Api Saipal Base Camp Trek

Duration: 2 Nights 3 Days
  •  Trek through the off-beaten tracks in far western Nepal
  •  Mesmerizing views of Mt. Api (7,132m) and Saipal (7,031m)
  •  Experience the unique culture and religions of the locals
  •  The stunning natural beauty of the region reflected by the wildlife and vegetation

Located at the far western border of Nepal, the Api Saipal base Camp Trek takes us deep into the Mahakali Valley through off-beaten paths. Joining the views of Api Himal (7,132m) on the trek are a host of magnificent Himalayan ranges of Sunpani and Sumjum Himal ranges. Tibetan and ethnic Thakuri communities inhabit the region which offers a marvelous insight into their culture, heritage, and lifestyle. All in all, the journey is a blend of natural glory and cultural prosperity of far western Nepal.

Heading out of Kathmandu, we fly to the far-western town of Nepalgunj. The Terai city bordering India offers a complete contrast in landscapes and culture. Reaching Simikot on another flight the next day, we begin our trek heading towards Dharapuri for our first night on the trail.  From Dharapuri, the trek heads west diverting away from the trail to Limi Valley. Making our way through the vibrant Bhotia and Thakuri hamlets of Kermi and Yalbang, the trail switches south making our way to Chala. The settlements on the trek showcase the authenticity in their culture and lifestyle adding more excitement to the journey. En route to Chala, we confront the rugged Himalayan trail as we trek along the Puiyan River. Entering the Karang Khola Valley, the journey reaches the northern Saipal Base Camp. Taking a day off at the base camp, we get to enjoy the stunning landscapes surrounded by the Himalayas before heading back to Karang Khola. The journey begins its descending run as we enter the lush green forests making our way through the hamlets of Yalbang and Dharapuri. Trekking back to Simikot, we board the flight back to Nepalgunj before heading towards Kathmandu ending our journey.

We, here at Manikang, are always up for off-the-beaten-track trekking. As such, we have a proven track record of successful treks to Api Saipal Base Camp Trek. Join us and we assure you an adventurous journey with memories to last you a lifetime. Our experienced guides and porters will lead you through the off-beat paths with the warm company.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival Kathmandu and transferred to Hotel, free day.
  • Day 2Prepare for the Trip.
  • Day 3After breakfast Flight to Nepalgunj.
  • Day 4Flight to Simikot and trek to Dharapuri.
  • Day 5Trek to Kermi.
  • Day 6Trek to Yalbang.
  • Day 7Trek to Chala.
  • Day 8Trek to Karang Khola/Labuk Depsa.
  • Day 9Trek to Base Camp.
  • Day 10Exploration/Rest Day.
  • Day 11Trek back to Karang Khola.
  • Day 12Trek back to Yalbang/Salle Khola.
  • Day 13Trek back to Dharapuri.
  • Day 14Trek back to Simikot.
  • Day 15Fly back to Nepalgunj then Kathmandu.
  • Day 16Free Day.
  • Day 17Departure/You will be transferred to Airport for your onward flight.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What’s Included

  •  Airport - Hotel - Airport transfer
  •  Accommodation in Kathmandu under B/B plan as per itinerary
  •  Best available Accommodation during trek
  •  Three Board Meal during the trek
  •  One experienced guide and the necessary number of porters Salary, insurance, domestic airfare, food and accommodation of guide and porters
  •  TIMS Fee
  •   Conservation Area entry fee
  •  All government and local taxes
  •  International Airfare
  •  Nepal Visa Fee
  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Personal Expenses
  •  Tips
  •  Other expenses not mentioned on Cost Include section