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Humla a hidden Beauty in the far west of Nepal.



New photos of Saipal and Village Chala are online.

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New Video of Humla is online: An Ancient way of life...

Religion and Culture

Humla is the homeland for a diverse ethnic population. Simikot is the junction point where the two main dominant ethnic groups of Humla, Hindu and Buddhist meet together. Hindu of Humla known, as Khasa and Buddhist are Jada. The term ‘Khasa’, to local Nepali, means those who come from tropical region, and the term 'Jada' is for the people who come from the arctic region. In Humla, the Jada, mostly inhabit the north, whereas the ‘Khasas’ are in the south. Although they are ethnically different, they have co-existed there in Humla for centuries.


Buddhist moved from the north, into the Himalayas, from their arctic native place, ‘Zhang Zhung’, in the western Tibet, near Holy Mt. Kailash and they practice Nyingma, Sakya and Degung sect of Tibetan Buddhism. And very few are Bon and white Shamanism. And in the same way, the Hindu moved upward, into the Himalayas, from the hills of tropical region, with a background of black Shamanism and the Sindhu civilization. Both of these ethnic groups moved into Humla, seeking the shelter of the Himalayan gorges, during religious and political uprisings.

Humla Culture