API Himal Trek
Api Himal trek 20 days is a challenging trek following non touristic trekking trail up the full day in remote landscapes and involves steep trails to overcome the passes. With an altitude of 7132 m Api himal is one of the highest mountain available in western region of Nepal. The real wilderness of nature can be experienced along this trail as this region is full of bird watching location. Beautiful mountain landscapes, cultural diversity, rapid rivers and pristine forests are the main attractions. Agriculture is the main occupation of the local people. There are many mixed local communities living in this region, such as, Magar, Mahara, Bohora, Thekare, Jhakari and Lohar. Along the trail, you will also see various distinct cultures and the region offers a panoramic view of the Indian mountains as well as Api Himal.
Api Himal trek 20 days located in the far north west Nepalese Himalaya lies between two Himalayan massif- Mt Saipal(7031m) and Mt Api(9132m), standing on the border of Garhwal and Tibet. Mt Api was first explored by Henry Savage Landor in 1899 and shortly after by renowned mountaineer Tom Longstaff. Our tour begins with your arrival in Kathmandu and a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu historical site. Then we have our scenic drive to Mahendranagar and then a drive to Gokuleshwor. Finally our trek begin with a hike to karkale and then to Chiureni until we reach to the Base Camp located in the altitude of 4000 m. ON this trail we will experience real wilderness, amazing landscape, cultural diversity, furiously gallopin snow fed rivers and pristine forest and wild flora and fauna. If you are lucky you might be able to see wild wolf that resides at the Himalayas finally we make our way back to Mahendranagar and get back to kathmandu
The real wilderness, amazing landscape, cultural diversity, furiously galloping snow fed rivers and pristene forest and the main eye popping factors of the trek
With minimum three weeks holidays required, Api Himal trek 20 days trekking is really of the beaten path trekking tour in Nepal for nature, mountains, cultural heritage & Lush valleys. Api Himal (7132m) is main attraction of this trekking as well as Holy Kalidhunga is holy lake of this trekking trail
Arrival in Kathmandu,
Drive Kathmandu to Mahendranagar,
Drive Mahendranagar to Gokuleshwor,
Trek Gokuleshwor to Karkale,
Trek Karkale to Chiureni,
Trek Chiureni to Makarighat,
Trek Makarighat to Seti,
Trek Seti to Lawathi,
Trek Lawathi to Simar,
Trek Simar to Dhawaliwadar,
Trek Dhawalidwar to Base Camp,
Trek Base Camp to Saheb Bagar,
Trek Saheb Bagar to Makarighat,
Trek Makarighat to Bitule,
Trek Bitule to Gokuleshwor,
Drive Gokuleshwor to Mahendranagar,
Drive Mahendranagar to Kathmandu,
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel [1,300m]
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel [1,300m]
Drive Kathmandu to Mahendranagar by bus about 17-18 hours & O/N in hotel.
Drive Mahendranagar to Gokuleshwor by bus about 14-15 hours &O/N in lodge.
Trek Gokuleshwor to Karkale, about 2-3 hours of trek & O/N in camp [900m]
Trek Karkale to Chiureni, about 6-7 hours of trek & O/N in camp [1,100m]
Trek Chiureni to Makarighat, about 6-7 hours of trek & O/N in camp [1,800m]
Trek Makarighat to Seti, about 6-7 hours of trek & O/N in camp [2,800m]
Trek Seti to Lawathi, about 4-5 hours of trek & O/N in camp [3,000m]
Trek Lawathi to Simar, about 5-6 hours of trek & O/N in camp [3,300m]
Trek Simar to Dhawaliwadar, about 4-5 hours of trek & O/N in camp [3,800m]
Trek Dhawalidwar to Base Camp, about 2-3 hours of trek & O/N in camp [4,000m]
Trek Base Camp to Saheb Bagar, about 5-6 hours of trek & O/N in camp [2,800m]
Trek Saheb Bagar to Makarighat, about 6-7 hours of trek & O/N in camp [1,800m]
Trek Makarighat to Bitule, about 4-5 hours of trek & O/N in camp [1,200m]
Trek Bitule to Gokuleshwor, about 5-6 hours of trek & O/N in camp [850m]
Drive Gokuleshwor to Mahendranagar by bus, about 14-15 hours & O/N in hotel.
