Simikot Limi Valley Kailash Trek
Code TH-TB-111 • 17 Days •
- Trip Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
- Group size: 1-20 Pax
- Ends in: Kathmandu
- Departure City: Kathmandu
- Max Altitude: 5600m
- Activities: Sightseeing/Trekking/Tour
Humla’s snow capped mountains; lush valleys, unique Trans-Himalayan plateau, rocky cliffs, quiet lakes, long streaming rivers andabundance of wildlife are major attractions for visitors. Simikot is the gate way of Mt. Kailash.The way leads along with mighty Karnali River until getting Kermi. From Tsongsa we enter for Limi valley and after crossing Nyalo pass we are inside Limi valley.
Halji Gompa is located in the Limi valley in Humla , the most remote district in the Himalayas of Northern Nepal. Also known as Rinchenling Gompa, Halji Gompa was constructed by a Tibetan Buddhist, Rinchen Zangbo in the 10th Century AD with support from a Malla King of Sinja. It is thought to be the first Gompa within the boundaries of what is today modern Nepal. For centuries this Gompa stood as a cultural and religious centre for three villages in the Limi Valley. Previously the Gompa belonged to the Sakya sect but later changed to the Digung Kagyu sect because of its affinity with the Gyang Drag Gompa at holy Mt. Kailash. This 1000 year old Halji Gompa lies in the middle of the village of Halji at an altitude of 3660 meters. The village is set in an exotic landscape surrounded by hills with the Limi River running through the valley.