Khaptad Trek Overview
Khaptad lies in far western region of Nepal which offers wonderful trekking with its unspoiled natural vegetation and biodiversity. Trail to khaptad takes us through Khaptad National park which spreads over four districts Bajhang, Bajura, Accham, and Doti covering the area of 225 km sq. Khaptad National park lies at the altitude between 1262m and 3276m. It is believed that the name “khaptad “was kept after “khaptad Baba” who meditated for 50 years in this place. Khaptad national Park was established in 1984, and it is a home to 567 species of flora like Rhododendron, pines, oak, hemlock etc., 23 types of mammals like leopard, wild dog, wild boar, barking deer, yellow throated marten etc., and 287 species of birds also including Danphe, vulture, bulbuls etc. On your way to Khaptad trek you can also see astonishing views of Mt Api and Mt Saipal. Khaptad trek or Khaptad National park is very less explored and off beaten path or destination yet very beautiful, un-spoilt and peaceful place.
- Day 1- arrival at Kathmandu
- Day 2- Kathmandu- Dhangadi
- Day 3- Dhangadi-Silgadi
- Day 4- Silgadi- Jhigrana
- Day 5- Jhigrana- Bichpani camp
- Day 6- Bichpani Camp-Khaptad National Park
- Day 7- Khaptad National Park Khaptad Area
- Day 8- Khaptad area- Darugaon
- Day 9- Darugaon-Tamail
- Day 10- Tamail- Dhangadi
- Day 11- Dhangadi- Kathmandu
Best season to go
The best season to trek Khaptad Area is spring (March- May) summer (June- august) and autumn (September- November) With its bearable temperature of 10-20 degree Celsius, clear sky, greenery , the trails are in best condition, views of mountain ranges, Rhododendron forest and beautiful birds, which collectively make this time the most ideal to trek.
Monsoon season is rainy season and trails can be muddy and slippery. In winter season this place is cold and experiences snowfall.
Khaptad National Park trek is considered to be one of the easy trek which doesn’t requires past experiences. However, you have to walk for 5-6 hours per day. You need to practice light exercise, running, jogging and build your muscle strength before your journey starts. In this trek the highest altitude is 3276m, with low risk of altitude sickness still you have to stay hydrated throughout your journey, eat nutritional food, and check your oxygen level time to time and walk slowly so that you can adjust with increasing heights. If you ever feel any symptoms of altitude sickness like nausea, increased heart rates, breathing difficulties etc. you need to talk to your guide, your friends or anyone near
Insurance policy-. Travel insurance has become the part of trekking requirements. If you ever have some medical emergencies your travel insurance will have to bear it and that is why you need to mention the details about the places you are going and altitudes you will be reaching.
Valid visas/passports – all foreigners except Indians are required to have valid visa and passports to enter Nepal. The visa application will need the passport having minimum 6 months of validation along with your passport size photo. You will receive your visa upon your arrival at tribhuwan international airport
Clothing and equipment
|Trekking shocks||Torch lights|
|Water proof pants||Sunglasses|
|Water proof jackets||Beanies and gloves|
|Warm shirts and t shirts||Medicines|
|Thermal tops and bottoms||Toiletries|
|Fleece jacket||Safety kit|
|Down jacket||Hand sanitizers|
|Trekking pole||Water bottles and water purifier|
|Raincoats||Trash bag and tissue papers|
|Duffel bags||Power banks|