Khaptad National Park
Khaptad National Park is located in the far western region of Nepal. Covering the area of 225 squire kilometer, being remote place this national park is one of the non-touristic national parks in Nepal. It is the Home of Late Khaptad Swami ( Baba). Khaptad Baba spends his 50 years meditating and worshiping and became renowned spiritual saint. It is a religious value of Hindu people as well as its natural beauty. The park with rolling hills of grasslands and forests of subtropical, temperate and sub alpine vegetation is also a rich natural habitat. The park boasts of 224 species of medicinal herbs and offers excellent bird watching opportunities, with 270 species of birds, the common ones being different varieties of impheyan pheasant, partrides, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles. Animals in the park are barking deer, wild boar, ghoral, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, rhesus monkey and langur monkey. The park offers other religious sightseeing at Tribeni on the way to its headquarters. There are several historical temples surrounding this area and an annual celebration of Ganga Dashhara is held here every Jestha Purnima. Another religious site is Sahashra Linga at 3200 m, the highest point of the park. Other religious areas in the park include Ganesh Temple, Nagdhunga, and Kedardhunga. These areas are ideal places for meditation. Towards the northeast of the park is Khaptad Lake where a festival is held every August and September. For the tourists, the festival is a great opportunity to see far western culture and lifestyle. March to May and October to November is pleasant season to visit Khaptad National Park.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu:
Arrival transfer with assistance to hotel, Overnight
Day 02: Half day Kathmandu and fly to Dhangadhi:
After breakfast, half day visit Kathmandu city and Afternoon fly to Dhangadhi, Overnight.
Day 03: Drive to Jigrana:
After breakfast, Drive to Jigrana (Khaptad Base Camp) and stay overnight.
Day 04: Drive to Khaptad National Park:
After breakfast, drive to Khaptad National Park and stay overnight Camp.
Day 05: Explore Khaptad National Park:
Explore Khaptad National Park and stay overnight camp.
Day 06: Drive back to Silgadi and stay overnight:
After breakfast, drive back to Silgadi and stay overnight.
Day 07: Silgadi to Dhangadhi:
Continuous drive back to Dhangadhi and stay overnight.
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu:
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu stay overnight.
Day 09: Departure:
After breakfast, free till departure.