Magical Mystical Khaptad

  • Khaptad National Park was established in 1984. 
    Area: 225 km2 Buffer Zone: 216 km2


    Culturally and naturally very significant, Khaptad National Park is the only mid-mountain national park in western Nepal, representing a unique and important ecosystem.


    Khaptad plateau is a landscape of Patan (pastureland), surrounded by forest with beautiful flowers of about 135 species that bloom in the summer and late spring. Locals from the surrounding district graze livestock in Patan during the summer season. About 224 species of medicinal herbs are found inside the park. Along with the Impeyan pheasant (Danphe), Nepal's national bird, 266 species of birds are found inside the park. A wide variety of butterflies, moths, and insects are important parts of the Khaptad ecosystem. The park provides habitat for some 20 different species of mammals, including barking deer, wild boar, Goral, Himalayan black bear, Yellow-throated Marten, leopard, wild dogs, jackals, Rhesus, and Langur monkey.

    In the lower altitudes, subtropical vegetation dominates the landscape; forests mainly consist of montane sal, pine, and alder species, and in the higher altitudes, temperate vegetation dominates the landscape.

    The park offers a challenging yet rewarding experience, unlike any other protected area in Nepal. Tribeni (the confluence of three rivers) is considered one of the holiest places in Hindu mythology. In the northeastern part of the park, Khaptad Daha (lake) is religiously significant. From the northern side of the park, the majestic Saipal Himalayan Ranges are seen with the vast green mid-hills of Nepal in the Khaptad experience.

    Duration: 11 Days 

    Max Elevation:  3276m

    Difficulty:  Medium

    Season:  Oct-Nov, Mar-April

    Trekking Style:  Hotel /Tea House Trek/ Camping

    Start:  Dhangadi

    Finish: Dhangadi


  • Khaptad is mystical and magical ‘a piece of heaven’. Khaptad represents one of the few mid-mountain ecosystems’ in Nepal. Khaptad national park at an elevation of about 3,000 meters is a plateau of grassland and forest in far west Nepal is an untarnished natural beauty, rich in cultural experience and medical herbs. Forests here are a mixture of tall fir, yew, rhododendron, oak, dense stands of bamboo, and smaller shrubs. This habitat provides good cover for bears, leopards, barking dogs, and musk deer, as well as birds like Impeyan, koalas, and Halij pheasants.


    Khaptad is also a famous place for pilgrims. Khaptad Baba lived here for more than 50 years to meditate. He served as a doctor to locals with his knowledge of the use of medicinal herbs. His Ashram is located at the top of the hill with 360 views. Not only that, the Tribeni (intersection of three rivers) in Khaptad is a place where we pay homage and pray for the salvation of dead friends and family. The park also offers excellent bird-watching opportunities, view of Khaptad Daha, NagDhunga, and Upper Tribeni.

  • This beautiful destination in Far western Nepal is ideal for trekkers, researchers, and trekkers who are looking to explore a less touristic destination. 


    Day One:  Arrival

    Day Two: Kathmandu

    Day Three: Flight to Dhangadi then jeep to Jigarna 

    Day Four: Jigarna- Bichpani

    Day Five:  Bichpani Khpatad

    Day Six:  Khaptad

    Day Seven: Khaptad to Baitadi/SIlgadi

    Day Eight: Baitadi/Silgadi to Dhangadi

    Day Nine: Dhangadi to Kathmandu

    Day Ten: Kathmandu

    Day Eleven: Onwards


    Day One:  Arrival

    On the day of your arrival, we will be there to pick you up from the airport and check you into your hotel. After that, you can take a rest as you will probably be tired because of a long flight. If you arrive early, after taking some rest you can walk around the places near your hotel and freshen up or do some last-minute shopping for things that you will need or buy souvenirs.

    Day Two: Kathmandu

    On the second day, we will rise early and have breakfast as well as the tour guide will brief you on your travel plans. Then we will begin our journey, we will first go to Swayambhu Maha Chaitya. We will arrange all the required travel permits before we head to explore Patan Darwar square.

    Day Three: Flight to Dhangadi then jeep to Jigarna 

    Our early morning-hour flight will reach us at Dhangadi, the gateway to far western Nepal. From the Airport we will drive around an hour to reach our homestay near Shuklaphata. In the afternoon we will interact and explore local communities. 

    Day Four: Jigarna- Bichpani

    From Jigarna the trails go uphill through the forest. We will stop to enjoy nature and rest.  At Bich Pani, We will rest and acclimatize. 

    Day Five:  Bichpani Khpatad

    An easy 3 hours walk will reach our hotel in Khaptad. On the way, we will pay homage to Khaptad baba Ashram. After lunch, we will walk around to enjoy paradise. We will have time to reflect and focus.

    Day Six: Khaptad

    Khaptad is full of wonders, we will visit Tribeni, Khaptad Daha. There are a total of 52 Patan (grassland) and some interesting viewpoints to explore and enjoy the wonder of nature.

    Day Seven: Khaptad to Baitadi/ Silgadhi

    After spending two nights at Khaptad, we start our descent to Baitadi/Silgadhi. Today the trail will be mostly downhill.  The easy walking trail will give time to reflect and explore the surrounding atmosphere.

    Day Eight: Baitadi/SIlgadhi to Dhangadi

    We will drive through the hilly road, stopping several times to enjoy beautiful nature and culture. Far western Nepal, especially the hilly district is not connected with tourism yet there are many interesting cultural and iconic natural places.

    The picturesque and refreshing 6 hours drive will reach. On the way, we will stop at Ugra Tara Temple and also can visit Ghoda Ghodi Lake, A Ramsar, and the first bird sanctuary of Nepal.

    Day Nine: Dhangadi to Kathmandu

    In the morning we will visit the Rana Tharu community, and enjoy the farmlands and Terai( plain) landscape. After lunch, we will fly back to Kathmandu.

    Day Ten: Kathmandu

    Rest Day/ Free Day in Kathmandu for Shopping or independent activities.

    Day Eleven: Onwards

    You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure by our Car/Van/Bus.

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