Land of Suspension Bridges
Situated on the plateau overlooking the beautiful Kali Gandaki gorge and placed directly to the south of the Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range, Baglung city is a place no one should miss out on exploring. Baglung is the municipality and the administrative headquarter of the Baglung district. The city is surrounded by natural borders i.e by the Theule Khola to the south, Kali Gandaki river to the east and Dhodeni Khola to the north. The city has been serving as the major center for business, finance, education, service and healthcare for the people of mid-Kali Gandaki valley and other nearby villages around the district. Suspension bridges are abundant in the area. Baglung district is also identified as ‘ Land of Suspension Bridges.’
The first confirmed history of settlement in Baglung is found during the reign of King ‘Pratapi Narayan’ of Parbat Kingdom in the early 16th century. After the annexation of the kingdom, Newar traders from Bhaktapur arrived in Baglung and established permanent trading houses and markets.
Baglung is a multicultural and multiracial community. The majority of the population belongs to ethnic communities of Brahmin, Magar, Chhetri, Chhantyal, Newar, Gurung, Thakali and Dalits. There are 57,823 inhabitants in the Baglung municipality as per the report of the state restructuring committee of 2017. Baglung enjoys warm summers and mild winters. Annual average temperatures range from a maximum of 26°C and a minimum of 19 °C. Rice, corn, millet, wheat and potato are the major crops of Baglung. There were many mines in use in Baglung in the past; Iron and Copper's mines being the most prevalent.
Some of the main attraction of the area
Bhakunde, Panchakot; Views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
Mountain biking in the hills of Baglung.
Rafting in the Kali Gandaki river.
Explore the wildlife and plants of the jungles.
Temples like Panchakot Temple, Balewa Bhairavsthan, Niraheghat, Khaniyaghat.
The starting point to trek to Mustang, Dolpa, Guerrilla and Mt. Dhauligiri.
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve; The only hunting reserve in Nepal.
Suspension Bridge; Longest suspension bridge of Nepal.
Community Homestay; Experience the warm hospitality of the Baglung people.
Kalika Bhagawati Temple.
Explore nearby villages like Baskot, Malma, Kushma, Dhamja, and many more.
Baglung Bazaar is connected to Beni Bazar of Myagdi to the north and Kushma Bazar of Parbat which are located 13 km to the north and 12 km to the south, respectively. A paved highway connects the town with Pokhara, 72 km to the east. The city is 275km from Kathmandu and can take about 8 hours on a local bus. Small-sized automobiles like local buses, taxies and motorbikes are useful for travelling in this area.
Baglung has an airfield named Balewa Airport or Baglung Airport. The airport is in operation and has been connecting the people of Baglung to the rest of the country. Pokhara Airport is another nearest airport to the city. If the Baglung Airport is not operational then Pokhara Airport can be an alternative. Regular buses and taxis are available to reach Baglung Bazar from the Balewa airport as it is 18km away from the headquarter. Nepal Airlines, Shree Airlines have been providing their service.