- Climbing and Expedition
- 4 Nights Hotel
- 4 Nights Teahouse
- 12 Nights Camps
- 21 Breakfast
- 20 Lunch
- 20 Dinner
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- The most remote region trekking in Nepal
- Great diversity of rare flora and fauna as well the landscapes
- Located in “rain shadow” geographical position
- Offers the tropical to alpine vegetation
- Opportunity to come across with different animals like wild yaks, barking deer, blue sheep, musk deer, wild horses, Himalayan black bear and even the spotted snow leopard.
- Isolated but beautiful villages
- Pristine beauty and wilderness of nature
Simikot Hilsa Trekking is considered the trek to one of the most outlying places in Humla district in Nepal. Simikot-Hilsa trekking trail is opened in 1993, which covers the tropical to alpine climate zone and goes along the Karnali, the longest river in Nepal, which spread the great diversity of rare flora and fauna as well the landscapes. The economically deprived Bhotia people inhabited in a remote area are rich with their distinct preserved cultures and the great history. They follow the ancient Buddhist religion originated from Tibet. The society, based on agriculture and animal husbandry, still practice Polyandry marriage system.
The Simikot-Hilsa Trekking can also be operated in monsoon as the Humla region is in “rain shadow” geographical position. Trekking in Simikot and Hilsa offers the tropical to alpine vegetation and we may come across with different animals like wild yaks, barking deer, blue sheep, musk deer, wild horses, Himalayan black bear and even the spotted snow leopard. The trail passes by many isolated but beautiful villages offering the opportunity to experience their traditions and customs, to recognize the history and explore the old-age monasteries built more than thousand of years ago. Similarly the breathtaking scenery and majestic view of Saipal and Nalakankad mountains with holiest land on earth, the Mt. Kailash is the admirable reward that cannot be gained in other trekking areas of Nepal. The Pristine beauty and wilderness of nature, unique culture and rich history of innocent and friendly inhabitants, along the trekking trail are still unexplored and are loftly welcoming all the enthusiasts to enjoy its beauty.
The Simikot Hilsa Trek is normally commenced from Simikot by flying from Nepalgunj to Simikot. Passing through numerous isolated and culturally rich villages and valleys, climbing steep passes, crossing many rivers, walking through jungle and bare land, exploring the unique customs and monuments, encountering with different animals, experiencing different climates and enjoying scenic view reach the final destination of trekking, the Hilsa town. Then following the other path of trekking trail finally, the trek concluded in Simikot itself.
Activities:Climbing and Expedition
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, meet our Company representative and escort to the hotel. Remaining time is free for leisure. Late evening welcome dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple- biggest and the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal dedicating to Lord Shiva and Budhanilkantha Temple – sleeping Vishnu situated in the lap of Shivapuri hill. Late afternoon group meeting with detail briefing about the trip and do final preparation- collect sleeping bags, Down jacket and duffle bag. Evening can do shopping for remaining and required items. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a short excursion within Kathmandu, we take an hour's flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj in Western Nepal. Nepalgunj which is a border town near Nepal-India border is the gateway to Simikot of Humla. The town itself is an interesting place. There one can visit a Mini Zoo, local market, and nearby villages. Overnight in Nepalgunj.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Simikot. Enjoying the fantastic scenery of vertical mountain cliffs during 40-50 minutes flight finally reaches Simikot, the head-quarter of Humla District and Nepal’s most remote and majestic district. After customs and immigration formalities begins the trek. From Simikot, climb initially before descending towards Dandafaya and then to Limi valley. We descend a steep path to Yakpapul for camping.
From Yakpa pul there are two trails, one lead to Yakpa village, and another to Dhinga village. After breakfast, we follow the trail to Dhinga village. After crossing the river, we climb straight uphill until we reach Dhinga village. It is the last village before Jhang. Overnight in camp above the village.
Today the trail is up and down. Trek starts with gentle uphill with Junipers and alpine vegetation and then steep climb to the Shechi Lagna (4530m). From there we descend down to the meadow for camping.
After breakfast, we walk down to Shingjuma (3620m) through pines tree and Junipers. Then following the upward trail along Chumsa River the vegetation become disappear and we reach campsite at Chumsa.
Today we can see the Api Saipal Himal (7025m) and Holy Mt. Kailash. After breakfast, we start steep but wonderful trek to Naylu Langna (4,940m) passing through beautiful waterfalls and lakes with the magnificent view of Api Saipal Himal. From Naylu Langna we can get distance view of Holy Mountain, Mt. Kailash (6,741m). After then we descend a steep path to Talung and camp at the grassy meadow.
Today is long but beautiful trekking day. After breakfast, we walk through the valley crossing the hot spring and following the Talung River. Then leaving by Talung River, we ascend to Gumayak and Majule Patan (4220m). Then we follow the path along the Takchi Cho and finally reach Jhang village. Camp nearby river.
