Api Himal 7132m is the highest mountain in far-west Nepal. The region is remote and relatively untouched by tourism. The remoteness of this region from the rest of Nepal can be felt along this trail. There are stunning mountain panoramas, fast-flowing rivers, and pristine forests with the cultural diversity of the local people making this a unique trek.
Being located along the border with India, the region offers panoramic views of Nanda Devi 7817m, Thado Dhunga Tuppa 5368m, Api Himal, 7132m, Rajamba 6537m and Kapchuli 6850m amongst the many other peaks visible from many sections of the trek. The holy lake of Kalidhunga near Api Himal Base Camp and well worth a visit.
API Himal Trip Highlights:
Grade: Grade 5
Time: Minimum recommended 10 days
Height: Maximum 4000m
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Mahendranagar
Day 02: Mahendranagar to Gokuleshwor- Karkale drive by bus
Day 03: Trek to Chiureni 1100m 4hrs
Day 04: Trek to Makarighat 1800m 7hrs
Day 05: Trek to Seti 3000m 7hrs
Day 06: Trek to Bayaligad 3400m 6hrs
Day 07: Trek to Simar 3600m 6hrs
Day 08: Trek to Dhawaliwadar 3800m 5hrs
Day 09: Trek to Base Camp 4000m 2hrs
Day 10: Trek to Saheb Bagar 2800m 6hrs
Day 11: Trek to Makarighat 1800m 7hrs
Day 12: Trek to Bitulechaur 1200m 5hrs
Day 13: Trek to Gokuleshwor 850m 6hrs
Day 14: Trek to Mahendranagar and drive by bus
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu by bus
Day 16: Arriving in Kathmandu early morning.
As with all ‘Travel Nepal Blog’ trekking itineraries, this is just a brief outline of this region’s possibilities.