Baglung ---- Natural Beauty, Nepali Style
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Baglung district, a part of Dhawalagiri Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Baglung as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,784 km² and has a population (2001) of 268,938.
Baglung (28.27 N, 83.60 E, elev. 1020 m.) lies in the midhills of Nepal, 275 km West of Kathmandu. Baglung is the district headquarters of Baglung District and is also the zonal headquarters of Dhawalagiri Zone. Located in the middle hills on the west ofPokhara, Baglung is the headquarters of Dhaulagiri Zone. It is situated on a terrace overlooking the Kali Gandaki river which is famous for deep gorges and notorious bends. It is the trading town of quaint streets and traditional buildings where merchants from the Terai plains in the south and the hills in the north come together to barter. Inhabited by different ethnic groups, Baglung offers the most scenic view of Mount Dhaulagiri towards its north. It has recently been connected to Pokhara by a 72 km black-topped highway. On the way to Baglung, you can enjoy the picturesque view of the incredibly long range of Annapurna Himal towards north. Baglung is also a good starting point for Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve where controlled hunting of some species is allowed. The reserve is famous for the blue sheep. The trek from Baglung Bazaar to Dhorpatan takes about four days.
The town also known as Baglung Bazar is situated on a plateau overlooking the Kali Gandaki valley. It has been a quaint trading town since ancient times frequented by traders from north and south. More recently, it is visited by tourists seeking to trek to Annapurna,Dhaulagiri, Dhorpatan and Dolpo. Baglung is connected to Beni Bazar of Myagdi to the north and Kusma Bazar of Parbat which are located 13 km to the north and 12 km to the south, respectively. A well-paved but winding highway connects the town with Pokhara, 72 km to the east. Highways to connect Jomsom, Mustang, Tibet to the north, Rukum via Burtibang and Dhorpatan to the west and Sera Bazar via airport (probably will see an extension to Palpa) to the south are under construction. Baglung airport, now defunct, is located 12 km to the south of the town. This was the only connection to the outside world before completion of the highway. Above the airport is the village of Rokas (rokapala/rokathar) and on the mountain lies the famous shrine of Lord Bhairav. The latter is a long walk up the mountain through Paiyunpata (where the High school is located) taking 4-5 hours. Once at the top one has a breathtaking view of the surrounding himalayas and Kusma Bazaar. Baglung has experienced a rapid expansion after the completion of Pokhara-Baglung Highway in the mid-90s. There is now a summer road that connects Baglung to Chaura—where the airport is located.
Nepali song: Baglung ko Bazaar
There are around 25,000 inhabitants (2005) in Baglung Bazar. The district itself has a population of 268,937 (as per statistics of Nepal Government, 2001). Nepali (with accent unique to the region) is the most widely spoken language of the region. Other languages spoken include Newari, Gurung, Thakali, Tibetan and Magar.
Baglung is a multicultural and multiracial community. Majority of the population belongs to ethnic communities of Chhettri, Magar and Dalits. Smaller groups of Chantyal, Newar, Brahmin, Gurung and Thakali also live in the area. Majority of people from Baglung practiceHinduism. Other religions practiced in the area include Buddhism and Islam.
There is a Tibetan refugee camp located at Dhorpatan.
Places of interest
Very good views of Himalayas can be had from Baglung. Terraced fields, waterfalls, forests, deep gorges and caves are abundant throughout the area. The temples in and around Baglung make an excellent pilgrimage. Baglung Kalika temple (built by King Pratapi Narayan, and renovated in late 90s) is visited by thousands of pilgrims each year especially during the festivals of Dashain andChaitre Dashain. Trekking, biking, and rafting make it an ideal location for thrill seekers. Baglung is also the vantage point for trekkers to Mustang, Dolpa and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Baglung has the only hunting reserve in Nepal. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is a prime habitat for blue sheep and snow leopard.
How to Reach Baglung
Daily bus services are available to Baglung from Pokhara and Kathmandu. It is 3 hours by bus from Pokhara. Nearest Airport is located in Pokhara.
There are a few standard lodges at Baglung Bazaar.
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Normally human beings move from one place to another place for pleasure, business, and pilgrimage and mostly for adventure purpose. It is usually done for the limited period of time and people visit new places and learn about new things, ideas and get information about culture, art, and lifestyle of other people living there. Likely, many people come to visit Nepal for looking natural beauty of the country. The country Nepal is full of mountains & hills. We can found various natural beauty such as lakes, rivers, caves, Mt. Everest etc lies in this country. It is landlocked country situated in between India & China. Nepal is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is a piece of heaven on the whole Earth. Nepal is blessed with its natural beauty and its natural diversities too. So, it’s called best natural places to visit Nepal before you die. In this article, we are going to show you best places to make your memorable visit Nepal.
Natural Beautiful Places to Visit Nepal
- Mount Everest
The highest mountain in the world with the height of 8848m known as Sagarmatha is situated in Nepal which is the power point to attract most of the mountain over from all around the world. It is situated in Solukhumbu district. It is the crown of Nepal which is climbed by most of the people all around the world. Many people come to visit Nepal in order to climb this mountain. There are many other base camps for this mountain which are reached from Lukla passing the Namche Bazaar.
The renowned place of Nepal Lumbini is the born place of Lord Gautam Buddha who was born in Lumbini in 563 BC. He was the son of King Suddhodhana and Queen Maya of the Sakya Kingdom which was located in the middle of Lumbini. The distance from the capital to Lumbini is about 230 KM. Lumbini was announced as the Foundation of world peace and pilgrimage for all those people who did peace, love. This place is located 25 km east from Kapilvastu where Lord Buddha spends his childhood and lived till he was 29 years.
