Api Himal Climbing

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 7132m

Location: Far Western Nepal

Duration: 36 days

First Ascent: The first ascent of Api occurred in 1960. The Doshisha Alpine Society of Japan successfully completed the Northwest Face route

Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal)

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: Northwest Face route

Grade: Mountaineering V

Transportation: By flight to Dhangadi and Land to Gakuleshew

Group Size: minimum 02

Major Activity: Trekking and Climbing

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Api Himal 7132m is the highest mountain in western part of Nepal in Guras Himal. Api Himal Climbing is included as one of the untouched and remote mountains.

The first ascent of Api occurred in 1960. The Doshisha Alpine Society of Japan successfully completed the Northwest Face route attempted by the 1954 party. In 1980 a British Army Mountaineering Association expedition made an attempt to climb the peak by the south face reaching within a few hundred meters of the summit. On 24 December 1983 Polish climbers Tadeusz Piotrowski and Andrzej Bielu? made the first winter ascent.

The API Himal expedition is remote but you will catch picturesque mountain views of Nandadevi, Raj ramba, Api Himal, Kappa chili Peak and many more.

We start our trek from Gokuleshwor on a less-visited trail that leads passing through remote villages. Largely unexplored serene wilderness, passing through Ghana, Lathinath village, Ghusa, batar, Jungle camp than base camp. Once at the base camp our expedition Sherpa crews will make necessary preparations for setting up higher camps above base camp. There are three higher camps. We will push the summit from Camp 2.

The actual ending date is flexible, depending on weather and conditions. Our itinerary has a number of contingency days built into the itinerary, but normally climbers will change their international departure flights when they know exactly when the expedition is going to end. Asian Hiking Team recommends adding several days to this itinerary below in case we must wait for weather or conditions.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer hotel, overnight at hotel.

Day 02 and day 03: Preparing for Expedition, Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism, overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Fly Kathmandu to Dhangadi & transfer hotel, overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Dhangadi drive to Gokuleshwer 7 to 9 hours, overnight at Camping.

Day 06: Trek to Ghana, overnight at Camping.

Day 07: Trek to Lathinath, overnight at Camping.

Day 08: Trek to Ghusa, overnight at Camping.

Day 09: Trek to Batar, overnight at Camping.

Day 10: Trek to Jungle camp, overnight at Camping.

Day 11: Trek to Api Himal base camp, overnight at Camping.

Day 12-27: Climbing period of Api Himal (7,132m), overnight at Camping.

Day 28: Trek to Jungle camp, overnight at Camping.

Day 29: Trek to Ghusa, overnight at Camping.

Day 30: Trek to Lathinath, overnight at Camping.

Day 31: Trek to Ghana, overnight at Camping.

Day 32: Trek to Gokuleshwpr drive to Baitadi, Lodge

Day 33: Drive to Dhangadi, overnight at Hotel.

Day 34: Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at Hotel.

Day 35: Free Day in Kathmandu, Hotel at hotel.

Day 36: Final departure or next trip.