The main gateway to the park is Silgadhi in Doti district, which can be reached by 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. Leaving the flat landscape of the Terai behind, climbing up through the hilly regions, you will feel the chilly winds from the Himalayas when arriving here. The park is characterized by a huge plateau of hilly grasslands, the so called patans, at an altitude of about 3000m. In the morning, the haze is mysteriously arising from the plateau’s meadows and tree tops as if it was alive and breathing, giving the whole place a majestic beauty.
The area’s biodiversity of flora and fauna has even more increased since it has been designated a National Park in 1984. It is the habitat of musk deer, wild boar, porcupines, and birds like Chyakhura, Kalij, Titra, and Danphe. A mixed vegetation of forests and herb filled meadows gives this place its special, calming atmosphere.