The main gateway to the park is Silgadhi in the Doti district, which can be reached by a public bus (7h drive from Dhangadhi). From here, the park can be reached within two days by trekking.
Khaptad National Park lies in the heart of Far West Nepal. It covers an area of 225 km2. Khaptad National Park offers a wonderful variety of landscapes, from lush forests and green hills, to streams and moorland. It is mainly characterized by a plateau of hilly grasslands, the so called patans, at an altitude of about 3000m. Here, climbing up through the hilly regions, you can feel the chilly winds from the Himalayas. In the morning, the haze mysteriously rises from the plateau’s meadows and tree tops, revealing an even more majestic beauty!
The area’s biodiversity of flora and fauna has increased even more since it became a National Park in 1984. It is the habitat of musk deer, wild boar, porcupines, and birds like the Chyakhura, the Kalij, the Titra, and the Danphe. A diverse vegetation of forests and herb filled meadows, gives this place its special, calming atmosphere.