Khaptad National Park located in Far Western
Nepal, standing at an elevation from 2700m to 3300m. The
region is conserved to protect the rare herbal plants. This
is a rare type of rolling plateau in the world where are
many grasslands, hills and hillocks, dense temperate forests,
flowering colorful carpeted ground, lake religious shrines
and temples and shepherds' huts etc. Over 260 species of
birds, yellow throated marten, marmot, porcupine, Himalayan
black bear, wild boar, barking deer, Himalayan Thar (Ghoral),
common langur, wolf, red monkey and occasionally the snow
leopard etc are found in this park. The nice view of the
Far Western border Himalayas, garlands of mountains in the
horizon, river valleys around the plateau can be seen from
the view point (3300m).
During the winter, the snow covers the plateau
and it last until spring. It can be the real ski world for
the ski lovers. There are more than 50 gentle hills and
hillocks everywhere in the plateau. On the other hand, during
the late spring we can see the colorful flower ground like
a carpet. Many people from different parts of Western Nepal
come here to celebrate the festival in spring and summer.
In the summer time cattle from surrounding villages are
carried here and the shepherds set their temporary settlement
with their cattle for about 2 months.
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m).
Day 02 : Fly to Nepalgunj by plane and stay there,
Day 03 : Fly to Dipayal by plane.
Day 04 : Hike up to Buglekh
Day 05 : Hike up to Bichpani
Day 06 : Hike to Khaptad National Park (3200m) and
camp near park headquarter.
Day 07-08 : Explore the unique rolling plateau.
Day 09 : Hike to Jhinrana passing through the rhododendron
forest and camp there.
Day 10 : Hike down to Silgadhi and camp there.
Day 11 : Ride the 4 wheel private jeep and drive
to Sahu Kharka.
Day 12 : See the nice view of the Saipal
Himalayan range and Seti river valley from here, have breakfast
then drive to Dhangadhi (210m) and stay there in hotel.
Day 13 : Explore the Tharu society
Day 14 : Drive to Tikapur, explore
Tikapur park, have lunch there then drive to Nepalgunj and
stay in hotel.
Day15 : Drive to Chitwan and stay there,
if the guests have no more time they can fly to Kathmandu
Day 16-17 : Explore the National park
by jungle walking, jeep riding, chase the Bangal tiger riding
on the elephant's back, watch the elephant breeding center.
Enjoy by canoeing and bird watching around 20 thousand Lake.
Day 18 : Drive to Pokhara; the lakeside
Day 19-20 : Explore Pokhara valley.
Day 21 : Drive or fly to Kathmandu.
Day 22 : Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu Day23
Fly back home.
Side trips to Ramarosan, LanaKedar, Badi Malika
from Silgadhi can be arranged.