Humla Limi Valley Trek

  • DURATION 20 Days
  • GRADE Moderate/Strenuous
  • MAX ALTITUDE 4949M
  • ACCOMMODATION Camping

The Humla region of Nepal lies in the far west of the country and is so remote, that it has been out of reach for most visitors until very recently. Today, it is one of the ultimate trekking dreams for hikers and those who wish to discover the unique natural and cultural landscape of Tibetan Buddhists. The first six days of the trek will take us through remote Humla villages as we head to the Tibet border following the Karnali River, one of the main tributaries of the magnificent Ganges that feeds a large part of the Indian subcontinent.

After we reach the border of Tibet in the small town of Hilsa, we will follow the border before turning east and following the course of the Limi River for a further ten days. Surrounded by magnificent mountains we will be passing rare Tibetan Buddhist villages, nomads and their animals and we will have the opportunity to bathe in natural hot springs on our way.

This is a trek for those with a real sense of adventure, who are happy to embrace basic living conditions in order to experience remote, rural mountain people’s life in Nepal and Tibet.

This trek can be qualified as moderate, with occasional strenuous days and thus a reasonable level of fitness is required. Accommodation is shared tents and thus basic, with little opportunity to wash either yourselves or your clothes unless, you wish to brave the cold communal village tap or the rivers we will be passing.

A set of well-worn hiking boots, with a few pairs of good hiking socks are an absolute necessity. No technical experience or mountaineering gear is necessary. While porters will carry the majority of your luggage, you will need to bring a durable daypack to carry necessary items for quick access during the trek, such as water, toilet paper, camera, a warm layer, snacks etc. A full kit list will be sent to you upon confirmation of your participation on the trek.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nepal and passport to Himalayan Quests
  • 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 (2910m). Trek to Dharapuri (2300m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 5: Dharapuri to Kermi (2870m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 6: Kermi to Yalbung (3060m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 7: Yalbung to Talkot (3073m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 8: Talkot to Yari (3663m), approx 7 hours
  • Day 9: Yari to Hilsa (3700m) via Nara La Pass (4620m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 10: Hilsa to Manepeme (3990m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 11: Manepeme to Til (4000m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 12: Rest day in Til, by Limi River
  • Day 13: Til through Halji to Tatopani (3950m), approx 8 hours
  • Day 14: Tatopani to Talung (4370m), approx 8 hours.
  • Day 15: Talung via Nyalu La Pass (4949m) to Shinjungma (3620m), approx 8 hours
  • Day 16: Shinjungma to Kermi (2670m), approx 7 hours
  • Day 17: Rest day in Kermi
  • Day 18: Kermi to Dharapuri (2300m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 19: Dharapuri to Simikot (2950m), 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.

A set of well-worn hiking boots, with a few pairs of good hiking socks are an absolute necessity. No technical experience or mountaineering gear is necessary. While porters will carry the majority of your luggage, you will need to bring a durable daypack to carry necessary items for quick access during the trek, such as water, waterproofs, toilet paper, camera, a warm layer, snacks etc.

A full kit list will be sent to you upon confirmation of your participation on the trek.