- Duration 11 Nights / 12 Days
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time March
- Difficulty Level Moderate
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||11 Nights / 12 Days|
|Best time to travel||March|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||3, 080 meters / 10,105 feet|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House|
One of the least traveled National Parks in the country the Khaptad National Park Trek is blessed with beauty that is fancied by very fewer people. It packs an unmatched amount of tranquility and the artistic setting of the park is bewildering to the eyes. The rich cultural display of remote Western Nepal along with the pristine surroundings and the religious sites makes the journey quite an enjoyable one. It is was the domicile of the “Khaptad Baba” and is an important religious site for the Hindu followers. The stupendous views of the Api and Saipal Himal from the serene Khaptad Lake is an important attraction of the journey.
Trekking to a specific destination through the ups and downs helps you rediscover your inner-self, the vivid landscapes, the barren lands, beautiful villages and above all the walk gives you a chance to get indulge with the local culture and heritage.
Khaptad National park Trek and the route that follows give you a whole new meaning of tranquility. The less traveled area, Khaptad national park is rich in natural diversity and the calm, serene atmosphere helps you redefine the meaning of life. Apart from the Khaptad Lake, the incredible views of the Saipa Himal and API, the trek offers you a deeper dig into the religious beliefs of the country. Explore the region with the 12 days itinerary to be benefited with a rich cultural experience and the pristine surroundings.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(a cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The country has amazing sights to offer to each and every traveler from around the globe and likely so the capital, Kathmandu is equally interesting. The perfect combination of culture and heritage, Kathmandu is blessed with all sorts of beauty in the right proportions. The UNESCO World Heritage Sights are a real beauty to enjoy.
As you reach the capital, explore all the important destinations. Sink in the local culture of the country, and here you will also get to taste the finest and most authentic Nepalese cuisines. Enjoy the capital at its best and stay the night here.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Buditola via Nepalgunj.
The journey to Buditola will be via the Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. As you reach Nepalgunj, head towards the Buditola village via the road. The road to Buditola runs along the longest river in the country, Karnali.
Enjoy the serene drive through the farmlands and extraordinary landscapes for about four hours to finally reach Buditola where you will be staying the night.
Day 3: Buditola to Silgadhi (1,330 meters/4,363 feet).
Silgadhi is a popular city in the region and to reach Silgadhi from Buditola you will have to travel the road on wheels for about six hours. Enjoy the drive as the coming days will constitute of only of walking from Silgadhi. Explore the region, visit the famous places, and learn the lifestyle of the locals in Silgadhi. Stay the night here.
Day 4: Silgadhi (1,330 meters/4,363 feet) to Jhigrana (2,300 meters/7,546 feet).
Today you will mark the beginning of the walking journey you will be experiencing in the coming days. The walk of about 7 hours will be via the midway stop in Baglek. Experience the joy of walking through the quaint landscapes as you reach Baglek and stop for refreshments. Resume the remaining of the journey on the same trail to finally reach Jhigrana where you will be spending the night.
Day 5: Jhigrana (2,300 meters/7,546 feet) to Bukipani (3,080 meters/10,105 feet)
The trail to Bukipani will take around 7 hours to complete. The journey will be long so you are required to start the day early. Walk your way for around four hours to reach the Bichpani Dharamshala located at an elevation of 3020m where you should stop sometime to catch breath and refreshment. From Bichpani, walk further for around three hours to finally reach Bukipani. Prepare your night to stay in Bukipani.
Day 6: Bukipani (3,080 meters/10,105 feet) to Khaptad (3,010 meters/9,875 feet).
Today you will be heading towards your primary destination, Khaptad. The trail to Khaptad will take as less as two hours to reach. Enjoy the short trek to Khaptad and explore the religiously rich area throughout the day. The Khaptad Baba’s Ashram and Triveni are places of great interest. Learn about the life of the famous Khaptad Baba, known for his profound knowledge of social and religious philosophy. Stay the night in Khaptad.
Day 7: Rest day and exploration in Khaptad.
You have finally reached the destination you have started for. Today you will spend the day exploring the Khaptad National Park and the other exciting places in the vicinity. The national park was established way back in 1984 and is quite an interesting place owing to its rich natural diversity and rich ecosystem.
The wide variety of vegetation in the area constitutes of subtropical forests in the lower altitudes and ranging to temperate forests in the Khaptad plateau. The rich flora and fauna of the park include oak trees, Rhododendrons and as much as 224 different species of medical herbs. The exotic birds and the other different species of animals in the park is a treat to the eyes. Spend the day visiting the local museum, Khaptad Danda, Tower, and Patan. Explore the whole region and inject the much needed optimistic approach towards life. Spend the night in Khaptad.
Day 8: Khaptad (3,010 meters/9,875 feet) to Jhigrana.
The journey to the National Park is over as you start retracing your steps back to where you started. Jhigrana will be your first stop as you start traveling backward. The trail will take around 7 hours and will be via the Bichpani. Enjoy the serene walk back to Jhigrana, overnight stay in Jhigrana.
Day 9: Jhigrana to Silgadi via Uditola (1,790 meters/5,872 feet).
The trail back to Silgadi from Jhigrana will be via a new place, Uditola. The trail takes around five hours to complete and passes through the Uditola village. Experience the joy of walking through the rural lifestyle of Nepal. The huge farmlands, the farm animals, and above all the extraordinary weather will raise your spirits even if you feel bad as the journey reaches its climax. Explore the village of Silgadi as much as you can, spend the night in Silgadi.
Day 10: Drive to Dhangadhi from Silgadi.
walking journey in the amazing valleys of the ‘Roof of the world’, Nepal comes to an end as you will reach Dhagadhi from Silgadi on wheels. The village of Dhangadhi in the Siraha District is a development committee. It is located in South-eastern Nepal in the Sagarmatha zone. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the incredible landscapes to finally reach Dhangadhi. Stay the night in Dhangadhi.
Day 11: Dhangadhi to Kathmandu.
Today you will be heading back to the capital of the country Kathmandu. The drive to Kathmandu from Dhangadhi will take about six hours to reach. Enjoy the amazing drive to the busy city of Nepal. The day is well set for you to explore more of Kathmandu. Pay a visit to the ‘The Hindu Temple’, ‘The Monkey Temple’, ‘The Buddhist Shrine’, and the few other monasteries present. Kathmandu is an amazing place to enjoy some souvenir shopping for your loved ones back home. The people in the region really love their way of living the life, indulge in the rich culture of the region among the hustles and bustles. The authentic Nepalese cuisine in Kathmandu deserves a special mention. Spend an extraordinary evening among the people of Nepal here in Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Departure
The journey back home marks the successful completion of the incredible trekking journey you have just experienced. Cherish the memories you have created for yourself and resume your daily errand with an uplifted spirit. Plan your next enthralling trip to Nepal as the country has much more to offer than you can anticipate.