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December 18, 2019

Daring to explore Limi valley in Humla

Limi valley trek

Limi valley trek located in Humla district in far western Nepal is one of the less explored but a challenging trail that passes through high passes.

The Limi Valley trek was opened in 2002, and if you are an intrepid traveler, you may attempt this trek in the year 2020, with all the guts and experience that you have.

Limi Valley trek trail

The year 2020 is the Nepal government’s much-advertised campaign for Visit Nepal Year 2020 beginning from January 1, 2020. So, you may decide to venture to trek to this valley this year.

The valley trek area lies on the borders of Tibet in the far west. The region is less explored because of the reason that the locals want to keep the ecological balance of the valley. So, only a limited number of permissions are given to tourists every year.

The locals want to maintain the ecological balance and biodiversity of the valley which is one of the popular last areas left for wilderness in the western part of the country.

The Tibetan Buddhist traditions existing among the local people of this Humla district offer a different perspective of culture and peoples’ lifestyles here which are worth observing for a visitor.

local women

The travelers while on this trekking trail may find the beautiful views of mountains such as Saipal, Byas, Rising, Api, Kanjirowa, including Mt. Kailash. The Limi valley trek trails pass through green meadows, rivers, waterfalls, ravines and ancient villages.

The trek trails may also offer you an encounter with wildlife including wild yak, wolf and black bears, snow leopard, and blue sheep.

For your trek to Nimi Valley you need to take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then Nepalgunj to Simikot from where you trek to this Nimi valley. The best time for this trek can be the seasons of spring, autumn summer and winter too.

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