Morning after breakfast we explore Jhang village and visit Monastery. After then we walk down along the Limi River to Halji village and visit Rinchenling Monastery, one of the oldest monastery in the Nepal Himalayas built in 11th century. Here people sell the Maple woods teapot, soup bowl, pots and more. Back to the camp for overnight.
After breakfast starts the trek along the village and passing through pine trees, Birch and mountain roses reach the bridge. Crossing the bridge we climb northwest uphill to Limi. Overnight in camp.
Today is quite adventurous walking. We ascend through the rocky cliff to Lamka Pass. After then we walk through narrow and up & down path. From the path, the Humla Karnali looks very deep down and we may get dinginess. Finally reach Manepeme and overnight in camp.
After breakfast, we start the trek to uphill via rocky trail which is quite dangerous as the stones may fall down and need to be careful enough while walking. On the way, we may encounter with Blue Sheep. Finally, we reach Nepal-Tibet border and from there we walk down all the way to bridge on Karnali River and camp at Nepal side at Hilsa. Hilsa is the border town on the Nepal side of the Nepal-China (Tibet) border. Hilsa is also a dropping point for the pilgrims on the way to Mt. Kailash.
Today is long walking day. After early breakfast, we start trek ascending steep barren uphill to Nara Lagna Pass (4580m) via Ranipauwa. On the way, we can see the Tibetan Plateau. From the pass, we descend all the way down to Yari village crossing check post and enjoying the views of Erega Mountain and vicinity of Thado Dhunga (4,043m).
From Yari we descend gentle downhill to Karnali River along the open countryside with Jubipers tress, animals’ hut and enjoying the quick sights of highland birds. After crossing the Karnali River the trail to Tumkot give a magnificent sight of Dhungkar Choezam Monastery up the hill. From Tumkot the gentle ascend brings us to the Muchu. After crossing the Muchu Check post we overnight in camp.
We start trek crossing the suspension bridge over Karnali River and descending down to Yanger and Yalbang Village via narrow valley. Maples, Walnut, Pines, roses and mix vegetation will make us easy and enjoyable to walk. At Yalbang Village we will be welcomed by rare Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery found at such remoteness. From Yalbang we walk relatively flat terrain to reach Salli Khola.
After crossing Salli Khola the trail ascend to Salli La Pass (2990m). Then after the trail is relatively flat until Kermi where the two hot springs is located nearby. After then walking through the beautiful forested ridge we reach at Dharapori and then Dandafaya.
Today is the last day of our trek. Initially we climb towards the village of Tuling and then short descend bring us to Simikot. Evening we celebrate the success of our expedition.
Early morning fly back to Nepalgunj and then fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we will be transferred to hotel. We take rest and relax throughout the day in the hotel.
This is the free day and you can do some shopping and buy gifts from Nepal for friends and relatives. You can visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. Evening we celebrate the farewell dinner together for successful completion of Simikot Trekking.
We are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Black Diamond will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Includes & Excludes
- All transfers, sightseeing, airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Simikot to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu)
- Domestic airport tax
- 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel Encounter Nepal- www.encounternepal.com or Hotel Norbu Linka- www.hotelnorbulinka.com) or similar 3-star hotel as per availability.
- 1 night accommodation in Nepalgunj in best available hotel
- 15 nights accommodation in the camp during trekking
- Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
- Farewell dinner
- All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- English Speaking Guide during sightseeing
- Entrance fees in the monuments
- An experienced guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), cook and assistants during trek
- Salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, food and lodge for the guide, porters, cook and assistants
- All high quality camping equipments, kitchen equipment, mattress; dining, toilet and kitchen tents
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are needed to be returned)
- All necessary paperwork and permits
- Travel and rescue arrangement
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes.
- International airfare
- Nepal Visa fee
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charge
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- All kind of drinks
- Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary
- Tips for guides, porters and driver
About your leader
You are really fortunate to spend time with our guides who hold strong communication skills. They are great at projecting their voices across a group in a clear and easy to understand manner. They are gifted with what you call to be the great conversationalists with outgoing personalities. We ensure you that you feel open and comfortable talking to whoever accompanies you as your guide. Our guides possess a great experience of almost all the travel and trekking sites of Nepal. They can disseminate their awesome knowledge and experiences to you. They are not only enthusiastic but at the same time are humorous as well to relieve you from the often tiresome walks. We never compromise when it comes to time. Our guides are always punctual and perform things in time. They have keen sense of direction and can easily lead you in whichever route you follow them. Mostly, we assign the local guides who can bring their own knowledge, experience and personal anecdotes to the tour that can make your trip very special and you will gain a genuine experience.
Departure Dates for Simikot Hilsa Trekking - 21 days
21 Nov 2018 - 11 Dec 2018
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05 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
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12 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019
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19 Dec 2018 - 08 Jan 2019
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26 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2019
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