Home > Humla, Mount Kailash & Limi Valley Trek - 25 days (19 trekking days)

Duration: 25 days (19 trekking days)
(Category - Moderate to Strenuous)
Route: Simikot - Nara La – Hilsa - Lake Manasarovar - Mount Kailash - Limi Valley - Nyalu La - Simikot
Best time: April - October


Highlights of the trek


Walk the famous kora of the holy Mount Kailash
Walk part of the kora of the stunning mythical Lake Manasarovar
Encounter authentic Buddhism and Bonpo culture
Cross two high passes around 5000 meters with spectacular views over the Himalayas
Walk through desolate, stunning landscapes
Sleep in authentic, small Buddhist villages and camp in amazing spots amidst the snowcapped mountains
Visit the secluded villages in the Limi Valley, where the Tibetan culture still continues relatively untouched, as far from the modern day world as you can be.
Chance to see snowleopard, bluesheep, jackals, hyenas and musk deer

Introduction

A third option is to trek through the Limi Valley after visiting Mount Kailash. If you don’t want to be in a jeep for many long, dusty days, this is a beautiful alternative. After having done the kora of Mount Kailash, you return to Hilsa, from which you trek through the authentic Tibetan villages of the Limi Valley. Few tourists have found the way to Limi. The trek goes through desolate high altitude landscapes, crossing the Nyalu La at 4940 meters.

A possible day to day itinerary is:

For extensive descriptions of day 01 - 08 and day 17 - 25 please go to Humla Limi Valley Trek.

Day
Program
01
Fly to Nepalgunj
02
Fly to Simikot (2950 m)
03
Trek to Dharapuri (2300 m) 4 hrs
04
Trek to Kermi (2670m) 3 hrs
05
Trek to Yalbang (3020m) 5 hrs
06
Trek to Muchu (3120 m) 4 hrs or to Tumkot (3380 m) 5 hrs
07
Trek to Yari (3700m) 5 hrs
08
Trek to Hilsa (3720 m) via Nara La (4620 m) 6 hrs
09
Trek Hilsa to Sher and drive to Purang (3900m)
10
Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4588m)
11
Trek at Manasorvar lake
12
Drive to Darchen
13
Day 1 Mount Kailash kora, trek to Dira Puk, (4775m)
14
Day 2 Mount Kailash kora ,trek over Drolma La (5630 m) to Zuthul Puk (4700m)
15
Day 3 Mount Kailash Kora, trek to Darchen
16
Drive to Sera, cross border to Hilsa (3720m)
17
Trek to Manepeme (3990 m) 5 hrs
18
Trek to Til (4000 m) 6 hrs
19
Trek to Halji (3660 m) 3 hrs
20
Trek to Jang (3930 m) 4 hrs
21
Trek to Talung (4370 m) 8 hrs
22
Trek to Shinjungma (3620 m) via Nyalu La (4949 m) 8 hrs
23
Trek to Kermi (2670 m) 7 hrs
24
Trek to Simikot (2950 m) 6 hrs
25
Fly to Nepalgunj - Kathmandu