Limi valley is located in far west region close to the Tibetan border north of Humla district of Nepal. It is published by the government 2002 for the purpose for trekking tours for foreigners where you can find very traditional culture of Tibet. Limi valley trek is a strenuous trek because of its two high passes along the routes however visiting ancient monasteries on the way makes your journey more exciting and inspiring. As it is located in isolated Trans Himalayan region of Nepal, it has very less rain so the dry landscapes, ranging from green pastures with below the wild flowing river to barren rocks, similar to Tibet provides is really different experience. Meeting with local people of Upper Humla who are very cordial and their great hospitality is also another big part of this trekking. The Limi valley trek starts from Simikot which is near the Karnali River. Up to the first high pass, travelers enjoy spectacular mountain views. Nara La is the first high pass at a height of 4500m. From Nara La the trekkers proceed in the north east direction and reach Limi valley. To protect the fragile ecosystem of the high country, government of Nepal issues the limited number of permits to enter this valley.
To begin your journey to Limi valley, you can flight to Simikot, treks start and end at Simikot the salt trading and pilgrimage route. Along the trek, you can see the beautiful stone villages of Til, Hilga and Jang where around 500 people are living. The picturesque mountains create a perfect backdrop. On the way the trekkers can view the Rizing Ling Gompa more than 1000 years old. From Limi valley the trekkers climb the second high pass Nyalu La. From Nyalu La tourists enjoy breathe taking views of Mount Kailash, the most holy mountain in Tibet. As the last part of the trek, the tourists descend to the Selima Tso Lake and go back to Simikot via Kermi. Here the trekkers go through the Karnali gorge enjoying the beauty of the pine forests.
Entering the rarely visited and mystic Limi valley seems like stepping back in time. Due to the isolated location, most of the villages are untouched and pure. The trekking up to Gayuo kharka is a very great experience. From this place one can get spectacular views of Saipal, Byas Rishi, API, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda. Limi valley is known for its exclusive flora and fauna. Here one can find wild yak, blue sheep, wolf, marmot, kyang, barking deer, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard and hare. The local people here speak in Tibetan language and have the Tibetan culture and traditions. In Limi Khola there are very beautiful villages like Halji and Gombayok. Best season for Limi valley trek are February to May and August to December, trekking can be organize on camping basic only
Highlights of the trip:
Remote trekking route of Nepal far west. Special permit trekking route to Tibetan Border Limi Village. Ethic Tibetan Buddhist Culture and Lifestyle. Reach of Flora and Fauna with Himalayan Herbs. Wild Yaks and Caravan Trading route. Nara La pass and Yalbang Monastery. Simikot Village. Off the beaten walking trail.
This trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and super-strong to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Limi valley Trekking itinerary
- Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
- Day 02: Whole Day S/s tour on world's Heritages sites of Nepal
- Day 03: Flight Ktm-Simikot (2960m), 5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 04: Trek Simikot- Dharapani (2270m),5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 05: Trek Dharapuri- kermi (2690m), 4/5 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 06: Trek Kermi- Chumsa Khola valley (3600m), 5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 07: Trek Chumsa Khola valley- Dharmasala 4/5 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 08: Trek Dharamsala- Talung Camp (4380m), 7/8 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 09: Trek Talung Camp- Jang (4070m), 6/7 hrs. Overnight at tent
- Day 10: Jang Whole Day
- Day 11: Trek Jang- Halji (370m), 4/5 hrs, overnight at Lodge
- Day 12: Trek Halji- Til (3700m), 5/6 hrs. Overnight at tent
- Day 13: Trek Til- Manepene (3979 m), 8/9 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 14: Trek Manepene- Hilsa (3740 m), 4/5 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 15: Trek Hilsa- Palbang (3389 m), 7/8 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 16: Trek Palbang- Muchu (2929 m), 4/5 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 17: Trek Muchu- Chumsa Khola , 5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 18: Trek Chumsa Khola- Dharapani ( ) 5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
- Day 19: Trek Dharapani to Simikot, 6/7 hrs, overnight at Lodge
- Day 20: Flight Simikot – Nepaljung - Kathmandu, overnight at tent
- Day 21: Final departure day for your onward destination flight.
