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 Experience Treks invites you in our classic journey to Humla & Limi valley region, this wild Himalayan country tucked away from modern civilization in absolute isolation and complete wilderness where trekkers will be captivated with the surrounding’s beauty and with amazing country life as it for centuries.
Humla & Limi Valley, a thrilling adventure leading towards diverse change in landscapes from mid hills alpine landscapes to barren arctic terrain with a never boring moment as you will be fascinated each day visiting medieval villages totally forgotten by modernization and walking in the midst of enchanting virgin woodland of rhododendron, Oaks, magnolia and varieties of pine trees that lines the alpine mid hills before heading to wild windswept territory near the south west Tibet which is close to the holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar area.
After visiting interesting villages, old monasteries and in the warm hospitality of local people of Tibetan ethnic origin and strong influence of Tibetan Buddhism religion, head backs onto an alternative route leading through high scenic passes to Simikot town, the starting and finishing point of this great Humla & Limi valley adventure.
From Simikot a short flight of Nepalgunj city situated near India border and continues back to Kathmandu with another scenic flight after the most mesmerizing adventure of life time with Experience Treks.

Trip Highlights:
• An adventure journey in complete wilderness around Nepal’s Wild west
• Exploring Himalayan hidden areas with sensational Himalayan views
• Visiting traditional villages with ancient religion and rich culture towards Nepal & Tibet frontier in the high land with warm friendly people.



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Day 01:
Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300 m and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:
Fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.

Day 03:
Fly to Simikot 2,910 m & trek to Dharpuri 2,600 m/03 hrs.

Day 04:
Trek to Sally Khola 2,690 m/05 hrs.

Day 05:
Trek to Muchu 2,920 m/05 hrs.

Day 06:
Trek to Torea 3,380 m/04 hrs.

Day 07:
Trek to Sip-Sip 3,800 m via Muchu-05 hours.

Day 08:
Trek to Hilsa 3,720 m via Nara Lagna-06 hours.

Day 09:
Trek to Manepeme 3,990 m/05 hrs.

Day 10:
Trek to Til 4000 m/06 hrs.

Day 11:
Trek to Halji 3,660 m/03 hrs.

Day 12:
Trek to Jang 3,930 m/04 hrs.

Day 13:
Trek to Talung 4,370 m/08 hrs.

Day 14:
Trek to Shinjungma 3,620 m via Nyalu La 4,949 m/08 hrs.

Day 15:
Trek to Kermi 2,670 m/07 hrs.

Day 16:
Trek to Simikot 2,950 m/06 hrs.

Day 17:
Fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu.

Day 18:
In Kathmandu a free day with sightseeing tour.

Day 19:
International departure to respective countries.

Service includes
• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• KTM to Nepalgunj and Simikot airfare for member and staff/s
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalgunj on 3 star category B/B plan
• A day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include
• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Additional cost incurred due to extending your stay at hotel due to cancel and delay of flight because of poor visibility due to heavy raining/snowing/cloudy from Nepalgunj and Simikot airports & go fly into Nepalgunj  and Simikot from Kathmandu too.
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required

Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel, at the hotel our guide will brief with orientation program of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information.

Day 02:
Fly to Nepalgunj (55 mins flight) and transfer to hotel.
Morning or afternoon transfer to domestic airport for flight to Nepalgunj with awesome mountain panorama view on this 55 minutes flight to Nepalgunj, on reaching Nepalgunj our staff will transfer to respective hotel with time in the afternoon for a visit around the town situated on the south-west Nepal close to India border.

Day 03:
Fly to Simikot 2,910 m & trek to Dharpuri 2,600 m/04 hrs.
An early morning takes off to Simikot, 45 minutes scenic flight with grand views then reaching at Simikot the headquarter of Humla district, with striking Mt. Saipal view. Simikot is a small town perched on a ridge above Humla Karnali River with magnificent scenery over the deep valley. At Simikot our trekking staff will receive you for the first day short treks of 04 hours of Dharpori; a small rural farm village which is inhabited by Thakuri Hindu people, this tribe has been trading with Tibet for centuries using the same route that we will be following to near Tibet border in few more days. From here, the walk leads to climb through farm fields of barley then on a forested ridge descending and passing several villages to Dharapuri for first overnight camping.

