Limi to Kailash Trek
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Trip Overview

Today is one of the most important days of Limi Valley Trek. As we begin the trek we hike up to the acme of Lalung La Pass from where we see the excellent panorama of Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Lake and other Tibetan mountains. As we slide down we get into the village named Phyalang, which is in the very close proximity to Tibet.

Things To Do


  • Day 01
    Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

    Today we fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight in a hotel.

  • Day 02
    Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot 2950m

    From Nepalgunj, we fly to the airport at extreme west in Nepal- Simikot. Simikot is the district headquarters of Humla. Overnight in a lodge at Simikot.

  • Day 03
    Trek from Simikot to Kermi 2670m 5-7 hrs

    Today the Limi Valley Trek begins along the least frequented trekking trails of Nepal. Overnight in a camp at Kermi.

  • Day 04
    Trek from Kermi to Shinjungma 3620m 6-7 hrs trek

    The Limi Valley Trek today gains quite an elevation, we ascend up to Shinjungma and set our camps at the elevation of 3620m.

  • Day 05
    Trek from Shinjungma to Dharamsala

    The first half of the Limi Calley Trek winds through the trail of mid-hills. As today, we trek up to Dharamsala and set our camps.

  • Day 06
    Rest Day at Dharamsala

    Today we have a rest day at Dharamsala before heading off to the elevated passes like Nyala Pass 4940m.

  • Day 07
    Trek from Dharamsala to Talung 4379m via Nyala Pass 4940m

    Today is the day of the Limi Valley Trek, where we attain the highest elevation of the trek. We cross Nyala Pass and enter Limi Valley. The first village we encounter at Limi Valley is Talung 4379m. Overnight in a camp.

  • Day 08
    Trek from Telung to Gummayac (4803m)

    The trek along the elevated trail continues. At the end of the day we arrive at our campsite in Gummauac. Overnight in the camp.

  • Day 09
    Trek from Gummayac to Phyalang via Lalung La Pass 4833m

    Today is one of the most important days of Limi Valley Trek. As we begin the trek we hike up to the acme of Lalung La Pass from where we see the excellent panorama of Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Lake and other Tibetan mountains. As we slide down we get into the village named Phyalang, which is in the very close proximity to Tibet.

  • Day 10
    Trek from Phyalang to Tholing

    The Limi Trek continues and at the end of day's trek we arrive to Tholing. Overnight in the camps.

  • Day 11
    Trek from Tholing to Halji

    Today, we arrive to one of the major villages of Limi Valley, Halji. On our arrival at Halji we explore around theis traditional village. Overnight in a camp.

  • Day 12
    Trek fromHalji to River side camp

    Today we begin the Limi Valley Trek after the breakfast. and at the end of the day, we arrive to the River side camp that lies just below the famous village of Limi- Til. Overnight in a camp.

  • Day 13
    Hike to Til and Rest day

    Today after the breakfast, we hike up to Til and set out to explore the village. While exploring the village we visit the monastery which dates back to 8th century. Overnight in a camp at Til.

  • Day 14
    Trek from Til to Manepeme

    The trek today brings us to Manepeme- the village named after the part of spritual Buddhist prayer. Overnight in the camps.

  • Day 15
    Trek from Manepeme to Hilsa.
  • Day 16
    Drive from Hilsa to Lake Mansarovar

    We continue the drive to Mansarovar Lake reaching Horchu, a small village near Mansarovar Lake. Now we start the rotation of Mansarovar Lake and complete it in about 2-3 hours time. However, Mansarovar Lake is so big that it takes 3 to 5 days to make one rotation on foot. The circumference of the Lake is 102 Kilometers. There are 8 Monasteries all through the circumference of the Lake. Finally we reach Chiu Gompa, near Mansarovar Lake.

  • Day 17
    Drive from Lake Mansarovar to Darchen

    In the morning, we will choose a special point to take a deep dip in Mansarovar Lake taking bath in cold water. According to Hindu religion, is seen offering water, flowers, money to the God and after the prayers to Lord Shiva & Parbati. The pilgrims are seen meditating in Lord Shiva and reciting the names of their ancestral gods, performing the homas (offering grains mixed with purified butter to the fire) in the name of gods, in order to relieve themselves from any kind of sins which they might have committed knowingly or unknowingly. After completing the homas, they are exchanging happiness by hugging, much to the amusement of the onlookers. Everybody is doing Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and praying by joining hands. The entire day is devoted to spiritual activities. We take lunch at around 2:00 in the afternoon and drive to Darchen to spend the night at a guest house. Astapad excursion also can be made by the interested pilgrims at this place.

