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Badimalika Trek

Badimalika trek is one of the best and unexplored trek in west Nepal.

Badimalika Trek is one of the best treks in west Nepal providing an experience of high passes, ethnic village, astonishing natural beauty, spiritual experience, the lifestyle of locals, green hills, white Himalaya, remote natural campsite, wilderness trail and landscape of the pristine part of Nepal. Badimalika Temple, located in 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 naturally and culturally. The major highlight of the trail is a visit to the temple of Badimalika which lies on a hillock. Meanwhile, Api and Saipal mountain ranges adds extra beauty to this trek. Badimalika Trek can also be done by combining with Khaptad National Park Trek. 

Badimalika Temple is one of the major temples of Nepal that is located at an elevation of 4,200 meters above sea level. Situated at such a high altitude sickness is one of the major problems during the Badimalika Trek. 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 the 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, marvellous views of the Api and Saipal can also be seen during the trek. 

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Trip Facts

duration Duration 15 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Difficult
trip-difficulty Highest Point 4200m
Average Group Size 8-12
trip-code Trip Code BMTAH
trip-code Area Western Nepal
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation Tea Houses
trip-meals Meals As mentioned in the itinerary
transportation Transportation On private basis

Trip Highlights

    • Historic Amargadhi Fort at Dadeldhura.
    • Magnificent view of Mt. Api and Mt. Saipal.
    • Witnessing the delightful Dhawalpur Lake.
    • Breathtaking View of the Himalayas During Flight.
    • Sacred Badimalika, Natyeshwori and Silgadhi Temple Visit.
    • Attractive landscapes, waterfalls, green forests and murmuring streams.

Trip Overview

Our trekking itinerary is flexible and you can also add some other popular trekking destinations around the area. 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 of Nepal. The total area of Khaptad National Park is 225 square kilometres. 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 a 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 difficult levels of the trek in the western part of Nepal.

Best Time to visit Badimalika Temple

BadiMalika Trek can be done all round the year but Autumn season of the year is regarded as the best time for Badimalika Trek. 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 chills 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. March, April and May months are seen as the Spring season in Nepal. This month is 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 centre of the far-western region of Nepal. A drive of around 4 hours via the Godavari will take you to Dadeldhura situated at an elevation of 2,000 meters. The famous Ugratara temple, historical places like Amargadhi Fort and Alital are the major tourist attractions in Dadeldhura. The place offers breathtaking views of 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. Marvellous 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 heads 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 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. 

Badimalika Temple

Every year, on an 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 adventure. In spite of 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 and other infrastructure a local guide is a must to visit this trial filled with amazing views of the Api and Saipal mountain ranges.

Bajura district is rich in terms of culture and traditions of 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.

If our trip itinerary doesn’t suit your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary then feel free to inbox us. We want our valuable guests to enjoy their travel according to their needs and wills. We provide a variety of packages for student group/family group/corporate team and many more. Every travel package is different according to the group size and the demand of the guests. We are also more than happy if you combine it with any travel plans, please let us know and we’ll create a tailor-made itinerary, designed especially for your travel group.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu Arrival

Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.

duration Duration 30 Minutes
duration Distance 10Km
ascent Ascent 1350m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Kathmandu Eco Home
transportation Transportation On private basis
Day 02

Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Prepratation

At 10:00 AM: You will visit for a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Besides sightseeing, you can do the required shopping for your trek.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
trip-accomodation Accomodation Kathmandu Eco Home
trip-meals Meals B
transportation Transportation On private basis
Day 03

Fly to Dhangadhi, Drive to Dadeldhura

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, we take a flight to Dhangadhi. 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, 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.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
ascent Ascent 1745m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
transportation Transportation On private basis
Day 04

Drive to Jadanga

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, we 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. We take the first road which passes along the Budhi Gandaki River. A drive of around three hours will take you to Jadanga from Sanfe.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
ascent Ascent 1825m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
transportation Transportation On private basis
Day 05

Trek to Budha Krodh

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, we will start our trek towards Budha Krodh. We walk uphill through 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.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
ascent Ascent 2700m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Tea House
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
transportation Transportation On private basis
Day 06

Trek to Bhito

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, we 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.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
ascent Ascent 3400m
trip-accomodation Accomodation camping Tent
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
Day 07

Trek to Triveni

At 07:00 AM: we 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 bath in the nearby rivers early in the morning and walk toward the Badimalika temple. Accommodation is in a tent.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
ascent Ascent 3870m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Camping Tent
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
Day 08

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.

trip-accomodation Accomodation Camping Tent
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
Day 09

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, we visit the temple and witness stunning views of the mountains shining in front of us if the weather is clean. Overnight at camp.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
ascent Ascent 4200m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Camping Tent
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
Day 10

Trek to Dhawalpur Lake

At 06:00 AM: We 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, we 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.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
descent Descent 2555m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Camping Tent
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
Day 11

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 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.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
descent Descent 2195m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Camping Tent
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
Day 12

Trek to Silgadhi

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast, we begin our journey toward Mourya. On the way, you can see the confluence of 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.

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
descent Descent 1010m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Tea House
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
Day 13

Drive to Dhangadhi

At 07:00 AM: After breakfast at Silgadhi, we 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.)

duration Duration 6-8 Hours
descent Descent 110m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Local Lodge
trip-meals Meals B,L,D
transportation Transportation On private basis
Day 14

Fly to Kathmandu

At 07:00 AM:  After breakfast we will take a flight from Dhangadhi to Kathmandu. Once again, you can enjoy the mountain view. You will get shopping time in Kathmandu and we will have a farewell Nepali dinner together.

duration Duration 3-4 Hours
ascent Ascent 1350m
trip-accomodation Accomodation Kathmandu Eco Home
trip-meals Meals B,D
transportation Transportation On private basis
Day 15

Departure

You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before your flight.

duration Duration 30 Minutes
duration Distance 10Km
trip-meals Meals B
transportation Transportation On private basis

Trip Guide

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.

Services Includes

    • 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.

Services Excludes

    • 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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