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20 Days Trekking to Simikot Limi Valley

Looking for adventure? Join one of the certified guides from the Guide Source team and live this incredible 20-day trek in Limi Valley in Nepal. Discover a remote Trans-Himalayan Valley, near the border with Tibet, with three Lama ethnic villages.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration20 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Explore a remote area in the Limi Valley on this unique 20-day trip. This is a wilderness trek for every adventurer looking to explore beautiful Himalayan landscapes and the amazing culture this region has built over the years.

This remote Trans-Himalayan valley, located at 4000 meters high in the north of Humla district, borders Tibet in northwestern Nepal. It is like a small Tibet, with three different Lama ethnic villages. You will enjoy a fantastic trek through ancient buddhist communities, rare vegetation and natural wildlife.

This trek follows the Humla Karnali, the longest river in Nepal. Indigenous communities are settled in this region and have their own language, culture and traditions, all based on tibetan roots.

The name Limi comes from a Tibetan word meaning “people who live between two rivers”. It also has 3 important ethnic villages which you will visit during the journey: Tiljungma village (4100m), Halji village (3700m) which is the biggest of all, and Jang village (3930m). The ethnic culture in the Limi valley is very particular for being the only society ruled by its monastic theocracy among the Lama ethnic group in Humla.

On this trek we will have the pleasure to visit many cultural attractions. The Halji Monastery is one of the oldest and largest in Nepal and it is settled next to Limi river, surrounded by farmland hills. We will also visit Yalbang Monastery, where a hundred monks live with their Guru “Pema Rinpoche”. Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery, built in 1985 is the newest of the three, and it is also one of the main Nyingma monasteries which continues with the religious tradition of Khrag Thung Dudjom Lingpa.

This amazing trek also offers beautiful landscapes and natural highlights such as waterfalls at 2350m high, mountain lakes above 4400m (Tshom and Selima) and relaxing hot springs at 2700m. We will also be amazed by the rare flora and fauna in this exotic region, including medical and aromatic plants. Among the animals, we might find musk deers, himalayan tahrs, blue sheeps and, if we are lucky, a snow leopard.

This is a moderate trip and we will be trekking between 6 and 7 hours per day. Therefore, we require a good fitness level and trekking background. We will also be camping most overnights out, so please don’t forget to bring the necessary equipment.

Are you ready for a unique adventure? Send a request, book this trip and enjoy an incredible experience in Nepal!

Accommodation

2 nights at B&B Hotel in Kathmandu Camp overnight during the trip

Meeting point

Kathmandu Inernational Airport, Nepal.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

We will meet Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. After transfer and check in into our B&B Hotel, we will have a short briefing about our activities. We will have free time the rest of the day.

Day 2: Sightseeing

We will visit some of Kathmandu’s highlights, many of them World Heritages, like Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous “Monkey Temple” and a Buddhist shrine. You will also have time to buy personal items for the next day.

Day 3: Nepalgunj - Simikot

Nepalgunj – Simikot

Day 4: Trek to Dharapuri

We will start our trek from Simikot to Dharapuri. It will take us about 6 hours and we will spend the night in our camp

Day 5: Trek to Kermi

This trek will take us about 6 hours and we will have the opportunity to visit hot springs in Kermi’s Village. It’s said that these natural hot waters have healing powers.

Day 6: Trek to Shingjyungma

This trek among the mountains will take us about 7 hours, and we will spend the night in our camp.

Day 7: Trek to Talunga

This day we will reach the highest point of the trip. We will trek to Talunga for 7 hours, and we will pass through Nyalu Pass (5000m) with the Tshom Lake, where our camp will be set for the night.

Day 8: Trek to Jang Village

This settlement located at the east of Limi valley has 3930 meters high and it will take us about 7 hours to get there

Day 9: Trek to Tiljung

After a 6-hour trek, we will reach another settlement of Limi Valley at 4100 meters. We will camp overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Manipeme

It will take us a 7-hour trekking and we will spend the night in our camp.

Day 11: Trek to Hilsa

It will take us about 6 hours hiking and we will spend the night in our camp.

Day 12: Trek to Yari

We will trek to Yari, passing Nara Pass at 4500 meters high. It will take us about a 6 hour and we will spend the night in our camp.

Day 13: Trek to Tumkot

We will trek through Muju Village, at 2900m. It will take us a 6 hour walk and we will spend the night in our camp.

Day 14: Trek to Yalbang

On this day we will see the ancient Yalbang Gumba Monastery. We will arrive to Yalbang (2890m) after a 6-hour walk. We will spend the night in our camp

Day 15: Trek to Kermi

It will take us a 6 hour walk and we will spend the night in our camp

Day 16: Trek to Dharapori

It will take us a 5 hour walk and we will spend the night in our camp

Day 17: trek to Simikot

It will take a 5 hour walk and we will spend the night in our camp.

Day 18: Flight back

We will leave Simikot and fly to Kathmandu for the last two days of our trip.

Day 19: Last day

You will have free time for shopping and exploring Thamel for the last day. At night, we will have a farewell diner. However, if you want to extend your visit or enjoy another trip with us you are welcome to join us! We will overnight in a B&B Hotel.

Day 20: Departure

We will transfer to the Airport and say goodbye, hopping to see each other again in another adventure.


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