Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Trip Style: Camping Trek
Transport: Public Vehicle
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Group Size: 16
Max Elevation: Api Base Camp (4000m)
- Experience the adventure and thrill of Api Himal Base Camp Trek trails.
- Walkthrough the virgin trekking destination.
- Witness the scenic views of Mt. Api (7,132 m) up close and other snow-capped peaks such as Mt. Kapchuli (6,850 m), Mt. Rajama (6,537m), and Mt. Thado Dhunga Tuppa (5,368m).
- Explore the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the people living in the area.
- Explore the holy lake of Kali Dhunga.
Api Himal Base Camp Trek (4,000 m) is an exciting and mesmerizing trek filled with adventurous trails. Near the Tibetian borders in the extreme northwest corner of Nepal, Api Himal is the tallest peak in the Yoka Pahar Gurans Himalayan region. Even if it is a rarely visited part of the Himalayas, it rises over the low surrounding terrain.
Situated in one of the remote areas Darchula district of Nepal, this trek is far away from modern civilization. The trekking trails are peaceful and unspoiled with lots of scenic views provided to you.
This trek provides you some of the mesmerizing views of Mt. Api (7,132 m), Mt. Kapchuli (6,850 m), Mt. Rajama (6,537m), and Mt. Thado Dhunga Tuppa (5,368m) including the Api Himalayan ranges. The beautiful green vegetation and flora and fauna fill the trekking trails. During the trek, you can see the amazing Mahakali valley, landscapes, sub-tropical and alpine vegetation, gorges, rivers, waterfalls, and streams.
Hindus and Buddhists live in this area. While your trek continues, you’ll explore the culture and tradition of the people living in that area. You’ll enjoy the daily activities and the typical lifestyle of the local people. The antique lifestyle, culture, and tradition are still untouched by modernity.
During the trek, you’ll explore the hidden trails of the remote area. You can visit some of the museums, temples, and monasteries. While you walk through the trekking trails, you might meet some ethnic groups of people. Also, local people provide you with some of the best hospitality in every village you visit.
Api Himal Base Camp Trek continues your about two weeks. You’ll take an early flight towards Dhangadi from Kathmandu (1 hour and 15 minutes) according to your flight schedule. Then on the same day, you be heading towards Karkale in a private jeep. Then your trek starts from Karkale on the second day.
You’ll be ascending uphill while passing through different villages, beautiful landscapes, rivers, waterfalls, and many more while the mesmerizing Himalayan ranges accompany you. After you reach the most anticipated destination of the trip Api Base Camp (4,000 m), you’ll be descending downhill towards Gokuleshwor and stay in a guesthouse. After you reach Gokuleshwor, you’ll be driving towards Kathmandu from Gokuleshwor in a privet jeep or a bus and we depart.
Api Himal Base Camp trek is an adequate filled with adventurous and exciting trails. You’ll be enjoying the nature and scenic view provided to you by the trek. However, there are some hassles that you might face during the trek.
One of the main difficulties during the trek is altitude. As the trek elevates from 109 meters to 4,000 meters there will be more chances for altitude sickness. During the trek, you’ll be walking at a slow pace with easy steps. You’ll be taking lots of breaks and rest as you are trekking.
Being hydrated all the time is also important. As there are chances for you to face altitude sickness, keeping your body hydrated is a way to prevent it.
This trek is a moderate trek so if you’re not physically fit you can complete this trek successfully although it might be a little hard for you. Any experience and age can do this trek. You can do some light physical exercise 2-3 weeks before the trek. It will be very helpful for the trek.
As you ascend slowly towards your destination, the weather is not stable all the time. You’ll be facing rain, heat, cold and sometimes snowfall so, being equipped with the right and useful gear is a must. Lightweight packing with useful and handy equipment is also important.
So, in order to complete the trek successfully, we provide you with some of the experienced and professional guides. They will be helping you in every step of your trekking journey and be with you all the time.
Api Himal Base Camp Trek is a wonderful trekking journey. The popular month for trekking in Nepal is in spring (March to May) and autumn(September to November) season. The skies are clear and beautiful during these seasons. You can see the snow-covered peaks and the Himalayan ranges up close with the clouds distracting you.
The green vegetation and beautiful flora and fauna fill the trekking routes. The landscapes, rivers, gorge, and waterfalls are very beautiful during these seasons.
But, this trek is doable in other months and seasons also. However, you’ll need proper planning and the right trekking gear to deal with the weather and temperature.
Food and Accommodation
Providing the best accommodation and food facilities for you is our duty. During your stay in Kathmandu, the food and accommodation facilities will be according to your choice. The rooms are clean and comfortable with proper facilities. According to your choice and requirements, you can taste different types of Nepali flavors and international cuisines.
But as your trekking journey starts, you’ll be spending the nights at the tented camps and you’ll be eating typical Nepali (Dal Bhat, Dhindo, local bread and many more) foods yet very healthy and energy-giving foods. These foods are important for you during the trek as they provide you with the required protein and energy.
At Gokuleshwor you’ll be staying at an average guesthouse. The trekking route itself is a very remote area, so don’t expect standard accommodation and food facilities in these guesthouses.
It might be hard for you to cook food and spend nights in a tent camp. But these hardships make your trekking journey more memorable and exciting. Proper camping items for the tented camp is also necessary. Make sure you bring a comfortable sleeping bag and favorite drinks and snacks along the trek.