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Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek
Limi Valley Trek

The Limi Valley Trek is one of our favorite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this remarkable region in Nepal.

Limi valley is the hidden valley situated in the far western corner of Nepal, Humla district. It offers the real lifestyle of the Himalayas. Travelers have very few footprints on the rugged and remote valley, Limi. Limi valley signifies the ancient gompas, beautiful nature, wonderful culture, climatic variety, rare and endangered wild animals, natural flora and fauna. Isolated by snow and ice and surrounded by Himalayan peaks, this trek follows ancient salt trade route and pilgrim's trail of Nepal border and Tibet passing through the typical village of Tibetan cultured people with distinct lifestyles. Thus, the Limi Valley Trek will be one of the finest trekking experience in highland Nepal were expecting the unexpected is a certainty.

Limi is a Tibetan word."Le" means the land between two rivers in Tibetan and "Mi" means people. Le-Mi means people living or situated on land between two rivers. Limi valley trekking is a mixture of cultures both Buddhist and Hindus. It holds the history and glory of the Great Himalayas. The people of Limi speak the Tibetan language on a daily basis. The most important festival of Limi valley is Losar celebrated for 3-5 days. RIM-CHOE and DUELA are also an important festival. Limi Valley is the core attraction, famous and popular of the magnificent views of Himalayan perks, Mt. Saipal(7030m), of Himalayan perks, Mt. Saipal(7030m), Mt. Kailash, Mt. Kanjiroba. Limi has been known to be the unexplored place for wildlife, animals, birds, plants, and vegetation. In Limi valley when the person dies, then their dead body is taken to high holy mountains area and offers it to birds and wild aminals by cutting it into small pieces. The three ethnic Limi valleys are Till, Jhang, and Halji.

Til(4,100m/13,500 ft): It is surrounded by barley fields and at the western side of Limi Valley. At the right side of the village, an easily falling water which provides the water supply as it going down of the village. The houses are well constructed from dry stone and conversing with neighbors. Til village is least population village of Limi villages, of around 30 families living in there. Kunzum Do-Nag Choeden Monastery(more than 300 yrs old) is situated right crossing easy falling water.

Jhang(3930m/12,894ft.): It is easternmost and well-situated village according to geographical than two other villages. In the early 13th century of Gompa (Monastery) is prominently located above the village. It has almost 100 families population. There is not much agricultural land around the village but huge hinterland of Yak, Sheep & Goat grazing areas located in the deep gorge of upper Limi valley. It touches another side of the border to Tibet that makes them more easy to transport than the other two. It is set alongside and facing the river on the gently sloping north side of the valley amidst terraced barley fields.

Halji(3700m/12,140ft.): It is located between Tila and Jhang. It is the biggest village in Limi valley. It is the monastic headquarter of Limi Valley. The central focus of the village is an old historical Gompa (Halji Rinchenling Monastery) established in the early 10th century where many religious festivals and rituals are performed. Famous Translator Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo, built the Halji Rinchenling Monastery(Gompa) serves as the Spiritual Headquarter of the Trulku Senge Tenzin Rinpoche now. The monastery belongs to the Drikung Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism like all the Monasteries in Limi Valley. It is said that he built across 108 Monasteries and Stupas the Entire Himalayan Region, the Halji Rinchenling Monastery Stands at 108th.


Limi has been part of the Ngari region, Tibet renowned as the top of the world. Ngari is the land of sacred Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar. The sea of ice and snow, the land is dotted with sacred mountains, sacred rivers, and sacred lakes. Ngari in western Tibet and Humla in northwestern Nepal was divided in Sino- Nepalese Border Treaty. Though there isn't written evidence the history of Limi due to lack of education verbally, it is said that some people of Ngari region settled in a place called Tsamtso, situated between the tributaries of Karnali trading calls as Ley-mi which means people staying in the river valley. So, these terms have come to identify the Limi community in Nepal.



