Khaptad Trek

This trek is in the Khaptad national park which is located in the far western region of Nepal. The region offers a challenging yet rewarding experience unlike any other protected area of Nepal. Because of its remoteness the area is still kept untouch ...

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Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Days    |    Best Month: March - May / Oct - Nov    |    Trip Grade: Moderate    |    Maximum Altitude: 3010 m    |    Trekking Hour Per Day: 4 - 5 hrs daily    |    Starting Point: Mahendranagar    |    End Point: Mahendranagar    |    Mode of Travel: Flight In & Out    |    Number of Pax: Min. 4    |    Style of Trek: Camping

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This trek is in the Khaptad national park which is located in the far western region of Nepal. The region offers a challenging yet rewarding experience unlike any other protected area of Nepal. Because of its remoteness the area is still kept untouched by the tourists.

The area has 22 open patches of grasslands, and the vegetation here comprises a mixture of tall fir, yew, rhododendron and oak along with dense forest of bamboo and numerous shrubs, and represents one of the last remaining such areas in the lower Himalaya. Besides that 135 species of flowers are also found in the Khaptad grasslands, along with medicinal herbs. One flower known as Bheeg and resembling with a white rose, grows in several parts of the area is said to be so poisonous and even a single sniff from close up can be lethal!

The area is also reported to have 266 bird species. Besides that trekkers can also enjoy the views of Api and Saipal Himalaya ranges. The area is well known for its religious value for Hindu as well as Late Khaptad Baba spent some 50 yrs here mediating and worshiping which later became a renowned spiritual saint.

 

 

Khaptad Trek Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Sightseeing or Free day
Day 03 Fly Kathmandu to Mahendranagar.
Day 04 Trek to Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
Day 05 Trek to Silgadhi
Day 06 Trek to Jhigrana.
Day 07 Trek to Bukipani
Day 08 Trek to Khaptad National Park (3010m)
Day 09 Exploration day around Khaptad National Park
Day 10 Trek back to Jhigrana
Day 11 Trek to Shilgadi
Day 12 Trek to Mahendranagar
Day 13 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 14 Free day in Kathmandu for shopping
Day 15 Transfer to airport for journey back home

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