Api Himal Trekking

Nepal is the trekking haven for the trekking enthusiasts around the world. Among many high mountains that are situated in Nepal, Api Himal is the highest peak in the Yoka Pahar sections of Gurans Himal, which lies in the western part at the altitude of 7,132m. Api Himal is off the beaten trekking route that invites only a few trekkers but allows special solitude and closeness to nature to those who visit.

Api Himal trek takes to Mt. Api that lies in the rustic area of western Nepal. Trekking in this area transverse through lovely forests, high passes, remote villages and amazing views of the Himalayas like Api Himal, Kappa Chuli peak, Nandadevi, Rajramba, etc. During this trek, we can see the mixed communities of Chhetri, Mahara, Bohara, Brahmin, Jhakari, and Lohar.

These people's main occupation is agriculture and they have their own language and cultural practices. During this trek, we also pass through the holy lake of Kalidhunga which translates to Black Stone. All in all, Api Himal is ultimate off the beaten trek which will transport you to the remote place of Western Nepal closer to nature and serenity.
Trip Code: AHT22
Starts: Gokuleshwor
Finishes: Gokuleshwor
Duration: 18 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 7
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 4200m/ 13779.5ft
Trip Views: 1703
Activities: Trekking
Trip popularity:
Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


Please login your account to see Group Discount.

Yes (Included)
Yes (Included)
Yes (Included)
Breakfast: 17
Lunch: 14
Dinner: 15
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 13 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
Yes (Included)

Trip Facts

  • Api Himal lies in the far western part of Nepal between the Indian subcontinent and the frozen plains of the Tibetan plateau and has a height of 7,132m.
  • The name Api is coming from a Tibetan word, which means grandmother. We start our trek from Gokuleshwor and also end at Gokuleshwor.
  • Mode of Trek: camping in tents only.

Why this Trip

  • You can see the spectacular view of the snowcapped mountains. This trek is a good level of fitness and amazing experience with Tibetan landscapes.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

Gallery

Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    You will be escorted directly to the hotel for a good rest and the briefing session will take place at the dinner table with cultural show of Newari people.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport transfer
    • Cultural dinner show
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    A visit to Boudhanath early in the morning and then to the city of devotees, Bhaktapur Durbar Square will purify your soul. We go for a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • City tour
  • placeDAY 3 : FLY TO NEPALGUNJ, DRIVE TO GOKULESHWOR
    After the morning breakfast, we leave Kathmandu for some weeks and fly to Nepalgunj. A brief 1-hour flight takes us to Nepalgunj and from there we drive towards Gokuleshwor. After 15 hours of the continuous drive, we reach today's destination.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Flight to Nepalgunj
    • Drive to Gokuleshwor
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO KARKALE (950M)
    We begin our first day of the trek from Gokuleshwor to Karkale. During the trek, we go by watching the amazing views of the mountain. Trek begins after lunch only as it is the shortest day of the trek. In 2 hours walk from Gokuleshwor, we reach Karkale.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO CHIURENI (1,100M)
    We move towards Chiureni Village soon after breakfast. It takes 6,5 hours to reach the village. Chiureni got its name from Chiuri which means butter tree in Nepali. We can see many butter trees in that village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO MAKARIGHAT (1,800M)
    Our destination is Makarighat. The trail goes through some narrow and straight paths and follows the Chamliya Khola. It takes 6-7 hours from Chiureni to reach Markarighat.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO SETI (3,000M)
    Today our trail leads us towards the city after ascending 1,200m. By crossing some disperse villages we reach Seti after 6 hours continuous walk.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO LAWATHI (3,400M)
    Today is our last day trek in the Lawathi Village. As many years ago trekkers came there so this place is also known as Saheb Bagara. During today's trek, we go up and downhill. About in 4 hours, we reach Lawathi. Overnight at camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO SIMAR (3,600M)
    Passing through the dense forest we start our trek towards Simar. During the summertime, we can find the half plant and half insect named yarsagumba. The fascinating thing about yarshaghumba is that it lives as a plant during summer and as an insect in winter. it is believed by the Nepali people that it has a big benefit on the immune system. After 6-7 hours walk, we spent our night in Simar.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO DHAWALIWADAR (3,800M)
    After breakfast, we go straight towards Dhawaliwadar. In the past, people stayed in the caves of Dhawaliwader. Walking through the forest by viewing the mountain scenery and crossing through the small stream we reach at Dhawaliwadar in 4-5 hours walk

