Kaski District is a part of Gandaki Pradesh. It is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district, with Pokhara as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,017 square km. It has a total population of 492,098.
This district lies at the centroid point of the country. The altitude of this district ranges from 450 meters the lowest land to 8091 meters the highest point in the Himalaya range. This District politically has One Metropolitan City, 4 Gaupalika and 3 electoral sectors.
The district covers parts of the Annapurna mountain range, and the picturesque scene of the mountains can be observed from most parts of the district. It is one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal. The district is full of rivers such as Seti Gandaki, Modi and Madi along with other rivulets.
The district headquarters Pokhara lies about 750 m above the sea level and is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. The district is famous for the Himalayan range with about 11 Himalayas with a height greater than 7000 m. The famous Peaks include Machhapuchhre. The Annapurna Range in the northern side is always full of snow.
It is believed that human settlement in Kaski was there from the Pre-historic period. Many historians refer Kaski; word to be from Kāshyāp Rishi. The civilisation inside the valley started with Khās Rulers.
The district is full of people with multi-language, multi-religion and multiple cultures. Different people have different foods, dresses and norms based on their caste and religion. Many places offer Home Stay for internal as well as international tourists along with the performance of local dance according to caste and cultures.
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