Gorkha, a scenic hill town offers panoramic view of snow capped mountains. Situated on a small hillock at an attitude of about 1000 m with great historical significance, Gorkha unlocks numerous doors to natural heaven and lies at a distance of 6 hours’ pleasant drive from Kathmandu. It is a sanctuary for history enthusiasts and a city that shaped the whole nation and legends of the gallant “Gurkhas”.
Getting around Gorkha
Whether you are living in Gorkha or visiting the historic place getting in and around Gorkha is easy. Here are some of the options to explore Gorkha.
By Local Bus: Local buses are an affordable and convenient travel option.
By Taxi: Taxis are a quick and convenient way to get around with comfort.
Gorkha at a Glance
|Gorkha:||The birth place of brave Gurkha, the original place of Shah Dynasty, Gorkha Durbar and museum, Gorakhnath Baba (sage), Gorakhnath Cave and Kali Mandir (temple)|
|Manaslu Mountain :||The eighth highest mountain pick of the world (8163 m.)|
|Goddess Manakamana:||Guarantor and granter of any wishes, Nepal’s first cabal car|
|Barpak:||The unique village of Gurung and Ghale settlement, Villagage for homestay, the birthplace of Victoria Cross winner Gaje Ghale|
|Laprak:||Unique settlement of Gurung community|
|Nubri Valley:||Nubri culture, Nubri community and meeting point of the beautiful landscape|
|Tsum Valley:||Non-violence, Buddhist Philosophy and meeting point of enchanting landscape|
|Rajen Gumba Mu:||Buddhist Monasteries|
|Lakes/Ponds:||Birendra Lake (3640 m.), Chhosong Lake (4000 m.), Kaal Lake (3500 m.), Kalchhuman Lake, Narad Kunda, Sano Dudh Pokhari, Thulo Dudh Pokhari, Tatopani, and Bhulbhulekhar|
|Hot-water Springs:||Uhiya Hot Spring, Bhulbhule Khaar Hot Water Spring, Machhakhola Hot Water, etc.|
|View Points:||Bakreshwori, Tanchhang Kot, Uppalo Kot (Gorkha Bazzar), Liglig Kot, Lakang Kot, Siranchowk Kot, Harmo Kot, Dharche Danda (Sambai), etc.|
|Caves:||Caves including Sita Gufa, Fu Gufa, etc.|
|Passes:||Passes including Larke pass, Rupinala pass, etc.|
|Historical Kots (forts):||Historical forts including Liglig Kot, Siranchowk Kot, Uapllo Kot, etc.|
|Bio-diversity:||Extending from 228 m. to 8183m. from the sea level|