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In the core of this park a meditation
zone has been set aside for all the religious places including the Ashram of Khaptad Swami.
Khaptad National Park

Khaptad National Park is located in the Far-Western Region of Nepal spreading over an area of two hundred and twenty-five square kilometers (225 sq. km.). The park is situated at the cross-point of Bajhang, Bajura, Doti and Achham districts of the Seti Zone. The park was established in the year 1984 A.D.

In the core of this park a meditation zone has been set aside for all the religious places including the Ashram of Khaptad Swami, a renowned Spiritual Saint. The important religious sectors are Triveni, Shahashra Lingam and Ashram. This religious center is considered as a place for meditation and tranquility. Therefore meat, fish, alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco, music entertainment and violence are strictly prohibited in this area.


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 10C to 20C.

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, etc.

The common bird species include Impeyan Pheasant, Dhukoor Patridge, Kalij Pheasant, Munal, Fly Catcher, Cuckoo, Bulbul, Blue Magpie, Frogtail, Wagtail, etc.

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:

By Air
You can catch a domestic flight from Kathmandu, Pokhara, 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.

By Bus
Travel by road from Dhangadi to Dipayal via Vashu Lake. After reaching Dipayal trek 3 days to reach the park.

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