Simikot to Kailash Via Limi Valley

Humla’s snow capped mountains; lush valleys, unique Trans-Himalayan plateau, rocky cliffs, quiet lakes, long streaming rivers\"Limi andabundance of wildlife are major attractions for visitors.

Simikot is the gate way of Mt. Kailash.The way leads along with mighty Karnali River until getting Kermi. From Tsongsa we enter for Limi valley and after crossing Nyalo pass we are inside Limi valley.

Halji Gompa is located in the Limi valley in Humla , the most remote district in the Himalayas of Northern Nepal. Also known as Rinchenling Gompa, Halji Gompa was constructed by a Tibetan Buddhist, Rinchen Zangbo in the 10th Century AD with support from a Malla King of Sinja. It is thought to be the first Gompa within the boundaries of what is today modern Nepal. For centuries this Gompa stood as a cultural and religious centre for three villages in the Limi Valley. Previously the Gompa belonged to the Sakya sect but later changed to the Digung Kagyu sect because of its affinity with the Gyang Drag Gompa at holy Mt. Kailash. This 1000 year old Halji Gompa lies in the middle of the village of Halji at an altitude of 3660 meters. The village is set in an exotic landscape surrounded by hills with the Limi River running through the valley.

  • Trip Itinerary
  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Additional Information
  • Testimonials

Day 01 Afternoon flight to Nepalginj O/N Hotel Batika. 

Day 02 Morning flight to Simikot (2910m) and acclimatization. O/N camp or Guesthouse.  

Day 03 Morning local immigration formalities. and afternoon short trek to Majhgaon (2270m.) 2.5 hrs O/N Camp. 

Day 04 Trek to Kermi (2690 m) 7 hrs O/N camp Day 05 Trek to Tsongsa (3400m aprox.) 8 hrs O/N Camp 

Day 06 Trek over Nyalo Pass (4800m) camp at Talung Valley (3500m) 8 hrs O/N camp 

Day 07 Trek to Jang (3450m) 7 hrs O/N Camp Day 08 Trek to Tilchu (2900m) 6/7 hrs O/N camp 

Day 09 Trek to Manepeme (3850m) 7/8 hrs O/N Camp

Day 10 Trek to Sher (3860m) 4 hrs and further drive to Purang (3930m) O/N guesthouse. 

Day 11 Drive to Chiu Gompa (4400m) 3.5 hrs O/N camp 

Day 12 Manasarover Excursion day (4500m) O/N Camp 

Day 13 Drive to Tirthapuri (4200m) 4 hrs visit: Hot Spring and surrounding area O/N Camp 

Day 14 Drive to Tholing (4520m) 4/5 hrs O/N Camp 

Day 15 Drive to Tsaparang 1 hr and further trek to Guge 2/3 hrs and explore entire Guge Palace. 

Day 16 Drive to Darchen (4500m) 7/8 hrs O/N guesthouse 

Day 17 Trek to Dira Phuk (5160m) 6.5 hrs camp 

Day 18  Trek over Dolma La pass (5630m) camp near Zutul Phuk (4700m) 8 hrs O/N camp 

Day 19  Trek to Darchen and further drive to Hor Chu (4400m) 7 hrs O/N camp 

Day 20  Drive to Paryang (4540 m.) - 277 Kms. 7-8 hrs 

Day 21  Drive to Saga (4840m.) - 185 Kms. 8 hr. O/N Camp 

Day 22 Drive to Nyalam (3750m.) - 336 Kms. 6 -7 hrs. O/N Guesthouse. 

Day 23 Drive to Katmandu (1300m) – 180 kms – 7 hrs Service End

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration: 22 Nights / 23 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight / Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse / Camp
  • Trip Grade: Chanelnging
  • Max. Height: 5600mStart From: Simikot
  • End To: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Automn

Trip Map

Simikot Kailash Via Limi Valley map

 

Cost Include:

  • 1 Night Accommodation while in Nepalgunj (3 star Category)
  • All flight fare Kathmandu/Nepalguj/Simikot,
  • Cook with cooking equipment and kitchen staff,
  • One local team leader with sherpa staff,
  • Freshly cooked full board meal,
  • English speaking local guide with sherpa supporter,
  • Two men tent during camping, dining and toilet tents, sleeping mats,
  • Restricted area permit for Limi Valley,
  • Mule and Mule herders for the trek,
  • Transportation by 4500 model luxury Japanese Land Cruiser,
  • Tibet travel permit, Kailash permit and Guge entry permit,
  • English speaking Tibetan guide,
  • Yak and Yak Men during circumambulation,
  • Monasteries entrance fees,
  • Gamov bag or Oxygion for altitude problemme,
  • Insurance for Nepali staff and expenses of all Mepali and Tibetan staff. 

Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel and Guesthouses while in Kathmandu,
  • Nepal re entry visa fee it is $25 if you have obtained single entry Nepal visa on your passport,
  • Extra cost in the event of Landslide, Road blocked or Flight canceled these are beyond our control,
  • Tibet Visa fee,
  • Airport tax and access baggage charge,
  • Photography charges,
  • Travel Insurance,
  • Extra charges due to political unrest if applicable,
  • Others which are not mentioned

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration: 22 Nights / 23 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight / Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse / Camp
  • Trip Grade: Chanelnging
  • Max. Height: 5600mStart From: Simikot
  • End To: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Automn

Trip Map

Simikot Kailash Via Limi Valley map

 

Additional Infos

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration: 22 Nights / 23 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight / Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse / Camp
  • Trip Grade: Chanelnging
  • Max. Height: 5600mStart From: Simikot
  • End To: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Automn

Trip Map

Simikot Kailash Via Limi Valley map

 

Testimonials

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration: 22 Nights / 23 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight / Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guesthouse / Camp
  • Trip Grade: Chanelnging
  • Max. Height: 5600mStart From: Simikot
  • End To: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Automn

Trip Map

Simikot Kailash Via Limi Valley map

 

Kailash Yatra 2013 Departure