Khaptad National Park

Khaptad National Park

Khaptad National ParkThe khaptad national park (about 3,000m) is rich in its flora and fauna variety. The national park is covered by subtropical forest of chir pine at lower altitude, and sub alpine forests of fir, hemlock, oak and rhododendron in the higher areas.  The area boasts of 224 species of medicinal herbs and is described as the living garden of herbs and a museum of natural history. It is estimated that about 567 species, 11 percent of flowering plants of Nepal, are found in khaptad. 

The park also offers excellent bird watching, with 270 species of birds, the common ones being different varieties of lmpheyan pheasant, partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls cuckoos and eagles. The park is also fairoly rich in it's variety of wild animals, common ones being barking deer, wild dog, boar, ghoral, Himalayan back bear, yellow throated marten, rhesuds monkey and langur monkey. other areas in the national park of interest to tourists are Khaptad Daha, Nag Dhunga and upper Tribeni. Khaptad National Park also offers religious sightseeing.