- Historic sightseeing in Kathmandu listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Historic Amargadhi Fort at Dadeldhura besides stunning nature.
- Magnificent view of Mt. Api and Mt. Saipal.
- Witnessing the delightful Dhawalpur Lake along with the valley view.
- Sacred Badimalika, Natyeshwori, and Silgadhi Temple Visit.
- Attractive landscapes, waterfalls, green forests, and murmuring streams.
Badimalika trek is one of the best and most unexplored treks in west Nepal. Badimalika trek is one of the best treks in west Nepal providing an experience of high passes, ethnic villages, astonishing natural beauty, spiritual experience, the lifestyle of locals, green hills, white Himalayas, remote natural campsite, wilderness trail, and landscape of the pristine part of Nepal. Badimalika Temple, located in the Bajura district of Seti Zone, is dedicated to Bhagwati.
It is not only a religious trek but also there are many beautiful places with so much to explore in a natural and cultural sense. The major highlight of the trail is a visit to the temple of Badimalika which lies on a hillock. Meanwhile, the Api and Saipal mountain ranges add extra beauty to this trek. Badimalika Trek can also be done by combining with Khaptad National Park Trek. There are altogether 12 National Parks in Nepal and Badimalika lies in Khaptad National Park.
Badimalika Temple is one of the major temples of Nepal that is located at an elevation of 4,200 meters above sea level. Local tea houses and lodges are available on the lower parts of the trek. But during the upper part of the trek, there are no human settlement areas and trekkers have to carry their own food and tented camps for accommodation. With the help of our Badimalika Trek Itinerary and expert trekking leader, you will be exploring this untouched area with proper planning. In addition, marvelous views of the Api and Saipal can also be seen during the trek. If you wish to go for Api Saipai Trek we would be more than happy to arrange it for you.
Badimalika trekking itinerary is flexible and you can also add some other popular trekking destinations around the area if you wish to. The most popular trek that can be done by combining with the Badimalika Trek is Khaptad National Park Trek. Khaptad National Park is one of the smallest National Parks in Nepal. The total area of Khaptad National Park is 225 square kilometers. But about 567 species of flora, 23 mammals, 287 birds, and 23 species of amphibians and reptiles have been recorded inside the Khaptad National Park. Not only that, but Khaptad National Park is also the home of the renowned spiritual saint Khaptad Baba.
One can relax oneself while taking in the breathtaking views of mountains and greenery. Breathe in the crystal clear alpine air, and bask in the warm sunshine at the foot of inspiring mountains. The trail to Badimalika is open throughout the year. But only in winter heavy snowfall can affect trekking. Badimalika trek is one of the most difficult levels of a trek in the western part of Nepal.
Best Time to visit Badimalika Temple
BadiMalika Trek can be done all around the year but the Autumn season of the year is regarded as the best time. During the months of September, October, and November the sky is clear and the temperature is also warm during the days. Meanwhile, the mornings and the nights are chilled, and amazing views of the landscapes can be seen during the high visibility. This season of the year is also the best time for peak climbing in Nepal. Many adventure seekers from different parts of the globe visit Nepal during these months for trekking and mountaineering purposes mainly.
Spring is another best time for the Badimalika Trek in Nepal i.e. March, April, and May months. These months are also seen as the time for the flowers and you can witness mother nature spreading her wings and offering us amazing views throughout the trek. Blooming rhododendrons can be seen during the trek. Similarly, eye-appealing views of the blooming wildflowers can also be seen around the Khaptad National Park.
Summary of Badimalika Trek
The journey begins with a flight to Dhangadhi, also known as the business and tourist center of the far-western region of Nepal. A drive of around 4 hours via Godavari will take you to Dadeldhura situated at an elevation of 2,000 meters. The famous Ugratara temple and historical places like Amargadhi Fort and Alital are the major tourist attractions in Dadeldhura. The place offers breathtaking views of the Api and Saipal mountains as well as surrounding hills. The second day of the drive will take you to Jadang situated at an elevation of 3,827 meters above sea level. It is also the trek starting point.
Budha Krodh is a beautiful place with attractive landscapes, waterfalls, green forests, and murmuring streams. The place is home to different species of flora and fauna. You will pass through a big grassland to reach Bhito. Marvelous views of the Api and Saipal can be seen from here. Triveni is a place of great religious significance. This small place is cramped with around 1,500 tents during major festivals like Janai Purnima. The people performing religious activity bathe in the nearby river and then head towards the temple to worship. It might be one of the best ways to preserve the culture of this place.
Dhawalpur Lake is a very beautiful lake located amidst a dense forest. Located at an elevation of 2,556 meters, Dhawalpur lake is spread over 500 sq meters. Lamagadh lies at an elevation of 2,195 meters above sea level and amazing views of the Bajura district can be seen from this place. Silgadhi is the district headquarter of the Bajura district. Shaileshwori Temple dedicated to Shiva and Parvati is the main highlight of this place. You will take a drive to reach Dhangadi and a flight back to Kathmandu from Dhangadhi.
