Day to Day Detail Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrival and drive to hotel
As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice.
Day 2 : Afternoon fly to Dhangadhi overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel and we will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Dhangadhi. Dhangadhi is the capital of the Kailali District. It takes about one hour and fifteen minutes to reach Dhangadhi from Kathmandu. If the weather is clear, you can enjoy a very beautiful aerial view of the landscape beneath. From the airport in Dhangahi, you will be transferred to the tourist standard hotel (in a private vehicle) booked for you in Dhangadhi. After the hotel check in formalities, you will be given some time to freshen up, after which, we will set off to explore the attractions of Dhangadhi. We go on a cycling trip to the Jokhar Lake and Botanical Garden and along the way we will also visit the Aircraft Museum. After exploring these attractions, we will cycle back to the hotel. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Dhangadhi.
Day 3 : Drive from Dhangadhi to Gokuleshwar 8 hours
Today leaving the Terai plains of the far western region of Nepal we will head towards the hilly region of the far western region of Nepal, that is, we will drive from Dhangadhi to Gokuleshwar. About 8 hours drive from Dhangadhi on a Mahakali Highway will take us to Gokuleshwar. Therefore, we start early. From the hotel in Dhangadhi, we will be transferred to the bus station to catch an early morning bus to Gokuleshwar. Breakfast will be served en route. About 3-4 hours of uphill drive will bring us to Dadeldhura, a town in the far western region of Nepal, which is also famous as the Queen of Hills. After having lunch at Dadeldhura, the bus will continue on a winding road through the hills of the far western Nepal. Along the road, you will also be accompanied by beautiful views of the Himalayas, Chamelyia Valley, river, small and traditional settlement of people. We will reach Gokuleshwor in the afternoon. The remaining time can either be spent exploring the area or simply resting at the accommodation. The night will be spent in a very basic lodge in Gokuleshwar.
Day 4 : Drive Gokuleshwar to Latinath
After breakfast at Gokuleshwar, today we will first drive to Latinath. Latinath is the starting point of the Api Base Camp trek. It takes about 2 hours to reach Latinath from Gokuleshwar. The road to Latinath, which is along the Chameliya River also passes through the biggest hydropower station in the Far-West Nepal. At Latinath, our ultimate trek to the base camp of Api begins. However, today, we will only hike from Latinath to Paribagar, a beautiful village located at the altitude of 1,770m. An hour of uphill climb will take us to Paribagar. The evening can be spent exploring the village. Dinner and accommodation at Paribagar will be arranged in homestays.
Day 5 : Paribagar trekking to Makarigadi
After breakfast at Paribagar, we set off on our journey to Makrigadi. We will make our way through the traditional village of the mid-hills exhibiting traditional stone houses, ancient agricultural terraces and the pristine land of the Far-Western region of Nepal. After walking the trail for about two and a half hour, we will stop for lunch at one of the teahouses en route. After lunch the hiking continues along the Chameliya River through the subtropical forest and then through the subalpine - fir, oak, hemlock and rhododendron forests to Makrigaad. After about two hours of hiking, we will come to a very beautiful settlement of Markigadi. Dinner and accommodation today is arranged in a homestay.
Day 6 : Makrigaad trekking to Siti
After breakfast at Makrigaad, the day’s trekking starts with a short steep climb to the Chameliya River. Crossing the river, we will now climb up the gorge and continue towards the village called Pato, enjoying the spectacular view. We will have our lunch at Pato. The climb further from Pato is gentle, but steady. We will continue on this gently ascending steady trail till the last ridge, from where a fairly easy downward hike will take us to the beautiful settlement of Siti. It’s only after about 8 hours of walk, we reach our overnight destination. The dinner and accommodation is arranged in a homestay at Siti.
Day 7 : Siti trekking to Domal
After breakfast at Siti, we set off for our today’s destination Domal. From Siti, initially it’s a downhill walk to the village of Khayekot. It’s a very beautiful village located on the bank of the Chameliya River. The settlement of Khayekot is also recorded as the Chameliya Valley’s last permanent settlement. We will stop for lunch at Khayekot. After lunch, we will slowly ascend to Domal. About 7 hours of walk from Siti will bring us to Domal. Domal is the junction of Chameliya and Rokap river and it is considered a very sacred place in this region. Since the accommodation options are not available in this place we set up a camp for overnight stay.
Day 8 : Domal trekking to Dhaulo Odar which is lower Api Base Camp
After breakfast at Domal, today’s walk starts with one steep climb. After reaching the top the trail is fairly easy and continues through the forest and open pasture areas. After walking for about five hours we will reach an open grassland surrounded by high mountains and rhododendron forest and a few small caves. At this beautiful place, we set up our camp for overnight stay. Enjoying the luring surrounding view , the night will be spent in a tented camp in Dhaulo Odar.
