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Rolpa

Anisha Rauniyar May 5, 2020

Rolpa is a relaxing place for travel junkies to visit, and here are five explanations why it should be on the bucket list. It is the epicenter of the decade-long Maoist insurgency. Rolpa is very famous nowadays. The hilly district is the perfect destination for experiencing the serenity of the environment, culture and lifestyle of the native Nepalese and local delicacies. After the end of the Maoist uprising, Rolpa has built infrastructure, restored its tourism hotspots and sculpted new hiking routes. Rolpa is a relaxing place for travel junkies to visit. Here are five explanations why it should be on the bucket list.

Jaljala and Lord Baraha

Jaljala sit at a height of 3,100 meters above sea level and has a sacred importance among the Hindus. The temple of Lord Baraha is extremely famous. So, Three times a year a full moon day in the Nepalese months of Baisakh, Jestha, and Shrawan the temple sees thousands of devotees from around Rolpa, and outlying districts such as Dang, Salyan, Pyuthan, Banke, Kapilvastu, Rukum, and Arghakhanchi. Like other temples across the world, the key draw of the Baraha temple relies on the assumption that offering prayers to Lord Baraha fulfills one’s wishes. Also,Jaljala is widely recognized as the second most important religious position in Rapti after Swargadwari.
Jaljala is a day’s walk from Liwang, Rolpa’s district headquarters. Magar villages are in the area. The woods in the region are thick, with wildlife such as Ghoral, wolf, leopard, black bear and jackal in the Himalayas, and springtime flowers of rhododendron.

Guerilla Trek Trail

It is a newly launched hiking path with good potential. It’s a remote yet simple trek, beginning from Beni in Myagdi to Sulichaur in Rolpa. The road passes through the only hunting reserve in Dhorpatan. And to Nisibhuji of Baglung, Taksera, Hukam and Maikot in Rukum (East) and Thawang, Jelbang in Rolpa. On the road, you will witness the rural lifestyle and the hilly landscapes.The Guerilla walk is an chance to connect with poor rural people.

Thawang and Jelbang


Thawang, the ancient village of Magar in Rolpa, is the epicenter of the Maoist insurgency. The dispersed village of about 300 houses acted as refuge for Maoist members and soldiers. Also thirty-three Thawang villagers lost their lives during the insurgency, and 21 conventional wooden houses were destroyed during the insurgency. Yet Thawang today is a peaceful community with undoubted tourism prospects.

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How to get there: A vehicle can enter Rolpa from various sections of the world. also travel from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj or Bhairahawa and drive vehicles to Rolpa.
Where to stay: there are a number of hotels in Liwang, Sulichaur, Holeri and Ghartigaun. Visitors should live at home in Thawang and Jelbang.
How to eat: hotels and homestays offer Nepali food dal, bhat and tarkari with local meat. Healthy green leafy plants, butter, yoghurt and other butter items can be enjoyed throughout their stay in rural areas.
Detours: Visit the Swargadwari in Pyuthan, Sisne Himal of Rukum (East), Khungri, Tribeni, Ghartigaun, and other villages of Rolpa.
Budget: Approximately Rs 1,000 to 2,000 per day per user.

  • Highest Elevation: 2830m
  • Lowest Elevation: 1380m
  • Population: 221,178 (2015)

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