The Humla Limi Valley Trek, in Western Nepal, is a real ‘off-the-beaten-path’ adventure that takes you into the unexplored upper valleys of Limi. You will explore the deep gorges of the turquoise Karnali River, as well as the terrain of the trans-Himalayan regions while encountering Tibetan-influenced culture.
Highlights of the Humla Limi Valley Trek.
In the Tibetan language, ‘le’ means land between two rivers, and ‘mi’ means people. So, the Limi Valley is named for the people living on land between two rivers. According to local beliefs, Tibetan people crossed onto this land for business purposes and later settled, becoming the people who live here today. The Limi Valley is still culturally connected to Tibet, and the local people still trade with Tibet, particularly wooden handicrafts and hand-made goods.
The fascinating Tibetan culture and lifestyle in the villages of Halji, Til, and Jang are highlights of the Humla and Limi Valley Trek. The villages look straight out of the middle ages, and the lifestyles of the local people are almost the same as they have been for centuries. In Haliji, the largest village of the Limi Valley, there is an 800-year-old Buddhist monastery that is still in use.
The isolated terrain that you’ll pass through on the Humla&Limi Valley Trek means that there is a good chance you’ll spot blue sheep and the rare, elusive snow leopard.
The Route Followed
This adventure begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city on the western Terai. From Nepalgunj, it’s necessary to take another short flight to the mountain airstrip at Simikot, the start of this trek.
The Humla Limi Valley Trek starts by following the Karnali river, and largely stays on the ancient salt trade route. Spend the first few days ascending steadily, over undulating terrain, and even getting the chance to stop at some rejuvenating natural hot springs.
On a challenging day you will need to cross the high pass, Nara La (4620m), and then make a steep descent to Hilsa (3720m). A couple of days later, cross another high pass at Lamka La (4300m), en route to which you can stop at an interesting meditation cave.
After another couple of easier days, two of the hardest days of the trek await. Enter the wilderness after Talung (4370m), after which you won’t encounter any villages for a couple of days. On the next day, cross the Nyalu La (4949m), from which you can see incredible views of mountains in Nepal and Tibet, including Kailash (6714m).
Return to Simikot via a different route, to keep the trail interesting.
The Humla Limi Valley Trek is a camping trek as it passes through very remote areas with little tourism infrastructure. This is part of the fun of visiting this remote region!
Humla Limi Valley Trek’s Short Itineraries
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2950 meters)
Day 05: Trek to Dharapuri (2300 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Kermi (2670 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Yalbang (3020 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Tumkot (3380 meters).
Day 09: Trek to Yari (3700 meters).
Day 10: Cross Nara La (4620 meters) and trek to Hilsa (3720 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Manepeme (3990 meters).
Day 12: Trek to Til (4000 meters).
Day 13: Trek to Halji (3660 meters).
Day 14: Trek to Jang (3930 meters).
Day 15: Trek to Talung (4370 meters).
Day 16: Cross Nyalu La (4949 meters) and trek to Shinjungma (3620 meters).
Day 17: Trek to Talung Kermi (2670 meters).
Day 19: Fly to Nepalgunj and continue to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 21: Departure.
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Me and my gf completed Limi Valley trek, the agency was perfect in every aspects, from the beginning answering in details at our email, to organizing a nice sightseen around Katmandu and to the trek itself. Everything was well prepared, our team always helped us in all the situations and made the trek as comfortable as possible. The trek was amazing, and the places we visited so beautifully that no pictures can fully describe them. I highly recommend this agency, and for any future trip to Nepal, I will definitely contact them again. Dario Barutta & Kuan Leng Fong.
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