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Gorkha

Gorkha

Weather

The weather of Gorkha town is generally predictable and pleasant like all other regions of Nepal. The town experiences four distinct climates of summer, winter, autumn and spring. The rainy monsoon season from June to September brings nearly 80% of rainfall and the town is closed for trekking excursions. Spring and autumn months between March and October are the best months to visit Gorkha with temperatures in the range of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius offering cool and pleasant climate for travel excursions.


 


Winter months from October to March can be too cold for comfort and the temperate usually goes below the freezing point with regular snowfall in the hilly regions. No tourists’ activity is recommended during the harsh Himalayan winters while permission for trekking tours is usually declined.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Gorka by road is by far the most realistic transportation facility. Even air travelers would need to travel the last stretch from Kathmandu to Gorkha by road. Travelling distance between Katmandu and Gorkha is close to six hours while it takes four and a half hours to reach Gorkha from Pokhara. The distance between Abu Khaireni and Gorkha is close to 21 Kms and regular and well as tourist buses are available freely to reach the town.


By Air:

Gorkha does not have a dedicated airport facility and the closest airport in the international airport of Kathmandu. Regular cab and bus services are available to reach Gorkha as it is located of the major Kathmandu Pokhara main route. Buses usually take five to six hours to cover the distance.



By Rail:

Gorkha like most regions of Nepal is not accessible by rail due to its high altitude. The best way to reach Gorkha is by road either by driving from Kathmandu or Pokhara the two big cities of Nepal.


Overview

The ancient town of Gorkha is the ancestral hometown of the Nepal's royal family. Situated at 140km west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1,135 meters above sea level, Gorkha is the birthplace of Prithvi Narayan Shah, the first ruler of Kathmandu Valley and founder of modern Nepal. Located on the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway, Gorkha is famous for its exquisite newari style Gorkha Durbar palace and Manakamana Mandir, one of the most important Hindu temples in Nepal. Gorkha has a lineage of historic brilliance right for its ancient temples to the mighty Himalayas. Even the British term Gurkha, famous fighting soldiers of the region has evolved from the name Gorkha.

 

Apart from its historical significance, Gorkha is also an alternate starting point for a few trekking routes in the region although the town has been a target for Maoist attacks in recent insurgencies in Nepal. There is no better place to taste some of Nepal's hillside experience than beginning a trekking excursion from Gorkha.  The most popular trekking from Gorkha is from Gorkha to Pokhara, which takes around 10 days offering wonderful adventure tourism activities.

 

One can also explore the town and its suburbs by taking walking tours through villages. Gorkha-Trisuli is a famous route which can be explored by three day walk along pristine landscapes. There are similar other routes too which will be interesting for nature lovers. You can also take part in several interesting activities of the localites.

 

Gorka offers two distinctly different modes of accommodation and nothing in between. Tourist can opt for the luxurious Gorkha Hill Resort hotel offering beautiful views from its vicinity or basic budget lodges without any of the modern day luxury. With the influx of tourists and trekking enthusiasts, the town is expected to come up with more accommodation options in the near future.

 

Once in Gorkha, forget about the exotic food and delicacies and tourists are recommended to try out the table diet of the region known as dal-bhat which is boiled rice with vegetables and lentil soup.