This place has a number of stupas, temples including Mayadevi temple which is one of the biggest temples of Nepal named after his mothers. Along with the temples there are are many Gumba made by Chinese, Japanese, Germans, and Koreans too. The place is full of art and carving which has many sculptures too. There is a big stone pillar in the Lumbini Garden made by the Indian Emperor Ashoka which is named after him as Ashoka Pillar.
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Mustang is also called as last forbidden kingdom. It is a barren landscape which contains the little patch of fertile land. But Mustang is like an Oasis in a desert because of color field and bright lights. The living style and culture of the people living there are especially the major attraction for tourists and visitors which are interested in trekking and mountain climbing too.
- Phoksundo Lake
This lake has occupied 4.8 km long, 1.5 K.M. wide and 145 Meters depth from the sea level when measured. In the local area nearby this lake, people know this lake as “Rigmo”. It is also located in the midwestern development regions of Karnali zones of Dolpa districts in the bottom of Kanjirowa mountain. It reflects the shadow of mountain Kanjirowa and its beauty.
- Rara Lake
Rara is another biggest and deepest lakes to visit Nepal. It is also known by the name of Mahendra Daha. It occupied the area 5.2 K.M. as a length 2 K.M. as a breath and 167 meters is a depth of this lake. This biggest and deepest lake is located in Jumla and Mugu district of Karnali. It is in the south-west of the Nepal and located in midwestern development regions of Nepal. It occupied the total area of 10.4 square kilometers above the 3200 M. from the sea level. Lakes Rara reflects the shadow of mountains Kanjirowa and Sisne and beauty of it.
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- Tilicho Lake
Tilicho Lake is another famous lake of Nepal. it is the highest lake of Nepal even count in the world as the highest lake. It is located in the Manang district in the south-west of the Nepal. It is standing at 4919 M. from the sea level which shows it is the highest lake. It has occupied the largest area 4 k.m. as a length and 1.5 km as a breath. It is located in the midwestern development regions of Nepal. It shows the natural beauty of Nepal.
It is one of the famous tourist places which is surrounded by mountains especially Dhaulagiri and border by China in the north. Dolpa is popular for immaculate snowy peaks, ancient and isolated villages, rich wildlife, a pristine Buddhist monastery and wonderful lakes. It is located at upper part of Dolpa district of western parts of Nepal in Tibet. Some parts of these regions also lie in the national park Shey Phoksundo. These regions have saved the Tibetan culture. So, it’s virgin places to visit Nepal
- Gosaikunda Lake
It is a lake in Nepal which is the border with Nepal and Tibet. Some people believe and state that as this lake is Lord Shiva Lake and idol of Lord Shiva. There are many small and medium-size lake of Gosaikunda. There is also a pilgrim’s site of Hindu and buddies. This lake is located in the Rasuwa district at the altitude of 4380 meters from the sea level when measured. There are more than 108 lakes in it. These lakes froze for six months October to June in the winter.
Sarangot is famous for paragliding which lies in western parts of Gandaki zones Kaski district in Pokhara. This place is located at the altitude of 1600 m from the sea level. It is mainly renowned for Himalayan views Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna as well as down valley of Phewa lake and Pokhara city.
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- Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna base camp is one of the famous mountains in which it is said to be 10th highest mountains with the height of 8095 meters from the sea level when measured. It is the best mountains for trekking in it with it climates. We can see the shadows of this mountain in the Lake Phewa and its natural beauty when the sun rises in the morning.
- Phewa Lake
It is one of the biggest lakes of Nepal. It is located in Pokhara, Kaski district of Gandaki zone. This lake is most famous for tourist. Most of the tourist came to visit the lake and do booting in this lake. This lake shows and reflects the shadow of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains which are the famous mountains in the world and also shows the beauty of nature. It is also known as the 2nd biggest lake which has occupied the total area of 4 square K.M. in which length of 4.8 K.M. and breath as 1 K.M.
- Poon Hill
The Poon Hill is most popular for trekking. If the tourist wants to go Poon Hill trek they can choose two routes. First is Annapurna Base Camp via the Poon Hill route and second is Poon Hill Trekking only. Most of the travelers preferred the first one because you can experience the wonderful and amazing experience of Natural beauty.
- Panch Pokhari
Panch Phokari is said to be in the 9th highest altitude lake in the world. It is located in a central Himalayan region of Nepal. It has tough 3 districts Sindhulpalchok, Nuwakot, and Rasuwa of central development regions. It is also a group of 5 Hindu holy lakes of Nepal. It is situated at 41000 meters from the sea level when measured. It lies in Langtang national parks. It lies in the north of the Kathmandu valley.
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- Chitwan National Park
Chitwan national park is famous for one horn rhino, Bengal tiger, gharial crocodile, giant hornbill, elephant, and other animals. It has occupied 936 square kilometers which are located in central development regions and center parts of Nepal. It is established in 1973. It was a list in the name of world heritages in 1984 by UNESCO. This national park has covered 3-4 districts. The main area of this national park is Chitwan but it has tough Parsa, Nawalparasi, and Makanpur.
- Khaptad National Park
Khaptad national park is one of the protected area and tourist places of Nepal. It lies in the far western development regions which were established in 1984 which occupied the area of 225 square kilometers. It is stretch up to four districts of Bajura, Doti, Bajhang, and Achham. It ranges is 1400 m to 3300 m from the sea level. In this national park, it is estimated that 11 percent about 567 species of plants are found in it. 224 species of medicinal herbs and 270 species of birds are found in this national park.
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