Trekking Region

Activities:  Trekking, Birdwatching

Accommodation: Camping

Access: Fly from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj (60 min.), then fly to Chainpur (Bajhang)20 min. and then a three-day walk; or fly Kathmandu-Dhangadi (1 hr 10 min.) 670 km by drive, then 10 hours’ drive to Silgadi and then 1 day trek

Wildlife: Wildlife include 20 species of mammals including barking deer, wild boar, ghoral, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, rhesus monkey and langur monkey

Birds: 175 species of birds, the common ones being different varieties of impeyan pheasant, partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles including several species of migratory birds 

Vegetation: Grasslands and forests of subtropical, temperate and sub alpine vegetation; 224 species of medicinal herbs  

Best Season: March-May and October-November (10-20 degrees Celsius), June-September (rainy), December-February (snow)

Park Headquarters: Khaptad

Added Attraction: Ashram of Khaptad Swami, Khaptad Lake, Tribeni, Sahashra Linga (at 3,200 m, the highest point of the park), Ganesh Temple, Nagdhunga and Kedardhunga

Entrance Fee: Nepali – Free, SAARC nationals -NPR 100 per person per entry, Foreigners – NPR 1,000 per person per entry