Bajhang district is situated in the hilly-mountainous region in far-western Nepal whose district headquarters is Chainpur, covering an area of 3,422 km² with a population of 195,159 (2011 census). Bhajang district borders Darchula to the west, Humla to the north, Bajura to the east and Baitadi and Doti to the south. The majority of the people belong to the Brahmin and Chettri ethnic groups, but there are minorities such as Newar, Magar, Tharu, Sunaar, and Kaami. Jalapa Devi Temple, Jayaprithvinagar, and Surmadevi temple, Rana palaces and Hindu temples are the main attraction of this district.
Places To Visit:
Ramkot: Ramkot provides spectacular views of Surmalekh, Urailekh, Saipal, Gorakh, Kanti and Kanjirowa Himalayan ranges to the west, north and east and beautiful meandering Seti River valley with settlements of the people, garlands of the mountain- horizons to the south. The way to Ramkot from Talkot Dhuli along the river valley is very pleasant. Birds and insects, primitive lifestyle of the people, huts and thatched roof houses decorated with colorful clay are common sights. The formation of the mountains can be the subject of study for the geologists. There is a way to Kailash and Man Sarovar in Tibet passing through the Chanwa Urailekh via Seti River valley.
Chainpur: Chainpur is the district headquarters of Bajhang district at a distance of 660 kilometers from Kathmandu which is one of the beautiful places with snowy mountains like Saipal Himal (7031m), Sankhamala Himal, Lama Peak, Ramkot Danda along with Seti River valley. High land animals like Himalayan black bear, wolf, hispid here, blue sheep, barking deer, snow leopard etc. and the high country birds like a raven, vulture, hawk, Himalayan Monal, pheasant etc dwell in evergreen nice temperate and alpine forests. The society in the lower part is mainly Hindus and the upper part is influenced by the Tibetan culture.
Khaptad National Park: The Khaptad National Park is a protected area in the Far-Western Region which was established in 1984. Stretching over the four districts of Bajhang, Bajura, Achham, and Doti it covers an area of 225 km2 and ranges in elevation from 1,000 m to 3,300 m. The landscape consists of moorland, steep slopes, and rivers. 567 species of flora have been recorded in this area. Vegetation types include char pine-rhododendron forest, oak forest, and Himalayan fir-hemlock-oak forest and alder forest in riverine areas. Recent checklists include 23 mammals, 287 birds, and 23 amphibians and reptiles. Mammal species symbolic of the park are a leopard, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, and musk deer. Bird species symbolic of the park include the Impeyan, Peregrine Falcon, and White-Rumped Vulture.