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  • Fly to: Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Internal Transfer: 2 flights to Nepalgunj 1hr & Simikot 50mins

  • Visa required: Yes if British plus a remote access trek permit

  • Currency:Nepalese Rupee

  • Time Zone:+5hrs45mins GMT

  • 5 Quick Facts:Click here

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Humla, West Nepal - 5 Quick Facts

1. Humla in North-West Nepal is one of the poorest regions in the world. With no roads and little communication, parts of this area can take up to a week to reach on foot

2. Humla is one of the few remaining places where the Tibetan culture still exists in its pure form

3. Descendents from the desert tribes of Rajasthan (who fled to Humla during the 14th century Mogul invasions) also live here, maintaining their traditional customs, dress, and language

4. In Humla the ancient salt route continues in a timeless manner; animals are loaded with local goods ready to barter at the Tibetan border

5. Polyandry is practiced throughout this region; the tradition helps to keep the land/wealth within the family as one wife shares many brothers