Khaptad National Park Hiking:
For those with a sense of adventure, there is still much to explore in Khaptad, a region that is as much cultural as it is natural. The Khaptad Nationalpark inFarwest Nepal is blessed with great scenic beauty, very diverse ecology and rich flora and fauna. As the region is located between 1,400 meters and 3,300 metres above sea level, the peripheral areas of this park consists of steep slopes covered with a variety of vegetation types, ranging from sub-tropical forests at the lower altitudes to temperate forests around the plateau. Explore untouched Nepal!
Bardiya National Park Hiking:
The Bardia National Park is spread over 968 sq. km. and located in the western Nepal Terai. It is easily the largest and least disturbed wilderness spread in the terai and is predominantly sal forest sprinkled with tall grasslands. It is bounded on the north by the Churia Hills and is skirted on the west by the Geruwa River. It is here that your chances of spotting a tiger in Nepal are the highest. Other animals include the rhinoceros, swamp deer, leopard, jungle cats, blue bulls, sloth bear, barking deer, and languor. There are a few wild elephants and some of the males are considered the largest in Asia. The Geruwa River that rushes in through a break in the hill range, is home to the famous masher game fish, gharial, marsh mugger crocodiles and the freshwater Gangetic dolphins. The park also has cobras, kraits and pythons. The park boasts more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florica, Sarus crane and many species of geese, duck and parakeets.
Chitwan National Park Hiking:
The Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations, situated in the subtropical southern part of the country. It was the first national park to be established in Nepal, in 1972, and was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1984. The park covers an area of almost 1000 km2 and it has a rich natural habitat, which includes a complex variety of fauna and flora. Among these, it is especially renowned for being home to the one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger, and the gharial crocodile.
If you book your stay in Sauraha, the base for many travelers, you’ll easily have many options to choose on how to enter Chitwan. There are also good Homestay options a little further afield, in Barauli. On a jeep safari you can venture deep into the jungle for a couple of hours. You can also take a canoe trip along the Rapti and Narayani River. However, the most appealing activity for me was the jungle walk, as it didn’t involve motorized transportation at all, nor a fixed route. We could explore as much as we could walk during a whole day.
Karnali Region Hiking:
One of the best trekking destinations of Nepal is Karnali region. The snow covered mountains, the high alpine meadows, the rocky cliffs, the thick forests, the human habitation and the aquatic world in descending order, which all form an integral part of Karnali Region. This is Nepal one of the restricted area that lies in the Northwestern Mountains Region.
In comparison to other region of Nepal this is less developed and unexplored but with the best landscape and ultimate natural beauty. To see real Nepal you have to visit Karnali Region! Destination like Rara Lake, Shey Phoksundo lake, Humla, Jumla, Dolpa are popular destination among tourists. Trekking to Karnali region offer chance to explore the unique lifestyle and culture of inhabitants.
Sagarmatha National Park Hiking:
Sagarmatha National Park is home of the highest peak in the world -Mt. Everest(8,848 m). The area was declared national park in 1976. The park which also has several other peaks all above 6,000 m, was established as a World Heritage Site in 1979.
With most of the park above 3,000 m, Sagarmatha is full of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. The Park boasts of a variety of wildlife and over 118 species of bird. While the forest is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees, animals such as musk deer, the Himalayan tahr, the ghoral, the serow, the wolf, and the Himalayan black bear may be spotted by trekkers in this region.
Endangered species seen by a lucky few include snow leopard, red panda, and two varieties of dazzling pheasants – the crimson-horned and the impeyan, Nepal’s national bird. Smaller animals like marmots, pikas and martens are also found here.
Malika Temple Hiking:
In the Badimalika Area one can feel spirits of ancient times, of the dwellers of the kingdom of Doti who conducted their sacred journey to Badi Malika Temple. It is the epitome of Hindu religion and attracts worshippers from across the country as well as from India. The temple of Badi Malika is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati who had arrived here, forever leaving behind her previous dwelling. She had passed through Tribeni and finally settled in Badi Malika.
The temple is set at the top of 22 grass plateaus which contains around 200 species of flora and more than 100 species of herbs. Once, you reached the Temple at the altitude of 4,267m, you will be rewarded with a majestic view of the Himalayan range.