Every year, on the occasion of Janai Purnima and Ganga Dashara, the temple gets a large number of visitors. Devotees from both Nepal and India gathered here as there is a grand celebration. Badi Malika trek is a trek with some difficulties and adventures. Despite all the difficulties, many devotees still go to the temple with the hope to fulfil their wishes and seek blessings from the goddess. As the trail is new and there are no signposts or other infrastructure a local guide is a must to visit this trail filled with amazing views of the Api and Saipal mountain ranges.
Bajura district is rich in terms of the culture and traditions of the local people. They perform different dances like Deuda, Bhuwo, Hudkeuli, Thadi, and so on according to Hindu mythology, While lord Shiva wandered about frantically carrying his wife Sati’s dead body, her body parts started to decay and fall into different places and in this process, her left shoulder fell in Mallagiri Mountain. The maximum altitude climb along this route is 4200m.
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Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you on the details of your trek program. If your arrival is late after 5 PM we will meet the next morning during breakfast.
Extra activity that you can participate in Badimalika Trek let us know your preference in advance so we can schedule the program accordingly and book as needed.
- Everest Mountain Flight (It is a 1-hour flight (scheduled at 6:30 AM) with a breathtaking view of the mountain range.) (USD 250 PP)
- Gosaikunda Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu. (USD 400 PP)
- Everest Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu with Kala Patthar Landing. (USD 1100 PP)
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Prepratation
At 09:00 AM: Have Breakfast and get ready for your full day sightseeing. Start with Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) and explore the ancient buildings that are perfectly preserved. Kathmandu durbar square is one of the most popular places to visit in Kathmandu as it is a cluster of incredible ancient buildings and monuments that includes temples and other intricate designs and architecture. Swayambhunath stupa is also known as the Monkey temple. These are three major Buddhist sites that have immense importance in Buddhist culture. From here, you get a birds-eye view of the entire Kathmandu city. It is a perfect place for meditation as the atmosphere is relaxed, peaceful, and refreshing, with phenomenal sights. You can meditate here for a while if you wish to.
And Pashupatinath Temple, after you finish the sightseeing. After visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, pay a visit to the ancient Buddhist complex. Last but not least, visit Boudhanath stupa, where you will be welcomed by the divine smell of incense and the calm chanting of monks. Along with the beautiful sight, you will also feel the calming aura surrounding you. This day tour is a feast for your eyes and your soul. Boudhanath Stupa is decorated with colorful prayer flags that hold spiritual meaning and peace. Besides sightseeing, you can do the required shopping for your trek near your hotel in the Thamel area. End your day with a delicious meal on the way back to your hotel.
Fly to Dhangadhi, Drive to Dadeldhura
At 07:00 AM: Have your breakfast at your respectful hotel in Kathmandu and get ready for your exciting journey towards Badimalika Trek, you will take a domestic flight to Dhangadhi (Flight duration 2 hours 30 mins). Your transportation will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the domestic airport terminal.
From Dhangadhi, a drive of around 4 hours via the Godavari will take you to Dadeldhura. Dadeldhura is known for its unique culture and tradition. The famous Ugratara temple and historical places like Amargadhi Fort and Alital are the major tourist attractions in Dadeldhura. The area is surrounded by hills and you can see breathtaking views of mountains like Api and Saipal.
Drive to Jadanga
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will begin our drive to Sanfe of Achham. It will take about 4 hours to reach sanfe. Sanfe is a beautiful town with good hotels and restaurants. Two roads start from here – one to Martdai of Bajura and the other to Mangalsen – the district headquarters of Achham. You will take the first road which passes along the Budhi Gandaki River. A drive of around three hours will take you to Jadanga from Sanfe.
Trek to Budha Krodh
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will start your trek towards Budha Krodh. You will walk uphill through the beautiful landscape and arrive at the last settlement of the trail. Budha Krodh is a beautiful place with attractive landscapes, waterfalls, green forests and murmuring streams. The place is home to different species of flora and fauna. Buffalo sheds is the thing you will see beyond this place.
Trek to Bhito
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will resume your walk through dense forest. You can buy buffalo milk and curd from local herders. The trail climbs up reaching the altitude of 3,800 meters. From here, the trail passes through big grasslands brightened with colourful flowers. A walk of around three hours after lunch will take you to a place named Bhito. Accommodation is in tented camp.
Trek to Triveni
At 07:00 AM: You will start our uphill walk after breakfast. You can see big grasslands, waterfalls and murmuring streams on the way. After a walk of around five hours, we reach Triveni. Triveni is a place of great religious significance. This small place is cramped with around 1,500 tents during major festivals like Janai Poornima. People take holy baths in the nearby rivers early in the morning and walk toward the Badimalika temple. Accommodation is in a tent.
