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Limi Valley
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 valley 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]


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; Jhang (3930 m) in the east; and the biggest village, Halji (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.


Before 1959, Limi was considered under Tibet government which governs by H.H the 13th Dalai Lama. There's so many documents which Limi's elder generation had paid tax to Ngari District of Tibet before 1959. Later after China took over Tibet Government, China never had knowledge of that.

When border negotiations held between Nepal and China, Limi was included in Nepal in the 1961 Sino-Nepal border treaty.

Limi Villages[edit]

There are three villages in Limi - Til, Halji and Jhang. Til is closest village of Limi to the Tibet-China border. Halji located at heart of limi. And Jhang meets other side border to Burang, Tibet.


Full view of Til village, captured by Wangdue

Tila or Til village is most least population village of Limi, of around 30 families living in there. A 300 years age of monastery called Kunzum Do-Nag Choeden Monastery is situated left crossing small river.


Halji monastery: more than 800 years old, captured by Wangdue

Halji, more than 300 living people, Limi's largest population village and it situated between Tila and Jhang. More than 800 years old historical monastery is in there.


Jhang is well situated village of Limi than them, according to geographical.

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.


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

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