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Visit Gorkha (Manaslu) a historical, cultural, and adventure site of Nepal. The headquarters of Gorkha is Gorkha Bazar which is in Gorkha municipality. From the administrative point of view, four constituencies of the province. Likewise, it has been divided into 2 municipalities and 9 rural municipalities. Namely, Gorkha Municipality, Palungtar Municipality, Ajirkot Rural Municipality, Arughat Rural Municipality, Gandaki Rural Municipality, Chumanuvri Rural Municipality, Dharche Rural Municipality, Bhimsen Rural Municipality, Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality, Siranchok Rural Municipality, Sulikot Rural Municipality. To the east of this district, Dhading District and Tibet (China) are on the west border with Tanahun District, Lamjung District, Manang District and Tibet (China), on the north border with Tibet (China) and the south border are Chitwan District, Tanahun District and Dhading District.
Regarding the name ‘Gorkha’, there are similar ideas found in various genealogies and books written quoting and copying it. It is believed that the name of this place is “Gorkha” because it is a place where cows are protected in the name of Yogi Gorakhnath, the worshipful god of the Gorkha people. From the time of Ram Shah in Gorkha, it seems that books, inscriptions, and deity idols were written and engraved.
In the Nepali language, grass is considered to be khark, so the word khark is distorted into garkh, it is also believed to be Gorkha. Not only those above the eighteen hundred rivers, but also from Manang (Manang), people used to come to the fields to graze their cattle, sheep, lambs, horses, and goats. It can also be assumed that after the location of the ancient Khark, the pronunciation changed from ‘Garkh’, ‘Garkha’ to ‘Gorkha’ in that area. The word ‘Garkha’ is still used to refer to the area.
Historical heritage like Gorkha Durwar, Gorakhnath Temple, Lower Darwar, religious heritage like Mankamana Temple, Gorakhkali Temple, various coats, monasteries, and caves are the main attractions here. Gorkha also has a temple of Jagatmata Bhagwati Kali and a cave of Guru Gorakhnath, who is considered Jagatguru. Thousands of devotees come here to have darshan and fulfill their wishes. Also, on every Ashtami day, Bali Puja is offered. There is daily worship and bhajan kirtan. Kalika and Guru Shri Gorakhnath are considered to be worshiped by Hindus or the national deities of Nepal. Sri Bhavani and Sri Sri Sri Gorakhnath are also written on Nepali coins. In addition, Guru Shri Gorakhnath’s footsteps were also engraved on the national mark of Nepal. From this, it is known that they are all Nepali Aardhyadevs.
Present Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality was established in 2017 (2073 BS) according to the new administrative division as a local government of Nepal. Borlang, Dhawa, and Tandrang are the historical places of this Rural Municipality Dharma Guru (Religious Priest and intellectual Astronomer) of Ram Shah, Guru Dullav lived in Dhawa and Tandrang village at that time. Borlang is the birthplace of National hero Bhimsen Thapa who was the strong prime minister of early modern Nepal. As well as a great politician on the unification of Nepal and the period of the Nepal Anglo War. The name of Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality is also enlisted from his name.
Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality is surrounded by Dhading District on the East, Gorkha Municipality, and Siranchok Rural Municipality on the West, Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality and Aarughat Rural Municipality on the North, and Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality and Dhading District on the South.
Bhimsena Thapa 2 and 4 Sangam of Dhawa and Tandrang
It is believed that in ancient times Siddha Baba, a Siddha man, came to the Roman peak of Sallaghari and did a long penance and achieved Siddhi. It is also believed that King Ramshah’s tantric guru, astrologer, and consultant Dullav Lamichhane made his abode in Muduli Thumko and attained siddhi by performing penance in the present Siddhakali temple complex. Later, following his advice, King Ramshah established the temple of Kali, the goddess of power, and named it Siddhakali after the name of Siddha Baba and Kali. After that, the archeological evidence that Rishi Dullav built a pond from brick by brick in the center of Dhawa in the present day and started living in a mound called Rajelithok on the west side of the same Itlapokhari can be found now. There is historical evidence that King Ramshah conquered Salyankot in Dhading district after passing through Budhigandaki from Dhawatar or Baluwatar with the Tantric strength and advice of Dullava Rishi. At the time of Dasain, flowers are brought to Shaktipith from Salyankot to Gorkhakali at the same time. Later, from Prithvi Narayan Shah till now, the work of bringing flowers from Gorkha to Hanumandhoka is a continuation of this.
Embarking on a tour of Gorkha provides an immersive experience of the rich tapestry of Nepal’s history, culture, and natural beauty. The Historical Gorkha Village Tour is a pilgrimage to significant historical, cultural, and local destinations, showcasing gems like the Gorkha Durbar, the former palace of the Shahs, and the charming traditional village. Other highlights include Tarakhase, Siddhakali Temple, the Brick Pond of Dhawa, and monuments erected by Bhimsen Thapa.
At the heart of the tour lies the Gorkha Durbar, a multifaceted marvel encompassing a fort, a palace, and a temple, all nestled on a knife-edge ridge high above Gorkha. The panoramic views from this architectural wonder encompass the Trisuli Valley and the majestic peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himalayas.
This village tour is a year-round delight, with Gorkha being the birthplace of the unification campaign in greater Nepal. Conveniently located just a 4-5 hour drive from Kathmandu, visitors can enjoy the best of Gorkha’s offerings throughout their journey.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha and Visit Gorkha
Day 4: Visit Gorkhakalika then move to Khanchok
Day 5: Trip from Khanchok to Dhawa
Day 6: Explore Dhawa’s historical and ethnic village
Day 7: Trips from Dhawa to Borlang
Day 8: Drive Borlang – Ashrang to Kathmandu
Day 9: Final Departure
Bid farewell to Nepal, returning to your home country or next destination according to your schedule.