Saga Dawa Festival at Railing Gumba and Nyin Valley Cultural Trek, 12 Days
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Saga Dawa Festival at Railing Gumba and Nyin Valley Cultural Trek, 12 Days

Days: 12 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 12

Railing Gumba (Monastery) and Nyin Valley Cultural Trek is one of the most fulfilling treks in west Nepal which allows you to peek into the Nyinba culture and tradition preserved in one of the remotest parts of the country, Humla. The off-the-beaten trek to Nhin Valley offers intimacy with pristine nature along with the pure culture of the Nyinba community without having to trek strenuously for long days. This trek serves a culture enthusiast right with the visit to Railing Monastery, one of the holiest monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism.

This 12 days Saga Dawa Festival at Railing Gumba and Nyin Valley Cultural Trek starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. After a short stay in the capital, the trip continues with a flight to Nepalgunj followed by another flight to Simikot, which is both the starting and the ending point of the trek. The overall trek features the stunning landscape of the less trodden paths of Humla and the distinct culture of Nhin valley. Nhin valley is a beautiful place inhabited by Nyinba (Nhinba), a Tibetan community, with their distinct culture, language, and tradition. The trek takes you to the 4 villages inhabited by Nyinba community: Tangshyod (Buraunse), Barkhang (Baragaun), Todpa (Torpa), and Nimatang (Limatang). All of these villages are around half to two hours stroll away from the well-known pilgrimage site, Railing Gumba, which belongs to the Nyingmapa Sect of Buddhism and is considered the holiest monastery among the Nyinba community. The trip also offers the majestic view of Crystal Peak and Changla Himal Range. All in all, this trip provides an opportunity to experience the pure form of ancient pre-Buddhist tradition, culture, and lifestyle. 

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is one of the popular trip organizer companies in Nepal. We have been organizing some of the most memorable trips in the Himalayas for the last 15 years. With our five-star ratings, we have proved to be one of the beloved organizations in the tourism industry. We also offer different kinds of packages, transportation, and accommodations based on the client’s choice.

Fact of the Trek:

Trek Region
West Nepal
Type of Trek
Private Trip
12 Days
Highest Elevation
3,930 m ( 12,894 ft)
Moderate to strenuous
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & tented camp during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Day 1; 18th May 2024: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our team representative and transferred to the hotel for the overnight stay. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2; 19th May 2024: Permit Procedure and Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
Today we drive around the Kathmandu valley to visit UNESCO world heritage sites including Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple (sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva), and Boudhanath Stupa (biggest stupa in Nepal). Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3; 20th May 2024: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel
We fly to Nepalgunj enjoying the scenic view of the lush hills and wide fields of paddy throughout the flight. Nepalgunj which is situated in Banke district lies in southwestern Nepal near the Indian border. The place is an important business center for many regions in western Nepal. In the afternoon, we can take a rickshaw to visit the local market. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Nepalgunj.

Day 4; 21st May 2024: Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2980 m); walk to Buraunse (3200 m) via Buraunse Gompa (3430 m), 3 hours
Today we catch our early morning flight to Simikot with a stunning view of the snowy mountains over steep ridges. Simikot is the headquarters of Humla district and can be seen bustling with administrative offices. We begin to trek towards Buraunse passing through the small town of Simikot. We then make a gradual climb walking on a steep path followed by terraced fields that leads us to Buraunse Gompa. Making a steep ascend from the Gompa, we reach Buraunse, which is a small Tibetan Buddhist village. Overnight at a tented camp in Buraunse. 

Day 5; 22nd May 2024: Trek from Buraunse (3200 m) to Nimatang (3325 m), 4 hours
We descend to Ghatte Khola and cross the wooden bridge. The trail then goes up gradually through terraced hills. We also come across several small stupas and Mani walls along the way. We continue to walk through Kangni (gate stupa) to enter the village of Thorpa followed by a small site called Bhibuck Cave (meditation cave). We also walk by the village of Hutick to finally reach Nimatang, which is the last village before Raling Gompa. Overnight at a tented camp in Nimatang. 

