Khaptad National Park is located in the far western region of Nepal covering an area of 225 sq. km. Khaptad region is well known for its religious importance as well as natural beauty. This national park is named after late Khaptad Baba – an Indian saint who lived and meditated in this park for 50 years. His writing on spirituality is quite popular.
The park is remote, and least advertised making your experience a challenging and rewarding equally.
The rolling mountain and its 22 open patches of grasslands is the most popular with Khaptad daha (lake), rich flora consisting montane, sal, pine, fir, oak, birch, and rhododendron. In the park approximately 135 species of flowers are found along the grasslands with as many as 224 species medicinal herbs. Not only rich in flora, but the park is also rich in fauna as well with some 226 bird species: the common are impeyan pheasant (Danphe - Nepal's national bird), many types of partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos, and eagles.
Khaptad National Park tour begins with a tour of Kathmandu and fly to Dhangadi – the town in the far western Terai region. From here you drive to the hilly region and reach the national park for your tour.
Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet with our friendly representative at the arrival terminal of only International Airport. And, then you will be transferred to your hotel.
You check-in at your hotel and then after short rest you can go to explore market area of Thamel – where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuffs from supermarket, or buy trekking gears – if you need to do.
Later we take you to our office for the trip briefing.
Overnight at your hotel.
Delay of any kind will postpone the events for next day according to feasibility.
You start the day with delicious breakfast served at your hotel. The sightseeing involves tour of two religious and cultural sites of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa.
Pashupatinath Temple: It is one of the most celebrated Hindu temples in South-Asia. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. This place is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The Bagmati river flowing besides the temple is religiously and spiritually significant for Hindus where cremation of dead body takes place. Pashupatinath temple holds the most of prominence during Shivaratri – Shiva’s birthday and thousands of pilgrims gather in the night to celebrate the day.
Boudhanath Stupa: It is one of the biggest Stupas in terms of size and height in Nepal and located in east of Kathmandu in the ancient trade route between India-Nepal and Tibet. The site is peaceful and culturally filled with intermixed influence of Tibetan and Sherpa roots. Stupa built in the trading route between Kathmandu and Tibet has four pairs of eyes directed towards all four directions. It is believed to be influenced by Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. After short tour of city we return to hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight will be spent at hotel.
You start your great tour of Khaptad National Park with an hour flight to Dhangadi – a buzzing town in the south-western Nepal. After breakfast, you take a drive to Doti in which you stay overnight in the farmhouse or in the tented camp in Mudegaun village(943m/3094ft) of Doti.
After breakfast you are now ready to trek for the day. At first you drive to Baghlekh passing Silgadhi for about one hour. Start your walk from here. First section before lunch is of two hours walk to Jhigrana (2,300m/7545ft). Lunch at Jhigrana and continue trek to Bichpani (3,020m/9908ft) which takes about four hours. The trek route is beautiful in the dense forest that is rich in medicinal plants. Overnight in the tented camp or basic tea house.
Enjoy your breakfast in the camp and trek to Bukipani for about three hours where you will be served packed lunch carried by our staff. Trek another two hours to Khaptad and overnight at the guest house or tented camp.
Today you explore Khaptad National Park. We take you to the View tower, Khaptad Baba Ashram, Khaptad Lak, Nagdhunga etc. Overnight in the tented camp.
1. Airport pick up & Drop.
2. All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
3. Accommodation in the resort
4. All transportation as required
5. Jungle permit
6. All taxes and service charges.
1. Nepal Visa fee
2. Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, and any
kind of unforeseen & personal expenses
3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
4. Tips for the serving staffs
5. Travel insurance
6. Other expenses and services which are not mentioned above in inclusion
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