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Khaptad National Park Tour

Khaptad National Park
  • Overview
  • Itinerary

Overview

Named after Khaptad Swami, a renowned scholar and ascetic who lived here for almost five decades in the mid 1900's, Khaptad National Park is located in the far western region of Nepal and covers an area of 225 sq km. The park has a unique ecosystem that is a combination of subtropical and temperate climate. To the north of the park is the Saipal Himal mountain range and to the south the rolling hills of the Mahabharat. 256 bird species of which 175 are residential, 135 species of flowers, 224 species of medicinal herbs, 20 species of mammals have been observed in the park. 22 patches of open highland meadow called Patan in Nepali are spread across the park. The park also has a small lake known as Khaptad Daha in the north eastern side where there is a festival takes place every autumn. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit the park with temperatures ranging from 10-20°c. There are several historical temples surrounding this area and an annual celebration of Ganga Dashhara is held here every full moon of May. Another religious site is Sahara Linga at 3,200 meters, the highest point of the park. Other religious areas in the park include Ganesh Temple, Nagdhunga, and Kedardhunga.

The park does not have lodging facilities so visitors need to be prepared for camping. Khaptad National Park is three days walk from Dipayal which is a short flight away from Nepalganj. The Park headquarter is located in a place called Khaptad

Itinerary

Day 01:Kathmandu:

Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan Intl. Airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free.

Day 02:Kathmandu:

 Afterbreakfast full day Kathmandu city sightseeing Swoyambhunath Temple, Pasupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square O/N  at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu Dhangadhi Jhigrana:

 Afterbreakfast Transfer to domestic airport. fly over the Mahendra Nagar (Dhangadhi), Lunch Walk along a clear trail to the park at Jhigrana [4 hrs] Night stop at Jhigrana, Dinner [Typical Nepali's foods supply by our staffs.

Day 04: Jhirana Chorpani:

Afterbreakfast Trek start from Jhigrana to village Chorpani [3 hrs] Lunch,Trek to Chorpani to Khaptad National Park back to Chorpani and over night at camp.

Day 05: Chorpani Jhirana:

 National Park Program end Back to Jhigrana about 7 hour's trek Night stop at Jhigarana

Day 06: Jhigrana Dhangadhi Kathmandu:

 Break fast Walk 3 hrs from Jhigrana to Mahendranagar airport Fly back to Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Departure transfer to airport  on your own destination.