Saipal Api Himal Treks Nepal
Nepal is by nature very rich in different kinds of natural resources and we are particularly rich in many types of Himalayan Ranges. Many Himalayan ranges are known nationally and internationally. But we still have other nationally and internationally unknown Himalayan ranges as well. We have recently done a trekking to API HIMAL and SAIPAL HIMAL with an American and French People. API HIMAL and SAIPAL HIMAL is the place situated in between the boarders of India in the west and Tibet (China) in the north where different kinds of snow caped mountains , rocky lands , jungles , cold rivers(melted from the snow and flow) , small cold streams and many more natural resources can easily be seen and touch. In our long experience of working with trekkers from different world, we have understood that there are two types of trekkers; one type of trekkers are like that who want easy, well-known and unadventurous area and another type of trekkers are like that who want unknown , unexplored , difficult ,rough and different.
SAIPAL and API HIMAL are the trekking area for those people who are of second types. There are many options, to be in the area mentioned above to start the trekking. It will be great to start trekking from the SAIPAL HIMAL side which is situated in the boarders of India in the west and Tibet (china) in the north. Bu it does not mean that trekking can't be started from API HIMAL side to make the trip more enjoyable and adventurous. It will take three days to be in the starting point of the trekking to the either sides with rest. Chainpur is the place from where trekking to SAIPAL HIMAL side can be started. Gokule is the place, situated in the boarders of Baitadi and Darchula districts, to start trekking from the API side. To go to all kinds of trekking places whether of the first type or the second, it is necessary to buy trekking permit. To the easy and well-known area like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang and other, buying National Park Permit and Conservation Permit will be enough but to the Area like API HIMAL and SAIPAL HIMAL and to the other restricted areas Special permits are to be bought.
API & SAIPAL are restricted area where special permits are to be issued to go to the trekking there. There is no time limitation for the trekking in any areas and the same kind of flexibility of trekking period can be applied for these areas too. But the shortest time will at least be of three weeks including from and to Kathmandu. Trekking to API HIMAL and SAIPAL HIMAL can be done individually also. This means that trekking to either side can only be done separately. When you are in the upper part of both the sides, to be facilitated from the facilities of the accommodation, food and electricity will be dream like situation. Our staffs will carry every necessary item for the trip and our guests will be well cared during the trip until they are in Kathmandu. Another importance of this area is that the people living there are really traditional, ritual, cultural and myth lovers. It is important to mention that, in the world there are many local languages and the language spoken by the people of one area is difficult to understand their language from the people of another area. This kind of situation can be found all most in the all countries of the world and Nepal is again very rich in that perspective also. Though, geographically, it is one of the small countries in the world but it is very big in terms of different groups of people and their languages they speak, cultures they live with, customs they adopt , way of life to create their own identity, profession since their birth and beliefs they are happy with. Even if you walk specially in any village areas of Nepal in every two or three kilometers you will happen to see totally different kinds of people and their style of living and life. Please see the Photo gallery of the SAIPAL and API HIMAL.
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Highest access of the trek
Most Attraction of the trek
Minimum Group Size
Per day Walking
: Kathamndu to Nepaljunga - Nepaljunga - Dadeldhura
: 5,100 m.
: Sherpa / Tamang
: Ganesh Himal, annapurna, manaslu, fishtail, langtang, gosainkunda
: Sarmoche peak, Ramdung peak, Chukyima Go, Bigphrea Go Nup
: February, March, April, May, October, November
: breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
: By Bus
: Teahouse / Tent
: 2-10 Pax
: 5 to 7 hours
: Fixed / Customized
- Details Itinerary
- Price - Service Include & Exclude
- Useful Info
- Trek & Altitude Map
- Photo & Video
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02 - Nepalgunj to Dadeldhura
Day 03 - Dadeldhura t o Chainpur
Day 04 - Rest in Chainpur
Day 05 - Chainpur to Talkot.
Day 06 - Talkot to Jima or Ghat
Day 07 - Jima to Panshera.
Day 08 - Panshera to High camp
Day 09 - Sightseeing around High Cam High camp
Day 10 - High camp to Panshera
Day 11 - Panshera Kurio/ Little down to Ghat/Kondd
Day 12 - Konda to Dhuli
Day 13 - Dhuli to Buko Odar
Day 14 - Buko Odar to Dahachaur
Day 15 - Dahachaur to High Camp in Goranphu
Day 16 - sightseeing in Saipal Bhanjyang, Urai Lagna Pass
Day 17 - Last/High camp to Dahachaur
Day 18 - Dahachaur to Dovan.
