Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Camping Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 4949m


  • Explore the Tibetian, Buddhism, and Bon Po culture
  • Witness rare flora and fauna like Pine trees, Blue Sheep, Jackle, snow leopards, musk deer, and more
  • Cross the highest elevation of 4949 m at Nyalu La Pass and 4620 at Nara La pass
  • Visit Laikyo Gompa, Lhundrup Choeling Gompa, Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery, Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, Richening Gompa
  • Serene View of the Limi river, Sali river, Lake Selma Tso, and Karnali River
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Kailash and Mount Saipal
  • Pass through Majgaon, Simikot, Kerni village, Yanger village

19-day Limi Valley trek is a mystical land in the most remote area of north-western Nepal, Humla district. The isolated villages which have not been touched by modern development show the authentic and raw side of the Karnali region. The ancient Buddhist monasteries, Gompa, Chortans, and mani walls take you back in time. Sitting near the border of Nepal and China, you get to experience the various cultures and traditions of different communities living in harmony.

The day-to-day lifestyle of the communities living in Humla is interwoven with their age-old customs and traditions which you will vividly witness as you walk past numerous villages. With spectacular views of snow-capped Mt. Kailash and Mount Saipal follow you throughout the trail towards the highest elevation of 4949m at Nyalu La pass, and the trek is one of a kind. Since the region falls under a Restricted Area, which has been left isolated, there is a great possibility of spotting wildlife like snow leopards, blue sheep, jackals, musk deer, hyenas, and more. Sleeping amidst the age-old Buddhist villages and eating authentic Tibetan, Nepali food gives you a warm sense of belonging during the tour.

After a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, you begin your trek from Simikot and eventually pass through Kermi, Muchu, Yari, and Hilsa to cross Nara La pass. You will then walk across the Limi River and numerous villages like Yanger, Majgaon, and other Tibetan and Hindu villages. The off-beat track leads you to Talung, Shinjungma to cross the Nyalu La pass and eventually back to Kermi.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02Morning sightseeing tour and afternoon flight to Nepalgunj.
  • Day 03Flight Nepalgunj-Simikot (2950 m)
  • Day 04Trek to Dharapuri (2300 m) - 4 hours
  • Day 05Trek to Kermi (2670 m)- 4 hours
  • Day 06Trek to Yalbang (3020 m) – 5 hours
  • Day 07Trek to Muchu (3120 m) or Tumkot (3380 m) – 5 hours
  • Day 08Trek to Yari (3700 m) or Thado Dunga (3750 m) - 6 hours
  • Day 09Trek from Yari to Hilsa (3720 m), crossing the Nara La (4620 m) 7 hours
  • Day 10Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme (3990 m) 5 hours
  • Day 11Trek to Till (4000 m) – 6 hours
  • Day 12Trek to Halji (3660 m) – 4 hours
  • Day 13Trek from Halji to Jang (3930 m) - 4 hours
  • Day 14Trek to Talung (4370 m) – 8 hours
  • Day 15Trek to Shinjungma (3620 m), crossing the Nyalu La (4949 m) – 8 hours
  • Day 16Trek to Kermi (2670 m) –7 hours
  • Day 17Trek to Simikot (2950 m) – 7 hours
  • Day 18Flight Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • Day 19International departure for homeward bound.
  • Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
    Our representatives at Nepal Adventure Team will pick you up from the Kathmandu International Airport as per your request. You will be taken to a hotel and will be briefed on the travel plan. On the same day, you can also try the authentic Nepalese food at a Nepalese restaurant with cultural, ethnic dance and music. Stay overnight at the hotel
    • Meals: Welcome Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m
  • Day 02 Morning sightseeing tour and afternoon flight to Nepalgunj.

    You will be introduced to the guides who will take you for sightseeing around Kathmandu in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) and other temples and monasteries. In the afternoon you will depart for Upper Dolpo Trek by taking a 50-minute scenic flight to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at a hotel.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Nepalgunj
  • Day 03 Flight Nepalgunj-Simikot (2950 m)

    After breakfast, you will leave for a flight towards the Simikot airport. Simikot which is the administrative headquarters of Humla lies in the midst of Himalaya. It serves as the starting point of the trek/drive to the Famous Kailash/Manasarovar as well. Stay overnight at the hotel/ lodge. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/house Lodge
  • Day 04 Trek to Dharapuri (2300 m) - 4 hours

