The longest river of Nepal, Humla Karnali enters Nepal border at Hilsa where the valley starts from West Side. The Trans Himalayan Limi valley is very beautiful, photogenic, wide and wonderful. Trek up to Gyuokharka (5150m)would be a life time experiences to see the spectacular views of Nepal’s Himalayas like Saipal (7031m), Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas like Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda and tranquil Mansarovar lake. This region is famous for rare flora and fauna. It can be seen the marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild horse (kyang), barking deer, musk deer, hare, Himalayan black bear and occasionally the snow leopard in this exotic region.
Indigenous Tibetan cultured people are settled there and they have their particular Tibetan language, tradition and culture. Very big and beautiful villages like Halji and Gombayok are located in the wide patches of Limi Khola.
Limi valley is very beautiful, photogenic, wide and wonderful. Trek up to Gyuokharka (5150m)would be a life time experiences to see the spectacular views of Nepal’s Himalayas like Saipal (7031m), Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjiroba, Kanti, Gorakh Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas like Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda and tranquil Mansarovar lake. This region is famous for rare flora and fauna. It can be seen the marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild horse (kyang), barking deer, musk deer, hare, Himalayan black bear and occasionally the snow leopard in this exotic region.
The flight duration is about one hour. Nepalgunj is located in the far south west of Nepal. It is a busy crowded city, which lies close to the Indian border.
Fly by fixed winged Charter flight to Simikot, the headquarters of Nepal's most remote district, Humla. After meeting our crew, set out for trek, climbing up from the airstrip on a rocky trail past fields of barley and wheat, ascend a forested ridge above the town of Simikot, before making a long steep decent past Dandaphoya. The trail is then fairly level, through walnut and apricot trees, until you come to the scattered village of Dhara Pokhari which is divided by the Yakba Khola.
Leave campsite and then cross a long screed slope and follow the river to a waterfall near the shepherds' camp at Chachera. The trail then climbs over a ridge and bypass the village of Kermi before entering a big valley with walled fields of potato and buckwheat. After walking through a sparse pine forest you will descend from the ridge to the Salli Khola. Camp by the river.
Cross the river and climb over a rocky ridge before descending to the gray waters of the Humla Karnali. After crossing another ridge there comes a sandy meadow where goat herders often camp by the river. Beyond the meadow the valley narrows and cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. The trail then winds its way precariously above the river before you cross a suspension bridge to the village of Muchu.
From Muchu, the trail follows over a ridge to the Tumkot Khola and then along the rocky streambed for a short distance before beginning a steep climb through a rock-filled gully. Pass through Palbang and its bright yellow mustard fields to the small settlement of Yari and beyond here the route climbs up the valley towards a pass, the Nara Lagna. Camp below the pass in a meadow known as Sipsip.
A steep ascent will take you to 4580m. and the Nara La. From the top of the pass it is a steep and rough descent to the Karnali river. A short distance from the river, you will see stone pillars that mark the boundary between Nepal and China.
There is check post at Hilsa, follow the trail that meet the main trail from Sher to the limi valley. You head north east looking down to the Humla Karnali river, the trail here is ups and downs, enjoy the stunning views of Himalaya and good chance to see exotic blue sheep and snow leopards. Manepeme is named after huge stone that is carved with a mantra “Om Mane Padme ome”.
After breakfast the trail weaves in and out of ravines on the side of the valley, climbing gradually towards the foot of the rock place. The trail descends to a tiny stream then continues down and cross a slope. Climb over two rocky ridges and make a short descend to two chortens that marks the end of ridge above Til Chu. You get to see the first view of Til Gompa across the valley and the barley fields of the Till village. You descend all the way down to a campsite at its confluence with Takchi chu and Til chu.
Follow the river of Takchi Chu crossing it on a wooden bridge. After a short walk pass the barley field into Halji, 3670 m. You can bypass the village staying near the river in a pleasant plantation of willow trees. Visit Rijziling Gompa in the heart of the Halji village. The Gompa is dated back to 1000 years and 30 monks are serving there. People depend on farming barley and trade to the boarder at Tibet. Trek further to a small village Sunkhani and reach to a beautiful village Limi.
The valley becomes rockier as a trail makes gradual ups and downs. People in Limi make well finished wooded bowls from pine, birch and maple trees that grow on the south side of the river. Pass the village and trek uphill you come to camp site where you see Hot spring, enjoy bathing at hot spring.
A short climb takes you over a rocky ridge. Talung is a village that was abandoned many years ago, parts of remnants are still there. There is little hot spring spring on the way. After the lake you ascent about 1 hour to our camp site at Talung.
Talung to Dhingba is strenuous, long day crossing 3 pass, Pali La, Kuki la and Sechi la (4530m). Arriving at Dhingba you feel relieved.
Yakba (3060m) - camp
Easy and short day to reach Yakba, it is a pleasant day.
Simikot (2950m) - camp/lodge
Trek to Simikot for overnight, last day with staffs, fare well and good night.