Simikot Off The Beaten Path

  • Near the lower Salli camp site
    Near the lower Salli camp site
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  • Toward Tselima Tso and Chhungsa Valley
    Toward Tselima Tso and Chhungsa Valley
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  • Satellite imagery of Talung Valley from the north
    Satellite imagery of Talung Valley from...
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    Salli Khola valley

    by Saagar Updated Apr 22, 2008
    Salli Khola Valley seen from the Karnali river
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    A side valley to the Karnali, the Salli Khola valley extends north just a couple of hours out of Kermi. There are dense forests here now being logged fast with the blessings and taxation of the maoists, and transported by yak across Nyalu La and further into Tibet. It is a matter of time until this beautiful valley is a goner and barren as anything in the Trans-Himalayas. There is a good trail going up the valley. Take a right turn coming from Kermi after reaching a small pass above the Salli khola. Beware of Himalayan black bears here during the warm season. About one day's walk out of Kermi you come to a choice of two camp sites, a lower one, and the Singjungma camp site (both undeveloped, just level ground, cam fire leftovers).

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    Singjungma

    by Saagar Updated Apr 22, 2008

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    Toward Tselima Tso and Chhungsa Valley

    Upper Salli/Chhungsa Khola basin is called Singjungma. This is a fantastically beautiful area, including Yosemite-scale landscapes and cliffs. Nepal's highest waterfall is probably here, I estimated it to about 520 meters. Why nobody pays any attention to it is beyond me, but basically, as of now, I am happy about it....

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    Talung Valley

    by Saagar Written Jan 3, 2007

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    Chhumgo Khola in the Talung valley
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    In Limi Valley, after crossing the Nyalu La pass from Chungsa Basin and Selima Tsho, you enter the Talung valley. It is a desolate valley, but deserves slow transit due to its - exactly - desolate beauty. High peaks (near 6000 m) are at the soutwestern end of the valley, and depending on weather conditions it might also be an ordeal. Newfallen snow covering rocks and boulders and cracks calls for a slow and safe journey. There is one main caravan camp site (4370 m) mid-way in the valley, a bit south of the Talung Khola river coming in from the east. Further down the valley is a morene-dammed lake, Tshom Tso that has some bird life around it. Part of the morene complex is a desert-like area and spectacular sand dunes with some junipher-like bushes growing in it. You can experience sand storms here.

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