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Khaptad National Park

Khaptad National Park

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Khaptad trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 8 Days Max-Altitude : 3,276 Program Type : tea house Best Season : April- May, Jun, and Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec Per Day Walking : 6/7 Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

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Khaptad National Park Trek: A Journey into Nepal’s Hidden Gem

Embark on an extraordinary adventure that unveils the untouched wilderness of Khaptad National Park, offering a truly non-touristic experience in the heart of Nepal. Nestled in the far western region, this hidden gem remains a well-kept secret, visited by only a handful of fortunate travelers. Spanning an area of 225 square kilometers, the Khaptad National Park trek beckons with its pristine beauty and remarkable biodiversity.

A Natural Sanctuary Unveiled

Established in 1984, Khaptad National Park boasts a captivating landscape adorned with majestic oak and rhododendron forests. As you venture deeper into the park, you’ll encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including bears, leopards, common langurs, musk deer, and a remarkable 260 species of birds. The park is also home to over 500 types of herbs, showcasing nature’s pharmacy in all its glory.

The Khaptad Trek is renowned not only for its natural wonders but also as a sacred site. It holds a special place in the hearts of devout Hindus as the abode of the revered Hindu guru, “Khaptad Swami” or “Khaptad Baba.” This esteemed hermit resided here for many years, immersing himself in deep meditation and discovering the healing properties of the area’s herbal plants. To honor his legacy, a designated five-kilometer area within Khaptad is preserved for meditation and tranquility.

Khaptad Lake: A Serene Oasis

Among the highlights of your journey is the enchanting Khaptad Lake, a serene oasis that offers a breathtaking view of the magnificent Api and Saipal Himal ranges. This pristine body of water reflects the beauty of the surrounding landscape and serves as a tranquil spot for contemplation and relaxation.

Ganga Dashahara Carnival: A Cultural Extravaganza

For an even more immersive experience, plan your visit during the Ganga Dashahara Carnival, a grand celebration held on the auspicious day of 14 Jestha in the Nepali calendar, which typically falls in the last week of May. This vibrant carnival grants you a fascinating glimpse into the rich culture and lifestyle of the far western region, while strictly upholding the prohibition of butchering, alcohol, and tobacco within its sacred grounds.

Unlocking the Secrets of Khaptad National Park

Unlock the secrets of Khaptad National Park, where untouched nature and spiritual heritage intertwine to create an unforgettable journey. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty, diverse flora and fauna, and cultural richness of this hidden paradise. Khaptad National Park awaits, ready to captivate your senses and leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Disconnect to Reconnect: Nature Beckons

The Khaptad National Park trek is an opportunity to disconnect from the modern world and connect with the raw beauty of nature. Experience the tranquility of untouched landscapes, encounter rare wildlife, and immerse yourself in the spiritual energy of this hidden paradise. Let the Khaptad National Park trek be your gateway to a truly unforgettable adventure.

In the heart of Nepal’s far western region lies a well-kept secret, the Khaptad National Park. Spanning over 225 square kilometers, this hidden gem offers an unparalleled trekking experience that takes you far off the beaten path. Established in 1984, the park is a sanctuary of natural beauty, boasting pristine oak and rhododendron forests teeming with wildlife. Here, bears, leopards, common langurs, and musk deer roam freely, while a diverse avian population of 260 species graces the skies. Beneath the forest canopy, you’ll discover over 500 types of herbs, each a testament to nature’s incredible pharmacy.

However, Khaptad National Park is more than just a nature reserve; it’s also a sacred site deeply revered by Hindus. The park was once home to the renowned hermit, Khaptad Swami, or Khaptad Baba, who spent years in profound meditation. His spiritual connection to this land is palpable, and to honor his legacy, a designated five-kilometer area within Khaptad is preserved for meditation and tranquility.

One of the most captivating features of this journey is the Khaptad Lake, a serene oasis nestled amidst the rolling hills. Here, you can take in the breathtaking views of the Api and Saipal Himal ranges, its calm waters mirroring the majestic peaks. The lake is not only a visual delight but also a spot for reflection and serenity.

