Land of Spirituality

Beauty of Khaptad

Khaptad National Park Trek    

12 Days   USD $1599    Kathmandu    Kathmandu  
Duration : 12  Days
Grading : Moderate
Max Altitude : 3,300 meters
Activity : Trekking, Jungle Walk, Bird Watching, Spiritual & Cultural Sightseeing
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Dhangadi-Khaptad-Dhangadi-Kathmandu
Best Season : Spring and Autumn

Overview

Khaptad National Park is a protected site touching the Doti, Bajhang, Achham and Bajura districts in the Farwest region of Nepal. The park established in 1984 is full of vegetation, wildlife, and landscapes that are yet to be explored by many. Thus, we are glad you are interested in the Khaptad National Park Trek, a remote trek in the Farwest Region of Nepal.   

Over 567 flora species flourish in the region, making it one of the lushest national parks in Nepal. Likewise, it is a shelter for 27 mammals and 287 bird species. Above anything, the park has the most picturesque hilly meadows, not one or two but enough of them. So there is no dilemma that it is ideal for nature enthusiasts, especially landscape shutterbugs.

Khaptad Trekking or Khaptad National Park Trek is a 12 days itinerary to explore the Farwest Region, the hidden place of opportunities. Firstly, you’ll fly to the far west of Nepal. Then you will travel via a highway into the rural side of the region where the Khaptad Area lies. You’ll know the local people’s lifestyle and culture in between and throughout the journey. 

Afterward, entering the park, you’ll trek through lush nature, greenery, vast meadows, and streams. What a trek it will be. Reaching the park, you’ll traverse significant religious and spiritual places like Tribeni Dham, Sahastra Linga, Khaptad Lake, Khaptad Baba Ashram, and more. Also, you can do jungle walks, mountain sightings, bird watching, horse riding, and landscape photography.  

If spirituality is something of your interest, this Khaptad National Park Trek is a must for you because the park’s serenity has been a place to find spiritual longings since a long time ago. 

Swami Sachchidanada, originally from India, popularly known as Khaptad Baba, in the 1940s, lived in the very place for 50 years in the park and found his answers to his questions. The place where he meditated and lived over the years is “Khaptad Baba Ashram.” You’ll run into the particular place and many other similar sites on this trek. 

So why don’t you book the Khaptad Trekking with us before it gets spoiled?

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Fly to the less explored Far Western Region of Nepal.
  • Join a scenic bus ride to Doti through the green hills of Chure Area.
  • Know what kind of lifestyle and culture the locals live.
  • Enter the forested trail of sub-alpine forests that is full of greenery.
  • Reach the heart of the Khaptad National Park.
  • Walk over the meadows full of green grass and blossoming flowers.
  • Look at the striking views of mountains like Api and Saipal from a distance.
  • Come across the numerous flora and fauna of the park.
  • Visit the popular destinations in Khaptad like Khaptad Baba Ashram, Triveni Temple, Nagdhunga, Khaptad Lake, and more.
  • Above all, do the trek and automatically contribute something to the communities of Far western Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu


Greetings! Welcome to the land of adventures! We will welcome you on your arrival in Nepal with garland and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You’ll take your time to get refreshed at the hotel. We’ll gather for a welcome dinner and trek’s orientation in the evening. Overnight in the hotel. 

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing


Kathmandu Sightseeing is a must when in the city of temples and architecture. Following our breakfast, we’ll step out to explore the historically important UNESCO-listed heritage sites. Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will be visited by us on the day. After a delightful sightseeing day, you’ll return to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Fly to Dhangadhi and Visit a Tharu Village


We’ll leave Kathmandu’s bustling crowd by flying into the clouds. In 1 hour of flight time to Dhangadi, we’ll see breathtaking views of the Himalayas, Hills, and Plainlands. Then we’ll land in the Dhangadhi Airport and drive to our hotel in the biggest city of Farwest Nepal. After refreshment and lunch, we’ll visit a Tharu village for cultural dance and lifestyle exposure. Overnight in Dhangadhi.

Day 4: Drive from Dhangadhi to Jhingrana(2,300m) | 7-8hrs


Now set off for Khaptad. We’ll join a jeep/bus drive of 7-8hrs to Jhingrana, the starting point of the Khaptad National Park Trek. Over the hours, we’ll traverse on a highway that winds via green woods, small marketplaces, and villages. Around evening, we’ll reach Jhingrana through places like Dadeldhura, Doti, Dipayal, and Silgadi. Next, we’ll enter a hotel in Jhingrana to get rest for our bodies after such a long drive. Overnight in Jhingrana.

Day 5: Trek from Jhingrana to Bichpani(2,905m) | 5-6hrs


Through the entrance of Khaptad National Park, we'll officially start the trek. We’ll head into the lush vegetation of the park to move ahead. In a while, a steep uphill walk starts via a forest of Oak, Hemlock, Fir, and other trees. We’ll keep pushing ourselves over the steep hill. On the other hand, we’ll get adjoining and distant hills views. And finally, after 5-6hrs of the steep trek, we’ll reach Bichpani Camp, where we’ll call it a day.

Day 6: Trek from Bichpani Camp to Khaptad National Park(3,020m) | 3hrs


We’ll have our breakfast in Bichpani Camp before leaving it behind. The trek will continue through the green woods. In between, we’ll see mountains like Api, Saipal in the backdrop. After several hours of trekking, we’ll finally touch the plain meadows of Khaptad, for which the journey is most popular. Walking past the many fields and streams, we’ll reach Khaptad National Park’s campsite. We’ll explore the area with nothing but plain pastures with horses grazing on in the evening. Overnight at a lodge/camping tent in Khaptad.

Day 7: Explore Khaptad


It is one of the first days to explore the Khaptad area in the Khaptad National Park Trek. Many things are worth visiting in the place, so we’ll have two days in the area. We’ll start with a tour to Khaptad Daha(Lake), a 2 hours away hike from the Khaptad’s Campsite area. After the lake, we’ll retrace back for lunch. Next, we’ll walk to Khaptad Baba Ashram, a place where the Khaptad Baba lived, mediated, and healed. We’ll explore his site thoroughly before returning to our camp area.

Day 8: Explore Khaptad


It will be an extra day to explore the vast Khaptad Area. We’ll visit places like Tribeni(Confluence) Temple, Sahastralinga, Nagdhunga, and Ghodepatan. Thus, we will spend the whole day around the beautiful meadows of Khaptad. Following the day’s visits, we’ll retrace to our campsite for the night.

Day 9: Trek back to Jhingrana | 7hrs


Now we shall return to Jhingrana. We’ll use the same incoming trail of lush woods to return to Jhingrana. However, we’ll enjoy the trek this time as we’ll have no hard steep sections to do. The peaceful and descending walk of 7 hrs will bring us back to the place where it all begins, Jhingrana. Overnight in Jhingrana.

Day 10: Drive to Dhangadi| 7-8hrs


We’ll leave Jhingrana on a bus/jeep back to Dhangadhi. The drive will happen through the same highway. And in the evening, we’ll be in Dhangadi at our hotel. We’ll explore the city area for some food and drinks if we wish to do so. Overnight in Dhangadhi 

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu | 1hr


We shall reach Dhangadhi Airport for the flight to Kathmandu. It will take 1 hour to get to the city of the hustle and bustle. Upon our return, we’ll return to our hotel for rest before evening exploration of the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure


It is time to leave Nepal if you do not want to join any other trip. So we’ll offer you an airport transfer at your time of flight. Farewell!

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