Day 04:
Trek to Sally-Khola 2,690 m near Kermi village-05 hrs.
Second day journeys, a long day leading to a slow altitude gain across a slope to a stream reaching at the last Thakuri village and limit of rice paddy, walks winds up and down to a Sheppard’s area near the waterfall, overnight camp just few minutes before a small farm Kermi village with a hot spring with an hour is climbed nearby.

Day 05:
Trek to Muchu 2,920 m/05 hrs.
Today walk leads to climb through a settlement of Yangar close to a river with a trail built with rocks and woods then reaching a suspension bridge, crossing Humla Karnali River with a climb to a stream past apricot garden area reaching overnight stop at Muchu village with a monastery and border Police Post.

Day 06:
Trek to Torea 3,380 m/04 hrs.
Morning walks on the downhill trail to Thumkot village, then climbing off the river on a trail leaving the Humla Karnali River away and into a steep-sided narrow gorge. From here a long hour walks with a climb from Bumchiya Khola valley gorge to reach the overnight camp at Torea.

Day 07:
Trek to Sip-Sip 3,800 m/05 hours.
The journey continues with a climb on a small ridge at 3,500 m, then countering the ridge with excellent views of Yari area, trekking by an irrigation canal leads to a large valley called Jhyakthang chu marked with Buddhist prayer wall. From here a gentle climb to a reasonable size settlements of stone hamlets at Yari, this village with a police post, government customs office and a school is near below the path with a rich cultivated farm growing millet, barley, amaranth (Marcia) wheat, buckwheat, potatoes and radishes. After this village, ascend on the wide valley that comes across with group of traders, pilgrims and pack animals like goats, sheep and yaks, then to the overnight stop at the foot of the pass near a stream.

Day 08:
Trek to Hilsa 3,720 m via Nara Lagna-approx 6 hours.
Morning walk towards the path leading to Hilsa village between the border of Nepal & Tibet, after Sip-sip walk on the trail climbing an uphill to the ridge of huge rock atop at Nara Lagna pass at 5,000 m / 15,030ft, the highest point of this adventurous trek with views of Tibetan plateau below from this top of the pass with Humla Karnali and the green barley fields of Sher or Sera. After a wonderful moment here a long downhill on the dusty trail to Humla Karnali River. Then walk along the river towards Hilsa village for overnight stop, this is the frontier village with few tents and stone houses surrounded by barley fields and a stone pillar marking Nepal-Tibet border, just across the bridge.

Day 09:
Trek to Manepeme 3, 990 m/05 hrs.
Today on the alternative trail back to Simikot crossing an iron bridge to the other side of the river, walking on the winding path to a slope following Karnali River leads towards east to Manepeme village, after a gentle climb with few ups and downs within a dramatic landscape of bare, steep rocks in spectacular colors reaching overnight camp to a small area at Manepeme.

Day 10:
Trek to Til 4, 000 m/06 hrs.
This awesome adventure leads to a climb through a small path, on the flat ground level for sometime walk on a steep trail up. Then this narrow path leads to an interesting meditation cave of Ya Yip Phuk. This was the meditation cave of Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo; a great translator of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures of around 985-1055 AD. He was the one with an important and crucial change in reviving cultural exchange between India and Tibet, protecting and paving the Buddhism religion of second dissemination in Tibet. Then walking for an hour of Lamka La pass at 4,300 m, after the pass, on the downhill path to Til village for overnight stop with various stupas and a monastery that especially offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains.

Day 11:
Trek to Halji 3, 660 m/03 hrs.
Morning walk leading Limi River on a gradual path, along the way, provides the chances of seeing the wildlife like blue sheep and mountain goats and the rare elusive snow leopard. From here onwards, Halji village with couple hours of walk reaching the overnight camp at Halji village with an important monastery named Rinchenling Gompa which is built around 14th century which belongs to Kagyugpa sect of Buddhism, this is the nice village with a medical clinic, a micro hydro power plant and solar plant built by Nepal Trust.

