Api Base Camp Trek

   15 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-145)

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Mt. Api (7,132m), located in the extreme northwest corner of Nepal, is the highest mountain in the Far-Western region of Nepal. This treasure in the Far-Western region of Nepal is protected by the Api Nampa Conservation Area. Along with the mountain, this conservation area also conserves the natural beauty and ecosystem of the region, allowing trekkers to feed their eyes on something more than just the mountain.

Yes, the API Base Camp Trek, isn’t just about the base camp and the beauty of Mt. API. There is much more to it than just the seven thousand. Like people say, “It’s just as much about the journey, as it is the destination’, the Api Base Camp trekking trail proves the saying.

The beautiful Mahakali Valley, steep gorges, subtropical to alpine forest and vegetation, pastures, grasslands, waterfalls, lakes, and streams along the trail have equal contributions making this trekking trail one of the best trekking trails in Nepal. Moreover, this trekking is equally good for bird watching, and understanding the mixed community, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of people that is pure and untouched by modernity.

Apart from the attractions presented by the trail, the Api Base Camp trekking package also allows trekkers to enjoy the attractions of Dhangadhi, like the Aircraft Museum, Botanical Garden, and Jokhar Lake. If you have time and willingness to explore more, adding one more day to the trip will also allow you to enjoy the attractions of the Kathmandu Valley.

The API Base Camp trekking starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi (optional: arrival in Delhi and a bus ride to Dhangadhi). From Dhangadhi, we will drive to Latinath, the start point of the trek, and walk up to the base camp of Mt. Api past Pagibagar, Maakrigadi, Siti, Domal, and Daulo Odar. We retrace our path using the same trail till Dhangadhi. The trip ends either with a flight to Kathmandu or a drive to Delhi from Dhangadhi.      

Our standard 15 days Api Base Camp Trek package ensures the benefit of bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and a full board (meal and accommodation), during the trek; all ground transportation, flight tickets, and an English-speaking guide. However, this package is fully customizable and can be tailored to the needs, requirements, and budget of each customer, with guaranteed departure. Group trekkers can enjoy a special group discount.  

Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to plan this trekking. As per the grades, this trekking in Nepal falls under moderate trekking, therefore, any physically fit individual with good stamina can attempt this trekking in Nepal. Moreover, only group trekking is allowed in this area. Solo travelers can, however, join Amigo Treks and Expedition’s existing group.

Nevertheless,  if you are looking to explore other attractions of the Far-western region of Nepal, 11 Days Khaptad Trek is a good option to consider. Enjoy the trip!  

(Note: This trip to Nepal can also be arranged with arrival and departure from Delhi, instead of Kathmandu. From Delhi, we will drive to Dhangadhi and vice versa. The rest of the itinerary will remain the same.)


Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private car
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Special local dinner with our staff in Kathmandu with cultural ethnic dance and music
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Dhangadi with breakfast
  • Domestic flight ticket (Kathmandu to Dhangadi and return)
  • Required ground transportation (By bus and car)
  • Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Three meals a day (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) during the trek
  • Final farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags
  • Purified safe drinking water during the trek only (Medicated safe and proof)

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Wi-Fi, hot showers, battery charging on a trek only
  • Your nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage, etc
  • Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips (As an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi (109m/357ft) 1 hour 15 mins

Day 3: Drive from Dhangadhi to Gokuleshwar 8 hours

Day 4: Drive from Gokuleshwar to Latinath (1,004m) 2 hours and trek to Paribagar (1,770m/5,807ft) 1 hour

Day 5: Trek from Paribagar to Makarigaad (1,470m/4,822ft) 5 hours

Day 6: Trek from Makrigaad to Siti (2,254m/7,395ft) 8 hours

Day 7: Trek from Siti to Domal (2,950m/9,678ft) 7 hours

Day 8: Trek from Domal to Dhaulo Odar (lower Api Base Camp) (3,548m/11,640ft) 5 hours

Day 9: Trek from Daulo Odar to Api Base Camp/Pilkandah (3,861m/12,667ft) and back to Daulo Odar

