Places to Visit in Western Nepal
The Western Development Region was one of Nepal’s five development regions. It was located in the west-central part of the country, with its headquarters located in Pokhara. This Development Region was divided into three parts, from south to north in order of increasing altitude: Terai, Hilly and Himalayan. Mustang, Damodar, Peri, Thaple, Ganesh are among the major ranges of the Himalayas. The Places to visit in Western Nepal are given below:
Ghandruk is a Village Development Committee in the Kaski District of the Gandaki province of Nepal. Situated at a distance of 32 km north-west to Pokhara, the village is readily accessible by public buses and private taxis from the provincial headquarter. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 4,748 residing in 1,013 individual households.
Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, (Gandaki Zone) of Nepal. This municipality was established on 18 May 2014 by merging with existing Dharampani and Bandipur VDCs. Because of its preserved, old-time cultural atmosphere, Bandipur has increasingly been coming to the attention of tourism. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, it had a population of the total (Bandipur and Dharampani) 15,591 people living in 3750 individual households. It is one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal. Bandipur is famous for Newari people and their cultures.
Dhampus is a village and Village Development Committee in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 2,753 persons living in 547 individual households. It is gradually turning into a tourist destination. It has the Australian Base Camp with views of the peaks Annapurna, Dhaulagiri And Machhapuchhre.
4. Annapurna Conservation Area
Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal’s largest protected area covering 7,629 km2 (2,946 sq mi) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. It ranges in elevation from 790 m (2,590 ft) to the peak of Annapurna I at 8,091 m (26,545 ft). It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. The conservation area stretches across Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung Districts. Annapurna Conservation Area encompasses Annapurna Sanctuary and is known for several trekking routes including Annapurna Circuit.
Kagbeni is a village in the Upper Mustang of the Himalayas, in Nepal, located in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River. Administratively, Kagbeni is a Village Development Committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 1200 people residing in 260 individual households. It lies on the trail from Jomsom to the royal capital Lo Manthang, near the junction with the trail to Muktinath.
Manang is situated in the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range. The river flows to the east. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. To the west, the 5,416-metre (17,769 ft) Thorong La pass leads to Muktinath shrine and the valley of the Gandaki River. To the north, there is the Chulu East peak of 6,584 m (21,601 ft). Most groups trekking around the Annapurna range will take resting days in Manang to acclimatize to the high altitude, before taking on Thorong La pass. The village is situated on the northern slope, which gets the most sunlight and the least snow cover in the winter. The cultivation fields are on the north slope with terraces.
Tatopani is a village in Sindhupalchok District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 3102 and had 613 houses in the village. Majority people are of ethnic Sherpa and Tamang. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. Historically and today, it is a huge trading post between Nepal and China. People living here speak Nepali and Tibetan. There is an inactive volcano in there as well. And Bipin Shrestha is the mayor there in Tatopani. The actual border crossing is at Kodari.
Besishahar is a municipality and the district headquarters of Lamjung District in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal. The Besishahar Municipality was formed by merging the existing Village Development Committees i.e. Besishahar, Gaunshahar, Udaipur, Chandisthan, Baglungpani (3,4,7,8 & 9 wards), Bajhakhet, Hiletaksar (9 no. ward) and Chiti and have 11 wards. Here are different castes and religions. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. So they have a different culture. This municipality has a sub-tropical climate with deciduous forests. Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal can be viewed from north of Besishahar Municipality.
Pisang is a village development committee in Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, it had a population of 307 people living in 105 individual households. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. The village is located in the Marshyangdi River valley, directly south of Pisang Peak, north of Annapurna II, and west of Paungda Danda.
Marpha is a village development committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 1630 people living in 434 individual households. The name itself reflects the “mar” meaning hard-working and “pha” meaning people. It is one of the Best Places to Visit in Western Nepal. Tourism and mule rearing are the means of survival of the people of this place. The village is the apple capital in the nation, with Marpha brandy and jams produced from local fruits.
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