Limi valley Kailash Trek

Limi valley Kailash Trek is another route to approach Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. This newly opened trek route is one of best route used by pilgrimage as well adventurer who travel to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar. On the trek one can explore beautiful Limi valley with semi nomadic life style of local people and thousands years old Rinchhenling monastery. Journey to holy mount Kailash is revere as the center of the universe by Buddhist, Hindus and Jains. Travel to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is as pilgrimage proposes for them. Hindus belief a dip at sacred Lake Manasarovar cleanses the sins of lifetime and it is the home of God Shiva. Buddhist beliefs a circuit of holy Mount Kailash scrub the sins of lifetime, 12 circuits permit inner Kora and 108 circuits will guarantee achieve Nirvana. Bonpo Mount Kailash is Yundung Gutsek and for Jains it is where their first leader was enlightened. One can extend the trip to another pilgrimage site Tirthapuri, Guru Gyam monastery and Khuynglung known as Garuda valley. Khyunglung is the ruins capital city of ancient Zhang Zhung Kingdom. Further half day drive we reach to Tholing and Tsaprang. Tholing played vital role to preserve Buddhism in Tibet. Second diffusion of Buddhism started from Tholing and spread all over Tibet. Tsaprang is the capital of ancient kingdom Guge and still we can see the ruins palace of Tsaprang. A day trip to Piyang and Dungkar monastery is also possible.

During Limi valley Kailash Trek, our all group gather in Kathmandu. We visit in Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage sights and fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot. A night we spend in Nepalgunj since flight to Simikot is takes only morning. Simikot is the district headquarter of Humla.  We trek a week long to Nepal – China border Hilsa passing through beautiful villages of Chhetri, Thakuri and Buddhist’ communities and villages like Majgaun, Dharapori, Kermi, Jang, Halji (Halzi) and Til. This trek is one of beautiful trekking trail mixture of greenery and arid valley. From Salli Lagna we head toward Tsongsa Khola and cross Nyalu La Pass 4950m. via beautiful Lake Seliman. We continue trek in valley follow the rivers and rocky trails to Tashithang. Next day we visit Jang village and Jang monastery, then continue to Halji or Halzi (Waltse). In Halji we visit Halji village and monastery. Halji’s Rinchhen Ling monastery is built during the second diffusion of Buddhism on the guidance of great translator (Lotsawa) Rinchhen Zangpo with sponsorship of Malla king of Jumla. Rinchhen Zangpo’s life time built 108 monasteries in west Tibet. One of them is Halji monastery, that only lined inside Nepal. Than we continue toward Til village, we camp below the village and visit Til village and Til monastery. Limi valley consist of 3 villages and one village development committee. We trek to Hilsa via Tse Naga Dzong cave and Manepeme camp site. Another optional trip in Limi valley is drive by Truck from Takchi bridge to Lapcha Syar view point and return back. From Lapcha Syar your can have picturesque view of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar from Nepal. From Hilsa drive to Darchen base camp of Mount Kailash via Purang (Taklakot) and Lake Manasarovar. We make circumambulation (Kora) 3 days round the Mount Kailash and cross the Dolma La pass 5636m. highest pass of entire journey, then we continuous drive toward either to Lhasa capital city of Tibet or Kyirong / Zangmu borderland of Nepal – China.

Limi valley Kailash Trek need well preparation both physically and mentally. Since we are traveling very remote place of the earth. We have to take all camping equipment and food from Kathmandu. Need at least a month advance booking to secure our flight ticket and apply China – Tibet visa approval. We Shambhala Holidays every year organize 10 to 12 groups from this route. We are local Tour organizer from Simikot, Humla.

Trip Facts

Best Season: May to October
Destination: Limi valley Kailash Trek
Activity: Trekking and Tour
Max. Altitude: 5636m.
Group Size: 2 pax+
Activity per day: Approximately 6-8 hrs tour

Trip Extension Tirthapuri, Garuda valley and Guge Kingdom

Day 01: Drive to Tirthapuri and Guru Gyam and Garuda valley
Day 02: Drive to Tholing and explore
Day 03 Explore Tsaprang and drive to Darchen

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of historical and pilgrimage sites of Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
Day 03: Morning for free for preparation afternoon fly to Nepalgunj. O/N Hotel
Day 04: Fly to Simikot and trek to Dharapori. O/N Camp
Day 05: Trek Dharapori to Kermi. O/N Camp
Day 06: Trek Kermi to Singjyungma. O/N Camp
Day 07: Trek Singjyungma to Dharamsala. O/N Camp
Day 08: Trek over Nyalu La pass to Tagkarbu. O/N Camp
Day 09: Trek Tagkarbu to Tashithang. O/N Camp
Day 10: Trek Tashithang to Halji (Halzi). O/N Camp
Day 11: Trek Halji (Halzi) to Til. O/N Camp
Day 12: Trek Til to Manepeme. O/N Camp
Day 13: Trek Manepeme to Hilsa and drive to Purang. O/N Hotel
Day 14: Drive Purang to Manasarovar Lake. O/N Guesthouse
Day 15: Drive Manasarovar to Darchen. O/N Guesthouse
Day 16: Trek Darchen to Dira Phuk. O/N Guesthouse
Day 17: Trek over Dolma La pass to Zuthul Phuk. O/N Guesthouse
Day 18: Trek Zuthul Phuk to Dzongdud and drive to Dongba. O/N Guesthouse
Day 19: Drive Dongba to Lhatse. O/N Tibet Farmers’ Hotel
Day 20: Drive Lhatse to Shigatse via Sakya Monastery. O/N Hotel
Day 21: Drive Shigatse to Gyantse and explore. O/N Chenjang Hotel
Day 22: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake. O/N Yak Hotel
Day 23: Visit Lhasa Potala, Norbu Lingkha and Jokhang. O/N Yak Hotel
Day 24: Visit Lhasa Depong and Sera Monastery. O/N Yak Hotel
Day 25: Drive to Tsedang via Samye afternoon explore Yumbu Lakhang. O/N Snow Pigeon
Day 26: Drive to Gongkar and fly to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
Day 27: Spear day in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
Day 28: Drop to airport fly back to home

Trip cost includes:

  • All arrival and departure transport
  • All ground transport during tour
  • Twine sharing basis accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Sharing basis room in Kailash Manasarovar region
  • All meals, Nepali staff Guesthouse or camping equipment during trek / Tour
  • Pick up from Nepal China border
  • Chinese visa fee, tour guide and all entrance fees
  • Domestic airfare
  • Upper Humla trek permit fees and DDC charges

Trip cost excludes:

  • International air ticket and Nepal visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and central Tibet
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of client
  • Tips for supporting staff (Tips is expected)

Note: If you like to visit Piyang and Dungkar monastery than need another day. Trip Extension to Indus, Karnali and Sutlej source is possible on special permit.

Available departures


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