Humla Trekking

Duration: 11 Days

Overview

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3613 m | 11,853 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Dharapori - Lek Dinga - Yakba - Camp 5 - Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu
  • Best Season Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)

Highlights

  • Explore Tibetan Culture
  • Rare flora and fauna
  • Traditional local community life
  • Off the beaten trek experience

“An area to glance, a nature to explore, a perfect blend of the remote scene”

Humla is the most remote locale in Nepal, and one of the poorest. There are not many sightseers, and those you meet will in all likelihood be headed to the border town of Hilsa, a going stone to Mount Kailash in Tibet.

From the locale capital of Simikot, spread over an edge at 2900m, the Great Himalaya Trail takes after the old salt exchanging track to Tibet. The trail strings along towering green bluffs above the thundering Karnali, the longest waterway in Nepal. You'll pass bunches of even roofed mud houses, experience Thakuri ladies wearing substantial gold and silver jewels, and Thakuri men heading herds of since a long time ago haired goats here and there on the sloppy trail to Tibet.

As you approach Hilsa and the northwestern fringe, the scene gets to be drier, and the setting is Buddhist. It's conceivable to transform the southeast into the Limi Valley's unbelievable red rockscapes and medieval stone towns. Past falsehoods glacial valley beneath the 5000m Nyalu pass, with the sea green/blue Tshom Tsho Lake giving noteworthy complexity the, blazed sienna of the treeless breadths.

The Humli individuals, for example, Nepal is the nation over, are unbelievably assorted. In the ballpark 85% of the 56,000 individuals who live in this scantily populated locale are Hindu. Buddhists, some of whom practice polyandry, involve the good countries. Consistent with anthropologist Carol Dunham:

"Humla is a standout amongst the most socially interesting places in all of Nepal, a social embroidered artwork woven from old Khasa kingdoms, precursors of the fabulous Zhangzhung kingdom of the north, with Rajput and Thakuri mixed into the mix."

The far-west districts of Nepal have remained isolated and untouched while the rest of the country has been developing. Poor infrastructure, scarce resources, and marginalized ethnic groups are among many issues that have held the region back in years past. However, since 2008 a massive effort has been underway to develop and promote this region, which is considered by many to be a future adventure tourism “hotspot”. If you are looking for an authentic trekking experience in pristine mountain scenery interlaced with legend and folklore, then look no further this region is for you!

Come and join Himalayan scenery treks and expeditions for the amazing journey ahead with a lifelong memory to cherish.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days before the actual day of trekking.

If you can arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without worrying about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

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As per your flight plan, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to stretch out a warm welcome to you in our wonderful nation for the lovely outing. As you fly towards the International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport on a clear sunny day, you can see the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread in distance.

Once you land, a representative from Himalayan Scenery Treks will escort you to your hotel. The day is complete leisure. You can either choose to rest in your hotel room and remove jet lag or take a short walk around the ancient valley of Kathmandu.

On the second day of your arrival, we will be taking you for site seeing tour of some of Nepal’s most historic sites after morning breakfast. Talking about cultural richness, Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal. This city has an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the valley. We will be taking you on the historical and cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.

We will take a tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple- Swayambhunath Stupa – the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath Temple – the biggest Hindu Shrine and Boudhanath- a massive Buddhist Shrine. All these historical monuments are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site. You will be accompanied by a professional licensed guide during your city tour around the beautiful city of Temples.

After morning breakfast in the hotel, we will go to the domestic terminal to take an hour's flight to Nepalgunj, located in Western Nepal. After we take off from the Tribhuvan International Airport, we can enjoy the aerial view of the ancient Kathmandu valley accompanied by various never-ending Himalayan chains.

Nepalgunj is a wonderful town located in Western Nepal, near Nepal-India Border. This town is the gateway to Simkot, Humla. The cultural richness of this interesting Terai town is beyond comparable. The town itself is the showcase of the diverse culture of Nepal. Once we reach this wonderful Terai Town, we will explore this amazing town.

After we have our breakfast in the local hotel, we will once again take a morning flight to Simikot. Simikot is the administrative headquarters of the Humla district. It is also the main gateway to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Once we land at the airport of Simikot, we will join the rest of the trekking staff and then begin our trekking journey.

