Many people wonder what are the things to see in Khaptad.
We want to tell the one who used to think there is nothing to see, no place to visit in Khaptad that Khaptad is the best place for trekking, because of the National Park named as Khaptad National Park. It covers the small area of 225sq/km and was established in 1984. And not only the National Park many historical places are there to visit and observe.
Khaptad Trek is the best trekking route to explore Far Western Nepal. is is the best way to admire the far west Himalayan too. it is rich with unique cultures and traditions distinct from other regions. Khaptad trek is the best path to walk afar in the more unexplored wilder land with more greens and more diverse topography.
Visitors can have lots of things to do in Khaptad as the National Park offers the visitors to observe the excellent bird watching opportunities which are more than 270 species of birds. Not only the birds are there to see of course there are lots of mammals to be observed, such as barking deer, Asiatic wild dog, Himalayan black bear, wild boar, goral, rhesus monkey, yellow-throated marten, langur monkey, jackal, leopard and many more. You can also have the chance to see the national bird of Nepal called Danphe (Lophophorous). The trekking destination Khaptad owns a spectacular view of grasslands and forests. It also provides a mysterious chance to visualize the Rhododendron which is the national flower of Nepal, firs, oaks, dense bamboo, and herbs, etc. abundant of medicinal herbs are there among the whole forest more than 224 species and around 135 species of flowers are also available. Saileswori is the unique and most religious temple located in the Khaptad which is made in the meeting junction of three big rivers. So this place is also exciting to have trekked.
Moreover, there are lots of things to do in Khaptad
- Trekking: as lots of remote sites are here which are amazing to have trekked.
- Bird watching: as already mentioned 270 species of birds are here to visualize.
- Meditation: as the environment is very much peace and doing meditation by listening to the songs of birds is the best memory that can have in Khaptad.
- Cultural tour: as the people follow different cultures and traditions, this trek will also help visitors to learn about the custom they follow and learn about the lifestyle of the villagers.
- Mountain viewing: as lots of mountains can be observed from here such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Mt.AP, and Mt.Saipal can be seen from here.
Hence, the Khaptad trek is one of the best tour packages where visitors can get to experience everything that they are searching for to make their trekking best.
You can join and participate in the amazing trip with Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. Please connect with us for more updates and more information.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast at a Kathmandu drive to domestic airport, take an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, located in Western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, is also the gateway to Simikot, Humla. Drive to Budhi Tola and overnight at Budi Tola.
After breakfast drive to Gopghat Dhoti (628 meters/2060 ft) from Budi Tola. Overnight at Gopghat Dhoti.
After breakfast Trek to Dehimandu (1848 meters/9340 ft) from Gopghat Dhoti. Overnight at Dehimandu.
After breakfast Trek to Mattepani (2300 meters/7545 ft) from Dehimandu. Overnight at Mattepani.
After breakfast Trek to Bitchpani (2988 meters/9803 ft) from Mattepani. Overnight at Bitchpani.
After breakfast Trek to Khaptad (3110 meters/10200 ft) from Bitchpani. Overnight at Khaptad.
Acclimatization day at Khaptad. Overnight at Khaptad.
After breakfast Trek to Buki Daha (2123 meters/7620 ft) from Khaptad. Overnight at Buki Daha.
After breakfast Trek to Sajhghat (1676 meters/5555 ft) from Buki Daha. Overnight at Sajhghat.
After breakfast drive back to Nepalgunj from Sajhghat. Overnight at Nepalgunj.
After breakfast fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
Khaptad trek had been one best trek ever I had in my entire trek and Luxury Holidays Nepal had been one of my best tour package makers- actually, they had planned the Khaptad trek for me. I had asked them why there? But they told me to visit that place once and come to talk to me then I visit there it was mind-blowing. The tour was fantastic will all the guide, porters visiting all the place national park, temples everything I was very much entertained and I had done lots of fun there.
Thank you so much Luxury holidays Nepal for suggesting this trip package for me thank you so much!Published: Friday, September 6, 2019
Khaptad trek is one of the breath taking place to visit. As here are a lots of place to see and those things what we observe makes us feel exciting. if I had to suggest the place to visit in Nepal to any one then I will definitely suggest khaptad , as this place had make me feel amazing. Khaptad National park is one of the best part of khaptad to visit and the panoramic view of mountains was plus point of this palce. And for me Luxury Holidays Nepal had became important part of my trip. Thank you LHN for being there with me and making my trip fantastic and memorablePublished: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
I had thought that there is nothing to see in the khaptad but Luxury Holidays Nepal make my thinking wrong. Khaptad was the beautiful place to visit, it was like a haven with a beautiful landscape, mind blowing view of the mountains with the amazing songs of the beautiful birds and alots of cultural view. And Khaptad National Park was one of the plus point of khaptad because it was the home of number of birds and animals and plants too so I got an opportunity to visualize everything there. Thank you very much Luxury Holidays Nepal for making me wrong and making my holidays to Nepal fantastic.Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Friendly Cooperative and well trained staff from Luxury Holidays Nepal! This is a good getaway for people who really need one as you set off to mountains and as you go higher up you experience beauty clouds rain amidst the waterfalls and springs. This definitely refreshes one up! Food was amazing and has a home feeling as its prepared fresh always!
Visited March 2017Published: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu and Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category).
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private/reserved vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing and flight for Kathmandu-Nepalgung-Kathmandu
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
Communication during Journey:
This Trek is the trekking in the remote area so there may not be the full facilities of the telephone. But during the trail, you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the place.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at email@example.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies are accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
Insurance/Evacuation: We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Manaslu Trek, Langtang Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.