Khaptad National Park Trek

Khaptad National Park Trek

One of the remote and non-familiar to tourists, Khaptad national park is a very famous religious place besides its natural diversities is the domicile of Hindu guru “Khaptad Swami” or “Khaptad Baba”, a renounced hermit. Khaptad National Park is a must to visit for gazing at beautiful landscapes including a large number of floras and faunas.

USD 1099/-

Key Facts

Trip Duration

11 Days

Best Travel time

October - December, and March - May

Difficulty

Strenuous

Trip Type

Individual Trekking Component

Khaptad National Park Trek

The Khaptad National Park lies in the far western region of Nepal. The park holds a historical religious significance of saint, Khaptad baba who meditated and worshipped after moving here in 1940s, spent as a hermit for 50 years and became  a renowned saint. Khaptad Baba lived here for many years and found many medicinal herbal plants that would be used for the recovery of health issues. The ashram (hermitage) of Khaptab baba is famous where Hindu pilgrims go to visit every year in July-August for worshipping Lord Shiva. 

Khaptad is a beautiful trekking and research place for humankind. The Natural beauty of this region and tranquility gives us a profound way of thinking of innovative ideas. If you are really bored with mundane life and want to live in a new world, then this can be your destination. Khaptad offers treks that range from short easy hikes to strenuous ones, religious sightseeing in religious sacred sites, quiet rejuvenation in its pristine surroundings and the rich cultural experience of far west Nepal.

Khaptad Lake along with a wonderful view of Api and Saipal Himal range are of huge potential for captivating the sight of the tourists. Supporting the eco-vegetation, butchering, alcohol, and tobacco are forbidden in his area. Khaptad is the inevitable natural beauty of Nepal. It is one of the pacified places, situated in the far western region of Nepal and 446 km air distance from the Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal) and more near from Nainital India (around 150 Km air distance). The major area of Khaptad is situated at the corona of four districts (Bajhang, Bajura, Doti, and Accham). However,  this place can be visited by chartering private helicopters or by trekking.

Khaptad National Park is rich in landscape; consisting of moorland, steep slopes and streams. You can observe 567 species of floras and a wide range of faunas in Khaptad National Park with the symbolic species such as Himalayan black bear, wild dog, leopard and musk deer.

Khaptad National Park

Khaptad National Park Trek Highlights

A fully English-Speaking Guide.

Explore Nepal rich culture and diverse nature.

Enjoy the hospitality of the Nepalese mountain people and taste traditional Nepalese food.

Sensational views of an array of high snow-capped mountains,

Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys

Observe the spectacular sunrise on the mountains.

Khaptad National Park Trek Itinerary

Altitude: 1,300m (Kathmandu)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our rep from Himalayan Connection will pick you up, and take you to the hotel. In the evening, your trek leader will brief you about the trek. In the meantime, you will have to provide us with your documents for further processing of the permits.

Altitude: 198m (Nepalgunj)
Flight Duration: 45 miniutes

The first day of our journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about 1 hour to reach Nepalgunj. Arrive Nepalgunj and drive towards Buditola along the Karnali River which is the longest river in Nepal. After four hours drive from Nepalgunj, we reach Buditola where we will stay overnight.

1330m – 6 hrs drive
After breakfast, we move forward towards Silgadhi, the famous city in the region. The drive for about six hours takes you to Silgadhi where we will spend our overnight.

 2300m – 7 hrs walk
On the third day, we start our trek from Silgadhi to Jhigrana via Baglek (2160m). After having breakfast, we trek to Baglek for about 3 ½ hours and stop for the lunch. After lunch, the trek to Jhigrana takes about 3 ½ hours. Overnight at Jhigrana.

3080m – 6 / 7 hrs walk
Commencing trek from Jhigrana, we walk further four hours to reach Bichpani Dharmasala (3020m). Taking lunch at Bichpani, we walk two and half hours and reach Bukipani where we will stay for overnight.

3010m – 2 hrs walk
Today is the shortest day of our trek. After breakfast, we will walk for two hours and reach Khaptad. Upon arrival we will have lunch and visit Khaptad including Khaptad Baba’s Ashram and Triveni. This area is also well known as the place of “Khaptad Baba” who was great master of society having religious & social philosophy. Overnight at Khaptad.

We will explore Khaptad National Park today. Our visit will include: Museum, Khaptad Danda, Patan and tower. The National park “Khaptad National Park” established on 1984 has extra ordinary eco system with huge variety of vegetation ranging from sub-tropical forest in the lower altitudes to temperate forests on the Khaptad plateau. The National park is rich on flora and fauna such as oak and rhododendron in the higher area. There are more than 224 species of medical herbs, about 11 percent of flowering plants of Nepal, 270 species of birds, various species of animals. Overnight at Khaptad.

7 hrs walk
Following our foot steps back to Jhigrana, we will pass through the same trail. Four hours trek from Khaptad to Bichpani and then to Jhigrana. Overnight at Jhigrana.

1790m – 5 hrs walk
Commencing our trek from Jhigrana, we move forward towards Silgadi. Passing along the trail from Uditola, we reach Silgadi after five hours walk. Overnight at Silgadi.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we drive towards Dhangadhi. Dhangadi is a village development committee in Siraha District in the Sagarmatha Zone of south-eastern Nepal. Overnight stay at Dhangadhi.

1 hr 20 minutes flight, 6 hrs drive In the last day of our journey, we return to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. There are two options to arrive in Kathmandu. You can catch a flight from Dhangadi – Kathmandu which will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Kathmandu whereas it takes 6 hours by drive. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

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Khaptad National Park Trek

One of the remote and non-familiar to tourists, Khaptad national park is a very famous religious place besides its natural diversities is the domicile of Hindu guru “Khaptad Swami” or “Khaptad Baba”, a renounced hermit. Khaptad National Park is a must to visit for gazing at beautiful landscapes including a large number of floras and faunas.

Service Type: Trekking Service

Price: 1099

Currency: USD

Khaptad National Park Trek Map

INCLUDED

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj with breakfast

Teahouse accommodation during the trek

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek

All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader for a group

One porter for Two guests.

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and all government and local taxes

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

EXCLUDED

Nepalese visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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