  • A scenically and culturally diverse trek over two high passes into the most remote follows the ancient salt trade route and pilgrim's trail of Nepal border and Tibet
  • Old historical gompas and subtropical scenery, including rhododendron forests and pine woods, to arid wilderness desert
  • Exhibits the magnificent views of Himalayan perks, Mt. Saipal, Mt. Kailash, Mt. Kanjiroba and the spectacular scene of rivers, meadows, jungle, birds, and vegetations, grassy pastures, barren rock hill



Day 01

Scenic flight to Nepalgunj(200m/656ft.), 50min

After having our breakfast in the hotel at Kathmandu we moved towards Tribhuvan International Airport early in the morning. It takes 50 min to Mahendra Airport in Nepalgunj 200m. Enjoying the view of Himalayan ranges while being on the flight, we reach Nepalgunj(gateway to Simikot). The weather is comparatively warmer than Ktm. Due to the nearness to India, necessities are quite cheap, esp. vegetables. Many Nepali go shopping in Rupaidiha, a little market town beyond the border. The biggest temple of Nepalgunj(Bageshwori Temple) one of the famous and most religious temples in Nepal. It dedicates to goddess Bageshwori- a Durga. Travelers can visit the temple and do arati, a mini zoo with a playground and a few animals. Visitors can also have a bicycle trip to the Rapti river and can experience the elephant safari at Bardia National Park few distances from the main market of Nepalgunj but if you are interested to participate these  activities, you require extra additional days. We will have a look of more than three hundred and fifty species of birds, along with other wild animals like deer, wild boars, wild elephants, crocodiles, dolphins, blue bulls, etc. After the visit back to the hotel where our accommodation is arranged.
Overnight at hotel


Day 02

Scenic flight to Simikot (2950m/9678ft.) & trek to Dharapuri(2300m/7545ft.), flight 45min+3-4hr walk

We take a flight to Simikot with sights of the snow-capped peaks. The flight cruise above the peaks with great views of Mountains Mt. Api 7132m and Mt. Saipahl 7031m. Simikot is a small city ridge above the Humla Karnali River delightful sights of the deep gorge. It is the starting point of the trek to Limi valley. After arriving at Simikot, we will start our first trek to Dharapuri. Crossing small high pass and down we reach Masigaon where we will see a mixed population of Hindus and Buddhist. The view along the trails is greenery and we will have an enjoyable journey. Following the Humla Karnali river, we will reach a metal bridge crossing the Yakba(Khola) into Dharapuri.
Overnight at camp


Day 03

Trek to Kermi(2670m/8760ft.), 4-5hr walk

Our trek starts following Karnali river with narrow and high rocky slopes. We will observe the fields of barley, buckwheat, rice, and potatoes, etc. Kermi the small village of Buddhist, we will see Monastery and Chorten with beautifully craft Mane wall every village. The famous two gompas: Lakiyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa built a century years ago. We will visit the monasteries and around the villages. There are hot springs near Kermi where the visitors can relief their body aches. We will have the strange howls of jackals and hyenas coming from the bushes.
Overnight at camp


Day 04

Trek to Yalbang (3020m/9908ft.), 5hr walk

Ascending to Yalbang, the trail goes through a pass till Sali River Bridge. On the way, we will see the beautiful forest, Pine trees, home of a children’s hospital, and Karnali River. We will also visit the monastery called Namkha Khyung Dzong. It origins from the Nyingmapa Lineage a great magician Guru Rimpoche around the 7th century. The gompas have a huge statue of Shakyamuni Buddha and other statues of Guru Rimpoche. We will visit the gompa during the prayer time morning at 7 am and in the afternoon at 4 pm. We will have an opportunity to soak with the spiritual vibes. After the visit to Gompa, we finally lead towards Yalbang.
Overnight at camp


Day 05

Trek to Tumkot(3380m/11089ft.), 5-6hr walk

Early in the morning after having breakfast we ascend to Tumkot. The trail leads to the Yanger village. We head to three-sided tunnel-like trails. We will experience the climatic change every hour. Moving ahead we will see ample pine trees and rocky hills. Then crossing the wooden suspension bridge over Karnali River we start to climb Rocky mountains until reaches. During the walk, we get to see ancient modes of trading existing in same old fashion like the sheep carrying the sacks of salt on their backs. Across the army camp, we will get mobile restaurants serving tea, coffee, and snacks. Before Tumkot, we cross the Muchu village. Muchu is the home to Dhungkar Choezom Monastery affiliated to Shakya Lineage. Walking half an hour on the top of a rocky mountain, we will visit the monastery considered as the important in Tibetian region. We will get the every minute details of a monastery having in its bosom. Now we will head to Tumkot.
Overnight at camp


