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Badimalika Trek

Badimalika Trek - An Escapade in the Grassland, takes you to the far-western region, a grassland with the stunning view of Api and Saipal himal, Badimalika Temple; more religious by heart and natural by sight.

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Trek Facts

Trip Level
Beginners
Trip Starts At
Kathmandu
Trip Ends At
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
4300 m
Trek Activity
Sightseeing, Trekking
Trek Route
Kathmandu - Dhangadi -Dadeldhura - Tribeni - Badimalika - silgadi
Best Season
September - December and march - June

About the Trek

Badimalika Trek - An Escapade in the Grassland, is an outstanding trail of the far-western region of Nepal; with panoramic views of Api and Saipal himal. Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland trail is identified and explored by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) under the leadership of Tilak Thapa Magar, joint treasurer of TAAN.

Offering some of the best natural landscapes, the trail  of Khaptad valley where you can get the great chance to explore, Khaptad National Park established in 1984. The major attraction of the trail is the temple of Badimalika which is situated on top of a hillock (4,200 meters) in Triveni municipality of Bajura district.

The Nepalis festival, Janai Purnima, captures the main attention of tourists in this region in August. In the Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland you will get to explore rare wildlife like musk deer, barking deer, leopard, bear etc. along with 270 species of beautiful birds in the dense subtropical forests of bamboo in the way to Badimalika temple.

Thousands of people from different parts of the country as well as devotees from neighboring country- India visit the temple on this auspicious day. Bajura is rich in terms of culture and tradition of local people where you can see dance performances such as Deuda, Hudkeuli, Bhuwo and Thadi among others.

Badimalika Trek

THE REASON FOR YOU

Key Highlights

Outstanding natural landscapes.
Panoramic views of Api and Saipal himal.
Culture , tradition , festivals and lifestyle of far-west region.
Badimalika temple ( one of the biggest temple for the region )
An escapade in the Grassland.
Different species of birds , and animals.

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Trek Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Welcome to Nepal ! well, upon your arrival in airport , a representative from Himalayan Connection will greet you and take  to the hotel. After having some rest   you’ll join to team meet – up and pre-trip discussion of Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland . where you will meet your trek guide / leader before trip start . at evening Himalayan Connection will organize welcome dinner with delicious Nepali cuisine and cultural show .

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 02 : KATHMANDU: SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPARATION

Camp : Thamel Kathmandu

Altitude : 1400m. / 4592 ft

Time:

Meals : breakfast

Accommodation : 3 star hotel

Main Attractions: world heritage sites( Pasupathnath temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath stupa, Newari culture and historical durbar squares (Kathmandu , Bhaktapur and Patan ) etc.

Be ready for Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 03: FLIGHT TO DHANGADHI (800 METERS

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

From Dhangadhi, a drive of around 4 hours via Godavari will take you to Dadeldhura (2000 meters). Dadeldhura is known for its unique culture and tradition. The famous Ugratara temple, historical places like Amargadhi Fort and Alital are the major tourist attractions in Dadeldhura. The place offers breathtaking views of Api and Saipal mountains as well as surrounding hills. Don’t forget to taste Dadeldhura’s typical dessert – Kheer (rice pudding). Accommodation is in hotel.

 

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 04: DRIVE TO SANFE OF ACHHAM

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

After breakfast, you begin a four-hour drive to Sanfe of Achham. Sanfe is a beautiful town with good hotels and restaurants. Two roads start from here – one to Martdai of Bajura and the other to Mangalsen – the district headquarters of Achham. After lunch, you take the first road which passes along the Budhi Gandaki River. A drive of around three hours will take you to Jadanga. Jadanga is a small village with few teahouses and a health post. Accommodation is in teahouse.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 05: TREK TO BUDHA KRODH

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

3 hours walk

The trek begins today. After having breakfast, you start walking through beautiful landscapes. The walk is mostly uphill. A hike of around three hours will take you to a small village called Krodh. You can prepare lunch here or order food at local teahouses. Krodh is a beautiful place with attractive landscapes, waterfalls, green forests and murmuring streams. The place is home to different species of flora and fauna. Budha Krodh (2,700 meters), our accommodation for the day, is the last settlement in the trek. You can only see buffalo sheds on this trail beyond Budha Krodh.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 06: TREK TO BHITO

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

After breakfast, you resume your walk through dense forest. You will see the first buffalo shed after a walk of around three hours. This is the perfect place for lunch. You can buy buffalo milk and curd from local herders. After lunch, the trail climbs up reaching the altitude of 3,800 meters. Trekkers are prone to high altitude sickness at this height. They are advised to climb slowly so as to adapt to and drink plenty of liquid to prevent altitude sickness. From here, the trail passes through big grasslands brightened with colorful flowers. A walk of around three hours after lunch will take you to a place named ‘Bhito’ for night’s halt. Accommodation is in tented camp.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 07: TREK TO BADIMALIKA TEMPLE

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

The uphill walk starts after breakfast. You can see big grasslands, waterfalls and murmuring streams on the way. After a walk of around five hours, you reach Triveni (3870m) – your destination for the day. Triveni is a place of great religious significance. This small place is cramped with around 1,500 tents during major festivals like Janai Poornima. People take holy bath in the nearby rivers early in the morning and walk toward the Badimalika temple. Accommodation in a tent.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 08: TREK TO KHETIBETI

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

You can see people taking a holy bath in the morning as you wake up. People believe that a holy dip in Triveni will help them get rid of sins. Some even pay homage to their forefathers at this place because of the belief that it will open the gateway to heaven for the departed souls. A walk for about an hour from Triveni will take you to a place called Khetibeti from where the Badimalika hill can be seen. Here you can see plant resembling paddy growing naturally. According to myths, birds sow seeds of these plants. People believe that the plant brings good luck to whoever gets it. Accommodation is in a tent.

