Khaptad National Park


  • Area of 225 sq. kms
  • Lies in the middle hills in  the far-west Nepal
  • Newest National Park
  • Comprises of plateau of grasslands and forests
  • Elevation of about 3,000 meters.
  • Forests feature conifer and broad-leaf trees like tall fir, rhododendron, oak, dense strands of bamboo and smaller shrubs.
  • Attraction for bear, leopard, barking and musk deer, as well as  pheasants
  • One of the few remaining mid-mountain ecosystem in the Himalaya
  • Khapatad Daha or lake, a  serene lake and swampy area regarded as a holy site by Hindu pilgrims who come here to worship Shiva, the God of gods,  on the full moon of July-August every year
  • Memory of Khapatad Baba, an ascetic saint of religious and spiritual devotion.
  • Best time to visit is in March to April and in October to November
  • Camping trek essential, travellers should be self-sufficient