Simikot Limi Valley Trek / 22 Days

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Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade


Best Season

March, April,May, June, July, August, September, October and November



Max Elevation

4949m, Nyalu La


Full Board on Trek


Private Vehicle/Car/Jeep/Flight

Trip Route: Simikot - Yalbang - Nara La - Hilsa - Jang - Nyalu La - Kermi - Simikot

Trip Overview

  • Magnificent view of mountains, landscapes and nature throughout this rarely traveled trail in the Himalayas.
  • Local culture in the hills of lower Humla region alongside hill culture and traditions.
  • Monasteries, Chortens, Shrines and Gompas in the way, reflecting the influence of Tibetan culture in these areas.
  • Alpine, Cold, and sub-tropical vegetation with wildlife seeing adventure.
  • Beautiful sunrise and sunsets from most promising Natural viewpoints in the earth.
  • Yak and Chauri products as well as Himalayan cuisine exploring.
  • Authentic trekking experience with overnights in the local teahouse/lodge/Camping.
  • Views of the mountains in the Tibetan and Nepali sides with some of the high passes in the trail

The Simikot Limi Valley is one of the few remaining trekking routes of Nepal, giving you the trekking experiences of wilderness nearing the Tibetan border. One can witness a step back in time like feeling walking in the trails leading to this isolated valley of upper Humla region. Scenic Landscape, the Buddhist tradition, and authentic Himalayan culture are some of the main reasons to do this thrilling trek. A route to the holiest mountain Mt.Kailash and Manasarovar begins from Humla too via Tibet. Opened just recently to the outer world, you will need to have a special permit for doing this trek with some supplementary norms and regulations. Every day in this trek is full of surprises so if you fancy some untold adventure, in the western Himalayas this trek is one for you.

Starting from the hills of Simikot, we will dive deep into the villages and settlements of Humla, explore the culture and learn about their lifestyle before heading towards the Limi Valley regions. The natural beauty of Humla, the smile of the people, and fresh apples make your stay memorable. Walking beside the Karnali River, we will have some of the magical landscape views from this section of the trek. We will experience the diverse culture and tradition of people of many different ethnic groups in the lower Humla. Following the ancient salt trading routes used by locals to reach Tibet, we will reach the beautiful Limi valley near the Nepal-China border. From the High passes in this trek, you can view some of the highest mountains of Tibet alongside Saipal, Kanjirowa, Gorakh, Kanti, and Rishi Himalayan range of Nepal. The best season to do the Simikot Limi valley trek is from May to October and with the aid of Himalayan Pic Du Midi you can enjoy the untarnished shades of this amazing trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Heritage Tour and Prepration for the Trek
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950 m)
Day 05: Simikot to Dharapuri (2300 m)
Day 06: Dharapuri to Kermi (2670m)
Day 07: Kermi to Yalbang (3020m)
Day 08: Yalbang to Muchu/Tarkot 3120m or Tumkot (3380m)
Day 09: Tumkot to Thado Dunga (3750m)
Day 10: Thado Dunga - Crossing Nara La (4620m) to Hilsa (3720m)
Day 11: Hilsa to Kharka (3990m)
Day 12: Kharka to Jang (4030m)
Day 13: Jang to Ghyangbalung (3930m)
Day 14: Ghyangbalung to Kharka (4600m)
Day 15: Kharka to Tibet border and back to Ghyangbalung (3930m)
Day 16: Ghyangbalung to Talung (4370m)
Day 17: Talung - Crossing the Nyalu La (4949m) to Shinjungma (3620m)
Day 18: Shinjungma to Kermi (2670m)
Day 19: Kermi to Simikot (2950m)
Day 20: Fly Back to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu
Day 21: Bhaktapur Cultural Tour
Day 22: Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

What's Included/Excluded

  • Four-nights Hotel in Kathmandu and One Night Hotel in Nepaljung with B/B basis
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pick-ups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Nepaljung - Simikot – Nepaljung – Kathmandu by Domestic Flight Tickets.
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu/entrance fee
  • Special Humla/Limi Valley Restricted Area fee, National Park Permits/TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide, Trekking Cook, Acc. Guide, Kitchen staff.
  • Camping Equipment’s Guest Tents, Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Chairs and Table, Mattresses etc.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, Transportation and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Baggage/Equipment’s /Cargo (Nepalgung – Juphal – Nepalgunj)
  • Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums in Limi Valley Region
  • Hot Shower
  • Trekking Map
  • Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
  • All government and local taxes
Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Battery Charges, International call,WIFI & internet on Trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters