Nepal - Adventure in the grassland - Khaptad (11 days) Book Now

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Khaptad National Park was established in 1984 on the advice of the region’s holy man Khaptad Baba. The renowned Khaptad Baba Ashram, a religious site where Hindu pilgrims come to worship Shiva on the full moon of July–August each year, is located near the park headquarters. The landscape consists of moorland, steep slopes, and streams. 567 species of flora have been recorded in the protected area. Vegetation types include pine-rhododendron forest, oak forest and Himalayan fir-hemlock-oak forest and alder forest in riverine areas.

Included in the Cost

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu in a room only basis.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu -Dhangadhi-Kathmandu
  • All necessary permits to treks and Expeditions.
  • All Camping equipment.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • First aid kit 

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu


    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time at the hotel or you can stroll around the Thamel area. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu.
  • Day 2

    Fly to Dhangadhi (800 m) from Kathmandu


    The journey begins with a flight to Dhangadhi (800 meters) from Kathmandu. At Dhangadhi, you can go for sightseeing since you have a whole day as a free day. Overnight in hotel at Dhangadhi.
  • Day 3

    Drive from Dhangadhi to Silgadhi (1150 m)


    We will start our drive to the hills of Far West from Dhangadhi in the morning. The road goes through some of the steepest hills. You will stop at Dadelduhra to have a lunch. We will continue our drive along the Seti River. By late afternoon we will reach Silgadhi where we can visit the Saleswary temple and have the rest. Overnight at the guesthouse in Silgadhi.
  • Day 4

    Silgadhi to Jingrana (2250 m)


    From Silgadhi it is a gentle ascend through rough motorable road to firstly Baglekh (about 4-5h hike), where we will have our lunch. After lunch, the hike will go up to Jingrana. (1-2h hike) Overnight at the homestay or camping in JIngrana.
  • Day 5

    Jingrana to Bichpani Camp (2905 m)


    The trek on this day leads on the trail through a subtropical forest of pine, continues with the subalpine forest of fir, hemlock, oak and rhododendron in the higher area. April is the best time to see red rhododendron or pink rhododendron in blossom. In April, you can enjoy being in a hilly forest impregnated with aromas of BADU tree flowers. Don’t forget your binoculars, as on the way you can see plenty of birds which have their home in this forest. Hiking upwards we will reach midway in 2.5 hours where we will have some rest. Reaching Bichpani in the afternoon we will have lunch. Today we will stay for a night in Bichpani. The trek goes in the middle-hills starting from 2250m and going up to 3103m. The trail is a combination of the gentle paths with the difficult stretches like a steep stone staircase. Overnight in camp at Bichpani camp.
  • Day 6

    Bichpani to Khaptad Headquarters (3020 m)


    After breakfast in Bichpani, we will continue our hike in the Khaptad National Park through the subalpine forest. On the way, you will be able to see the rests of snow melting into the small rivers and springs. After 2 hours we will reach Buki Dahi, the place where the open green meadows – the jewel of the national park starts. The meadows are covered with colorful flowers. The further path goes on the stone path through grasslands and pasture (Patans – Nepali name). On the way from Buki Dahi, we will make two stops at the small temple of Sitapaila and a temple of three rivers – Tribeni temple. Here you can swim if you want. Overnight at the guesthouse.
  • Day 7

    Sightseeing in Khaptad National Park


    After breakfast, you will begin sightseeing in the Khaptad. At Khaptad National Park, you can do many activities which include hiking to Khaptad Daha lake, small lake, which could be reached in 1.5 hours. You can also visit the Khaptad Baba Ashram. The Khaptad national park was named after him. Khaptad Baba moved in the area in 1940 to meditate and worship. Overnight at the guesthouse
  • Day 8

    Khaptad to Chainpur


    Today we will go to the North by descending to Bajhang. As a today hike takes around 8 hours we will start a bit earlier. If we are lucky we will have a chance to see some foxes, jackals or even black bear. After 2 hours we will reach a place called Lokhoda with beautiful green pastures, fields, and gardens with apple trees. At this northern side, there is amazing scenery over the mountainous chain. By noon we will be in the village called Meltadi, where you will enjoy our food. Afternoon hike is going through beautiful and friendly villages of Bajhang. For sure on the way, you will have to accept at least one invitation for a cup of tea or a cup of fresh yogurt. From Tamil, there is a pick-up service up to Chainpur. After 20min drive we are in the place with the greatest view over Himalayans. Today trek goes in the middle-hills starting from 3103 and descending to 1048m. The trail consists of the long descending stretches. Overnight in a local lodge at Chainpur.
  • Day 9

    Drive from Chainpur to Dhangadhi


    Today morning we will start our ride back to Dhangadhi, reaching by evening which will take 10-12 hrs drive. On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries and amazing view at Himalayans. Overnight in hotel at Dhangadhi.
  • Day 10

    Fly from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu


    In the morning, you will take a flight from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu. Once again, you can enjoy the mountain view. On arriving at Kathmandu, check-in in your hotel and have a good rest. In the evening, you can go on strolling around the Thamel area. Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 11

    Departure


    Have your breakfast in the morning and later on our office representative will come to receive you in the hotel and you will be transferred to the airport regarding your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.

Trip Grade

Moderate

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To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.

  • Khaptad
  • Khaptad Baba Ashram
  • Mela in Khaptad
  • Dhangadhi Airport
  • Khaptad National Park
  • Bichpani Camp

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