Western Rukum a part of Karnali province, is one of the 77 districts of Nepal where Musikot is known as the headquarter of the district. Formally Western Rukum District was part of Rukum District, which was divided into 2 districts Western Rukum and Eastern Rukum after the state’s reconstruction of administrative divisions. The total area of Western Rukum District is 1,213.49 km2 and the total population of this district is 154,272 individuals according to 2011 Nepal census.
Rukum district has potential tourist attractions that remain largely unexplored which is known for the famous Yarsagumba picking caravans, a substance known worldwide for its beneficial effects. A fairly new trekking route called the Guerrilla Trek passes through this area on which trekkers have the chance to discover and learn more about Nepal’s civil war. Rukum’s highest peak is Mt. Sisne (5,911meter), the westernmost high peak in the Dhaulagiri massif. Rukumkot, a prosperous village in Rukum is known as “the place of 52 lakes and 53 hills”. Nearby are notable temples called Barah and Sibalaya, and cave such as Deurali Cave.
Places To Visit:
Syarpu Lake: Syarpu Lake is one of most popular and largest lake in Rukum District which covers 0.53 km2 and is at a distance of 35 km from Musikot airport of Rukum District. Rukum District is also known as “the place of 52 lakes and 53 hills”. Many varieties of aquatic species are found in Syarpu lake. Musikot is in 1/2 hour flight distance from Kathmandu and 20-30 minutes from Nepalgunj.
Deurali Cave: This is a mysterious cave in Rukum, Nepal is the best habitat for many flora and fauna, which is locally well-known destination for Caving.
Rukmini Taal: Rukmini Taal a landmark of Rukum district in Nepa, is a beautiful pond shaped in almost map of Nepal which needs conservation and identification as a new destination in Nepal to boost the local economy via tourism board.