Rara to Khaptad trekking - 17 Days : Himalayan Smile Treks

Rara to Khaptad trekking

Rara to Khaptad trekking both national park is surrounded by alpine vegetation and offers varieties of flora and fauna more than 500 species of flowers, 20 species of mammals and 214 species of birds are recorded in the Rara National park area.

Rara to Khaptad trekking  route cover two national park Rara and Khaptad National Park. The Rara National Park covers an area of 106 km2 (41 sq m) in the Mugu and Jumla districts. It is the country’s most beautiful lake. Its main feature is Rara Lake at an altitude of 2,990 m (9,810 ft. The park contains the unique flora and fauna of the Humla–Jumla Region of Nepal.

Rara to Khaptad trekking both national park is surrounded by alpine vegetation and offers varieties of flora and fauna more than 500 species of flowers, 20 species of mammals and 214 species of birds are recorded in the Rara National park area. Likewise, endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, jackal, Himalayan tahr, yellow-throated martin, wild dog, wild boar, common langur, rhesus macaque etc possible to encounter during the trekking.

Rara to Khaptad trekking 17 days is connected with another beautiful Khaptad National Park. Khaptad offers you a beautiful variety of landscapes, with rolling green hills, moorlands, steep slopes and streams. 567 species of flora have been recorded in this protected area, including rhododendron forests, oak and pine forests. From the park, you can also see the Api and Saipal Himalayan ranges. This place is also known as the holy man Khaptad Baba who meditated his entire life to get the enlighten. This religious site where Hindu pilgrims come to worship shiva on the full moon of July–August each year, located nearby the park.

Rara to Khaptad trekking go throughout the remotest and towards the Tibetan border. A journey into the Rara and the Khaptad national park is the probably the most rewarding trekking trail in the himalayan ranges. You pass many thick forests, alpine landscape, and walk away from the city life. You see only the few tourists on the way. This is a perfect trek who is seeking real wilderness and adventure trekking in the Himalayas. We recommend to trek in autumn, spring and summer. This trek is not fully accommodated by tea houses and hotels like in Annapurna Base Camp, EBC and Langtang. Some of the places require campaign arrangement for the lodging and fooding. So please contact our expert of Himalayan Smile treks and adventure in order to get factual information and preparation for the trek.

Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 17 days
Trip Code: HST-OBT-21
Trek Start: Talcha Airport
Trek End: Bajhang
Grade: Moderate/Difficult
Group Size: Minimum 2 People
Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
Mode of Trek: Hotel / Tent
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Day by Day Itinerary

Day
01
Arrival at Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. O/n at Kathmandu hotel.
Day
02
Day tours in Kathmandu. Preparation for Trek.O/n at Kathmandu hotel.
Day
03
Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (45 minute flight).O/n at Nepalgunj hotel.
Day
04
Flight from Nepalgunj to Talcha, Rara Lake (45 minute flight to Mugu and 4-5 hours walks). O/n at Tent.
Day
05
Explore day around Rara Lake. O/n at Tent.
Day
06
Trek from Rara Lake to Sirkot. O/n at Tent.
Day
07
Trek from Sirkot to Jholunge Pul. O/n at Tent.
Day
08
Trek from Jholunge Pul to Kolti. O/n at Tent.
Day
09
Trek from Kolti to Martadi. O/n at Tent.
Day
10
Trek from Martadi to Dogadi. O/n at Tent.
Day
11
Trek from Dogadi to Khaptad National Park. O/n at Tent.
Day
12
Explore day in Khaptad National Park. O/n at Tent.
Day
13
Trek from Khaptad National Park to Bajhang (Tamail). O/n at Tent.
Day
14
Drive from Bajhang to Dhangadi.O/n at Dhangadi hotel.
Day
15
Fly from Dhangadi to Kathmandu.O/n at Kathmandu hotel.
Day
16
Extra day in Kathmandu. Kathmandu valley sightseeing.O/n at Kathmandu hotel.
Day
17
Transfer to Kathmandu International airport.Final Departure

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