Humla Simikot Region

Humla and Simikot region is considered as one of the most remote and isolated regions in Nepal, reachable only by foot or small aircrafts which are irregularly landing in the district head quarter, Simikot. It is situated high in the Himalaya, in Karnali zone, North-western Nepal, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region. Humla is 5.655 sqkm and has a population of about 44770 (2006). Its elevation ranges from 1,524 to 7,337 meters above the sea level. The common means of transportation are mules which bring required products from the Tibetan border to Simikot.

Simikot is the gateway to holy Mt, Kailash and Lake Manosarober trek, which takes about 3-5 days walk until the Tibetan border. The Nepal section of The Great Himalaya Trail ends in Humla at Hilsa at the border with Tibet. The Humla district is a historic part of the Tibetan Buddhist religious tradition, with several points of interest for the history, culture and values of a typical Buddhist life. It has eleven small villages of Tibetan origin. The Nyin Community and the Limi Valley are inhabited by Buddhist communities.