Limi Valley Trekking

Overview

  • Max. Altitude 4990 m | 16,371 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Nepalgunj - Dharapori - Kermi - Yalbang - Tumkot - Thado Dunga - Nara La Pass - Manipeme - Til Village - Chagzur hot springs - Jade/Nyalu Base Camp - Sheng Jungma - Langdogd Base - Lekh Dinga - Simikot - Kathmandu
  • Best Season Between March and September

Highlights

  • Trekking in Nepal, into one of the most isolated areas.
  • Trek through the newly discovered Trail.
  • Explore the unexploited nature and culture
  • Know more about the lifestyle of the Himalayas people who are living by depending on nature itself.
  • You will witness some rare flora and fauna found in the high Himalayas.
  • Up close with the Tibetan Buddhist culture within Nepal.
  • Mountain View and villages away from modernization.
  • Trek through the two high passes; Nara La (4580m) and Nyalu La (4990m).

“An aromatic valley to explore, one knows when stepped in, better ever.”

A standout amongst the most well-known ends for high-height trekking trails, Nepal, treasures the unexplored, unadulterated, and grand Trans Himalayan Valley. Profound in the wild of Humla lays the Limi Valley, the majority of this undiscovered valley is yet to be investigated and it is a spot where a correct experience into the obscure is conceivable. Exceedingly commanded by the religious government, Limi valley hesitantly anticipates its admirers and devoted voyagers.

Limi valley fringes Humla on the northern side of Tibet and takes after a small-scale Tibet. This excursion rewards voyagers with quietness and an impression at a spot like no other on our planet. It's a steady enterprise for those that live there, and for those lucky enough (or shrewd enough) to go there, it frequently ends up being their most elating and beneficial adventure. A trail like no other, a 20-day trek from Simikot, the x central station of Humla which is the passage to Mount Kailash in Tibet. This trek navigates the wonderful scenes; waterways, glades, and wildernesses, offering a gathering with a perfect exhibit of creatures, winged animals, and vegetation. Each and every day an explorer uses here is loaded with amazement and it does truly leave an impact on them. One never realizes what's in store and what is next, a restricted valley roosted on the banks of the Karnali River, a steep move above the mists, or an experience with a nearby, regarding time tried customs.

The ever-happy people and the demonstrations of customary traditions are adequate for an overall gainful affair and an improved comprehension of what social differing qualities truly imply. In spite of the fact that the outing to Limi Valley is strenuous and testing, the one-of-a-kind landmarks and religious communities, the recorded area, the peaceful trails, and the elite Tibetan societies are compensated enough. 

Himalayan Scenery Treks & expedition welcomes you all to join us for the wonderful holidays around the beautiful nature of Amazing Nepal.

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 prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to 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 some extra days besides actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

After reading this itinerary you will get a general knowledge about the locations, altitude, meals, accommodation, and stop for an overnight stay while doing the Limi Valley Trek. Knowing about this will make your trip a lot more easier and thrilling.

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you on our beautiful beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jetlag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.

We spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for a trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in detail and will answer your questions if you have any. After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

The sites we take you for the sightseeing will include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

A beautiful afternoon flight takes you to Mahendra Airport in Nepalgunj, the largest city in the humid Terai which is the border region of western Nepal and India. The drive to the hotel passes along old villages. Here, comfortable and air-conditioned hotels are provided, ensuring a good night's sleep as the wake-up is early the next morning. 

From Nepalgunj to Simikot, it takes about 40 minutes of flight. You can admire the good looks of the soaring mountain hills below your head. Simikot is cut off from the rest of the country due to its approachability. We learn about the local people and their rich culture, which is closely attached to the Tibetans. We will have lunch at Simikot then we move toward our destination. We climb for a while, then descend towards the beautiful village of Tuling. We continue walking along with greenery forests and villages through the Karnali River towards Dharapori. Overnight at tented camp.

We carry on our trek following the Karnali River. You will walk through the field of mainly barley, buckwheat, rice, and potatoes. In the afternoon you can relax in one of the two natural hot springs close to the village. It’s a 30-minute uphill walk, passing Kermi village. Kermi is a small agricultural village is which is the first Buddhist village.

The trail goes uphill, passing alongside fields planted with buckwheat and barley. You might capture beautiful lizards on a rock. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Sali River, we steep descent for about 20 minutes until we reach another suspension bridge.

We continue our trail through beautiful pine forests. Below you, you will see the pea-green Karnali River. You will reach Yalbang after 5-6 hours of trekking along with beautiful nature. Above the village, there is a beautiful monastery: the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. Overnight stay at tented camp.

The trial goes beyond the Karnali River again. After about 20 minutes you will pass the little village of Yangar. A few distinct parts of the trial are hugely carved out of the rocks. You will find yourself walking in a kind of three-sided tunnel. Again, you will cross the Karnali River by a big wooden suspension bridge. Here, the path climbs high above the Karnali River along the upper side of a deep gorge. After 3-4 hours, you will arrive in the charming village of Muchu. Then walking half an hour you will reach Tumkot where we stay overnight in a tented camp.

The trail goes over the dirt road. Here you can explore the local people’s lifestyle. Along the road, you will pass the small village of Pani Palwang where a couple of teahouses make a nice place for a cup of tea or a lunch break. Your trek today will take about 7 hours, and you will camp just past the Yari village.

