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Simikot Limi Valley Trek - 23 Days

Simikot Limi Valley Trek is simply the most striking place organized for a trekker has ever been visited. The region welcomes you with mountains wrapped with snow, lush valleys, distinctive Trans-Himalayan area, rocky cliffs, calm lakes, long striking rivers, an assortment of species of wildlife and ever-changing landscapes which are major fascinations for visitors.

Simikot Actually is the entrance of Mt. Kailash where the way moves ahead passing grand Karnali River in anticipation of getting Kermi. We help you to trek into amusing forests in conjunction with thundering stream enlarged because of winter thaw. From Tsongsa we enter for Limi valley and after crossing Na Lagna (4,330m) pass we are inside Limi valley.

Limi Valley is one of the historical places where you will spot very antique shrines and typical tribal Tibetan way of life. Limi literally means people who live in the river valley. Limi lies in west of Nepal and from here we head out there and combine with Kailash and in Tibet, for the definitive cleansing trek. Here we hang around in Tibetan villages of Til, Waltse and Zang and observe the inhabitants working together in the fields with their yaks and see their way of life.


All trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

After we meet at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will help you to transfer to hotel and for the rest of the day you can either relax or do individual activities. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley

On this day, you can take a visit about Kathmandu. After having breakfast in the morning you can proceed for half day city tour to Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudha, Kathmandu Durbar square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is the heritages enlisted in world heritage list. In evening your proposed guide will be briefed about your trek and hand over the trekking permit. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj (400m.)

We will take the flight to Nepalgunj. The flight will give excellent views of the Himalaya to the north. We will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening to have a look around the town which is situated 3 km from the southern Nepalese border with India. The place is relatively hot and steamy. Overnight at the Nepalgunj

Day 4
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2,856m.)

We take a flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot which takes 45 minutes, flying over western Terai of Nepal, Bheri River valley, the Mahabharata hills, as well as the Karnali River. Then, after having rest in immigration office, we start trekking to Majgaon. Our way mounts to the Simikot Lagna in about 2 hours, and then starts to decline steeply into the Karnali gorge. Overnight at camp that we set up

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Danda Karmi (2,856m.)

Today we walk up to the upper Karnali River valley site, passing through the Toling as well as Dharapani villages and numerous striking waterfalls. Then we steadily ascend towards Danda Karmi village, is the first village that you will be passing, this village is occupied by upper Humla people of Tibetan sector.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Yalbang Chaur

From Karmi, the team move up the valley and walk down rather steeply to the Sali Khola with its striking stream flowing through the forest. Camp is made a little ahead where there is a wide open meadow nearby the river; the pasture is called the Yalbang Chaur.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Tumkot (2800m.)

We, today steadily move to the village of Yalbang. From here the upper course passes all the way through Toothpaling monastery, while the lower one guides directly to the Yankhar village. Next 3 hours of walking around the bend of the Karnali brings below the Muchu Bridge. From Muchu the track go down gently to the stream below reaching the settlement of Tumkot. The Camp is recommended by the stream side at the underside of the valley.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek Yari (3,450m.)

We pass by the Karnali gorge towards Yari village and the Nara La Pass; the path will lead into Tibet. The track climbs gradually up the Mountain side to Yari. The last Nepali village Yari is moving further towards Nara La. Camp can be made by the stream side near the last group of houses at Yari.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek Nara Pass (4,325m.)

We cross the Nara La Pass from Yari. Here we can see a sweep of stones, the travelers have put crowned by many flag poles and strings of colorful prayer flags. The drop to meet up the Karnali once again is abrupt. Then, we walk sheer and narrow winding and follow the ridges to drop lightly to the river far down below. Camp is made on the banks of the Karnali on a flat area near the bridge.

Day 10
Day 10: Drive Takalkot (3,500m.)

You will start your trek to reach Takalkot, passing through Sher village, the first Tibetan tiny village that you come across along the path. The gravel track continues, twisting and meandering finally reaching to Kocher village. In Kocher, you will see the well-known Gompa of Kochernath. And at Kocher, after boarding the bus or a lorry we make a journey to Taklakot. Overnight – at Purang Guest House or Camp

Day 11
Day 11: Drive to Darchen (4,500m.)

The bus journey again continues to arrive at a village named Darchen, the base camp to Mt. Kailash. Darchen is a small settlement that lies at the Southern slopes of the sacred mountain – Kailash. In the past it was a Drokpa village, a village of the nomads. However, today there is mixture of people living here. Their houses are made out of boulders and stone. Overnight camp at Dharchen

Day 12
Day 12: Trek to Dri-Ra Phunk Gompa (4,900m.)

From Darchen we today begin trekking up towards the Western valley of Lha Chu. After Lha Chu you reach Tarpachan. The eye-catching view of the holy mountain – Kailash, at the far distance, and the Gompa of Chugu greets you. The trail continues twisting and turning then finally reaching the distinction -Dri-Phunk. We set up night camp opposite to the lone monastery of Dri-Ra Phunk.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek to Zuthul Phunk Monastery (4,700m.)

