Khaptad Trek

Trip Summary

Label Detail
Geography Forests/Hills
Location Bajhang/Bajura/Achham/Doti/Dhangadhi
Level Of Difficulty Easy
Duration 10 days
Max Aaltitude 3,212 meters
Religion Hindu/Buddhist/Shaman
Ethnic People Chhetri/Thakuri/Brahmin
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge/Camp
Transportation Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax 2

Detail Information

Khaptad Trek Highlights:

  • Explore the enchanting beauty of the Khaptad National Park
  • A completely off-the-beaten experience in a lesser-traveled region
  • Relish the sights of glorious landscapes and bio-diversity of the Khaptad National Park
  • Stunning views of Khaptad Lake coupled with Api (7,132m) and Saipal (7,031m) Himal

Named after the famous hermit “Khaptad Baba” the Khaptad Trek takes us to the far western frontiers of the Khaptad National Park. The stunning Khaptad Lake alongside the views of majestic Api (7,132m) and Saipal (7,031m) Himal combine with the picturesque landscape. The trek also introduces the majestic Hindu pilgrimage destination, Khaptad Ashram while also exploring the authentic culture of the residents. Boasting off-beat pathways, the Khaptad Trek is the ultimate experience for those hoping for glorious adventure.

The journey begins from the Kathmandu Valley as we head out to the far western region of Dhangadi. Leaving the canopy of the hills behind, we reach the plains of Terai. Flying over exquisite landscapes, we enter the Terai city which offers a completely different contrast when it comes to landscape and views.

Enjoying the diverse culture and way of life of the region we head further west towards Bajhang. Our trek officially kicks off as we make our way out of Bajhang straight up to Khaptad Campsite located at an altitude of 3020m. Located nearby is Khaptad Dada viewpoint which offers stunning views of the entire region.

Making our way through pleasant landscapes adorned with lush green forests we make our way to Khaptad Baba Ashram while also continuing our exploration of Khaptad. The serenity and bio-diversity around the Ashram and the national park are surreal experiences to a nature lover or traveler alike.

Heading down, we make our way to Bichpani Camp which is operated by the National Park. The final stretch of our trek takes us back to Silgadhi from where we head back to Dhangadi. Heading back to the valley we take some time off to tour the UNESCO world heritage site spread around the city of Kathmandu before your final departure. The Khaptad Trek can be undertaken throughout the year; however, spring (March to May) is the best among the bunch.

Nepal Alibaba Treks are here to take care of all your worries and baggage when it comes to trekking. We provide the best of transportation and accommodation services along with experienced guides for the trips. And, we will make sure you will enjoy your adventure to the fullest.

Itinerary Summary

Outline

Day Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

At Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives will be awaiting your arrival from where you will be driven directly to the hotel. After showing you to your respective rooms, you will be introduced to the guides and other members of the trek. With everything wrapped up for the day, you are free to head down to the local region to enjoy the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The day begins early as we head towards the town of Dhangadi. Flying out of the hills surrounding the valley, the journey takes us through stunning views and landscapes of hills and Himalayas before completely changing to flatlands as we fly further west. Landing at the town of Dhangadi, the plains of Terai and the Chhetri communities welcome us. Overnight in Dhangadi.
Today, we make our way further west towards Bajhang. The journey takes us through stunning views and landscapes as we tread on the flatlands gradually ascending towards the Himalayas. The lush green forests cover much of our journey with vibrant settlements offering much-needed rest from the long drive. The journey will take us right to the heart of Bajhang just in time to enjoy the lovely views of the sunset. Overnight in Bajhang.
The journey takes us through enchanting views as we begin our trek through the stunning Khaptad National Park. The changing altitudes are evident in the surrounding landscapes as the hills start to reveal the Himalayas bit by bit. With the majestic Api (7,132m) and Saipal (7,031m), Himal guiding the hilly trail takes us to Khaptad Campsite. Overnight in Khaptad Campsite.
Today, we take a day to explore the Khaptad region while also heading to Khaptad Baba Ashram. The pious Hindu pilgrimage site is perched atop the hill at a distance of an hour away from the camp. The place is famous for being the site of meditation of Khaptad Baba. We can also head to Sahasra Linga which is the highest point of the park located at an altitude of 3,212m and boasts stunning views of the Himalayas and the lush green valley’s down below. Overnight in Khaptad Baba Ashram.
This day marks the beginning of our descent as we head down towards Bichpani Camp. Trekking through stunning pasture lands the trail takes us all the way down to Tribeni. From here, we trek through the rugged hilly trail heading down through the lush green forests. Enjoying the pleasant hilly landscape, we come across some rest houses beyond which the trail heads straight towards Bichpani. The camp at Bichpani is maintained by the National Park and offers really good services for the visitors. Overnight in Bichpani Camp.
The final day of our trek, we make our way back towards the town of Silgadhi. Trekking down from Bichpani Camp we once again navigate our way through the dense oak, pine and rhododendron forests. The final day of the trek is a lovely one avoiding the steeper sections of the journey. With the decreasing altitude, the settlements become more common. The trail ends at the town of Silgadhi. Overnight in Silgadhi.
A long day of bus riding awaits us as we make our way back to the hamlet of Dhangadi. Leaving behind the tranquil environment of Khaptad, we gradually enter the city area crossing vibrant hamlets, stunning landscapes and gurgling rivers. The journey is a pleasant one although long and gives us a chance to interact with locals belonging to different cultures and religions. Overnight in Dhangadi.
Our final day of the journey, we fly back to the Kathmandu valley taking in the Himalayan views on the flight. Back at Kathmandu, we head directly to the hotel freshening up from the days of travelling. We can also head out to the city touring its UNESCO world heritage sites filled with a captivating display of culture, art, and architecture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Once again our representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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