Day 10: Trek from Daulo Odar to Siti (2,258m/7,408ft) 6 hours

Day 11: Trek from Siti to Makarigaad (1,470m/4,822ft) 6 hours

Day 12: Trek from Makarigadi to Latinath (4 hour) and drive to Gokuleshwar (2 hour)

Day 13: Drive from Gokuleshwar to Dhangadhi (9 hours)

Day 14: Fly from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft

Day 15: Departure day

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of the company representatives will be waiting outside the luggage hall to receive you at the airport. This person will transfer you to the hotel (in a private vehicle) booked for you in Kathmandu. After the hotel check in formalities, you will be given some time to rest and freshen up. Around the afternoon, a short meeting will be conducted at our office, where you will be briefed regarding the trek and introduced to the guide and other team members. After the meeting, you will be taken to one of the finest typical Nepali restaurants for welcome dinner.  Here, along with typical Nepali food, you will also be entertained by a Nepali cultural show, where you can enjoy local music and ethnic dance performances. However, if your flight arrives late, the meeting and the dinner will be postponed for the following day. After the dinner, you will be taken back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Typical Nepali cuisine, cultural music and ethnic dance and a comfortable night in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.)

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi (109m/357ft) 1 hour 15 mins

Breakfast at the hotel and we will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Dhangadhi.  Dhangadhi is the capital of the Kailali District. It takes about one hour and fifteen minutes to reach Dhangadhi from Kathmandu. If the weather is clear, you can enjoy a very beautiful aerial view of the landscape beneath. From the airport in Dhangahi, you will be transferred to the tourist standard hotel (in a private vehicle) booked for you in Dhangadhi. After the hotel check in formalities, you will be given some time to freshen up, after which, we will set off to explore the attractions of Dhangadhi. We go on a cycling trip to the Jokhar Lake and Botanical Garden and along the way we will also visit the Aircraft Museum. After exploring these attractions, we will cycle back to the hotel. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Dhangadhi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi, cycling trip to Jokhar Lake and the Botanical Garden, and exhibition of aircraft models and photo gallery in the aircraft museum.)

Day 03: Drive from Dhangadhi to Gokuleshwar () 8 hours

Today leaving the Terai plains of the far western region of Nepal we will head towards the hilly region of the far western region of Nepal, that is, we will drive from Dhangadhi to Gokuleshwar. About 8 hours drive from Dhangadhi on a Mahakali Highway will take us to Gokuleshwar. Therefore, we start early. From the hotel in Dhangadhi, we will be transferred to the bus station to catch an early morning bus to Gokuleshwar. Breakfast will be served en route. About 3-4 hours of uphill drive will bring us to Dadeldhura, a town in the far western region of Nepal, which is also famous as the Queen of Hills. After having lunch at Dadeldhura, the bus will continue on a winding road through the hills of the far western Nepal. Along the road, you will also be accompanied by beautiful views of the Himalayas, Chamelyia Valley, river, small and traditional settlement of people. We will reach Gokuleshwor in the afternoon. The remaining time can either be spent exploring the area or simply resting at the accommodation. The night will be spent in a very basic lodge in Gokuleshwar.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Scenic ride from Dhangadi to Gokuleshwar; experience of Terai plains and the Hilly region of Nepal in a single day; beautiful Dadeldhura- the Queen of Hills, Himalayas, Chamelyia Valley, the rivers and the traditional settlement and traditional houses of people en route.)

Day 04: Drive form Gokuleshwar to Latinath (1,004m) 2 hours and trek to Paribagar (1,770m/5,807ft) 1 hour

After breakfast at Gokuleshwar, today we will first drive to Latinath. Latinath is the starting point of the Api Base Camp trek. It takes about 2 hours to reach Latinath from Gokuleshwar. The road to Latinath, which is along the Chameliya River  also passes through the biggest hydropower station in the Far-West Nepal. At Latinath, our ultimate trek to the base camp of Api begins. However, today, we will only hike from Latinath to Paribagar, a beautiful village located at the altitude of 1,770m. An hour of uphill climb will take us to Paribagar. The evening can be spent exploring the village. Dinner and accommodation at Paribagar will be arranged in homestays.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Scenic bus ride from Gokuleshwar to Latinath; beautiful Chameliya River; the biggest hydropower station in the Far-West Nepal; beautiful settlement of Paribagar and the experience of local Nepali food prepared by the host family and very basic accommodation and amenities of the homestay.)