    The day starts with an hour walk after which you will cross a small 3000m high pass and go down one towards Majgaon. Majgaon is a village with both the Hindus and Buddhist communities living harmoniously. The trail gradually leads to a greener pasture at this lower altitude. You will reach Dharapuri after a 4 hours walk. Stay overnight at Dharapuri. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Dharapuri
    • Altitude: 2300m
  • Day 05 Trek to Kermi (2670 m)- 4 hours

    On this day, you will walk for 3- 4 hours before reaching Kermi. In the morning you can explore the Dharapuri village after having breakfast. Since the trek is not of a long duration so you can start a little later. The trail will pass through Karnali Filled with fields of barley, buckwheat, rice, and potatoes. After an easy hike, you reach Kermi which has the majority of Buddhist people. If you reach Kermi early, you can visit its major attractions like Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa. Stay overnight at camp. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Kermi
    • Altitude: 2670m
  • Day 06 Trek to Yalbang (3020 m) – 5 hours

    After having breakfast we walk 2 hours and cross the Sali River. You can take a brief rest in the small settlement on the bank of the river where there are a few tea shops. The trek takes you to a high trail through a pine forest. You will witness the clear Karnali River below the cliff. You will also get to encounter Mule caravans along the way. The caravan leaders are the local villagers moving from one place to another for barter and trade for a livelihood. After 4 hours of the hike, you will reach Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. The monastery is of Nyingmapa lineage and has about 135 monks living there. After visiting the monastery, head towards Yalbang. Stay overnight at camp.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Yalbang
    • Altitude: 3020m
  • Day 07 Trek to Muchu (3120 m) or Tumkot (3380 m) – 5 hours
    After breakfast, you will leave the Karnali River again and pass through the small Yangar village. The path is not so difficult and is mostly flat. The trail then leads you to a path carved out of the rocks after which you will be walking on a three-sided tunnel. The path eventually gets rockier, and there are no more big pine trees. Instead, they are replaced by small bushes. After a four hour walk, you will reach Muchu. If you get there early, then you can further walk an hour and camp at Tumkot. Muchu is an interesting village and is also home to Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, but it is not the main trail for this trek. Do not exhaust yourself if you are already too tired. Stay overnight at camp. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Muchu
    • Altitude: 3380
  • Day 08 Trek to Yari (3700 m) or Thado Dunga (3750 m) - 6 hours
    The day begins by taking a steep climb. As you keep walking, the landscape gets more rocky and desolated. There aren’t many trees in this area and the few trees left are low junipers. After a little walk, the trail will pass through a construction road. Eventually, you will walk past the village of Ani Palwang where you can take rest and stop for lunch. In a couple of hours, you will reach Yari where you can set your camp. If you reach there early and are not exhausted, you can continue to walk one more hour to reach Thado Dunga where you can set your camp instead. Stay overnight in camp.   
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Yari
    • Altitude: 3700m
  • Day 09 Trek from Yari to Hilsa (3720 m), crossing the Nara La (4620 m) 7 hours

    This marks the most extended hike of the entire trek since you will have to walk for more than 7 hours. The trail is also known to be physically demanding as you will cross the Nara La sitting at the elevation of 4620m. The view throughout the trail gives off a view of the Tibetan landscape which is very enticing. The path then leads to Tado Dunga and gets steeper. You will reach Nara la pass in a few hours. It is which is visible from a distance. Nara La has a pile of stone-clad on top of one another. There is a belief that adding stones to the pile brings good luck and represents a house for your next life. You will see prayer flags fluttering with the wind and panoramic view of the Tibetan plateau. The path from the pass is difficult. You will have to take a steep descent to Hilsa. You can choose between Homestay or camping. Homestay might not always be an available option during the peak tourist season. Stay overnight at camp if so. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Hilsa
    • Altitude: 3720m
  • Day 10 Trek from Hilsa to Manepeme (3990 m) 5 hours
    The trek for today is for 5 hours to reaching Manepeme. After having breakfast, you will cross a big iron bridge. Once you reach the other side of the river, you will have to walk through a small, slightly difficult trail which takes you over a slope, and finally connects with a more extensive trail high on the slope. The trail gradually follows the Karnali River in an eastern direction up to Manepeme. You will climb gradually with a few steep ups and downs. Then you will walk through the dramatic landscape of bare, steep rocks in fascinating colors. Since there are no settlements between Hilsa and Till, you will have to camp at Manepeme. Manepeme is a small flat area that is close to the trail and has a water source. Stay overnight in camp. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dnner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Manepeme
    • Altitude: 3990m
  • Day 11 Trek to Till (4000 m) – 6 hours

