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About This Tour

Experience the untouched beauty of the Nyinba Valley and the mystical allure of Raling Gompa on the GHT-Humla Nyinba Valley to Raling Gompa Trek. This 11-day adventure, expertly crafted by Great Himalayan Trails (GHT) and offered by Eco Holiday Asia, takes you through the heart of Northwest Nepal, offering a cultural and spiritual immersion in a landscape seemingly frozen in time.


  • Crystal Mountain Views:
  • Himalayan Landscapes
  • Tibetan Culture
  • Bon and Hindu Culture
  • Buddhist Monasteries
  • Trekking Adventure
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Pilgrims Tour
  • Heritage Exploration

What’s Included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trek).
  • Standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork and conservation entry permits.
  • All necessary air and ground transport from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodations in Homestay/Tent during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (to be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges with domestic flight.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses. ( If Needed)
  • Personal expenses (e.g., phone calls, laundry, bar bills, personal porters).
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.

Arrive in Kathmandu

  • Altitude: 1400 meters above sea level

Your adventure commences as you arrive in Kathmandu, a city steeped in history and spirituality. Welcomed by the vibrant energy, settle into your hotel, absorbing the bustling ambiance of the streets. The day is dedicated to acclimating and embracing the anticipation of the journey ahead.

  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • What to See:
    • Get a glimpse of the city's history at Swyambhunath.
    • Experience the sacredness of Pashupatinath.
    • Immerse in the spirituality at Boudhanath.
    • Explore the ancient Monkey Temple.
    • Wander through the cultural tapestry of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
    • Absorb the historical significance of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Take in the cultural and historical richness of Kathmandu.
    • Settle into the hotel and relax for the upcoming journey.

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

  • Altitude: Varies (Depends on specific locations visited)

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Kathmandu. From the ancient sway of Swyambhunath to the sacred serenity of Pashupatinath, each site unfolds layers of Nepal's heritage. Your expert guide unveils the stories behind Boudhanath, Monkey Temple, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, weaving a narrative that bridges the past with the present.

  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • What to See:
    • Explore the ancient stupa of Swyambhunath.
    • Witness the sacred rituals at Pashupatinath.
    • Absorb the spiritual energy at Boudhanath.
    • Discover the Monkey Temple's historical significance.
    • Traverse the cultural tapestry of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
    • Witness the historical grandeur of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Checklist for Today:

      • Immerse in the cultural and spiritual landmarks of Kathmandu.
      • Absorb the history and stories shared by your guide.

Flight to Nepalgunj

  • Altitude: Approximately 150 meters above sea level

Fly to Nepalgunj, a city resonating with the warmth of the Terai lowlands. Navigate its vibrant streets, a cultural crossroads reminiscent of India. Visit the revered Bageshowri temple and absorb the energy of this gateway to the majestic Himalayas.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • What to See:
    • Explore the vibrant cityscape of Nepalgunj.
    • Visit the culturally significant Bageshowri temple.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Experience the cultural fusion in Nepalgunj.
    • Soak in the atmosphere of this gateway city.

Flight to Simikot; Trek to Buraunse

  • Altitude: Approximately 2980 meters above sea level

Take to the skies again, landing in Simikot, the threshold to your trek. The journey on foot begins as you trek to Buraunse, where the landscapes start revealing their pristine beauty. Buraunse Gompa stands as a testament to the cultural richness that echoes through the mountains.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • What to See:
    • Start the trek with breathtaking mountain views.
    • Explore the cultural heritage of Buraunse Gompa.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Begin your trek with a sense of anticipation.
    • Engage with the local culture and landscapes.

Buraunse to Nimatang

  • Altitude: Varies

Each step brings you closer to the heart of the Himalayas. Trek from Buraunse to Nimatang, where the untouched landscapes unfold. Amidst this natural tapestry, you find tranquility and a connection to the earth that is rare in the modern world.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • What to See:
    • Experience the changing landscapes during the trek.
    • Connect with the serenity of Nimatang.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Embrace the natural beauty surrounding you.
    • Immerse in the tranquility of Nimatang.

Nimatang to Raling Gompa

  • Altitude: Approximately 3930 meters above sea level

Ascend to Raling Gompa, a spiritual haven nestled at the base of the majestic Crystal Mountain. The monastery whispers tales of ancient wisdom, and the breathtaking surroundings elevate this day into a spiritual pilgrimage.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • What to See:
    • Marvel at the Crystal Mountain's grandeur.
    • Explore the cultural significance of Raling Gompa.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Experience the spiritual atmosphere of Raling Gompa.
    • Capture the awe-inspiring views of the Crystal Mountain.

Raling Gompa to Bargaun

  • Altitude: Approximately 2940 meters above sea level

The journey continues, revealing the remote beauty of Bargaun. Immerse yourself in the unique cultural fabric of the region as you trek through landscapes that seem to guard centuries-old secrets.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • What to See:
    • Discover the cultural nuances of Bargaun.
    • Witness the scenic beauty surrounding the village.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Connect with the local community in Bargaun.
    • Appreciate the untouched landscapes.

Bargaun to Karpunath

  • Altitude: Approximately 2106 meters above sea level

The trail leads you to Karpunath, where each step echoes with the silence of nature. The diverse landscapes provide a backdrop for self-reflection, offering moments of introspection amidst the grandeur of the mountains.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • What to See:
    • Trek through diverse landscapes on the way to Karpunath.
    • Absorb the serene atmosphere of Karpunath.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Reflect on the journey while trekking to Karpunath.
    • Embrace the tranquility of this lesser-explored region.

