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  • Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


Humla Limi Valley Trek is an excellent “off the beaten track” in the western Himalayas of Nepal. This fantastic trek is opened for trekking in 2002 due to its proximity to the Tibet border. The first six days of the trek will take us through remote Humla villages, as we head to the Tibet border following the Karnali River, one of the main tributaries of the magnificent Ganges that feeds a large part of the Indian subcontinent. After we reach the border of Tibet at the small town of Hilsa, we will go West, following the border, and the course of the Limi River for another ten days. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, we will be passing rare Tibetan Buddhist villages, nomads and their animals and will be bathing in hot springs on our way.

This is one of last wilderness area, tucked away inside Humla District where century old Buddhist traditions still exist and the people of the north-western part of the district are more like their Tibetan neighbor to the north than their Hindu neighbor in the south-east part of the district. On this trek, not only can hikers see the great mountains of Saipal, Byas, Rishi, Api, Kanjirowa, and Kanti in Nepal, but also the revered holy Mount Kailash across the border in Tibet. The trail goes through yak pastures, cultivated land, along rivers and water falls, down ravines and through interesting villages. At the view point of Yak Kharka (4900 m) there is stunning views of Mount Kailash in Tibet. There are the views of wildlife such as marmot, wolf, wild yak, and Himalayan black bears. Of the rare mammals, snow leopards and blue sheep are known to live in this area.

Trip highlights

  • The pristine sights and sounds of Humla Limi Valley
  • Witness epic mountain views of Mt Kailash and Saipal
  • Follow the Karnali river as it cuts through spectacular rock formations
  • Cross over breathtaking 16,000 ft (4,900 m) passes, Nyalu La and Nara La
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, hot springs and ancient temples
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Simikot
  • Experience rich culture and tradition influenced by shamanism

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

As you fly into Kathmandu, you'll have beautiful views over the valley, the snow capped mountain peaks in Himalaya, and of the terraced fields below. As per your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Fully day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Today after the breakfast we will proceed for sightseeing tour in and around the Kathmandu valley. The Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath temple and Boudhanath temple are the major sight-seeing areas around the Kathmandu valley. These all are listed in a world heritage sites. The Durbar Square shows us the regal life of ancient periods. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimages. Swoyambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is the Buddhist temple which is very popular around the globe. Swoyambhunath is also known as money temple stands on the hilltop west of the Kathmandu valley. It can also be known as the viewpoint of Kathmandu valley. Boudhanath temple is the biggest Chhorten ever made around the world. Overnight in Hotel

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj – approx. 1 hour

This flight flies over the whole range of the western part of the Himalayas like Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Comparatively, it is warmer than Kathmandu, and Nepalgunj lies near the Indian border. Overnight at Hotel. Meals Included : Full Board

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2950 m) – approx. 45 minutes

In the early morning, we have to be at the airport as we take the flight to Simikot which takes 45 minutes splendid flight by traversing the Churen Himal. We meet our crew member in Simikot who have walked there a week early. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included : Full Board

Day 05: Trek from Simikot to Dharapuri (2300 m) – aprox. 5 hours

First day walk starts with short climb for an hour to reach a lesser pass at 3,000 m high, rewards you with grand views of surrounding landscapes, and then downhill to reach at Dharapuri, walk lead above Karnali River and within pine forest past farm villages, coming across Humla people carrying loads all the way up a steep trail.

