Khaptad National Park Trek

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Duration

11 Nights 12 Days

Meal

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation

  • Hotel
  • Eco-lodge

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive

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USD 1599

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USD 1599

Khaptad National Park Trek

11 Nights 12 Days

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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 Far West 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-day itinerary to explore the Farwest Region, the hidden place of opportunities. Firstly, you will 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 will know the local people’s lifestyle and culture in between and throughout the journey.

Afterward, entering the park, you will trek through lush nature, greenery, vast meadows, and streams. What a trek it will be. Reaching the park, you will 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 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 will run into this 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?

Highlights

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

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 3: Fly to Dhangadhi and Visit a Tharu Village

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

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

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

Day 7: Explore Khaptad

Day 8: Explore Khaptad

Day 9: Trek back to Jhingrana | 7hrs

Day 10: Drive to Dhangadi| 7-8hrs

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu | 1hr

Day 12: Departure

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 will take your time to get refreshed at the hotel. We will gather for a welcome dinner and trek 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 will 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 will return to your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Fly to Dhangadhi and Visit a Tharu Village

We will leave Kathmandu’s bustling crowd by flying into the clouds. In 1 hour of flight time to Dhangadi, we will see breathtaking views of the Himalayas, Hills, and Plainlands. Then we will land in the Dhangadhi Airport and drive to our hotel in the biggest city of Farwest Nepal. After refreshments and lunch, we will 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 will join a jeep/bus drive of 7-8 hours to Jhingrana, the starting point of the Khaptad National Park Trek. Over the hours, we will traverse a highway that winds via green woods, small marketplaces, and villages. Around the evening, we will reach Jhingrana through places like Dadeldhura, Doti, Dipayal, and Silgadi. Next, we will 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 will officially start the trek. We will 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 will keep pushing ourselves over the steep hill. On the other hand, we will get adjoining and distant hill views. And finally, after 5-6 hours of the steep trek, we will reach Bichpani Camp, where we will call it a day.

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

We will have our breakfast in Bichpani Camp before leaving it behind. The trek will continue through the green woods. In between, we will see mountains like Api, and Saipal in the backdrop. After several hours of trekking, we will finally touch the plain meadows of Khaptad, for which the journey is most popular. Walking past the many fields and streams, we will reach Khaptad National Park’s campsite. We will 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 will have two days in the area. We will start with a tour of Khaptad Daha(Lake), a 2 hours away hike from the Khaptad’s Campsite area. After the lake, we will retrace back for lunch. Next, we will walk to Khaptad Baba Ashram, a place where the Khaptad Baba lived, mediated, and healed. We will 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 will 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 will retrace to our campsite for the night.

Day 9: Trek back to Jhingrana | 7hrs

Now we shall return to Jhingrana. We will use the same incoming trail of lush woods to return to Jhingrana. However, we will enjoy the trek this time as we will 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 will leave Jhingrana on a bus/jeep back to Dhangadhi. The drive will happen on the same highway. And in the evening, we will be in Dhangadi at our hotel. We will 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 will 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 will offer you an airport transfer at your time of flight. Farewell!

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Based on 3 reviews

I went to Upper Mustang Trek with them, which I can vividly remember even after 2 months now. I found out about this team from one of my friends. I'm glad he suggested it. Everything went well during the trek. The guide was so humble and good. He showed me things that I could never have if I was traveling solo. I feel a deep connection with the landscapes of Mustang. Thanks to the guide and the team. The trip was a great experience! 

Ruben Jonas


We have just finished the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Sabbatical Explore Nepal. Our guide Shiva and Samir  were excellent, very friendly young men with good English. The looked after us very well, staying with us and supporting us as we trekked, and making sure our meals and accommodation were sorted each day. Shiva and Samir  were very knowledgeable about the mountains, the areas we visited and Nepal in general. It was lovely to share stories with them, and I’m sure they will make excellent guides as well.

Harish Gupta


We had a wonderful time on our gap year in Nepal. The Total 48 days in Nepal on our career break trip was meaningful and memorable. Kathmandu city is amazing and vibrant with different cultures of Temples, Stupas and also Mosque. Monkey Temple, Pashupati Crematory Kathmandu Durbar square, Bauddha Nath very famous historical-cultural-heritage sites in Kathmandu. We have visit less-visited local places in Kathmandu and lived with a local family in Bhaktapur for two weeks. Bhaktapur is a completely deep traditional and diverse city on the basis of culture and language. JWAJULAPA PASA :P)

After Bhaktapur, we went to trekking to Kalo and Seto kunda.  It was major with two holy lakes  of Nepal which helps to shows the Himalayan beauty of Ganesh Himal. The one who offers for trekking in Kalo and Seto Kunda got a great opportunity to learn and experience typical Tamang and Gurung culture.

 The trek of Kalo and Seto Kunda was with the guide and he had arranged of vehicles from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi which takes 8 to 9 hours to reach Syabrubeshi. Syabrubeshi is taken as the gateway to Langtang valley which is situated at the confluence of Bhotekosi River and Langtang Khola. i and my friend will defenately visit again to Kathmandu and we are sure for Social Tourism & Sabbatical Explore Nepal are the best career break trip planner in Nepal.
 

Leah


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