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Api Himal Base Camp Trek
Api Himal Base Camp Trek

Api Himal Base Camp Trek

Api Himal Trek is the best trekking destination for those who want to enjoy the real beauty, culture, and adventure of the region without crowds and modern things.

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Api Himal Base Camp Trek

Api Himal Trek is the best trekking destination for those who want to enjoy the real beauty, culture, and adventure of the region without crowds and modern things.

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Trek Facts

Trip Level
Moderate
Trip Starts At
Dhangadi
Trip Ends At
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
4200m
Trek Activity
Sightseeing, Trekking, Climbing, Hiking, Photography
Trek Route
Dhangadi - Gokuleswor - Makarigadh - Nali - Simar - Api Himal Base Camp -
Best Season
Spring and Autumn

Trek Overview

Api Himal Base Camp Trek is located in the Api Nampa conservation area in the northern far-west Darchula district of Nepal. This is the hidden gem and untouched trekking destination which is far away from the modern generation. The Api Himal Base Camp Trek offers the authentic far-western Himalayan nature, culture, and lifestyle.

The Api Himal is the highest mountain in far-west Nepal with an elevation of 7132m from the sea level. Api Himal Base Camp Trek offers spectacular mountain views, breathtaking landscapes, authentic culture, unique language, and rare and precious flora and fauna. 

The trek to Api Himal Base Camp is renowned for the pleasing beauty of far-west Nepal. The wanderer traverses through the cultivating land, lush forest, deep river valley beautiful village, and the unique culture and warm hospitality from local people before reaching the Stunning Api Himal Base Camp.

The Api Himal Base Camp Trek gives you huge opportunities to experience the unique culture, tradition, costume, and farwestern high Himalayan lifestyle. The region is rich with different cast groups than the mid and eastern parts of the country. During the trek to Api Base Camp, you don't get the monastery and Buddhist prayer flags like in the Annapurna and Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest regions. The majority of the people from Farwest Nepal believe in Hinduism.

The main attractions of the trek are Stunning Mt. Api Himal, Nanda Devi Peak, huge and flat grassy land at an altitude of almost 4000m, Kalidhunga Holi Lake, A spring water from the foothills of the mountains (muhaan) Lush forest, unique language, authentic culture, diverse landscape, and flora and fauna. 

Api Himal Base Camp stands at an elevation of 3900m from the sea level. The Api Himal Base Camp has a huge and flat territory like a. The herds of donkeys, mountain goats, and horses grazing on the pasture and flat land with the backdrop of the breathtaking scenery of the mountains give you an extra dose of pleasure.

The main income source of the people from that part is medicinal herbs. Especially Api Nampa conservation area is especially popular for medicinal herbs and Yarsagumba.  And most of the young people go to India for work. The Api Himal Base Camp Trek is not that much risk for altitude sickness. The lush forest exists almost close to the Api Himal Base camp. Which is the most amazing thing. 

The people from far-west Nepal speak the Native Nepali language with a unique way of accent that gives an extra dose of pleasure and always like to hear. but it is really hard to understand them. The accent and the words they use are different than normal Nepali language.

This untouched trekking destination (Api Himal Base Camp Trek) gives you the huge opportunity to experience the real beauty and breathtaking adventure of Farwest Nepal and could be an unforgettable moment for a lifetime.

 

Key Highlights

The best opportunities to experience the real hikking adventure.
Exolore the remote village and engage with the culture, tradition and lifestyle from the region.
Best opportunity to encounter a wild annimals, stunning views of mountains.
Best place for nature, culture and adventure enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.
Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience.
Experience the simplicity and of remote village life and enjoying the warm hospitality from the locals.
Breathtaking panoramic views, Holy Lake, wide and flat grassy Api Himal Base Camp.
Friendly localpeople typical village house, organic, foods and flavours.
Wide range of medicinal herbs.

Our International Advisors

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Spain
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Asia
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Thailand
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Europe
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Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Dhangadi From Kathmandu

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1:15 min flight

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel

Day 02: Drive to Gokuleswor Darchula

Camp: Gokuleswor, Darchula

Altitude

Time: 11 - 12 hrs drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Basic Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Makarigadh (3-4 hrs drive) and Trek to Khandeswori (Naupata) (2213m) 3-4 hrs walk

Camp: Khandeswori, Darchula

Altitude: 2213m / 7259ft

Time: 3-4 hrs. drive and 3-4 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Comunity Homestay

Day 04: Trek to Nali village (2430m) 4-5 hrs walk

Camp: Nali Village, Darchula

Altitude: 2430m / 7970ft

Time: 4 - 5 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Comunity Homestay

Day 05: Trek to Simar (2930m) 5- 6 hrs walk

Camp: Simar

Altitude: 2930m / 9610ft

Time: 5 - 6 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Basic Tea house

Day 06: Trek to Api Himal Base Camp (3900m) 5- 6 hrs walk

Camp: Api Himal Base Camp

Altitude: 3900m / 12792ft 

Time: 5 - 6 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Basic Tea house

Day 07: Explore Api Himal Base Camp and around and back to Dhouli Odar (3500m)

Camp: Dhouli Odar

Altitude: 42oom / 13776ft (Kalidhunga Taal)

Time

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Basic Tea house

Day 08: Trek Back to Nali Village (2430m) 6-7 hrs walk)