Day 19 - Dovan to Balaudi.
Day 20 - Balaudi to Kharka
Day 21 - Kharka to Gad1
Day 22 - Gad1 to Gad2
Day 23 - Gad2 to Kharka.
Day 24 - Kharka to Kharka1
Day 25 - Kharka1 to Naupan
Day 26 - Naupani to Ghunsa
Day 27 - Ghunsa to Batar
Day 28 - Batar to Kharka.
Day 29 - Kharka to API Base camp
Day 30 - API Base Camp sightseeing
Day 31 - Api Base Camp to kharka
Day 32 - Kharlka to Batar
Day 33 - Batar to Ghunsa
Day 34 - Ghunsa to Magar Ghat
Day 35 - Magar Ghat to Chaurani.
Day 36 - Chaurani to Dovan
Day 37,38 & 39 - Dovan by Bus to Kathmandu
Day 40: Free Day in Kathmandu for Shopping,
Day 41: Final Departure, Transfer to airport.
Note: We need :
Group Size 1 - 10 pax
Note: If someone who like to travel as a individual the trip will departure every day.
Note:- Special rates will be priveded for Tour Operater and Wholeseller.
- Airport Pickup and Drop by private Transport
- All the ground Transportation by tourist bus
- Hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with bed and Breakfast (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
- Langtang national park permit and Tims card ( we need two photos each for permit).
- All the camping equipment such as sleeping tent, Dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, sleeping mattress, Sleeping Bag and necessary Kitchen Equipment etc.)
- An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), trekking cook, kitchen helper, sherpa and necessary number of porter’s . their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments are included in price.
- Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
- Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at TribhuvanInternational Airport in Kathmandu.
- Sight seeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley.
- Lunch and Dinner while at Kathmandu and pokhara ( Allow Rs 1500.00 per person per day for your meals and drinks)
Treks GradesOur Treks have been graded Easy, Moderate and Strenuous depending on their difficulty. (More difficult treks are possible, but we would tend to categorise them as expeditions). We have listed a definition for each category.
We strongly advise against being too ambitious first time out – most trekkers return to Nepal again and again you can gradually increase your trek grade each time.
Easy:These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The walking part of the trip is fairly easy, usually between 5 and 6 hours a day.
Note: Even on a easy grade trek there will be tough uphill sections on some days.
Moderate:You will be walking 5-7 hours a day and will encounter some steep uphill and down hill sections. Some days may be at altitude. You should be fit before considering taking moderate grade trek.
Strenuous:A combination of moderate of strenuous walks, with some very steep uphill and down hill sections, often at altitude. You will generally be walking 6-8 hours a day. You should be fit and should prepare physically before taking a strenuous trek.
Please not that the grading system is not a straight forward measure of how for you are walking.
Rather it is an overall indication ho how tough it will be and it takes into account the number of hours trekking, altitude gain/ loss and trail conditions (rough track, steep uphill etc.) and usual temperatures. So even though a trek is grade easy it does not mean you will never feel tired. Similarly inexperienced trekkers need not necessarily avoid treks graded Strenuous.
FinnessOn any trek, there are some steeps ascents and descents so you require a reasonable level of fitness. The more physically fit you are, the more easily your body will adapt to hiking in the Himalayas. All treks demand a good day’s walking and it goes without saying that you should be pretty certain that you will enjoy a walking holidays before you consider trekking in Nepal. However you don’t have to be young or super-ft and age in itself is no barrier. There is physical exertion, but it is sustainable. Most people in good health who have prepared physically will have no problem in enjoying themselves. Before making your choice, things to consider are the duration of your trip. Its grading, style of accommodation and maximum and average altitude.
Altitude and AcclimatizationIt is common in the Himalayas to trek above 4,500 and sometimes 5,500m. There is no need to worry unduly about altitude, but above 3,000 air becomes thinner and your performance may be affected. No one understands why some people are affected and others not.
Being young strong and fit is no guarantee of success. The only way to acclimatize is to ascend slowly. Our routes have been carefully designed based a year of experience managing possible altitude related difficulties. On this trek we do not ascend above 5,600.
