The Limi Valley Trek organized by Orbit Alpine is a journey into Humla, one of the remote remote regions of northwest Nepal near the Tibetan plateau. As recently as 1993, this was a closed region and was only opened for trekking with special permit. Today, however, it has gained popularity for the untouched and unspoiled landscapes and the immersive experience it provides to visitors. The region has a culture and tradition that’s unique in not only the world, but also in the whole of Nepal. In a matter of three weeks, you will travel from tropical regions up to the alpine climate and back to Kathmandu.
You will begin from Kathmandu and fly to Nepalgunj and further to Simikot, the place where the actual trekking begins. In the following days, you will trek in the vicinity of the longest river in Nepal, Karnali. Humla, where the trek happens is still by far the least encroached region in Nepal. The wilderness remains intact here, which is one of the reasons why you are likely to come across yaks (domesticated and wild), blue sheep, marmots, wolf, Himalayan black bear, mountain goats, and if luck persists, the snow leopard. Along the way you will have amazing views of Mt. Kailash, a section of Mt. Saipal, and other peaks of the Himalayan Range.
You will camp in natural beauty that has been untouched even at this day and age - an area that is one of the last virgin regions of the planet. It is only testified by days and days of walking when you might not even encounter a human being apart from your trekking group! Lying in the rain-shadow of the mighty giant peaks in the north, the barren and arid landscape is an open playground for animals of all sorts - and for trekkers like you, it is a rare chance to enjoy the wilderness in its crudest form. Even in monsoon when rest of Nepal is enjoying above-average rainfall, areas lying in this rain-shadow do not get a single drop of rainfall - making it possible to visit this region during high monsoon.
It is difficult to verify or keep track of the all the names of communities - but some of them are Bynsi, Khampa, Limipa, and Nyinba - who still practice their centuries-old religion and lifestyle. In this trek you will come across several monasteries, chortens, mani walls, stupas, and prayer-flags - signifying that you are near a hamlet, a village, or a religious site. Apart from these sites, the trekking route will take you through forests (alpine and tropical), barren lands, gorges, passes, valleys, and hilly trails. So, prepare for a challenging but a satisfying trek in the remote regions of Nepal.
Immerse in the splendid natural beauty and a unique cultural heritage in a memorable trek to Limi Valley. See the medieval ways of the people, and surprise yourself as every other village in the route speaks a different dialect! Leave the planning, limited special permits, and logistics to the experienced team at Orbit Alpine - and focus on the journey ahead in one of the unforgettable landscapes of Nepal.