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Simikot Limi Valley Trek - 20 Days

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Simikot Limi Valley Trek in Nepal is favored by adventure tourists. Simikot and its adjoining regions of Humla district presents a challenge to trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world.


Simikot Limi valley Trek is a trek to one of the most off beaten tracks to the remote regions of Nepal situated in the Humla district of the far north-western part of Nepal, bordered by Tibetan. Trekking in this area was restricted before 1993 hence the trek offers a perfect blend of well-preserved culture and scenery that is very different from the rest of Nepal.
Simikot is the administrative headquarters of Humla District and the starting point of this trek. The trekking trail to Limi valley goes alongside Karnali River (the longest river in Nepal towards various destinations in Humla, where you may encounter different Himalayan wildlife like blue sheep, wild yaks, and snow leopard. Before reaching Limi valley, the trek takes you to the border town of Hilsa, from where you can get an amazing view of Mount Kailash a holy mountain located in Tibet. The highlight of this trek, Limi valley, is also known as Shangri-La for its untouched and preserved beauty, natural as well as cultural. The valley also has an exceptional topographical position called “rain shadow” which allows trekkers to trek even in the monsoon season. The valley of Limi reminds of Tibetan landscape with the dry and desert-like terrain. The region is inhabited by Tibetan origin communities like Nyinba, Bynsi, Limipa, and Khampa. The people here still practices BonPo religion, the pre-Buddhist religion. You stumble across many Monasteries, Chortens, stupas, Mani walls, and prayer flag-laden passes during the trek.


Outline Itinerary (Simikot Limi Valley Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley
Day 03 : Flight Nepalgunj – Simikot (2950m)
Day 04 : Trek from Simikot to Dharapori (2300m) 4 hrs
Day 05 : Trek from Dharapori to Kermi (2670m)
Day 06 : Trek from Kermi to Yalbang (3020m) 5 hrs
Day 07 : Trek from Yalbang to Muchu (3120m) 4 hrs or Tumkot (3380m) 5 hrs
Day 08 : Trek from Tumkot to Yari (3700m) or Thado Dunga (3750m) 5 hrs
Day 09 : Trek from Yari to Hilsa (3720m) across the Nara La (4620m) 6 hrs
Day 10 : Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme (3900m) 5 hrs
Day 11 : Trek from Manepeme to Til (4000m) 6 hrs
Day 12 : Trek from Til to Halji (3660m) 3 hrs
Day 13 : Trek from Halji to Jang (3930m) 4 hrs
Day 14 : Trek from Jang to Talung (4370m) 8 hrs
Day 15 : Trek from Talung to Shinjungma (3620m) across Nyalu La (4940m) 8 hrs
Day 16 : Trek from Shinjungma to Kermi (2670m) 7 hrs
Day 17 : Trek from Kermi to Simikot (2950m) 6 hrs
Day 18 : Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by flight
Day 19 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 20 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing and challenging Simikot Limi Valley Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


NOTE : All Camping Trek 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.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 2,950

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 : Flight Nepalgunj - Simikot (2950m)

Today you will fly to Simikot (45 minutes) from Nepalgunj. The flight will take you through the edges of hills and gorges of various rivers alongside remarkable mountains. Upon arrival, you will feel topographical changes and the change in climate too. As Simikot is the headquarters of Humla district, many administrative offices can be seen here. Overnight in Simikot.

Day 4
Day 04 : Trek from Simikot to Dharapori (2300m) 4 hrs.

You start your trek by descending to Humla Karnali River, following which you head towards Dharapori. The trail mostly moves through pine forests and reaches many villages en route. You cross small streams, and finally crossing a suspension bridge over Humla Karnali River, we reach Dharapor for the overnight stay.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek from Dharapori to Kermi (2670m)

Further, we ascend to the village of Khagalgaon (3400m), pass the beautiful waterfall named Chaya Chahara, and again continue to ascend on a steep trail above the gorge of Humla Karnali River to reach Kermi. Above Kermi are some relaxing hot springs where you can go for a relaxing bath. Overnight in Kermi.

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek from Kermi to Yalbang (3020m) 5 hrs.

Go downhill to cross Salli Khola on a suspension bridge alongside an under construction road. The trail ascends above Humla Karnali to reach the Gompa in Yalbang that makes an outstanding campsite. Overnight in Yalbang.

Day 7
Day 07 : Trek from Yalbang to Muchu (3120m) 4 hrs or Tumkot (3380m) 5 hrs.

Leaving Yalbang, the trail ascends high above the Karnali River again and crosses the village of Yangar. You move to across the river on a wooden suspension bridge after which the trail ascends along the upper side of the deep valley. Enjoying the view of the emerald Humla Karnali, you make your way to Tumkot via Muchu. Overnight in Tumkot.

