Humla & Limi Valley Trek – 23 Days


‘adventure into hidden pockets of far wild- west of Nepal around time forgotten villages’

Highlights of your journey:

  • Around ancient Trans Himalayan Salt Trade & Caravan Route of western Nepal & Tibet
  • Explore Nepal Far Wild West around hidden corners with impressive rural farm villages
  • Amazing landscapes with green hills to arid & dry country with views of high peaks
  • On old trail to Tibet frontier with scenic walks around time-forgotten areas of Himalaya
  • Into complete wilderness away from main flow of trekkers into far flung corners of Nepal
  • Interesting farm villages of both Buddhist & ancient Bon religions with fascinating culture
  • Scenic super scenic flight to & from Kathmandu – Simikot with unique mountain views

A little about trip:

Humla and Limi Valley Trekking, takes you to outstanding areas of Far Wild West of Nepal Himalaya, on the ancient trade route of Nepal and Tibet where trek leads you right near the border of Tibet Far South West at Hilsa. An amazing adventure to experience around time forgotten villages within dry and arid terrain, which is actually an extension of Tibetan vast plateau regarded as world’s highest and largest table-land or a plateau than you can witness on this fascinating journey around Humla and Limi Valley Trekking.

 

Starting from Kathmandu with scenic flight to land at Nepal Far South-West around Terai belt the flat and low land of the country close to the border of India, and then flying high into inner Himalaya terrain at Simikot, the main headquarter town of Humla district and Karanali zone. Simikot, the door to Tibet and as well for pilgrimage trip to holy Mt. Kailash located within wholly in Tibet as well the route of our fabulous walks to Humla and Limi Valley Trekking, where adventure leads to rural farm villages and forested areas, and then soon heading towards high and dry country of Limi from Humla areas.

 

Fascinating daily walks with tremendous views that offers on route visiting Dharapuri and Karmi farm villages of native Humla people and then heading towards close to Nepal and Tibet frontier at Hilsa separated by Karnali Rivers that flows from the glacial source of Mt. Kailash. As our adventure progress exploring hidden areas and villages of Manepeme after crossing a  High scenic Nara-La pass and then walking past Til-Halji and Talung villages of great interest Enriched with lively culture of both pre Buddhism called Bon and present Buddhism religion. Visiting it impressive monasteries and then over the highest point of the trek over Nyalu-La  at (4940m) high to reach back at Simikot.

 

From Simikot where scenic exciting flight takes you back at Kathmandu via Nepalgunj after a Wonderful and fascinating adventure and experience on Humla and Limi Valley Trekking

Suggest Itinerary:

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350 meters / 4,429 feet) & transfer to hotel

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour & trek preparation

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj 50 minute air journey

Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2950m / 9678ft) 45 minutes air journey

Day 05: Trek to Dharapuri (2300m / 7545ft) 5 hours

Day 06: Trek to Kermi (2670m / 8759ft) 5 hours

Day 07: Trek to Yalbang (3020m / 9908ft) 6 hours

Day 08: Trek to Muchu/Tumkot (3380m / 11,089ft) 5 hours

Day 09: Trek to Yari /Thado Dunga (3750m / 12,303ft) 6 hours

Day 10: Trek to Hilsa (3720m / 12,204ft) via Nara La (4620m / 15,157ft) 6 hours

Day 11: Trek to Manepeme (3990m / 13,090ft) 5 hours

Day 12: Trek to Til (4000m / 13,123ft) 7 hours

Day 13: Trek to Halji (3660m / 12,007ft) 7 hours

Day 14: Rest day at Halji (optional side trip around)

Day 15: Trek to Jang (3930m / 12,893ft) 7 hours

Day 16: Trek to Talung (4370m / 14,337ft) 4 hours

Day 17: Trek to Shinjungma (3620m / 11,876ft) via Nyalu La (4940m / 16,207ft) 8 hours

