Trip Duration 12 Days
Group Size 1-16 Pax
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Hard
Best Season All Season
Accommodation Teahouse/camping during the trek
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
Transportation Domestic flight (KTM-Dhangadi-KTM) & Public Bus (Dadeldhura-Jadanga & Silgadhi-Dhangadhi)
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Trip Introduction

Overview of Badimalika Trek

In the central region of Nepal, where the awe-inspiring Himalayas stand tall as guardians of age-old mysteries, there exists a less frequented pathway. You will explore a path that not many people have taken. There are a lot of amazing things just waiting to be discovered. The Badimalika Trek goes beyond just exploring and takes you deep into the heart of the Western Nepal Himalayas.

Khaptad National Park was established in 1984 and provides an excellent opportunity to explore the trails of the Khaptad Valley. This region showcases some of the finest natural landscapes. The primary attraction of this trek is the Badimalika Temple and hills covered in green carpets. Badimalika Temple is resting atop a hill at an elevation of 4,460 meters in the Triveni municipality of the Bajura district.

Nepalese come here to celebrate the Janai Purnima Festival in August. During the Badimalika Trek, you will have the opportunity to observe leopards, bears, musk deer, and other rare species.

As one travels towards the Badimalika temple through dense subtropical bamboo forests. You might encounter 270 species of magnificent birds. This auspicious day of Janai Purnima attracts thousands of individuals from various regions of the country, including devotees from neighboring regions.

On the way to Badimalika Trek
On the way to Badimalika Trek

History of Badimalika

The Badimalika region is located in the southeastern part of Bajura district. It is known for its religious significance and natural beauty, including Himalayan peaks, forests, pastureland, and diverse settlements. The area is still relatively untouched for sightseeing, recreation, and trekking.

According to Hindu mythology, the Badimalika Temple in Nepal was established after Sati Devi confronted her father. Daksha Prajapati excluded her husband, Mahadev, from a Yagya ceremony. Daksha Prajapati insulted Mahadev and Sati Devi committed suicide by jumping into the Yagya fire. Mahadev sent Birbhadra and Bhoot Gana to kill Daksha Prajapati and destroy the Yagya.

The Badimalika Temple is a major Hindu temple in the Bajura district of Nepal’s Sudurpashchim Province. It is dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati and is served by two priests, one from Kalikot and the other from Bajura. The architecture of the temple is traditional Nepali pagoda style, with complex wood carvings and sculptures. The temple complex also includes smaller shrines and holy ponds. The major celebration of Badimalika Temple is the Malika Chaturdashi festival.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Badimalika Trek

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Lunch, Dinner

Get ready for your thrilling journey towards Badimalika Trek by having breakfast at your respectable hotel in Kathmandu. After that, you will board a domestic flight to Dhangadhi. It will take approximately two hours and thirty minutes depending on the flight duration.

The drive from Dhangadi to Dadeldhura will take approximately four hours if you choose the Godavari River. The culture and traditions of Dadeldhura are well-known for their distinctiveness. The most popular tourist destinations in Dadeldhura are the well-known Ugratara temple as well as historical sites such as Amargadhi Fort and Alital. There are amazing views of mountains such as Api and Saipal, which can be seen from this location.

Bus 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We shall start our journey to Sanfe of Achham after you have finished your breakfast with us. The trip to Sanfe will take approximately four hours to complete. Sanfe is a lovely town that is home to a number of excellent hotels and dining establishments.

There are two routes that begin from this location: one leads to Martdai of Bajura, while the other leads to Mangalsen, which is the district headquarters of Achham. Continue along the Budhi Gandaki River by using the first road that you come across. It will take you around three hours to travel from Sanfe to Jadanga because of the distance.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will begin your journey towards Budha Krodh after you have finished your meal. As you make your way uphill through the breathtaking scenery, you will eventually reach the final village the trek has to offer. Budha Krodh is a stunning location that features picturesque scenery, waterfalls, verdant forests, and running streams that make a soothing sound. The location is home to a wide variety of plant and animal plant and animal species. In the direction of this location, you will observe something called buffalo sheds.

