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Nepal - Adventure in the grassland - Khaptad (10 Days)

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.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or skip the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available hotel/local lodge/camp.

We will start our drive to the hills Silgadhi where we can visit the Saleswary temple and have the rest.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Silgadhi.

From Silgadhi it is a gentle ascend through rough motor able road to firstly Baglekh. Afterward, we will hike up to Jingrana.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Jingrana.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Bukipani.

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 BukiDahi, 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 (Patan's – Nepali name). On the way from BukiDahi, we will make two stops at the small temple of Sitapaila and a temple of three rivers – Tribeni temple.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khaptad.

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 KhaptadDaha 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.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Khaptad.

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

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Jingrana.

Continuing our return, we move towards Silgadi. For a change, we pass through the Uditola trail to reach Silgadi.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Silgadi.

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 of Himalayans.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available lodge in Dhangadhi.

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.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu.

Includes

1 night accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
8-nights accommodation in available lodge throughout the trek in room only basis.
Flight Tickets from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj and Dhangadi- Kathmandu.
Guide: government licensed and experienced fluent English speaking trek guide.
All land transportation by private vehicle.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader.


Excludes

Drinks / Beverages bill. 
Travel Insurance.
Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters).
International flights.
Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
Donations.
Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
What’s not included in Includes.

Includes

1 night accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
8-nights accommodation in available lodge throughout the trek in room only basis.
Flight Tickets from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj and Dhangadi- Kathmandu.
Guide: government licensed and experienced fluent English speaking trek guide.
All land transportation by private vehicle.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader.


Excludes

Drinks / Beverages bill. 
Travel Insurance.
Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters).
International flights.
Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
Donations.
Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
What’s not included in Includes.

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