Trip Grade Moderate
Duration: 18 Nights/19 Days
Max. Altitude: 4100M
Destination: Nepal
Region: Far West
Activity: Trekking & Hiking
Theme: Tented Camps

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Api Himal Base Camp Trek

Mount Api (Api Himal) is the highest mountain in western region of Nepal with an elevation of 7132 meters from sea level. Api Himal is situated in very remote area of Nepal which is in western part of Nepal. Western part of Nepal is always left behind for all the economic activities including tourism. But trekking in western part of Nepal provides the real wilderness and remoteness. Trekking Experts offers this exclusive Apil Himal Base Camp which brings you the far west of Nepal and allows you the experience the real meaning of remoteness, wilderness and nature.

Api Himal Base Camp Trek with Trekking Experts begins with flying to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and then drive to Mahendranagar. Located in far west of Nepal, this trip is one of the most virgin treks which are still untouched by trekking areas. Api Himal Base Camp Trek brings you to the base camp of Api Himal and gives you the taste the real wilderness, amazing landscape, cultural diversity, furiously galloping snow fed rivers and pristine forest and life style of people in western Nepal. Api Himal Base Camp Trek offers you panoramic view of snowcapped mountains like Thado Dhunga Tuppa (5368m), Api Himal (7132m) , Rajama (6537m), Kapchuli (6850m), Nandadevi(7817m) along with many other peaks. Also you’ll get to witness the famous holy Lake Kali Dhunga.

Trip Highlights

Trek in the most remote areas of Nepal

Experience the real wildness and remoteness in western part of Nepal

Reach the base camp of highest peak in western Neal- Api Himal (7132m)

Visit holy lake Kali Dhunga

Panoramic view of snowcapped mountains like Thado Dhunga Tuppa (5368m), Api Himal (7132m) , Rajama (6537m), Kapchuli (6850m) and many other peaks

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Dinner will be booked at the hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Kathmandu –Nepalgunj (alt. 520m)

  • Tourist-class Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 520 meter

After breakfast at hotel, you’ll drive towards Mahendranagar. After three to four hours drive you’ll reach Mahendranagar from Nepalgunj. And then you’ll continue your drive to Gokuleswar which will take another six hours’ drive. Once you arrive at Gokuleswar, we shall set up and overnight stay there.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 810 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll start your first day of trekking by very short trekking about 2-3 hours. You’ll trek through an area with picturesque peak view and striking landscape. Once you arrive Karkaule, you can explore around local areas.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 2/3 Hours Walk
  • 900 meter

After breakfast at camp, today you’ll to trek Chiureni and you’ll trek through stunning villages and farmlands. On the way, you will cross countless hanging bridges. In Nepali, Chiuri means butter tree. This place is famous for butter trees so the name comes after it. you will see many butter trees around your campsite.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 1100 meter

After breakfast at camp, today you’ll trek Makarighat following the Chamliya Khola (river).

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 1800 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll start your journey ascending uphill up to 1200m. On the way you will see some villages and observe that settlements are very scattered. You’ll be able to see some mountain views you’re on trekking.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 2800 meter

After breakfast at camp, your today’s trails goes up and move down again for about 2 hours then you will reach Lawathi. This is the last village of this trek and this place is known as Saheb Bagar. Many years ago, trekkers were staying at that place so local people started to call this place “Saheb Bagar”. From here trail goes to uphill and walk through dense jungle reaching Lawathi where you will spend your overnight.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 3000 meter

After breakfast at camp, your journey today will be trekking in thick jungle. The trail goes tenderly up hill.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3300 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll trek to Dhali Odar first which will take about four hours’ walk in the green forest. And then you’ll continue further trekking to Api Himal base camp which will take another two hours of walking. From here you’ll see stunning view of Mount Api and holy lake Kali Ghunga.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 4100 meter

Today is fully free to explore around Api Himal base camp and rest day.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 4100 meter

After breakfast and having great sunrise view of Api Himal, you’ll descent to Lawathi today following the same way you’d trek to base camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 3000 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll descent to Makarighat today following the same way you’d trekked.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 1800 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll descent to Bitule Chaur today following the same way you’d trekked.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 1200 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll do your last day of trekking to Gokuleswar following the same route.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 850 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll be picked up by local vehicle and drive to Mahendranagar.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 210 meter

After breakfast at hotel, you’ll drive to Nepalgunj. And you’ll take an hour fight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll receive by Trekking Experts’ representative and drop you to hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/ Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll be met by our city tour guide for our day trip to a few of the Kathmandu valley’s most spectacular and important sights and some vibrant, colorful markets. With a meld of three ancient capitals and their associated palaces, temples and markets of Kathmandu has a lot to offer culturally and historically. However, we’re mindful not to overload you on your first day so will ensure the day has a good balance between sightseeing, exploring and relaxation time. The exact itinerary may change depending on the local conditions but we shall most likely visit: - Pashupatinath, one of the most important temples in South Asia to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva; - One of the three Durbar (Palace) Squares, a complex of palaces and temples which was formally the social, religious and administrative focal point of the ancient city. - Boudhnnanath Stupa, a wonderful Buddhist site centered on a huge Stupa topped with the all-seeing eyes. If possible, we’ll come here in the early evening to soak up the atmosphere of hundreds of Tibetan and Sherpa peoples walking their devotional khora. And after tour back to hotel. Evening farewell dinner at local authentic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/ Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

  • N/A
  • Breakfast
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • N/A meter

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What’s Included

3 nights in Kathmandu at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis 2 nights in Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar at tourist-class hotel on twin sharing basis 12 nights in tented camps during the trekking on twin sharing basis

3 meals a day during the trekking at tented camps served by our cook (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except in Kathmandu Breakfast and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Ground transfer for Kathmandu sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle Nepalgunj-Gokuleswar and Gokuleswar-Nepalgunj by local vehicle with trekking crew Kathmandu-Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj -Kathmandu flight with airport taxes 18 kg baggage per person for trek and flights

Api national park fee Api Special Permit Fee All monument entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide 1 experienced trekking cook Required kitchen team (kitchen helpers) 1 assistant guide for every 5 members Required porters to carry personal baggage, camping equipment, kitchen utensils and trekking food English Speaking city guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Support for airport pick up, drop and farewell dinner

One 2-men sleeping tent for every two members 1 Foam mattress for every member Dining Tents and kitchen tent Required toilet tents Required Shower tents Required tables and chairs Required kitchen utensils with fuel Solar light for lighting purpose only

Comprehensive First Aid Kit Comprehensive Trekking Map and Kathmandu Valley Map

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) Tips for trekking crew

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