Limi Valley Trek is a 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.
The lifestyle 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 a borderland. Visit 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 the overnight stay. Next day morning we fly to Simikot from Nepalgunj. Simikot is district headquarter of Humla and gateway to Mount Kailash Tour.
Moreover, We trek up to SimikotLagna and descend steeply down to Majgaun village below the trail and straight walk along the Karnali river to Darapori village via Thuling village. Our Journey continuously follows 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 remains inside Nepal. Then 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 the view of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. After that From the top of Nyalu La pass, we can see a panoramic view of Mount Saipal the tallest mountain of west Nepal and Nail size view of Mount Kailash afar. 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 purely isolated insights into nature and culture. So you won’t be dissapointed form this trek.
Itinerary of Limi Treks:
First Day: Simikot to Darapori. 3 hours
Second Day: Darapori to Kemi 5 hours
Third Day: Kermi to Yalbang 5 hours
Fourth Day: Yalbang to Muchu 5 hours
Fifth Day: Much to Tadodunga 5 hours
Sixth Day: Tado dung to Hilsa 7 hours (have to cross the pass called Nara la 4500m)
Seventh Day: Rest day at Hilsa
Eighth Day: Hilsa to Mani Pema 5 hours
Ninth Day: Mani Pema to Til Chung (Til Village) 7 hours
Tenth Day: Til Chung to Halji 3 hours in the Morning visit to an old monastery (13th century )til village. After lunch slowly heading to halji
Eleventh Day: Halji to Jang 3 hours as same In the morning visit to the monastery(10th century).oldest monastery in Nepal.
Twelveth Day: Jang to Dangling 5 hours
Thirteenth Day: Dangling to Shaybuk 5 hours
Fourteenth Day: Shaybuk to Talung 5 hours
Fifteenth Day: Talung to Chongsa 7 hours (have to cross the pass called nano la 5001m)
Sixteenth Day: Chongsa to Nahapaldang (shingchingma) 5 hours
Seventeenth Day: Nahapaldang to Kermi 5 hours
Eighteenth Day: Kermi to Darapori 5 hours
Nineteenth Day: Darapori to Lunch at Simikot
Twentieth Day: fly back to nNepalgunjand kathmandu