Humla is the highest, northernmost and most remote district of Nepal, lying on the border with Tibet, inhabited by Buddhist, originating from Tibet, whereas the South is mostly inhabited by Hindus. The region’s main town of Simikot is reachable by foot or by plane in absence of paved road. The closet road-head in Nepal to Humla is nine days walk to the south; and from Tibet six days walk away to the northeast. These isolated mountain communities rely on subsistence farming and minimal trade with Tibet and India. The mountain landscape of high peaks, cut through by green valleys, turbulent rivers and forests of rhododendrons teeming with wildlife, featuring Hindu and Buddhist temples, shrines and religious sacred places, makes trekking this region an extremely rewarding and rejuvenating experience.
1. Highest mountains of the region are Mt. Api (7132m) and Mt. Saipal (6925m).
2. The northen landscape is part of a scared Buddhist Mandala, which had its center at Mt. Kailash and points in the surrounding landscape, strecting for hundreds of kms, corresponding to spiritual concepts.
3. Buddhist families practice polyandry, or the practice of a woman marrying a family of brothers.
4. The border crossing at Hilsa is a main entry point for treks going to and coming from Mount Kailash.
1. By land- drive 12 to 14 hrs from Kathmandu to Surkhet.
2. By flight- Kathmandu to Nepalgunj/ Surkhet and Nepalgunj/ Surkhet to Simikot/Jumla/Juphal according to avaialability.
3. Charter flight to Simikot by helicopter or full charter flight of Tara, Sita, Yeti and Nepal Airlines.