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Humla Limi Valley Trek - 18 Days

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The Limi Valley trek only opened to foreigners in 2002 as this area borders on Tibet in the far west of Nepal. It follows an ancient trading and pilgrim route over challenging trails and high passes. In order to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Limi Valley, only limited permits are issued every year, keeping the number of visitors down, and ensuring the flora and fauna of the area remains intact for generations to come. This is one of last true wilderness area, tucked away inside Humla District where century old Buddhist traditions still exist and the people of the north-western part of the district are more like their Tibetan neighbours to the north than their Hindu neighbours in the south-east part of the district. On this trek, not only can hikers see the great mountains of Saipal, Byas, Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, and Kanti in Nepal, but also the revered holy Mount Kailash across the border in Tibet.

The trail goes through yak pastures, cultivated land, along rivers and water falls, down ravines and through interesting villages. At the view point of Yak Kharka (4,900m) there is stunning views of Mount Kailash in Tibet. Until very recently it was possible to continue this trek along the traditional pilgrim trail to Mt Kailash, but this practice has been halted by the Chinese Government. Evidence of the ties between Humla and Tibet can be seen by the prayer flags and mani stones that line the trails as well as the beautiful stone (Tibetan style) villages, and the 1,000 year old Rizing Ling Gompa.

Possible wildlife on view includes marmot, wolf, wild yak, and Himalayan black bears. Of the rare mammals, snow leopards and blue sheep are known to live in this area.

This amazing trek highlights a different side of Nepal than that seen in some of the more usual trekking routes. It also gives a glimpse into the mystical land of Tibet without having to go through the formalities of getting there! The pristine sights and sounds of this trek more than make up for the challenging hiking with some long days.

Days Itinerary Altitude Time
Day 1 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (Flight) 150 m 1 hr
Day 2 Nepalgunj to Simikot (Flight) to Dharapuri 2270 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 3 Dharapuri to Kermi 2629 m 4 - 5 hr
Day 4 Kermi to Chumsa Khola valley 3400 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 5 Chumsa Khola valley to Dharmashala 4000 m 6 - 7 hr
Day 6 Dharmashala to Talung 4380 m 7 - 8 hr
Day 7 Talung to Jang 4070 m 6 - 7 hr
Day 8 Acclimatization Day 4070 m 2 hr
Day 9 Jang to Halji 3670 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 10 Halji to Til 3700 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 11 Til to Manepeme 3970 m 8 - 9 hr
Day 12 Manepeme to Hilsa 3740 m 4 - 5 hr
Day 13 Hilsa to Palbang 3389 m 7 - 8 hr
Day 14 Palbang to Muchu 2929 m 4 - 5 hr
Day 15 Muchu to Chumsa Khola 3400 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 16 Chumsa Khola to Dharapuri 2270 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 17 Dharapuri to Simikot 2910 m 5 - 6 hr
Day 18 Simikot to Nepalgunj (Flight) to Kathmandu (Flight) 1380 m 1 hr


  • Local transfers for your international flights x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 4
  • Kathmandu Nepalgunj Simikot Nepalgunj Kathmandu Flight
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Guide for 18 days
  • Porter for 16 days
  • 3 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu
  • 16 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 1 night accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • 18 x set breakfast, 18 x set lunch and 17 x set dinner while on trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff


  • International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any you may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)

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Trip Facts

  • 4900 m
  • Nepalgunj/Nepalgunj
  • Demanding

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