In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful for the 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 details 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 hotel 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 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 towards our destination. We climb for a while, then descend towards the beautiful village of Tuling. We continue walking along greenery forest 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 rocks. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Sali River, we steep descent for about 20 minutes until we reach another suspension bridge. We continue our trial 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. Few distinct part of the trial are hugely carved out of the rocks. Here, 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 hours you will reach Tumkot where we stay overnight in 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 Pani Palwang where a couple of teahouses makes a nice place for a cup of tea or a lunch break. Your trek today will take about 7 hour, 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 times . 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 or 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 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 at the western side of the village. There are around 30 families living here. On the right side of the village, you'll find 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 short walk you will reach the Tagtsi Khola, the main tributary of Karnali River. From Tiljung, we will pass the suspension bridge over the river. Then, walking northeast about half an hour, you will reach the beautiful plain area of Halji village. Again, another walk of one and half an hours 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 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 Jungma. Overnight stay at tented camp.
Today your trial 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 southern Humli People. It is a beautiful and enjoyable place to spend the night. Overnight stay at tented camp.
We will start our trek 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, climb towards the Thakuri village of Okhreni for a two hours. Again we will walk straight about three hours through a new road till you reach Simikot Lagna. Here you will have a stunning view of Nyinba valley. After a fifteen-minute descend walk, you reach to 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 tourist market. Overnight stay at hotel.
s the last day on this trip, we drive you to 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.