Nothing: "The rest of Humla outside Simkot" Simikot Hotel Tip by Saagar

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Outside the guesthouses of Simkot, there are no proper accommodation to be had. Caravan travellers are self-contained and bring tents and/or blankets and brave it outdoors on traditional caravan camping sites in a reciprocal arrangement with the grounds owner and keepers. There may be bhattis along the main trails up and down the Karnali river, but these are rudimentary and never see tourists as such. Due to the maoist insurgency such joints of evil capitalim may also be frowned upon. My advice is that you should be able to fend for yourself by means of tent/sleeping bag in combination with seeking private lodging whenever suitable. Going by yourself is not a good idea in these parts of Nepal nowadays as it will raise a lot of unwanted curiosity from both government and maoists alike and perhaps putting your potential hosts at risk. Generally, accommodation is easier to be had with the Tibetan peoples of the Nyin, Limi and Upper Humla Karnali valleys.

Unique Qualities: Camp sites used by caravaners are generally rather dirty and deep in goat and sheep dung.
Local accommodation, private hosues are smoke filled and stuffy, and various jumping and creeping parasites are common. In Humla the absence of candles and electricity (for the most part) is circumvented by using resin-rich pine sticks stuck into the walls. It may give light, but also respiratory problems in the long run.

Directions: Main trails in the Humla district are up and down on both sides of Humla and Mugu Karnali rivers, the Limi and Nyin rivers and a few populated side valleys.
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Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 6, 2005
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