Yari Valley Trek

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Yari valley trek

Yari valley Trek Summary

    1. Hike Duration: 17 Days
    2. Yari Valley Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate grade
    3. High Altitude: 4,949m/16,238 feet
    4. Daily Trek Hour: 6 hours
    5. Travelers Group-Size: 2 – 12 People
    6. Best Time: April, May, September and October.
    7. Trip Mode: Tent Camping
    8. Meals on Camping: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Plane / Bus

Overview

The Yari valley trek is famous for its isolation under the restricted territory with beautiful flora and fauna. Remote wilderness Yari valley trekking is situated in the Karnali region, the far western part of Nepal.

An amazing Yari valley trek route is a very dry and undercover area. People have very difficulty living here because of less productive lands. But they are very humble and have friendly smiling faces. Tourists walk through the ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route up to the Tibetan crossing the Nara La pass (4620 m) with a stunning vista of the Himalayas. From the Hilsa border, you turn to the Yari Valley.

Furthermore, Hilsa is a gateway to exploring Mount Kailash which is located in Tibet. Visitor can experience the ancient Buddhist Monasteries, local people, and their traditions which are the main attraction of the Yari valley. The local inhabitants still earn their livelihood by trading commodities like salt, cotton, barley, and rice in Tibet.

Simikot, the administrative headquarters of the Humla area. The unassuming community is just reachable from different spots in Nepal via air (or by walking!) yet it is associated by street to Tibet. Trek to Yari is delightful, going through plantations, fields of yields (like grain, millet, and wheat), and through a lofty gorge. Just the Sarpa La isolates Yari from Tibet.

For individual/solo travelers to hike the Yari valley in Humla is not possible as we need a minimum of 2 tourists to make a group trek permits. Humla Simikot and Yari region are under the control region and required a special permit from the government of Nepal. However, Yari valley at Humla trekking is possible to visit at any time except winter months in Nepal.

Why people choose Yari valley, Humla Trek?

Yari valley hike is maybe the most impressive scenic journey in the Nepalese Himalaya. You will have eye-to-eye mountains through forests, hills, and tiny villages. Hikes at Yari valley is a part of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) of Nepal. It is a great sense of expectation that builds as you trek from Humla passing through regular villages, and Buddhist monasteries.

Yari valley, Humla Simikot trek

How much does Yari Valley Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Yari valley trek package with a Gokyo Trek Agency (Guide’s owned company in Nepal) ranges between US$ 2350 to US$ 2885. Surely, the Yari valley trek cost varies according to the group size you are traveling with. A tent trek to Yari valley Humla is not easy in terms of geography, and local infrastructure. Therefore camping is only an option to visit.

It is the standard trip package price for 17 days trek. If you are 2 folks hiking Yari valley Humla costs US$ 2500 is the best deal for 17 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Yari valley treks.

Price Per Person for 17 days of hikes in Yari valley territory.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 2885
2 PersonUS$ 2500
3 PersonUS$ 2480
4 to 6 personUS$ 2450
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 2399
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 2350

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Yari valley trek detail itinerary

Wilderness Yari valley trekking is a classical trek with 16 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular Yari valley trek route is prepared for world explorers to hike in a more relaxed manner. However, for travelers who wish to do it quickly but are walking with Yari time-wise then ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

1 DayArrival at Kathmandu valley. Simikot and Yari Restricted area trekking permit arrangements.

Pick you up after landing in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, and drop you at your hotel in Thamel downtown. Last-minute answer to your Yari valley trek programs. All financial settlements and check the hiking gears.

We need your original passport with Nepal’s Visa to prepare Humla, Yari, and Simikot restricted area permits. It takes some hours for official formalities to complete the hiking permits. We fix for meeting time to introduce your hiking guide, he will brief details about the Yari valley of Humla and the border to Hilsa trek.

2 DayFly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and to Simikot. Stay in a Tent camp.

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalganj (1 hour by flight) and again fly to Simikot. We flew to Simikot early in the morning with morning fresh air, and a transparent view, and arrived in Simikot also morning. As you are in Simikot, meet our entire staff. Simikot is a very beautiful place where all trekkers enjoy their stopping there.

