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Lekhnath Festival 2069

Date : Magh 26 - Falgun 8

Venue : Lekhnath-1, Bhandardhik

Organizer : Lekhnath Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI)

Nepal Nachcha(Pokhara)

Fri Apr 13 2012 at 04:00 pm

Venue : Club paradiso

Created By : Nyayaxism Nepal


Introduction To Lekhnath Municipality

Lekhnath (Nepali: लेखनाथ) is a municipality in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. It is located in the south western part of the Pokhara Valley, about 10 km southwest of Pokhara and about 190 km west of Kathmandu. Total population of the city is 41,369 as per the census carried out in 2001. Composition of the population is 86% Hindu, 8% Buddhist and 6% others. The town is very spread out and has no down-town or centre.

Lekhnath is named after the famous Nepali poet Lekh Nath Paudyal (1885–1966), but is also called the garden city of seven lakes. The seven lakes are Begnas, Rupa, Khaste, Depang, Maidi, Neureni and Gunde. Except Begnas and Rupa most of the other lakes are little known to the outsiders. Lekhnath posseses many terrains and mountain view sites. It is also becoming a famous destination among trekkers as some of the comfortable and short trekking routes in Pokhara valley begin here. Rightly called eastern gateway to Pokhara, Lekhanth, is the place from where you can catch the view of the whole Annapurna range including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri. Gagangaunga, Shishuwa, Lekhnath chowk, Rajako Chautara, Satmane, Dhungepatan are some big and notable places of Lekhnath. Khudi-12,Bhandardhik-1,Begnash-10,kholabesi-1,Rithepani-2,Budhibazar-4, Saknery-3,Gharipatan-5,Baraldada-4,Pachabhaiya-11 are small place of Lekhnath.

This municipality shares its border with Hansapur and Rupakot VDCs in the east, Pokhara sub-metropolitan city and Bharatpokhari VDC in the south. It is 200 Kms west of Kathmandu and 6.20 Kms from Pokhara Sub-metropolitan City. Lekhnath Municipality is surrounded by streams and rivers from three sides. Anpu Khola, Phusre Khola, Kotre Khola, Bijaypur Khola and the Seti River mark the eastern, western and southern boundaries respectively Khudi Khola is the outlet of Begnas, Tal Khola of Rupa, Deurali Khola of Dipang and Maidi, Gaduwa Khola of Khaste and Neurani. The water volume is these streams fluctuates seasonally. Both permanent and temporary springs are found throughout the hills. Valley side slopes are the main water source of these streams.

Statistical Information

Administrative Division

Development Region: Western

Zone: Gandaki

District: Kaski

District/ Region Headquaters: Pokhara

Constituency: Kaski-i

Location: Lekhnath Municipality is located in south eastern portion of pokhara valley, at a distance of 10 Km east of Regional/District Headquaters pokhara and 181 Km west from capital city Kathmandu.

Latitude: 28 degree .5'N

Longitude: 84 degree . 02' E -84 degree.08' E

Altitude: Minimum-407 (kotre), Maximum- 1217 (kotwri)

Total Geographical Area: 77.45 sq. Km

Municipal Boundaries

North: Majhathana and kalika VDC

East: Hansapur, Rupakot and Deurali VDC

West: Pokhara sub Metropolitan city

Climate: Sub-tropical


Maximum: 37.4 degree C

Minimum: 1.8 degree C

Average: 20.6 degree C


Maximum: 3868.5 degree C

Average: 3045mm

Water Bodies

River: Seti

Major Lakes (Area in hector): Begnas (337), Rupa (115), Khaste (13.57), Deepanga (8.98), Gunde (4.98), Neureni (2.83) and Maidi (1.17)

Major Streams: Bijayapur, Khudi, Gaduwa, Bagadi, Talbesi and Syangkhudi

Irrigation Canals: Begnas, Bijayapur