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Humla lies in the far west of Nepal, on the border between Nepal and China, and is used as the starting point for trekking and mountaineering, accessible from Simikot Airport. Humla is considered one of the most remote and isolated regions in Nepal, reachable only by foot or small aircraft which are irregularly landing in the district headquarter, Simikot. Humla is also one of the parts of The Great Himalaya TrailThe Humla district is a historic part of the Tibetan Buddhist religious tradition, with several points of interest for the history, culture, and values of a typical Buddhist life. It has eleven small villages of Tibetan origin.

Included in the Cost

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu in a room only basis.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu -Nepalgunj - Simikot- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu
  • All necessary permits to treks and Expeditions.
  • All Camping equipment.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • First aid kit 

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

Answer

The tourist police office is located near Nepal Tourism Development Board’s office.They are well trained and fluent in English to assist foreigners. You can always call 100 for police assistance.

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu


    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.
  • Day 2

    Fly to Simikot via Nepalgunj Flight Duration:2 hrs


    After breakfast, we take a flight of an hour to Nepalgunj situated in South Western Nepal, in the lowlands of Terai. This is a flat land area with the majority of Hindus and Muslim community which is hot and humid most of the year. In the same day, we take a flight to the Simikot airport. As you step out of the aircraft you will witness a different world. Simikot is the headquarter of the Humla district. Overnight in a local lodge at Simikot.
  • Day 3

    Simikot (2950 m) to Dharapuri (2300 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hrs


    Today, we start our journey. We cross a small 3000m high pass after walking for an hour and go down one more hour to Majgaon. The trail becomes greener as we descend. After walking for about 4 hours we reach Dharapuri. Overnight in a local lodge at Dharapuri.
  • Day 4

    Dharapuri to Kermi (2670 m) Hiking Duration: 5/6 hrs


    Today is a short trek to Kermi village which is just about 3 hours walking. After breakfast, we start exploring the Dharapuri village in the morning. Later, we continue our trail along the mighty Karnali where we see the fields of barley, buckwheat, rice, and potatoes. Kermi has the majority of Buddhist people and its major attractions are Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa, both are about half an hour walk from our campsite. Overnight in a camp at Kermi.
  • Day 5

    Kermi to Yalbang (3020 m) Hiking Duration: 5/6 hrs


    After breakfast, we start walking and cross the Sali River. On the bank of the river, there is a small settlement with few tea shops. On the way, you will pass through pine forest, clear Karnali River below the cliff and we encounter a lot of Mule caravans. After 4 hours of walking, we reach the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery of Nyingmapa lineage with about 135 monks living in and finally leading us to Yalbang. Overnight in a tented camp at Yalbang.
  • Day 6

    Yalbang to Tumkot (3380 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hrs


    After breakfast, we leave the village and pass the little village of Yangar. The path is spectacularly carved out of the rocks, and you’ll notice that the environment is changing as it is getting rockier and the big pine trees make way for smaller bushes. After 4 hours we reach Muchu (3120 m) which is an interesting village and the famous Dhungkar Choezom Monastery lies in this village. Later we continue to head towards Tumkot and after one hour we reach. Overnight in a tented camp at Tumkot
  • Day 7

    Tumkot to Thado Dunga (3750 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hrs


    Today, we have a steep climb at the beginning of the day. The landscape gets more rocky and desolate. After walking for some time, we walk past the village of Palwang where we stop for lunch. In another couple of hours we reach Yari and after one more hour, we can reach Thado Dunga. Overnight in a tented camp at Thado Dunga.
  • Day 8

    Thado Dunga to Hilsa (3720 m) via Nara La Pass (4620 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hrs


    Today is a very laborious day as we cross the Nara La. The view is very much similar to the Tibetan landscape so is very enriching. After walking for a couple of hours, the trail leads to the Nara la pass. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Tibetan plateau. From the pass, it is a hard and steep descent to Hilsa. Overnight in Homestay/tented camp at Hilsa.
  • Day 9

    Hilsa to Manepeme (3990 m) Hiking Duration: 5 hrs


    Today we will leave Hilsa for Manepeme which is about 5 hours walk. On leaving Hilsa, cross a big iron bridge over the river. A small, slightly difficult trail winds its way over a slope until it connects with a larger trail high on the slope. This trail follows the Karnali River in the eastern direction up till Manepeme. The path ascends slowly with a few steep ups and downs. You walk in a dramatic landscape of bare, steep rocks in amazing colors. Overnight in a tented camp at Manepeme.
  • Day 10

    Manepeme to Till (4000 m) Hiking Duration: 5/6 hrs


    We start our trek after breakfast. After walking for 2 hours, we reach Ya Yip Phuk cave which was used by Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo (985-1055 A.D.), a famous translator of Buddhist scriptures for meditation. His activities were crucial to the revival of cultural exchange between Tibet and India, paving the way to the so-called second dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet. Later we start our ascent for 30 minutes to Lamka La from where you can see Til and its white monasteries. We then descend to the village of Till which has a big Tibetan influence which can be seen in the lifestyle, buildings and the clothes of the locals. Overnight in a tented camp at Till.
  • Day 11

    Till to Jang (3930 m) via Halji (3660 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hrs


    We start our trek early in the morning after breakfast. After 3 hours walk, we reach the village of Halji. Upon reaching Halji we see the Richening Gompa, built in the 14th Century. This is the central attraction of the Limi Valley because of its religious importance. The trail offers a nice view and if lucky you can see some local animals including the snow leopard. The path follows the Limi River upstream and in 4 hours we reach Jang, the last village in the Limi Valley which is still untouched by the modern civilization. Overnight in tented camp at Jang.
  • Day 12

    Jang to Talung (4370 m) Hiking Duration: 4/5 hrs


    Today, we leave the Limi Valley today and its Tibetan villages. There is no settlement en route before we reach Kermi and we will be walking through the very isolated area. The trail is windy in the second half and requires slow pace. We end up in Talung after 4 hours. Overnight in a tented camp at Talung.
  • Day 13

    Talung to Shinjungma (3620 m) via Nyalu La (4949 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hrs


    This is another long day comprising a high pass, the Nyalu la. The ascend may be difficult depending on the weather. From the top of the pass, two of the fascinating peaks, Mt. Kailash (6714 m) and Mount Saipal (7031 m), can be seen. We go down from the pass to the Lake Selma Tso at 4630 m then go down until we cross the Sali River. Overnight in a local lodge at Shinjungma.
  • Day 14

    Shinjungma to Kermi (2670 m) Hiking Duration: 5/6 hrs


    It’s an easy walk for today as we pass through pine and birch forests along the beautiful Sali River with rocks towering on both sides of the trail. The trail meets the Karnali River again and turns east towards Kermi village. On reaching Kermi, take rest and relax your tired muscles in the hot springs for the efforts for the past week. Overnight in a local lodge/ tented camp at Kermi.
  • Day 15

    Kermi to Simikot (2950 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hrs


    After breakfast, we walk continue our trail and reach Majgaon. Leaving Majgaon, we ascend for about 2 hours and reach the 3000 m high pass. After 30 more minutes of going, we reach down back to Simikot. Overnight in a local lodge at Simikot.
  • Day 16

    Fly to Kathmandu from Simikot via Nepalgunj Flight Duration: 2 hrs


    Early morning you fly back to Nepalgunj and onwards to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu.
  • Day 17

    Departure


    Have your breakfast early in the morning and our office representative will come to pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport regarding your flight time.

Trip Grade

Moderate

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