Day 05: Trek from Paribagar to Makarigadi (1,470m/4,822ft) 5 hours

After breakfast at Paribagar, we set off on our journey to Makrigadi. We will make our way through the traditional village of the mid-hills exhibiting traditional stone houses, ancient agricultural terraces and the pristine land of the Far-Western region of Nepal. After walking the trail for about two and a half hour, we will stop for lunch at  one of the teahouses en route. After lunch the hiking continues along the Chameliya River through the subtropical forest and then through the subalpine - fir, oak, hemlock and rhododendron forests  to Makrigaad. After about two hours of hiking, we will come to a very beautiful settlement of Markigadi. Dinner and accommodation today is arranged in a homestay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the trek: Traditional villages with traditional stone houses and the company of Subtropical and subalpine forest and the beautiful Chameliya River.)

Day 06: Trek from Makrigaad to Siti (2,254m/7,395ft) 8 hours

After breakfast at Makrigaad, the day’s trekking starts with a short steep climb to the Chameliya River. Crossing the river, we will now climb up the gorge and continue towards the village called Pato, enjoying the spectacular view. We will have our lunch at Pato. The climb further from Pato is gentle, but steady. We will continue on this gently ascending steady trail till the last ridge, from where a fairly easy downward hike will take us to the beautiful settlement of Siti. It’s only after about 8 hours of walk, we reach our overnight destination. The dinner and accommodation is arranged in a homestay at Siti.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful Chameliya River, the gorge and the magnificent surrounding view, and traditional settlements like Pato and Siti, exhibiting tradition houses and lifestyle.)

Day 07: Trek from Siti to Domal (2,950m/9,678ft) 7 hours

After breakfast at Siti, we set off for our today’s destination Domal. From Siti, initially it’s a downhill walk to the village of Khayekot. It’s a very beautiful village located on the bank of the Chameliya River. The settlement of Khayekot is also recorded as the Chameliya Valley’s last permanent settlement. We will stop for lunch at Khayekot. After lunch, we will slowly ascend to Domal. About  7 hours of walk from Siti will bring us to Domal. Domal is the junction of Chameliya and Rokap river and it is considered a very sacred place in this region. Since the accommodation options are not available in this place we set up a camp for overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Khayekot- the last permanent settlement on this route; the beautiful Chameliya river; the junction of Chameliya river; beautiful surrounding views and a night in a tented camp.)

Day 08: Trek from Domal to Dhaulo Odar (lower Api Base Camp) (3,548m/11,640ft) 5 hours

After breakfast at Domal, today’s walk starts with one steep climb. After reaching the top the trail is fairly easy and continues through the forest and open pasture areas. After walking for about five hours we will reach an open grassland surrounded by high mountains and rhododendron forest and a few small caves.  At this beautiful place, we set up our camp for overnight stay. Enjoying the luring surrounding view , the night will be spent in a tented camp in Dhaulo Odar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful alpine forest, open pastures, streams, grassland, the views of the magnificent high mountains, rhododendron forest and caves and one more night in a tented camp.)

Day 09: Trek from Daulo Odar to Api Base Camp/Pilkandaha (3,861m/12,667ft) and back to Daulo Odar

Today, is the most awaited day, during the entire trek. Today, we reach the base camp of Mt. Api. After breakfast, carrying a packed lunch, we will not set off towards the Api Base Camp. About 2 and a half hour of upward climb from Daulo Odar will take us to a big open plateau surrounded by mountains. This plateau is the Api Base Camp. As we reach the plateau, the grandest view of Mt. Api (7,132m) accompanied by Mt. Nampa (6,929m) and Mt Bobaye (6,808m) greet the Api Base Camp trekkers. After enjoying the alluring view, we will head towards the source of the Chameliya River and also visit the nearby small temple built by the local people. We will have our lunch and then visit the holy lake Pilkandaha. After visiting the lake, we will now return to Daulo Odar for overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Mesmerizing view of Mt. Api, Mt. Nampa and Mt. Bobaye and other small peaks; the source of the Chameliya River; small temple built by the local people; holy lake and the beautiful surrounding view.)