Day 06

Trek to Yari(3690m/12106ft.), 6hr walk

Leading towards Yari, the trail begins through up and steeper. We will experience the change in climate, temperature, and landscape. Due to climatic change, we will only see short bushes rather than the trees. The forests give way to a more barren landscape as we reach higher and higher. On the way, we get some tea houses where we will have a cup of tea and some snacks. The trail forms into a dirt road all the way until reaching Yari. Yari is the beautiful village from where we will have the beautiful scenery of Erega Mountain and the vicinity of Thado Dhunga (4,043m).
Overnight at camp


Day 07

Trek to Hilsa(3720m/12204ft.), 5-6hr walk

The trek from Hilsa via Nara La Pass is quite tough. The view of dry land and landscape looks similar to Tibet. On the way, we will see caravans of yaks, the herd of Dzopas and mules. After a couple of hour of walk, the trail leads to the Nara LA Pass from where we will have the view of Tibetan plains and the Yari village below. We might see some snow on the trail. We will see the Buddhist prayer flag, piles of stones symbolize good luck. Furthermore, Travellers can capture the view of Tibet on the one side and Yari village down below. After then we descend towards Hilsa. It is a border town of Nepal-Tibet border(way to Mt. Kailash). It is the collection of the grey building across the suspension bridge of Karnali river flows from Tibet to Nepal. From here you can continue to Mt.Kailash Manasarovar tour, Tibet rather than to make Limi Valley circle trek. In this trek, we layout the itinerary clockwise direction but if you would like to do Mt. Kailash Tour via Limi Valley then it could be a good idea if you start the trek with Anti-clock direction and continue to Mt. Kailash Manasarovar Lakes, Tibet. From the direction, you will get more opportunity to explore in nature without Limit, to experience a truely in a wild, unspoiled trail with nature, unique cultural experience but in this trek, there is no other option left rather do camping trek with carrying all the food, kitchen teams, porters, etc. In Tibet also after the Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar tour, you have option drive to Lhasa and take 1hr flight to Kathmandu or continue drive to Kerong via Sags, Shigatse etc.
Overnight at camp


Day 08

Trek to Menepeme(3990m/13090ft.), 5-6hr walk

Crossing the large iron bridge over the Karnali river, we will leave the Hilsa village. We will move through a narrow trail until the main route on the high slope. The trail follows the river way to Menepeme. The trail goes ups and downs into steep slopes. The way to check our physical strength with ups and downs. The amazing landscape, barren mountains, jungle, steep rocks in amazing colors will make us feel relaxed. Then we will reach a small flat area of Menepeme(today's destination).
Overnight at camp


Day 09

Trek to Til(4000m/13123ft.), 5-6hr walk

Ascending for a couple of hours the trails leads to the famous Ya Yip Phuk meditation cave. The famous translator of Buddhist scriptures for meditation. He had a great contribution to exchange cultural exchange between Tibet and India. The trail continues with lush and green plants. We will find some rampant juniper trees with some short bushes. Continuing more we keep going until reach Lamka La Pass. We will have the view of Til and the white monasteries. Getting closer to the Til, We will find Chortens (Stupas) as a sign of settlement. We will see white buildings attached to the slope, which got to be the monastery with some retreat houses in the edge of the Gumpa. We lead to downward the village of Til. Till has been influenced by Tibet which is shown by their lifestyle, buildings, and clothes. From there we will have a panoramic view of the glaciers and mountain ranges. The senior citizen spins around prayer wheels and humming “Om Mani Padme Hum”. This mantra (chant) is believed to be possessed by Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva who supposedly stays on Earth to anchor humanity to enlightenment and compassion. The soil is fertile and has the view of birches, terraced barley fields, and the two beautiful snow mountains. Walking for an hour takes us Chorten gate, the entrance of Till village.
Overnight at camp


Day 10

Trek to Halji(3660m/12007 ft.), 3-4hr walk

After taking breakfast, we head to Halji following along the Limi Valley. On the way, we will pass through the villages and have a look around the monasteries. Richening Gompa in Halji which is the main attraction of Limi Valley. This monastery holds great religious and spiritual importance. We will have an opportunity to see the Mani walls built with many stones with holy mantras and deities craved on it. It provides us much information to visit inside it. We will see the decorated idol of Shakyamuni Buddha, on other room the small statues, complete version of Kenjur, masks, and costumes used in cultural carnivals. The Visitor need not pay the entry charge but only the charge of taking pictures. A day with wildlife, natural beauty, and spiritual importance that awaits us at the end of the day. We have chances to spot blue sheep and the elusive snow leopard.
Overnight at camp


