Mt. Api Himal Expedition

Mt. Api Himal located in western part of Nepal which area is remote and untouched. Very less tourists have visited the region in the year. This is the country beyond, a wild and extremely beautiful mountain landscape full of erotic people, rapid rivers and pristine forest. This area is a very remote area with Virgin Nature, off beaten path, Mysterious culture and panoramic mountain’s view of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api Himal, Kappa Chuli Peak and other many more peaks. There is also a lake called Kali Dhunga, which is about 2 hours by walking from Api Himal Base Camp. This well known holy lake of this area.  Api, Nampa and Saipal are a trio of high mountains located in extreme northwestern Nepal. Together they form a small range of sharp, icy peaks, rising from a long, steep, snowy crest. The name Api is Tibetan for Grandmother, and the name of its neighbor Nampa is derived from the Tibetan expression gnampa-p'a meaning Holy Father. Both of these names are likely rooted in Nepalese folklore, but their specific origin is unknown.

Agriculture is the main occupation of the local people. The mixed community including the Brahmin, Chhetri, Mahara, Bohora, Thekare, Jhakari and Lohar (Iron smith). Normally, they have own language and unable to speak fluent Nepali language as well

 

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

After morning breakfast Wongchhu Peak Promotion will introduce you with your tour guide and he will pick you from respective hotel for an interesting tour of Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with fabulous views of Kathmandu city, green hills that surrounds the valley and of high snow capped mountains.

Swayambhunath one of the oldest historical sites listed in world heritage of more than 2,5000 years old Buddhistreligious complex with huge dome shape stupa with four mystical eyes of Buddha overlooking four directions North, South, East and West. After an impressive tour visiting the monastery and small chapels this place surrounded with green forest with many monkeys around and this place is also known as “Monkey Temple”.

Next nice tour leads towards east of Kathmandu city at Pashupatinath Temple area, tourist or non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple, however one can overlook the temple from the bank of Bagmati river the holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors surrounded with lovely forest with many monkeys around. This place is flooded in the mid February on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva). Nearby on the opposite bank of the river funeral and cremation takes places for all Hindu religion.

Then after drive towards north east reaching at Bouddhanath Stupa also called as “Little Tibet” due to strong Tibetan influence in culture, traditions and Buddhist religion, Bouddhanath a huge dome with tow tier where one can walk up near the top with nice views of surrounding Bouddhanath area with shop, stores, restaurants and monasteries.

After a fascinating and lovely historical and cultural tour return back to respective hotels. Then take rest for a while and in evening you will meet with your trekking guide and representative from Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP) office for short briefing before your trip because you should know all the essential factors and places before going to the trek. 

Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

You will be briefed by the guides about the entire expedition. The guide will provide details of the food, lodging, equipment’s needed, checklist, clothing, to the dangers that might arise during the trek. This day is vital for the entire expedition to be successful. You will also be introduced to your team so that you can build a bond that needs to last for more than 45 days.

On this day you will check all the necessities that are required for the Mt. Api Himal Expedition. Your guide will help you in doing so. You need to take a good nights rest before you begin the journey.

1 hour 10 min flight. Over night in Tea house.

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Overnight: Camping

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Overnight: Tea House

Overnight: Tea House

Overnight: Hotel

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

  • Arrival & Departure; on domestic and international flights.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • All Domestic flights charges.
  • All Transportation service from starting and ending points of Mount Api Expedition Trips.
  • Climbing Sherpa guide for Api Himal Expedition.
  • Mount Api Expeditions Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc.
  • Permits for the Mount Api Expedition.
  • High altitude meal (Full board) while on Trekking to Mount Api B.C and while Climbing.
  • All the expenses & insurance of Liaison officer (Govt. of Nepal).
  • Cook, support crew and porters with their equipments, daily wages, food & insurance etc.
  • Camping & Kitchen equipment like base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent with all utensil and toilet tent.
  • High altitude tents and necessary gadgets like EPI gas and burner for high climb.
  • Warm clothing, trek gear for nepali staff including porters
  • Life & medical insurance for Nepali staff & Porters
  • Communication device like Satellite Phone & Willkie-Talkie in case of emergency.(USE PAY)
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on Mount Api Expeditions.(USE PAY)
  • Daily Dispatches on: www.wppnepal.com
  • welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner)
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.)
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.

Boots, Crampons, Gaiters

  • Light Hiking Boots
  • 8000m Climbing Boots
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons

Climbing Tools

  • Ice Axe
  • Seat Harness
  • Locking Carabineers
  • 2 folding – ski pole

Technical Clothing

  • Polypro or Capaline long underwear (4sets)
  • Pile jacket and pants (pants must have full separating side zips)
  • Gore Tex shells (top and bottoms must have full separating side zips)
  • Down jacket (medium & heavy weight)

Mitts & Gloves

  • Light synthetic gloves (Capaline or polypropylene)
  • Wool (or pile) mitts & Gore-Tex overmitts

Socks

  • Wool or pile socks

Headgear

  • Head lamp (spare bulbs & batteries)
  • Glacier sun glasses
  • Wool or pile hat

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (expedition quality) rated -15 &40 f
  • Sleeping pads

Camping

  • Backpack
  • Pee bottle
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen (maximum block)
  • Lip sunscreen

Traveling

  • Large duffel bag (provided by Wongchhu Peak)
  • Toiletry bag
  • Travel Clothes
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Small day pack for trekking days

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Trip-Code: WPP-005- API
Destination: Nepal
Region: Far - Western Nepal
Altitude: 7132 M
Season: Spring / Autumn
Difficulty: Moderate
Accommodation: Tea House and Tent
Duration: 39

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