Day 6; 23rd May 2024: Trek from Nimatang (3325 m) to Railing Gompa (3930 m), 4 hours and enjoy Saga Dawa Festival with locals
Today we trek through the forested path filled with pine and juniper trees before descending to Ghatte Khola and crossing the iron bridge over the river. The trail then gradually climbs up through the forest with an amazing view of the whole Nhin valley along with the vista of Changla Himal Range. We make our way to Tokra where most of the Nyinba people camp during Saga Dawa Festival. We continue to ascend slowly for another 2 hours to reach the campsite of Raling Gompa. The campsite offers a view of Crystal Mountain and Raling Gompa being stuck to the barren rock. We walk up to the Gompa and circumambulate it before entering the sacred monastery of the Nyingmapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. We will also visit Milarepa Cave before heading back to the campsite. Enjoy whole afternoon for Saga Dawa Festival with locals. Overnight at a tented camp in Railing Gompa. 

Day 7; 24th May 2024: Trek from Railing Gompa (3930 m) to Bargaun (2940 m), 4 hours
Today we gently go down retracing the same trail to the iron bridge over Ghatte Khola. We pass a junction and take the left trail that leads us to Bargaun. We continue to walk above the river bank through juniper bushes and terraced fields. We pass through Nimatang Gompa and trek above the fields to finally reach the charming village of Bargaun surrounded by fields. Overnight at a tented camp in Bargaon.  

Day 8; 25th May 2024: Trek from Bargaun (2940 m) to Karpunath (2106 m), 3 hours
Today we head towards Karpunath descending through terraced fields that lead us to Thehe which is one of the biggest villages in Humla. From Thehe, we continue to go straight down to Gyackru Khola. We then follow it downstream to the village of Karpunath, located at the junction of Gyackru Khola and the Humla Karnali River. We can visit a temple nearby the village and also enjoy the beautiful view of Crystal Peak towering above Raling Gompa. Overnight at a tented camp in Karpunath.

Day 9; 26th May 2024: Trek from Karpunath (2106 m) to Simikot (2980 m), 5 hours
Leaving behind Karpunath, we head back to Simikot. Most part of trekking today requires going up. We gradually ascend to the small village of Syamne following the Karnali River upstream. We then make a steep climb to Simikot with a zigzag trail on a steep slope. Overnight at a tented camp or lodge in Simikot.

Day 10; 27th May 2024: Flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu
We fly back to Nepalgunj enjoying the beautiful view of mountains and hills throughout the flight. After landing, we catch another flight back to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj. We transfer you back to the hotel in Kathmandu for the overnight stay. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11; 28th May 2024: Half Day Guided Tour to Bhaktapur and afternoon free for shopping
Today we visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which used to be one of the royal palaces. Bhaktapur Durbar Square consists of major attractions like 55 window palace, Nyatapola Temple, the statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Bhairavnath Temple, Golden Gate, the museums, and so on. Make sure you try the famous Juju Dhau (yogurt) of Bhaktapur. In the afternoon, you can stroll around the streets of Kathmandu to buy souvenirs to take back home to friends and family. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 12; 29th May 2024: Final Departure from Kathmandu
For your final departure, our team member drops you off at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before scheduled flight. 

Pricing on group size basis: (Full Camping mode as a private trip)
All inclusive Trek Package Price for single person: USD 3150
All inclusive Trek Package Price on 2 persons basis: USD 2460 per person 
All inclusive Trek Package Price on 3-4 persons basis: USD 2225 per person 
All inclusive Trek Package Price on 5-6 persons basis: USD 2040 per person 

Pricing on group size basis: (Home-stay based as a private trip)
All inclusive Trek Package Price for single person: USD 2750
All inclusive Trek Package Price on 2 persons basis: USD 2235 per person 
All inclusive Trek Package Price on 3-4 persons basis: USD 2095 per person 
All inclusive Trek Package Price on 5-6 persons basis: USD 1890 per person 

Join with Us on a Humla-Simikot- Raling Monastery- Nhin Valley Culture Camping Trek in 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks  & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Dates Price Adult 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons Status *
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* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car/van.
* 4 nights deluxe single/double/twin bed sharing accommodation with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* 1 night deluxe single/double/twin bed sharing accommodation with breakfast at 3* Hotel Siddhartha in Nepalgunj. 
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Domestic flight ticket Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Simikot/Nepalgunj/Kathmandu and domestic airport tax.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and necessary porters/donkeys, their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* Tented camp or lodge/home-stay accommodation during the trek.
* Humla-Simikot Restricted Area permit.
* All land/ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Necessary other permits.
* All Camping Equipments (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* Government taxes.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to Natural Calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                        Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Saga Dawa Festival at Railing Gumba and Nyin Valley Cultural Trek, 12 Days


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