This trek starts from Simikot which is situated at an elevation of 2910 meters and climbs up to Nara La pass (4530meters) and make a loop back to Simikot via Limi valley through scenic Nyalu La (4950m). This tough but rewarding trek offers the opportunity to meet the friendly villagers of upper Humla. Visit the monasteries that are 400-1000 years oldand experience the unique culture of the past still in practice. Added to this is a scenery of pine-forested Karnali gorge and beautiful Saipal and Nalakankad mountain range. The area untouched by modern changes and believed to be the present form of mythical Shangri-la. (Listed on Steve Razetti’s Top 10 treks in the world.) Travelers have to fly Simikot via Nepalgunj, the regional hub of Western Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – transfer hotel – tour briefing Day 02: At leisure in Kathmandu Day 03: Transfer airport – Fly Nepalgunj – transfer hotel Day 04: Transfer airport – fly Simikot (2910m) Hotel / camp Day 05: Trek Simikot to Dharapori (2300m) Day 06: Dharapori to Salli Khola (2700m) Day 07: Salli Khola to Tumkot (2920m) Day 08: Rest day with exploring the village Day 09: Tumkot to Yari village (4100m) Day 10: Yari village to Hilsa (3700m) Day 11: Hilsa to Manipeme, (3900m) Day 12: Manipeme to Til, (4100m) Day 13: Til to Halji, (3600m) Day 14: Halji to Jang hot spring (3800m) Day 15: Rest day Day 16: Jang hot spring to over Polgyong la pass and camp at chakpalong 07:00 hr Day 17: Chakpalong to Lalung la 06:00 hr Day 18: Lalung La to Takchi, 8 hrs Day 19: Takchi to Nyalu base camp (Talung valley), (4300m) Day 20: Nyalu base camp to Chongsa [2900m] Day 21: Chongsa to Langdok Base – About 5 hrs Day 22: Langdok Base to Dhinga Laga (3250m) Day 23: Dhinga Laga to Simikot Day 24: Fly Nepalgunj / Kathmandu Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu Day 26: Fly back home
I have trekked with Firante three times. The first trek was to Limi Valley and Humla with an organised expedition to this fascinating and remote area. Firante are the Humla experts as Janga and Surendra are from there. The second trek was to Makalu and then across to Kanchenjunga with Dawa, Everest summiteer, as our guide, a mixture of tea-house trekking and lightweight camping. Last year we trekked with Dawa again to Manaslu. A highly professional agency who take great care to look after their trekkers and are thoroughly reliable, honest and friendly.