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Nepal - Humla Trekking (15 Days)

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.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

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 communities which is hot and humid most of the year. On the same day, we take a flight to Simikot airport. As you step out of the aircraft you will witness a different world.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Simikot.

Today, we start our journey. We cross a small 3000 m 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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Dharmapuri.

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 LhundrupChoeling Gompa, both are about half an hour walk from our campsite.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Kermi.

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 NamkhaKhyungDzong Monastery of Nyingmapa lineage with about 135 monks living in and finally leading us to Yalbang.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Yalbang.

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 DhungkarChoezom Monastery lies in this village. Later, we continue to head towards Tumkot and after one hour we reachTumkot.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Tumkot.

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 ThadoDunga.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in ThadoDunga.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Hilsa.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Manepeme.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Till.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Jang.

As we leave the Limi Valley today and it's 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 a slow pace. We end up in Talung after 4 hours.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Talung.

This is another long day comprising a high pass, the Nyalu la. 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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Shinjungma.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Kermi.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Simikot.

Early morning you fly back to Nepalgunj and onwards to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu -Nepalgunj –Simikot and Simikot- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu.
Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge on room only basis.
1-night accommodation on 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
TIMS, National Park Permit & other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
Medical Kit carried by the guide.


Excludes

Food and Drinks / Beverages bills.
Travel Insurance.
Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters).
International flight.
Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
Donations.
Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
What’s not included in Includes.

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu -Nepalgunj –Simikot and Simikot- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu.
Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge on room only basis.
1-night accommodation on 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
TIMS, National Park Permit & other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
Medical Kit carried by the guide.


Excludes

Food and Drinks / Beverages bills.
Travel Insurance.
Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters).
International flight.
Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
Donations.
Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
What’s not included in Includes.

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