limi valley trek

Limi Valley Trek

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    Humla
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    Geography
    Forest/ Village/ Mountain
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    Difficulty
    Moderate to Strenuous
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    Max Altitude
    4949m
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    Accommodation
    Guest House/Lodge/ Tented Camp
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Limi Valley Trek is an exclusive opportunity to trek through the stunning landscape and discover the untouched valley of Limi which is far behind in the terms of modern development. Situated between two giant Himalayan passes Hilsa and Chang La, Limi Valley is one of the last wilderness regions of Nepal. Limi Valley Trek explores the hidden valley of Nepal located in Humla, one of the most remote parts of the country. Limi Valley Trek is the best way to learn about the struggles people in these kinds of regions face in their daily lives.

Limi Valley Trek features the trek in the poorest part of the country. However, the trekkers will have the exciting experience of trekking in the wilderness. Trekking through secluded villages, glacial valley, treeless valley, and mountain villages are the major highlights of Limi Valley Trek. Limi Valley Trek also highlights the beautiful panorama of Mt. Kailash (6638m), Mt. Saipal (7031m), Kanjirowa (6883m), Kanti (6859m), and Rishi Himalayan range among others.

The trek also embraces trekking through two high passes of Nara La and Nyalu La. Nara La and Nyalu La both host the stunning landscape featuring the Himalayas. Limi Valley Trek gives the trekkers a chance to acquire the knowledge of Buddhism and Bonpo culture. Limi Valley Trek also provides the rare chance of staying in authentic Buddhist villages and camp with the splendid view of snow-capped mountains.

Amble Himalaya – women run and led , is a well-reputed travel company in today’s tourism market. We offer our clients decent services that are highly rated by our clients themselves. We seek to fulfill all the expectation of our clients. We have every kind of vehicles for clients and offer all kind of assistance for them. We bid on making your stay in Nepal joyful.

Trip Highlights

  • Remote and pristine landscapes: The Limi Valley is one of the most remote and least-visited regions of Nepal. The trek takes you through stunning high-altitude landscapes that are relatively untouched and unspoiled.
  • Unique culture and way of life: The Limi Valley is home to the Limi people, who have a distinct culture and way of life that is influenced by their Tibetan heritage. You will have the opportunity to interact with the locals, visit their villages and monasteries, and learn about their culture and customs.
  • High mountain passes: The trek takes you over several high mountain passes, including the Nyalu La Pass, which is the highest point on the trek. Crossing these passes provides spectacular views of the Himalayas.
  • Stunning Himalayan views: The Limi Valley Trek offers breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and Kailash.
  • Wildlife sighting: The Limi Valley is home to a variety of wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, blue sheep, and Himalayan black bear. If you are lucky, you may have the chance to spot some of these rare animals.
  • Ancient monasteries and cultural sites: The trek takes you past several ancient monasteries and cultural sites, such as the Raling Monastery, which is one of the oldest and most important monasteries in the region.

Overall, the Limi Valley Trek offers a unique and unforgettable experience of the remote and beautiful landscapes of western Nepal, combined with an opportunity to learn about the fascinating culture and way of life of the local people.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (200 m)

Day 2: Flight Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950 m)

Day 3: Trek from Simikot to Dharapuri (2300 m) 4 Hrs

Day 4: Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi (2670 m) 4 Hrs

Day 5: Trek from Kermi to Yalbang (3020 m) 5 Hrs

Day 6: Trek from Yalbang to Tumkot (3380 m) 5-6 Hrs

Day 7: Trek from Tumkot to Yari (3700 m) 5-6 Hrs

Day 8: Trek from Yari to Hilsa (3720 m), crossing the Nara La (4620 m) 7 Hrs

Day 9: Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme (3990 m) 5 Hrs

Day 10: Trek from Manepeme to Til (4000 m) 6 Hrs

Day 11: Trek from Til – Halji (3660 m) 3-4 Hrs

Day 12: Trek from Halji to Jang (3930 m) 4 Hrs

Day 13: Trek from Jang to Talung (4370 m) 8 Hrs

Day 14: Trek from Talung to Shinjungma (3620 m), crossing the Nyalu La (4949 m) 8 Hrs

