Day 01 : Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by air 1hrs. or by bus 9hrs. Over night at Guest House.
After having breakfast, we will head to the airport to take the flight for Nepalgunj. The flight will be around one and a half hours and presents scenic views. Upon arriving Nepalgunj, we will move to our hotel. Later, we will look around the town and visit some landmarks. We will end our day with delicious dinner.
Day 02 : Nepalgunj to Simikot by air -Trek to Dharapuri
We will wake up early in the morning and head to the airport to take our Simikot flight. Upon reaching Simikot, we will begin trekking. We will go through the wheat and barley field and reach Yakba. From here, we will get to picturesque views of the Humla Karnali Valley. Further, we will descend steeply towards Masigaon. Here, we will take a short break for lunch, and after that, we will cross a suspension bridge to reach Dharapuri where we will stay for the night.
Day 03 : Dharapuri to Sally Khola 6hrs.
After having a warm breakfast, we will begin ascending towards a big valley. The trail goes through a beautiful forest of walnut and apricots. On the way, we will cross a police check-post and several small villages. We will reach a Thakuri village, before entering Sally Khola where we will be staying for the night. We will put our camp near a river.
Day 04 : Sally Khola to Muchu 6 hrs.
We will begin ascending and descending through the forested trail. On the way, we will pass by yak shepherds and lovely waterfalls along with the stunning views of several mountains. We will reach Kermi where we will take a short break to freshen up as we will find hot spring here. Further, we will trek along the lovley fields of buckwheat & potatoes and pine forest. We will descend to Chumsa Khola and crossing the river, we will ascend on a rocky trail to reach Muchu where we will stay for the night.
Day 05 : Muchu Khola to Yari 5.5hrs.
Today, the trail mostly goes downhill. We will descend to the Humla Karnali River where we can meet numerous devotees going to Kailash. From here, we will ascend to a ridge covered with colorful prayer flags and mani walls. Further, we will go through a pine forest and reach Yari where we will stop for the night.
Day 06 : Yari to Hilsa 6hrs.
Today, the trail is quite difficult as we have to cross Nara La Pass located at 4,560 meters. As we move, we will begin to see dry marine land along with the herds of mules, yaks, and dzopas. Even though the trail is hard, the gorgeous sceneries will keep us motivated to walk. Upon reaching the top of the pass, we will see piles of stones and colorful prayer flags looming with the flow of the air. We will see spectacular views of Tibet on one side and Yari village down below. From here, we will have two options to reach Hilsa either go on the dirt trail, which is bit longer et safe or, go on the unstable steep trail, which is short yet adventurous.
Day 07 : Hilsa to Manepeme 5 - 6 hours
We will cross a big iron bridge over the Karnali River and walk along a narrow trail until we reach the main route. We will then follow the Karnali River all the way to the Manepeme. The trail will several ascends and descends today. Even though the trail is little tiring due to many ups 7 downs, the spectacular views of landscapes, forest, and barren mountains will keep us motivated to walk further.
Day 08 : Manepeme to Til 5 - 6 hours
We will ascend, and after around two hours, we will trek on a small trail that gets wider as we trek further. Later, we will reach the region covered with greenery and juniper tres. We will then reach Lamka La at 4,300 meters and descend all the way to Til. As we will get closer to the Til, we will see stupas and mani walls on the way. Til is another beautiful village in this trek where we will notice the lifestyle of the locals same as Tibetan people. We will stay overnight here at Til.
Day 09 : Til to Halji 4hrs.
Today, the trail is going to be short and relatively easier. Within a few hours of trek, we will reach our destination, Halji where we will be staying for the night. Upon reaching Halji, we will freshen up and have lunch. After that, we will explore the village and visit monasteries. Be alert, as we might get to witness an endangered species like deer, snow leopards, blue sheep, Himalayan goat any time.
Day 10 : Halji to Jang
Today is also short and easy trekking day. We will trek along the Limi riverbank and reach Jang Village, our destination for the day. Even though the trail will be short, the breath-taking views will make every second memorable. Upon reaching Jang, we will have lunch and later explore the village. We will visit an ancient gompa and see the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of people residing here.
Day 11 : Jang – Rest day for acclimatization
Today is a rest day so that our body can get acclimatized with the increased altitude. We will begin our day with a delicious breakfast. After that, we will explore the village and its nearby areas. We will visit gompa and interact with the locals. We will spend the day enjoying local food and the company of locals.
Day 12 : Jang to Yak Kharka 6hrs.
After having breakfast, we will begin trekking. The trail will include several ups and downs through ravines. Today, the trail will be going difficult as we will be almost trekking through the trans-Himalaya path. On the way, we will see numerous yak and sheep carrying loads. The trail will take us to Yak Kharka where we will stop for the day.
Day 13 : Yak Kharka to View point 7 hrs
Today, we will trek towards the viewpoint to see the closet yet distant views of Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Both Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake is one of the famous and significant sites for Hindus. Every year many devotees visit this place for Kora and pray Lord Shiva. It will be going to be a long yet worth it day. After spending some time on the viewpoint, we will trek back to the camp for the night stay.
Day 14 : Trek to Talung Base Camp
We will descend steadily towards a river where we will visit a natural hot spring. The trail will be barren, and once we will cross the hot spring, a lake will appear in front of us. Further, we will ascend to reach Talung Base Camp where we will stay overnight.
Day 15 : Talung base camp over a pass to Talung. 7 hrs.
We will wake early in the morning, have our breakfast and begin trekking. We will ascend for around three hours to reach the top of the Talung. From here, we will get to witness a stunning view of the western range of the Himalayas. Further, we will descend all the way down to the Talung village for the night stay.
Day 16 : Talung to Shingungma
We will wake up early in the morning to begin our trek as we will cross second high pass, Nyalu La located at 4,940 meters. The trail will be challenging but, we will get to see vistas of Humla & Tibet on the way. Upon reaching the top of the pass, we will get to see the stunning scenery and views of Mt. Kailash and Mt. Saipal. From here, we will descend steeply towards our camping destination Shinjungma.
Day 17 : Shingungma to Dhinga Laga
After having breakfast, we will ascend towards Dhinga Laga. On the way, we will cross a small pass located at 3,100 meters. We will go through small villages and forest. The trail will not be so difficult and present gorgeous scenic views. Further, we will trek and reach Dhinga Laga where we will stay for the night.
Day 18 : Dinga Laga to Simikot 4hrs.
Today will be our last trekking day. The trail will be going to be short and relatively easier. We will trek through several small villages and bushes. On the way, we will also pass through pastureland and stream to reach our destination for the day, Simikot. Upon reaching Simikot, we will freshen up and have lunch. Later, we will explore this village for the last time and end our day enjoying local food.
Day 19 : Flight to Nepalganj to Kathmandu.
After having breakfast, we will take an early flight back to the Nepalgunj. Upon reaching Nepalgunj, we will take another flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu airport, we will head towards our hotel. The rest of the day is free for us to relax or traverse the nearby areas on our own. Later in the evening, we will stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel, and end our day with the delicious farewell dinner.