AN ADVANCE HIKE contains steep trails when overcoming the passes. A good level of fitness and experience is required.
What to Experience ?
Three main attractions of the Far West will be explored during our Wild West Triangle Journey. We will visit the largest untouched wilderness in the Terai – Bardia National Park. A population of 50 tigers was counted in 2013, a record high in the park’s history. We will explore the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, where you will have the opportunity to observe the largest herd of swamp deer in Asia.
The third corner of the Wild West Triangle is the beautiful Khaptad National Park with its gentle hills and pastures of the Swami’s home. Trekking in this area is authentic as it gets! Trails lead through ancient orange and lemon groves, flagstoned mediaeval villages and wonderous landscapes. Witness a land untouched by the hand of time!
- Day 1:
Arrive in Kathmandu. Welcome and Assistance on arrival at Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Hotel Check in. Dinner and overnight in Kathmandu.
- Day 2:
Arrive in Dhangadhi airport. After lunch drive through spectacular sceneries of hilly Far West (5-h). Dinner and overnight stay in Budar.
- Day 3:
After breakfast drive to our starting point— Shilgadhi (1330m), the famous city in the region. Camping.
- Day 4:
After breakfast trek to Baglek for about 3 ½ hrs. Lunch at Baglek (2160m). After lunch 3 ½ hrs trek from Baglek to Jhigrana (2300m). Camping at Jhigrana.
- Day 5:
Four hrs trek to Bichpani Dharmashala. Lunch at Bichpani (3020m). After lunch two and half hrs trek to Bukipani. Camping at Bukipani.
- Day 6:
Two hrs trek to Khaptad (3010m). After Lunch, visit Khaptad including Khaptad Baba’s Ashram and Triveni. Overnight camping at Khap-tad.
- Day 7:
Full day exploring of Khaptad including visit to the tower, Museum, Khaptad Danda and Patan. Camping and overnight stay at Khaptad National Park.
- Day 8:
Four hrs. Trek from Khaptad to Bichpani (3050m), Lunch in Bichpani. After lunch two and half hrs trek to Jhigrana. Camping at Jhigrana (2300m).
- Day 9:
Trek to Baglek for about 4hrs, Baglek 1790 m). After lunch one hrs trek (to Shilgadi. Camping at Shilgadi (1330m).
- Day 10:
Drive to Mahendra Nagar, which is about 7 hrs. Overnight stay at Hotel.
- Day 11:
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast drive to Suklaphanta National Park. Full day safari program. Overnight stay at Lodge.
- Day 12:
Breakfast at Shuklaphanta National Park. After lunch, 4 hrs drive to Bardiya National park. Arrive Thakurdwara and discover Tharu Life and Culture. Amazingly unique Tharu culture and their tradition capture and spell a cast on the visitor. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.
- Day 13:
After breakfast, Elephant Safari. After Lunch, Bird Watching and jungle walk in Bardiya National park. Jungle Safari on Elephant’s back supplies a prominent view of the Park. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.
- Day 14:
Leisure at Bardiya National park. After lunch, drive to Nepalgunj airport to connect flight to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.
- Day 15:
Breakfast at Hotel. Full day sightseeing. AM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square- The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari PM: Visit Patan City second largest city of valley.
- Day 16:
AM: Breakfast at Hotel. Free time till departure to Airport.