Hiking out of the Simkot, we take an uphill trail to reach the small settlement of Gwalekhor. As the village is at a higher point, you can have magnificent views of the Simikot along with the mountain range on the other side of the valley. After we finished lunch, we descent for about 500 meters to reach Dharapori. We will camp close to the Dharapori village for an overnight stay.   

Today is the longest and the most strenuous part of our trek. In spite of a long and difficult uphill climb, the trail is most scenically rewarding. Once we have had our breakfast, we begin our trek with an uphill climb to the village of Dhingra.

From here, we further walk up covering 800 meters of altitude to the ridge before we arrive at the second camping spot. At the ridge, there is a small stupa, which marks the best viewpoint of the mountains. We will take a break here to enjoy the mesmerizing view of the mountains. Today's camping area is a short walk once we have crossed the ridge.   

The hike today is the easiest part of our trek. After having breakfast in the camp, we begin our morning walk with a downhill hike. As the trek is shorter and easy, we will hike slowly, enjoying the beautiful nature and tranquil atmosphere. An hour of descent reaches the small settlement of Lek Hepka. During the summertime locale, people of the region inhabit this place for letting their cattle graze.

Hiking further down we arrive at the Yakba valley. This valley consists of several viewpoints from where we can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains and valleys. A short walk through the valley takes us to the village of Yakba. This village is inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists. Reaching the village, you will find beautifully decorated houses build according to traditional Tibetan architecture, encircled by green fields of wheat and millet.  

Today is the day off to explore the Yakba village and the valley. With about 6 – 7 hundred inhabitants, this magnificent Tibetan village has so much to offer. Once we have our breakfast, we set off to explore the village and the valley. We walk around the village to explore and experience Tibetan culture and lifestyle. We then visit the local Gompa (monastery) lying just above the village. The monastery is inhabited by Buddhist nuns. After gompa, we can further walk exploring the wilderness of the valley or simply return back to the camp.

Leaving the Yakba after breakfast, we will take a downhill trail for an hour to arrive at the river bank. Crossing the river, we hike uphill towards camp 5. The uphill path is relatively steep and difficult to climb. After 2 hours of struggle through the steep path, we arrive at the ridge of the hill from where you can experience the great views. Beyond this point, the trail gets flatter, wider, and easier to walk. We then walk at a gentle pace, enjoying the tranquil environment. We will set up our camp halfway between Yakba valley and Simikot. Although we can trek all the way to the Simikot, this camp is set up to reduce the walking distance.

Today is the final day of our trekking journey. After spending the night in the camp, we will start our hike to Simikot after breakfast. We will hike back to the viewpoint of Gwalekhor located just above the Simikot. Leaving the camp, we will take a slow ascent, taking enough time to enjoy the great view of the opposite ridge and the tranquil surrounding.

After 5 hours of a continuous hike through the pine forest, and quint village, we eventually reach Simikot for the overnight stay. 

Today we will have the one last view of the wonderful region. After an early breakfast, we will board the earliest flight to Nepalgunj from Simikot. Once we land at Nepalgunj, we will board another flight to Kathmandu. From the Tribhuvan International airport, we will guide you up to your hotel. You will have free time to explore the Kathmandu city or relax before a farewell party.

    On the last day of our trip, a representative of Himalayan Scenery Treks will drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    Meeting you has been such a wonderful experience, and we do hope our relationship will keep going long.

    We hope that you enjoyed the Humla Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Three Meals a Day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, duffel bag, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • Restricted Area Trek Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Humla Trekking, we provide you with the tented camp accommodation. In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Humla Trekking are provided by the company itself. The foods are professionally prepared and provided in the tented camp on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the camp. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We also provide boiled drinking water at the camp. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water as well.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines and live cultural music.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide the flight to and from Nepalgunj Airstrip for the Humla Trek.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Humla Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with the serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like the sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.  

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Humla Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Why Book With Us?

    • Best price
    • Best safety records
    • Easy payment processing
    • Customizable trips as per your needs
    • Departure for every booking
    • Best customer care
    • Specialized care and considerations
    • Easy cancellation conditions

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit a 10 to 20 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the flight. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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