API, standing tall at 7,132m (7.132km), lies on the northwest border of Nepal. This mountain lies within the Gurans Himal and is the highest summit within the Yoka Pahar.
API is well known for its remote location and undisturbed natural beauty among climbers. This mountain welcomes its climbers with magnificent views of the breathtaking landscapes and rich green forest with colorful flowers in full bloom.
The climbers get to witness the mesmerizing view of the other summits, including the Nanda Devi peak. The Kali Dunga Lake, having religious significance, is within a few hours of reach from the base camp of API.
Also, the elevation of the mountain in comparison to the valley surrounding it is unique. The valleys surrounding this mountain are significantly lower elevations than the mountain, which can’t be seen in the case of other mountains.
It is something that adds more thrill to the trip. This trip provides a heartwarming experience to its climbers and a great escape from their day-to-day hustle.
The climb to Api is a tough one even though its height is below 8000. The climbers have to be perfectly fit as well as previous experiences in mountaineering. This climb isn’t for inexperienced climbers.
While climbing this mountain, one needs to have sharp technical climbing skills. Besides this, even the weather on this mountain is unpredictable. One has to be both mentally and physically prepared to attempt to reach its summit.
The climb to Api is once in a lifetime experience, but it is equally difficult. However, with proper guidance and preparation, one can reach the summit and fulfill their wish of experiencing the adventure.
It is where Marvel Trek comes into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Trek works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Climbers can climb Api in both spring and autumn. However, like for every other mountain, the best season to climb Api would be spring.
During spring, the climate is comparatively warmer as well as there are fewer chances of snowfalls. Meanwhile, in winter, the temperature drops are extreme. Also, there is constant heavy snowfall which makes the climbing more dangerous than it already is.
Climbing API is as challenging as climbing any other high mountains and maybe even harder. Like every other mountain climbing, there are chances of altitude sickness.
But there are also many more difficulties that one has to face while climbing API. The climbers have to have perfect fitness and previous experiences for signing up for this trip. The climb to this mountain also requires skilled technical climbing.
This trip is only for those who are both physically and mentally ready with previous experience. All these make the expedition to Api more thrilling as well as more dangerous.
Climbing API might be an adventurous, thrilling, and self-refreshing activity, yet it is dangerous too. So, making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.
The overall adventure of climbing Api takes around 36 days. During these 36 days, it takes about eleven days to reach the base camp.
Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with the bus rides.
Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 4-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffee.
Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the Nepalese government. Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be provided. Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage and stool shipment.
Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.
Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.
Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition.
Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
Communication: Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.
Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given required bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey. More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sledge.
Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from MoCTCA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.
International flights: The clients have to bear their flights fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.
Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal. You have to pay for your insurance in case of any accidents.
Meals in Kathmandu: During the stay in Kathmandu, clients have to pay for their lunch and dinner from their own pocket.
Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc. They have to pay an extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.
Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses to the hardworking Sherpas and the base camp workers.
Extra services: In case you want any other services that are not mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket.
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