Himalaya Alpine Guides  རླུང

Api Himal | 6000m – exploratory alpine climbing

Api Himal is located in Far Western Nepal. The peak itself is 7000 meters in height, and surrounded by 5000 and 6000 meter peaks. The goal of this trip is to walk into the region with porter support, focusing on the culture and wildlife of the region.  We will stop and visit with locals in their villages, search for wildlife with my binoculars while on trail, and make our way up into the large alpine region that is Api Himal. Once in, we will begin looking for alpine mountaineering objectives that we can climb in a days time from base camp. We are looking to make new snow and rock climbs in the region at the 5000-6000 meter elevation. First ascent climbing takes time and we will take ours to get acclimatized properly (day hikes from base camp), choose the right objectives for the group, and also make sure we explore enough to find the most aesthetic ascents we can. We will also explore the Jethi massif downvalley for climbs. Join me for exploring in wild western Nepal.

>Spectacular and scenic trek through the Himalaya
>High adventure
>Alpine style climbing on exposed terrain
>Maximum 6 climbers (likely 3 to 4)

Leadership. Luke Smithwick will be guiding this trip working alongside his team of top notch local guides and staff.

Cost Effective. Full Service. We will climb with horse and porter support to base camp.

Proving Ground. Come and test yourself on a high altitude trek in the spectacular Himalaya, with the guides and resources to keep you safe and informed.

Trust. Climbing at 6000 meters is no place to be short on resources. We make the proper advance preparations to ensure that our team will be properly cared for, from airport to summit to airport.


October-November (30 days). Not currently running in 2018. Inquire Luke.

1 – arrive Kathmandu
2 – fly Dhangadhi
3 – drive Darchula
4 – trek Huti
5 – trek Sunsara
6 – trek Dumlin
7 – trek Buddi Gatti
8 – trek Gaga
9 – trek Tinkar
10 – rest Tinkar
11 – trek Nampa Khola
12 – trek Api BC
13 – 23 exploratory days
24 – trek Dimlin
25 – trek Sunsara
26 – trek Huti
27 – trek Darchula, drive Dadeldhur
28 – drive Dhangadhi, fly Kathmandu
29 – Kathmandu
30 – depart Kathmandu

  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu (single supplement included for no charge)

Dalai La
p: +977 1 4701436
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  • All internal flights
  • Api Himal permit
  • All other accommodation while present on scheduled trip itinerary
  • Ground transportation by private vehicle
  • NMA climbing permits
  • ‘Himalaya Alpine’ expedition style climbing and trekking trip: Delicious meals, french press coffee and herbal teas, all porterage on approach/retreat, local guides and staff, Mountain Hardwear expedition tents, equipped dining tent, experienced western guide (Luke).
  • Goal Zero Solar charging for electronics
  • Trip/medical/rescue insurance
  • International flights
  • Nepal Visa
  • Meals while not on trek (Kathmandu)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Puja cost (allow US$20)
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, bar bills, gratuities, etc.)

  • Price US$7,???

    30 Days

    Trip deposit: US$1,000