From Dri-Ra Phunk the track to Dorma La pass escalates steadily through open area. After reaching Dorma La pass, you will observe one, the only one so huge rock fastened with strings of colorful prayer flags, which happen to build the highest point of the extended journey to this holy part of mountain. From here the trail moves down, passing by the holy lake of Guari Kund. From this lake side the trail keeps following down the eastern side of the valley of the Dzong Chu River, and can reaches at the cave monastery of Zuthul Phunk. Overnight at camp

Day 14
Day 14: Trek to Darchen

From Zuthul Phunk village, you can visit the cave monastery there. The unique cave monastery is supposed to be the well-known one which was the meditation retreat for one of the great Tibetan saint namely – Saint Milarepa. Then, we move again down the valley. Take the path leading down the valley and the Darchen. Set up an overnight camp at the Darchen.

Day 15
Day 15: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4, 558 m.)

In the distant you can see Mt. Kailash, a white dome like structure. The bus will take you as far as Chiu Gompa which is positioned by the bank-side of Manasarovar. This is a striking mark and is well-regarded by the Buddhist people as the resting place of Guru Padma Sambhava before his death. Today we set up the camp near the Chiu Gompa.

Day 16
Day 16: Day Rest Acclamatization

We have a rest day today. Also, we go for visiting Manasarovar Lake. We will be at the lake till Chiu Gompa camp and mostly as high as Horchu.

Day 17
Day 17: Drive to Thrugu Gompa

From the campsite in Chiu Gompa, we start to walk and after walking about an hour visit the Seralung monastery. You can walk the direction of the campsite about an hour more and drive to the camp. It’s a half day trip. In the evening visit the Trugu Monastery. Overnight camping there about which is full board

Day 18
Day 18: Drive to Chiu Gompa camp

Today, we drive till Gosul Gompa and then can start to walk to Chiu Gompa which is 2/3 hours far. At Chiu our staffs already could have set the camp. There is a hot spring where you can take bath enjoyably with certain amount cash paying. Overnight camping there about which is full board

Day 19
Day 19: Drive to Dzongba (beside Brahmaputra) or New Dzongba - (4500m.)

Today, we drive about 5 to 6 hours along the picturesque landscape such Manisar, Payang and Bhramaputra with high passes above 5200m and behind our right hand side mountains lies Nepal along the way. Overnight camping there about which is full board.

Day 20
Day 20: Drive to Pilku Tso Lake

We drive along the fascinating scenery with some passes. We drive passing through Saga, cross the bridge of Bhrama Putra at Saga and keep on driving to Pigutso. There is a lake but before Pigutso we could see one lake rather than Pigutso. The night will be colder than previous because of our campsite will be close to Mount Shishapangma 8013m. You can walk to visit the Pigutso Lake from the campsite about quarter hour. If you will not decide to stay at Pigutso then can be drive to Dzangmu next 3/4 hours Overnight camping there about which is full board

Day 21
Day 21: Drive to Zhangmu - (2300m.)

Today, we drive to Dzangmu via Thong la pass above 5100m and gigantic view of Mount Shishapangma to the right hand side and front peaks. Several of them located in Tibet and some in Nepal like peaks of Rolwaling. And road brings you move down via Melarepa cave before reach to Nyalam (3782m). While descend from Thong la, it’s bring you greenery scenery and easy to taking breath. From Nyalam, drives between big hills thereabout and follow the Bhote Koshi River, its beautiful landscape along the way. In evening it will good to make programmed to tipping to the crew of Tibetan. Overnight Hotel on complete package

Day 22
Day 22: Return to Kathmandu

Today, we are leaving Tibet. We stayed Dzangmu for the last night to Friendship Bridge Then, after we drive about 5 hours for Kathmandu witnessing different panorama of nature of Nepal. Overnight at hotel

Day 23
Day 23: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Cost included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • 3 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flight KTM-Nepalgunj-Simikot and back to Kathmandu.
  • All your standard Meals and best available guest house and camping accommodation during the trek.
  • An Experienced English – speaking trekking guide and 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Porters to carry luggage for 2 trekkers: 1 porter including their salary, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Specail – Conservation. Area entry permits.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner second last day of departure.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Your international airfare.
  • Nepal visa
  • Personal expenses.
  • Landry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.
  • Mineral water Bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Tips for tour and trekking staffs.

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Recommended Gear Lists:

Packing essential gear before trekking is a must in any situation. These gears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the trek.
Woolen caps, hats
Hiking boots
Trekking socks
Trekking trousers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Fleece jackets
Down jackets
Cotton T-shirts
Lightweight gloves
Woolen caps, hats
Sleeping bag
First-aid kit
Toilet papers
Body lotions
Sanitary napkins, tampons
Cotton towel
Hand sanitizers

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.)

Group Discount: Available

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Trip Facts

  • 23 Days
  • Camping
  • Spring & Autumn
  • 4900 Meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 4 people
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