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Khaptad National park is rich with the unique ecosystem – a perfect haven for those seeking adventure as well as explore unexploited natural beauty.
The trekking route is less crowded than any other destination around the country which provides you with great opportunity to enjoy the rarest scenes, pictures, and experience of understanding Nepal.
Besides its natural diversities, the Khaptad National Park is very famous religious place as it is the domicile of Hindu guru Khaptad Baba, a renounced hermit. Khaptad Baba lived here for many years and found out many medicinal herbal plants. He meditated in Khaptad area for a long time and reserved five kilometers area for the meditation and tranquility.
Traveling to Khaptad is not easy. There are no hotels available. Some hotels are established near the area of the national park but one need to book the rooms before arriving. Thus, it would be a good idea to take sleeping bags and some dry foods along with. There is a roadway available from Silgadi to Jhigrana. Lodges are found in Jhigrana. It is the entrance of Khaptad. Only reserved vehicles go to Khaptad from Jhigrana.
The park is located at 3,275 m altitude in the far-west region of Nepal and is spread to 225 sq. km covering four different districts. Your journey to Khaptad National Park begins with a scenic morning flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, you will be driven to Buditola. On the following day, you will drive towards Silgadhi. After two more hiking days you will reach Khaptad and on the next day, you will explore the flora and fauna of Khaptad National Park. You will have to descend the same trail back up to Silgadhi, from where you will drive to Dhangabi and then take a flight the next day to reach Kathmandu.
The most favorable month for this trek is from March to May and from October to November. These months are known as a pleasant month to visit Khaptad. The Natural Beauty of this region and tranquility gives us the profound way of thinking of innovative ideas. It offers treks that range from short easy hikes to strenuous ones, religious sightseeing with its several sacred sites, quiet rejuvenation in its pristine surroundings and the rich cultural experience of far west Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj– 1 hr flight and drive to Buditola
Day 03: Drive Buditola to Silgadhi – 6 hrs drv
Day 04: Trek to Jhigrana – 7 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Bukipani – 6 / 7 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Khaptad – 2 hrs
Day 07: Explore Khaptad National Park and stay overnight
Day 08: Trek back to Jhigrana – 7 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Jhigrana to Silgadi via Uditola – 5 hrs
Day 10: Drive to Dhangadhi and stay overnight
Day 11: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu – 1 hr 20 minutes flight/ 6 hrs drv
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