Limi Valley Trek | Orbit Alpine Adventures
Duration: 21 days

Limi Valley Trek demands sacrificing of the luxuries you are accustomed to for about 2 weeks in return for the priceless rewards this sensational trip offers. Believe us, you will find your sacrifice absolutely worthwhile owing to several pleasant surprises the remote and little explored valley of Limi has for you. Although an emerging destination for trekkers, Limi Valley once used to be a major sanctuary of Buddhism; experts believe that Tibetan Buddhism is better preserved here than elsewhere. The spectacular landscapes and sceneries of the area add even more to the wow factor of this trip.

Our featured itinerary of the experiential Limi Valley trek gives you a perfect way to get off the beaten path and to immerse yourself in the sublime natural beauty and extraordinary cultural heritage of the far-western region of Nepal. Though this trek does require ample and carefully planned logistics, you can leave all that to the experienced crew at Orbit Alpine Adventures and just get prepared for an exciting journey ahead. In addition to the joy of scaling high passes like Nara La (4,580m) and Nyalu La (4,990m), you will also get to explore ancient fortified villages like Janh, Halji and Til during the Limi Valley camping trek.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
    Arrival in Kathmandu. You’ll meet our representative who will drive you to your hotel. Stay Overnight in hotel

    Day 02: Trek preparation and Sightseeing in Kathmandu
    After breakfast, sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Syambhunath, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Introduction and Briefing session in the afternoon. Stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
    Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about an hour. Nepalgunj is a border town along Nepal-India border in the southwestern part of Nepal. Stay overnight at Lodge/Hotel.

    Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950m)
    Take early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot in Northwestern Nepal. Simikot is a gateway to Humla as well as Tibet. Enjoy scenic mountains such as Mt. Saipal and wonderful valleys. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 05: Trek to Dharapuri (2300m)
    Your trekking starts from today. Most of the trail passé through uninhabited land dotted with green vegetation and pine forests till you reach Majgaon. One of the peculiar experience is of seeing donkeys carrying loads-the only mode of transport in this remote area. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 06: Trek to Kermi (2670m)
    The trail further goes alongside the Humla-Karnali River passing over high rocky slopes. You will see typical Neplali houses flanked by blooming barley, buckwheat, potatoes and rice. Once you reach Kermi you will get introduced to Buddhist culture. Lakiyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa are two popular monasteries in the area. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 07: Trek to Yalbang (3020m)
    Much of today’s walk is through barley and buckwheat fields and pine forests. You will be crossing the first suspension bridge over the Sali river. Don’t forget to visit the monastery of the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. The monastery hosts a big statue of Sakyamuni Buddha as well as of Guru Rinpoche. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 08: Trek to Tumkot (3380m)
    You will continue walk through villages and forests. The landscape changes into barren open meadows studded with low bushes. This track follows the Karnali River, an ancient trade route for bring salt from Tibet. You will pass Muchu village and walk toward Tumkot. One of the prominent landmarks of Tumkot is Dhungkar Choezom Monastery which is made in Tibetan architecture with statues and rare mural designs. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 09: Trek to Thado Dunga (3750m)
    By this time you should already be acclimatized with high altitude. Our trek further goes up into the Alpine region with less vegetation. The trek to Thado Dunga will take about 3-4 hours. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 10: Trek to Hilsa (3720m)
    Be prepared to overcome some tough challenges today. You will be trekking along Yak and mule tracks and passing through a landscape familiar to Tibet. It will be interesting to watch local people leading caravans of mules and yaks. It will be another 2-3 hours before you come to Nara La pass (4620m), one of the highest passes in the Himalayas. An impressive view of the Himalayas and Tibet can be observed from the pass. The houses here are adorned with Tibetan prayer flags. It is an easy descent from the pass to Hilsa. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 11: Trek to Manepeme (3990m)
    Today you will do a short and easy trek to Manepeme. Much of the trail is straight with few ups and downs. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 12: Trek to Til (4000m)
    The path ahead is rocky and barren adorned with few Juniper trees here and there. Along the way you will stop by to observe Ya Yip Phuk an ancient cave used by Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo (985-1055), a famous translator of Buddhist scriptures, for meditation. You will pass through Lamka La at 4300m, before descending down to the village of Til. Til is a scenic village with monasteries, whitewashed building, well paved courtyards and surrounded by fields of barley. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 13: Trek to Halji (3660m)
    From here on the trail will be rocky. By now you have reached the upstream of Limi river. The river provides a good ecology for such rare animals as mountain goats, snow leopard and blue sheep! Halji is a small village of Bhotia people who follow Tibetan ritual and practices. The 14th century monastery of Rinchenling Gompa is located right in the center of the village. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 14: Trek to Jang (3930m)
    It’s an easy 4-hour walk from Halji to Jang, along the Limi Khola (river). Jang is the third and the last village in the Limi Valley. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 15: Trek to Talung (4370m)
    Trek to Talung will take at least 4 hours. You will be again gaining altitude as you pass through uninhabited landscapes. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 16: Trek to Shinjungma (3620m), Nyalu La 4949m
    The trek from Talung to Shinjungma is the high point of the entire trek. Our challenge to cross the Nyalu La Pass (4949m) one of the highest passes in the world. The cross affords a spectacular views of Humla district along with Tibet in the north. Impressive mountain ranges such as Mount Saipal (7031m) and Mount Tise or Kailash (6714m) will leave you spell bound. Once you leave the pass you will head towards Shinjungma passing through beautiful high altitude lake of Selma Tso. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 17: Trek to Kermi (2670m)
    Your next stop is Kermi village. You will be making a impressive descend of almost 1000m today. It’s a pleasant walk through pine and birch forests and along the beautiful Salli Khola, with rocks towering on both sides of the trail. Kermi is popular for hot spring, where traveler can relax. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 18: Trek to Simikot
    Today you will pass through Darapuri and Majgaon is to return to Simikot. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.

    Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
    You will catch early morning flight to Nepalgunj and then a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu
    This day is off for you for relaxation and winding up in Kathmandu. Stay in hotel or go for sightseeing. Overnight in hotel.

    Day 21: Airport Departure
    Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure to your country.

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