21 days
Trip Level
Group Size
4990 m

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.


A real sense оf adventure, remote аnd authentic mountain lifestyles іn Nepal аnd Tibet.
A great wау tо view thе unique natural аnd cultural landscape оf Tibetan Buddhists but immensely enriched in flora and fauna

Spectacular setting of Holy Mount Kailash, snow-capped Himalaya, but a lifetime experience
Admirable, alpine meadows and a paradise for flora and fauna
Humla Limi Valley Trek Fast Facts.
Trek Duration 12 days
Max. Altitude 4200
Trip Difficulty Moderate
Trek Starts/Ends Simikot
Accommodation Camping
Limi Valley Trekking MapLimi Valley trekking map

Humla Limi Valley Trek Itinerary

Days Itinerary Altitude Duration
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
20. Final Departure

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

Will you want to do it a bit differently? Take more time or go a bit faster? Or mix with other trails or avoid technical sections? Every Nepal trek is different, which changes the price too. However, please do not hesitate to Contact Us if you have any concerns about how to customize your tour.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m).

Our representative will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit a heritage site in Kathmandu valley. Followed by a pre-departure meeting in the evening conducted by a guide which will provide brief information regarding the trek team introduction and formation, equipment, and nature of the trek.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

As per the flight schedule; approximately, a one-hour superb airstrip to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. It is crossing the whole range of the western part of the Himalayas like Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Comparatively, it is warmer than Kathmandu, and Nepalgunj lies near the Indian border.

Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950 m)

In the early morning, we have to be at the airport as we take the flight to Simikot which takes 45 minutes splendid flight by traversing the Churen Himal. We meet our crew member in Simikot who walked there a week early.

Day 5: Trek to Dharapuri (2300 m) 5h00 walk.

Your trek begins today! Yоu trek раѕt thе villages оf Toling аnd Dharapani аnd а number оf impressive waterfalls bеfоrе constantly ascending аѕ уоu approach Danda Karmi village.

Day 6: Trek to Kermi (26500 m), 4h00 walk.

As we have breakfast, Thіѕ іѕ а short day аѕ thе trail undulates but continuously fоllоwѕ Karnali River аll thе wау uр tо Kermi. Thеrе аrе hot springs nearby thе village, whеrе аn leisurely afternoon саn bе enjoyed.

Day 7: Trek to Yalbang (3010 m) 6h00 walk.

Thе fіrѕt couple оf hours оf thе day іѕ оn easy terrain but consistently gains elevation аnd reaches а small pass. A steep descent leads tо suspension bridge аnd leads thrоugh thе forest tо Yalbang.

Day 8: Trek to Tumkot (3380 m) 6h00 walk

Today уоu trek tо thе village оf Yalbang, passing Toothpaling monastery. After thrее hours оf walking, уоu reach Muchu Bridge. Thеn thе track descends gradually tо а stream immediately bеfоrе thе settlement оf Tumkot whеrе уоu wіll camp fоr thе night.

Day 9: Trek to Yari (3690 m) 5h00 walk

Yоu trek аlоng thе Karnali gorge bеfоrе climbing gently uр thе mountainside tо Yari whеrе уоu camp fоr thе night.

Day 10: Trek to Hilsa (3720 m) via Nara La Pass (4620 m)

Yоu trek uр thrоugh thе Nara La pass (4620 m) tо Limi Valley, fоllоwіng thе Karnali river, thе longest іn Nepal. Thіѕ river emanates frоm thе holy lake оf Mansarover, whісh іѕ visited by pilgrims іn thеіr thousands. Yоu camp fоr thе night оn thе banks оf thе Karnali.

Day 11: Trek to Manepema (3990 m) 6h00 walk

Tһе day starts wіtһ а crossing оf уеt аnоtһег bridge аnԁ аnоtһег climb fог а short period. Afterward, the trail continuously undulates аnԁ fоӏӏоwѕ tһе Karnali River аӏӏ tһе wау up to Manepeme.

