The Khaptad National Park is among those national parks in Nepal that are seen by hardly any numbers of tourists. Apart from its natural diversities, the Khaptad National Park is the exceptionally famous religious place.
Since it’s the domicile of Hindu genius “Khaptad Swami” or “Khaptad Baba,” a renounced hermit. Khaptad National Park is located in far west Nepal (seven number provision).
The Khaptad national park is located in Doti district. Some part of the national park touch Achham district.
There are thousands of herbs, plants in the Khaptad national park which are still out of one’s research papers. Khaptad Baba resided here for several years and discovered several medicinal herbal plants. He meditated in Khaptad area for an extended time. And he reserved five kilometers area to the tranquility and meditation in Himalaya Parbat.
Beautiful landscape and Grassland Picture of Khaptad National Park
In this Blog post, I will show you some Beautiful location you can visit while trekking Khaptad Trail. In the previous blog, I wrote about Mardi Himal trek but this trip is a little bit different.
Khaptad has rather beautiful landscapes which are made up of moorland, steep slopes, and flows.
It seems as though it’s a bit of paradise in the world, and throughout May-August, you’ll observe many horses grazing on the grassland. That increases the attractiveness of this park. There are two grasslands in Khaptad with bigger ones.Dharmashala, Triveni temple, Bhelchhada falls, Khaptad Baba ashram.
Khaptad lake is one of the beautiful places in Khaptad national park. More than three hundreds different bird species including flycatcher, eagles, cuckoos, bulbul, bhangra,doteli sparrow lives nearby the lake.
Many more species of bird can be found in the Khaptad national park.
Green forest, beautiful alpine trees, big landscape hills, and extraordinary waterfalls will blow your mind. Khaptad national park is also rich in wild animal species including wild dog, bear, ghoral, sarus, danfe, deer, langur monkey, guna, banar and many more.
Khaptad Baba (Khaptad Swami) Ashram Nepal
Khaptad Baba or Khaptad Swami was an extremely wise hermit lived in Khaptad baba ashram located in Treveni inside the khaptad national park. He was a good physician. He got his education in England. He has spiritual power and amazing medication power. When he arrived at Khaptad, he was an extremely wise hermit and quite so old as 60. Earlier this, as a
Physician educated in England that Khaptad baba had been formerly, desperately hoping to rescue the lifespan of a kid. But minute by minute, the kid was moving towards the dark cave of this passing. He found himself helpless.
Afterward, a hermit arrived in his city of Jammu-Kashmir with Himalayan herbs and energy of Yoga, rescued the life of this kid.
Eventually, the young physician understood that it would provide energy ( the power of thought) and bitter herbs were much more powerful and beneficial compared to contemporary science.
Khaptad Baba also gave up his thriving medical clinic and began analyzing Vedas and Upanishads. He had been spending more and more of the time together with the religious gurus. Khaptad Swami never revealed his previous identity as a real Hindu Yogi and wished to have Nirvana in serenity and in seclusion. Many believe he lived more than 120 years using his eternal power of meditation and herbal food, but there is no such explicit proof about his age of living.
Khaptad baba is also known for his accurate prediction of future (as an astrologer). It is believed that he predicted the death of Royal Family of King Birendra dev Shah. So much of information about him is still unknown because he lived in such a peaceful environment hiding from everyone.
Khaptad Lake in Himalaya Parvat
The Khaptad lake is another untouched natural beauty of Khaptad national park trail. This lake is the situated lap of the Himalaya Parvat. Still, lake spread around 10km2(i am not sure about its exact area please do not consider it as a real data). The water in this lake is crystal clear; you can drink without worrying about anything. This lake freeze during the winter season and melts during summer.
Due to lack of development in this region, it is hard to find any shop, hotel or camp in khaptad national park trail. But still you can get some local tea huts and hotels run by community. So many of Natural beauty, Still so many information about the forest, the lake of the khaptad national park is still unknown. You do visit in the khaptad national park do your research.
Now the government is planning to a mega hydropower project called the upper seti hydropower project, Hope they will also take care of this conserved area. Khaptad Trail also drives you RaRa lake which is in Mugu district. Which is two days long from the khaptad national park.
Festival: Khaptad Saileshwori Mela
Saileshwori temple lies inside the Khaptad National park region.
Saileshwori temple is a significant temple for the far west Nepal residence.
These people believe firmly in Hindu religion where every year they worship their ancient god. They believe in reincarnation of the soul, and hence they worship their ancient god every year with an extraordinary festival ceremony called a Saileshwori mela.
In Saileshwori mela local people sell and buy some local products like Yarsha gumba, shilajit, woolen clothes, etc.
Estimated Cost for budget trekkers.
- Food: 15$ per meal
- accommodations: 20$ per night
- water: abundant and free
- Wifi: 3G and 4G available by telecom companies
- Travel Van Reserve cost (up-down): 200$
- other: 100$ (as per need)
- beverage and weed: available (as per need)
- total: 1000$ for 1 week *
- Negotiate: yes
*Cost of travel and trek may depend on travel’s country and location.
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