Walk on nice farm field area and terraces to reach overnight stop at a small farm village of Dharapuri. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 06: Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi (26500 m) – approx. 4 hours

We have a short day to walk today as we only walk for 3 hours before reaching Kermi. So we can have a late start after exploring the Dharapuri village in the morning. We start following the trail along the mighty Karnali where we see the fields of barley, buckwheat, rice and potatoes. Kermi has the majority of Buddhist people and its major attractions are Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa, both are about half an hour walk from our campsite. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 07: Trek from Kermi to Yalbang (3010 m) – approx. 6 hours

After a warm breakfast, we walk for 2 hours and cross the Sali River. On the bank of the river, there is a small settlement with a few tea shops. We walk further on a high trail through the pine forest and the clear Karnali River below the cliff. On the way, we encounter a lot of Mule caravans. Usually, the caravan leaders are the local villagers moving from one place to another for barter and trade. In 4 hours we reach the Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery of Nyingmapa lineage with about 135 monks living in. further 45 minutes of walk leads us to Yalbang our overnight camp. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 08: Trek from Yalbang to Tumkot (3380 m) – approx. 6 hours

The path goes high above the Karnali River again and passes the little village of Yangar. The path is mostly “Nepali Flat”. At some parts the path is spectacularly carved out of the rocks, and we find walking in a kind of three-sided tunnel. The environment gets changed as we walked in rockier and the big pine trees make way for smaller bushes. You cross the Karnali River by a big wooden suspension bridge. The path climbs high above the Karnali River and goes along the upper site of a deep gorge. You see the emerald green Karnali River far below you. Along the way you may meet big flocks of sheep carrying salt, an old trade still existing today. Sometimes we see big, kind of army tents. These are temporary restaurants and shops, which can be a nice place for a tea, noodle soup or just to refill your stock of snacks, like coconut biscuits. After 3 to 4 hours, we arrive in the charming village of Muchu. Trekking further around 1and half hours we get to the village of Tumkot nearby Karnali River we can fix our campsite for the overnight. Close to the campsite and the village lies a very interesting monastery of the Sakya lineage, the Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, one of the most important Sakya monasteries in the Tibetan region. The monastery lies on a hill, it’s a 20-30 minutes climb to get there. It is the only Sakya Monastery in Humla, and one of the few monasteries of this lineage in Nepal. A caretaker will be explaining the monastery and their valuables. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 09: Trek from Tumkot to Yari (3690 m) – approx. 5 hours

The trail climbs slowly but steadily, with a few steep climbs in between. We will find the changes in landscape and the trail get more dirt road. More rocky and desolate after leaving Tumkot It is still uncertain when and if the road will ever be finished. You cross the small village Pani Palwang, consisting of a couple of tea houses along the road, which makes a nice place for a cup of tea or a lunch break. It’s another 1 ½ hour trek to Yari. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 10: Trek from Yari to Hilsa (3720 m) via Nara La Pass (4620 m) – approx.

Adventure today leads to high Nara-La pass at 4,620 m a long climb, rewards you with grand views of surrounding landscapes and mountains of both Nepal and Tibet side.

Our route climbs heading into desolate terrain where vegetation fades completely as country looks more like Tibet dry terrain, coming across big caravans of mules, dzopa or yaks.

The bigger yaks are an especially impressive sight and walk past few teahouses at Tado Dunga; from here path is steeper, as walk leads to few hour climb over Nara-La. Continue journey with views ahead of Tibet side and back towards Yari far below, on the other side of the pass where areas are similar to Tibet landscape surrounded by windswept mountains of brown, copper, ash and dark yellow colors. From the pass a long descent to Hilsa, close to the border of Tibet for overnight stop. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 11: Trek from Hilsa to Manepema (3990 m) - approx. 6 hours

After Hilsa town / village, cross a big iron bridge to other side of the river that connects to wide trail high above on a slope, as walk follows Karnali River towards east direction till Manepeme village is reached for overnight camp. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 12: Trek from Manepema to Til (4000 m) – approx. 6 hours

Morning leads to climb as it winds up through high and steep rocks, after few hours reaching a small path on near level ground for a while and then walk to an interesting meditation cave called Ya Yip Phuk. A meditation cave of Lotsawa Rinchen Sangpo (985-1055), a famous translator of Buddhist scriptures, where his activities were crucial to the revival of cultural exchange between Tibet and India, paving the way so-called second dissemination of Buddhism in Tibet.

