Trip Overview

This rarely visited and mystic Limi Valley is like stepping back in time. Due to the isolated location, the villages are virtually untouched by modern development. Century old Buddhist traditions interwoven with shamanistic influences are still an important part of daily life here. The trek follows the ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route to the border of Nepal and China, crossing the Nara La pass (4620 m) with spectacular views of the Himalaya to the east and west while to the north are the Tibetan Plains. Authentic Tibetan culture, with typical Tibetan language, tradition, and lifestyle are prominent cultural aspects seen during this Trek. The villages of Halji and Gombayok are living museums.

The major highlight of Limi Valley Trek involves the ascent up to Gyuo Kharka 5150m, from the top of this pass, there are breath taking views of alpine type environment that include the Himalaya views of Saipal 7031m, Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh Himalaya. The views stretch right across and into Tibet including to the sacred peak, of Mt. Kailash, and Gorlamdanda and the Mansarovar Lake. Off the Wall also offer a true and remote expedition into this region, see the comments at the end of this Hard Core section.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu,
Day 03: Afternoon flight to Nepalgunj, transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot 2856m then trek to Dharapuri 2400m
Day 05: Trek to Salli Khola 2400m
Day 06: Trek to Muchu 2920m via the Ilig Lagna 3516m
Day 07: Trek to Sipsip 4330m
Day 08: Trek over Nara la pass 4325m and Chior Lagne 4107m – camp at Hilsa
Day 09: Trek to Manepema 3990m
Day 10: Trek to Tiljung 3570m
Day 11: Trek to Halji 3741m
Day 12: Trek to Jang 3990m
Day 13: Rest day in Jang – exploration day
Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka 4370m
Day 15: Yak Kharka trek to Talun (Limi) 4380m
Day 16: Limi camp to Salli Khpla 4100m
Day 17: Trek to Sangrak on the Simikot trail 2860m
Day 18: Trek to Simikot 2950m
Day 19: Fly Nepalunj and connect flight to Kathmandu
Day 20: In Kathmandu – free day to explore Kathmandu own. Hotel B&B Farewell dinner.

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