Day 11

Trek to Jang(3930m/12893ft.), 4hr walk

Trek to Jang is short & easy, Following along Limi valley through grassy fields until we reach Jang. Jang is the last village of Limi valley. Like other villages, it is also full of surprises and beauty. It is untouched by modern culture. We will see visit the beautiful Gompas, hot springs, and the beautiful village. We will visit the inside of gompa with free of cost but like in Halji only the charge of taking pictures is taken. It is facing the river sloping north of the valley amidst terraced barley fields.
Overnight at camp


Day 12

Trek to Talung(4370m/14337 ft.), 4hr walk

Today we have the long hours walk. As we leave Limi valley and the villages we won't see any villages till Kermi so we will be walking through the vast landscape. The trail gets windy and harder so need to slow our pace goes up until Talung. We will have the panoramic views API, Saipal Himal (7025m) and Mt. Kailash. It is the most unbelievable landscapes full of adventures. Talung provides us a fair bit of leveled ground to camp. We will be staying here in a camp overnight at the grassy meadow. After 4 hours walk, we end up in Talung.
Overnight at camp


Day 13

Trek to Shinjungma(3620m/11876ft.) via Nyalu La Pass(4940m/16207ft.), 8hr walk

Today we will reach the highest point among all the trekking days at Nyalu La Pass(4940m/16207ft.). It is difficult depending on the weather. Walking the high elevation it is adventurous and tough. We will enjoy the pure and fresh nature. From the top, we will have a good sight of the two captivating peaks: Mt. Kailash (6714 m) and Mount Saipal (7031 m) which makes the visitors an unforgettable trek and also provide the view of Tibet and Humla. Capturing some pictures and enjoying the nature we will trek down to lake Selma Tso until we will cross Sali River and reach our camp at Shinjungma. The changing climate and landscape, Sali River, steep slopes, Mount Kailash make the trek memorable.
Overnight at camp


Day 14

Trek to Kermi(2670m/8760ft.), 7hr walk

Today is the trek below 3000m and back to Kermi. Now we will get human settlements there. We will be passing through the solid ground, amidst pine, birch trees, and along Sali river by the side. Due to difficulty in the trail, the horses and yaks have to be unloaded. We shall cross the Karnali river further takes to Kermi village. Above 40mins above the Kermi are some hot springs that make the visitors worth. The visitors can relax and dip their exhausted body in the hot spring there.
Overnight at camp


Day 15

Trek to Simikot(2950m/9678ft.), 6hr walk

After having breakfast, we will continue our trek to Simikot with a pleasant hike on flat trails passing villages from where we have started our trek. The trail is along the road and nice landscape. We have to cross the Masigaon Village and shall ascend 2 hours to cross a pass of 3000m altitude. Then after half an hour walk, we will reach Simikot. After reaching there we will have a hot water shower and walk around the market.
Overnight at camp


Day 16

Flight to Simikot - Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

After having breakfast in the morning, we will take the flight back to Nepalgunj and fly again to Kathmandu on the very same day. Our representative shall take you to your hotel after your arrival in Kathmandu. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
Overnight at hotel





Our Offer

We offer 3 packages: Basic, comfort & Full Board. Our Basic takes care of your trek, comfort include trek with your stay in Kathmandu along with all airport transfers personally while Full Board include entire meals in the mountains during the trek. Three can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. 

Basic Offer

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary
  • Flight from Ktm to Biratnagar & Bhadrapur to Ktm
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Khaptad National Park trekking permit
  • Humla Simikot Restricted Area special permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

Comfort Offer

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at

Trek Duration:

The Trek duration can be shorten or extend depending on time and fitness.

Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt


Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring the following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality at a good price.


01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. Incapacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light


1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)


1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror



+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category

Nepal Visas

Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.




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16 days


May - Oct


Humla, Far Western


Medium to hard


200m - 4990m




Teahouse & Camping

Trip Type

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