Trekking duration: 16 days
Starting from: Simikot after flight from Nepalgunj
Ending at: Simikot and fly down to Nepalgunj
Grade: Strenuous and alpine.
Maximum altitude: Talung (4370m.)
Culture: Mixed western Nepalese &Tibetans.
Mode of trekking tour: Camping trek only
Simikot trek situated in the far western region of Nepal offers unique lifestyle and unparallel beauty of nature, alpine vegetation with plenty of medicinal herbal plant forest. Humla Simikot trek lies in the remote village of Nepal which has been listed as the restricted area and the trail mostly passes through the off beaten track.
Simikot, the district headquarters of Humla district is reached after the flight from Nepalgunj to Simkot. The Simikot trek starts following the bank of beautiful Karnali River. This is fully camping trekking in the remote area of Nepal which takes you to the boarder of Nepal and China. Humla Simikot Trek offers the high altitude lakes, beautiful green forest, scenery of beautiful snowcapped mountains and unique culture and tradition.
Humal Simikot Trek is good choice for those trekker who are looking for wilderness trek in remote place of Nepal.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Simikot Trek is categorized under Strenuous Level and Alpine, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 4,370m/14,337ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Simikot Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, you will met by our representative and transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu city and preparation for trekking, overnight at hotel
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot. Explore the Simikot village and preparation for the trek. Stay overnight at camp in Simikot.
Day 05: Trek from Simikot to Dhinga (3610m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Day 06: Trek from Dhinga to Shinjungma (3620m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Day 07: Trek from Shinjungma to Talung (4370m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Day 08: Trek from Talung to Limi (3630m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Day 09: Trek from Limi to Til (3590m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Day 10: Trek from Hilsa to Muchu. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 11: Trek from Muchu to Sali Khola. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 12: Trek from Sali Khola to Dharapani (2300m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Day 13: Trek from Dharapani to Simikot. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 14: Fly from Simikot to Nepalgunj. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Fly from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant.
Day 16: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- Simikot special permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters