Humla district covered the area of 5,655 km2 with Simikot as the district headquarter. This is also a remote district and has low contact with the capital city. This district is still unexplored and you will meet few tourists stepping towards Mount Kailash Tibet.
As you go further toward Humla, the landscape becomes drier, with incredible red rockscapes and medieval stone villages. The trial also goes through towering green cliffs and the roaring Karnali River. Beyond Limi valley, you will also discover a magical valley below the 5000 meters Nyalu Pass, with beautiful Tshom Tsho Lake.
Humla district is one of the most culturally amazing places in Nepal. As this district is exotic and untouched so you will find the most authentic and unchanged ancient Khasa kingdoms.
Best Time to Visit Humla
The best time to enjoy nature and immerse in it is from the month between May to November. If you want your trek to be adventurous and like snow then visits between last November to February.
How to Reach Humla District
From Kathmandu bus park you can take a bus to Nepalgunj. From the road, it takes a long hour of drive which takes about 12 to 13 hours. The night bus may be comfortable because there will be no traffic and dust but you cannot enjoy nature. After long hours of drive to Nepalgunj change the vehicle to Humla.
This is the most comfortable yet most expensive way to travel by air. From Kathmandu, you have to fly to Nepalgunj which takes about 50 minutes from the flight. From there you have to take another flight to Simikot.
There is another way to reach Humla by Surkhet. You can go by bus which takes you to Surkhet and then catch a flight to Simikot. From Surkhet the flight is done according to the weather.
Some of the best attractions of Upper Humla DIstrict
1. Nara La Pass
Nara La Pass is located at a height of 4620 meters above sea level. You will be amazed to see the landscapes and impressive house. It will be interesting to trek along Yak tracks and watching the beautiful Himalayas peeking at us. As you reach Nara La Pass through the caravan of yaks, you can see Tibet and an impressive view of the Himalayas.
Chyakpalung is located in the Upper part of Humla. The grassy and flatlands of Chyakpalung and amazing Himalayan views will attract the trekkers. There was a survey in 2013, and researchers found several rare animals in the area.
3. Tso Lamgyok
Tso Lamgyok is located in the Upper Humla district of Nepal. The main attraction here is the Himalayan lakes. The lake is located within the Gyau valley in the south-west corner of the Tibetan Plateau. This bowl-shaped freshwater lake is very pristine until it gets freeze during the winter season.
4. Upper Humla Circuit Trek
Upper Humla Circuit Trek helps you to experience the inner off the beaten part of Nepal. You will be amazed to see the wilderness of Chuwa River and Phyajang Valley. As you go through mystic Limi valley you will be amazed to see century-old Buddhist traditions. Some common animals with a high chance to encounter during the trek are Snow Leopard and Kiyang.
To trek Upper Humla from Kathmandu you have to fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. The next day, you have to take another flight which will take you to Simikot. From Simikot, your trekking will start to reach Limi Valley. You have to cross many beautiful passes, old villages, and spiritual monasteries to reach the Upper Humla. After some days you will head toward the north to Lapcha Pass. After you cross the pass, you will head east through a broad valley and pass the highest altitude at 5475 m. The barren landscape, desert-like environment with the ambiance of the end of the world makes your trekking adventurous.
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