Humla Limi Valley Trek - 18 Days

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.

Day 1Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (Flight)150 m1 hr
Day 2Nepalgunj to Simikot (Flight) to Dharapuri2270 m5 - 6 hr
Day 3Dharapuri to Kermi2629 m4 - 5 hr
Day 4Kermi to Chumsa Khola valley3400 m5 - 6 hr
Day 5Chumsa Khola valley to Dharmashala4000 m6 - 7 hr
Day 6Dharmashala to Talung4380 m7 - 8 hr
Day 7Talung to Jang4070 m6 - 7 hr
Day 8Acclimatization Day4070 m2 hr
Day 9Jang to Halji3670 m5 - 6 hr
Day 10Halji to Til3700 m5 - 6 hr
Day 11Til to Manepeme3970 m8 - 9 hr
Day 12Manepeme to Hilsa3740 m4 - 5 hr
Day 13Hilsa to Palbang3389 m7 - 8 hr
Day 14Palbang to Muchu2929 m4 - 5 hr
Day 15Muchu to Chumsa Khola3400 m5 - 6 hr
Day 16Chumsa Khola to Dharapuri2270 m5 - 6 hr
Day 17Dharapuri to Simikot2910 m5 - 6 hr
Day 18Simikot to Nepalgunj (Flight) to Kathmandu (Flight)1380 m1 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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Humla Limi Valley Trek

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Trip Facts

  • 4900 m
  • Nepalgunj/Nepalgunj
  • Demanding