23, Apr 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

First Municipality of Gulmi District

Tamghas located in Gulmi District is the administrative headquarter of the district. Tamghas, a small town situated at the bottom of two hills, Resunga and Arjun. Tamghas was the first municipality established in Gulmi. The city is rich in natural resources, especially Cobalt. Being the headquarter, most of the facilities are available in the city. Proper education facility, health, electricity, road connection to the rest of the country, Police Station are available which has attracted many people from villages of Gulmi to make Tamghas their home. 


The population of the district according to the 2011 census was 2,68,597. The majority of people in this area speak Nepali, Magar and Newari as their first language. People of this district celebrate Maghe Sankranti like no other place in Nepal. Most of the people of this region are engaged in agriculture and some are government officers and some are businessmen. Gulmi is rich with naturally beautiful views and natural resources that favors the high possibility of tourism. Here are some of the attractions of Gulmi.

Some of the main attraction of the area

Resung Hill and Arjun Hill; Rich biodiversity and historic value.

Resung Hill

Ridi; A market center where many temples are situated.

Pilgrimage sites like Shivalaya, Tamghas Bhagwati Mandir, Siddha Baba Temple. 


Gyawa Kshetra.

Coffee Farm.

Coffee Farm.

Visit nearby villages like Charpala, Musikot, Wami Taksar, Purtighat.

Orange Farm

Orange Farm. 

Dhurkot’s Bichitra Cave.

The hills provide a view of the landscape of Terai, a beautiful valley and also of Annapurna Range. 

Annapurna Range

Bauwa Mountain.

Community Homestay; Experience the warm hospitality of the Rupakot village.


Timure Lekh.

Rafting in Badighat.

Bird Watching.

Bird Watching.

Musikot Durbar.

Charpala Durbar.

Lakes like Reshunga Lake, Thaple Lake, Padiko Lake, Raniban Lake.

Reshunga Lake

Hiking to the nearby hills and forest of the region.

Sri Aurobindo Tapobhumi.


Getting There


Tamghas is 380km from Kathmandu valley and can take about 11 hours to reach. Another important city, Butwal is 115km from the city and can take anywhere from 3-4 hours. Tamghas doesn't have an airfield. However, Baglung Airport or Bhairahawa Airport is located in close proximity to the city. Regular buses and taxis are available to reach Tamghas from the airport. Yeti Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Buddha Air have been providing their service to Bhairahawa from Kathmandu and other parts of the country. The best time to visit this place is from October to December and February to April. When the sky is clear and no clouds obscure the beautiful view of Tamghas.




Simikot: The Endpoint of Nepal’s; ‘The Great Himalayan Trail’

Dadeldhura; Queen of Hills of Far-Western

Martadi: Unidentified diamond of the Far-Western Region

Rukum: The place of 52 lakes and 53 hills

Dolpa; The land of snowy peaks, ancient and remote villages, rich wildlife, lovely Buddhist monasteries and wonderful lakes


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