Api Base Camp Trek

Price starts from

USD 2290

Meal

Breakfast in Kathmandu & Full meals on a trek

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Transportation

Flight and Private Transport

Accommodations

Hotel and Lodge

Activity

6-7 hours walking

Max Altitude

3,861m/12,667ft

Trip Grade

Challenging

Best Time

March to May & September to November

Overview

Most of the trekkers coming to Nepal might have already known about the renowned regions like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu. Apart from these regions, most of the trekkers don't want to put the effort to hear about other regions. So by doing that, they might be missing out on what they were looking for. But, there is nothing to worry about. As long as we are here, we will always be presenting you with new trekking adventures in different regions of the country. Likewise, this time, we are presenting you the most unexplored trek in the far western region that is, the Api base camp trek.

The Api Base Camp Trek is an adventurous journey that takes you to Mount Api's base camp, which is one of the tallest peaks in Nepal's far-western region. For trekkers, this moderate 15-day journey offers a special off-the-beaten-path experience that is different from the other regions of trekking. Primarily, the trek starts at the village of Gokuleshwor in the Baitadi District. From here, the trek journey begins where you'll set out on a solitary, challenging trail that goes across uninhabited plains.

As you slowly go through the Api Nampa Conservation Area, you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas of the neighboring Himalayan ranges and the area's pristine natural beauty. Along with the mountain views, the region is also renowned for its rich biodiversity. It is home to rare animals that include snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and several bird species. We want to make sure that the rocky landscape, lush woods, and alpine meadows are gifts for you on this trekking journey.

Another delight of this journey to Api Base Camp is you get a chance to immerse yourselves in the regional culture. You'll come across remote settlements along the path where you may talk to the welcoming residents and learn about their way of life in the past and present. Moreover, you can also make your trekking experience deeper and richer through the distinct cultural history of the far western region. Mostly you can indulge in the regional customs, traditions, and food.

In general, the Api Base Camp Trek is a moderate and rewarding adventure that combines breathtaking mountain panoramas, far-flung landscapes, rich wildlife, and cultural immersion. Undoubtedly, it is the perfect option for thrill-seekers who want to go off the beaten route and discover the undiscovered wonders of Nepal's far-western region.

Itinerary

Today is your day of arrival in Kathmandu. After you land in the capital of Nepal, a representative of our company will meet and greet you there and you'll be driven to your accommodation. After you've had some downtime at your hotel, our representative will take you for a brief trip briefing. You will go through every detail of the trip over the API base camp trek during this brief conversation.

After a full breakdown of the specifics of the trek, ou guide will check your gear and you can have your free evening. Overnight in a Hotel. 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
1,300m/4,264ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

After breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, you will head towards the domestic airport and catch a flight to Dhangadi. Dhangadi is situated in the far western region of Nepal in Kailali District. Upon reaching here, you will then be transferred to the tourist standard hotel, specially booked for you. You will have some time to refresh following hotel check-in. Then, after a brief delay, we will go on to see the village's interesting attractions, which include a bicycle tour of the lake and the botanical gardens. Moreover, we'll also pay a visit to the nearby Aircraft Museum. After we complete the excursion, we will return to our accommodation by bicycle in Dhangadi for an overnight stay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
109m/357ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Hotel 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Luch & Dinner 

Today, we will leave the Terai region's plains and proceed into the hilly region. After driving for 8 hours we will reach Gokuleshwor from Dhangadi through Mahakali highway. To start this drive you will get up early. As soon as you are ready, we will transfer you to the bus station to catch a bus. Some moments after being on the bus you will be taken for breakfast and continuing on you will stop at Dadheldhura for lunch.

After having lunch you will set the journey uphill enjoying the views of the Himalayas, villages, rivers, and valleys. Following the long journey, we will finally reach Gokuleshwor in the afternoon time. After arriving, you may use the remainder of your time resting in accommodations or exploring the surrounding region. Overnight at the lodge in Gokuleshwor.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
1,400m/4593ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

On this 4th of the journey, you will again take a drive from Gokuleshwor to Latinath. From Gokuleshwor it would take you about 2 hours to reach Latinath going along the chameliya river. Finally, you will reach Latinath and begin your journey toward the Api base camp.

