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The Khaptad National Park and the adjescend Ramaroshan area cover the unique ecosystem of Nepal’s far Western region. Want to discover Nepal’s hidden secrets, far away from the tourist hubs? Khaptad National Park is a great area for off the beaten path trekking! Especially the large variety of vegetation gives you a well-rounded impression of Nepal’s diverse landscape: Ranging from sub-tropical forest in the lower altitudes to temperate forests on the Khaptad plateau, you will encounter many different plant species. In addition, Khaptad National Park is home to 224 species of medicinal herbs and is described as the living garden of herbs. Further, it is estimated that about 567 species, 11 percent of flowering plants of Nepal, are found in Khaptad.

However, Khaptad National Park’s fauna is equally interesting and diversified: Common animals living in this area are, among many others, the barking deer, wild dog, wild boar, ghoral, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, rhesus monkey and langur monkey. Especially popular among visitors is birdwatching, as the park is home to around 270 species.


The area of Ramaroshan consists of 12 lakes and 18 breathtakingly lustrous green pastures, locally known as Patans. Further to the north there is an unbroken series of sedimentary rock faces where the local people harvest honey from sheer 100 m high cliffs. Furthermore, Ramaroshan provides a spectacular view of the Budhi Ganga basin along with the majestic peaks of Mt. Api, Saipal, Malika. In addition, the remains of old historical buildings in Ramaroshan will make you feel like traveling back in time, to a different age of Nepal’s history. They are also very interesting from archeological point of view.

Itinerary Outline:

01: Flight to Dhangadhi

02: Drive to Silgadhi

03: Silgadhi to Jingrana: 5-6 hours walk

04: Jingrana to Khaptad National Park: 6-7 hours walk

05: Khaptad National Park: A hike to the Khaptad Daha

05: Khaptad National Park: Visit to the Khaptad Baba Ashram

07: Khaptad to Chainpur: 6-7 hours walk

08: Drive Chainpur to Dhangadhi (12—13h drive)

09: Flight back to Kathmandu


Flight to Dhangadhi

An afternoon flight brings us from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi. We explore the area a little and enjoy a short bicycle ride to the Jakhor Lake in the evening. Overnight in Dhangadhi.

Drive to Silgadhi

To start our trek, we drive to Silgadhi today. The road goes through some of the steepest hills. By late afternoon, we will reach Silgadhi where we can visit the Shaileshwari temple and take some rest. Overnight at a guesthouse in Silgadhi.

Silgadhi to Jingrana

From Silgadhi, it is a gentle ascend along a rough, motorable road up to Jingrana, where we stay overnight at a guesthouse or camping in Jingrana.

Walking time: 5-6 hours


Jingrana to Khaptad National Park

Today we will finally reach our destination, the Khaptad National Park: By noon we will reach the place where the open green meadow – the jewel of the national park starts. The further path goes on the stoned path through grassland and pasture. Camping in the National Park.

Walking time: 6-7 hours


Explore Khaptad National Park

Khaptad National Park: Activities in the National Park may include a hike to the Khaptad Daha Lake and visit some more natural areas.

Explore Khaptad National Park

Today, you will visit the  Khaptad Baba Ashram and will spend some time to learn more about Khaptad Baba. Overnight at a guesthouse or camping.

Khaptad to Chainpur

Today we will go north by descending to Bajhang. A hike takes us through beautiful villages of Bajhang with friendly people. For sure, on the way, you will be invited by the locals for at least a cup of tea. From Tamil there is a pick-up service available to Chainpur.

Walking time: 6-7 hours


Chainpur to Dhangadhi

Today we end our journey by driving back to Dhangadhi. On the way you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries and amazing view of the Himalayas (12—13h drive). Overnight at a hotel in Dhangadhi.

Flight back to Kathmandu

Transfer to Dhangadhi airport and fly back to Kathmandu.

What to experience in this trekking?
For those with a sense of adventure, there is still much to uncover here – exploration that is as much cultural as it is natural. The Khaptad National Park is blessed with great scenic beauty, very diverse ecology, flora & fauna. As the part is between 1,400 meters and 3,300 meters above sea level, the peripheral areas of this park consists of steep slopes covered with a variety of vegetation types, ranging from sub-tropical forests at the lower altitudes to temperate forests around the plateau. Khaptad National Park is very rich in terms of its  diversity having many animal species and vegetation types. The number of flowering plants so far recorded in the Mid Mountains is estimated to be 567, of which 346 flowering plant species have been recorded in the National Park alone. Similarly, the National Park is also a home to 23 species of mammals, 287 species of birds (local & migrating) and 23 species of amphibians.

Package Details:

JOIN GROUP 1 before departure from Kathmandu.
Transportation to trekking starting point and from ending point
Trekking Information Management System Fee (TIMS Fee)
National park Conservation Fee
Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
Services of English speaking trekking guide and porter (one porter for two people and the maximum weight carry by one porter is total 25kg)
Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment and allowance of guide and porter.
Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.
All applicable government taxes and service charges.
Any accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
Any sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Any international and domestic airfare
Your personal travel insurance and medical.
Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter, and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents, and other occurrence, beyond our control.
Nepal visa fee.
Any other optional services not mentioned above as included.

Ashram of Khaptad Baba:
The Ashram (hermitage) of Khaptad Baba as the name proclaims is the area where the famous Khaptad Baba (Late Swami Sachchidananda) resided. The Ashram located at Tribeni is an important destination for pilgrims and tourists to Khaptad. The meditation area includes temples of lower Tribeni. There are no entrance restrictions for visitors. In the core zone, however, grazing animals, cutting firewood and activities like drinking alcohol, smoking, slaughtering animals are prohibited.

Besides the spiritual seeker, this area is also equally interesting for those with a sense of adventure, there is still much to explore in Khaptad, a region that is as much cultural as it is natural. The Khaptad Nationalpark in Farwest Nepal is blessed with great scenic beauty, very diverse ecology and rich flora and fauna. As the region is located between 1,400 meters and 3,300 metres above sea level, the peripheral areas of this park consists of steep slopes covered with a variety of vegetation types, ranging from sub-tropical forests at the lower altitudes to temperate forests around the plateau. Explore untouched Nepal!

Far West Nepal:
Far West Nepal is undoubtedly the newest tourist destination in Nepal. Far West Nepal is still untouched and unexplored, but holds some of the most potential attractions, ranging from the largest herd of Swamp Deer in Asia at Suklaphanta National Park to the majestic beauty of the alpine meadows, forest and lakes at Khaptad, to picturesque off the beaten trails of mountain range such as Mt. Api and Mt. Saipal. This most westerly region of Nepal covers an area of 19,539 sq km. The region includes the flatland (The Terai), middle hills, and high mountains, with highest elevation at 7,132 meters.Combining different climatic zones Far West offers different experiences and tourist products ranging from wildlife in the plains of Terai to the misty hill stations in middle hills and spectacular views if the Himalayan mountain range. Far-west Nepal is home to very colorful and vivid cultures. The Raute tribe in the Far West still lives by hunting and gathering, moving from place to place. Visitors can see and experience the unique Tharu culture in the Terai, Hindu culture in the mid-mountains and Tibetan culture in the northern part of the Far Western Region.

Khaptad National Park
Khaptad National Park

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