Be aware that altitude sickness can be fatal, so if your leader advises you to stay at a certain altitude or descend, please do as instructed. He has the experience and is there to ensure your safety. If you do need to descend you will be accompanied by one of our team and a porter and will be well looked after. The descent may be just a short – term measure and does not necessarily mean you will be unable to complete your ascent. There is no shame in being affected or not reaching the highest point on a trek.
In addition we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) on all of your trekking trips in Nepal. If you are suffering form altitude sickness and conditions do not allow for an immediate descent your leader will arrange for you to use the PAC. The PAC works by increasing the pressure inside the chamber, using a foot pump. At high altitude, this increased pressure delivers a therapeutically significant amount of extra oxygen which simulates a descent.
Recommended Equipment ListEssential
- Towel (a small one)
- Walking boots with ankle support
- Day Pack
- Sleeping bag – from October to mid march you will need a minus 20 sleeping bag. At other times of the year a minus 5 bag is adequate. Note these can be hired locally.
- Down Jacket - this is advisable for treks form October to mid March. At other times a warm, windproof fleece jacket will be sufficient. Note that Down Jackets can be hired locally.
- Sunglasses ( glare is a severe problem)
- Torch (a head torch is particularly useful)
- Spare batteries
- Any first aid equipment (eg knee support bandages) that you think you may neeed.
- Good quality warm gloves
- Lodine water purification solution
- Toilet Paper
- Two pairs of trousers (One for trekking in and One to wear in the evening
- Three pairs of good quality trekking socks (Two pairs to wear during the trek and one pair to war in the evenings.) If you wear inner and outer socks, you should bring three pairs of each.
- Three or four T-shirts (We suggest you bring T-Shirts made out of a wicking Material)
- One long sleeved top for extra warmth
- One pair of thermals (both for your legs and your upper body)
- Woolly / Fleece hat
- Cap / Sunhat
- One or two fleeces depending on their quality and warmth.
- Waterproof / windproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Insect repellent (for lower altitudes)
- Spare boot laces
- Second pair of shoes (either traners sneaker or sandals)
- Energy food (Such as muesli bars, boiled sweets or nuts – note that the teahouses stock must chocolate bars).
- Wet wipes / waterless soap
- Ski Poles (these are definitely not essential but some people find them useful)
- Inflatable travel pillow
- Money belt or pouch
- Water bottle, with strap
- Torch and batterie
Especially on camping tours, tours involving felucca cruises, travel to remote areas and tours with homestays.
- Plastic bags
These are always useful for keeping camera and films dust free and for your dirty laundry.
- Personal washing / shaving kit
- Laundray detergent
- Camera and film
Take an ample supply of your favorite film & spare camera batteries.
- BinocularsTravel Plug / International
- Pocket knife
- Sewing kit
- Travel Alarm
- Walkman & cassettes / discs
- Playing cards / travel games
- Moist ‘hand/ wet wipes’
- Anti bacterial hand cleaner
- Writing materials
- Universal bath plug
- Sun hat
- Head scarf / sarong
- Lightweight wind / waterproof jacket
Medicines, Lotions etc.
- Insect repellent
- Suntan lotion & sunblock
- Lip balm
- Moinsturiser / After sun lotion
- Personal medical supplies
(Aspirin, paracetamol, plasters, bandage, safety pins, antiseptic cream, diarrhea a tablets, tampons, condoms etc.) Our Tour leaders carry comprehensive first aid kits but these are for emergency use only.
- Calamine Lotion / Insect bit cream
- Rehydration Solution
- Ongoing medication
If you are taking any medication or have a condition that needs specific medicines (e.gAstma you must take all necessary medicines with you.) You must also inform your Tour Leader of your condition at the start of your tour.
- Contact lens solution
- Spare pair of glasses & Safety cord
If you wear contact lenses, dust can be a big problem. If you are on a long trip you should also take the prescription for your glasses.
Our tour prices do not include insurance however it is a condition of joining our tours that travelers are fully insured for any medical expenses they might incur while traveling. At the start of your tour the Tour Leader will ask to see your insurance document and will note down the policy number and emergency contact number.
