Lying on the North West corner of Nepal, Limi is the only one west east isolated valley extending from one Border Himalayan pass (Hilsa) to another pass (Chang La) between Nepal and Tibet. The longest river of Nepal, Humla Karnali enters Nepal border at Hilsa where the valley starts from West Side. The Trans Himalayan Limi valley is very beautiful, photogenic, wide and wonderful. Mound Gyuokharka (5000 m) provides the wonderful views of the Nepalese Himalayas like Saipal (7031 m), Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas like Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda and tranquil Mansarovar lake, hundreds…
Lying on the North West corner of Nepal, Limi is the only one west east isolated valley extending from one Border Himalayan pass (Hilsa) to another pass (Chang La) between Nepal and Tibet. The longest river of Nepal, Humla Karnali enters Nepal border at Hilsa where the valley starts from West Side. The Trans Himalayan Limi valley is very beautiful, photogenic, wide and wonderful. Mound Gyuokharka (5000 m) provides the wonderful views of the Nepalese Himalayas like Saipal (7031 m), Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas like Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda and tranquil Mansarovar lake, hundreds of mounds like breast, meandering rivers and rivulets. This region is famous for rare flora and fauna. It can be seen the marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild horse (kyang), barking deer, musk deer, hare, Himalayan black bear and occasionally the snow leopard in this exotic region.
Indigenous Tibetan cultured people are settled there and they have their particular Tibetan language, tradition and culture. Very big and beautiful villages like Haljee and Gombayok are located in the wide patches of Limi Khola. The source of income of the people is only the livestock and occasionally little a bit trade. Some people make and sell the wooden pots like tea bowl, yogurt pot, jewelry box etc. Because of the poor economic condition, there is the Polyandry marriage system in the society. Grazing cattle in the pasturelands adds the more beauty in the valley.
This valley is newly opened for the trekkers in 2002 AD and the 1st group of foreigners was Mike A. Murphy’s geo-science group from University of Houston, USA that group explored the region for about one and half months.
To protect the fragile ecosystem of the high country, the government of Nepal issues the limited number of permits with special fee for that hidden valley. There should be minimum 2 persons in a group to organize the trip legally.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1320m).
Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunj (1320m) by plane
Day 03: Fly to Simikot (2700m) and overnight at the camp.
Day 04: Hike to Kermi and camp by hot spring.
Day 05: Hike to Yalbang and overnight ath the camp.
Day 06: Hike to Tumkot and camp by the river confluence of Tumkot Khola and Humla Karnali.
Day 07: Hike up Yari and camp in the wide field.
Day 08: Explore in and around Yari village, needs to acclimatize all day there.
Day 09: Hike to Shivshiv 4200m and camp there.
Day 10: Hike up to the Nara La (4500m), the highest point in the trail then down to Hilsa, and camp in the nice field by the Humla Karnali River, after lunch rest day trip to Tibetan Sher market and back to the camp.
Day 11: Hike to Manepema and camp among the boulders.
Day 12: Hike to Haljee and camp by the river.
Day 13: Hike to Gombayok and camp there. Explore the village.
Day 14: Trek to Takchhe and camp by Talung Khola.
Day 15: Hike up to the flat country and camp by the Sakya Khola.
Day 16: Hike up to Gyuokharka, marmot, wolf and wild horse country and camp there.
Day 17: Early climb the Gyuokharka round (5000m), see the wonderful view of the surrounding Himalayas, Mansarovar Lake and the nice Tibetan plateau then back down the camp
Day 18: Hike back to Takchhe.
Day 19: passing by the big lake head to Talung Khola valley and camp there.
Day 20: Climb up to Nyalu Lagna (5000m) then down to Dharmsala and camp there.
Day 21: Hike down to Kermi
Day 22: Hike to Pani Nyaula and camp there.
Day 23: Hike to Simikot and camp there.
Day 24: Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.
Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.