Api Base Camp Trek

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Protected by the Api Nampa Conservation Area, Api Base Camp trek takes you to the northwest of Nepal, all the way to the base of the highest peak in the far-western Nepal. You shall be making through the subtropical to alpine forest, steep gorges, grasslands, pastures, Mahakali Valley, lakes, waterfalls, and streams. It is relatively a remote trek, where you shall venture into the settlement in its pure, original, and still traditional form of lifestyle; this makes this trek the best option for cultural exploration. Together with this, you also get the opportunity to explore the Botanical Garden, Aircraft museum, and Jokhar Lake at Dhangadhi. 

The trek doesn’t begin until you reach Latinath. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you shall fly to Dhangadhi, and then drive to Gokuleshwor, and to Latinath thereafter. This is a moderate level of trek, thus, you aren’t required to possess athletic body fitness. A physically fit body that can tolerate walking for 6-7 hours for some days in the high altitude areas are sufficient to do this trek successfully. March to May, and September to November are considered the best time to do this trek. Further, we can tailor this trek as per your preferences and need; do inform us about it before the corporate preparation of the trek.

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu
Flight to Dhangadhi
Drive to Gokuleshwor
Drive to Latinath/Trek to Paribagar
Trek to Makarigadi
Trek to Siti
Trek to Domal
Trek to Dhaulo Odar
Trek to APi Base Camp/ Pinkandaha-Daulo Odar
Trek to Siti
Trek to Makrigadi
Trek to Latinath/Drive to Gokuleshwor
Drive to Dhangadhi
Flight to Kathmandu
At Kathmandu
Departure

Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345 m

Welcome to Nepal. Our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel, where you might rest for a bit and feel like exploring the city. You can do some shopping for your trek. We shall be sitting in the late afternoon for a short Debrief Session regarding the trek and enjoy at the Welcome Dinner. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Flight to Dhangadhi
Altitude: Dhangadhi: 109 m

After breakfast in the morning, you shall fly to Dhangadhi, which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach. After you reach there, you shall be taken to your hotel. After you rest for a while, you shall explore the Dhangadhi Town. The Aircraft Museum, Botanical Garden, and Jokhar Lake are some of the most important attractions of Dhangadhi. Stay overnight at Dhangadhi.

Drive to Gokuleshwor
Altitude: Gokuleshwor: 

Via the plain land of Dhangadhi, you shall ride towards the hilly areas. Riding on the Mahakali Highway, you shall reach Dadeldhura after the uphill drive of 4 hours. Leaving the beautiful hills of Dadeldhura, passing several rivers, Chamelyia Valley, and other settlement scattered over hills, tea houses, you shall make all the way to Gokuleshwar in another 4 hours. Stay overnight at Gokuleshwor. 

Drive to Latinath/Trek to Paribagar
Altitude: Latinath: 1,004m

After the breakfast in the morning, you shall drive to Latinath, reaching where takes about 2 hour, witnessing the largest hydropower of the Far Western region of Nepal. After your arrival at Latinath, you shall walk for an hour to reach at the Paribagar Village. You can explore the village, the lifestyle of people, and the way they live. Stay overnight at Paribagar.

Trek to Makarigadi
Altitude: Makarigadi: 1,470m

Walking through the terraced fields, traditional villages, you shall alongside the Chameliya River. Then, you shall be walking through the sub-tropical forest into the sub-alpine, for about a couple of hours, and arrive at today’s destination, the Makarigadi Village. You can also explore the village and learn more about the people living in this village. Stay overnight at Makarigadi.

Trek to Siti
Altitude: Siti: 2,254m

Making a steeply climb, crossing the Chameliya River, you shall ascend again to the gorge. Further trekking takes you to Pato, where you shall have your lunch. Walking comfortably, you shall walk through another ridge, descend down to Siti Village. It takes about 8 hours to arrive at Siti. Stay overnight at Siti.

Trek to Domal
Altitude: Domal: 2,950m

Descending down to Khayekot, which is situated near to the Chameliya River, you shall make to Domal. As you reach Khayekot, you shall be pleased with the beauty and settlement here. People also respect this place with sacred holiness. This is also a junction of the Rokap River and Chameliya River. You shall to camp here. Stay overnight at Domal.

Trek to Dhaulo Odar
Altitude: Dhaulo Odar: 3,548m

After your breakfast in the morning, you shall make uphill, and then continue walking through alpine forest and pastures. As you continue trekking for some hours, you shall come to an open grassland, which is surrounded by rhododendron forest, which is Dhaulo Odar. You shall also see snow-capped mountains and few caves. Stay overnight at Dhaulo Odar.

Trek to Api Base Camp/ Pinkandaha-Daulo Odar
Altitude: Api Base Camp/Pinkandaha: 3,816m

After the 2 hour walk from the Daulo Odar, you shall reach to the Api Base Camp. The base camp offers you the spectacular views of Mt. Bobaye (6,808m), Mt. Nampa (6,929m), and Mt. Api (7,132m). You might fancy some phenomenal photos of the mountains and landscape. Then, you shall make to the lake, and return back to Daulo Odar. Stay overnight at Daulo Odar. 

Trek to Siti
Altitude: Siti: 2,258m

At first, you shall descend down and arrive at Khayekot, and visit the pastures, alpine forest, grassland, and streams. Then, you shall ascend via the terraced fields, finally arriving at Siti Village. From Daulo Odar, you shall arrive at Siti in 6 hours. If you arrive early, you get plenty of time to explore the village. Stay overnight at Siti.

Trek to Makrigadi
Altitude: Makrigadi: 1,470m

A steep climb through the ridge, you shall make through terraced fields, forest, and traditional villages, you shall reach to the Pato Village. Witnessing the views of mountains, you shall descend down from Pato to Makrigadi. From Siti, it shall take you about 6 hours to reach Makrigadi. Once you reach Makrigadi, you shall get the best opportunity to enjoy the local delicacies. There is a homestay at Makrigadi for stay. Stay overnight at Makrigadi. 

Trek to Latinath/Drive to Gokuleshwor
Altitude: Latinath: 1,004m

Descending for about 4 hours takes you to Latinath. Passing through Paribagar, a popular temple of Hindus, you shall arrive at Latinath. From there, catching a bus, you shall arrive at Gokuleshwor, which takes about 2 hour. Once you reach Gokuleshowr, technically, your trekking in over, except the drives and flight journeys. Stay overnight at Gokuleshowr.

Drive to Dhangadhi
Altitude: Dhangadhi: 109m

It is a 9 hour drive from Gokuleshwor to Dhangadhi. Again, you shall halt at Dadeldhura to enjoy the beautiful hills and lunch. Devouring the beauty of terraced fields, lush green hills, rivers, you shall make to Dhangadhi by the evening. Once you reach there, you might fancy to ponder and lament onto your journey. Stay overnight at Dhangadhi. 

Flight to Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345m

It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Kathmandu. Enjoying the beauty of the landscape down below, you shall arrive at Kathmandu. Our representative shall take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours. Though, you might love to give your body some rest. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

At Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345m

Kathmandu is popular for some of the world heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO, such as, the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. You can do some shopping for your return. We shall be sharing our experiences over Farewell Dinner in the evening. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Departure
Our representative shall take you to the airport within sufficient time before your departure flight. Then, they will bade farewell and part away from there. Have a safe journey to your home country.

Trip Facts

Duration: 16 days

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