the brothers and sisters) being the highlight of the many festivals. The temperature can be hot in the days with clear sky with no rains and can be very pleasant for the views of the mountains.
December to February
December to February it is winter in Nepal in these 3 months in Nepal. High altitude trekking can be unbearable because of the freezing cold, with many treks with high passes being close at this time of the year. This could be easily the best time to visit and do some moderate treks like Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek etc if a quiet, peaceful and less people on trails is your priority. The weather remains calm, rainfall is rare during these months and trekking is still very much possible and enjoyable as well.
March to May
March to May The spring season falls during this time and is easily the busiest time of the year in some parts, Everest Trekking trail in particular being the busiest region. The days can get really hot, at times temperature crossing 30 degrees Celsius mark but the jungles with blossoming colourful Rhododendrons and other flowers with towering snow capped pinnacles at the background are an absolute delight to watch. March to May, along with October to November are the best months to trek in Nepal.
June to September
June to September The worst time to trek in Nepal as heavy rains, floods and landslides are common until mid September. However, places like the Upper Dolpo and upper parts of Mustang are the places to be at this time of the year because of the least rainfall in these areas. Apart from these areas, all other areas are a nuisance to trek during these times because of the rains and the problems like leeches, muddy trails, cancelled flights.

Notes

Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

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