Nepal's Parbat District is a hilly region. It is one of Nepal's seventy-seven districts and is part of the Gandaki Province. The district, which includes Kusma as its district headquarters, covers 494 km2 (191 sq mi) and has 157,826 people (as of 2001). It has 47 VDCs, making Nepal's fourth-smallest district (before Kushma Municipality was formed, total VDCs remained 55).
Main Features of Parbat District
Parbat is known chiefly for the Gupteshwar Cave, which attracts hundreds of Shivaratri pilgrims. Patheshwari Temple is a well-known Kushma temple located near Katuwa Chaupari, Kushma-09. Ram Janaki Mandir, Bhagwati, Devi, Hanuman, and other sub-temples may be found inside Patheshwori Mandir. In this district, there is a cave called Alapeshwar.
It's also known for the Dahere Deurali Temple, which attracts thousands of pilgrims during the Balachaturdanshai festival. Another temple in Parbat district is Kamadhenu Mandir, which is located in the Khurkot development committee. In this district, the Modi hydro plant with a capacity of 10 megawatts was just completed. Majhi Chour and Indra Chour, two of Parbat's largest playgrounds, are located in Phalewas hamlet.
Popular Tourist Activities in Parbat District
Here in today's blog, we have prepared a list of five activities that you can enjoy while you're in Parbat District. They are:
- Asia's Deepest Bungy Jumping
- Jaljala Kalanjar Hill
- Cable Car
- Khopra Ridge Community Trek
Asia's Deepest Bungy Jumping
The Parbat area has given adventurers a new dimension, attracting both national and international visitors. The adrenaline-pumping plunge from Asia's deepest bridge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This is made more appealing by the splendour of the Kaligandaki River and a magnificent view of snowy peaks peering down at us. Bunjy jumping in the air is a year-round hobby, although some months are not ideal due to the weather.
Because of the terrible weather and rain, the monsoon season is not very pleasant. The monsoon season in Nepal lasts from June through August. Therefore, Bunjy jumping is best done in the spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The most excellent time to jump in Kushma is during the spring and summer months because the weather will be beautiful, with the splendour of the flora and mountains.
In Kushma Bunjy Jumping, getting about is a breeze. From Pokhara, you may take a bus or a Jeep directly to Kushma. It is around 60 kilometres from Pokhara. Because the road is in decent condition, you can easily hire a private vehicle to go there.
Jaljala Kalanjar Hill
The Jaljala region of Kalangar hill comprises five lakes and six hills in the Parbat district's Jaljala village municipality. Hence, mountain peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gurja, Machapuchhre, Manalsu and other lesser peaks may be seen.
From here, you can get around 16 distinct panoramic views of peaks. Many districts, such as Parbat, Baglung, Myagdi, Kaski, Syangja, Gulmi, Palpa, Gorkha, and Lamjung, may be visited. Jaljala, located in the Annapurna Conservation Area, is rich in historical, religious, and ecological variety.
According to the research, there are 38 orchid species and nine rhododendron species. The forest is also home to a variety of valuable plants and wild animals.
Jaljala is a hill that rises to a height of almost 3000 meters above sea level. This hill will be covered with snow in the winter and foliage in the monsoon till the end of spring. The Ramayana texts describe the Jaljala area near Kalangar Hill. Hanuman has taken plants from this place and utilised them for medicinal purposes in that script.
Parbat has introduced cable car transpiration linking the Panchanse. Panchase, located at the crossroads of Parbat, Kaski, and Syangja districts, is a popular tourist and religious attraction. From Ghantichhina, this cable car will connect to Panchase.
Panchase is situated at the height of approximately 2,517 meters. The cable car is 550 meters long and can transport up to eight persons (600 kg). While riding in the cable car, you can see the depths of the Kaligandaki River. From the Kushma-Gandhi Bridge, it takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the cable car station.
To lure adventure seekers, Parbat debuted the water canyoning activity at the end of 2017. The Mahabir River in Durlung, Parbat district, has been the site of this water canyoning.
This canyoning is around seven kilometres from Kushma Bazaar. Durlung's waterfall is about a 30-minute drive from Kushma, and it takes approximately two and a half hours from Pokhara.
Khopra Ridge Community Trek
Khopra Journey is a new trek that is built on a sustainable community lodge system. This hike takes you away from the main Annapurna trail, and many trekkers are unaware of it.
The Dhaulagiri ranges, South Annapurna, Nilgiri, and many lesser peaks are visible from this journey. As you go, you will encounter Khayer Lake, a holy lake at the foot of South Annapurna summit.
Both Hindus and Buddhists regard this lake as holy. People think that if they pray in July and August, their wishes will be granted. Another critical event takes place in Khayer Lake from March to April. People used to gather here to worship the yaks and sacrifice them.