Simikot Nhin Valley Trek

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Simikot Nhin Valley Trek

This trip is the shortest and yet one of the most culturally and scenically striking trips in Humla. The 'Nhin'(sun) valley is reached in a day walk from Simikot at elevations between 3000m and 4100 m.

Nyinba(Nhinba), a Bhotia community(in nepali; Bara-Thapalya), inhabit this valley.(Humla Bhotia is one of the many vernacular Tibeto-Burman languages lying on the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain range. The language is classified as: “Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Bodic, Bodish, Tibetan, Central.) Nyinba ancestors moved from the north, into the Himalayas, from their arctic native place, ‘Zhang Zhung’, in the western Tibet, near Holy Mt. Kailash They moved into Humla, seeking the shelter of the Himalayan gorges. The Nyinba community consists of four villages; Tangshyod (Buraunse), Barkhang(Baragaon), Todpa(Torpa) and Nyimatang (Limatang), which are all around half to two hours walk, from the famous pilgrimage site, Raling Gompa."

The attractions are the unique village structure, the houses resembling a Buddhist Mandala and the culture, practiced within these villages that deeply carry the ancient pre-Buddhist tradition blended with the Buddhist culture and religion.

Mt Shelmogang(5300m), also known as Mount Crystal Peak, Raling Gompa and the Siddhi caves of Guru Rinpoche are some of the places to visit. The trail has been planned to visit Kharpunath temple where the Karnali from west Tibet and Chang/Dozam river meet, forming the main Karnali, the longest and holiest river of Nepal.

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Day to day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Nepal - Hotel transfer.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to Hotel.

  • Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot and stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 05: Trek from Simikot to Torpa and stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 06: Trek from Torpa to Raling and stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 07: Explore Raling valley.

  • Day 08: Trek from Raling to Bargaon and stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 09: Trek from Bargaon to Kharbunath and stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 10: Trek from Kharbunath to Simikot and stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 11: Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu and Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 12: Visiting Bhaktapur, afternoon for shopping, and stay overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 13: After breakfast transfer to Airport.

Package Cost

Package cost always depends on the number of people travelling in your group, standard of the hotels you like to take, the mode of transportations you choose as (by private vehicle, tourist bus, plane, 4WD) and the period you are travelling (High season, Low season) etc. Please click on the next tab (INQUIRY/ BOOKING) and send us your inquiry. We will reply you with cost and other necessary details within 24 hours.


Cost Include(s)

  • All necessary ground transfers including all arrivals and departures.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided cultural city tour in Kathmandu with entrance to the monuments.
  • Tea House accommodations while Simikot Nhin Valley Trekking period.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Simikot Nhin Valley Trekking.
  • All domestic flights as listed in the itinerary with airport tax.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permit and TIMS Card for Simikot Nhin Valley Trek.
  • Experienced and First Aid trained trekking guide licensed by NATHM.
  • Strong, helpful porters (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Simikot Nhin Valley Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all local staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Complementary Simikot Nhin Valley Trekking T-shirts and trip duffle bag.
  • Simikot Nhin Valley Trekking certificate issued by us.
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Air travel to and from Nepal.
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts or alcohol.
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30 day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into KTM).
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Personal expenses whilst trekking such as laundry, showers, internet use.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (transport, extra hotel nights, etc).
  • Personal travel / trip cancellation insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Any rescue costs.
  • Gratuities.
   

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