    After breakfast, you will have to walk for two hours to reach Ya Yip Phuk cave. This cave was used by Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo (985-1055 A.D.), who was a famous translator of Buddhist scriptures for meditation. The historical importance of the cave makes it a huge pilgrimage attraction. It is believed that the activities of Sangpo were decisive to the renewal of cultural exchange between Tibet and India. It is known to have paved the way for the second dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet. The path eventually gets greener and rocky at times. After a 30 minute climb, you will reach Lamka La from where you can see Till. As you enter the Till village, you walk past a Chorten gate which is the entrance. You will notice various white monasteries. Till has been highly influenced by Tibetan culture for a long time. The lifestyle, buildings and the clothes of the locals prove the Tibetan influence. Stay overnight at camp.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Till
    • Altitude: 4000m
  • Day 12 Trek to Halji (3660 m) – 4 hours

    After 3 to 4 hours of easy walk from Till, you will reach the village of Halji. The trail follows the Limi River upstream. You might get a chance to spot the local animals including the snow leopard if you are lucky enough. In Halji you can visit the Richening Gompa which was built in the 14th Century. Because of its huge religious significance, Richening Gompa is the central attraction of Limi Valley. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Halji
    • Altitude: 3660m
  • Day 13 Trek from Halji to Jang (3930 m) - 4 hours

    After breakfast, you will take the path that follows the Limi Khola. Jang is the last village in the Limi Valley. Located in the most secluded place, Jang has a lively Tibetan culture present with its ancient roots. Jang is the most remote village and is untouched by the modern-day world. Stay overnight at camp. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Jang
    • Altitude: 3930m
  • Day 14 Trek to Talung (4370 m) – 8 hours

    On this day you will depart from the Limi Valley. The path that you will take has no settlement before reaching Kermi. The isolated area with only the winds blowing and the mesmerizing landscape gives a sense of solitude. The trail is moderately challenging, so it requires a slow pace. Eventually, the path leads to Talung. Stay overnight at Camp.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Talung
    • Altitude: 4370 m
  • Day 15 Trek to Shinjungma (3620 m), crossing the Nyalu La (4949 m) – 8 hours
    Today is one of the longest and the most strenuous hike of the entire trek since you will have to cross the highest elevation of Nyalu La pass at 4949m. There might be ice and snow along the way so the climb may be difficult. The top of the pass will give you panoramic views of Tibet and Humla. The snowy peaks that you can see from Nyalu la are Mt. Kailash (6714 m) and Mount Saipal (7031 m). The trail goes down from the pass to the Lake Selma Tso at 4630m. Eventually, you will have to cross the Sali River. Stay overnight at Shinjungma.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Shinjung ma
    • Altitude: 3620m
  • Day 16 Trek to Kermi (2670 m) –7 hours
    This day, you will be going below 3000m after almost a week. You will be walking through pine and birch forests with the Sali River following you. There are huge rocks along the path. The trail eventually meets the Karnali River. The path leads east towards Kermi village where you can relax in the hot springs. Stay overnight at lodge/camp. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Place: Kermi
    • Altitude: 2670m
  • Day 17 Trek to Simikot (2950 m) – 7 hours
    After breakfast, you will walk through a pleasant trail for the first half. You will then walk past Majgaon and climb about 2 hours to reach the 3000-meter high pass. Eventually, you will reach down back to Simikot in about 30 minutes. Stay overnight at Simikot.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/house
    • Place: Simikot
    • Altitude: 2950m
  • Day 18 Flight Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
    On this day you will depart from Simikot, on a flight towards Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, you will then fly towards Kathmandu. You will get this day for individual activities or last day shopping souvenirs. You can also book for another interesting tour around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350 m
  • Day 19 International departure for homeward bound.
    You will be departing from Nepal from Tribhuvan International Airport. Our NAT staff will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great and remarkable adventure to Humla’s Limi Valley trekking with grand and excellent service of Nepal Adventure Team.
    • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included


  • Airports pick up and drop by private Car
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu full-day sightseeing by private car including tour guide
  • Kathmandu to Nepalganj and Kathmandu by flight (both ways)
  • One night 3-star hotel on BB plan basis in Nepalganj
  • Nepalganj to Simikot and Nepalganj by flight (both-way flight)
  • 15 nights of tent camp accommodation during the trek
  • All Full board meals during the trek like Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee
  • An experienced trekking guide, cook, and porters or donkey and their food, salary, types of equipment and insurance Etc
  • All camping gear and kitchen stuff during the trek
  • All necessary trekking and restricted permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System) fee
  • All necessary trekking gear and equipment for you and our staff
  • Company T-shirt, trek route map, and appreciation letter after a trek
  • First Aid Medical Kitbag and medicine
  • All government VAT and Local Taxes


  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses like chocolate, biscuits, phone bill, toilet paper, and Etc.
  • Travel and rescue insurance


Useful Information

Trip Note

We, at Nepal Adventure Team, are very concerned about your safety. Keep in mind that your leader has the full authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if demanded by the safety concerns. Even though the trip is well planned and every effort is made to operate with the itinerary in hand, a little change might occur in the course because of various unfamiliar conditions. So you are requested to be flexible as per the conditions.

