trip is the shortest and yet one of the most culturally and scenically
striking trips in Humla. The valley is reached in a day walk from
Simikot at elevations between 3000m and 4100 m.
Nyinba, a Bhotia community also called Bara-Thapalya inhabit this valley in four major villages in the area. The attractions are experience of the unique village structure resembling Buddhist Mandala and culture practiced within these villages that deeply carry the ancient pre-Buddhist Shamastic tradition blended with the Buddhist culture and religion.
Saga Dawa Festival - 25th May 2013
Saga Dawa Festival is observed as one of the most important festival in Buddhist society all over the world. This festival held each year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. This festival is celebrated in honor of Sakyamuni's enlightenment. And this auspicious day coincide with three important events in Buddha's life, Birth, Nirvana and death.
Trek Date: 19th May 2013
Duration: 12 days
Starting from: Simikot, Humla
Ending at: Simikot, Humla
Highest access of the trek: 4200m
Culture: Chettries, Tibetan origin
Mode of trekking: Camping trek only
Himalayan sights: Crystal Peak, Chang La
Most attraction of the Trek: Mountain views, rivers, lakes, hidden valley, Monastries, Tibetan villages
Note: The crystal peak also can be scaled, (June-October) via pilgrim trail leading to the top. It requires extra day while you reach Ralling Gompa. It also can be shortened returning back from Bargaon to Simikot depending on the availability of time of the visitors.