Maximum Altitude:3080 m
Important Note and Optional activitiesPlease note: all the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact us if you have any special requirements or interest.
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj (198m) – 1 hr flight and drive to Buditola
Day 02: Drive Buditola to Silgadhi (1330m) – 6 hrs drv
Day 03: Trek to Jhigrana (2300m) – 7 hrs walk
Day 04: Trek to Bukipani (3080m) – 6 / 7 hrs walk
Day 05: Trek to Khaptad (3010m) – 2 hrs walk
Day 06: Explore Khaptad National Park and stay overnight
Day 07: Trek back to Jhigrana – 7 hrs walk
Day 08: Trek from Jhigrana to Silgadi via Uditola (1790m) – 5 hrs walk
Day 09: Drive to Dhangadhi and stay overnight
Day 10: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu – 1 hr 20 minutes flight, 16 hrs drv
The Khaptad National Park is one of the non-touristic national parks in Nepal that is visited by very few numbers of tourists. Besides its natural diversities, the Khaptad National Park is very famous religious place as it is the domicile of Hindu guru “Khaptad Swami” or “Khaptad Baba”, a renounced hermit. Khaptad Baba lived here for many years and found out many medicinal herbal plants. He meditated in Khaptad area for long time and reserved five km area for the meditation and tranquility.
Khaptad is a beautiful trekking and research place for the humankind. The Natural Beauty of this region and tranquility gives us profound way of thinking of innovation ideas. If you are really bored from mundane life and want to live new world, then this can be your destination. Khaptad offers treks that ranges from short easy hikes to strenuous ones, religious sightseeing with its several sacred sites, quiet rejuvenation in its pristine surroundings and the rich cultural experience of far west Nepal.
Khaptad Lake and wonderful view of Api and Saipal Himal range are of special interest for the tourists. Butchering, alcohol and tobacco are forbidden in his area. Khaptad is the beauty of Nepal. Even though this is a national park but it is more than that. It is one of the pacified place, situated at the far western region of Nepal and 446 km air distance from the Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal) and more near from Nainital India (around 150 Km air distance). The main area of Khaptad is situated at the corona of four districts (Bajhang, Bajura, Doti and Accham). However anyone can visit this place by chartering private helicopters or by trekking. For wonderful snaps trekking is the best.
Our journey to Khaptad National Park begins with a scenic morning flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival, you will be driven to Buditola. On the following day, you will drive towards Silgadhi. After, two more hiking days you will reach Khaptad and on the following day you will explore the flora and fauna of Khaptad National Park. Following the same trail back up to Silgadhi, we drive to Dhangabi and then take a flight the next day to reach Kathmandu.
The most favorable month for this trek is from March to May and from October to November. These months are known as a pleasant month to visit Khaptad.
|Day 1||Fly Kathmandu – Nepalgunj (198m) – 1 hr flight and drive to Buditola
The first day of our journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes about 1 hour to reach Nepalgunj. Arrive Nepalgunj and drive towards Buditola along the Karnali River which is the longest river in Nepal. After four hours drive from Nepalgunj, we reach Buditola where we will stay overnight.
|Day 2|| Drive Buditola to Silgadhi (1330m) – 6 hrs drv
After breakfast, we move forward towards Silgadhi, the famous city in the region. The drive for about six hours takes you to Silgadhi where we will spend our overnight.
|Day 3||Trek to Jhigrana (2300m) – 7 hrs walk
On the third day, we start our trek from Silgadhi to Jhigrana via Baglek (2160m). After having breakfast, we trek to Baglek for about 3 ½ hours and stop for the lunch. After lunch, the trek to Jhigrana takes about 3 ½ hours. Overnight at Jhigrana.
|Day 4||Trek to Bukipani (3080m) – 6 / 7 hrs walk
Commencing trek from Jhigrana, we walk further four hours to reach Bichpani Dharmasala (3020m). Taking lunch at Bichpani, we walk two and half hours and reach Bukipani where we will stay for overnight.
|Day 5||Trek to Khaptad (3010m) – 2 hrs walk
Today is the shortest day of our trek. After breakfast, we will walk for two hours and reach Khaptad. Upon arrival we will have lunch and visit Khaptad including Khaptad Baba’s Ashram and Triveni. This area is also well known as the place of “Khaptad Baba” who was great master of society having religious & social philosophy. Overnight at Khaptad.
|Day 6|| Explore Khaptad National Park and stay overnight
We will explore Khaptad National Park today. Our visit will include: Museum, Khaptad Danda, Patan and tower. The National park “Khaptad National Park” established on 1984 has extra ordinary eco system with huge variety of vegetation ranging from sub-tropical forest in the lower altitudes to temperate forests on the Khaptad plateau. The National park is rich on flora and fauna such as oak and rhododendron in the higher area. There are more than 224 species of medical herbs, about 11 percent of flowering plants of Nepal, 270 species of birds, various species of animals. Overnight at Khaptad.
|Day 7||Trek back to Jhigrana – 7 hrs walk
Following our foot steps back to Jhigrana, we will pass through the same trail. Four hours trek from Khaptad to Bichpani and then to Jhigrana. Overnight at Jhigrana.
|Day 8||Trek from Jhigrana to Silgadi via Uditola(1790m) – 5 hrs walk
Commencing our trek from Jhigrana, we move forward towards Silgadi. Passing along the trail from Uditola, we reach Silgadi after five hours walk. Overnight at Silgadi.
|Day 9||Drive to Dhangadhi and stay overnight
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we drive towards Dhangadhi. Dhangadi is a village development committee in Siraha District in the Sagarmatha Zone of south-eastern Nepal. Overnight stay at Dhangadhi.
|Day 10||Drive or fly back to Kathmandu – 1 hr 20 minutes flight, 16 hrs drv
In the last day of our journey, we return to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. There are two options to arrive in Kathmandu. You can catch a flight from Dhangadi – Kathmandu which will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Kathmandu whereas it takes 6 hours by drive. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.