API KHAPTAD Trek

  • Duration:21 Day(s)
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Max. Altitude:4950m

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Local Home Stay

Max. Altitude: 4950m

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Embark on a truly enchanting adventure with the Api and Khaptad Trek- a seamless fusion of the majestic Api Himal Base Camp trek and the culturally rich Api Himal Cultural trek. This extraordinary journey promises a harmonious blend of natural wonders and cultural exploration, creating an experience that is nothing short of magical.Upon completing the Api trek, you have the option to continue with the Surma Sarover or take the lower route via Laune. Travelers often choose the riverside route to Laune, crossing the Wai Lekh pass, bypassing Surma Sarover.

  Surma trek is a significant area, believed to be the residence of Surma Bhawani, the sister of the 12 Mosto.If you're interested in Mosto Pujak, trekking via Surma village is an option.Despite philosophical beliefs against Mosto religion, many in the Far west adhere to Mosto Pujak.The Bire Festival in Shravana (July-Augusgt) is a notable celebration.

  Upon finishing Api and Surma treks, a daily morning bus from Surma Village takes you to Chainpur. From Chainpur, a short jeep ride to the riverside is followed by another jeep journey to Daru Gaun, offering excellent homestay options. A day in Daru Gaun, with a lunch stop in Jukena (call ahead), precedes obtaining National Park permits at the Armi post. For the National Park permits you need to show your passport photo copy and Tims card if you have one.Then the journey continues to Khaptad Patan, a sacred site with religious pilgrimages, viewpoint, and limited accommodations.

  Khaptad Patan boasts 22 Patans, including Chare Patan and Gode Patan. Notable is Tribani Dham, where Khaptad Baba bathed. Two routes diverge from here: one to Acham Safe Begar and the other to Bich Pani. Bich pani has a lone hotel, with others under construction. From Bich Pani, a downward path leads to Jingran, where you can catch a jeep to Silgadi and Dipayal Doti. 

  Dipayal Doti, once the Far West's headquater, is now replaced by Dhangadi. Daily buses from Dipayal Doti to Dhangadi take a night. Hopefully, a shorter route way to Bardiya will open soon  along the Seti river. One of the famous  Bardiya national park is 4 hour drive from Dhangadi and Nepalganje Airport is two hour from Bardiya from where you can have  regular flight .

 

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Attariya by night bus ~ 750 Km /18hrs

Day 02: Attariya to Latinath by Night bus ~ 260 Km/13hrs

Day 03: Latinath to Makarigad by jeep ( Lunch) ~ 7 Km then trek to Khandeshwori ~ 6 Km

Day 04: Khandeshwori to Thumti (Lunch) to Lumcha ~ 12 Km / 7.5 hour

Day 05: Lumcha to Chhirchhire (Lunch) to Simar ~ 10 Km

Day 06: Simar to Dhaule odar (Lunch) & sight seeing at Bhabaiya Valley ~ 9 Km one way +6 Km(two way )

Day 07: Dhule Odhar to Api Base Camp (Lunch) and kali Dhunga tal then back to Dhaule Odhar ~ 15 Km

Day 09: Trek Khaykot to Sitti Village to Ghusha to Jhusku ~ 14 Km

Day 10: Trek Jhusku to Patha ~

Day 11: Patha to Gajir to Chhiti

Day 12: Chitti to Dharmaghar to Kalagar

Day 13: Kalagar to Bheda goth

Day 14: Bhedagoth to laune to Turi /Khar (Odar)

Day 15: Turi/khar to Surma village

Day 16: Surma village to Chainpur to Darugaun

Day 17: Darugaun to Jukena to khaptad

Day 18: Khaptad to Bichpani

Day 19: Bich pani to Jingrana to Silgadi to Dipayal

Day 20: Dipayal to Dhangadi

Day 21: Dhangadi to Kathamandu fligh /Bus

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Kathmandu to Attariya by night bus ~ 750 Km /18hrsathmandu to Attariya by night bus ~ 750 Km /18hrs
(flight option is available from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi) take almost one hour .if we take flight around 2 o'clock from Kathmandu same day we can take bus to Latinath .

Day 02Attariya to Latinath by Night bus ~ 260 Km/13hrsAttariya to Latinath by Night bus ~ 260 Km/13hrs
Attariya - Saule (Dinnner )Gokuleshor - Latinath
From Attariya to Latinath we can take Jeep or Night bus .Jeep we need to book but Night bus goes most of time 5 pm and arrived 6 am while we are travallng Latinath we can have dinner @ saule Around 11 pm and stop to Gokuleshor early morning around 4am for a tea brek .

Day 03Latinath to Makarigad by jeep ( Lunch) ~ 7 Km then trek to Khandeshwori ~ 6 KmLatinath to Makarigad by jeep ( Lunch) ~ 7 Km then trek to Khandeshwori ~ 6 Km
Latinath - Makari Gad to it take 1 hour by bus where we can have lunch and we can trek to Kandeshori via Makarikot it is the pass before khandeshori .We have two choice one is Khatti vallage Gita Madame(9865796593) home and there is somehome stay at Naupata home saty Raimati Thakere .9865773598 .

