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Humla Limi Valley Trek - 19 Days

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Price: US $2700 P/P

19 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size

Min. 2 PAX

Trip Grade

Moderate

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge

Max Altitude

4949 m

Meals

Full board during the trek

Transportation

Flight, Private Vehicle

Trip Highlights

  • The Tibetan-derived culture of the Limi people
  • Cross Nara La pass at 4940m
  • The Wilderness of remote gorges and valleys, and the beautiful Karnali River
  • Trek through the remote Humla district in Karnali region
  • Views of Mt Kailash and others in Tibet
  • Trek to Simikot and Hilsa border along Nepal and Tibet
  • Observe Tibetan culture and lifestyle and Tibetan Buddhism
  • Visit Rinchenling, Kunzum Do-Nag Chodeden monastery
  • Explore ancient villages of Jhang and Halji

Humla Limi Valley Trek is one of the most amazing treks in Nepal. This trek gives a glimpse of the mystical land of Tibet. This trek was opened to foreigners in 2002, as the area borders on Tibet in the far west of Nepal. Humla Limi Valley is concealed profoundly within the Himalayas of Western. It is culturally diverse, occupying in the northern highlands by Bhotias, and in the southern valleys by the Khasas. The untouched sights of Humla Limi Valley Trek are more than make up for the exciting and challenging hiking with some long days.

In the language of Tibet, ‘le’ means “land between two rivers”, and ‘mi’ means “people”. Therefore, the name Limi Valley is after the people living on land between two rivers. The local people believe that Tibetan people crossed onto this land. They came for business purposes and later settled here. That is why, the Limi Valley is still culturally connected with Tibet, and the local people still trade with Tibet. They particularly trade wooden handicrafts and hand-made goods.

The trek to Humla Limi Valley starts by following the Karnali river. This route mostly stays on the ancient salt trade route. During this trek, you will have a chance to spot some animals. People can see the snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, and musk deer. You will pass through authentic, small Buddhist villages along the way. Mostly camp will be in amazing spots amidst the snow-capped mountains.

Accommodations on Humla Limi Valley trekking

Magic Himalaya provides the best as well as comfortable accommodation. Accommodation is mostly on teahouse/lodge, a homestay as well as camping. Accommodations can be shares or a single supplement will be provided on request. We will arrange rooms with attached washrooms. However, guesthouses/teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. As we ascent higher there is not much access to services. It might be difficult to single share rooms at higher elevations. Packages are possible for camping. Our Company is a good operator of the camping trek too.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 03: Nepalgunj to Simikot (Flight) to Dharapuri

Day 04: Dharapuri to Kermi

Day 05: Kermi to Yalbang

Day 06: Yalbang to Tumkot khola

Day 07: Tumkot to Thodo khola

Day 08: Thado dhunga to Hilsa via Nara la pass

Day 09: Trek Hilsa to Manipema

Day 10: Manipema to Til Village

Day 11: Til Village to Chagzur hot springs via Halji

Day 12: Rest day At Chagzur Hot springs

Day 13: Trek to Jade/Nyalu base camp

Day 14: Nyalu Base camp to Sheng Jungma

Day 15: Trek Shenga Jungma to Langdodg base

Day 16: Trek to Lekh Dinga

Day 17: Trek to Simikot

Day 18: Flight Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 19: Rest day/ Sightseeing

Day 20: Final Departure.

Itinerary

01

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, our representatives will pick you and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. After some time in hotel then visit magic Himalaya office in Thamel. We will talk about the trek. We will have together welcome dinner. (D, Accommodation)

NOTE: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner and A= Accommodation)

02

We will fly to Nepalgunj which is south western Nepal. It is situated on lo lands of terai region. It is the It is flat area with Hindu as well as Muslim community. We can walk around the market which is crowded but still interesting. We will stay night in Nepalgunj. (B , L , D , A).

03

After having breakfast we will fly to Simikot airport. Simikot is a different world that lies in the midst of Himalaya. Headquarter of Simikot in Humla district. Simikot is the start point of the trek. The famous Kailash Mansaravor is also possible through here. We will walk 4 hours to reach Dharapani for overnight stay. (B, L, D, A)

04

Today is just a 3 hours walk before reaching Kermi. We will start late today after exploring the Dharapuri village in the morning time. The trekking follows the mighty karnali where we see the fields of barley, buckwheat, rice and potatoes. This village has many Buddhist people. The main attractions f the area is Laikyo Gompa as well as Lhundrup Gompa. Stay overnight in this village. (B, L, D, A)

05

Today journey is flat and slightly uphill. We will walk along the fields of barley and buckwheat. We will also cross suspension bridges along the way and walk through pine forests. We will reach Yalbang after walking 6 hours walk. We will stay our night on this villages and visit biggest monastery for puja ceremony in the evening. (B, L, D, A)

