Achham district, a part of Seti zone, with Mangalsen as its headquarters, covers an area of 1,692 sq km and has a population of 257,477 (2011). It is one of the remotest districts of Nepal which is accessible by automobile from Kathmandu and Nepalgunj through a paved road that runs along the western border of Nepal from Dhangadhi. The closest heritage site is Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks in India at a distance of 243 km.
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Khaptad Ashram: Far-Western Nepal is as exciting for naturalists as it is for pilgrims and tourists. The Mahakali and Seti region is famous for Khaptad National Park which is plentiful in a rare variety of living species. The green plateau of Khaptad is hometown to musk deer, jungle cats and the extensive grassland of Khaptad abounds in uncommon breeds of aromatic and medicinal plants. Among the 35 different types of forests recognized in Nepal 16 are found in Khaptad Park only. Khaptad Ashram, is situated at 2,923 meters and the national park region falls in the districts of Achham, Bajhang, Doti, and Bajura in far west Nepal. The region is derived from Attariya on the Mahendra Highway toward from where one has to travel north to Dipayal.
Ramaroshan: RamaRoshan region which lies in Accham district, the far western part of Nepal, is famous for its 12 wetlands and 18 flatlands. Locals believe that to explore all the 12 lakes and 18 flatlands you need 3 days to visit at list one. The whole areas altitude variation varies from 2050m to 3792m above sea level.
Baidyanath: At the right bank of Budi Ganga River, at Achham district in the far western region Baidyanath temple is located. This is a famous place where Goddess Parvati was married to Lord Shiva as described in Manaskhanda of Skanda Purana. This temple has great religious significance among the Hindus as Baidyanath is one of the 4-main religious places as, CharDham Kailash, Manasarovar, Khocharnath and Achham-based Baidyanath in Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and also known as Baba Dham or Baijnath.