Majestic Khaptad

By Bhojraj Bhat

Khaptad — situated in the midmountain region of Far-Western Nepal — lies on a plateau where the districts of Bhajhang, Bajura, Doti and Achham meet. The vegetation of the park varies from sub-tropical in the lower altitudes to temperate forest with grasslands on the Khaptad plateau with 225 square kilometer of area. The common tree species are rhododendron, chir pine, spruce, fir, maple, birch and alder. Dense stands of bamboo (nigalo), prairie flowers, and a variety of medicinal herbs occur inside the park. more »