Day 15: Trek from Shinjungma to Kermi (2670 m) 7 Hrs

Day 16: Trek from Kermi to Simikot (2950 m) 6-7 Hrs

Day 17: Flight Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Limi Valley Trek Trip Itinerary

On Day 1 of the Limi Valley Trek, you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, which is located in the southern plains of Nepal at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. The flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes around 1 hour and offers scenic views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, weather permitting. Once you arrive in Nepalgunj, you will have some time to rest and prepare for the next day's flight to Simikot. Nepalgunj is a bustling town and is located close to the border with India. The town is known for its hot and humid climate and is a melting pot of cultures, with people from different ethnicities and backgrounds living together. You can spend the rest of the day exploring Nepalgunj, visiting local markets and temples, and interacting with the locals. You can also take some time to pack and prepare for the trek, ensuring that you have all the necessary gear and equipment for the journey ahead. Overnight stay will be in a hotel or guesthouse in Nepalgunj.

The flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot takes around 50 minutes and offers stunning views of the Himalayan range. Simikot is located in a remote and rugged terrain and is accessible only by air or foot. After arriving in Simikot, you will meet your trekking crew, including the guide, porters, and cooks. You will also have some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. It is essential to take it easy and avoid any strenuous activities to avoid altitude sickness. In the afternoon, you can explore the town of Simikot, visit the local market and shops, and interact with the locals. Simikot is a small town with a few basic facilities such as guesthouses, restaurants, and shops selling trekking gear. Overnight stay will be in a guesthouse in Simikot.

You will begin your trek from Simikot to Dharapuri. The trek takes around 4 hours and covers a distance of approximately 9 kilometers. The trail from Simikot to Dharapuri is mostly downhill and passes through beautiful landscapes of pine forests and terraced fields. You will also pass through several small villages and hamlets, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. Dharapuri is a small village located at an altitude of 2300 meters above sea level. The village is surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes and offers stunning views of the Himalayan range. After arriving in Dharapuri, you can explore the village, visit the local monasteries, and interact with the locals. You can also take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Dharapuri.

Trekking alongside Karnali River, we climb few rocky slopes and walk along barley, rice, potatoes, and buckwheat fields to reach the Buddhist village of Kermi. The trail from Dharapuri to Kermi is mostly uphill and passes through beautiful landscapes of pine forests and terraced fields. You will also pass through several small villages and hamlets, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. Kermi is a small village located at an altitude of 2670 meters above sea level. The village is known for its hot springs, which are believed to have medicinal properties and are popular among trekkers.You can explore the famous monasteries in Kermi. After taking a tour of Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa and after arriving in Kermi, you can take a dip in the hot springs and relax your muscles. You can also explore the village, visit the local monasteries, and interact with the locals. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Kermi.

Walking along the agricultural fields, we trek along Sali River to reach Taklakot. We encounter Dzokpo (a crossbreed of yak and cow) grazing in the field. We walk through barley and buckwheat fields, and then through pine forests above Karnali River to reach the village of Yalbang. Upon arrival, we will take a short tour of Namkha Khyung Dzong monastery which is the largest monastery of the region housing a school and a clinic in its premises. You can attend the daily puja in the evening or in the morning if you will. Overnight at a homestay in Yalbang.

You will trek above Karnali River and stumble across a small village of Yangar. The trail from Kermi to Yalbang is mostly uphill and passes through beautiful landscapes of pine forests, suspension bridges, and small streams. You will also pass through several small villages and hamlets, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. Yalbang is a small village located at an altitude of 3020 meters above sea level. The village is known for its ancient monastery, which is believed to be more than 800 years old. You will visit Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, which is one of the most important monasteries for the Sakya lineage. After arriving in Yalbang, you can explore the village, visit the ancient monastery, and interact with the locals. You can also take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Yalbang.

