This trek offers outdoor education, cultural heritage and religious studies, and a real sense of adventure as well. Limi valley is the place where Tibetan Buddhism is preserved better than in Tibet itself. This area is also home of the most amazing landscape, people, culture and tradition.
Limi valley trek is one of the most remote trek of Nepal and situated in far west and northern part of the Nepal which is also one of the poorest district of Nepal and very close and relatively similar as Tibet.
Limi valley is the hidden valley of Nepal and a stepping-stone to Mount Kailash in Tibet. Many Nepalese, Indian pilgrimage as well as few tourists use to go Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Yatra from this route every year.
Simikot (2,900m) capital town of Humla district where the old salt trading route to Tibet is still very actively existing and still people following the same route as a classical trade system. The trail threads along towering green cliffs above the roaring Karnali River, passing clusters of flat-roofed mud houses, encountering amazing and hardworking rural people some of whom practice polyandry, occupy the highlands.
For this trek, Trekkers should be qualified as reasonable level of physical fitness as moderate to strenuous day trip. Accommodation on this trek is two person sharing tents and basic standard food, not hot shower and laundry services along the trek so trekkers have only opportunity of cold water only.
Limi Valley Trek is a combination of the most culturally fascinating places in all of Nepal, The salt trading route, the last north western border to Tibet, Hilsa town, the dry landscapes, beautiful mountain range, Limi valley Buddhist culture, glacial valley, Nyalu pass, Tshom Tsho lake, treeless valley, mountain villages are major highlights of this trek.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 21 Days
Price: $1880 USD
Destination: Nepalgunj, Simikot, Hilsa, Limi Valley
Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day
Min. Group Size: 2
Best Season: April, May,June,July, September, October, November
Max. Altitude: 5,000m.
Special Interest: Ethnic People, Spirituality, wildlife, adventure, Environmental education, culture, history, photography, lifestyle, research, exploration, Nature cruises, Tradition
Bad Season: January, February
Ending Point: Simikot
Geography: Countryside, Forests, Glaciers, Mid hills, Mountains, Rivers, Towns, cold places, unique culture, villages, valleys
Min. Altitude: 165m
Program Type: Guided Trekking
Starting Point: Simikot
Day-by-day altitudes on the Limi Valley Trek:
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Day 01 :Arrival at Kathmandu (1,345m)
Day 02 :Trip arrangements, meeting with staff and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 :Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (165m) - 50 min
Day 04 :Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2,950m) - 40 min
Day 05 :Trek to Dharapuri (2,300m) - 4 hrs
Day 06 :Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi (2,670m) - 4 hrs
Day 07 :Trek to Yalbang (3,020m) - 5 hrs
Day 08 :Trek to Muchu (3,120m) - 4 hrs or to Tumkot (3,380m) - 5 hrs
Day 09 :Trek to Yari (3,700m) - 4 hrs or to Thado Dunga (3,750m) - 5 hrs
Day 10 :Trek to Hilsa (3,720m) across the Nara La Pass (4,620m) - 7 hrs
Day 11 :Trek to Manepeme (3,900m) - 5 hrs
Day 12 :Trek to Til (4,000m) - 6 hrs
Day 13 :Trek to Halji (3,660m) - 3 hrs
Day 14 :Trek to Jang (3,930m) - 4 hrs
Day 15 :Trek to Talung (4,370m) - 8 hrs
Day 16 :Trek to Shinjungma (3,620m) across the Nyalu La Pass (4,940m) - 8 hrs
Day 17 :Trek to Kermi (2,670m) - 7 hrs
Day 18 :Trek to Simikot (2,950m) - 6 hrs
Day 19 :Flight to Nepalgunj (165m) and Kathmandu (1,350m) - same day
Day 20 :Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 21 :Final departure to the Airport
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. We recommend going during April, May,June,July, September, October, November. However, going during 21 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|10 December 201810.12.2018||30 December 201830.12.2018||$1880 USD||Book|
|18 December 201818.12.2018||07 January 201907.01.2019||$1880 USD||Book|
|26 December 201826.12.2018||15 January 201915.01.2019||$1880 USD||Book|
|03 January 201903.01.2019||23 January 201923.01.2019||$1880 USD $1598 USD||Book|
|11 January 201911.01.2019||31 January 201931.01.2019||$1880 USD $1598 USD||Book|
|19 January 201919.01.2019||08 February 201908.02.2019||$1880 USD $1598 USD||Book|
|27 January 201927.01.2019||16 February 201916.02.2019||$1880 USD $1598 USD||Book|
|28 January 201928.01.2019||17 February 201917.02.2019||$1880 USD $1598 USD||Book|
A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:
Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.
However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
General Trekking Equipment
The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu