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Khaptad National Park, named after the famous and mysterious age Shi “Khaptad Baba”, is located in the mountainous region of far-western Nepal, one of the most famous trekking destinations in Nepal. Established in the year 1984, this national park covers an area of 225 sq km and has a unique ecosystem of the Central Highlands, allowing visitors to enjoy a variety of vegetation from subtropical forests to temperate climates. Wild. Various medicinal herbs.
In addition to its flora, it is home to musk deer, wild boar, piglet, leopard, Himalayan yellow-throated marten, Himalayan black bear, goral, fox, Himalayan thor, wolf and mango baboon; Chiakura, Kalliz, Titra, Dhukor, Monal, Red and Yellow-Bill Blue Magpies, Nutcrackers, Flycatchers, Thrushes, Himalayan Griffin Cuckoo, Forktail, Wagtail and Danfie and many other types of butterflies and insects.
The opportunity to explore these types attracts many tourists to plan a trip to Khaptad National Park in Nepal. However, the Khaptad Trek is not limited to this type, but has a lot more to it .The presence of monasteries over Khaptad Swami, Tribeni, Sahasra Linga, Khaptad Lake, Kedarundunga and Mai makes this place of great importance to religious travelers. In addition, the mixed vegetation of the forest and herbaceous meadows, the vast plateau of mountain meadows at an altitude of about 3000 m, adds to the cool climate, giving beauty to the already beautiful landscape.
In addition to the attractions of Khaptad National Park, the trekking allows trekkers to enjoy the attractions of Dhangadi, Silagari, Jingrana and Chainpur and to explore the remote areas and bases of the people living in these parts of Nepal. The journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Dhangarhi. From Dhangarhi we go to Sipgarhi, which is the starting point of the Khaptad Trek.
Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), in Kathmandu, one of the company representatives will greet you and transfer you to the hotel booked for you in Kathmandu. You will be given some time to freshen up and rest at the hotel. In the afternoon, a meeting will be conducted at our office, where you will be introduced to your guide and other team members and briefed regarding the trek. After the meeting, you will be taken to one of the finest typical Nepali restaurants for welcome dinner. At the restaurant you will also be entertained by Nepali music and ethnic dance. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. Meals included: Dinner (Highlights of the day: Typical Nepali cuisine, ethnic dance and cultural music and a comfortable tourist standard accommodation.)
Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we fly to Dhangadhi, the capital of Kailali District in the Seti Zone of Nepal. About one hour and fifteen minutes of scenic flight will take us to Dhangadhi. From the airport in Dhangadhi, we will transfer you to the hotel booked for you in Dhangadhi. You will be given some time to freshen up at the hotel. We will then go on a cycling trip to Jokhar Lake and the Botanical garden. Along the way we will also visit the Aircraft Museum constructed by Bed Upreti. After spending some time exploring these areas we will cycle back to the hotel. The night will be spent in a 3 star to tourist standard hotel in Dhangadhi. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Highlights of the day: Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi; cycling trip to Jokhar Lake and Botanical Garden; detailed information related to aircraft; the exhibition of photo gallery of the top destinations around the world, destinations in the far west Nepal and hundreds of aircraft models ranging from those built during the time of the Wright brothers to the ultra modern and fighter aircrafts today in the Aircraft Museum.)
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the bus station in Dhangadhi to catch a bus to Silghadi. Silghadi is at the distance of 618 kms from Dhangadhi and it takes about 8-9 hour to reach Silghadhi from Dhangadhi. The road from Dhangadhi to Sildhadi is very scenic, and at some points thrilling, as it passes through some of the steepest hills. The bus will stop once for lunch and continue to Silghaidi past Dipayal. After a long bus ride, we reach Silghadi around the evening. The view from the Silgadhi Bazaar is just amazing. Tired from the journey, we will spend the remaining time resting. The night will be spent in a guest house in Silghadi. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Highlights of the day: Scenic landscape – green hills, river, different vegetation, and river; Sparse settlement of people, hamlets, and traditional houses.)
After breakfast at Silgadhi, the Khaptad trekking starts. The trail to Jhingrana branches off from the main road at Silghadi. We hike to the top of Silgadhi from the Silgadhi bazaar, enjoying the magnificent views. A gentle hike for about four hours from Silghadi bazaar will take us to a village of Baghlekh. Here you can see a few tea houses and traditional houses made of mud. You can also spot wild red berries while walking as they are very popular in this region. From Baglekh, about 3 hours of easy walk will take us to Jhingrana, the entrance point of the Khaptad National Park. The night will be spent in a very basic teahouse (own sleeping bag recommended). Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Highlights of the day: Beautiful view of the landscape from the top of Silgadhi; villages with a few traditional mud houses; wild red berries and the hospitality of the local people in the guest houses.)
