Overview

Duration :
20 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Culture
Max altitude :
Transportation:
Domestic Flight and Private Vehicles
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Primary activity:
Trekking and Hiking
Group Size:
Min. 2 pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Strenuous
Meals:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot-Dharapuri-Kermi-Yalbang-Tumkot-Yari-Hilsa-Manepeme-Til-Halji-Jang-Talung-Shinjungma-Kermi-Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

Trip introduction

“The poetry of earth is never dead.”

Simikot Hilsa Limi Valley Trek is very much ‘off the beaten track’ and affords glimpses of cultures and scenery very different from the rest of Nepal. Most communities and tribes here are Nyinba, Bynsi, Limipa, and Khampa living in stone huts plastered with mud and making their livelihood with animal herding. Authentic Tibetan culture having typical Tibetan language, tradition and lifestyle are prominent cultural aspects seen during Simikot Hilsa Limi Valley Trek. The main attractions of the Simikot trek are walking on a remote part of western Nepal, Humla and Simikot, forest and Rivers of west Nepal, life, peoples, and culture of ethnic Nepali peoples, Alpine caravans, walking and camping on Nepali villages and hills in Nepal part.

Overview of Simikot Hilsa Limi Valley Trek

For this we have to take a domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot then trek will follow the trails up to Tibet Border crossing villages, this is wilderness trekking trails follows the Karnali River. The journey takes us to the isolated and very beautiful valley of Limi via Simikot; this area is untouched by urbanization and has preserved the beauty of nature in its natural self. After crossing Nara-la pass the ways follows steep down to Tibet border called Hilsa. Trekking here is fairly difficult but you are rewarded almost always being alone with nature since only a few trekkers are coming here. This trek runs on the trails banking Karnali River, the longest River in Nepal has a lot of wonderful aspects to offer to trekkers.

The amazing mountain ranges such as Nalakandad and Saipal can also be nicely seen during the trek. The valley of Limi is also referred to as Shangri-la. The trek takes us to the thick evergreen forest of the Karnali gorge inhabited by rare and endangered species of animals and vegetation. Very big and beautiful villages like Haljee and Gombayok are located in the wide patches of the Limi Khola. To protect the fragile ecosystem of the high country, the government of Nepal issues only a limited number of permits for that hidden valley. If you are looking for wilderness solitude and can overcome the logistical complications of the region, this trek is a good choice.

Best time for this trek

The valley has a special geographical position called” rain shadow” which means trekking is also very well possible during the monsoon in the month of June, July, and August while the rest of the country is soaked in rain. That is why Sep – Nov & Apr – Aug is considered the best seasons for our Simikot Hilsa Lima Valley Trek. Contact Nepal Mountain trekkers now and join us for this trek to the isolated Simikot & Hilsa region.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time-frame and budget limits.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrival at Kathmandu (1345m/4412 ft)
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 3
    Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • Day 4
    Flight Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950 m/9678 ft):
  • Day 5
    Simikot to Dharapuri(2300 m/ 7545 ft): 4 hrs.
  • Day 6
    Dharapuri to Kermi (2670 m/8759ft):
  • Day 7
    Kermi to Yalbang(3020 m/9908 ft): 5 hrs
  • Day 8
    Yalbang to Tumkot (3380 m/11089 ft): 5 hrs
  • Day 9
    Tumkot to Yari (3700 m/12139 ft):5 hrs
  • Day 10
    Yari to Hilsa (3720 m/12204 ft), across Nara La (4620m/15157 ft): 6 hrs
  • Day 11
    Hilsa to Manepeme (3900 m/12795 ft): 5 hrs
  • Day 12
    Manepeme to Til (4000 m/15091 ft): 6 hrs
  • Day 13
    Til to Halji (3660 m/12007ft):3 hrs
  • Day 14
    Halji to Jang (3930 m/12893 ft): 4 hrs
  • Day 15
    Jang to Talung (4370m/14337ft): 8 hrs
  • Day 16
    Talung to Shinjungma (3620m/11876ft), across Nyalu La (4940m/16207 ft): 8 hrs
  • Day 17
    Shinjungma to Kermi (2670m/8759 ft): 7 hrs
  • Day 18
    Kermi to Simikot (2950m/9678 ft): 6 hrs
  • Day 19
    Fly Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
  • Day 20
    Farewell Day

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1345m/4412 ft):

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation:

Day 3 : Flight Kathmandu to Nepalgunj:

Day 4 : Flight Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950 m/9678 ft)::

Day 5 : Simikot to Dharapuri(2300 m/ 7545 ft): 4 hrs.:

Day 6 : Dharapuri to Kermi (2670 m/8759ft)::

Day 7 : Kermi to Yalbang(3020 m/9908 ft): 5 hrs:

Day 8 : Yalbang to Tumkot (3380 m/11089 ft): 5 hrs:

Day 9 : Tumkot to Yari (3700 m/12139 ft):5 hrs:

Day 10 : Yari to Hilsa (3720 m/12204 ft), across Nara La (4620m/15157 ft): 6 hrs:

Day 11 : Hilsa to Manepeme (3900 m/12795 ft): 5 hrs:

Day 12 : Manepeme to Til (4000 m/15091 ft): 6 hrs:

Day 13 : Til to Halji (3660 m/12007ft):3 hrs:

Day 14 : Halji to Jang (3930 m/12893 ft): 4 hrs:

Day 15 : Jang to Talung (4370m/14337ft): 8 hrs:

Day 16 : Talung to Shinjungma (3620m/11876ft), across Nyalu La (4940m/16207 ft): 8 hrs:

Day 17 : Shinjungma to Kermi (2670m/8759 ft): 7 hrs:

Day 18 : Kermi to Simikot (2950m/9678 ft): 6 hrs:

Day 19 : Fly Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu:

Day 20 : Farewell Day:

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area as well as local homestay and Tent-camp (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic flights and all required land transportation
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • All camping equipment(Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Two men Dom Tent, Chairs, Toilet Pan, Tables)
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • TIMS Card and National Parks Permit.
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Gallery

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch
  • Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts and thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Inner thermals

Feet

  • Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Shower sandals

Hands

  • Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
  • Creams
  • Sanitizer

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)
  • Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits

  • Personal Regular Medicines
  • Knee Caps
  • Bandages
  • Ointments
  • Blister Tape

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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