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Karnali Bridge

The junction which connects beautiful farwest with remaining Nepal. This river(Karnali) is the Longest River of Nepal.

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Khaptad Patan

Sangrila in earth, beautiful place in Bajura, Bajhang, Achham and Doti districts of Beautiful farwest of Nepal.

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Mahakali suspension bridge(Dodhara-Chadani Jholunge Pul)

Bridge over Mahakali river, which connects 2 VDCs of Nepal (Dodhara and Chadani VDC) across Mahakali with whole Nepal, Length is 1496.5m.

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Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve of Nepal

Best known and most accessible Wildlife Reserve having large Swamp Deer Herds of Asia, and is invariable associated with the Royal Bengal Tiger and the great One-horned Rhinoceros both endangered species.

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Tharu Culture

Performing their own cultural dance.Tharus are the indigenous ethnic group who live in the Terai with a concentrated population in the middle and west of the country.

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Bajhang Airport(BJH)

Domestic Airport in Dewal Bajhang, farwestern Nepal.

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Bhua naach

One of the cultural dance of Far West, Nepal. Which is started after victory of war in Western part of Nepal during unification of country. Which is mainly performed in Bajura,Bajhang & Achham.

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Hope I catch enough fish for my family

Old Tharu man fishing in a old canal.

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A Porter in his way.

Life is hard but they enjoy it on their way. A local porter from Far western region, Nepal.

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Crazy for Cricket.

Boys playing cricket near Himalayas in Darchula.Winner will get yarshagumba from loser.

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Never forget own Culture.

Rana Tharu women in their traditional attire singing hori song. Most of Rana Tharus are lives in southern part of Kanchanpur District.

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West Seti River.

Nowadays West Seti River is famous because of West Seti Hydroelectric Project(750 MW).

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School is the Temple of Education.

One of the oldest School of Nepal, Shree Satyavadi Higher Secondary School, Bajhang.

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Ugratara temple

Goddess Ugratara is the deity to whom the temple of Ugratara is dedicated.

Snowfall in hilly region of Far West (Photo feature)

snowfall in Baitadi
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Photo Feature of scenery after heavy snowfall in hilly districts of Far West, Nepal. After snowfall, daily life of locals is affected. Schools have been closed for few days and people have been confined in their own houses. Here you can see photos of famous tourism destination of Far West, Khaptad, Darchula, Dadeldhura and Baitadi. Click here to see beautiful snaps with snow: 
(Source/Credit of Photos are in captions)
Snowfall in Khaptad, Far West Nepal
Snowfall in Khaptad, Far West Nepal (Cr: Setopati)

Snowfall in Khaptad, Far West Nepal
Snowfall in Khaptad, Far West Nepal (Cr: Setopati)

Snowfall in Nepal
Snowfall in Khaptad, Far West Nepal (Cr: Setopati)

Dadeldhura
Snowfall in Dadeldhura, Far West Nepal (Cr: Ganesh Thapa)


Snofall in far west Nepal
Snowfall in Dadeldhura, Far West Nepal (Cr: Ganesh Thapa)

Snowfall in Darchula
Snowfall in Darchula, Far West Nepal (Cr: fb/Marma darchula)

scenery of Khaptad
Snowfall in Khaptad, Far West, Nepal (Cr: Setopati)

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Desavar - The Biggest voluntary labor in Asia

About 10 thousand people who gathered to voluntary labor 'desavar' considered as the greatest voluntary labor for the longest era without any forces. Like every year this year also 10 thousands farmers have about a month pass on the bank of Karnali River. Karnali is the longest river of Nepal. Most of them are busy to dig the canal and rest of them are cooking food and bringing drinking water for labor.
Biggest voluntary labor - Deshavar
Biggest voluntary labor - Deshavar
Biggest voluntary labor - Deshavar