Day 18: Trek to Kermi (2670m / 8759ft) 7 hours

Day 19: Trek to Simikot (2950m / 9678ft) 6 hours

Day 20: Reserve day just in case flight cancellation

Day 21: Fly to Nepalgunj onto Kathmandu 2 hours air journey & transfer to hotel

Day 22: Time of your own at Kathmandu for relaxing, shopping, sightseeing & farewell dinner

Day 23: Transfer to airport for onward destination

Trip concludes

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350 meters / 4,429 feet) and transfer to hotel

    Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

  • Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour and trek preparation

    Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath’ and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion as well as provides opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding our upcoming adventure.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj 50-minute air journey

    On the third day, you will board a spectacular 50 min afternoon to Mahendra Airport in Nepalgunj (150m). The journey over the hills and valley is a splendid experience as you arrive in the largest city in the steamy Terai. Nepalgunj lies in the border region of western Nepal and India. Upon your arrival at the airport, a vehicle will be waiting for you to escort you through old villages and countryside to the Hotel. Since the temperature 28 degrees at night, you will sleep in the comforts of air conditions at your Hotel room.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2950m / 9678ft) 45 minutes air journey

    Your day begins with a warm breakfast at your Hotel in Nepalgunj. After breakfast, a private vehicle will be waiting outside the Hotel to escort you to the airport. You will board a morning 45 minutes air journey to Simikot (2950m) (the administrative hub of Humla). The flight is a spectacular trip as you cruise above the peaks with great views of Mountains Mt. Api (7132m) and Mt. Saipahl (7031m).
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek to Dharapuri (2300m / 7545ft) 5 hours

    Your trek today starts with a short climb of about an hour to a little pass that’s just over (3000m / 9800ft). After the pass, it’s a long and steep descent to Dharapori. Your trek today will take around 5 hours, and will take you high above the Karnali River, partly through pine forests, and pass through a few villages. Along the way, you will meet local people, both Hindu and Buddhist, who are sometimes carrying their heavy loads all the way up the steep trail. Tonight, is your first night camping, with the site located near the Karnali River.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek to Kermi (2670m / 8759ft) 5 hours

    Your walk today is rather short, giving you a chance to recover. The trail keeps on following the Karnali River, sometimes high on the slope, with the river far below you, and sometimes dipping back down so that the trail is almost level with the water. This section of the river finds its way through narrow gorges with high rocky slopes. You will walk along fields of mainly barley, buckwheat, rice, and potatoes.

    In the afternoon you can relax in one of the two natural hot springs close to the village. Itʼs a 30-minute uphill walk, passing Kermi village. Kermi is a small agricultural village and is the first completely Buddhist village on the trail (from Kermi onwards, all the villages are Buddhist). There are two interesting monasteries close to Kermi: Laikyo Gompa, a few hundred years old, is about 45 minutes from the campsite and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa is about 30 minutes from the campsite. Both are seldom visited by tourists.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 07: Trek to Yalbang (3020m / 9908ft) 6 hours

    Today the trail is flat or slightly uphill, passing alongside fields planted with barley and buckwheat. When it is sunny, you might see beautiful lizards sunning themselves on rocks. After 2 hours you will cross a small pass, after which it is a steep descent of about 20 minutes until you reach a big iron suspension bridge over the Sali River.

    This section of the walk goes through beautiful pine forests. Below you, you will see the emerald green Karnali River. Once and a while you might meet caravans of mules and dzopas (a crossbreed of yak and cow). The travelers are mostly villagers from Simikot and the Nyinba Valley to the east of Simikot. They are going to (or are coming back from) Taklakot, just across the border with Tibet, to buy goods for trading.