Day 12:
Trek to Jang 3,930 m/04 hrs.
A nice trek today of about four hours of Jang village, morning walk follows Limi Khola and then finishing the walk at Jang with overnight camp, this is the third village of Limi Valley and as well as the last village within Limi area.

Day 13:
Trek to Talung 4,370 m/08 hrs.
After this best interesting authentic Tibetan village of Limi valley, morning walk follows the trail on barren hills with super views of surrounding landscapes and then with a gradual walk leading in the midst of nowhere in the grassy valley for overnight stop camp after a long day of seven hours.

Day 14:
Trek to Shinjungma 3, 620 m via Nyalu La 4,940 m/08 hrs.
Today another day of long trekking with a last high pass of this adventure trip, leads to a strenuous climb at Nyalu La at 4940 meters where sometimes can be snow and ice on the path, making it more demanding walk on snow conditions, the top of this beautiful pass offers mind blowing panorama of Limi valley, Humla and Tibet including the holy Mt. Kailash at 6,714 m and Mt. Saipal 7,031 m with more snow-capped mountains. From the pass decent to Selma Tso Lake at 4,630 meter as walk continues following Salli River to the overnight camp at Shinjungma.

Day 15:
Trek to Kermi 2,670 m/07 hrs.
After being in absolute wildernesses for many days, heading back towards villages and town activities to Kermi, walk on a long downhill with nice walk through pine and birch forests and along Salli Khola, then the trail to join at Karnali River and then walk leads east towards Kermi village for overnight camp with time to visit the hot springs.

Day 16:
Trek to Simikot 2, 950 m/06 hrs.
This spectacular journey nears to an end to Simikot with morning walk uphill and to Darapuri 2,300 m and Majgaon 2,290 m. From Majgaon a long climb of about two hours of Karnali River and to a pass of over 3,000 meters, from here with an hour last day walk to Simikot for the final last night in north-west of Nepal, Humla region.

Day 17:
Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
An early morning a scenic flight of Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills with panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, then on arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the time for connecting flight to Kathmandu, with few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the hotel at Nepalgunj, then fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon, on reaching at domestic terminal our staff will transfer to respective hotel after a grand mesmerizing time in the wild north-west of Nepal Himalaya.

Day 18:
In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
We have reserved this day in case of flight delay at Simikot to Nepalgunj if all goes according to the program using this as a free day in Kathmandu; with guided sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu valley at places of interest.

Day 19:
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days in the magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time our staff transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.

More information on Humla & Limi Valley Area:
Lying on the far north-west of Nepal, Limi is one of the isolated valley extending over the border of the Himalayan pass near Hilsa to another pass Chang-la between Nepal and Tibet. The longest River of Nepal, Karnali flows into Nepal border at Hilsa where the valley starts from west side. This ancient trans-Himalayan Limi valley is beautiful and scenic. The top of Ghyukharka at 5,000 m offers wonderful panoramic scenery of Nepalese Himalayas from Saipal 7,031 m, Byas, Rishi, API, Kanjirawa, Kanti and Gorakh Himalayan ranges. This region is also famous for rare flora and fauna like the marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild ass (Kyang) musk deer, hare, Himalayan black beer and occasionally the snow leopard in this exotic region.
Humla & Limi valley to Taklakot in Tibet was once part of the great Shah Dynastry administrated from Sinja valley near Jumla. Until 1787 this empires extended as far as to Purang (Taklakot) and the ‘Lost’great villages of Toling (Zanda) and Tsaparang located in a remote south western Tibet and to the north of Nanda Devi and Kamet Himal. Taklakot is an extraordinary melting pot of traders and merchants from the nearby countries, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Muslim traders from Kashgar, Nepalese entrepreneurs trading wool, salt and Indian goods along with Chinese Government officials and a huge army contingent. In Humla the traditional salt/grain trade with Tibet continues as it has for centuries. This trade has ceased in most of Nepal because of the import of Indian salt and the other reason is that China has eliminated many border trading posts of remote regions.


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Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

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If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us a tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.np
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