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Khaptad National Park Trek

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. (Content: NTB)

Trip Facts
Duration: 10 days
Max. Altitude: 3080 m
Region: Western Nepal
Starts: Kathmandu/Nepalgunj
End: Nepalgunj/Kathmandu
Type: Tea House/Camping
Group Size: Min. 02
Best Season: Sept–Dec-March–May

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