    You will reach Yalbang after 6 hours of trekking. Above the village, there is a beautiful monastery: the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. You will notice you are getting near the monastery by a huge stone with a Tibetan mantra carved on it. The Namkha Khyung Dzong is the biggest monastery in the region, with around 130 monks living there. A Buddhist monk will be happy to show you around, after which you will be invited for tea upstairs. At 7 am and 4 pm there is a daily puja (Buddhist prayer ceremony) that you can attend.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 08:Trek to Muchu/Tumkot (3380m / 11,089ft) 5 hours

    Leaving Yalbang, the path goes high above the Karnali River again. After about 20 minutes you will pass the little village of Yangar. The path is mostly “Nepali Flat”: flat parts, with some uphill, and some downhill. Some sections of the path are spectacularly carved out of the rocks, and you will find yourself walking in a kind of three-sided tunnel. You will notice the environment changing as it is getting rockier and the big pine trees make way for smaller bushes. You cross the Karnali River by a big wooden suspension bridge.

    Here, the path climbs high above the Karnali River and along the upper side of a deep gorge. Below, you’ll see the emerald green Karnali River. Along the way, you may encounter large flocks of sheep carrying salt, an old trade that still exists today. After 3/4 hours, you will arrive in the charming village of Muchu. Itʼs an hour walk to Tumkot—the main trail doesn’t pass through Tumkot Village, but instead by some small teahouses and a campsite. The total trek today will take 5 hours.

    The actual village of Tumkot is 20 minutes south of the trail. Close to the campsite and village lies the Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the Tibetan region. It’s a 30-minute climb to get to the monastery, but it’s well worth the effort: this is the only Sakya Monastery in Humla, and one of the few monasteries of this lineage in Nepal.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 09: Trek to Yari /Thado Dunga (3750m / 12,303ft) 6 hours

    Leaving Tumkot the trail climbs slowly but steadily, with a few steep climbs in between. Pretty soon after leaving the village, you will notice the landscape changing: it’s getting more and more rocky and desolate. The few trees left are low junipers. Part of the trail goes over the dirt road that is being built at the moment.

    It is still uncertain when and if the road will ever be finished. You will cross the small village Pani Palwang—a couple of teahouses along the road—which makes a nice place for a cup of tea or a lunch break. Itʼs another 1 ½ hour to Thado Dunga, just after Yari. Your trek today will take 6 hours total, and you will camp just past the Yari village.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10: Cross Nara La (4620m / 15,157ft) and trek to Hilsa (3720m / 12,204ft) 6 hours

    Today you cross the Nara La pass at (4620m / 15,157ft). Itʼs a long and tiring climb, but the views are your reward! As the trail climbs, the landscape gets more desolate. Trees disappear completely and the landscape looks more and more like Tibet. Sometimes you will encounter large caravans of mules or yaks (the bigger yaks are an especially impressive sight). You will pass a few teahouses at Tado Dunga, and from here the trail becomes steeper.

    Itʼs still 2 hours climbing to the pass, and if there happens to be snow it will take a bit longer. Typically, this day’s trek takes 5/6 hours. At about half an hour from the pass you will cross a few big tents (these are tent hotels, serving foods and drinks). You can see the Nara La pass in the distance, but due to the altitude, it’s still a hard climb to get there. You will recognize the pass by the pile of stones (it brings good luck to add one!) and the strings of Tibetan prayer flags, carrying the prayers far away with the strong wind. You have breathtaking views ahead into Tibet and back towards Yari far below.

    At the other side of the pass, it looks like you are in Tibet. You are surrounded by barren mountains in tones of brown, coppers, ash and dark yellows. From the pass, it’s a long descent to Hilsa, close to the border with Tibet.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11: Trek to Manepeme (3990m / 13,090ft) 5 hours

    Hilsa is the nearest port of Tibet- during the high season you will see thousands of Indian pilgrims crossing the border towards Mount Kailash in Tibet. After breakfast, you will cross the suspension bridge of the Humla Karnali River and immediately turn north through the newly built road towards Limi Valley, as you cannot cross the Nepal-Tibet border. This valley is famous for snow leopards and bharal, Himalayan blue sheep. After trekking for 4/5 hours, you will camp at Manipeme at an elevation of (3990m / 13,090ft). The camp gets its name from the Mani Mantra engraved on a large rock.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12: Trek to Til (4000m / 13,123ft) 7 hours

    From Manipeme you will cross the Chenglungma caravan campsite before coming to the old cave of Cha-sa Nam-ka Dzong. It is located just up the hill, below the trail in a rocky cliff, and faces south into the sun. Its convenient location and proximity to plentiful firewood have made it popular for retreats.