Day 8
Day 08 : Trek from Tumkot to Yari (3700m) or Thado Dunga (3750m) 5 hrs.

As you start your trek from Tumkot, the trail ascends slowly with a few sheer climbs in between. Experience the landscape changing and becoming stony and isolated. Part of the track goes over the dirt road that is under construction. You move through the small village of Pani Palbang and crossing Yari East and Yari West, you arrive in Yari. Overnight

Day 9
Day 09 : Trek from Yari to Hilsa (3720m) across the Nara La (4620m) 6 hrs.

Today we cross the Nara La pass (4560m) to head towards the border town of Hilsa. As the trail ascends, the background starts to appear deserted but without losing its allure. After few hours of climbing on a steep ride, you reach the top of Nara La (4560m) which is adorned with many prayer flags and gives you a good view of the holy Mount Kailash (6638m) situated in Tibet. You then descend along the rocky trail to reach Hilsa. Overnight.

Day 10
Day 10 : Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme (3900m) 5 hrs.

Leave Hilsa, you cross the bridge above Humla Karnali River. Then you walk along a thin track above the gorge of Humla Karnali River until you reach Manepeme. Overnight.

Day 11
Day 11 : Trek from Manepeme to Til (4000m) 6 hrs.

The trail ascends as it makes way through the high, steep rocks. Halfway through the trek, you leave Humla Karnali behind and continue the trek above the gorge of Limi River hence entering Limi valley. You make a steep ascend towards Til, the first village in Limi valley and go for a visit to its sacred meditation cave, Ya Yip Phuk. This cave plays a significant role in the history of Buddhism as it was the meditation cave of Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo, a well-known interpreter of Buddhist scriptures. Overnight in Til.

Day 12
Day 12 : Trek from Til to Halji (3660m) 3 hrs.

It’s an easy day walk to Halji, where you can visit the age-old monasteries. The trail follows Limi River upstream on a leveled ground. You arrive at the village passing a Chorten and a big Mani wall, a low wall with many stones in which holy mantras and Buddhist deities are engraved. The main hall of the monastery in Hajj. Overnight in Halji.

Day 13
Day 13 : Trek from Halji to Jang (3930m) 4 hrs.

This is the easy part of the trek. Most of the time, the path takes you along the bank of Limi River. The company of Limi River makes the trek even more fun as you reach the last village of Limi valley i.e. Jang. In Jang. Overnight in Jang.

Day 14
Day 14 : Trek from Jang to Talung (4370m) 8 hrs.

Today you bid goodbye to Limi valley and ascend alongside Takchhe Khola to reach Talung. The trail gets tough at times and also passes few wooden bridges on the rivers and streams en route. Since there are no villages on the way, you can enjoy the soothing hiss of the river as you make your way to Talung. Overnight.

Day 15
Day 15 : Trek from Talung to Shinjungma (3620m) across Nyalu La (4940m) 8 hrs.

It is a very hard today but is also satisfying as the ascent to the top of Nyalu La (5001m), the highest point of the trek, provides an amazing view of Humla and glimpses of Tibet. On very clear days you get to see the holy Mount Kailash (6638m) and other snowcapped mountains. From the pass, it is a sharp decline to Selima Tso. The trail continues following the Salli River until reaching Shinjungma. Overnight.

Day 16
Day 16 : Trek from Shinjungma to Kermi (2670m) 7 hrs.

You will get back to Kermi village today with a sharp descend alongside Salli River. The walk can be a little tiring due to uneven solid grounds among pine and birch trees. The trail leads you to Humla Karnali River once again, and you follow the river all the way to Kermi.

Day 17
Day 17 : Trek from Kermi to Simikot (2950m) 6 hrs.

The day starts on a rough road with the astonishing backdrop. The trail is smooth up to Darapor and Majgaon. After Majgaon, the trail gets rough and climbs uphill above the gorge of Humla Karnali River until you arrive in Simikot.

Day 18
Day 18 : Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by flight.

With the end of the trek to Limi Valley, you finally come to the end of the whole journey. It is a long way back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj with some amazing memories of the trip.

Day 19
Day 019 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.

Day 20
Day 20 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination

Our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu by private AC vehicles as per group size
  • Nepalgunj -Simikot Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • All ground transportation by private Jeep
  • Restricted Area trekking permit and National park fee
  • Full boards Camping Service during whole trek
  • An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), trekking cook, kitchen helper, Sherpa.
  • Necessary number of porter’s their meal, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment’s are included in Cost.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

Simikot Limi Valley Trek – 20 Days: (Accommodation: Lodge/Camping)

(All rates are in Euro)

PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 4 Person basis : EUR 2950 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-8 Person basis : EUR 2850 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 9-12 Person basis : EUR 2750 per person


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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Trip Facts

  • 20 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4900 Meter
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Camping
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