Humla is a remote district however it is celebrated for its cultural and natural thrills. The ethnic groups like Bhotias inhabiting at the border between Nepal and Tibet will offer us a complete harmony of cross cultural endurance and understanding. Much of their trade and culture are connected to Tibet than to Nepal. The plateaus and arid landscapes in this remote region will certainly please one tremendously.
Humla region is a less exposed and less crowded region trekking in Nepal. We hardly see the concrete road and other facilities in this region. The people are hospitable and innocent. They have intimate attachment to the nature. The typical and classical lifestyle of the ethnic groups and their culture and the virgin form of nature are massively enjoyed in this trekking.
Trekking to Mt Kailash and Mansarovar has always been a significant pilgrimage. Thousands of pilgrim tourists flock in this area to see holy Mt. Kailash and Manasoravar. This region is considered to be an abode of God Shiva. Both Hindu and Buddhists especially, Tibetan Buddhists find it very special. They have a dream of visiting Mt. Kailas and Mansarovar.
If we happen to visit Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar during June on full moon day, we will have chance to experience Saga Deva Festival. Saga Deva is Tibetan carnival music and chants. They flock to this area carrying prayer flags and foretell their future for the next year.
We, Team Himalaya have been successfully operating various trekking trips to Humla and Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar region of Nepal since its establishment. We offer equipped team in order to ensure your safety and luxury during the trip. We are flexible to offer any trip to the trekkers.
What is the trip about ?
|Trip Standard||on camping and basic lodge basis|
|Trek Grade||moderate & adventurous|
|Highest Spot||5,630m /18,525ft at Dromo-la ( Mt.Kailash)|
|Trek In Nepal||06 Nights & 07 Days.|
|Trek In Tibet||08 Nights & 09 Days.|
|Total Trip||18 Nights & 19 Days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu).|
|Season||April to mid November|
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Simikot 2,910m & trek to Dharapuri 2,600 m – 04 hrs.
Here at Simikot our field and trekking crews will meet for a half day walk to the first overnight camp at Dharapuri village, walk begins after leaving Simikot town, leading a short climb through farm fields of barley then on a forested ridge descending and passing several villages to Dharapuri for first overnight camping.
Dharpori a small farm village, this far west region inhabited mostly by Thakuri Hindu people, this tribe been trading with Tibet for hundreds of years using the same trail that we will be following the route near to Tibet border after 5-6 days walk.
Day 04: Trek to Sally-Khola 2,690 m near Kermi village – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Muchu 2,920 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Torea 3,380m -04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Sip-Sip 3,800 m – 05 hours.
From here a gradual climb towards a moderate size village of Yari, built with stone, this village with another police post, government custom office and a school around this nice Yari village, the farmlands with terraces yielding sufficient crops growing millets, barley, amaranth (Marcia) wheat, buckwheat’s, potatoes and radishes. After a nice stop here walk continues with a climb on this wide valley, then encountering group of traders, pilgrims and pack animals-goats, sheep’s and yaks, then reaching to Sip-Sip a small settlement of cattle herders with few shops, our camp is set near a stream at the bottom of Nara Lagna pass.
Day 08: Trek to Hilsa 3,720m via Nara Lagna – 06 hours.
Then walking along the river towards our overnight stop at Hilsa village, border and a frontier post with few tents and stone houses surrounded with barley fields, just across the bridge near this village there is a stone pillar marking Nepal-Tibet border.
Day 09: Cross the border with 02 hrs drive to Taklakot 3,770m.
Taklakot an important major market for Tibetans, Nepali and bordering Indian traders with separate bazaar areas, during summer months, there is still an important wool trade between the local, nomadic Drogpa herdsmen and Nepali traders, overnight in guest houses.
Day 10: Drive to Lake Manasarover 4,510 m – 03 hours journey
Day 11: Rest day at Lake Manasarover for acclimatization.
Day 12: Drive to Tarboche 4,700 m trek to Dhirapuk 5,010 m – 05 hrs.
Our journey continues further from Darchen town to Tarboche, one of the holy spot of this region with views of West Face of Mt. Kailash, from here our holy walk begins leading north on the wide arid terrain to Shershong, and with gradual climb and pleasant walk reaches to our overnight stop at Dhiraphuk Gompa, with magnificent view of holy Mt. Kailash North Face. Here depending upon the season with pilgrim’s crowd either in guest houses or tents with our camping.
Day 13: Trek to Zutul-Puk 4,790 m – 06 hours.
This holy spot as well a physical and spiritual high point for the pilgrimage or kora, after a nice break here walk leads to descend towards a wide valley a flat area, on reaching the bottom of Dromo -la pass then the walk is pleasant reaching at Zutul-Puk Gompa for overnight stop.
Zuthul means cave in Tibetan, this place is named after a holy cave in which poet, and saint Milareppa meditate in the early 11th century, his footprints can be seen on the cave roof top.
Day 14: Trek near Darchen and drive near the base of Mayum-la 5,050m.
Day 15: Drive to Saga 4,500m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Drive to Nyalam 3,560 m – 05 hrs
The drive leads towards high pass of Laylung-la at 5,050 meters with awesome panorama of high central Himalayan range of mountains from Langtang, Dorji Lakpa, Shishapangma, Gaurishanker to Numbur, all these mountains borders with Nepal, from here the drive descends along with the altitude passing through interesting countryside, villages and farm fields then finally reaching at a moderate size town at Nyalam for the last overnight stop in Tibet.
Nylam is the starting and ending point of large Tibetan Plateau from here onwards to Nepal border getting back to lush vegetation and pristine dense forests of rhododendron, oaks and pines tree lines.
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu via Tibet / Nepal border – 06 hrs journey.
DDay 18: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 19: International departure homeward bound.