In 1953 Bikram Sambat (i.e. 1896 AD) the Queen Padamkumari ordered own people to dig irrigation canal, that’s why this canal is known as Rani Kulo (Queen Canal). Since then, the annual maintenance of the canal is proceeded as a mass voluntary labor to maintain the tradition is so far.
Now there are almost 10 thousand people who are resident from 2 municipality of the Kailali district and 7 Villages of Kailali district of Far West development region of Nepal. Farmers from Tikapur and Lamki Chuha municipality and Pathraiya, Durgauli, Munuva, Dhansinghpur, Narayanpur, Janakinagara and Thapapur VDCs are busy in digging the canal from Chisapani, the bank of Karnali River. Badghara (village chief) of their village are leaders of this voluntary labor and Badghara are working in the field to supervise their works.
All management (Lodging, fooding, working etc.) of ‘Desavara’ is done by farmers themselves. But every year where to go ‘deshavara’ and how much area should be dug is said by the umbrella committee of three Kula (three canals - queen, Jamara and kulariya) 'main Kula Committee'. Jamara canal is digging every year by 1960 Bikram sambat (i.e. 1903 AD) and Kulariya canal by 1972 Bikram sambat (i.e. 1915 AD). Dhundiraj Shahi started to dig Jamara canal and Madhu- Kanhaiya Mahato started Kulariya canal.
Biggest voluntary labor - Deshavar
Without single penny of government or any NGOs and INGOs, farmers every year dig 20 Km canal to take water from Karnali River to their own land. This process is continued by more than 100 years. They can irrigate their land by last of March to August; this is the season of paddy plantation in Nepal. This area is known as the ‘Rice bank of country’. These three canals irrigate 14 thousand hectares of 2 municipalities and 7 villages.
Biggest voluntary labor - Deshavar
under construction Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project
Every year, this canal is destroyed in monsoon season, that’s why government started a mega project ‘Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project’ with target of 44 thousand hectares land irrigation. This project is under construction for last 5 years. 
[All photos: Deepak Upadhyaya/ Himal Khabarpatrika]
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Khaptad Badimalika Ramaroshan Trail (video)

In this 2 minute 48 seconds video you can see beautiful scenery of Khaptad, Badimalika and Ramaroshan. This trail is known as 'Farwest Heritage Trail', total duration is 17 days and accommodation should be tented camp and home-stays. Please watch this video and comment below. Special Thanks for Photo journalist Bharat Bandhu Thapa for this video.  

For more information, Please contact:
 Tourism Development Society (TDS), Dhangadhi-5, Kailali, Nepal
 Phone no. +977-091-521900 
Email: tdsnepal@gmail.com, info@tdsnepal.org
Website: tdsnepal.org, farwestnepal.org 

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Congratulation Guleli Baje !

Congratulations for Bhoj Raj Shrestha 'Guleli Baje' and Dolphin Conservation team for winning NAST award, awarded by Honorable Prime minister Sushil Koirala . We are proud of you. (Photo: Bijay Raj Shrestha/Fb) 
Guleli baje

Guleli baje
Guleli baje
Guleli baje
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Heaven in Earth- Badimalika (Photo feature)

Badimalika- Heaven in EarthBadimalika, the another name of heaven in earth is in Bajura, far western region of Nepal. This is virgin land for adventurous tourism. Badimalika is well known religious place in Bajura. These photos are taken from onlinekhabar digital online Nepali news. Special thanks for Mr Bharat Bandhu Thapa, one of the famous photo journalist of Nepal, for such beautiful photos. Let's see this photo feature and give us feedback. If you want to know more about Bajura district, please click: 
http://beautifulfarwestnepal.blogspot.com/2012/03/bajura-district.html
http://beautifulfarwestnepal.blogspot.com/2014/11/journey-to-badimalika-bajura-photo.html
Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

Badimalika- Heaven in Earth

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Journey to Badimalika, Bajura (Photo feature)

Photo Feature of Badimalika, Bajura District, Far west Nepal. Special Thanks for Aashish Chaudhary for such beautiful Photos of Bajura. We took these Photos from onlinekhabar Nepali digital newspaper. We are using these photos for non commercial purpose.
The route of Badimalika:
Day 1: Dhangadhi, Kailali - Silgadhi, Doti by bus
Day 2: Silgadhi, Doti - Tipada - Jaranga, Bajura by jeep 
Day 3: Jaranga - Karalichaur
Day 4: Karalichaur - Badimalika Triveni
Day 5: Badimalika Triveni - Badimalika Temple