For those seeking an even deeper cultural immersion, timing your visit during the Ganga Dashahara Carnival adds an extra layer of fascination to your trek. This lively celebration takes place on the auspicious day of 14 Jestha in the Nepali calendar, typically falling in late May. During this vibrant carnival, you’ll gain insight into the rich culture and traditions of the far western region. It’s a celebration that strictly upholds a ban on butchering, alcohol, and tobacco within its sacred grounds, offering you an authentic and unique experience.

Unlock the secrets of Khaptad National Park, where untouched nature and spiritual heritage intertwine to create an unforgettable journey. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty, diverse flora and fauna, and cultural richness of this hidden paradise. Khaptad National Park awaits, ready to captivate your senses and leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

The Khaptad National Park trek is an opportunity to disconnect from the modern world and connect with the raw beauty of nature. Experience the tranquility of untouched landscapes, encounter rare wildlife, and immerse yourself in the spiritual energy of this hidden paradise. Let the Khaptad National Park trek be your gateway to a truly unforgettable adventure.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nepalgunj Upon your arrival in Nepalgunj, a vibrant city in western Nepal, you will be greeted by our team. Transfer to your hotel for a restful evening and prepare for the adventure ahead.
  • Day 2: Nepalgunj to Silgadi (6-7 hours drive) Embark on a scenic drive from Nepalgunj to Silgadi, the starting point of your Khaptad National Park trek. Enjoy the changing landscapes as you make your way through charming villages and winding mountain roads. Overnight stay in Silgadi.
  • Day 3: Silgadi to Bichpani (6-7 hours trek) Begin your trek towards the mesmerizing beauty of Khaptad National Park. Pass through dense forests, cross sparkling streams, and marvel at the diverse flora and fauna that surround you. Arrive at Bichpani, a picturesque campsite nestled in nature's embrace. Overnight camping in Bichpani.
  • Day 4: Bichpani to Khaptad National Park (5-6 hours trek) Continue your trek deeper into the heart of Khaptad National Park. Traverse through enchanting oak and rhododendron forests, as the melodies of exotic birds accompany your journey. Reach Khaptad National Park, a sanctuary of tranquility and spiritual energy. Explore the meditation area and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. Overnight camping in Khaptad National Park.
  • Day 5: Explore Khaptad National Park Spend the day exploring the captivating wonders of Khaptad National Park. Witness the breathtaking beauty of Khaptad Lake, a serene body of water that mirrors the surrounding mountains. Discover hidden trails, encounter rare wildlife, and absorb the raw beauty of this untouched paradise. Overnight camping in Khaptad National Park.
  • Day 6: Khaptad National Park to Silgadi (6-7 hours trek) Bid farewell to the majestic Khaptad National Park as you begin your descent back to Silgadi. Take in the final views of the pristine landscapes and reflect on the unforgettable experiences you've had. Arrive in Silgadi for a well-deserved rest. Overnight stay in Silgadi.
  • Day 7: Silgadi to Nepalgunj (6-7 hours drive) Embark on a scenic drive from Silgadi back to Nepalgunj. Relax and enjoy the journey as you reminisce about the incredible adventure you've just completed. Arrive in Nepalgunj and check into your hotel. Overnight stay in Nepalgunj.
  • Day 8: Departure After breakfast, bid farewell to the stunning landscapes of Nepalgunj as you transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Depart with a sense of fulfillment, carrying cherished memories of your Khaptad National Park trek.

Cost Included

  • Ground transportation as per itinerary
  • both way flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljun and back
  • Guides / Assistance / Driver
  • Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Necessary Trekking Permits.
  • All local government tax and vat

Cost Excluded

  • Extra stay pre/post tour
  • All beverage and Bar bills
  • Medicines required if any
  • Insurance
  • Tips to Guide and coach drivers
    Any optional tours
    Bar and beverages bills

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