Mount Api base camp trek is one of the least trekked Himalayan regions of Nepal which is situated in the farthest-western part of Nepal bordering India on the west and Tibet to the north. Mount Api base camp trek lies in the upper region of the Darchula district which is remote so, it is pristine and untouched by many.
This trek lies in the Api Nampa conservation and can be observed animals like snow leopards and musk deer and birds like the Himalayan Monal etc.
Getting to the trailhead of mount Api base camp trek.
To get to the trailhead of mount Api base camp trek first you need to get to Dhangadhi for which you can either drive or take a flight. Although you can drive all the way to Dhangadhi from Kathmandu which takes about 13-14 hours, the best way to reach Dhangadhi is by taking a flight that takes about 65 minutes. Then after it’s another drive to Khalanga from where you begin your actual trek and it takes about 9 hours.
Mount Api base camp trek permits and fees.
To trek to mount Api base camp you are required to have two types of permits the first one is “TIMS CARD” (trekking information management system) and which costs $20 USD per person for independent trekkers and $10 USD per person for the organized trekkers.
Another permit is the “Api Nampa conservation area entrance fee” which costs 3000 Nepalese rupees per person and 500 Nepalese rupees for the citizens of SAARC (South Asian Association for regional cooperation) country.