After day 2, there is not proper lodging and fooding facility so please take dry food, warm cloths and sleeping bag. 

badimalika, bajura

badimalika, bajura

badimalika, bajura

badimalika, bajura

badimalika, bajura

badimalika, bajura

On the way to Bajura

On the way to Bajura

On the way to Bajura

Badimalika, Bajura

Badimalika, Bajura

Badimalika, Bajura

Badimalika, Bajura

Badimalika, Bajura

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Visual introduction of Dadeldhura district Nepal

Dadeldhura, Nepal
Let's enjoy with the video of Dadeldhura district, Far west Nepal. Dadeldhura is a beautiful hilly district with old temples, historical places and lakes. This district is well known for folk music and folk songs. 



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Aircraft Museum Dhangadhi, Nepal

Aircraft museum, Dhangadhi Nepal
Let's enjoy with video of 'Aircraft Museum' Dhangadhi, Nepal. This 15 minutes documentary will explain why and how the museum has been built. In this video you can see other beautiful places of farwestern development region of Nepal. Thank you.
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जुम्ली ठिटोको स्याउ सपना

जुम्लाबाट तीन दिन लगाएर काठमाडौं ल्याइएको अर्ग्यानिक स्याउ बेचिरहेको ठिटोलाई अरुसँग बोल्ने उतिसारो फुर्सद छैन। काठमाडौंको रामशाहपथस्थित नेशनल ट्रेडिङको बिक्री कक्षको गेटै अगाडि स्याउ बेचिरहेका भेटिन्छन् उनी।जुम्लाबाट राजधानी ल्याएको स्याउ कागजको बाकसमा राखेर किलोका किलो बेचिरहेका छन् यी ठिटा। साथमा सहयोग गर्न केही मानिस पनि छन्। जुम्लाबाट ल्याएको अर्ग्यानिक स्याउ लैजानुस्, विश्वास नलागे चाख्नुस्भन्दै ग्राहकलार्इ विश्वास दिलाउँछन्। शंका गर्नेलाई केही टुक्रा चखाउँछन् पनि।'पहिलो पटक आउने ग्राहकले नेपाली रहेछ किन्दिउँ न त भनेर किन्छन्,' स्याउ बेच्दै गरेका जुम्लाका दिनेश खड्का भन्छन्, 'एक पटक खाएपछि फेरि चाहियो भन्दै फर्कने ग्राहक धेरै छन्।'  

जुम्लाका २० वर्षे ठिटा दिनेश ललितपुरको नमुना मच्छिन्द्र कलेजमा कक्षा १२ मा पढ्दैछन्। व्यवस्थापन संकाय पढ्दै गरेका उनलाई जागिरको मोह कहिल्यै लागेन। उनका बाबु स्याउ तथा यार्सागुम्बाको व्यापार गर्दै आएका छन्। 'जुम्लाबाट स्याउ ल्याएको छु,' उनी भन्छन्, 'यहाँ चार जना स्टाफ पनि छन्। उनीहरु र म मिलेर काम गरिरहेका छौं।' व्यापारी बाबुका छोरा दिनेशलाई पनि बाबुकै बिँडो थाम्ने रहर छ।

उनी जुम्लाबाट ल्याएको स्याउ एक सय २० रुपैयाँ प्रतिकिलोमा बेच्छन्। असोज ८ गतेबाट काठमाडौंमा स्याउ बेच्न थालेका दिनेशले अहिलेसम्म झण्डै तीनहजार किलोभन्दा बढी जुम्लाको अर्ग्यानिक स्याउ बेचिसकेका छन्। उनी भन्छन्, 'सात हजार केजी ल्याको थें, एक हजार केजी त बिग्रिएरै सकियो, बाँकी ६ हजार केजी स्याउ बेचिरहेका छौं।'

स्याउ सपना

तिहार अगाडि कात्तिकको ५ गतेसम्म स्याउ बेच्ने उनले बताए। उनी दैनिक तीन/चारसय किलो स्याउ बेच्छन्। अहिले स्याउ बेच्ने काम मात्र गरे पनि यसैमा उनले भविष्य देखेका छन्, स्याउसँग उनले सपना जोड्न थालेका छन्।