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Lower Manaslu trekking detail itinerary
Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel(1350m),
On the first day of your trip, you are arriving in Nepal airport called Tribhuwan International Airport. Owner of Gokyo Treks & expedition or one of our airport representative warm welcome you by offering Khada (scraf). After complete your airport formality you are transfer to our best selected hotel by private car. After you fresh there would be short meeting to talk about your travel plan
Sightseeing tour on Holy and pilgrims sites Pashupatinath, Historical place on Kumari, the Living goddess and world cultural Heritages Swayambhunath and patan Dubar square
The second day of your trip make visit to Holy, pilgrims, History and world cultural sites of Nepal as stated above. The day visit offers you sort of really beautiful moments. Visit with beautiful arts, temples, historical places; god and goddess of Nepal make your tri incredible. Our company professional and experience tourist guide present your hotel with private car/Hiece and driver to make you sightseeing tour. Your guide explain you each and every place on stated above. Except stated some listing above here we have some more famous place to visit but we cannot make you visit each and every place on a single day. So you let us what sort of place you prefer to visit. In this way dream of you would like to visit place and would like to see object become fulfill
Trek Kathmandu to Simikot (2960m), 5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
We flight to Simikot early in the morning with morning fresh air, transparent view and arrived in Simikot also morning. This is flight dept time to Simikot. In Simikot you will meet rest of the trekking crew and instead the porters we use pack animals. There you can take relax and prepare for further day trekking steep climb and descend on first day of your trek. Simikot is really beautiful place, trekkers really enjoy a lot.
Trek Simikot to Dharapani (2270m),5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
First section of our walk being with climb up through wheat, barley friend, on a rock rocky trail. So, trek to reach Dharapuri, we need to 278 m ascend and 990 m descend. Along the trekking, we can walk to see past time build stone house upper Simitkot which is 300m far to down. From here we move toward right hand track heading to Yakba where we place offers us fabulous view of Humla Karnali valley. Now we walk down steeply in a knee crouching 800m descend to the Masigaon (2270m) where our team might be cook for for you. After finish program we follow the trail of Humla karanali River and gradually we reach to Metal Bridge and few time walk bring us to Dharapuri. Here we available good campsite
Today we do trek 445 m ascend and 100m descend. We climb up and then down to the Chachera (2356m). From here we need to walk steeply trail where pack animals, climb beside the waterfalls past lizards stunning themselves and follow the narrow trail that has been blasted out of the cliffs to reach Dhara Kermi. We launch our camp before the village. Above the kermin village there is natural hot spring, where we visit to have bath
Trek Kermi to Chumsa Khola valley (3600m), 5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
Trail of today is 7010 m ascend and just 71 m descend. Detour. Well if we did not spend time in kermi village, take small detour and head up through the town before dropping back onto the man trail. Our trail levels out a bit as it makes a long traverse through a sparse pine forest. People traveling to Mt, Kailash follow the trail down to the Chumsa Khola. We drop through forest, cross bridge, some shade and reach flat place for the lunch. Further three hrs of trek we cross the bridge, come to open field and stone shelters (3400m) where we place our tened camp to fix for overnight stay
Trek Chumsa Khola to Dharmasala 4/5 hrs, overnight at tent
The trail of today is 600m ascend, short day to reach our campsite Nyalu Lagna. First section of our trail is climbs strongly through moss covered birch and pine forests. After around two hours our trail climb on top of benign glacial moraine before turning left into the sweeping expanse and gradually we cross several streams and Chusa Khola. If we have large group then we take our camp at flat area located at about 4000m. But if we have small group then we go to Dharmasala for the camp
Trek Dharmasala to Talung Camp (4380m), 7/8 hrs, overnight at tent