We recommended a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers repatriation and evacuation in case of a medical emergency, cancellation and curtailment as well as baggage and valuables, If your tour involves certain adventurous activates (I.e. trekking, white water rafting or scuba diving etc) You will need to make sure your policy specifically covers these activates. You may also need specific cover for expensive camera equipment.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations, Precautionary or preventative Medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return. To find out which, if any, Vaccinations are mandatory or recommended for your destination Contact your local doctor, Immunization Centre or Medical Centre for up-to-date information.If you need to arrange vaccinations or a supply of preventative medicine (e.g. Malaria tablets), you should Contact your doctor at least two Months before you depart. Some Inoculations require more than one Visit and can take several weeks to Administer.
Carry your Certificate
You should be issued with an International Certificate of Vaccination for each vaccination. Always carry these with you on your travels; they could provide essential information for doctors in the event that you fall ill whilst traveling.
Malaria is common in many parts of Africa, Asia and South America. Protection is in the form of tablets, taken either daily or weekly, or both. The course of tablets should normally begin 1-2 weeks before you depart, Continue throughout your travels and for 4 weeks after your return. Although you can obtain tablets from most pharmacies without prescription,
you must check that they are Appropriate for the area you are Visiting. There are many different Strains of malaria and a large number of them are drug-resistant. It may be Necessary for you to take a Combination of tablets for the region you are visiting.
No malaria tablets guarantee complete protection. The most Effective protection against malaria is to avoid being bitten. Mosquitoes Mostly bite at dusk and dawn so one of the best ways to minimize the Chance of being bitten is to wear long Trousers, long sleeves and socks at these times. You should take a good insect repellent and apply it liberally. Repellents with a high concentration of DEET (at least 35%) are generally considered the most effective.
Sampling the local food and drink is often one of the highlights of traveling. In most cases the food is Freshly prepared for you and is completely safe to eat, however it will probably contain ingredients that you are not familiar with or may be Prepared in a different way. This change in diet is one of the most common causes of travelers diarrhea. You can reduce the likelihood of suffering diarrhea if you treat food and drink with caution – at least in the early stages of your travels. In almost every country it is possible to buy bottled water. This is usually very cheap and a lot more convenient than trying to purify or filter tap water. Beware of ice in drinks and make sure you wash your hands frequenty.
In general we do not recommend the use of anti-diarrhea pills as in most Cases they do not cure the problem, they merely put it on hold. However, there are of course situations where ‘Blocking up’ may be desirable, for Instance if you are embarking on a long bus ride. Diarrhoea which lasts for longer than 48-72 hours, shows signs of blood or Mucus or which is concurrent with other symptoms, such as a headache or high temperature, should always be taken seriously. Seek medical advice
(your Tour Leader can assist you with this).
DehydrationIn deserts, in the tropics and at high Altitude, your body can lose a lot of water. Dehydration also occurs when you are suffering from diarrhoea. The best way to avoid dehydration is to drink plenty of fluids. In most countries you can obtain “rehydration salts” or “electrolyte Solution”. Although these do not taste great, they restore the salts lost by your body. You can also make your own rehydration mixture by adding 4 tablespoons of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt to one liter of clean water.
Emergency & RescueTrekkers should be aware that there is very little in the way of rescue organization for handling trekker's emergencies in Nepal. If you are trekking with a reputable trekking agency then their staff will be trained to handle most contingencies. if you are traveling independently then you will have to rely on your own initiative to handle any problems. This is why trekking alone is foolhardy in the extreme.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails.
At all times try to be aware of the location of possible sources of help, medical clinics, police or army posts etc. Try to find out where there are working telephones or radios as you pass along the trails. All trekkers should make sure that they are covered by a suitable travel insurance policy. This, at least, must cover the cost of a helicopter rescue, which is the only practical way of evacuating a seriously ill or injured patient from most of the trekking areas. It is essential to leave details of this policy with a responsible agency in Kathmandu. Either your trekking agency or your embassies are the obvious choices. Registering your details and intended plans with your embassy in Kathmandu is an extremely sensible step to take.
In the event that you do have a problem, and that problem cannot be solved with the resources at hand, then communications facilities must be located. Telephones or radios can be hard to find and may be a day or more away from the incident site. If it is possible to send a reliable person for help make sure that a note is sent detailing the location of the patient, the problem being experienced, specifying what help is needed. List what actions you are going to take in the interim. Fortunately, these days, helicopters are readily available, at a price, from Kathmandu and Pokhara. If a message can be sent then it is likely that a rescue can be mounted reasonably quickly.
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