Baglung village is located in the midhills of Nepal, say at a distance of 275 km from the west of Kathmandu. Baglung village is the zonal headquarters of the Dhawalagiri zone and district headquarters of the Baglung district. This village is also popularly referred to as the Baglung Bazar and is located on the plateau overlooking the valley of the Kali Gandaki. It can be also considered as a quaint trading town. Of late, this village is frequently visited by the tourists who are interested to trek to Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Dhorpatan and Dolpo. Baglung is well connected to Kusma Bazar of Parbat and Beni Bazar of Myagdi to the north.
A winding but well paved highway connects the town with Pokhara, seventy two km to the east. However, highways to connect Mustang, Jomsom, Tibet to the north, Rukum via Burtibang and Dhorpatan to the west and Sera Bazar via airport are still under construction.
Baglung airport is located at a distance of twelve kilometers to the south of Baglung village. This was the sole connection to the outer world prior to the completion of the highway. Just above the airport, you will find the village of the Rokas and on top of the mountains lays the popular shrine of Lord Bhairav. If you reach the top then you are sure to find the breathtaking view of the Himalayas as well as the Kusma Bazaar. This village has experienced a rapid expansion immediately after the successful completion of the Pokhara-Baglung Highway in the middle of the 1990s. Of late, you will find a summer road which connects Baglung to Chaura.
Baglung stayed a trading hub Parvat kingdom, where merchants from south visited so as to trade salt that were brought by Tibetan traders. Some of the places that may interest you include-
deep gorges and caves
In addition to these, the temples surrounding the Baglung also make a superb pilgrimage. Every year as much as thousands pilgrims visit the Kalika temple particularly during the festivals of Chaitre Dashain and Dashain.
If you are a real thrill seeker then some of the things that you need to take into consideration are-
Baglung is also considered to be the vantage point for trekkers to Dolpa, Mustang, as well as Mt. Dhaulagiri. This village as only hunting reserve in Nepal. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is believed to be a prime habitat for blue sheep as well as snow leopard.
By now you must have come to know about the striking features of the Baglung village. Hence, if you are planning to go in for a vacation but still in doubt of the locations then you are free to go in for the Baglung village. So, why waste your time? Book your tickets now!
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