Limi Valley Trek is mixture of Culture, Nature and Adventure. It is far away from the capital, most remote trek in Nepal. Being close to Tibetan Border at north, Limi Valley is fully influenced by Buddhist culture and traditions.
Life style of the valley is semi-nomadic and still people follow the polyandry system. Most of the local inhabitants of the trek trail are Thakuri and Chhetri in lower part and Buddhist in borderland. Visit to this isolated Limi valley is defines the true meaning of adventure trekking while making our way through Nepal’s longest river Karnali.
We start our Limi Valley Trek we fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj for overnight stay. Next day morning we fly to Simikot from Nepalgunj. Simikot is district headquarter of Humla and gate way to Mount Kailash Tour.
We trek up to SimikotLagna and descend steep down to Majgaun village below the trail and strait walk along the Karnaliriver to Darapori village via Thuling village. Our Journey continuously follow the Karnali River week long via Kermi village, YalbangGompa, Yankar village, Muchu village, Tumkot village, Yari village and finally cross Nara Lagna pass 4500m and descend to Hilsa Nepal – China border.
People those go for Mount Kailash journey enter to Tibet from Hilsa. But we return back to Nepal and catch Limi valley route to Manepeme. We further trek toward Til village via Tse Naga Dzong cave. A half day easy trek we will reach to Halji (Halzi) biggest village of Limi. Here we visit Rinchhenling monastery more than thousand-year age.
This monastery is built under the guidance of the great Translator LotsawaRinchhenZangpo and fund by Malla king of Jumla. During RinchhenZangpo’s life he built 108 monasteries in west Tibet. This monastery is the only one of them and remain inside Nepal. Than we continue trek toward Simikot via Jang village and Jang monastery another village and monastery in Limi, trek over Nyalu La pass 4950m, Seliman Lake, Langdok La, Hepka village to Simikot. From the Takchi bridge road to LapchaSyar separates. LapchaSyar is the Nepal – China border in Limi area.
One can hire a truck and drive to LapchaSyar for view of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. From top of Nyalu La pass we can see panoramic view of Mount Saipal the tallest mountain of west Nepal and Nail size view of Mount Kailash a far. Best season for Limi Valley Trek is from the month of May to October. As this region lies on rain shadow area rainfall is minimum and trekking can be done throughout the monsoon.
This Limi Valley Trek would be an ideal option for all those physical and mentally fit adventure lovers looking for off the beaten treks avoiding crowded trails with pure isolated insights into nature and culture.
Itinerary of Limi Treks:
Day 1 :Simikot to Darapori. 3 hours
Day 2 :Darapori to Kemi 5 hours
Day 3 :Kermi to Yalbang 5 hours
Day 4 :Yalbang to Muchu 5 hours
Day 5 :Muchu to Tadodunga 5 hours
Days 6 :Tado dung to Hilsa 7 hours (have to cross the pass called Nara la 4500m)
Day 7 :Rest day at Hilsa
Day 8 :Hilsa to Mani pema 5 hours
Day 9 :Mani pema to Til Chung (Til Village) 7 hours
Day 10 :Til Chung to Halji 3 hours in the Morning visit to old monastery (13th century )til village. After lunch slowly heading to halji
Day 11: Halji to Jang 3 hours as same In the morning visit to monastery(10th century).oldest monastery in Nepal.
Day 12 :Jang to Dungling 5 hours
Day 13 :Dungling to Shaybuk 5 hours
Day 14 :Shaybuk to Talung 5 hours
Day 15 :Talung to Chongsa 7 hours (have to cross the pass called nayno la 5001m)
Day 16 :Chongsa to Nahapaldang (shingchingma) 5 hours
Day 17 :Nahapaldang to Kermi 5 hours
Day 18 :Kermi to Darapori 5 hours
Day 19 :Darapori to Lunch at Simikot
Day 20 :fly back to nepalgunj and kathmandu