The tourist attractions of the area with the crystal clear water, the river that emerges from the glaciers, snowcapped mountains, lakes, adventures, diverse culture and wildlife of the province 5, 6 & 7 that incorporates 16 districts of 3 Provinces. Dolpa, Humla, Jumla, Kalikot & Mugu district from Karnali Province, Banke & Bardiya from Province 5 and similarly, Doti, Dadeldhura, Darchula, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi, Achham, Kailali & Kanchanpur from Sudur Paschim Province. collectively represents Wild West Nepal.
The concept of Wildwest Nepal was introduced by Raaika Tours and Treks for the promotion of different tourist destination, preservation of the wildlife, conservation of the local culture by branding, marketing with the concept of conservation, promotion and utilization for the benefit of local people of the region. As its name suggests, Wild West Nepal possesses many pristine places abundant in natural and cultural resources. This part of Nepal boasts the famous mystical land the Khaptad National Park, Rara Lake, the enchanting Bardiya National Park- the biggest national protected area in the lowland Terai which is also renowned for sighting endangered Royal Bengal Tiger; the Karnali River- the longest freshwater in Nepal.
The Shuklaphanta National Park- home to swamp deer and a variety of other endangered wildlife and flora and fauna species. Api & Saipal trekking and the remote magnificent Humla which is the gateway to the sacred mountain Kailash Parbat and the spectacular Dolpo region.
The Rara Lake (largest lake in the country) changes colour multiple of times throughout the day- a scenic beauty which is just magical. The main feature of Rara National Park, The Rara Lake is seated at an altitude of 2,990m above the sea level. This alluring lake is a delight to one and all and the trek to this region offers an amazing glimpse of the Himalayas, the rich flora and fauna also offering a beautiful glimpse of the majestic Himalayas and activities like horse-riding, meditation and yoga, boating, hiking and camping.
Shey-Phoksundo National Park the largest and the only Trans Himalayan national park in the country is diverse and rich in flora and fauna. The prominent feature of this park is the Phoksundo Lake (the deepest lake in the country) turquoise beauty is simply breathtaking. A popular destination for trekker the region has so much to offer with its magnificent trail.
Upper and lower Dolpo region are another hidden kingdom of Nepal. Rich in cultural diversity and the lifestyle, traditional agriculture and popular for Shamanism, Hinduism & Buddhism religious practices. The region is located between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. You can see the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route. Trekking in this region will allow you to experience the grandeur of Nepal’s rugged and remote far west region. The region is not so developed in terms of tourism prospect so, therefore, camping on the site is recommended.
Khaptad National Park in the far west is a hidden gem of the region which is equally important for the flora and fauna providing a panoramic view of the majestic snow-capped mountains Api and Saipal Range. Well renowned for Khaptad Baba’s Ashram this place is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus also an ideal place for meditation. Trekking along this national park is an extraordinary experience leaving one awestruck with the dramatic landscape inhaling the fresh mountain air.
Apart from such tourist attractions, these regions offer the newly introduced Gorilla Trail, Gateway to Kailash Manasarovar, Simikot and Limi Valley, Shey-Phoksundo Lake and Upper Dolpo, Khaptad National park, Rara-Khaptad Terk, Banke National Park, Api Namba Conservation Area, Api and Saipal mountains. Trekking in this region is a bliss allowing one to encounter the beautiful Himalayas, a wide range of diverse landscape, home to endangered species and the fascinating lifestyle of the indigenous people living in the region.
Simikot and Limi Valley trek the valley from where the longest River Karnali flows from the border of China, Hilsa where the valley starts from the west. A beautiful landscape, spectacular view, traditional farmland, monasteries, and many more. Trekking in the region would be a great opportunity for all, where trekker can experience an amazing moment. Once a forbidden kingdom now opens to all. The spectacular view of Nepal’s Himalayas such as Saipal (7031 m), Api, Kanjirowa, Kanti, Byas Rishi, Gorakh Himalayas would be more profound and the great view of sacred Himalaya across the border, Mt. Kailash is outstandingly mesmerizing.
Banke and Bardia National Park located at the Terai belt is equally alluring offering a great deal of adventure. Banke National Park is the youngest National Park of the country and is well recognized as “Gift to the country”. Located in the Terai belt of the Midwestern Region, endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger is protected in the region. Well known for Hyenna and the national park is abundant in flora and fauna.
Bardia National Park – the most undisturbed national park in Nepal’s Terai is the home to endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger and One-horned rhinoceros. Dolphin watch in the Karnali River also adds beauty to this place.
These national parks in the low land are popular for Jungle safari, Bird watching, Research bringing one closer to nature. It offers superlative scenery setting it apart from others.
It also caters to a wide range of Adventure activities from Rafting at Karnali River- the longest freshwater River to fishing, kayaking, Guerrilla Trail, Dolphin excursion and many more. Jeep drive on the Karnali Highway also offers adventure seekers and nature lovers a real adventure experience.
For the wildlife enthusiast, Shuklaphanta National Park and the Bardiya National Park gives the visitor the immense pleasure amid the Jungle. Tiger spotting could be very adventurous.
Wild West is the complete package including, trekking to the virgin mountains, beautiful hidden landscape, lakes, jungles safaris, culture and food. One can have a unique lifetime experience. Wild West Nepal is very nearer from Delhi, India, only 343 kilometers away from Delhi, there lies a western border of Nepal. 8 hours’ drive will take you to Nepal and if you are already in India and you are non-Indians then you can extend your tour to Nepal and can obtain visa in the border. It is costly to visit Kathmandu and then to Wild West Nepal. So, therefore instead of travelling to Kathmandu, you can travel directly to Delhi and then to Western Nepal. Thus, it will save time and money.
Wild West Nepal- Paradise Yet To Be Explored!