Elevation: 2960m to 3200 m Distance: 446Km from Kathmandu.
The Khaptad National Park is a protected area in the Far Western Region of Nepal. It stretches over the four districts of Bajhang, Bajura Achham and Doti it covers an area of 225 km2 (87 sq mi) and it ranges in elevation from 1,400 m (4,600 ft) to 3,300 m (10,800 ft).The park was established in 1984 on the advice of the region’s holy man Khaptad Baba. The renowned Khaptad Baba Ashram, a religious site where Hindu pilgrims come to worship Shiva on the full moon of July-August each year, is located near the park headquarters. A buffer zone of 216 km2 (83 sq mi) was declared in 2006. Khaptad Baba moved to the area in the 1940s to meditate and worship. He spent about 50 years as a hermit and became a renowned spiritual saint.The landscape consists of moorland, steep slopes, and streams. 567 species of flora have been recorded in the protected area. Vegetation types include chir pine-rhododendron forest, oak forest and Himalayan fir-hemlock-oak forest and alder forest in riverine areas. Current checklists include 23 mammals, 287 birds, and 23 amphibians and reptiles. Mammal species symbolic of the park are leopard, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, and musk deer. Bird species symbolic of the park include the Impeyan pheasant, Peregrine falcon, and White-rumped vulture.The best way to visit the park is by by chartering a private helicopter or it is possible also by trekking.
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.Rest of the day free.
Day 02: After breakfast drive to Dhangadhi.Transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Day 03:After Breakfast Walk along a clear trail to the park at Jhigrana .Dinner.Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: After breakfast Trek start from Jhigrana to village Chorpani .After Lunch,Trek to Chorpani to Khaptad National Park back to Chorpani and over night at camp.
Day 05: National Park Program and Back to Jhigrana Overnight at Jhigarana.
Day 06: After Break fast Fly back to Kathmandu and departure on your own destination.