Permit and rules

  • Since Limi Valley trekking in Nepal falls under Restricted Area, so a Restricted Area Trekking Permit must be taken. Immigration Office in Kathmandu issues it.
  • A District Development Committee (DDC) tax of Nrs. 1000 per trekker must be paid in Simikot. Consult our NAT agents regarding the permit and tax.


The modes of transportation for this trip will generally be through Jeeps and helicopter/ domestic flights. Most of the days require trekking.

Food and Accommodation

The cost includes all the meals and accommodation facilities. However, luxurious personal expenses will be excluded. You will stay at Hotels, Guesthouses, Homestay or tens as facilitated. While in Kathmandu, you will be staying at a 3-star hotel. You will be provided with fresh, hygienic, nutritious, and authentic Nepali, Tibetan dishes.

Personal Expenses

Travelers are expected to carry additional money in case of emergency or as per their spending habits and luxury needs.


The guides are thoroughly acquainted with the trip and are well experienced.

Medical Facilities

The limited medical facility will be provided during the trip since we will be traveling to one of the most remote areas in Nepal. The guides will handle any medical issues. However, you should also carry your medical kit.


  • A day or two shall be kept extra for any possible bad weather condition
  • It is recommended that you don’t carry unnecessary baggage since you will have to walk for 6-7 hours per day.
  • You will have to pay an extra cost if you hire porters or pony other than the ones we provide.
  • For those traveling in monsoon, it is advised that you keep 2/3 days extra and the return ticket from Nepalgunj open dated since the weather may be bad.
  • The climate will range from mildly windy or windy to snow clouds on this trip.

Fitness and health

You will be trekking through high altitudes of up to (4949 m) so you need to provide details about any health conditions you have before the trip. It is best that you have travel insurance while traveling to a foreign country. It is advised that you regularly exercise for over two weeks before going on this trek. You will be required to walk for 6-7 hours per day through steep passes, hilly terrains since it is categorized as a relatively difficult trek. You might also be a victim of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) since the altitude goes up to (4949 m). To avoid AMS you must take rest from time to time and not exhaust yourself.


You will solely be responsible for your personal belongings that you carry on the trip.


  • Duffel/Rucksack Bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Travel Documents and passport size photos
  • Boots or trekking shoes
  • Gloves
  • T-shirt/shirts
  • Shorts/tracksuit
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap and woolen hat
  • Walking poles
  • Penknife/Swiss Army knife
  • Torch
  • Personal hygiene products and toiletries

The trek is generally regarded to be moderately challenging and takes up to around 19 days to conclude. The best season for the tour is during spring and autumn which runs from March to May and September to October respectively. The extraordinary view of the high standing mountains and the peaceful rivers and lakes take away all of the challenges that arise on the trek.  Humla’s Limi Valley package is one of the most fascinating and culturally enticing tours you will ever be on. We, at Nepal Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd., have formed a well-constructed itinerary so that you have an enjoyable trip with optimum safety.

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Sophia Gracy, Singapore

    Breath of Tranquility

    Surrounded by majestic peaks and pristine landscapes, every step felt like a journey into untouched beauty. The quaint villages we passed through offered glimpses into traditional Himalayan life, while the hospitality of the locals left a lasting impression. This trek is a must for those seeking an authentic Himalayan experience immersed in tranquility.

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    Rating Review by: Alain Hurstel, France

    Trek Humla Valley

    I organized trekking from Simikot to Hilsa with 2 flights from Katmandu. This agency managed very well all itinerary and took into consideration some modifications. All 9 participants were very happy with the organization and trek conditions! Alain Hurstel

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    Rating Review by: Elena R., Chile

    A Himalayan Dream

    The breathtaking landscapes, serene Buddhist monasteries, and encounters with local villagers make it an unforgettable journey. The challenging yet rewarding trails lead to panoramic vistas that will leave you speechless. A must-do for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.