Camp: Nali Village

Altitude: 2430m / 7970ft

Time: 6-7 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Basic Hotel

Day 09: Trek Back to Makarigadh and drive to Gokuleswor

Camp: Gokuleswor

Altitude

Time:  3-4 hrs walk and 3 - 4 hrs. Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Basic Hotel

Day 10: Drive Back to Mahendranagar ((Suklaphata National Park) (229m)

Camp: Mahendranagr (Suklaphata National Park)

Altitude: 229m / 751ft

Time: 11 - 12 hrs. Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tourist standard Hotel

Day 11: Explore Suklaphata National Park (229m)

Camp: Mahendranagr (Suklaphata National Park)

Altitude: 229m / 751ft

Time: Exploration day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tourist standard Hotel

Day 12: Drive to Bardiya National Park (159m) 4-5 hrs drive

Camp: Bardiya National Park

Altitude: 159m / 522ft

Time: 4 - 5 hrs. Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel

Day 13: Explore Bardiya and Tiger Encounter Jeep safari

Camp: Bardiya National Park

Altitude: 159m / 522ft

Time: Full day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel

Day 14: Drive to Nepalganj and fly to Kathmandu

Camp: Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m /4592ft

Time: 2 - 3 hrs. Drive and 1:00 Fly

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star level Hotel

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Trek Map

Api Himal Base Camp Trek

Api Himal Base Camp Trek Equipment Checklist

For Head/Face

Sunglasses - to protect your eyes
Sunscreen to protect your skin from the UV
Hats to keep your head warm

For Body

Fleece Jacket
Light and Warm Thermal (set)
Down Jacket
Hiking shorts (pant)
gloves
T-shirts long sleeves
Hiking Boots
Thick wool shocks
Slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush/Paste
Toilet Papers
Oil or cream for dry protection
Multipurpose soap
Anti bacterial hand wash
Sleeping bag
Water purification drop
Thermal water bottle
Trekking pole

Accessories

Rapid Test Kit
Camera
Ear plug
Mobile Phone

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop service by private vechile.
3 Star level Hotel in Kathmandu
Tourist standard hotel in Dhangad, Suklaphata, and Bardiya National Park.
All requirement permit and entrance fee for Api Nampa Conservation Area.
Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Dhangadi and Nepalganj to Kathmandu
All the ground transportation as per Itinerary.
Food During the Trek Api Himal Base Camp Trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Basic Tea house and Homstay accomodation During the Api Himal trip.
Professional and registered trekking guide for Api HImal Base Camp Trek.
Professional trekking porter for Api Himal Base Camp Trekking.
Special organic herbal tea during the hike to Api Himal Base Camp.
fresh and seasonal fruits during Api Himal Base Camp Hike.
Sleeping Bag duringApi Himal Base Camp Trek.
Trekking t-shirts for Api Himal Base Camp Trek.
Trek Complete and achivement certificate.
Special farewell dinner with nepali cultural show.

Cost Exludes

Nepal visa fee.
Travel insurance.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Personal expenses
Tip for guide and porters

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the hieghest altitude of Api Himal Base Camp ?

The highest elevation of Api Himal Base Camp is 3900m/12792ft. from the sea level.

How hard is the Api Himal Base Camp Trek ?

The hike to Api Himal Trek is moderately difficult.

How many days need to Api Himal hike?

It depends on your time and pace. You can do Api Himal Base Camp trekking within 9 - 17 days.

What kind of accomodation is available During the trip?

The accommodation during the trek is a Community Homestay and a basic tea house.

Is Api Himal Base Camp popular trek?

No, the Api Himal trek is an extremely low-visited Trekking destination. But once you visit this stunning trek gives you the real adventure experience and makes you popular.

Is this safe trekking?

Yes, this is a safe trekking destination. people are friendly and helpful. But you should take a guide for the safety. We send the professional guide with the group.

Can i do solo Api Himal Trek ?

Yes, but we recommend you take a professional trekking guide. This is the less crowded trekking destination, The culture and language are quite different so better to go with a professional guide.

what types of foodi can expect Api Himal Base Camp Trek?

The Api Himal Base Camp Trek is not a popular trek like Annapurna Manaslu and Everest Base Camp Trek. Even the tea house is really basic, so you will get Normal Nepali local foods that are delicious and organic. don't expect food like pizza, burgers, spaghetti, or bakery items.

What is the transportation option to get into the Api Himal Base Camp Trek?

From Kathmandu to Dhangadi has both Air and ground Transportation. From Dhangadi to the trekking starting point, you will get a public or private vehicle.

Is that possible to charge the mobile Phone, camera etc?

Yes, some places have solar electricity but better to carry a power bank and extra batteries for the camera.

Is there any Communicatin networks during the trek?

Yes, We get the communication network. but not in the upper part of trekking and Base Camp.

Is the drinking water safe during the trek?

Yes, you will get pure Himalayan stream water. But still better to put the purification drop or tablets.

Reviews

I had the privilege of meeting Sujan in 2013 along the Annapurna circuit. When you meet someone incredible, it's impossible to forget them. Despite just meeting him randomly along the trail, he made a very positive impression on my wife and me, who think fondly of our conversations and interactions. He has a wealth of wisdom and experience, not just in the mountains but in interacting with people all over. He's got an unquenchable heart for people and his country, which he shares well with anyone in his company. When we do go back, he will be one of those people we must meet again. It's not a surprise that he has started a reputed guiding organization. It's about time! I would highly recommend Sujan and would even provide a back guarantee for anyone who does not have a stellar experience with him.

Eric Cheng

From Canada
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