06

After leaving the Yalbang the trail goes high above the Karnali River again. We will pass some villages on the way and walk on the Nepali Flat, uphill as well as downhill. Today walk is 5 hours walk which is interesting on reaching Tumkot. We can visit monastery and around. We will stay night on Tumkot. (B, L, D, A)

07

We will start the walking with climbs. We will see the change landscapes with more rocky as well as desolate. Today walk is the 7 hours walk to reach the Thodo Khola passing different villages on the way. We will stay night on this place. (B, L, D, A)

08

Today we will cross the 4330 meters pass. The pass is Nara la pass which is long and tiring but the view is outstanding. After we climb more we will have more desolate. We have a encounter with different animals along the way. Today night will be in Hilsa. (B, L, D, A)

09

Hilsa is the nearest port of Tibet. During the season we will able to see thousands of Indian pilgrimages crossing the border towards Mount Kailash. Manipema is one an elevation of 3930 meters above the sea. This is s famous for a different kind of animals. We will stay in Manipema for a night. (B, L, D, A)

10

Today journey is 7 hours from Manipema to Til village. Today’s trail looks short but it is tough walk. We will stay night on a village Til which is on an elevation of 4100 meters above sea level. We will stay our night on this village where 30 families also live. (B, L, D, A)

11

Toda walk begins with downhill walk for 1 hour until reaching Tiljung. We will reach Halji village on the way which is the biggest and important village on Limi valley. We will pass few other important villages along the way to reach Chagzur hot springs. We will stay our night on this place. (B, L, D, A)

12

Today is the rest day of our journey. We will walk around the place instead of staying ideal. We have an option of going view point which takes around5 hour’s journey. We can able to see Kailash and Mansaravor also. We will stay night againon same place. (B, L, D, A)

13

We will have a 7 hours journey to reach the Jada/ Nyalu base camp. We will able to encounter with shephards along the way. We will say the night on this place. (B, L, D, A)

14

We will cross Nyalu pass after moving out from Nyalu base camp. We need 2 hours to reach the top which is on an elevation of 4990 meters. Passing the beautiful rhododendrons forests, waterfall and different we will reach Shenga Jungma for night stay. Today journey is 7 hours. (B, L, D, A)

15

Today your path takes you to Tshongsa Rivers. We will ascend 4 hours then cross the same stream to the right. We will visit the summer camp of Chyadok village. We will stay the night on Langdodge base. (B, L, D, A)

16

From the campsite, we will ascend through the jungle towards Langdogd pass. It is on an elevation of 4550 meters above sea level. We will say night in Lekh Dinga which is also called Laga Dinga. This village is on an elevation of 3890 meters. It is a summer village of Laga Dinga. This village is used as autumn trading center for the Limi and Southern Humli people. (B, L, D, A)

17

We will start our journey by passing Yapka and Tingin village on left and Aul Dinga village on our right side. Today is the 7 hours journey to reach the Simikot village. We will have plenty of time to walk around the Simikot which is also the capital of Humla. Stay the night here. (B, L, D, A)

18

Today the trekking journey is ending and we just have flight remaining from Simikot to Nepalgunj. On reaching Kathmandu we will have a rest in Thamel hotel and remember the good and outstanding journey of the trek.

19

Today is the east day. Instead of staying ideal, we will visit some of the places for doing sightseeing. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in Thamel with our team and find out the good things as well as bad things about the trek.

20

Today is the last day of your journey to Nepal. Our representatives will drop you to Kathmandu airport for international departure. On the way back home you will definitively look forward to your journey back t Nepal.


What's included?

  • Local transfers for your international flights (both arrival and departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights
  • Permits
  • Accommodation
  • Guide for 18 days and Porter for 16 days
  • First-Aid kits
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • TIMS
  • All Taxes
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea)
  • Staff insurance

What's not included?

  • International flight ticket, airport tax and entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Tips to Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Any cost that occurs from unfavorable condition such as flight cancellation, landslide, bad weather etc.

Departure dates

Group joining dates are not available. Please request for private trip.

Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.

Essential Information

Food on Humla Limi Valley Trek

The meal is provided three times a day during the Humla Limi Valley trek on Tea houses which offers local cuisine of the specific region of highly nutritious value with organic vegetables and seasonal fruits. But as you go higher up, the choices of food will be less, but the prices will be high. Only breakfast is inclusive in the cities. Welcome & farewell dinners will also be provided for guests.


Best season for Humla Limi Valley Trek

The best season for the trek to Humla Limi Valley Trek is in spring (March-May) and fall (September-November) as the weather is likely to be the finest and the temperature is decent, particularly at low and mid-elevations. Although this trip can be taken during winter. The cold temperature might be a problem which is also not be suitable for everyone and also another reason is that the camps in this region aren’t especially well equipped.


Travel Insurance

Before you start Humla Limi valley adventure, it is highly suggested taking travel insurance and also it is a condition upon joining any trip with Magic Himalayas, that all clients need to be insured for complete expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents that include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs. We recommend purchasing insurance in your own country before you travel to Nepal.


