Introduction: A fascinating, wonderful journey in the Far North West at Humla & Limi Valley with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions trip begins with a scenic flight to Nepal’s south west low area at Nepalgunj then another short flight to the Himalayan North Mid Hills at Simikot in Humla region, then heading north through magnificent remote country side, farm villages and valleys with fabulous scenery of snow capped peaks of Mt.Api & Saipahl and of Tibetan mountain ranges, then reaching at our adventure destination at Hilsa close to the border of South West Tibet on route to Mt.Kailash.
This trip offers an indigenous Tibetan cultured people settled here with their own Tibetan dialogue and language a unique tradition and culture; large beautiful villages like Haljee and Gombyak are located in the wild pockets of Limi Khola. (This valley recently opened for trekkers since 2002 AD and the first group of foreigners was Mike A Murphy geo-science group from the University of Houston USA this group explored this area for about one and half months). To protect this fragile eco-system of this hidden valley, the Government of Nepal issues limited number of permits and special fees.
The views and scenery, tranquility of this region is awesome amidst its enchanting forest and landscapes, After a wonderful time at Limi Valley return to Simikot by an alternative route offering you the best of this beautiful country, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons, the trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the several passes at near 5, 000m till the treks ends at Simikot, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions trekking to Humla and Limi Valley concludes with a memorable journey with a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
HUMLA – Nepal’s Wild North West.
Humla was once part of the great Malla Empire administrated from Sinja near Jumla. Until 1787 this empire extended as far as to Purang (Taklakot) and the ‘Lost’ great villages of Toling (Zanda) and Tsaparang located in a remote south western Tibet, and to the north of Nanda Devi and Kamet Himal, Nepalese merchants trading wool, salt and Indian goods to Tibet.
In Humla the traditional salt/grain trade with Tibet continues as it has for centuries. This trade has ceased in most of Nepal, because of the import of Indian salt and the other reason is that China has eliminated many border trading posts in remote regions.
Trip Highlights: “Trekking in remote cultural destination of Nepal on the old Trans-Himalayan caravan route, ancient Bon-po (pre-buddhist) culture and on the blue sheep, snow leopard trail, less visited area, Nepal’s wild-west traditional villages on the backdrop of the high snow capped peaks, serene forest and pristine lake.”
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot 2,950m. and trek to Dharapori 2,300.m 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Kermi 2,670.m 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Yalbang 3,020m. 5 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Muchu 3,120m. 4 hrs or Tumkot 3,380m. 5 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Yari 3,700m. or Thado Dunga 3,750m. 5 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Hilsa 3,720m. via Nara La 4,620m. 6 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Manepeme 3,990m. 5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Til 4,000m. 6 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Halji 3,660m. 3 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Jang 3,930m. 4 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Talung 4,370m. 8 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Shinjungma 3,620m. via Nyalu La 4,940m. 8 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Kermi 2,670m. 7 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Simikot 2,950m. 6 hrs.
Day 18: Flight Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
Day 19: At leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.