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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. This park is visited by a few numbers of peoples. 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.

Our journey begins with a scenic flight to Nepalgunj and then drive to Silgadi. From here, the trekking starts to Khaptad headquarters where you will explore the flora and fauna of Khaptad National park and make our way back to Dhangadhi to take our flight to Kathmandu. In Khaptad National Park, we'll visit the Khaptad lake, Khaptad Baba Ashram with wonderful views of Mt. Api and Saipal. Since, the National park is known for peace, meditation & tranquility, the park has forbidden the butchering inside the park along with usage of alcohol and tobacco.

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.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pick up & drop off for domestic terminal.
  • 1-night accommodation in a local hotel at Dhangadhi in a room only basis.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge on room only basis.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu -Nepalgunj & Dhangadhi-Kathmandu
  • Khaptad National Park permit, TIMS & other necessary permits
  • All Camping equipment.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Government Tax charge
  • 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.
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms


  • Day 1

    Fly to Nepalgunj (198 m) & Drive to Buditola, Flight Duration: 50 minutes Driving Duration: 4 hours

  • In the morning, depending on your flight time, our guide will pick you up from your hotel to take a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. From Nepalgunj, you'll then head to Buditola along the Karnali river. Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 2

    Drive from Buditola to Silgadhi (1330 m), Driving Duration: 6 hours

  • We will start our drive to the hills Silgadhi where we can visit the Saleswary temple and have the rest. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 3

    Silgadhi to Jingrana (2250 m), Hiking Duration: 7 hours

  • From Silgadhi it is a gentle ascend through rough motorable road to firstly Baglekh. Afterward, we will hike will up to Jingrana. Overnight in local lodge/ camp.

  • Day 4

    Jingrana to Bukipani (3080 m), Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • 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. This forest is also famous for bird watching so don't forget your binoculars. 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. After reaching Bichpani, we walk for another two hours to reach Bukipani. Overnight in camp.

  • Day 5

    Bukipani to Khaptad Headquarters (3020 m), Hiking Duration: 2 hours

  • Today is the shortest trekking day in our journey. We continue our hike in the Khaptad National Park through the sub-alpine forest. On the way, you will be able to see the rests of snow melting into the small rivers and springs. Walking for some time, we will reach Buki Dahi, the place where the open green meadows – the jewel of the national park starts. 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. Overnight in camp.

  • Day 6

    Sightseeing in Khaptad National Park

  • Today is a free day and will begin our sightseeing in the Khaptad. At Khaptad National Park, you can do many activities which include hiking to Khaptad Daha lake, a 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 in camp.

  • Day 7

    Khaptad to Jhigrana, Hiking Duration: 7 hours

  • From today, we retrace our way back. Following our footsteps to Jhigrana, we pass along the trail from Khaptad to Bichpani and reach Jhigrana. Overnight in camp.

  • Day 8

    Jhigrana to Silgadi via Uditola (1790 m), Hiking Duration: 5 hours

  • Continuing our return, we move towards Silgadi. For a change, we pass through the Uditola trail to reach Silgadi. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 9

    Drive from Silgadi to Dhangadhi, Driving Duration: 7/8 hours

  • Today morning we will start our ride back to Dhangadhi, reaching by evening which will take about 7 hours drive. On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries and amazing view at Himalayans. Overnight in hotel.

  • 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, you will be then transferred to your hotel.

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