Simikot-Limi Valley Trek (21 days)
|Region||Other Trekking Regions|
|Trip Duration||21 days|
|Min. Group Size||2+|
|Max Altitude:||4988 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: Sep-Oct-Nov
|Transportaion:||Land & Flight|
|Meals:||3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
Camping or Lodge Accommodation during Trek
Arrival in Kathmandu. You’ll meet our representative who will drive you to your hotel. Stay Overnight in hotel
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about an hour. Nepalgunj is a border town along Nepal-India border in the southwestern part of Nepal. Stay overnight at Lodge/Hotel.
Take early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot in Northwestern Nepal. Simikot is a gateway to Humla as well as Tibet. Enjoy scenic mountains such as Mt. Saipal and wonderful valleys. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
The trail further goes alongside the Humla-Karnali River passing over high rocky slopes. You will see typical Neplali houses flanked by blooming barley, buckwheat, potatoes and rice. Once you reach Kermi you will get introduced to Buddhist culture. Lakiyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa are two popular monasteries in the area. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Much of today’s walk is through barley and buckwheat fields and pine forests. You will be crossing the first suspension bridge over the Sali river. Don’t forget to visit the monastery of the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. The monastery hosts a big statue of Sakyamuni Buddha as well as of Guru Rinpoche. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
You will continue walk through villages and forests. The landscape changes into barren open meadows studded with low bushes. This track follows the Karnali River, an ancient trade route for bring salt from Tibet. You will pass Muchu village and walk toward Tumkot. One of the prominent landmarks of Tumkot is Dhungkar Choezom Monastery which is made in Tibetan architecture with statues and rare mural designs. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
By this time you should already be acclimatized with high altitude. Our trek further goes up into the Alpine region with less vegetation. The trek to Thado Dunga will take about 3-4 hours. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Be prepared to overcome some tough challenges today. You will be trekking along Yak and mule tracks and passing through a landscape familiar to Tibet. It will be interesting to watch local people leading caravans of mules and yaks. It will be another 2-3 hours before you come to Nara La pass (4620m), one of the highest passes in the Himalayas. An impressive view of the Himalayas and Tibet can be observed from the pass. The houses here are adorned with Tibetan prayer flags. It is an easy descent from the pass to Hilsa. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Today you will do a short and easy trek to Manepeme. Much of the trail is straight with few ups and downs. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
From here on the trail will be rocky. By now you have reached the upstream of Limi river. The river provides a good ecology for such rare animals as mountain goats, snow leopard and blue sheep! Halji is a small village of Bhotia people who follow Tibetan ritual and practices. The 14th century monastery of Rinchenling Gompa is located right in the center of the village. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
It’s an easy 4-hour walk from Halji to Jang, along the Limi Khola (river). Jang is the third and the last village in the Limi Valley. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Trek to Talung will take at least 4 hours. You will be again gaining altitude as you pass through uninhabited landscapes. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
The trek from Talung to Shinjungma is the high point of the entire trek. Our challenge to cross the Nyalu La Pass (4949m) one of the highest passes in the world. The cross affords a spectacular views of Humla district along with Tibet in the north. Impressive mountain ranges such as Mount Saipal (7031m) and Mount Tise or Kailash (6714m) will leave you spell bound. Once you leave the pass you will head towards Shinjungma passing through beautiful high altitude lake of Selma Tso. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Your next stop is Kermi village. You will be making a impressive descend of almost 1000m today. It’s a pleasant walk through pine and birch forests and along the beautiful Salli Khola, with rocks towering on both sides of the trail. Kermi is popular for hot spring, where traveler can relax. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
You will catch early morning flight to Nepalgunj and then a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure to your country.
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