'मेरो बुबा पनि सानोतिनो बिजनेसम्यान नै हो,' दिनेश भन्छन्, 'मलाई पनि सानैदेखि एउटा बिजनेसम्यान बन्ने रहर थियो र अहिलेदेखि नै सुरु गर्दैछु।' आफूलाई जागिर खाने भन्दा व्यापार गर्ने चाहना धेरै भएकाले अहिलेदेखि नै सुरु गरेको बताउँछन् उनी। 'म अहिले २० वर्षको भएँ, यो उमेरमा बिजनेश गर्ने मान्छे धेरै कम हुन्छन् जस्तो मलाई लाग्छ,' उनी भन्छन्, 'म जुम्लाका उत्पादन त्यहाँबाट बाहिर ल्याएर जुम्लालाई चिनाउन चाहन्छु।'  
वाइन फ्याक्ट्रीदेखि विदेश सप्लाइसम्मको लक्ष्य
दिनेशका बाबु नेपालगञ्ज, सुर्खेतलगायतका स्थानमा स्याउको व्यापार गर्थे। उनले बाबुलाई सहयोग गर्ने सिलसिलामा व्यापार बढाउँदै राजधानीसम्म ल्याइपुर्‍याएका हुन्। तर उनको लक्ष्य यतिमै सीमित छैन।
उनको लक्ष्य जुम्लाको स्याउ काठमाडौं ल्याएर वाइन बनाउने सम्मको छ। 'हामीले वाइन फ्याक्ट्री चलाउन काम अघि बढाइसकेका छौं,' उनी भन्छन्, 'जुम्लाको अर्ग्यानिक स्याउको वाइन विदेशसम्म पुर्‍याउने लक्ष्य छ।'
अर्को वर्षबाट जुम्लाको स्याउ बंगलादेश पठाउने तयारी स्वरुप काम गरिरहेको उनले बताए। उनी काठमाडौंको वानेश्वरमा कम्पनी खोल्ने तयारीमा छन्। उनलाई अरु चार जनाले यसमा साथ दिएका छन्। 'मलाई अरु चार जनाले ५० लाख रुपैयाँका दरले लगानी गर्छौं भनेका छन्,' दिनेशले भने, 'सबै मिलेर करिब दुई करोड रुपैयाँ लगानीमा कम्पनी खोल्ने तयारी छ।'  
सजिलो छैन स्याउ यात्रा
जुम्लाबाट सुर्खेत, नेपालगञ्ज हुँदै तीन दिन लगाएर स्याउ काठमाडौं आइपुग्छ। तीन ठाउँमा बास बस्दै आउने एउटा स्याउले गाडी पनि तीनवटै चढ्छ। 'जुम्लाबाट एउटा गाडीमा सुर्खेतसम्म र सुर्खेतबाट अर्को गाडीमा नेपालगञ्जसम्म ल्याउँदा नै दुईवटा गाडी चेन्ज हुन्छ,' खड्का भन्छन्, 'नेपालगञ्जबाट काठमाडौं ल्याउन फेरि अर्को ट्रक चाहिन्छ।'

जुम्लाबाट नेपालगञ्जसम्म साना गाडीमा र त्यसपछि ठुलो गाडीमा स्याउ काठमाडौं ल्याउने गरेको उनले बताए। जुम्लाबाट सिधै एउटै गाडीमा काठमाडौं ल्याउन नसक्ने भएकाले 'गाडीमा लोड अनलोड' गर्दा स्याउ ठोक्किएर दाग लाग्ने गरेको उनले गुनासो गरे। दाग लागेको स्याउ बिक्री हुँदैन। 'गाडीमा राख्दा र झार्दा स्याउमा दाग लाग्छ,' उनी भन्छन्, 'मान्छेहरु त्यसलाई कुहिएको ठान्छन्, हाम्रो अर्ग्यानिक स्याउमा दाग लागेको देखिए पनि भित्र केही भएको हुँदैन।'  
आकर्षक नदेखिँदा बेच्न गाह्रो
जुम्लाबाट काठमाडौं ल्याइएको अर्ग्यानिक स्याउको रंग काठमाडौंको बजारमा पाइने अरु स्याउ जस्तो रातो हुँदैन। थोरै रातो र केही फिक्का जस्तो देखिने यो स्याउ हेर्दा आकर्षक नहुने भएकाले मानिसहरुले झट्ट हेर्ने बित्तिकै किन्न हच्किने गरेको अनुभव छ उनको। उनले भने, ‘काठडौंमा मान्छे हेर्दा आकर्षक जस्तो देखिने रातो स्याउ खाइरहेका छन्। हाम्रो स्याउ त्यति आकर्षक त देखिँदैन तर खाँदा मात्रै मिठो हुने भएकाले मान्छेहरु खाएपछि मात्रै स्याउ लिन आउँछन्।'