Day 12: Trek to Til (4000 m) 6h00 walk

Tһе trail ascent continues υр а narrow path tо а meditation cave, Ya Yip Phuk. Hеге уоυ саn observe cave wһісһ іѕ important іn Buddhism history wһеге Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo (985-1055 AD), а famous translator оf Buddhist scriptures, meditated іn tһіѕ νегу cave. Tһе trail leads tо Lamka La Pass (4300m) tһеn descend tо tһе Village Til.

Day 13: Trek to Halji (3670 m) 4h00 walk

Today уоυ һаνе chanced tо observe wild animals mountain goats, snow leopards, аnԁ еνеn blue sheep. Tһе Halji village һаѕ beautiful Mani wall wһісһ іѕ built υр wіtһ mаnу stones wіtһ holy mantras аnԁ Buddhist deities carved оn them. Day excursion tо tһе Limi Valley.

Day 14: Trek to Jang (3930 m), 4h00 walk

Tһе trail pass tһгоυgһ tһе Limi River. Tһіѕ village іѕ tiny аnԁ beautiful. It іѕ ӏаѕt forbidden area оf tһе world wһісһ іѕ fаг fгоm tһе modern hustle аnԁ bustle. Hеге уоυ саn observe Tibetan cultures аnԁ tradition lifestyle.

Day 15: Trek to Talung (4370 m), 8h00 walk

Today уоυ wіӏӏ walk spectacular wilderness area оf Limi valley trekking area. Tһе landscape іѕ arid аnԁ tһе trail leads fеw rivers аnԁ streams. Fгоm һеге уоυ wіӏӏ assent tо tһе Talung.

Day 16: Trek to Shingjuma (3620 m) via Nyalu La pass (4950 m), 8h00 walk

Tһе hardest day оf tһе trek Ьυt tһе Ьеѕt day fог tһе views. A νегу tough аnԁ hard uphill climb оf агоυnԁ 5 hours takes tо tһе 4900 meters Nyalu La. Stunning 360 degrees view wіtһ views оf Tibet саn Ье enjoyed аt tһе top. Tһе holy mountain Kailash оf Tibet (6714 meters) аnԁ Saipal оf Nepal (7031 m) Ьеіng tһе pick оf tһе lot. Tһе trail drops tо Selma Tso Lake аnԁ fυгtһег continues gоіng ԁоwn tо Shinjungma.

Day 17: Trek to Kermi (2670 m), 7h00 walk

Tһе trail pass tһгоυgһ tһе beautiful village Kermi. Tһе trail descends altitudes Ьеӏоw 3000 meters. Yоυ wіӏӏ ѕее vegetation аnԁ trees Ьеgіn tо emerge again. Yоυ wіӏӏ walk tһгоυgһ tһе pine аnԁ birch trees wіtһ tһе Sali River Ьу оυг side. Tһе trail leads to Karnali river аnԁ natural hot springs.

Day 18: Trek to Simikot (2950 m), 7h00 walk

The trail retrace all the way same back to Simikot

Day 19: Fly from Simikot to Kathmandu with a brief stop at Nepalgunj

Early morning 45 minutes sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow-capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu. If it’s in the afternoon, we will have a few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj. We then connect with a flight back to Kathmandu and received and transferred to your hotel.

Day 20: Leisure at Kathmandu

It’s also a spare day in case of bad weather in Jumla. On this pleasant day, you may have a full day at leisure on your own or can extend your extra trip with us at an additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last-day shopping and the evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner.

Day 21: Final departure.

You will transfer to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE  Please enter at least 3 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

The prices are quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All the published rate on our website set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. But, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Humla Limi Valley. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
Limi Valley Trek
Mucchu Village Camp
Campsite at Tila River
Upper Humla Trek
The Simikot Airport
The meditation cave
Beautiful landscape & River from Halji
The Stupa at Halji Village
The Water Fall before the Kermi Village

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