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Api Himal Expedition

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TRIP FACTS

Api Himal 7132m highest mountain at the western Nepal. Mount Api is famous but area still remote and untouched and also, very few tourists have visited this area. This area has got extremely beautiful mountain landscape with Virgin Nature, off beaten path, Mysterious culture and panoramic mountain’s view of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak and many more. This is an area of extreme geographical conditions with the elevation fluctuating between 1524m, 7337m, and an approximate population of 45,000. The natives still speak an archaic dialect of Tibetan and Nepali languages. Summer in Humla is pleasant while the winner is harsh and cold, leaving the region isolated and mostly snowbound.

  • DAY 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
  • DAY 02-03:  Expedition document application, Preparation, briefing for Expedition
  • DAY 04: FLY FROM KATHMANDU TO MAHENDRANAGAR 18 HRS
  • DAY 05:  Drive from Mahendranagar to Gokuleshwor 15 hrs
  • DAY 06: Gokuleshwor to Karkale 2 hrs (900m)
  • DAY 07: Karkale to Chiureni 6-7hrs (1100m)
  • DAY 08: Chiureni to Makarighat 6-7hrs (1800m)
  • DAY 09: Makarighat to Seti 6-7hrs (2800m)
  • DAY 10: Seti to Lawathi 4hrs (3000m) Last village
  • DAY 11: Lawathi to Simar 5-6hrs (3300m)
  • DAY 12:  Rest day at Simar for acclimatization
  • DAY 13: Dhawalidwar to Api Himal Base Camp 2hrs (4000m)
  • DAY 14:  Rest day at Api Himal Base Camp for acclimatization
  • DAY 15-35:  CLIMBING PERIOD OF API WEST EXPEDITION 7132M.
  • DAY 36 : Mount Api Himal Base to Simar 5hrs
  • DAY 37:  Simar to Lawathi 5-6hrs
  • DAY 38: Lawathi to Seti 4hrs
  • DAY 39: Seti to Makarighat 6-7hrs
  • DAY 40: Makarighat to Chiureni 6-7hrs
  • DAY 41: Chiureni to Karkale 6-7hrs
  • DAY 42: Karkale to Gokuleshwor to Mahendranagar by bus 15hrs
  • DAY 43: DRIVE FROM MAHENDRANAGAR TO KATHMANDU 18HRS
  • DAY 44: Rest day at Kathmandu
  • DAY 45: Departure to your next destination

ITINERARY

  • ITINERARY

     30 min Drive  Hotel/Resort

    Our representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will assist you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit EEN office for gathering information about the expedition. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by  Everest Expeditions Nepal.

    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner


     Hotel/Resort

    Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Api Himal Expedition with NGT.
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

    Meals: BB Plan


     1 hour Flight  Lodge

    After breakfast, we pack our gears and get ready for an hours' scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Dhangadi. Dhangadi is the city in western Nepal near to Indian border. It is the main administrative centre and headquarters of Kailali District. After landing at Dhangadi, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest or explore around the crowdy market streets of Dhangadi. A huge number of people from every corner of the country gather here for trade purpose.

    Meals: BB Plan


     6-7 hrs Drive  Lodge

    Today we take a drive from Dhangadi and drive towards Baitadi and further towards Gokuleshwor which is the starting point of the trek. Our drive goes over Mahakali Highway for about six to seven hours passing through Baitadi we drive towards Gokuleshwor. During our drive journey, we will have chance to see the drastic changes of the landscapes as we drive from the flat plains of Dhangadi all the way up to the hilly zigzag roads of Baitadi and Gokuleshwor.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     3-4 hrs Trek   Tented Camp

    The first day of our trek starts from Gokuleshwor, as we trek we are confronted with great views of surrounding mountains. It is a short day of trekking, so we will enjoy every moment of the amazing scenery and nature while trekking. Our trek continues until we reach a good campsite near Karkale.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     5-6 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    After breakfast, we leave our campsite at Karkale and follow an ascending trail that gradually climbs through terraced farmlands and beautiful villages. Local people are always happy to greet foreigners as the trail is off the beaten, less popular but offers true adventure for trekkers. Our trail crosses several suspension bridges and heads towards Chiureni. Chiureni is famous for its butter trees. We will camp along with butter trees surrounding us in the pristine vicinity.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     6-7 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    After breakfast, we leave Chiureni and follow the trail that goes along Chamliya Khola. Soon our trail goes along some of the narrowest parts of the whole trek. Our trail ascends and descends for a few hours through dense forest areas and passing along several villages. We continue our trek until we arrive at Makarighat where there is a good campsite.
     
