Khaptad National Park was established in 1984 on the advice of the region's holy man Khaptad Baba. The renowned Khaptad Baba Ashram, a religious site where Hindu pilgrims come to worship Shiva on the full moon of July–August each year, is located near the park headquarters. A buffer zone of 216 km2 (83 sq mi) was declared in 2006.
The park offers a fantastic variety of landscapes between the 1400 and 3300 meter. Due to its remote location, tourists hardly go there. For us a perfect destination to experience a new adventure. So time to start the engine of our motorbike and to explore this area. Khaptad Baba moved to the area in the 1940s to meditate and worship. He spent about 50 years as a hermit and became a renowned spiritual saint
Trek through the rolling hills of the Khaptad National Park (about 3,000 m) through subtropical forest of Chir pine at lower altitude, and sub alpine forests of fir, hemlock, oak and rhododendron in the higher regions. The national park is described as the living garden of herbs and a museum of natural history for its 224 species of medicinal herbs. It is reported that 567 species, 11 percent of flowering plants of Nepal, are found in Khaptad.
The park offers excellent bird-watching opportunities, with 270 species of birds, the common ones being different varieties of Impheyan pheasant, partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles. Khaptad National Park is also home to a rich variety of wild animals, such as barking deer, wild dog, wild boar, ghoral, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, rhesus monkey and langur monkey.
Other areas in the national park of interest to tourists are Khaptad Daha, Nag Dhunga and Upper Tribeni. Khaptad National Park also offers religious sightseeing.
Khaptad is a very remote area where you will experience the real authentic Nepal with overwhelming nature. The best time to visit is between mid-September to December and March till the end of May. We can arrange a custom made itinerary for you including transport, places to sleep (in lodges or in a tent), a guide and porters. A roundtrip will take between 7 to 10 days, depending on your wishes, budget, health and trekking experience.
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival at TIA international Airport , be welcomed & received by us. Be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 2 : FLY TO DHANGADI -- DRIVE TO DADELDHURA
Today take the timely transfer to the domestic airport in Kathmandu. Board your plane for the flight to Dhangadhi. Once you arrive in Dhangadhi, you will be meet and welcomed by our office representative, Then take the driving journey ( 5 Hours ) to Dadeldhura ( via Khanidanda / Budar / Gaira ) by Jeep. Overnight at hotel in Dadeldhura.
DAY 3 : DRIVE TO SILGADHI -- TREKKING TO BAGHLEKH -- & TREKKING TO JHIGRANA
Today after the breakfast , take a visit to Ugratara Temple and then start your driving journey to Silgadi
( via Kalagad / Pipalla bazar). Once you arrive in Silgadhi then start your trekking trip to Baghlekh ( 3 Hrs ).and then continue your trekking ( 2 Hours ) till you arrive in Jhigrana ( 2300 m).. Overnight at the local guest house in Jhigrana.
DAY 4: : TREK TO BEECHPANI / BUKIPANI -- & TREKKING TO KHAPTAD NATIONAL PARK
Today after breakfast , start your trekking to Beechpani ( 5 Hrs ). After an hours rest at Beechpani, then start your trekking trip (3 Hours) to Khaptad National Park (3010 m). Overnight at the national park’s guest house / or at the tented camp in Khaptad.
DAY 5: : EXPLORATION DAY AT KHAPTAD NATIONAL PARK
Full day exploration of Khaptad National Park. Khaptad daha lake , Khaptad Baba Ashram, Nagdhunga etc. Overnight at the national park’s guest house / or at the tented camp in Khaptad.
DAY 6 : TREK TO BEECHPANI -- & TREK TO JHIGRANA
Today after the breakfast start your returning journey’s trekking to Bichpani (3 Hours). Later from Bichpani, descend till you arrive at Jhigrana ( 3 Hrs ). Overnight at the local guest house at Jhigrana.
DAY 7 : TREK TO BAGHLEKH AND SILGADHI
Today after the breakfast start your returning journey’s trek to Baghlekh and continue it till you arrive at Silgadhi (4 Hrs). Once you arrive in Silgadi, take a short break to visit to Bhageswor and Salamuni. Enjoy your lunch at Kalagad and then drive to Dadeldhura / Budar / Khanidanda. Overnight at the local guest house at Khanidanda.
DAY 8 : DRIVE TO DHANGADHI - FLY TO KATHMANDU
Today after the breakfast take the driving journey to Dhangadhi (1.5Hour). Enjoy your lunch at Dhangadhi then be transferred to airport for your returning flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu get transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 9 : A FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU
A day of leisure for you in Kathmandu. Explore - the touristic hub of Thamel along with the famous city center areas like - the New Road Gate street and the King’s Way street on your own. Return to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
☑All the grounded transportation by bus / Or Private vehicle
☑Meal plan on Full board basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
☑All entrance fee during travel