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Khaptad National Park Trek

Khaptad trek is a journey to the far-western part of Nepal gleaming amid the infinite wealth of pristine natural beauty that the region boasts.

Khaptad National Park is a protected area in the Far-Western Region, Nepal that was established in 1984. Stretching over the four districts of Bajhang, Bajura, Achham and Doti it covers an area of 225 km2 (87 sq mi) and ranges in elevation from 1,400 m (4,600 ft) to 3,300 m (10,800 ft).

Khaptad National Park is known for residing birds like imperial pheasant (danphe), white-rumped vulture, peregrine falcon, bulbuls, cuckoos, etc. The availability of these species of birds has turned the national park into an area for bird-watching.

Khaptad National Park, situated in Far West Nepal, is already a few years on our bucketlist. The khaptad national park trek offers a fantastic variety of landscapes between the 1400 and 3300 meter. Due to its remote location, tourists hardly go there. For us a perfect destination to experience a new adventure.

Khaptad National Park (KNP) was declared in 1984 and located in the mid mountains of Sudur-paschim province of Nepal. It expands in an area of 225 km2 representing a unique pastures intermixed with coniferous forest. The Park partially cover four districts viz. Bajura, Bajhang, Achham and Doti. Read Article: What is Khaptad National Park famous for? .

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Khaptad National Park Trek is a offbeat and underrated destination in Nepal. It is located at the extreme west corner of Nepal and is utterly beautiful. This National park is completely untouched which make it a more beautiful and at its full potential. Khaptad National Park is also a interesting place for its religious value and the stories that surround this place.

Khaptad National Park Trek Facts:

Trip Duration 09 nights / 10 days
Trek Location Far West, Nepal
Trek Grade Easy to Moderate
High Elevation Khaptad (3010m)
Pickup Points Tribhuvan International Airport
Trip Activities English Speaking Trek Guide + 5 days hiking + Kathmandu City Tour.
Group Size 2-15 Persons.

Khaptad Trek Highlights

  • The peaceful, scenic landscape of Khaptad
  • Explore nature and culture around Khaptad National Park.
  • Adventure in green hills, varied landscape and grassland.
  • Great for spotting wildlife and birds, with 23 species of mammals and 287 types of birds.
  • 567 species of flora have been recorded in the protected area
  • Religious Sites
  • Experience of Local diversity
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1380m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Fly to Dhangadhi and drive to Dipayal (1310 meters)
Day 04: Drive to Jhigrana and trek to Bichpani (1430 meters)
Day 05: Trek to Khaptad national park (1940 meters)
Day 06: Exploration around the national park
Day 07: Trek to Bichpani (1430 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Jhigrana and drive back to Dhangadhi (109 meters)
Day 09: Fly back Dhangadi to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final departure to home.
  • International & domestic airport transfers.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan.
  • 9 breakfast, 6 Lunch, 7 dinner during the trip.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Kathmandu – Dhangadhi – Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Dhangadhi – Dipayal – Dhangadhi Transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as mention in itinerary.
  • Twin sharing accommodation while on trekking.
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily
  • 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government and local taxes.
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing places
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Your international flights
  • Nepal visa fees & airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Gear or equipment for your trek
  • Personal expenses along the trek
  • If you would like to ride on pony
  • Tips for your city guide, drivers, hotels, restaurants, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation then mention plan
2-4 Guaranteed USD 1950
5-8 Guaranteed USD 1680
9-15 Guaranteed USD 1430

Where is Langtang?

Langtang is a region in the north-central Himalayas of the Bagmati province of Nepal. Situated 51 kilometres north of the Kathmandu Valley, the region is renowned for hosting the Langtang national park which eventually constitutes the border with the Tibet autonomous region of China.

How difficult is Langtang Trek?

This Trek is moderately difficult, and one can complete it in a week or more. There is no doubt that the Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most beautiful Treks in Nepal. And Langtang is a beautiful place to visit. The 360-degree panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains is incredible.

How long is the Langtang Trek?

Despite being very close to the Kathmandu valley, Langtang is a splendid trekking area with treks ranging between 7 to 10 days. The Langtang trek starts with the forest line and goes all the way up to the alpine line to its range of plus 7000 meters of snow capped Himalayan Peaks.

How far is Langtang from Kathmandu?

You can reach Langtang National Park from Kathmandu in a 4 hours drive (202Km). There are early morning buses starting from 7-9 am, that run from Machhapokhari, New Bus Park in Kathmandu to Syabrubesi in Langtang National Park.

What is Langtang National Park famous for?

Langtang’s expansive high meadows provide summer habitat for numerous ungulate species such as musk deer and Himalayan tahr. The park is also well known for its populations of red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow and more than 250 species of birds.

    Best Time to Go Khaptad Trek

    Khaptad Trek is a very remote area where you will experience the real authentic Nepal with overwhelming nature. The best time to visit mid-September to December and March till the end of May. We can arrange a custom made itinerary for you including transport, places to sleep (in lodges or in a tent), a guide and porters. A roundtrip will take between 10 to 12 days, depending on your wishes, budget, health and trekking experience.

    Accommodation, Food And Drink Facility

    There are very few lodging option available around the national park. If travellers can find a few lodges in their way the National Park at Dipayal and Silgadhi. The lodges are not very expensive. Since, Khaptad National Park is a trek, many travellers choose to camp. The guest houses and the army barrack at the park takes care of the park and the visitors. They provide with place and food, but if travellers are in a mood to camp they should carry their own gear and food.

    The Khaptad Trek | Documentary

    Kulendra Baral

    Nepal is an independent country in Southern Asia, between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world's tallest - on the border with Tibet, and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. A monarchy for hundreds of years, Nepal was declared a republic in June 2008. Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist here peacefully. Mt. Everest, Pashupatinath, Lumbini, Boudhanath, Janakpur Dham, and Chitwan National Park are some of the many attractions. In 2004, Nepal Trekking was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Treking is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated To view more about Nepal, please go through the related pages and if you want further details, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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