Peaks in Humla | Trekking and Peak climbing in Humla Region of Western Nepal
Humla synonymously known as the Hidden Himalaya of Nepal is one of the remotest districts of Nepal. Lying in rain shadows of Mt. Saipal and Tibetan plateau to the north is one of the wonderful places to trekking, peak climbing, and make adventure journey in West Nepal.
The northern high land valleys of Humla are inhabited by an ethnic group which has close ties with Tibet, in terms of culture, tradition, and landscape. Inhabitants in the high valleys of Humla are also the follower or adherent to Bon and Tibetan Buddhism. Oppositely, the people living in lower valleys are Khas ethnic people, who have adherent to Hinduism and Shamanism.
Peaks in Humla – From East-West- North-South
As Humla is a mountainous district of Western Nepal, it is home to several peaks and mountains. That’s why Humla region could be one of the best destinations for mountaineering admirers. Scattering from west to East, there are several named and unnamed peaks and mountains which landmarking the borderline could be the best options for the adventure seeker. Some of the peaks in Humla and Mountains are towering in the wild and high valleys of Lower Humla and Upper Humla.
From the east Phirankoph Chuli (6730m), and Mt. Saipal or Saipal Chuli (7030m), are the highest peaks in Humla. Access point to climb these peaks is the Simikot, a capital town of Humla district.
Following the Phirankoph Chuli (6730m), and Mt.Saipal or Saipal Chuli (7030m) the Nalankhar Himala range is another iconic mountain range lies on the West-north of the Simikot nearby Hilsa border. In this range, Kandumbu (6219m) and Nala Himal (6422m), Nangkasya (5835m) and Nalakangkar (5913m) are prominent peaks of Nalankhar Himal range. To the north of Simikot, on the atop of Limi valley, close Tibetan border, in Chandi Himal and Limi Himal range there are several peaks with no name. Among them, Changwathang (6130m) is a popular peak which was climbed by few groups.
Further following the borderline mark of Nepal and Tibet, Kangun Himal (6042m) and Changla Himal 6563m are northernmost high peaks in Humla. To the Northeast of Simikot, Gorakh Himal (6105m) Asajya Tuppa (6265m), Apsi (6254m), and Langtachen (6270m) are another iconic welcoming peaks in Humla for peak climbers.
Humla could cater many opportunities for peak climbing. Many peaks above 6000m, are still unexplored and unnamed. Let’s come join to trek in Humla region, explore the virgin, unexplored and unnamed peaks and mountains in Humla with Himalayan Companion Treks.
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