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Limi Valley Trek

Limi Valley Trek

Wilderness Trekking
Humla Limi Valley trek
Limi Valley
Humla Limi Valley

Trip Facts

Duration : 18 Days Max-Altitude : 4,900M Program Type : tea house / camping Best Season : Jun, July, Aug, Sep. Oct Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.


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All price inclusive
$ 3500 $ 2500
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $3500
2 Paxes $3300
2-6 Paxes $3000
6-10 Paxes $2700
10-15 Paxes $2500
15+Paxes $2500

Number of Travellers


Humla Limi Valley Trek

The Limi Valley Trek is a remote and off-the-beaten-path trekking route in the northwestern region of Nepal, close to the border with Tibet. The trek takes you through the Limi Valley, which is known for its stunning landscapes, unique culture, and ancient Buddhist traditions.

The trek usually takes around 18-20 days, starting from the village of Simikot and following the Karnali River upstream towards the Limi Valley. The route passes through beautiful alpine forests, remote villages, and high mountain passes, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Highlights of the trek include visiting the Raling Gompa, one of the oldest monasteries in the region, exploring the traditional villages of Halji and Til, and experiencing the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people.

The Limi Valley is also home to the famous Mount Kailash, a sacred mountain for both Hindus and Buddhists. From the Limi Valley, you can also take a side trip to the holy Lake Manasarovar, which is considered one of the most sacred lakes in Asia.

The best time to do the Limi Valley Trek is from April to October, when the weather is clear and dry. However, due to its remote location and challenging terrain, the trek is recommended for experienced trekkers only. It is also important to note that the trek requires a special permit from the Nepalese government.

Limi Valley Trek is an amazing trek that provides a glimpse into the mystical land of Tibet without having to deal with any of the formalities of getting there. In spite of the challenging hiking with some long days, the pristine sights and sounds of Humla Limi Valley Trek are more than worth it.

The Limi Valley Trek was opened for trekking in 2002 as a result of its proximity to the Tibet border. It follows a historic trade and pilgrim route over rugged trails and high passes to protect the surrounding environment. As this region attracts the least number of tourists, it ensures that the flora and fauna will continue to exist for future generations. Although Humla is considered one of the most barren places in the country, the century-old Buddhist culture still exists there. In addition to offering spectacular mountain scenery, the Humla Limi Valley Trek also includes a visit to Mount Kailash, the holiest mountain in Hinduism.
Located deep within the Himalayas of Western Nepal, Humla Limi Valley is the highest, most western, and most remote district in Nepal. The Humla Limi Valley is culturally diverse, with the northern highlands occupied by the Bhotias, and the southern valleys and riverbeds occupied by the Khasas (Hindus).
The Humla Limi valley trek is a wonderful “off the beaten track” excursion in the western Himalayas of Nepal. Along with exploring the Karnali River, this trek will also take you into the unexplored Upper Limi Valley. It is worth noting that the villages of Halji, Til, and Dzang include strenuous passes and a wonderful Tibetan culture and tradition. Thus, these are the main attractions of the Humla Limi valley trek along with its pristine beauty. The Limi Valley seems to have been forgotten by time.
There is very little evidence of modernization in the area. You can experience firsthand the medieval-looking villages, equally historic culture, and an age-old lifestyle on the trek. Thus, Limi Valley is one of the best-kept secrets of western Nepal.

The Limi Valley Trek has two primary advantages over other treks, namely that you can see Mount Kailash without having to visit Mansarovar Lake, which is located in Tibet, and that it lies off the beaten track, as Western Nepal has less tourism than the rest of the country.

Due to its remoteness, the Humla Limi Valley Trekking offers greater chances of seeing rare and elusive animals like blue sheep and snow leopards. During this wonderful trek, you will see a very different side of Nepal than that which is normally encountered on hiking routes. Additionally, it provides a glimpse into the paranormal land of Tibet without having to undergo the formalities of getting there.
Limi Valley Trekking 18 days Itinerary is led by a Nepal Wilderness Trekking guide team with an experienced guide and porters from the highlands. Both our guide and porter are very familiar with the Humla Limi Valley Trekking area. We have a guide with a lot of knowledge and experience about the trails, the villages, the culture and the people in the area.

Traditions & Culture

Trekking begins in Simikot, a region dominated by Buddhism. There are, however, many Hindu communities scattered throughout the country. The Limi Valley region provides basic needs such as schools, monasteries, and primary health clinics. Agriculture, livestock, and tourism are the main sources of income for the people at present. It is interesting to note that many people in this region travel to Tibet for work and trade. Hilsa village in Limi valley can be accessed from the Taklakot border.

