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.
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