The path surprisingly green at some parts, with few juniper trees and bushes among the bare rock, as walk climb for an hour to cross Lamka-La, a pass of above 4,300 meter, after the pass downhill to Til (more or less 2 hrs).

On reaching the village encountering chörtens (stupas) with white building attached on high slope, a place with a monastery of Til.

At Til houses are built of stones that blends with surrounding environment where some areas around are much greener, the village surrounded by birch and willow trees with terraced fields of barley, views of snow capped mountains with impressive glaciers towers above the village.

Til an authentic Tibetan village like all villages around Limi Valley here you can observe villagers in original Tibetan dress. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 13: Trek from Til to Halji (3670 m) – approx.4 hours

An easy day to Halji, allows time to explore around villages and visit of monasteries as walk starts following Limi River upstream on relatively flat trails.

Along the way chances of spotting some mountain goats and blue sheep! If you are very lucky you might even see a snow leopard from here on.

From Til takes few hours to reach at Halji as the village blends with the environment and enter the village passing a gate chörten after which a very big mani wall appears, a low wall with many stones in which holy mantra’s and Buddhist deities are carved.

In Halji the monastery, Rinchenling Gompa, is in the village itself. It’s built in the 14th Century belongs to Kagyug-Pa lineage.

The main Gompa (monastery of Limi Valley) serves as religious centre of the area it has been beautifully restored (with help of Nepal Trust) and has many interesting parts to visit. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 14: Trek from Halji to Jang (3930 m) - approx. 4 hours

It’s an easy 4-hour walk from Halji to Jang, following the Limi Khola. Jang is the third and last village in the Limi Valley and as with the other villages, it’s a magical place to be. It’s very special to be in such a secluded place where the Tibetan culture still continues relatively untouched, as far from the modern day world as you can be. Jang has a beautiful Gompa which you can visit (entrance is free, but also here you have to pay Rs 500 to make pictures). Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 15: Trek from Jang to Talung (4370 m) - approx. 8 hours

In the coming days there won’t be any more villages until Kermi and you will be walking through impressive, completely desolate landscapes. The trail is not always easy to find, and you have to cross a few small rivers. The trail goes up slowly but steadily, up to Talang, where there is a place to camp. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 16: Trek from Talung to Shingjuma (3620 m) via Nyalu La pass (4950 m) - approx. 8 hours

The second spectacular pass day of this trek! It’s a very tough, but rewarding climb to the highest point of the trek, the Nyalu La, at 4940 meters. There can be snow and ice, which makes the climb more challenging. From the pass you have breathtaking 360 degrees views into Humla and Tibet. On very clear days you can even see the holy Mount Kailash (6714 m) in the distance. Besides, you can see Mount Saipal (7031 m) and many more snow capped mountains which are stretching out before you. From the pass, it is a steep downward slope to Lake Selma Tso at 4630 meters. The trail continues going down, following the Sali River, to the campsite at Shinjungma. Getting lower, the nature changes dramatically and suddenly you see trees! You have many beautiful views, steep slopes full with trees, with at the horizon Mount Saipal. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 17: Trek from Shingjuma to Kermi (2670 m) - approx. 7 hours

We get back down decent about 1000 meters and we reach to Kermi which we have already passed before. The trail we pass through is rocky, interesting landscape and beautiful turning of Karnali River. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 18: Trek from Kermi to Simikot (2950 m) - approx. 7 hours

Today’s trek is about seven hours as we head to Darapuri (2300m) and then on Majgaon (2290m) from where we climb to above the Karnali River. After crossing through the 3000m pass we have a spectacular view back to the Nyinba Valley (4050m). After a further 30 minutes on the trail we arrive at Simikot where we will stay the night. Overnight at Teahouse/Camp. Meals Included: Full Board

Day 19: Fly from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Early morning 45 minutes sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow-capped peaks.