After breakfast at Jhingrana, the trekking continues towards the Khaptad National Park. Leaving the village of Jhingrana, an uphill climb will take us to Bichpani. You can enjoy beautiful wild flowers blooming and beautifying your trail. As we reach the top of Bichpani, beautiful views of Himalayas greet us. At Bichpani, you can also spot Muels carrying groceries and fuel. The lunch will also be served at Bichpani. The view of Khaptad from Bichpani is just amazing. The trail, now continuing through various sites, the pasture lands (Patan) and pine trees, Tribeni (a place where the festival of Ganga Dashara is organized) and a few small lakes heads towards the National Park headquarter on a stone paved trail. After about 8-9 hours walk, we stop for the night at the headquarter of the Khaptad National Park located near the Khaptad Army Barrack. The night will be spent in a very basic guest house (own sleeping bag recommended). Camping option is available on request. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Highlights of the day: Mesmerizing views of the Himalayas, blooming wild flowers, a few wild animals and the view of Khaptad; pasture lands, pine forest, Tribeni, a few small lakes and a very beautiful landscape.)
Today, early in the morning, we will hike to the sunrise view point to enjoy the first rays of the sun striking the Khaptad National Park. After enjoying the sunrise view, we will get back to the guest house for breakfast. After breakfast, a short hike will take us to the Ashram of Khaptad Baba, the meditation zone located in the middle of the woods, where Khaptad Swami (also known for being a doctor and researcher) lived for 50+ years and meditated regularly. The Kuti premise is very serene and beautiful. In the evening, we will hike up to Ghodedawan – the largest pasture in the Khaptad National Park and Nagdhunga. After the evening trip, we will get back to the guest house for overnight stay. Camping option is available on request. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Highlights of the day: Beautiful view of the rising sun from the sunrise view point; the Kuti of Khaptad Baba that presents the insight on the life of Khaptad Baba; the largest pasture in the Khaptad National Park –Ghodedawan and Nagdhunga.)
Today after breakfast, we hike all the way up to Sahasralinga (3200m), which is the highest place of the Khaptad National Park. Here along with the view of the beautiful surrounding area, we can enjoy the temple of Sahasra Linga, special gateway to Sahasra Linga, a natural formation of linga and other deities. After exploring these attractions of the area, we enjoy our packed lunch and then get down to the accommodation. The remaining day will either be spent exploring the area, or simply resting at the accommodation. The night will be spent in a guest house. Camping option is available on request Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Highlights of the days: Enthralling surrounding views from the top of the Sahasra Linga, the temple and the special gateway of ShasraLinga; an encounter with different wildlife and birds, during the hike to Sahasra Linga.)
Leaving the beautiful Khaptad Nationa Park behind, after breakfast, we set on our journey to Chainpur. Heading north, we descend to Bajhang. Enjoying a number of beautiful villages and friendly people on the route, a 7-8 hour hike will bring us down to Tamil. From Tamil, we will drive to Chainpur. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Chainpur. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Highlights of the day: Beautiful scenery, landscape, friendly villages with friendly people; a comfortable night in a tourist standard hotel in Chainpur.)
Early in the morning, leaving Chainpur we set off to Dhangadhi in a bus. It takes about 10-12 hours to reach Dhangadhi from Chainpur. On the way we stop twice –for breakfast and for Lunch. The entire ride is so scenic, that you will want to capture it in your camera. We will reach Dhangadi only in the evening. Tired from the journey, we will spend the rest of the time resting at the accommodation. The night will be spent in a 3 star to tourist standard hotel in Dhangadi. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Highlights of the day: Scenic ride from Chaipur to Dhangadhi.)
Today, bidding farewell to the beautiful far western regions of Nepal, we fly back to the valley in central Nepal, that is, Kathmandu. About one hour and 15 mins of scenic flight will bring us from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu. From the airport in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu in a private vehicle. The remaining day can be spent either resting at the hotel or simply strolling around the markets in Kathmandu. The night will be spent in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. Meals included: Breakfast (Highlights of the day: Scenic flight from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu)
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