Day 10: Trek from Daulo Odar to Siti (2,258m/7,408ft) 6 hours

Bidding farewell to the beautiful Mt. Api and the surrounding of Daulo Odar, today, after breakfast, we set on our journey back to Siti. The downhill walk will first bring us to the settlement of Khayekot. After having lunch at Khayekot a steep climb will take us to the village of Siti. Along the way, we will be accompanied by agricultural terraces and beautiful green hills. The night will be spent in a homestay in Siti, where you can also enjoy dinner made by the members of the host family.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Last close view of Mt. Api, other small peaks, and Khayekot; company of alpine forest, open pastures, streams, grassland and agricultural terraces; very delicious typical Nepali meal and typical Nepali accommodation at homestay.) 

Day 11: Trek from Siti to Makrigaad (1,470m/4,822ft) 6 hours

Breakfast at Siti and the day’s walk begins with a climb to the ridge above Siti. The trail now along the ridge passes through forest, agricultural fields and sparse settlement of people. Along the way we will also get a chance to enjoy the views of the Himalayas. We will stop for lunch at Pato  and a steady downhill walk will take us to the settlement of Makarigaad. If you have the time and energy the evening can be spent exploring the settlement of Makrigaad. The night will be spent in a homestay in Makrigaad.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful company of forest, agricultural fields and small villages and the views of the Himalayas; traditional Nepali food made by local people using local ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner; traditional settlement of people and their lifestyle.)

Day 12: Trek from Makarigadi to Latinath (4 hour) and drive to Gokuleshwar (2 hour)

After breakfast at Makarigadi, we will hike to Latinath. About 4 hours of downhill walk will bring us to Latinath, past Paribagar. The hike to Latinath is less demanding and very pleasant. If time permits, after arriving Latinath, we will also go for a short hike to the Hindu temple located just above the Latinath. If time doesn’t permit, we will directly take a bus to Gokuleshwar. After about 2 hours of scenic bus ride, we will reach Gokuleshwar. From the bus station we will be transferred to a very basic lodge at Gokuleshwar for overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Pleasant walk from Makarigadi to Latinath; Hindu temple above Latinath; a scenic bus ride from Latinath to Gokuleshwar and a comfortable night in a lodge in Gokuleshwar.)

Day 13: Drive from Gokuleshwar to Dhangadhi (109m/357ft) 9 hours

Today we start early. Therefore, after breakfast at Gokuleshwar, we will be transferred to the bus station in Gokuleshwar to catch a bus to Dhangadhi. The bus, making its way through the beautiful green hills with terrace farms, hamlets and small roadside teahouse, reaches Dadeldhura by noon. We will have our lunch at Dadeldhura, rest for some time and then continue towards Dhangadhi on a Mahakali Highway. About about 9 hours of scenic drive, we will reach Dhangadhi for dinner and overnight stay. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Dhangadhi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Scenic bus ride from Gokuleshwar to Dhangadhi, lunch at Dadeldhura and the comfort of tourist standard hotel in Dhangadhi.)

Day 14: Fly from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After breakfast at Dhangadhi, we will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Kathmandu. About one hour and fifteen minutes of scenic flight, the plane lands on the airport in Kathmandu. From the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu, in a private vehicle. The remaining day can be spent either resting at the hotel or strolling the markets in Kathmandu. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day:  Scenic flight from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu and the comfort of the tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.)

Day 15: Departure day

Today, is the last day of your trip in Nepal, therefore, as per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (in a private vehicle). However, if you are planning to extend your holiday in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also help you make the arrangement of some of the top short trips or popular adventure activities in Nepal.

 

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