On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu. If it’s in the afternoon, we will have time, a few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj. We then connect with a flight back to Kathmandu and received and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Hotel

Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu

You can explore around the Heritage sites in the city, stroll down the streets of Thamel for local cultural experience, visit nearby monasteries, relax at a nearby spa centers or do some souvenir haunting in the local bazaar. Overnight in Hotel

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

As per your flight time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or any other destinations. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM.

Or inform us if you want to stay longer for short tours such as Jungle Safari at National Parks, Mountain Biking, Rafting, a Tibet tour, a Tour to Bhutan or India Tour. We will be happy to assist you.

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 21 days
  • Grade : Moderate to Fairly Challenging
  • Activity : Cultural sightseeing tour and trekking
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu
  • Trek Type : Lodge / Camping Trek
  • Accomodation : Hotel / Tented Camp
  • Max Altitude : 5001 m

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services by private A/C vehicle
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin /double sharing basis with breakfast only
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English Speaking local Tour Guide and entry fees
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) during the trek prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • A Trekking Guide, Sherpa, necessary porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipment during the trek)
  • Safe drinking boiled water will be provided during the trek
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by domestic plane
  • Transfer from Nepalgunj to Simikot and from Simikot to Nepalgunj by domestic plane
  • 1 night accommodation in Nepalgunj
  • First aid kit
  • All necessary permits and paper works including Dhaulagiri Trek special permits
  • All government and local taxes
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International flight & any other airfares
  • Nepal visa
  • Extra baggage charge if any (weight allowance 12kg+3 kg in domestic flight)
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for Guide, porters, drivers etc.
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, snacks while walking, hot water/shower, internet, telephone etc during the trek
  • Clients insurance and Medical expenses
  • Any other tours, transfers and hotel accommodations other than mentioned above
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Extension Tours

Jungle Safari
Pokhara Tour

Necessary Information

1. Visa to Nepal

You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. For that, you require a valid passport with 2 copies of passport size photos. Similarly, A visa for Nepal can be obtained at Nepal India border entry point at Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Kakadvitta, Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki and Kodari on the Nepal China border. A15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please visit

2. Welcoming upon your arrival in Nepal

We will be at the airport to welcome you upon your arrival to Nepal. We will be carrying the Raj BalaTreks & Expedition placard with your name underneath. From airport you will escorted to your hotel and we help you to check-in.

3. Health Issues and Vaccinations Requirement for Humla Trek

As vaccination requirements change frequently, we suggest you to consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the beginning of your trip. We recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis and polio.

The main health consideration during Humla Trekking is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some mild symptoms initially, such as headache, lethargy, nausea and difficulty sleeping, but these should lessen within a few days. To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), people take pills called ‘Diamox’. You can also use these pills after consulting with your doctor and purchase them in Kathmandu. Our itinerary will allow your body to acclimatize properly and handle the low oxygen rate. If you have ever suffered from altitude sickness, or have a heart or breathing complaint, we highly recommend you to consult your doctor about your suitability for trekking in high altitude areas before booking. We suggest that you take some pain-killing pills with you and enough medicine for cold, diarrhea, nausea and fever. Some nasal ointment and throat-moistening pills will greatly help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions.

4. Difficulty Level of the trek

This is a long trek that goes far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists, to remote areas of the country where the landscapes are wild and untamed and where the local inhabitants have seen little change in their way of life for centuries- untouched corners of an increasingly crowded planet. It is physically challenging, likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities, such as, climbing/ scrambling across high passes.

5. Trekking Type & Accommodation

Humla Trek is a fully Camping Trek. Camping Trek means sleeping in tents. On a camping trek, the tents provided are ‘Two men dome’ or ‘A’ shaped. Foam mattress with insulation underneath is provided for sleeping. Clients need to have their own sleeping bag. Bags or cloth packs are used as pillows. If you wish, you can bring your own ‘Air pillow’.

6. Food on the Trek

We provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and Western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads.