To reach Talung we need journey 1000m ascend and 600m descend. We leave early today, need to cross 4990m high Nyalu Lagna La. Early start make easy for our pack animals to cross on snow patches. Our initial trails begin with climb up grassy gradient and turn on marine and hillside and western shore of seling Tso (4600m).Trail then Sweeps west into a wide, often filled snow valley. Gradually we reach at prayer flag decorated Nyalu Lagna (4990m). From 20 minutes northwest above the pass offer great view of Tibetan plateau, kailash and Gurla Mandata. From the pass our trail drop sleepy to a flat expanse dotted with hundred of uprights stone markers. Now from here we steeply gully to the right and properly down to the Talung Valley floor at (440m). If there is snow then we have other alternate option trail to go down to Talung camp (4380m) to fix for overnight
Trek Talung Camp to Jang (4070m), 6/7 hrs. Overnight at tent
Adventure trek of today is toward descends (450m). From camp our trails follow high above the Shoreline of the 1200m long Tshom Tso. The head of the lake is dominated by giant white sand dunes. Now further we cross several rivers and the Ling Chu and climb Talung valley through Tukche Valley. From the top we see 24km trail leading into Tibet through Lapcha La (5688m). Local people sue the trail to bring giant herbs of goats into Nepal fattening up and sale. Below there is Yok Gonpa (4170 m). After 4 hours of walk through meadows bring us to Takche valley where we fix our campsite for overnight stay.
Day as a rest in Jang : Explore around
To keep rest day here for you is really great idea and valuable. We spend here the day with explore jang village and discovered and wash our clothes, wonder upper part of the Takche chu Valley the trail become rocky and from here offers impressive view down stone house of jang(3930m), barley field, prayer flag. We found Jang village into three sub divisions, two above the trail and one below. We found the village bit dry and surrounded by cliffs rock and peaks
Trek Jang to Halji (370m), 4/5 hrs, overnight at Tent
Today our trek journey is down toward descend 400m. We start early and follow the trail back to Jang and exit the village through stone chorttens painted roof. It is situated 9km to the west of jang; visit Renzin Ling Gompa, considered very important gompa of Limi. Rocky undulating trail turns into steep marrow ascends and then descend then bring us to Halji. From Halji is surrounded by gompa and from here offers good view of barley and wheat field. Time to time great Rinpoche visit along this gonpa
Trek Halji to Til (3700m), 5/6 hrs. Overnight at tent
As we have to trek to TIL village today, we walk around 155 m ascend and 50 m descend. From the camp site climb back to the main tail and walk through irrigated fields, drop back to the Takche Chu and cross the bridge (3719 me), bring us south side of the river. It is a pleasant walk but sometimes wind may come strongly. Further two hrs of walk bring us to suspension n bridge and return to the north side of the river. Now we down to stone lined pit local people bait this pit to catch snow Leopards. Rest of the trail climb up through several Chastens, more or less an hour of walk bring us to flat area Til village, offer us the splendid mountains view
Trek Til to Manepene (3979 m), 8/9 hrs, overnight at tent
We walk today 872 m ascend and 585 m descend and then nature if trail is up and down. First sections of our trail begin climbing through grazing fields and head toward the village and turn left. Our trail climb gradually we could see heli pat. Now entire three hours we walk on tiny stream and collection of small flat platforms. Now from here it takes fours to reach Manepene. We walk on a step pinnacle and climb again over 4000 m for view of southeast of the Humla Karnali River and gradually reach at Manepene, where we make our camp
Trek Manepene to Hilsa (3740 m), 4/5 hrs, overnight at tent
As we have a plan to trek to Hilsa today, we walk down by 400 m and up by 300 m. The trail goes further behind and jump though landslide where you can explore the magnificent view of Nara La (4590 m). Gradually we walk down through barley filed and reach village Hilsa. There are lots of small Lodge and Chinese shops. Hilsa is a busy place. Close to regular heli drop Indian people of Mt. kailash devoted
Trek Hilsa to Palbang (3389 m), 7/8 hrs, overnight at tent
