on the north west corner of Nepal, Limi is the only one
west east isolated valley extending from one Border Himalayan
pass (Hilsa) to another pass (Chang La) between Nepal and
Tibet. 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. Mound Gyuokharka (5000m)
provides the wonderful views of the Nepalese Himalayas like
Saipal (7031m), Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh
Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas like Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda
and tranquil Mansarovar lake, hundreds of mounds like breast,
meandering rivers and rivulets. 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 Haljee
and Gombayok are located in the wide patches of Limi Khola.
The source of income of the people is only the livestock
and occasionally little a bit trade. Some people make and
sell the wooden pots like tea bowl, yogurt pot, jewelry
box etc. Because of the poor economic condition, there is
the Polyandry marriage system in the society. Grazing cattle
in the pasturelands adds the more beauty in the valley.
This valley is newly opened for the trekkers
in 2002AD and the 1st group of foreigners was Mike A. Murphy's
geo-science group from University of Houston, USA that group
explored the region for about one and half months.
To protect the fragile ecosystem of the high
country, the government of Nepal issues the limited number
of permits with special fee for that hidden valley. There
should be minimum 2 persons in a group to organize the trip
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m).
Day 02 : Fly to Nepalgunj (130m) by plane
Day 03 : Fly to Simikot (2700m) and camp there.
Day 04 : Hike to Kermi and camp by hot spring.
Day 05 : Hike to Yalbang and camp by school ground.
Day 06 : Hike to Tumkot and camp by the river confluence
of Tumkot Khola and Humla Karnali. Day 07 : Hike
up Yari and camp in the wide field.
Day 08 : Explore in and around Yari village, needs
to acclimatize all day there.
Day 09 : Hike to Shivshiv 4200m and camp there.
Day 10 : Hike up to the Nara La (4500m),
the highest point in the trail then down to Hilsa, and camp
in the nice field by the Humla Karnali River, after lunch
rest day trip to Tibetan Sher market and back to the camp.
Day 11 : Hike to Manepema and camp
among the boulders.
Day 12 : Hike to Haljee and camp by the river.
Day 13 : Hike to Gombayok and camp there. Explore
Day 14 : Trek to Takchhe and camp by Talung Khola.
Day 15 : Hike up to the flat country and camp by
the Sakya Khola.
Day 16 : Hike up to Gyuokharka, marmot, wolf and
wild horse country and camp there.
Day 17 : Early climb the Gyuokharka
round (5000m), see the wonderful view of the surrounding
Himalayas, Mansarovar Lake and the nice Tibetan plateau
then back down the camp.
Day 18 : Hike back to Takchhe.
Day 19 : passing by the big lake head to Talung Khola
valley and camp there.
Day 20 : Climb up to Nyalu Lagna (5000m) then down
to Dharmsala and camp there.
Day 21-22 : Hike down to Kermi
Day 23 : Hike to Pani Nyaula and camp there.
Day 24 : Hike to Simikot and camp there.
Day 25 : Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.
Day 26 : Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 27 : Fly back home.