After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. This has allowed us to maintain remarkably high standards of health over many years of trek organization - and good health is vital to an enjoyable and successful trek and climb. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

7. A Typical Day on a Camping Trek in Nepal

Your typical day begins with a hot cup of tea brought to the tent at about 6 am, followed by a bowl of hot water for washing. After packing all your bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the morning’s walk. All you need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, camera, sun cream, hat, rain jacket and a warm jumper, just in case. The porters will carry the rest of your gear for you. After walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we arrive at camp in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the nearby villages, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at camp by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Dinner is usually served between 6 and 7 pm. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and talking with the crew, or perhaps even joining in some singing and dancing, before heading off to the tent for a well-earned sleep.

8. Land Transfers

Transfer from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by domestic plane. Transfer from Nepalgunj to Simikot and from Simikot to Nepalgunj by domestic plane

9. Personal Expenses – Approximate money you should carry on the trek

Our 21 days Humla Trek cost is all inclusive of your accommodation, meals, permits and other official expenses.(See price includes and excludes section for more detail). Besides, other expenses depend on your spending habits. A USD 10-15 is sufficient to buy bottled water, snacks, chocolate bars, hot and cold drinks, and showers during the trek besides your included meals and accommodation.

10. Money Exchange

You can exchange money at a Bank or the money exchange counter in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Many Tourist class Hotels have money exchange facilities. For Trekking, there are Banks and exchange counters at major Tourist hubs like Namche and Lukla. These days, there are availability of ATMs everywhere in Kathmandu and some in Lukla and Namche.

11. Tips

Tips are appreciated by your support team after the completion of your trekking in Nepal. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise that you can allocate 5- 10 % of the total tour cost as tips. It is recommended that you talk to the members and hand it over individually as per the hierarchy on the last day of the trek.

12. Facility of communication available on trek

While trekking you may not have an access to telephone facility for some days or weeks. However, en route there may be few places where telephone facilities may be available and likely to be working.

If it is urgent for you to be in contact with your family and friends, we can provide the Satellite Phone along with rental charge on request.

13. Luggage while trekking

During trek your main luggage will be carried by porters. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kgs, excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors.

14. Trekking Gears and Equipments

You will need walking boots, sleeping bag (4 seasons/ -20C rated), waterproof jacket and trousers, fleece jacket, warm hat and gloves, sunglasses, water bottle, sun-screen and day pack. Comprehensive list of equipment will be provided once you book your trip. It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought or hired at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

15. Climate & best time to do the trek

The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

16. First Aid Kit

We supply a medical bag with standard medicines prescribed by trekking doctors and a user’s manual. Since our staffs/guides are not qualified for suggesting medications to western clients, we would request you to use the medicines upon your own risk. It is safer and more reliable if you have your own medicine kit and not depend on what we have.

17. Rescue /Evacuation

Your safety and security are our top priority, and we always make sure that nothing untoward happen to you. However, if anything serious like sickness or a casualty occurs, we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. As you are responsible for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it.

18. Insurance

Before joining the Humla Trekking, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. Our staff will collect your insurance details before you leave for the trek.

19. All our guides are certified guides

All our guides are certified and trained trekking leaders. Our guides are certified by the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM), Nepal. They have years of experience working in this line of work and know the different trekking trails of Nepal, mountain ranges, culture, and mountain sickness.

20. Booking Procedure

Your booking of this Humla Trekking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 20% of the total trip and the signed copy of booking form and contract. The balance is due no later than two months prior to departure. If you book a tour less than 2 months prior to departure, you must send the full payment within 7 days of confirmation by us.

21. Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your booking, the following scale of charges will apply:

  • 2 months before departure – Loss of deposit (20% of the total trip)
  • 29 days to 2 months before departure – 30% of total trip cost
  • 10 to 28 days before departure – 60% of total trip cost
  • Less than 10 days before departure – 100% of total trip cost

Additional Information