Api Himal Trek

Api Himal Trek
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Facts About Api Himal Trek

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

2-12

Altitude

4000

Transportation

Flight / Private Bus

Accomodation

Lodge / Hotel

Major Activity

Trekking

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Duration:

16 Days

Trip Overview

Apil Himal Trek in far weastern Nepal is a real taste of wilderness trekking into the isolated part of the Himalayas. Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the pristine landscapes of Api Himal. Tucked away deep within remote Nepal, the Api Himal trek is a captivating blend of untouched nature and diverse landmarks. Journey through an exhilarating trail, enriched by unspoiled vistas, glaciers, and the soothing sound of freezing waters flowing alongside.

Why Choose Api Himal Trek?

  • Untouched Beauty: Set against the backdrop of the scorching Indian subcontinent and the icy expanse of Tibet, Api Himal remains one of Nepal's best-kept secrets. Its unique topography offers breathtaking views unlike any other Himalayan range in Nepal.

  • Authentic Experience: Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of remote villages and get a chance to interact with locals practicing ancient Hindu and Buddhist traditions. With the trail being less traversed, the experience remains genuine and untouched.

  • Diverse Landscapes: Be captivated by panoramic views of towering peaks such as Mt. Nandadevi, Rajamba, Thulo Dhunga Tuppa, and many more. The shimmering Kalidhunga Lake, near the base camp, enhances the region's ethereal beauty.

Highlights of the Trek:

  • Traverse through lush forests where local herdsmen roam with their cattle.
  • Delight in the rarely explored routes, offering views of stunning peaks.
  • Visit isolated villages, unveiling diverse cultures and traditions.
  • Experience the ancient lifestyle of the nomadic Raute community, who reside in caves.
  • Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers, promising rare sightings and vibrant avian life.

A Glimpse into the Stone Age: One of the trek's standout experiences is interacting with the Raute community, a nomadic people who live in caves, reminiscent of an era long gone.

Wildlife & Bird Watching: For nature lovers, the Api Himal trek is a haven. The region's diverse fauna and avian species offer a thrilling experience for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers.

Api Himal Trek is not just a trek; it's an experience that takes you through time, landscapes, and cultures. It’s an adventure that promises to etch memories of a lifetime.

Book Your Spot Now! Ready for an unparalleled trekking adventure? Dive deep into Nepal's remote beauty with the Api Himal Trek. Spaces are limited; ensure your spot today!

Api Himal Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1360

Open Arrival at Tribhuban international airport Kathmandu, we will meet you outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit gate. Transfer to hotel welcome drinks and short briefing about the trip. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2 : Kathmandu Tour and trek Preparation
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1360

Kathmandu Tour and trek Preparation

 

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Gokuleshwor and trek to Karkale
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
950

Kathmandu to Gokuleshwor and trek to Karkale (950 M)

 

Day 4 : Karkale to Chiureni
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1100

Karkale to Chiureni (1100M)

 

Day 5 : Chiureni to Makarighat
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1800

Chiureni to Makarighat (1,800m.)

 

Day 6 : Makarighat to Seti
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3000

Makarighat to Seti (3000 M)

Day 7 : Seti to Bayaligad
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3400

Seti to Bayaligad (3400 M)

Day 8 : Bayaligad to Simar
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3600

Bayaligad to Simar (3600 M)

Day 9 : Simar to Dhawaliwadar
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3800

Simar to Dhawaliwadar (3800 M)

 

Day 10 : Dhawaliwadar to Api Base Camp
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4000

Dhawaliwadar to Api Base Camp (4000 M)

 

Day 11 : Base Camp to Saheb Bazaa
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Base Camp to Saheb Bazaar (2,800m.)

 

Day 12 : Saheb Bazaar to Makarighat (
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1800

Saheb Bazaar to Makarighat (1,800m.)

 

Day 13 : Makarighat to Bitule chaur
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1200

Makarighat to Bitule chaur (1,200m.)

 

Day 14 : Bitule to Gokuleshwor
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
850

Bitule to Gokuleshwor (8,50m.)

 

Day 15 : Gokuleshwor to Kathmandu
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1360

Gokuleshwor to Kathmandu

 

Day 16 : Final departure
Food
Breakfast

Final departure

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Food during stay in Kathmandu
  • All personal equipment and personal expenses
  • Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
  • Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
  • Personal Medicine
  • Telephone and internet charges
  • Laundry charges
  • Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
  • Rescue evacuation charges if required
  • Staff and porters Tips

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Api Himal Trek located?

The Api Himal Trek is located in the far western region of Nepal. It is named after the Api Himal mountain range, which lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet.

What is the duration of Api Himal Trek?

The duration of the Api Himal Trek varies depending on the trekking route and the number of rest days you take. Generally, the trek takes around 16 days to complete.

What is the difficulty level of Api Himal Trek?

The Api Himal Trek is considered a challenging trek due to its remote location and high altitude. The trek involves crossing several high passes, steep climbs, and rough terrain. It is recommended for experienced trekkers.

What is the best time to do Api Himal Trek?

The best time to do the Api Himal Trek is during the autumn season (September to November) and the spring season (March to May). During these months, the weather is clear, and the views of the mountains are stunning.

What permits do I need for Api Himal Trek?

To do the Api Himal Trek, you need to obtain two permits: the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) permit and the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit. These permits are usually obtained through a trekking agency or through the Nepal Tourism Board.

What are the accommodation options on Api Himal Trek?

There are several accommodation options available on the Api Himal Trek. These include teahouses, lodges, and camping. Teahouses and lodges provide basic facilities such as a bed, food, and hot water, while camping provides a more immersive experience in the wilderness.

What should I pack for Api Himal Trek?

You should pack warm and comfortable clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a sleeping bag, a first-aid kit, and a backpack. It is also recommended to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect against the sun's rays.

Do I need a guide for Api Himal Trek?

While it is not mandatory to have a guide for the Api Himal Trek, it is highly recommended. A guide can provide valuable information about the route, the local culture, and can help in case of emergencies. Additionally, having a guide can enhance your overall trekking experience.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Api Himal Trek

Api Himal is a mountain range in the far-western region of Nepal, near the border with Tibet. The region is home to many ethnic groups, including the indigenous Api and Khayo communities. The trek in Api Himal is considered to be a challenging trek, as the region is remote and has limited infrastructure.

The trek usually starts from the town of Darchula, and the route takes trekkers through beautiful forests, rivers, and small villages. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy stunning views of the Api Himal range, which includes the 7,132m-high Mt. Api.

The trek usually takes around 16 days to complete, and trekkers need to be in good physical condition as the route includes steep ascents and descents. Trekkers also need to be prepared for the high altitude and extreme weather conditions, as the trek takes them to an altitude of around 4,500m.

If you are planning to go on a trek in Api Himal, it is recommended that you go with a reputable trekking agency that has experience in organizing treks in the region. They can provide you with all the necessary equipment, permits, and guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

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