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Anisha Rauniyar May 11, 2020

Did you know Galkot was one of the Chaubisi Rajya earlier than the Gorkhali king Prithvi Narayan Shah unified Nepal? The town of Galkot that exists nowadays once served as the fortress of the hilly kingdom, ruled by using the Mallas. The historical palace is nevertheless intact—one of the many reasons to go to Galkot. Today Galkot would possibly have slipped out of public understanding. However the locals here are gearing up to fix the historical town’s storied legacy. Before the Panchayat era, Galkot served as the headquarters of Baglung . If not the administrative headquarters, the locals searching for to make Galkot the tourism headquarters of Baglung.

Mayor Bharat Sharma Gaihre says that he has no-nonsense tactics—to act locally and to welcome funding from Nepalis overseas. Gaihre currently travelled to Japan to promote the marketing campaign to restore Galkot’s withering glory. “We are anticipating investment and know-how from Japan to foster education, healthcare, and cleanliness and, of course, tourism,” Gaihre informed the Post. “Many Nepalis there stated they are prepare and fascinate  the local government help them.”

Galkot Waterfall

Before the adoption of federalism Galkot intended no longer an administrative unit however an place divided into three of the district’s election zones. But after the neighborhood level elections, Galkot grow to become a municipality, and it use to be then that the campaigns to promote Galkot started, said Gaihre. The municipality has championed tourism committees and childhood golf equipment such as Ghumte Tourism Development Committee and Ghumte Youth Society that have in turn launched campaigns to faucet into Galkot’s tourism potential.

Ghumte’s resurgence

“Ghumte is related with Galkot’s prestige, its identity,” said Jhanka Bahadur Basnet, chair of the committee. “We are presently working in the direction of creating infrastructure in Ghumte, to ease the tourists’ trips and facilitate an environment friendly stay. We are trying to provide the site visitors options: both to trek for seven hours from Harichauk or take a car and condense the trek down to one-and-half hours.”

GHumte Hill

The Ghumte height overlooks Baglung bazaar and even components of Gulmi and Palpa in the direction of the south. The way to Ghumte is however prosperous on its own—featuring hangout spots . Such as the Bhimsen Lauri, Siddha Baraha and Bhimsen Temple, amongst others. “Our important goal is to strengthen a motor street that will be the springboard for different infrastructure development,” Basnet said.

Part of the infrastructure at the mountain top has already been repair with a price range of Rs two million. The equal quantity is allocate this year too. Meanwhile, other plans of spiritual and cultural tourism are being table. Every ward in the municipality has focussed on growing tourism, according to Gaihre. Homestays are in the pipeline and historical websites are being revamp. Community hotels, rest spots, and ingesting water amenities are being construct. Many hotel entrepreneurs and people these days attended a hospitality coaching to examine greater about internet hosting visitors, stated Basnet.

Ghumte hosts exceptional types of fairs each 12 months at some point of Baisakh Purnima and New Year. A unique Gurans Festival in honour of the hills that are paint red with rhododendrons.


How to get there: An eight-hour bus trip takes you to Baglung, the district headquarters

Where to stay: There are plenty of hotels and home-stays in Galkot and its vicinity.

Detours: Gaighat waterfall, Ghumte hill and Teuwa.

  • Highest Elevation: 2330m
  • Lowest Elevation: 1173m
  • Population: 74589


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