API HIMAL EXPEDITION (38 NIGHTS/ 39 DAYS )

API HIMAL EXPEDITION (38 NIGHTS/ 39 DAYS )

overview

This is the most famous and the highest in western part of Nepal (7132m) in untouched and in remote area. Very few tourists and mountain climber have visited this region, a wild and beautiful mountain landscape full of exotic people beyond the country, rapid rivers and pristine forests in really remote are with virgin nature, off beaten path, mysterious culture panoramic mountain’s view of Nandadevi, Rajramba, Api himal. Kappa Chuli and many others. A lake is there called Kalidhunga in 2 hours from the base camp, in this area this is regarded as a holy lake, deep in the heart of the Himalayas, nestled between the sweltering Indian subcontinent and the frozen plains of the Tibetan plateau, Humla lays hidden in the far north west corner of the Nepal, shadows of the towering mount Saipal range, sacred Takh and Changla Himal extends, over this barren forgotten basin of the mighty Karnali river. It is the Shangri-La of extreme geographical conditions with the elevation fluctuating between 1524m to 7337m and an approximate population of 45000 of local people. The natives still speak on archaic dialect of Tibetan and Nepali languages. It is pleasant in Humla in summer better than freezing cold winter, leaving the region isolated and mostly snowbound.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL

  • Day 02

    DOCUMENT APPLY FOR API WEST EXPEDITION

  • Day 03

    PREPARATION FOR EXPEDITION IN KATHMANDU

  • Day 04

    DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO MAHENDRANAGAR

  • Day 05

    DRIVE FROM MAHENDRANAGAR TO GOKULESHWOR

  • Day 06

    TREK GOKULESHWOR TO KARKALE

  • Day 07

    TREK KARKALE TO CHIURENI

  • Day 08

    TREK CHIURENI TO MAKARIGHAT

  • Day 09

    TREK MAKARIGHAT TO SETI

  • Day 10

    TREK SETI TO LAWATHI

  • Day 11

    TREK LAWATHI TO SIMAR

  • Day 12

    REST DAY AT SIMAR FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

  • Day 13

    TREK DHAWALIDWAR TO API HIMAL BASE CAMP

  • Day 14

    REST DAY AT BASE CAMP FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

  • Day 15-35

    CLIMBING PERIOD FOR MT. API WEST (7100M)

  • Day 36

    TREK API HIMAL BASE TO SIMAR

  • Day 37

    TREK SIMAR TO LAWATHI

  • Day 38

    TREK LAWATHI TO SETI

  • Day 39

    TREK SETI TO MAKARIGHAT

  • Day 40

    TREK MAKARIGHAT TO CHIURENI

  • Day 41

    TREK CHIURENI TO KARKALE

  • Day 42

    TREK KARKALE TO GOKULESHWOR AND DRIVE TO NEPALGUNJ

  • Day 43

    FLIGHT FROM NEPALGUNJ TO KATHMANDU

  • Day 44

    REST DAY AT KATHMANDU

  • Day 45

    DEPARTURE TO YOUR NEXT DESTINATION

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Traditional Welcome at arrival in Airport.
  • Airport Return Transfer by Pvt. Basis’s. by tourist vehicle.
  • Assistant Guide in arrival and departures / Hotels.
  • 3 STAR Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb the mountain.
  • All required Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card.
  • Liaison holder officer, one head Sardar/Guide with porters (2 trekkers= 1 porter).
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along with availability during trek & expeditions.
  • com’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa 1:2 or 1:1 (01 Sherpa per two clients / your required).
  • All necessary climbing hard ware gears. Camping and kitchen gears for both trek and climbing.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and as above.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
  • Sleeping bag & down jacket (to be returned after your trip is completed.)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide).
  • All necessary paperwork, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied by Government of Nepal.
  • Staff costs which includes their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show setting together with official representative at last night in Nepal.
  • Special souvenir on departure.
cost exclude
  • In Kathmandu stay lunch & dinner is not included.
  • International flight fare.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Expenses of personal Nature
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Visa Fee US$ 25 for 15 days and 40 US$ for 30 days (Indian Nationality FREE / SAARC 1st Time FREE Visa).
Other Services not mentioned in cost including

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

5 STAR DELUXE HYATT REGENCY, SOALTEE CROWN PLAZA, YAK AND YETI, AND HOTEL RADISSON
5 STAR STANDARD HOTEL ANNAPURNA
4 STAR DELUXE HOTEL SHANGRI-LA, THE MALLA HOTEL, HOTEL HIMALAYA
4 STAR STANDARD VAISHALI, HOTEL GRANND ROYAL SINGI, GYANGJONG HOTEL SHANKER, AND HOTEL SHERPA
3 STAR HOTEL MARSYANGDI, MOUNTAIN HOTEL, TIBET HOTEL
2 STAR KATHMANDU GUEST HOUSE, TIBET GUEST HOUSE AND THE COURTYARD HOTEL, NORBU LINKA

Note

By making reservations with our VirginTrails.com or its associates and depositing your advance payment with agents, our representatives, or us you agree to each of the foregoing terms and conditions and agree that you are thereby bound. You also acknowledge that you have carefully read and understood the foregoing terms and conditions.
Payment Terms :

·         50  % payments : At the time of confirmation

·         50 % payments: At the time of arrival in Kathmandu.

 

Cancellation

·         60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost

·         29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost

·         14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.

·         6 days or less no refunds

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

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