Khaptad National Park खप्तड राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज – THE HEAVEN IN NEPAL | SUDURPASCHIM

By Raaz Theeng

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Khaptad National Park

Khaptad National Park located at the confluence of four districts of SudurPaschim Province, Bhajan, Bajura, Doti, And Achham has 22 grasslands also mentioned as Patan by the public. It has a forest of Pine, Khasur, And Nigalo. This place also has diverse species of wildlife, like Red Deer, Musk Deer, Squirrel, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Rhesusu Macaque, Common Langur as well as Lophophores and Crimson Horned Pheasant. Khaptad is also a very important area from a religious prospect. Khaptad Baba spent more than fifty years of his life in meditation and sadhana from 1940 AD in this place.

There is a legend that Yudhisthira went to heaven through Khaptad in ancient times and is also mentioned in Skanda Purana (A holy book.) Trebeni, Khaptad Daha, Shasralinga, and Naagdhuga are considered to be holy places for Hindu pilgrimages. A grand fair is held here on the occasion of Ganga Dasahara, Janai Purnima as well as kilometers of middle hills. Wide grasslands (Patans), lakes, animals, and scenery of the Himalayan range are attractions of the Khaptad area. Reaching the beautiful courtyard of Khaptad relieves stress and lightens the Ming.

Khaptad National Park
Khaptad National Park

Khaptad can be visited all year round. Wildflower blooms especially in June- July. The scenery of the Himalayas in October-November is magnificent. We can observe Api and Saipal and the mountains in the Indian region. Khaptad which turns white with snow during January and February is colorful with various Rhododendrons in April and May.

Major Highlights

Bichpani

Bichpani is the mid-point of Khaptad National Park from Silgadhi Gateway. It will take you around 4 hrs to reach Bichpani from the Khaptad Gate if you are an average walker. Otherwise, you can reach there within 2-3 hours if you can walk fast. The is a hotel and lodge too in Bichpani, so you can get delicious food as well as accommodation in Bichpani.

Bichapani - Khaptad National Park
Bichapani – Khaptad National Park

Khaptad Baba Ashram

The Asharam of Khaptad Swami is at an altitude of 3160 meters which is also called Kuti. Khaptad Baba meditated here for more than 50 years. Located on the flat surface at the top of the hill. surrounded by a wide variety of herbs and plants is not only fascinating in itself but also a center for spirituality.

Khaptad Baba Aashram - Khaptad National Park
Khaptad Baba Aashram – Khaptad National Park

Tribeni Dham

Tribeni is the confluence of three rivers in Khaptad which also has a historical Shiva temple. A grand fair is held in Triveni during Gangadashahara. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists reach Khaptad to attend this fair. Bathing is Tribenidham, one gets virtue and wish fulfilled as per the public belief.

Tribeni Dham - Khaptad National Park
Tribeni Dham – Khaptad National Park

Khappar Daha

Khappar Daha is another site to visit in Khaptad National Park. You can reach Khappar Daha within 45 minutes to 1 hour from the Army camp. It is said that the name Khaptad National Park originated from Khappar Daha.

Khappar Daha - Khaptad National Park
Khappar Daha – Khaptad National Park

Sahastra Linga

If you are planning to go to Sahastra Linga then 1 day is not enough to reach here. The time will take to reach Sahastra Linga is around 3 hrs from the army camp in Khaptad National Park. So you won’t have enough time to visit Khaptad during the day. It will be better if you make the arrangements for 5 day tour to Khaptad. At the time of the festival, a mela happened in Sahastra Linga. It is the most altitude place of Khaptad, So the view from here is breathtaking.

Sahastra Linga Khaptad National Park

Naag Dhunga

Naag Dhunga is around 1 one-hour journey from the Army Camp of Khaptad. 

Naag Dhunga Khaptad National Park

Ghoda Daud Patan

It is one of the best and most memorable places in Khaptad National Park. You can also see the Saipal Himal range from Ghoda Daud Patan. This is the best spot to take photos and make interesting videos too. So make sure you don’t spend more time in another place than here.

Ghoda Daud Patan - Khaptad National Park
Ghoda Daud Patan – Khaptad National Park

Kedar Dhunga

kedar dhunga khaptad national park

Sitapaila Temple

sitapaila temple khaptad national park

BUKI DAHA PATAN

This is the first patan you will get to see in Khaptad. And the journey starts to be more interesting from here onwards. It will take you around 2 hrs from Bichpani to reach Buki Daha Patan.

bukidaha patan khaptad national park

 

 

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