Khaptad national park is one of the most well-preserved areas that is located in the far-wester region, Nepal which was established in 1984.stretched over and touching four districts of bajhang, bajura achham, and doti, the area itself covers around 225kmsq and ranges from 1400m (4,600ft) to 3300m (10,800ft).
This National park was named after the renowned "khaptad baba the region"s holy man also the khaptad ashram located at Tribeni is an important destination for pilgrims and tourists visiting Khaptad.
The national park is a living garden for herbs and its stunning natural presentation. It reportedly harbors 567 species of flora. The place has got its natural history for 224 species of medicinal herbs. The vegetation types include chis-pine rhododendron forest, oak forest, and Himalayan fir-hemlock-oak forest and alder forest in riverine areas
The park is the home for 23 mammals, 287 birds, and 23 amphibians and reptiles. The park offers outstanding bird- watching opportunities, with 270 species of birds.
Khaptad national park is a pleasant trekking and research place for those travelers who want to be adapted in nature itself, to know it more closely and clearly. The Natural Beauty of this region and tranquillity gives a person an exquisite and complete satisfaction. If you are bored from the hustle and bustle of city life and want to get rid of it and get refreshed for a while, then this can be your destination. Khaptad national park offers treks that range from short easy hikes to arduous ones, religious sightseeing with its several sacred sites, quiet rejuvenation in its unsullied surroundings, and the rich cultural experience of far west Nepal. Khaptad Lake and the stunning view of Api and Saipal Himal range are of special interest for the tourists. Although it is a national park the beauty it’s carrying is more than that.
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
• Trekking sticks
• Quick-drying pants and shorts.
• Rainwear (jacket and pants.
• Duffle bags
• Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
• Plastic boots and crampons
• Mountaineering ice axes
• Climbing helmets (optional)
It's very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
• Warm, insulated jacket or vest
• Fleece pants
• Warm hat
• Bandana (if necessary)
• Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
• Socks (synthetic or wool)
• Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
• Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
• Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
• Baby wipes
• Sun hat
• Toilet paper
• Urinary products
• Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
• Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
• Books/GPS navigators
• Credit cards/ATM cards
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