Acclimatization

The height of Humla Limi Valley Trek is 4949m, and this trek is considered as a difficult trek. We, Magic Himalayas has planned the itinerary with a high degree of details and awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Because climbing higher altitudes can cause serious medical conditions. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen it is in the air. Therefore, during this trip, a separate day is set aside for acclimatization. We advise our guests pre-condition illness to consult their doctor before traveling. Symptoms of AMS are mild headaches, loss of appetite or stomach disorders and fever. Our itineraries are designed in a way to prevent AMS as much as possible.


Humla Limi Valley Trek dates and costs

Magic Himalaya is well-known for its best service and we try to provide what our guest wants. All our dates are 100% guaranteed. However, if the dates suggested by Magic Himalaya Trek are not suitable for you, we can be making changes according to your suitable time. The cost of the trek will depend according to the service that is provided. We try our best to provide the best experience at the most reasonable price.


Modern email and internet on trek

Wi-Fi is available on some part of the Humla Limi Valley trek. You can find 3G internet service on a phone in some places. Since this is a remote village and with a higher altitude, you should be well aware that internet access is very limited as we got higher up.


Pack your Bag:

Magic Himalaya has always been keen on safety on the journey. Therefore, we have prepared the trekking Equipment List which is needed during their trek in Humla Limi valley trek Nepal. The following list will help you with your packing. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be less than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:

  1. Thermal shirts/underwear
  2. Nightwear thermals
  3. Warm hat
  4. Torch / Flashlight
  5. Socks
  6. Neck gaiter
  7. First aid kit
  8. Quick drier Towel
  9. Mittens/gloves
  10. Sunglasses
  11. A set of Earplugs
  12. Sunhat
  13. Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  14. Fleece/sweatpants
  15. Antiseptics
  16. Water purification
  17. Wind pants
  18. Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  19. Hiking Boots
  20. Trekking pants
  21. Warm hat
  22. Water bottle
  23. Trekking Poles
  24. Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen.

Medicine that’s required

  • The following are the medicine that is required while doing the Humla Limi Valley trekking:
  1. Hand-plaster
  2. Diamox
  3. Paracetamol
  4. Bandage
  5. Eardrop
  6. Sinex
  7. Move / Spray
  8. D-Cold
  9. Cotton
  10. Medicine for diarrhea

FAQ

Answer: You can book a trip as far as one year in advance but not before that because of the possibility of the fluctuations in the international exchange rate. You can book the trip by sending the amount to our company bank account details. You can see the booking info on our website for easy access.

Answer: An average physical fitness should be maintained. Humla Limi Valley is one of the challenging treks in Nepal. There is no need for special training but one should be physically fit. Most people prepare on their side by doing some workouts which help to do this trek easily. To do trek easily we need to trek with professional trekking guide of registered trekking company. Dont forget to take all the equipiments required fir the trek.

Answer: A cancellation charge will be charged depending on the time duration before the cancellation of the trip. You can postpone your trip that is free of cost. You can simply email us.

Answer: Yes, both facilities are available during the trek. You can have electricity in lower altitude areas and solar power in higher elevations. You can find 3G internet service on a phone in some places but difficult to get internet access at high altitude.

Answer: Yes, you can. We try to be flexible with the trips for our client’s convenience. You can let us know about your trekking possible days so that we can try to make the plan according to your time. Just let us know we will do best for you according to you.

Answer: The main objective of Magic Himalaya Treks is safety. All our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care of clients’ safety. Humla is a safe area and with our professional staff, it will be very easy and comfortable for the trek. It is very safe trekking area for anyone coming here to do the trek.

Answer: We try to make a group of a minimum of 5-7 people. If not, we provide the trek just for one person as well. we have group departure as well as a fixed departure schedule so you can join one of our departures. If you want to do a private trip just yourself then let us know we will do for you.

Answer: Most of the country gets a visit visa/tourist visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Tourist visa with multiple entries for 15 days’ costs US $25. Similarly, the visa cost of 30 and 90 days for multiple entries costs US $40 and the US $100 respectively. The Nepali visa is also possible to obtain online.

Answer: You may use foreign currency. But the exchange rate may not be the same as in the city. Therefore, we recommend you to exchange foreign currency while you are in Kathmandu and carry enough Nepali rupees with you.

Answer: Yes, there is a risk of getting altitude sickness above 3000 m elevations and you will be walking and sleeping many days above 3000 meters. But it also differs according to people since some people react in different ways on different elevations. Humla Limi Valley is above the elevation of 4000 m, so, you need to care about altitude sickness. It is highly suggested learning and knows about altitude sickness and their symptoms which you can learn in Kathmandu or online about it. Some symptoms that you can learn are:

  • Sleeping Difficulty
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Headache
  • Rapid Pulse
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Shortness in Breath.
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