Drive Mahendranagar to Kathmandu by bus about 17-18 hours & O/N in hotel.
Refreshment day in Kathmandu.
Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport for onward journey.
- All ground transportation by Car, Van, Hi-Ace or tourist Bus & trekking pick up & drop).
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara at tourist standard Hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis (B&B)
- 3 Major meals; [B/L/D] by Lodge menu & accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek. [B = Breakfast, L = Lunch & D = Dinner]
- Professional English speaking trekking guide, necessary Sherpa & Porters.
- Guided tour in Kathmandu
- Temple and Monument fees in Kathmandu
- Insurance coverage for all support crews, their foods, accommodation and daily wages
- Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
- Trekking Permit, TIMS & National Park Entrance Fees
- Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
- All official taxes and service charge.
- Personal transportation except those mentioned in the above program.
- Airport transportation, visa fees, international and national flights, airport tax
- Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bag which must cover over minus -15 degree Celsius.
- Bottled drinks [Hard & Soft] like Coca-Cola, Beers etc.
- All drinks except tea and coffee.
- Your personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & rerouting
- Costs incurred due to any unforeseen events.
- Personal medicines and First-Aid expenses
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road; Postage letter, Laundry service, Telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
Equipment checklist for Teahouse/Lodge or Camping Trekking
- A kit bag (Carry luggage) in which porters can carry your belongings during the journey (Maximum 15kg/person)
- A day backpack (Rucksack 40-45 liters) for yourself Sleeping Bag ( – 15 degrees)
- Trekking Shoes type “GORE – TEX
- Water bottle, torch light with enough batteries, sunglasses, sun cream, chip stick sun hat, a woolen cap covering ears to protect from cold.
- Personal Medicines for fever, common cold, headaches etc.
- Shoe lace, Slipper/Sandal
- Raincoat, Trekking poles
- Warm and windproof jacket, pullover, T- shirts (not cotton), trousers, socks (min. three pairs), gloves etc.
- Water bottle, camera, Batteries and Memory Cards.
Equipments for Mountaineering
- Harness set
- (7,8), karabiner
- Insurance (helping) rope
- Hard mattress
- High altitude sleeping bag ( – 30 o)
- Head lamp
- Coffloch (Mountaineering shoes)
- Direction compass
- Woolen socks
- Warm under garments
- Gore-tex water-proof Jacket
- Gore-tex water-proof trousers
- Water-proof gloves
- First-aid kit
- Ruck-sack (40 – 45 liters)
- Pocket knife (optional)
- Lip balm
- Toilet paper and hand sanities
- Camp towel (quick-drying)
- Books, cards and so on.
1) Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
a) Have your travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical
problems is an excellent idea for travel in Nepal. Check your
policies available carefully because some policies exclude
b) Choose a policy that covers medical and emergency repatriation,
including helicopter evacuation for trekkers and general medical
evacuation to hospital.
c) Do not forget to say your travel insurance company where you are
travelling (country) and about your activities like trekking, climbing
or expedition and their altitude too.
Note: Make copies of your Insurance policy and do not forget to
carry your travel insurance policy number with you.
2) Valid Passport and Visa
a) A valid passport and two passport size photos with a light
b) Normally, visa can be issued on your arrival at the Tribhuvan
International Airport (TIA) OR major surface entry points.
c) Make copies of your passport with including your visa pages with
you and take it with you during your expedition, trekking, tour
3) Cancellation Policy
We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your
deposit minus a $150 cancelation fee. Once we have booked your
flight between Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lukla your deposit is non-
refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule
you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance
Note: After starting the tour, trekking in your destination: – No
4) Payment Method
a) Deposit should be 50% of total amount per person (to be agreed).
b) Confirmation: On receipt of deposit the Clients place on the
program will be confirmed.
c) Balance: Due no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.
Method: By bank transfer, credit card, cheques, or by cash.
d) Balance not received by the agreed date: We reserve the right to
cancel the booking and the deposit will be forfeited – unless The
Client specifies another date which The Company accepts.
1) Bank charges will be charged at cost and payment by cost
entails 4% extra.
2) Please provide us with your bank receipt, after transfer of
payment to our Account (A/c).