|When To Visit?
This park has an antique weather because even in the summer season the park
remains pretty cool and wet whereas the winter is terribly cold and dry. In this
area the monsoon starts from June and ends in September with the rainfall
averaging up to 1000mm. From November to January the weather occasions chilling
winds and bitter snowfalls. Therefore it is best to visit the park during the
period of October to mid November in the fall and March to May in the spring.
The temperature during these times range 10°C to 20°C.
What To See?
The upper portion of the park is a rolling plateau with grasslands intermixed
with oaks and coniferous forestation. The lower section of the park contains
sub-tropical floral species mostly the Chir Pine, Spruce, Birch Mapple,
Rhododendron, Dense Bamboo Stand, Himalayan Herb, etc.
The common animals of this park are the Musk Deer, Leopard, Himalayan Yellow
Throated Morten, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild Boar, Ghoral, Jackal, Tahr, Langur,
The common bird species include Impeyan Pheasant, Dhukoor Patridge, Kalij
Pheasant, Munal, Fly Catcher, Cuckoo, Bulbul, Blue Magpie, Frogtail, Wagtail,
This park has its own specialty with the wide variety of multicolor butterflies,
moths and other insects.
How To Travel?
To reach Khaptad National Park there are various ways:
You can catch a domestic flight from
Nepalgunj to Sanphe
Bagar (Achham District) or to Chainpur (Bajhang District). After that you have
to proceed trekking 2 days to reach the national park.
Travel by road from Dhangadi to Dipayal via Vashu Lake. After reaching Dipayal
trek 3 days to reach the park.