Khaptad National Park (225 sq Km) is an isolated massif reaching 3100m; it lies in far western Nepal south of the main Himalayan chain. Beautiful oak and rhododendron forests cover the slopes and the rolling plateau on top consists of coniferous forests interspersed with grasslands. There is an interesting variety of bird species present, including the satyr tragopan pheasant and great parrotbill. The meadows are covered in a mass of flowers in spring and summer. Khaptad is nationally renowned for its medicinal herbs.
The park boasts of 224 species of medicinal herbs and 270 species of birds. The common bird species in the national park are Impheyan pheasant, partridges, flycatchers, bulbuls, cuckoos and eagles. Animals found in the park are barking deer, wild boar, ghoral, Himalayan black bear, yellow throated marten, rhesus monkey and langur monkey. National park also offers pilgrimage at Tribeni on the way to its headquarters. There are several historical temples surrounding this area and an annual celebration of Ganga Dashhara is held here on jestha purnima.