Trekking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will continue your Badimalika Trek by passing through the thick forest when you have finished eating breakfast. It is possible to purchase buffalo milk and curd from the shepherds in the area. To reach an elevation of 3,800 meters, the trail makes a steep ascent. Beginning at this point, the path travels across expansive grasslands that are decorated with vibrant wildflowers. Bhito is the name of the location that can be reached by foot approximately three hours after lunch. The accommodations are provided in a tent camp.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After you have finished eating breakfast, you will begin your hike uphill. You will be able to observe open grasslands, waterfalls, and streams that are murmuring along the road. You will be walking for around five hours to reach Triveni. During big festivals like Janai Poornima, this little space is crowded with approximately 1,500 tents. People walk toward the Badimalika temple after taking holy baths at an early hour in the morning. The rivers are located close to this location. There is a tent available for lodging.

Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will do some sightseeing in the Tribeni area after the early morning breakfast. The Badimalika hill may be seen from a location known as Khetibeti, which is one of the places that can be reached by foot from Triveni. The hike will take around one hour. Paddy-like plants can be seen growing in this area if you look closely enough. The seeds of these plants are said to have been planted by birds, according to the myths. People have the belief that whoever obtains the plant will reap the benefits of good fortune. There is a tent available for lodging.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There is a myth that is associated with Badimalika Trek, which is one of the most important temples in Nepal. The people who are celebrating the religious activity first take a bath in the river that is located nearby. After the holy dip, they proceed to the temple to worship. This may be one of the most effective strategies to maintain the culture of this location.

In addition, you have the option of going right to the temple if that is what you desire to do. You will be able to visit the temple and take in breathtaking views of the mountains that are shining in front of you. Camp to spend the night.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will get up early to take in the breathtaking panorama of the Api and Saipal mountains as they sparkle in the early morning sun. You will stand on the Badimalika hill which is located above the clouds. This gives one the impression that they are standing at the highest point on the planet. There is a well-established belief among pilgrims that the Goddess Badimalika grants all of their desires.

You will begin your descent toward ‘Dhawalpur Lake’ when lunch has been finished. In a thick forest is where you’ll find the breathtakingly Dhawalpur Lake. In addition to being located at an elevation of 2556 meters, the lake encompasses an area of 500 square meters. Camp for the night stay.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There is a well-known temple called Natyashwori that can be reached by foot from Dhawalpur Lake in around three hours. Following the Badimalika trek, it is thought that every individual must go to the Natyashwori temple. The last place we will see today is Lamagadh, which can be reached by foot from Natyashwori in around half an hour. One can take in breathtaking panoramas of the several Bajura landmarks while in Lamagadh.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will start your trek toward Mourya after you have finished eating breakfast. You will be able to observe the point where the Budhiganga and Malagadh rivers meet again during the trek. This location is a well-liked destination for tourists due to the natural beauty that it offers. Doti’s district headquarters is located in Silgadhi, which we are heading toward. You can pay a visit to the well-known Shaileshwari Temple, which is held in extremely high respect by Hindus.

Bus 3-3.30 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, you will have breakfast at Silgadhi. Then you will travel to Dadeldhura for lunch, and finally, you will spend the night at Dhangadhi. You can relax and unwind at one of the high-quality hotels in Dhangadhi after a long and hard journey. Suklaphanta National Park and Khaptad National Park are also optional additions to your itinerary that you can include.

Flight 1-1:15 hrs
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Dhangadhi, you will board a flight to Kathmandu after you have had your breakfast. You are once again able to take pleasure in the mountain scenery and end your Badimalika Trek. During your time in Kathmandu, you will have the opportunity to go shopping, and you will also share a Nepali meal together.

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What's Included?

  • Domestic flight from KTM-Dhangadi-KTM
  • Public transportation from Dadeldhura-Jadanga & Silgadhi-Dhangadhi
  • TIMS Cards Expenses
  • Khaptad National Park Entry Fee
  • Experienced Himalayan trek guide for 12 days
  • One porter for two of you for trekking for 11 days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter)
  • Basic yet comfortable accommodation for 11 nights in a teahouse/tent as per itinerary.
  • Staff insurance
  • 11 x set breakfast, 11 x set lunch and 11 x set dinner while on the trek
  • Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
  • General first aid medicine kit

What's Excluded?

  • International Flight Fare
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu is available since there are many possibilities.
  • Personnel expenses of any kind
  • Any Travel Insurance
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances that may lead to a change in itinerary.
  • Tips for any staff and guide
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above


  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Duffle bag during the trek
Good to Know

Essential Information - Badimalika Trek

How long is the Badimalika trek?

