This extraordinary trek takes you from Rara Lake, Nepal’s biggest lake, to Khaptad National Park, a hidden gem in Far West Nepal.
The serenely beautiful Rara Lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and thick pine forests. It is a stunning sight, especially on a still day when the mountains and clouds reflect in the tranquil waters.
Khaptad offers you a beautiful variety of landscapes, with rolling green hills, moorlands, steep slopes and streams. 567 species of flora have been recorded in this protected area, including rhododendron forests, oak and pine forests. From the park you can see the Api and Saipal Himalayan ranges.
Khaptad is great for spotting wildlife and birds, with 23 species of mammals and 287 types of birds. Mammal species symbolic of the park are leopard, Himalayan black bear, wild dog and musk deer. Bird species include the beautiful Impeyan pheasant (danphe; Nepal’s national bird), Peregrin falcon, the white rumped vulture and many types of partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles.
Go into the wild and venture through thick forests, alpine landscapes and remote mountain villages which have seen very few tourists. This is a perfect trek for the adventurer looking for a real wilderness experience.
The accommodation on this trek is a mix of camping and basic teahouses. In the winter season please check with a your travel agency if teahouses are open.
Duration: 13 Days
Max Attitude: 3020 m.
Seasons: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Start Point: Talcha Airport.
End Point: Bajhang.
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Group Size: Min. 1 & Max.15
TIMS, Entrance Rara and Khaptad National Park
Day 1 Fly Kathmandu - Nepalgunj
Day 2 Flight Nepalgunj to Talcha Airport (2200 m) - walk or drive to Rara Lake (2990 m) 3 hrs Day 3 Explore Rara Lake. Visit Murma Top, take a walk around the lake (13km) or explore some of the view points.
Day 4 Rara Lake (2990 m) - Sirkot (2041 m) 6 hrs
Day 5 Sirkot (2041 m) - Jholunge Pul (1400 m) 7 hrs
Day 6 Jholunge Pul (1400 m) - Kolti (1390 m) 7 hrs
Day 7 Kolti (1390 m) - Martadi (1591 m) 10 hrs
Day 8 Martadi (1591 m) - Dogadi (1490 m) 6 hrs
Day 9 Dogadi (1490 m) - Khaptad Campsite (3020 m) 8-9 hrs
Day 10 Explore Khaptad National Park and visit Khaptad Baba Ashram
Day 11 Khaptad Campsite (3020 m) - Bajhang (Tamail) 9 hrs
Day 12 Drive to Dhangadhi, 9 hrs
Day 13 Flight Dhangadhi- Kathmandu
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
02 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
- 1 night accommodation at 3 start hotel in Nepalgunj.
- 1 night accommodation at 2 star hotel in Dhangandi.
- 10 Nights accommodation in Teahouse/Lodge during this trip.
- All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
- All surface transportation as per itinerary
- Flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Talcha & Dhangandi to Kathmandu.
- All Travel permits (TIMS & Entrance Rara & Khaptad National Park fees)
- English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
- Comprehensive first aid kits
- Insurance for the staff
- All applicable government taxes.
- Accommodation & Meal in Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
- Gratuities for Staff