Simikot Hilsa Trek

Duration19 Days
Trip GradeModerate
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude3640 M
Group Size1-12
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
ActivitiesTrekking/Hiking
Best TimeMarch to May & Sep to Dec

Simikot Hilsa Trek is a journey of remoteness and backward district of Nepal. Simikot, the district headquarters of Humla is one of the remotest and backward district headquarters in terms of road, electricity, and other urban facilities. The district touches Tibet on its northern side at Hilsa, a point famous as a gateway to Mt. Kailash.

Simikot Hilsa Trek will allow you to explore this under-researched region trekking in Nepal that is full of cultural and natural wonders. The journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and further to Simikot. Simikot is the starting point of our Simikot trek. You will be spending your Simikot Hilsa Trek looking for fossils of plants and animals in Humla. Quite a few fossils have been discovered in the region that date back to hundreds and thousands of years ago.

The region is said to be inhabited by one of the first settlers of humans to the Indian subcontinent. This Nepal trekking to carry out research in the region would certainly be suitable for researchers and students of fossils.

Simikot Hilsa Trek is a popular trekking route in the Humla district of Nepal. This trek offers a unique combination of cultural exploration and breathtaking mountain views. The trek takes you through some of the most remote and stunningly beautiful villages of western Nepal.

The trek starts from Simikot and follows the Karnali River until you reach the Tibetan border town of Hilsa. The route then takes you across the high-altitude grasslands of the Himalayan plateau, before climbing steeply to the remote village of Muchu. From Muchu, you will continue to the highest point of the trek, the 5200m Nara La pass. From here, you will descend to the village of Yakkharka, and then on to the Tibetan villages of Yalbang and Dhebang, before finally reaching the Tibetan border town of Taklakot.

During the trek, you will have the opportunity to explore the many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries that dot the landscape, as well as the traditional villages of the local people. You will also have the chance to observe the spectacular wildlife of the area, such as snow leopards, blue sheep, and Himalayan Tahr.

Some of the Alternatives Treks of Simikoy Hilsa Treks are: Limi Valley Trek, Lumba Sumba Pass Trek and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

Simikot Hilsa Trek Difficulty

The Simikot Hilsa Trek is a moderate to difficult trek, depending on the route and conditions. It is not recommended for beginners or those with limited experience in trekking or mountaineering. The highest point of the trek is the Simikot Pass at an elevation of 4,400m, which requires a good level of fitness and stamina. The trek also involves long days of walking in remote areas with limited amenities. It can also be quite cold, especially at higher elevations.

Simikot Hilsa Trek Map

Hilsa Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal, located in the Karnali Zone of the mid-western region of the country. The trek starts from Simikot and passes through the remote villages of the region, including Hilsa and Purang. The trek offers a unique experience, trekking through the remote villages and exploring the culture and traditions of the local people. The trek is a part of the larger Great Himalayan Trail, which is a network of trails in the Himalayan region, stretching from Bhutan in the east to Afghanistan in the west. The trek passes through lush forests, high passes, and breathtaking mountain scenery. The trek is suitable for experienced trekkers and requires at least 10-12 days.

Simikot Hilsa Trek season

The Simikot Trek season typically runs from April to October. The best time to visit the region is during the summer months of May to October when the weather is warm and the days are long. The winter months of January to March are cold and the days are short.

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