Api is the highest mountain in the Far-Western region of Nepal. Measuring 7,130 meters, it can well be seen from both India and China. The peak lies inside the Api Nampa Conservation Area. It’s a critical geographical region because it shares its border with both India and China, hence, the tourists are restricted from visiting the place. You are advised to obtain a special permit before entering the region.
Api Nampa Base Camp Trek is filled with wonders and surprises. Fewer tourists ever attempt this route, hence, most of the place remains unexplored. It is a mostly camping trip, and requires experienced guide and porters along. Apart from the attractions in the trail, the trekking also offers you to enjoy the local attractions of Dhangadhi; the Aircraft museum, Botanical Garden and Jokhar Lake.
The trip begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi, which may last 1 hour and 15 minutes. From Dhangadhi, you will drive to Latinath, and start the trek. You will walk all the way up to the base camp of Mt. Api through Pagibagar, Makarigaad, Siti, Domal and Dhaulo Odar. The trek ends at Latinath, from where you drive back to Dhangadi and catch your flight for Kathmandu.
Khaptad National Park lies near to Api Nampa Conservation Area, hence you can choose to extend your trip to Khaptad Trekking as well.
Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Fly from Kathmandu to Dhangadi||1.15 hours|
|Day 3||Drive from Dhangadi to Gokuleshwor||8 hours|
|Day 4||Drive to Latinath & Trek to Paribagar||3hours|
|Day 5||Trek to Makarigaad 1,470 m (4,822 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Siti 2,245 m (7,395 ft)||7-8 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Domal 2,950 m (7,395 ft)||8 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Dhaulo Odar (Lower Api Base Camp) 3,548 m (11,640 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Api Base Camp 3,861 m (12,667 ft) & Back to Dhaulo Odar||–|
|Day 10||Trek to Siti||6 hours|
|Day 11||Trek to Makarigaad||6 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Latinath & Drive to Gokuleshwor||6 hours|
|Day 13||Drive to Dhangadi||9 hours|
|Day 15||Fly to Kathmandu||–|
I did Api Nampa trekking. It was beautiful. The weather was good. I suggest people to visit Api Nampa during March-May. Few of the parts were were difficult, however, the overall trip was great and fun. The fun of visiting restricted and remote place is greater. ~Philip & Diana Jones (NC, USA)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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|Trip Length||15 days|
|Trek Length||09 days|
|Max. Altitude||3,861 meters (12,667 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)/ Camping|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Domestic Flight, Private & Local Vehicle|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|