This trip is the shortest and yet one of the most culturally and scenically striking trips in Humla. The valley is reached in a day walk from Simikot at elevations between 3000m and 4100 m. Nyinba, a Bhotia community also called Bara-Thapalya inhabit this valley in four major villages in the area. The attractions are experience of the unique village structure resembling Buddhist Mandala and culture practiced within these villages that deeply carry the ancient pre-Buddhist Shamastic tradition blended with the Buddhist culture and religion. Mt Shelmogang (5300m) (also known as Mount Crystal Peak) and Raling Gompa and Siddhi caves of Guru Rimpoche are some of the places to visit. The trail has been planned to visit Kharpunath temple where the Karnali from west Tibet and Chang/Dozam river meet forming the main Karnali, the longest and holiest river of Nepal.Saga Dawa Festival is observed as one of the most important festival in Buddhist society all over the world. This festival held each year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. This festival is celebrated in honor of Sakyamuni’s enlightenment. And this auspicious day coincide with three important events in Buddha’s life, Birth, Nirvana and death.
Duration: 12 days
Starting from: Simikot, Humla
Ending at: Simikot, Humla
Highest access of the trek: 4200m
Culture: Chettries, Tibetan origin
Mode of trekking: Camping trek only
Himalayan sights: Crystal Peak, Chang La
Most attraction of the Trek: Mountain views, rivers, lakes, hidden valley, Monastries, Tibetan villages .
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – transfer hotel – tour briefing
Day 02: Sight seeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot
Day 05: Trek Simikot to Torpa
Day 06: Trek Torpa to Raling
Day 07: Explore Raling valley (13th June 2014 Saga Dawa Festival)
Day 08: Raling to Bargaon
Day 09: Bargaon to Kharbunath
Day 10: Kharbunath to Simikot
Day 11: Fly Simikot to Nepalgunj & to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Depart