Duration 15 Days
Fitness Level Fairly Strenuous
Max Elevation 4000m |13123ft
Meals All meals during trek
Accomodation Basic Mountain Lodges and Tea Houses
Best month Spring (March- May) / Autumn (September- December)

Api Himal Base Camp Trek

One of Nepal's least traveled Himalayan areas is the base camp of Mount API, which is located in the country's far westernmost territory and borders Tibet to the north and India to the west. The upper part of the Darchula district, which is remote and uninhabited, is where the Mount Api base camp trek is located. Compared to other trekking routes, fewer visitors take this path. This trip provides a great opportunity to discover western Nepal's true remoteness of nature.

This trek takes place in the API Nampa conservation area, which covers an area of 1903 km2 and is thought to be the habitat of several endangered species of wildlife, including the snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan monal birds. Additionally, the region is abounding in medicinal plants like "Yarsagumba" (caterpillar-fungus) and various varieties of "rhododendrons," Nepal's national flower.


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( 11 Reviews )

About This Trip
  • This trip is completely customizable.
  • Have a large group? We can assist you.
  • We work with you to make it affordable.
  • Choose your own departure dates.

Api Himal Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01:    Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Dhangadi and Drive to Attariya | Altitude: 132m | 433ft | Drive: 4-5 Hrs
Day 04: Drive from Attariya to Darchula | Altitude: 940m | 3084ft  | Drive: 9-10 Hrs
Day 05: Drive from Darchula to Makarigaad and Trek to Ghusa | Altitude: 2000m | 6562ft | Drive: 8 Hrs
Day 06: Trek from Ghusa to Simar | Altitude: 1542m | 5059ft | Trek: 6-7 Hrs
Day 07: Trek from Simar to Dhuli Odar | Altitude: 3550m | 11647ft | Trek: 5-6 Hrs
Day 08: Trek from Dhuli Odar to API Base Camp and Hike to Kali Dhunga | Altitude: 3860m | 12664ft | Trek: 3-4 Hrs
Day 09: Trek back from Kali Dhunga to Khaikot | Altitude: 1900m | 6233 | Trek: 7-8 Hrs
Day 10: Trek back from Khaiokot to Ghusa
Day 11: Trek back to Khandeshwor
Day 12: Trek to Makarigad and drive to Gokule
Day 13: Drive Back to Dhangadi
Day 14: Fly Back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure Day

Api Himal Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary Expand All

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Dhangadi and Drive to Attariya | Altitude: 132m | 433ft | Drive: 4-5 Hrs

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Drive from Attariya to Darchula | Altitude: 940m | 3084ft  | Drive: 9-10 Hrs

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Drive from Darchula to Makarigaad and Trek to Ghusa | Altitude: 2000m | 6562ft | Drive: 8 Hrs

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Ghusa to Simar | Altitude: 1542m | 5059ft | Trek: 6-7 Hrs

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Simar to Dhuli Odar | Altitude: 3550m | 11647ft | Trek: 5-6 Hrs

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Dhuli Odar to API Base Camp and Hike to Kali Dhunga | Altitude: 3860m | 12664ft | Trek: 3-4 Hrs

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Trek back  from Kali Dhunga to Khaikot | Altitude: 1900m | 6233 | Trek: 7-8 Hrs

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek back from Khaiokot to Ghusa

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Trek back to Khandeshwor 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Trek to Makarigad and drive to Gokule

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Drive Back to Dhangadi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Fly Back to Kathmandu

Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 15: Departure Day

Meal: Breakfast

What's Included?

  • Airport transfers by private car/van
  • Kathmandu accommodation inclusive breakfast
  • Airfare to/from Dhangadi with a guide
  • Cook/Staffs transportation with needed camping utensils
  • Local transportation from Dhangadi (private available on request, possible)
  • Full board meals  during the trip (after leaving Kathmandu)
  • Needed porters
  • Staffs salary/food/accommodation/insurance
  • Needed trekking permits
  • All service charges and government tax

What's Not Included ?

  • International air tickets
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Excess luggage cost
  • Personal porter for the day backpack
  • Any alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses like telephone, laundry
  • The cost which is not mentioned above includes the item

Useful Information

The API Himal trekking route is a less popular trekking route in western Nepal. The API Himal trip offers a variety of breathtaking Himalayan vistas, including the API Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak, Nandadevi, and Rajramba, as well as wildlife, birds, swift rivers, and pristine forests.

Api Himal Base Camp Trek Departure dates and price

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Reviews

review image Sushil K.
Great Trek with Amazing Landscape

We had a group of 5, and AAT helped us manage everything from accommodation to duffle bags as we had no past trekking experience. The guide was very helpful and entertaining.  

- Sushil K. ( )
review image Sunny T.
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Trek

The trekking is fantastic! It went just as planned, the organization was flawless, and Puru was extremely helpful and accommodating. He responds quickly and clearly, and he knows what he's talking about. We strongly advise you to travel with his firm!

- Sunny T. ( )
review image Jean R.
On the Annapurna Circuit, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

I had a fantastic time with Alpha Adventure! Despite the challenging weather that comes with hiking in the off-season, my guide made sure that I was able to fulfill my dream of reaching the Thorong la pass! As a solo female tourist, I felt quite safe with his extensive trekking knowledge and accommodating nature. Without the AAT crew, I would not have had the once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. I wholeheartedly endorse it!

- Jean R. ( )
review image Kristen A.
Amazing Experience, Highly Recommended !!

This is the most unforgettable trip we've ever taken. We didn't think 11 days would be enough to see the Annapurnas, but the way this trip was organized and carried out was incredible. Because the tour was so well-organized, we thoroughly loved every minute of the trip and didn't feel like we were missing out on anything because of the time constraints. We didn't have to worry about our pace because it was a private guided trip. We saw the beautiful Annapurna foothills, visited towns, and met some new acquaintances along the route. I'll be eternally grateful to AAT for this quick yet well-organized trip.

- Kristen A. ( )
review image Jose S.
Amazing Trek experience !!

I completed the Annapurna Circuit and had a fantastic time. The circuit is a little touristy, but the scenery is breathtaking, and it is much less crowded in the off-season; the weather is still pleasant in May. I always had a nice vibe traveling with Alpha Adventure Treks because everyone I met was so friendly and welcoming.

- Jose S. ( )
review image Hazel L.
Fabulous Trek !!

Trekking to Khopra Ridge was an incredible adventure! We liked how it was a little off the beaten road. It was not at all crowded. We had the impression that we had the mountains to ourselves.

- Hazel L. ( )
review image Randy W.
My First Trek Experience !!!

A trip to remember! My first trek was so much fun and exciting thanks to all of your aid from "Alpha Adventure Treks" and their excellent management! A kind and professional guide who knows practically everything there is to know about the area. I hope to see you guys again soon! incredibly pleased with the staff.

- Randy W. ( )
review image Maggie Shah
Visit to ghalegaun village homestay

We had a fantastic time at Ghalegaun Village Homestay. The locals in the village were quite nice and created a lovely and welcoming atmosphere, as well as excellent food. Our overnight stay at the homestay was equally fantastic and unforgettable.

- Maggie Shah ( )
review image Coco X.
A fantastic guide and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

With Yuvi as our guide, we had the most incredible tour. Everything was taken care of by the firm, from hotel pickup to excursions like a sight-seeing flight to Everest. We were in wonderful hands the entire time and felt protected.

- Coco X. ( )
review image Anna J.
A lifetime experience

It was the most unforgettable trekking trip I've ever taken. ABC is really gratifying in every way. This is the second time I've done it. Maybe one day I'll do it again. Every time you take a different route, you'll get a new experience. From Himalaya to ABC, the vista is incredible.

- Anna J. ( )
review image Elijah A.
Almost too much to comprehend

We had a good view of this spectacular mountain from afar, which added to its majesty. Our Nepalese guide spoke about it with reverence, and we were enslaved by it as well. Climbing this behemoth is both awe-inspiring and terrifying, and neglecting to be humble can lead to death.

- Elijah A. ( )
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( 11 Reviews )

About This Trip
  • This trip is completely customizable.
  • Have a large group? We can assist you.
  • We work with you to make it affordable.
  • Choose your own departure dates.

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