Jajarkot || A part of Karnali Pradesh

Jajarkot || A part of Karnali Pradesh


Jajarkot District is a part of Karnali province. It is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. Its headquarters is Khalanga. It covers an area of 2,230 km2 and has a population of 171,304 in 2011 Nepal census.

Jajarkot is one of the districts of Karnali province in Nepal. Khalanga is its headquarters. It has 3 municipalities and 4 rural municipalities.

At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, it had a population of 171,304. Out of which 99.2% speak Nepali as their first language.

Jajarkot is famous for remarkable kyanite and dravite specimens in the mica-schist matrix. In the northern mountains also are found pegmatitic minerals.

Jajarkot is dotted with temples but the one that gets the most attention is the Shiva temple, located in a cave three hours walk from its Bajar. A colony of bats awaits devotees in the ‘bat cave’. It also shares the rich mid-western heritage of deuda and tappa dances.

Facilities for room and board are a little rudimentary at present. But Suman Ghimire of the Nepal Tourism Board claims this could soon change. “We are developing new facilities for tourists and exploring the possibility of homestay,” he says.

It’s possible to get to Jajarkot by road but an easier option is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj and then a flight to Chaurjhari. Jajarkot Bajar is about three hours trek from Chaurjhari.

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