Introduction to Myagdi-Baglung Eco-Tourism Trek
Myagdi-Baglung districts are very suitable for eco-tourism .It has mostly geographical variation with significant bio-diversity. There are available various species of vegetation, mammals, birds and flora-fauna. The world famous Guranshe Ban (Rhododendron forest) is remained here; which is assumed as largest Rhododendron forest in the world. It is home place of famous animals and birds like Kasturee (Deer) and Danfe (Impeyen Pheasant)). Some parts (12600h) of Royal Dhorpatan Hunting Reservation area covered the western parts of the district. There are available almost kind of climates, vegetation, mammals, birds and flora-fauna including numbers of Khola-Nala (Streams) and Jharana (Waterfalls). Every settlement is close to forest with fully natural environment .So it has great prospects of eco-tourism point of view.In this trek you have different experience with Magar Culture and religion. In the district, there are numbers of places to provide panoramic view of Himalayan, Rivers, and Beautiful Landscape. There are also some of the vantage view in this Eco-Tourism Trek such as Takum and Jaljala Deurali with stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri Range and Gurga Himal. Then some places are very important for religious site like as Barahasthan where yearly fair in Janaipurnima(Full Moon of August) and Buddha Jayanti (Buddha’s Birth Day).
Historical Tourism in Takam
Takam is important historical place in the district. It is 37km far west from Beni Bazar. It was the first capital of Parbate King, Dimbabam Malla and whole period of Thapa Chhetri rulers who ruled for 300 years. After the victory of Bam Malla, the capital was shifted to Dolthana during the reign of Dimba Bam Malla. Takam is a beautiful village with attractive landscape as well as stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mukut Himal. It is ancient settlement of mixed community of all tribes, Brahmin, Chhetri, Damai, Kami, Sarki, Magar, Gurung, Thakali, Chhantyal etc. Main inhabitants are Brahmin and Chhetri. It lies on the way of Dhaulagiri base camp and Dhorpatan Trek. Takam is called a historically important place. War weapons of medieval time and ancient war trench can be still found in that area. Takam Kot is archaeologically and religiously important place.
Village Tourism in Dhorpatan
Dhorpatan is a large valley covered by dense forest and grassland. That is the habitat of different kinds of wild animals and birds. It is as recognized as Dhorpatan Hunting Reservation area which was declared in 1978 by government. This reservation area covers 1,325 sq. km. 126 km part of Dhorpatan lies in Myagdi District. Other parts lie in Baglung and Rukum District. People of Tibetan origin are living around Dhorpatan. Flora is typical of middle hill with good strands of forests interspersed with agricultural and pastures lands. The northern sections of the walk is rich in wild life including musk deer, grey wolf, red panda and many more common spices.
There is numerous cultural, religious, Historical heritages and resources in the district for cultural tourism. Now a day, original life style of village is being interesting to tourists. The tradition, custom, festivals, agricultural system and instruments are important resources for that. Mostly typical lifestyle, custom and social system is alive until now, which are going too disappeared in modern world with latest development. Therefore, those create cultural tourism. There are living different caste and indigenous groups like Brahmin, Chhetry, Damai,Kami, etc of KhashAryan community and Magar, Chhantyal, Gurung , Thakali etc of Mongolian origin community . They are very rich own unique culture and custom. One of the cultural heritages of the district is Mela-Jatra (Festival). Every village has to conduct at least one Festival in a year on occasion of sacred date and festivals. Then launch various program of Puja(worship),sports,dancing,singing etc.Those Festival often organize in new year, Chandi Purnima, Janaipurnima,Teeej, Dashai, Tihar,Maghe Sankranti,Fagu Purnima. It has commercial important as marketing and shopping activities. Main purpose of Festival is to enjoy by traditional way. There celebrates varies festivals by peoples. Some are of particular communities and some are common to all. Dashain, Tihar,Maghe Sankranti, Fagu purnima etc are common festivals in the district.