RARA KHAPTAD TREK

The extraordinarily beautiful trek from Rara Lake to Khaptad National Park is a hidden gem in Far West Nepal. Two of the Nepal’s smallest and picturesque National Parks offers a beautiful diversity of landscapes with rolling green hills streams and the eye-catching Rara Lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains and thick pine forests. The trek rewards with the magnificent views of Api and Saipal Himalayan range.This area is very famous for flora and fauna allowing a perfect trek for the adventurer looking for a real wilderness experience. One can also spot the beautiful Impeyan Pheasant ( Danphe- Nepal’s national bird) adding beauty to the trek- a breathtaking experience of a lifetime.

Trip Facts

Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu-Nepalgunj

Day 2 Nepalgunj-Talcha Airport –Rara Lake(2980m)
Day 3 Excursion around Rara Lake (2980m)
04 hour hike 

Day 4 Rara Lake- Serkot (2041m)

Day 5 Serkot Jugala (1141m)

Day 6 Jungala-Kolti ( 1453m)

Day 7 Kolti – Parekh Lekh (2706m)

Day 8 Parekh lekh  Martadi (1580m) 

Day 9 Martadi Dhuralsen (1,625m)

Day 10 Dhuralsen  Laske Chaur(2450m)

Day 11 Laske Chaur  Khaptad (3063m)

Day 12 Excursion at Khaptad (3063m)

Day 13 Khaptad Beechpani-Jhigrana –Silgahdi-Kalagad

Day 14 Kalagad-Dadeldhura-Dhangadhi

Breakfast at Camp and drive to Dhangadhi appx 7 Hrs drive,Over night stay at Hotel at Dhangadhi

Day 15 Dhangadhi/Kathmandu

 

The itinerary can be customized as per your requirements.

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 Kathmandu-Nepalgunj

Fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu 50 minutes flight . Nepalgunj town, located in Western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town near the Nepal-India border, is also the gateway to the mid west of Nepal. The town depicts diverse culture of Nepal. Overnight in Nepalgunj.

Day 2 Nepalgunj-Talcha Airport –Rara Lake(2980m)
Early morning flight from Nepalgunj to Talcha airstrip of Mugu. The 45 minute flight offers magificiet views of landscapes in the mid-western region. AfterLunch start the trek towards Rara Lake- the biggest lake in Nepal. The 04 hour trail passes through diverse landscapes ad vegetation.
Camping.

Day 3 Excursion around Rara Lake (2980m)
04 hour hike to Murmatop which offers eye-catcing views of Rara lake along with the magnificient glimpse of Kanjirowa Mountains. Enjoy the beautiful view of sunset at the banks of Rara Lake One is smitten by this magical place.
Situated in high altitude the lake is surrounded by Rara National Park and consists of unique flora and fauna also with rare and vulnerable species.The view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks enhaces the beauty of this trek.
Day 4 Rara Lake- Serkot (2041m)
Continue walking on a descending trail towards Khaytad. On the way can spot exotic wild animals and birds. The trail passes through Murma where one encounters with the local customs and lifestyles of the people. On the way pass through villages and reach Serkot.
Camping

Day 5 Serkot Jugala (1141m)
The trail for the day passes through Raakot, Upper Kharka, Lower Kharka to Majchaur- a bustling market area. Suspesion bridges and waterfalls adds beauty to this trail. At Rega village, witness the first view of Karnali river. The Khaytad Khola meets Karali River in this village. An hour walk along the Karnali River reach the last campsite in Mugu district- Jugala.
Camping
Day 6 Jungala-Kolti ( 1453m)
Start the trail by crossing Karnali river on a suspension bridge towards Bajura district. Chepi a small village on the banks of Karnali river lies an hour from Jugala. The trail passes through Kalikot district ,Badhi Bagar,Badhu  Matela and Partola. An hour from Partola reach Kolti. Camping
Day 7 Kolti – Parekh Lekh (2706m)
The trail starts from an ascending path through through Kumarkot (1466m), Ser Katiya, Samal and Ananda Nagar. Reach Panduse commercial centers in Bajura which is predominantly inhabitated by Brahmins Chhertris and Sherpas. The trail to Chadi Pani ,Angau Pani (2302m) and Paurekhe Khad (2544m) is narrow and slippery.After an hour walk reach Parekh Lekh which offers picturesque view of the surrounding hills. Camping

Day 8 Parekh lekh  Martadi (1580m) 
the trail ascends uphill till Pugi Dami. During the trail spot the different wildlife and bird species. Cross rivulets on log bridges. Descend downhill to Damakane . Trek along the Budhi Nandi River to Martadi the main market area for four districts- Bajura, Bajhang,Doti and Accham. Camping

Day 9 Martadi Dhuralsen (1,625m)
Start the trek towards Goatwall Bata from where follow the Bauli River to reach Saleghat. The trail is pleasing as it offers spectacular views of the waterfalls.  Reach Jadanga a small beautiful valley surrounded with hills. Cross the suspension bridge and reach Tiphad Bazar. An hour from here reach Amakhot which is seated on top of a small hill offering beautiful view of Budhi Ganga River. Passing though beautiful villages reach Dhurlasen. Camping / Lodge

Day 10 Dhuralsen  Laske Chaur(2450m)
The trail passes through dense forest.  An hour from Dhurlasen reach Khudi Village then Surkha Bazaar also kown as Aatichaur. Pass through beautiful villages on the way. Reach Tham through Rampur which lies on the border of Bajhang and Bajura district. The trek now leaves Bajhang and starts towards Bajura district. Passing through dense forest reach Guliya chaur. After an hour walk reach Laske Chaur which lies inside Khaptad National Park. Camping.

Day 11 Laske Chaur  Khaptad (3063m)
The trail passes through the national park offering spectacular view of exotic wildlife and bird species. Passing through dense forest reach Bhalaue Patan- a big grassland surrounded by pine forests. Trekking through grasslands reach the headquarter of the Khaptad National Park. Camping

Day 12 Excursion at Khaptad (3063m)
Kown for its eye pleasing meadows or Patan (Nepali name), 22 Patans are to be found within the Khaptad National Park. The peaceful scenic landscape of Khaptad is well known for its important pilgrimage site and natural beauty. Visit the ashram of Khaptad Baba-a popular destination. Visit the temples of Shiva and Ganesh, and Nagdhunga and Kedardhunga in Tribeni. The palce rewards with the magnificient  views of Api and Saipal Himalayan ranges. Rich in bio-diversity spot the exotic flora and fauna offered. Be smitten by this magical place. Camping

Day 13 Khaptad Beechpani-Jhigrana –Silgahdi-Kalagad
The trail for the day passes through Beechpani –Jhigrana 7 Hrs trek , from Jhigrana we will take jeep to Baglekh,Silghadi and Kalagad,. Camping

Day 14 Kalagad-Dadeldhura-Dhangadhi

Breakfast at Camp and drive to Dhangadhi appx 7 Hrs drive,Over night stay at Hotel at Dhangadhi
Day 15 Dhangadhi/Kathmandu

Breakfast at Hotel after breakfast visit Adarsha community forest for Plantation and bird watching ,Lunch at Dhangadhi , after Lunch transfer to Airport .01 hr  10 Minutes flight from Dhangadi to Kathmandu after the challenging yet a rewarding trek.

 

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