    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     5-6 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    All set to go, we leave our campsite at Makarighat and start trekking on the trail that is a steep uphill climb. Our trek passes through several small villages and with great views of snow-capped mountains as we hear towards Seti for the overnight camping

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     5-6 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    After breakfast, we leave our campsite and trek on the trail that heads towards Lwathi -the last village settlement during the trek. After crossing Lwathi our trail climbs steeply through dense forest areas to reach Bayaligad which is also known and called as Saheb Bazaar. We make a stop here at Bayaligad and prepare for our overnight camping.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     5-6 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    We pack our gears and continue to follow our trail that is gradual uphill trekking through dense forest areas. Our trek continues as we head towards Simar for the overnight camping. Around here, the exclusive and expensive natural herb known as Yarsagumba is found in plenty during summer. People from nearby villages leave their jobs and schools in search of the herb.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     4-5 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    From Simar, we continue our trek on a rising trail that goes along an additional forest and with great views of snow-capped mountains. After a few hours of trekking, we will arrive at a good campsite near Dhaulo Odar. Odar in the Nepali language means 'Cave'. In the past people used to live here in the cave, there is scientific evidence of people's existence in the cave. We will make a short excursion to the cave once we arrive at Dhaulo Odar for the overnight camping.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     3-4 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    Today is a short day of trekking as we trek higher up to reach the Base camp. After breakfast, we leave our campsite at Dhaulo Odar and follow the trail that is gradual uphill trekking all the way to a good campsite at 4190 meters. Our Sherpa crew will set up the base camp and make necessary preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes and checking all the climbing gears before attempting the main summit of Api Himal. We can hike up to the Holy Lake - Kali Dhunga which takes about two hours from the base camp.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     16 days climbing toward Api Himal  Tented Camp

    We will spend several days doing climbing training practices between the camps for the best acclimatization. Taking weather conditions into consideration, we will follow the guidance and footsteps of our experienced climbing experts. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works of carrying and setting up camps, provide healthy meals and find an accessible route to the summit. Overcoming several technical climbing sections we head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with stunning views of Mt Nandadevi that rises beyond the Indian border in Uttar Pradesh, Rajamba Peak, Kappa Chuli Peak and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend short quality time at the summit and then descend following the same route back to base camp.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     6-7 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    Having achieved our target - the summit of Api Himal, we will make a relaxed start. After breakfast, we engage in cleaning the base camp and then prepare for the return trekking. We start to retrace our steps back on the same trail that descends passing through Dhaulo Odar and heads back towards Simar. From there, our trail descends passing through dense forest areas all the way to Bayaligad.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     5-6 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    After breakfast, we leave Bayalighad and follow the trail that descends through dense forest areas to reach Lwathi. From there, our trail passes through Seti as we head back to reach Makarighat for our overnight camping. Magnificent sceneries of picturesque villages with snow-capped mountains on background truly add flavour to our return trek today.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     5-6 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

    From Makarighat we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that passes through several villages with ups and downs. After some hours of trekking, we will arrive at the plain grounds of Bitule Chaur - which offers good camping grounds for the overnight camping.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     4-5 hrs Trek  Lodge

    The last day of our trek starts from Bitule Chaur as we trek passing through several picturesque villages. Our trail is a fairly moderate trek all the way back to Gokuleshwor. We will celebrate the evening with our climbing crew and have some good time.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     5-6 hrs Drive  Lodge

    After breakfast, we take a drive from Gokuleshwor back to Dhangadi which takes approximately about 6 hours drive journey. Once we reach Dhangadi, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or take an evening's walk around the bust market streets of Dhangadi.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


     Hotel/Resort

    Today we will take a flight from Dhangadi and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible to visit on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Thamel can be worth spending a good time. We will celebrate the completion of API Himal Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


    Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

    Meals: Breakfast

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Ajaya Bajracharya

this is wonderful, experience trip


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