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO BASE CAMP (4,000M)
    Walking about 2 hours from Dhawaliwadar we reach the Mt. Api Himal Base Camp. Over there we go to see the holy lake above the base camp, about 2 hours walk to the holy lake Kalidhunga and return back.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO SAHEB BAGAR (2,800M)
    Today we start returning from the trek and settle for Bagar. After breakfast, we head down from the base camp to reach Saheb Bagar. It takes 6 hours to get there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 13 : TREK TO MAKARIGHAT (1,800M)
    After the continuous walk of 6-7 hours, we reach Makarighat from the Saheb Bagar.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 14 : TREK TO BITULE
    We move towards Bitule from Makarighat, we need to walk for about 6 hours. After reaching there we have a rest and spend a night.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO GOKULESHWOR (850M)
    Passing through the many villages we move towards Gokuleshwor from Bitule, it takes about 6 hours to reach there.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 16 : DRIVE TO DHANGADI
    Today we give our legs the rest they deserve and drive towards Dhangadi. It takes 14 hours to reach there by vehicle.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Drive
  • placeDAY 17 : FLY TO KATHMANDU
    Today we come back to the Kathmandu after many days by taking the memories from the Api Himal Trek. Evening walk tour in Patan Durbar Square.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Kathmandu
    • Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 18 : DEPARTURE
    Our representative will be escorting you to the airport 3hrs before the departure time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport transfer
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers;
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast;
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu on a private vehicle;
    • Accommodation during the trek (or camping in case of need);
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek;
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required porters (2:1/15kg) for the trek;
    • All the camping tents and food, utensils required for camping;
    • All applicable government tax;
    • All expenses for all staff: meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation;
    • All necessary paperwork and permits;
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Map of Mt. Api Himal.
    • Sim card service with 2GB mobile data.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights;
    • Nepalese visa fee;
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight;
    • Entrance fees during sightseeing;
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Dhangadi because of early arrival, late departure, due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary;
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu;
    • Travel and rescue insurance;
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).

     

     



FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/camping/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Although not very famous among the trekkers Mt. Api still in itself is a gem, this trek boasts different Himalayan views and wild animals, birds which will definitely make an impression in your mind. With the right eye for the beauty, this trek can be very enjoyable and even gain popularity in near future.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Mt. Api Himal Trekking is safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. So, in general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpa's to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and to drive towards Nepalgunj we used car, Minibus or Van depending on the number of people. We do pick up and drop from the starting point to end of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travellers.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking in Mt. Api Himal Trekking ?
    Spring season (March to June) and autumn season (September to December) are the best time to do this trek, in winters it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal inner wear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking you can make local and international calls from mobile provided by the guide after paying the price directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How many hours do I have to trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trekking you have to exchange the money in rupees before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

Optional Activities

Mountain flight

Please login your account to see the price.
Mountain flight close

Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Cable car ride

Please login your account to see the price.
Cable car ride close

The cable car is one of the modes of transportation in Nepal which is unique. There are only two stations in Nepal. From the cable car, you can take a glance at the amazing view of Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu and many other snow-capped mountains. Throughout the tour, you get to see all those beautiful hills, villages and Trishuli River.

Share Your Experience

On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely are you to recommend Swotah to your friends or acquaintances?
Overall Rating:


Total reviews: 9

Overall Company Review: 4.51

Total reviews
9

Overall Company Review
4.51

View All
img
Top
×

Please sign up or log in to enjoy up to $100 worth coupon code and for many other exclusive discounts such as: Last Minute Deals, Early Bird Discounts, Group Discounts and so on.

Login/Sign Up