As a previous today also we need to walk 800 m ascend and 1200 m descend. we follow gently brace ourselves for a nail biting ascend of some of the narrowest path, nara la(4580 m) pass, past small lake on the top is a giant cairn often blasted by a strong winds and down to the road bring us to Sipsip(4330 m), to our right yori(3670 m), compact settlement of stone house below the trail. From Sipsip it takes us around three hours to reach Palbang through windy trail where we take camp
Trek Palbang to Muchu (2929 m), 4/5 hrs, overnight at tent
Travel of today is 50 m ascend and 489 m descend. Today we can consider as simple day, mostly we walk downhill through pleasant walk. The day we can meet some trekkers of Mt. kailash. From Palbang we climbs gently through Juniper trees and drop down at the height of 3270 m. Then easy stretch trail bring us to Muchu. After some hours of walking, we set up our tent for overnight stay
Trek Mucha to Chumsa Khola , 5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
After walked 200 m ascend and 261 m descend reach to Chumsa Khola. The day will remain really beautiful for us. We follow the extremely blue water of Humla karnali. From our camp we cross the bridge and follow lower trail which is easy and can marked. Around 45 minutes ups and downs walk we reach at Yabang (2890 m). Village yangar get electrify from yalbang. From Yalbang we follow the steep trail climbs to the opposite hillside to Puinya, where people of Yalbang live during the summer time. This is also one important treading center of Humli and bajura. The place is also route of Mt. saipal south base. Walking of half an hour later we cross suspension bridge of chumsa Khola where we fix our tent on beautiful terrace
Trek Chumsa Khola to Dharapani 5/6 hrs, overnight at tent
The second last day of our trek walk 230 m ascends and 743 m descend. We did completed circle. Short drags to 2990 m return our trail junction and pass where we turned to head towards the Nyalu Lagna. Rest of the trail is same we already used while we go up. Some hrs of journey we arrive in Dharapani where we spend overnight
Trek Dharapani to Simikot, 6/7 hrs, overnight at Lodge
We walk 980 m ascend and 278 m descend today. We take low route to Masigaon and climb up 900 m top of the hill overlooking simikot. And from the top we drop down 300 m into the town then we build camp place where we build before while we come from Ktm.
Flight from Simikot to Ktm(1380 m), overnight at hotel
We flight to ktm early in the morning. As soon as you arrive in TIA airport Gokyo Treks arranged you again for the private vehicle to get your hotels. You can spend your rest time own way. If you need any kind of further assistance then do not hesitate to ask us. Duiring the last night, we invite you to have typical Nepali dinner
We will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home. We will wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of Sherpa and hope to see you again!
- Kathmandu international airport transfer
- 2 Night Hotels in Kathamndu / or in Bhaktapur with in B B Plan
- 19 Days full board special camping meals 3 times per day
- Well experience cook and all the staffs’ comfortable tents camping gears
- All utensils and necessary for things for cooking
- Boiled water per day
- Tea/coffee 3 times per day
- Sightseeing tour on world Heritages sites on Bhakptapur, Changu Narayan, Monkey Temple and Pashupatinath
- Flight from Kathmandu – Nepaljunga – Simikot and Return trip for clients and guide with all taxes
- Whole Trip Land Transportation (Hotel- Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Car/Van/Hiace
- Insurance, daily wages, equipments, fooding and Lodging for guide and helper (porter)
- Hidden Valley special trekking/entrance permit fees and all the necessary documentation
- Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Self Lodges Menu Choice) per day
- Accommodation during the trekking
- TIMS ( Trekker 's Information Management System ) permit
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local mountain trekking Guide, professional cook, sherpa & required porter as upon the group size.
- Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only) Government taxes and Other Applicable Fees
- Trekking equipment and other facilities to Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurances for all Nepali trekking crew
- A special gift: through the Company " Gokyo Treks and Expedition (P) Ltd.
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
- Any other things not mentioned.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.