Trek through the rolling hills of the Khaptad National Park (about 3,000 m) through subtropical forest of Chir pine at lower altitude, and sub alpine forests of fir, hemlock, oak and rhododendron in the higher areas. The area boasts of 224 species of medicinal herbs and is described as the living garden of herbs and a museum of natural history. It is estimated that about 567 species, 11 percent of flowering plants of Nepal, are found in Khaptad. The park also offers excellent bird-watching opportunities, with 270 species of birds, the common ones being different varieties of Impheyan pheasant, partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles. Khaptad Park is also fairly rich in its variety of wild animals, common ones being barking deer, wild dog, wild boar, ghoral, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, rhesus monkey and langur monkey.
Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
Highest access of the Trek
-10 to 15 Celsius
Chettries, mahara, bohara Jhkari, Lohar
Mode of the trek
Hotel and Lodge
Hotel and Lodge
Most attraction of the Trek
Off touristy route and authentic Nepalese life style
Khaptad national Park in West Nepal has gained religious significance as the home of Khaptad Swami, the renowned hermit. The Park with rolling hills of grasslands and forests of subtropical, temprate and sub alpine vegetation,is also a rich natural habitat, The park boasts of 224 species of medicinal herbs. The park also offeres excellent bird watching opportunities, with 270 soecies of birds, the flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles. Animals inthe park are barking deer, wild boar, ghoral, Himalayan Black bear, yellow throated marten, rhesus monkey and langur monkey. Khaptad National Park also offers religious sightseeing at Tribeni onthe way to its headquarters. There are several historical tempoles surronounding this area and an annual celebration of Ganga Dahhara is held here every Jestha Purnima. Another religious site is Sahara Linga at 3,200 meters, the highest point ot hte park. Other religious areas inthe park include Ganesh Temple, Nagdhunga, and Kedardhunga. These areas are ideal places for meditation. Toward the northeast of the park is Khaptad Lake where a fetival is held every August and September, The easiest way to reach Khaptad National Park is via Nepalgunj in Wet Nepal. Daily buses and airplanes to Nepalgunj are available from Kathmandu and other cities. From Nepaljung one can drive to Silgadhi in Doti District, from where the National Park entrance is a six-hour hike from the area.