Upon reaching you will take a break for a while and start approaching Paribagar. From Latinath, it will take you around an hour to reach Paribagar through an uphill route. You will reach Paribagar too early, giving you enough time to chill around the village and explore the surroundings. Overnight at the lodge in Paribagar.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
1,770m/5,807ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today we will start our trek to Makrigaad after breakfast at Paribagar. As we go through towns and into the middle of hills, we'll look at stone structures and typical far-western agricultural lands. After walking for two and a half hours here, we will take a short break at one of the teahouses along the route. Then, we will continue our trek through the Chameliya River and into a forest with fir, oak, hemlock, and rhododendrons before arriving in Makrigaad just after lunch. After two hours of trekking, we will ultimately arrive at this lovely town of Makarigadi. Overnight at the homestay facility in Makrigaad.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
1,470m/4,822ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Following breakfast, the journey starts with a brief, sharp hike in the direction of the Chameliya River. Continuing, you must ascend the gorge to settle Pato, which is quite far away from this place. After reaching Pato you will wait for a while as you will be having lunch here. Finishing your lunch, you will then continue your ascent from Pato over a gradual and steady path. Until we reach the top point, we'll keep ascending along the solid path. And finally, after you get there, you'll take a short, easy stroll southward to the picturesque town of Siti. Overnight at the homestay facility in Siti village.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
2,254m/7,395ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today we will leave Siti for Domal after eating breakfast. First, we'll descend a hill into the settlement of Khayekot for lunch, which is close to the Chameliya River. After breakfast, you will gradually make your way up to Domal. To reach here, you will only need 7 hours of trekking from Siti. Particularly, Domal is the confluence of the rivers Chameliya and Rokap, which is considered a holy site in this region by the people. As this area does not offer any type of accommodation choices, we will have to set up the tent for an overnight stay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
2,950m/9,678ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

After breakfast, you'll continue on your adventure toward Dhaulo Odar, which is one of the trip's highlights and is also known as Lower Api Nampa Base Camp. First, you will climb a steep uphill which will lead you to the top. From here onwards, you will pass through the relatively easy path and go through forests and pastures. Walking for about 5 hours will then lead you to the open fields which are surrounded by mountains, forests, and caves. This grassland is called Dhaulo Odar and here, we will set up our camp and stay overnight.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
3,548m/11,640ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Tent 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today is the most anticipated day as you will be reaching your ultimate destination. After breakfast, we will set off on our ultimate adventure while carrying a packed lunch. From Daulo Odar, it takes around 2.5 hours of climbing uphill to get to a large, wide plateau that is surrounded by mountains which is ultimately referred to as Api base camp. From here, we can see the fabulous Mt. Api, Mt. Nampa, and Mt. Bobaye in their entirety.

Finally after enjoying the beautiful views, we will go to the source of the Chameliya River and also visit the temple. After touring the temple, we will visit the sacred lake Pilkandaha and eat lunch there shortly. After fully exploring the lake while enjoying a short break, we will go to Daulo Odar for an overnight stay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
3,861m/12,667ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Tented Camp 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today is your last day in the stunning Mt. Api region. Right after breakfast, you will start your return trip to Siti. First, the trail will bring you down to Khayekot. Thenafter you will take a lunch break here and follow the uphill path towards Siti. Along the route, you will be tagged along by the beautiful terraced farmland and the hills. Finally enjoying the great views of the surrounding you will arrive at Siti where you will be staying in a homestay facility.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
2,258m/7,408ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Homestay

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

After having your breakfast in Siti, the path will start to take you toward the top of the ridge above Siti. The path ascends and passes through woodland, terraced farms, and small villages as it proceeds from the ridge. As you continue on the road, you will also have the opportunity to take in vistas of the Himalayas before arriving at Pato for lunch. After lunch, our last approach will be a steady descent that will lead us to Makrigadi village.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
1,470m/4,822ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today, from Makarigadi we will retrace our steps back to Latinath. After walking for almost about 4 hours we will arrive at Latinath. As you come down you will feel, the trail to Latinath is less strenuous and easier to travel. After exploring the local attractions there, you'll board a bus and head towards Gokuleswor. You will be taken right away from the bus stop to a lodge in Gokuleshwar where you will spend the night.

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

We have to get up early today since we need to board a bus to Dhangadi once more. We will be traveling from our lodgings to the bus terminal immediately following breakfast. As how we came, we will follow the same road to reach Dhangadi again. Following the terraced farms, villages, and hills we will reach Dadheldhuraa by afternoon. Here, we will have our lunch and make our way directly toward Dhangadhi through Mahakali Highway. Finally, after 9 hours of driving, we will reach Dhangadi and instantly check in at the hotel for the rest and dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Dhangadhi.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
109m/357ft)
Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

After having a morning breakfast at the hotel in Dhangadhi we will head towards Dhangadi airport to board a flight back to Kathmandu. Being in for more than hours on a flight you will get to see many of the different landscape views of the surroundings. Finally, after you land at the Domestic airport we will transfer you to your accommodation facility. You can relax for a bit at this hotel so that later in the day you can visit local markets or restaurants. Finally, after you get to the hotel, you'll have some time to reflect on your journey. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
1,300m/4,264ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Today marks the end of your trek to the API base camp, and you will give this gorgeous alpine nation your final farewell. After such an incredible time in the mountains with you, it will be hard for us to say goodbye. A representative of Trek Ways Neepal will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the terminal. Three hours before your departure we will bid you farewell and wish you a safe voyage while on the drive. We sincerely believe you'll think about returning to Nepal after you get home. Keep yourself safe till then!

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast

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