Day 04Khandeshwori to Thumti (Lunch) to Lumcha ~ 12 Km / 7.5 hourKhandeshwori to Thumti (Lunch) to Lumcha ~ 12 Km / 7.5 hour
Chiiti vilaage/Naupata to Thumti -Lumcha
is short distance far a lunch place Didi KumaThakere ( 9703673165 ) but there is not other option so better to have luncha here. Thumti is really nice and old village with rich culture . After having Lunch we need to climb few hour towards kothedhar and travarse to Lumcha village via jungle .word Adksha (9868810761)most of time we arrived at Lumti around 3 pm starting from Thumti 11:30 village has really few houses and nice home stay most of time we used to stay in ..... house with Hygnic kitchen and room . most of the house are made by Mud and white in clour.

Day 05Lumcha to Chhirchhire (Lunch) to Simar ~ 10 KmLumcha to Chhirchhire (Lunch) to Simar ~ 10 Km
.it dosen't take long time to go to kaykot so better to to have lunch at Chirchire 2500m and after short distance we can go to for stay to simar (9841975154/ Domal .in the Bank of Chameliya Rivar in simar there is only one Tea house and with minimum Facility but nothing in Domol .

Day 06Simar to Dhaule odar (Lunch) & sight seeing at Bhabaiya Valley ~ 9 Km one way +6 Km(two way )Simar to Dhaule odar (Lunch) & sight seeing at Bhabaiya Valley ~ 9 Km one way +6 Km(two way ) to Dhaule odar (Lunch) & sight seeing at Bhabaiya Valley ~ 9 Km one way +6 Km(two way )
Among the trek simar Domol to camp side ... to Dhaulaodar is really nice way along to river .I could say open vally and mountain view of Jeti bhaurani and its Periphery. for a lunch we could arrive around 12 Am at Dhuli odar and we can go for sight trip to Bhabaiya vally for a acclimatization .

Day 07Dhule Odhar to Api Base Camp (Lunch) and kali Dhunga tal then back to Dhaule Odhar ~ 15 KmDhule Odhar to Api Base Camp (Lunch) and kali Dhunga tal then back to Dhaule Odhar ~ 15 Km
Dhule Odhar to Api Base Camp (Lunch) and kali Dhunga tal then back to Dhaule Odhar ~ 15 Km
Api himal Bc from Dhaulaodar is just km and we can go Chamaliya water source and back to bc for lunch and again we can go to Kalidhunga tal and back to Api Bc agn and return back to Dhaule odar . this trek is like y Junction .

Day 09Trek Khaykot to Sitti Village to Ghusha to Jhusku ~ 14 KmTrek Khaykot to Sitti Village to Ghusha to Jhusku ~ 14 Km
for us Khayot / Sittivallge to Jhusku is really nice walk to Nali(9865574430) and Ghus(9866103409) and downhill wolk to the River side and bit climb to Jhusku home saty Dhan shing dai and Didi mob (9841716543) .

Day 10Trek Jhusku to Patha ~ Jusku to Patha we can pass via khandeshori Again . The way is really easy and one the way we can have local lunch also if we go may we can have really enough Sebulk thoren jus .this valley is really nice and calm .
Patha villge is on the top where is one home Stay Kapur Dhami (9865959631)

Day 11Patha to Gajir to Chhiti Patha to Gajir is really short way to have a lunch but good to have over view and go to Chiiti for lunch and halp day rest one of the best and nice place of the trek , Different type of temple , Dharma gufa , land scape

Day 12Chitti to Dharmaghar to Kalagar Chhiti to Dharmagahar to kalagar is long way but really worth to do it along to thadeul we can go Bire odar to surma tal to surma village but we need to rekhi more .

Day 13Kalagar to Bheda goth kalagar to bheda goth not difficult but some way that make you So much confused but we need to follow the River .and Stay in camp

Day 14Bhedagoth to laune to Turi /Khar (Odar)Bhedagoth to Laune is not long way but good to have lunch there there is small vallge and only one tea shop after laune we need to cross kalagar river and there is only seasonal bridge.then assending then we arrived to Turi really nice flate land there is no houses any more would be really good to have meditation sport one day

Day 15Turi/khar to Surma villageTuri to Khar to Surma village is long way by crossig Wai / alle /Alle lekh 3.... and need to search camp before arrive village or surma .from surma bazzar (near school the jeep go each day early morning

Day 16Surma village to Chainpur to Darugaun Surma vallge to chainpur we can have jeep early morning from Surma village to Chainpur then need to take another jeep again to .............. then another jeep up to Darugaun . (3 times different Jeep )

Day 17Darugaun to Jukena to khaptad Darugaun to jugana is again we need to climb and prefect time for lunch after lunch we can got national park permit to and we can eanter to Khaptad national park . when we arrived national park better to have one day for side trip

Day 18Khaptad to Bichpani khaptad to Bic pani would be really nice to stay one day but on the way there is nothing so better to have pack lunch

Day 19Bich pani to Jingrana to Silgadi to Dipayal Bich psani to Jingrana is not long way but better to arrive before 10 to get jeep to Dipayal doti via Silgadi . when you arrived to doti you cn have local fish most of time in river side lodge.

Day 20Dipayal to Dhangadi Dipayal to Dhangadi you can got public bus each evenning .

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