Limi Valley Trek
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 Simikot Lagna and descend steep down to Majgaun village below the trail and strait walk along the Karnali river to Darapori village via Thuling village. Our Journey continuously follow the Karnali River week long via Kermi village, Yalbang Gompa, 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 Lotsawa Rinchhen Zangpo and fund by Malla king of Jumla. During Rinchhen Zangpo’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 Lapcha Syar separates. Lapcha Syar is the Nepal – China border in Limi area. One can hire a truck and drive to Lapcha Syar 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. Shambhala Holidays is the local travel company from Simikot, Humla and organize every year 5 to 7 groups in this region.