Api Base Camp and Kali Dhunga Trek

All about the Api Base Camp and Kali Dhunga Trek.

Hightlights of Api Base Camp Trek

  • Camping Trek
  • Spectacular view of almighty mountains
  • Soulful hospitality of Local People
  • Sacred Site for Buddhist and Hindus
  • Less Populated and pristine trekking trail
  • Exotic Landscapes
  • Local Culture and Festival
  • Valuable Medicinal Herbs; Yarsha Gumba
  • Glacial Lake

Trip Facts

  • Type of trek : Tea house/Camping
  • Duration of Trek : 13 days
  • Grade of trek : Moderate-Hard

About the Trek

Api Base Camp lies at the altitude of 3861m from sea level. Api base camp and Kali Dhungaa trek is the Camping as well as Tea house trek in the most virgin trekking region of Far West Nepal.  It is totally new trekking route which lies at Darchula district. The starting and ending point of this trek is Kathmandu. If you are looking for exotic trekking trail then, Api Himal trek would be the best one ever you had before. This region is protected by Api Nampa Conservation. Api Himal Trek offers you the beautiful scenery of nature, wildness with a huge valley of grassland. Moreover, you can also explore the mind blowing mountains are Api (7132m), Nampa (6929m) and Bobaye (6808m) and also many more unnamed snow capped mountains surrounding the valley. Api trek route is the most remote region of Nepal which is laggging far behind the development.

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Kali Dhungaa is the glacial lake. It lies at the altitude of 4100m from Sea level. It is a religious lake where local is used to worship Lord Shiva. It will take around 4 hours to reach this glacial lake from Api Base Camp. This trek will be very hard for you because you have to cross 6 up hill to reach at the lake. On the trek, you have to trek along the Chamelia river. This Kali Dhungaa is the source of the Chamelia river.

Flora and Fauna

Various and Numerious type of flora and fauna are found in this region. You can see most endangered wildlife like snow leopard in this region if you are lucky. Moreover, the national bird of Nepal called Danfe is also found in this region. Musk deer is also famous wildlife is this region. Likewise, you can also explore various type of Himalayan Rhododendron in this region. Even more, this trekking route is also abundant with different types of wild mushroom. Furthermore, this region is very famous for different kinds of herbs and shrubs. Yarsha Gumba is the valuable herb found in this region which is very important in medicinal point of  view. Not only that, Paanch Auche is also valuable herb. The main income of the local people of Darchula district is extraction and selling of these herbs.

 

 

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
  • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
  • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
  • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
  • English speaking Guide depending on the place
  • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expense
  • First aid kits
  • Map
  • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
  • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
  • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
  • Appropriate visa fees
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, etc. (not compulsory)
Accomodation

Api Base Camp and Kali Dhungaa Trek is the combination of Tea house and Camping  Trek. This trekking trail is newly explored trail so, accomodation facilities is not properly developed as developed in other trekking region. You can get any hotels as your wish in Kathmandu and Attariya. But, in trekking route there is no second option for fooding and lodging. You can get tea house accomodation in all spots expects one place that is Dhauli Odaar. This trek offers you a amazing camping experience in Dhauli Odaar. You have to spend two night at Dhauli Odaar. Moreover, there is no shops on the trail so, you have to carry all required things. You have to carry water bottle along the whole trek. There is no water resource in between Paribagar to Ghusa during your second day trek. Due to which, you have to carry water with you for the whole day.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Cost Includes
  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
  • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
  • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
  • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
  • English speaking Guide depending on the place
  • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expense
  • First aid kits
  • Map
  • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
Cost Excludes
  • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
  • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
  • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
  • Appropriate visa fees
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, etc. (not compulsory)