On Day 7 of the Limi Valley Trek, you will trek from Tumkot to Yari. The trek takes around 5-6 hours and covers a distance of approximately 12 kilometers. The trail from Tumkot to Yari is mostly uphill and passes through beautiful landscapes of rocky terrain, small streams, and high altitude vegetation. You will also pass through several small villages and hamlets, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. Yari is a small village located at an altitude of 3700 meters above sea level. The village is known for its beautiful landscapes and stunning views of the Himalayan range. After arriving in Yari, you can explore the village, visit the local monasteries, and interact with the locals. You can also take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Yari.

hallenging and steep, as you will be crossing the Nara La pass at an altitude of 4620 meters above sea level. The pass offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. After crossing the pass, the trail descends towards the Hilsa village. Hilsa is a small village located at an altitude of 3720 meters above sea level. The village is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet and is known for its hot springs. After arriving in Hilsa, you can take a dip in the hot springs and relax your muscles. You can also explore the village, visit the local monasteries, and interact with the locals. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Hilsa.

On Day 9 of the Limi Valley Trek, you will trek from Hilsa to Manepeme. The trek takes around 5 hours and covers a distance of approximately 12 kilometers. The trail from Hilsa to Manepeme passes through a beautiful landscape of high altitude desert, rocky terrain, and small streams. The trail is mostly flat and gradual, but there are a few sections that are steep and challenging. Manepeme is a small village located at an altitude of 3990 meters above sea level. The village is surrounded by stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Kailash and Mount Saipal. After arriving in Manepeme, you can explore the village, visit the local monasteries, and interact with the locals. You can also take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Manepeme.

Trekking through steep rocks, you will reach a cave of Ya Yip Phuk. We take a short tour of the cave before continuing our trek towards Til. The trail from Manepeme to Til is mostly uphill and passes through a beautiful landscape of rocky terrain, small streams, and high altitude vegetation. You will also pass through several small villages and hamlets, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. You will climb Lamka La pass and walk through a couple of monasteries, Chortens, and Mani walls before we reach Tibetan village of Til in Limi Valley. Til is a small village located at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level. The village is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Til is also the last village in the Limi Valley before the trail crosses over into Tibet. After arriving in Til, you can explore the village, visit the local monasteries, and interact with the locals. You can also take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Til. Overnight at a homestay in Til.

The trail from Til to Halji is mostly downhill and passes through a beautiful landscape of high altitude desert, rocky terrain, and small streams. The trail is relatively easy and does not require much effort. Halji is a small village located at an altitude of 3660 meters above sea level. The village is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Halji is also home to one of the oldest and most important monasteries in the region, the Halji Monastery. After arriving in Halji, you can explore the village, visit the Halji Monastery, Rinchenling Gompa, and interact with the locals. You can also take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Halji.

The trail from Halji to Jang passes through a beautiful landscape of high altitude desert, rocky terrain, and small streams. The trail is mostly flat and gradual, but there are a few sections that are steep and challenging. Jang is a small village located at an altitude of 3930 meters above sea level. The village is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Jang is also home to the Jang La Phedi, which is the base camp for the Jang La pass. After arriving in Jang, you can explore the village, interact with the locals, and take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Jang.

The trail from Jang to Talung is mostly uphill and passes through a beautiful landscape of high altitude desert, rocky terrain, and small streams. The trail is challenging and requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization to the altitude. Talung is a small village located at an altitude of 4370 meters above sea level. The village is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Talung is also home to several high altitude lakes, which are considered holy by the locals. After arriving in Talung, you can explore the village, visit the high altitude lakes, and interact with the locals. You can also take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Talung.

We relish the view of Mt. Kailash (6638m), Mt. Saipal (7031m), and the other Himalayas from the highest point of our trek.\ The trail from Talung to Shinjungma is challenging and requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization to the altitude. The trail passes through a high altitude desert, rocky terrain, and glaciers. The Nyalu La pass, located at an altitude of 4949 meters, is the highest point of the trek. From the pass, you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. After crossing the pass, the trail descends gradually to Shinjungma, a small village located at an altitude of 3620 meters. The village is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.We relish the view of Mt. Kailash (6638m), Mt. Saipal (7031m), and the other Himalayas from the highest point of our trek. After arriving in Shinjungma, you can explore the village, interact with the locals, and take some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Shinjungma.

