Involves trekking up to 6 hours a day upt 5400 meters for the duration of 9 -18 days . Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.
Khaptad lies in the far western part of Nepal and is so remote you will hardly find any modern infrastructures. But for the adventurer-seeking tourist, Khaptad trekking is said to be one of the best adventure.
A Mountain Kick representative will receive you as you land into Kathmandu and take you to your hotel.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.
We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.
We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.
Your next destination is Dhangadhi in far western Nepal. After a few sightseeing around Dhangadhi City, you will be transferred to your guesthouse for rest.
Early morning we will take a microbus to Silgadhi from Dhangadhi. We can have a great view of hills and mountains all along our journey till we reach Silgadhi in the evening. As it is a long trip we will transfer you directly to your hotel for you to rest.
From Silgadhi, we walk through the motor-ableroad and follow stone trailstill we reach a waterfall. From here we can reach Jhingrana in about one hour.
Now our journey starts toward the Bichpani Camp. It takes us five hours from Jhingrana as we pass through the Khaptad National Park entry point and after ascending more toward the midpoint for about two hours we will reach our destination, Bichpani.
This trekking road is quite dangerous as there is very little or no sign and we can get lost easily. Stones have been laid on the path on which we have to walk for three hours till we cross a wooden bridge and rest a bit in Maikathan. Further ahead we will reach Tribeni where we will find two roads, the right one takes us to the temple of Sahasralinga and the left road take us up to the head quarter, which is where we are heading.
The Khaptad National Park is highly famous for its eco-system which has huge variety of vegetation from sub-tropical forest to temperate forests. This area is rich in flora and fauna like oak and rhododendron in higher areas, more than 224 species of medical herbs, 11 percentage of flowering plants of Nepal, 270 species of birds and many different other species of animals. The peaks of Mt Api, Mt Saipal and Mt Malika can also be viewed from here.
After visiting other different tourist areas and viewing the natural beauty of Khaptad region we head back to Jhingrana through Bichpani camp.
From Bichpani we descend to Shilgadi through the same path we had arrived.
Leaving Khaptad behind we drive back to Dhangadhi and rest for the day.
After this long journey and a night rest we will take a quick connecting flight to Kathmandu. Then you will be transferred to your hotel.We will have a farewell dinner planned for your last night in Nepal.
You will be headed home and recollections of your beautiful expedition will keep you occupied on your long flight back.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
First aid and medicines
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
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