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Dhunga - Pun Hill
On the foot of Poon Hill
is no doubt that Pokhara and the vicinity will be visited by much more
tourists than years before. Therefore we need to develop new tourist spots
with sufficient physical facilities for the increased numbers of tourists.
area needs new trekking routes that give better opportunity for the tourists
to explore the wilderness of the region other than the one that is heavily
VDC is one of the forty one 'Village Development Committees' of Myagdi
district bordering with Kaski district to the east and Parbat to the south.
This VDC comprises three villages Ramche, Kaphaldanda and Nangi with a
total population of about 3,500. More than 90% population of the VDC belong
to Pun Magar, one of the highest living tribes in Nepal.
High School is situated in Nangi village. It has six feeder schools, five
primaries and one middle school.
There are 250 students in the high school
studying in academic year of 1997. Upto the middle school section, the
government supports to pay for the teachers.
high school section was started in 1993 with the initiation of three villages
Nangi, Ramche and Kaphaldanda of Ramche VDC and three villages Banbare,
Dandakateri and Lopre of neighbouring Lekhpant VDC of Parbat district.
The high school is fully supported by the contribution received from local
people and friends abroad. The yearly expenses for running the school now
is over Rs.400,000.
this area is not situated on the main tourist trail, more than 50 organized
groups of tourist every year pass through this area on their way to Khopra,
Ghorepani or Ghandrung. They either camp out in Nangi or in Ramche.
School has established a well facilitated camping ground to raise money
for the school with the financial support of the Institute for Himalayan
Conservation, Japan in the past two years, we raised about Rs.100,000 from
the camping ground.
the last two decades, Pun Hill is serving as a very good view point of
the Himalayas and Ghorepani as a good resting place for the tourists. However,
the proposed site of Dunga gare Deurali gives the following advantages
to the tourists over Pun Hill and Ghorepani.
gives better and wider views of the Himalayas because it is over 100m higher
than Pun Hill and is located about two kilometers to the south of Pun Hill.
One can easily tell the difference of the views after one visits there
better sun rise and sun set can be viewed from this spot. Furthermore,
those tourists who stay in Ghorepani have to walk about forty five minutes
up to Pun Hill to see the sun rise and sun set. However, one can see it
from the windows of their room,
of the three beautiful valleys, Pokhara to the east, Nangi to the west
and Sikha to the north can be seen from here. Phewa Lake and the night
view of Pokhara city can be seen clearly from here.
this area is not on the main trail of the local people and is far away
from any villages it is very quite, peaceful and clean.
proposed spot of Dunga gare Deurali can be also used as a side trek
for the tourists who stay overnight at Ghorepani. Thus there is a very
good chance that we can make tourists to spend one more day in the area
if we develop the area as a tourists spot.