Karpunath to Simikot

  • Altitude: Approximately 2980 meters above sea level

The trek concludes as you make your way back to Simikot. This day serves as a reflection of the transformative journey you've undertaken, leaving indelible footprints in the mountains.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • What to See:
    • Conclude the trek with a sense of accomplishment.
    • Enjoy the last views of the Himalayan landscapes.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Reflect on the experiences gained during the trek.
    • Bid farewell to the mountains with gratitude.

Return Flight to Kathmandu

  • Altitude: Varies (Depending on specific locations visited)

Fly back to Kathmandu, a city that now feels like an old friend. The day invites you to unwind, giving you the space to process the incredible landscapes and experiences etched into your memory.

  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • What to See:
    • Reflect on the journey as you return to Kathmandu.
    • Enjoy a leisurely day in the city.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Absorb the contrasts between the mountains and the city.
    • Take time to relax and reminisce about the trek.


  • Altitude: 1400 meters above sea level

As the adventure concludes, bid farewell to Nepal with a heart full of cherished memories. The journey has been more than a trek; it's been a voyage into the soul of the Himalayas.

  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • What to See:
    • Say goodbye to the vibrant streets of Kathmandu.
    • Depart with a sense of fulfillment from your Himalayan experience.
  • Checklist for Today:
    • Pack your memories and souvenirs.
    • Depart with gratitude for the transformative journey.


Trip Facts

  • Destination: Humla, Nepal
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 3930 meters
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Starting Point: Simikot
  • Ending Point: Simikot
  • Trek Duration: 8 Days
  • Grade: Moderate/Hard
  • Transportation: Drive and Fly
  • Type of Accommodation: Teahouse/Home stay/Camping (Tent required)
  • Attractions of the Trek:
    • Himalayan Sights: Crystal Mountain views, Himalayan landscapes
    • Culture: Tibetan culture, Bon and Hindu culture, Buddhism
    • Activities: Trekking, Cultural excursions, Pilgrims Tour, Heritage exploration
  • Highlights of the Trip:
    • Best Time to Visit: Spring and autumn

Highlights of the GHT-Humla Nyinba Valley to Raling Gompa Trek:

  1. Crystal Mountain Views:
    • Witness awe-inspiring views of the Crystal Mountain, a majestic presence throughout the journey.
    • Marvel at the ever-changing play of sunlight on the crystalline peaks.
  2. Himalayan Landscapes:
    • Traverse diverse landscapes, from lush valleys to rugged terrains, offering a visual feast for trekkers.
    • Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the Himalayan foothills.
  3. Tibetan Culture:
    • Experience the rich Tibetan culture that permeates the region, from ancient monasteries to traditional villages.
    • Engage with locals, discovering their unique customs and way of life.
  4. Bon and Hindu Culture:
    • Encounter the fusion of Bon and Hindu cultures, creating a harmonious blend of spiritual traditions.
    • Explore sacred sites and monuments that reflect the cultural diversity of the region.
  5. Buddhist Monasteries:
    • Visit the enchanting Raling Gompa, a Buddhist monastery spectacularly located at the base of the Crystal Mountain.
    • Absorb the spiritual energy of these ancient monastic structures.
  6. Trekking Adventure:
    • Embark on an 8-day trek through some of the most remote and untouched landscapes in Humla.
    • Challenge yourself with varying terrains and elevations, creating an unforgettable trekking adventure.
  7. Cultural Excursions:
    • Participate in cultural excursions during the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, exploring iconic landmarks and historical sites.
    • Immerse in the unique atmosphere of Nepalgunj, a vibrant city with a cultural crossroads feel.
  8. Pilgrims Tour:
    • Follow a route known for its significance as a pilgrimage trail, connecting with the spiritual essence of the Himalayas.
    • Visit revered temples and monasteries, enhancing the pilgrimage experience.
  9. Heritage Exploration:
    • Explore the heritage-rich sites of Kathmandu, including ancient stupas, temples, and royal squares.
    • Gain insights into the historical and cultural treasures of the Kathmandu Valley.
  10. Best Time to Visit:
    • Plan your journey during the spring and autumn seasons, ensuring optimal weather and stunning natural beauty.

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Questions & Answers

Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?

Yes, most travelers require a visa to enter Nepal. You can obtain a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at border entry points.

What is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable for trekking and touring.

What currency is used in Nepal?

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). It’s advisable to carry local currency for transactions.

Is it safe to travel in Nepal?

Nepal is generally a safe destination for tourists. However, like any other destination, it’s essential to stay aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions.

What trekking permits do I need in Nepal?

The permits required depend on the trekking region. The Annapurna and Langtang regions generally require the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, while restricted areas like Upper Mustang and Manaslu require special permits.

How fit do I need to be for trekking in Nepal?

The difficulty of treks varies. While some treks are suitable for beginners, others require a higher level of fitness. It’s advisable to choose a trek that matches your fitness level.

Do I need a guide and porter for trekking?

It’s mandatory, hiring a guide and/or porter can enhance your trekking experience. Guides are familiar with the trails, and porters can help with carrying heavy loads, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably.

What should I pack for a trek in Nepal?

Pack essentials like sturdy trekking boots, appropriate clothing layers, a backpack, sleeping bag, first aid kit, and any personal items you may need. The specific items can vary based on the trek and season.

How do I travel within Nepal?

Domestic flights, buses, and private vehicles are common modes of transportation within Nepal. Domestic flights are convenient for reaching remote areas.

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