Day 9 : Daulo Odar trekking to Api Base Camp/Pilkandaha
Today, is the most awaited day, during the entire trek. Today, we reach the base camp of Mt. Api. After breakfast, carrying a packed lunch, we will not set off towards the Api Base Camp. About 2 and a half hour of upward climb from Daulo Odar will take us to a big open plateau surrounded by mountains. This plateau is the Api Base Camp. As we reach the plateau, the grandest view of Mt. Api (7,132m) accompanied by Mt. Nampa (6,929m) and Mt Bobaye (6,808m) greet the Api Base Camp trekkers. After enjoying the alluring view, we will head towards the source of the Chameliya River and also visit the nearby small temple built by the local people. We will have our lunch and then visit the holy lake Pilkandaha. After visiting the lake, we will now return to Daulo Odar for overnight stay.
Day 10 : Trekking back to siti
Bidding farewell to the beautiful Mt. Api and the surrounding of Daulo Odar, today, after breakfast, we set on our journey back to Siti. The downhill walk will first bring us to the settlement of Khayekot. After having lunch at Khayekot a steep climb will take us to the village of Siti. Along the way, we will be accompanied by agricultural terraces and beautiful green hills. The night will be spent in a homestay in Siti, where you can also enjoy dinner made by the members of the host family.
Day 11 : Siti trekking to Makrigadi
Breakfast at Siti and the day’s walk begins with a climb to the ridge above Siti. The trail now along the ridge passes through forest, agricultural fields and sparse settlement of people. Along the way we will also get a chance to enjoy the views of the Himalayas. We will stop for lunch at Pato and a steady downhill walk will take us to the settlement of Makarigaad. If you have the time and energy the evening can be spent exploring the settlement of Makrigaad. The night will be spent in a homestay in Makrigaad.
Day 12 : Trekking toLatinath and drive to Gokuleshwar
After breakfast at Makarigadi, we will hike to Latinath. About 4 hours of downhill walk will bring us to Latinath, past Paribagar. The hike to Latinath is less demanding and very pleasant. If time permits, after arriving Latinath, we will also go for a short hike to the Hindu temple located just above the Latinath. If time doesn’t permit, we will directly take a bus to Gokuleshwar. After about 2 hours of scenic bus ride, we will reach Gokuleshwar. From the bus station we will be transferred to a very basic lodge at Gokuleshwar for overnight stay.
Day 13 : Drive back to Dhangadhi
Today we start early. Therefore, after breakfast at Gokuleshwar, we will be transferred to the bus station in Gokuleshwar to catch a bus to Dhangadhi. The bus, making its way through the beautiful green hills with terrace farms, hamlets and small roadside teahouse, reaches Dadeldhura by noon. We will have our lunch at Dadeldhura, rest for some time and then continue towards Dhangadhi on a Mahakali Highway. About about 9 hours of scenic drive, we will reach Dhangadhi for dinner and overnight stay. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Dhangadhi.
Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu or you can have chance to Bardiya jungle excursion
After breakfast at Dhangadhi, we will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Kathmandu. About one hour and fifteen minutes of scenic flight, the plane lands on the airport in Kathmandu. From the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu, in a private vehicle. The remaining day can be spent either resting at the hotel or strolling the markets in Kathmandu. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15 : Kathmandu city tour
Today we will start the day by visiting Pashupatinath temple which is situated 5km east of Kathmandu in the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is a pagoda shaped temple with tiered golden roofs and silver doors. Only the Hindu’s can visit the temple, but the visitors can clearly see the temple and activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of Bagmati River where the dead bodies are cremated. From here we will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is located 8km east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath stupa is dome shaped monument representing the mind of Buddha and pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddha. . In the afternoon we will drive to Patan Durbar Square which is situated in the southern area of the city. The square is dotted with ancient palaces, temples and shrines which are known for their antique and exquisite carvings. From here we will proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the historic seat of Nepalese royalty. Here we will visit Kastamandap Temple (a temple rumored to be constructed from the wood of single tree), Taleju temple, statue of Kal Vairab, Basantapur palace and Kumari Temple (residence of living goddess Kumari). After this we will pay our visit to Swoyambhunath temple which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple dates back to 2500years and is situated in the hilltop offering the astonishing view of Kathmandu. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16 : Departure
Today, is the last day of your trip in Nepal, therefore, as per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (in a private vehicle). However, if you are planning to extend your holiday in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also help you make the arrangement of some of the top short trips or popular adventure activities in Nepal.