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.
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.
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.
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.
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: