Api Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Flight Kathmandu - Dhangadhi Drive to Mahendra Nagar

    We will head to the airport to take our flight for Dhangadhi after having the breakfast. Upon reaching Dhangadhi, we will drive to Mahendra Nagar in a privet tourist bus/van. After we will reach Mahendra Nagar, we will head to our hotel where we will stay for the night.

    • Day 02 : Drive to Gokuleshwor 15 hrs

      After having breakfast, we will leave Mahendra Nagar and move forward to reach Gokuleshwor. The drive will be going to be scenic and go through small settlements. Upon reaching Gokuleshwor, we will head to our camping site.

      • Day 03 : Karkale - Day of leisure/local exploration

        Today is our first day of trekking. We will begin trekking through several small settlements. On the way, we will get to see beautiful views of peaks and landscapes. We will reach Karkale where we will be staying for the night. We will spend the day exploring the village and its nearby areas. We will visit monasteries and temple, and interact with the locals. We will spend the day tasting the local foods and admiring the views.

        • Day 04 : Karkale - Chiureni (1100m) 7 hrs

          Leaving Karlkale behind, we will pass by lovely villages and farmlands. On the way, we will cross numerous hanging bridges and after around six hours of trek, we will reach Chiureni Village. This village is famous for its butter trees. We will see many of these trees around our campsite. 

          • Day 05 : Chiureni – Makarighat (1800m) 7 hrs

            After having breakfast, we will begin trekking following the Chamliya Khola. Further, the trail becomes narrow and goes through the forested section. After a few hours of trek, we will reach Makarighat where we will camp for night stay. 

            • Day 06 : Makarighat – Seti (3000m) 6 hrs

              We will ascend and go through some villages. We will see that the settlements are scattered everywhere. The trail will also present us pleasant views of mountains and reach Seti our last destination for the day.

              • Day 07 : Seti – Bayaligaad (3400m) 5 hrs

                We will leave Seti behind and begin trekking towards Bayaligaad. The trail will include a few ascends and descends. We will trek through dense forest where we might see wildlife and reach Bayaligaad our last destination for the day.

                • Day 08 : Bayaligaad - Simar(3600m) 5 hrs

                  We will begin trekking through the dense forest. We will then ascend on a forested trail. On the way, we will get to see several species of flora. The trail further takes us to Simar where we will stop for the night.

                  • Day 09 : Simar - Dhauliodar(3800m) 5 hrs

                    We will begin our day with a warm breakfast, and after that, we will trek towards Dhauliodar our next destination. Basically, Dhauliodar means cave where people used to live thousands of years ago. Further, we will go through a lush green forest along with amazing views of mountains. On the way, we will also cross few streams and reach our campsite at Dhauliodar. 

                    • Day 10 : Dhauliodar - Api Himal Base Camp (4250m) 3 hrs

                      Today is the most exciting day of the trek as we will ascend to the Api Himal Base Camp. We will ascend for around three hours on a semi-rugged trail and reach the base camp. Upon reaching base camp, we will explore the region and also visit the holy lake where numerous devotees visit every year. 

                      • Day 11 : Rest/Local Exploration

                        Today is our rest day at the Api Himal Base Camp. We will spend the day exploring the region and soaking its beauty. Our meals will be cooked and served by the crew members. We will also go on a small hike to nearby place or just rest for the whole day.

                        • Day 12 : Api Himal Base Camp - Saheb Bagar (2800m) 6 hrs

                          We will wake up early in the morning and have our breakfast. After that, we will descend down to Saheb Bagar following the same trail as we came. After around six hours of walk, we will reach Saheb Bagar where we are going to stay overnight.

                          • Day 13 : Saheb Bagar – Makarighat (1800m) 6 hrs

                            Leaving Saheb Bagar behind, we will continue our trek towards Makarighat. the trail will be going to be a long. The trail will include several small villages and a forested section along with the gorgeous views of landscapes. 

                            • Day 14 : Makarighat – Bitulechaur (1200m), 7 hrs

                              After having breakfast, we are going to trek back on the same trail. We will descend through small settlements and reach Bitulechaur where we are going to stay for the night.

                              • Day 15 : Bitulechaur – Gokuleshwor (850m), 6 hrs

                                Today is the last day of our trek. After having breakfast, we will trek towards Gokuleshwor. The trial will go through small villages along with scenic views. In around six hours of trek, we will reach Gokuleshwor where we will stay for the night. 

                                • Day 16 : Gokuleshwor - Drive to Mahendranagar, 15 hrs

                                  After having breakfast, we will drive back to Mahendranagar. On the way, we will get to see the last views of the small settlements and gorgeous landscapes. We will reach Mahendranagar where we are going to stay for the night.

                                  • Day 17 : Drive to Dhangadhi/Nepalgunj

                                    After having breakfast, we will drive to Nepalgunj. The route will be same as before and goes through small settlements and forests. Upon reaching Nepalgunj, we will head towards our hotel where we stay for the night. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the market and a few landmarks.

                                    • Day 18 : Flight Nepalgunj - Kathmandu

                                      After having breakfast, we will head to the airport for our flight back to Kathmandu. The will going to be scenic, and upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel. The whole day is free for us to rest, and later in the evening, we will meet with our crew member and go on farewell dinner. We will also stroll on the colorful and lively streets of Thamel.