Limi Valley trek

Limi Valley Trek is one of the less visited but unique trekking trail in Nepal. Limi valley is situated in far western part of Nepal surrounded by majestic Himalayas Shangri-la. The culture here is influenced by Tibet. You can see various ancient gumbas, waterfalls and wild life that are unique from other places. Limi valley trek is not only important as tourist destination but also carries high significance for study and research as well. You can know about the 100 years old Buddhist traditions.

Trip Facts: Limi Valley Trek

Duration18 days
Trek gradeModerate to little hard
AccommodationHotel, guest house, tea house, camping
Max. altitude4,990 meters
Walking hoursAround 7 hours
FoodBreakfast, lunch, dinner

Attractions: Limi Valley Trek

Throughout the trek you have to walk through the bank of Karnali river or some time you have to cross it.

Wildlife: Himalayan bears, wild horses, blue sheep, musk deer, mountain eagles and many more. You may also see snow leopard during the trek in the trail. 16 species of birds can be found in Limi valley.

Mountain Peaks: You can see the ranges of Sai pal, Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh mountain. Along with that you can also see holy mountains like Mt. Kailash which is known as the home of Lord Shiva and Mt. Gorlamdanda.

Art and Culture: The Limi valley trek serves you the Tibetan culture. The foods, dress, Language, traditions, Gumbas and other monuments are fully influenced by Tibetan Culture.  The houses in here are of very unique design that cannot be seen in other places.

Best Season: Limi Valley Trek

It would be very difficult to trek in Limi Valley during the winter season because the temperature in Limi Valley is normally 10 degree Celsius in summer as well. You can trek to Limi valley during every month of the year but the best season to trek is on May to August which is summer season and March to May in Spring Season. During the monsoon season also the rain falls very rarely but little precipitation can be felt.

Permits: Limi Valley Trek 

The permits required for Limi valley trek are you have to pay US $10 to District Development Committee in Simikot. And other you have to pay US $50 for first week and after first week you have to pay US $7, per person.  

Itinerary: Limi Valley Trek

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our Office representative will pick you from the international Airport and take you the hotel.

Day2: Kathmandu exploration (1400 meter)

Today is the day for rest and prepare for your trek. You can also visit Kathmandu city famous places during the period.

Day3: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 meter)

Today, you have to fly to Nepalgunj according to your flying time period. It takes around 1 hour to reach Nepalgunj via air. You will reach Nepalgunj during the day time and could have enough time to explore the busy business city, Nepalgunj. The ‘mutton sekuwa’ is one of the famous food items around here.

Day4: Nepalgunj to Simikot to Dharapuri (2,270 meter)

Today, you again have to fly to Simikot from Nepalgunj which takes around 45 minutes. After reaching Simikot, you can have tea break and start your trek to Dharapuri. You can have lunch at Dada Phaiya/Majh Gau.

Day5: Dharapuri to kermi (2,629 meter)

On the way you can see Chyanduk waterfall which is big and very beautiful. You can have lunch in Dada kermi.

Day6:  Kermi to Yalbang (3,048 meter)

Today you have to trek for around 6-7 hours to reach Yalbang from kermi.

Day7: Yalbang to Tumkot (3,382 meter)

Today, you will reach Tumkot via different villages like Yang gar, gerung pani and muchu village. You can have lunch in gerung pani village. Tumkot is a temporaray village settlement.

Day8: Tumkot to Hilsa (3,704 meter)

From Tumkot you might get the truck as a transportation but mostly it is full of people and goods. You have to pass through the villages; Palbang and Yari village. Today you also have to cross the pass that is in 4600 meter called Nara la pass. You will reach Hilsa for overnight stay.

Day9: Rest Day in Hilsa (3,720 meters)

Today, you will rest in beautiful hilsa valley. It lies near the border of Nepal and China.

Day10: Hilsa to Manepeme (3,990 meter)

You have to do steep climb today. Today, you have to trek for around 5-6 hours to reach Manepeme.

Day11: Manepeme to Halji village (3,660 meter)

Today also during the trek you have to cross a pass at an altitude of 4420 meter to reach Halji village. Limited homestay is available in Haji village. Halji valley is the biggest valley in Limi. Roofs of every house are adjoined.

Day12: Halji village to Tumling (4,150 meter)

After grabbing breakfast in the morning at Halji village, you have to climb for around 2 and half hours to reach Zang valley. From Zang valley you have to trek for around 4 hours to reach Tumling village. You can see Limi river flowing on side of the Tumling valley along with the beautiful grassland.

Day13: Tumling to Okhar Thala

To reach Okhar Thala from Tumling, you have to cross the Nyalu la pass at an altitude of 4900 meter. You also have to pass through different valleys like; Selima valley, you can see very beautiful selima lake as well on the way, Chungsa valley, Sallik Valley.

Day14: Okhar Thala to Simikot

Since this is the last day of trekking, you have to trek downhill mostly.

Day15: Simikot to Nepalgunj

You will catch a flight to Nepalgunj from Simikot according to the flight time. You would probably have enough time to explore the Nepalgunj again or either if the time favors you can catch flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

Day16: Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

This day also you will probably reach Kathmandu early and would have enough time to roam around Kathmandu valley and see the famous places in it.

Day17: Rest Day / Exploring Kathmandu

Today, you have to do PCR test and can enjoy the whole leisure day. We will have farewell dinner together.

Day18: Departure Nepal

Our office representative will take you at the airport.

Cost Includes: Limi Valley Trek

  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Meals on trek
  • Transportation both air and road in Nepal
  • Accommodations on trek
  • Required trekking permit and fees
  • A guide and porters
  • Sleeping bag, duffel bag, all camping gear.

Cost Excludes: Limi Valley Trek

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses
  • Telephone, Laundry, Internet charge, Hot shower
  • Tips for guides and staff
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu