Trip Facts

Grade: Adventure/ Strenuous
Daily Walk Duration: 5 - 9 hours
Altitude: Max. 2000m to 5000m
Group Size: 2 - 15 pax
Season : April to September

Description

Very limited numbers of people visit this REMOTE FAR WESTERN area, which is quite far away from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Once it was the center of a large empire that extended into Tibet and India.  Due to the earlier government’s lack of knowledge of tourism, as well as the earlier Maoist conflict, this area received much less focus.  The history and anthropology of these areas are complex and fascinating and still need to be explored.  Now it has larger numbers of both Hindu and Buddhist inhabitants.Comparing the Tibetan and Hindu population, there are more Hindus however there remains a Tibetan influence.
 
 
 
We start our trek by flying from Kathmandu to the airport of Nepalgunj – From Surkhet or Jumla, we trek through the Rara National park area via Danfe Lagna, Chauta to reach  Rara Lake (2980m), the largest lake in Nepal measuring 13 km. The route around the lake returning via Sinja to Jumla takes 2 weeks. We can extend the trek to Simikot (2960m) and to Limi valley -Humla, close to the  borderof Tibet which is the route for traders and pilgrims who visit the Holy Mt. Kailash. Humla was once part of the western Tibet region known as old Ngari.  New Ngari is called Taklakot which was part of Nepal previously.  Humla was the centre for the traditional salt-for-grain trade with Tibet for centuries however this has been reduced due to the import of Indian salt. Now the main trading point is at Taklakot. We trek to the remote Limi valley and our return sees us  fly out from Simikot. This complete tour takes about 4 weeks.
 
NOTE: All trips can be customized as per your interest, fitness level and schedule.
Day 01-02: Drive or Flight to Nepalgunj / Surket and trek to Rara
Day 24-25: Flight back to Kathmandu

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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Trek Grading

The Following Is Designed to be a Rough Guide to help you select the trek that suits you best.

Moderate/Reasonable

More remote country, often camping in the wild, the occasional 7 or 8 hour day (camp to camp) but not more than 5 days consecutive walking. Altitude gains of up to 600m. a day.

Adventurous/Vigorous

Up to 9 days consecutive walking including high passes up to 4500m. (With snow covering), but more typically on passes of 3650-4300m. Again, occasionally a 7 or 8 hour day, but usually 5 or 6 hours. A long way from any road!

Challenging / Strenuous

Only one of our treks, "A Himalayan Summit" fully merits this grade. This is purely on account of its altitude, 6000m. Given the time for acclimatization, this is well within the grasp of the fit and healthy.

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