24, Apr 2020 |

The epicenter of the Decade long Moaoist Revolt

Located at the hills of Nepal, Rolpa is the hidden gem of western Nepal. With big hills, dense forest, rich culture and tradition of the people, religious places and vast valleys, Ropla has all which an explorer is looking to get out of the place. The administrative headquarter of Rolpa is Libang. This town is perched on the hill slope. Rolpa covers an area of 1,879 square kilometers. Rolpa was the major ‘Maoist Stronghold’ in the 1996-2006 Civil War. In May 2002 a major battle between Maoist guerillas and the army was fought at Lisne Lekh near the Rolpa-Pyuthan border. The adjoining districts are Dang to the south, Pyuthan to the east, Salyan to the west and Rukum to the north. 


According to the 2011 census, Rolpa had a population of 221,177. Rolpa is culturally and ethnically rich and diverse. The indigenous group of people in this region is Kham Magar. Other major ethnic groups of people living here are Brahmin, Chhetri, Newar, Damai, Kami, Sunar, Magar. Rolpa is a rugged highland which makes the land hard to irrigate and cultivate a vast amount of crops. However, around the Madi Khola, the land is fertile and irrigation is in abundance. So, the people around this area grow Rice, Millet, Maize, Barley. Along with agriculture, some of the people are civil servants, businessmen, in the Police or Army and laborers. 

Some of the major attraction of the City

Some reminiscence of the Maoist revolt of 1996-2006 as it was the headquarter of the revolt.

The northside of Rolpa provides magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gaurishankar.


Bibang Daha.

Explore the nearby villages like Jaljala, Sunchhari, Runtigadi, Sukidaha


Gadhilek; The historic fort of Rolpa. 

Kothi Vheer.

Sunchhari Waterfall.

Sunchhari Waterfall.

Bhama Odar.

Community Homestay; Experience the warm hospitality of the Thawang, Magar village.


Temples like Shivalaya Mandir, Pateswari Temple, Durga Bhawani, Lord Baraha.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve.

Baraha Kshetra.

Jaljala Pass Trek; Trekking trail of Dhaulagiri offers the panoramic views of Mt. Sisne, Mt. Putha, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and other Himalayan peaks.

Jaljala Pass Trek

Explore the wildlife and the vast jungle of the Rolpa.

Guerilla Trek Route. 

Swargadwari; Gateway to Heaven


Gari Lake.

Enjoy the local dance i.e Bhume.



Getting There

Regular buses serve Rolpa via a spur road off the main east-west Mahendra Highway at Bhalubang from different parts of the country. The city is 472 km from the capital city and can take anywhere from 12-13 hours. Rolpa doesn't have an airport. The closest airport is Tulsipur Airport. These airfields have been connecting the people of Rolpa through the airway to the rest of the country. Regular flights take place from Tulsipur to places like Bhairahawa, Kathmandu and Pokhara. 



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