Trek through the rolling hills of the Khaptad National Park (about 3,000 m) through subtropical forest of Chir pine at lower altitude, and sub alpine forests of fir, hemlock, oak and rhododendron in the higher areas. The area boasts of 224 species of medicinal herbs and is described as the living garden of herbs and a museum of natural history. It is estimated that about 567 species, 11 percent of flowering plants of Nepal, are found in Khaptad.
The park also offers excellent bird-watching opportunities, with 270 species of birds, the common ones being different varieties of Impheyan pheasant, partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles. Khaptad Park is also fairly rich in its variety of wild animals, common ones being barking deer, wild dog, wild boar, ghoral, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, rhesus monkey and langur monkey.
Day 1: Pick up from the airport and drop off at the hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2: A short briefing about the Khaptad National Park trip. Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation.
Day 3: Fly or drive from Kathmandu-Dhangadhi and stay overnight
Day 4: Drive to Jigrana (Khaptad Base Camp) and stay overnight
Day 5: Drive to Khaptad National Park and stay overnight (camping)
Day 6: Explore Khaptad National Park and stay overnight (camping)
Day 7: Drive to Silgadi and stay overnight
Day 8: Drive back to Dhangadhi and stay overnight
Day 9: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure fly back home