Badimalika cultural trek

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13 DaysKathmandu to KathmanduGrade:

Destination: Nepal

Food: All meals included

Accommodation: Hotels, tea houses, Camping

Highest altitude: 4214 m

Best season: All year except snowy winter

Group: 2-40

  • Explore the unexplored rural villages, cultures and the untouched natural beauty
  • Exploring the mystical nature, take a heart calming cultural trek
  • Green rolling hills, meadows adding wildlives on top of that make this an interesting journey

 

Badimalika cultural trek is one of the most amazing newly opened trekking in Nepal. The main highlight of this trek is the Badimalika Temple in the Bajura district of Far Western Nepal. Badimalika temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati which carries a lot of religious, cultural and historic significance.

Badimalika cultural trek is a newly explored trekking trail which is hidden behind the scenic high passes, ethnic villages, green hills and the unexpectedly beautiful landscapes. Every year, during the festivals Ganga Dussehra and Janai Purnima, during the month of August, pilgrims from Nepal and the neighboring countries arrive here to pray and worship believing that their wishes are fulfilled after praying at the holy temple. The trekking area is also home to Khaptad National Park situated at 3000 m which is one of best place to retreat with self meditation and get high spirits through wonderful nature. It is believed a holy saint named Khaptad spent his entire life meditating here and practicing yoga hence got the name.

The trekking route is open throughout the year except for the snowfall in winter. Travelling with the local guide and staying in the local lodges or homes with the local people is just an extraordinary way of enjoying your holiday. Badimalika cultural trek can be shortened or extended to any period of time depending upon the clients holiday time so please feel free to contact Nepal Adventure Team for the communication and to book the once in a lifetime cultural adventure to Nepal.


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Flight to Dhangadhi and drive to Dadeldhura(2000 m)

Day 02:Drive to Jadanga-6 hrs

Day 03:Trek to Budha Krodh-6 hrs

Day 04:Trek to Bhitachhina(3667 m)-7 hrs

Day 05:Trek to Tribeni(3870 m)-4 hrs

Day 06:Trek to Badimalika temple(4214 m)-5 hrs

Day 07:Trek to Dhalpuri Pokhari(2556 m)-6 hrs

Day 08:Trek to Bhansainkharka(2480 m)-7 hrs

Day 09:Trek to Laskechaur(2450 m)-5 hrs

Day 10:Trek to Khaptad National Park-5 hrs

Day 11:Excursions around Khaptad National Park

Day 12:Trek to Silgadhi(1340 m)- 5 hrs

Day 13:Fly to Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop by car
  • All domestic flights
  • All ground transportations
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Accommodations in hotel, tea houses and tented camping
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea / coffee in cup for 13 days
  • Meals for the entire camping
  • Experience and English speaking trekking guide and his expenses
  • One strong porter(2 for 1 visitor) and his expenses
  • Permits
  • TIMS card fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • NAT t-shirt and route maps
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • First Aid medical kit
  • All government Tax and VAT

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Flight to Dhangadhi and drive to Dadeldhura(2000 m)The journey begins with a flight to Dhangadhi, far western region of Nepal. A drive of 4 hrs will take you to Dadeldhura, a district with historical places, unique cultures and traditions. The place offers breathtaking views of Api and Saipal mountains as well as surrounding hills. BLD. Hotel.

Day 02Drive to Jadanga-6 hrs After breakfast, drive to Sanfe, a beautiful town with good hotels and restaurants. Few hrs drive will take you to a small village, Jadanga. BLD. Tea house.

Day 03Trek to Budha Krodh-6 hrs The trek begins from today. You walk mostly uphill today through the beautiful landscapes to arrive at the last settlement of the trek, Budha Krodh(2,700 m). You will only see buffalo sheds beyond this place. BLD. Tea house.

Day 04Trek to Bhitachhina(3667 m)-7 hrsAfter breakfast, resume your walk through dense forest. Since this day will take you to high altitude, you are advised to walk slowly and gradually. Passing through grasslands, you arrive at Bhitachhina for the night stop. BLD. Camping.

Day 05Trek to Tribeni(3870 m)-4 hrs This day, you will walk uphill via big grasslands, waterfalls and murmuring streams to arrive at Tribeni, a place of religious significance. During major festivals, this place is cramped with thousands of tents. BLD. Camping

Day 06Trek to Badimalika temple(4214 m)-5 hrs Normally people take holy bathe in the nearby rivers early in the morning and walk toward the Badimalika temple or you can just hike straight up to the temple. BLD. Camping.

Day 07Trek to Dhalpuri Pokhari(2556 m)-6 hrsThis day you will go through Dharmaghar and to Dhalpuri Pokhari for the night stop. BLD. Camping.

Day 08Trek to Bhansainkharka(2480 m)-7 hrs A long walk today to get all the way to Bhansainkharka passing from Lamagada and Mourya. BLD. Camping.

Day 09Trek to Laskechaur(2450 m)-5 hrs Trek through another amazing landscapes in this beautiful day to arrive at Laskechaur. BLD. Camping.

Day 10Trek to Khaptad National Park-5 hrs The trek passes through the dense forests this day. Walking gradually through the grasslands for few hours we will arrive at the headquarter of Khaptad National Park.

BLD. Camping.

Day 11Excursions around Khaptad National Park Rest and the exploration day. Feel the amazing spirits of the forests and enjoy the varieties of floras and faunas.

BLD. Guest House.

Day 12Trek to Silgadhi(1340 m)- 5 hrsYou will walk this day all the way to Silgadhi, the headquarter town of Doti.

BLD. Hotel.

Day 13Fly to KathmanduThe last day of the ultimate journey to the awesome Badimalika temple when you'll have a flight back to Kathmandu or to your next destination.

Trip Note

The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case. The whole trip is customizable and can be extended to any period of time so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.

Extension trip at Pokhara and beyond:

If you want to extend your trip, you can do one or more of  the followings; Para Gliding-Zip Flyer- Rafting at (Seti River, Kaligandaki River, Trisuli River, etc)-Bungy jumping, Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park-Sightseeing tour- short hike to Buddhist Peace Stupa and Sarangkot hilltop and many more.

 

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