3 DaySimikot to Dharapani trekking (2,270m/7,448 feet), 6 hours.

The First section of our walk is with a climb up through wheat, barley, on a rock rocky track. Along the trek, we can walk to see past time build a stone house at upper Simitkot. We move right towards Yakba to catch a fabulous view of Humla Karnali valley. Now we walk down steeply in a knee crouching 800m descend to the Masigaon (2270m). We obey the Humla Karnali River trail and gradually reach Metal Bridge which brings us to Dharapuri where we stay overnight at Tent.

4 DayDharapani to Kermi village trekking (2,670m/8,760 feet), 5/6 hours

Today we climb up and down to the Chachera (2356m). From here we need to walk a steep trail packed with animals, climb beside the waterfalls past lizards sunning themselves and follow the small trail that has been blasted out of the cliffs to reach Dhara Kermi. Above the kermi village, there is a natural hot spring, where we visit to have a shower.

5 Day Yalbang Trek (3,020m/9,908 feet), 5 hours

The main several hours of the day is on agreeable landscape however reliably gains rise and arrives at a little pass. A lofty plunge prompts an engineered overpass and leads through the woodland to Yalbang.

6 DayTumkot Trek (3,380m/11,090 feet), 5 hours

The nature path leaves along with the Karnali river and moves towards Yangar. Yet again after Yangar, the trail gets a piece rough and proceeds to cross Karnali on a wooden extension. A trip follows and following decent several hours, gets to Muchu. One more hour at long last prompts Tumkot.

7 Day Yari Village Trek (3,700m/12,140 feet ), 5 hours

Most piece of this day is spent climbing and incorporates some lofty areas too. In over 3 hours, the path goes through Pani Palwang, and afterward, in under 2 hours, the day closes at Yari.

8 Day Cross the Nara La Pass (4,620m/15,158 feet). Trek to Hilsa (3,720m/ feet), 6 hours

A hard day as the trip today passes a 4600 meters Nara La. It takes around 4 hours to get to the top and an additional 2 hours of the steep drop to Hilsa.

9 Day Manepeme Trek (3,990m/13,091 feet), 5 hours

The day begins with an intersection of one more scaffold and one more move for a brief period. Thereafter, the path ceaselessly undulates and follows the Karnali River as far as possible up to Manepeme.

10 Day Til Trek (4,000m/13,124 feet), 6 hours

One more move of around 4 hours takes to Lamka La at 4300 meters. A diversion on the way to the pass prompts a prescription cavern. From the pass, it requires another and half hours to the town of Til. Yet again vegetation can be seen at Til.

11 Day Halji trekking (3,660m/12,008 feet), 3/4 hours

A simple and extremely brief day to Halji. The territory is somewhat difficult yet entirely agreeable over the course of the day.

12 Day Jang Trek (3,930m/12,894 feet), 4 hours

Another simple day follows as it requires just 4 hours following the Limi River to get to Jang.

13 Day Trek to Talung (4,370m/14,338 feet), 8 hours.

One of the two hardest days of our entire journey and furthermore denotes the entrance of the trip into nature. There are no more towns and civilizations for the following few days. In any case, the path is very consistent however progressively continues to climb the entire day.

14 Day Cross Nyalu La (4,949m/16,238 feet). Trek Shinjungma (3,620m/ 11,877 feet), 8/9 hours

The hardest day of the trip however the greatest day for the perspectives. An exceptionally intense and hard difficult move of around 5 hours takes to the Nyalu La pass at 16,238 feet. At the top, tourists can view the amazing mountain summits at 360 degrees angle. The blessed mountain Kailash of Tibet (6,714m)) and Saipal Himal (7031 m) in Nepal are the best to see. The hiking path drops to Selma Tso Lake and further keeps going down to Shinjungma.

15 Day Talungkermi Trek (2,670m/8,760 feet), 6/7 hours.

A lofty drop prompts SaliKhola, which proceeds to meet Karnali River again lastly to Kermi.

16 DayTrek to Simokot airport hotel (2,950m/9,679 feet), 5/6 hours

Today is a final day our of Limi valley hikes. We follow the same trail as we did on the first of of our journey. Reaching Simikot Bazaar, tourists can enjoy visiting the local markets and seeing the stunning landscapes. But the guide will go to the airport counter to reconfirm the flights. In the evening, a little party with the entire crew for a successful journey to Limi valley hike.

17 DayFlight from Simikot to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429 feet). Transfer to hotel

We take an early flight Simikot to Kathmandu. As soon as you arrive at TIA airport, Gokyo Treks arrange for you again for a private vehicle to get to your hotel in the Kathmandu city center. If you need any kind of further assistance? do not hesitate to ask us. In the evening, we invite you to have a typical Nepali dinner.

18 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. I wish you your wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much does the Yari valley trek cost?

Amazing wilderness Yari valley trek price US$ 2500 per person on a double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3 to 5-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and 3-star category hotel in Nepaljung near airport. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Remote Yari valley trek package price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • All the required domestic airport and hotel transfer according to the above plan.
  • 2 nights in double bedroom Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city.
  • 17 Breakfast, 16 Lunch, and 16 Dinner serve with hot tea/coffee prepared by our expert cook.
  • Tent camping accommodation during the trekking days in the Yari valley mountain region.
  • All the essentials camping and kitchen equipment on the trek route.
  • Simikot Special trekking permit issued by Immigration of Nepal.
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu round trip with tax.
  • An experienced English-speaking local trekking guide, Professional cook.
  • Required supporting local porters and donkeys to carry food and luggage.
  • Food, Salary, accommodation, and medical or accidental insurance of all the trekking staff.
  • Gokyo Treks and Expedition company Medical kit bag.
  • Farewell dinner party after the trip completion in Kathmandu.
  • Trek certificate and an updated Yari valley trek map, keep them as a souvenir.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Yari valley trekking package excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fees US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, and all types of bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for camping crew [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

We can organize private Yari valley trekking starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience for the Yari valley hike?

Answer: Actually Yari valley trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For the Yari valley trekking, if you have a little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Yari valley trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Tent camping accommodation for all campers en route. However, we recommend you take your four-season sleeping bags and other hiking gear if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in the Kathmandu gear shop.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?

Answer: During the camping in Yari valley trekking, our professional cook cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice, bread, soups, and vegetables. The variety of vegetables depends upon the season you hike.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Yari valley trekking?

Answer: As you are camping or trekking, we provide you with a hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Yari valley trekking?

Answer: We provide you with aqua tablets to purify the normal water. The normal water is available at the campsite or on local taps.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: As you choose a tent camping, there is very little chance to recharge the battery. But some local village stays electricity so you can recharge. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Yari valley trekking short?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get rarely local telephone services.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Our camping trips book up months in advance. We recommend booking early to avoid any kind of confusion. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last moment bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer 25% advance deposit [non-refundable] of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. The rest of the payment you can pay us on your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Yari valley short trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 1 guest = 1 porter ratio.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: Roughly, you can walk about 6 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: To complete wilderness treks in remote areas, trekkers should have very good camping gear. It is better to hike with walking poles also. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory and also find the list of other gears checklist

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

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Yari valley trek highlights

  • Detect the majestic wild west mountains, hills, and valleys along the trek route
  • Ancient and isolated villages, Buddhist monasteries, Enthralling cultural practice.
  • The grand view of holy Mount Kailash and Mount Saipal
  • Believed to be inhabitants of Snow Leopard with many other wild animals.

Yari valley trek Notes

Simikot Hilsa Limi Circuit Trek is an adventure trek that is best for professional hikers. You need to cross over the tough high passes that are over 14,800 feet above sea level. As the route is isolated because of the rare Human settlements, it is one of the most off-beaten tracks to the remote regions of Nepal.

Hike Yari valley itinerary is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical, and natural condition may change the above itineraries.

What makes Yari valley trek special?

Possibilities for challenging trekking or pleasant wilderness hiking are scattered all over Planet Earth. You just need to know where to find them. First safety and success is our concern.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. We are a team of professional, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

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No. of peoplePrice Per Person
1 USD 2885
2 USD 2500
3 USD 2480
4 - 6 USD 2450
7 - 9 USD 2399
10 + USD 2350
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