A trek to Limi, Nepal will be a highlight in any adventurers life. Few westerners have imagination! The people are remarkable, the beauty awe inspiring and the travel breathtaking.The Limi Valley, which is at high altitude and very narrow, is often known as the hidden Himalayan valley. It contains three villages set in the mountains, immensely beautiful and rich in biodiversity, and steeped in ancient culture. It is the most remote area in the Humla region of Karnali zone, north-west Nepal, and the least developed. It is this remoteness and inaccessibility that causes many of the difficulties for the people who live there: there are no roads (the nearest is at Simikot, the main town of Humla district, and six days' walk away). People have no option but to rely on a subsistence economy based on labour and with limited livestock. Only around 1% of the land is arable, such that cultivation of grain for food on any scale is not possible.
Til is the westernmost of the three villages in the Limi valley; it is at an altitude of 3,870 metres and lies close to the confluence of one of the tributaries to the main river in the valley bottom. The track linking Til with Simikot is the only one that lies entirely within Nepalese territory; the Nyalu La Pass on the track is snow-free and therefore passable only between about mid-April and mid-November. Like the other two villages in Limi, the language and culture are Tibetan, and the agricultural methods of local people are Tibetan. Barley, the main crop of the region, and small amounts of other crops, are grown on terraces formed in the sandy soils of the region. To supplement income, the men of Til and the other villages take to craft industries such as making bowls, drums and other items from pine and birch that grow in the Limi valley and women weave textiles, all of which can often be very colourful, and which can be traded in Nepal or Tibet to boost income.
The culture and heritage of the Limi region is rich and varied as well as ancient. In the above photograph, as an example, you can see a craftsman making drums. Gaily painted ornament seems to be the order of the day. For more information about the Humla region and the Limi Valley's cultural heritage.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1320 m) / Overnight in hotel
Day 02 : Free day for trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu / Overnight in hotel
Day 03 : Flight to Nepalgunj (1320 m) / Overnight in hotel
Day 04 : Flight to Simikot (2950 m) / Overnight camping
Day 05 : Trek to Kermi (2700 m)
Day 06 : Yalbang Gumba (3000 m)
Day 07 : Tumkot (3100 m)
Day 08 : Yari (4000 m) and camp in a field
Day 09 : Explore in and around Yari village to acclimatize
Day 10 : Shivshiv (4200 m)
Day 11: Nara La (4500 m) / Hilsa (3700 m)
Day 12 : Manepema (3900 m)
Day 13 : Haljee (3600 m)
Day 14 : Gombayok
Day 15 : Takchhe
Day 16 : Sakya Khola
Day 17 : Gyuokharka
Day 18 : Gyuokharka Round (5000 m)
Day 19 : Takchhe
Day 20 : Talung Khola Valley
Day 21 : Nyalu Lagna (5000 m) / Dharamsala
Day 22-23 : Kermi
Day 24 : Pani Nyaula
Day 25 : Simikot
Day 26 : Flight to Nepalgunj then connecting flight to Kathmandu / Overnight in hotel
Day 27 : Free time in Kathmandu / Overnight in hotel
Day 28 : Drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.
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