 

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 09: TREK TO TRIVENI

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

A beautiful morning greets you in Triveni. You can catch breathtaking views of surrounding areas by climbing up nearby hills. As there are no tea houses in the area, you will have to carry packed lunch. You can see beautiful plants and wildflowers along the trail to Badimalika. Locals believe that the fragrance of these flowers creates headache and vomiting. The temple of Lodibinayak falls on the way where pilgrims offer worship to Lord Ganesh. The place offers beautiful views of Badimalika temple as well as Triveni far below. Accommodation is in a tent.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 10: TREK DHAWALPUR LAKE

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

Rise early if you want to enjoy the view of Api and Saipal mountains glittering in the morning sun. The view of sunrise and widespread grasslands below cannot be described in words. Standing above the clouds atop the Badimalika hill, one feels like standing at the highest point on earth. Pilgrims have a strong belief that Goddess Badimalika fulfills all their wishes. After lunch, you start descending toward ‘Dhawalpur Lake’. As the trail is steep, it can be nerve-racking for some travelers. But once you reach Dhawalpur Lake, you feel rejuvenated. It is a beautiful place to spend your night.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 11: TREK TO LAMAGADH

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

Dhawalpur Lake is a very beautiful lake located amidst a dense forest. Situated at an altitude of 2556 meters, the lake is spread over 500 sq meters. A walk of about three hours from Dhawalpur Lake will take you to the famous Natyashwori temple. The temple wears a festive look during Janai Purnima festival, drawing people from far and wide. It is believed that one must visit Natyashwori temple after visiting Badimalika. People can be seen performing ‘Deuda’ – a cultural dance popular in the far-western region — on the temple premises. A walk of about half an hour from Natyashwori will take you to Lamagadh for lunch. One can enjoy beautiful views of different landmarks in Bajura from Lamagadh. Accommodation is on home-stay in Lamagadh – the first homestay facility in Bajura.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 12: TREK TO MOURYA

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

After breakfast, you begin your journey toward Mourya. On the way, you can see the confluence of Budhiganga and Malagadh rivers. The place is a popular stopover for visitors because of its natural beauty. After lunch in Mourya, we head toward Silgadhi – the district headquarters of Doti.

 

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 13: TREK TO MAHENDRANAGAR

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

While in Silgadhi, travelers must visit the famous Shaileshwori Temple which is highly revered by Hindus. As Silgadhi is located at a high altitude, it offers a splendid view of Dipayal valley which lies at a drive of about half an hour from Silgadhi. The beautiful Seti River, which flows through the Dipayal Valley, has enhanced the beauty of this place. After breakfast at Silgadhi, you head toward Dadeldhura for lunch and then to Mahendranagar for the night. Mahendranagar has quality hotels where one can unwind after the exhausting journey.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 14: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

Camp: Dhangadhi

Altitude: 109m

Time: 1 hour flight

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Tourist standard hotel

Main Attractions:

Shuklaphanta National Park is the next destination in your journey. After breakfast, you head toward the national park where you can see the largest herd of swamp deer locally known as Barasinga. You can also catch the sight of blackbucks and other species of deer. After the visit to the national park, you travel toward the Mahakali River to see the longest suspension bridge in Nepal. The bridge links Chandani and Dodhara villages to Nepal. Now is the time to head toward Dhangadhi from where you catch the flight to Kathmandu.

Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland.

DAY 15: DEPART FROM KATHMANDU

Your new adventure experience in Nepal ( Badimalika Trek – An Escapade in the Grassland ) is end today . A representative from Himalayan connections will take you to the airport , 3 hrs. before your flight scheduled. we wish you a safe journey to your home and hope to see you soon for  next adventure.

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Badimalika Trek

Badimalika Trek Equipment Checklist

For Head/Face

Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Hats

For Body

Fleece Jacket
Down Jacket
Light and Warm Thermal (set)
Hiking shorts ( pant )
Gloves
T-shirts
Hiking Boots
Thick wool shocks
Slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush/Paste
Toilet Papers
Oil or cream for dry protection
Multipurpose soap
Anti bacterial hand wash

Accessories

Rapid Test Kit
Stick
Thermal water bottle
Water purification drop
Sleeping bag
Camera
Cell Phone
Ear plug

Cost Includes

Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and all government and local taxes.
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
Camping tent accommodation during the Trek Badimalika trek.
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the Badimalika trek.
Government-licensed trek leader for a group.
Porters
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).

Cost Exludes

Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide, porter and driver

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Frequently Asked Questions

WILL SOMEBODY COME TO PICK ME UP AT THE AIRPORT UPON MY ARRIVAL?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying our company signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

CAN I OBTAIN A VISA FOR NEPAL UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

Testimonials

I had the privilege of meeting Sujan in 2013 along the Annapurna circuit. When you meet someone incredible, it's impossible to forget them. Despite just meeting him randomly along the trail, he made a very positive impression on both my wife and me, who think fondly of our conversations and interactions. He has a wealth of wisdom and experience, not just in the mountains but in interacting with people all over. He's got an unquenchable heart for people and his country, which he shares well with anyone in his company. When we do go back, he will be one of those people we must meet again. It's not a surprise that he has started a reputed guiding organization. It's about time! I would highly recommend Sujan and would even provide a back guarantee for anyone who does not have a stellar experience with him.

Eric Cheng
Canada
February 2, 2021

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