Limi valley trek is a strenuous trek starting from Simikot and goes via Hils into Limi Valley. It consists of three villages, Til, Halji, and Jang. This trek is about being a part of positive change in the world. Limi valley trail takes us to the remotest and rugged yet most impoverished regions. This valley is a ‘Hidden Himalayas’ of northwest Nepal.
During Limi valley trek, you will reach deep within Himalayas of Humla. You will experience these rich and varied cultures as you trek over 16,000 ft passes. You will pass through remote villages, and explore ancient monasteries of Limi Valley. If luck favor, you will also get the chance to spot the elusive snow leopard, bharal (Himalayan blue sheep). Jackals, kiang (Tibetan wild ass), and musk deer are some other species of this place.
The trek will take approximately 15 days. This trek includes high altitude trekking for many hours each day. We will trek to one of Nepal’s oldest monasteries which are in the Limi Valley. This valley houses the Shangri-La myth as well. Here we do several restorations works to preserve one of Nepal’s last true jewels.
This amazing Limi valley trek highlights a different side of Nepal. On this trek, we follow some of the more usual trekking routes. You can also enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains. Saipal, Byas, Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, and Kanti are some of the peaks in Nepal. We can also encounter the view of holy Mount Kailash across the border in Tibet.
You will meet and assist by the Parikrama Trek representative. Transfer to the hotel.
Today we will have sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. We will prepare all the necessary permits for your trekking.
Early morning we catch a flight to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, we take a drive of 3 hours to reach Surkhet.
Early morning we catch a scenic flight to Simikot. We then start our trek to Dharapuri. The cattle carry the load for the people in this part of the world because there are no other modes of transport.
Today we start our trail following the Karnali River. Kermi is a small agricultural, Buddhist village. We visit two ancient Buddhist monasteries Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa.
Trekking to Yalbang is a flat & steep ascent. We will cross a small pass and an iron suspension bridge over the Sali River. We will visit Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery and a clinic in the monastery.
The path leaves the Karnali River below when it reaches the tiny village of Yang. In the afternoon, after reaching Tumkot, we visit Dhungkar Choezom Monastery. It is one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the Tibetan region.
It will not be long before you feel the change in climate, vegetation, and landscape. The trees that you see are not pine trees anymore. They are now short and low junipers.
Today is a tough day as we cross the first pass of the trek. After crossing the 4,620m Nara La pass, we can see the vast land of Tibet. The breathtaking view of Tibet on the one side and a spectacular view of Yari Village down below. From here on, it is a shaky descent down until we find ourselves standing in the border of Nepal and Tibet.
This trail follows the Karnali River in the eastern direction up to Manepeme. You walk in a dramatic landscape of bare, steep rocks of amazing colors.
The trail climbs on and winds its way through the high, steep rocks. Between a small and wider path, we follow the small path since as it passes a meditation cave, Ya Yip Phuk. Til is one of the most beautiful Tibetan villages in Limi Valley.
We enter the Halji village passing a gate with chörten. After which a very big mani wall or, low wall with many stones. On this wall holy mantra’s and Buddhist deities, appear.
Today Acclimatization day will give us time for a sightseeing tour. You can enjoy excursion towards the village of Jang.
During this trial, there won’t be any more villages until Kermi. You will be walking through impressive, completely desolate landscapes.
Today is the second spectacular pass of our trek. It’s a very tough climb, yet rewarding to reach the highest point of the trek. We will reach the Nyalu La, at 4,940 meters. We then descend downhill to Shinjungma.
It’s a pleasant walk through pine and birch forests. You will walk along the beautiful Sali Khola, with rocks towering on both sides of the trail. In the afternoon we visit Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa.
The day begins with a few ups and downs along the road until we reach Simikot.
Early morning we catch a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
A Limi Valley Trek Journey Ends.
TREK COST: USD 5,480.00 per person on Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 500 Per Person
Extra: KTM-Nepalgunj-Simokot and back roundtrip Airfare US$ 708 Per Person
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