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Simikot hilsa limi circuit trekking

Simikot Hilsa Limi Circuit Trekking

Difficulty: Strenuous
Max Altitude: 4940m at Nyalu La
Duration: 21 days
Cost: $3990
Season: Spring/Autumn/Summer
Walking: 4-8hrs a day
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Simikot Hilsa Limi Circuit trekking is a unique trekking done in the rural parts of the North Western Nepal which starts with the tropical zone of the nation, circles the dry region of the alpine Tibetan plateau like zone, kisses the border of Nepal - Tibet and ends with crossing the most remote valley (Limi) of Nepal ultimately retracing back to the starting point. Trekking to Simikot Hilsa offers one an extraordinarily different type of experience that is not offered by any other types of adventures in the Himalayan nation. Completely off the beaten track, the journey to the Far North Western region of Nepal leads you through the amazing cultures which has remained same since centuries ago and the panoramic beauties that has still remained untouched and pristine. 

The trail runs along the river bank of the longest river in Nepal, Karnali River. One can experience the authentic Tibetan culture and lifestyle while on Simikot to Hilsa trekking where the locals build their houses with muds and agriculture with animal husbandry being the main ways of living and income. Trekking in Limi valley offers from tropical to the alpine vegetation and since irrigated by the Karnali river one can see the varieties of floras and faunas. It is highly probable to encounter the rare mountain animals like wild yaks, wild horses, blue sheep, musk deer, Himalayan black bear and snow leopard. Bhotiyas are the main inhabitants of the region and though they are economically poor they have well preserved the typical local cultures and traditions while they have a lot of stories to tell to the visitors in their hometown. Interestingly, the society still practice Polyandry marriage system because of the poor economy. The mesmerizing views of different mountain ranges from Saipal, Nalakankad to the holy peak Mount Kailash are not to be missed to describe. The Limi valley and the area is sometime also referred as the present form of the Shangri-La. 

Being in the rainshadow of the Himalayas, Simikot Hilsa Limi Circuit trekking can also be done during the monsoon time of the year not to mention other seasons. The trekking starts from Simikot after flying there. The two weeks journey takes us through the interesting and isolated valleys and villages, steep passes, variations in landscapes and vegetation and the rare alpine lands. To get the entirely unique experience in Nepal, Simikot Hilsa trekking can be the ultimate choice for the interested travelers and trekkers not forgetting that this trekking demands high physical fitness since the journey can get strenuous during some days. 

**BLD denotes Breakfast Lunch Dinner**

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Welcome dinner, D, Hotel

Day 02: Preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu, B, Hotel

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1hr flight, BLD, Hotel

Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot 2960m 45mins, BLD, Camp

Day 05: Trek Simikot to Dharapori 2300m 4hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 06: Trek Dharapori to Kermi 2670m (Hot spring bath in Kermi), BLD, Camp

Day 07: Trek Kermi to Yalbang 3020m 5hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 08: Trek Yalbang to Tumkot 3380m 5hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 09: Trek Tumkot to Yari 3700m 5hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 10: Trek Yari to Hilsa 3720m via Nara La 4620m 6hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 11: Trek Hilsa to Manepeme 3900m 5hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 12: Trek Manepeme to Til 4000m 6hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 13: Trek Til to Halji 3660m 3hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 14: Trek Halji to Jang 3930m 4hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 15: Trek Jang to Talung 4370m 8hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 16: Trek Talung to Shinjungma 3620m via Nyalu La 4940m 8hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 17: Trek Shinjungma to Kermi 2670m 7hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 18: Trek Kermi to Simikot 2950m 6hrs, BLD, Camp

Day 19: Trek Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, B, Hotel

Day 20: Rest and shopping day, Farewell dinner, BD, Hotel

Day 21: International departure, B, Flight.

Cost includes

  • Airport pickup and drop, other ground transfers
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu    
  • Hotel accommodation in Nepalgunj   
  • Complimentary welcome and farewell dinner with cultural program
  • Kathmandu city guided sightseeing tour with entrance fees
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Hot / cold clean drinking water
  • Round trip domestic flight ticket 
  • An experienced and licensed guide, cook and helpers, sherpas and porters with their expenses plus insurance
  • Humla Simikot Restricted Area Permit
  • All other necessary permits and documentations
  • Trekking and camping equipment (tent, mattress, chairs, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
  • Company t-shirt and certificate of appreciation 
  • Route maps and walking stick  
  • Duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag provided if needed and to be returned after
  • Local Government taxes and VAT

Cost excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance
  • International airfare and Nepal Tourist Visa fees
  • Any kinds of personal expenses
  • Tips for staffs (mandatory) 
  • Meals and accommodation behind schedule

March, 2018

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