The Khaptad National Park is one of the non-touristic national parks in Nepal that is visited by very few numbers of tourists. Besides its natural diversities, the Khaptad National Park is very famous religious place as it is the domicile of Hindu guru “Khaptad Swami” or “Khaptad Baba”, a renounced hermit. Khaptad Baba lived here for many years and found out many medicinal herbal plants. He meditated in Khaptad area for long time and reserved five km area for the meditation and tranquility.
Khaptad is a beautiful trekking and research place for the humankind. The Natural Beauty of this region and tranquility gives us profound way of thinking of innovation ideas. If you are really bored from mundane life and want to live new world, then this can be your destination. Khaptad offers treks that ranges from short easy hikes to strenuous ones, religious sightseeing with its several sacred sites, quiet rejuvenation in its pristine surroundings and the rich cultural experience of far west Nepal.
Khaptad Lake and wonderful view of Api and Saipal Himal range are of special interest for the tourists. Butchering, alcohol and tobacco are forbidden in his area. Khaptad is the beauty of Nepal. Even though this is a national park but it is more than that. It is one of the pacified place, situated at 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 main area of Khaptad is situated at the corona of four districts (Bajhang, Bajura, Doti and Accham). However anyone can visit this place by chartering private helicopters or by trekking. For wonderful snaps trekking is the best.
Our journey to Khaptad National Park begins with a scenic morning flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, you will be driven to Buditola. On the following day, you will drive towards Silgadhi. After, two more hiking days you will reach Khaptad and on the following day you will explore the flora and fauna of Khaptad National Park. Following the same trail back up to Silgadhi, we drive to Dhangabi and then take a flight the next day to reach Kathmandu.
The most favorable month for this trek is from March to May and from October to November. These months are known as a pleasant month to visit Khaptad.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (198m) – 1 hr flight and drive to Buditola.
Day 02: Drive Buditola to Silgadhi (1330m) – 6 hrs drv
Day 03: Trek to Jhigrana (2300m) – 7 hrs walk
Day 04: Trek to Bukipani (3080m) – 6 / 7 hrs walk
Day 05: Trek to Khaptad (3010m) – 2 hrs walk
Day 06: Explore Khaptad National Park and stay overnight
Day 07: Trek back to Jhigrana – 7 hrs walk
Day 08: Trek from Jhigrana to Silgadi via Uditola (1790m) – 5 hrs walk
Day 09: Drive to Dhangadhi and stay overnight
Day 10: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu – 1 hr 20 minutes flight, 6 hrs drive.
Day 11: Rest day or shopping around the Kathmandu valley.
Day 12: Departure to your onward destination.
Group Size: Mini 2 pax Max 12 pax
Best Season: Spring/Autumn
Duration: 12 Days Trekking
Maximum Altitude: 3080m
Region: Western Nepal
Trekking Type: Tea House/Camping
#Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
#3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 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
#An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek #leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
#Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
#Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
#Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
#Duffel bag, Allied Adventure t-shirt and trekking map.
#All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
#Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
#All government and local taxes.
Trip Cost Excludes:
# International Airfare.
# Your travel insurance of any kind
# Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
# Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
# Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.