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phoksundo lake - dolpo simikot trek

Overview

Dolpo Simikot Limi valley Trekking is North West corner of Nepal , Limi valley is the only one west east isolated valley extending from one Border Himalayan pass (Hilsa) to another pass (Chang La) between Nepal and Tibet. The longest river of Nepal , Humla Karnali enters Nepal border at Hilsa where the valley starts from West Side . Limi valley is very beautiful, photogenic, wide and wonderful. Mound Gyuokharka (5000m) provides the wonderful views of the Nepalese Himalayas like Saipal (7031m), Byas Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Gorakh Himalayas and Tibetan Himalayas like Mt. Kailash and Gorlamdanda and tranquil Mansarovar lake, hundreds of mounds like breast, meandering rivers and rivulets. This region is famous for rare flora and fauna. It can be seen the marmot, wolf, wild yak, blue sheep, wild horse (kyang), barking deer, musk deer, hare, Himalayan black bear and occasionally the snow leopard in this exotic region.

Detail Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,295 m/4,273 ft).

  2. Day 02: Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

  3. Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.

  4. Day 04: Nepalgunj to Simikot fly (2,960 m), 50 min.

  5. Day 05: Simikot to Yakpa pul (2,630 m), 5 hrs.

  6. Day 06: Yakpa pul to Dhinga (3,610 m), 6 hrs.

  7. Day 07: Dhinga to Shechi Lagna (3,900 m), 6 hrs.

  8. Day 08: Shechi Lagna to Chumsa (4,300 m), 6 hrs.

  9. Day 09: Chumsa to Talung (4,370 m), 7 hrs.

  10. Day 10: Talung to Jhang (3,930 m), 8 hrs.

  11. Day 11: Jhang to Halji (2,660 m), 4 hrs to Jhang.

  12. Day 12: Jhang to Til (3,700 m), 4 hrs.

  13. Day 13: Til to Manepeme (3,990 m), 7 hrs.

  14. Day 14: Manepeme to Hilsa (3,720 m), 4 hrs.

  15. Day 15: Hilsa to Yari (3,670 m), 8 hrs.

  16. Day 16: Yari to Muchu (3,120 m) 7 hrs.

  17. Day 17: Muchu to Salle Khola (2,900 m), 7 hrs.

  18. Day 18: Salle Khola to Dadaphoya (2,300 m), 7 hrs.

  19. Day 19: Dadaphoya to Simikot (2,960 m), 4 hrs.

  20. Day 20: Simikot to Nepalgunj fly and drive from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

  21. Day 21: Final departure.

What's included !

  • Airport transfers
  • Trekking permit and conservation area entrance fee
  • 3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
  • Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
  • Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters or pack animals as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax (Nepaljung-Simikot)

What's not included !

  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. (you can rent them in Kathmandu at a cost of US$ 1.00 per item for day)
  • Kathmandu airport departure tax
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation tips etc

FAQs

The Basics

  1. What is trekking ?

    Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.

  2. Is trekking good for me ?

    In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.

  3. Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?

    You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.

  4. How difficult is trekking and climbing ?

    Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.

  5. Is travel insurance necessary ?

    Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.

  6. What types of permit are required for trekking ?

    It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.

  7. How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?

    During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.

  8. What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?

    Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.

  9. Will I have to carry my own luggage ?

    Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.

  10. Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?

    Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.

  11. What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?

    There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.

  12. Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?

    It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.

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