Lamjung district is a part of Gandaki Pradesh with Besisahar as its district headquarter. It lies in the mid-hills of Nepal spanning tropical to trans-Himalayan geo-ecological belts. This place is mesmerized by the unparalleled view of mountain ranges, lush greenery, traditional villages and the raging Marshyangdi river. It is situated on the way of major trekking trails like the world-famous Annapurna circuit. Lamjung is a paradise for those who love nature. Rafting and kayaking on the Marshyangdi river makes this district the playground for river adventure lovers.
To do list in Lamjung
Ghale gaun is a colorful village with pleasing hills and mountain scenery. This is one of the unspoiled habitats of Gheles, the famous Gurungs- the legendary Gurkhas of western Nepal. The village is magnificent microcosm of Nepalese village with the blend of exotic culture and natural beauty. Ghale gaun is situated 205km northwest of Kathmandu and 125km northeast of Pokhara. This village hosts the close view of western Himalayas including Machhapuchhare (6693m), Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m) Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal (6974m), Himalchuli (6747m) and other small peaks perched at the ridge top at 2095m. The visitors also get an opportunity to stay with a local family and enjoy delicious organic food cooked on a traditional stove.
Honey hunting is traditional skill used by people to collect honey from wild bees in Himalayan foothills. To collect honey of the world’s largest honeybees tribal elders hang by the cliff with the help of locally made rope and ladder. Honey hunter climbs through the thick smoke used to disperse the bees and pokes the hive with one stick and collects the chunk in the basket balancing with another stick. Collecting honey needs great courage and balance to work while dangled hundreds of feet above the ground. Native wild bees have also been victim of global warming and other environmental issues. The honey hunting program is launched to preserve the tribal ways of life and keep the tradition with the help of sustainable tourism.
Lamjung Durbar is the first palace of the Shah dynasty of Nepal, holding significant historical importance. From the palace on a clear day fantastic views of Besisahar, Marshyangdi valley, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Boudha Himal and many other smaller peaks can be enjoyed.
Kaulepani is located in mid-western region in Nepal which is a touristic village of Lamjung district. This village is situated 1600m above the sea level. It is about 7km drive from the Beshisahar-district headquarter. Visitors could see beautiful fields of mustard and rhododendron plants and a historical palace of Prithvi Narayan Shah which was built in 15th century. There are also some historical heritage sites in this village such as ramparts of the Lamjung Durbar and religious places as the Kaulepani Devi Temple and Lamjung Kalika Temple.
Lamjung is also famous for canyoning in Gaikhure waterfall lying between Dumre and Besisahar. Beside canyoning the internal tourists as well as the locals go to the waterfall during their holidays to get some refreshment. Canyoning involves not only climbing, hiking and abseiling but also many more adventures at the heart of nature.
Have you visited Parbat? To read some information about Parbat. Click Here!!