A 1000-year-old monastery built by “Locha wasijen Samu” is a hidden truth of civilization in Hilsa village of Limi valley. At that time, the monastery was built in the village and was worshipped by the villagers. There are monks and lamas in the monastery. After completing the monastery’s construction, the lama who built it is believed to have died. It is the 108th monastery that Lama has built all around the old one.

When is the best time to do the Limi Valley trek?

The best time to do the Limi valley trek is the monsoon period, most trekkers visit Humla and the Limi Valley Circuit trek as part of a trip to Kailash and the holy mountain. There is good weather from April to the end of November.

Trip Highlights

The Limi Valley is a remote and secluded region in northwestern Nepal, situated in the far-western corner of Nepal’s Himalayas. It is a restricted area and requires a special permit to enter. The Limi Valley Trip is an exciting journey that takes you through some of the most remote and untouched landscapes in Nepal. Here are some of the key highlights of the trip:

  1. Unique and isolated culture: The Limi Valley is one of the few regions in Nepal that still practices the ancient Bon religion, which predates Buddhism. The region is home to the Limi people, who have a unique and isolated culture that has been largely unaffected by modernization. The Limi people have their own language, traditional dress, and customs, making it a fascinating cultural experience.
  2. Beautiful landscapes: The Limi Valley is located in a high-altitude desert, with vast barren landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and turquoise lakes. The valley is surrounded by several towering peaks, including Mount Saipal (7,031m), which is considered one of the most beautiful peaks in Nepal.
  3. Off-the-beaten-path trekking: The Limi Valley is a remote and challenging trekking destination, and the journey is not for the faint-hearted. The trek takes you through rugged terrain, crossing several high mountain passes, including Nyalu La Pass (4,940m) and Lagna La Pass (5,215m). The trek also involves crossing several rivers and streams and requires a good level of fitness and stamina.
  4. Rich biodiversity: The Limi Valley is a biodiversity hotspot, with several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The valley is home to several species of wildflowers, including Edelweiss and Himalayan Blue Poppy. You may also spot wildlife such as snow leopard, musk deer, and Tibetan wolf.
  5. Authentic homestay experience: The Limi Valley Trip offers an opportunity to experience a homestay with the local Limi people. The homestays are basic but comfortable and offer a chance to learn about the local culture and way of life.

Overall, the Limi Valley Trip is an adventure of a lifetime, taking you through some of the most remote and untouched landscapes in Nepal. It is an ideal choice for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path trekking experience and a glimpse into a unique and isolated culture.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Nepalgunj on the border with India. Stay overnight in Nepalgunj
  • Day 02: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2,910m). The trek to Dharapuri (2300m) takes approximately five hours
  • Day 03: From Dharapuri to Kermi (2,870 meters), it takes about 6 hours to reach there
  • Day 04: The journey from Kermi to Yalbung (3,060 m) takes approximately six hours
  • Day 05: From Yalbung to Talkot (3,073 m), the journey takes about 5 hours
  • Day 06: The journey from Talkot to Yari (3,663m) takes approximately seven hours.
  • Day 07: The journey from Yari to Hilsa (3,700m) takes approximately six hours via the Nara La Pass (4,620m)
  • Day 08: From Hilsa to Manepeme (3,990 m), it will take you approximately five hours
  • Day 09: The journey from Manepeme to Til (4,000 meters) takes approximately six hours
  • Day 10: Day of rest by the Limi River in Til
  • Day 11: From Til-Halji to Tatopani (3,950m), approx. 8 hours
  • Day 12: The distance from Tatopani to Talung (4,370m) is approximately 8 hours.
  • Day 13: A journey from Talung via Nyalu La Pass (4,949m) to Shinjungma (3,620m), a journey which takes approximately eight hours
  • Day 14: From Shinjungma to Kermi (2,670m), the journey takes approximately 7 hours
  • Day 15: Day of rest in Kermi
  • Day 16: From Kermi to Dharapuri (2,300 m), it takes approximately 6 hours to get there
  • Day 17: Distance between Dharapuri and Simikot (2,950 m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 18: Simikot to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu connected flight

Cost Included

  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport.
  • Accommodation and dinner at a hotel in Nepalgunj for one night.
  • Domestic airfare: Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
  • There are all the government procedures to follow.
  • Trekking permits and National Park fee.
  • Experiencing English-speaking guides, cooks, helpers, porters, and mules.
  • Camping equipment - mattresses, tents for members, kitchen utensils, etc.
  • During a trek, three meals are served along with tea/coffee and snacks.
  • Salary, food, insurance, and clothing for staff.

Cost Excluded

  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance, Rescue, and evacuation.
  • Tips and gratitude to the staff.
  • Donation and local entrance fee.
  • Extra baggage load on domestic flights.

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