Limi Valley Trek
19 Days 18 Nights
Kathmandu Nepalgunj Simikot Limi valley
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ACCOMODATIONTea houses, Home stay, Lodge, Non Star Hotels
BEST TIMESpring Autumn
In the north-western part of the Humla District of Nepal, there lies a hidden and untouched valley called Limi Valley. Limi valley is a hidden valley of Nepal and a stepping stone to Mount Kailash in Tibet. During past days, the valley used to be a route used by pilgrimages of Nepal and India to go to Mt. Kailash and the route used to be a trading route as well.
Limi is a Tibetan word. ‘Le’ means the land between two rivers in the Tibetan language and ‘Mi’ means people living or situated on land between two rivers. The Limi valley is the only valley where you will still get to experience the vibrant Tibetan culture and lifestyle due to the matrimonial relationship between western Nepal and Tibet. The valley signifies the ancient gompas, beautiful nature, wonderful culture, climatic variety, rare and endangered wild animals, flora and fauna.
The Humla region has been out of reach for most visitors until now. The valley that lies in the Humla region was untouched and out of reach but for a few years, the place has been visited by many travellers. People usually go for a trek and spend 15- 20 days while also doing the trek. Trekking in a Limi valley is a mixture of cultures both Buddhist and Hindu. The valley can be travelled enjoying the view of majestic Himalayan peaks, Mt. Saipal (7030m), Mt. Kailash, Mt. Kanjiroba. Limi Valley has been known to be an unexplored place for wildlife, animals, birds and vegetation and also is known for its unique tradition of cutting down the body of a dead person into small pieces and offering it to the wild birds and animals in high holy mountain areas.
Specialities of Limi Valley Trek
Taste of Tibetan culture and traditions throughout the trek
Home of animals like snow leopard, bharal (Himalayan blue sheep), Jackals, kiang (Tibetan wild ass) and musk deer, wild horses
Old historical gompas and subtropical scenery, including rhododendron forests and pine woods
Magnificent panoramic view of Himalayan peaks, Mt. Saipal, Mt. Kailash, Mt. Kanjiroba
Best time to go for a Limi valley trek
The best season to go for a Limi valley trek is during the spring and autumn season. Since the trek is a long way journey, it is better to travel during the season between May to October and as the valley lies in a Himalayan range, it's likely impossible to travel during other times of the year due to snow blockade passes.
We'll arrive in Kathmandu and conduct some sightseeing, as well as some shopping if you need anything for the trip.
Sightseeing at Kathmandu early in the morning and taking a flight to Nepalgunj later and overnight at Nepalgunj.
After early morning breakfast, take a flight to Simikot from Nepalgunj and then start your trek to Dharmapuri(2300m). It will take approximately 5-6 hours of walking to reach Dharmapuri. And will spend our night there.
Today we will be heading towards Khermi from Dharmapuri after early morning breakfast and lunch on the way to Khermi. It will take around 6 hours of walking to reach Khermi and spend overnight there.
Today we will start our trek early in the morning after having breakfast and head towards Yalbung which will be approximately 6 hours of walking.
We will head towards Talkot from Yalbung today which will be 5 hours walking.
The next day is a trek to Yari from Talkot which is approximately 7 hours walking.
With an early, morning breakfast, we will start our trek from Yari to Hilsa via Nara La Pass which is a tough trail with loose stones. So the walking will be for 6-7 hours today.
So today’s trek starts from Hilsa to Manepeme. This is a point where you can also end your trek and get back to Kathmandu as a Charter Heli flight operates here. Today’s walk will be 6 hours walking and overnight at a tent. And this valley is famous for snow leopards and blue sheep.
The path today is quite difficult as there are more ups and more downs. You will almost walk through the trans-Himalaya dread path so we will have to be careful with the yak and sheep who are carrying loads for trade.
Today will be a rest day for the trekkers to regain their energy and give some rest to their bodies.
Today will be a long day walk to Tatopani from Til via Halji which will be 8 hours of walk.
So today we will be heading towards the highest point of the trek which is Talung (4370m) from Tatopani.
After early morning breakfast, we will head towards the Singjugma from Talung via Nyalu La Pass (4949m) which will be approximately 8 hours of walking.
We will start descending towards Kermi from Singjungma which will be 7 hours walking.
Today’s trek will be of 6 hours of walking from Kermi to Dharmapuri.
Trek to Simikot with approximately 6 hours of walking.
Take a flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
After having breakfast we will transfer you to International Airport for final departure
- First aid
- Sharing twin/double bedrooms in 3-star hotels or tea house lodges
- Necessary insurance for a guide
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- All necessary trekking permits and governmental documents
- 3 meals during a trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Local licensed friendly trekking guide if necessary
- Tips for guide and porters
- Laundry, phone calls, internet charges
- Personal trekking equipment
- Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
- Bar drinks and beverages including mineral water
- Fees and entrance during sightseeing in Kathmandu
The trek isn’t that hard, instead it is considered a challenging trek. The trek is very remote and fairly long. A good level of fitness is required.
The tickets for a flight can be booked by us at the same price if you book through us or directly. If we arrange your flight it will be easy to rearrange your flight if the flight gets cancelled.
Since the trek is remote, it is hard to find any decent hotels or lodges. You will either find tea houses or homestay or will you have to stay in a tent.
Natural spring water is available. You can either drink water by putting on a water purifying tablet or it is also possible to buy boiled filter water.
Since the region is remote, you might not find wifi or electricity in every part of the trek but for charging your devices and gadgets, solar services are available but take extra charge on using it.
To book a trek, you can kindly either contact us directly or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may choose according to your convenience, you may either bank transfer, credit card, western union or other options.
There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu.