Yari Valley Trek
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Yari valley Trek Summary
- Hike Duration: 17 Days
- High Altitude: 4,949m/16,238 feet
- Daily Trek Hour: 6 hours
- Travelers Group-Size: 2 – 12 People
- Best Time: April, May, September and October.
- Trip Mode: Tent Camping
- Meals on Camping: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportation: Plane / Bus
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 (4,620m) 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 a lofty gorge. Just the Sarpa La isolates Yari from Tibet.
For individual/solo travelers hiking the Yari valley in Humla is not possible as we need a minimum of 2 tourists to make 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.
How much does Yari Valley Trek Package Cost?
The cost of the Yari valley trek package with a Gokyo Trek Agency ranges between US$ 2499 to US$ 2999. Surely, the Yari valley trek cost varies as per the service you choose. However, the given package price includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodations and hiking permits, etc.
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’s a standard trip package price for 17 days hikes in Yari valley territory. If you are 2 folks hiking Yari valley Humla costs US$ 2770 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 the hidden trail – Yari valley treks.
Price Per Person for 17 days Yari valley trek.
|Number of Tourist
|Price Per Person
|4 to 6 person
|7 to 9 Person
|10 and more than 10 Person
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.
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 on the Yari valley of Humla and the border to the Hilsa trek.
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.
The First section of our walk is a climb up through wheat, and 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 a Tent.
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, which we visit to have a shower.
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.
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.
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.
A hard day as the trip today passes a Nara La at 4,620 meters (15,158 feet). It takes around 4 hours to get to the top and an additional 2 hours of the steep drop to Hilsa.
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.
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.
A simple and extremely brief day to Halji. The territory is somewhat difficult yet entirely agreeable over the course of the day.
Another simple day follows as it requires just 4 hours following the River to get to Jang.
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.
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.
A lofty drop prompts SaliKhola, which proceeds to meet Karnali River again lastly to Kermi.
Today is a final day our of Yari valley of Hidden Himalaya hiking route. 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 the Yari valley hike.
We take an early flight from 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.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward to your final destination and our trip ends. I wish you a wonderful journey.
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How much does the Yari valley trek package price?
Amazing wilderness Yari valley trek package price US$ 2770 per person is a standard trip on a double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and a 3/4-star category hotel in Nepalgunj near the airport. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
Remote Yari valley trek package price includes:-
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private Car vehicle.
- All the required domestic airport and hotel transfers 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.
- Tent camping accommodation during the trekking days in the Yari valley mountain region.
- All the essentials camping and kitchen equipment on trekking route.
- Simikot Special trekking permit issued by Immigration of Nepal.
- TIMS permit for Yari valley trekking in Nepal.
- Domestic flights: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu round trip with all taxes.
- 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.
- Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
- First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high altitude risk.
- In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
- Trek completion 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:-
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
- Tourist personal trekking types of equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, and all types of beverage drinks.
- 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].
We can organize private Yari valley trekking starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
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 a 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 the Yari valley short trek?
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.
Yari valley trek highlights
- Detect the majestic wild west mountains, hills, and valleys along the trek route
- Ancient and isolated villages, Buddhist monasteries, and Enthralling cultural practice.
- The grand view of holy Mount Kailash and Mount Saipal along the camping journey into the hidden Himalayas.
- Experience the Hidden Himalaya trail via Great Himalayan Trail (GHT).
- Believed to be inhabitants of Snow Leopard with many other wild animals.
Why do people choose Yari valley, Humla Trek?
Yari valley hike is maybe the most impressive scenic journey in the Nepalese Himalayas. 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.
Notes for Yari valley trekkers!
Rara to Humla trek, encompassing the captivating Yari Valley, spans approximately 22 to 25 days for its completion. This awe-inspiring journey leads through a truly secluded wilderness, making it a remarkable adventure achievable solely through tent camping. Nevertheless, should you desire, it is feasible to tailor the trek, even altering the path from Rara Lake to Humla in the enchanting Yari Valley. Your expedition awaits, promising unforgettable experiences amidst nature’s finest.
Simikot Hilsa 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?
Yari Valley trekking stands out as a very special camping trek in Simikot, Nepal due to its untouched natural beauty, remote place, rich cultural heritage, and the opportunity to experience the rugged wilderness while camping under the stars. It is an adventure route hidden in the Himalayas that offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal.
We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services and First safety and success is our concern. We are a team of professional, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.
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