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            Khaptad National Park - 15 Nights/16 Days

This national park is located in the far western region of Nepal covering an area of 225 sq. km. The park offers a challenging yet rewarding experience unlike any other protected area in Nepal, because of its remoteness the area has been kept untouched by the tourist. The national park is well known for its religious vale as well as its natural beauty. Late Khaptad Baba lived here for 50 years, meditating and worshiping and became a renowned spiritual saint. Besides its religious importance the park is rich for its natural beauty from where you can see the Api and Saipal Himalayan ranges.

It has 22 open patches of grasslands, Khaptad daha (lake), flora consisting montane sal, pine and alder species, Fir, Oak, Birch and rhododendron are the major species found there as well 135 species of flowers are found in the Khaptad Grasslands, along with medicinal herbs (about 224 species). The park is reported to have 226 bird species among the common are impeyan phesant (dhanphe), Nepal’s national bird and many types of partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles. The park also provides habitat for some 20 different species of animals, common ones including barking deer, wild boar, Goral, Leopard, Wild dog and jackal.

Trekking to Khaptad National Park, Jungle Safari at Suklaphanta and Bardiya National Park

Day 01 Kathmandu
Day 02 Nepalgunj- Buditola.
Day 03 Buditola To Shilgadhi (1330m)
Day 04 Trek To Jhigrana
Day 05 Trek To Bukipani
Day 06 Trek To Khaptad (3010m).
Day 07 Khaptad National Park.
Day 08 Trek back to Jhigrana
Day 09 Trek to Shilgadi
Day 10 Mahendranagar
Day 11 Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
Day 12 Bardiya National Park
Day 13 Bardiya National Park
Day 14 Kathmandu
Day 15 Full Day City Tour
Day 16 Departure To Airport

 

Detail Itinerary

  Day 01: Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Welcome and Assistance on arrival at Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Hotel Check in. Dinner and overnight stay at Kathmandu.

 

  Day 02: Nepalgunj- Buditola

 
 

  Day 03: Buditola To Shilgadhi (1330m),

Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to Domestic Airport, fly to Nepalgunj. Arrive Nepalgunj. 4 hrs drive to Buditola. Camping at Buditola.

 

  Day 04: Trek To Jhigrana

6 hrs drive from Buditola to Shilgadhi (1330m), the famous city in the region. Camping. Overnight stay at Silgadhi.

 

  Day 05: Trek to Jhigrana(2300m)

After breakfast trek to Baglek for about 3 ½ hrs. Lunch at Baglek (2160m). After lunch 3 ½ hrs trek from Baglek to Jhigrana (2300m). Camping at Jhigrana.

 

  Day 06: Trek to Bukipani

Four hrs trek to Bichpani Dharmashala. Lunch at Bichpani (3020m). After lunch two and half hrs trek to Bukipani. Camping at Bukipani.

 

  Day 07: Trek to Khaptad (3010m).

Two hrs trek to Khaptad (3010m). After Lunch, visit Khaptad including Khaptad Baba’s Ashram and Triveni. Overnight camping at Khaptad.

 

  Day 08: Khaptad

Full day exploring of Khaptad including visit to the tower, Museum, Khaptad Danda and Patan. Camping and overnight stay at Khaptad National Park.

 

  Day 09: Trek back to Jhigrana

Four hrs. Trek from Khaptad to Bichpani (3050m), Lunch in Bichpani. After lunch two and half hrs trek to Jhigrana. Camping at Jhigrana (2300m).

 

  Day 10: Trek to Shilgadi

Trek to Uditola for about 4hrs, Lunch in Uditola (1790 m). After lunch one hrs trek to Shilgadi. Camping at Shilgadi (1330m).

 

  Day 11: Mahendranagar

Drive to Mahendra Nagar, which is about 7 hrs. Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

  Day 12: Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast drive to Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. SWR offers a variety of experience. Forests; dominated by Sal trees, Khair- Sisso forests found along the river side areas, streams, lakes and several large “Phantas” (grasslands), from which the park derives its name, comprise the habitat of the reserve. Full day safari program. Overnight stay at tented camp.

 

  Day 13: Bardiya National Park

AM: Leisure at Shuklaphanta Wild Life Reserve. After lunch, 4 hrs drive to Bardiya National park. Arrive Thakurdwara discover Tharu Life and Culture. Bardiya National Park has immense amount of accumulated plants, animals and ecosystem. With the first step on the Park one can sense hosts of convivial animals welcoming guests in their own hospitable manner. Bardiya National Park, the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq km is enormously the house of more than 30 different mammals, 230 species, varieties of species of snakes, lizards and fish, endangered animals such as the Bengal Tiger, wild elephants, greater one horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, black buck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger and gigantic dolphin, threatened birds such as Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican and Sarus Crane. Tharus residing near the Park are the local and original habitants of this virgin land and are mainly of two kinds Deshaura and Dangaura. Amazingly unique tharu culture and their tradition capture and spell a cast on the visitor. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.

 

  Day 14: Bardiya National park

After breakfast, Elephant Safari. After Lunch, Bird Watching and jungle walk in Bardiya National park. Jungle Safari on Elephant’s back supplies a prominent view of the Park. The park is marked as bird watcher’s paradise, consisting of beautiful and colorful bird. 70% of this vibrant park is embodied with Sal trees adjusted with a mixture of riverine forest, grassland and Savannah. Dinner and O/N stay at Lodge.

 

  Day 15: Full Day City Tour

AM: Leisure at Bardiya National park. After lunch, drive to Nepalgunj airport to connect flight to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.

Breakfast at Hotel. Full day sightseeing.
AM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square- The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century.

Lunch: 1300hrs- 1400hrs

PM: Patan is often referred to as Lalitpur, which means “city of beauty”. Patan has a long Buddhist History and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas erected by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka around 250 BCE.

Visit Patan City second largest city of valley including Royal Palace, Bhimsen temple, Manga Hiti King Yogaendra Malla’s Statue, Krishna temple, Taleju temple 15th century Golden Temple and Mahaboudha Temple known as temple of 10,000 Buddha, Kumbeshwar Temple. Bishwakarma Temple, Uma Maheshwar Temple.

 

  Day 16: DEPARTURE TO AIRPORT

AM: Breakfast at Hotel. Free time till departure to Airport.

 
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