Acclimatization in Treveni
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, we will explore around Tribeni. A walk of about an hour from Triveni will take you to a place called Khetibeti from where the Badimalika hill can be seen. Here you can see plants resembling paddy growing naturally. According to myths, birds sow seeds of these plants. People believe that the plant brings good luck to whoever gets it. Accommodation is in a tent.
Trek to Badimalika
At 07:00 AM: Badimalika is one of the major temples in Nepal with a myth connected to it. The people performing religious activity bathe in the nearby river and then heads towards the temple to worship. It might be one of the best ways to preserve the culture of this place. But if you want you can go straight to the temple, you can also do so. Here, you will visit the temple and witness stunning views of the mountains shining in front of you, if the weather is clean. Overnight at camp.
Trek to Dhawalpur Lake
At 06:00 AM: You will wake up early to enjoy the view of Api and Saipal mountains glittering in the morning sun. Standing above the clouds atop the Badimalika hill, one feels like standing at the highest point on earth. Pilgrims have a strong belief that Goddess Badimalika fulfils all their wishes. After lunch, you will start descending toward ‘Dhawalpur Lake’. Dhawalpur Lake is a very beautiful lake located amidst a dense forest. Situated at an altitude of 2556 meters, the lake is spread over 500 sq meters. Overnight at Camp.
Trek to Lamagadh
At 07:00 AM: A walk of about three hours from Dhawalpur Lake will take you to the famous Natyashwori temple. It is believed that one must visit the Natyashwori temple after visiting Badimalika. A walk of about half an hour from Natyashwori will take you to our final destination for today, Lamagadh. One can enjoy beautiful views of different landmarks in Bajura from Lamagadh.
Trek to Silgadhi
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will begin your journey toward Mourya. On the way, you can see the confluence of the Budhiganga and Malagadh rivers. The place is a popular stopover for visitors because of its natural beauty. we head toward Silgadhi the district headquarters of Doti. While in Silgadhi, travellers must visit the famous Shaileshwari Temple which is highly revered by Hindus.
Drive to Dhangadhi
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast at Silgadhi, you will head toward Dadeldhura for lunch and then to Dhangadhi for the night. Dhangadhi has quality hotels where one can unwind after an exhausting journey. (You can Add Suklaphanta National Park and Khaptad National Park too in your itinerary.)
Fly to Kathmandu
At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, you will take a flight from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu. Once again, you can enjoy the mountain view. You will get shopping time in Kathmandu and you will have a farewell Nepali dinner together.
You will be free until your flight time, we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How difficult is Badimalika trek?
This is a difficult level of the trek. One must walk uphill during the trek time. A physically fit, mentally calm and person having previous trekking experience can complete the trek easily.
Can I travel to Bajrura from Kathmandu directly by flight?
There are no direct flights or connections from Kathmandu to Bajura as Bajura lies in Far-wester Nepal. However, you can catch a flight to Dhangadi, Surkhet, or Nepalgunj and travel to Bajura by driving and trekking.
What is the elevation of Badimalika and what is Badimalika famous for?
Badimalika is elevated at an elevation of 3,800m above sea level in the mountainous district in far-western Nepal in Bajura District. Badimalika is famous for various things like a religious pilgrimage site dedicated to Hindu Deity Kali, lush green pasture lands, untouched natural beauty, and a unique trekking route.
What should I pack for Badimalika Trek?
While traveling to a new place you should be mindful of what you chose to carry. During the trek, we recommend making your baggage lighter as you can. Check out the Trekking gear checklist for more information on what to carry and what not to.
Is it best to buy equipment on arrival in Kathmandu or should we purchase it before we arrive?
If you prefer branded equipment it's better to bring them by yourself as they will cost more in Nepal but if you are okay with local brands you can purchase them here in Kathmandu/Thamel. You will get enough time and gear shops for your equipment purchase.
What kind of foods will be served as per the meal inclusion?
In Urban cities like Kathmandu, you will be served a variety of breakfast options. However, in the higher elevations during the trek, you will take the taste of local cuisine which is mostly Thakali food and for breakfast limited options are available. Some available foods are eggs, fresh seasonal veggies, salads, apple pies, pancakes, Dalbhat, bread, soups, and meat (depending on availability). In developed areas, you can try food from the A-la-carte menu and try a wide range of food options.
- All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
- Private transfer (Dhangadhi - Dadeldhura - Jadanga - Dhangadhi) as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Two Way Flight (Dhangadhi/Kathmandu) as mentioned in the itinerary.
- 2 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
- Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
- Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
- All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
- English speaking licensed trek guide.
- Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
- Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
- One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
- All government and local taxes.
- Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.
- Personal expenses.
- Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
- International flight ticket.
- Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
- Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
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