We head ahead around 2 hours climbing the pass, and if there happens to be snow it will take a bit of time. You will cross a few big tents about half an hour from the pass. You can see the Nara La pass in the distance, but due to the altitude, it's still a hard climb to be closer.

You know the pass by the mountain of stones and the strings of Tibetan prayer flags, carrying the prayers far away with the strong wind. You have incredible visions ahead into Tibet and back towards Yari for further downs. From the pass, it’s a long decor to Hilsa, close to the border with Tibet. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Hilsa is the connecting port of Tibet. You will see many Indian pilgrims crossing the border towards Mount Kailash in Tibet throughout the high season.

After breakfast, we continue our trek passing through the suspension bridge of the Humla Karnali River and straightway turn north through the newly built road towards Limi Valley. This valley is well-known for snow leopards and bharal, Himalayan blue sheep. The camp gets its name from the Mani Mantra scored on a large rock. Overnight stay at tented camp. 

We will pass the Chenglungma caravan campsite before coming to the old cave of Cha-Sa Nam-ka Dzong. The trail from Hilsa to Til is a little hard so it takes close to 7 hours. It’s dry and goes up and down. Next, you will walk through the Trans Himalaya Dread Path.

Walk carefully on the trail as you cross the yaks and sheep, which are returning from the border with trading packs. It is surrounded by barley fields on the western side of the village. There are around 30 families living here. On the right side of the village, you'll find the the300-year-old monastery of Kunzum Do-Nag monastery. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Today we start our trek with a downhill walk for about an hour until you reach Tiljung. After a short walk, you will reach the Tagtsi Khola, the main tributary of the Karnali River. From Tiljung, we will pass the suspension bridge over the river. Then, walking northeast for about half an hour, you will reach the beautiful plain area of Halji village. Again, another walk of one and half an hour till you reach the village of Jang, which boasts a 250-year-old monastery. From Jang, another hour trek will bring you to your welcome destination, the Chagzur hot springs.

Today is your rest day, after a long and tiring 10-day journey. You can relax in the natural hot-spring baths or, if the weather is good, you will have an opportunity to see Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Manasarover in Tibet.

For those trekkers who want to see a panoramic view of Kailash and Manasarover, you will need to hire a truck (this can be easily arranged) as the road access from Tibet can be rough. Going up to the viewpoint and coming back to the campsite will take about 5-6 hours. 

We start our trek early in the morning. About half an hour before reaching Tagtsi, you will reach a new settlement. From here to Nyalu base camp you can either cross the river which is a shorter way along a new road or a longer trail goes via Tagtsi, which is more beautiful.

Just after passing the Tagtsi Bridge, you will see one of the uninhabited villages of Limi. This village used to be the oldest village in the Limi valley, known as Tshamdo or Zambuk. Along the route, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of Tshomgo Lake and the tributary of Talung meadows. You can also see the camp of Limi and Humli shepherds and yak-herders at Jade/Nyalu base camp. Overnight stay at tented camp. 

Early morning, moving towards Nyalu pass for about two to three hours to get to the top of Nyalu Pass. From here, you will be surrounded by many mountain ranges. Also, you can see a small, beautiful Sheliman lake which is situated at 15,000 ft (2,570 m).

You will directly go downhill towards the Tshongsa meadow and pass the Tshongsa River. You will also see the beautiful Tshongsi Tsan waterfall, well-known for the wild Demon of Tshongsa. After trekking for 7 hours, an hour away from the Tshongsa rocks, you will reach Sheng Jungman. Overnight stay at tented camp. 

 Today your trail takes you across the Tshongsa River. Start out along the left bank of Zhetse Khola towards the east. Ascend for about 3-4 hours, then we will pass the same stream to the right. Before passing the bridge, you can visit the summer camp of the Chyadok village herders. Within 1 hour you will reach Langdogd Base with the vision of beautiful scenery including Zhetse valley, and visit the campsite of the Dinga village herders. Overnight stay at tented camp. 

From the campsite, you will ascend along the beautiful forest towards Langdogd Pass. From the pass, you will descend steeply through juniper and birch forests till you reach the Takhor Khola. After passing the tributary and hiking for about 1.5 hours, you will reach the campsite of Laga Dinga. This is the summer village of Laga Dinga, which is used to be the trading center for the Limi as well as the southern Humli People. It is a beautiful and enjoyable place to spend the night. Overnight stay at tented camp.

We will start our trek by passing through the villages of Yapka and Aul Dinga. From there, go downhill steeply for an hour till you reach Yapka Khola. We will cross the wooden bridge, and climb towards the Thakuri village of Okhreni for two hours. Again we will walk straight for about three hours on a new road till you reach Simikot Lagna. Here you will have a stunning view of Nyinba valley. After a fifteen-minute descent walk, you reach Simikot, the district capital of Humla. 

Today, your trekking journey comes to an end. After breakfast, you will have time to relax. You will make your way to the airstrip for your return journey to Kathmandu. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to visit further areas of interest or to simply carry out some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu, or also you can visit the tourist market. Overnight stay at hotel.

    On the last day of this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination. If you have extra time then Himalayan Scenery Treks can probably arrange you another program.

    We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Limi Valley Trek and hope to see you again 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 travelling 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 Limi Valley Trek, 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 to 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 Limi Valley Trek are provided by the company itself. The foods are professionally prepared and provided in the tented camp on the trail. We will have the breakfast and dinner at the camp. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for the lunch. We also provide the 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 Limi Valley Trek.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of your 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 the 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 Limi Valley 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 Limi Valley 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.

    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 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. 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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