Tradition & Culture
Khaptad has got huge spiritual significance for the locals. It is believed that a renowned spiritual saint, Khaptad Baba has meditated here for 50 years. As a matter of fact, this region has also named after him. If you want to experience most of the cultural side of this region then, you should visit here during the full moon in July and August when Hindu pilgrims come here to worship Lord Shiva in the Khaptad Baba Ashram.
We will be staying in 2 or 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj. During the Khaptad National Park Trek, we will stay in teahouse. Teahouse is basically a combination of hotel and lodge. The room will be small with little furniture, bed & blanket. All the accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. On special request, single rooms can be arranged in the cities. However, single rooms might not be available all the time due to the limited service on higher elevations. Please understand that the services in the teahouse will be very basic and also all the teahouse does not come with attached washrooms.
Meals & Drinking Water
In Khaptad National Park Trek, we will enjoy authentic Nepalese food with few other cuisines. Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. Beside that you can find bars, bread, cookies, butter tea, extra on the trail but, remember as the elevation get higher, the cost also gets high. In Kathmandu and Nepalgunj you will only get breakfast. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for you. In case, if you are camping then all the meals are prepared by the porters.
Drinking water can be easily found everywhere. You can get hot water from the teahouse and fill in your bottle everytime it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you to not buy mineral water bottle on the way as it will help in preserving the region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with yourself to purify the water.
Khaptad National Park Trek Difficulty & Physical Fitness
Khaptad National Park Trek is an easy trek. The trails are not difficult and challenging in terms of technical climbing but, do includes 5-6 hours of walk each day. Therefore you need to be passionate and in good health. Trekking to the higher altitude always demands average physical fitness, positive attitude, and a strong determination. If you have any previous hiking or trekking experience it would be great but, it's not mandatory to go on Khaptad National Park Trekking.
Other than that, if you have any kind of health related issues then do consult with your doctors before booking the trip. In case of any medical history, we highly recommend you to inform us so that any future event can be tackled without having any issue.
Best Season to go on Khaptad National Park Trek
September to December and March to May are the best seasons to go the Khaptad National Park Trek. The pleasant weather and clear sky make the journey joyful.
Khaptad National Park Trekking Permit
Khaptad National Park is one of the restricted areas of Nepal, and tourists are required to get certain permits to enter in this region.
Besides that to go on trekking in Nepal you need to get special permission from the Government of Nepal, and also required to get TIMS card (TIMS cards is not needed if you have immigration permit).
Following is the list of permits for the Khaptad National Park:
Khaptad National Park Entry Permit for SAARC nationals: NRs. 500 (USD 5) per person entry
Khaptad National Park Entry Permit for foreigners: NRs. 1,500 (USD 15) per person entry
TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Around USD 10)
TIMS entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 600 NPR (Around USD 6)
*If you are traveling with a trekking agency they will arrange these permits for you.
*These prices exclude 13% VAT (Value Added Tax) compliance.
Why go with Royal Himalayan Safari Tours on Khaptad National Park Trek?
Royal Himalayan Safari Tours offer one of the most extensive Khaptad National Park Trek in the market. We take our clients as a family member, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different part of the world. We have designed this package to give you all of the Khaptad National Park Trekking experience. We assure you that, with us, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with lifelong memories.