Limi

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Limi Valley
लिमी
Municipality
Limi Valley is located in Nepal
Limi Valley
Limi Valley
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 30°17′N 81°39′E / 30.29°N 81.65°E / 30.29; 81.65Coordinates: 30°17′N 81°39′E / 30.29°N 81.65°E / 30.29; 81.65
Country    Nepal
Zone Karnali Zone
District Humla District
Population (1991)
 • Total 988
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Limi is a village and municipality in a namesake valley in Humla District in the Karnali Zone of north-western Nepal. As of the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 988 persons living in 169 individual households.[1]

Geography[edit]

Limi is a remote Trans-Himalayan Valley in north-west Nepal bordering Tibet. Its remoteness has made it unknown to tourists until very recently. It consists of three villages: Til (4100 m elevation) in the west; Zang (3930 m) in the east; and the biggest village, Waltse (3700 m), in the middle. It has strong ties to Tibet, and has maintained many aspects of traditional Tibetan culture. The valley has monasteries over 800 years old, which are still in use today.

History[edit]

Limi was included in Nepal in the 1961 Sino-Nepal border treaty.

Limi Villages[edit]

Til[edit]

Full view of Til village, captured by Wangdue

Halji[edit]

Jhang[edit]

Source of Life[edit]

People in the valley are sustained by simple agriculture and traditional wooden handicrafts for trading in Tibet.

Tourist Factors[edit]

Due to its remoteness, There are so many things which recall some age ago Tibet's Condition. It is also a popular destination for high altitude hiking trails.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 4 September 2008. 

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