    Today’s distance looks short, but the trail from Hilsa to Til is a bit tough and takes close to 7 hours. It’s dry, sloping, and goes up and down. You are walking through the Trans Himalaya Dread Path, which gets its name from the rough terrain and the heavy pack animal traffic. Tread carefully on the trail as you navigate the yaks and sheep, which are returning from the border with fully loaded trading packs.

    There are three villages in the Limi valley- Til, Halji, and Jang. Til is situated at approximately (4100m / 13,500ft) and is surrounded by barley fields at the western side of the village. It is the closest village to the Tibet-China border and is the smallest village among the three settlements. There are around 30 families living here. On the right side of the village, you will find the 300-year-old monastery of Kunzum Do-Nag monastery, which is worth paying a visit.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13: Trek to Halji (3660m / 12,007ft) 7 hours

    Today’s trekking begins with a downhill walk for about an hour until you reach Tiljung. Just below Tiljung you will reach the Tagtsi Khola, the main tributary of Karnali River, which flows from the east along the Jang and Halji villages towards Til. From Tiljung, cross the suspension bridge over the river, then proceed right. Follow the Tagtsi River into the narrow valley towards the east for about two hours and you will reach another bridge over the same river. Cross the bridge and bear to the left.  Then, walking northeast about half an hour, you will reach the beautiful plain area of Halji village.

    Halji is the biggest and most important village in Limi, and its centrally located 800-year-old Rinchhen Ling Gompa monastery is a must-see. Visit the monastery and turn east, walking on the nice wide trail past the beautiful Buddhist entrance gate and Mani walls. From there, walk another hour until you reach the village of Jang at (3930m / 12,900ft), which boasts a 250-year-old monastery. From Jang, another hour trek (bringing the total for the day to 7 hours) will bring you to your welcome destination: the Chagzur hot springs.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14: Rest day at Halji (optional side trip around)

    Today is your rest day, after a long and tiring day journey. However, you have two options: either a rest day with time to do laundry and relax in the natural hot-spring baths—or, if the weather is good, you will have an opportunity to see Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Manasarovar in Tibet from Lapcha Syar (4900m / 16,000ft). For those trekkers who want to see a panoramic view of Kailash and Manasarovar, you will need to hire a truck (this can be easily arranged) as the road access from Tibet can be rough. Going up to the viewpoint and coming back to the campsite will take about 5/6 hours.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 15: Trek to Jang (3930m / 12,893ft) 7 hours

    From Chagzur hot springs, as you walk towards Tagtsi, the old caravan trails of Humla-Manasorover and Humla-Limi will meet. About half an hour before reaching Tagtsi, you will reach a new settlement that has sprung up at Tugling. It has VHF telephone service and a restaurant run by Limi people.

    From here to Nyalu base camp you have two options: if you cross the river there is a shorter way along a new road; a longer trail goes via Tagtsi, and is more beautiful. Just after crossing the Tagtsi bridge on your right, you will see one of the ruined villages of Limi. This ruined village used to be the oldest village in the Limi valley, known as Tshamdo or Zambuk (also known as the ruined village of Lama Palya). These days, only its ruins and the chorten (Buddhist stupa) can be seen.

