18 day 17 night
Humla Limi Valley trek, follow the pilgrim route across the mountain highways to the remote Language Pressure in the Humla region near the Tibetan border made up of Khas (Hindus) and Tibetan (Buddhist). completely separated from the superficial world, these people retained their Buddhist culture in an unusual natural environment.Limi can be a remote valley in the northwestern part of Asia on the Tibetan border. These are the 3 sites located on the banks of the Karnal stream.
Humla Limi’s stressful journey was only for immigrants who got well in 2002. Across the border in Tibet is the holy mountain of Mt. Kailash (6638m) is sacred to Buddhists, Hindus, and followers of Bon.
The routes lead to the towns of Yak high among the mountains, among the cultivated farms, the lesser-known valleys, and the rich Buddhist villages of Tibet wherever the ancient local customs practice these days. From the beautiful village of Yak Kharka (4900m) the remote mountain Kailash can be seen. Mt. Kailash is often referred to as the most holy mountain on earth.
The journey is at the beginning of a 1000-year-old religious settlement. . If you are lucky you will get a glimpse of the big weird cat and the various blue sheep. Tibet overflows into Nepal!
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff and transported to your hotel, followed by a short briefing concerning your trek. In the evening we will provide a welcome dinner.
Our first day of this journey begins with a 50-minute flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is situated in the border region of India in the west of Nepal. Tonight we will stay at a hotel.
Today we have a 30 minute scenic flight to Simikot (2950m) - the administrative centre of Humla. The flight offers amazing views of Mountains Mt.Api (7132m) and Mt.Saipahl (7031m). Simikot sits on a ridge above the Humla Karnali River with awesome views down into the valley. We then have to trek for around three hours until we reach Dharmapuri where we stay the night.
Today our trek follows the Karnali River down through narrow gorges and passing cultivated fields. On the trail we pass Laikyo Gompa and pass the Lhundrup Choling Gompa. Tonight we will camp at Kermi and have surrounding views of the mountains.
The trail of five hours today follows a relatively flat terrain and then ascends through a small pass before descending to a suspension bridge that crosses Sali River. We continue on through a pine forest until we reach Yalbang Village. On arrival, we can visit Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. Tonight we stay at Yalbang.
Today we follow the trail along the Karnali River and then arrive at Yangar. The trail then leads to a suspension bridge that spans the Karnali River. The trail heads uphill and eventually, we arrive at Tumkot where we stay the night.
We have a five hour trek uphill to Yari or Thado Dhunga beginning with an initial steep climb and then crossing a barren landscape with few trees before reaching Pani Palwang Village. We may stop at Pani Palawan for lunch and then follow the trail for another two hours before reaching Tumkot or Thado Dunga 3750m where we will camp the night.
Our six hour trek day begins with crossing a rugged and barren terrain and slowly becomes steeper as we head to Nara La Pass where Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the breeze. We will then descend to Hilsa where we can either camp or stay in a tea house for the night.
The trail today follows the Karnali River in the east of Manepeme. The trail slowly ascends along a rocky landscape until eventually we reach Manepeme where we will stay the night.
We have a six hour trek ahead of us today beginning with an ascent for two hours and then head to Ya Yip Phuk and to Lamka La Pass (4300m). The trail then heads downhill for about one and a half hours until we arrive at Til, a village surrounded by natural green vegetation and a typical Tibetan village. Tonight we will stay at Til.
Today we head up the Limi River upstream to a chorten with a large inscribed Mani wall. Today’s trek will take just three hours and on arriving there we will have time to visit the 14th-century Rinchenling Gompa (monastery) that is the main monastery in the Lim Valley. Tonight we will stay in a tea house.
Today we head to Jang, taking about four hours, following the Limi Khola (river). The trek today is one where you can experience absolute solitude and peace as there are no villages along the way until reaching Jang where we will spend the night.
It is a big day on the trail with an eight hour trek ahead of us heading to higher elevations which makes it even more difficult. We will have enough rest breaks to catch your breath before arriving at Talung Village where our only option, due to its remoteness, is to camp the night.
We have another physically demanding eight hour day today as we cross the second pass on the trek - Nyalu La Pass, but once there the rewards are fantastic as you take in the panoramic views down into the valleys and into the far distant Tibet. We then head down to Lake Selma (4630m) where we have some amazing views of snow capped Mount Kailash (6638m) and Mt. Saipal (7031m). Further along the trail follows the Sali River until we reach Shinjungma where we will stay the night. From our campsite we will be able to relax and take in the magnificent views of Mount Saipal.
The seven hour trek today takes us back to Kermi. Firstly, we descend for about 3000m through birch and pine forests, and then follow the Sali Khola (river) until it reaches the junction of the Karnali River. Tonight at Kermi we can relax in the hot springs here and stay the night at a tea house where you will sleep soundly after bathing in the hot springs and after three long days trekking.
Today’s trek is about six hours as we head to Darapuri (2300m) and then on Majgaon (2290m) from where we climb to above the Karnali River. After crossing through the 3000m pass we have a spectacular view back to the Nyinba Valley (4050m). After a further 30 minutes on the trail we arrive at Simikot where we will stay the night.
After watching the sunrise from your tea house this morning we will board our flight to Nepalgunj and then on your second flight of the day to Kathmandu. Flying above Nepalgunj you will have some truly breathtaking views over the snow-laden Himalayas. Your second flight will also offer lasting memories of these glorious mountains and your journey into this remote and serene region..
Your adventure comes to an end today – but your memories will last a lifetime! Our company representative will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure and explore the most magnificent mountains of Nepal.