  • Day 19
    Drive from Darchen to Tarboche

    (Yamadwar -gate for the god of death) & 5 minutes further drive & it comes Sershong, from here starts walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 15 kilometers ) – Monastery. Here some yatris can take pony & local porter for 3 days. (If you take pony & porter) You should tell in Mansarovar Lake and Tibetan guide will be managing all before starting the Kora. If you take pony for round Kailash, much and much easier for doing Yatra Tour, this is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day, we have to walk continuously for about 5 to 6 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment, From Dirapuk, You can see Mt. Kailash north face is much closed, looks Shiva god staying there. There we stay at Dirapuk mud house.

  • Day 20
    Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 22 kilometers Drive)

    Today is very crucial and we have to pass Dolma-La or Dormal Pass, which is 5636 meters above the sea level. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can begin. So we need to try to start our journey as early as possible. On the route we can have the Darshan Ganesh Kund before passing it and after Gauri Kund as well as but it is a little bit difficult to go down split walking path and reach Gauri Kund Lake. From Dirapuk, slop climbs up & up until we reach Dormala pass, after the pass we need to go steep down till Shapje Datok & after flat path till Zuthulpuk monastery. Night stay will be at a mud house.

  • Day 21
    Drive from Zuthulpuk to Saga.
  • Day 22
    Drive from Zuthulpuk to Nylam.
  • Day 23
    Drive to Kathmandu.
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Safety and Precautions

At high altitudes and other flights of fancy

Traveling at high altitudes

On many of our trekking tours, it goes high. Traveling at high altitudes often allow unique experiences. However, the height should always be treated with respect. In increasing amount of oxygen is decreasing (the oxygen content of the air remains the same), our bodies can absorb less oxygen and therefore it is possible to suffer from altitude sickness.

Mountain Sickness

The first symptoms may be shortness of breath, etc., headache, fatigue, poor sleep, poor appetite. Upon arrival at high altitudes (above 3000 meters), these symptoms may occur temporarily, but they usually disappear after 1 to 2 days.

The incidence of altitude sickness symptoms has less to do with age or the personal fitness, but much more with the speed of the ascent to high altitudes and their own behavior. Our programs are very carefully put together in order to allow an easy acclimatization. But even so, it is possible that trip participants are rarely as strong altitude sickness that eventually the journey must even be canceled..   


In an ongoing, mild form of altitude sickness (slight but persistent headache, little sleep, etc.) should if possible a rest day without climbing are turned on. In most cases, the victims recover completely and be able to continue the tour. In such a case, headache agents can reduce the discomfort associated with the active ingredient, ibuprofen or any Diamox. On many trekking group we lead with an extra horse. If someone feels not fit, you can also ride a distance, if permitted by the terrain.

People with severe headache or signs of brain dysfunction must descend (recommended at least 1000 meters in altitude). Dexamethasone can reduce the discomfort.

Acute are the Höhenlungen- and altitude cerebral edema. Extreme shortness of breath, dry cough and sudden drop in performance may indicate a high altitude pulmonary edema. In this case, nifedipine may be employed.

Walking and standing uncertainties may indicate a height edema. The treatment can be done with dexamethasone (possibly Diamox).

Safety Measures

Some of the Treks that Makalu Adventure has designed involves crossing over high passes some over 5000 meters. It is the utmost important for us to provide safety equipment. Some of the equipments that we provide are listed below.

Safety Equipment

In all of our group tours this is standard:

  • Extensive emergency pharmacy and pulse oximeter
  • Many trekking at high altitudes, this is usually this:
  • Height pressure chambers of PAC
  • Satellite phones Thuraya
  • 24h SOS -Telephone : Makalu Adventure has its own 24-hour SOS phone.
  • Experienced Swiss Tour Guides: Many of our Swiss tour guides have a very great experience when traveling at high altitudes, some were even dozens of times in the Himalayas. Nevertheless, we form every year more in medical and height issues.
  • Vaccinations:No vaccinations are mandatory for the Himalayan countries.  Please consult on before leaving your house or tropical doctor vaccinations or contact us.
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