    From Zambuk, you need to cross Nyingchhu River, which enters to Tshomgo Lake. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Tshomgo Lake and the stream of Talung meadows. You can also see the camp of Limi and Humli shepherds and yak-herders at Jade/Nyalu base camp. Today’s journey will take approximately 7 hours.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 16: Trek to Talung (4370m / 14,337ft) 4 hours

    You will leave the village of Jang after you enjoy breakfast early in the morning. The trek starts as you ascend through the steady climb uphill. The air gets thinner at a higher elevation so you will need to walk with periodic breaks. You will leave the Limi valley and hike for 8 hours to the village of Talung. You will stay for the night in Talung village (4370m) at a tea house. The option for accommodation is to a minimum because the trail goes through remote landscapes and terrains. Therefore, you have to set camp at some destinations for the night.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 17: Trek to Shinjungma (3620m / 11,876ft) via Nyalu La (4940m / 16,207ft) 8 hours

    On this day, you will cross the second pass of the trek, the path ahead is adventurous but yet tough and strenuous. However, the climb to the highest point of the trek at the Nyalu La (4940m) will offer you the spectacular views of Humla Bandley and landscapes stretching to Tibet.

    You will hike through the steep path downwards to lake Selma (4630m) overlooking the splendid views of Mount Kailash (6638m) and Mt. Saipahl (7031m). Further down the trek, you will follow the Sali river to the campsite for today at Shinjungma (3620m). Along the way, you have many more beautiful views of Mount Saipal. After the exhausting 8 hours of hike and gradual descend, you will rest for the night at the campsite.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 18: Trek to Kermi (2670m / 8759ft) 7 hours

    Today, your trek leads you back to civilization to Kermi village. For the first time on your trek, you will descend down for (3000m) through pine and birch forests. The hike is a relatively easy walk along the beautiful Salli Khola with rocks towering on both sides of the trail. Shortly, the trail meets the Karnali river. The 7 hours to Kermi village trek will certainly exhaust you. So, you will relax your tired muscles in the hot springs in the Kermi village (2670m). You will enjoy dinner and spend the night at a camp.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 19: Trek to Simikot (2950m / 9678ft) 6 hours

    It’s 6 hours long hike to Simikot as the trail heads towards Darapuri (2300m) at the start of the trek. Eventually, you will continue a pleasant walk towards Majgaon (2290m) and commence an uphill climb for 2 hours waits above the Karnali River. Just after you cross a pass at over (3000m), you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Nyinba valley (4050m). You will hike for 30 minutes further on the trail to reach Simikot and stop for the night.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 20: Reserve day just in case flight cancellation

    We keep an extra day in case the flight gets canceled due to bad weather condition or delayed due to some reasons.

  • Day 21: Fly to Nepalgunj onto Kathmandu 2 hours air journey and transfer to hotel

    You will overlook a beautiful morning sunrise from your tea house at Simikot. After having breakfast, you will board a morning flight to Nepalgunj flying over the Himalayas and snow-capped peaks. Upon your arrival at Nepalgunj airport, you will shortly board a connecting flight to the beautiful city Kathmandu. You will reminisce the memorable trip of your trek as you enjoy the scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 22: Time of your own at Kathmandu for relaxing, shopping, sightseeing and farewell dinner

    This will be a spare day in Kathmandu after the tiring trekking program. We can stroll around the streets in Thamel, a popular Tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. You may also visit popular tourist attractions nearby. Either way, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 23: Transfer to airport for onward destination

    It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.
    Accommodation: None. Included Meals: Breakfast

    Trip concludes

Equipment List

Correct Clothing & Equipment are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel.


Footwear:
Running Shoes: 1 pair for casual Comfortable support shoes wear on lighter walking days. Sandals or flip flops for camp.


Light Hiking Boots:
 1 pair of sturdy hiking boots in which you should wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Sole should be flexible but still provide enough support for your feet. Boots should be very water repellent.


Hiking Gaiters (Optional):
 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn.


