The Khaptad National Park is a protected area in Far-West Nepal that was established in 1984. Stretching over the four districts of Bajhang, Bajura, Achham, and Doti it covers an area of 225 Sq. km. Khaptad National Park was established in 1984 on the advice of the region’s holy man Khaptad Baba. He moved to this area in the 1940s to meditate and worship. He spent about 50 years as a hermit and became a renowned spiritual saint.
Khaptad National Park consists of moorland, steep slopes, and streams. 567 species of flora have been recorded in the protected area. Vegetation types include chir pine-rhododendron forest, oak forest and Himalayan fir-hemlock-oak forest and alder forest in riverine areas. It has 23 mammals, 287 birds, and 23 amphibians and reptiles. Mammal species symbolic of the park are the leopard, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, and musk deer. Bird species symbolic of the park include the impeyan pheasant, peregrine falcon, and white-rumped vulture. The best season is autumn and spring.