एकपटक जुम्ली स्याउ खाएपछि मान्छे नियमित उनकोमा स्याउ किन्न आउँछन् भन्छन् उनी। उनको अनुभवमा हेर्दा फिक्का भएपनि रसिलो भएकाले जुम्ली स्याउ अरुको तुलनामा गुणस्तरीय हुन्छ। काठमाडौंमा रातो चिनियाँ स्याउ खाने बानी परेकाले हेर्ने बित्तिकै जुम्ली स्याउ मन नपराउने र खाएपछि मात्रै मनपराउने गरेको उनले बताए। 

व्यापार गर्न गाह्रो
काठमाडौंसम्म जुम्ली स्याउ दिनेश र उनका बाबुलगायतले किसानको बारीबाटै टिपेर ल्याउँछन्। किसानको बारीदेखि काठमाडौंसम्म स्याउ ल्याउँदा धेरै फाइदा नहुने उनको अनुभव छ। 'हामीले किसानलाई नै ३० देखि ४० रुपैयाँसम्म दिन्छौं,' उनले भने, 'तीनवटा गाडी भाडा नै एक केजीको भण्डै ४० रुपैयाँ जान्छ, त्यसमाथि पनि कोल्डस्टोरको भाडा पनि तिर्नु परिहाल्यो।'
काठमाडौंसम्म स्याउ ल्याउँदा धेरै दु:ख गर्नुपरेको उनको अनुभव छ। 'ट्राफिकसँग समेत धेरै कुरा मिलाउनु पर्ने, व्यवसाय गर्न गाह्रो हुने रहेछ,' उनले भने, 'ग्राहकको विश्वास जितेर बेच्नु पर्छ।' सुरुमा त कालीमाटीमा लगियो, मान्छेले किनेनन्, ६०/६५ मा दिँदा पनि नबिकेपछि यहाँ आएर व्यापार गरिरहेको छु' उनले अनुभव सुनाए।
उनले आफ्ना समस्या नेशनल ट्रेडिङ र कृषि मन्त्रालयमा राखेपछि मात्र सुपथ मूल्य पसल भएका स्थानमा कारोबार गर्न दिइएको थियो। दिनेशले भाडाबापत साल्ट ट्रेडिङलाई प्रतिकिलो दुई रुपैयाँ तिर्ने गरेका छन्।  
काठमाडौंकालाई रातो चाहिने सुर्खेतकालाई सस्तो
अहिले उपभोक्ताको छनौट र चाहनालाई पनि उनले बुझ्न थालेका छन् उनी। 'काठमाडौं र सुर्खेत नेपालगञ्जको माग नै फरक खालको छ,' उनी भन्छन्, 'काठमाडौंका मान्छेलाई रातो स्याउ चाहिने रहेछ उता सस्तो खोज्थे।' सुर्खेतमा मान्छेहरुले एकमुष्ट रुपमा स्याउ किने पनि काठमाडौंमा भने त्यस्तो नभएको उनको अनुभव छ। 'जुम्लामा ३५ रुपैयाँ परेको स्याउ मैले कालीमाटीमा ६० रुपैयाँमा बेच्न खोज्दा पनि बिकेन,' उनले सुनाए, 'अर्ग्यानिक स्याउमा रंग हुँदैन भन्ने कुरा यहाँका मान्छेले थाहा पाएनन्।'


उनले अहिले जुम्लाबाटै ल्याइएको आलु, सिमी र दालको पनि व्यापार गरिरहेका छन्। 

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