Learning by Experience

Humla Limi Valley Trek


Wilderness of remote gorges and valleys, as well as the beautiful Karnali River.


DURATION

20 Days


DIFFICULTY

Moderate/Strenuous

MAX ALTITUDE

4,949 M

DESCRIPTION

Humla Limi Valley Trek is a proper “Off The Beaten Path” trek in Himalayas of Nepal.This is one of last true wilderness area, tucked away inside Humla District where century old Buddhist traditions still exist and the people of the north-western part of the district are more like their Tibetan neighbour to the north than their Hindu neighbour in the south-east part of the district.

DEPARTURE SEASONS

2021

April-May

October-November


We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.


Trip Overview


According to Tibetan language, ‘le’ means land between two rivers, and ‘mi’ means people. So, the Limi Valley is named for the people living on land between two rivers. Humla Limi Valley Trek is a proper “Off The Beaten Path” trek in Himalayas of Nepal.This is one of last true wilderness area, tucked away inside Humla District where century old Buddhist traditions still exist and the people of the north-western part of the district are more like their Tibetan neighbour to the north than their Hindu neighbour in the south-east part of the district. Main Highlights of this trip are natural and cultural beauty, Mt.Kailash,Limi Valley, traditional stone houses, ancient monasteries, Tibetan-desendent-locals.


  • Day 1: Arrival in Nepal
  • Day 2: Trek briefing and preparation
  • Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj on the border of India. Overnight in Nepalgunj
  • Day 4: Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot (2,910m). Trek to Dharapuri (2300m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 5: Dharapuri to Kermi (2,870m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 6: Kermi to Yalbung (3,060m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 7: Yalbung to Talkot (3,073m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 8: Talkot to Yari (3,663m), approx 7 hours
  • Day 9: Yari to Hilsa (3,700m) via Nara La Pass (4,620m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 10: Hilsa to Manepeme (3,990m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 11: Manepeme to Til (4,000m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 12: Rest day in Til, by Limi River
  • Day 13: Til through Halji to Tatopani (3,950m), approx 8 hours
  • Day 14: Tatopani to Talung (4,370m), approx 8 hours.
  • Day 15: Talung via Nyalu La Pass (4,949m) to Shinjungma (3,620m), approx 8 hours
  • Day 16: Shinjungma to Kermi (2,670m), approx 7 hours
  • Day 17: Rest day in Kermi
  • Day 18: Kermi to Dharapuri (2,300m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 19: Dharapuri to Simikot (2,950m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 20: Fly Simikot to Nepalgunj and on to Kathmandu
  • Note: The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice


Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.

UPPER BODY LAYERS
Equipment Quantity Comments
T-Shirts – walking 2 We recommend merino wool, Capilene or other synthetic fabric as they wick away the moisture and dry quickly. No cotton.
T-shirt – sleeping 1 This can be cotton
Base layers (ie thermal top) 1 Lightweight or mid-weight long-sleeved t-shirt of merino wool, polyester, Capilene, or Polartec power dry
Top insulating Layers 1 Mid-weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
Fleece Vest 1
Rain jacket 1
Down Jacket 1
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Equipment Quantity Comments
Underwear Sufficient for the trek (remember you can wash them)
T-shirt – sleepingThermal long johns/long underwear 1
Trekking Trousers 2 Lightweight quick-dry trousers (no cotton). Zip offs are good
Evening/sleeping trousers 1(optional) 1 pair of lightweight tracksuit bottoms (sweat pants) or yoga style trousers for evening wear and sleeping in. No jeans.
Hiking Shorts 1 If no zip-off trousers. Below the knee for ladies
Rain Pants 1
PACKS & BAGS
Equipment Quantity Comments
Day pack 1 Approx. 35ltrs. HQ will provide you with a duffle bag for your trekking gear
Sleeping bag with compression sack 1 Minimum 3 season
Sleeping bag liner 1 Optional
FOOTWEAR
Equipment Quantity Comments
Hiking boots 1 Must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support
Socks 3
Flip flops/Camp shoes 1 Lightweight for evening use
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Equipment Quantity Comments
Water bottles 2 One liter each, Nalgene or Sig style or a bladder if preferred
Water purification drops 1 Cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (Piyus)
Lip Balm 1 With SPF factor
Sunscreen 1 We recommend SPF 30 or greater
Mosquito repellent 1
Personal first aid kit 1 To include any prescribed medications
Sunglasses 1
Bandana/Buff 1 Useful for a variety of purposes.
Flashlight /head torch 1 Head torch is best as it leaves your hands free + extra batteries
Travel towel 1 Lightweight and compact
Wash kit Travel size items for the trek & eco friendly if possible
Instant Hand Sanitizer 1 Alcohol-based for keeping hands clean
Sun hat 1
Warm hat 1
Gloves 1
Trekking poles (Optional)
Trekking snacks Good selection available in KTM
Camera With charger &/or extra batteries
Toilet paper & rubbish bag
Book/journal
Pack of cards/travel game 1 For evening entertainment
Passport photos Always useful and a must-have if you want a local sim card
Photocopies of all your important documents
A great sense of humor & a positive attitude Essential – don’t come without it!! J
This is a guideline only



Your trek cost includes:

  • Pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Expert trip leadership and motivated staff for the duration of the trek
  • Airport transfers in Nepal (where applicable)
  • 2 nights accommodation pre-trek & 1-night post-trek in Kathmandu
  • 1-night accommodation pre or post-trek in Pokhara (where applicable)
  • Transportation to and from trek start and finish for you and your trekking team (different budget options available)
  • Basic teahouse/lodge/camping accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
  • During the trek all meals on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to include tea/coffee during the meals, but excluding any drinks outside of the meal times
  • All permits, conservation area, and restricted area fees
  • Porters
  • Insurance and equipment for Nepali staff
  • Rescue assistance
  • `Group medical kit

Your trek cost does NOT include:

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Travel insurance (insurance to include evacuation is mandatory. Please make sure you are covered to the correct altitude)
  • Personal expenses such as fizzy drinks, chocolate, gifts, snacks, hot showers during the trek, etc.
  • Meals unless specified
  • Sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Excess baggage on internal flights
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Initiative Outdoors


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