Limi valley trek was opened for trekking in 2002 due to its proximity to the Tibet border. It follows a historical trade and pilgrim route over rugged trails and high passes to protect sensitive surroundings. As a result, the region attracts the fewest tourists, ensuring that flora and fauna continue to exist for future generations. It is considered one of the most barren places in Humla, but the century-old Buddhist culture still exists. The Humla Limi Valley Trek offers stunning mountain scenery and a visit to the holiest Mount Kailash.
Humla Limi valley trek is an excellent “off the beaten track” in the western Himalayas of Nepal. Together with exploring the Karnali River, this trek takes you into an unexplored Upper Limi valley. However, the village of Halji, Til, and Dzang includes strenuous passes and beautiful Tibetan traditions and culture. So there are the principal attractions of Humla Limi valley trek alongside the pristine beauty. The Limi Valley appears almost forgotten by time. The intrusion of the present’s modernization is minimum. The medieval-looking villages, equally historical culture, and an age-old lifestyle, can experience firsthand on the trek. Hence, Limi Valley proved the hidden gems of western Nepal.
The isolated nature of the Humla Limi Valley Trekking offers more significant possibilities to see blue sheep in the rare and elusive snow leopards. This incredible trek highlights a particular facet of Nepal in some of the usual hiking routes. It additionally gives a glimpse into the paranormal land of Tibet without having to go through the formalities of getting there.
Humla Limi Valley Trek Itinerary
|1.||Arrival in Kathmandu||1350 m|
|2.||Free day in Kathmandu|
|3.||Fly yo Nepaljung||150 m||0h55|
|4.||Fly to Simikot||2950 m|
|5.||Trek to Dharapuri||2300 m||5h00|
|6.||Dharapuri to Kermi||2650 m||5h30|
|7.||Trek to Yalbang||3010 m||6h00|
|8.||Yalbang to Tumkot||3380 m||6h00|
|9.||Trek to Yari||3690 m||4h45|
|10.||Yari to Hilsa via Nara La Pass (4620 m)||3720 m||6h00|
|11.||Trek to Manepema||3990 m||6h00|
|12.||Manepema to Til||4000 m||6h00|
|13.||Trek to Halji||3670 m||4h00|
|14.||Halji to Jang||3960 m||4h00|
|15.||Trek to Talung||4370 m||7h00|
|16.||Talung to Shingjuma (3620 m) via Nyalu La pass (4950 m)||3620 m||8h00|
|17.||Trek to Kermi||2670 m||6h00|
|18.||Kermi to Simikot|
|19.||Fly back to Nepaljung, then fly again to KTM|
When to go for Limi Valley Circuit trek?
Most trekkers visit Humla and the Limi Valley trek during the monsoon season as part of a pilgrimage to the holy Mt Kailash. However, delightful weather begins from April to the end of November. However, aside from the warm summer months (June-Sep), there aren’t many (if any) trekkers on the trail.
Logistics can be problematic in the summer, while local porters demand high pay rates. Because most of the Mt. Kailash treks then exit via Lhasa and return to Kathmandu, as they also assume they are going to Hilsa. The rations and fuel can be costly to buy at Simikot, so bring more valuable things from Nepalgunj. You would need to match the excess baggage costs with the savings of specific goods.
Permits and Accommodations
There are few lodges in the Limi Valley Circuit route; therefore, the alternative option is only camping. You can only take a hot shower in Simikot before and after your trek.
You will require a trekking permit to trek anywhere in the Humla district. The trek permit is US$90 per person for ten days — a minimum group size of two (2) trekkers.
Route options for Limi Valley Circuit
The Limi Valley trail follows an ancient trade route that connects Tibet, Nepal, and India. The street and a newly built road (Simikot to Hilsa) constantly flow with mules, dzo, and yak to transport the goods. In addition, another route is being constructed from the Salli Ghad valley to the Limi Valley.
Most of this trek follows roads since the old trails are the only way to get through otherwise impassable terrain. Following the route, however, does not diminish the natural beauty of the fascinating local history and cultures, the highlight of which is Halji’s magnificent gompa. There are several alternate routes, but they all need camping equipment.
There are no protected areas in Humla, but you need a controlled area permit to trek anywhere in Humla. It can combine this trek with a trip to Rara Lake.
Hilsa, a tiny village at the Tibetan border, has a few basic lodges since it is the primary hub for pilgrims to the holy Mount Kailash. Pre-arranged groups are allowed to cross here, but on-the-spot border crossings are not permitted.
Tailor-made is normal
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m).
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950 m)
Day 5: Trek to Dharapuri (2300 m) 5h00 walk.
Day 6: Trek to Kermi (26500 m), 4h00 walk.
Day 7: Trek to Yalbang (3010 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 8: Trek to Tumkot (3380 m) 6h00 walk
Day 9: Trek to Yari (3690 m) 5h00 walk
Day 10: Trek to Hilsa (3720 m) via Nara La Pass (4620 m)
Day 11: Trek to Manepema (3990 m) 6h00 walk
Day 12: Trek to Til (4000 m) 6h00 walk
Day 13: Trek to Halji (3670 m) 4h00 walk
Day 14: Trek to Jang (3930 m), 4h00 walk
Day 15: Trek to Talung (4370 m), 8h00 walk
Day 16: Trek to Shingjuma (3620 m) via Nyalu La pass (4950 m), 8h00 walk
Day 17: Trek to Kermi (2670 m), 7h00 walk
Day 18: Trek to Simikot (2950 m), 7h00 walk
Day 19: Fly from Simikot to Kathmandu with a brief stop at Nepalgunj
Day 20: Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 21: Final departure.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE||Please enter at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.