On Day 15 of the Limi Valley Trek, you will trek from Shinjungma to Kermi. You will descend and meet the civilization again in Kermi. You will trek through juniper, birch, and pine forests alongside Sali Khola to reach Kermi. The trek takes around 7 hours and covers a distance of approximately 15 kilometers. The trail from Shinjungma to Kermi is mostly downhill and passes through a beautiful landscape of high altitude desert, rocky terrain, and small streams. The trail is relatively easier compared to the previous days, and you can enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Kermi is a small village located at an altitude of 2670 meters above sea level. The village is known for its natural hot springs, where you can relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles. Kermi is also home to several Buddhist monasteries and chortens, which are worth exploring. After arriving in Kermi, you can visit the natural hot springs, explore the village, and interact with the locals. You can also take some time to rest and relax. Overnight stay will be in a tented camp or a local guesthouse in Kermi.

On Day 16 of the Limi Valley Trek, you will trek from Kermi to Simikot, the starting point of the trek. The trek takes around 6-7 hours and covers a distance of approximately 15 kilometers. The trail from Kermi to Simikot is mostly downhill, and you will pass through beautiful forests, terraced fields, and small villages. You will also cross several suspension bridges over the Karnali River. After arriving in Simikot, you can relax and celebrate the completion of the trek. You can also explore the town and interact with the locals. Overnight stay will be in a local guesthouse or hotel in Simikot.

On Day 17 of the Limi Valley Trek, you will take a flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu. You will wake up early in the morning and head to the airport in Simikot to catch your flight to Nepalgunj, and then to Kathmandu

Limi Valley Trek Trip Included

  • Domestic Airport transfers
  • All necessary permits for the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot and Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu)
  • Accommodation during the trek (teahouses/guesthouses)
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Experienced and licensed trekking guide
  • Porters to carry your luggage (one porter for two trekkers)
  • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder
  • Government taxes and service charges

Limi Valley Trek Trip Excluded

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Tips for the trekking staff (guide, porter, and driver)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the "Cost Includes" section

General Packing List for Limi Valley Trek

Clothing:

  • Trekking pants
  • T-shirts (preferably quick-dry)
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof pants
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Hiking boots
  • Socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Thermal underwear

Equipment:

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Personal first aid kit (with blister kit, painkillers, and altitude medication)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards

Miscellaneous:

  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Cash in Nepalese rupees and US dollars
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Book or other entertainment for rest days

Note: The packing list may vary depending on the season and personal preferences. It is important to pack light and only bring essential items, as porters have a weight limit for carrying luggage.

Limi Valley Trek FAQ's

Anyone who is willing to leave the comfort of city life to explore the rugged villages of remote parts of far-western Nepal is welcome to join the Limi valley trek.

As the trail can be moderate to strenuous, you need to be in a good shape for Limi valley trek. As the paths are narrow and rocky, you will need to have good strength to tackle the trail. More importantly, you need to be mentally prepared for the trek.

Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel in Limi valley regardless of the remoteness of the region. The people in Nepal are very peaceful and friendly; hence do not pose threat to the travelers. Additionally, once you sign up with us, it is our responsibility to take care of your safety.

The weather is generally cold and the trail walks on rugged terrain, so warm jackets and a trekking boot is a must for this trek. You can bring other clothes and personal items depending on your preferences. If you have any food preferences, you can let us know beforehand. In case you are on any medication, bring extra supply as you cannot get them in the remote places, also do let us know about your condition.

No, you do not need to dress especially for the trek. However, it is suggested that you wear decent, full-sleeved clothes to avoid unforeseen reactions from the locals.

The best time to do the Limi Valley Trek is during the months of September to November and March to May. During these months, the weather is dry and clear, and the views of the mountains are spectacular

Yes, It is recommended to hire a guide and porter for the Limi Valley Trek. A guide can help you navigate the trail and provide information about the local culture and environment, while a porter can carry your luggage, making the trek easier and more comfortable. Amble Himalaya always provides you the best guides and porters.

The Limi Valley Trek involves staying in teahouses or guesthouses along the trail. These accommodations offer basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and pillow. However, it is recommended to carry a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort.

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    Group Size
    2
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    Region
    Humla
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    Geography
    Forest/ Village/ Mountain
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    Difficulty
    Moderate to Strenuous
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    Max Altitude
    4949m
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    Accommodation
    Guest House/Lodge/ Tented Camp
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    Transportation
    Guest House/Lodge/ Tented Camp
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