20 Days



Max Altitude

4,949 M


The Humla Limi Valley Trek is an adventure off the beaten path in the Himalayas of Nepal. This trek takes you to one of the last remaining true wilderness areas in the country, located in the remote Humla District. Here, you'll find a unique blend of ancient Buddhist traditions and a way of life that is more similar to neighboring Tibet than to the rest of Nepal. The people in the northwestern part of the district still hold on to their centuries-old cultural practices, making this a fascinating journey into a relatively untouched part of the Himalayas.

Departure Seasons
2023 April-May October-November
2024 April-May October-November
We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.

The Humla region in the far west of Nepal is a remote and scarcely visited area that has recently become a dream destination for trekking enthusiasts who want to explore the unique natural and cultural landscape of Tibetan Buddhists. The trek takes around 16 days, starting with a six-day journey through remote Humla villages following the Karnali River, one of the main tributaries of the Ganges River. After reaching the Tibet border at Hilsa, the trek continues west for another ten days, following the course of the Limi River through rare Tibetan Buddhist villages, nomads, and their animals.


During the trek, the group will be camping in tents and will be accompanied by experienced and reliable staff, including a guide, cooks, and porters to carry all the necessary trekking gear and pack animals. High-quality camping equipment and a variety of healthy, hygienic, and delicious food will be provided throughout the journey.

The trek is rated as moderate, with some strenuous days, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. This is a trek for adventurous individuals who are willing to embrace basic living conditions in order to experience the remote, rural mountain life of Nepal's people.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nepal
  • Day 2: Trek briefing and preparation
  • Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj on the border of India. Overnight in Nepalgunj
  • Day 4: Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot (2,910m). Trek to Dharapuri (2300m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 5: Dharapuri to Kermi (2,870m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 6: Kermi to Yalbung (3,060m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 7: Yalbung to Talkot (3,073m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 8: Talkot to Yari (3,663m), approx 7 hours
  • Day 9: Yari to Hilsa (3,700m) via Nara La Pass (4,620m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 10: Hilsa to Manepeme (3,990m), approx 5 hours
  • Day 11: Manepeme to Til (4,000m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 12: Rest day in Til, by Limi River
  • Day 13: Til through Halji to Tatopani (3,950m), approx 8 hours
  • Day 14: Tatopani to Talung (4,370m), approx 8 hours.
  • Day 15: Talung via Nyalu La Pass (4,949m) to Shinjungma (3,620m), approx 8 hours
  • Day 16: Shinjungma to Kermi (2,670m), approx 7 hours
  • Day 17: Rest day in Kermi
  • Day 18: Kermi to Dharapuri (2,300m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 19: Dharapuri to Simikot (2,950m), approx 6 hours
  • Day 20: Fly Simikot to Nepalgunj and on to Kathmandu
  • Note: The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice

Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.

Your trek cost includes:

  • Pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Expert trip leadership and motivated staff for the duration of the trek
  • Airport transfers in Nepal (where applicable)
  • 2 nights accommodation pre-trek & 1-night post-trek in Kathmandu
  • 1-night accommodation pre or post-trek in Pokhara (where applicable)
  • Transportation to and from trek start and finish for you and your trekking team (different budget options available)
  • Basic teahouse/lodge/camping accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
  • During the trek all meals on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to include tea/coffee during the meals, but excluding any drinks outside of the meal times
  • All permits, conservation area, and restricted area fees
  • Porters
  • Insurance and equipment for Nepali staff
  • Rescue assistance
  • Group medical kit

Your trek cost does NOT include:

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Travel insurance (insurance to include evacuation is mandatory. Please make sure you are covered to the correct altitude)
  • Personal expenses such as fizzy drinks, chocolate, gifts, snacks, hot showers during the trek, etc.
  • Meals unless specified
  • Sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Excess baggage on internal flights
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Initiative Outdoors

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