Raling Monastery and Nyinba Valley Cultural Trek

Grade: easy

Duration: 10 -12 days

Max altitude: 4050m.

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. 

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Day 12

Arrival Kathmandu - transfer hotel - tour briefing  

Sight seeing in Kathmandu 

Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 

Fly Nepalgunj to Simikot 

Trek Simikot to Torpa 

Trek Torpa to Raling 

Explore Raling valley 

Raling to Bargaon 

Bargaon to Kharbunath  

Kharbunath to Simikot 

Fly Simikot to Nepalgunj & to Kathmandu. 


Note: The crystal peak also can be scaled, (June-October) via pilgrim trail leading to the top. It requires extra day while you reach Ralling Gompa. It also can be shortened returning back from Bargaon to Simikot depending on the availability of time of the visitors.