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 Trail. The 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.
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills|
|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|
|Good wind/rain Jacket|
|Warm fleece jacket or Jersey|
|Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.|
|Sun hat or scarf|
|Sunglasses with UV protection|
|Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms|
Nepalis a landlocked country which has borders with India & China. You can either fly in or enter by land borders that are attached to China or India.
Yesyou can get a visa on arrival. The rates are as follows-
MultipleEntry – 15 Days – 25$
MultipleEntry – 30 Days – 40$
MultipleEntry – 90 Days – 100$
Absolutely, Nepal is safe. Nepal is considered one of the safest countries to travel.Chances are Nepal is safer than your own home country.
Yes, the food and water are hygienically standard during trekking. Our experienced guides check the food before preparing in the kitchen to make sure its Okay.You will get boiled water in the lodges, you can also buy sealed water or purify water using tablets.
Your guide will be a Nepalese but fluent in English. They are carefully selected with the appropriate experience, attitude and leadership skills. We can also provide French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish speaking guides.
Yesyou can bring your medication. Please make sure to put it in your original packet and bring your prescription with you.
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.
Our team will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport to 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 local lodge.
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 local lodge.
It is a short trek to Kermi village which is just about 3 hours walking. 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 local lodge.
We start our day by crossing the Sali River. On the bank of the river, there is a small settlement with a 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 local lodge.
As we leave Yalbang village, we reach 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 local lodge.
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. In another couple of hours, we reach Yari and after one more hour, we can reach Thado Dunga. Overnight in local lodge.
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 the Tibetan plateau. From the pass, it is a hard and steep descent to Hilsa. Overnight in Homestay/local lodge.
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 local lodge.
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 for 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 local lodge.
We start our trek early in the morning. 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 local lodge.
As 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 local lodge.
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.
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 local lodge.
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 local lodge.
Early morning you fly back to Nepalgunj and onwards to Kathmandu.
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