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Exploring the Enchanting Far West Limi Valley Trek in Dolpo, Nepal

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21 Nights / 22 Days
Limi Valley
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 15
Trip Overview

Unfolding the Hidden Treasures of Limi Valley by Trek

Nestled within the rugged landscapes of Dolpo, Nepal, the Far West Limi Valley Trek offers an enchanting journey off the beaten path. This strenuous trek commences in Simikot and winds its way through Hils, leading intrepid adventurers into the heart of Limi Valley.

Traversing the Remote and Enigmatic Limi Valley Trek

The Limi Valley Trek trail beckons trekkers to traverse one of the most remote and impoverished regions, revealing the ‘Hidden Himalayas’ of northwest Nepal. As you embark on this extraordinary trek, you’ll find yourself immersed in the depths of the Himalayas, ascending over 16,000 ft passes and delving into the rich tapestry of local cultures.

Cultural Encounters and Timeless Villages

The journey winds through secluded villages, where time seems to stand still, and ancient monasteries whisper stories of centuries past. A visit to one of Nepal’s oldest monasteries serves as a cultural and spiritual highlight, while the Limi Valley Trek connection to the Shangri-La myth adds an extra layer of mystique to the journey.

Wildlife and Biodiversity in Limi Valley

The Limi Valley Trek biodiversity adds to its allure – a chance to spot elusive creatures like the snow leopard and Bharal (Himalayan blue sheep) creates an air of excitement. Wildlife enthusiasts can also catch glimpses of other fascinating creatures, such as jackals, kiang (Tibetan wild ass), and musk deer, adding to the sense of adventure that pervades this untamed terrain.

The Challenge of High-Altitude Adventure

Over approximately 15 days, trekkers are presented with the challenge of high-altitude trekking, traversing rugged paths for hours each day. Restoration efforts undertaken during the trek contribute to the preservation of Nepal’s last true jewels, as well as positive change in the remote region.

Captivating Mountain Vistas and Divine Landscapes

Beyond its physical demands and cultural encounters, the Far West Limi Valley Trek reveals a different facet of Nepal. The grandeur of the mountains, including Saipal, Byas, Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, and Kanti, provides an awe-inspiring backdrop. Additionally, the sight of the sacred Mount Kailash across the Tibetan border adds a touch of the divine to an already remarkable expedition.

A Journey of Self-Discovery and Natural Beauty

For those seeking a transformative adventure, the Far West Limi Valley Trek promises to be a journey of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and breathtaking natural beauty. This hidden gem in the heart of Dolpo, Nepal, invites travelers to step outside their comfort zones and embrace the allure of the unknown Himalayan landscapes.


Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu 1,350 m

You will meet and assist by the Parikrama Trek representative. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing and Permit preparation

Today we will have sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. We will prepare all the necessary permits for your trekking.

Day 3: Flight to Nepalgunj, drive to Surkhet (3hrs)

Early morning we catch a flight to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, we take a drive of 3 hours to reach Surkhet.

Day 4: Flight to Simikot (2,950 m), trek to Dharapuri (4 hrs)

Early morning we catch a scenic flight to Simikot. We then start our trek to Dharapuri. The cattle carry the load for the people in this part of the world because there are no other modes of transport.

Day 5: Trek Dharapuri to Kermi (2,670 m / 4 hrs)

Today we start our trail following the Karnali River. Kermi is a small agricultural, Buddhist village. We visit two ancient Buddhist monasteries Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa.

Day 6: Trek Kermi to Yalbang (3,020 m / 5 hrs)

Trekking to Yalbang is a flat & steep ascent. We will cross a small pass and an iron suspension bridge over the Sali River. We will visit Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery and a clinic in the monastery.

Day 7: Trek Yalbang to Tumkot (3,380 m / 5 hrs)

The path leaves the Karnali River below when it reaches the tiny village of Yang. In the afternoon, after reaching Tumkot, we visit Dhungkar Choezom Monastery. It is one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the Tibetan region.

Day 8: Trek Tumkot to Yari (3,700 m / 5 hrs)

It will not be long before you feel the change in climate, vegetation, and landscape. The trees that you see are not pine trees anymore. They are now short and low junipers.

Day 9: Trek Yari to Hilsa via Nara La 4,620 m (3,720 m / 6 hrs)

Today is a tough day as we cross the first pass of the trek. After crossing the 4,620m Nara La pass, we can see the vast land of Tibet. The breathtaking view of Tibet on the one side and a spectacular view of Yari Village down below. From here on, it is a shaky descent down until we find ourselves standing in the border of Nepal and Tibet.

Day 10: Trek Hilsa to Manepeme (3,990 m / 5 hrs)

This trail follows the Karnali River in the eastern direction up to Manepeme. You walk in a dramatic landscape of bare, steep rocks of amazing colors.

Day 11: Trek Manepeme to Til (4,000 m / 6 hrs)

The trail climbs on and winds its way through the high, steep rocks. Between a small and wider path, we follow the small path since as it passes a meditation cave, Ya Yip Phuk. Til is one of the most beautiful Tibetan villages in Limi Valley.

Day 12: Trek Til to Jang, via Halji 3,660 m (3,930 m / 7 hrs)

We enter the Halji village passing a gate with chörten. After which a very big mani wall or, low wall with many stones. On this wall holy mantra’s and Buddhist deities, appear.

Day 13: Acclimatization day

Today Acclimatization day will give us time for a sightseeing tour. You can enjoy excursion towards the village of Jang.

Day 14: Trek Jang to Talung (4,370 m /8 hrs)

During this trial, there won’t be any more villages until Kermi. You will be walking through impressive, completely desolate landscapes.

Day 15: Trek to Shinjungma via Nyalu La 4,949 m (3,690 m /8hrs)

Today is the second spectacular pass of our trek. It’s a very tough climb, yet rewarding to reach the highest point of the trek. We will reach the Nyalu La, at 4,940 meters. We then descend downhill to Shinjungma.

Day 16: Trek Shinjungma to Kermi (2,670 m / 7 hrs)

It’s a pleasant walk through pine and birch forests. You will walk along the beautiful Sali Khola, with rocks towering on both sides of the trail. In the afternoon we visit Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa.

Day 17: Trek Kermi to Simkot (2,950 m / 7 hrs)

The day begins with a few ups and downs along the road until we reach Simikot.

Day 18: Flight Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu 1hour 15 minutes

Early morning we catch a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

Day 19: Departure

A Limi Valley Trek Journey Ends.

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 5,480.00 per person on Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 500 Per Person
Extra: KTM – Nepalgunj – Simokot and back round trip Airfare US$ 708 Per Person

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Price Includes

  • Full service tented camp trek with all meals, mattresses, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent and kitchen utensils
  • Wages of guide, cook, Sherpa staff and porters while on trek
  • Local taxes and insurance for guide, Sherpa staffs and porters
  • Transportation: KTM-Nepalganj-KTM of all equipment, staff and porters
  • Sherpa equipment (trekking crew) walk/fly in Jumla and walk/fly out Simikot
  • Sherpa equipment (trekking crew) walk/fly in Jumla and walk/fly out Simikot

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses and tips, alcoholic beverages, cold/soft drinks and mineral water
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • International airport Departure tax and airport transfer for international flight
  • Personal medical expenses, travel insurance and rescue evacuation
  • Personal equipment
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