This Badimalika trek is  5 to 15-day long trek. The Badimalika trek offers a range of options in terms of duration, making it suitable for different levels of trekkers. The duration and distance can vary depending on the specific route taken and the trekker’s pace. This trek is known for its challenging terrain, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural experiences, making it a rewarding adventure

Several factors can significantly influence the duration of the Badimalika trek. Trekkers with higher levels of physical fitness can cover longer distances each day. Experienced trekkers who are familiar with the demands of mountainous terrain can move more efficiently. Unexpected weather changes, such as sudden rainstorms or high winds, will slow down progress.

Ascending too quickly can lead to altitude sickness, requiring extra rest days for acclimatization. Spending time in villages, interacting with local communities, and participating in cultural activities can enrich the trekking experience but require additional days. Those who enjoy taking photos, relaxing in nature, or simply savoring the journey will likely take longer to complete the trek.

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Which season is best for Badimalika Trek?

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best seasons for Badimalika Trek. Here’s why each season can be considered the best for visiting Badimalika:

Spring (March to May)

  • Blooming Rhododendrons: The trails and hillsides are adorned with colorful rhododendron blooms, creating a picturesque landscape.
  • Mild Weather: The temperatures are moderate, making it comfortable for trekking and outdoor activities.
  • Clear Views: The skies are usually clear, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Summer (June to August)

  • Lush Greenery: The monsoon rains transform the region into a lush, green paradise, with vibrant vegetation and flowing waterfalls.
  • Festival Season: The Badimalika festival, a significant cultural and religious event, occurs in August, attracting pilgrims and providing a unique cultural experience.
  • Solitude and Tranquility: Fewer tourists visit during the monsoon, offering a more peaceful and solitary trekking experience.

Autumn (September to November)

  • Post-Monsoon Clarity: The skies clear up after the monsoon, providing some of the best views of the Himalayas.
    Stable Weather: This season offers stable and pleasant weather, ideal for trekking and exploration.
  • Rich Harvests: The local communities harvest their crops, adding a cultural and agricultural richness to the experience.

Winter (December to February)

  • Snow-Capped Scenery: The landscape is blanketed in snow, creating a magical winter wonderland.
  • Fewer Crowds: The off-season for tourists means fewer people on the trails, offering a more serene experience.
  • Adventure: For those who enjoy cold weather and snow trekking, winter provides a unique and challenging adventure.

Each season during the Badimalika trek has its own unique charm, offering diverse experiences that can cater to different preferences and interests.

How to reach Badimalika Trek Bajura?

Badimalika Temple

The Badimalika Trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi, a major city situated in the far western region of Nepal. Setting off on a journey from Dhangadhi, you’ll find yourself driving towards the enchanting town of Dadeldhura. This hidden gem is renowned for its lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes that are sure to captivate any traveler. For your upcoming trekking adventure, the next leg will take you on a scenic drive from Dadeldhura to Jadanga, the starting point of your journey.

Start on an unforgettable trek from Jadanga to Budha Krodh, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of rugged terrains and vibrant landscapes. As you journey from Budha Krodh to Bhito, you’ll be fascinated by the awe-inspiring vistas and tranquil beauty of the surrounding nature. Continuing from Bhito, you start on a journey to Triveni.

At last, starting from Triveni, you begin the final part of your journey to reach the sacred destination of Badimalika. It is famous for its breathtaking views and deep spiritual meaning.

What is Badimalika famous for?

Badimalika holds immense religious, cultural, and natural importance. This sacred temple holds great significance for Hindu devotees, who gather to its sacred grounds in search of blessings, fulfillment, and spiritual growth. It is dedicated to the revered Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of the mighty Goddess Durga. Many believe that a visit to this temple can bring about prosperity, protection, and a deep sense of spiritual enlightenment.

The annual Badimalika Temple Festival, also referred to as Badimalika Jatra or Badimalika Mela, is a significant event that takes place during the Nepali month of Bhadra (August to September). This lively festival, characterized by religious ceremonies, cultural showcases, traditional dances, music, and feasts, attracts visitors from all over Nepal and nearby India.

Furthermore, the trekking route to Badimalika Temple presents awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayan landscapes, encompassing charming valleys, lush forests, and serene alpine meadows. You may soak up the breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, and tranquil atmosphere.

The temple itself is an incredible find of cultural and historical significance, showcasing the traditional Nepali pagoda-style architecture decorated with lovely wood carvings and sculptures. For centuries, this place has served as a significant hub for religious rituals and ceremonies, safeguarding the rich cultural heritage of the local communities.

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