Humla District is situated in the Far western region of Nepal in the Karnali zone and Simikot is the headquarters. This is one of the biggest districts in Nepal and covers an area of 5,655 km². Humla to simikot Area Trek is a suited package.
Jumla and Rara lie northwest of Kathmandu in the remote area of Karnali. The route is very much ‘off the beaten track’ and affords glimpses of cultures and scenery very different from the rest of Nepal. The clear, high altitude lake is ringed with pine, spruce and juniper forests, and mirrors snowcapped Himalayan peaks. In summer rainfall is low, ideal for trekking. In the winter there is often snow on the ridge surrounding the lake but the autumn season trekker is rewarded with a profusion of alpine flowers. Humla to simikot Area Trek can be considered the best destination. Except for the army assigned to the park, nobody has lived at the lake since the government resettled the people of Rara and Chapra when the area was declared a national park.
If you are looking for solitude in the wilderness and can overcome the logistical complications of the region, Humla to simikot Area Trek is good choice.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will meet with our representative and transferred to the hotel. Short briefing will be followed about necessary formalities and rest of the program. Depending on your arrival time you will have choice of visiting nearby sanctuaries.
Day 2. Sightseeing / Cultural day in Kathmandu Valley
You can go sightseeing in Kathmandu around Durbar square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Soyambhunath and more. These places reflect the culture, tradition and religion of the Nepalese people. Later, briefing on the trip.
Day 3: Kathmandu
Complete necessary paper works and official procedures.
Day 4. Nepalgunj
Fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight at Hotel. Nepalgunj is a city in the Banke District, Nepal.
Day 5: Nepalgung – SIMIKOT
Fly to Simokot in the morning. It is good to have a day for acclimatization.
Day 6. DHARAPORI – KERMI (2270m)
A short day walk to Kermi. Followed by a 300 m climb and ascend 2270 m to an interesting Thakuri village Kermi.
Day 7. KIRMI – YANGAR (2850m)
The trek is goes up and down through interesting villages and follows the river valley. The tribal villages are sure to give you a lot of cultural experiences.
Day 8: YANGAR – TOREA (3380m)
This day we walk through a difficult narrow trail. Cross the pass of 3500m, down to 2900m and climb to 3380 through some interesting villages and some Gompas. En route we will be crossing many suspension bridges.
Day 9: TOREA -SIPSIP (4330m)
We pass many Tibetan villages and the Last Nepali check post.
Day 10: SIPSIP – TAKLAKOT (3720m)
We pass the highest Nepali pass (Naralanga 4580m) and down to 3860m in Sher Nepal – Tibet border. Then a hour and half drive to Taklakot (Purnag in Tibetan name) where there is a Chinese check point. Cross the border and camp.
Day 11: TAKLAKOT – MANASAROVAR. (4500m)
We drive to Manasarovar Lake, a holy lake, cross some passes.
Day 12: Manasaorvar to Darchen
Relax for a bit in manasaorvar and then drive for an hour drive to Darchen (4600m)
Day 13: Start trek around Mt. Kailash (5656m). Overnight in tents.
Day 14: Trek and cross the Dormala pass ( 5600m).Overnight in tent.
Day 15: Trek and return to Darchen. Overnight in tent.
Day 16: Return trek to Taklakot.
Day 17: Arrive in Simokot after a long trek from Taklakot.
Day 18: Return flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.
Day 19: Rest day in Kathmandu
Visit any sites you may have missed. Relax in the hotel. Go shopping in Thamel and other hubs.
Day 20: Departure
Our representative will drop you off at the airport.
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