Wool Socks:
 3 pair heavyweight wool socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Socks with padded shins are especially nice with boots.


Liner Socks:
 3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.


Clothing: 

Lightweight Long Underwear: 2 pair, tops and bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.


Light Trekking Pants:
 Lightweight nylon pants designed to be used while trekking. They are extremely air permeable, dry quickly and provide sun protection. Zip-off lower leg sections are convenient for switching to shorts.


T-Shirts:
 Lightweight crew style T-shirt that wicks away moisture. Shirt can be made of any synthetic material.

Woolen or thick cotton long arm shirt – can double as a light jacket when required and also protects arms and neck because of the collar…good to wear in the evenings.

Thin woolen jumper / sweater can be reassuring and comfortable at nights in the lodges.


Bandana:
 Bring bandanas for face masks and other tasks.


Synthetic/Soft Shell Jacket:
 A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.


Insulted Down-Jacket:
 Down jacket need for this depends on the season and where you are going.


Hard Shell Jacket With Hood:
 We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.


Hard Shall Pants:
 Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots.


Handwear:

Fleece/Soft Shell Gloves: 1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene.


Shell Gloves With Insulation:
 1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient.


Headwear:

Headlamp With Spare Batteries: A good quality climber’s headlamp. For use at night, bring extra batteries and bulbs!


Sun Hat:
 The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well. A Buff is recommended to reduce the amount of dust inhaled while trekking and reduces the chance of infection.


Neck Gaiter Or Buff:
 Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness.


Glacier Glasses:
 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers, leashes, and a nose guard is particularly helpful. No more than 8% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses—it is a good idea to have these with “photo-gray” or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are available. Regular sunglasses are not dark enough and do not provide any side protection from the sun.


Personal Equipment:

Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag and liner – a 3 or 4 season bag is recommended, depending on your trek.

 

Backpack: A day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing. 3,000cu.in. max

 

Adjustable 3 Section Trekking/Hiking Poles: Optional

 

Water Treatment Tablets: Iodine or Chloride Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi pack is sufficient. Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste. Chloride Dioxide formulas will not discolor water.


Water Bottles:
 2 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Liter capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.

 

Sunscreen: SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating.

 

Hand/Foot Warmers (Optional): Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

 

Lip Screen: SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months.


Traveling:
Large Duffle Bag With Travel Locks & Tags: 1 for transporting and storing gear. These bags are needed to transport your clothing. (Suitcases are not suitable).

 

Plastic Bags (5): For lining stuff sacks and pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.

Dry bags / waterproof rucksack covers to protect your belongings from rain and dust.

 

Travel Clothes: You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.


Other things you need:

Toiletries:

  • Minimum cosmetics
  • Toothpaste, tooth brush & biodegradable soap – one for every need
  • Towel – (preferable thin & light)
  • Scarf
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper / wet tissues
  • Lighter / matches
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Deodorants

 

Pee bottle for men & pee funnel for women (Optional) but very useful.
Funnel For Women (Optional): Lightweight urinary director. (For minimal undressing for discreet use)

 

Others Practical Items:

  • Batteries / chargers
  • Light weight point & shoot camera with extra cards & batteries
  • Waste bag
  • Small folding pocket knife / Swiss knife
  • Small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • Small stainless steel thermos (Optional)
  • Ear Plug

 

Extras Luxuries:

  • Reading, guide book, Trail map, Journal pen & Notebook
  • iPod / Mp3 player (Optional)
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses & /or camps)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
  • Alarm clock / watch
  • Compass or GPS (optional)
  • Modest swim suit for cities & hot spring
  • Bum bag / Rain Poncho (optional)

 

Eateries / Snacks:

  • Favorite snacks
  • Energy bars (chocolates)
  • Glucose tablets
  • Electrolytes or Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS)

 

Important Documents & Items:

  • Valid passport & extra passport photos.
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy & leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants & hotels, for gratuities, snacks & to purchase your own drinks & gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.

