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Api base camp trek – 21 days

Trip Overview

Api base camp trek 21 days is still unexpected trekking trail and not many travelers have visited this area. It is shrouded side in the western remote territory of Nepal. While trekking in this course, we will almost certainly observe Kali Dhunga which is one of the Holy Lake around there and we can reach there by a stroll of around two hours from the base camp.

Api base camp trek is very remote and immaculate trekking zone in western Nepal. Till now, just a couple of vacationers have visited the area. The genuine wild of Nature can be experienced along the Api Himal base camp trail. Wonderful mountain scene, social assorted variety, fast waterways, and immaculate woods are the primary attractions of this district. Aside from the beautiful magnificence, off-beaten trails, and puzzling society, the area offers an all-encompassing perspective of the 7,817-meter Mt. Nandadevi, which lies in Uttar Pradesh of India, Thado Dhunga Tuppa (5,368m.), Api Himal, Rajamba (6,537m.), Kapchuli and numerous different pinnacles. The 6,850-meter pinnacle of Kapchuli is otherwise called Jethibahurani.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Following your arrival time at Tribhuwan International Airport, our company representatives will be there for your warm welcome and to shift you towards luxury tourist standard hotel. Therefore, we plan on gathering at our office discuss upcoming trek. 

Day 02: Fly to Nepalgunj (517 km)

Early in the morning after breakfast we drive to airport and catch a flight to Nepalgunj and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Nepalgunj to Mahendranagar (219 km) 3-4 hrs drive

After breakfast, we head towards Mahendranagar. After three to four hours drive we reach Mahendranagar from Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Mahendranagar to Gokuleshwor (290 km) 5-6 hrs drive

Leaving Mahendranagar, we move forward to reach Gokuleshwor which can be reached in five to six hours drive. Overnight at camp.

Day 05: Trek from Gokuleshwor to Karkale (900 m) 2-3 hrs trek

Today, the first day of our trek begins. We will hike through an area with picturesque peak view and striking landscape. We will have to make about 2 hours straight walk and reach Karkale, where we will stay overnight at camp.

Day 06: Trek from Karkale trek to Chiureni (1100 m) 6-7 hrs trek

Commening our trek from Karlkale, we will walk through stunning villages and farmland. On the way, we will cross countless hanging bridges. After walking for six to seven hours, we will reach Chiureni. In Nepali, Chiuri means butter tree. This place is famous for butter trees so the name comes after it. We will see many butter trees around our campsite and stay overnight at camp.

Day 07: Trek from Chiureni trek to Makarighat (1800 m) 6-7hrs trek

On this day our trekking trail follows the Chamliya Khola moving ahead from Chiureni. The trail goes to straight and some part narrow. Overnight at camp.

Day 08: Acclimatization at Makarighat

Today is the rest day after two long trekking days. You can explore the beauty of Makarighat on this day.

Day 09: Trek from Makarighat trek to Seti (2800 m) 6-7 hrs trek

The trail today is ascending. We have to walk frequently uphill and climb up to 1200m. On the way we will see some villages and observe that settlements are very scattered. We can see pleasant Mountain View while walking for about six to seven hours. Overnight at camp

Day 10: Trek from Seti to Lawathi (3000 m) 4 hrs trek

Leaving Seti, the trail goes up and move down again for about 2 hours then we will reach Lawathi. This is the last village of this trek and this place is known as Saheb Bagara. Many years ago, trekkers were staying at that place so local people started to call this place “Saheb Bagar”. From here trail goes to uphill and walk through dense jungle reaching Lawathi where you will spend your overnight.

Day 11: Trek from Lawathi to Simar (3300 m) 5- 6 hrs trek

Commencing trek from Lawathi, we hike through thick jungle. The trail goes tenderly up hill. During the summer season there are a lot of kinds of plant which can be seen in this area. The name of plant called “Yarsagumba” which is kind of fungus (half plant half caterpiller).

Day 12: Trek from Simar to Dhawaliwadar (3800 m) 4-5 hrs trek

On the following day, we walk straight to Dhaliwadar. “Dhaliwadar” means cave as mentioned above in the past days nomadic people used to stay at this cave. Today we will walk through greenery forest with Mountain View and need to cross some small stream. Overnight at camp

Day 13: Trek from Dhawalidwar to Api Base Camp (4100 m) 2 hrs trek

Ascending up for about two hours from Dhawalidwar, we will reach at Api Himal base camp. After having lunch, we will visit to view the holy lake, walk around the base camp and enjoy with stunning mountain views. Overnight at camp.

Day 14: Trek from Base Camp to Saheb Bagar (2800 m) 6 hrs trek

Early in the morning, after breakfast we descend down to Saheb Bagar and go behind the same trail following the same path. After six hours walk, we will reach Saheb Bagar where we will stay overnight.

Day 15: Trek from Saheb Bagar to Makarighat (1800 m) 6-7 hrs trek

Leaving Saheb Bagar, we move forward towards Makarighat which will take about six to seven hours to reach ou destination. Overnight at Makarighat.

Day 16: Trek from Makarighat to Bitule (1200 m) 5 hrs trek

Following the same foot path, we walk back to Bitule chaur for about five hours. Overnight at Bitule

Day 17: Trek from Bitule to Gokuleshwor (850 m) 5-6 hrs trek

Today is the last day of our trek. We will walk through stunning villages for about six hours to reach Gokuleshwor. Overnight at Gokuleshwor.

Day 18: Drive from Gokuleshwor to Mahendranagar 5-6 hrs drive

Driving back to Mahendranagar after such a wonderful trek makes such a relief. After about six hours drive, we will reach Mahendranagar where we will spend our night in one of the hotel.

Day 19: Drive from Mahendranagar to Nepalgunj 3-4 hrs drive

After breakfast, we drive from Mahendranagar to Nepalgunj. The drive is short and pleasant. Overnight at Nepalgunj.

Day 20: Flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu. Tonight we host a farewell dinner in one of the famous restaurants in the town.

Day 21: Departure Day

On last day focusing your time, you can go shopping to collect some gifts for your friends or family members.  We help you with your necessary arrangements and pack-ups along our private vehicle transfer you to the airport focusing your departure time. Our representatives will be there to wish for your safe flight and successful steps ahead.

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Useful Info

Visa Information

All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.

Weather Information

Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict.  Nights are generally cooler and days are warm.  Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.

Best time to travel

Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.

Physical Fitness

Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal.  Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less.  And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.

Travel Insurance

Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

Booking Process

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Safety Guidelines

  • Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
  • You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
  • Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
  • Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
  • Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
  • Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
  • Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
  • Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
  • Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.

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Duration 21 Days
Transportation Flight, Private Van or Tourist Bus
Group Size +2
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 4100 m
Accomodation Hotel, Camping or Tea house lodge
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