 

FIRST AID:
Personal First Aid Kit (small and simple): Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids.


Note:
 These days most of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu. There are now several leading brand stores selling their own equipment and there are many stores selling cheap imitations and some well established local stores selling under their own labels. Please ask us if you’d like some advice about where to go to get any gear. If you need to do any shopping for gear, please let us know with enough time to do this before leaving for trek!


What to take with you in your day pack:

Please carry the following in your day pack, as a minimum:

  • 2 liters of water (please make sure your water bottles will take boiling/hot water)
  • sunscreen, sun glasses, sun hat, lip balm, dust mask / scarf / ‘buff’ to help on dusty trails
  • warm fleece or thermal layer & gloves
  • water proof layer
  • head torch
  • hand cleaner
  • your camera
  • any money you want for snacks/drinks along the trail
  • Critical– take any personal medications you require during the day – you will not see your kit bag until evening.

 

The rest you can put into your kit bag which will be carried by the porters, whom you won’t see until camp in the evening. It’s a great idea to use dry bags (ie airtight/waterproof) in your kit bag to store your dry clothes in to keep them DRY in case it rains and one to put your dirty laundry in (to keep from making everything else in your bag smell bad!). These dry bags are readily available in Kathmandu.


What about gear I want to leave in Kathmandu?
Before departure for your trek you might pack your ‘town clothes’ and anything you don’t want on trek with you and ask your hotel (if you come back to the same hotel) or your guide to store it for you. If you want to do this, then consider bringing or buying a simple bag here for this purpose.

Your Price Includes:

  • All transfers & ground transportation as per the itinerary which includes airport pickups & drops in a private vehicle
  • Twin share tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu & Nepalgunj with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu with entrance fees by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu round trip domestic airfare as per the itinerary including necessary luggage charge & tax
  • Full board meals with tea, coffee & boiled drinking water during the trek
  • All camping arrangements, such as 2-man tents, dinning, kitchen, shower & toilet tents as well as kitchen equipment, sleeping pad & camping charge etc.
  • Your trekking guide, cook & require supporting staffs
  • Strong supporting porters to carry your luggage & necessary camping gear & foods during the trek
  • Best available tea house accommodation if available while on trek (1 room for 2 trekkers)
  • Cost includes all Nepali staffs’s transport, equipment, insurance, meals, daily salary & accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits & entrance fees
  • All government taxes/vat, official service charges & expenses etc.
  • Travel & emergency rescue arrangements

Your Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu & Nepal entry visa fees
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation & rescue evacuation should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. mineral water, soft drinks, bar bills, can items & extra snacks etc).
  • Day & evening meals during stay in Kathmandu (also in the case of earlier return from the trek than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Any personal gear or equipment that you may need to buy/rent
  • Any extra charge that tea house owner may levy for internet, hot shower, laundry (if these facilities are available) & charging of batteries
  • Entrance & monument fees in the historical site including photography, postage & donation etc.
  • Additional nights, optional trips & sightseeing tours outside the mention itinerary
  • If any emergency rescue service or evacuation cost
  • Tips for your trekking crew, city guide, drivers & hotel restaurants etc. (Tipping is expected)
  • Cost incurred due to changes in program & reservation due to unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, strikes, roadblocks, landslides due to natural climates & politically etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section, but may be incurred due to unforeseen circumstances

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Trip Profile

  • Total Duration: 22 Nights & 23 Days
  • High Altitude Gain: At Nyalu La Pass (4940m / 16,207ft)
  • Trip Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
  • Mode of Trip : Fully supported/camping trek
  • Journey Start-Ends: Kathmandu, capital of Nepal
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 people require
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/Nepalgunj & all meals during the trek
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu / Nepalgunj & camping on treks
  • Transportation: Comfortable private vehicles & domestic flight
  • Suggested Best Seasons: April to May & September to November

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